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With phytorid, turn sewage into potable water

1 November 2011

BANGALORE:Good news for those vying for a share of the booming wastewater treatment market.

With civic authorities increasingly finding themselves daunted by the task of sewage management, the field has become open for contractors building the mandatory sewage treatment plants in apartment complexes around the city.

Most of these have experienced practical difficulties and stopped functioning, as the many associations will narrate.

Slapped with notices by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, the residents have started fixing the plants at huge costs or scouting for simpler plants that won’t be a headache to manage or eat up their maintenance funds. Associations around Bellandur, which have been at the receiving end of notices, are now considering trying out a new technology to not only clean sewage but also make it potable.

The technology drawing their attention is phytorid, developed by Rajesh Biniwale, a scientist with the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI). The scientist has been invited to deliver a presentation on the solution, which is a wetland system, in Bangalore. The phytorid treatment plant scores on almost all counts — it doesn’t need electricity or too much space…..

Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_with-phytorid-turn-sewage-into-potable-water_1605939


Written by csirindia

November 2, 2011 at 9:36 pm

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