On World Water Day (March 22), Evoqua Water Technologies named Samsung Austin Semiconductor the winner of its annual Water Sustainability Award. The award recognizes companies for their water stewardship, including companies using new or existing technologies in innovative, sustainable ways.
The award specifically acknowledges Samsung Austin Semiconductor's copper ion exchange process that removes and recovers copper from wastewater prior to discharge in an environmentally-friendly and sustainable manner.
Samsung's system also eliminates 1.5 million pounds of sludge from being sent to the landfill annually and conserves more than 1.5 million gallons of water per year.
In April, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also awarded Samsung Austin Semiconductor with the 2022 Governor's Texas Environmental Excellence Award
for its copper ion exchange process in the Technical/Technology category.
The Texas Environmental Excellence Awards is an annual awards program that recognizes achievements in environmental preservation and protection.