New unit to provide purified WHO quality water in recyclable glass bottles As part of its environmental sustainability programme, Park Hyatt Hyd...

New unit to provide purified WHO quality water in recyclable glass bottles As part of its environmental sustainability programme, Park Hyatt Hyderabad partnered with WaterHealth India to set up a water purification-cum-glass bottling unit at its premises. The state-of-the-art unit will provide purified WHO i.e., IS 10500 standard quality water in recyclable glass bottles to the hotel guests. This initiative, a fully automatic and IoT [Internet of Things] enabled glass bottling-cum-purification unit providing water in ‘super flint’ glass bottles, is the first of its kind in India and is expected to reduce single-use plastic waste at the hotel. Over 50 lakh tonne of plastic waste is generated every year in India which is mostly disposed in landfills or water bodies. One of the biggest contributors to this waste is the use of PET bottles. “WaterHealth International is addressing this problem in two important ways. We are eliminating the need for single-use plastics through our innovative safe drinking water services but equally importantly we are also enabling reverse logistics for plastic waste in the thousands of communities we work in,” said Sanjay Bhatnagar, CEO, WaterHealth International, USA. The automated bottling plant uses IoT-based technology to monitor [on a real-time basis] several key parameters i.e. cleanliness of water, pH and TDS [Total Dissolved Solids] of water, batch number, date of filling and so on. This technology also helps to predict plant maintenance frequency, thereby reducing the possibility of plant ‘down-time.’ Other than monitoring the water chemistry parameters at the plant, the QR code on the glass bottles (when scanned through a mobile phone) helps the consumers/users check the pH and TDS values of the purified water including the social, health, economic and environmental impact (by consuming a bottle of water). SOURCE ON FNB NEWS