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Unique Sugar Condensate Treatment
Novel process for purification of caustic in bottling plant industry
INDION EcoServe
INDION Lampak
INDION Ultra High Rate Clarifier
INDCHLOR Oxidant Generator
INDION Chlogen - Chlorine Dioxide Generator
INDION MnSR Manganese Specific Resin
Duplex Water Softener Launched
Resin Osmotic Shock Evaluation (ROSE)
INDION Jalshudhi - Low-cost drinking water purification
INDION Borofree Unit Developed
INDION Membrane Bio-reactor (MBR)
INDION Fluidised Media Reactor (FMR)
INDION Vehicle Wash Recycle System
INDION ISR (Iron Specific Resin)
INDION Decolourisation of Cane Sugar Remelt using Ion Exchange Process

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Chlorine Phase-Out
Water Assurance for Building Projects
Bringing Safe Drinking Water to Rural India
Water and Pesticide? The Complete Picture

 
Unique Sugar Condensate Treatment

Ion Exchange has developed a new technology for recovery and reuse of sugar condensate generated from sugar mills - the first time in the world a treatment process is available to remove organics contaminants from sugar condensate. The patent application for this technology has been filed. The treated condensate can be used for medium and high pressure boilers in co-gen power plants as well as for cooling towers as make up water. The treated condensate can be used as makeup for cooling towers.

Given the increasing water scarcity, this is a breakthrough technology for the sugar industry, as it effectively conserves fresh water resources through reuse of treated condensate. India has around 500 sugar mills, with 18 million tonnes of annual sugar production. Normally sugar mills have a crushing capacity of 2,500 to 10,000 tonnes per day, generating 70% of sugar condensate. Thus, a sugar mill with sugarcane crushing capacity 5000 tonnes/day, produces 3500 tonnes condensate per day. Adoption of our sugar condensate treatment technology will enable sugar mills to significantly reduce their dependency on fresh water from rivers, dams, etc.

With this development, IEI is able to offer the sugar sector an even broader spectrum of solutions, adding to its extensive range of water and waste water treatment and speciality process chemicals.


Novel process for purification of caustic in bottling plant industry

It’s the customary procedure in bottling plants to recycle glass bottles to refill products such as beer and cold drinks. The used glass bottles are collected from different places and brought to the factory where they are sterilised by using 2% hot caustic soda solution. The caustic is used for 10 to 15 days till it is contaminated with iron, suspended solids, colour bodies and carbonates. It is then neutralised with an equal amount of acid and disposed off as per the norms set by the pollution control board.

Ion Exchange has now developed a process based on ion exchange resins for removal of the above impurities. As the same caustic soda can be used continuously there is no need to use fresh caustic; moreover, no waste water is generated. Thus our caustic purification process, which has been patented, enables substantial savings, giving a payback period of just 1½ years.


INDION EcoServe

Efficient, Economical and Eco-friendly

Recently launched INDION ECOSERVE is a state-of-the art system designed to treat and recycle vehicle wash effluent. Ideal for service stations, bus depots, automobile manufacturers, metro yards etc.. INDION EcoServe conserves large volumes of fresh water saving upto 80& water costs while enabling compliance with environmental discharge regulations for vehicle wash waste streams.

Vehicle wash effluent contains large amount of petroleum hydrocarbons (oil, grease, fuels), heavy metals, cleaning fluids and detergent, besides high levels of COD and BOD, Moreover, vehicle wash facilities use vast volumes of water which is then sent to drain, thus wasting an increasingly scarce and valuable resource.

The INDION ECOSERVE removes free floating and emulsified oil, grease and suspended particles – organic and inorganic, as well as colour and odour, thereby making the water fit for reuse for vehicle washing. The compact, skid mounted system is totally automated using intelligent control for precise measuring and monitoring which reduces maintenance.


INDION Lampak

Making available clean and safe drinking water is an urgent, primary concern, particularly in India’s rural areas where it is estimated that a staggering 90 million people in villages do not have access to safe drinking water supplies. The INDION Lampak unit produces safe drinking water from surface water like ponds, lakes, rivers and canals. It is best suited to community requirements and is ideal for small villages and housing colonies, as well as military establishments and resorts/motels.

Designed to treat raw water having total suspended solids (TSS) as high as 500 mg/l, The INDION Lampak can produce 25 m3/h flow of drinking water, which is the typical demand for community use.

