The overall aim of ECO-India is to design and develop innovative cost-effective solutions for community- based water- and wastewater- treatment systems. These systems will be deployed at pilot sites in arsenic-affected water-stressed regions in India. The two consortia, Indian (DST) and European (FP7), will establish pilot schemes for
• catchment area and reservoir management
• surface water supply schemes
• arsenic removal (including monitoring using UFZ’s field-tested Arsolux arsenic sensor)
• disinfection treatment for potable water based on Trustwater’s EC-certified mixed-oxidant generation systems.
• online monitoring of water quality
• water distribution network, together with online/offline water quality monitoring programmes
• sewerage and wastewater treatment.
In addition, prototype energy-efficient modules for water deionisation and heavy metal removal will be developed. A feasibility study will be performed to assess the potential for energy harvesting from sludge.
Fields of science
- engineering and technologycivil engineeringstructural engineeringhydraulic engineering
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringwater treatment processeswastewater treatment processes
- natural scienceschemical sciencesinorganic chemistrymetalloids
- natural sciencesearth and related environmental scienceshydrologydrainage basins
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Funding SchemeCP - Collaborative project (generic)