Brine treatment, Minimal Liquid and
Turning wastewater into a valuable resource
NuWater offers a suite of technologies to cost-effectively maximise brine concentration and, where necessary, achieve zero liquid discharge (ZLD) – meaning the complete separation of solid salts from the water.
An obvious first step in attempting to reduce or eliminate brine is to increase the overall recovery of pure water from the wastewater being treated. NuWater plants, fitted with our ‘desupersaturation’ modules, are in most cases capable of achieving recovery rates above 95%. The result is a highly concentrated brine stream with significantly reduced volume that can then either be stored in an evaporation pond or thermally processed to achieve ZLD.
NuWater uses a combination of technologies, including lower temperature technology, to achieve ZLD. Our technology is significantly more effective and efficient than conventional high-temperature evaporative technologies. It has the added benefit of allowing pure or mixed salts to be efficiently extracted, and where possible reused or sold.
We see brine management and zero liquid discharge as a critical aspect of many wastewater reclamation and reuse applications. We, therefore, continue to invest significant resources towards continually improving the cost-effectiveness and performance of our solutions.
Total Percentage of All Water that is Salt Water and therefore unsuitable for drinking, agricultural or industrial use.