IIT Gandhinagar to set up lab to improve the existing process of Dye MSMEs
Gandhinagar, Jan 20 (KNN) Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) will set up a Common Research and Technology Development Hub (CRTDH) on chemical processes at its campus with an objective to improve the dye industries’ existing processes.
While talking to KNN, Chetan Choksi, co-founder of Vidhi Industries, said, “We have been demanding such note, not only for dye industries but whole chemical industry demands to be prioritize.”
According to him Chemical oxygen demand (COD) has been a major issue for the chemical industry.
“Industry has faced lot of issues, out of which COD has been a major problem,” added Chetan.
The chemical oxygen demand (COD) test is commonly used to indirectly measure the amount of organic compounds in water. Most applications of COD determine the amount of organic pollutants found in surface water (e.g. lakes and rivers) or wastewater, making COD a useful measure of water quality.
The Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the dye sector will also get help from the Centre for research, training and testing of the raw materials and products to give them an advantage in the competitive market.
The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) has sanctioned Rs 4 crore for the project. In addition, IITGN will put in about two crores to support the dye and dyestuff clusters in the Gujarat.
The CRTDH will develop a chemical process technology lab along with a pilot plant facility which will demonstrate the process intensification, waste reduction and enhanced effluent treatment technologies developed at IITGN.
The environmental issue was also preventing manufacturer to produce new products as per market demand (KNN)