Sandvik in important partnership for next generation resource efficient water management

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How to reduce water consumption, reduce waste and increase the metal recycling? Sandvik participates in the newly started EU project Inspirewater with the aim of developing new technology to do just that. The project has been granted a contribution of between EUR 5 and 7 million to reduce the water and energy consumption in the process industry, with a special focus on the steel and chemical industries. There are eleven partners participating from six different countries and new solutions will be tested at one of Sandvik's production plants in Sweden.

The Inspirewater project is led by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute with the objective of reducing water consumption in the steel and chemical industries by 40-80 percent. In order to achieve the objective of reducing the consumption of water, the project will look at both existing separation processes as well as new technologies. Sandvik Materials Technology is participating as a pilot for the development of separation technology to look at the separation of metals from pickling acid and purification of rinsing water.

For Sandvik, this is an important and exciting step towards the vision for 2050, that only products of value to the community leave our plants.