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Book exhibition a big draw



HOT SALES: Publishers are desperate to get public attention. A book expo at Kongunadu Arts and Science College.

OVER 20,000 books on arts, science, literature, computers, mathematics and general subjects were on display at a book exhibition organised by the Library and Information Centre of Kongunadu Arts and Science College.

Among the booksellers who participated were Pai & Sons, TBH and AA Book Shop from Coimbatore; Panima Book Sellers from Bangalore; The Standard Literature Co. (P) Ltd. and World Book House from Chennai. Sales crossed Rs. 3 lakhs.

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DAIRY effluents from small farms can be treated efficiently at low cost by the sequencing batch reactor (SBR) process of waste water treatment, a research engineer from the National Institute of Agronomic Research, Norborne, France, Michel Torrijos said at the Kumaraguru College of Technology.

He explained that the chambers of the plants could be made of stainless steel or concrete. Waste underwent a four-step sequence of treatment involving filling, aeration, standing to allow settling and withdrawal of treated water. Each cycle took 24 hours to complete and the process could be repeated each day until the sludge filled up half the chamber of the plant.

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TALKS on motivation, entrepreneurship, bank assistance and project preparation were the highlights of a three-day awareness camp conducted at the S.N.S.Rajalakshmi College of Arts and Science.

The event was organised by the Entrepreneurship Development Cell and the Department of Business Management of the college, with sponsorship from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.The Chief Project Leader, Entrepreneurship Development Cell, Kumaraguru College of Technology, K. Jagadeesan, inaugurated the camp.

(Contributed by A.A. MICHAEL RAJ)

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