IICT provides succour to fluorosis patients

IICT provides succour to fluorosis patients
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For fluorosis affected people of Prakasam and Krishna districts in Andhra Pradesh, Nalgonda and Warangal in Telangana   the Indian Institute of Chemical technology (IICT) is proving to be a saviour.

For fluorosis affected people of Prakasam and Krishna districts in Andhra Pradesh, Nalgonda and Warangal in Telangana the Indian Institute of Chemical technology (IICT) is proving to be a saviour.

Thanks to the nanofiltration technology that is superior to the conventional reverse osmosis, it provides total disinfection and clarification of the raw water and high water recovery (low reject volume) along with retention of sufficient mineral content for consumption.

Dr S Sridhar, principal scientist, Chemical Engineering division, IICT says, “IICT has commissioned the first Nanofiltration plant for surface water purification at Mogallu Village, Bhimavaram Taluk in West Godavari District.”

The project was conceived and implemented by Dr Sridhar and his team and sponsored by Inno Indigo (Europe) through DBT, India. “The nanofiltration plant treats pond water containing excessive turbidity, disease causing microbes and hardness to provide clean and safe drinking water to 600 children from ZPP school and more than 1000 village folk every day, who were previously consuming the contaminated pond water directly,” said Dr Sridhar.

IICT is also a providing free drinking water since April 2016 near NGRI Metro Railway station on Uppal Road in Hyderabad. Pedestrians, drivers and passengers of buses, cars, autos, two wheelers as well as senior citizens and children utilize the facility at a consumption rate of 3000 litres a day.

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