Under the initiative of Canada’s McGill University (Montreal) for research collaboration in Indo-Canadian IMPACTS Project, Dr. Neeta Raj Sharma, Associate Dean at the School of Bio-Engineering and Bio-Sciences, Lovely Professional University discussed cost effective and green technologies at three Canadian colleges.

Dr. Sharma elaborated the use of ‘bio-char agri-waste’ in treating the wastewater, at the discussions held at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), Guelph University (Toronto) and McGill University.

LPU’s team of biotech researchers are all set to undertake the most challenging project of cleaning Buddha Nullah at Ludhiana which is one of the most polluted water body. Indian and Canadian Universities have come together for this project and joined hands in using the Rice-Husk technology to clean the polluted water bodies all over Punjab before taking it to other places.  LPU researchers made the Canadians aware about the kind of research they are doing and their focus areas on exploring innovative technologies.  

LPU’s Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal congratulated the researchers and the faculty involved in initiating such a welfare project that demands global attention. Furthermore, Dr. Neeta Raj would be visiting the University of British Columbia, on another invitation, in the month of August 2017 for one more research collaboration in the area of automation of water quality monitoring in aquatic environments.

During her stay in Canada, Dr. Neeta Raj also organized Alumni meets at Montreal and Vancouver, which turned out to be a great success amongst the alumni fraternity residing there.

The research work being conducted at LPU mainly focuses on innovative green technologies for treating municipal and industrial wastewater entering rivers and streams. Involving students from multi-discipline, it is an effort to bring about a cost-effective solution and easy to use innovative technologies.