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System for industrial and municipal water treatment facilities extracts high-purity minerals into a recycle bin
Procorp Enterprises, LLC has introduced a targeted mineral extraction pellet reactor system for industrial and municipal water treatment facilities. This modular, turnkey solution provides simple, sustainable water treatment by safely and quickly extracting high-purity minerals into a recycle bin before they become a plumbing problem.
“Pellet extraction is simply the most sustainable technology for water treatment, and the most cost-effective overall,” said Eric Fessler, chief operating officer. “The Procorp pellet reactor is a simple, efficient and reliable water treatment system designed around field-proven pellet reactor technology that delivers affordable, zero-discharge operation for today’s water treatment facilities. The automated technology and robust, reliable design minimizes the amount of necessary operator attention and maintenance, while a small system footprint saves valuable space.”
Pellet extraction provides savings when used as a standalone system, or in conjunction with ion exchange or reverse osmosis (RO) operations. Used independently, the Procorp pellet reactor system crystallizes calcium and magnesium salts into concentrated, self-dewatering, reusable pellets and significantly lowers total dissolvable solids. It also removes carbonates and sulfates, eliminates brine regeneration and wasted water and prevents salinity and chloride issues common to other softening technologies.
When coupled with an ion exchange system, Procorp’s pellet reactor system extracts calcium hardness and reduces salt usage, wastewater and chloride discharge by up to 80% while reducing overall costs. The system also improves bed life of ion exchange resin.
RO systems can have their efficiency limited by calcium, silicates and carbonate concentrations. Procorp’s pellet reactor system removes the hardness before the RO process. The pellet reactor system also removes calcium hardness and silicates from RO brine, allowing the brine to be recycled.