SaltMaker AirBreather

Open Thermal Evaporator Crystallizer, 1 Effect

The first evaporator-crystallizer with no atmospheric contact, important for water with volatile organics. Choose between no liquid water return or clean water that is safe for discharge. For improved economics, it operates at low temperatures to concentrate brine or achieve zero liquid discharge.
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Evaporators and crystallizers



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Environmentally Sound Engineering

  • Designed to prevent scale and built with corrosion-proof materials.
  • Intelligent automation maximizes performance with capacity control, self-cleaning, and self-diagnosis.
  • Ensures that air emission standards are met by operating ‘closed-from-atmosphere’, preventing the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or saline particulate.
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Higher Capacity Concentration

  • Multiple operating modes: run the SaltMaker AirBreather as an evaporator to reduce the volume of liquid waste or as a crystallizer to produce dry solid waste.
  • AirBreather requires four times the thermal energy of SaltMaker MultiEffect, so it is most applicable where low-grade, low-cost heat is available.
  • Simple solids management system discharges solids into bags or bins without the need for chemical pre-treatment or softening sludge.

Durability, Intelligence, and Automation

  • Designed to prevent scale and built with corrosion-proof materials.
  • Intelligent automation maximizes performance with capacity control, self-cleaning, and self-diagnosis.
  • Built-in volatile management system captures VOCs to ensure air emission standards are met.
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AirBreather Evaporator Crystallizer Effect

Modularity & Rapid Deployment

  • Modular design enables simple shipping and rapid assembly at site.
  • Plant modules can be added to expand capacity to suit your project needs.
  • Modules slide in and out for easy inspection and maintenance.

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How to Manage Brine Disposal & Treatment

The many options for managing brine, a term for saline wastewater from industrial processes, fall under two categories: brine treatment and brine disposal. Brine treatment involves desalinating the brine for reuse and producing a concentrated brine (lower liquid waste volume), or residual solids (zero liquid discharge).

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