We begin cleaning up our planet by making better use of existing energy sources available to our customers, and we combine our chemical engineering experience with university knowledge and resources to develop solutions supporting emerging market needs, such as battery-grade metal production and waste to energy facilities.

UTILISING WASTE GAS STREAMS. Throughout 50 years of business, we’ve collaborated with many customers to tap waste gas streams that were previously underutilised and vented to atmosphere, including off-gas streams in Chinese steel mills (C2347), an iso-pentane stream that was generated as a by-product of an Australian LNG plant (L1264), and a waste ethane stream that was being flared in the USA (L1134). By leveraging our scrubbing and vapourising technologies, we enable our customers to transform waste gas streams into a cleaner product that can be blended with natural gas for firing highly efficient gas turbine power stations.

ENERGY FROM WASTE. Every country in the world is grappling with the need to reduce landfill waste volume. New technologies are emerging to more efficiently convert municipal waste to valuable energy sources. In Nevada USA, we delivered gas treatment and gas compression systems for a world first facility that converts the communities household refuse into aviation fuel (NL1035 & NL1036).  In Singapore, we supplied a steam condensing system to a power plant being driven by roadside tree clippings (C6284).

ELECTRIC CARS DRIVING PRODUCT PURITY. The rise in popularity of electric vehicles requires mass produced volumes of battery metals. The ever increasing longevity and reliability demanded of these batteries requires product purity levels only previously seen at laboratory scale.   The challenge is to produce these purity levels on an industrial scale.  We’re at the forefront of this emerging market with our continuous crystallisation technology delivering ultra high purity products for lithium, nickel and cobalt compounds. So too corresponding by-products such as ammonium sulphate, sodium sulphate, SOP and mixed salts. We’re continuing to collaborate with universities and end users to address new and changing market needs in this fast moving new energy space.  Other technologies we are developing and implementing for the lithium ion battery chemical space include:

Leaching tanks, with precise measuring and mixing being the key to maximising product recoveries.

Dewatering of spodumene concentrate, and filtration of precipitated impurities.

Off gas scrubbing to ensure critical emission limits are met, using kiln and dryer off gas scrubbing and leach tank gas scrubbing systems.

Evaporation to remove excess water prior to crystallisation.

Zero liquid discharge to recover water from the waste effluent stream.

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