REINACH, Switzerland — Specialty chemical company Archroma has announced its first sustainable effluent treatment (SET) facility for a textile operation site in Jamshoro, Pakistan, according to a press release.

The facility supports the substantial recovery of 80 percent of water and allows effluent treatment based on zero liquid discharge, the release reported.

According to the release, the facility meets Pakistan's stringent National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS) requirements.

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"At Archroma, we take water scarcity very seriously and therefore are constantly exploring new and environmentally compatible solutions," said Alexander Wessels, CEO of the Archroma Group. "As a chemical company committed to innovation and performance together with sustainability, Archroma puts a lot of time and engagement in developing chemical solutions that help our customers use less water."

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The plant is spread over an area of 2.5 acres and consists of flocculation, equalization, surface aeration, clarification, ultra filtration and reverse osmosis, noted the release.