Indian scientists develop low-cost arsenic water filter Using nanotechnology, scientitsts at IIT-M have developed an effective and affordable arsenic filter to combat the growing problem of groundwater pollution Schoolchildren in West Bengal drink water from an Amrit drinking water purification system connected to a hand pump [image by Indian Institute of Technology Madras] S. Gopikrishna Warrier , January 22, 2016 Categories: लेखहरु Tags: बंगलादेश health भारत इन्डस् वेसिन pollution water Regions: बंगलादेश गंगा वेसिन भारत इन्डस् वेसिन पाकिस्तान Topics: प्रदुषण पानी माफ गर्नुहोस्, यो नेपालीमा उपलव्ध छैन। Related Posts Water speaks in Asian literature April 29, 2016 Choked riverbeds worsen floods in Kashmir September 9, 2014 Encroachment, pollution and siltation strangle the Jhelum river March 28, 2016 18 comments Krishnamurthy | January 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm Great. Cheers to IIT, Madras and its scientists team. India should quickly patent this feat, before the Americans usurp the credit. Reply Anil Kumar | January 28, 2016 at 9:11 am An affordable arsenic free drinking water technology for rural World. Reply Madhav Das | May 7, 2016 at 3:36 pm In the light of this article I think it will take less than a year for the same team at IIT-M to develop a nano filter to remove salt and other impurities from sea water to make fresh water. This filter for purifying sea water will elevate the inventor to near Godlike stature. Can you imagine the benefit to man from this one invention and If he decides to use it for the benefit of mankind by sharing the technology it will establish India as the fount of all goodness. Reply Er. R.Choudhury, ME;MIE;MIWWA. | June 26, 2016 at 3:55 pm Really superb. This will help the engineer responsible for supplying safe drinking water to particularly rural mass of India. I am basically a civil engineer and did my PG in hydrodynamics, and presently working in PHED, Assam. Ground water in many habitations of the State is having arsenic content much beyond the permissible limit. I would like to know more about the topic. Being involved in supplying safe drinking water to rural mass of Assam, I do belief that this nanotechnology shall be able to do magic instead of going for high cost super technology. Reply ashokareddy pala | July 2, 2016 at 2:07 pm Affordable water purifier Reply Debabrata Rout | July 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm how much price of filter unit in rupees ? Reply Debabrata Rout | July 8, 2016 at 7:07 pm Very good product. Reply Srinivasa Chaitanya | July 10, 2016 at 4:15 pm Excellent innovation by the IIT-M Team, Arsenic is a Hard metal that is dissolved in the water and it very harmful. I am also in the field of water purifiers and the cost of RO technology is very high when compared with the arsenic filter that is using nanofiltration technology. Hope these innovative product is available to all Indians. Reply Dr. M. A. R. Iyengar | December 10, 2016 at 11:26 pm I am a retired scientist from DAE, and I am happy to share with you that I have developed successfully a heavy metal purifier technology, which is highly efficient for Arsenic removal in drinking waters, besides for other toxic metals like Lead, copper, cadmium etc. This technology has been transferred to M/s Eureka Forbes , a market leader in domestic water purifier segment in India, who has been marketing this cartridge attachment, called Miracle , all over them country. Incidentally this unit can be operated even in the absence of power supply., to meet the rural requirements, where the problem is acute. See website http://www.eurekaforbes.com for more details. Dr. M. A. R. Iyengar Reply Bhushan B.Barve | December 20, 2016 at 10:02 pm Yes,lot of villages need such type of plants,All rural areas Gram-Panchayats must installed these types of plants and somebody should do such type of social work.Really will get blessings of lot of poor people.This is my sincere request to all concerned. Reply AIDANSINGH Chouhan | July 18, 2016 at 11:20 am Price kya h 1 unit Reply omairahmad | July 18, 2016 at 12:03 pm Please contact Prof Pradeep at IIT Madras: https://www.iitm.ac.in/ for this type of information. Reply Dr. K. K. Jain | July 20, 2016 at 4:37 pm Greetings & Saluate to All of you. Why still lakhs of our people do not have access for drinking / drinkable water…? Lets resolve it on Top-Priority. Reply Shanker Lal | August 4, 2016 at 5:16 pm Same problem is here in arid region Tharparkar Pakistan. where underground water is highly contaminated with excess of arsenic, fluorides, chlorides,TDS etc. more than 85% underground water is not worth for drinking. so, this technology can help in this regards. Reply Krishna Sharma | September 14, 2016 at 3:46 pm What a wonderful innovation by IIT-M Team! Simply commendable to say the least. I think our young researchers and scientist have all the potential to innovate things that are going to help our citizens, however they lack the support from the government. Reply Bhushan B.Barve | December 20, 2016 at 9:50 pm We need water purification or filteration plant for my village SHIRGAON, RATNAGIRI – District, Maharashtra state.We need to put up 2 plants for 2 tanks having capacity of 1,00,000 Ltrs and 1,50,000 Ltrs.to filter contaminated river water Pl. Let me know any individual or N.G.O. who can help us or guide us to make such a plant at min. cost.Looking forward for favourable reply. Thanks and regards, Bhushan B.Barve. Mo no 91-9869633336 Reply omairahmad | December 21, 2016 at 3:16 pm Please get in touch with Watershed Organisation Trust in Pune. They would be best placed to help. Reply Aditya Roy | March 4, 2017 at 5:36 pm Great innovation by the IIT Madras Team. This arsenic free water purifier will be very useful for the rural World. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.