Dr Rajiv Dixit showing the ​​functioning of the plant at Holkar Science College
Dr Rajiv Dixit showing the ​​functioning of the plant at Holkar Science College


In a first, Government Holkar Science College – the biggest government science college in the state – has set up an effluent treatment plant on the campus which will treat the polluted chemical water of labs.

The treatment plant was inaugurated by Indore division additional director (higher education) and college principal Dr Suresh Silawat and Vigyan Bharati organi​s​ational secretary Prajatantra Gangle.

The plant has been set​ ​up by ​the ​chemistry department of the college. Chemistry department head Anamika Jain said that the Holkar College is the only college in the state ​with such a treatment plant.

She ​underscored the social importance of effluent treatment. A detailed outline of the plant was presented by plant convenor Dr Rajiv Dixit.

He said that the treatment plant will treat the effluent water coming out of the labs in four stages and release it in a specially constructed soak pit. This will increase the groundwater level.

Dr Silawat hailed the staff for the exemplary initiative and said that this project will be crucial in clinching high accreditation from NAAC.

300 ​litres of water every day for three months

Dr Dixit said that this plant is different in many ways. It​s construction ​ cost ​is ​low​ - only Rs 35​,​000. The special thing about this is that the chemical sludge (silt) can be treated and used as fuel in future. He stated that the practicals​ are held in labs for three months. During that period, 300 lit​res​ of chemical-rich water comes out of the labs every day. “Now all that water will be treated and released underground,” he added.

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