1. INNOVATION HUB FOR WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE SOLUTIONS (IHUWASH) PROJECT
- A Tripartite Agreement was signed in May-2018 amongst Udaipur Municipal Corporation, Geetanjali Institute of Technical Studies, Udaipur and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), New Delhi for setting up WASH Lab and WASH Chair supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID). WASH Lab at GITS has been sanctioned a fund of Rs. 20,00,000 (Twenty Lakhs).
- Innovation Hub for Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IHUWASH) project aims to improve the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues and institutionalize a self-sustainable WASH advisory support mechanism for Udaipur Municipal Corporation and Government of Rajasthan, and build an ecosystem for WASH innovations in Udaipur, extending to Rajasthan.
- The main objective of WASH Forum is to provide platform to important stakeholders in the city for regular interaction, knowledge sharing and to analyze critically on different WASH issues which affect health and hygiene. The WASH forum will also engage the voices of youth, communities and others stakeholders. The objectives are:
- To create constant exchange between UMC & WASH stakeholders and create partnership with private entities and industries.
- Conduct capacity building programs, workshops, and awareness programs.
- To address key challenges in water, sanitation and hygiene sector of Udaipur city by engaging technical experts and find suitable solution through advocacy, cross-learning and creating awareness among citizens of Udaipur.
- The Udaipur Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UCCI) and IIM-Udaipur too have committed to partner in this project.
2. SUSTAINABLE PERMEABLE CONCRETE PAVER BLOCKS [2014-2018] (FUNDING AGENCY – INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERS INDIA, KOLKATA AMOUNT: RS 50,000)
- Environment- friendly Waste Disposal is a major concern around the world. Waste disposed at landfills causes detrimental effects to surrounding environment and ecosystems due to leeching, heavy metal contamination and accumulation.
- Slurry wastes (generated through cutting and polishing process), have pozzolanic as well as cementation property that can be utilized as part of cement and fine aggregate in concrete mixtures.
- In this study, sustainable permeable concrete paver block are casted using granite slurry as partial replacement of cement and rubber fibre in specified proportions and provide a beneficial remedy to protect the natural resources and economically reuse waste for various applications.
3. SURVEYING, PLANNING AND ESTIMATION OF SPORTS COMPLEX (2014-2018)
- There exists a close link between sports and a country’s industrial development and the general progress of society. India needs to improve sporting facilities and infrastructure to sustain growth in sports.
- The live-Sports Complex project utilizing project management techniques at the like development of network models; identification of critical paths and scheduling; cost control and resource allocation considerations etc. provides good practice for surveying, planning and estimation of future project.
4. ENHANCE PROPERTIES OF FLY ASH BRICK USING WASTE MATERIAL (2014-2018)
- Recycling of fly-ash, a waste generated from industrial activities, for the production of building bricks overcomes the waste disposal and pollution problems in an economical and sustainable way.
- Fly-ash bricks evaluated on parameters like compressive strength, water absorption and durability of bricks have proved to be more economical and show less damage than conventional bricks.
- Green construction using marble dust and fly ash minimize environmental degradation by saving energy and resources, recycling materials.
5. USE OF AGRO PRODUCT IN BUILDING MATERIAL (2014-2018)
- This project examines the possibility of using corn cob ash in making building bricks and assesses the macro and microstructure, elementary chemical composition, density, water absorption, fire resistance and thermal insulation capacity of various agricultural by-products and waste.
- Corn cob, a natural, organic agricultural waste can be used in industry, in general, and in the building industry, in particular. The physical, mechanical and durability properties of bricks produced using corn cob ash incorporating OPC cement as admixtures were investigated. This paper reports the experimental study which investigated the influence of CCA stabilization of 0%, 2%, 4%, 6%, 8% and 10% at 1% 2% 3% cement admixture.
6. EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES OF CONCRETE BY PARTIALLY REPLACEMENT OF CEMENT & FINE AGGREGATE USING GLASS POWDER AND GRANITE DUST (2015-2019)
- Leaving waste materials into the environment causes environmental degradation; hence this project investigates the feasibility of replacement of cement and fine aggregate with granite dust and glass powders as admixtures for sustainable and eco-friendly construction.
- The experimental study was carried out by using granite dust and glass powder waste to replace cement and fine aggregate by 5%, 10% and 15%. In this project workability and compressive strength were tested.
- Use of glass powder and granite dust not only reduced total carbon emission but enhanced the compressive strength of concrete and met our sustainably goals.
7. USE OF PLASTIC WASTE IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION (2015-2019)
- The quantum of plastic waste in municipal solid waste (MSW) is increasing due to increase in population, urbanization, development activities and changes in life style, leading to widespread environmental crisis.
- The conventional bitumen used as binder material is now modified with waste plastic pieces which possesses better binding property, stability, density and is more resistant to water.
- The plastic mixed with bitumen reduces the voids and moisture absorption and results in the reduction of pothole formation. This eco-friendly technology reduces the bitumen content by 10% and increases the strength and performance of roads.
8. STUDY OF INFLUENCE OF PH IN COAGULATION (2015-2019)
- The objective of this study is to determine the specific range of pH for coagulation to occur properly during the process of water treatment for improving quality and safety of water. The pH controls the speciation of the coagulant, its solubility, as well as the speciation of the contaminants.
- Surface water is treated to remove turbidity, colour and bacteria. The object of coagulation is to turn all particles of colour, turbidity and bacteria into larger flocs, either as precipitates or suspended particles. Enhanced coagulation is one of the major methods to control disinfection by-products (DBPS) in water treatment process.
- The purpose of coagulation is to either cause the smaller particles to aggregate and settle or to trap them during precipitation.