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  APPLICABILITY OF CLEANTECH I TECHNOLOGY OF CLEANER PRODUCTION I CASE STUDIES I PHOTO GALLERY I CONCEPT PRESENTATION

 

CLEANTECH is a strategic enviro-management tool developed by Dr. Ashok Sharma, Former Member Secretary, HP State Pollution Control Board, India to reduce the generation of pollutants in a process at source, through minor process modification, material substitution, improved manufacturing practices or low cost innovation, with a view to achieve low or no discharge, thereby eliminating the need for treatment. The concept is based on eco-efficiency principles and assures rapid payback on account of material savings, elimination of treatment costs, avoidance of liability costs and above all, improved corporate image and brand equity.

The concept has been implemented successfully in over 200 industries extending over 25 categories including sugar, paper, textiles, mineral processing, electroplating, leather processing, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and food processing amongst others, with remarkable success rate. It has been possible to achieve zero discharge in a wide number of cases, with a rather phenomenal payback. In a sample of thirty cases, six could actually achieve zero discharge while the remaining could realize a 60 to 80 percent reduction in quantity of effluent. Drastic reduction in toxicity and hazard potential could be experienced as an added advantage. The payback for implementation in most cases varied between six months to a year and in many cases has been, as low as instant. In some cases, the existing effluent treatment plants were abandoned as no longer required, while in most others, they could serve more efficaciously, as the effluent load reduced drastically. In most case, substantial energy savings were effected ranging from 15 to 35 percent, in an extreme case as high as 70 percent. A good number of industries in the red could be revived through implementation of CLEANTECH.

CLEANTECH is based on voluntary initiative of industry, based on the principle of environment management beyond compliance with assured profit. It lays focus on management along the process lines instead of the conventional end of the pipe approach. It works on clear objectives of investment viability to provide the industry, a strategic cutting edge above the rest.  

  APPLICABILITY OF CLEANTECH I TECHNOLOGY OF CLEANER PRODUCTION I CASE STUDIES I PHOTO GALLERY