Through integration of well know heavy industrial techniques of solubilisation and washing of solid media, FET has developed and adopted methods of understanding targeted ionic species reaction and residence time within prepared buffer solutions to enable safe extraction and separation from solid media’s.
Once the targeted specie is liberated from the solid media using bespoke buffer solutions within the solubilisation and washing process, the buffer solution containing the ionic specie is then further processed and recovered or reduced by the WWx Process.
WWx technology utilises an electrochemical process which controls, remediates waste effluents and is based on the principal of electro separation enforced by the anode and cathode electrodes when immersed in an ionised solution or suspension. The use of electricity in purifying laden mother liquids, natural and waste waters with different ionic species has proven to be one of the most environmentally friendly processes. Almost all components of treated waste waters are economically separated and reclaimed for further use.
WWx is commercially scalable through a modular approach, processing up to 50 Tonnes per hour of solid media. This modular approach provides inherent scalability and simplicity, including easy maintenance.
It can be manufactured and implemented rapidly in a full production environment and has low running costs through low energy, negligible chemical input requirement and self-cleaning to stop inherent Calcium precipitation or biological fouling and clogging.
Initially incoming bespoke buffer solutions from the solubilisation and washing process pass through a series of WWx Conditioning and Separation Cells where the total dissolved solids (TDS) are reduced to the required standard. The targeted ionic specie and liquid materials are recovered. The pH levels in the returning buffer solution are managed by the WWx system and returned for reuse.
The WWx configuration has been designed to allow continued operation and easy, rapid maintenance. In the unlikely event of a problem with one of the cells, it can be simply taken off line for repair or maintenance leaving the rest of the system to operate efficiently and effectively.
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