The technology tools and underlying process equations were documented in D5.2 Software Tool for the Simulation of selected Brine Treatment Technologies.
The goal of the simulation is to assess the economic feasibility of a treatment chain based on Circular Economy Approach. This is achieved by estimating the thermal and electrical energy consumption of each process, their capital and operating costs, and revenue from the chain’s co-products (recoverable minerals and demineralised water). The resulting costs and revenues are then expressed as levelised cost of the main product.
The brine simulation tools were used within ZERO BRINE for several case studies in cooperation with the pilot projects (coal mine in Poland, textile industry in Turkey and demineralised water plant in The Netherlands) and three replication studies in Spain, Greece and Poland.
For more information about the tools and how to get access to the simulation platform you may contact Benjamin Fuchs (DLR).