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Condensate Polishing

with SeparIX External Regeneration

Why Polish Condensate? Mixed Bed Ion Exchange


Polishing condensate reduces the risk of damage Veolia has been designing, building and
to the boiler and the turbine caused by the commissioning condensate polishing plants for
concentration of soluble impurities that corrode over 30 years. Using this knowledge base, a range
internals which contribute to insoluble impurities of standardized mixed-bed units for condensate
such as copper, iron and silica in the re-circulating polishing has been created. Standardized units
stream. In addition, the condensate polisher reduce time to market, optimize cost, facilitate
protects the system against condenser leaks: maintenance and represent proven solutions.
allowing continued operation for low TDS cooling
waters and giving operators time to shut down the
boiler for high TDS cooling waters. Size Flow (m3/h / gpm) Standards

Plants with condensate polishers can also be S 150 – 250 / 660 – 1100 ASME, PED
started up more quickly. Saving the utility time and
M 250 – 500 / 1100 – 2200 ASME, PED
money and allowing more flexibility of operation.
L 500 – 750 / 2200 – 3300 ASME, PED

XL 750 – 1000 / 3300 – 4400 ASME, PED

SeparIX External
Regeneration
Exhausted mixed bed resins are typically
regenerated externally to fulfill the highest purity
demands.
The newly developed SeparIX technology is a
simple and exceptionally robust process using a
high degree of separation to externally regenerate
the mixed bed resins of condensate polishing
plants. The system consists of two vessels for resin
separation and regeneration as well as a third
vessel for interim storage of the interface resin.

Compared to previous solutions, SeparIX does not require difficult and costly sensor technology or additional
chemicals as its separation process is based solely on the physical characteristics of the resins. The high
purity of regenerated resins enables ammonia cycle operation.

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SeparIX

SeparIX
SeparIX – Operation Overview
Exhausted mixed bed resins are pre-regenerated to achieve
SeparIX – Operation
constant resin Overview
layer heights in the separation vessel,
independent from their grade of exhaustion. Only after
Exhausted mixed bed resins are pre-regenerated to achieve
regeneration
constant are resins
resin layer heights in theseparated. This process eliminates
separation vessel,
the need for costly sensors or specialty
independent from their grade of exhaustion. Only after chemicals to identify
and separate
regeneration the
are resins resin types.
separated. The anion
This process resin, on top of the
eliminates
interface
the need zone,
for costly is transferred
sensors to the anion
or specialty chemicals to regeneration
identify and separate
vessel. the resinzone,
The interface types.inThe anion resin,
between the anion and cation
Specially designed resin collectors separate and on top of the interface zone, is transferred
resins, is then withdrawn from the to the anion
separation vessel and
transfer anion and interface resins to prevent regeneration vessel. The interface zone, in between the
mixing and contamination of the resin types. stored temporarily in the interface resin vessel, to be re-used
anion and cation resins, is then withdrawn from the
Specially designed resin collectors separate and in the following regeneration cycle.
separation vessel and stored temporarily in the interface
transfer anion and interface resins to prevent
mixing and contamination of the resin types. resin vessel, to be re-used in the following regeneration
cycle.

Process Flow Diagram SeparIX Solo Solo


SeparIX
Process
CPP Flow Diagram
with SeparIX For plants with less stringent
CPP with SeparIX For plants
requirements forwith less stringent
condensate
purity a single column
requirements forversion
condensate
Mixed Bed exchangers of SeparIX exists. This more
purity, a single column version
Cartridge
economical approach is similar
Filters of SeparIX exists. This more
to in-situ regeneration.
Raw economical approach is similar
Condensate to in-situ regeneration.
Clean
Condensate Why Veolia Water
Technologies?
Why Veolia Water
Caustic
Veolia has over 30 years’
Technologies?
experience in providing water
treatment systems to the
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power industry. The company
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Veolia has over 30 years’ 08/2014 © Veolia Water Technologies Communications / Veolia Water Technologies Photo Library
is uniquely positioned to meet
experience in providing water
all water cycle requirements.
treatment systems to the power
Local business units have full
Latest References industry.
technical The company
capabilities and are is uniquely
positioned
backed by a globaltosupport
meet all water cycle
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400MW Combined Cycle Plant in S Korea
Veolia supplied two treatment lines for a 50/50 split. Each line treats
requirements.
network.
Local
Veolia business
capabilities for units have full
198m /hr of condensate using mixed beds in the hydrogen form with
3
400MW Combined Cycle Plant in South Korea technical
condensate capabilities
polishing have and are
external regeneration via SeparIX.
Veolia supplied two treatment lines for a 50/50 split. Each beenbacked byPower,
proven in a global support
265MW Heating Plant in Germany Pulpnetwork.
& Paper, Chemicals,
line treats 198m3/hr of condensate using mixed beds in the
Veolia supplied mixed bed units and SeparIX Solo to treat two lines of Petrochemicals
Veolia hasand other experience
extensive
hydrogen form with external regeneration via SeparIX.
condensate. Each line has a flow rate of 205m /hr
3 markets.
in condensate polishing systems
265MW Heating Plant in Germany
with references for both in-situ
Veolia supplied mixed bed units and SeparIX Solo to treat two and externally regenerated
lines of condensate. Each line has a flow rate of 205m3/hr. plants. Markets served include
Power, Pulp & Paper, Chemicals
and Petrochemicals.
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