Features

  1. Produces disinfected water having less than 2 mg/l TSS from raw water with upto 500 mg/l TSS. Treated water quality is independent of raw water TSS containing up to 500 mg/l.
  2. Packaged system - incorporates mixing, flocculation, clarification and filtration in a single unit.
  3. Less moving parts so easy to install and operate - does not have a rotating mechanism for flash mixing, flocculation and sludge removal; does not require separate backwash water storage tank for backwash.
  4. Takes just a day to install.

Advantages

  1. Ease of operation; can be operated even by villagers who have been adequately trained
  2. Compact - requires less space
  3. Low maintenance due to minimum rotating parts.
  4. Containerised, hence easy to transport and move to different locations if required.
  5. Does not depend on availability of electricity - if equipped can also work on a diesel generator. The unit can thus be operated in areas where electricity is not available, including remote villages.


INDION Ultra High Rate Clarifier

The innovative INDION Ultra High Rate Clarifier is a compact, efficient and low cost unit for clarification of surface and waste water. Its design combines the technologies of the solids contact clarifier and the lamella clarifier, offering the advantages of both, with enhanced performance at significantly increased rise rates compared to conventional clarifiers. Reaction, flocculation, separation, sludge removal and clarification occur in a single treatment basin. The square design allows construction of multiple units with significant reduction in civil costs; it allows for common wall construction with other units, thus making for very compact layouts. The clarifier can be assembled at site with great ease and in a very short time.

Process Parameters

  1. Handles high inlet suspended solids load up to 3000 ppm, while giving consistent treated water quality of <20 ppm.
  2. Wide flow rates and size range – flow rates as high as 2500 m3/h and sizes as large as 20 m x 20 m.
  3. Rise rates are higher than conventional clarifiers.
  4. Sludge concentrations up to 4 – 5% are achieved.

Advantages

  1. Gives better outlet quality
  2. Improved performance at very high flow rates.
  3. Minimal space requirement.
  4. Rapid and complete chemical reaction.
  5. Dense, easily settled precipitates.
  6. Minimum chemical requirement
  7. Sudden flow fluctuation does not affect performance; uniform results obtained regardless of feed suspended solid fluctuation.
  8. Minimum energy consumed.
  9. Reduces the overall sizes of equipment, and hence the cost.
  10. Effective solid handling and sludge removal; maximum consistency of sludge


INDCHLOR Oxidant Generator

The INDCHLOR unit is an integrated oxidant generator which produces chlorinated water from salt water feed. INDCHLOR can produce a maximum of 0.8 kg/day oxidants; designed for continuous operation, it can produce chlorinated water at all times except during cleaning and maintenance. It is ideal for drinking water treatment apart from swimming pool treatment and applications in industrial process and cooling water treatment.

Features

  • Electronically controlled safety interlock allows the system to operate safely.
  • Simple, cost effective method of generation.
  • An integrated monitoring system ensures efficiency.
  • Alert alarm signals unwanted conditions
  • Stringent quality assurance procedures (QAP)ensures the product quality


    INDION Chlogen - Chlorine Dioxide Generator

    INDION CHLOGEN is a very reliable and cost effective solution in disinfection technology combining high performance, simplicity of use and low maintenance. It produces chlorine dioxide safely and efficiently. Chlorine dioxide can be produced by using chlorinated water and acid methods. The simple design reduces operational difficulties, which results in lower operating cost and easy operator control.

    INDION CHLOGEN is ideal for drinking water treatment, cooling water treatment, process water treatment, swimming pool applications and waste water treatment. It finds applications in almost every industry such as dairy, beverage, pulp and paper, food and vegetable processing poultry, chemical, power, textile, hotels as well as in hospitals etc.

    Advantages:

  • Kills viruses, bacteria, giardia, cryptosporidium, botulism, e.coli and cholera
  • Very effective in removing odour and taste caused by high organic loading, phenols, humic acid or sulfides.
  • No significant formation of trihalomethanes (THMs)
  • Does not react with bromides to form bromine or bromate (a known carcinogen) or promote the formation of other brominated hydrocarbons.
  • Approved for drinking water treatment by Environmental Protection Agency
  • Oxidises iron, manganese and sulfides
  • Does not react with ammonia and is only slightly reactive with primary amines
  • Long shelf life in water
  • Less corrosive

    Chlorine dioxide is an effective bio-dispersant; unlike traditional oxidising biocides which do not penetrate the biofilm and leave underlying bacteria unaffected, chlorine dioxide can penetrate the slime layer, as it is a true gas.


