Industrial Water in the Automotive Industry
Research Project, 2021 – 2023

Purpose and goal: The goal of the project is to significantly reduce the freshwater consumption in the automotive industry. Recirculation of water can provide the industry with more sustainable and efficient processes meanwhile attacking an important issue regarding water scarcity.
The project aims towards an optimization of water usage through a smart water treatment coupled with appropriate in-line water quality controls to minimize consumption of fresh water, chemicals, energy, and generation of waste. Expected results and effects: Recirculation of water in the automotive industry to decrease the consumption of tap water, chemicals, energy and waste generation: -Process optimization from a water flow perspective -Sensors/prototypes tested and ready for adaptation. -Good knowledge in process fluids/ systems quality. -Guideline for water quality assurance. -A sustainability evaluation to promote the most suitable identified solutions. -Commercialization plan for the developed sensors and analysis systems tested.


Peter Krajnik (contact)

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Materials and manufacture


RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden



Project ID: 2021-02536
Funding Chalmers participation during 2021–2023

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