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Terephthalic acid – PTA, is an important building block in the manufacture of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), fiber, pet bottles, and polyester film.

The PTA industry has seen strong growth over the past few years due to increases in the demand for PET and PBT. Aqana can assist clients in the PTA industry solve treat their wastewater problems.


What are the main pollutants in wastewater in the PTA-TA industry?

The PTA-TA industry wastewater compositions can change in quantity, and quality and may contain:

  • Terephthalic acid,
  • Benzoic acid,
  • p-toluic acid (p-TA)
  • 4-carboxybenzaldehyde (4-CBA).

Why is it crucial for PTA-TA companies to treat their wastewater streams?

The high concentrations of the organic compounds, as well as the complexity and the fluctuations in the concentrations of all the contaminants in – wastewater streams, make the water highly toxic.

How does Aqana assist the PTA-TA industry to comply with local environmental standards?

Aqana expert team will assess the COD concentrations of the wastewater stream and deliver case-specific engineering solutions.

The PTA-TA clients can be certain that their footprint is reduced, the wastewater is effectively treated, and the discharge levels are always met.

Contact Aqana and find out how we can assist you in achieving the sustainability goals of your business.



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