Flocerfida Laza Amaya
University of Perpetual Help System Laguna, Philippines
Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Fundam Renewable Energy Appl
Life Cycle Assessment was applied to assess the water balance of selected locators in Laguna international industrial park Inc. and as a management tool to evaluate the overall impacts of each of the processes involved. The knowledge about life cycle assessment and industrial ecology is one of the building blocks of sustainability of water reuse in LIIP. Most of the locators do not consider yet ecological sustainability due to their limited knowledge of industrial ecology. Although most of the Pollution Control Officers are not that informed about industrial ecology and life cycle assessment, they are willing to disclose their data on volume of ground freshwater consumption and wastewater discharge. There are locators who have pre-treatment process due to their high quality requirements of water and they just discharge this pre-treated water directly to the Centralized Sewage Treatment Plant. In consonance to this, there are locators who are using water for their auxiliary operations which do not require high quality of water. Evaluation results showed that industrial ecology can be applied to selected locators so they can reduce their groundwater consumption and volume of discharged wastewater. It was identified that barriers in closing the water loop in LIIP are due to abundance of freshwater supply and its cheaper cost.
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