Scanacon has been providing high-efficiency acid-retardation systems for the removal of dissolved metals from acid finishing processes for over 25 years. High operation efficiency, compact modular designs, superior materials of construction and low maintenance requirements have made Scanacon the world leader in acid-metal separation equipment, with the MiniFlex and ModuFlex as best-selling technologies.
If concentrations of contaminant metal ions are allowed to continuously increase, there comes a point where the efficiency of the process becomes unfavorable. Operating in series with a process filtration apparatus, an acid-metal separation system separates dissolved metal ions from the process solution and returns an acid-rich metal lean purified solution for reuse.
The Scanacon ModuFlex and MiniFlex acid-metal separation systems enable continuous production – without outages to dump waste acid, clean process tanks and piping, or replenish with fresh acids. Both products are unique in that their modular design allows for limitless expansion, flexibility and inherent redundancy – all important considerations when choosing process equipment.
Depending on process conditions, metals are removed from the acid solution with the loss of free acid limited from 5% to less than 15%. Only water is required for regeneration, and the waste product is a weakly acidic solution of dissolved metal salts that is easily neutralized at a waste -water treatment system.