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Technical - Process Changes
 

Given that the process cannot change, the next questions to ask are:

  • Can the process be optimised to minimise waste produced or energy required to operate the process?

  • Can we twiddle some known factors to improve water efficiency or reduce effluent volume,or improve effluent quality?

  • Can resource inputs be optimised to reduce wastage?

  • Can we make wastes more recoverable?

  • Can we reduce product rejects or optimise raw material usage?

  • Can we change existing practices or procedures or monitoring to reduce waste or energy use? Does that compressor need to be on all weekend?

graphic image: Process Modification

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