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Webinar 4: Cleaner Production and Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) Concepts for Industry
| 17 June 2021

(Webinar Series on Industrial Water and Wastewater Management Challenges and Solutions)

The webinar series on "Industrial Water and Wastewater Management Challenges and Solutions" was jointly organized by the Joint Research and Demonstration Center for Water Technology (JRDC), Sri Lanka, Faculty of Engineering (NSF-NSFC project), University of Peradeniya, and the Water: Effective Technologies and Tools (WETT) Research Centre RMIT University, Australia through the support of the International Relations Office, University of Peradeniya. This webinar series targeted the local industries and aimed to identify prevailing water management issues and discuss sustainable solutions.

The fourth webinar, “Cleaner Production and Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) Concepts for Industry” was held on 17th June 2021 at 10 AM Sri Lanka (GMT+5:30). Two eminent resource persons, A/Prof. Abhijit Date, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Australia and Dr. Asela Kulatunga, Senior Lecturer, Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka shared their expertise at the session. A/Prof. Date delivered the first talk on “Sustainable desalination/water treatment with solar energy: zero liquid discharge” and the second talk on “Cleaner Production as Water Saving Option” was delivered by Dr. Kulatunga. The discussion was moderated by Prof. D.G.G. Prakrama Karunaratne, Professor, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.