Water Conservation Project in Austin, Texas, Wins Environmental Awareness Award
Spansion Inc. receives award for multi-year project involving use of RO membrane system
Spansion Inc. received a 2011 Environmental Awareness Award in the large business category from the city of Austin, Texas, for its multi-year water conservation project. The project began in 2001 and involved an ultrafiltration module and reverse osmosis membrane system manufactured by Dow Water & Process Solutions, part of the Dow Chemical Co. The award recognizes the efforts of individuals and groups that are making significant contributions to the protection and enhancement of Austin’s environment.
“Part of being a responsible corporate citizen is respecting the environment,” said Randy Blair, vice president of Spansion’s Wafer Fab 25 Operations in Austin. “Our multi-year water conservation project reduced our water usage by 60% and saves the equivalent of 7,150 soda cans full of water per minute.”
An integrated ultrafiltration module and FILMTEC reverse osmosis membrane system allows Spansion to consume less water and treat more than 400 gal per minute of their fabrication wastewater.