EDINA, Minn. — Dow Water & Process Solutions developed an infographic explaining how advanced water treatment technologies can enhance refinery operations and promote wastewater for operational reuse, helping to reduce the burden on fresh water assets, according to a press release.

The infographic offers insightful information and interesting facts such as: It takes 10 to 60 gallons of water to process a single barrel of oil, and one barrel of oil can produce enough gas to drive a medium sized car over 280 miles, supply wax for 170 birthday candles and produce 27 wax crayons.

The release reports on the importance of water, emphasizing that water is as essential for the refining process as oil, and without it, we would not have diesel, petroleum or even household items such as aspirin, detergent and toothpaste.

Check out the infographic here.

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