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NEWS AND EVENTS
The Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Utilization of Tropical Plant Biomass
The Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Utilization of Tropical Plant Biomass - Bioproducts, Biocatalysts, and Biorefinery (SUTB4) is being organized by Tamilnadu Agricultural University (TNAU) jointly with Indian Biomass Association (IBA), Phycospectrum Environmental Research Centre (PERC), India and Lund University, Sweden on 17th and 18th November 2016 at TNAU Campus, Coimbatore, India. Also supported by Sasanet Fermneted foods and Sustainable Kerala Net.. MORE
PERC signs MOU with OMNIACTIV, India for Astaxanthin etc.
Phycospectrum Environmental Research Institute (PERC), Chennai, has signed an MOU with OMNIACTIV, India, a major producer of carotenoids, spice, plant extracts and specialty functional ingredients. This MOU is for production of Haematococcus and Dunaliella in PBR for extraction of Astaxanthin and bete carotene. PERC has developed optimized cultivation protocols to achieve this.
Iran's First Algal cultivation facility at Chabahar
PMF TECHNOLOGY BENEFITS ALGAL PROCESSES
INSTALLATION OF WORLD'S FIRST EVER PMF FACILITY TO A RACEWAY ALGAL POND AT BDU, INDIA
PERC in collboration with Madras Institute of Algology, India, has developed Pulsed Magnetic Field Technology (PMF) which can be optimized for various algal processes with huge benefits.
A Pulsed Magnetic Field (PMF) enclosure has been installed in a 35 KL micro algal raceway facility at Bharathidasan University, India as part of Indo-UK joint research project on algal bio-fuels (DBT-INDIA BBSRC, UK supported project; Reference BT/IN/Indo-UK/SuBB/23/NT/2013).
The research team includes Dr. N. Thajuddin and Dr. G. Muralitharan of Bharathidasan University, India; Dr. V. Sivasubramanian, Director-Tech, Phycospectrum Environmental Research Centre (PERC), India: Dr. Carole Llewellyn, Swansea University; Dr. Daniel White and Dr. Karen Tait of Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom. MORE ON THIS STORY
Microalgal technology replaces bacterial bioremediation
Phycospectrum Environmental Research Centre (PERC) has installed a 550 KL treatment facility at Pasupati Acrylon, an acrylic fibre manufacturing industry in India. The facility at this acrylon fibre manufacturing company is unique, however, as it is replacing a bacteria-based remediation tank.
The effluent has a high level of microbial toxicity and, because of which, conventional bacterial remediation solutions failed. The industry has an Activated Sludge Process of 7800 M3, but the addition of just 100 m3 of raw gel dye effluent would upset the reactor for days. A more advanced and robust treatment system was needed for tackling this toxicity. PERC developed a microalgal treatment technology and a 550 KL with 3 m depth plant was commissioned last month. In a continuous flow of 3 m3/hr or 76 m3/day, a complete removal of toxicity from effluent was achieved. More than 90% COD reduction was achieved......MORE ON THIS STORY
Scaled up Plant at Pasupati Acrylon, Kashipur, India
Indian Industry sequestering atmospheric CO2 through Phycoremediation process
SNAP Natural & Alginate Products PVT LTD, India, employs micro algae based technology to handle its highly acidic and high TDS effluent, PHYCOREMEDIATION TECHNOLOGY, which was developed and commissioned with a research support from Dr V Sivasubramanian and his team , PERC, in 2006. Since then SNAP is a zero discharge industry handling its effluent with a flow rate of 200,000 L per hour through slope tank system resulting in better evaporation and almost zero sludge development. With an algal biomass production capacity of 1600 KG per day and a part of the biomass going in to compost and gel type bio-fertilizer and finally to soil, SNAP has been fixing and locking (sequester) 1187 tons of Carbon every year through micro algal photosynthetic capture mechanism and most of the biomass recirculated into the system for remediation purposes and a part of it reaching soil through compost and bio-fertilizer products manufactured by SNAP using harvested micro algae. MORE
Implementation of Phycoremediation technology in Latin America: PHYCORE
PHYCORE : Algae Power: A joint technology implementation programme between CORE BIOTECH, Colombia and Phycospectrum, India, has been initiated with the successful installation of a 20 KL integrated tanks system (Pilot demonstration plant) at Pacific Rubiales oil drilling site near Bogota to treat petrochemical wastewater by employing micro algae.
Phycoremediation plant at Pacific Rubiales, Colombia to treat petrochemical effluent
Algae based technology to treat industrial effluents
PERC, Chennai has developed algae based technology to handle a wide range of industrial effluents including R/O rejects from leather and textile dyeing industries, pH correction, colour removal, odour removal, nutrient removal, BOD and COD reduction, sludge reduction are some of the advantages of this novel technology. This technology has been implemented at a number of industries in India, saving the environment and more than 90% reduction in the operation costs thus benefiting the industries. Valuable biomass generated are converted into products like biofertilizers, aquaculture feed, bio-diesel etc. MORE
Algal technology can replace Multiple Effective Evaporators in Industries
Algal technology can be an effective alternative to Multiple Effect Evaporators to manage high TDS waters and R/O reject in industries. The major disadvantages of MEE are very high installation and operations costs and result in huge sludge formation. Algal technology is not only cost effective but removes sludge completely or results in very minmal sludge which is non toxic and easy to handle. MORE
Could algae help solve our social problems?
A joint collaborative programme between the UK and India is working on a bioenergy project where algae could help solve social problems by cleaning industrial effluent.
Dr Carole Llewellyn from the Swansea University College of Science recently hosted a visit by two experts from India to see the Swansea University’s CSAR aquaculture and microalgal facilities and to meet Welsh Water and Tata Steel Industry. The visitors Professor, N Thajudden, a microbiologist and expert in cyanobacteria from Bharathidasan, Thiruchirappali and Dr V Sivasubramanian, Director of Phycospectrum Environment Research Centre (PERC), an international company based in Chennai, met Carole and Dr Alla Silkina from the College of Science to discuss future projects under the jointly funded UK-BBSRC and India-DBT programme. MORE
PERC Supports Students projects and internship
PERC lab supports short-term projects and internship requirements of students from Engineering and other instituions in the field of algal technology, algal biomass production, biofuels, bioproducts and application of magnetobiology. Those who wish to utilize this oppertunity can contact us through CONTACT FORM.
PHYCOLINC TECHNOLOGIES PVT LTD
Micro algal technologies developed by PERC is marketed by Phycolinc Technologies PVT LTD with the head office at Ahmedabad. Phycoremediation, phycocultivation and PMF technologies are implemented at industrial scale at various industries in India. The major successes are with handling R/O reject, textile dye effluents, petrochemical etc. PERC laboratory supports the entire implementation process while Phycolinc will ne installing small scale and sacled up plants at industry site.