Electrochemical Process Engineering Overview Capabilities

Polymer Electrolyte Membrane based Water Electrolyser (PEMWE)

  • Increasing interests in renewable energy to solve energy deficit problems has brought the hydrogen horizon to the forefront. It is foreseen hydrogen as the next generation fuel in the energy and automobile industry. Ironically, it is not available freely in the nature.  Accordingly, it has to be generated through steam reforming or petroleum refining, which needs to be purified. Pure hydrogen can be generated through water electrolysis but hydrogen thus generated needs to be stored either as compressed / liquefied gas, which is not cost-effective.

  • To meet these challenges, CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, is involving Research and Development Programme on Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Water Electrolyser (PEMWE) to produce pure hydrogen and oxygen from water in a zero pollution process, which allows for safe, clean, reliable on-site hydrogen, to meet today’s and tomorrow’s hydrogen requirements in different allocations. CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute developed and commercialized 5Nm3/h PEM based hydrogen generator. 

Electrochemical Drinking Water Treatment

CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute is the front runner in basic research and technology development in drinking water purification both from domestic and community level application. Particularly de-flouridator, de-arsenator and electro-chlorinator are developed and demonstrated. Technology on electrochemical De-flouridator was commercialized and it will remove the fluoride content from 5ppm to less than 1.0 ppm from drinking water at a flow rate of 20 and 200 L/Hr.

Electrochemical method for production of oxidants:

Production of peroxosalts, peroxohalogens and in-situ generation of hydrogen peroxide, ozone for water purification

Electrochemical methods for recovery of metals:

Development of electrochemical reactors / processes for the recovery of non-ferrous metals such as copper, silver and gold

3D metal printing technology

Development of customized bone implant and subsequent surface modification with nano structured coated layer by chemical and electrochemical approach for better biocompatibility, antimicrobial activity and osteointegration

3D polymer printing technology:

3D polymer printing technology on development of bio-polymer/ polymer composite based orthopedic implants, construction of light weight polymeric structure with topology optimization, process parameter optimization of new polymeric materials