UV Plant to Treat Cyanide in Coke Oven Wastewater at TataSteel BSL
A Cutting-edge Ultraviolet Oxidation technology to treat Cyanide in its coke oven wastewater has been adopted in Tata Steel BSL as a step towards achieving environmental excellence. It has established world’s first UV Oxidation Plant in the steel industry, with support from Research and Development team of its parent company Tata Steel, at its Narendrapur plant in Dhenkanal district of Odisha with capacity to treat 80 Cubic metres of waste water per hour for the purpose.
The conventional method of treating cyanide in coke oven wastewater, one of the most toxic and potentially deadly pollutants, is called solid sludge separation technology which may lead towards cyanide toxicity by secondary means of toxic sludge decomposition. However, the new technology will address this issue.
This world class technology for commercialization has been jointly developed by R&D team of Tata Steel and Environment and Coke Oven teams of Tata Steel BSL. Tata Steel R&D team has protected the technology through patent on the key formula and novelty of the process.