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TERI's technologies for sustainable development: Tomorrow's solutions served today

  • Size: 210 mm × 280 mm
  • Pages: 56
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Weight: 310 gms
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788179930595
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    Rs.175.00 / US $15.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 158.00 / US $14.00

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Extensive research on industrialization in various parts of the world reveals the critical role of technology in economic development. But quite apart from being a driver of growth in income, the impact of technology on the wealth of natural resources, the state of the environment, and the widening of economic disparities has been profound. Technology accounts largely for what we observe today as a substantial difference between the use of natural resources per unit of economic output between different countries. The energy consumption per unit of GDP in Japan, for instance, is almost half of that of the US, despite similar levels of development. The difference lies in substantial dissimilarities in the deployment and use of technologies in these two societies. In all its activities dedicated to technology innovation, therefore, TERI consciously builds in comprehensive dimensions that are environment-friendly, natural resource conserving, and people-oriented.

It is with such vision, perseverance, and ingenuity that TERI?s team has developed a range of technologies in different disciplines and areas of scientific endeavour. From sophisticated research in microbial biotechnology for remediation of oil spills, to the effective use of mechanical and chemical engineering techniques in developing biomass gasifiers for various applications, or customization of photovoltaic technology for applications that suit the needs of the poorest of the poor?TERI has, quite unobtrusively, developed a bank of technologies that carry immense potential to reduce the ecological footprint of development on the country?s natural wealth while also generate opportunities for the underprivileged. The talent of diverse groups in TERI was pooled to create workable and viable solutions that are, most importantly, sustainable.

This volume, therefore, includes only those technologies, which are proven for their effectiveness and economic viability. Hence, these are not mere laboratory solutions, but practical innovations that underline the sustainable use of natural resources. They provide a gateway of opportunities for the economic welfare of human society, which must move towards a new paradigm of development.

Table of Contents

    Preface        
    Energy-efficient buildings        
    Oilzapper and Oilivorous-S        
    Microbially enhanced oil recovery        
    Reclaiming wastelands contaminated with chlor alkali sludge        
    Reclamation of fly ash dykes        
    Technology to manage distillery effluents        
    Membrane filtration for sugar manufacturing         
    TERI’s enhanced acidification and methanation technology       
    Natural-gas-based pot and muffle furnaces for glass industry        
    Energy-efficient cupola and pollution control system for foundry units       
    Vertical shaft brick kiln technology        
    Rice-husk-fired boiler for parboiling rice mills        
    Biomass gasifiers for cardamom drying, silk reeling, and cremation
    Salt-gradient solar ponds        
    Mycorrhized Jatropha        
    Biomass gasifier-based power generation system         
    TERI Uttam Urja        
    Fixed-dome biogas plant for rural households        
    Solar desalination unit        
    Nutritionally improved rapeseed-mustard, TERI Uttam       
    Mycorrhizal technology         
    Micropropagation Technology Park        
    Molecular markers

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  • '..TERI has, quite unobtrusively,developed a bank of technologies that carry immense potential to reduce the ecological footprint of development on the country's natural wealth while also generate opportunities for the underprivileged. The talent of diverse groups in TERI was pooled to create workable and viable solutions that are, most importantly, sustainable.'
    -R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI