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UF Membrane Assisted Device for removal of Iron
from contaminated water for drinking purposes
*Technology available for transfer separately
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Overview

The Technology provides a UF membrane assisted oxidation process for removal of iron from ground/ surface water and makes it safe for drinking purposes. It is a simple, cost effective process adaptable at both domestic and community level and is capable of dealing with high levels of iron contamination. It delivers crystal clear water free of bio-contaminants, turbidity and iron contaminants and operates on very low pressure.

The UF membrane technology at both domestic and community level is separately available for transfer from BARC.

UF Membrane Assisted Device for removal of Iron from contaminated water

UF Membrane Assisted Device for removal of Iron from contaminated water

Quick View Leaflet

Iron is one of the most plentiful resources found in the earth's crust. Rainfall seeping through the soil dissolves iron in the earth's surface and carries it into almost all kinds of natural water supply, including well water. Besides, iron may also enter drinking water through rusted pipes carrying this water.

Iron is not considered hazardous to human health in moderate levels. In fact, iron is essential for good health because it facilitates transportation of oxygen in blood. However, when the level of iron in water exceeds 0.3 mg/l (ppm) limit, people experience red, brown, or yellow staining of laundry, glassware, dishes and household fixtures such as bathtubs and sinks. The water may also have a metallic taste and an offensive odour. Consumption of water with excess iron causes constipation accompanied by other physiological disorders. As per Department of Natural Resources (DNR), iron is considered a secondary or "aesthetic" contaminant. Present recommended limit for iron in water, 0.3 mg/l (ppm), is based on taste and appearance rather than on any detrimental health effect.

UF membrane assisted oxidation process for removal of iron from ground/ surface water makes it safe for drinking purposes. It is a simple, cost effective, process adaptable at both domestic and community level and is capable of dealing with high levels of iron contamination.

The technologies of UF membrane device used in this process are already available at domestic level (Dead-end element type) and at community level (Back washable flow element type) as separate technologies with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). Alternately, these devices can also be procured directly from manufacturers who are manufacturing and marketing these devices in various capacities and configurations as BARC's licensees.

 SALIENT FEATURES

  • Crystal clear water free from turbidity, bio-contaminants, iron contaminants etc.,

  • Compact and delivers stable output quality.

  • Ensures continuous operation with less footprint area.

  • Very low operating pressure of about 2-3 bar.

  • Cross flow mode of operation.

UF Membrane Assisted Device for removal of Iron from contaminated water

UF Membrane Assisted Device for removal of Iron from contaminated water

Detail Technical Brochure

Iron is one of the most plentiful resources found in the earth's crust. Rainfall seeping through the soil dissolves iron in the earth's surface and carries it into almost all kinds of natural water supply, including well water. Besides, iron may also enter drinking water through rusted pipes carrying this water.

Iron is not considered hazardous to human health in moderate levels. In fact, iron is essential for good health because it facilitates transportation of oxygen in blood. However, when the level of iron in water exceeds 0.3 mg/l (ppm) limit, people experience red, brown, or yellow staining of laundry, glassware, dishes and household fixtures such as bathtubs and sinks. The water may also have a metallic taste and an offensive odour. Consumption of water with excess iron causes constipation accompanied by other physiological disorders. As per the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), iron is considered a secondary or an "aesthetic" contaminant. Present recommended limit for iron in water, 0.3 mg/l (ppm), is based on taste and appearance rather than on any detrimental health effect.

UF membrane assisted oxidation process for removal of iron from ground/ surface water makes it safe for drinking purposes. It is simple, cost effective, adaptable at both domestic as well we community level and is capable of removing high levels of iron.

The technologies of UF membrane device used in the process are already available as separate technologies at domestic level (Dead-end element type) and community level (Back washable flow element type) with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). Alternately, these devices may also be procured directly from manufacturers who are manufacturing and marketing these devices in various capacities and configurations as BARC's licensees.

SALIENT FEATURES

  • Crystal clear water free from turbidity, bio-contaminants, iron contaminants etc.
  • Compact and delivers stable output quality.
  • Ensures continuous operation with less footprint area.
  • Very low operating pressure of about 2-3 bar.
  • Cross flow mode of operation.

PROCESS

The process of iron decontamination of drinking water involves:

  • Oxidation of dissolved iron (Fe+2) to colloidal iron (Fe+3).
  • Removal of colloidal iron (Fe+3) using indigenously (BARC) developed UF membrane technology/device.

RAW MATERIALS

  • All the raw materials required for iron decontamination are available in the local market.

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • No special equipment/ hardware or infrastructure is necessary for the development of the iron decontamination process. A small laboratory with routine laboratory equipment/hardware like analytical balance, commonly used glassware, testing equipment like spectrophotometer, common laboratory reagents etc. are needed for the purpose.

List of Active Licensee for “UF Membrane Assisted Device for removal of Iron from contaminated water for drinking purposes” technology

SN Party Details
1 Shri Praveen Kumar Poddar, Director,
M/s. Mahavir Pumps Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd.,

4, Ho-Chi-Minh Sarani,
K.B.R. Complex, Room # 1G,
Kolkata, (West Bangal)
Pin – 700071.
Phone: 033-22827077, 09163024848 (M)
E-mail: praveen_poddar@yahoo.com

Who Should apply


Interested parties with Engineering & Scientific knowledge, good financial background and adequate experience of products manufacturing & fabrication with technical capability in the area of interested technology and having or interested in setting –up facilities for production would be preferred.


How to apply

Send your Technology Transfer Application form duly filled and signed alongwith a Demand Draft/Bankers cheque of Rs. 500/- (for Indian entities) or US $50/- (for foreign entities) drawn in favour of “Accounts Officer, BARC” as application processing fee on following address: 

Head, Technology Transfer and Collaboration Division 
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
Trombay, Mumbai – 400 085, India.

Fax : +91-22-25505151


Note:Applications without processing fee as applicable above of Rs. 500/- or US $50/- for each technology will not be considered.


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Head, 
Technology Transfer and Collaboration Division
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
Trombay, Mumbai 400 085.

Fax : 091-022- 25505151
Email : technology@barc.gov.in

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