Amity Institute of Nanotechnology has developed a waste water treatment technology to test and treat waste water generated from textile and dyeing industry. The pilot plant will be set up in the institute itself. The technology was was transferred to Dew Specialty Chemicals on Friday.
Dr Nupur Bahadur, Assistant Professor at Amity Institute of Nanotechnology has developed this treatment process for decolorization and photocatalytic removal of organic pollutants and dyes present in real effluent of textile and dyeing industry.
Elaborating on the Technology which is a result of 15 years of research, Nupur said that conventional Textile and Dyeing Industry generates toxic pollutants and sludge and their disposal in landfills leads to leaching out of chemicals in air and ground water, causing grave threat to human well being. She stressed that the present Water Treatment Plants treat one kind of pollution, creating secondary pollution
Nupur said that Waste Treatment Industry suffers various shortcomings such as long electricity cuts forcing the ETP (Effluent Treatment Plans) to stop their function, inability to completely treat dyes which are not easily bio-degradable, high cost and lower efficiency of existing Technology.
Scarcity of water, depleting ground water levels, drinking water laced with heavy metals, and droughts have, off late, emerged as major problems faced by various cities in the country. According to Amity Institute of Nanotechnology said that the technology developed is Clean, Green, Sludge free, Highly efficient and Cost effective which will completely revolutionize the way waste treatment industry has been functioning in India.