A quick return on wastewater investment in the pharmaceutical sector

Efficient use of resources is essential in any sector, particularly with the increasing costs of water and wastewater. Reusing and recycling wastewater can offer significant savings, due to the high cost of discharging water.  There are numerous examples of how companies have put reusing water to best advantage, including one of our pharmaceutical clients. This client’s research and development facility was sending approximately 25% of its supplied raw water to the drain from an Reverse Osmosis (RO) process. Veolia installed a recovery RO system adjacent to the two production RO units to recycle and reuse over 50% of the RO concentrate and subsequently reduce operating costs. 


  • Overall operating water recovery increased from 75 to 87.5%;  
  • 20,000,000 litres of water recovered annually;
  • £32,000 in financial savings annually

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Read our white paper to find out how other industries have made significant benefits to their business by rethinking their approach to water.