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Hyderabad Adopts Sewage Treatment Smart Tech

The State government aims at treating 100 percent of the sewage generated in the city

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The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) is now using the Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) technology to treat sewage at its sewage treatment plants (STPs). The State government aims at treating 100 per cent of the sewage generated in the city.

This technology is considered one of the best for STPs to treat industrial and municipal waste. The HMWS&SB officials said SBR technology requires less space compared to the Moving Bed Bio Reactor (MBBR) technology which is used in existing STPs. The maintenance cost is also lower for SBR.

The benefits include the prevention of sewage flow in the catchment areas and the discharge of wastewater into lakes and other water bodies. 

“The use of a single tank makes this technology different and cost-effective in terms of installation and maintenance. In other STP technologies, different batch reactors are used for various processes,” an HMWS&SB official said.


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