CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute
(A premier R&D Institute in Electrochemistry)
Pollution Control Overview Capabilities

Removal/ Recycle of inorganic and organic contaminants from industrial wastewaters and management of reuse of water by process integration Objective:

  • Development Proof of Concept (POC) in the lab and implementation in the real industries of nearby industries in- situ by utilizing a set of mobile treatment and analysis laboratory

  • Management of industrial effluents and fresh water by cluster of inter-related cleaner techniques/methods,

  • Recovery of chemical valuable (selective and suitable pollutants) and recycling of fresh water resources in the otherwise toxic industrial estates.

  • Application of existing cleaner methods for the treatment of water and waste water.

  • Waste minimization and cleaner chemical and electro-chemical methods.

Scope:

Development of improvisation of existing methods for effective treatment methods (practically realistic) by cleaner approach.

  • Organic pollutants (aliphatic pollutants, aromatics, dye stuff, etc)

  • Inorganic anions (Phosphates, Sulphates, Nitrates, Silicates etc)

  • Inorganic cations (heavy metal pollutants and metal ionic species, other toxic pollutants etc)

Industries being covered:

The above pollutants from the following industries will be covered.

  • Paper and pulp industries

  • Dye stuff effluents

  • Textile industries

  • Electroplating industries/ metal finishing

  • Chemical industries

  • Agro chemicals

  • Food processing including pesticides, herbicides etc

  • Effluents from Tanneries

  • polymer manufacturing /process waste waters

  • Pharmaceuticals and

  • Other relevant problematic industries of importance

Current activity:

  • Electrochemical oxidation of dye house effluent

  • Electrochemical and photo degradation of refractory organic compound (p. c. phenol)

  • Recovery of fresh water from plating wash waters

  • Recovery of metals from low concentration wash waters/wastewaters

  • Removal of VOCs by electro chemical methods

  • Biodegradation of partially degraded refractory compound including dye house wastes

  • Heavy metals uptake by plants/microbes from electroplatng industrial effluent

  • Decontamination of heavy metals from lean solution by biosorption process

  • Treatment of textile (dye house) effluent by bio-electrochemical method

  • Biodegradation of toluene by oxidation method

  • Decontamination of toxic sludge