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07 September 2012
KOCHI: The Ernakulam district panchayat is planning to adopt a technology developed by the central research body, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), to ensure the purity of drinking water sources, especially in the eastern region. This move comes in the wake of reports that the region is facing acute water contamination.
The highlight of the ambitious project is the TERAFIL filter device which is likely to be set up at both surface and groundwater sources.
…….With the tests hinting at the presence of harmful E-coli bacteria, the administration is now all geared up to test the TERAFIL water filter technology developed by the Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, CSIR, Bhubaneswar…….
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19 October 2011
BHUBANESWAR: Though a large number of companies are setting up industries in the state, not many of them are spending enough money on research and development, Union minister for science and technology Vilasrao Deshmukh said, after visiting the laboratories and different research projects at the Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT) here on Wednesday……
19 October 2011
BHUBANESWAR: Voicing concern over limited raw material for steel in the country, Union Science and Technology Minister
Vilasrao Desmukh today asked scientists to intensify research for commercial production of carbon free green steel.
“Some work has been done for making carbon free green steel, but greater attention needs to be given on how to commercialise it,” Desmukh said during a visit to the Institute of Mineral and Materials Technology (IMMT) here…..
29 April 2010
KOLKATA: Vedanta Aluminium has signed an MoU with Orissa’s Institute of Mineral and Materials Technology (IMMT) to utilize expertise available within the state and to develop technology for recovering valuable materials from waste generated in alumina and aluminium industry.
The MoU was signed by Mukesh Kumar, COO, Vedanta Aluminium, and Prof. Barada Kanta Mishra, director, IMMT on Monday at Bhubaneswar. Dr Srikant Sharma, head of R&D Planning and other senior scientists of IMMT were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occassion, Mukesh Kumar said its alumina refinery has already implemented zero discharge system and that the partnership with the research institute would “help us in realizing our vision to make the refinery a zero waste plant”. Red Mud generated from the alumina refinery is rich in titanium, vanadium, iron, etc and waste utilization would result in conservation of natural resources as well as reducing operating costs to a great extent, he added.
“The partnership between Vedanta and IMMT would further strengthen the interface between industry and institutions,” said Prof. Baradakanta Mishra, director, IMMT. He said the institute has already developed technologies like utilization of red mud in bricks/ tiles manufacturing, recovery of carbon value from spent pot lining and production of pig iron from red mud. “The association with Vedanta will definitely be a bench mark as IMMT is planning to concentrate more research in bauxite treatment as well as waste utilization as Orissa is one of the largest depositories of bauxite minerals having in excess of 1.5 billion tonnes,” he said.
Vedanta Aluminium will provide financial and other technological support and has presented a cheque of Rs 1 crore towards corpus fund for various R&D projects.
27 April 2010
Vedanta Aluminium Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding with leading research institute of Orissa, Institute of Mineral and Materials Technology (IMMT) to utilize expertise available within the state and to develop technology for recovering valuable materials from waste generated in Alumina and Aluminium Industry. The MoU was signed by Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Chief Operating Officer of Vedanta Aluminium Limited and Prof. Barada Kanta Mishra, Director, IMMT on April 26, 2010 at Bhubaneswar. Dr. Srikant Sharma, Head of R&D Planning and other senior scientists of IMMT were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occassion, Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Chief Operating Officer of Vedanta Aluminium informed that its Alumina Refinery has already implemented Zero Discharge System and our partnership with this leading research institute of International repute would help us in realizing our vision to make the refinery a Zero Waste Plant, which no plant has achieved till date across the globe . Red Mud generated from Alumina Refinery is having lot of valuable materials like Titanium, Vanadium, Iron, etc and Waste utilization would result result in conservation of natural resources as well reducing operating costs to a great extent, he added.
In any mineral based industry, disposal of waste is always an area of concern and by developing suitable technologies; wastes can be converted into resources. They incur cost of processing, generate no revenue and result in unsold material which becomes a concern for the environment and community.
“The partnership between Vedanta and IMMT would further strengthen the interface between industry and institutions,” said Prof. Baradakanta Mishra, Director, IMMT. This will not only help in improving environmental performances but also help in optimum utilization of the natural resources.
IMMT has already developed technologies like utilization of Red Mud in bricks/ tiles manufacturing, recovery of carbon value from Spent Pot lining and production of Pig Iron from Red Mud etc. The association with Vedanta will definitely be a bench mark as IMMT is planning to concentrate more research in Bauxite treatment as well as waste utilization as Orissa is one of the largest depositories of Bauxite Minerals having in excess of 1.5 billion tonnes, he said.
Vedanta Aluminium Limited would provide financial and other technological support and has presented a Cheque of Rs. 1.0 Crore towards corpus fund for various R&D projects. The Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology is a premier research centre of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. The institute specializes in providing R&D support for process and product development with special emphasis on conservation and sustainable utilization of natural resources. It has been taking up R&D projects for all the leading mineral based industries in the country.
26 April 2010
The environmental hurdles faced by Vedanta Aluminium in Orissa have failed to dampen its spirits and is proceeding with mining projects in the state.
On Monday, the group signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bhubaneswar-based Institute of Mineral and Materials Technology (IMMT) to develop technology for recovering valuable materials from waste generated in the aluminium industry. The same day, Germany-based Evonik Energy said it has entered into a Rs 1,400-crore deal with Vedanta Resources for operating and maintaining the latter’s 2,400-mw plant in Orissa.
“Evonik Energy Services India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Evonik Energy, has concluded one of the largest operation and maintenance (O&M) contracts with Sterlite Energy,” a statement issued by the company here said. The agreement, which was inked last week, will see Sterlite pay Rs 200 crore every year to Evonik for a period of seven years.
