The SSI Core™ water treatment system – multiple patents granted and patents pending
Produces ultra-clean water from contaminants up to 200,000 ppm TDS with saturated volatile and non-volatile gases
Combines distillation with degassing (steam, gas or air stripping) and demisting
The pilot plant has reduced 147,000 ppm TDS to 14 ppm TDS in a single pass
The SSI Core™ water treatment system is capable of concentrating waste streams to a heavy brine that crystallizes upon cooling – effectively providing Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) in a standard or typical configuration
In Pilot Plant Testing for a cooling tower blowdown application, the SSI Core™ product water was consistently at or below 1ppm TDS with a basic configuration.
Breakthrough heat capture and transfer – multiple patents granted and patents pending
Able to capture heat (thermal energy) from a wide range of sources
Significant thermal transfer efficiency advantages
Does not rely on heat exchangers
Improved heat process control
Industry standard pretreatment methods can be used with the SSI Core™ water treatment system for all applications
SSI’s proprietary pretreatment technology enables cost-effective recovery and separation of waste streams into pure elements
SSI’s technology may be applied to the benefit of several water treatment applications, including but not limited to those indicated below. In addition, the company has developed IP and technology for energy transfer, storage and management and the treatment of other reagents (non-water).
The SSI Core™ water treatment system utilizes a high-efficiency thermal transfer mechanism rather than conventional heat exchangers for heat transfer, both enhancing efficiency and reducing costs and footprint. SSI’s patented and patent-pending thermal transfer mechanisms offer significant technical advantages including:
Superior heat transfer coefficients
Enhanced mass transfer and improved geometry with no pumps and no potential clogging
Completely passive, sealed configuration enabling wider use of available heat sources including waste heat
Gain Output Ratio (GOR) is a common measure of thermal system efficiency and it is defined as the amount of product (treated) water produced per unit of steam. GOR has a strong effect on both CapEx and OpEx. SSI’s GOR has been benchmarked at 26 for an oil and gas application and 25 for a seawater desalination application. Conventional thermal systems are generally in the 6-12 range. SSI is able to operate with lower temperature losses between stages and across the system which contributes to the high GOR.
SSI’s system is very flexible in the heat sources it can utilize including:
Recoverable energy (or waste heat) from industrial processes
Fossil fuels – direct fired
Availability of waste heat from any industrial process offers significant additional reductions in energy costs/footprint with the SSI system.
SSI’s systems are an excellent fit with renewable energy sources.
SSI has participated in a number of independent benchmarks, some led by large industrial customers. In all cases where there has been a comprehensive view of the plant with all costs taken into account, and with evaluations conducted by independent experts who are able to validate all claims and positions, SSI has always been more competitive in CapEx and OpEx than any of the conventional or emerging technologies benchmarked.