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Mandate

1. Process modeling and simulation, process development, proof-of-concept demonstration, process scale up, project planning and execution for separation and purification of difficult to separate light element mixtures using catalytic exchange, distillation and chromatography
2. Collaborative research and development on novel catalysts and reactor configurations for gas-solid reactions in hydrogen isotope exchange, hydrogen-oxygen recombination and hydrogen isotope equilibration
3. Development of Water Electrolyzer (Alkaline and PEM based) for production of high purity hydrogen and oxygen supporting the green hydrogen programme
4. Production of high purity crystalline silicon from metallurgical grade silicon and supply to end users
5. Development and demonstration of process systems for hydrogen-helium separation supporting the fusion energy programme
6. Process intensification employing emerging technologies, optimization and safety studies


Highlights





(1/2022) Design and Fabrication of Detector PADs from in-house grown High Purity Single Crystal Silicon Wafers




(12/2021) Three distillation column cascade operation for purification of crude Trichlorosilane (TCS) to photovoltaic (PV) grade (>5N purity) was successfully demonstrated







Facilities

(01-01-1980) Analytical Laboratories, Halls 2 and 8




(01-07-2010) Compact water electrolyser facility, DD Shed




(02-07-2018) HPS Test Facility, CFB




(02-06-1980) Heavy Water Upgrading Facility, Hall 2




(08-06-2009) Detector grade Silicon production facility including TCS Distillation System, CVD Reactor and Class 10 Clean Room with Float Zone Crystal Pulling at Hall 2 and CFB





Technologies Developed

(01-01-2009) Technology for detector grade polysilicon wafer production




(30-11-1980) Technology for upgrading of heavy water to reactor grade isotopic purity




(01-01-1980) Technology for production of high purity hydrogen and oxygen by alkaline water electrolysis





Show Cases

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Nina Saxena Award for Alkaline Water Electrolyzer development

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Hydrogen-Water Isotope Exchange Process Pilot Scale Experimental Reactor Setup

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Hydrogen Permeator Setup

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Helium Purge System for Hydrogen-Helium Separation

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Alkaline Water Electrolyser for Hydrogen and Oxygen Production

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Trichlorosilane Distillation Facility for Purification

28-Sep-2022