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PHYCOTOWER is an efficient natural way of purifying air by harnessing the power of superior micro algae developed and designed by Phycospectrum through 2 decades of research. This customized system can be installed at home, offices and industry premises for continuous removal of carbon di oxide, SOx NOx etc. and improve oxygen levels. The system employs photosynthetic micro algae which consumes CO2 and evolve oxygen. Easy to install and maintain. Very low energy consumption. The biomass produced can be used to make fertilizers, fuels etc
Phycospectrum Environmental Research Institute (PERC), Chennai, has collaborated with CORE BIOTECH, Colombia to register a JV called PHYCORE at Colombia to carry out projects related to industrial effluent treatment and lake and river restoration in Latin America.
Dr Jaime Gutierrez (CORE) and Dr V Sivasubramanian (PERC) on 18th May 2017 at Bogota, Colombia
PERC has developed a nano technology based product called PHYCOPLUS in restoring a heavily polluted lake near Aligarh, UP, India. Withi in a week of tratment the lake was completely restored with most of the vital parameters reduced to minimum levels. The COD, BOD, Coli form bacteria were reduced by more than 95%. Foul odour disappered. Water became transparent. MORE
With technical support from PERC, Chennai, ALGIRAN, an Iranean algal biotech company has established a pilot demonstration facility at Chabahar Freezone, Iran.
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
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
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 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
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 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.