Key ​Solutions

WaterWall

Oil-in-water separation

down to 1 µm dispersed oil droplet  >>>

FluidWorker

Biocide-free metalworking fluids

bacteria reduction system  >>>

TTVM/G

Thermo-volumetric motor/generator

using renewable energy & waste heat  >>>

eFPTP

Flowback & produced water

treatment process  >>>

WiMMS

Biocide-free integrated metalworking fluids management system & solution  >>>

eCDI

Capacitive deionization

for low energy desalination  >>>

SPR

Solid-liquid separation by

non-ionic solvated particles removal  >>>

Hybrid Coal

Low-rank coal upgrade solution

using lignocelluosic biomass  >>>

WaterWall

WaterWall can separate very stable dispersed oil which cannot be easily removed by conventional oil-in-water separation technologies.

 

WaterWall is the only solution to separate dispersed oil droplet down to 1 µm very cost-effectively and efficiently with high flowrate without big pressure drop under the atmospheric pressure by gravity.

 

WaterWall technology has been applied into various industrial and marine fields, and now is considered as the best key solution to treat metalworking fluids by completely removing even tiny dispersed tramp oil.

 

If you need more information, please contact us. 

 

WiMMS

WiMMS(WaterWall integrated Metalworking fluids Managment System/solution) is a biocide-free and chemical-free system & solution to maximize MWFs (metalworking fluids) lifetime and its quality.

To maximize MWFs lifetime and quality, not only microbes, but also various particles and, especially, tramp oil should be removed as much as possible. WiMMS is an integrated total solution including particles removal unit, tramp oil removal unit, and also sterilization unit together.

The reason why almost all biocide-free or chemical-free attempts have failed so far is very clear. No system could properly remove tramp oil which must be the most critical cause to decompose MWFs. And also even very small portion of tramp oil can be sufficient nutrients for microbes in MWFs. WiMMS’ tramp oil removal unit, WaterWall is the most cost-effective and efficient oil-in-water separation solution.

Many big advantages of WiMMS with easy operation and low operating & maintenance costs can dramatically reduce your MWFs total cost of ownership and minimize the payback period.

No need of heat or chemicals; no secondary wastes generated; providing eco-friendly environment to labors in workshops; reducing machine downtime for sump clean-out and improving tool efficiency and product quality.

WiMMS is very flexible in combination with other conventional units or, in some cases, with existing units in the workplace. 

 

FluidWorker

FluidWorker effectively reduces bacteria in process fluids. The fluid is irradiated with UV-C, which reacts with the bacteria's DNA and makes it unable to reproduce. The bacterial reduction is often very fast, within a few hours 99.9 percent of the bacteria is decomposed, given dimensioning according to Wallenius Water’s system analysis.

 

The main advantages of biocide-free purification are:

 

  • Safer work environment without biocides that can cause eczema, allergies, respiratory problems, sterility and cancer.

  • Lower costs – the process fluid gets a longer lifetime and biocide-related expenses are avoided.

  • Stable production – when the process fluid is continuously purified, the quality is maintained and less fluid changes are needed.

 

  • Reduced climate footprint – Longer life of the fluid means fewer chemicals in circulation, reduced waste volumes and fewer transports associated with this.

 

FluidWorker series are equipped with intelligent technology that monitors the fluid. Both are compact and ready to use on delivery.

 

They are installed in less than an hour during production and no special qualification is required.

 

The system requires minimum handling and maintenance. We believe in long term relationships and are available for support and advice after installation.

 

Ecopharos is an official partner of Wallenius Water, and more information is available from the FluidWorker website.

 

eCDI

CDI(capacitive deionization) is an advanced desalination technology using the principle of super capacitor’s electric double-layer. In electrical field between two opposite porous activated carbon electrodes, counter-ions adsorb onto the electrodes and co-ions are expelled from the electrodes.

CDI has lots of advantages over conventional desalination technologies such as electrodialysis, ion exchange resin, reverse osmosis, etc.; much less energy consumption, compact, high recovery rate(80-90%), easy setup & operation, and cost-effective in operation & maintenance.

MCDI(membrane CDI) is the combination of conventional CDI with ion-exchange membrane to increase desalination performance, but it has some disadvantages including high cost for commercial ion-exchange membrane and unstable contact between membrane and electrode.

eCDI using an innovative ion-selective composite electrode for high adsorption & desorption overcomes all these disadvantages of MCDI and maximizes CDI’s performance with lower cost, lower resistance due to thin layer and no interfacial contact resistance, lower cell pressure, higher salt removal rate, and so on.

eCDI process combined with TTVM/G using renewable energy and waste heat sources can be the ultimate energy-saving solution for desalination.

 

TTVM/G

TTVM/G(Torini Thermo-Volumetric Motor/Generator) is a very compact rotating volumetric machine with multiple effects and low friction. Applied into ORC(organic Rankine cycle), TTVM/shows high efficiency even with small temperature difference at low temperature.

 

TTVM/G allows the production of efficient power from low, medium, and high temperature heat generated from renewable energy sources such as biomass combustion, solar and geothermal heat as well as waste heat sources from industrial area.

