Soil BioTechnology

Soil Biotechnology alias SBT system of wastewater recycling has been developed by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) indigenously after two decades of research. Dr. Avinash Kadam, MD of SUGAM has been associated in the development of this technologyat IITB. SUGAM has tied up with SINE IITB uncubated company for promotion of this technology and to unterface with the end users at national and international levels.

Its a green engineering approach and is considered as notable technology contributions from IITB to waste management. It has several national & international credentials. SBT is based on a bio-conversion process, practically maintenance free, does not produce biosludge & foul odour, consumes least energy, gives River water quality and has green aesthetic. Its operation is simple, economical & energy efficient.

It has served industries, housing societies, resorts, schools/universities/ashrams, hotels, municipal corporations & air ports. It can be applied to: (i) Sewage recycling for reuse in construction, cleaning & gardening, ground water recharge; (ii) Industrial air purification (volatile organic emissions); (iii) Primary purification of drinking water as well swimming pool water; (iv) Purification of Industrial effluent of organic nature (e.g. Pharma, Specialty chemicals, Dairy, Distillery, Wineries, Paper & Pulp mills, etc).

SBT systems are typically housed in RCC, stone-masonry or soil bunds and consists of an impervious containment. It starts with a underdrain layer, above which lies a layer of media housing culture and bioindicator plants. Water first passes through the additive layer and subsequently passes through the media. The process can be run as single stage or multistage depending on water quality desired. The recirculation is provided for further polishing if required. Following figure depicts the typical sectional view of SBT system.



 



It has served industries, housing societies, resorts, schools/universities/ashrams, hotels, municipal corporations & air ports. It can be applied to:

  • Sewage recycling for reuse in construction, cleaning & gardening, ground water recharge;
  • Industrial air purification (volatile organic emissions)
  • Primary purification of drinking water as well swimming pool water; (iv) Purification of Industrial effluent of organic nature
    (e.g. Pharma, Specialty chemicals, Dairy, Distillery, Wineries, Paper & Pulp mills, etc). (API formulation)

SBT Technology holds the promising solutions for water security of the country via:

  • Domestic Sewage Recycling
  • River cleaning to revive ailing River ecosystem
  • Industrial Effluent treatment to achieve Zero Liquid Discharge norms

Some of the national & international credentials of SBT are as:

  • The Ministry of External Affairs, GoI, has recognized SBT as best innovations.
  • Siemens (International) have acknowledged and awarded SBT as best innovation
  • Ministry of Defence , Airport Authority of India has listed SBT for water recycling
  • Acknowledged by NABARD for Rural Sanitation
  • Working with Uttarakhand PeyJal Nigam, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran etc.
  • SBT is already in the domain of Municipal Corporation such as Bombay Municipal Corporation, Brihat Bangalore Municipal Corporation, etc.

In Industry, technology is being extended for zero liquid discharge for following applications:

  • Pharma (API & Formulations),
  • Petrochemical
  • Pesticides
  • Textile,
  • Dye Intermediates,
  • Wineries, Sugar Industries & Distilleries
  • Paper & Pulp Mills,

Its industrial clientele includes Zydus Cadila, Torrent Pharma, Eytan Labs, ymed Labs, Reliance VMPL, NOCIL, USV, Ami Organics, Adroit Pharma, Eytan Labs, Anupam Rasayan etc.

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