Excellence in water management by Vizag Steel in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (2007)

Vizag Steel undertake efforts at clean development mechanism technologies for environmental impact reduction

This presentation provides information on the efforts undertaken by Vizag Steel, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India at clean development mechanism technologies for environmental impact reduction.

Vizag Steel has deployed a range of clean development mechanism (CDM) technologies for environmental impact reduction such as 100% LD gas recovery, the dry quenching of coke, 100% cast house slag granulation and the use of a torpedo ladle for transporting liquid hot metal.

Specific water consumption at Vizag Steel has come down from 10.7 cu m per tonne of liquid steel produced in 1998-'99 to 2.29 cu m/TLS in 2006-'07, which is a better figure than that of several international plants.

The company has charted out a road map to achieve zero discharge on a fast track basis. Measures to improve water availability in the environment include rainwater harvesting, check dams, percolation pits and recharge wells.

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