A joint venture between Water Warriors Inc. (Water Warriors) and InNow India Pvt. Ltd. (InNow) will provide cost-effective and efficient aeration system and super biomedia for treating wastewater from commercial and municipal developments and the surrounding region.
Water Warriors is a scientifically-driven company on a clean water mission. Its products are designed to address wastewater crises through innovative and natural approaches to traditional wastewater treatment techniques. InNow is a subsidiary of InNow LLC, a U.S.-based commercialize selected emerging technologies in water and wastewater treatment Sector in India and Asian countries.
According to a Water Warriors press release, the venture will operate under the name InNow Water Warriors India, Pvt. Ltd. and will offer Water Warriors’ Microbubble Aeration Systems and Biomedia products, designed to increase water treatment capacity by an estimated 400-600% vs. traditional water treatment plant solutions.
Increased efficiency is in high demand in this region, as it is estimated that only 30% of sewage is collected and less than 20% of collected sewage is treated due to lack of infrastructure as well as capacity in water treatment plants.
“As India’s population and infrastructure continue to expand, water treatment has struggled to keep pace. As a result, untreated sewage is often dumped directly into surface water bodies, polluting over 80% of India’s surface water resources,” said Dr. Rakesh Govind, chief technology officer for Water Warriors. “Beyond pollution, water scarcity is of grave concern. According to the National Institute for Transforming India, if businesses and expanding municipalities do not take more aggressive waste water treatment actions, some 20 Indian cities are likely to run out of groundwater by 2020.”
Water Warriors’ Waving Biomedia and SuperBiomedia feature a bio-treatment and sub-surface media design that can treat a greater depth of water than surface media. Water-cleaning bacteria thrive under water for longer periods of time when used with aeration systems. This reduces sludge build up and drastically increasing the amount of water that facilities can treat.
By lowering the biological oxygen demand and chemical oxygen demand, and by removing ammonia-nitrogen and phosphorous in a single system, the companies aim to make wastewater treatment affordable and achievable for commercial developments.
“In an effort to conserve fresh water, the government is incentivizing the reuse of treated sewage effluent for industrial processes in India,” said Dr. Lakhwinder Hundal, chief technology officer at InNow. “However, available treatment technologies are very costly and ineffective in producing effluent of reuse quality.”