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Samsung uses sewage water to quench thirst for semiconductors

Known for its substantial water usage, the semiconductor industry consumes vast quantities of water, with the production of each chip demanding thousands of gallons of ultrapure water.Ultrapure water (UPW) is a term used to describe water subjected to purification processes aimed at removing impurities like fine particles and microorganisms. Through these methods, only the essential hydrogen and oxygen molecules that constitute H2O remain, ensuring the highest level of purity.With the ever-increasing demand for semiconductors exacerbated by the global chip shortage, Samsung Semiconductor is gearing up to enhance its production capacity by expanding its production lines.
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  • Grace Njeri

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    The most significant reasons why sustainability is crucial within the tech industry.

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    • George Kariuki

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      This is a big win for sustainability in the tech industry. Hopefully it inspires others to find creative water solutions.

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      • Princess

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        It's encouraging to see a collective effort towards sustainability in the technology industry, and initiatives like Samsung's sewage water usage are steps in the right direction for a more environmentally conscious future.

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        • Rashid Kamau

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          Incredible!

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          • mary Mwihaki

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            This is recommendable

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