Goodbye to bad odour, welcome clear water

INDIA - Pollution levels in air, water and immediate environment have gone up affecting quality of life. In a way the rapid advancement of technology has resulted in deterioration of environment around us, and we need affordable and sustainable products and systems to work in the reduction of rising pollution levels, said Professor E Balagurusamy, Vice-Chancellor, Anna University.

Speaking at the launch of Eco Bio Block (EBB), a cluster of volcanic porous rocks infused with active microbes, by Chennai-based biotech firm Ariake, he said all 'basic research should be applied for the welfare of the society and efforts are needed to make new products commercially viable, besides educating the public on the benefits of the new technologies that are sustainable for all in the long run'.

The introduction of EBB for the first time in India would help in the fight against pollution of water bodies such as rivers, lakes and tanks, besides recycling aquarium and household sewage and agriculture waste by doing away with organic effluents.
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