VSEP concentrates pigment additives to 70% solids and provides quick payback
A manufacturer of membrane filtration and solids separation equipment, New Logic International Inc., (New Logic) of Emeryville, CA has now several new and existing projects with major high solid inorganic chemical producers for the use of its technology. New Logic’s Vibratory Shear Enhanced Process (VSEP) is being used for the dewatering of high solid inorganic chemical streams and recovery of these materials from the effluent streams. Some of the higher value applications include the manufacturing of titanium dioxide (TiO2), calcium carbonate (CaCO3), and Kaolin clays. The VSEP is able to dewater these inorganics up to 72 percent solids in a single pass. Other alternatives (such as evaporators and centrifuges) are very expensive to operate due to the high energy consumption as well as the expensive capital equipment.