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Bringing Wastewater Back to Life in Manufacturing Adapted from Information by Grundfos Grundfos Serbia built its manufacturing facility in Indjija in 2012. With more than 30 production lines creating more than four million different products, the site produces a great deal of wastewater. The company plans to build a technically sophis- ticated water treatment plant to reuse the plant’s wastewater. Using the Grundfos Biobooster, the closed-loop system will treat all domestic wastewater, accounting for 60-70% of the factory’s wastewater, using the companys MBR (membrane bio-reactor) technology. Additional wastewater treatment technologies, as well as rainwater harvesting technology, will help the site demon- strate how a large-scale industrial facility can operate with minimal water footprint. The company’s next-generation ultra filtration system goes be- yond conventional wastewater treatment, removing nitrates and bacteria producing extremely high-quality water, which can be reused at the facil- ity. The system is also compact and modular, so it can be used in remote locations. “It is very important for us to have a company like Grundfos that takes care of the environment and which is at the very top in the development of modern technologies. This shows that Indjija is a place where every company has absolutely all opportunities for advancement and, for our part, we will continue to provide maximum support to such projects,” said Vladimir Gak, Mayor of Indjija Municipality. Globally, the company plans to cut its water consumption in half by 2025. Water efficiency and water treatment is at the core of these ambitious goals, with the factory in Indjija as a shining example. “We have made a big investment here in Indjija because it is the right thing to do. As a company, we have an obligation to be first movers and clean our own water - to keep order in our own house so to speak. I am confident this can be a major inspiration within our company and to other companies as well,” stated Veljko Todorović, plant director for Grundfos Serbia. The Indjija production site is the company’s third largest production facil- ity in the world. The plant’s closed-loop wastewater treatment system will act as a high-level and scalable example of how factories can be developed with sustain- able methods in mind. “This is a major milestone, and I want to thank everyone who have helped make this possible. We are the first to imple- ment this technology in the area, we want to inspire and help take care of the envi- ronment in the whole region. We hope to continue our great working relationship with the local authorities in this respect,” said Stéphane Simonetta, group execu- tive vice president, COO, Grundfos. The opening ceremony also marked the ten-year anniversary of Grundfos in Serbia, which has quickly become one of the country’s top ten exporters. 49 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® FEBRUARY 2020 Infinity Tool Manufacturing developed a range of small-diameter PDC bits from 1-7/8-inch to 2-15/16-inch for geotechnical drilling. Compared to conventional bits, Infinity’s geotechnical PDC bits have the following benefits: • High performance with boring speeds up to five times faster • High wear resistance • High accuracy with straighter bores Infinity Tool Manufacturing is a Valued WWDR Advertiser. WTR