for Solution Mining Operations
Evaporated Salt Production
For over 30 years, Jamestown has been a leader in the development and
marketing of sulfate inhibitors. These all-organic SSI™ products
inhibit the solubility of calcium sulfate (anhydrite), a primary impurity in
many salt formations. Our products are used in both solution mining and rock
salt dissolver applications, worldwide.
Two products are currently available: SSI-200 for chlor-alkali producers;
SSI-200FG for food grade salt producers. Introduced in 1985 as an
upgrade to our original SSI, the SSI-200 formulation is recognized as the
most cost-effective sulfate inhibitor ever developed. In addition, Jamestown
offers on-site service and unique brine laboratory methods to help you
establish their use and evaluate chemical activity on a routine basis.
Sulfate Inhibitors save Money
and Improve Brine Quality
SSI-200 sulfate inhibitors are designed for ease of use and safety at
low dosages. Our sulfate inhibitors can significantly reduce the amount of
calcium sulfate (anhydrite) that dissolves in brine. They are designed to
remain insoluble with the inhibited sulfate crystals, and not in the brine.
Applications include solution mining and rock salt dissolvers.
SSI products inhibit the solubility of anhydrite, reducing the amount
of calcium sulfate that must be removed in brine treating equipment. This
allows proportionate reductions in the amount of brine treatment chemicals,
creating less hazardous waste to remove and dispose of. Sulfate purge rates
are also less, saving salt and operating costs.
Chlorine cells operate most efficiently and trouble free when fed pure
brine, largely free of soluble sulfates and contaminants. SSI-200
inhibits the solubility of calcium sulfate to keep it from initially
dissolving in the brine, greatly improving raw brine quality and treating
processes. In solution mining applications the combined inhibitor /
anhydrite crystals remain behind at the bottom of the brine well as
detritus. SSI-200FG offers similar benefits to the operators of brine
evaporators for food salt production. Sorry! Not used with solar salt.
Metal finishers, utilities, electronic component and semiconductor
fabricators, refineries, chemical manufacturers, food processors,
automotive, aerospace and transportation industries . . . and most
importantly, the environment, all benefit from Jamestown's expertise.
Formulated to maximize system performance to ensure compliance with
legislated discharge limits.
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