Novel technologies
in seawater desalination plants to extract minerals and metals from seawater brines

Sea4Value brings together 16 partners from Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Ukraine, Netherlands, Finland and Switzerland to develop and upscale technologies to sustainably mine raw materials from brines.

10 extracted minerals / metals

The main focus will be on separating, concentrating and crystallising Molybdenum, Magnesium, Scandium, Vanadium, Gallium, Boron, Indium, Lithium, Rubidium and Calcium.

10 technologies

Sea4Value will develop radical innovative technologies for pre-treatment, concentration, extraction, purification and crystallisation:

Pre-Treatment

Nanofiltration membranes for monovalent and multivalent ions separation

Pre-Treatment

Calcium precipitation

Concentration

Advanced membrane crystallisation

Concentration

Advanced multi-effect distillation

Selective Recovery

Ion-selective polymer inclusion membranes (PIM)

Selective Recovery

Electrodialysis with bipolar membranes (EDBP)

Selective Recovery

3D-printed adsorption modules

Selective Recovery

Ionic liquid solvent extraction

Selective Recovery

Binary extractant solvent extraction

Selective Recovery

Synergic solvent extraction combined with Solvometallurgy

Selective Recovery

Non-Dispersive solvent extraction (NDSX)

News & Events

Twitter feed

Mariana Figueira Alves from @la_UPC presented her work on boric acid production using Electrodialysis with bipolar membranes at the MELPRO 2022 Conference in Prague 🇨🇿 She also received a travel award from the European Membrane Society. Congratulations!🎉

📢Every year the @Clusters_EU 🇪🇺recognize the European Cluster Manager of the year. I would like to share with all of you that I have been selected as one of the three finalists @CatalanWaterP. It's an honor just to be nominated! 😀 Read ⬇️

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📌Save-the-date for the #EuropeanResearchersNight, 30 Sept.!
Aim is to
-bring research/ers closer to public
-promote excellent research projects
-increase interest in science & research careers
-showcase impact of researchers’ work
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Save the date ⚠️
This Friday 16th of September Sandra Meca from @Eurecat_news will give a talk about the #sea4value project at the efutures Conference

For more info 👉https://t.co/W8PBNgaQuO

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Calcium extraction method

Calcium precipitation

Selective Recovery

Rubidium extraction method

Molybdenum extraction methods

Lithium extraction methods

Indium extraction methods

Boron extraction methods

Gallium extraction method

Vanadium extraction methods

Scandium extraction method