NEW – Water management in a copper and gold mine

The Southern Gobi Region has little to no surface water. In order to maximise productivity in this water stressed environment, the mine have installed extensive water reuse systems, highly efficient tailings, zero/low water use equipment and floating lagoon covers to reduce evaporative losses. The negative perception of the mining industry in the region is being [...]

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NEW – Reducing water and energy consumption in a chemical plant

The industry is also heavily reliant on the availability of energy, water and resources and vulnerable to climate change. A pilot project was launched in the Advansa SASA chemical plant in Adana to assess the benefits of sustainable production practices within the industry including measures to reduce cooling water use

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NEW – Installation of Drip Irrigation Systems

The project is part of The Gold Standard’s Water Benefit Standard certification system, which certifies water performance of projects. These can be bought by Corporations, NGOs and governmental organisations and serve as means of ongoing funding for the project.

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NEW – Air flow dyeing machines in textile production

As part of China’s 5 year plan launched in 2011, all of China’s textile manufacturers must cut energy and water use by 16% and 30% respectively by 2015 or face a penalty fine or closure. Jiarong factory upgraded their conventional jet dyeing process to air-flow dyeing machines that reduce the water requirement of the dyeing [...]

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Water Reuse in the Textile Sector

To address the matter, the Indian High Court mandated zero liquid discharge from the textile industry. As a result of the decision, nine existing effluent treatment plants were upgraded with a combined reverse osmosis and thermal evaporation system, enabling 96% of the effluent to be treated and returned as freshwater.  At a cost of US$84,000,000, [...]

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Water Reuse in the Power and Steel Production Sector

In order to reduce the combined water footprint of the sites, the power plant cooling system has been improved to reduce freshwater demand. Blowdown water that was previously discharged to the ocean is now transferred to the steel plant. In addition, wastewater from the steel facility is being treated for reuse in the power plant [...]

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Water Recycling in Paper Production

In order to minimize business costs and water demand MEPCO developed an on site water recycling process. This involved the installation of screens, drum filters, dissolved air flotation units and gravity filters. The company also installed an effluent treatment plant. At a capital cost of US$5,700,000, funded entirely by MEPCO, plant water demand reduced from [...]

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Use of Seawater in Dual Municipal Water Supply

The project to use seawater for flushing toilets was initiated 50 years ago, and has helped to ensure that the city is able to meet its water demands. Since its launch, the system has expanded and now comprises 45 service reservoirs, 40 pumping stations and over 1,400km of pipes with corrosion protection. The seawater is [...]

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Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse Network

?In the late 1990s Singapore initiated a program to become increasingly self-sufficient in its water supply. One component of the program, called NEWater, involves the collection of treated wastewater flows that would have otherwise been discharged to the ocean. Between 2002 and 2010 the program further established four NEWater plants with a capacity of 500,000m3/day. [...]

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Water Demand Management Strategy

Key to managing demand has been facilitating behavioral change in water use and consumption. The campaign to manage demand in Singapore is known as the “3P approach” and encourages everyone (People, Public, Private) to take ownership of water resource management. Also central to this approach is the Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Programme, which [...]

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