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The challenges thrown by development and the resultant pollution has necessitated industries to adopt a comprehensive environment management plan for water management solutions through recovery, recycle and reuse of treated industrial wastewater and sewage reclamation, says M.A. Naik, Managing Director, Aquachem Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai.


Turnkey solutions for industrial water, wastewater treatment and sewage treatment plants for wide ranging sectors such as pharmaceuticals, FMCG, automobile, textile, chemical and agrochemical, electroplating & metal industries, petrochemicals and building sectors, include installing state-of-the-art effluent treatment plant or common effluent treatment or sewage treatment plant. A Mumbai based ISO-certified and NSIC-CRISIL rated Aquachem has been managing the ‘waste-line’ for more than two decades and has completed 1300 projects in various industries.

“We provide total solutions for waste treatment to a wide range of industries – chemical & agrochemical, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, automobile/electroplating/ metal finishing, petrochemical, textiles, dyes and intermediaries.”

Some of the common products offered by Aquachem:

Pre-primary Treatment

Screening systems, oil removal systems and grit removal systems

Primary Treatment

Flash mixers, agitators, floating aerators, aeration grids and clarifier mechanisms

Secondary Treatment

Surface aerators, diffused aeration systems, clarifier mechanisms, clariflocculators, tube settlers, trickling filters and anaerobic filters

Sludge Dewatering system

Sludge drying beds, filter press, centrifuge/decanter and belt filter press

Tertiary Treatment

Chemical treatment, flash mixers, sand filters, activated carbon filters and HRSCC

Recycle & Reuse

Multi-grade filters, ultra-filtration systems, RO systems and softener systems.

“Installation and requirement of waste treatment vary from industry to industry. These are tailor-made systems to suit the nature of effluent. For example, in the Colgate factory, the effluent will be creamier, while that of Indian Oil will have more of oil to be separated from the wastewater. Similarly, in dyeing units, the effluent will have more of colour and organic matter which will have to be treated.

“Right from designing to engineering to manufacturing & installing of water and wastewater treatment plants; CETPs and STPs, including recycle and reuse of wastewater; air and noise monitoring, are undertaken by us. We also conduct Environmental Impact Assessment studies, environment audits and treatability studies.”

“Based on the treatability report, we recommend the suitable waste treatment. This varies from product to product like the treatment is different in petrochemicals, in Colgate, in dyeing unit and so on. To determine the kind of treatment require, we conduct lab studies at our plant in Navi Mumbai.

Recently, we have concluded a project in Bangalore, one at Gujarat and one is in the process in M&M, Mumbai.

More and more housing complexes today are opting for sewage treatment plants. “We have completed plants for Piramal Group and Ceat, Nashik. One more plant at Kalpataru, Ghatkopar, is in progress. The main reasons for large housing complexes opting for STPs are statutory laws and shortage of water. Recycled water can be used for flushing and gardens.”

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