New Intel filtration system to save almost half a billion litres of water a year

  • 21.08.2022
  • Irish Times

Water savings are to be made in future by refining the water which would have been returned to the Irish Water network. The new “nano filtration system” is a first for Intel globally.

“Water is brought from the on-site tanks to our ultra-pure water (UPW) filtration system. As the water goes through the first stage of UPW filtration, some 25 per cent of it is lost due to the nature of how it is filtered.

“The new nanofiltration system will capture this lost volume of water and enable the vast majority of it to be reused in the softened water system which serves other functions on-site, for example in the scrubber systems which remove particulates from industrial exhaust or gas streams,” he said.