PUNE: The Department of Chemical Engineering, AISSMS College of Engineering, has set up a plant on a pilot basis to demonstrate the latest technology in sewage treatment for the college building at Kennedy Road campus.
On September 5, the STP was inaugurated by the Secretary of AISSM Society, Maloji Raje Chhatrapati. Ajay Patil, Treasurer of AISSMS, Nikhil Kanse, Member, AISSMS, Dr DS Bormane, Principal of AISSMS COE, Pune, and all HODs of College of Engineering were also present for the inaugural function.
This is the first such plant installed in a college using the latest technology of hydrodynamic cavitation. More than 5,000 litres of wastewater is generated from this building every day. The capacity of the pilot plant is 9,000 litres per day. The clear water, after treatment, will be utilised for gardening purpose. Hence, the dependency on fresh water will reduce.
The advantages of this technique compared to conventional methods are - less treatment time, lower operating cost with less maintenance cost and carbon footprint.
Pilot runs for the same were made by Vinayak Rajan, Mayur Malusare, Harshal Ambulkar, Abhishek Sontakke, Yashashri Shetye, Bhumika Gawande of BE Chemical Engineering students TP and JN Khiratkar, Technical Assistant. The entire project was designed and commissioned by Dr Ashish V Mohod, Assistant Professor, and Dr KR Jethani, HOD, Department of Chemical Engineering, AISSMSCOE, Pune.