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.