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Electrolysed water is most efficient water treatment method: Expert

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The Times Of India
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Experts from Spain on Thursday demonstrated electrolyzed water technology in a one-day workshop on the subject at Raja Balwant Singh Engineering Technical Campus (RBSETC), Bichpuri. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), electrolyzed water is the most efficient non-toxic disinfectant known today.

RBSETC has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Valencia, Spain-based Sana Water Solutions for working on a joint project regarding electrolysed water technology and exchange of faculty and students.

Gregoire Gaume of Sana said electrolysed water (EW) is a universal biocide. "It can eliminate all kinds of virus, bacteria, fungus, spores, algae and mold. It is 100% biodegradable and harmless for humans and the environment. EW is an ecological and cost-effective alternative to traditional disinfectant methods. It is 70 to 80 times more efficient than chlorine as a disinfectant."

Gaume demonstrated the technology and purified raw water using water electrolyser machine.

RBSETC director Akhand Pratap Singh said, "To treat 1,000 litres of raw water only one litre of electrolysed water is required. And 10 litres for treatment of 1,000 litres of water discharged from industries. The EW technology is cheap and more effective than chlorination of water. It can be highly beneficial in farming. RBSETC will be working on this technology with Sana."

The chief guest for the occasion was GC Saxena, former vice-chancellor of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia University, Faizabad. While addressing the gathering he said that the problem of water scarcity is a serious issue for the entire world and the scarcity of the availability of the fresh water is a major problem.

Another special guest at the event, SC Mudgal, former vice-chancellor of GB Pant Technical University said that India is an agriculture-based economy, and for that fresh water is a mandatory source. But nowadays the rivers and other fresh water sources are getting polluted day by day, which is a serious concern, he said.
"We would have to adopt new technologies to make fresh water to tackle the serious issue of shortage of fresh water," Mudgal added.
Assistant professor Ashish Shukla, OP Singh, Apoorva Bihari Lal, Sachipati Pandey, Pankaj Gupta and others managed the workshop.
Author: sustainabilityoutlook