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Godavari Biorefineries inaugurates ZLD facility in Sakarwadi, India

By Gerald Ondrey |

Godavari Biorefineries Limited (GBL; Mumbai, India; https://somaiya.com) inaugurated its upgraded state of the art set-up “Zero Liquid Discharge” (ZLD) facility at its plant in Sakarwadi, Maharashtra. To attain  ZLD, effluents are subjected to biological treatment, ultra-filtration, reverse osmosis (RO), multiple evaporation techniques and agitated thin film drying to enable purification and removal of contamination at various stages. GBL’s recycling unit comprising of intricate systems like ultra filtration and two-stage RO helps in reusing the recycled water back to process, for further reclamation of good water, making the Sakarwadi site’s continuous compliance to ZLD.


With the inauguration of the new facility, GBL’s Sakarwadi plant will be compliant to the stringent future Environmental norms,  guidelines to be applicable.


The ZLD facility will enable GBL’s growth strategy for its manufacturing facility at Sakarwadi, Maharashtra while ensuring focus on sustainability and environment protection. The set-up shall help meet new norms that have been under discussion which may be implemented in future. Also any site expansion that may be done in due course after receiving required statutory approvals, too shall benefit from the set up.


GBL Sakarwadi unit recently participated and won the (Platinum Award) in “Environment Health & Safety (EHS) category” Excellence Award’19 in “Envosafe – The EHS Excellence Award,2019” championed by Deputy Director Industrial Safety and Health (DISH), Ahmednagar in coordination with Mutual Aid Response Group (MARG).


 GBL received a special note of appreciation from Hon’ble Shri Swapnil Deshmukh, Dy. Director of Safety & Health Department, Ahmednagarfor the site’s good upkeep and safe practices focused on EHS in a chemical plant.


“Our commitment is to provide sustainable solutions for our stakeholders and the communities we operate in. The investment in the ZLD facility adds one more milestone towards our effort to uphold a greener economy,” says Samir Somaiya, chairman and managing director .


The Sakarwadi site has ICC Responsible care Logo certification that helps meet customer expectations and ensures the deliverance of the highest quality products and production standards in line with ISO 9001: 2015 and RC 14001:2015 guidelines.

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