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Largest industrial solar thermal plant set to perform twin functions

Posted on Jul 29, 05:55PM | UNI

The largest ever industrial solar plant of the country that became operational in Ludhiana district today is set to perform twin functions of generating solar power besides offering permanent solution of disposing off large quantity of industrial effluent water by evaporating it.

Punjab Non Conventional Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia today said Punjab today got proud distinction for permanent disposal of large quantity of effluent water by evaporating them without causing any damage to environment besides generating power from steam generated from solar panels.

He said the Punjab Government had installed India largest Solar Thermal System in Kangaroo Industries Limited at village Kanech, near Sahnewal in Ludhiana district having capacity of one lakh liters per day for evaporation and condensation of waste water of Industry.

He said the company was manufacturing staplers and staple pins than involves cleaning and galvanising steals strips and wires. During the process, 12000 to 15000 LPD water was produced that was unfit for consumption that could cause air and soil pollution if discharged into ground.

He said as per pollution control norms the waste water of chemical process could not be discharged into ground. As per pollution control norms the waste water of chemical process could not be discharged in to the ground, hence zero discharge norms were in force in the state. To meet these norms the waste water of chemical process was cleaned through RO systems for reuse by Kangaroo Industries Ltd., he added.

He said the left out waste water of RO system was evaporated and collected through condensation process for reuse leaving the solid waste behind.