Jamshedpur, March 17: The Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur kicked off a two-day national workshop on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Development from Friday.
The workshop will focus on the following main themes: the design of processes to maximize the amount of raw material that ends up in the product, the use of renewable material and energy sources, the use of safe, environmentally benign substances, including solvents, whenever possible, the design of energy efficient processes and avoiding the production of waste, which is viewed as the ideal form of waste management. Prof. Rambabu Kodali, director, NIT Jamshedpur presided the inaugural function.
Professor Gurdeep Singh, Vice Chancellor, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag was present in inaugural function as Chief Guest. Coordinator of the workshop Dr. Balram Ambade and Advisor Dr. S. K. Prasad, Head of the Department of Chemistry were present during the inauguration.
During the sessions, the organizers have planned a total of 09 invited expert lectures followed by one software demonstration through hands-on training with field examples/case studies. The organizers have arranged two sessions in the morning and two sessions in the evening daily.
Representatives from IITs such as from IIT Patna, IIT-ISM Dhanbad respectively, 3 are from NIT Rourkela, 1 from Central University GGDU Bilaspur and 1 from NIT Jamshedpur are participating. Resource Persons: are Prof. Gurdeep Singh Vice-Chancellor, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag, Dr. Garudadhwaj Hota, Associate Professor, NIT Rourkela, Dr. Raj Kishore Patel, Associate Professor, NIT Rourkela, Dr. Dillip Kumar Bisoyi, Associate Professor, NIT Rourkela, Dr. Sahid Hussain, Associate Professor, IIT Patna.
Prof. Biswajit Chowdhury, Professor, IIT-ISM Dhanbad, Dr. Santosh Singh Thakur, Ass. Professor, Central University GGDU Bilaspur, Dr. Chintalacheruvu Madhusudana Rao, Assistant Professor, NIT Jamshedpur and Dr. Balram Ambade, Assistant Professor, NIT Jamshedpur.
The participants will learn the basics of the following technical areas: Explores sustainable development through green engineering, Design of new, greener and safer chemicals and materials sustainable resources, Biotechnology alternatives to chemistry-based solutions, Environmental pollutants, Bio-fuels and bioenergies, Energy saving, Waste minimization, Food and water safety, Global health care, Environmental protection and Water quality modelling