Environmental experts and governments have traditionally dealt with water and energy systems independently, climate change and water scarcity are driving a growing consensus that water and energy infrastructures are connected.
The “water-energy nexus” is a broad term that encourages organizations to understand and consider the relationship between energy and water systems; and their many interrelated tradeoffs. In a future that will almost certainly be characterized by more water shortages, a growing number of extreme weather events and greater efforts to reduce greenhouse gases – it will be increasingly important to consider the interdependencies of these resources.
The carbon footprint of a production facility or its plants, such as wastewater treatment plants, characterizes the latent carbon dioxide emissions and future ramifications on the environment. If the carbon footprint is to be reduced, potential savings in CO2 emissions need to be determined. That means identifying and analyzing the processes responsible.
MEB provides its clients with efficient solutions that improve their CO2 balance sheet, by evaluating technological alternatives, such as water reuse or renewable energy. We look at the data and analyze the indicators before using them as the basis for reducing the individual carbon footprint. Additionally, we specialize in alternatives for sludge reduction and support all the necessary steps to select the correct plant components and processes that need to be adopted. Our experts determine the potential for optimization through the identification of options for the reduction of operational costs for our clients.
With many years of technological expertise in the water technology sector, MEB provides outstanding support in implementing potential optimizations. We have a wealth of experience in operational management that is crucial when it comes to continuously improving the CO2 footprint without compromising on performance and plant operations.