Need: Recovery of valuable raw material
Customer: A large chemical manufacturer
Challenge: Recover a valuable mineral from the waste stream.
A large chemical manufacturing facility was losing highly valuable minerals as part of their waste byproduct. Because of the low concentration of the mineral in the waste stream, it was not recoverable in their existing process. As such, the facility was washing nearly one million dollars of this mineral down the drain every year. The WaterProfessionals® installed a membrane concentration system for the recovery of this valuable resource. With the mineral waste now dewatered, the plant recovers and reuses the mineral, resulting in a more profitable and environmentally friendly facility.