TERI Unveils Policy Brief for Net-Zero Textile Wastewater Treatment with TADOX Technology

Policy Brief Unveils Technology’s Cost-Effectiveness and Sustainability Advantages

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) recently launched a policy brief titled, “Integration of TADOX Technology to achieve net zero in textile wastewater treatment,” outlining a path towards sustainable textile wastewater management.

This policy brief follows the successful pilot demonstration of TADOX, a novel wastewater treatment technology developed by TERI, at a Textile CETP (Common Effluent Treatment Plant) in Kanpur, India. Funded by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under the Namami Gange program, this pilot marks the first-ever global deployment of TADOX in a real-world textile wastewater treatment setting.

The pilot plant, with a capacity of 20,000 liters per day, effectively removed color and pollutants, achieving compliance with stringent environmental regulations. The policy brief emphasizes the integration of TADOX for achieving net-zero wastewater treatment in the textile industry.

Based on a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and the benefits of integrating TADOX at the pre-biological treatment stage, the policy brief highlights the technology’s cost-effectiveness. Compared to traditional methods, TADOX offers:

  • 100% reduction in color
  • 50% lower capital expenditure
  • 30% reduction in operational expenses
  • 32% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions

Furthermore, integrating renewable energy sources like solar power can further enhance TADOX’s sustainability and reduce operational costs by up to 40%, potentially leading to a net-zero energy solution.

Praising TADOX as an embodiment of “Atmanirbhar Bharat” (Self-reliant India), Mr. G Asok Kumar, Director General of NMCG, commended the technology’s potential to revolutionize industrial effluent treatment. He urged wider adoption of TADOX by industry and partners, paving the way for a net-zero energy future for the textile sector.