SWITCH-Asia

FOLLOW US
';

ACIDLOOP

BACK
2,894 Views
0 Share
ACIDLOOP
Sustainable Production Through Market Penetration of Closed Loop Technologies in the Metal Finishing Industry

The Challenge

Metal finishing operations in India are carried out by SMEs. Operations like degreasing, pickling, galvanic baths use acids and the wastewater is highly polluted. Due to lack of material stream and waste management systems, waste and pollution are major concerns. This also leads to reduced profits.

The Objectives

The project aimed at introducing technology innovation for acid recovery as well as resource efficiency in the Indian metal finishing SMEs that would lead to improved environmental quality and combat pollution.

The Way Forward

  • Conducting resource efficiency(RE) training workshops for SMEs and provided on-site consulting support for implementation of low or no cost RE options;
  • Demonstrating acid and rinse water recovery techniques;
  • Organising two technology roundtables to facilitate SMEs and technology suppliers to identify measures to improve access of SMEs to RE technologies;
  • Financial and other support to SMEs through policy dialogues, customer round tables, technology round tables;
  • Sensitising 8 local banks on the potentials of RE technology investments;
  • Sharing information of financing options with SMEs;
  • Organising three regional and two national policy dialogues;
  • Sharing policy recommendations on technology transfer with relevant stakeholders.
Duration:
2/2012 – 1/2016
Total Budget:
EUR 2,395,069.59 (EU Contribution: 80%)
Contact Detail:

 

Dr. Malini Balakrishnan

[email protected]

India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003 India

www.acidloop.in

Lead Partners

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Partners

adelphi

adelphi

Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), The Philippines

Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), The Philippines

Austria Recycling - Verein zur Förderung von Recycling und Umweltschutz in Österreich (AREC)

Austria Recycling - Verein zur Förderung von Recycling und Umweltschutz in Österreich (AREC)

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), India

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), India

STENUM Asia Sustainable Development Society (STENUM Asia)

STENUM Asia Sustainable Development Society (STENUM Asia)

Resources

Impact Sheet
7 Downloads
READ
Brochure
14 Downloads
READ