memsys technology selected for Chinese coal-to-chemical pilot project

Horizon will use memsys’s membrane distillation (MD) technology to further concentrate the wastewater or brine solution from upstream unit processes so that the capital investment and operating cost of the downstream Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) technology can be significantly reduced.

The pilot trial is due to start in May 2014.

“We’re very excited to be working together with Horizon to solve one of China’s most serious water problems. memsys technology is proven in converting several other industrial effluents to pure drinking water of the highest quality. We aim to have a major positive impact on the Chinese CTX water environment,” said Götz Lange, memsys’s chief operating officer.

Michael Tian, general manager of Horizon, said: “After evaluating several technologies, we have selected membrane distillation technology for treating and concentrating of this wastewater from CTX processing plants. By incorporating memsys MD system into our overall treatment process, we can provide a cost effective solution to solve the wastewater problem facing the CTX industry in China.”

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