Overcoming water treatment challenges in the automotive manufacturing industry - Manufacturing, Other

The automotive industry is a major consumer of water. According to some estimates, producing a car uses an astonishing 40,000 gallons of water. Water is used in nearly every stage of the auto manufacturing process and water treatment for the automotive industry must be reliable and sustainable. Metal finishing, boiler feed, cooling tower makeup and the paint shop all require large volumes of water. Top performing auto manufacturers now set water efficiency goals as low as 1 m3 per unit. In order to reach these sustainability goals, organizations need to source highly efficient forms of water treatment technology to remain competitive.

Desalitech’s Closed Circuit Reverse Osmosis (CCRO) systems excel where other reverse osmosis systems fail.  CCRO systems provide maximum water recovery of up to 98% plus a resistance to fouling, scaling that drives your organization towards exceeding operational and sustainability goals.

CCRO allows plant operations to focus their on attention on more critical matters as the systems automatically adapt to varying feed water and allow for remote control of the system if there are changes that do need to be made.

Paint & Coatings Shop
In the automotive manufacturing plant, the paint shop is where water consumption is most significant. The actual painting and coatings processes require high volumes of water and the equipment in the paint shops also require a great deal of frequent cleansing with water.
Cooling Towers & Boilers
Another area in which water use is high are the heating and cooling systems. Boilers and cooling towers require a high purity water for proper operation. Using purified water increases efficiency and reduces down time for cleaning and maintenance. It also extends the overall life of the equipment, helping with capital expenditures.
End of Pipe & Wastewater

The average auto manufacturing site creates a great deal of wastewater with oils, greases, paints and lubricants that need to be removed in order for the water to be disposed of or reused. End of pipe processes are often implemented to control effluent and requires a sophisticated and robust treatment.