Overview

Vishwakarma University (VU), Pune promotes education, research, innovation, and outreach in the domain of water and sanitation. The mission is to enable innovative technologies, best practices, and development in the context of the need, relevance, socialization, and localization to the community at large for the greater good. There is a major drive to ensure the bottom of the pyramid, the marginalized and needy community is very much beneficiary in this endeavour. In particular, water treatment, purification, and creates much needed social awareness about clean drinking water and sanitation.

Establishment of Water Quality Centre of Excellence

The state-of-the-art, Water Quality Centre of Excellence in collaboration with Wilo Foundation, Germany at Vishwakarma University, is a step towards fulfilling the motto of carrying out transformational research in the domain of water and sanitation.

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The Centre has sophisticated equipment to measure physical, chemical, and biological parameters of water. To conduct research and measure the physical, chemical, and biological parameters of water, the Centre is well equipped with the latest models of sophisticated instruments Wilo Foundation-Vishwakarma University promotes research in water treatment, purification and creates the much-needed social awareness about clean drinking water through its Water Quality Centre of Excellence. The centre has been established with the help of a grant from Wilo Foundation, Germany.

Vision

To become a premier hub for water experts and enthusiasts for carrying out innovative research and bring into practice for fulfilling SDGs.

Mission

● To promote transformational research in water treatment, purification and create the much needed social awareness about clean drinking water.
● To develop innovative solutions for water-related aspects
● To have collaborative research with industries for bringing innovative, affordable and scalable solutions to the grassroots level.
● To make people water sensitive.

Objectives

● Awareness and sensitization
● Policy and advocacy
● Innovative technology development, adaptation and proliferation
● Facilitation in terms of assistance in water quality measurement
● Socialization of best practices and innovations
● Collaboration and networking towards SDG 6

Our Team

Prof. Dr. Dhananjay Bhatkhande

Director

Prof. Dr. Shraddha Khamparia

Deputy Director

Prof. Pranav Dhaneshwer

Member

Prof. Sandip Kulkarni

Member

Activities

Avenues for collaboration

Industrial Projects

Educational Projects

Social Projects

The Centre is well equipped with all kinds of latest instruments utilized for testing water quality. All physical, chemical and biological tests are carried out in the centre and results are provided to the customers.
  • Hot Air Oven

  • Micro Balance

  • pH Meter

  • Turbidity Meter

  • Kejaldhals Apparatus

  • Muffle Furnace

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer

  • Analytical Balance

  • Biological Incubator

  • E-coli Test Kit
  • Magnetic stirrer with Hot Plate

  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

  • Centrifuge

  • HPLC

  • Flame Photometer

  • Colony Counter

  • Filtration Unit

  • Multi Ion Meter

  • Water Bath

  • Heating Mantle
  • Multi-Electrode Meter

  • BOD Incubator

  • Autoclave

  • Ultrapure Water Unit

  • Distilled Water Unit

  • Automatic titration unit

  • Fluoride meter

  • TOC

  • Autoclave for waste disposal

  • ICP-OES
...

Events

Internships offered
and completed

20+
Winter and Summer
Internships
10+
Semester Long
Internships

Call for Applications to join
multidisciplinary projects as

Interns at
Wilo-Vishwakarma
University Water Quality
Centre of Excellence

To be released soon

Collaborations

wilo

Water Quality Center of Excellence at
Vishwakarma University,
Pune (India)

To be released soon

Services offered

  • Water Quality for Potable water, Groundwater and Irrigation water

  • Water Quality for Construction water and Cooling tower

  • water Chemical and Elemental Analysis of Water samples

  • Water Quality for Effluent from various industries

  • Method Development for wastewater the treatment plants

  • Consultation for Water treatment

  • Consultation for Effluent treatment

  • Training Facility for sample collection

  • Project Guidance

Research & Development

Research & Development

  • Water Testing

  • Water and Waste Water Treatment

  • Technological advancements in Wastewater treatment
  • Modelling and Simulation

  • Process Intensification

  • Software Development

Projects

Research projects with funding or without funding

  • Wilo Safe Water Hut Project at VU Campus

  • Cartridge development for Fluoride (Material developed)

  • Cartridge development for Arsenic (Started)

  • Cartridge development for Aluminum
  • Wilo Safe Water Hut Project at VU Campus

  • Cartridge development for Fluoride (Material developed)

  • Cartridge development for Arsenic (Started)

  • Cartridge development for Aluminum

Consultancy Projects

  • Project in association with Wilo

  • Project in association with Philips

  • Projects in association with Accurate Gauging

Student projects

STUDENT

PROJECT

QUALIFICATION

YEAR

STATUS

Vaishnavi Gohakar

Removal of COD using RDC aerobic ox investigation

M.Tech

2018 - 2019

Completed

Vaishnavi Gohakar

Reverse osmosis of Minerals

M.Tech

2018 - 2019

Completed

Vaishnavi Gohakar

Reverse osmosis of Minerals

M.Tech

2018 - 2019

Completed

Vaishnavi Gohakar

Reverse osmosis of Minerals

M.Tech

2018 - 2019

Completed

Vaishnavi Gohakar

Reverse osmosis of Minerals

M.Tech

2018 - 2019

Completed

Vaishnavi Gohakar

Reverse osmosis of Minerals

M.Tech

2018 - 2019

Completed

Vaishnavi Gohakar

Reverse osmosis of Minerals

M.Tech

2018 - 2019

Completed

Vaishnavi Gohakar

Reverse osmosis of Minerals

M.Tech

2018 - 2019

Completed

Vaishnavi Gohakar

Reverse osmosis of Minerals

M.Tech

2018 - 2019

Completed

Vaishnavi Gohakar

Reverse osmosis of Minerals

M.Tech

2018 - 2019

Completed

Vaishnavi Gohakar

Reverse osmosis of Minerals

M.Tech

2018 - 2019

Completed

Vaishnavi Gohakar

Reverse osmosis of Minerals

M.Tech

2018 - 2019

Completed

Vaishnavi Gohakar

Reverse osmosis of Minerals

M.Tech

2018 - 2019

Completed

Vaishnavi Gohakar

Reverse osmosis of Minerals

M.Tech

2018 - 2019

Completed

Publications/Patents

Performance Evaluation of Reverse Osmosis Technology for the Retention and Rejection of Cations. Journal of Water Pollution & Purification Research. 2020; 7(2): 17–26p

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Contact Us

Prof. Dr. Dhananjay Bhatkhande

Director, Wilo – VU Water Quality Centre of Excellence

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Prof. Dr. Shraddha Khamparia

Deputy Director, Wilo-VU Water Quality Centre of Excellence

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