Novopro can scope, design, implement and analyse the necessary testwork programs to optimize and validate the process design. The goals of a pilot program are specifically tailored to the needs and objectives of the project to validate the processing routes, as well as providing large-scale data to optimize the engineering design.
Pilot plants can be used to simulate unit operations and observe process data and operational efficiency in order to mitigate and optimize production inefficiencies. Novopro has been involved in planning, installation, commissioning, operation, analysis and optimization of pilot plant programs.
Past pilot plant programs have included some of the following:
Pilot ponds can be used to produce representative crude salts from the source brine, to confirm evaporation rates, to provide equilibrium and kinetic data, or to gather data on pond start-up. Pilot ponds are also often used to produce and provide feed material for a subsequent process testwork programs.
Novopro has extensive experience in the development and oversight of field-testing programs for all project areas. Theoretical data and assumptions require experimental data for confirmation. These tests are conducted to reduce risk and gain opportunities from specifically curated test programs.
NOVOPRO has performed tests for some of the following areas of process development: