IISc researchers develop wastewater treatment & recycling system
About 200km southwest of Bengaluru is Berambadi, a village nestled between mountains, swathes of agricultural fields, the Hirikere lake, and the Bandipur National Park.
This verdant countryside with tidy roads that borders Karnataka's neighbours Kerala and Tamil Nadu is spellbinding. However, Berambadi, located in the rain shadow side of the Western Ghats, has been hit by drought several times in the last few years.
A study, published in the Journal of Water Process Engineering and carried out in collaboration with researchers in Scotland, shows how the system has, over the past year, enabled the reuse of wastewater and reduced dependence on freshwater resources, IISc said in a statement.