12 Jan 2015 News
Delicarta Cartiera, Porcari, Italy, has activated its innovative Waste Water Reuse plant aimed at reducing the amount of fresh water it uses in its production processes.
The technology used is one of the best and most advanced systems currently available in the industry and enables Delicarta to recycle approximately 75% of its wastewater, i.e., a reduction in the use of fresh water estimated at 350,000 m3/year.
The plant has a three-stage purification process. In the first stage, which is aimed at reducing the amount of organic pollutants in the water, wastewater undergoes a biological process. The second stage separates the solids from the liquids via a Membrane Biological Reactor (MBR) filter. The third and last stage removes any residual saline content from the water through reverse osmosis.
The overall amount invested in this initial paper tissue Waste Water Reuse plant is approximately 3 million Euros.