Liquid waste

The number people practicing open defecation in India is more than 600 million. Though the access to improved sanitation has increased since 2000 the pace of change has been slow. If the current trend continues then it will be difficult for the country to meet its Millenium Development Goal for sanitation. Thus accelerating access to and use of toilets and hygiene practices have become a...

Given the many problems associated with flush toilets and the sewerage system, pit toilets offer a viable solution in India. However, the use of soakpits raises the question of groundwater contamination. This paper assesses the impact of pit toilet leachate on groundwater quality in Mulbagal town (pop ~ 60,000) in Karnataka relies on pit toilets, and uses groundwater for drinking....

Plastic trash fish to highlight coastal pollution at Hyderabad CBD COP

In a fitting contribution to the International Convention on Biodiversity COP-11, set to begin at Hyderabad this Monday, a 3 metre-long, 1.5 metre-tall colourful fish sculpted out of plastic trash ...

A close examination of these two issues shows that the water and sewage challenge is already grave and could get worse. With this as the backdrop, ...

Biotoilets are biological toilets, named so because they convert human waste into non toxic, non contaminating water compatible with environmental standards, through application of multi strain bacteria culture, using aerobic forms of bacteria.

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