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.