WATER EFFICIENCY AS A CONCEPT
The overall concept guiding AQUASSAY’s action is water efficiency.
An overall strategy for multiple gains.
The global concept underlying Aquassay’s action is water efficiency.
In a context where our relationship to water is going to evolve under environmental, reglementary and economic constraints, the water efficiency strategy aims to consume better, produce better and reject less, acting primarily on the performance usages and treatments.
Pioneer of this strategy, Aquassay applies those precepts to its clients by examining all water usages of a site and recommending improvements, often cost-effective in the short-term.
The results of this approach are concrete :
- Cost reduction (direct and indirect)
- Environmental footprint reduction (consumption and effluents impact)
- Compliance to imposed rules (authorizations and release agreements, RDSW, ……., intern standards…)
Water efficiency : prioritise root causes
3 critical issues
concerning water costs and risks
1. Under-evaluate costs
due to interdependance to other utilities and processes.
2. Under-evaluate risks
Availability, business continuity, conflicts over usage, …
3. Under-evaluate analysis needs
Not enough data or information produced and to analyze
to answer these issues
1. Produce and centralize enough data
which are relevant and reliable.
2. Develop a systemic approach
and get an integrated analysis of your site’s water cycle.
3. Apply business intelligence
in water process engineering & water efficiency
Overall water cost
Today, water is mistakenly considered as inexpensive, because it is generally perceived through its direct « visible » costs, meaning its costs as material (ex.: $/ consumed m3; taxes and royalties associated to effluents volumes and quality)
Yet, this vision is very partial.
As a thermal and utility fluid (transporting, washing, rinsing, dissolving, etc.) , as a solvent and ingredient, water actually irrigates almost all human activities and its global cost calculation must include investments (installations, networks, sensors, pumps, etc.) and operating costs (energy, reagents, maintenance, analyses, wage bill,…) relevant to water usages.
To these direct costs must be added indirect costs, no longer meaning the costs of water but the costs induced by water. It can be, for example, productivity losses (ex. : production reduction or stoppage induced by water), non-quality costs (ex. : noncompliance of finished products induced by a bad control of ingredient waters or cleaning waters quality), performance drops (ex. : 1 mm tartar can induce an 82% reduction of the heat transmission efficiency) or also the reduction of your installations durability (ex. : a new process induces more acid effluents, which will consume networks not initially designed for this purpose).
Improving the performance of both your water usages and treatments is improving the one of your activity.
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