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More power with Arionex technologies

Water is used in steam, heat and power production in fertiliser industry. Water quality affects lifetime and performance of equipment used in technological processes. Arionex offers complete solutions that ensure automated and controlled water treatment achieving necessary parameters and enabling production of more power.

Steam generation

Water treated according to the manufacturers’ requirements is needed to ensure efficient steam generation and steam quality parameters. Arionex designs custom solutions depending on the raw water quality, equipment used, environmental and technological requirements. This enables to achieve the required quality parameters at an optimal cost. Brakish surface, sea water and deep water may be used in water treatment.

Products and technologies used:

  • Mechanical filtration – Arionex MF
  • Ultrafiltration – Arionex UF
  • Reverse osmosis – Arionex RO
  • Electrodeionization – Arionex EDI
  • Water clarification and filtration – Arionex F
  • Demineralization – Arionex IX
  • Water quality monitoring system – Arionex A

Water treatment for cooling systems

Properly treated water nearly eliminates the corrosion of equipment and pipelines, scale sedimentation onto the heated surfaces and biofilm growth in cooling cycles. Arionex solutions ensure maximum service life of equipment, and minimise operational and maintenance costs.

Products and technologies used:

  • Self-rinsing filter system – Arionex F
  • Water treatment with chemicals system – Arionex DS
  • Water quality monitoring system – Arionex A

Steam condensate treatment

Steam condensate used in other technological processes (e.g. heating of equipment or medium) may be contaminated with oil products and various salts. The condensate must be treated to the required technical parameters before it can be returned to the production cycle.

Products and technologies used:

  • Demineralization and polishing – Arionex IX MIXCAT or Arionex IX MULTREX
  • Water quality monitoring system – Arionex A

Treatment and recovery of contaminated Process Condensates discharged from Ammonium Nitrate production Plants

The Process Condensate contaminated with ammonia and ammonium nitrate is demineralised across a special ion exchange system which remove ammonium ions by a special cation resin and nitrate by a special anion resin. As result demineralised water is produced. By regeneration of the loaded cation resin in NH4 form resin with 50-60 % HNO3 and of the loaded anion resin in NO3 form with 15-20 % NH3 a highly 18 – 20 % concentrated NH4NO3 solution is eluted which is concentrated to 75 – 80 % NH4NO3 by vacuum evaporation. By recycling of the concentrated NH4NO3 solution and of produced demineralised water back to the production plants a profit of million Euro per year may be achieved and no nitrogen contaminated waste effluents are discharged to the environment (zero discharged system).

Products and technologies used:

  • Recovery of NH4NO3 and demineralised water – Arionex IX FERTAREX
  • Water quality monitoring system – Arionex A

Advantages of Arionex solutions

Water qualitative parameters:

  • Arionex MIXCAT design allows achievement of lower than 0.1 (µS/cm water conductivity while the conventional systems allow achievement of up to 0.2 µS/cm conductivity
  • Arionex IX MULTREX allows to achieve water conductivity of less than 0.07 µS/cm


  • Only materials and components of internationally recognized manufacturers are used
  • Arionex solutions are designed allowing higher engineering margin
  • Automated control minimizes the risk of human mistak

Lower operational costs:

  • Arionex IX FERTAREX is a waste-free processing technology for condensate contaminated with ammonium nitrate
  • Automated control requires less human resources
  • Optimally customized solutions provide lower equipment downtime, maximize service life and ensure minimal energy loss
  • • Correct solution adaptation and automatic dosing reduce costs for reagents

Compact design of equipment:

  • Compact design of equipment requires less room

Automated process control:

  • Arionex A process control integrates PLC, SCADA and remote equipment control solutions. Arionex A communicates to other equipment using standardized ETHERNET, PROFIBUS, MODBUS protocols and allows equipment control via Wi-Fi connection and mobile equipment