To produce one pair of Denim Jeans, the industry typically consumes thousands of gallons of water from cotton growing to dyeing to finally achieving the desired wash level. Therefore, many manufacturers and brands are anxious to find a concrete solution to reduce this excess consumption and to make their supply chain more sustainable, with regards to water utilization and its discharge.
Across the world, huge volumes of waste water are continuously drained directly into rivers, streams, and the ocean itself. This has a severe impact on marine life and our surroundings. The principal objective of industrial waste water treatment plants is to allow liquid waste discharge to be disposed of without damage to human health or the environment.
Artistic Fabric & Garment Industries has taken on the initiative to have zero harmful discharge of water and hazardous chemicals along with reducing its water consumption drastically as it falls under a water scarce region. To improve the quality of water being used in the manufacturing process and to minimize hard waste reduction, the company has invested in several State of the art Waste Water Treatment and Recycling Plants.
These units use a combination of physical, chemical, and biological processes to remove solids and organic matter. With a capacity of 700,000 Gallons per day (GPD) at the Garment unit and 750,000 GPD at the fabric side, the plants have been designed for reuse of waste water in the manufacturing process and utility departments and also to achieve the British Standard Guidelines and European Standard parameters for water discharge into the sea. Please click here for a graphical view.
Approximately half of the treated effluent is being reused in our washing departments by passing it through an Ultra-Filtration Plant and the rest is to be drained out into the industrial sewerage after treatment, which meets the National Environmental Quality Standard. The long-term goal is to recycle 65% of the daily water consumption through Reverse osmosis plants.
The system is environmental friendly as it does not produce or use any harmful chemicals during the process and requires minimal amount of power besides removing dissolved minerals and other contaminants, thus improving the performance of plumbing systems and boilers.
AFGI has installed Reverse Osmosis Plant with a capacity of 60,000 GDP to convert well water into potable water. The chemical process involves forcing water through specialized membranes and exerting a certain amount of pressure to remove foreign contaminants, solid substances, large molecules and minerals. Reverse Osmosis is a water purification system used around the world to help improve water quality for various uses.