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Green Chemistry & Green Processes now at the doorstep of India’s Largest Industrial Estates – Ankleshwar, Gujarat

With our new PM’s global invitation of “Come make in India” is attracting industry sectors world-wide, to look into lucrative incentives and opportunities for manufacturing in India.

In effect to this and many other market dynamics, the Indian Chemical industry particularly is projected to be on a rise by expanding our nation’s chemical manufacturing capacities multi-fold.

On one side, this is heartening for chemical industry clusters burgeoning in MIDC and GIDC regions; however, on the other-side we are already facing a huge magnitude of environmental challenges, clearances and costs to tackle with.

Presently, our Industry has by-and-large effectively integrated Effluent Treatment facilities either at plant level or at cluster level (CETPs), however, the new expansion calls for sustainable, cost-effective and profit-centric ways to minimize effluent generation at source. According to experts, this can be achieved by industrializing Green Chemistry & Green Engineering practices, primarily defined as a way of doing chemistry and chemical engineering that encourages the design of products and processes to prevent or minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances at source.

To further expand the awareness of Green Chemistry & Green Engineering, Gujarat Pollution Control Board, in collaboration with a Mumbai based NGO- Green ChemisTree Foundation and Indian Chemical Council, is organising one-day Industrial Seminar & Exhibition on ‘Green Chemistry & Green Proceses’ at Ankleshwar on 16th Oct. 2014 at Hotel Lords Plaza.

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This Seminar aims to bring together Plant and Production Managers, Head of Operations from chemistry-intensive chemical companies such as Pharma, API, Dyes, Pigments & its intermediates, Agro, Fine and Specialty chemical companies, located in various GIDC clusters of Gujarat.

The structure of the Seminar is to introduce various success-stories by Industry and Academia experts, learn from local case-studies and relevant solutions with the objective to expand technical know-how on the subject and impact Industry’s willingness to incorporate new and emerging technologies, some of which will be showcased at the Exhibition during the Seminar.

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The Exhibition is a free-to-attend Technology Showcase where the visitors will come across diverse solutions to address their environmental and expansion challenges, such as Recycle@Source Technologies, Process Intensification & Green Engineering technologies, Solvent Recovery Solutions, Green Solvent Alternatives, Solvent free processes, Zero Liquid Effluent solutions, Green Process Simulation Solutions, Waste-out-of-Wealth solutions, innovative approach to COD/BOD reduction, etc.

To explore more on this subject and to Register in this Industrial Seminar. Contact the organiser Green ChemisTree Foundation, Ms. Krishna B. Padia at krishna.padia@industrialgreenchem.com Ph.: 022-28791835 / 2879 1275

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Newreka’s Recycle@SourceTM Solution : A New Preventive Paradigm based on Green Chemistry Approach

Aim : Reduction of E-Factor* by recycling at source of reaction-processes’ aqueous streams (*E-Factor= Kgs of waste generated in manufacturing per kg of product)

Applicable : To the chemistry-intensive sectors such as Pharma API and its intermediates (E-Factor > 50) and fine chemicals – dyes, pigments, agro chemicals and their intermediates – (E Factor > 25)

Mechanism :

  • The aqueous stream from each reaction is recycled locally at reactor level, instead of mixing the streams from various reactions across the plant, doing a primary treatment to send it to ETP/CETP
  • Individual aqueous streams are processed and purified with Newreka’s customized proprietary catalytic formulation “R-Cat” (Recycle Cat) which selectively prevents organic and inorganic impurities from building up in the recycle loops
  • This purified stream is then recycled as reaction/extraction medium back to the same chemical process step where it originally came from. Hence the name Recycle@SourceTM Solution

Advantages and Benefits :

  • Quality : Consistent quality of product is retained over many many recycle loops
  • Quantity : Due to recycle of soluble product in aqueous stream, the overall conversion is enhanced with each recycle
  • Productivity : Overall productivity is improved by 10 to 20%
  • Environment : Aqueous effluent load minimized by 80%, thereby preventing treatment cost
  • Safety : “R-Cat” is inherently safe and easy to handle
  • Economics : 5 to 10% increase in overall profitability

Case Study : Recycle@SourceTM Solution applied to a 60 TPA Pharma Intermediate Plant:

Click here to read customer feedback

Products that can benefit :

  Pharma API and
Intermediates
  Albendazole, Omeprazole, Itraconazole,   Triclabendazole,
Nevirapine, Retigabine, Quetiapine, Domperidone,
Dronedarone, Darunavir, Dabigatran, Sildenafil Citrate,   Paracetamol For more, click here.
  Fine Chemicals (Dyes,
pigments, agro   chemical, specialty
chemicals and their   Intermediates)
  H-Acid, FC-Acid, DASDA, MPDSA, OAPSA, ADAPSA, PABA,
DABA, C-Acid, Violet-23, PABZ

  Dichloroaniline, Meta Bromoaniline, 5-amino orthotoluedine
P-aminophenol, Dichloroaminophenol, OAP, PPD