ECOTECH AT IIT MADRAS RESEARCH PARK
December 18, 2019
Dr. Ananth Kodavasal of Ecotech will be part of an expert panel on Wastewater Treatment at an event organized by the IIT Madras Research Park as part of its Mission 2020. The event will take place on December 21 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM followed by lunch.
ECOTECH OPENS BRANCH OFFICE IN CHENNAI
June 16, 2019
Our Engineer Dinesh Gogula will relocate to Chennai to head our Branch office there. Ecotech already has on hand two prestigious projects to rectify and take over Operation and Maintenance of large-sized STPs in South Chennai. Chennai is suffering from an acute shortage of water in these areas and Ecotech will extend its support to the Citizens and Corporates in that City to treat, Recycle and Reuse STP treated water. Our experience and expertise will ensure water security for these citizens by meeting upto 50-60% of their daily water requirement through recycling. In the case of Corporates with a requirement for HVAC use (cooling tower makeup water), the recycle percentage goes as high as 90-100%.
Dr. Ananth and the entire Ecotech team wishes Dinesh all the best in his new role in Chennai to establish Ecotech as the best in the business. Dinesh has an M.Tech (Env. Engg.) degree from the prestigious NITK Surathkal. He worked for a short time as an Asst. Professor of Env. Engg. in a Degree College in Bangalore before joining Ecotech.
June 9, 2019
Ecotech was invited by the MEP Engineers Association (MEPA) headquartered in Pune, and having presence across the world in many countries to give a 90-minute long presentation on STP Technologies.
The one day conference held at the Hyatt Regency in Pune on Saturday, 8 June 2019 was attended by over 200 delegates from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, and other states. Attendees included Builders, Architects, Consultants, STP Contractors, MEP Engineers, MEP trainees, etc.
The presentation by Dr. Ananth S Kodavasal was well received and much appreciated for its incisive insight into the various mainstream STP technologies including EAAS, MBBR, SBR and MBR. The pitfalls, lacunae, deficiencies and defects of MBBR, SBR, and MBR as practised in India today were clearly enunciated with scientific and technical justifications, supported by empirical observations and experience and comprehensively documented in several case studies of these dysfunctional STPs.
Dr. Ananth also highlighted case studies where Ecotech performed successful surgeries on these dysfunctional SBR, MBBR, and MBR STPs, resuscitated them by converting and upgrading to EAAS technology. These STPs are now being operated and maintained by Ecotech delivering quality treated water, recycle and reuse, 24/7, day after day and many for several years now.
MEMBRANE BIO-REACTOR (MBR) STP TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION
March 26, 2019
Folks, it is time again for our monthly guest lecture presentation. Rajesh Shenoy will share his knowledge, expertise and thoughts on this very important STP technology. Manufacturers and suppliers of these membranes may disagree, but I believe this is the technology of the future when both Capital and Operation costs can be brought to within reach of the common man living in Apartment complexes.
But a look at the current water scenario in Bangalore and other major cities in India, and indeed in the rest of the world, makes me believe that future is not very far off. And we had better get used to the idea that sewage is going to be the one guaranteed source of drinking water for a vast majority of Indians.
Mark the date and time: Saturday, April 13, 2019 between 1000 Hrs and 1200 Hrs. The venue as usual is the Ecotech Training hall in Whitefield. Pls. do attend for a glimpse into the wonderful world of what Singapore calls "NEWater" and has been practising successfully for years.
ECOTECH WELCOMES A NEW MEMBER TO ITS EVER GROWING FAMILY
March 12, 2019
Jilu Varghese has a B Tech Degree in Civil Engg. from Kerala University and an M.Tech in Energy & Environmental Engg. from the prestigious Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) from where she graduated in the year 2018. Jilu did a one month internship at Ecotech in the month of November 2018 and therefore is not exactly new to Ecotech. Her decision to join Ecotech as a full time employee was for the most part prompted by her poor experience as intern in other companies. In her own words, what she liked best about Ecotech is the readiness with which every team member shared and imparted knowledge, team spirit, the informal work environment, work ethic and above all the single minded focus on Excellence and Integrity.
Jilu hails from Kollam (Quilon of the Portuguese/ Dutch/British era) in Kerala and is fluent in Malayalam, English, Tamil and Hindi. At Ecotech we are pleased to welcome a young, and passionate Environmental Engineer who will serve our nation by enhancing our water security.
CONVERSION OF MBBR TO EAAS IN PUNE
March 8, 2019
A 435 KLD MBBR STP in Pune was converted by us to EAAS Technology. It is now more than two months since the STP was rectified and commissioned. Day after day, 24/7, this is the quality of treated water. Visibility 100 meters through the water. Robust performance, robust technology. Our all time favourite for mini and small STPs
ASSESSMENT OF STP TECHS FOR MINI AND SMALL PLANTS
February 7, 2019
Dr. Ananth Kodavasal will present on various STP technologies including Extended Aeration Activated Sludge (EAAS), Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR), Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR), Membrane Bioreactor (MBR), Electrocoagulation (EADOx), Chemo Autotrophic Activated Carbon (CAACO), and other technologies.
