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Extrakt TNS Technology

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Preserving mineral resources in the energy and mining and metals industries

Building a better world where future generations can thrive includes efforts to help our customers reduce their environmental footprint by contributing to the preservation of precious mineral resources in the energy and mining & metals industries.

Bechtel Energy Technologies & Solutions, Inc. (BETS) and Extrakt Process Solutions, LLC (Extrakt), a technology company focused on separation technologies for recovering precious mineral recovery, hydrocarbon separation, dewatering of mine waste, and other related processes, are proud partners in the development of TNS™, a technology addressing long-standing environmental challenges in the energy industry as well as mine tailings, dewatering, and product recovery in a sustainable and cost-effective manner.

A sustainable solid-liquid separation process

Key Features and Benefits

  • Economic Advantages: With less equipment, TNS helps recover more valuable materials such as gold, silver, copper, lithium, and minerals that would otherwise be lost in waste streams.
  • Environmental Benefits: Technology significantly improves dewatering of tailings and reduce water usage compared to traditional methods. TNS optimizes water management, reducing environmental footprint.
  • Simplicity and Affordability: TNS offers a simpler, non-toxic, and readily available chemicals solution alternative to conventional offerings.
  • Versatility: TNS performs well in the presence of high clays, making it highly adaptable to various applications in the energy and mining sectors.
  • Extensive Evolution and Patents: TNS has undergone significant advancements in chemistry, energy efficiency, product recovery, and water management, resulting in over 40 global patents.
Extrakt Process Solutions conducts tests at pilot-scale for flowsheet development in hydrocarbon extraction and spillage clean-up, optimizing dewatering solutions, and precious metal recovery applications.


TNS technology has a wide range of applications, including:

  • Mining tailings dewatering: Efficiently removing water from mine tailings, enhancing productivity in copper, gold, silver, phosphate, and lithium mining.
  • Environmental clean-ups: Supporting environmental remediation efforts with its efficient solid-liquid separation capabilities applicable to hydrocarbons, mining, and metals.

Why Choose TNS?

  • Performance: TNS offers a straightforward and user-friendly solution for solid-liquid separation, maximizing operational efficiency.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: By recovering valuable materials from previously classified waste, TNS helps operators achieve significant cost savings.
  • Environmental Stewardship: With its excellent dewatering capability, water usage can be minimized, reducing companies’ environmental footprint. TNS can help support ESG commitments.

Bechtel's Role

BETS is proud to partner with Extrakt in the global rollout of TNS technology to help customers in the energy and mining & metals sectors deliver on their environmental, social, and governance objectives.

Read more in our recent press release.

Contact us to learn more about TNS technology and its unparalleled benefits for your energy and mining operations.

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