The sugar industry requires large volumes of water during manufacturing process. But as the actual water consumption rate is very low, the industry discharges a huge quantity of wastewater. Typically the effluents generated across various sections like mill house, process house and boiler house are combined together and disposed at the end. The final mixture is a complex combination of toxic contaminants with high levels of BOD, COD, oil & grease, TSS (Total Suspended Solids), additives & chemicals, color and odor which when discharged without treatment can cause damage to both aquatic & terrestrial ecosystems. In addition to this, these effluents if used for irrigation, substantially reduces plant growth, crop yield and degrades soil health.
With increase in public concern over environmental issues, stringent judiciary norms and eco-friendly clientele, the sugar industry is under pressure to find an effective solution, which not only treats their wastewater effectively but also is viable.
Aksharaganga offers solutions based on a patented technology to effectively process the wastewater within discharge norms, at an affordable cost, and in a fully automated process, which is easy to operate. The key benefits of the solution are:
Zero Liquid Discharge without evaporation and incineration
Effective treatment without chemicals (No – chemical process)
Totally automated process with little or no intervention required
Treated water may be re-used in the manufacturing process
Affordable operational cost
Fully removes oil & grease
COD and BOD reduced by more than 90 %
Complete absence of hazardous Aerosols
Single Solution that takes care of removal of all kinds of contamination, odour and colour
Produces inert sludge that can be easily handled