The carbon footprint of a production facility or its plants, such as wastewater treatment or steam generation plants, describes the potential carbon dioxide emissions and thus the negative impact on the atmosphere. If the carbon footprint is to be reduced, potential savings in CO2 emissions need to be determined. That means identifying and analysing the processes responsible.
EnviroChemie can provide companies with an individual CO2 balance sheet for their water processing plants, in which experts determine the carbon footprint of their industrial water and wastewater management systems. The first step is to work with the customer to select the plant components or processes to be examined. Next, the data is researched and analysed, before being used as the basis for compiling the individual carbon footprint. The experts then determine the potential for optimization and present it to the customer.
Benefits of CO2 accounting:
- Evaluation of technological alternatives, such as water reuse or recycling, that also reduce the water footprint
- Highlighting of alternatives for sludge disposal
- Identification of options for reducing operating costs
With many years of technological expertise in the sector, the system provider for water technology provides outstanding support in implementing the potential optimizations identified. EnviroChemie’s wealth of experience in operational management is crucial when it comes to continuously improving the carbon footprint without compromising on performance or availability. As well as the process chosen, the way the plant is operated has a crucial impact on the carbon footprint. Through operational management, the performance of the plant in terms of efficiency, energy and availability can be significantly improved by introducing a continuous improvement process.
A food processing company, for example, succeeded in relieving the pressure on its existing aerobic wastewater treatment plant with a Biomar anaerobic reactor from EnviroChemie. This reduces the energy needed for ventilation units by 30%. Partial flows with high organic loads are also treated in the anaerobic reactor. The biogas created enables 30% savings in fossil fuels and disposal costs. All in all, the carbon footprint is reduced significantly.