Case study

Improved cost-efficiency through more accurate dosing and smarter chemical management

A paper producer wanted to better understand its process trends and variables to optimize the wastewater treatment process and costs. Kemira offered new solution that combines smart technologies, chemistry, knowledge and service on a waste water treatment plant. The solution was enabled by a good relationship and long-term development work with the customer. As a result the customer benefitted from a cost-efficient wastewater treatment process with measured performance.

Improved cost-efficiency through more accurate dosing and smarter chemical management
 

Challenge: Optimizing the wastewater treatment processes and the costs

A paper producer wanted Kemira to develop a cost effective solution that provides continuous control, monitoring  and data collection for the customer to better understand process trends and variables. At the same time the solution must also provide wastewater treatment stability to continuously optimize the process with regard to costs.

Environmental aspects are also contributing to the challenges and there are tighter restrictions for effluent discharge. Due to these changes, the need to better manage the wastewaters has led to more challenging operational conditions.

In order to succeed, the customer requires continuous improvement and innovation as the two necessary ingredients.

Solution: KemConnect smart process management solution improves customer’s cost-efficiency and makes performance measurable

Kemira combined chemistry and process knowledge with smart technologies and innovative ideas, giving a strong base for the wastewaste treatment process optimization. Successful implementation of the KemConnect solution gave the customer an opportunity to optimize total process costs.

Kemira provided a wide portfolio of different chemistries as well as KemConnect platform and various smart devices to capture and connect sensor-based data to optimize chemicals in the customers’ processes with greater accuracy and precision.

Increased understanding of the customer’s process and a good co-operation with the customer led to a very stable process. Real time process data helped to understand the incoming load from upstream and on the process itself, and to react to the changes accordingly.

Through KemConnect solution Kemira provided proactive customer service, automated KPI-reports and awareness of process conditions at all time.

The demand for process development and improvement, monitoring and reporting were matched against a reduction of customers´ own resources.

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Results: Overall cost savings and increased process stability

The customer has been very satisfied with Kemira´s Smart Process Management solution. They have achieved ~45% overall cost savings during five years and the wastewater process has been more stable during the time they have been utilizing Kemira KemConnect.

With Kemira supporting the process development and optimization, the customer can utilize their limited resources in their core processes.

Environmental aspects were very important both for the customer and Kemira. The data driven environment and accurate dosing enabled Kemira to provide solutions to meet the tighter restrictions for effluent discharge.

Customer Benefits

  • Environment:  The data driven environment and accurate dosing enabled Kemira to provide solutions to meet the tighter restrictions for effluent discharge.
  • Innovation: Kemira provided a wide portfolio of different chemistries as well as KemConnect platform and various smart devices to capture and connect sensor-based data to optimize chemicals in the customers’ processes with greater accuracy and precision.
  • Improved efficiency: ~45% overall cost savings during five years and the wastewater process has been more stable during the time they have been utilizing Kemira KemConnect.
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