Process water treatment from Multotec comprises Continuous Ionic Filtration (CIF®), developed by Australian-based CleanTeQ. It is built on the foundations of continuous counter-current ion exchange and can be compared to continuous sand filtration where ion exchange resins are used instead of sand. The process continually removes both solids and dissolved salts from water. It offers a viable alternative and can complement reverse osmosis desalination on a wide range of waters.
Multotec supplies CleanTeQ products exclusively into Africa.
CIF® has proven successful in industrial water treatment where feed waters can have a complicated chemistry and where scaling and fouling risks are high. Rather than using conventional technology that increases brine volumes resulting in higher management and disposal costs, CIF® reduces scaling and fouling risks – ultimately improving production rates!
CIF® can be used in either single or multiple stages to target multiple elements and species by using different resins selective towards different species in each stage.
CIF® is ideal for coal seam gas, cooling tower blowdown, ground and surface water, industrial wastewater effluent, mine process and effluent water and AMD.
A single CIF® module consists of an integrated series of processes, each designed for a specific function:
To cover a spectrum of water treatment applications, there are three main Clean TeQ products available from Multotec: