12th April 2015, Sunday
The students of Semester 8 of Bhagwan Mahavir College of M.Sc. Biotechnology, Surat were taken for visit to Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Hazira, Surat on 12th April, 2015. The company is highly renowned and is well known for manufacturing of petroleum based products. The field visit was a part of students’ curriculum.
The students were shown how the wastewater from different manufacturing units of the entire company was aerobically and anaerobically treated to reduce the level of harmful and toxic pollutants in the waste water. The wastewater treatment employed by company was the activated sludge process. The students were also given information as to how was the toxicity level of treated wastewater maintained by monitoring the effects of treated wastewater on different aquatic animals before releasing it into the environment. Teacher In Charge: Dr. Urvi Zankharia.