Macrocomposites for Wastewater Treatment
Project Code: 144
Continuous discharge of wastewater into rivers increases pollution loading. Hence, it is impossible to rely on self-cleansing capacity of microbes naturally present in the environment. A wide range of bioremediation technologies is available to improve quality of wastewater treatment. This invention presents an alternative microcomposite system that is environmentally friendly, natural and offers a more economical method for wastewater treatment.
Microcomposite are considered a green technology
that is environmentally friendly, natural and offers a more economical method
for wastewater treatment. In principle, macrocomposite comprises of natural
media such as aggregates, zeolite, activated carbon, cement and sand mixed
together in a porus rock like mass which can be utilised as wastewater
treatment. Natural zeolite has the capability to remove ammonia from wastewater
besides being able to adsorp organics. Activated carbon being applied to the
actual wastewater stream to adsorb color and xenobiotic pollutants. the
granular media plays a very important role in maintaining a high number/
population of active biomass and a variety of microbial populations.