Jaipur : Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Smt. Vasundhara Raje visited the stalls and appreciated the efforts of Hindustan Zinc towards water consumption during the four-day IT festival, ‘Digifest 2018’, which was hosted by Department of Information Technology and Communication (DoIT&C) of the Government of Rajasthan from 19th – 21st March, 2018 in Jaipur. Hindustan Zinc demonstrated its best practices on Water and Waste Management in ‘Digifest 2018’ at Jaipur wherein the demo models on ‘Effluent Treatment & Zero Discharge’ and ‘Waste to Wealth’ were displayed in Happy City arcade.
Demo model on ‘Effluent Treatment & Zero Discharge’ highlighted the sustainable water management practices of Hindustan Zinc at Dariba Smelter Complex to recycle & reuse process water and optimize the water consumption in operations. Effluent generated from different sections of the plant is sent through closed circuit and treated in Effluent Treatment Plant followed by Double Stage Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant. The treated effluents confirm to the prescribed standards and are recycled in the process. To recover water from Reverse Osmosis, reject is treated in Multiple Effect Evaporator that effectively recovers all the water leaving behind the dissolved salts. This facility adds to the conservation of water, thereby, further improving the environmental performance. Dariba Smelter Complex ensures 100% reuse and recycling of wastewater thereby maintaining ‘Zero discharge’.
Research & Development team of the Hindustan Zinc also showcased the Paver Block demo model. Pavers Blocks are manufactured from wastes like fly ash, bottom ash and other wastes. These are used in Hindustan Zinc as test patches and are found to provide the required strength. This is an excellent example of conversion of ‘Waste into Wealth’.
Mr. Pavan Kaushik, Head-CC said, “The mining and smelting operations of Hindustan Zinc are based on environment friendly technologies that led the plant to conserve water and energy and the company has persistent focus on minimal impact on environment and the company practices the policy of reduce, recycle, reuse, and reclaim.”
Mr. Ankit Mishra, Mr. M.K Yadav, Mr. Sunder Sharan and Mr. Pradeep Singh from Hindustan Zinc were present during the event.