Water consumption and depuration
Posted in Sustainability Channel
When it comes to water, the figures cannot be overlooked. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) estimates that 3.9 billion people will face water shortages by 2030, while the United States alone is using 3% of its electricity for the treatment of waste water.
By 2030, 3.9 billion will face water shortages (Font: OECD)
Water and energy savings are two areas that are closely related. This is why the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) has recently presented a new system for the automated management of waste water treatment plants.
Developed by the ENEA Research Centre in Bologna, Italy the innovation allows for saving 36% of total energy consumption and 15% of plants’ management costs. Additionally, it makes the biological processes needed to eliminate pollutants more efficient.
Innovation from ENEA allows more efficiency of biological processes, saving 36% of energy consumption and 15% of plants’ management costs
This technology assesses the presence of nitrogen in water through probes, thus making its elimination possible at a lower cost.
The patent will also simplify the management of ventilation systems (responsible for 75% of consumption), reducing the air used in water treatment pools by up to 60%.
Favini has an ecological purification plant for water waste treatment
To save and safeguard water as a resource, Favini has also developed a new approach aimed at intervening in the circulation and treatment of water thanks to ongoing research and the use of new implementation systems.
All water used, for example, is channelled into an effective, ecological purification plant.