Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) developed radiation technology for sewage treatment using Co-60 (Cobalt-60). It has set up Technology Demonstration Pilot Project Sewage Sludge Hygienisation Plant at Shahwadi, Ahmedabad in collaboration with Amdavad Municipal Corporation (AMC), Ahmedabad. This plant loaded with 150 kCi of Co-60 and is in continuous operation since inauguration in February 2019. Besides this recent deployment of radiation technology for sewage treatment, BARC since last 30 years has deployed another liquid sludge irradiator called Sludge Hygienisation Research Irradiator (SHRI) is at Vadodara for radiation treatment of raw sludge containing 3-4% solids.
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