A Floating Treatment Wetland System for Removing Contaminants from Rivers and Streams using a Biomimicry ApproachIntegrated Water Management

This project aims to inspire stakeholders to adopt simple, sustainable and effective technologies for wastewater treatment and to promote the safe use of wastewater for agriculture. A large number of HQP participated in the installation and ensured that a Biochar-based pipe filtration system resulted in improved water quality parameters.

The filtration system was able to reduce concentrations of heavy metals, such as cadmium, lead and thallium, by working to remove and retain metals from wastewater. The filtration system started working more effectively after 5 days of conditioning with nutrients and microorganisms in wastewater.

Project Team

Dr. Shiv Prasher, McGill University, Canada
Dr. Ramesh Kanwar, Lovely Professional University, India