What happens to the water used to wash the sugar beet?
It is completely purified (usually in a two-stage biological process) and discharged in compliance with the prescribed threshold values.
Is the water requirement met from company-owned wells or the water works and is water recycled?
Apart from the water used to cool the turbines in the power plant, only the water that is brought into the factory in the sugar beet is used in the sugar production process. Sugar beet is 75 % water. The water is purified in the factory and recycled.
Is chemistry used to clean the sugar beet and dispose of dirty water?
Lime milk is added to the water that is used to transport and clean the sugar beet, in order to avoid unpleasant smells, for example.