Century Pulp & Paper invested Rs. 120 Cr. on its ETP; Heading for Sustainable Manufacturing

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Century Pulp & Paper invested Rs. 120 Cr. on its ETP; Heading for Sustainable Manufacturing

Mumbai | 3 June 2019 | The Pulp and Paper Times

BK Birla Group Company, Century Pulp & Paper (CPP) has majorly invested in improving of its effluent treatment plant (ETP) process. According to the Packaging Asis’s reports CPP has invested Rs. 120 crore over ETP process for sustainable paper manufacturing.

“A few years ago we faced some issue with authorities and that is when we realized that if we have to be in business for the long haul, we will have to focus on sustainability in terms of solid and water waste management as well as wood procurement,” says Sunesh Yadav, General Manager – Sales (Board), CPP during concluded Innopack Pharma Confex 2019 in Mumbai.

In 2016, The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Century Pulp and Paper Ltd to pay Rs 30 lakh as environmental compensation for failing to manage pollution caused due to effluents discharged in a local water stream from its paper mill in Nainital, and also directed the inspection of areas around a paper mill in Nainital after a plea alleged the release of toxic liquid and solid waste into the reserve forest near it in 2018.

The Company has managed to improve the efficiency of primary clarifier through effective removal of suspended solids by installation of Bellmer screw press from Germany. Due to this, Primary sludge dryness increased from 2% to 55-60% and this sludge is used for suitable board grade.

Century has also installed diffusers aeration system in activated sludge process (ASP) to increase DO level and to maintain required Bio-mass for the reduction of COD/BOD in treated waste water. Other than this, Century has invested on MBBR process and chemical treatment after diffusers based activated sludge process to further reduce the color of the treated water along with COD/BOD. Significant reduction in COD/BOD and color of waste water measured after clarifier, says Yadav.

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