Sulfates – Minera Santa Marta
Ternardite-Glauberite Dissolution Plant
The Santa Marta Mining Company is a leader in the manufacture of sodium sulfate for different sectors: manufacturers of detergent, glass, paper pulp, Kraft paste, textile coloring processes, industrial dyes, food, enzyme production, pharmacy, etc.
IDOM has carried out the Detail Engineering for the Ternardita-Glauberita dissolution plant, with a production capacity of 150,000 kg/h of Na2SO4 solution, from 78,000-85,000 kg/h of ore.
The plant feeds on crushed ore from a nearby mine and uses water for its dissolution. The mineral is composed of ternardite (Na2SO4), glauberite (Na2SO4 x CaSO4), Sodium chloride (NaCl), insoluble (clays) and water.
IDOM has developed the civil and installation engineering of the mentioned dissolution plant, as well as the SP3D model based on the basic engineering of the GEA Messo supplier.