Our expertise in the field of Mineral Extraction and Fluid Recovery supports you through the following activities:

Mineral Extraction

Fluid Recovery

Fluid recovery
© Fraunhofer ISE
Fluid recovery; Innovative spiral wound membrane distillation moduls tested in a large container vessel for seawater desalination driven by waste heat from the marine diesel engine.

With over a decade of R&D in membrane technology at Fraunhofer ISE, we have adopted membranes techniques for uses in chemical, mining and wastewater treatment industries, helping to recover valuable minerals and fluids.

Our group is particularly skilled in five main membrane techniques; membrane distillation (MD), ion-exchange membranes for electrodialysis (ED) and diffusion dialysis (DD), ultra-filtration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO). These techniques are often employed by industries to reuse reagents and recover valuable minerals from fluid rejects.

Research Projects on this Topic



Raw Material Extraction from Seawater Brines


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