Drinking Water Plants: Re-Mineralization of Desalinated Seawater and Mineralization Soft Water from Surface Sources
Mineralization facilities are an integral part of seawater and brackish water desalination plants, as well as surface and groundwater treatment installations.
Watefy Technology enables the building of mineralization systems of any size, in a much better economical way, in comparison to any known alternatives. Watefy uses pre-fabricated humble process equipment. Coupled with fast dissolution cavitation technology it's compact reactors can process large-volumes in comparison to conventional bed reactors. Watefy compact and low-cost pre-fabricated reactors do not require costly infrastructure, nor concrete buildings.
Watefy Mineralization can design and build remineralization plants or retrofit existing ones, while saving clients CapEx, real estate costs, and OpEx.
Global cumulative investments in desalination plants reached roughly $21.4 billion in 2015 and should reach nearly $48.2 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.6%.
The global cumulative investments in desalination plants re-mineralization only is estimated at a compound annual growth rate of more than 20%. Emerging markets are China, India, and the USA.
The cost of re-mineralization installation at seawater desalination plant is estimated at 5 - 7% of a total cost of the entire seawater desalination installation plant. In brackish water desalination plants the re-mineralization costs can be as much as 15%, and in surface water re-mineralization installations – up to 50%.
The global market volume of desalinated water re-mineralization is estimated from above at US$2.5B/y
Market volume of mineralization (hardening) of soft water from surface sources is assessed as US$ 1B/y.
Watefy module producing 50.000 m3/d mineralized water (left) and its relative size in comparison with a standard calcite contactor mineralizing 100.000 m3/d water (right).