Published: 29th April 2021
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In an online meeting with the firm arranged by Incubation Centre-IGCAR, Dr Arun Kumar Bhaduri, Director, IGCAR handed over the documents to Vikram Padaki
Scientists at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) have come out with a breakthrough technology which could help the water-based solutions industry in the country to save cost and enhance its quality by realtime monitoring of electrical conductivity of aqueous solutions in industrial plants and field applications, according to Prabhakar Rao, head of security, Innovation and sensor division in IGCAR.
Rao told Express that this is the first time they have developed such a technology which is digital in nature, "Earlier, the monitoring of electronic conductivity was being done in an analog format and later converted into a digital one."
He said the pulsating sensor based conductivity meter is developed at Electronics and Instrumentation Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam, "Under this technology the water based solution plants or industries could measure electrical conductivity, which is highly accurate when compared to the analog ones and would give the industries an upper hand when it comes to quality of products especially in paint, water and other industries," said Rao.
He said that the technology could be used in identifying the quality of ground water as well as seawater also thus benefiting the water managers and environmentalists also. He added that the performance of this device has been validated with many applications in IGCAR and found to be robust even in demanding environments. This technology was transferred by IGCAR to Serve XL Enterprises, Bengaluru on April 29.
In an online meeting with the firm arranged by Incubation Centre-IGCAR, Dr Arun Kumar Bhaduri, Director, IGCAR handed over the non-exclusive technology license agreement and the technology documents to Vikram Padaki, Proprietor of Serve XL Enterprises. This technology is being developed after the incubation centre-IGCAR was set up recently by the Department of Atomic Energy to meet the Aatmanirbhar Bharat mission of the Government of India.
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