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International Virtual Conference – Vermifiltration for Wastewater Treatment: Progress and Prospects in India – INNOQUA

International Virtual Conference – Vermifiltration for Wastewater Treatment: Progress and Prospects in India

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Conference on Vermifiltration for Wastewater Treatment: Progress and Prospects in India

Date: 15th October 2020
Time: 2PM to 5.30PM IST

Partners in the multi-national EU-funded INNOQUA project have developed and demonstrated the potential novel, modular nature-based, decentralised wastewater treatment solutions in India and ten other countries. These solutions combine the different treatment capabilities of microalgae, bacterial biofilms, Daphnia (“water fleas”) and UV light – but the majority of the treatment is delivered by interactions between earthworms and bacteria in “lumbrifilters” also known as “vermifilters” or “microbial-earthworm ecofilters”. These units have delivered robust performance under a range of environmental conditions in each installation. Recognising that India is a centre for world-class research into vermifiltration, the INNOQUA team brought together experts to share their experiences of working with earthworms for wastewater treatment and also plan the way forward for these solutions.

The conference covered:

  • Introduction to INNOQUA project
  • Vermifiltration in India
  • Virtual visit of INNOQUA demo site
  • Discussion and networking
  • Commercial experience
  • Research experience

Conference speakers:

  • P G Ganapathy, CDD Society, Bengaluru
  • Prof Dr. Rajiv K Sinha, Environmental Scientist and Retd. Assoc. Professor, Griffith University, Australia
  • Dr. Costel Bumbac, ECOIND Bucharest, Romania
  • Tatjana Schellenberg, BORDA Bremen, Germany
  • Ajeet Oak, TBF Environmental, Pune
  • Rahul Chhabra / Mandar Prabhune, Transchem Agritech Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon
  • Dr. Sudipti Arora, Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology, Jaipur
  • Dr. Chandrajeet Kumar, A.N. College, Patna
  • Dr. Y M Patil, KESIT, Rajaramnagar, Islampur
  • Dr. David Tompkins, Head of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, Aqua Enviro, UK

 

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Download conference flyer (PDF, 3MB)
Download conference flyer (PDF, 3MB)