An Agro waste Management: Development of Multipurpose Chemically Stable, Thermal and Ion-Conducting Membrane

The idea is to provide clean water and sufficient energy to the coming generation as it is the primary challenge for the scientific community. To develop clean water production systems, efficient energy storage devices and many other technological or biotechnological devices, nano-porous architecture or precisely membranes are playing a dynamic role. Therefore, membrane technology and its developments come up as a solution. India has world’s largest agro economic system, where rice and rice-husk are produced in large amount. Due to improper management, burnt rice-husk, which consist of silicon compounds, are randomly scattered in field, resulting the reduction of fertility. The bio-produced silicon based compounds are highly effective for membrane preparation. In the present proposal the Nafion-silicon oxide based compounds will be developed for water purification and ion exchange membrane. During the extraction of silica from rice husk ash, water dissolvable alkaline silicate will help to form Nafion-silica porous membrane which will produce clean water.


Meet the Team

  • Lata Rani

    Ph.D. scholar, CURIN
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Dr Jyotsna Kaushal

    Professor (CURIN)
    Chitkara University, Punjab


Contact Information

Lata Rani
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Mobile – 7018122569