Tamlyn Sasha Naidu suggests using waste products from the refining and agricultural sectors to treat mining wastewater, resulting in a nutrient-rich sludge which can be used for hydroponic farming.
Tamlyn is a Chemical Engineer working in the wastewater industry, with a heavy focus on zero discharge systems and circular economies. She has done work with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), Kelnir Projects Consulting Company, and has also been involved in lecturing mass transfer courses at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and is affiliated with the Industrial and Mining Water Research Unit (IMWarU) through The Centre in Water Research and Development (CiWaRD). During her PhD tenure, she worked closely with Transformation Integrated Africa and their clients, and is passionate about furthering diversity and inclusion for both women and men in the mining and engineering sector. Tamlyn is currently a Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand, and consults through Kelnir Projects.