Inexpensive water filter plant producing Arsenic free clean water: Inventors Engineers of Jadavpur University

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Inexpensive water filter plant producing Arsenic free clean water: Inventors Engineers of Jadavpur University

Inexpensive Water filter plant produces 1000 liters of water daily. The water produced from this water filter plant is really Arsenic free. The Civil Engineers from Jadavpur University (JU) in Kolkata invented the variety water filter plant in association with the University of California. Professor Joyashree Roy headed the project.

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Inexpensive water filter plant producing Arsenic free clean water: Inventors Engineers of Jadavpur University
The water purifier (Left), Dr.Joyashree Roy (Right)

The team has successfully installed the water filter plant at a school near Baruipur in South 24 Parganas district, an affected area. Now the place is receiving 1000 liters of Arsenic free water daily. The civil engineers have done a marvelous job.

Using electricity, the iron present in water is dissolved forming rust on which Arsenic particles will bind together. Later these aggregates of impurities are filtered out making the water clean. Cambodia and Bangladesh has already experienced the merits of this water filter plant. The implementation of this water filter plant requires less amount as it is using the available materials. In India its commercial use is possible only with the license of University of California.

We are using arsenic-contaminated ground water and filtering it using electro-chemical arsenic remediation (ECAR) technology to produce potable water which is not only free of arsenic but all other contaminants, professor Joyashree Roy, who is coordinating the project, told PTI.

“This is a very simple and cheap technology and once it is commercialized the cost of drinking water can be as low as one rupee a liter. We have taken only the know-how from outside. Rest everything is indigenous. Even the materials we procured for making the plant is locally sourced. Our students in School of Environment Engineering know how to do everything”. Says Mrs. Roy.

The cost of licensing the technology is also little because the project is a joint collaboration between the department of science and technology of the Indian government and the US government for transfer of technology for public health benefit, Roy said.

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Well-done engineers of Jadavpur University!!

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