Mine your own business.

CarboNet’s chemistry extracts new value out of your water treatment. Lower CAPEX, OPEX, and emissions while hitting Scope 3 Standards.

Worth its weight in water.

Water is almost as precious as minerals in the mining industry, where increasing scarcity and tightening regulations are squeezing the P&L.

Why it matters: Mines use enormous volumes of water across their operations—particularly pond management and dredging/dewatering—but legacy treatment process relies on commodity chemicals that hit the bottom-line several times over:

  • Polymer/PAM: a hefty charge given overall water volume
  • Make-down CAPEX: equipment purchases, upgrades, and maintenance
  • Make-down OPEX: throughput, floc maintenance, NPT and site shutdowns from gummed-up or janky equipment
  • Regulatory: permit breaches from overdosing

CarboNet’s “adaptive chemistry” was built out of these challenges, creating an opportunity for mine operators to boost key levers while reducing overall spend:

  • Chemical spend: CarboNet flocculants alter the throughput of water treatment, reducing cost-to-treat by up to 50%.
  • OPEX: CarboNet chemistry requires no make-down and dramatically reduces time spent on dosing calibration and monitoring—or NPT when calibration or monitoring snafus lead to centrifuge flushes, shredded belts, cemented polishers, or other equipment malfunctions.
  • CAPEX: CarboNet flocculants don’t require make-down equipment and often improve the performance of other tools in the pipeline, helping maintain existing CAPEX or avoid new investments entirely.
  • Toxicity: CarboNet’s NanoNet platform reduces PAM by up to 90%, helping hit increasingly stringent regulatory targets.
  • Emissions: CarboNet’s chemistry reduces Scope 3 Emissions up to 70%. To date, the commodity chemicals we’ve displaced has cut 300 million tonnes of CO2 production.
  • Health & safety: CarboNet products arrive pre-activated and plug-and-play, removing the need for makedown and crew exposure to toxic inhalants, spills, slips, and other machine interactions.
  • Regulatory exposure: Broadly, CarboNet chemistry slashes emissions and improves performance KPIs related to zero discharge or permit targets.

Behind-the-scenes: CarboNet scientists and field technicians are focused on products for a new reality: a world with less water and more regulations—but persistent demands of customers and shareholders.

  • Keep in mind: Water insecurity (droughts and floods) is changing regulations, permits, and emission limits. Commodity chemicals—created 70 years ago and rapidly aging out—hit you where it hurts: the balance sheet.
  • Selective targeting: The NanoNet platform has led to novel chemistry: one application eliminates chemicals from water treatment entirely, another isolates minerals for extraction.

The bottom line: Mining operations focused on extraction can overlook the value of improving water chemistry in their treatment process. What might seem like a relatively small change can have an enormous impact across the org and the P&L.

"It has been excellent in helping us operate within spec and simplifying our overall process. It’s the difference between a system that just meets regulations and one that’s set up to accelerate and scale.”
R. Khalil, Water Treatment Specialist
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Chemistry to compete

CarboNet’s NanoNet platform generates programmable flocculants, coagulants, and targeting agents that adapt to any application and significantly improve your P&L