Environment

Effective Control Technologies to Reduce Sulphur Dioxide Pollution In India

Effective Control Technologies to Reduce Sulphur Dioxide Pollution In India

FLUE GAS DESULPHURIZATION REDUCES SO2 POLLUTION IN INDIA A study by a team of researchers from IIT Kharagpur led by Prof. Jayanarayanan Kuttippurath from Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences (CORAL) found a significant decline in SO2 trends in India in the last decade, as compared to those in the previous three decades. The decrease in trend and concentration of SO2 is due to the environmental regulation and adaptation of effective control technologies such as scrubber and Flue Gas Desulphurization that shows the positive impact of technological advance and policy decisions to improve the air quality in India.…
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IIT Kharagpur Develops Affordable and Fast Charging E-Cycles with Na-ion based batteries.

IIT Kharagpur Develops Affordable and Fast Charging E-Cycles with Na-ion based batteries.

IIT Kharagpur has developed Na-ion-based batteries and supercapacitors which can be used to develop affordable e-vehicles such as e-cycles and next-generation Na-ion-based energy storage. A team of researchers from IIT Kharagpur led by Prof. Amreesh Chandra, Department of Physics have used nano-materials to develop Na-ion-based batteries and supercapacitors for next-generation Na-ion based energy storage technologies and their use in e-vehicles. The low-cost Na-ion-based technologies can be charged rapidly and are expected to reduce the cost of the e-cycles significantly. Under the ‘Materials for Energy Storage Program’ and support from Technology Mission Division (TMD) of the Department of Science and Technology,…
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Pledge for Green has not gone unseen

Pledge for Green has not gone unseen

Trees and forests play a very crucial role in maintaining an ecological balance and providing oxygen to human beings on the planet. Van Mahotsav is thus, both warning and an urge to mankind to protect forests, plant trees and avoid the future from turning into deserts. If enough trees are planted in towns and cities, definitely it can help in reducing the overall temperature. Planting trees is recognized as one of the most engaging, environment friendly activities. In an endeavor towards maintaining the green campus as well as to spread awareness of planting more and more trees and protecting the…
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Green Innovation by IITKGP Students Stands Second at NEC Hackathon

Green Innovation by IITKGP Students Stands Second at NEC Hackathon

Students from IIT Kharagpur have secured 1st Runners-up position at the NEC Hackathon: Environment for developing environment-friendly and revenue-maximizing business applications for the farming community to manage crop residue. Vaishnav Katiyar, Pranav Agarwal, Paras Chaudhary and Shivam Tiwari, final year students from the Dept. of Architecture & Regional Planning have achieved this feat at the PAN India competition organized by NEC Japan and HackerEarth. The event witnessed participation from 1149 teams from all over the country of which 18 teams reached the finale. The hackathon enabled participants to identify the challenges, a factor of problems, analyze them and develop a solution…
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The day of many victories

The day of many victories

Times of India,  NDTV,  Business Standard, The Week, Preptube.in, Hans India, Devdiscourse, College Dekho Greta Thunberg can take heart. The theme of ‘Energy and Environment’ received top billing at IIT Kharagpur’s Young Innovators Program 2019, with a majority of the participating school students electing to find their own ways to combat pollution and promote conservation. In its third edition, the contest drew students from Classes VIII-X from schools all over India and abroad to brainstorm on the themes of Health and Cleanliness, Hardware Modelling, Product Designing, Disaster Management, Financial Inclusion, as also Energy and Environment. The grand finale of YIP was held at the IIT Kharagpur…
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Clean India, Healthy India

Clean India, Healthy India

Hindustan Times      ET Health World (Economic Times)      India Today        The Week       UNI India       Millenium Post       Business Standard       Republic World Does economic growth have a positive correlation with clean drinking water in India? Researchers at IIT Kharagpur seem to be not only agreeing with this idea but even found concrete proofs. In a recent study published in the Scientific Reports, the link between the influence of economic growth in reducing fecal pathogens in groundwater has been established. These are the pathogens that…
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IIT Kharagpur’s Healthcare Ecosystem

IIT Kharagpur’s Healthcare Ecosystem

Times of India             India Today         Live Mint        The Week           Ei Samay       Business Standard         Times of India Facebook       Hindustan Times     Swarajya      Outlook       NDTV (Bangla)           NDTV (English)      Patrika      NavBharat Times        The Quint        Millenium Post        Punjab News Express      ET EnergyWorld         Republic World     Careers360…
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IIT KGP’s Clean Energy Dialogue

IIT KGP’s Clean Energy Dialogue

Business Standard       Devdiscourse     UNIIndia PK Sinha Center for Bioenergy and Renewables at IIT Kharagpur has organized the DBT National Workshop on Bioenergy (DNWB 2019) in Kolkata on October 17-18, 2019. Funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, this workshop aims to bring together bioenergy scientists from around the country to promote a national conversation on and solve technological challenges towards achieving the national mission of deploying clean energy to fight climate change. The workshop provides a rare opportunity to DBT's five Bioenergy Centers, namely, the DBT-Pan IIT Center for Bioenergy, the DBT-ICGEB Center…
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Towards a Greener, Cleaner World

Towards a Greener, Cleaner World

Sarve bhavantu sukhinaḥ; Sarve santu nirāmayāḥ Sarve bhadrāṇi paśyantu; Mā kashchit duḥkha bhāgbhavet ‘May all be prosperous and happy, May all be free from illness, May all see what is spiritually uplifting, May no one suffer. A 16-YO global icon of climate activism, Ms Greta Thunberg took on national and international leaders with her speech at the United Nations Climate Summit on 23rd September 2019. Closer home, Vision Prabaho, a team of green evangelists of IIT Kharagpur, is making an effort in their little way to promote climate consciousness in and around the campus. The team, under the aegis of…
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Agenda for the future

Agenda for the future

Natural biopolymers made from silk, chitosan, collagen, gelan gum are now not only used to make scaffolds for tissue engineering, but they can also be used to create a “3D cell culture microenviroment” to investigate the proliferation and migration of cancer cells. The information was given to the audience by Dr Subhas C. Kundu of the University of Minho, Portugal at the International Conference on Advances in Polymer Science and Rubber Technology (APSRT) at IIT Kharagpur held from September 24-27. At another session at the same conference, Prof. Sanjib K. Patra of the Department of Chemistry of IIT Kharagpur explained…
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