The microelectronics industry generates industrial effluent containing valuable metals such as nickel, which are typically lost during conventional wastewater treatment processes. Memsift’s Improved Membrane Distillation system recovers more than 95% of water and up to 100% nickel (estimated Nickel recovery: 10.2-ton/year and the carbon footprint of nickel is 11.5kg/kg) from the microelectronics industrial effluents.
The Memsift system is designed to achieve high efficiency in nickel recovery while minimizing energy consumption and operating costs by up to 80% compared to the current method in place. Memsift says it helps to reduce emissions by about 211-ton CO2/year compared to the current business-as-usual scenario, with about 43% of the reduction due to the direct energy savings. Typically, it requires about 8436 trees to absorb the same amount of CO2 from the atmosphere over a one year period.
"As a company committed to sustainability and innovation, we are thrilled to have been awarded this new contract,” said Dr J Antony Prince, founder & CEO of Memsift Innovations. “The company remains dedicated to exploring and implementing new solutions to help our clients from the high value manufacturing industries to meet their sustainability goals.”