Since water is such an important resource and there is a strong likelihoodthat the world will face a fresh water shortage in the near future, we mustfind ways to more efficiently manage our limited sources of water. One of these ways is to reuse and recycle water by purifying wastewater. To treatwastewater, many wastewater treatment facilities currently use largeamounts of energy and chemicals which are harmful to the environment. This project will research a new Japanese technology –
“Eco Bio Block”
andtest its efficiency in dealing with various pollutants present in
by checking its effect on various parameters like pH, Temperature,Conductivity, DO, TDS, Salinity, Turbidity etc.
The ECO BIO-BLOCK (EBB
) is a composite of cement and highly porousvolcanic rock. EBB has a very large surface area to which beneficial watertreating microbes
(Bacillus subtilis sp. natto)
and nutrients have beeninfused.
The key to EBB's effectiveness is the ability to maintain high levelsof beneficial microbes within the blocks for a extended period of time. Thegreat benefit of the Eco Bio-Block is that the system does not requireconstant seeding of bacteria to maintain high levels of beneficial microbes. The microbes have a stable an long term platform from which to propagate.