Brine recovery of existing desalination plant in order to decrease the environmental footprint of the complex discharge and covering new water demands of the Shadegan Steel Complex (SSCO).

Owner / Client / Consultant:

Shadegan Steel Complex (SSCO) / National Iranian Steel Company (NISCO) – Shadegan Steel Industry Co. / TARA TARH Engineering & Technological Co.

Location / Completion Year / Duration:

Shadegan City – Khuzestan Province – Iran / 2018 / 10 month

Contract Type:

EPC

Represented Solution in This Project:

Main Solution:

  • Desalination Plant – Duty : Brine Recovery of Existing Plant

Supplementary Solutions:

  • Building and Infrastructure / Civil works, including: buildings, shed and land escapes
  • Hydraulic Structure / Concrete Reservoir

Brine water storage tank (Raw water) – Capacity: 1500 m³ – Concrete Epoxy Coated

Permeate water tank – Capacity: 800 m³ – Concrete Epoxy Coated

Irrigation water storage tank – Capacity: 1600 m³ – Concrete

High TDS RO Concentrate tank: 180 m³ Concrete

  • Electrical and Instrument / all LV, MV & MCC Panel, done by Absun Madar CO.

Complementary Services:

  • O&M Operation and Maintenance
  • Procurement / Directly from 8 different countries including 15 International Companies
  • Laboratory Testing Services / 5 time sampling for more than 14 Parameters

Employed Process and Technology:

  • Reverse Osmosis | SWRO – Capacity ~ 2,550,000 m³/year | Recovery = 67%

Fluid Characteristic:

  Feed Product
Brine Treated Water
Flow Rate 7000 m³/day 4752 m³/day
Pressure (at 25 °C) > 33 bar
Water Reaction (pH) 8 7-8
Conductivity (EC) 13740 µs/cm
Total dissolved solids (TDS) 10000 mg/L < 85 mg/L
Total hardness (THD) 3005 mg/L < 1 mg/L
Bicarbonate (HCO3) 1264 mg/L < 3 mg/L
Sulphate (SO4) 2300 mg/L < 5 mg/L