TePP Outreach cum Cluster Innovation Centre, Kolkata
CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute
196 Raja S.C. Mullick Road
Kolkata 700032
INDIA

TOCIC-Kolkata Mission Initiative
TECHNOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR A CLEAN GANGA ESTUARY
The Gangetic delta is one of the most delicate ecological niches on the planet. It is also an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. West Bengal harbours more than 50% of the Gangetic delta and also, a significant stretch of the River Ganga's distributary system (River Hooghly).

Problems of the Ganga estuarine region:
  • The region is immensely prone to waste accumulation
  • Loss of natural habitat as a result of destructive anthropogenic activities/climate change etc.
  • Economically under-privileged area. A region with low human development index
  • A region of low industrial output
  • Poverty, backwardness and inward dynamics scuttle development.
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PRISM Innovator's Desk
PARTIAL REPLACEMENT OF SAND BY FOUNDRY WASTE TO MAKE M30 GRADE CONCRETE

PRISM Innovator's Name: Mr. Siddhartha Mukherjee
[Contact: sidd.m@rediffmail.com]
2015


Metal casting foundries use sand as a molding material in the process of casting of the molten metal. The sand which gets used in the preparation of molds is eventually disposed away after a number of cycles. Unless some suitable method is envisaged for the disposal of this waste sand from foundries, it will become an environmental hazard. A suitable way of utilizing this waste sand is by using it as a partial replacement of the fine aggregate fraction in the mixing of structural grade concrete. The present project analyses the crucial properties of concrete made by replacing the fine aggregate fraction of conventional structural grade concrete by waste sand from foundries by weight, in varying extents. The strength properties of each trial mix thus produced, such as the 28 days compressive strengths and flexural tensile strength are tested and compared with conventional cement concrete of same grade (M30). In this way, the optimum mix proportions of concrete from foundry waste sand are determined.
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Call for Proposal under PRISM  
PRISM (Promoting Innovations in Individuals, Start-ups and MSMEs) scheme of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India aims to support individual innovators, autonomous institutions, registered societies and MSME so as to achieve the agenda of inclusive development. The scheme is implemented through a set of TePP Outreach cum Cluster Innovation Centres (TOCICs). PRISM provides grants, technical guidance and mentoring to individual innovators and technology solution providers......
 
 
       
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