Industrial Visit to Huda Water Treatment Plant
14th September, 2017
ASCE Student Chapter, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon organized industrial visit to Huda Water Treatment Plant on 14th September 2017. Fifty students of III and V semester along with Mr. Gaurav Thakur, faculty member visited the plant.
The DCE team was welcomed by the team members of Water Treatment Plant. They gave an expert lecture to the students. Students were assisted by staff of the department for thorough understanding of the operation of Water Treatment plant.
Students were divided into 2 groups for proper demonstration of various working units of water treatment plant. First of all the students were detailed intake of water and source of water to be treated, which are as follows:
Gurgaon gets its water from the Yamuna River's Tajewala headworks near Yamunanagar. The water comes through the WYC (Western Yamuna Canal) near Sonepat and then through the 70-km Gurgaon Water Supply (GWS) Canal from Kakaroi village to Basai in Gurgaon. It is designed to carry almost 245 MLD of water at the head at Kakaroi village. Basai water treatment plant comes under Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), HUDA has three water treatment plants (WTPs) at Basai village near Sultanpur. The first was commissioned in 1995, with a capacity of 91 MLD. With the coming of the second plant in 2005, capacity went up to 182 MLD; another WTP of 91 MLD has been added, bringing the total capacity to 20 MGD.
The various treatments units were as follows:
- Sedimentation: To remove coarse dispersed phase.
- Chlorination: To remove microbes from water.
- Flocculation and Coagulation: Salts of Al (III) and Fe (III) are commonly used as coagulants in water and wastewater treatment.
- Filtration : It is done by three ways namely Slow sand filter, Rapid - sand filter, Multimedia filters.
There were many water quality testing techniques which were told to the students as following: Turbidity, Hardness, Total dissolved solids and Fluoride content.
It was an exciting and unforgettable experience for all to witness workings onsite.