Water treatment solutions specialist, IDE Technologies, has announced the launch of its brine desalter technology, MAXH2O, which aims to effectively reduce brine reject from brackish water desalination plants.
To increase brine recovery of brackish water reverse osmosis (BWRO) desalination plants, the MAXH2O desalter technology integrates a proprietary reverse osmosis (RO) system with an integrated salt precipitation unit, which together overcome the traditional limitations of brine recovery systems. Early pilots of MAXH2O on both existing and new BWRO desalination plants have shown an increased brine recovery of up to 98%.
The MAXH2O desalter also addresses other challenges such as scaling from sparingly soluble salts, and organic fouling and biofouling, without the use of additional chemicals. MAXH2O can be installed as a standalone system or connected to an existing BWRO plant as a tail unit on the brine stream to maximise the plant production while minimising the brine discharge flow.
Increasing the BWRO plants’ recovery, thus reducing the amount of rejected brine from these desalination plants, helps to meet global water demands while reducing the environmental impact of brine.