Published on August 1, 2022 Ahmedabad: A study carried out on the coast of Gujarat indicated that various heavy metals, salinity, nitrate, and carbonate/carbon trioxide can be found in both seawater and groundwater. The ecological risk index (ERI) was found to be higher for the study area compared to the areas focused on in Kerala … Continue reading ‘Seawater brings wave of risks to Gujarat’
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’