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A Holistic Approach to Water Management

By Joy LePree |

Advanced equipment, new chemistries and digital technologies help manage water use to provide efficiency, sustainability and savings Water, the “common currency” across all chemical process industries (CPI) sectors, is an integral part of every process — from upstream, where it is treated and used for utility and process purposes, to downstream, where it must again be treated to meet environmental regulations before discharge. However, as demand for water increases, water stress and scarcity are creating a situation where water is a costly and valuable resource. “Chemical processors have transitioned from considering water to be secondary to their production to realizing that water management and treatment is an integral part of the process, which means they are more focused on improving the efficiency and sustainability of this critical fluid,” says Subir Bhattacharjee, founder and CEO of IntelliFlux Controls (Irvine, Calif.; www.ifctrl.com). This new focus has led to the use of more sustainable water practices, and these practices do not stop at treating wastewater to comply with environmental regulations, says Charlotte Fischer, customer success manager with TrendMiner (Houston; www.trendminer.com). “Processors are…
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