13. 12. 2017
The rapid growth of Chinese industry has led to unprecedented environmental pollution, including water resources. To eliminate this problem, scientists have found an unusual solution. A bacterium that feeds on waste.
Strict rules for wastewater treatment were adopted in 2015. Emission standards and violations of environmental law are subject to severe fines. Encouraging the introduction of cleaning technologies. Chinese companies, which are already suffering because of the rising prices for land and labor, joyfully met with innovations. In order not to become bankrupt, companies are forced to automate production methods or rely on new cleaning methods.
The Chinese textile industry is one of the main causes of pollution. She exports clothing at a cheap price, but this leads to a lot of pollution. Major global brands such as H & M, Zara, Nike and Adidas are trying to achieve zero emissions of hazardous chemicals by 2020 by adopting water quality standards for suppliers. However, this can not be done without raising the price for consumers.
The solution is the use of bacteria. Therefore, TAL uses organic compounds, using microorganisms instead of chemicals, and reduces emissions by 80% during washing. Previously, companies bought bacteria in other laboratories, but this year they launched their own research program based on DNA seeding, designed to search for «superbugs» in terms of price and effectiveness. Such a bacterium will help to avoid unnecessary costs.
For two years experts are going to achieve significant improvements. After that, they want to join the development of the rest of the company. This idea will be very useful, since many manufacturers can not spend a lot of money for installing water purification systems and upgrading. Otherwise, many simply close.
China views waste as a problem, but with a competent approach it can be a valuable raw material.