13 Research Projects | 214 Publications | 12 Patents
Waste Water Treatment Plant
With water shortages plaguing the world, water scarcity has become one of the largest threats facing society today, making it one of the UN’s main sustainable development goals. Therefore, NUST is aiming to focus on developing new projects and technologies to reduce its water consumption. Our researchers developed and installed the Wastewater Treatment plant which is a low-cost technology requiring minimal energy and operational attention for the treatment of wastewater. A joint project of UNESCO and NUST, it is able to produce 75,000 gallons of recycled water per day for the entire horticulture of NUST. Unlike the rest, wastewater treatment presents a sustainable shortterm and long-term solution to water scarcity. Currently, around 20,000 liters of water is being recycled per day which is used for horticulture, thus significantly reducing water usage of the campus.
Insulation of Water Supply Pipes in Residential Buildings
Risalpur is an area of KPK which face extreme weather of summer and winter. Insulation of water supply pipes is compulsory in these areas to prevent the pipes from extreme weather conditions. In cold weather water supply pipes that are exposed to exterior walls or unheated spaces may freeze burst and flood homes. Students of Military college of Engineering (MCE), NUST Risalpur, under MCE community service club utilize the easily and cheaply available raw material, to insulate the water supply pipes in different residential colonies of Risalpur, particularly the lower-income community suburbs, to improve the water supply system. The methods they used are bitumen coating on pipes, AC ducts tape for insulation etc.
Installation of Reed Bed Plants at Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC), NUST Karachi Campus
In order to meet watering requirements of plants and trees at campus, two reed beds STPs are functional with daily output of 70000 GPD. Out of these two, 50000 GPD capacity plant had been installed in 2020. Currently, around 50% of the campus water requirement is being met by the recycled/purified process.