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RANITEC effluent treatment plant revisited after 15 years

The Ranipet Common Effluent Treatment Plant (RANITEC) received assistance from UNIDO in the form of selected equipment like mechanical screen, decanter centrifuge, floating aerators for degassifier etc., besides continued technical assistance from national and international experts.

RANITEC was part of the UNIDO Regional Prgramme for South-East Asia and was considered as a model CETP.

After more than 15 years CETP was revisited.

Ranipet is an industrial town in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the important leather tanning centres of India. There are about 280 tanneries operating in and around this town. To treat the effluent from these tanneries several common effluent treatment plants were planned in the area. RANITEC at V.C. Mottur is one of such successful facilities catering to the needs of 82 tanneries.

Meantime Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) system was implemented by a Special Purpose Vehicle “Chennai Management Company of Tanners” (CEMCOT) under the chairmanship of Mr. M. Mohamed Hashim Sahib and vice-chairmanship of Mr. A. Sahasranaman, I.A.S., (Rtd.)

Installation of ZLD System at a cost of Rs. 460 million.