    INDION MnSR Manganese Specific Resin

    Processed to provide catalytic properties, INDION MnSR effectively & economically removes dissolved manganese and iron from ground water. The media can treat the feed water with concentration as high as 2.5 ppm, to reduce the levels of managanese to <0.05 ppm & iron <0.3 ppm, meeting drinking water standards. INDION MnSR is insoluble catalyst, which oxidizes dissolved manganese and converts the soluble manganese into insoluble manganese dioxide, which can be filtered through the media. Backwash of the media removes precipitated manganese particles. Its advantages are many:

  • In the presence of catalytic media, dissolved manganese gets oxidized, thereby precipitating it.
  • Media does not undergo any chemical change.
  • Compact and economical system requiring no electricity.
  • No chemicals required for regeneration
  • Sturdy, easy to operate, maintenanc- free
  • Media does not required regeneration or activation with potassium permanganate and hence less operating and chemical costs than other media.
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    Zero B Duplex Water Softener Launched

    Ion Exchange (India) Ltd. has launched India's first truly automatic softener - Zero B Duplex Water Softener.

    The elegant and compact Duplex Water Softener has many innovative advantages over the existing industrial type softeners which are usually adapted for homes.

    Hands free design, micro controller based intelligent functions, 2000 litres per hour of non-stop soft water output even during regeneration of the softener, saving on salt consumption by setting the right salt charging levels, high product life - 5 stage short cycle ensures a clean and healthy resin media. Requires no separate pump for regeneration. Hence, saves on cost of pump and power consumption, user friendly operation and process indication, compact size: 71cm x 37cm x 77cm, lightweight: 55kg net.

    The revolutionary Zero B Duplex Water Softener finds use in bungalows, launderettes, whole apartments, jacuzzis and spas at health clubs, and also as pre-treatment for industrial reverse osmosis units.

    Resin Osmotic Shock Evaluation (ROSE)
    One of the primary requirements of ion exchange resins is their stability towards osmotic and hydro-mechanical stress. Osmotic shock arises due to swelling and shrinking of resin during absorption and regeneration respectively. Hydro-mechanical stress is due to the physical shock during backwash. The swelling and shrinking of resin and physical beating cannot be avoided in actual operation and hence these phenomena significantly affect the life of the resin. Although this test method is not new to Ion Exchange India the procedure (and the name) has been modified to incorporate stringent analytical requirements.

    Resins in sodium (cation) and chloride (anion) form, of a defined particle size, are used for Resin Osmotic Shock Evaluation (ROSE). Generally two methodologies are adopted to evaluate the resin to determine osmotic shock. One adopts the use of 5% HCl and 5% NaOH and allows the resin to regenerate slowly. Thus one cycle takes about an hour. This methodology is not generally preferred at present, primarily because it involves lot of time and imposes less stress on the resin. To improve the stress on the resin within a short period and to impose mechanical pressure on the resin, the test method was modified.

    The second method now uses 15% NaOH or HCl for a period of 40 seconds. This high concentration and low contact time causes more stress on the beads because the resins are alternatively subjected to contraction and swelling every minute. In addition, the resins are washed with water at a pressure of 2 kg/cm2, which imposes hydro mechanical pressure on the resin. Therefore this method is widely being practised to establish the strength of ion exchange resins.

    As the resin synthesis team at R&D required this evaluation frequently, a new set up was designed and fabricated in-house using indigenous spares. Improvements were incorporated to make it more user-friendly and to generate more realistic data.

    The unit is designed in such a way that the cycle counter counts only when the designed sequence of operation is completed. In case of a power shut down, the unit stops and starts with the next sequence. Therefore, cycle counting errors are avoided in this design.

    Test parameters such as time, sequence and number of cycles can be programmed as per requirement. An alarm is provided to indicate the completion of predetermined cycles (default is 100 cycles). Additionally, indicators are provided to identify the nature of operation (acid, alkali or water) in progress, at any point of time during a cycle. The whole test rig is mounted on a wheeled trolley making it a mobile unit.


    INDION Jalshudhi - Low-cost drinking water ourification

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    INDION Jalshudhi is a simple, convenient and ready-to-use product which purifies water to give 100% bacteria-free water and even eliminates E-coli. The residual purifying effect lasts several hours. Moreover, it is able to settle suspended impurities and is therefore ideal for purifying muddy, turbid water. The Product has been successfully tested by Government approved laboratories.

