Material recovery from desalination plants – 22.06.2022-S005-2022



Target group of the event:

Operators, supervisory authorities, planning offices, plant constructors and research institutions in the field of raw material extraction and the environment.

Motivation for the event:

An ever increasing demand for raw materials, both salts, minerals and carbon are present in the direct or indirect environment of desalination plants. The exclusive extraction of drinking water from brackish water and seawater is increasingly being combined with the extraction of raw materials, also in view of the efficiency of these plants. The growing number of different technological approaches and forms of implementation shows the current range of approaches and solutions. A unified predictive model is not yet visible, case solutions determine the landscape internationally.

Objective of the event:

The presentation of current approaches and concepts as well as technical proposals and implemented solutions will provide participants with an up-to-date overview of the state of research and technology. The exchange of experience in the form of open talks and discussions on current issues will enable participants to take a closer look at examples and solutions for their questions and to conduct the technical exchange in dialogue.

Lessons learned from events held:

After the successful implementation of our first nationwide seminars on this topic in June 2017 and 2019, basic questions on the legal framework for dealing with concentrate flows in waterworks were formulated and resulted in research tasks. The professional exchange of supervisory authorities was initiated and intensified.


Lecture 1: “Material recovery from spent spiral wound modules” – MemRe – Dipl. – Ing. Claus Mertes

Lecture 2: “Pharmaceutical salt extraction from standard seawater desalination plants” – K-UTECH – Dr. Sherif Elsayed

Lecture 3: “SEA4VALUE: Mining value from Brines” – Eurecat Technology Centre of Catalonia – Sandra Meca

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