alexa Efficient water use in industries: cases from the Indian agro-based pulp and paper mills.
Agri and Aquaculture

Agri and Aquaculture

Advances in Crop Science and Technology

Author(s): Tewari PK, Batra VS, Balakrishnan M

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Abstract Agro-based pulp and paper mills in India are one of the most polluting industries; in addition, they are high consumers of raw water. Growing scarcity of high quality freshwater as well as stringent regulatory standards is compelling these units to explore appropriate water management options. Based on data obtained through a questionnaire survey and plant visits, this work provides an overview of the water use and effluent treatment status in Indian agro-residue and recycled pulp and paper mills. The challenges faced by this sector are reviewed and practices adopted by progressive units to minimize freshwater use are illustrated through case studies. This article was published in J Environ Manage and referenced in Advances in Crop Science and Technology

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