Lively interest in workshop on innovative wastewater treatment technologies

On 27 and 28 september, Pavitra Ganga welcomed over 60 live and 70 online participants for the hybrid engagement workshop on innovative technologies for wastewater treatment and resource recovery at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, organised by IIT Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Kanpur, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education Delft and VITO.


During the opening ceremony at IIT Delhi, we welcomed Dr. D.P. Mathuria, executive director (technical) from the National Mission for Clean Ganga (Government of India) Namami Gange.

 The morning program brought fascinating lectures about ecotechnologies for the removal of heavymetals from wastewater and current trends in monitoring the wastewater technology.

In the afternoon, the six innovative technologies for wastewater treatment and resource recovery that are piloted at our demonstration sites were presented (click to download the presentation):

·        Self forming dynamic membrane bioreactor from CNR-IRSA

·        Constructed Wetland Plus technology from Hochschule Bochum

·        Structured adsorbents for the removal of chromium from  effluents from VITO

·        Clean blocks as filter system for the removal of particles, organics and nutrients from Delft University of Technology

·        Andicos technology for the treatment of organic waste and sewage with membrane filtration and retentate digestion from VITO

·        Aerobic MBR from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

·        Photoactivated sludge reactor from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

·       Aqua-Track real-time monitoring of micro-contaminants by Aqua-Q


Visit to the demo site

On the second day, a visit to the demonstration site at the Barapullah drain in New Delhi was organised to discover the piloted technologies.

This was followed in the afternoon by lectures on soil aquifer treatment and on innovations in the use of membranes to treat and reuse wastewater.

The two day workshop closed with a group work on technological and management options to complement the conventional sewage treatment plant approaches in India.