With rising population, urbanization and industrialization combined with closing river basins, India is left with highly water stressed regions with the inability to efficiently manage its water resources. Consequently, the average per capita freshwater availability is expected to reduce to 1241 m3 by 2025. It is also estimated that around 29.3 billion cubic meters of water will be required for domestic and industrial purposes by the year 2025. Therefore, efficient and economic biological treatment of industrial wastewater and its reuse have emerged as a potential solution to meet water demands in the future.
Fats, Oils and Grease, popularly known by its acronym FOG, has been a growing concern worldwide. It affects the performance of wastewater treatment plants and industrial treatment units. According to reports, 47% of sanitary sewer overflows occur due to FOG related issues in the US. Similarly, more than 50% of sewer blockages happen in the […]
The French are believed to be the first to use septic tank systems in the 1870s, followed by the United States. Over a century later, septic tanks are still used worldwide at homes without access to sewage treatment plants.
A septic tank, made of concrete, plastic or fibreglass, is installed beneath the ground and performs the function of breaking down waste generated from the household. A malfunctioning system can cause a wide range of problems such as surface water pollution, disease outbreaks and environmental concerns. Therefore, your septic tank system needs regular maintenance and care to work at its best and break down organic waste efficiently.
In India, millions of people do not have access to toilets. Lack of sanitation infrastructure in rural areas has forced a large population to follow open defecation practices. This, in turn, has opened up the possibilities of health hazards, causing dangerous diseases such as diarrhoea, typhoid and dysentery, claiming hundreds and thousands of lives every year. Moreover, human waste in open grounds has led to soil and water contamination and environmental pollution, especially during the monsoon season.
All of us want the commercial spaces to be clean so that we can always work in a safe and healthy environment. In pursuit of the best cleaning and fragrant spaces, we use a combination of chemical cleaning solutions. However, conventional cleaners contain strong chemicals which pose health risks for humans and may cause chronic diseases. Moreover, when the chemicals are washed down the drain, they contaminate water and soil and pollute the environment. Thankfully there are efficient, safe, and eco-friendly organic cleaning solutions that are a great alternative to toxic chemical cleaners.
Wastewater management is one of the major global challenges faced by developed as well as developing countries today. Rapid industrialization has led to extensive industrial wastewater generation which is one of the leading causes of water pollution. Also, stringent treatment regulations are now in place for sewage and industrial effluent being released in the environment. Thus, an effective industrial wastewater treatment strategy is important.
Making compost at home has many benefits. First, composting is one of the easiest ways to add nutrients to your garden. Compost is a budget-friendly soil amendment to boost plant growth at your home. Secondly, composting turns a large amount of household organic waste into something useful and protects the environment from the growing waste problem.
Biological wastewater treatment, also known as secondary wastewater treatment, is one of the key components of any effluent treatment plant. In this process, the microbial population acts on the sewage or industrial effluent and helps in the degradation of harmful substances and pollutants. The main aim is to protect the environment and public health from the negative effects of untreated or substandard effluent. Given the importance of this process, a comprehensive understanding and regular evaluation and monitoring are critical to keeping maintain the efficiency of the biological system.
An onsite septic tank system, installed beneath the ground, helps to manage the household waste generated on a daily basis. In India, the septic tank system is beneficial in rural and urban areas where a connection to sewage treatment plants does not exist. However, it is important to know that these systems are expensive. Thus, regular maintenance is essential to prevent system failure. Septic tank sludge removal or reduction is the best way to keep up the optimal performance and prolong the life of septic systems.
The sanitation situation in India has been grim for a long time. Lack of proper toilet facilities, waste disposal mechanisms and shortage of water in different parts of the country has caused multiple problems such as open defecation and subsequently water and soil pollution. Moreover, poor sanitation has led to the spread of diseases among communities and a countless number of deaths.