Technology, renewable energy for managing waste water


Water and waste water management are two of the main pillars of a progressive smart city. Grundfos India has created customised water management solutions and technologically-advanced pumps that are sustainable and energy efficient like Grundfos Demand Driven Distribution, S Pump and Grundfos Remote Management, says Mahathi Parashuram, Regional Head – Public Affairs, Communications and Engagement, Grundfos Asia Pacific Region.

How do your solutions help in making better smart cities?
The Grundfos Demand Driven Distribution addresses the issue of water leakage while pumping water. This solution is designed in a way that there is a precise amount of pressure given to the pumps and it also reduces the water pressure in the pipes. Grundfos S Pumps will help strengthen the sewage system of the smart cities by maintaining maximum efficiency, transferring raw sewage and pumping out sludge and other industrial waste. The Grundfos Remote Management is an intelligent system that not only monitors the pumps installed in commercial buildings, wastewater plants and water supply networks but can also track changes in energy consumption. These are few of the solutions that are a testament to the company’s commitment towards developing smart cities in India.

What are the latest trends in water treatment with respect to smart cities?
With India’s population shifting to urban areas, the demand for water in these areas is set to rise. It is critical to ensure that cities optimally use the depleting water resources while minimising water wastage and contamination. Hence, smart cities are now equipping themselves with intelligent water solutions that can combat this imminent issue and provide clean running water as reusing the existing water will decrease its dependency.

Blockchain technology, data analytics and Artificial Intelligence has been successfully used by smart cities to create an efficient water management system. These systems can be monitored on a real time basis to get actionable insights such as a fluctuation in any stage of the water treatment. Another way smart cities are tackling water treatment is by increasing the usage of renewable energy.
Solar pumps are particularly beneficial for managing wastewater in commercial and industrial buildings because of their energy efficiency and low operation cost.

Please share your latest offering.
Our BioBooster solution comprises technologies with a high level of modularity and flexibility. Our dedicated approach combined with state-of-the-art remote monitoring, means that a BioBooster solution offers high reliability, automated operation and maybe more importantly, it requires hardly any involvement. Replacing the need for heavy up-front infrastructure investments in piping and pumping stations, Grundfos BioBooster’s decentralised treatment plant can be placed in remote areas located far away from centralised municipal wastewater treatment plants. Wastewater is treated at the point source of pollution, thus contributing to a sustainable environment.

The treatment plant is odourless, which makes it ideally suitable for residential areas. Treatment range in capacity is of 500 to 5000 inhabitants. Based on ultra-filtration processes, the treated water is bacteria-free, ensuring superior water quality suitable for water reuse, with full nitrate and phosphor removal. We bring waste water back to life by treating the waste water to such purity levels that it can be reused.

Blockchain technology, data analytics and Artificial Intelligence have been used by smart cities to create efficient water management system.
Mahathi Parashuram, Regional Head – Public Affairs, Communications & Engagement, Grundfos Asia Pacific Region

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