The project involves biomonitoring and indexing of 156 National Water Quality Monitoring Programme (NWMP) Stations located on 56 rivers of Maharashtra during pre monsoon and post monsoon seasons. The density and diversity of phytoplankton, zooplankton and macro invertebrate is evaluated and chlorophyll and pheophytin content analyzed to characterize the NWMP stations. Evaluation of diversity score indices and saprobity score indices were carried out. The project is sponsored by Maharashtra Pollution Control Board.
Technology for development of Mass culture of AM fungi was provided to Agrisearch India Pvt. Ltd., Nashik (M. S.). Facilities for mass production of AM fungi were developed. A novel culture of AM fungi developed for phosphorus mobilization and sustainable agriculture.
The CO2 sequestration potential of plantations located at BPCL depots was conducted to evaluate their potential as a carbon sink and contribution in carbon neutrality.
An electrochemical process based technology was developed for treatment for leachate from hazardous waste to Ramky’s Mumbai Waste management Ld., Taloja.
Feasibility studies for the conversion of Rice industry waste to Ethanol is being conducted for M/s RaitebandhuAharodyam Ltd. Mangalore (Karnataka).
The program was conducted to generate awareness on plastic waste management for preventing environmental pollution. The project was sponsored by Indian Centre for plastics in Environment (ICPE) an ENVIS centre under Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, GoI. The training programs were conducted in four selected schools that involved around 350 students and 25 faculties. The training programs generated understanding among students on the properties and types of plastics, utilization in different areas, safe practices for disposal and recycling options. It has also developed common consensus to reduce the utilization of thin polythene bags as its littering increases environmental pollution.
Technology for the disinfection of ballast water was evaluated.