But the will of the industry has always been to go further, and it is in this context that it is necessary to place the construction of a new industrial wastewater treatment plant, even more efficient, which is expected to enter into operation in 2021.
This new plant, which will have a capacity of 1,800,000 liters/h. during the 24 hours, with the possibility of future extensions, will allow to fulfill the new European exigencies of the BREF CWW (Common Waste Water) and of the refinement. This new regulation affects the wastewater of each company individually, but once again the companies that make up the chemical and petrochemical sector of Tarragona have opted to work together.
According to the plant’s design, water treatment will not only be capable of regenerating industrial wastewater, but will also enable its reuse in industrial processes. The chemical industry has been regenerating and reusing urban wastewater and will now be able to do the same with its own industrial wastewater. The industry’s objective is to increase recycled water use from its current rate of 15% to 25% by 2025.