WATER AND ENVIRONMENT TECHNOLOGY

  • Reasearch centre (wet centre)
  • Geospatial information centre (GIC)
  • Kolleru lake information centre (KLIC)
  • Delta research and extention centre (DREC)
  • Space technology research centre (STRC)
  • Centre for archeology technology and cultural heritage (CATCH)
  • Department of Civil Engineering, S.R.K.R. Engineering College has successfully established six Centres of Excellence for the improvement and enrichment of science and engineering knowledge. These research centres are well disposed and inspiring the students, faculty & other science and engineering communities in updating their technological skills and their orientation towards research and technology development. The functions of these centres mainly focus on the development, management and conservation of natural resources, environment and ecology. The activities of WET Research Centre, GIC, KLIC, DREC, STRC and CATCH are interwoven and carry out multidisciplinary research projects using integrated technologies with the prime aspiration of bringing “Science to the Society” on both local and regional scales. Our research centres are recognized as one of the leading institutes in addressing the local / ground level issues, disseminating the scientific information, creating awareness and contributing directly to the society. We have achieved a status of national and international reputation by collaborating with State, Central and International research institutions in a joint effort to develop science and technology, academics and carry out integrated research programmes.
  • MILESTONES / ACHIEVEMENTS:

    1.Dr. P.A.R.K. Raju, Professor & Coordinator of Water and Environment Technology (WET) Research Centre addressed the issues of land and water resources and finally the Necessity of Integration of Andhra Pradesh to Justice Sri Krishna Committee on 6th May, 2010 and to Sri A.D. Mohilie and submitted the report on 9th August, 2010.

    2.Submitted a detailed report on the necessity of construction of multipurpose Polavaram project for Andhra Pradesh to Gopolakrishnan Committee appointed by the Supreme Court, New Delhi, India. Supreme Court has taken a positive note and mentioned it in Gopalakrishnan Committee report. Accordingly, Honorable Parliament has declared Polavaram as National Project.

    3.Our research findings on land and water resources management of Upland area of West Godavari District (sponsored by NRDMS Division) have been submitted to the Advisor, Irrigation Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. The same are effectively used in de-siltation of tanks under Neeru-Chettu program.

    4.Our research centres produced 4 Doctoral Degrees (Ph.D’s); currently supervising 4 Ph.D programmes and 1 International Master Programme (M.Sc.) in collaboration with Wageningen UR, Netherlands.

    5.Presented over 60 research papers in conferences / seminars and published in national & international peer reviewed journals. Our R&D team trained 175 students / scholars from our institute as well as other academic institutions on geospatial & image processing technologies, water and soil analysis.

    6.Our Research Centres has organized fifteen (15) workshops / seminars / conferences.

    7.Currently collaborating with institutes 1. Wageningen UR, Netherlands, 2. Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Govt. of A.P., 3. Gudlavalleru Engineering College, Gudlavalleru, Krishna District, A.P.

    8. Regularly interacts / guides the Policy makers, Executives, NGOs and Stakeholders on land, water and environmental issues in the area. The outcome of our research activities is disseminated also through print and visual media under technology transfer programme.

    OPPORTUNITIES & UTILITY:

  • Traning of undergraduate postgraduate students scientific research.
  • Training and orientation of faculty towards core research, technology development and patents
  • Provide knowledge to the students in industrial and societal perspective
  • Opportunity to present and publish research papers at national and international seminars
  • Information utilized by:
  • Supreme Court, Govt. of India
  • DifferntCommittees constituted by Govt. of India/Govt. of A.P.
  • Dept.of Irrigation, Govt. of A.P.
  • Dept. of Forest, Govt. of A.P.
  • Dept. Panchayat Raj, Govt. of A.P.
  • KrK, Undi, Dept. of Agriculture NGO'S
  • Farmer’s associations
  • Faculty/Students from different educational institutions in the region

  • FACULTY OF WET CENTRE.

    FACULTY DETAILS

    FACULTY NAME DESIGNATION
    Dr. P.A.R.K. RajuProfessor and Coordinator, Dean-R&D
    Dr. M. Jagapathi RajuHead, Dept. Of Civil Engineering
    Dr. A. Subrahmanyam RajuProfessor
    Dr. M. Sita Rama Reddy Professor
    Dr. V. Vanisree Professor Emeritus
    Dr. KRK RajuProfessor Emeritus
    Sri P. RaghuramAssistant Professor and Co-Coordinator
    Sri T. RambabuAssistant Professor and Co-Coordinator
    Sri G. SuribabuAssistant Professor
    Sri J. Jeevan Kumar Assistant Professor

    AREAS OF RESEARCH

    • Drinking water – Analysis and treatment technologie
    • Wastewater / Contaminants – Analysis and treatment technologies
    • Industrial Contamination
    • Potable water security and distribution
    • Application of probiotics
    • Real-Time Monitoring of Microbial Contaminants in water Distribution Systems
    • Transport and Dispersion of Contaminants in Water Distribution Systems
    • Transport and Dispersion of Contaminants in Water Distribution Systems
    • Mapping and change detection of environmental and ecosystems degradation

    EQUIPMENT / FACILITIES

    • GAS Chromatography
    • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) make - Systronics
    • HPLC(ISOCRATIC) make-WATERS
    • U.V Spectrophotometer make- Dynamica
    • Magnus-MLX Microscope with Digital camera
    • Biological Incubator
    • BOD & COD Equipments
    • Millipore Unit
    • pH meter
    • TDS meter
    • Equipment for classical analysis
    • Equipment for MPN tests and pathological microbes
    • Kjeldahl Apparatus
    • Flame Photometer