Environmental consultancy services to the industry which are in the process of manufacturing textiles in general-cotton, synthetics, denim, hosiery, woolen, RMG etc and allied chemical industries like dye-stuff, dye-intermediate, pharmaceuticals, bulk drug and formulations, pesticides, agrochemicals, food products, sugar, and other chemical industries.
R&D Projects for evolving novel, cost-effective, user friendly technologies for air, water and solid waste treatment to suit the needs of Indian industry;
Sampling (Legal) and testing services for relevant parameters of water and wastewater, air pollutants in ambient air as well as chimney and process vent gases; and solid hazardous wastes.
Other knowledge dissemination activities like training programmes, seminars, conferences, workshops and publications pertaining to the environmental pollution control in textiles and allied fields
Center for Environmental Counseling and Information (CECI) has been set up with U.S.A.I.D. which caters to the needs of industry as far as awareness about the latest developments in the area of Environmental Engineering is concerned.
Type of Services Provided :
Consultancy, Testing, Training etc in all pertinent fields of an Environment and its pollution control
Adequacy and efficacy checking of Environmental Management System
Issuance of ‘No Pollution Load’ certification
Obtaining NOC / Consents of regulatory agencies (indirect involvement)
Clean Technology assessment
Clean Development Mechanism projects
§ Contract research and related consultancy
Environmental Engineering Division has vast experience of contract Research and related consultancy for international agencies like;
Ø C.S.I.R.O. and A.C.I.A.R. – Australia
Ø Royal Netherlands Government
Ø Institute of International Education (IIE) Washington, the U.S.A.
Ø U.S.A.I.D. for Greening the Supply Chain Management project
Ø U.S.A.I.D. sponsored project on Centre for Environmental Counseling and Information
Ø Swiss Govt. sponsored project on Clean Technology Transfer
Ø World Bank, U.S.A.; supported project on Cleaner Production
Ø Nigeria based composite textile mills
Ø Indonesia based synthetic yarn manufacturing company
Environmental Auditor for Schedule -
i. Industries in particular and Schedule
ii. Industries in general.
Waste Water Treatment (Conventional and Advanced)
Raw Water Treatment (Chemical and Non-chemical)
Recycling of treated water and wastewater
Raw water consumption estimation and measures to optimize its usage
Water and wastewater analysis by internationally accepted test methods
Treatability studies for wastewater to design a new Effluent Treatment Plant-ETP, upgrade existing ETP, trouble shooting in existing ETP, performance enhancement
Salient features of ATIRA’s innovative water pollution control techniques and devices
Ø Low capital and running cost
Ø High purification efficiency
Ø Less space requirement
Ø Instrumentation - friendly
Ø Re-use/recovery of chemicals and water
Ø Complete colour removal
Ø Toxicity removal and reusability of sludge
Ø Degradation of refractory, recalcitrant compounds
Ø Low hydraulic retention time
Ø Low pressure drop
Ø Versatility in removal of a range of impurities
Ø Retrofitability in the existing system
Air pollution control
Ambient air monitoring and analysis of relevant parameters
Stack / Chimney exhaust sampling and analysis of concerned parameters
Solid / Hazardous waste:
Solid / hazardous waste sampling – analysis and treatment
Biological treatment and stabilization of waste
Development of solid waste dumping site
Water / Air / Solid-Hazardous waste samples which are to be collected under various provisions of Environment Protection Act / Water Act / Air Act and other such legal statutory requirements; would be done by ATIRA’s concerned S & T staff only. Samples collected by clients would not be considered legally valid sample.
Implementation of Environmental Engineering Division’s Novel Techniques
Following novel techniques developed by EED exemplify some of the outstanding features at industrial level.
Size-trap for removal of biodegradable ingredients from the textile wastewater
Diffused aeration for augmenting dissolved oxygen in the wastewater for toxicity removal
Caustic Recovery from the mercerizing wastewater by means of Multiple Effect Evaporation technique.
Automatic (mechanical feed-back system), flow control valve for minimizing water consumption in washing operations.
Use of Aquatic plants for removal of impurities from the industrial wastewater as ‘zero-cost’treatment.
Compact water screen technique for gas purification.
Novel Iono-Oxy treatment for industrial wastewater.
Use of immobilized, dehydrated microorganism for bio-augmentation of the conventional secondary wastewater treatment plants.
Synergistic combinations of various treatments for specific problems of the industry.
Synergistic combinations of the advanced oxidation treatments such as ozonation with other tertiary treatments like UV rays etc. in order to break down toxic and highly stable chemical compound in the wastewater.
Fluidised-bed combustion of low-grade solid fuels as a means of minimizing stack pollution.
Compact sludge drying device employing special porous, plastic material.
Development of polymers for removal of colour as well as other impurities from the wastewater.
Use of “Vermi-Technique” for the cost-effective treatment of solid hazardous waste. Successful pilot plant trials were already taken at chemical industries as well as at pharmaceutical industrial units.
A NOVEL TECHNIQUE FOR COMPLIANCE OF ‘ZERO DISCHARGE’ NORMS HAS BEEN DEVELOPED AND AN INDUSTRIAL SCALE PLANT IS ALREADY RUNNING AT ATIRA ON DIFFERENT TYPES OF WASTEWATER.
Recognition of EED’s Scientists
EED - Departmental Head has been nominated in several committees of Bureau of Indian Standards and Central Pollution Control Boards related to environmental pollution control and eco-friendly chemicals. Similarly, he has been nominated as an International Expert in the field of Textile Pollution Control by UNIDO. He also continued its extensive interactions with various prestigious academic institutions like NIRMA, IITs, UDCT, Narsinh Monji Institute-Mumbai, Gujarat University, M.S. University, S.P. University and so on within the country and similar institutions abroad (INP Grenoble, ENSEEG – France) for familiarizing himself and other colleagues with the latest developments in the field of pollution control. EED also maintains close interactions with some of the renowned R&D institutions of the world working in the frontal areas of pollution control in order to learn the latest advances in this field.
Hon’ble High Court of Gujarat has nominated ATIRA - EED as an Environmental Auditor for Schedule-I industries of Gujarat. ATIRA has to assess the efficacy and efficiency of Environment Management System of client industrial units. ATIRA’s reports are viewed with due weightage in the Hon’ble High Court of Gujarat. As a part of this activity, Gujarat Pollution Control Board used to send the effluent samples to ATIRA for third party neutral analysis. The reports of such analysis were sent to Hon’ble High Court of Gujarat and Gujarat Pollution Control Board.
As far as sampling for legal compliance is concerned, it is mandatory that ATIRA team personally visit the industry to collect appropriate sample, preserve the same while taking to laboratory for analysis.Such services are provided to client industry on charge basis.