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February 1, 2009

Water reuse and recycling: Taking the Plunge

Chemical processors should begin looking into water reuse systems now, as experts suggest tightening water supplies will soon be a reality across the U.S.

Joy LePree

Globally, water reuse and recycling are not uncommon — with parts of Australia, South Africa and the Middle East rather heartily embracing the practice. Even in Europe, it is estimated that 75 to 80% of water is reused. However, because fresh water is prevalent and plentiful in most parts of the U.S., few domestic chemical processors, or other industrial consumers of water, have yet to take the plunge when it comes to treating and reusing contaminated water supplies....

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