ALTANA generally uses drinking water for its production, and at some sites groundwater. For cooling, ECKART in Günthersthal uses river water that flows back without additional contamination.
Measures for conserving water
- Optimization and change of production at ECKART in Finland.
- Unusually high water consumption was stopped by pipeline repairs at three sites.
- ELANTAS Beck and ACTEGA Rhenania received new cooling towers and cycles, ELANTAS Beck for the new pilot plant and for tank cooling.
The percentage of water used several times cannot be known exactly, as in the cooling cycle it is often fed via cooling towers. The amount is not measured; the water that evaporates in cooling towers is replaced. Overall, we far surpassed our targets for reduction of drinking water consumption.