Stress on biological treatment of waste water

College students and teachers should involve themselves in various research activities for the overall benefit of the society and also for improving the economic status and sustainability, said S. Sridharan, Controller of Examinations of the Bharathidasan University.

He was speaking at the inaugural of the two-day national symposium on ‘commercial aspects of Bioscience' organised by the Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology of the Srinivasan College of Arts and Science here recently.


He explained the impact of bioscience in the current era in the fields of vaccination, therapeutic drugs, transgenic crops, cloned animals, diagnosis of diseases, soil reclamation, soil waste management. A. Ramesh, head, Department of Analytical Chemistry, International Institute of Biotechnology and Toxicology, Padappai in his keynote address, elaborated the diverse measures used for treating the waste water namely adsorption, bioaccumulation, chemical precipitation, and membrane separation. He also highlighted the importance of biological means of treatment of waste water.

James J. Rauh, DuPont Crop Protection, USA, S. Balaji, assistant professor, Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Priya Bangera Ingale, Centre head, Sachika Institute for Training in Biomedical Technology, Chennai, T. Thirunalasundari, professor, Department of Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchi, Gita Chengappa, manager, TREC STEP, Tiruchi spoke .