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To acquire equipment and set up computer centre

  • Tirupur environment will be screened for hazardous chemicals and by-products
  • Plan to develop affordable and environment friendly wastewater treatment technology

    COIMBATORE: The Department of Environmental Sciences of Bharathiar University has been sanctioned Rs. 43 lakhs by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the Fund for Improvement of Science and Technology Infrastructure (FIST) programme.

    This fund will be utilised to enhance the infrastructure facilities like major and minor equipment and setting up of state-of-the-art computer facility. It will also be utilised to develop suitable technology to treat contaminating wastewater emanating from Tirupur textile dyeing industries.

    Remediation technologies for contaminated soil in agricultural land as a result of irrigation using polluted water from Orathupalayam dam that had been drained and de-silted on the orders of the Madras High Court, will also be developed.

    The Department of Environmental Sciences through concerted effort during the course of the next three years will develop an affordable and environment friendly wastewater treatment technology and soil remediation technology harnessing the absorption, adsorption and degradation potential of microbes and plants with appropriate amalgamation of available, but altered physico-chemical technologies.

    In addition, the Tirupur environment will be screened for the presence of hazardous chemicals and their by-products, employing risk assessment techniques.

    Creation of complete date base on the Tirupur environment was on the anvil and this would help develop a better plan for environment friendly development.

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