Transfer of CSIR-CMERI Water Technologies- A Step Towards a Blue Revolution

CSIR-CMERI transferred the technologies of the High Flow Rate Defluoridation  Plant of capacity 10,000 Litre / hour and the High Flow Rate Arsenic Removal Plant of capacity 5000 Litre / hour to M/s Unicare Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Pune, Maharashtra on 30th March 2021 in the presence of Prof. Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI and officials of M/s Unicare Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

It was a common practice to use imported media in mitigation of water borne contaminants like Fluoride and Arsenic. However, in present scenario, one step ahead, CSIR-CMERI is capable of developing technologies in the context of self-sufficient/reliant India.

The pilot plant for these technologies have already been developed and installed at CSIR-CMERI to demonstrate the concerned transferable technologies.

Prof. Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI  shared that Water Scarcity and Water Contamination are the two biggest menaces affecting the Society at large. CSIR-CMERI has been working on innovative technologies for the benefit of humankind.

The technologies are premised upon locally available resources which have been innovatively developed. CSIR-CMERI is continuously engaged in development of affordable water technologies to ensure sustainable access to water for drinking, farming, etc.          

To industrialise these technologies, CSIR-CMERI’s approach has been to transfer the technology to industry, provide skills to the youngsters, involve local resources and share knowledge with government officials so that strong relations are built, which are very crucial for strengthening the Economic parameters of the Nation. Over a million people across the Nation has already been benefitted from the CSIR-CMERI Water Technologies.

The Industry partners of CSIR-CMERI are spread across the spectrum of the country to ensure maximal National Outreach.

CSIR-CMERI has already transferred over 62 Water Technologies to MSMEs across the country. To empower the youth, skill development program on CSIR-CMERI developed water purification technologies and quality assessment are being arranged by the institute. In a period of last one month around 80 number of students from Seacom Skills University, Shantiniketan, Durgapur women’s college, Durgapur government college, NIT-Durgapur, Burdwan University and Vidyasagar University, Siuri, B. B. College Asansol etc. have participated in the program.

Skilling the youth on ecological innovations such as water will also sensitise them towards responsible usage of extremely valuable resources such as water. it will encourage the curiosity inside the individuals and help mould them towards being social entrepreneurs of the future. The Institute is also engaged in developing of the infrastructure repair and up gradation of the technologies to provide the latest available solutions to the masses.

On the occasion of Transfer of Technology, Mr. Tushar Malusare, the proprietor of M/s Unicare Technologies Pvt. Ltd. stated that earlier his company had also taken the CSIR-CMERI technology of improved iron removal plant of the capacity 800 litre / hour and a technical   service project on the efficacy of the media towards removal of iron. Mr. Malusare further said that the institute developed technologies are helping in integration of his businesses as well as giving impetus to the self sustenance of the nation towards development of such technologies.

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