Water Treatment and Materials Separation

In the topic "Water Treatment and Materials Separation”, we are working on developing energy-efficient and sustainable processes for freshwater treatment and the recycling of industrial wastewater. Among other things, we are focusing on the development and testing of seawater and brackish water desalination plants powered by renewable energies. Due to the growing world population and the effects of climate change, it is already imperative to tap new resources such as seawater and saline groundwater as sources. Our range of services includes the site analysis and design of desalination plants, including solar energy supply, the development of new methods and processes, component development and the design, construction and monitoring of demonstration plants.

Another research focus is the extraction of raw materials from brines such as geothermal waters and seawater concentrates, which in future can contribute to the strategic securing of critical raw materials within Germany. Scientists at Fraunhofer ISE are developing process engineering systems with which, for example, lithium, which is usually present in very low concentrations in the brines, can be selectively extracted directly from the brines either by concentration and chemical precipitation or via innovative electrochemical processes.

Fields of Work

In the research topic “Water Treatment and Materials Separation” we focus on the following fields of work:

Water Treatment Systems Driven by Renewable Energy

Industry Waste Water Purification and Recycling of Process Media

Resource Recovery from Natural Brines

Development, Construction and Operation of Technical Systems and Demonstrators

Selected Research Projects

 

BrineMine

Extraction of Valuable Materials and Drinking Water from Geothermal Springs in Chile

 

SEArcularMINE

Extracting Raw Materials From Concentrated Sea Water

 

From Chile Saltpetre to Solar Salt

Design and Evaluation of the Continuous Operation of a Production Process of Pure Sodium Nitrate from Brines of an Upstream Leaching Process

 

ReWaCEM

Resource Recovery from Industrial Waste Water by Cutting Edge Membrane Technologies

 

HighRec

Enhancement of the Recovery Ratio in Brackish Water Desalination Systems for Agricultural Irrigation

Contact

Joachim Koschikowski

Contact Press / Media

Dr. Joachim Koschikowski

Water Treatment and Materials Separation

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5294

Joachim Went

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Dr. Joachim Went

Water Energy Nexus, Mineral Extraction and Fluid Recovery

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5240

Daniel Winter

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Dr. Daniel Winter

Membrane Technology, Mineral Extraction and Fluid Recovery

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5353

Current Publications on the Topic “Water Treatment and Materials Separation"

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Year
Titel/Autor:in
Title/Author
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Publication Type
2023 Sustainable recovery of critical elements from seawater saltworks bitterns by integration of high selective sorbents and reactive precipitation and crystallisation: Developing the probe of concept with on-site produced chemicals and energy
Vallès, Victor; Fernández de Labastida, M.; López, Julio; Battaglia, Giuseppe; Winter, Daniel; Randazzo, Serena; Cipollina, Andrea; Cortina, Jose-Louis
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2023 Development of the Future Energy System and a Possible Role of Nuclear Fusion
Henning, Hans-Martin
Vortrag
Presentation
2023 Development of a continuous silica treatment strategy for metal extraction processes in operating geothermal plants
Goldberg, Valentin; Winter, Daniel; Nitschke, Fabian; Held, Sebastian; Groß, Florian; Pfeiffle, Daniel; Uhde, Jörg; Morata, Diego; Koschikowski, Joachim; Kohl, Thomas
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
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2022 Recovery of Lithium Carbonate from Dilute Li-rich Brine via Homogenous and Heterogeneous Precipitation
Battaglia, Giuseppe; Berkemeyer, Leon; Cipollina, Andrea; Cortina, José Luis; Labastida, Marc Fernandez de; Rodriguez, Julio Lopez; Winter, Daniel
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2022 Spraying Fluorinated Silicon Oxide Nanoparticles on CuONPs@CF-PVDF Membrane: A Simple Method to Achieve Superhydrophobic Surfaces and High Flux in Direct Contact Membrane Distillation
Lenac, Zivka; Saldías, César; Terraza, Claudio A.; Leiva, Ángel; Koschikowski, Joachim; Winter, Daniel; Tundidor-Camba, Alain; Martin-Trasanco, Rudy
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2021 Selective silica removal in geothermal fluids: Implications for applications for geothermal power plant operation and mineral extraction
Spitzmüller, L.; Goldberg, V.; Held, S.; Grimmer, J.C.; Winter, Daniel; Genovese, M.; Koschikowski, Joachim; Kohl, T.
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2021 An integrated approach for the HCl and metals recovery from waste pickling solutions: Pilot plant and design operations
Gueccia, R.; Winter, Daniel; Randazzo, S.; Cipollina, A.; Koschikowski, Joachim; Micale, G.D.M.
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2021 The potential of raw material extraction from thermal brines - Successful milestones of the BrineMine project
Goldberg, V.; Winter, Daniel; Nietschke, F.; Rath, M.; Held, S.; Spitzmüller, L.; Budach, I.; Pavez, M.; Morata, D.; Koschikowski, Joachim; Kohl, T.
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2021 Optimization of water management plans for CSP plants through simulation of water consumption and cost of treatment based on operational data
Rohani, Shahab; Went, Joachim; Duvenhage, D.F.; Gerards, R.; Wittwer, Christof; Fluri, Thomas
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Journal Article
2019 Nexus approach to solar technology for energy and water supply for sustainable rural development in Egypt: A review
Wydra, K.; Jaskolski, M.; Wagner, Lukas; Mohamed, E.S.
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Journal Article
2019 Characterization and Assessment of a Novel Plate and Frame MD Module for Single Pass Wastewater Concentration-FEED Gap Air Gap Membrane Distillation
Schwantes, Rebecca; Seger, Jakob; Bauer, Lorenz; Winter, Daniel; Hogen, Tobias; Koschikowski, Joachim; Geißen, Sven-Uwe
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2019 Application of direct contact membrane distillation for saline dairy effluent treatment: Performance and fouling analysis
Abdelkader, S.; Groß, Florian; Winter, Daniel; Went, Joachim; Koschikowski, Joachim; Geißen, Sven-Uwe; Bousselmi, L.
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2018 Techno-economic comparison of membrane distillation and MVC in a zero liquid discharge application
Schwantes, Rebecca; Chavan, K.; Winter, Daniel; Felsmann, C.; Pfafferott, Jens
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2017 Comparative analysis of full-scale membrane distillation contactors - methods and modules
Winter, Daniel; Koschikowski, Joachim; Groß, Florian; Maucher, D.; Düver, David; Jositz, M.; Mann, T.; Hagedorn, A.
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2017 Membrane and spacer evaluation with respect for future module design in membrane distillation
Hagedorn, A.; Fieg, G.; Winter, Daniel; Koschikowski, Joachim; Grabowski, A.; Mann, T.
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