FOREWORD : 

In July of 2019, I was appointed as the “Subject Expert -  Wastewater Management” by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), in the Monitoring Cell constituted by KSPCB,  pursuant to an Order OA No: 606/2018 dt. 24 April 2019 issued by the...

(As usual, ahead of time – an obsessive Compulsive Disorder I suffer from)

I complete 68 years of my life today- March 10, 2020. In June of 2020, our Company Ecotech will be completing 34 years in service of our nation and the public at large. We have built a team of ne...

December 25, 2019

This is one of the wildest quotes from Herr Ludwig Sasse, author of the seminal DEWATS handbook in the late 1990s. The saying is as subtle as Germanic humour can ever get.

I know a little bit about Germany and Germans. During my High School days, my maternal Grandmother...

December 18, 2019

Several times in my last 40 years of career as an Environmental Engineer, I have been thinking I might have missed my true calling in life. 

Inspired by my Chemical Engg. Professor in IIT Madras, Dr. P.S Virk, I should have been a Teacher, a Professor, an Academician. N...

At various times during my school, college and working career days, I have had opportunities to read excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita. Not in a sustained, perseverant manner, but in disconnected bits and pieces, turning pages at random: When bored, when idling, when the...

Dinesh Gogula heads out to Chennai on June 15, 2019 to head the Ecotech Branch in that great city

Folks! Today we at Ecotech formally launch Operation Chennai.

Operation Chennai will see the beginning of a series of surgical strikes against Defunct, Dysfunction...

All of us know that Matter as we know it in this world, exists in three states: SOLID, LIQUID AND GASEOUS with progressively increasing temperatures. Purists will pardon me if I do not bring in the PLASMA state at this time, as this story is meant for the masses and th...

I started My career in Environmental Engineering, 40 years ago to this day on February 12, 1979. The Blood and Tears are for dramatic effect to catch your attention: Sweat and toil it certainly has been.

The very first job interview I attended was at Thermax i...

January 18, 2019

It is my pleasant duty to write another obituary, this time for the much touted, much misunderstood, much misinterpreted and indeed the shamelessly bastardised MBBR STP practised in India, first popularised in the city of Pune as a FABulous Modern technology.

Regulars o...

November 4, 2018

It has baffled me no end why even a half educated Environmental engineer would start promoting the MBBR (Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor) for mini and small STPs when it militates against every prescribed design criterion, every desirable engineering feature which needs to...

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