Rourkela: The Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) was inaugurated at the Ispat General Hospital of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on 18th January 2020.
Mr. Dipak Chattaraj, CEO, RSP inaugurated the major environment initiative and started the operation of the plant by pushing the start button. Mr. Raj Vir Singh, ED (P&A), Mr. D K Mohapatra, ED (MM), Mr. Pankaj Kumar, ED (Projects), Dr. S S Pati, Director In-charge (M&HS), Senior Officers of State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) and RSP and a large number of employees of the plant.
The CEO inspected the facility, monitored the operation of the plant and interacted with the Senior Officers. He was apprised about the functioning of the treatment plant.
Notably, the ETP has a capacity to treat 1 Million litres per day (1MLD) of wastewater generated at Ispat General Hospital through MBR technology. Various parameters like pH value, turbidity, BOD, COD, TSS when tested for outlet treated water of ETP are found to be within the norms as set by CPCB/SPCB. It is worth mentioning here that ETP has been constructed as part of the commitment given by RSP to SPCB, Odisha for the complete treatment of wastewater generated from IGH and recycling it for use in gardening purposes.
The civil works undertaken for the project include the construction of Collection tanks, aeration tank, MBR tank, sludge holding tank, Pumphouse, treated water tank, sludge drying beds, and compound wall. The mechanical equipment installed in the plant includes raw sewerage transfer pumps, oil skimmer unit, agitators, air blowers with diffuser arrangements, MBR feed pumps, MBR membranes, MBR permeate pumps, MBR backwash pumps, UV system, centrifuge, treated water pumps, interconnecting pipes & valves. The ETP has a PLC based control panel.