Crystallization is more sustainable compared to conventional treatment processes such as chemical precipitation, ion exchange (IX) and reverse osmosis (RO). IX and RO produce large volumes of salty wastewater (i.e brine), and conventional precipitation units produce large volumes of sludge which require extensive dewatering.
On the contrary, the Crystalactor produces water-free pellets, eliminating troublesome and costly sludge dewatering units. Chemical consumption of the Crystalactor is comparatively low to other technologies and the pellets can be reused. This is real, sustainable zero-waste technology.