Throughout 2013 and 2014, activities undertaken by members of the DST consortium, delivered impressive progress in construction in both Groundwater and Surface Water Schemes. In March / April 2015, ECO-India project construction activities were followed by a series of visits to the pilot site by European partners to commission their technology. The results of the commissioning activities are promising and are due to be detailed in Deliverable D2.3 – Commissioning of Water Supply schemes, and D6.3 Month 32 Update Report. Photographs illustrating the progress made throughout the construction and commissioning phases are included with the Pilot Site Development section.
The overall aim of ECO-India is to design and develop innovative cost-effective solutions for community- based water- and wastewater- treatment systems. These systems will be deployed at pilot sites in arsenic-affected water-stressed regions in India. The two consortia, Indian (DST) and European (FP7), will establish pilot schemes for:
• Catchment area and reservoir management
• Surface water supply schemes
• Arsenic removal (including monitoring using UFZ’s field-tested Arsolux arsenic sensor)
• Disinfection treatment for potable water based on Trustwater’s CE-certified mixed-oxidant generation systems.
• Online monitoring of water quality
• Water distribution network, together with online/offline water quality monitoring programmes
• Sewerage and wastewater treatment.
In addition, prototype energy-efficient modules for water deionisation and heavy metal removal will be developed.
A feasibility study will be performed to assess the potential for energy harvesting from sludge.
ECO-India is a European project supported within the Seventh
Framework Programme for Research and Technological
Development with grant agreement number: 308467