AMMONIA MINING UNITS
The Detricon Ammonia Mining Unit is a complete solution for reducing the ammonia load in wastewaters while at the same time producing a valuable ammonium salt solution. Ammonia can be extracted from all kinds of liquid streams such as digestate, manure, leachate, etc.
The Detricon process works with stripping and scrubbing, where the liquid stream is efficiently heated by the already treated liquid in our unique heat exchanger, with a minimal heat loss of only 3°C. Through CO2-stripping, the pH of the liquid stream can be increased to benefit the ammonia stripping efficiency, often eliminating the need of caustic dosing completely. NH3-stripping evaporates the ammonia to the recirculated air, that is washed by the acid scrubber and recycled within the process. In the scrubber, ammonia binds with the acid to form an ammonia salt solution. Ammonia emissions from this technology are minimal.
The plants are characterized by:
• Low heat requirement: only 3°C due to efficient heat exchange
• Low chemical requirement: due to CO2-stripping, often no caustic dosing is needed
• Plug-and-play unit with easy placement, and clean design
• Online support
• High efficiency due to 2-stage process
All liquid streams with an ammonia concentration higher than 1000 mg/l are feasible. Contact us about your stream!