Variable Or Counterflow Patents (Class 159/20.1)
  • Patent number: 10227702
    Abstract: A system and method for removing impurities to reconstitute a NaCl stream to a saturated solution salt solution and remove any impurities such as sodium bisulfate (NaHSO3), sodium chlorate (NaClO3) and sodium iodide (NaI) to improve brine quality from an electrolytic cell is disclosed, including an evaporation system connected to the electrolytic cell, a brine treatment system connected to the evaporation system and the electrolytic cell. A waste treatment system is connected to the evaporation system. The evaporation system includes a set of evaporators that concentrates the brine. Sodium chloride is precipitated from the set of evaporators to the brine treatment system. Impurities are precipitated from the set of evaporators. The brine treatment system includes a hydrocyclone and a centrifuge that separates sodium chloride from water. The sodium chloride is mixed with water to create a concentrated and purified brine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Westlake Vinyl Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony B. Davis