 

TTVM/G offers the ability to convert waste heat into electricity or mechanical power. Regenerating electric energy from waste heat leads to lower energy bills and reduced carbon emissions, and the mechanical power or electricity can operate desalination process like RO or CDI to produce fresh water.

 

Especially in Gulf Arab States, with the escalation of oil and gas production, if desalination plants were damaged, the UAE would only be left with four days of water. But TTVM/G combined with concentrated solar power, various renewable energy or waste heat is emerging as the most promising solution (production of fresh water from sea water) to water poverty in the region.

 

SPR

SPR(Solvated Particles Removal) system is a process to purify polar liquid wastes (i.e. water) containing colloidal dispersions of solvated particles. The liquid resulting from this process is totally purified from said solvated particles and can thus be reintroduced in the environment or recycled into the primary cycle of the industrial process, from which the liquid wastes had come, without undergoing further treatment.

 

The utilized molecule is natural, food grade and not soluble. Consequently, it doesn't contribute increasing the salts and/or impurities content in the effluent.

 

SPR is also characterized by the fact that the treated liquid is by no means altered chemically, in that the used molecule is totally insoluble and is thus fully eliminated; these characteristics allow to re-employ the clear liquids, obtained with the process of the invention, in the primary cycle from which the liquid wastes have flown out.

 

SPR can be efficiently applied to all the polar liquid wastes containing solvated particles, independently from the chemical nature of the particles, since that the purification process involved is essentially a physical type.

 

Besides being widely employed in the treatment of industrial and agro-industrial effluents, this treatment is also utilized, with very good results, for the removal of all liquids and solids dispersed in the flowback and produced waters from oil wells before the oil-in-water separation. (Please see eFPTP.)

 

SPR process has also proven particularly useful for those effluents that must undergo nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, or electrodialysis processes, because it permits to eliminate microfiltration, ultrafiltration treatments, to increase the performances and to prolong the life of the relevant membranes.

 

eFPTP

eFPTP(Ecopharos Flowback and Produced Water Treatment Process) is an innovative process to convert hydraulic fracturing (fracking) fluids & produced water waste into disposable dry solids, to maximize water reuse and to achieve environmental compliance.

 

This treatment process will allow to properly clean-up and recycle up to 90% of the water contained in the flowback water in the shale gas zone.

 

Treating and recycling flowback water from hydraulically fractured shale gas reservoir require the synergic combination of several complementary technologies suitable to:

 

  • remove heavy metals

  • remove soluble and insoluble organics

  • reduce salinity

  • allow significant volumes of flowback water to be returned as fresh and clean water, thereby significantly reducing water consumption and truck traffic

 

The process is finalized for primary treatment of shale gas flowback at or near the source. The system treats flowback and produced water removing suspended solids and soluble organics from shale gas wastewater and then returns clean brine that can be blended for re-use as hydraulic fracturing fluid.

 

The proprietary process provides efficient removal of sodium and calcium chlorides, as well as heavy metals commonly found in effluents generated from produced waters.

 

eFPTP is a very low energy solution to modulate the removal of salinity and ions according to the customer’s specifications.

If you need more information, please contact us.

 

 

Hybrid Coal

 

Coal-fired power plants are facing to two major independent problems; the burden to reduce CO2 emission to comply with RPS(renewable portfolio standard) and cap-and-trade system, and the need to use low-rank coal due to the instability of high-rank coal supply. To address such unresolved issues, IGCC(integrated gasification combined cycle) with CCS(carbon capture and storage) has been suggested, and low rank coal has been upgraded by high-pressure and high-temperature processes.

 

However, IGCC incurs huge construction costs, and the coal upgrading processes require fossil-fuel-derived additives and harsh operation condition. KIER(Korea Institute of Energy Research) has shown first a real hybrid coal that can solve these two problems simultaneously while using existing power plants.

 

Hybrid coal is defined as a two-in-one fuel combining low rank coal with biomass by bio-liquid diffusion into coal intrapores and precarbonization of the bio-liquid. Unlike the simple blend of biomass and coal showing dual combustion behavior, hybrid coal provides a single coal combustion pattern. In the case of Indonesian low-rank coal application (over 30% moisture content), if Hybrid Coal (biomass/coal ratio = 28 wt.%) is used as a fuel for 500 MW power generation, the net CO2 emission is 21.2−33.1% and 12.5−25.7% lower than those for low-rank coal and designed coal, and the required coal supply can be reduced by 33% compared with low-rank coal.

 

Considering high oil prices and time required before a stable renewable energy supply can be established, Hybrid Coal can be recognized as an innovative low-carbon-emission energy technology that can bridge the gulf between fossil fuels and renewable energy, because various water-soluble biomass can be used as an additive for hybrid coal through proper modification of preparation conditions.

 

Ecopharos is the official international partner of KIER for Hybrid Coal and ashless biomass fuel projects.

 

 

You would get more information from the video clips.

Coal transforms into a high-efficiency, environment-friendly fuel <Arirang TV>

Hybrid Coal Production Process (Animation)

 

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