ID
× COMMENTARYCOVER STORYIN THE NEWSNEWSFRONTS
DechemaAchema 2018 Review
Sustainability, digitalization and flexible production approaches emerged as major themes…
CHEMENTATOR + Show More BUSINESS NEWSTECHNICAL & PRACTICALFEATURE REPORTFACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPSTECHNOLOGY PROFILEENGINEERING PRACTICEEQUIPMENT & SERVICESFOCUS
CADWorx & Analysis SolutionsFocus on Software
Software enables interactive analytics on collected data This company recently…
NEW PRODUCTS + Show More

Comment Water Treatment

Harnessing the Joule-Thomson effect for treating wastewater with high salinity

By Paul Grad |

A thermal-membrane process system, based on the Joule-Thompson effect (JTE) for treating wastewater with high salinity or with a high-level of inorganic contents has been developed by Thermosift Engineering Pvt. Ltd. (Asaripallam, Tamil Nadu, India; www.thermosift.com). The system operates at relatively low pressure and temperature compared with the conventional thermal-based separation processes. Other advantages are a very high water recovery at a minimum energy consumption, small footprint and minimum capital cost compared with the conventional thermal separation systems, says the company. Called TS-30, the system is capable of producing up to 30 L of water per square meter of membrane. The company has also developed the Stomat vapor-transfer membrane for high strength industrial effluent treatment, desalination and heat- and mass-transfer processes. The TS-30 system uses the microporous Stomat membrane as a JTE “throttling device,” which functions as the porous plug or the expansion valve. This JTE process helps increase the mass transfer due to heat loss and the company’s product design helps to recover the heat, which in turn improves the thermal efficiency of the entire TS-30 system. Recently, the company successfully…
Related Content

Chemical Engineering publishes FREE eletters that bring our original content to our readers in an easily accessible email format about once a week.
Subscribe Now
Three reasons to measure pH in-line
ABB Ability™ technology to transform BASF rotating equipment into intelligent machinery and improve uptime and reliability
Detect and correct anomalies early in your batch processes
ABB at ACHEMA 2018
The Future of Project Execution

View More

Live chat by BoldChat