Different locations within the Use Case:

The monitoring and control of waste-water treatment use case will take place in different locations:

  • In Chennai the LOTUS sensor will be used in an algal-based wastewater treatment plant,
  • In Warangal the LOTUS sensor will be used in an innovate wastewater treatment plant.

Current situation:

  • Algal-based wastewater treatment has been confirmed as a suitable way to treat wastewater, although only experimentally investigated; therefore, the operating parameters are yet to be optimised.
  • Other technologies for wastewater treatment are under experimentation and must prove their efficiency in rejecting clean water in the environment.

Key aims for improving water quality for irrigation networks:

In Chennai:

  • The new LOTUS sensor can be used in multi-stage algal-based waste-water treatment plants, monitoring in real time,
  • The LOTUS sensor can perform corrective actions to achieve the desired water purity and maximise product yield.

In Warangal:

  • The new LOTUS sensor can be used in waste-water treatment plants, monitoring in real time,
  • The LOTUS sensor can perform corrective actions to achieve the desired water purity and maximise product yield.

How LOTUS will improve Monitoring and Control of Algal-based Wastewater Treatment Plant:

  • The approach will rely on two main steps:
    • Validation of LOTUS sensor solution as a tool to monitor the level of contamination at the different stages of the depollution process,
    • Using the sensor as a tool to optimize the performance of the process, in terms of cost and depollution quality.

In Chennai:

  • Up to 3 sensors each will be integrated into the experimental facilities at NEERI (National Environmental Engineering Research Institute) in Chennai

In Warangal:

  • Sensors will be integrated into experimental facilities at NITW (National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana) in different locations.

Outcomes of Use Case 5:

  • Sensors will enable to demonstrate and improve the efficiency of innovative water treatment plant,
  • Treated water can then be safely rejected in the natural environment.