    Easily affordable by low income sectors, a 5 mg sachet can purify 20 liters of contaminated water with respect to bacteria and turbidity.

    Specially developed for simi-urban and rural areas of developing countries, INDION Jalshudi is also ideal for use during natural calamities such as floods, cyclones and earthquakes when water supplies get polluted with suspended solids, dirt and pathogenic bacteria as well as with faecal contamination. The use of INDION Jalshudi during such disasters can help prevent the outbreak of waterborne diseases and epidemics. It is also ideal for use by the Defence and police forces during wartime action/exercises in remote areas.


    INDION Borofree Unit Developed

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    Boron based corrosion inhibitors are used for locomotive diesel engines.  However, when the coolant is discharged, boron is let out in to the environment in concentration exceeding the 2.0 ppm WHO limit. To overcome this and protect the environment, our R&D has developed an economical and feasible system, the INDION Borofree Unit, which adsorbs boron using our own resin.An added advantage is that the treated waste can be reused for the sample application with addition of required chemicals. R&D demonstrated the efficacy of boron removal and achieved the set discharge limits - inlet boron content of 150-220 ppm was reduced to <2.0 ppm.

    The INDION Borofree Unit comprises three pressure vessels made of corrosion resistant material, containing resins.  It is mounted on a four wheel trolley for easy movement.

    Our R&D will be looking at other applications where boron based chemicals are being handled in large volumes like glass processing, pesticide, components for nuclear reactors, refractory compounds etc.


    INDION Membrane Bio-reactor (MBR)

    Designed to produce high quality treated water from waste water, the INDION membrane bio-reactor (MBR) is among the latest technologies in biological treatment. The revolutionary MBR process uses submerged membranes in the biological process water tank so as to produce high quality permeate from domestic sewage, primary and secondary waste water, cooling tower blow down etc. Available in standard and customised modules. the INDION MBR is also ideal for retrofitting and for augmenting capacity/quality of existing waste water treatment plants.

    The MBR can handle very high sludge concentrations in the aeration tank because of which the size of the aeration tank reduces four to fivefold. As the membranes act as a fine filter, no further treatment using sand filters, activated carbon filters, etc. is required. Some of the advantages of MBR process over conventional treatment:

    • Consistent treated water quality, independent of feed variability. The MBR produces high quality treated water which can be directly fed into the reverse osmosis (RO) system; it also removes bacteria and viruses upto 4 to 6 log.
    • Submerged applications do not require expensive “out of tank” pressure pipe work.
    • Single packaged unit, minimal civil work and pretreatment. It is a compact system (occupies 1/2 to 1/3 the space of a conventional system) as the aeration tank size is very compact. All clarifier related problems such as sludge bulking, sludge rising, etc. are avoided as the clarifier unit itself is eliminated.
    • Complete automated system, minimal attention and maintenance.
    • Because of high concentrations of sludge and long sludge age periods, it generates highly stabilized sludge of low volume. It does not require sludge recycle, thus avoiding complicated sludge recycle controls. This also saves energy as recirculation pumps are absent.
    • It does not require costly tertiary treatment units to make the effluent suitable for recycle. This also makes the treatment scheme short and compact. It does not require any chemicals such as coagulants, polymers, etc. which are required in the tertiary treatment by conventional sewage treatment plants.
    • More than 5 years of membrane life.

    INDION Fluidised Media Reactor (FMR)

    The INDION Fluidised Media Reactor (FMR) uses the attached growth process for waste water/sewage treatment and recycle. It incorporates a single tank unit, consisting of a bar screen chamber, specially designed floating media to facilitate the attached growth process, oxygen transfer through diffused membrane aeration, lamella settler and chlorine contact tank. The system is available in mild steel and reinforced concrete.

    The FMR works on the same principle as the submerged fixed film process with only one exception - the media is not fixed and floats around in the aeration tank. The main advantage of this system over the submerged fixed film process is that it prevents choking of the media. This also avoids sludge recirculation. Compared to conventional technologies the FMR is compact, energy efficient and user friendly. It also allows flexibility in design of the reactor tank. The advantages of the INDION FMR are many –

    • Unique single tank design, no moving parts & easy maintenance.
    • Attached growth process, with specially designed moving media.
    • Compact and modular design.
    • Minimal pumping and chemical cost, low operating cost.
    • Flow rate for sewage treatment exceeding100 m3/d.

