From Cloth to Clean Water

Article | October 21, 2021
From Cloth to Clean Water

The textile industry is an industry notorious for water usage, with a significant volume of water being used to wash and dye fabrics. The production of textiles not only requires clean water but also comprehensive wastewater treatment to recover and recycle water and valuable compounds, such as salt and dye.

With India being a huge textile industry location, the country has witnessed high levels of water pollution due to the discharge of untreated water into watercourses, affecting farming irrigation and drinking water.

Existing levels of pollution mean that companies face huge challenges when expected to output clean wastewater, and this can be incredibly costly. In addition to zero liquid discharge (ZLD), the Tirupur CEPT Plant in India implemented minimal liquid discharge (MLD) to improve the sustainability of their operations through greater water reuse while delivering cost savings compared to a purely ZLD solution.

DuPont Water Solutions is using MLD technology to address wastewater challenges around the world, minimizing operating costs and maximizing water reuse while reducing the amount of energy required to operate these water treatment systems.

Watch the new video for a more insightful look at how DuPont MLD technology has improved the environmental footprint of the plant while reducing water treatment costs.

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