IIT Kharagpur to set up a Re-Water Research Center to replenish and rejuvenate water resources
The IIT Kharagpur has decided to set up a Re-Water Research Center to replenish and rejuvenate water resources. It will be seed-funded by two alumni members – Aneesh Reddy & Aditya Choubey. The purpose of the ‘Aditya Choubey Center for Re-Water Research’ is to tackle the challenge of resolving two burning issues faced by urban India – sewage disposal and access to clean potable water. The institute will set up an on-campus plant which will convert 1.35 million litre of sewage water from the hostels to 1.2 million litre of potable water, on a daily basis. The project is being developed to attract potential entrepreneurs and government agencies to take up sewage treatment at a large scale and with a business model for banks to gain confidence in funding such businesses. The pilot plant is expected to be ready by March 2019.
Topics: Chemical elements • Chemistry • Drinking water • Environmental engineering • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur • Kharagpur • Physical sciences • sanitation • Sewage treatment • Water • Water pollution