gPROMS FormulatedProducts’s model libraries provide sophisticated mechanistic models to facilitate workflows for design and optimization of brine mining operations.

Modelling of solar evaporation ponds allows users to analyse salt precipitation and explore the degrees of freedom within the decision space of managing brine flow, predicting when to harvest, and how much to harvest. By building the flowsheet of connected ponds validated with level, concentration, and temperature data, users are enabled to investigate the process design and utilize predictive capabilities to optimize yields.

Whether harvesting lithium, potassium, or any number of other salt species, gPROMS FormulatedProducts® integrates with the most advanced and robust physical properties packages, giving you the power to understand the feasibility of product quality, efficiency, and financial goals. The dynamic solar pond model can be used to study the effect of the variations in climate and solar radiations throughout the year on the evaporation of the brine and the precipitation of salts. This is essential for the design and simulation of annual and multi-annual production plans.

PSE offerings extend beyond salt precipitation operations into the post processing of harvested salts and minerals. The libraries enable efficient and effective design, optimization and operation of processes that include separation, crystallization, filtration, and drying, reducing the financial and operational risks associated with these processes.

Solar pond

Optimise the solar pond network operation by dynamic modeling of the processes of evaporation, salt precipitation/dissolution and harvesting occurring in a solar pond.

Climate specification

Provide the forecasted climate data (rain, air temperature, air relative humidity, soar radiative flux, wind speed) and the associated uncertainty to explore the effect of climate on the brine evaporation and salt precipitation in the solar pond operation.

Drainage heap

Explore and optimize the drainage heap operation by dynamic modeling of brine drainage and subsequent wash from a salt heap.

Leaching reactor

Analyse the effect of solvent and temperature on the precipitation/dissolution of the desired salts using the leaching reactor model.