Moving towards a circular economy

Akkim

EBRD is providing loan to Turkeys pioneer chemicals company Akkim to implement the high-investment membrane technology which does not generate hazardous waste as it does not use mercury in the process.

The loan will finance the implementation two technologies to further improve the resource efficiency of Akkims operations. Sulphate removal system resulting in significant savings on the resource consumption of the Company which are estimated as 20-ton reduction on salt and 90 m3 saving on water daily. Furthermore, a tertiary treatment process is planned to be installed to the plant to recover some portion of water discharged and use as raw water in Akkim. The main innovative component of the project is producing high quality water with advanced technologies and reusing it rather than discharge.