Water wastage is a major issue facing the world- particularly India, due to our huge population. Also, Industries use a lot of water during their production process, and untreated water is released by them into surrounding rivers and lakes, which pollutes them even further. Many a time, these rivers and lakes are sources of water supply to homes of the people, which puts their health at risk.
According to the 2003 World Development Report (WDR), 70% of industrial waste is released without treatment, into sources of usable water supply. In simple words, we ordinary people consume Industrial wastage. Unquestionably, there is a lack of efficient technology for treatment of industrial wastewater. There was no technology or equipment which could clean more than 50% of such water, thus 50% water always got wasted.
However, Dr Rajah Vijay Kumar’s innovation is set to change this. The technology can treat wastewater, without using harmful chemicals, as an automated computerized system uses short wave reverberations, thus effectively recovering water, reducing pollution of water bodies. Developed after 10 years of research, the technology imitates the natural biological process of human blood clotting in our body, which is known as ‘Thrombousthai’ reaction.
Dr Rajah Vijay Kumar’s nephew Sailesh Nair says that undesired particles are made to collide and form a mass in the reactor, which is then eliminated by multi-stage filtration, depending on need of the end user. ‘Organization de Scalene’ in Bengaluru, is where the technology was developed, by applying the process of Fine Particle Shortwave Thrombotic Agglomeration Reactor (FPSTAR). It can easily make clean drinking water out of even Industrial sewage water!
A reactor installed as pilot project in Kodagu (Karnataka), processed 25,000 liters of untreated coffee-wash water in 2014. It has been recently used in Erode by Tamil Nadu government for reducing pollution in Cauvery river, caused by flow of industrial waste. The ‘Aquatron Boomtube Resonator’ has 2 units, each capable of treating 1.2 lakh litres of water per day. For more info, one can write to: [email protected]