Background: Environment research unit conducts the research on environment related issues. In addition, analytical service is provided as routine work. The major programs are: 1) Water and wastewater treatment, 2) Hydrospheric and atmospheric research, and 5) Water quality analysis service.
Investigate cost-effective methods of pollution control, conduct hydrospheric and atmospheric research and provide analytical services for quality analysis of water are the objectives of the programs running under the environment research unit.
Program and Achievements
1. Water and Wastewater Treatment
This program is focused on the development of cost effective methods for the removal of chemical contaminants (toxic metal, non-metal, and metalloids) from water and wastewaters using locally available low-cost materials. The achievements of the program are: research articles published in the national and international journals and reports submitted in relevant areas.
2. Hydrospheric and Atmospheric Research
This program aims to study hydrospheric and atmospheric processes in the Himalayan region. The specific objectives are to; study the impact of climate change on climatic extremes (rainfall and temperature), comparison of the satellite products, and possible applications for glacier monitoring.
3. Water Quality Analysis Service
The aim of this program is to provide water quality analysis service. We receive water samples of different sources (ground water, surface water, tap water and stone spouts) from common people, institutions, water entrepreneur, NGOs and INGOs.