Potable water quality to be improved in India with innovative treatment system




Feb. 17, 2014 -- Regions of India will soon receive cost- and energy-efficient drinking water with an innovative European water treatment technology stemmed from a €2.2 million (US $3.0 million) Europe/India collaborative research project. Called ECO-India, the three-year project is co-funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST). It will run until August 2015 and is focused on developing innovative and sustainable approaches for producing potable water at a community level. The first rural community deployment is set for West Bengal, India. Coordinated by the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland, the €1.7 million (US $2.3 million) FP7 consortium represents a world-class interdisciplinary research team from three research institutes -- Tyndall-UCC, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU), Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH (UFZ) -- and four SMEs (Trustwater, Adelphi, Dryden Aqua, and AGM).