Spike in Covid concentration was found in Motera, Paldi: Experts

Published on June 28, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Right from general citizens to decision makers at the top, everyone is curious to know when the cases of Covid-19 would spike again. Fresh from the worst period of the ongoing Covid pandemic, Amdavadis are cautious about the predicted third wave and the new Delta Plus variant. In such … Continue reading Spike in Covid concentration was found in Motera, Paldi: Experts

Researchers read corona outbreak signs in wastewater

Published on May 23, 2021 Ahmedabad: How do the authorities such as the state and central government decide on the spread of Covid-19 in a specific region? There are several markers – for starter, the test positivity rate (TPR) indicating how many persons are testing positive out of every 100 persons tested on rapid antigen … Continue reading Researchers read corona outbreak signs in wastewater

Gandhinagar uses 26% more water per capita than Ahmedabad!

Published on April 18, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The babus’ city guzzles 26.5% more water at 83 litres per day per household compared to 105 litres for Ahmedabad, revealed a direct measurement in a study carried out by IIT-Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn) researchers along with other agencies. The study revealed that Amdavadis use more water for bathing than their … Continue reading Gandhinagar uses 26% more water per capita than Ahmedabad!

‘Wastewater can help discern viral spread’

Published on April 13, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The viral load in wastewater can give a fair indication of the pandemic spread and trend. That is the conclusion of a recent analysis of wastewater of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, and Gandhinagar carried out by the researchers from IIT-Gn and Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC). The paper, ‘Comparative analysis of … Continue reading ‘Wastewater can help discern viral spread’

Ahmedabad: Bacteria and fungi that snack on plastic found on Mt Pirana

Published on March 10, 2021 AHMEDABAD: A potential weapon in the war against plastic waste has been found here in Ahmedabad. A group of researchers has found tiny plastic-eating bacteria at Pirana, which can be engineered to cut the city’s garbage mountain to size. In the first such study at the solid waste management (SWM) … Continue reading Ahmedabad: Bacteria and fungi that snack on plastic found on Mt Pirana

‘Treated waste water turns bacteria drug-resistant’

Published on February 29, 2020 AHMEDABAD: “What does not kill you, makes you stronger,” said renowned German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. This ode to resilience ironically applies to micro-organisms which are apparently not even seen by naked eye. A joint study by researchers from India, Sri Lanka and Japan on three wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in … Continue reading ‘Treated waste water turns bacteria drug-resistant’