Undertake R&D work in the area of chemical recovery, desilication, thermal treatment
of black liquor for viscosity reduction, black liquor characterization.
¤ Development of alternate technologies in the area of chemical recovery
for cost-effective production, viable in Indian context
¤ Co-operate with the mills in process development and extend the testing
facilities in India and abroad.
Capacity assessment and pre feasibility studies on chemical recovery system.
Act as a nodal agency between various R&D Institutes, enzyme manufacturers and
Pulp & Paper Industry for biotechnological application in Pulp & Paper.
Undertake R&D work in the area of bioleaching, biodeinking, biorefining, bioethanol
production, biological effluent treatment and slime control.
with the mills in process development and extend the testing facilities in
India and abroad.
¤ Provide training to mill personal at all levels,
demonstration of technology, organizing workshops, seminars & interaction meets
to disseminate information.
¤ Provide technical services to Pulp & Paper
and allied industries for chemical characterization of organic and inorganic samples
by employing instrumental methods of analysis.
¤ Recovery of lignin and
carbohydrates from spent pulping liquor and their utilization as a source of clean energy.
» Chemical Recovery
¤ Studies for thermal analysis and combustion behaviour of black liquor
and fuel samples.
¤ Estimation of non-process elements in pulp & paper mill samples, black liquor, process water.
¤ Macro molecular characterization of black liquor constituents.
¤ Isolation of microorganisms with desired enzyme production
characteristics from various sources like soil, effluent, wood and sludge etc.
¤ Production of various enzymes xylanases, cellulases
and laccases from microorganisms.
Evaluation of commercial enzymes for their enzyme activities and their
response as biobleaching ,biodeinking ,biorefining agents on various
paper making raw materials.
Bioremediation of effluents emanated from Pulp & Paper mills.
Bioethanol production from various lignocellulosic raw materials.
Analysis of microbial quality of water and effluents.
of training & Project programmes for academic and industry personnels.
» Lignin By-products
¤ Modification and utilization of separated lignin as industrial
useful products like lignisulphonate as additive in concrete admixture
& phenol lignin formaldehyde resin as binder in ply Industry.
» Central Instrumentation
¤ Determination of process and non-process elements in Pulp &
Paper, Black liquor, Process water etc.
of heavy metal ion concentration in Food grade papers, potable water,
Pulp & Paper mill effluent, E.T.P. Sludge and Deinking Sludge etc.
¤ Functional group analysis in Lignin and Carbohydrates.
¤ Determination of anions like chlorides, sulphates, sulphite
, oxalates in process water and black liquors , Pulp & Paper Effluent.
Characterization of black liquor, Coal, Biological sludge for Carbon, Hydrogen,
Nitrogen, Sulphur and Oxygen
FACILITIES AVAILABLE :
» Chemical Recovery
Automatic Bomb Calorimeter
¤ Simultaneous Thermal Analyser.
¤ Advanced Rheometer.
¤ UV-Visible spectrophotometer.
Automatic titration system.
¤ Pilot plant for desilication of black liquor.
¤ Pilot plant for thermal treatment of black liquor.
¤ Laboratory Fermenter.
¤ Research Microscope
¤ Cooling Centrifuges
- Red Moisture Analyser.
¤ FLaminar Air Flow.
» Central Instrument
¤ Atomic Absorption Spectrometer.
¤ CHNS Analyser.
¤ U.V. Spectrometer
¤ I.R. Spectrometer.
¤ Elemendorf tear tester
¤ Karl-Fischer coulometer
High Performance Ion Chromatograph.
¤ Successfully developed Technology for removal of silica from the black liquor. A full mill scale plant is running in one of the Rice Straw based mill since 2006. The technology is being marketed by an engineering company
¤ Developed Direct Alkali Recovery System (DARS), a process for recovery of chemical suitable for small pulp & paper mills.
¤ Developed Thermal treatment technology for black liquor to reduce viscosity of Baggase Black Liquor and achieve high dry solids content of firing Black Liquor thereby increasing Thermal Energy Recovery Efficiency.
¤ Successfully developed a technology for reduction of Chlorides & Potassium in Chemical Recovery System. The technology is being upscaled for demonstration on Pilot scale.
¤ Developed research expertise in biopulping, biobleaching, biodeinking,
biological treatment of effluents and biological slime control
demonstrated mill scale xylanase pre bleaching trials at Seshasayee Paper & Boards
Ltd. Erode. and achieved 15% of chlorine reduction as gas & hypo and 20-25% AOX
reduction in bleach effluents.
¤ Provide training & project programmes to
60-70 graduate and postgraduate students in the area of Microbiology & Biotechnology.
¤ Expertise developed for instrumental analysis for rapid determination
of inorganics anions using HPLC techniques
¤ Established test procedure for
determination of lignosulphonate purity.
¤ Identified and developed lignin
purification technique to improve its performance as feedstock for clean energy and
other industrial applications.
¤ Two patents- separation of lignin from agro
residue black liquor and utilization lignin for industrial useful products