Environmental responsibility is the fundamental principle of PJSC “Azot” (Cherkasy) production policy.
Environmental protection is the essential part of PJSC “Azot” (Cherkasy) day to day activity. Owing to innovative technologies adoption and regular equipment modernization all production processes comply with high European standards and ensure ecological security in the region. Having joined Responsible Care Global Charter PJSC “Azot” (Cherkasy) implements its own environmental and labor protection initiatives in accordance with the program “Responsible Care of the Chemical Industry in Ukraine”. The main environmental projects of the plant are directed towards Kremenchug water basin preservation and atmospheric air protection.
Water basin protection
To avoid the Kremenchug water basin pollution PJSC “Azot” (Cherkasy) controls its waste water quality before it comes to the treatment facilities. The enterprise’s laboratories realized quality monitoring by 33 criteria. Waste water quality is also checked at the biological treatment facilities by stages: purification line entry, refining processes and discharging into the water basin.
There were repairs in the shops M-9 (ammonia nitrate production) and M-6 (urea production) in 2014. This made it possible to prevent extra pollution of soil with wastewater as well as avoid soil erosion in the replaced area. 1836 thousands m3 per year is planned reduction of filtered water consumption.
The plant’s laboratories which realize the analytical control in environmental protection sphere are certified by the State Enterprise “Cherkasy Research and Production Center of Standardization, Metrology and Certification” of the Ministry of economic development and trade of Ukraine. The quality of sewerage dropped into the Kremenchug water basin is regularly checked by the laboratory of the State Ecological Inspectorate in Cherkasy region. Every month the results are sent to the Department of Ecology and Natural Resources of the State Administration of Cherkasy Region in order to monitor the condition of the water basin in Cherkasy and the region.
water cycles provide technological water supply for the productions sites
m3 municipal sewage enters the treatment facilities of PJSC “Azot” every day
m3 the capacity of wastewater treatment facilities of both manufacturing water and sewerage
Air basin protection
At PJSC “Azot” (Cherkasy) were installed 80 dust and gas cleaning units in order decrease the harmful emissions to the atmosphere. The efficiency level of treatment systems reaches 96%. During last few years enterprise realized a number of eco projects aimed to reduce air pollution. These initiatives allowed to diminish emissions in comparison with 2013:
tonnes per year less ammonium nitrate dust
tonnes per year less nitric oxide
tonnes per year less suspended particles
tonnes per year less ammonia
Reduction of nitrogen consumption 2.575 000 cubic metre per year less and cyclohexanone emission 0.002 tonnes per year less are expected after caprolactam production facilities renovation
PJSC “Azot” (Cherkasy) has invested more than UAH 297 million in the environmental projects during 2011-2014 years.