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ACHEMA Worldwide News 2/2014

→ Industrial Water Management at ACHEMA 2015 Want to learn more about industrial water management? It is one of the focus topics at ACHEMA 2015 — visit www.achema.de to learn more. providing an open innovation approach for testing E4Water developments with respect to other industries, (3) implementing and validating the developments in six industrial case studies, representing critical problems for the chemical industry and other process industries, (4) implementing improved tools for process efficiency optimization, linking water processes with production processes- and eco-efficiency assessment. The figure shows the E4Water concept following an integrated, multi-disciplinary and holistic approach in different industrial scales and across sectors. The six case studies (CS) are designed to ensure and demonstrate the relevance of the E4Water approach to the chemical industry: • The chemical site of CS1 is located in the coastal area of the Netherlands. Due to shortage of fresh water the partners are working on facilitating the use of reclaimed water in industrial water management process. • CS2 is located in the Port of Antwerp (Belgium), a multi-company site. Due to pressure on fresh water resources and regulatory demands for waste water, water reuse and identification of synergies are of interest. • The coastal area of northern Spain with small river basin facing periodical water shortages. CS3 focuses on ensuring process continuation by closing the water loop and minimizing fresh water use. • CS4 deals with recycling of wash water streams that incurr in the production process of household chemicals. Inno- vative ways to enhance in-process water loop closure by integrating biocidal with wastewater treatment technologies are in focus. • CS5 is looking for integrated waste water management on a petrochemical site in Northern France. • CS6 is located at an industrial symbiosis site in Denmark. The focus is to develop innovative symbiotic treatment concepts for high-loaded organic waste water streams coming from industrial fermentation processes by creating added value. The case studies were chosen as prototypical examples for generic challenges in order to show the generality and broad impact of the E4Water concept. The implementation of E4Water developments helps to decouple the increase of industrial production from the use of water, natural resources and energy. The outcome of E4Water strengthens both the leadership of the European Water Technology Industry and of European Process Industries in the global competition. Further information: www.e4water.eu. n


ACHEMA Worldwide News 2/2014
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