As regulations on FGD wastewater tighten, additional treatment is required. Often, this is chemically intense, and high cost. The best means to lower treatment costs is to reduce the volume of wastewater generated, usually by increasing internal recycle.
Model and optimize solutions before investing in pilots or larger capital plants
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Front End Optimization & Risk Management
Our engineering experts can evaluate your project’s needs, and model and develop applicable solutions. This enables de-risking and optimization on paper, before you invest in pilots or larger capital plants. Considerations may include:
- Optimization of the recovery-cost tradeoff
- Membrane fouling risk management
- Energy efficiency and management
- Chemical consumption optimization
- Regulatory compliance
- Final residuals management
We get deep into the details. A lot can be learned on paper prior to a pilot test, enabling more optimized pilot tests or full-scale initiatives. Water chemistry, test planning, and pilot program design will ensure your results reflect project scale-up conditions.
Process & Control Expertise
Our engineers routinely develop, model, and test novel process and control solutions for unique treatment challenges. Whether you need a whole new plant, or amelioration of an existing project, we can help you to find the right solution and implement it. For example:
- Our IonSelect solutions target and remove specific contaminants, avoiding the need for more complex treatment.
- Our ScaleSense real-time sensor enables continuous compliance monitoring and reduces chemical consumption in various process flows.
- Our family of peak shaver solutions keep costs low by only treating a part of the flow, lowering capital costs.
- Remove operation burdens with smart automation including compliance monitoring and self-cleaning.
Optimization, Testing & Pilots
After developing and modelling a new process for your project, we demonstrate that it works. Our fleet of pilot plants and equipment is ready to prove performance at our testing facilities or at your site.
Contact us to see how we can improve your process, reaching your targets and keeping costs down.
Process Optimization Related Products
BrineRefine Chemical Softening System
Smart, compact, modular chemical softening system that reduces costs with precision dosing and built-in solids management. Improves recovery and minimizes fouling risk with intelligent controls that communicate with downstream assets, like RO or evaporators.
An automated, real-time sensor for saline waters that measures calcium (Ca2+), barium (Ba2+), sulfate (SO42-) ions and silica (SiO2). ScaleSense is robust and corrosion-resistant and functions accurately and precisely, even at extremely high-TDS.
SilicaSelect: Targeted Silica Extractor
SilicaSelect removes silica from wastewaters such as RO brine or cooling tower blowdown. Use SilicaSelect to improve RO recovery, increase cooling tower water cycles, or treat oil & gas produced waters.
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.
Process Optimization Related Resources
RO recovery and RO brine concentration is limited by osmotic pressures or membrane scaling; both limits have been increased by new technology. A series of techniques described in this document can be used to delay or mitigate scale, but in many cases only chemical softening truly removes the risk.
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 announces ScaleSense: our real-time, ion-specific sensor that works on saline waters i.e. brines. By measuring scaling species live, it enables users to optimize processes in real time as conditions change—without the need for human intervention, lab work, or guesswork.