Worn Out Wednesday – James Morrissey

first_imgToday we speak to hospitality guru James Morrissey.When Irish entrepreneur James Morrissey moved to Manhattan in 2013, he arrived with more business savvy and experience than most newcomers. Now, two years in and just 28-years-old, James has officially added “restaurateur” to his resume with the success of The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer.James began his career in Ireland while still in university, setting up The Signature Group, which remains one of the country’s largest nightlife events and marketing companies. Ever in pursuit of his next venture, James moved to Manhattan to bring what he calls “constructive disruption” to the New York hospitality industry.In 2014 James opened The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer of New York in the trendy lower east side of Manhattan. The Late Late is a purposefully subtle, Irish-inspired local bar named after the longest running TV talk show in the world. Unlike the Irish pubs peppered throughout Manhattan, James wanted to bring a little bit of the real modern Ireland to the city. James partnered up with friend Rob Ackroyd (lead guitarist with UK music group Florence & The Machine) to create a chilled lower east side hangout with great music, which Rob curates. With regulars such as Jeremy Piven, Fallout Boy, LA Reid and One Direction, James prides himself on maintaining a low-key bar that focuses on great drinks, great food, great music, and even better company.Though he now splits his time between New York and Ireland, James has some projects up his sleeve that will keep him stateside for the foreseeable future. In the meantime, he’ll be planning summer weekends in Montauk and The Hamptons to relax before he comes up with his next business venture. Here James tells us more about his personal style:Jeans: Ralph Lauren Black LabelShirts: Calvin Klein White Shirts.. Can never have too manySuits: J Crew Ludlow. Navy suit, crisp white shirt.. AlwaysShoes: Paul Smith Loafers or BootsAccessories: Raymond Weil watch, keep it simpleOuterwear: The KooplesFavorite Cologne: Bulgari ExtremeYour favorite App: UberFavorite piece of technology: iPhone 6 PlusNext tech purchase: Drone What’s Amphora Wine? A Primer on One of the Oldest Ways to Make Wine Hang Like the Rat Pack at These Old School Vegas Steakhouses Editors’ Recommendations The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. Mezcal Unión Takes a People-First Approach to Making Spirits The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxinglast_img read more

Multotecs high recovery water treatment plant for concentrator in Oman

first_imgAfter extensive test work and design, mineral processing specialist Multotec Group is commissioning a full scale DeSALx® plant to treat waste water from a flue gas desulphurisation scrubber, at a minerals processing plant in Oman in the Middle East. According to Carien Spagnuolo, Senior Process Engineer at Multotec Process Equipment, the leading edge DeSALx® technology is being combined with more traditional technologies, to achieve water recoveries exceeding 90%.“The pyro-metallurgical antimony plant in which we are installing this facility, is located in a very water-constrained area, requiring a high level of water recovery and permitting no liquid effluent from the site,” says Spagnuolo. “The antimony roaster produces waste water with high levels of heavy metals including antimony and arsenic, which need to be precipitated in a pre-treatment phase.”Based on the Continuous Ionic Filtration (CIF®) process from Multotec’s Australian technology partner CleanTeq Water, DeSALx uses two stages of CIF to desalinate brackish water and enables this effluent treatment process to operate at a much higher water recovery than conventionally possible.“This is achieved when the system is used in conjunction with an upfront precipitation step,” she explains. “This essentially creates a closed loop with no liquid waste production, as the waste from the DeSALx can be routed to the precipitation step.”The CIF system consists of a series of columns – each designed for a specific function: ion exchange and filtration; resin washing; and resin regeneration. In the DeSALx desalination process, a cationic resin is used in the first stage to remove cations from water, while in the second stage an anionic resin is used to remove anions.“Water produced using this technology has low total dissolved solids (TDS) and a neutral pH,” she further explains. “The system is regenerated with sulphuric acid and lime – both low-cost chemicals – producing a brine slurry saturated with gypsum.”The Oman plant comprises two precipitation steps. The first is dedicated to precipitating antimony, arsenic and heavy metals using ferric chloride to remove them from the limestone scrubber blowdown, while in the second step a lime precipitation neutralises the acid quench blowdown and treats the brine or waste produced by the DeSALx system.“Once the streams have been pre-treated in this way, they are fed into the dual-stage continuous ion exchange system to remove the high concentrations of calcium and sulphates,” Spagnuolo says. “This enables the reverse osmosis system to operate at these high water recovery levels.”The water treatment plant, which produces 10 m3/h of potable quality water for re-use within the antimony recovery plant, also includes a Multotec filter press to dewater solid waste.To achieve the optimal design, Multotec conducted a lengthy test work program at its dedicated laboratory in Spartan near Johannesburg. This included simulating the precipitation, continuous ion exchange and filtration unit processes on both a bench-top and laboratory pilot scale.“These tests gave us the basis for our design, while confirming that the proposed process would remove the necessary elements down to the required levels,” she notes. “During the test work, we were able to simulate the effect of changing feed conditions on the DeSALx system – proving its ability to adjust effectively to these variable conditions.”The project installation has been completed and commissioning is in progress, with final commissioning expected to be completed in Q4 2018.As the main contractor for the project, Multotec worked with other water treatment technology providers to supply a complete water treatment solution. DeSALx is marketed and distributed by Multotec on behalf of its Australian partners CleanTeq Water.last_img read more