New Delhi, March 2021.
CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur transferred its COVID related technologies namely Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Disposal System in modular form, Oxygen Enrichment Unit and Intelligent UVC LED Sterilizer Unit to M/s. Sai Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd. (SEEPL), Tuticorin Tamil Nadu, M/s. Zen Medical Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Ranga Reddy, Telangana and M/s.Trinity Microsystems Pvt Ltd, New Delhi respectively on 24.03.2021.
Prof. (Dr.) Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI on the occasion shared that there has been a substantial recurrence of the COVID-19 menace in the recent times. At the same time there is an urgent need to strengthen the Indian Economy through a multi-pronged strategy, which aims towards Atma Nirbharta or Self-Reliance. CSIR-CMERI is dedicated towards the goal of Atma Nirbharta through technology innovations & transfers, which reflects the latest technology advancements for societal intervention, to the MSMEs, small entrepreneurs and start-ups. In the last few days CSIR-CMERI has conducted a number of skill development programs on specialisations ranging from additive manufacturing to applied statistical design and has benefitted around 300 young minds. CSIR-CMERI ought to immediately reach the beneficiaries to ensure its comprehensive impact on the society. This can be achieved when MSMEs, Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups join hands with CSIR-CMERI. Another aspect of achieving Atma Nirbharta is through skilling the national human resource and keeping them attuned to the latest technological advancements for operations & maintenance (O&M). Boosting of indigenous technology and capacity building will address the root causes of import dependence and help in promotion of exports for the nation.
It may be noted that CSIR- CMERI has developed technology for Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Disposal System in modular form depending on the requirement of the end user. The different modules of technology transfer consists of separation of solid component from liquid waste utilizing screw based press, regenerative hot air drying system from hot flue gas of pyrolysis plant, briquetting machine, composting of separated solid. CSIR-CMERI has transferred five modules of technology to Sai Enviro Engineers Pvt Ltd. for utilization of solid component of liquid waste from sewage treatment plant/effluent treatment plant.
The official of Sai Enviro called that CSIR-CMERI developed Waste Management technology shall not only help in achieving decentralized decimation of solid wastes, but shall also help in creating value-added end-products from abundantly available redundant stuffs such as dry leaves, dry grass etc. He added that, “The MSW Processing Facility by CSIR-CMERI is developed for disposal of solid waste in a scientific way following the Solid Waste Management Rules (SWM) 2016 prescribed by Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Govt. of India and we are proposing to introduce it in our projects at Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), Paradip & Trivandrum (Kerala).” He also added that the technology would be instrumental in breaking the chain of COVID.