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Hi-tech electroplating plant to curb water pollution

The water pollution curbing technology is first of its kind in North India

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Sep 7 2016 2:44PM | Updated Date: Sep 7 2016 2:44PM

Hi-tech electroplating plant to curb water pollution

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To control the rising levels of industrial water pollution, members of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) came up with the plan to save water from the chemical runoff from industries.


They have decided to adopt an electroplating process based on a latest technology called "new-generation tricotect instrument", under which the plant consumes fewer chemicals and doesn't releases waste water like traditional electroplating plants.


One of the new electroplating plant was inaugurated by the chairman of the Punjab Pollution Control Board, Manpreet Singh Chatwal, at New Swan Group to curb the water pollution in the area.


Giving information about the features of the plant, CICU president Avtar Singh and Small Industrial Development Board chairman Upkar Singh Ahuja said the plant was first of its kind in North India.


There would be no discharge of chemical-infused water from it. "It requires cleaning only after a gap of 2 years. This means there will be less water pollution when compared with normal plants," he said.


Addressing the industrialists, Chatwal said, the need of the hour is to reduce the level of water pollution and also implement the methods to recycle the waste or polluted water, so that it can serve other purposes for plantation or even human consumption.