Saturday 3 December 2022

Water consumption

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In 2010 specific water consumption was approximately 362,3 lt/ton of cement. Compared to the previous year, the reported water consumption decreased by 19.1%. In 2009 a target of 350 lt/ton of cement was set to be achieved by 2015.

As part of the Group environmental policy, in 2007 we took the initiative to develop and apply an integrated water management system at all cement plants wholly owned by TITAN. Our goal is to achieve this target by 2012. The water mapping of each of our facilities is underway and will provide a reliable representation of plant’s water flow diagram, water balance and areas for further improvement. This is the first step toward a reliable management, monitoring and reporting system of our plants’ water balance as well as information for the complete water cycle of each plant.

As a core member in the first Water Working Group established under WBCSD/CSI, in January 2011, our efforts in this field focus on:

  • Reviewing Water KPI’s and leverage on input across sectors by using the experience of the WBCSD Water Project in an effort to make the KPI’s relevant to the business, and
  • Developing guidance on site-specific risk assessment for water.

TITAN is looking into learning from the experience of CSI and WBCSD members and also members of the Water Footprint Network.

It is worth mentioning that during the last few years our efforts produced the first positive results in two of our cement plants, Usje in FYROM and Zlatna Panega in Bulgaria. The initiation of an improved water monitoring system and the investment on discharged water purification and recycling systems as well as on upgrading the water distribution network resulted in the reduction of water consumption by more than 60%.

At its plant in Pennsuco (Florida, U.S.A.), TITAN has followed a detailed water-use mapping. It goes beyond the apparent water consumption, and involves hydrogeology and aquifer modelling, aiming to assess the efficient‘re-circulation’ of water used for various operations (cement plant, aggregates, ready mix and cement block production).

TITAN Group targets for emissions

 Reduce specific dust emissions by 65% until 2015 compared to 2003.
2015 target: 95g/ton clinker

 Reduce specific NOx emissions by 45% until 2015 compared to 2003.
Keep the target of 1670g/ton clinker set in 2008 for Group operations owned in 2009

 Reduce specific SOx emissions by 51% until 2015 compared to 2003.
2015 target: 240g/ton clinker

TITAN Group target for water consumption

 Mapping and reducing specific water consumption
2015 target: 350lt/ton cement