March 2012

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HP Water Management: Water is the next oil

In the future, increased demands for high-quality fresh water supplies will translate into voluntary and, ultimately, regulatory mandates. These constraints will require facilities to limit or to redu..

Huchler, L. A., MarTech Systems, Inc.

In the future, increased demands for high-quality fresh water supplies will translate into voluntary and, ultimately, regulatory mandates. These constraints will require facilities to limit or to reduce withdrawal volumes from the local watershed. Plant personnel in southeast Texas have been living this scenario as a severe drought continues to compromise the quality and quantity of fresh water. However, implementing temporary solutions is not the same as crafting permanent solutions. A reasonable approach. Water-reuse projects are typically long-term efforts. They require a significant amount of analysis before making any capital project commitments. The initial efforts will require

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