Water Management

We formulate water conservation policies and plans in accordance with local government regulations and inspection standards in various countries. Systematic measures related to water resource management are as follow:
• Collect and recycle water from cooling towers, and build a circulation system
• Reuse clean water
• Lower cooling requirements and improve the cooling process
• Improve heat recovery rate and reduce demand for cooling water

The water for Lioudu, Chungli, and Neihu (Neihu factory + Pharmaceutical Development Center) comes 100% from Water Plants. As indicated in the WRI (World Resources Institute)’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, Taiwan is categorized as a low-medium (1-2) area in the Baseline Water Stress Map. There is no underground water usage to cause an impact on its source. TTY Biopharm does not discharge water containing a high concentration of chemical substances. Low-concentration wastewater first goes through primary treatment in the factory before being channeled to the sewage treatment plant in the industrial park for final treatment. Within national effluent standards, the treated wastewater is discharged into receiving waters, thereby reducing environmental degradation. No leakage, overflow, or other non-scheduled wastewater was discharged during the reporting period.
The chemical oxygen demand (COD) emissions and SS (suspended solids) in the discharged water of Lioudu and Chungli factories are much lower than local sewer connection standards and do not impact the water and biodiversity.

 

Water Consumption

Water Consumption Intensity (Unit: Megaliters/Revenue-Thousand NTD)

 

Management on Wastewater Discharge & Relevant Impact

Wastewater Discharge Intensity (Unit: Megaliters/ Revenue-Thousand NTD)

 

In the year 2020, as the pandemic continues, inventory has increased while orders from local and international buyers have dropped, however, the water consumption intensity and wastewater discharge intensity has remained at the same level as the previous reporting period, thanks to the daily improvement in manufacturing processes and sewage treatment.
In the future, the overall water saving policy will further expand to systematic water management, inclusive of the circulation system, recycle and reuse of chilling tower water; chilling procedure upgrades, better heat recovery rate, and lower water demand. The importance of saving water is disseminated across employees up to the managerial level for fundamental action.

Technology to Arsenic Ion Recycling
TTY wishes to mitigate the environmental impact caused by production and has partnered with NCU to develop a process to recycle As ions, ensuring As concentration in wastewater falls within the discharge limit. It is expected to improve the manufacturing process and sewage treatment efficacy. The technology applies practical needs and takes care of both high and low As concentration recycling, a great example of a business concept that follows recycling, purification, and sustainable circulation.
With the terrific achievement of As ion recycling, TTY was invited by ITRI to share at the “TASS2020 Asia’s Sustainable Supply & Circular Economy Conference and Exhibition” based on their most recent study results. In the future, TTY will ensure relevant regulation compliance on local and international levels and contribute to the sustainability of our environment.

 


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