An assessment of campus water and wastewater use practices with mitigation strategies.

An assessment of campus water and wastewater use practices with mitigation strategies.

Principal Investigator: Professor C. Visvanathan

Background and Rationale: AIT, is a cluster of academic buildings and residential colonies consumes a significant amount of water and also generates wastewater. The flow loop of the institute is a linear one. The water used on the campus is directed from public works department and AIT has recently installed a wastewater treatment plant but without any reuse policy.

Despite the capacity w.r.t excellence in knowledge, technology and resources, AIT succumb ignorance and an unfortunate lack of a visionary lead on the institutional waste recovery. Thus to assess the current use and reuse potential interms of water and wastewater, a baseline study is deemed necessary. After which some pilot studies can be conducted to suggest some changes at policy level.

Objectives: The specific objectives are:

  •  Water and wastewater audit for year 2013-2014
  •  Comparative analysis of water and wastewater audit with previous documented years.
  •  Pilot scale studies on potential reuse and recovery systems that can be used as a demonstration project.
  •  Implementing policy level changes to improve the situation on the campus in terms of water and wastewater reuse.

Time Schedule

The first phase of project will be spread over a period of 6 months.