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

PRISM Innovator's Desk

PARTIAL REPLACEMENT OF SAND BY FOUNDRY WASTE TO MAKE M30 GRADE CONCRETE

PRISM Innovator's Name: Mr. Siddhartha Mukherjee

Year 2015 [COMPLETED]

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.

Banned Ivory-Its “replacement"

PRISM Innovator's Name: Ms. Jayeeta Pal

Year 2017 [COMPLETED]

At first it is needed to find the exact layer on the coconut shell which would come close to ivory. Thus while creating these artifacts I have found out that there exist a sub layer on the coconut shell which resembled the ivory and the carved design on that layer further proved that surely it looked like ivory. To create artifacts like Pen Stand, Paper Weight, Table Lamp, Jewellary Box and Kukri first the raw material i.e. the coconut had to be cleared of the husk. After that with the haxo small pieces were cut and then pasted as per requirement. Natural glue like resins is used to paste the pieces and found out that there was no difference in the outcome. After the completion of the model, sand paper and different types of files were used to give a finishing touch. After completion of the model, sand paper and different types of files were used to give a finishing touch. After that as per requirements pencils were used for drawing. Then by using various tools, different designs were encarved on the model.

DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL ANIMAL FREE REAGENT BASED PROTOTYPE BLOOD TEST KIT FOR EARLY HEART ATTACK DIAGNOSIS

PRISM Innovator's Name: Dr. Susmita Ghosh

Year 2018 [COMPLETED]

This invention is a novel platform technology that abolishes the use of animals or antibodies. Reagents developed by this technology can be easily made and validated according to Indian needs and very easily manufactured.

The first product in pipeline is an H-FABP test, which is unavailable in India due to high price, but in bad need for earliest detection of heart attack.

The importance of an H-FABP test is as follows:
As heart attack can occur at any place, quick diagnosis often becomes impossible if hospital is not near because diagnosis means ECG or 2D Echo cardiogram. Both of these instruments require experienced and specialized skilled professionals. ECG has a 30% inaccuracy and 2D echo is unaffordable and unavailable in most of the places. An instrument-free blood test based early MI detection kit can save many lives in remote areas or at home. Blood tests based upon cardiac markers CK-MB or Troponins are becoming popular, but none of them can detect or confirm a heart attack as early as 1 hour after onset. H-FABP is considered as an early and superior marker as its presence can be detected in the blood stream from as early as one hour after onset.

This unique animal-free technology will not only deliver this test to India, but make all other similar tests like the Troponin test (for monitoring heart attack progress) more affordable.

AFFORDABLE SOLAR POWER BABY WARMER

PRISM Innovator's Name: Mr. Avijeet Dutta

YEAR 2019 [ONGOING]

Baby Warmer is the life saver until they have the body fat and metabolic rate to stay warm. This is specifically true for low-resource areas, where the majority of children are born at home and do not have the resources to provide their new born with the necessary care immediately after birth. Due to geographical location or inadequate infrastructure it may not be possible to move the new born premature baby to the nearest urban hospital to avail above mentioned facility. We have lost huge number of human life for inadequate availability of high priced Baby Warmer. Even that Baby Warmer is not possible to run with the irregular power supply or where electricity has not reached.

The proposed device that which will run on solar power and pocket friendly is going to change the way we expect treatment at distant places.

The main innovative parts of the project are:-
  1. Enormously reduce the cost of the Baby Warmer hence, it will affordable to the people of rural and tribal areas which constitute nearly 70% of the Indian population.
  2. Direct heating techniques to reduce the power consumption.
  3. Run with or without electricity. It can powered by the battery which charged through Solar panel or through an AC to DC power adopter where electricity available.

DESIGNING AND BUILDING PROTOTYPES OF NOVEL AUTOMATIC ENERGY MONITORING DEVICE WITH WIRELESSLY CONNECTED MULTIPLE MINI UNITS

PRISM Innovator's Name: Ms. Devalina Das

YEAR 2019 [ONGOING]

What else is needed is we can regularly spy on our own electrical meters supplied by Government about its readings. Add to that we can track daily records of the energy consumped by the electrical equipments along with the continuous fault detection. Consumers will also be served by the energy audit and performance charts for their equipmets at the end of the month. So basically this project supports AI-driven, self-learning and self-optimizing system for energy management, real-time tracking of energy data and electrical fault detection that can be rolled out quickly across geographies with varied building types and different sized industries. So this can be a multi performing gadget for smart monitoring of the broad area electrical supply lines.



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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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TePP Outreach cum Cluster Innovation Centre-Kolkata
CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR-CGCRI)
196 Raja S C Mullick Road, Kolkata-700032 (INDIA)

E-mail: teppcgcri@gmail.com




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