Transnistrian factory to implement wastewater treatment technology elaborated in Moldova

The Tiraspol-based Tirotex textile factory will implement a new wastewater treatment technology, worked out by scientists from Chisinau.

Victor Covaliov, scientific researcher at the Applied and Organic Chemistry Centre for Scientific Researches of the Moldovan Academy of Sciences, who elaborated the new technology, on May 21 said that the project would start in June and would last for two years.

Covaliov said that the current technology used at the factory was an old one, of about 40 years, due to which the enterprise paid high fines.

According to him, the new technology will also allow cleaning up the wastewater from polyphenols, chemical compounds that can cause cancer. It will also allow filtering 8,000 cubic metres of water in 24 hours.

Covaliov noted that about 1 million lei (62,000 euros) would be spent, including on equipment, in order to implement the new technology in Tiraspol. The equipment of wastewater treatment will be purchased from Russia.

Tirotex is the largest textile factory in Europe. About 30 per cent of textiles made in Tiraspol are exported to Europe, whereas other 30 per cent – to the CIS states.

Adapted from Moldpres