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US-based Gradiant Corp bags four ZLD projects in India

New Delhi : US-based Gradiant Corporation, an emerging player in the industrial wastewater treatment market, has bagged four zero liquid discharge (ZLD) projects in India through its Indian subsidiary Gradiant India Pvt Ltd (GIPL) even as the company has charted major expansion plans for the country.

Gradiant said for the four projects it will provide end-to-end water treatment solutions through a customized approach using its proprietary suite of technologies to treat wastewater for textile processors, dye and alkali-chemical manufacturers as well as pharmaceutical companies.

These projects will treat up to 4000 kiloliters per day of highly contaminated effluent.

Gradiant Corporation, the parent company has been promoted by Anurag Bajpayee and Prakash Govindan in the US. The $30 million turnover company is now present in China, Singapore and India besides the US.

“Pharmaceutical and textile-based customers are beginning to accept our proprietary solutions which they acknowledge will significantly reduce the cost and increase the reliability of treating wastewater,” said GIPL managing director Ravichandran Selvaraj.

“With tightening regulations on businesses that produce water discharge from industrial effluents and India facing a water crisis, there is mounting pressure on our current and future clients to find viable ways to combat the growing expenses incurred. We are excited to help solve industrial wastewater problems in India by providing sustainable solutions", he added.

The company is looking to focus on the upcoming ZLD market in India. In the recently bagged projects, it is using its patented Carrier Gas Extraction (CGE) technology, under which the quantum of recovered water is much higher than conventional systems along with lower energy costs. Also, production systems are not stopped to clean the treatment plants.

Since inception in early 2018, the Indian operation has made substantial headway with a significant list of potential projects in the pipeline and a full team of sales, business development, and project management in place with offices in Chennai and Ahmedabad.

The company said it has a pipeline of over 35 projects in India and is looking for major expansion in the country. The recent orders further establish the company’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Gradiant Corporation has invested in the establishment of Gradiant India and is expected to soon finalize a round of funding with local and strategic partners shortly.

“Our technologies are an apt fit for the Indian market. This coupled with our local teams’ ability to deliver end-to-end solutions with lower cost of ownership is going to help us serve our Indian clients fully in handling their wastewater challenges.” said Prakash Govindan, CTO of Gradiant.

“The local team has been phenomenal at bringing meaningful projects for us to service. We look forward to the impact we can have in this region", said Govindan, who is reportedly the holder of over 200 global patents.

“Our growing presence in India, coupled with our commissioning of these new projects, testifies to the environmentally progressive mindset of local business leaders and we look forward to the positive impact Gradiant can make in this region,” he added.

Earlier in 2018, Gradiant has set up its R&D headquarters in Singapore and unveiled a Chinese subsidiary - Gradiant China, based in Shanghai. The company’s North American operations include its largest subsidiary to date, Gradiant Energy Services (GES), with over 100 employees. GES is an oilfield services business focused on treating unconventional oil and gas water for reuse.

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