One of the outputs of the project was that wastewater management strategies determined and tested with industries and local communities. This was to be achieved through four activities. The first was to provide advice on potential mitigation measures including microbiological methods. Once the mitigation measures were identified, the second was to, with industrial and community participation, then develop and pilot these revised wastewater management strategies. The project also has the task of monitoring the effluent from factories and water at community sites and the final activity was to hold local and national workshops and write a final report.
This report describes how each of these activities and their sub-components was undertaken over the course of the project. The mitigation measures were developed and piloted with two groups of industries. The first were industries considering installing a system for effluent treatment but currently without any form of treatment for their effluent. The work undertaken by the project with these industries is described in Section 1 of this report.
Section 2 describes the work undertaken with the few factories that did already have some form of effluent treatment. These activities related to looking at ways to modify the existing design to make the treatment units more efficient and cost effective and also activities to support the management, operation and monitoring of effluent treatment.
The final section of the report focuses on work undertaken to improve knowledge of effluent treatment in the sector and in Bangladesh more generally. This was achieved using a variety of means including workshops, information materials in English and Bangla and through the establishment of a web-based ETP network.
Final Research Report Section 7. 42 pp.