Process optimization and water treatment

About 20 % of fresh water consumed worldwide is being used by industry amounting to approx. 800 ckm (cubic kilometers) per year. In general, more than 50% of this water is used for generating electricity or cooling power plants.

Industries with high water consumption are e.g. the chemical industry, the metal, wood, pulp and paper industry or the food industry. However, this global water consumption for industrial purposes is expected to further increase. Reason is the growing industrialization process in developing countries.

Our industrial water experts understand the requirements of the various industry branches and know how to efficiently reduce the water footprint and to treat and reuse water.

Our Competencies

  • Process optimization
  • Water reuse
  • Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD)
  • Reducing the water footprint


May 17th, 2024

GKW Consult at the IFAT Munich 2024

From May 13th to 17th, GKW Consult GmbH and GFA Consulting Group, both members of the GFA Group,…

April 18th, 2024

We are excited to be part of #IFAT Munich

We are excited to be part of #IFAT Munich – the World's Leading Trade Fair for #Water, #Sewage,…

April 1st, 2024

Transition in management at GKW Consult

After a long career of almost 40 years, Dr. Christoph Theune retires on 31st of March 2024.…