Leading-Edge Zero Liquid Discharge System Will Significantly Reduce Water Intake from Lake Michigan and Virtually Eliminate Industrial Discharge

Milwaukee, WI – As part of its long-term effort to protect the environment in Wisconsin, Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) today announced that it will voluntarily adopt a leading-edge water recycling system at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Racine County. Foxconn is investing $30 million in a zero liquid discharge (ZLD) system that will allow it to dramatically reduce the facility’s water intake requirements from Lake Michigan and virtually eliminate the return of any manufacturing process wastewater to the Lake.

“One of the reasons we chose to locate in Wisconsin is the state’s pristine environment, and we take our responsibility to preserve it seriously,” said Dr. Louis Woo, Special Assistant to Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou. “This system will be state-of-the-art technology to reduce the water our facility needs to operate by millions of gallons per day. We not only seek to comply with all regulations where we do business, we also work to exceed them when possible.”

In using this technology, Foxconn expects to reduce its intake of water at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park by more than 3.5 million gallons per day, down to 2.5 million gallons per day. The ZLD system will eliminate manufacturing process wastewater by distilling it, allowing the company to recycle, recover, and re-use it.

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