    Applications of FMR include decentralised compact sewage plants for housing complexes, hotels, commercial complexes, industries and rural communities. It can also be used in industrial waste treatment in industries such as food & beverage, textile, pulp & paper, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals and dairy production.

    Orders for the INDION fluidised media bed reactor for sewage treatment include Reliance India Ltd., ICC – Pune, SDM Technoengrs (Satyam Computers) and JK Cement, Rajasthan.
    200m3/day fluidised media reactor (left) and tertiary treatment at Satyam computers office complex. Sewage is oxidised in the tank to reduce BOD.Tertiary treatment recycles waste water for toilet flushinging and gardening



    INDION Vehicle Wash Recycle System

    The INDION Fluidised Media Reactor (FMR) uses the attached growth process for waste water/sewage treatment and recycle. It incorporates a single tank unit, consisting of a bar screen chamber, specially designed floating media to facilitate the attached growth process, oxygen transfer through diffused membrane aeration, lamella settler and chlorine contact tank. The system is available in mild steel and reinforced concrete.

    The FMR works on the same principle as the submerged fixed film process

    with only one exception - the media is not fixed and floats around in the aeration tank. The main advantage of this system over the submerged fixed film process is that it prevents choking of the media. This also avoids sludge recirculation. Compared to conventional technologies the FMR is compact, energy efficient and user friendly. It also allows flexibility in design of the reactor tank. The advantages of the INDION FMR are many –
    • Unique single tank design, no moving parts & easy maintenance.
    • Attached growth process, with specially designed moving media.
    • Compact and modular design.
    • Minimal pumping and chemical cost, low operating cost.
    • Flow rate for sewage treatment exceeding100 m3/d.

    Applications of FMR include decentralised compact sewage plants for housing complexes, hotels, commercial complexes, industries and rural communities. It can also be used in industrial waste treatment in industries such as food & beverage, textile, pulp & paper, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals and dairy production.

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    Orders for the INDION fluidised media bed reactor for sewage treatment include Reliance India Ltd., ICC – Pune, SDM Technologies (Satyam Computers) and JK Cement, Rajasthan.

    The INDION Vehicle Wash System has been installed at

    • Maruti Udyog Ltd. (export unit at JNPT)
    • Concorde Motors
    • Bafna Motors (dealer for Tata Motors)


    INDION ISR (Iron Specific Resin)
    Developed after extensive laboratory and field studies, INDION ISR (Iron Specific Resin) is an excellent catalytic media for removal of dissolved iron from ground water. Its size ranges from 0.3 to 1.2 mm, making it an ideal filter media. It produces iron free (<0.3 ppm) water, even with water containing upto 10 ppm iron. Being a catalyst, INDION ISR is not consumed in iron removal and this gives tremendous life to the media.

    It does not require chemicals for regeneration; only periodic back washing is needed to remove the precipitated iron and the media can be easily back washed due to its low density.
    Our iron removal process using this INDION ISR can be used for domestic as well as industrial purposes, including as pretreatment to reverse osmosis systems. A very user friendly and completely self-contained solution, it is ideal for rural areas; it can be used in either gravity flow or pressurised water treatment systems with varied temperature range. It overcomes the disadvantages of current methods that require sizable space, multi-stage treatment, large quantities of chemicals, electricity, reasonably skilled manpower, careful monitoring and high capital outlay.

    An order for a 45 m3/h iron removal filter with our newly developed iron specific resin media –was received from Nagaland State Transport Corporation for installation at Dimapur bus terminal.



    INDION Decolourisation of Cane Sugar Remelt using Ion Exchange Process

    Through extensive R&D Polystyrenic INDION 830S and Polyacrylic INDION 930A ion exchange resins have been successfully introduced and commercialised for decolourisation of cane sugar remelt, with economical operating cost. This effective and economical technology has synergistic effect with pretreatment methods like phosflotation or carbonation phosfloatation and carbonation and offers economical operating cost. The resins are produced in the state-of-art and automated, ISO-9002 certified manufacturing unit. The INDION ion exchange sugar refining process operates by passing the pretreated sugar melt through a combination of specially suited ion exchange resin columns. These resins have the capacity to adsorb the colour precursors. The exhausted resin bed can be effectively regenerated using sodium chloride salt solution.

    Sugar juice/syrup requiring treatment has the following characteristics:

    • A colouring matter content that varies according to whether the juice is factory/refinery liquor/machine syrup. The molecular weight of the colourants is usually high.
    • A high concentration, in the range of 58-60 Brix. Or 65 Brix maximum a) in most cases slightly alkaline pH b) a temperature around 80 dec.C.

