Parag Milk Foods, Paques ink contract for anaerobic wastewater treatment
Parag Milk Foods Ltd, Manchar, Pune, signed a contract with Paques Environmental Technologies India Pvt Ltd (a 100 per cent subsidiary of Paques BV, the Netherlands), in order to treat their wastewater through Biopaq IC, the former’s next-generation anaerobic technology.
Anaerobic effluent treatment is considered to be a cost-effective way to treat industrial wastewater and to comply with effluent discharge limits. Biopaq IC is the number one proven technology, worldwide recognised as the most efficient way to clean industrial waste water and produce biogas at the same time.
Parag Dairy will be adapting this technology to treat its effluent and produce biogas, which will be reused for alternate energy production.
Water plays an important role in the dairy industry. It is applied in almost every step of the process. As a function of the process characteristics and raw materials, the wastewater streams vary greatly with respect to concentration and composition [for instance, high concentration of organic matter, high biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), etc.]
Due to rules and regulations with regard to wastewater discharge, efficient water management has become more essential. Parag Dairy will successfully meet these challenges by implementing custom-made and cost-effective solutions developed by Paques.
“Parag Milk Foods is committed to the environment and believes in implementing next-generation technologies which are proven and sustainable. This project would not just treat and recycle waste water, but also helps us in reduction of freshwater consumption and energy generation,” said Pritam Shah, managing director, Parag Milk Foods Ltd.
Sudeep Sangameswaran, managing director, Paques Environmental Technology India, shared his views at Drinktec Mumbai. He said, “We are happy that this announcement has just come after the Make in India strategy, as we have just inaugurated our state-of-the-art production facility at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.