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Process Water Recycling

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Dr. Randall Ritzema

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Senior Design Project

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Scholarship of Community Application

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The Millipore Sigma-Kankakee Site uses high volumes of water for many operations. One operation utilizes approximately 3600 L of water per batch every couple days and more than 3.8MM liters of water per year. The water is utilized as a component of the buffer washes used in the extraction process for cholesterol that involves various other components such as silica and ions such as sodium, sulfur, and phosphate. The washes that go through the process involve these components and large amounts of water that are then drained out of the facility. This volume is roughly 7% of the site's total annual water consumption. Millipore Sigma would like us to review the quality of the effluent and recommend options for re-use, treatment for re-use, or both. An evaluation of the water to a known standard will be required as well as evaluating water recycling opportunities either as an off-site or on-site recycling process. There has been no history of any past solution attempts, although Millipore Sigma has made recent attempts to reduce water consumption in other aspects of their plant, such as the work done by ONU students last year. The water use throughout the plant is drawn from the Kankakee river, which currently shows safe standards for various components such as heavy metal concentrations [1]. Regardless, Millipore Sigma possesses a reverse osmosis system to purify this water as it is used to mix medical quality batches of buffer solution. Historically, Millipore Sigma has previously

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The Millipore Sigma-Kankakee Site uses high volumes of water for many operations. One operation utilizes approximately 3600 L of water per batch every couple days and more than 3.8MM liters of water per year. The water is utilized as a component of the buffer washes used in the extraction process for cholesterol that involves various other components such as silica and ions such as sodium, sulfur, and phosphate. The washes that go through the process involve these components and large amounts of water that are then drained out of the facility. This volume is roughly 7% of the site's total annual water consumption. Millipore Sigma would like us to review the quality of the effluent and recommend options for re-use, treatment for re-use, or both. An evaluation of the water to a known standard will be required as well as evaluating water recycling opportunities either as an off-site or on-site recycling process. There has been no history of any past solution attempts, although Millipore Sigma has made recent attempts to reduce water consumption in other aspects of their plant, such as the work done by ONU students last year. The water use throughout the plant is drawn from the Kankakee river, which currently shows safe standards for various components such as heavy metal concentrations [1]. Regardless, Millipore Sigma possesses a reverse osmosis system to purify this water as it is used to mix medical quality batches of buffer solution. Historically, Millipore Sigma has previously