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Tata Steel Meramandali bags Tata InnoVista award for Implementation of UV Oxidation project

Tata Steel Meramandali bags Tata InnoVista award for Implementation of UV Oxidation project to treat toxic wastewater

Narendrapur, November 16, 2021 - Tata Steel Meramandali (TSM) plant, located in Dhekanal district of Odisha has bagged Tata InnoVista award, the flagship award of Tata group on innovation of group companies, for implementation of Ultraviolet (UV) Oxidation project for treating toxic wastewater in its Coke Oven. Rajeev Singhal, Vice President, Marketing & Sales (Flat Products), Tata Steel and former Managing Director of erstwhile Tata Steel BSL received the award from Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons in Mumbai in presence of T V Narendran, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Steel and other dignitaries.

The award was given for the project photooxcyn: mitigation of water toxicants under ‘Implemented Innovations (Core Process)’ category. TSM has developed a cutting-edge UV Oxidation technology to treat cyanide in Coke Oven wastewater in the plant. TSM has established world’s first UV Oxidation Plant in the steel industry, with support from Research and Development (R&D) team of Tata Steel.

It has the capacity to treat 80 Cubic metres of waste water per hour. The conventional method of treating cyanide in coke oven wastewater, one of the most toxic and potentially deadly pollutants, is called solid sludge separation technology which may lead towards cyanide toxicity by secondary means of toxic sludge decomposition. However, the new technology addresses this issue. One of the best ways to handle cyanide is complete destruction of it by oxidation which the UV Oxidation plant does.

Tata InnoVista is a unique 'One Tata' platform for recognizing and celebrating innovations of the companies at the group level. It demonstrates the ability of group’s teams to solve real business problems with innovative solutions, with focus on creating visible impact and for nurturing a sustainable innovation culture.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum. It is one of the world's most geographically diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $21.06 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2021.

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates, and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000. Tata Steel has been a part of the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and has been consistently ranked amongst top 5 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016. Besides being a member of ResponsibleSteelTM and worldsteel’s Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards and recognitions including the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Plants, and Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17. The Company, ranked as India’s most valuable Metals & Mining brand by Brand Finance, featured amongst CII Top 25 innovative Indian Companies in 2020, received rating of ‘A-‘ (leadership band) from CDP for its Climate Change disclosure and Supply Chain disclosure, Steel Sustainability Champion 2020 recognition from worldsteel, ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute, Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2020) from CNBC TV-18, and Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting FY20 from ICAI, among several others.

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