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BIODIGESTER: An Innovative Technology for on-board Disposal of Human Waste in Indian Railways
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Lokendra Singh, Vrat Kamboj
x+78., tabls., figs., col., 25 cm
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Weight :  0 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2018
 

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ISBN: 9789351248583
Status: In Stock 
Price: Rs 695.00  

Biodigester Technology of DRDO has provided a decent on-board solution to the problem of unhygienic discharge of human excreta on railway tracks. Biodigesters are not only cost effective practical solution of on-board sanitation but are also space saving and maintenance free. They work efficiently against all temperature variables, fluctuating number of commuters, and require less water and no electricity for their functioning. Indian Railways has already installed thousands of biodigesters and has decided to fit all its passenger coaches with biodigester based biotoilets.
This book is an endeavour to compile the information about the Biodigester Technology developed for Indian Railways. The book has been arranged into seven chapters covering aspects on the impact of human waste on sanitation and diseases, efforts of Indian Railways for onboard disposal of human waste and the technological developments of biodigester during its adoption in Indian Railways, and finally future R&D prospects for improvement in the Biodigester Technology. It is believed that the book will create awareness about sanitation in society and facilitate the policy makers to adopt this technology for safe and scientific disposal of human waste in rural and urban societies in addition to Indian Railways.

Dr Lokendra Singh obtained doctoral degree in Microbiology from Punjab Agricultural University and joined DRDO in 1984 at DFRL, Mysore. He later joined as Scientist 'C' at Defence Laboratory (DL) Jodhpur and subsequently in 1989 at DRDE, Gwalior. He developed the Biodigester Technology suitable for all weather and terrain across India. These biodigesters are being utilized by Indian Railways as well as by various Government and Non-Governmental organizations contributing immensely to 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. In 2009, Dr. Singh took over as Director, Defence Research Laboratory, Tezpur (Assam). In 2012, he moved to DRDO HQ, New Delhi and served as Director, Directorate of Life Sciences and Director (Admin and Tech) in the same Directorate and coordinated the research activities of various laboratories of life sciences cluster. Presently, Dr Lokendra Singh is holding the position of Outstanding Scientist and Director of Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDE) at Gwalior.
Dr Dev Vrat Kamboj obtained master's and doctoral degrees from Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, in the field of Microbiology. Dr Kamboj joined DRDE Gwalior as Scientist 'C' to work on the project on Human Waste Degradation. Dr Kamboj has contributed in the development and modification of designs related to variants of biodigesters for different regions across the country including Indian Railways. Dr Kamboj has 15 patents on the Biodigester Technology. In addition, he has published around 55 research papers in journals of national and international repute. He has represented India in several countries at various international fora. He is presently holding the position of Scientist 'F' and Heading the Biotechnology Division.

   

  Biotechnology
Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Science
Microbiology
 
   

   
   

  Lokendra Singh
Vrat Kamboj
 
   

  Biodigester
Technology,
Health
Hazard,
Human
Waste,
Bio-toilets,
Zero-Discharge
Toilet
Systems,
Anae
 
   
 
 
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