Untreated sewage water is a significant and widespread problem in both cities as well as in rural areas. With rising population comes a rise in the consumption of water, which results in large amounts of waste water. While there exists solutions, they come with disadvantages that have prevented them from gaining popularity and wide acceptance. There is a clear need for new solutions that meet this need.
It is this need that Arghyam wanted to fulfil by supporting the installation of a 15KLD (kiloliter per day) domestic wastewater treatment plant using an innovative, indigenous technology called Soil Biotechnology (SBT). SBT is a waste-water treatment process, which is based on a bio-conversion process where fundamental reactions of nature, namely respiration, photosynthesis and mineral weathering take place in a media housing micro & macro organisms which bring about the desired purification. SBT is an oxygen supplying biological engine and so the process can treat all types of water – domestic, municipal and industrial.
The ACCEPT Society in Bangalore, which is a AIDS hospice was looking for a solution for their waste-water as their existing borewell supply was not sufficient to meet their water requirements. This provided Arghyam with an opportunity to to test and validate SBT as a technology.
This action research addressed the challenges of waste-water treatment in India by seeking to assess and consider SBT‘s effectiveness in treating wastewater, through the analysis of the construction and operation of one such treatment facility at ACCEPT Society.
Hinren Technologies carried out the civil construction work based on parameters set by Vision Earth Care (VEC). The installation of all mechanical and electrical works was done by VEC.
After construction and commissioning of the SBT plant, Arghyam regularly monitored the SBT plant. Water samples were periodically tested by an external laboratory for all relevant parameters.
Vision Earth Care is committed to work towards a green tomorrow by providing the most effective eco-friendly solutions to water treatment across all scales. The technology used is no more complicated than the one used in your lawn, however the results are no lesser than the best you can expect. This is called VisionE Soil Bio-Technology (SBT): an evergreen everlasting biological purification engine.
The technology has been developed by the research group at Indian Institute Of Technology (Powai), and the same has been patented.
HINREN, which stands for Hindustan Renewable energy systems is a venture started to propagate, promote and popularize renewable energy and sustainable technologies at affordable prices. The venture is started by a group of young engineers .
The objective of the company is to make clean energy, clean water and nutrition accessible at all parts of the country at affordable prices. Towards this vision, the company is working on an integrated innovative model.