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MEGA-Drain accommodates the various applications of the industries listed below. Custom-tailored system components of each processed material are listed herein.

Iron Ore

Iron Ore- Drain

What is Iron Ore Mining?

In order to generate high-quality fines, iron ore undergoes techniques such as crushing, milling and silica froth flotation to remove impurities. Iron ore mining is the process of blasting, transporting, crushing- where water is added, separation, and pellet formation. Iron ore is most commonly used to make steel, which has various applications ranging from construction to household appliances. 

Market Size

There are an estimated 16 US operations and 38 international operations producing on an annual basis 1,000,000+ tonnes via survey 2013/2015.

Coal Drain

Coal- Drain

What is Coal Mining?

Within the coal extraction process, the coal is washed in a facility called a Coal Preparation Plant (CPP), where it is crushed, screened to remove surface water from the product, and gravity separated, in order to prepare the material for transport into the market.

Stackers are utilized to create consistent stockpiles, as the coal must be stored throughout the preparatory stages of the mining process. The size of the stockpiles have a direct correlation to the rate of heat loss, which significantly impacts the risk of spontaneous combustion.

Market Size

Coal is highly valued for its ability to generate electricity and is commercially mined in over 50 countries around the world. 

By market size, the coal mining industry is the 3rd ranked mining industry in the US and accounts for approximately $20 billion in revenue.

Sand Drain

Sand Drain

What is Sand Mining?

Sand mining primarily occurs in an open pit process, where the sand is extracted, washed, dried and transported. In order to improve the quality of sand being mined, the sand is washed at a sand washing plant where the material is then stacked into piles and dried. An integral part of the sand mining process is water elutriation, which is where the particles of sand are separated based on their size, shape and density, resulting in minerals.

Market Segments

A key differentiator between industrial and construction-based sands are the amount of silica content; the higher the silica content, the more varied its uses are. The sand mining market encompasses various sand applications including but not limited to:

  • Construction

  • Oil & Gas 

  • Paint & Coatings

  • Chemical Production

  • Glass & Metal Production

  • Ceramics

Asphalt Mining

What is Asphalt Mining?

Asphalt is the manufactured form of bitumen, a petroleum-based material found in oil sands and pitch lakes. Commonly used in road-based construction or roofing materials, the process of refining asphalt involves emulsifying-refining the material to a liquid form and mixing with aggregate and water to then be pulverized  and mixed with road oil and aggregate.

Market Size

94% of the 2.7 million miles of roadways in the US are paved with asphalt due to their fast construction times and ease of maintenance. 

In the US, there are approximately 3,500 asphalt plants worth $30 billion.

silo drain

Silo Drain

What is Grain Processing?

Grain mills are used to grind materials such as wheat, grain, corn and rice. The milling process of grain involves cleaning the kernels-physically removing extraneous matter and adjusting moisture content to its optimal level. Maintaining the correct moisture content of the stored grain is imperative in order to keep the grain from mildewing or fermenting.

Market Size

As the demand for grain mills increase among the food industry,  wheat accounts for the largest share in grain mill market revenue as of 2018. Globally, Europe accounts for a large share and is estimated to grow even more in the upcoming years. 


What is Aggregate Mining?

The process of mining aggregates consists of quarrying-where the aggregate is extracted from its natural state, crushed, washed, and then stockpiled and left to dry. In order to avoid structural failure, the material must be sized and refined to its purest form, free from all other matter. Each separate aggregate must be stockpiled in different areas to avoid contamination.

Market Size

The aggregate market ecompasses a variety of materials and sizes, which make up a large portion of the construction industry. According to a study by BMR in 2019, the global aggregate market is expected to be worth over $600 billion by 2026, which is driven by the increasing growth of construction in developing countries. 

Ferti- Drain

Aggregate Mining

What is Fertilizer Manufacturing?

An essential part of the fertilizer manufacturing process is the drying of the material, as the feedstock components must reach target moisture content. Removing moisture content from the material allows for a more premium product, as it helps bypass issues such as caking during transportation, material breakdown, and more consistent sizing. This also allows for more feedstock to be shipped per unit, reducing transportation costs and maximizing efficiency.

Market Size

There are an estimated 16 US operations and 38 international operations producing on an annual basis 1,000,000+ tonnes via survey 2013/2015.


What is Biomass Production?

Biomass refers to the ability to generate renewable energy from organic material such as agricultural byproducts, paper, and sawmill residue. This material must reach certain specifications such as moisture content in order to be suitable for energy usage. 

Market Size

The biomass market in the United States is valued at approximately $53 billion. The global biomass market is growing significantly, as the demand for renewable energy is increasing.

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What is an Industrial Washing Bay?

 The U.S. rail infrastructure market is projected to reach USD 5.93 billion by 2025. The market is expected to witness lucrative growth on account of the increasing population and demographics in this country. The United States is becoming an urbanized country and it is anticipated that it will cover a larger network of metropolitan areas. Growing population and effective investment in transportation infrastructure are anticipated to add rail Infrastructure market growth over the forecast period. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, the U.S. rail industry consist of 140,000 rail miles operated by class 1 railroads, 510 local railroads, and 21 regional railroads. The industry also provides 221,000 jobs across the United States and also offers various public benefits such as highway fatalities, logistics cost, greenhouse gases, and fuel consumption, reduction in road congestion, and public infrastructure maintenance cost.

What is Pulp Wood?

In the year 2015, China imported USD 18,040,191 thousand worth of wood pulp, while in 2016 the imports totaled USD 17,229,611 thousand. It imported wood pulp worth USD 3,947,892 thousand from the United States in 2014 and USD 3,799,165 thousand in the year 2016. It imports more than half of wood pulp from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Indonesia, and Chile. The government has actively promoted the development of a domestic wood pulp industry, however, China’s own production is still quite limited. Bleached softwood kraft pulp represents the single largest grade of wood pulp imported by China, accounting for 40% of the nation’s external wood pulp purchase.

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Trans Load Facility

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Storage Terminals. Тhе wоrldwіdе mаrkеt fоr Вulk Маtеrіаl Наndlіng Ѕуѕtеm Маrkеt іѕ ехресtеd tо grоw аt а САGR оf rоughlу 4.5% оvеr thе nехt tеn уеаrѕ, аnd wіll rеасh UЅ$ 62,020.2 Мn іn 2028, frоm UЅ$ 39.5 billion іn 2018, ассоrdіng tо а nеw Маrkеt.uѕ (Рrudоur Rеѕеаrсh) ѕtudу.

What is Metal Heap?

Heap leaching of gold and silver ores is conducted at approximately 120 mines worldwide. Heap leaching is one of several alternative process methods for treating precious metal ores. It is selected primarily to take advantage of its low capital cost relative to other methods. Thirty-seven different heap leach operations with a total production of 198 tonnes of gold per year (6,150,000 ounces/year.) were surveyed to determine operating practice. These operations together produce 7.4% of the world's gold. When mines not surveyed are taken into account, it is likely that heap leaching produces 12% of the world's gold. Heap leaching for silver is conducted using the same principles and operating practices as for gold, but heap leach operations produce only a small fraction of world silver production.  

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