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SGS acid rock drainage (ARD) services can help you to minimise environmental liabilities by predicting the outflow of acidic water from mining and other geotechnical operations.


Our ARD services analyse the acid-producing potential of ores on your site, predicting the problem and preventing long-term environmental liabilities. A complete ARD testing service provides you with preventative strategies and practical solutions to reduce the environmental impact of your operation. We can also facilitate the implementation of cost-effective waste management practices.

We have an unsurpassed reputation for delivering quality solutions to environmental challenges, providing technical support and also offering guidance on regulatory and compliance issues. Call our team today for your ARD plan of action.

The characterisation of the acid generating potential of minerals is a vital component in the management of ARD and the prevention of long-term environmental liabilities. Our high definition mineralogy services provide characterisation and documentation to provide you with a more complete picture of the mineralogical causes of ARD potential and practical strategies to reduce the environmental impact of your operation.

Our state-of-the-art laboratories conduct sampling and analysis in accordance with recognised global standards such as American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and International Standards Organisation (ISO).

Partner with us to ensure your ARD testing needs are met by industry experts. Call us today so we can work together to ensure your ARD problems are dealt with in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner.