Ion Exchange helps NMMC convert sewage into industrial grade water


Ion Exchange (India) Ltd announced development of advanced sewage treatment and recycle plant at the sewage treatment facility in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The plant has been set up in collaboration with research and technology institute VITO NV, Belgium at the sewage treatment facility of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) in Sanpada.

Installed as a pilot plant in India, the facility uses VITO’s proprietary IPC MBR Membrane technology. The plant has a capacity of 100 cubic metre per day and offers significant advantages as compared to conventional MBR Membranes in performance and lifecycle costs of the recycle system.

“The treated water is clear, as good as fresh water and can be used by industries as a substitute for municipal water thereby meeting a dual objective of sewage treatment and generating an alternate source of water using sewage,” a statement issued by Ion Exchange claims.

Commenting on the development, Ajay Popat, President, Ion Exchange, informs, “The pilot MBR technology plant was set up in November 2016 and the result has been very good. The lower sludge production, very stable operations, fully automated plant and lower operating costs is what sets this sewage treatment plant apart from the rest. The technology used has helped reduce the cost per unit of treated water even further so as to make it affordable for use by industries, institutions, etc. as an alternate source of water. We have very successfully and swiftly managed to meet the requirements of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation by treating sewage and making it suitable for industrial use. Due to its modular design, the technology can be installed in housing complexes, hotels, institutions for similar purposes”

Mohan B. Dagaonkar, City Engineer, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation and his team have been involved in this project aimed at infusing state-of-the-art technology at an affordable cost to recycle treated sewage.

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