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


November 20th, 2023

The Industrial Water Management department is currently working on two new projects for data center operators

For four years, the team has been working on projects for private clients in a future market that…

April 4th, 2023

GKW Consult, former member of Tractebel joins GFA Group

We have the pleasure to announce that Tractebel and GFA have signed an agreement on 21st March 2023…

February 23rd, 2023

Greendustrial Dialogues India, Chennai, 23.02.2023-24.02.2023

Together with the German-Indian Chamber of Commerce (AHK India) as local project partner, the…