Recovering lithium in evaporation ponds can take a year or more and leaves behind lots of salt waste, but there are new technologies and processes that offer exciting options for lithium extraction.
Custom Engineered Solutions
Let us innovate, design, and build a plant for your unique application
Saltworks helps clients with customized treatment processes. Our expert engineers innovate, design, and build plants of all kinds to meet our customers’ diverse needs. Need help with a unique or special project? Get in touch today for a project assessment.
Custom Engineered Solutions
Some water treatment projects present unique challenges and opportunities. These may include recovering minerals or chemicals, concentrating unique solutions, changing chemistry, or making water for a new application.
Saltworks has strong capabilities in development, innovation, engineering, automation, and supply chain. We are pleased to make these services available to clients with unique projects seeking customized solutions. We will study your challenges and work with your team to rapidly develop a process plant suited for your project.
Leverage our strengths, knowhow, and innovation engine to benefit your project:
- Custom and innovative process engineering: including development of comprehensive mass and energy balance models
- Membrane separations: use our expertise in electrodialysis, reverse osmosis, and nanofiltration taken to the next level
- Chemical reactions: change water chemistry, selectively precipitate, build the compounds you seek
- Physical separation: beyond simple filtration, we know how to concentrate slurries and reliably extract solids
- Thermal evaporation: remove solvents, including water, through thermal separations with unique requirements
- Crystallization: create and continuously extract salt crystals, employing our robust crystallization systems.
What’s right for you?
We work together with you to develop the best process for your needs. We are technology agnostic because providing you with the right solution is what matters most.
We operate our own production facility with engineering and design at the same location. We can build and quality assure your plant under tight supervision. Given our experience treating the most challenging waters, we also know who supplies the most cost-effective sub-processes and process elements. After spending years automating our plants, we can help automate yours. We can vest this knowledge into your project.
Start an Assessment Today
Contact us with your challenge today. Our experts will assess your needs. If we can add value, then we will develop a solution that works for you. Our team is in high demand, if we can’t help you directly, then we’ll tell you. We usually approach new challenges in a staged fashion including:
- Process model and mass balance to assess expected performance and economics
- Bench or small pilot trials, often in manual mode to prove the concept, process model, and economics
- Pilot or demo plants to process the process at your site
- Full scale, cost-optimized and value-engineered plant delivery
Custom Engineered Solutions Related Products
FlexEDR is an advanced electrodialysis reversal (EDR) system, leveraging our next generation ion exchange membranes. It requires less pre-treatment, tolerates oils and organics, selectively removes ions and uses fewer chemicals.
ChilledCrys concentrates water, extracts solid salt, and repeats the cycle using a novel UHP-RO system. By avoiding the use of evaporation, it achieves zero liquid discharge with considerable energy efficiency savings.
Next-generation water-maker and brine-concentrator based on reverse osmosis that achieves extreme freshwater recoveries, enabling cost-effective brine management and treatment of challenging organic-laden waters including oil & gas produced waters.
Custom Engineered Solutions Related Resources
Saltworks has shipped a novel FlexEDR system to the southern United States that will clean up coal fired power wastewater. Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) wastewater is a byproduct of sulfur scrubbers, installed to prevent acid rain from coal plants.
Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) and Minimal Liquid Discharge (MLD) Become Lower Cost Through Reverse Osmosis Innovation
Saltworks is pleased to announce that recent advancements in reverse osmosis technology are now commercially available. Reduce conventional RO brine volumes by 50%, achieving brine concentrations of 130,000 to 150,000 mg/L TDS with spiral wound RO membranes.
Saltworks has started commissioning what we believe is a first-of-its-kind plant, with much customer interest. The membrane concentrator makes extensive use of reverse osmosis – turbocharged.