Giant Canadian potash project buys Veolia evaporator

Evaporation and crystallization equipment from Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has been bought by K+S Potash of Canada to constitute the core process for a potash project in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Veolia‘s HPD technology provided the lowest operating cost for the Legacy Project, which will be the largest solution mining project in North America, producing more than 2 million tonnes of potassium chloride at the end of 2015.

Veolia will provide engineering and equipment supply for the evaporation and crystallization plant, which is the core of the production process. It is where the brine that is recovered from the solution mining process is evaporated, sodium and potassium chloride (potash) are crystallized and the potash is separated from the brine. The potash is then refined into a high quality end product.