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Industrial Water Conservation Seminars

Organization(s) Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance
Project Description On May 21, 2003, OTA co-sponsored a Technology in Process (TIP) seminar at the Cranston Print Works (CPW) Webster, Massachusetts facility. The main focus of the seminar was on how a union/management team-oriented approach enabled CPW, a textile printing facility, to achieve water savings not believed possible in the textile industry. The highlight of the seminar was a guided tour of the facility, which helped participants gain a thorough understanding of more than 25 water conservation projects that have been implemented. The collective result of these projects is an annual savings of 110 million gallons of water and close to $350,000 in wastewater and energy costs. The seminar was well received by the 20 representatives from industry that attended; they indicated in their responses that CPW’s approach to water conservation could apply to their companies.

On June 12, 2003, OTA co-sponsored a TIP seminar at the Intel Massachusetts semiconductor manufacturing facility in Hudson, which is currently producing the Pentium® 4 microprocessors. The 30 participants, representing various industries, learned about how Intel implemented numerous water conservation projects through a team-oriented approach. These projects ranged from simple administrative modifications to Ultra Pure Water Recycle Systems and resulted in an annual savings of over 50 million gallons of water. The seminar demonstrated the importance of water conservation and reuse strategies for successful business growth and maintaining a competitive edge in the face of limited water and wastewater capacity. A tour of the facility for the participants enabled them to gain a thorough understanding of the Ultra Pure Water Recycle system. While the focus of the seminar was towards ultra pure water applications in semiconductor manufacturing, Intel's approach and concepts are transferable to other industries, such as printed circuit manufacturing.

OTA sponsored another TIP seminar on industrial water conservation, hosted at the Cranston Print Works Company, on November 9, 2004. Participants learned about how a union/management team-oriented approach enabled Cranston to achieve water savings not believed possible in the textile industry. The highlight of the seminar was a guided tour of the facility, which helped participants gain a thorough understanding of the more than 25 water conservation projects that have been implemented. The collective result of these projects is an annual savings of 110 million gallons of water and close to $350,000 in wastewater and energy costs.

More Info www.state.ma.us/ota/CASES/Cranston_Update.HTM
 
Project Contact
Name Gus Ogunbameru
Phone 617-626-1065
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Project Keywords
Areas of P2 Expertise Environmental Management Systems
Industrial Sectors Printing, Water Use/Treatment
Activity Keywords Training/workshops
 
Source
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 13 No. 2, Summer 2003 [PDF]

 

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