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Nanocomposite Ultrafiltration Membrane Device For
Domestic Drinking Water Purification W.R.T.
Arsenic, Iron And Microbial Contaminations
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Domestic water purification device
Overview

BARC has developed a methodology to produce a domestic water purification device which is made of polysulfone based nanocomposite ultrafiltration membrane in cylindrical configuration. This configuration device stand alone can be effective for removal of microbial contaminations and decontamination of arsenic and iron through chemical addition without the need of any electricity and overhead water tank, and hence can be used even in slums and rural areas of the country. The contamination level is reduced below the permissible limits as specified by IS 10500 for drinking water standard. This is very simple, well-engineered, single, reliable and cost effective point-of-use device.

Domestic water purification device
Quick View Leaflet

Membrane separation processes have gained tremendous advancements in the recent past and continue to surge ahead as a frontier technology in the field of water purification. Nanotechnology, on the other hand, is increasingly being identified as an area of science and technology that could play a role in addressing some of the short-comings of conventional Point Of Use (POU) devices. Studies suggest that nanotechnology-based materials could lead to cheaper, more durable, and more efficient water treatment technologies that meet the needs of developing countries. Several water treatment methods and devices that incorporate nanoscale materials are being developed. However, it is realized that a well defined and well engineered nano-based POU water purification device for household should come into force to take care of safe-water needs of all sections of our society.

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is extensively involved in development and deployment of desalination, water purification and water recycle technologies for providing safe drinking water to the masses. BARC has developed a methodology to produce a domestic water purification device which is made of polysulfone based nanocomposite ultrafiltration membrane in cylindrical configuration.

APPLICATION AREAS

This configuration device stand alone can be effective for removal of microbial contaminations and decontamination of arsenic and iron in the states like West Bengal, Chhatisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, North Eastern states etc through chemical addition without the need of any electricity and overhead water tank, and hence can be used even in slums and rural areas of the country.

FEATURES

The device with two candles can provide 20 Liter per Day of potable water and the contamination level is reduced below the permissible limits as specified by IS 10500 for drinking water standard. This is very simple, well-engineered, single, reliable and cost effective point-of-use device.


Domestic water purification device
Detail Technical Brochure

Membrane separation processes have gained tremendous advancements in the recent past and continue to surge ahead as a frontier technology in the field of water purification. Nanotechnology, on the other hand, is increasingly being identified as an area of science and technology that could play a role in addressing some of the short-comings of conventional POU devices. Studies suggest that nanotechnology-based materials could lead to cheaper, more durable, and more efficient water treatment technologies that meet the needs of developing countries. Several water treatment methods and devices that incorporate nanoscale materials are being developed. However, it is realized that a well defined and well engineered nano-based POU water purification device for household should come into force to take care of safe-water needs of all sections of our society.

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is extensively involved in development and deployment of desalination, water purification and water recycle technologies for providing safe drinking water to the masses. BARC has developed a methodology to produce a domestic water purification device which is made of polysulfone based nanocomposite ultrafiltration membrane in cylindrical configuration. This configuration/point-of-use device stand alone can be effective for removal of microbial contaminations and decontamination of arsenic and iron in the states like West Bengal, Chhatisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, North Eastern states etc through chemical addition without the need of any electricity and overhead water tank, and hence can be used even in slums and rural areas of the country. The device with two candles can provide 20 Liter per Day of potable water and the contamination level is reduced below the permissible limits as specified by IS 10500 for drinking water standard. This is very simple, well-engineered, single, reliable and cost effective point-of-use device.

ADVANTAGES OF TECHNOLOGY

  • Single point-of-use device
  • Very simple and rapid
  • Cost effective
  • Adoptable at domestic level
  • Capability of high decontamination
  • Product water free from arsenic, iron and microorganisms
  • Can operate without electricity and overhead water tank

APPLICATIONS

  • The process is suitable for treatment of ground/surface water in the states like West Bengal, Chhatisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, North Eastern states etc. where water is severely contaminated with arsenic and iron and hence not fit for drinking. It is also suitable for removal of microbial contamination to the desirable limits at domestic level without the need of any electricity and overhead water tank and hence can be used even in slums and rural areas of the country.

PROCESS

  • The present technology describes a methodology to produce a domestic water purification device which is made of polysulfone based nanocomposite ultrafiltration membrane in cylindrical configuration. This configuration/device can be effective for removal of microbial contaminations, arsenic and iron without the need of any electricity and overhead water tank.

RAW MATERIALS

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

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • It does not require any special specified facility, except a membrane casting room with control temperature (23 ± 2 °C) and relative humidity (< 40 %). The development of arsenic and iron removal kit requires a small laboratory with few common equipments like weighing balances, exhaust and common glasswares.

MANPOWER

  • One Chemist and two skilled workers would be adequate for the purpose.

List of Active Licensee for “Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water by Physicochemical Process” technology

SN Party Details
1 Rupali Industries,
4, Shinde Shopping Centre, Village Road, Bhandup (W),
Mumbai -400 078
Maharastra
Phone: 022-2566 9874 /9970169874 (M)
Email: rupaliaqua@gmail.com
web:www.rupaliaqua.com
2 Sonadka,
A- 2/8, Radheshyam Industrial Complex,Opposite Diamond Hotel,
Off NH3,Asangaon,
Pin- 421601 Maharastra,
Email: sonadka@yahoo.com
Mob: 9920014500 / 7666454577
web:www.sonadka.com
3 MKCL-Knowledge Foundation
Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Ltd.,
ICC Trade Towers,A Wing,5th
Floor,Senapati Bapat Road,Shivaji Nagar,
Pune 411 016,
Maharashtra
T: +91-20-4011 4551
Email: udayp@mkcl.org
web:www.mkf.org.in

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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Contact Us

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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