Bringing Sustainability to Our Chinese Facilities
Since 2018, and even more so during 2021, we managed an ambitious project to improve the environmental impact of our Chinese facilities, by relocating them from the old commercial quarters of their respective cities to new industrial parks, while upgrading their environmental design.
The relocation of Sanonda was completed at the end of 2020. The new plant is already producing, including two state-of-the-art regenerative thermal oxidizers, an upgraded biological wastewater treatment plant, and odor and noise control. Special attention was given to infrastructure eliminating the risk of soil and groundwater contamination. Minimizing hazardous waste disposal is planned through the operation of the designated on-site solid waste incinerator.
During 2021, the Sanonda wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) was upgraded to include the MBR-PAC technology. This upgrade allows to meet and go beyond the Chinese wastewater national discharge standards, and protects the Yangtze river, which serves as the local fresh water source.
The current structure of our Sanonda WWTP comprises a multibarrier systems:
i) an advance oxidation section based on Ozone and Hydrogen Peroxide
ii) a biological section with aerobic and anaerobic zones combined with activated carbon adsorption
iii) an ultra-filtration unit
vi) a phosphorus polishing system.
The WWTP treats more than 10,000 m3 wastewater per day and removes 98.5% of organic matter, 98.6% of Nitrogen and 99.9% of phosphorous.
Similar systems will be installed during the relocation of Anpon, which is expected to be finalized during 2024. Meanwhile, in order to ensure continuity of production, waste gas systems were installed at the old site.
Huifeng is a new Chinese entity which synthesizes and formulates plant protection products. It joined ADAMA during 2021.
|Waste type||Environmental Systems Being Implemented||Sanonda||Anpon||Huifeng|
|Waste gas treatment||+||+||+|
|Air and Odor||Organized source treatment
by thermal oxidizers
|Non-organized sources treatment by
|Comprehensive organized and nonorganized source capture system||+||+||+|
|Hazardous Waste||Solid and liquid incinerators||+||_||+|
|Soil and Groundwater||Isolated floor and drainage ditches surrounding workshop and facilities||+||+||+|
|Investment in HSE facilities, million USD||21||9.5||19|
|Total Energy consumption, Tj||8,992||7,506||6,758|
|Used energy sources (%):|
|• Internal production (Fossil Fuels)||76||50.6||49|
|Water consumption, m3||6,707,923||8,037,799||9,235,279|
|TOC in effluents, tonne||95||188||490|
|Hazardous waste, tonne||13,798||14,061||16,138|
* CO2e emission factors were embedded during 2021