    A thorough understanding of these constraints made it possible to develop INDION 930 A and 830 S for colour removal. Their distinguishing features are:

    • PH of the juice is not materially changed
    • High porosity required fixing high molecular weight colourants by adsorption
    • High resistance to osmotic shock to withstand sudden changes in concentration between the regeneration and exchange steps
    • A specially designed particle size – very fine beads, associated with the viscosity of the juice would cause excessive head loss; very coarse beads would have less power of adsorption.
    • Cleaner to handle than traditional carbon based adsorbents and cheaper than transporting the carbon to a furnace to burn off the impurities.

    Benefits

    • Good colour capacity
    • High efficiency
    • Good adsorption
    • Works at higher mechanical and osmotic pressure, hence longer life
    • High resistance to fouling
    • Simple and economical
    Fluoride Removal Units Bring Relief to Maharashtra Villages
    Our demonstration pilot unit at Mangikolam site in Yavatmal district in rural Maharashtra successfully treated groundwater fluoride contamination of 8.73 ppm, reducing this to 0.304ppm, for demonstration purpose helped reduce the fluoride contamination in groundwater from 8.73 ppm to 0.304 ppm. As a result of the continuous good performance of this units, as well as our pilot defluoridation installations at Nanded and Nagpur, the Govt. of Maharashtra has approved our technology for fluoride removal from ground water. Subsequently we received an order for 67 de-fluoridation units from the Zilla Parishad of Yavatmal, all of which have been successfully installed.

    Rail Neer A Boon for Commuters
    The prestigious contract for production of Rail Neer packaged drinking water, received from the Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) for the Indian Railways was successfully commissioned on 8th May'03. Mr. Nitish Kumar, Union Minister for Railways inaugurated the plant and was accompanied by Mr. Saheb Singh Verma, Union Labour Minister and senior officials of IRCTC, our Managing Director Mr. Rajesh Sharma and senior IEI personnel.
    The purified packaged water will be sold by IRCTC in one-litre tamper-proof packs under their own brand Rail Neer and will cater to lakhs of consumers daily. Rail Neer will be priced at Rs.10 for a one-litre bottle, even though it offers much superior quality. The contract consisted of design, manufacture and supply of a 5000 litre/hour capacity turnkey

    packaged water plant at Nangloi village, Rohtak Road near New Delhi and includes five-year O&M services. Special care was taken in selecting material of construction for storage, conveyance and treatment of water at all stages. The entire piping from feed pump to the bottling plant is of stainless steel grade 316.

    The treatment plant is complete with blow moulding machine, filling machine, air compressors and DG set for electricity generation, labelling & packaging machinery and a full fledged laboratory with facilities for mineral and bacteriological analysis of the packaged water.
    We are also executing a similar packaged water plant for IRCTC at Danapur, Patna, which is also expected to go on-stream in 2003 and will supply Patna and the neighbouring stations.

    Disaster Management Unit for Meghalaya PHED
    An order for a 2 m3/h mobile drinking water treatment unit, was received from the Public Health Engineering Dept (PHED), Meghalaya. The unit includes ultrafiltration, membrane process and ozonation with provision of iron removal system and is mounted on truck.

    This INDION disaster management unit was specially developed to meet the critical need for safe drinking water during disasters such as droughts, cyclones, floods and earthquakes. During these times water supplies get severely contaminated, resulting in widespread epidemics of waterborne diseases which further compound the suffering of the affected communities. The unit is capable of treating any type of surface or high salinity ground water to produce drinking water conforming to stringent IS 10500 standards.


    Apart from natural disaster situations, the unit can also be used in areas which do not have drinking water facilities and by the armed forces during peace-time military exercises in remote areas. It can also be used during war situations as it is capable of treating chemical contamination of water.

    Zero B Water Stations In Demand
    A water vending machine was set up for the Assam Regimental Kendra, Shillong, to serve drinking water at their barracks in Shillong.

    The machine was inaugurated on 7th May 2003 with full Army honours. This is our first water station purchased outright for captive consumption rather than for selling water.

    A waterstation was also installed by the Agra Development Authority & Heritage Society at the Taj Mahal, Agra. The waterstation will provide free drinking water to the thousands of tourists who throng to this monument daily. The Zero B waterstation is low on manpower and space requirements and is ideal for entrepreneurs interested in setting up their own localised operations for supply of bottled water.


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