A consistent investment in Research and Development has paid major dividends in the steady growth of other businesses in UPLEEL. Advanced sampling-analysis, treatment process design and optimization are the foundations on which successful effluent treatment plants and processes are designed. We possess reaction kinetics study capability for complex waste, reactors for simulating plants running on anaerobic and aerobic schemes as well as bench scale to scale down pilot plants.

Research in treatability is the cornerstone of UPLEEL’s R&D activity. Treatability studies for various types of effluent from industries such as petrochemical, dyes and pigments, food processing, chemical, pharmaceutical, pesticide and also complex composite waste from different industries for CETPs have been successfully carried out to client's satisfaction. The main attended aspect of Research is how to economize the new or existing treatment system and implementation of better-evolved system in consideration of the client's requirements. Bench Scale models are derived from treatability studies. Depending upon the operation of bench scale model, basic and detailed engineering package is prepared. Moreover, commissioning of pilot scale plant often lead us to simulate the actual reaction conditions in a scaled down plant.

Self sufficient in sampling, monitoring operating and analyzing up to advanced parameters in water, wastewater, ambient air as well as stack emission, soil, benthic elements in soil etc., UPLEEL is equipped with advance, sophisticated instruments.

Pilot Technology

Piloting of various technologies has been carried out at our R&D Centre and UPLEEL have developed pilot units based on various technologies.

Membrane Bio-Reactor (MBR)

  1. MBR is a process that consists of biological reactor integrated with an ultra-filtration membrane system.
  2. filtration helps to avoid SS carry over in the treated.
  3. MBR will remove residual organic matter, (Typical BOD values <5 mg/L) and TSS achievable is <1 mg/L.
  4. Less foot print required.
  5. membrane can be cleaned “in-situ”
  6. Can be retrofitted in the existing biological treatment unit.
  7. Pilot plants have been developed using both, tubular as well as spiral membrane, imported from Zenon & Trisep resp., which are a foreign based companies.


UASB & EGSB Reactors

Based on anaerobic treatment technology, a pilot unit has been designed and fabricated.

This technology has a special feature (settlers) to separate liquid, solids and gaseous phase present within the system itself.

Most important aspect of this technology is that the by-product is a high calorific Methane gas, which is a major source of energy in the third world.


Pilot plant based on Catalytic oxidation treatment

With a view to serve the industries facing problems to achieve desired disposal standards, we have along with CLRI, Chennai have developed a pilot treatment unit integrating various catalytic oxidation process.

Further when many of the established Common Effluent Treatment Plants are unable to perform to the desired standard, this is an effort from AEEL to help them by providing most techno-economical treatment to treat the combined effluent being collected and treated by No. of CETPs in India.

The major advantage of this technology is that it breaks down and removes difficult to destroy organic compounds, which otherwise are believed to be persistent in wastewater. Moreover, this technology also removes color imparting organics, and partially removes dissolved solids also.


Pilot units for Catalytic Oxidation treatment

Chemo-Autotrophic Activated Carbon Oxidation (CAACO) a biological Integration with catalyst.

Fenton Activated Carbon Catalytic Oxidation (FACCO) a Chemical integration with catalyst

Electro Catalytic Oxidation (ECO) an electrical integration with catalyst.