Innovative technology takes on glacier climate and wins

Dec 15, 2016

An innovative wastewater treatment plant has overcome the challenges of a mining facility in the far northwest of British Columbia. This plant now sits atop Knipple Glacier, which is 65 kilometres north of Stewart, B.C., and receives the second largest amount of annual snowfall in Canada.

“What FilterBoxx did for this particular project is wastewater treatment as well as sludge dewatering,” said Renee Beaucage, sales manager with FilterBoxx. As one of B.C.’s largest mining companies, FilterBoxx’s client required an extremely innovative solution to manage the site’s challenges including footprint limitations, extreme cold, record-setting snowfall and limited access to the site. The system was transported by a snowcat up the glacier.

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