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Proposal Number: 5419

Domain: Sustainable Habitat

Theme(s): Rural Development
Water, Sanitation and Solid waste management

Supporting Central Government Agency: Ministry of Urban Development

Budget (Rs. Lakhs): 144.00

Principal Investigator: Prof. Ligy Philip

Principal Investigator Institute: Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Co-Investigators:
Dr. Boby George ,Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Domain: Sustainable Habitat

Project Title

Sustainable Solar Powered Wastewater Treatment Systems to Improve Hygiene and Sanitation in Schools by Adopting Water Recycling and Online Quality Monitoring.

Web Abstract

The proposed project will develop a sustainable solar powered wastewater treatment system for schools. The proposed system will incorporate cost effective and reliable online water quality monitoring to ensure the quality of treated wastewater, thus preventing the health risk associated with reuse of unsafe water. The main goal of the project is to improve the hygiene and sanitation conditions of schools in water stressed areas, thus improving the health and reducing the number of school dropouts. Major deliverables are: i) Treatment process for specific type of wastewater, ii) Low cost, but reliable sensors for online monitoring of treated wastewater quality, iii) Wastewater treatment and reuse units with all devices in at least two schools and iv) Design guidelines and operation and maintenance manual