Memsift secures ₹37.2mn contract to build resource recovery plant in India

Singapore-based Memsift Innovations Pte Ltd has received a ₹37.2 million contract to build a first of its kind resource recovery plant in India for the manmade fibers (MMF) industry using its proprietary Improved membrane distillation technology TS-30.

The plant will be commissioned during 2023 in the Indian state of Gujarat.

The Memsift technologies recover more than 98% of water and up to 100% chemicals from industrial liquid-waste streams with a benefit of lower carbon footprint compared to other technologies.

Memsift says that the ‘no chemicals’ ‘no steam’ project may achieve a negative carbon footprint by considering the manufacturing carbon footprint of the chemicals to be recovered in this project. The estimated emission reduction is about 1.47 million kg of CO2 every year which is equal to 3,356 barrels of fossil fuel. About 67% of the emission reduction is due to the direct energy savings compared to the current method in place and the remaining 33% emission reductions comes from the tons of chemicals to be recovered.

Dr J Antony Prince, founder & CEO of Memsift Innovations, said,: “This project is a key stepping stone for the full-scale commercialization of membrane distillation technology for real-world applications. Memsift will continuously focus on the key industrial verticals (pharma, chemical, pulp & paper, mining and metal finishing) to achieve resource circularity by closing the liquid-waste loop and play our part in decarbonizing these industries.”