Grasim’s Nagda Plant will be the first viscose unit in the world to achieve Zero Liquid Discharge.
The plant has adopted state of the art novel technologies such as membrane processes, which could clean up and recycle the wastewater. Dilip Gaur, Managing Director, Grasim Industries informs, the plant also meets water needs of the entire city, railway and irrigation needs of the farmers thru the 30 billion litres storage capacity built by Grasim. K Suresh, Unit Head, SFD Nagda adds, Grasim Nagda plant makes large range of dope-dyed fibers which are dyed at the time of manufacturing of fiber itself. This technology consumes 50 per cent less chemicals and does not require any additional water for coloring, reducing the water requirement in the post fiber stage for coloring to zero.
The newly developed fibre Livaeco by Birla Cellulose uses 40 per cent less water compared to the European Best Available Technology limits. The plant will be completed in 2021.