DRDO Biotoilet in India (Defence Research & Development Organization, India) - biodigester, ABR, constructed wetland

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Re: New Toilets In Indian Trains No Better Than Septic Tanks: IIT Study

Dear Elisabeth,

IIT team never ever took samples from biotoilets mounted on Indian railways. The study conducted on the samples taken from different locations in South India shows that the performance of biotoilet is good with average 80% BOD reduction.
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Re: New Toilets In Indian Trains No Better Than Septic Tanks: IIT Study

As per the report, it is true that ITT Chennai Team did not analyse samples from DRDO toilet fitted in trains. They took samples from 6 such toilets installed in IIT campus and other 16 such toilets in field. The team comprising well known experts evaluated the performance for two years. Toilets in IIT campus were in operation under control. Based on the observation it was concluded that the treatment of human wastes was not better than the septic tank. The report was submitted to the CPHEEO, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India.
It needs to be checked the difference in design / operation of present set of toilets with that of earlier set of toilets studied by IIT.
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Re: New Toilets In Indian Trains No Better Than Septic Tanks: IIT Study

Dear Readers. It was correctly brought out by Prof Pawan Jha that proper representative samples were not used in testing samples to be taken from moving trains etc.. Repeat apt sampling and testing need to be done.pl. well wishes. Prof.Ajit Seshadri. Vels University.Chennai.INDIA .
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Re: New Toilets In Indian Trains No Better Than Septic Tanks: IIT Study

Dear Seshadri and All
It was also mentioned in my last post that proper samplings were carried out from 6 biotoilets installed in the campus of IIT Chennai and other 16 such toilets in the field. Monitoring was done by a team comprising senior officers from the concerned ministry and well known experts in the field led by IIT Chennai.
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