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Best Research Paper Award at NIT - Coimbatore, 2016

International Conference On Earth Sciences And Engineering (ICEE) was held at Nehru Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India from June 17th-18th, 2016. This conference was organized in collaboration with the Cafet Innova Technical Society, Hyderabad, India.

In this symposium 110 research papers were presented on various topics. Aditya Vikram Chopra and Umang K. Shah of 3rd year, B.Tech, Civil Engineering Department, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), presented a paper titled “Waste water treatment by Phyto Remediation Technique”. They worked under the guidance of Mr.J.S.Sudarsan, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University).

Aditya Vikram Chopra and Umang K. Shah were awarded the “Best Research Paper Award" by the Guest of Honour of the occasion, Dr.Shuichi Torii, Assistant Director, Kumamoto University, Japan.  

The research paper deals with treatment of waste water in wetland using the in-situ vegetation of Typha which grows abundantly in Chennai. The wetland was constructed in SRM Campus. This method of treatment was studied and the results after the treatment were compared to the TNPCB guidelines. The paper was judged by esteemed jury and was considered to be very effective and constructive.