Case Study Ajit Bhawan

Decades later, his son, Late Maharaj Swaroop Singh along with his wife, Rani Usha opened the doors of this stately royal residence to the travellers coming to the Blue City. They pioneered the “Heritage Hotel” concept in India.

The palace resort was buying water to the tune of about Rs 20 Lakhs per year to water its beautiful gardens, its rooms, swimming pool etc. They invited Clover Organic Pvt. Ltd., to come and asses the feasibility of recycling their wastewater. On a detailed survey it was discovered that though they had installed a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) to treat the water before discharging, the same was not functioning properly.

By merging Biotechnology with Environmental Sciences, Clover has come up with unique solutions to deliver multiple benefits to its clients.

While others offer mechanical or chemical solutions, we decided to combine Bio-technology to Environmental Engineering to offer enhanced benefits, just the way Nature works!. Microbes hold the key to treat wastewater most efficiently. We strangely found that though microbes do most of the work, they are rarely addressed except for measuring the Mixed Liquor Suspended Solids (MLSS) or Mixed Liquor Volatile Suspended Solids (MLVSS) , which is rudimentary at best! Microbes, not only clean wastewater, but also hold the power to address specific issues like Ammoniacal Nitrogen or Phosphorous removal, increasing the Dissolved Oxygen (DO) levels thereby reducing both energy and chemical usage costs. They can suppress foul odour and reduce the quantity of sludge generated as well.

Thus, after studying these in detail, we decided to incorporate these in all our offerings. We use blends of microbes that are safe and beneficial. These are found in curd, bread, plants etc. Through Bio-Engineering, we have carried out the following interventions at Ajit Bhawan, and for other prestigious clients such as Sab Miller, P&G, etc.

Clover helped refurbish the STP for Ajit Bhawan as the microbes present reduced the Hydraulic Retention Time (HRT) needed to treat the wastewater.  Clover also trained Ajit Bhawan’s personnel on the management of the plant and set up an MIS system to enable documentation of monthly records.  Introduced our microbes into their STP.

As a result of the above, Ajit Bhawan is today experiencing the following benefits: Pollution Control Board norms are being met at all times; Coliforms (population of harmful microbes) has been reduced drastically; there is a reduction in the running cost of an STP as aeration requirements are reduced and no chemicals are needed thereafter to treat the wastewater due to the addition of our special blend of Microbes; there is complete suppression of foul odour and vectors from the site again due to these microbes; treated water as a result is now being safely recycled through out the premises for non-potable uses such as watering the gardens etc.

Today, Ajit Bhawan has become a water surplus entity. It is recycling most of its treated wastewater for watering the gardens. They are now planning to also use the water for flushing in their toilets. The cost they were incurring earlier to buy water has been reduced to a large extent.

Please provide a name and designation for the person to whom this piece will be accredited.

Clover Organic Pvt. Ltd., 8 (old), 16 (New) Pritam Road, Dehradun 248 001. Telefax: +91-135-2657119 & 2654447