GE has agreed to provide its zero liquid discharge (ZLD) wastewater recycling technology for the installation at the POSCO cold rolling mill steel plant in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Under the contracts signed between GE and Korean-based POSCO Engineering, a subsidiary of POSCO, GE will provide a ZLD wastewater treatment system including two electrodialysis reversal trains for water reclamation, for POSCO’s new plant.

The installation of wastewater recycling technology will take place in the second quarter of next year.

GE also will provide technical services, including operator training, during installation and commissioning of the new facility.

GE Power & Water engineered systems — water and process technologies vice president Jeff Connelly said "POSCO is using the EDR technology to gain a higher recovery of treated wastewater and the ZLD system for reliable wastewater treatment, both of which help to address the challenges of high water consumption in the region, as well as water scarcity on a global level."

The POSCO cold rolling mill steel plant is projected to begin operations during the second quarter of next year.