Primary brine purification project
Process plant – 4.2MLD
A leading Manufacturer of Chlor –Alkali derivatives in South Africa pursued new technology to reduce the amount of suspended solids in their primary brine purification system. The objective of the technology would eliminate the use of Barium in its current manufacturing process, which would lead to a more environmentally-friendly process with better profits.
Watericon, together with the customer, investigated updated ceramic membrane technology and trialled this technology on the customer’s premises over a period of 12 months.
High temperature brine (55 – 65 °C) with a salt content of ± 300 g/L
● 160 m3/hr plant production
● High quality outlet brine
● TSS reduction
● pH between 9 – 11
Ceramic membrane cross-flow filtration
Watericon successfully implemented new cutting edge technology; a first in Africa using cross-flow ceramic membrane filtration within the Chlor-alkali production industry.