Best water conservation in paper industry

PSB Papers Ltd, Bazpur, Uttarakhand, engaged in kraft paper manufacturing since 2007, has made significant reduction in water usage through repeated recycling and re-use of water till it evaporates in the process. The factory achieved 100% zero liquid discharge on Sept 16, 2012 and has been maintaining it ever since. In November 2014, it was confirmed that the unit’s freshwater consumption stood at 1.37 kl/tonne of paper produced, (compared to 15-20 kl/tonne in other mills). Similarly in May 2015, the unit produced 2,438.147 MT kraft paper using just 3,326 kl of freshwater, once again lowering the water consumption mark further down to 1.36 kl/tonne.

VIJAYA GHOSE
EDITOR
Venkatesh Kini
PRESIDENT
COCA-COLA INDIA &
SOUTH WEST ASIA