41 Resource efficiency projects – Water AAK Morelia, Mexico Water consumption reduction In 2013, as part of the energy reduction program, a goal was established to reduce water consumption by 10 percent compared to 2012. A series of actions were developed, such as reducing evaporation in cooling towers and improving the cleaning process. The most significant initiative was the installation of a new plant for recycling water based on a reverse osmosis process. The water consumption was reduced by 33 percent between 2012 and 2015. AAK Runcorn, UK Reduce waste water costs The site in Runcorn has invested steadily in its waste water plant by installing new equipment, including a sampling unit, trace heating and a balance tank. The waste water cost per ton has been reduced by 48 percent. AAK Karlshamn, Sweden Water savings in deodorization By recirculating water to process vacuum pumps and introducing indirect cooling concepts significant savings in the use of municipal water have been achieved. An annual water demand of approximately 75,000 m³ was reduced to approximately 45,000 m³ in 2015. An additional effect has been less water to water sewage plant for treatment. Water savings of around 45 percent per year was achieved.
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