Professor Alison Lewis and her Crystallisation and Precipitation Unit (CPU) team are making news headlines as part of researchers behind Eskom's Eutectic Freeze Crystallisation Pilot Plant. This cutting edge technology, which is reported to recover about 98% water from liquid effluent discharge streams is located at Eskom's research, testing and development (RT&D). This has got curious minds thinking whether it is 'the solution' for infamous acid mine drainage (AMD).
Congratulations to the Dean, Professor Alison Lewis who last night was awarded the DST’s Distinguished Woman Scientist – Research and Innovation award at the 2016 WISA awards ceremony held in Johannesburg.
The system is based on pioneering research, funded by Eskom, conducted by the University of Cape Town’s Professor Alison Lewis and is designed to remove all pollution from the water, solidify it into pure salts and clean the water to the point where it can be reused in the power plant.