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1 The INNOWATER partnership A Public-Private Innovation Partnership for Better Innovation Support Tools and Delivery Mechanisms in the Water Sector Innowater Water Audit (IWA): Best Practices from Navarra, Spain Ms. Camino Correia Director of International Area Zabala Innovation Consulting 19th June 2013, Science Park Scion-DTU, Copenhagen, Denmark

2 INNOWATER WATER AUDIT To determine the current status of water management in the enterprise To assist in the determination of specific improvement measures that will enable companies to manage in a more sustainable water consumption of the production process. 20 water-using industries: 16 Food & Drink + 4 Pulp & Paper

3 IWA Methodology IWA Methodology Audit presentation Data Gathering + Desk work Between 3-4 visits Improvement discussions Report I Data gathering + conclusions Between 1-2 visits Report II Improvement plan

4 Potential market IMPACT of IWA: Guaranty of fulfilment of regulations, reduction in water consumption, decrease of exploitation costs  Increase of competitiveness Improvement in water management and its purification helps reducing associated costs, and also improves the competitiveness of the company Companies could offer better product pricing to their clients. Improve on sewage brings a better relation with the Administration because of discharge reduction and fulfilment of discharge limits Transmitting environmental awareness is a key factor in international markets

5 Technical Checklist General data on the Company General data on the Production site General data on water use Water abstraction Water use Re-use of water Wastewater Wastewater treatment System Flow Diagram Management Checklist (link to European Water Stewardship) Water Abstraction Status of chemical quality and biological elements Restoration and preservation of water-cycle related high conservation value areas Equitable and transparent water governance Report 1 - Data Gathering Introducction and general issues Study of Water flow Water diagram Water cost Consumption ratios Water management Conclusions

6 Improvement plan ◦ Identification of improvement possibilities ◦ Installations and process technologies ◦ Use of current technologies (employee behaviour) ◦ In management ◦ Selection of improvements: a. ROI and cost analysis b. Estimations of impact (water saving, minimizing pollution, etc…) c. Risk analysis d. Real possibilities of implementation) Report 2 - Improvement Plan Proposals for improvement Prioritize Overview of selected improvements Planning

7 CASE STUDY (1/2): SME in the meat sector (canned meat), water user industry. No. Workers: 89 / Annual turnover: €10M / Production/year: 780,062 g. UNE ‐ EN ‐ ISO 9011; British Retail Consortium (BRC), International Food Standard (IFS). Total water abstraction (m3): 34,800 (100% Public water supply) Pre-treatments: None Water Reused (m3/year): None 90% of abstracted water is discharged ( m3/year) Waste water treatment: None

8 CASE STUDY (2/2): IDENTIFIED NEEDSPROPOSALS FOR IMPROVEMENT Water supply Placement of flow ‐ meters. Piping arrangement. Placement of flow meters to control the final use process. Check for leakage of water supplied. Use in processReduce the water consumptionDispensers installation in pressure cleaning hoses to improve cleaning efficiency. Installation of a closed area to efficiently collect water and blood from meat. ReuseTwo discharge points where reuse could be possible: - Water coming from the sterilizer - Water used for washing the cans Installation of a cooling tower to reuse heated water. Reuse water from metal cans rising. Recycling of water would be preconditioned to filtering ManagementA control system for water managementTraining for employees on best practices. Effective daily water monitoring. Installation of more efficient toilets. TechnologiesThe company uses BATs. However, some other technologies for a efficient water use could be considered Shutoff valves in metal can washers so that the water flow can be effectively adjusted. DischargeWaste water treatment to reduce the concentration of oils and fats. A wastewater treatment more effective in reducing pollution from wastewater should be implemented.

9 COMMON IWA RESULTS: Distribution of water use (m3/year): 93% processing consumption 7% for other uses (cleaning, WCs, irrigation) Water abstraction61% public water supply (the rest: wells, pool and river) Water pre-treatment- no treatment - reverse osmosis - chlorination and demineralization - Calcium cleaning with NaCl Water reuseAll pulp & paper industries reuse part of their waste water (with an average re-use ratio of 32,57%) Only 30% of Food and Drink industries reuse part of their waste water. This low figure is due to strict food safety regulations Sewage treatmentPulp & paper: 100% have purification plant Food & drink: 60% have purification plan Water cost30% abstraction costs 20% processing costs 50% treatment costs

10 IDENTIFIED GOOD PRACTICES: Water supply Installation of pressure pump; Adequacy of piping systems; Installation of sectorial monitoring systems and flow meters, Optimisation of pre treatments Use of pressure guns instead of hoses; Make use of rain-water; Improvement of water piping systems and cleaning processes In processing Implementation of dry technologies; Water dosage measurers; Recirculation of cooling water; re-use of cooling water for cleaning and incoming cooling processing; re-use of rinsing water for cleaning operations, reuse of hot water from sterilizers for steam generation. Automation of manual processes Replacement of water transport tubes by air tubes; Elimination of the water use in conveyor belts; High efficiency or closed-circuit wash equipment In cleaningSolid drainage CIP equipment Automation Pressure equipment Dry cleaning

11 IDENTIFIED GOOD PRACTICES: Purification treatments Optimisation of purification processes. Use of pilot plants to optimise the existing treatments; Placement of buffering tanks to absorb production picks and ensure controlled dumping; In management Installation of flow meters Optimisation of equipment's consumption Monitoring of consumption vs. processing ratios Awareness of employees Introduction of Water Saving as a purchase criteria Other usesEfficient laboratory facilities

12 Companie’s GOOD feedback on IWA Actual measurements were done on-site Estimated consultant dedication was sufficient to complete the study Full water cycle status assessment within the company Planning of achievable improvements actions, together with an estimated ROI Involvement /commitment from the water using company is essential for the success of the study Previous knowledge between the company and the consultant is a key factor The majority of the companies were not involved in water management projects before The majority of water using companies would continue working with the consultant in this matter even if funds (for vouchers) are not available

13 What’s next: CIP-Eco-Innowation (deadline 5 September 2013; budget €31.5M) ◦ Objective: Commercialisation of eco-innovative solutions ◦ R&D phase must be completed ◦ Approach: first application or market replication of eco-innovative techniques, products, processes or practices ◦ Priorities: Materials Recycling, Sustainable Building Products, Food&Drink Sector, Water, Greening Bussinesses / smart purchasing

14 Fighting and adapting to climate change Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems Ensuring the sustainable supply of non- energy and nonagricultural raw materials Enabling the transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation Developing comprehensive and sustained global environmental observation and information systems H2020. Challenge 5 Climate action, Resource efficiency and Raw Materials (3.160 Mill Euros) European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Knowledge Innovation Communities – KIC CLIMATE (300 Mill euros) Joint Programming Initiative: Water challenges for a water world European Innovation Partnership water LIFE : d2013.htm#proposal

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16 THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ATTENTION Camino Correia Director of international area


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