The Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) installed in the plant of M/s Bhatsons Aquatic Products, Cochin has been awarded SECOND POSITION by Kerala State Pollution Control Board for the year 2011. The award was conferred to the firm after a detailed visit by a panel of experts appointed by KSPCB. The award was presented to the firm by Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Oommen Chandy, at a function held at Thiruvananthapuram on 5th June, 2012 in connection with World Environment Day celebrations.
The ETP was designed and developed by Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin.This plant functions as common ETP for three export oriented units, viz., M/s Mangala Sea Products, M/s Bhatsons Aquatic Products and M/s Roshan Foods located at the Industrial Development Area, Aroor, and has a capacity to treat 3 lakh litres of effluent per day. The treated effluent conform to the norms prescribed by Central Pollution Control Board and State Pollution Control Board.
The process advantages of the Energy Efficient Treatment Plant are: (i) the effluent discharged from the treatment process conform to the norms of CPCB/state PCB’s, (ii) the water will be suitable for reuse in the plant, (iii) the land requirement for the treatment plant is very small, (iv) zero atmospheric pollution and eco-friendly, (v) less power consumption, and (vi) ease of operation
The main advantage of the unit is that, it is highly energy efficient. It needs only two numbers of 1 Hp motors for its operation. CIFT, Cochin gives the technology on consultation basis.