||This project was set up to tackle the Water For Injection (WFI) dumping problem at Novo Nordisk pharmaceutical company at the EF insulin-filling department, site Kalundborg. The project used Cleaner Production approach to carry out problem analysis and to conduct possible solutions. A project management approach was used to plan and analyse the project's activities.
One of the main objectives of this project was to estimate the dumped amounts of Water For Injection (WFI) during sanitation at the Filling Department, EF site Kalundborg. It was found that the total dumped Water For Injection corresponds to 17% of the total consumption of municipal water, 7% of this total is directed to the wastewater treatment plant and the rest of the dumped WFI, 10%, is collected and reused for cooling.
Another important objective was to find ways to reduce the dumped WFI and/or reuse it. According to the findings, so far, the Filling Department, EF has reused about 60% of the dumped WFI to be used at the site's cooling system. It was not possible to reduce the dumped WFI from the source but the proposed solutions could reuse the 17% dumped Water For Injection by feeding it back into the system as municipal water. The proposed solutions could achieve environmental benefits and annual financial savings.
The major water consumption at the Filling Department, EF, is found not to be the dumped WFI during sanitation. It is the Water For Injection which is used for washing and cleaning. This corresponds to 60% of the total municipal water consumption.