International Training Network (ITN), the centre for water supply and waste management of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) organized a dissemination event to share the outcomes of its research project titled “Septic tank sludge treatment in Bangladesh: Constructed wetlands” with sector professionals, academicians, researchers, government officials. The event was organized in hybrid-mode on 4th February 2023 at the Seminar Room, ITN-BUET, Dhaka.

ITN-BUET explores nature-based solution to treat septic tank sludge

Prof. Dr. Tanveer Ferdous Saeed, Professor of Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific led this research as Principal Investigator. The research found high treatment efficiency for removal of pollutants from septic tank sludge with significant bio-energy production which enhanced the treatment capacity of “Constructed Wetlands” system.

Prof. Dr. Tanvir Ahmed, Director, ITN-BUET shared the current research initiatives at ITN-BUET on diversified areas of sanitation, FSM, waste management under current BMGF grants on scaling CWIS and sanitation innovation.

Dignitaries’ guests and sector experts, including Prof. Dr. M. Feroze Ahmed (Professor Emeritus of Stamford University), Dr. Md. Mafizur Rahman (Professor, BUET), Engr. Md. Wali Ulla (Former Chief Engineer, DPHE), and other invitees provided their valuable insights and directives in discussion session. They all appreciated research initiatives undertaken by ITN-BUET, which is now being acknowledged nationally and internationally.

ITN-BUET explores nature-based solution to treat septic tank sludge

The event ended with Professor Dr. Tanvir Ahmed handing over ITN-BUET research grant to Lt. Col. Dr. Mohammad Russedul Islam (Associate Professor, MIST), Principal Investigator of a new ITN-BUET funded research project titled “Strength and Durability of Artificial Aggregate by Geo-polymerization of Sewage Sludge and Medical Waste Incineration Ash”.

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