Karnal: Rice exporter develops device to fight pollution : The Tribune India

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Tribune press service

Parveen Arora

Karnal, March 31

In an effort to reduce industrial pollution, an exporter based in Karnal claimed to have developed a mechanical device using an absorbent to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2). The machine will also reduce the exhaust gas temperature by two-thirds.

Vijay Setia, General Manager of Chaman Lal Setia Exports Ltd. and former President of All India Rice Exporters Association (AIREA) and Ravi Saroj, of IIT Kharagpur jointly developed this mechanism.

The developers took about two years to perfect the machine. Now, after a trial of about three weeks, they have filed a patent for the device.

“We want to eliminate toxic and greenhouse gases from gaseous discharges leaving industrial units. For this, we have developed a mechanical system that can be installed in the emission line. The gas absorber installed in the device acts as a filter that cleans the gases and also reduces the temperature,” Setia said.

“I filed a patent. Once the device is patented, I will encourage manufacturers to adopt this device,” added Setia.

Mentioning the working mechanism, he said that thanks to the mechanical design, the combustion gases (sometimes called exhaust gases or flue gases) coming out of the boiler are transmitted to the device which is based on a special adsorbent. The absorbent captures unburned carbon and other flammable particles which can then be used as fuel, he added.

Many industries release harmful materials and gases such as ash, fine particles of incomplete combustion, carbon and nitric oxides. These can also lead to high temperatures in adjacent areas.

The developers believe this mechanism will help reduce pollution as well as reliance on compressed natural gas and piped natural gas.

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Thanks to a mechanical design, the combustion gases (sometimes called exhaust gases or flue gases) leaving the boiler are transmitted to the device which is based on a special adsorbent. The absorbent captures unburnt carbon and other flammable particles which can then be used as fuel. I filed a patent. Vijay Setia, Developer

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