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June , 2015
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Tirupur dyeing units to sell sludge in effluent treatment process to three cement companies

Source: The Hindu, Date: June , 2015

Dyeing units in Tirupur apparel cluster are all set to sign agreements with three cement manufacturing companies in an effort to dispose of the entire sludge generated during the effluent treatment process. “The sludge coming out during the dyeing effluent treatment is a good raw material for manufacturing cement,” Dyers Association of Tirupur (DAT) president S. Nagarajan told reporters here. As a prelude to signing the memorandum of understanding with three cement companies identified for the trade, DAT had sent a proposal seeking the formal approval from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) for disposing of the sludge generated to the cement companies. Apart from this, DAT would also be popularising the setting up of machinery to extract sodium sulphate from the concentrated mixed salt solution coming out during the effluent treatment process.

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