Industrial water saving

It is estimated that by 2050 the industrial sector will increase its water demand by 150%. Saving water not only means saving a precious resource at an environmental level but also entails a real costs saving. Besides specific technological measures for every type of industry, tactics as reuse and recycle can be put into practice. Reusing means using waste water after treating it, for example, municipal waste water which is treated for irrigation of green areas. Recycling, instead, means reusing water for the same application for which it was employed. Many water discharges could be used for: final rinsing of cisterns, soaking and rinsing water of containers and bottles, cold water flows, pastorized and sterilized water, final rinsing in washing cycles, adequate use of cooling and defrosting tools, adequate use of cleaning equipment for pavements and drainage channels.
Recycled water could be used for other industrial uses and irrigation of green areas, agricultural irrigation, fire-extinguishing purposes, etc.

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    Have you ever wondered how much space is taken up by an apple or a steak?...

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    17 May 2021

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