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National Institute of Bioremediation

National Institute of Bioremediation (NIB) is a pioneer institute of its kind established in April 2009. Institute consists of multidisciplinary team including environmental chemist, analytical chemist, soil microbiologist, environmental microbiologist, plant taxonomist, engineers and horticulturist working in following principle areas:

1- Bio-remediation and Integrated Farming: Treatment of used water and contaminated soil through bioremediation processes. The institute is committed to conserve 23 MAF waste water per annum to meet irrigation requirements, eliminate environmental pollution posed by it, reclaim water, land and improve agricultural productivity. Integrated farming is second component exercising in the field of livestock, fodder, poultry, fruits and vegetables, honey bee, alternate energy resources (biogas plants) and sericulture practices to create a model for various stake holders through use of bio-remediated water thus putting step towards poverty elimination.

2- Phytoremediation/ Bioremediation: Phytoremediation is an emerging cleanup technology for decontamination of wastewater through use of aquatic plants to render harmless.

These macro-phytes takes advantage of the unique and selective uptake capabilities of plant root systems together with the translocation, bioaccumulation, and contaminant storage/degradation abilities of the entire body. Nutrients, such as ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, heavy metals, and phosphorus and bacterial pathogens are common contaminants in water bodies that directly or indirectly affect public health and ecosystem integrity with acute and chronic harmful outcome. Wastewater before being released under natural environment must be reclaimed to prevent the spread of disease and recycling its nutrients or producing useful products from this waste material. Bioremediation of wastewater through green plants is sustainable, cost effective, do able and energy efficient process as fast emerging a viable alternative to conventional remediation methods and will be most suitable for developing countries. NARC a hub of National agricultural research with rich human resource was facing water shortage due to prolonged drought thus suffering the major research objective where as ChakShahzad, an adjacent location was discharging 0.65 million US gallons used water in the nearby vicinity polluting peri-urban agriculture and causing environmental issue, which placed CDA under threat by EPA. PARC decided to harvest wastewater of Chakshahzad, treated it and further utilized for 500 acres of agricultural land high efficiency irrigation system by National Institute of Bioremediation (NIB), which has the state of art capabilities to mitigate the subject issues faced by said institutions. National institute of Bioremediation was established in May 2009 with researchers from diversified applied field is pioneer institute of its kind with diverse expertise, successfully accomplished a Bioremediation Model in April 2010 to reclaim used water of NARC under NEQs through cost effective, environmental friendly with negligible use of energy through Bioremediation.

 

 

 

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