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BASF products and services for sustainable use of water


* BASF welcomes initiatives like World Water Monitoring Day

BASF welcomes measures intended to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable use of water as a natural resource – initiatives like World Water Monitoring Day, beginning today for the sixth year in succession. (

Water and its sustainable use are of major importance to BASF on a global scale. This valuable resource is used as a means of transport, as cooling water, and in production processes. BASF is unceasing in its efforts to minimize the company’s water consumption and the discharge of production emissions into water. For instance, the chemical company reduced its emissions of organic substances by approximately 64% compared with 2002, with an approximately 73% reduction in nitrogen emissions. Heavy metal emissions declined by around 42%. In order to protect humans and the environment, all water at BASF is subject to continuous quality control processes. (

Products for sustainable use of water
BASF is a world leader in the development of products for water protection and sustainable use of water as a natural resource. Here are some examples:

* ABATE® destroys the larvae of disease-causing insects in stagnant waters. The BASF product has helped to almost completely eradicate the Guinea worm, an organism indigenous to Africa. This parasite causes painful infections in its human victims.

* ARM 300 granules eliminate arsenic from drinking water. This BASF product is mainly used in the U.S. (

* Special polymers made by BASF extend the life cycle of desalination plants used to obtain drinking water. (

All-round solutions for customers
As well as offering customers a range of individual products for handling water and waste water, BASF also supplies all-round solutions, from waste water checks to preventive water pollution control. These solutions developed specially to meet individual customers’ requirements are part of the Sustainability Service’s Success – Sustainable Development for Added Value program. Success combines BASF’s accumulated sustainability expertise in the areas of energy, product responsibility, health, safety and environment.


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