Project Description

The overall aim of ECO-India is to design and develop innovative cost-effective solutions for community- based water- and wastewater- treatment systems. These systems will be deployed at pilot sites in arsenic-affected water-stressed regions in India.


The two consortia, Indian (DST) and European (FP7), will establish pilot schemes for:

  • Catchment area and reservoir management
  • Surface water supply schemes
  • Arsenic removal (including monitoring using UFZ’s field-tested Arsolux arsenic sensor)
  • Disinfection treatment for potable water based on Trustwater’s CE-certified mixed-oxidant generation systems.
  • Online monitoring of water quality
  • Water distribution network, together with online/offline water quality monitoring programmes
  • Sewerage and wastewater treatment.

In addition, prototype energy-efficient modules for water deionisation and heavy metal removal will be developed. A feasibility study will be performed to assess the potential for energy harvesting from sludge.

Project Details

Dr Mary Manning and Dr Aidan Quinn
Trustwater Ltd, IE
Adelphi GmbH, DE
Helmholtz Centre for Enviorenmental Research, DE
Technical University of Denmark, DK
Dryden Aqua Ltd, UK
AGM Communication & Control Ltd, IL
University College Cork, National University of Ireland, Cork, Tyndall National Institute
01.09.2012 - 31.08.2015
3.2 million Euro
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  • FP7-Environment/Eco-Innovation