Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Water and Wastewater Lab
Water & Wastewater Treatment are the essential focus areas in Environmental Engineering. Water has been extensively used in different activities and then wasted. There is very little consideration regarding treatment and reuse of this water. Our lab has been established with the aim to study different technologies for Water & Wastewater treatment and propose for the better option. After enough research on MBRs, we were able to establish an MBR plant here at NUST for domestic Wastewater Treatment. Research students study different techniques like Membrane Bioreactor, Anaerobic Digestion, and Membrane Distillation etc.
Equipment List:
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • Muffle Furnace
  • Centrifuge
  • COD Reactor
  • Distillation Apparatus
  • Kjeldahl Apparatus
  • Oven
Available Parameters: 
  • Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)
  • Nitrates
  • Volatile Suspended Solids (VSS)
  • Dissolved Oxygen (DO)
  • Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN)
  • ​pH
  • TS, TSS & TDS
  • Conductivity
  • Turbidity
  • Alkalinity (Carbonate & Bicarbonate)
  • Hardness
  • Chlorides
  • Heavy Metals (Cd, Cr, Cu, Zn, Fe, Mn & Pb)
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand
  • Mixed Liquor Suspended Solids
Completed/Current Research Activities:
  • Membrane Bioreactor for Domestic Wastewater Treatment
  • Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket Reactor for Textile Wastewater Treatment
  • Performance evaluation of Anaerobic MBR using FO Concentrate
  • Biofouling reduction in Electrocoagulation integrated MBR using Quorum Quenching technique
  • Bio-solar Reactor for Pond water Treatment
  • Membrane Distillation for Desalination of Brackish water
  • Capacitive Deionization for Desalination of Brackish Ground water
  • Arsenic & Hardness Removal by Ion-Exchange Membrane
  • Development of Titania nano particle tape for decontamination of shopping cart handles
  • Development of Titania coatings to enhance corrosion resistance