A nitrogen removal and recovery project
Progress and results
We are taking small steps forward in the project every day. Below you find a summary of what has happened every six month and also a short up-date when important milestones are reached.
During the second half of 2020 the basic engineering for the demonstration plant was finished, and the procurement of a supplier for the detail engineering started (to be finalized in January 2021). The progress of the product has been according to the revised plan, which is satisfying.
When it comes to the nitrogen product produced in the process a market analysis has been conducted and in quarter four the work with the test schedule for the product has been ramped up.
During the year the project has been highlighted on several webinars and session, such as EAT@Home side session – focusing on the constraints in the EU fertilizer legislations for recirculated products, breakfast seminar at Västsvenska Kemi- och Materialklustret (in Swedish) and Linneaus Eco-Tech. We have also faced large interest from various actors in the wastewater treatment sector for the project, which is very inspiring!
During the first six months of 2020 we have started with the basic engineering for the demonstration plant. Due to the covid-19-pandemy we have however not been able to finish the last step of equipment testing, which is needed in order to finalise the process optimisation and basic engineering.
Our R&D-team has during the spring come up with a process change, which is a huge improvement of the process. The steering group has decided to include the process change in the project due to the significant improvement of the process.
The work with planning for product evaluation has been initiated.
Pictures from the lab (swipe left): Carl-Johan Högberg, Chemical Process Development Engineer, Emeilie Nordström, Lab Technician and Christian Tunsu, Chemical Process Development Engineer at EasyMining.
During the autumn the project has started and we are working on the process optimisation. Simultaneously with the process optimisation the work with deciding on localisation at each demonstration site and investigation of permits needed are conducted.
Monthly meetings with the two site for the demonstration and the process optimisation team are up and running.
We are so excited to be started!