|The Water Technology Group is providing necessary expertise to exploit the business potential in water management and knowledge-based water treatment solutions. Current focus areas include: Membrane bio reactors; Thermal desalination technology and Bench-scale / Pilot plant studies in water technology.
The R&D Centre has several specialised Laboratories engaged in material evaluation, metallurgical studies, corrosion testing, vibration & noise analysis and experimental stress analysis. The Laboratories have been strengthened by the addition of new, state-of-the-art instruments and software to carry out the above studies effectively. The laboratories have received recognition from leading national and international agencies. The research facilities are augmented with the latest computer workstations, operating systems and communication network / data storage facilities. A fully computerised Technical Library, having the latest technical publications, research journals and product/technology databases further supplement the R&D resources. Emphasis is given on creating Intellectual Properties (IP) and managing the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
The R&D Centre has successfully provided technology support to the EPC Projects business over three decades. The R&D services have enabled the business units in choosing the right technology and product, optimising process design / equipment design, solving product or process-related problems and achieving guaranteed performance of the plants. The R&D Centre has been instrumental in providing the competitive advantage through execution of large and complex projects within targeted cost and time schedule.
Apart from providing technology support to various business units, the R&D Centre is actively engaged in conducting research projects on specific areas. The direct benefits obtained from such projects are in developing expertise, analytical / experimental skills and assimilating new technologies having future business potential. Such projects enable R&D to be better-equipped in providing necessary technical support in new business.
The R&D Centre has acquired professional memberships of leading international and national Societies (such as ASME, ASTM, NACE, NAFEMS) and the Centre interacts regularly with agencies such as HTFS, HTRI, TERI, TSI and NLGI. R&D engineers actively participate in national and international seminars and conferences, which help in establishing mutually beneficial professional interaction with leading experts and peer groups. Pioneering work done by the R&D Centre has resulted in a number of product and process patents over the years.