Planning kit for industrial park-wide water reuse

#Industrial parks #evaluation, #modeling #concepts
Various water management concepts are assembled from building blocks for water withdrawal, delivery, use, and treatment, which can then be compared based on technical, economic, and environmental factors.
Schematic representation of the planning kit. Copyright: ISAH.

The Industrial Park planning kit enables the development of customized concepts for industrial park-wide water reuse. Technical, economic and ecological factors are taken into account.

Due to the large variety of existing and required water qualities, industrial parks offer good conditions for decentralized water reuse between plants. In this context, the planning toolbox "Industrial Park" facilitates a comprehensive exploration of site-specific solutions in the early planning stage.

The information relevant for planning and evaluation is stored in user modules (water use, withdrawal and discharge) and process modules. Transferable data and correlations are already included to facilitate application.

The modules can be flexibly linked to form treatment and re-use concepts. Using the balance models created in this way, selected evaluation key figures are calculated for variable load and future scenarios (see also "Economic evaluation of treatment options for water reuse using modular cost functions").

Based on the calculated key figures, economic, technical/operational and ecological advantages and disadvantages of different concepts can be weighed against each other.

In this way, the planning module helps to identify case-specific re-use potentials, to evaluate concepts on the basis of individual target figures and to react flexibly to changing framework conditions in the course of the project. The creation of corresponding process modules also facilitates the transfer of information from process development and thus the consideration of innovative processes in planning.

In the WaReIp project, a user and process module library was created and the planning toolbox was used to evaluate various re-use concepts for a sample industrial park.

Water resource: Drinking water, Groundwater, Process water, Rainwater, Salt water, Surface water, Treated water, Wastewater
Type of product:
  • Modelling & software tools
TRL: 6
    TRL (Technology Readiness Level)
  • TRL 1 - Basic principles observed
  • TRL 2 - Technology concept formulated
  • TRL 3 - Experimental proof of concept
  • TRL 4 - Technology validated in lab
  • TRL 5 - Technology validated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)
  • TRL 6 - Technology demonstrated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)
  • TRL 7 - System prototype demonstration in operational environment
  • TRL 8 - System complete and qualified
  • TRL 9 - Actual system proven in operational environment (competitive manufacturing in the case of key enabling technologies; or in space)
Application sector: Industry
Funding measure: WavE
Project: WaReIp

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Logo ISAH - Institut für Siedlungswasserwirtschaft und Abfalltechnik
  • ISAH - Institut für Siedlungswasserwirtschaft und Abfalltechnik,
  • Welfengarten 1,
  • 30167 Hannover

ISAH - Institut für Siedlungswasserwirtschaft und Abfalltechnik,
IEEM gGmbH - Institut für Umwelttechnik und Management an der Universität Witten/Herdecke,

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