The Works together with Zaporozhye National University have developed an experimental technology for the purification of water drains from oil products. The pilot project became a part of the events that the Works held on the Dnieper Day within the framework of the public action “Save the Dnieper Together”.
Within the framework of its obligations for environmental modernization, is carrying out a number of measures to clean up water drains. In addition to the planned projects, the Works is carrying out additional environmental measures to clean the Dnieper within the framework of the action “Save the Dnieper Together!”. The new cleaning project also became part of a public action aimed at improving the condition of the Dnieper water basin.
The experimental system purifies the effluent using a special strain of bacteria that must absorb oil products. Bacteria are placed on special rafts fixed to the water line. Thanks to this technology, purified water will flow into the Dnieper, without harmful impurities.
– The biotechnology used at treatment plants assumes the placement of special strains of microorganisms on the waterframe-rafts. They, these microbes, will destroy the oil products and other surface active substances that have got into the drains – explained the technology the Head of Ecology Department of Zaporozhye National University, Professor Alexander Rylsky.
In this water area, there are several “depositors” such as Zaporozhye plants that produce industrial water, but Zaporizhstal Steel Works took responsibility for cleaning this water area.
– Zaporizhstal systematically working on the environmental modernization of production. Carries out the undertaken obligations and measures. But what we are doing now does not enter into any of our obligations. This is an additional measure, which we consider as an opportunity to improve our sewage quality. To date, we have a significant reduction in pollutants. Significant reduction in water consumption, – said the Head of Environmental safety Department of “Zaporizhstal” Inna Kholina.