Saltworks is honoured to receive POWER Magazine’s 2020 Water Award for our ground-breaking ‘chloride kidney’ industrial desalination solution.
Recycling Wastewater With FlexEDR for a Chilean Heavy Industry Client
Treating Industrial Wastewater for Reuse and Keeping Pretreatment Costs Down With EDR
March 24th 2021
Saltworks’ FlexEDR electrodialysis reversal technology has been selected by a heavy industry client located in Chile to recycle their wastewater. The FlexEDR system, provided in partnership with Chile’s VIGAflow, will use Saltworks’ proprietary IonFlux ion exchange membranes. FlexEDR and IonFlux represent the next generation of EDR technology with high resilience against harmful organics, including solvents, and the ability to perform selective monovalent ion separations, such as chloride removal. These features provide cost-optimized treatment for industrial water reuse, without complex pretreatment processes.
EDR and RO: Broad Membrane Desalination Expertise Reaps Rewards
As national and regional governments increasingly protect their river basins and aquatic ecosystems, industry is also investing by recycling wastewater, reducing both discharges and freshwater extraction. Sustainability and industrial wastewater recycling are most definitely on the rise, with membrane technologies playing a leading role.
Electrodialysis reversal (EDR) and reverse osmosis (RO) are the two leading membrane desalination technologies, with RO dominating market share. Saltworks delivers ultra-high recovery and low energy versions of both EDR and RO. We also offer chemical conditioning systems to remove scaling ions where needed, and evaporative-crystallizers to accomplish zero liquid discharge.
VIGAflow is a leader in the water treatment industry, focused on desalination and reuse. VIGAflow was founded in 2002 with the purpose of offering concrete and quality results to clients with commitment to maintaining those results over time with service. With a team of process specialists, engineers, and mechanics, VIGAflow designs tailor-made solutions, manufactured in Chile using state-of-the-art technologies and high-quality components. VIGAflow’s flexibility, local capacity, and delivery times allow them to ensure their client’s sustainability in terms of water availability and quality.
Saltworks Technologies is a leader in the development and delivery of solutions for industrial wastewater treatment and desalination. By working with customers to understand their unique challenges and focusing on continuous innovation, Saltworks’ solutions provide best-in-class performance and reliability on challenging waters. From its headquarters in Richmond, BC, Canada, Saltworks designs, builds, and operates full-scale treatment plants, and offers comprehensive offsite and onsite testing services with its fleet of mobile pilots.
Electrodialysis (ED) technology is the second most widely used membrane desalination technology and has been developed since the 1960s for a wide range of industrial applications.