treating wastewater 4.
ChanakyaHNI want to impress upon you the second point viz
Bellandur Lake as a natural wetland. Natural Wet Land is aland with water which plays an important role in carbon/Nitrogen cycle in natural purification of human solidwaste in the sewage water. Another application is gober gas plant which we are more comfortable with.Gober gas plant is better application where we use even the gases generated as fuel. Pardon me if I am bitwrong in details.
Actually, turns out that the Bellandur lake pollution and encroachment is currently in the courts. There havebeen several actual and threatened litigation which motivated the authorities to do whatever was done sofar in term of sewage treatment plants. The current litigation sub-judice in the Lok
Adalat was a result of theerstwhile Bellandur
panchayat realizing its power under the Panchayati Raj act, filed a case on a host of agencies including the BWSSB to clean up the lake. Actually, it turns out that the recent order on various hospitals by the KSPCB (Pollution control board) toeither setup up effluent treatment plants or close operation was a result of this ongoing litigation. Apparently, the judge threatened to throw the KSPCB chairman in jail if they did not act on the situationfaster. The board promptly issued a notice to the hospitals to open the plants immediately or shut down!I will be adding some information to the gyan section covering various aspects of the problem (including thelitigation) in a few days
Anathram 42 (psaram)There are 20 storms cum sewage water inlets feeding polluted water into the Bellandur Lakein total. Out of this only one inlet namely Koramangala
Challaghatta (KC) valley inlet wateris being treated before discharging into the Lake.
There are two KC Valley Sewage Water Treatment Plants at Belur Nagasandra in Bangalore. The
capacities are 216 and 30 MLD a total of 246 MLD. Lok Adakat is interacting at some stage withthese Plants. Government of Karnataka is spending rupees 5 million per month on the above twotreatment plants. Bangalore citizens are using about 100 lpcd (Liters per day per capita) water. The KC valley inlet storm water drain is 2.75 KM long. The water is pumped to the treatment plant on arrival. The water is treated in following various stages:-
Non biodegradable items like plastics are removed by suitable mesh sieves. This plasticwaste is given out to external agencies for recycling.2.
inorganic items or grit is separated3.
Aeration plant removes Nitrogen. Provides oxygen and food for bacteria. This is known asbiological treatment.4.
At Thickening tank the Bio mass in the water is thickened. Clear water is collected and fed toa collector tank and sent to Bellandur Lake through a pipe.5.
The thickened bio waste goes to another tank for removing some more water.6.
The waste bio mass is dried in drying beds, a total of about 200 beds are available7.
The waste is lifted by contract trucks.