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Need cost of water treatment technologies


I am a student doing an academic project on feasibility study of setting up a water treatment plant. Can someone please suggest the cost of setting up plants with the following technologies  and cost of treating 1KL of water per day using the same technologies.

Membrane Filtration
Membrane Bio-reactor
Reverse Osmosis
UV Radiation
Ion Exchange
Carbon Filtration

 Thanks in advance



1. Narrow down your scope if you want the right answer

Dear gen_x,

What is the exact purpose of your project? What kind of water treatment plant do you want to set up and for what purpose will you use the water?Until you say so, it will be difficult to advise you suitably. The quality of treated water you want to produce will decide which of the technologies listed by you are relevent and or necessary.Also, the quality of raw water will decide the cost per litre of the treated water you wish to produce.

  1. Membrane filtration processes are Reverse Osmosis, Nano filtration and ultrafiltration.A membrane bio reactor is also a membrane filtration process used mainly to purify waste water/sewage.
  2. Ion exchange using cation and anion exchangers can be used to demineralise water by removing the dissolved solids.The same thing can be done by Reverse Osmosis too.A cation exchanger can be used to soften water and so also nano filtration.

It will be difficult to advise you unless you answer the questions in the first paragraph above.



Water Management Consultant.



2. More details

Hi Mr.Ranganathan,

Thanks for the reply.

I am studying the feasibility of setting up a water treatment plant with the purpose of providing water for domestic use. This project is to understand the viability of setting up water treatment plants in semi-urban/rural areas by private operators and then to supply the filtered water through piped connections.

The raw water used in this process will be ground water in most case and in some cases it might be water from lakes. I am not sure about the quality of the raw water, but I am assuming that it might be contaminated due to release of domestic sewage and also industrial effluent in some cases.

Based on this information, could you please advice me.


3. Urban/Rural water supply

Dear gen_x,

Thanks for the clarification.A test report for each source of 'raw' water is a must for selecting which process or combination of processes would be the most appropriate and then for the purpose of deciding on the size and other features of each process selected.You will need to mention how much treated will be required per day and per hour.If you give this information to me I would be able to help you.




4. Response

Dear Member,
Membrane Filtration

  • This shall be based on liter pre hour and cost of a plant based on 1000 liters/hr. shall be approx. Rs. 3 lacs.

Membrane Bio-reactor

  • This is a wastewater treatment system and cost of a plant based on 1000 liters per hour shall be Rs. 60 lacs.


  • This is a pre-treatment and shall cost Rs. 3 lacs for a system of 1000 liters/hour.


  • This is both, pre-tretament for WTP as well as WWTP & cost of such a unit shall be Rs. 5 lac for 1000 l/hr.

Reverse Osmosis

  • This is a WTP and shall cost Rs. 3 lac for 1000 lph.

UV Radiation

  • This is for disinfection and shall cost Rs. 45000 for 1000 lph.

Ion Exchange

  • This is a softener and used for softening of water. It is based on quantity as well as quality of water and costs about 1 lac for 1000 lph for hardness 250 mg/l.

Carbon Filtration

  • This is a post-treatment and costs about 70000 for 1000 lph.

With best regards,
Taral Kumar
Executive Director
Akar Impex Pvt. Ltd.
Noida, Uttar Pradesh

5. Cost comparison


Thanks for sharing this information with all of us.I want to know are these costs the installation costs or the operating cost or include both.If it include both then can you send me the breakage of it.

Actually i am looking for a treatment technology for recycling water from 80 flats.

In aspiration of an answer from you.



6. FAQ

Some of the aspects on maintainence and factors to choose the technology are well outlined by an FAQ by Mr. Ranganathan-

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Waste water / Sewage Treatment Plants (STP)

7. Hi everyone here ,good to

Hi everyone here,

Good to read about the discussion on water treatment plants.

I am B.Tech final year student and I am interested to join petroleum industry after completion of my engg and later I decided to study about water treatment plant i.e desalination of sea water.

I thought, after completion of my course, I will take power plant diploma certificate course and later work for 2 to 3 years and gain knowledge on all the power plant systems and later I thought of setting up a small water treatment power plant with very very low budget that would be near the sea shore and that will treat sea water to fresh water, is it possible to do this with a small budget plan or I can go for any other water treatment plant instead of this?

What would be the cost of small plant, equipments and the methods that will be suitable for treating water. I would like to set up this plant in UAE or Saudi Arabia or in India.

If you have any other thing you would like to suggest regarding this, I would love to hear from you

Thanking you.

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We are having two Govt schemes first Mukhyamantri Gramodyog Rojgar Yojana in which we are providing Rs 10.00 Lac loan through bank either 4% interest rate or on zero interest and second one is the Pradhan Mantri Gramodyog Rojgar Srijan Yojana in which up to Rs 25 Lac can be financed for unit setting , in this scheme there is a provision of grant of 35%of the project cost.

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16. Thanks: Per Liter Treatment

Thanks for providing the information Mr. Taral.

Could you also please provide the cost per liter treatment for these technologies?


17. Waste water treatment plant- cost comparison.

Mr Taral,

Please can you provide the details related to conventional sewage treatment plant (domestic- with gardening reuse purpose) and DEWATs plant per Ml for the capital investment and recurring cost -O & M.

With regards,


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