Development of an organic coagulant for water & wastewater treatment applications

Development of an organic coagulant for water & wastewater treatment applications

This is an ongoing R&D project that EEI has embarked on. The initialresearch was carried out in collaboration with Integrated Rural Technology Centre (IRTC) in Kerala India. Following the promising results of the initial research, EEI has undertaken a collaborative research with University of Western Australia (UWA), Water Corporation of WA and Department of Agriculture of WA. This research also supported two B.Eng honours projects at the School of Environmental Systems Engineering at UWA. In the first phase, the organic product was tested for sludge thickening applications. The current phase involves application of this organic product for drinking water treatment. The research results are very promising. Although it is in the early stages, there is a great potential to replace alum with this product and can provide a better environmental solution for water treatment in both urban and rural situations.