Archroma opened its first sustainable effluent treatment (SET) facility for a textile operational site in Jamshoro, Pakistan. With an investment of 371 million PKR, the facility not only supports the substantial recovery of 80% of water but also allows effluent treatment based on zero liquid discharge, fulfilling Pakistan’s stringent National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS) requirements.
The inauguration was held Dec. 10, 2013
The operational SET plant is spread over an area of 25 acres consisting of flocculation, equalization, surface aeration, clarification, ultra filtration and reverse osmosis to yield colorless water with a chemical oxygen demand and total dissolvable solids of less than 75 ppm.
"In 2010 we decided to make the significant investment in the Jamshoro site with the aim of setting new standards not only in the quantity but also in the quality of the recovered water,” said Mujtaba Rahim, CEO of Archroma in Pakistan. “The data from the SGS testing report is indicative of Archroma’s commitment towards sustainable operational excellence.”
The Jamshoro site is one of the biggest textile chemical sites within Archroma. It produces dyes, chemicals, emulsions and pigment dispersions for the textile, leather, paper and coatings industries.