MINERAL PROCESSING METHOD OF THE WEEK - DEWATERING!!
Concentrates and tailings produced must be dewatered in order to convert the pulps to a transportable state. In addition, the water can be recycled into the existing water circuits of the processing plant, greatly reducing the demand for expensive fresh water. The main processes that are used in dewatering include dewatering screens such as Sepro-Sizetec Screens, sedimentation, filtering, and thermal drying. These processes increase in difficulty and cost as the particle size decreases - Encyclopaedia Britannica, Wikipedia.