Ajeet Oak who has been heading the development and commercialisation of the tiger biofilter technology is also the Director of Primove Infrastructure Development Consultants Pvt ltd. He is a civil engineer who has worked in the water and sanitation sector for close to 30 years. He has worked extensively in both development and disaster response sector and has worked in several countries in Africa, Asia and Middle East.
At Primove he leads the technical services division and has led technical teams in design and project management of a number of large and small water and wastewater treatment projects. He has worked as technical advisor and freelance consultant to several international NGOs and UNICEF. He has been a visiting trainer for RedR UK, RedR India, American University in Beirut and Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.
Ajeet completed his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Pune, India in 1990. Throughout his career he has worked on finding appropriate solutions to the problems in water and sanitation sector and has 3 patents and 4 publications to his credit. Last 7 years, he has been leading the development and commercialization of the Tiger Toilet, The Tiger bio Filter and FSTP technologies.
Last 7 years of R&D has resulted in development of a low cost, low-energy intensive solution called the Tiger Toilet and Tiger Biofilter Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and Fecal sludge treatment plants(FSTP). The technologies are based on Vermi-filtration – that harnesses the capacity of earthworms and bacteria to digest and neutralise waste matter rapidly.
The technology won the prestigious Sarphati Sanitation Award at Amsterdam Water week in 2019 and the FICCI water award for Urban waste water treatment in 2021.
A number of successful installations have proven the technology in the field and is now well on its way to scale up across the country.