Water and industrial activities

Man uses water also for industrial activities. The amount of water used in industrial activities depends on many factors, such as the kind of activity and technology used. Generally speaking, the uses you can make of water can be grouped into three types: for production (used as a raw material in the production process: for instance, the water required to make pasta or fruit juices), to cool machinery (basically, just like the radiator of our cars) and finally to wash equipment.

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