Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) students are to design a Hi-End Laboratory and a Bio-Reactor for sewerage treatment for the Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC). The laboratory will extend a great benefit to world class research in microbiology and various applications of the treated water in agriculture and industrial uses. The laboratory would improve the quality of waste water and make it re-useable. It will also provide Research & Development (R&D) facility to environmental engineering students.
The bio-reactor is based on the Activated Sludge Process (ASP). It would support in reducing contaminants, pollutants and microbes in sewerage water. Project Incharge Hemant Kumar Sharma claims that this is the first-of-its-kind laboratory in the country by any civic body. Sharma briefed that the treatment would follow the process of reverse osmosis and then the water could be used for industrial and irrigation use. The new technology would allow a reduction in bio-chemical oxygen demand (BoD) and chemical oxygen demand (CoD) and thus make the water potable.