Venue: Ecotech Training Hall
#39, Dodsworth Enclave, Whitefield, Bangalore 560066
Date: Saturday, 9th February 2019.
Time: 1000 - 1230 HRS
*Prior registration required since seats are limited to 20
December 22, 2018
Refresher training for Ecotech STP/ETP operators on the Basic Theory of Wastewater Treatment: Physical, Chemical and Biological Treatment Methods.
We conduct training for our operators in batches of 20-25 trainees one Saturday every month from 1000-1230 Hrs. Training is intended not only to improve their knowledge but also to motivate them and educate them that we are producing good water for recycle and reuse and are doing great service to society and our nation.
We are proud of the work we do.
ECOTECH ANNUAL PICNIC
December 23, 2018
Senior staff of Ecotech on our annual picnic at the Raja's Seat Viewpoint, Madikeri, Coorg, Karnataka
TRAINING PROGRAM ON WASTEWATER TREATMENT
December 16, 2018
Dr. Ananth conducted a training program on Wastewater Treatment for MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Consultants) Engineers drawn from various reputed Builders and Developers in Pune at the MEP Association office in Kharadi, Pune on Saturday, December 15, 2018.
Photo taken during the event. From left:
Dr. Ananth, Mr. Omprakash Kage (President - MEPA), Mr. Dadasaheb Gaikwad (Executive Member), Mr. Sachin Gurubheti (Jt. Secretary )
On the same day Dr. Ananth also conducted two other similar training sessions:
- For the CBRE Project team in Pune at the CBRE office, Yerawada, Pune
- For Kumar Properties project and site managers at the Kumar Picasso site, Hadapsar, Pune
Each of these sessions was attended by more than 25 participants and the training was interactive and extremely well received.
TREATED STP WATER SAMPLES
September 5, 2018
Treated STP water samples from six of our STPs going for lab analysis today. From Left to Right :
Purva Park Ridge - 120 KLD
Splendour - 400 KLD
GE BEL - 40 KLD
Molex - 50 KLD
Splendour - 300 KLD
Phoenix Mall - 500 KLD
PROJECTS WITH ROHAN BUILDERS
July 20, 2018
1. Ecotech completed erection and installation of a 400 KLD EAAS STP (in two modules) for Rohan Builders at Rohan Iksha at ORR-Bellandur, Bangalore. Trial runs and soft commissioning to begin shortly
2. Rohan Builders awarded another 325 KLD EAAS STP (in two modules) to Ecotech for their upcoming Residential Apartment Complex project—Rohan Akriti on Kanakapura Road, Bangalore
COVERAGE IN HINDU BUSINESS LINE
July 17, 2018
Ecotech Director Dr. Ananth S. Kodavasal was one of the experts interviewed by the Hindu Business Line for their article on Wastewater Recycling. Read the article here.
JUNE 2018 UPDATES
June 8, 2018
The first week of June has already been very busy and productive for Ecotech. New projects in Bangalore, Pune, and Bangladesh. The most exciting news is our brand new Pune branch office, headed by Ecotech's Praveensingh Rajaput to service Pune and the surrounding areas of Nashik, Kolhapur, Satara, Ahmednagar, and metro Mumbai.
Check out our blog post for more details.
ECOTECH IN ACTION AT BANGALORE'S BIGGEST AND BEST SHOPPING MALL
May 30, 2018
Here's an actual treated water sample from the STP of the biggest and most reputed shopping mall in Bangalore. This sample taken on a Sunday morning after the usual Saturday night rush with peak footfall. The STP technology was recently upgraded by Ecotech from an earlier SBR-based design to the Classic Extended Aeration System. Ecotech has been operating and maintaining this plant since October 2017.
DOWNLOAD OUR COMPANY'S PRESENTATION!
May 12, 2018
Download our business overview presentation to learn more about us and what's new at Ecotech. Share with friends and colleagues who might be interested in what we have to offer.
We are excited to announce our future plans, which include expansion to new markets in India and Bangladesh, as well as new technologies such as Digital Water Management, Machine Learning for predictive maintenance of plant equipment, and Mobile Apps to improve operator accountability and plant safety, while providing facilities managers with digital access to their ETP/STP data. Ecotech also plans to make a big "splash" in the retail water & wastewater treatment business.
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS AND ENTERPRISES (SEE) - WATER PANEL DISCUSSION @ IIMB
April 28, 2018
Dr. Ananth gives an invited talk at IIM Bangaloe reviewing various STP technologies like Extended Aeration Activated Sludge, SBR, MBBR, membranes etc., providing best practices for domestic STP design
ECOTECH SIGNS MOU WITH PRAN-RFL GROUP
October 23, 2014
Ecotech signs MOU with PRAN-RFL to collaborate on wastewater treatment solutions for a variety applications like dairy, fabric dyeing, cassava starch, food & beverages, etc. PRAN is one of the biggest industrial houses in Bangladesh, and the MOU was singed on the auspicious day of Diwali, October 23, 2014.
KSPCB PUBLISHES STP GUIDE HANDBOOK AUTHORED BY DR. ANANTH
November 1, 2011
KSPCB releases the STP Guide handbook authored by Ecotech principal, Dr. Ananth. Here is the link to download the pdf version of this book from KSPCB's website.