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June 5, 2018
1:45-2:45PM

Making the Business Case for Water Conservation at a Chemical Plant

Expo A3

Speaker: Glenn Sabadosa, Manager, Covestro NAFTA Water Quality, Covestro; Brian Moore, Industrial Water Use Practice Leader, ARCADIS-US, Inc.

At one of their largest facilities, Covestro desired to identify opportunities to reduce site water use, ideally through projects that make good business sense. To this end, Arcadis collaborated with Covestro staff to conduct a water use efficiency study utilizing an approach known as water kaizen blitz (WKB), which focuses upstream within the facility to identify financially sound water efficiency opportunities. The WKB teams successfully identified 22 opportunities to reduce demand for water, reduce operating costs, and improve overall plant efficiency, 15 of which have an estimated payback period of less than two years. Implementation of the opportunities with payback periods less than two years could reduce site water demand by an estimated 209 Mgal per year and reduce operating costs by approximately $3.2 million per year. 

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2018-06-05 13:45:00 2018-06-05 14:45:00 America/Detroit Making the Business Case for Water Conservation at a Chemical Plant Speaker: Glenn Sabadosa, Manager, Covestro NAFTA Water Quality, Covestro; Brian Moore, Industrial Water Use Practice Leader, ARCADIS-US, Inc. At one of their largest facilities, Covestro desired to identify opportunities to reduce site water use, ideally through projects that make good business sense. To this end, Arcadis collaborated with Covestro staff to conduct a water use efficiency study utilizing an approach known as water kaizen blitz (WKB), which focuses upstream within the facility to identify financially sound water efficiency opportunities. The WKB teams successfully identified 22 opportunities to reduce demand for water, reduce operating costs, and improve overall plant efficiency, 15 of which have an estimated payback period of less than two years. Implementation of the opportunities with payback periods less than two years could reduce site water demand by an estimated 209 Mgal per year and reduce operating costs by approximately $3.2 million per year.  Expo A3