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Tata Chemicals Mithapur plant turns to SUEZ to solve water scarcity issue and maintain production

Challenge

Tata  Chemicals  Mithapur Plant  located  in  Mithapur, Gujarat, India  manufactures soda ash, edible salt, and  marine chemicals like  Bromine, HCI, and  others. It is the  oldest Tata Chemicals facility.

The  Indian   Government  promised  a  supply  of  fresh water to  run their  plant. When  the  government  was unable  to   provide  the   fresh   water  promised,   Tata  Chemicals  faced shutting  down  production  or finding  an   alternative   source   for   their  water  needs.  Tata  Chemicals turned to SUEZ for the  solution.

Solution

SUEZ  evaluated  the   options   and   recommended   a flexible  Outsourced Water Services Agreement where SUEZ   would    provide  fresh   water  from   the    only available water source – seawater.

The  solution  consists  of  seawater reverse  osmosis (SWRO) system for the  production water needs and  an additional  brackish  water  reverse   osmosis  (BWRO) system for the  demineralization plant. (See Figure 1.)

The  plant produces a total capacity  of 246  m3/h  (1162 gpm).  The  SWRO produces 170  m3/h (748  gpm)  with
<300  mg/l. The  BWRO produces 76  m3/h (335  gpm) with <20 mg/l. The system’s capacity can  be increased or  decreased based on  the  quantity of  water needed and   on  the   availability  of  an  alternate fresh  water
source.



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Results

With  the   Outsourced   Water  Services   Agreement, SUEZ is  able  to  provide a  solution  that allows Tata  Chemicals to maintain production without having  to invest in capital equipment. Tata  Chemicals can  now focus on  manufacturing  their  products  instead  of worrying about their water source.


SUEZ’s outsourced water projects provide customers  with   little   or  no   capital   expenditure, reduced operating costs and improved technical performance. If you would  like information on how a   SUEZ Outsourced Water Services Agreement can  provide you  with  the  same, please contact your SUEZ representative or visit www.suezwatertechnologies.com.

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