New Outotec® Pretium Water Advisor

Improve sustainability of mining operations through optimized water use


Water is a scarce and valuable resource, and mining operations are under increasing pressure to optimize their water usage in order to improve environmental and economic performance. Outotec® Pretium Water Advisor enables real-time monitoring of the water balance across an entire site, allowing operators to create short-term forecasts for water volume and quality.

Outotec Pretium Water Advisor predicts changes in water balance and quality based on changing production and environmental conditions, enabling simulation and evaluation of proposed water-treatment investments and process changes. The solution combines intelligent water measurement stations and instrumentation with Outotec’s predictive water balance computing to eliminate the need to rely on time-consuming manual water-balance and KPI calculations.

Intelligent tools for water management and investment planning

Plant managers and engineers can view water KPIs as both graphical views and historical trends via a web-based interface and also access scenario management tools for performing simulations and evaluating the impacts of new water treatment investments, process changes, or the impact of expansion plans on the site’s water resources.

Accurate, real-time environmental and process water data

Water Advisor monitoring stations provide accurate and reliable real-time data on both environmental and process waters, and are designed to perform reliably in harsh environments even under constant exposure to rain, humidity, dust, frost, and sun. Stations can be easily connected to the Outotec technical platform for data collection, processing, visualization, and device management.

Outotec Pretium Water Advisor has been commercialized with the help of funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Key benefits

  • Improved operations management with dynamic predictions of water balance and quality
  • Accurate, real-time water-data processing based on operating system and measurement-point data
  • Transparent and fast access to data with automated data handling and role-based reporting
  • Improved process performance with integrated regional water balance and mineral processing models 

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