Monday, July 23, 2018

New Zealand: Video of Silica from Geothermal Brine Processing Plant

Kiwi company creates world first sustainable silica with big business potential (TVNZ)

Taupō's natural hot springs provide energy for around 50,000 domestic homes, but there is a valuable mineral in the murky pools that goes to waste.

Now, at Ohaaki Power Station, they've built a brand new plant to extract the silica from geothermal fluid.

In a world first, the boiling liquid is rapidly cooled and the silica is removed through state of the art filters.

(Video 1:27 Minutes)