1. To treat waste water generated from Textile and Dyeing Industry, pilot plant to be set up in Amity

To treat waste water generated from Textile and Dyeing Industry, pilot plant to be set up in Amity

Amity Institute of Nanotechnology has developed a waste water treatment technology to test and treat waste water generated from textile and dyeing industry.

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 27, 2016 5:48 PM
Dr Nupur Bahadur, Assistant Professor at Amity Institute of Nanotechnology has developed this treatment process for decolorization and photocatalytic removal of organic pollutants and dyes present in real effluent of textile and dyeing industry. Dr Nupur Bahadur, Assistant Professor at Amity Institute of Nanotechnology has developed this treatment process for decolorization and photocatalytic removal of organic pollutants and dyes present in real effluent of textile and dyeing industry.

Amity Institute of Nanotechnology has developed a waste water treatment technology to test and treat waste water generated from textile and dyeing industry. The pilot plant will be set up in the institute itself. The technology was was transferred to Dew Specialty Chemicals on Friday.

Dr Nupur Bahadur, Assistant Professor at Amity Institute of Nanotechnology has developed this treatment process for decolorization and photocatalytic removal of organic pollutants and dyes present in real effluent of textile and dyeing industry.

Elaborating on the Technology which is a result of 15 years of research, Nupur said that conventional Textile and Dyeing Industry generates toxic pollutants and sludge and their disposal in landfills leads to leaching out of chemicals in air and ground water, causing grave threat to human well being. She stressed that the present Water Treatment Plants treat one kind of pollution, creating secondary pollution

Nupur said that Waste Treatment Industry suffers various shortcomings such as long electricity cuts forcing the ETP (Effluent Treatment Plans) to stop their function, inability to completely treat dyes which are not easily bio-degradable, high cost and lower efficiency of existing Technology.

Scarcity of water, depleting ground water levels, drinking water laced with heavy metals, and droughts have, off late, emerged as major problems faced by various cities in the country. According to Amity Institute of Nanotechnology said that the technology developed is Clean, Green, Sludge free, Highly efficient and Cost effective which will completely revolutionize the way waste treatment industry has been functioning in India.

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    Kathie Alexander
    Jun 1, 2016 at 6:41 am
    The textile and dying industry is one of the largest contributor to water pollution. But as we all know, clothes is one of the basic needs of human so there is no way to eliminate the textile industry, and fashion has largely affected the use of textile dyes. Although there is no way to totally eliminate the use of fabric and textile dyes, suggested to at least reduce the effects so we can deal with water pollution. The most basic solution is to use sustainable materials and organic resources to lessen the impact on the environment, dyes like natural dyes, biodegradable dyes, azo-free colorants, and fiber reactive dyes are also safe for the environment. Another way is to recycle fabrics to minimize the need for producing new fabrics. Research is continually going on to find effective ways to lessen the impact of textile and dye industry on one of the earth's precious resource -water.
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