German Expert Dr. Olaf Kujawski visited GIDC Industrial Estate Vapi on October 21, 2016 together with the officials of the Gujarat Pollution Control Board and GIZ Cell in Vapi as a part of the activity taken up on suggesting improvements for online monitoring systems for industrial wastewater.
Field visit included visits to some industries and CETP that have online monitoring system with measurements for parameters such as TSS (Total Suspended Solids), TOC (Total Organic Carbon), pH, and flow.
The representatives from United Phosphorous Ltd. (UPL), Richter Themis Medicare Ltd., CETP Vapi and Bayer Crop Science Ltd. shared their experiences and problems with Dr. Kujawski. The problems expressed included flash change in the readings of TSS meter, high maintenance cost of TOC meter, problems with dependency on local vendors etc.
Based on inputs from the German expert, GIZ will come up suggestions/guidelines on online monitoring systems for industrial wastewater.