OPPORTUNITIES FOR WATER SAVINGS AND WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN THE BAYER PROCESS

Adano S, Kildea J, Millington S, Ross P

Water is a critical resource for all alumina producers and increasingly, water is also being recognized as a valuable and scarce resource. Appropriate use, control and management of water within refinery operations are key areas of concern for refinery operators. This paper outlines specific technologies focused on water control and management across refinery sites with case studies on improved water management practices and opportunities for further development.