Under the highest efficient use of natural resources concept of 3Rs, the principle of wastewater treatment begins with reduction of wastewater quantities and segregation of waste right from the beginning. The principle ensures optional use of natural resources and efficient treatment of wastewater by continuously monitoring the COD in water around the clock.
Effluent quality under all parameters was within standards. BOD and COD levels were below 80% of the standard. Wastewater samples are collected and analyzed daily. Wastewater is treated by activated sludge process. Effluence is discharged into Chak Mak public drainage canal.
The system begins with inventory of all industrial wastes, full control of waste storage, transport, and transfer for safe disposal.
In addition, the company also applied the 3Rs concept to promotion of Circular Economy with the aim to stress cost-effective resources utilization and minimize volumes of waste to be disposed. This initiative not only protects the environment but takes care of our communities’ well-being.
The Southeast Asian markets for caustic soda and PVC are expected to grow approximately 4% per year on the back of continued expansion in manufacturing and infrastructure projects in line with economic growth.
The business expansion is aimed at steadily capturing growing demand in emerging markets, strengthening the competitiveness and solidifying its leading position in the chlor-alkali business in Southeast Asia. So, AGC Group decided to make the investment for increasing the capacity of caustic soda and PVC at two manufacturing sites in Rayong province in the name “Sakura Project “and “RCA5 Project”. The start of operation is scheduled for the 1st quarter of 2025.