Ultrafiltration Membranes In India
Membrane technology has assumed importance in the treatment of waste water and process streams. The immense potential of this technology has driven Dr Rao, a staunch environmentalist, to membrane technology largely due to its limited or absent use of chemicals, with the broad objective of "total elimination of conventional chemical process with eco-friendly and cost effective membrane separation technology by R3 process - Reduce, Recovery and Reuse".
Ultrafiltration is one of the membrane separation techniques which facilitates removal of suspended solids in liquid stream.
Dr Rao's team in 1996 - 99, embarked on a quest to develop ultra-filtration hollow fibre membranes and selected Singapore to set up the research Centre, as the country that offers congenial atmosphere for the test-bedding of water treatment technologies. National Science and Technology Board, Singapore, recognising the merit and paramount importance of the research, readily bestowed a grant of two million Singapore dollars.
Dr Rao further demonstrated true commitment towards his research cause by independently investing 3 million Singapore dollars to set up Membrane Research Technology Singapore (MRTS), at the Alpha, Singapore Science Park II, a facility for test-bedding and commercialistion for water treatment technologies. MRTS successfully accomplished the deliverables and got the IPR registered in Singapore.
by: Membrane Hitec