HOW CAN YOUR PERFORMANCE BE IMPROVED?

A STRATEGY FOR ACTING ON THE CAUSES

 

 

1 THE CURRENT STRATEGY IS UNSUITABLE

PRIMARILY BASED ON WATER TREATMENT, THE CURRENT WATER MANAGEMENT STRATEGY IS UNSUITABLE FOR THIS NEW SITUATION.
Indeed, the current water management methods favouring treatment processes upstream or downstream of usage (action on the consequences) show very little concern for the relevance and the efficiency of this usage (action on the causes). Our experience has reinforced our belief that the piling up of processing technologies, at the site entrance or exit, equates to a technical and economic impasse. Indeed, it can even be counter-productive. For example, whilst the latter are generally very different in nature, the mixing up of all the discharge from industrial operations can severely complicate its treatment (just as it is not very relevant to mix up all the waste before trying to recover or treat it). Moreover, considered as a mere utility, water has been managed separately to the production by different teams and in remote facilities. Such organisations do not favour the industrial and environmental performance of water usage.

 

 

2 ACTING ON THE CAUSES

IN CONTRAST, THE WATER EFFICIENCY STRATEGY PROPOSED BY AQUASSAY WILL FIRST AND FOREMOST ACT ON THE CAUSES RATHER THAN THE CONSEQUENCES.

This strategy for acting at the source amounts to:

  1. Identifying and measuring precisely, qualitatively and quantitatively, what every usage consumes and discharges.
  2. Identifying all the points for improvement and the risks.
  3. And then proposing plans of action to reduce these causes (reduction of quantitative and qualitative needs) and treat what cannot be avoided (which will therefore have an impact on the nature, the proportioning and hence the cost of investment of the treatment facilities and the latter’s operating costs).

 

 

This change of water management model requires:

  1. Water to be considered as a whole with an global, integrated and functional vision of the ‘water system’.
  2. Real-time monitoring of how the installations and operations perform with analysis of the long view.

The key technological challenge is no longer the treatment but rather the production and interpretation of data for a global, integrated and functional vision of the ‘water system’.

 

 

A move towards the connected plant

Digital evolution makes it possible to have a quantitative and qualitative change in the production, management and interpretation of data:

 

ROLL OUT

 

Roll out systems for the acquisition and transmission of data

 

CENTRALISE

 

Centralise the data and generate a global, integrated view of the flow and usage of the water

 

USE

 

Use the data in real time (= reactivity & performance)

 

ANALYSE

 

Analyse the long view (= optimisation)

 

MODEL

 

Model the events and systems (= prediction et recommendation)

 

DIGITAL ISN’T A GADGET,
IT DOESN’T JUST MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO DO BETTER,
FIRST AND FOREMOST IT ENABLES THINGS TO BE DONE DIFFERENTLY

REMOTE SERVERS

(cloud computing)

Storage capacity and computing power

INTERNET of THINGS

Extension of the Internet to things and places in the physical world

SMART DATA

Advanced exploitation of mass data flow
(e.g. : machine learning)

 

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