Bhubaneswar: The Central-sector Nalco has signed an MoU with Hyderabad-based company Eesavyasa Technology to provide technical know-how for setting up of defluoridation plants for aluminium plans on commercial basis.

The MoU was signed by Nalco general manager(R & D) Subrat Kar and Eesavyasa managing director DP Chakravarthy, here on Thursday.

After successful commissioning of first-of- its kind Defluoridation plant in the World using Nano based Emrion technology, the aluminium major National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) is all set for using this technology in commercial scale.

Nalco has been using this technology in its Smelter Plant since February 2017 which has successfully addressed the endemic problem of fluoride contamination of water in Angul sector.

As per the MoU, Nalco would be getting royalty on setting up of commercial scale defluoridation plants in other aluminium plants and other industries based on this technology for removal of fluoride to provide chemical free water for drinking purpose.

Speaking on the occasion, Nalco CMD Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand said that this breakthrough technology is an example of sustainable solution that would cater to the people, planet and profit aspect of an industry in a balanced manner. Dr. Chand added that this technology can be used in future for providing safe drinking water to people during major events like Rath Yatra.