Evonik Energy, the fifth largest German power producer, aims to take equity partnership in upcoming power projects in the region. Sterlite Energy is in process of commissioning the first unit of 600 MW by May, 2010, as it aims to open up other three utilities for commercial use within one year.
The MoU between Vedanta and IMMT was signed by Mukesh Kumar, its chief operating officer and Barada Kanta Mishra, director, IMMT. According to Kumar, Vedanta’s Alumina Refinery has already implemented the zero discharge system and “our partnership with this leading research institute of international repute would help us in realising our vision to make the refinery a zero waste plant.” IMMT has already developed technologies like utilisation of red mud in bricks/ tiles manufacturing, recovery of carbon value from spent pot lining and production of pig Iron from red mud.
As per the agreement, Vedanta Aluminium Limited would provide financial and other technological support. The IMMT is a premier research centre affiliated to the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi.
The institute specialises in providing R&D support for process and product development with special emphasis on conservation and sustainable utilisation of natural resources. It has been taking up R&D projects for all the leading mineral based industries in the country.
01 April 2010
BERHAMPUR: The granite processors in Orissa’s Ganjam district are gearing up to produce “granite brick”, a value added products made from granite dust.
“A lot of dust is generated while processing and polishing granite slabs in the machines. We will produce granite bricks from this dust, said Santosh Kumar Bebarta, the president of the Ganjam Granite Cluster Association.
It may be noted the granite industry in the state is valued at over Rs 100 crore.
The brick unit, costing around Rs 70-lakh, would be set up here to make the blocks and bricks and the production is expected to start from July this year, he said. A government run organization, the Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT), Bhubaneswar, will provide the state of art technology to manufacture the bricks from granite dust, he said. An awareness programme on ‘Productivity and Quality for granite cluster” was recently held here. It was organised by the National Productivity Council (NPC), Bhubaneswar and sponsored by the Quality Council of India (QCI), New Delhi. There are over 40 granite processing and polishing units in Ganjam district and several more are in the pipeline.
10 March 2010
BHUBANESWAR: Koraput will soon be connected to the nationwide network of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratories as it is chosen as an extension centre to have a pool of master trainers to train grassroots-level people in applied technologies in various fields.
The extension centre would be presently promoted by the State Government with an initial investment or Rs 30-40 lakh on a 25-acre land. However, it would soon have a full-fledged CSIR centre of Rs 40-50 crore investment with master trainers in agriculture, food and rural technologies, environment, biodiversity and food processing and for this a detailed proposal had already been submitted to the central authorities.
It would have active support from Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT), Bhubaneswar, Central Foodcraft Technology Research Institute, Mysore, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, and Central Salt and Marine Research Institute, Bhavnagar.
According to IMMT Director Prof. Barada Kanta Mishra, the centre, to be built under `CSIR-800 Programme’ would also help in creating employment opportunity for the backward region in the southern part of Orissa which has seen a series of extremist activities recently.It would also work as an interface to transfer laboratory-based knowledge to the rural people.Mishra was speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of `CSIR technology show for micro, small and medium enterprises’ here on IMMT campus during the sixth Entrepreneurs Week celebration.
On the occasion, Science and Technology Minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi said though things are at a primary level, the proposed project would be ready within a year and would mainly help in promoting rural technologies for economic growth of the region famous for its rich biodiversity.
Industries Secretary Sourabh Garg said our scientists must try to develop patented technologies for economic self-reliance so that we would not go to the West paying hefty sum in getting their R&D knowledge. He also said that the CSIR Director- General had assured all help for the Koraput centre.
Regarding patents, the IMMT Director said till date the city-based institute has acquired 100 patents while another 100 are in the processing stage adding in a year scientists are applying for at least 15 patents on a regular basis.
A day-long workshop and an exhibition on various technologies were also organised. Scientist (G) and Head, Rural Technology Department of IMMT, S.Khuntia, spoke.
Source: The Indian Express
IIT-Bhubaneswar plans to set up three separate schools- School of Materials and Mineral Engineering, School of Ocean and Environmental Sciences and School of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.
Madhusudan Chakraborty, director of IIT-Bhubaneswar said, “IIT-Kharagpur will have a borderless academic environment. We will have the concept of schools rather than departments and we will encourage the academic staff to work in an interdisciplinary environment.”
The institute would also introduce PHD programmes from this academic session.
“We are introducing PHD programmes from this year. There is a plan to provide a seed funding of Rs 5 lakh to every faculty member of IIT-Bhubaneswar to help them to initiate the research programmes”, said Chakraborty.
He was speaking at the commencement of the academic session of IIT-Bhubaneswar from its temporary campus in the city on Wednesday.
Naveen Patnaik, the Orissa chief minister and Damodar Acharya, director of IIT-Kharagpur were present on the occasion.
It may be noted that IIT-Bhubaneswar was registered on July 22 last year and the classes resumed on the following day at the campus of IIT-Kharagpur.
IIT-Bhubaneswar is being set up on 936 acres of land at Jatni, about 15 km from the city. Apart from providing land, the Orissa government has allocated fund for roads, water supply and other related infrastructure.
The master plan of the campus of IIT-Bhubaneswar is almost ready and we expect to make a presentation to the Orissa chief minister in September this year, said Chakraborty.
We have already appointed 24 full-time faculty members for IIT-Bhubaneswar. IIT-Bhubaneswar is getting support from other institutes in the city like Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT), National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) and the Central Tool Room and Training Centre”, he added.