|Poster title||Novel Smart Assemblies for Industrial Waste Water Remediation|
|Poster code||P 1.11|
|Form of presentation||Poster|
Demands for better water management has been increasing throughout the world, so, there is a persistent need for preserving the precious water resource in industrial operations. Many available technologies have ability to eliminate either toxic chemicals or toxic metal impurities but none of the technologies exclusively eliminate both the impurities simultaneously. Hence, industrial wastewater treatment demands the need for integrated solutions that minimizes the daily operational burden. The current work exemplifies unique technology composed of novel smart assemblies for reuse and recyle of the waste water from industry. The assemblies have been engineered with the aid of polymers which in individual capacity exhibit exclusive ability to extract toxic chemical and metal impurities from wastewater.
The natural biopolymer pullulan has ability to extract inorganic impurities due to its inherent properties of flocculation whereas smart polymers have ability to adsorb organic impurities at a responsive temperature or pH. A conjunction of these polymers by graft reaction yields novel smart assemblies that portray the capability to eliminate plethora impurities in one go. The assemblies have shown promising results for purification and remediation of water from various chemical, textile, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. Further the fabrication of these systems as nanofibers and microspheres have shown better efficiency with reduction in the quantity of material to be used. Moreover, attempts have also been made to reuse and recycle the assemblies to establish the cost effectiveness. Thus, delivering the technology which is not only economically viable and environment friendly but also has a wide spectrum of elimination that brands them as avant-garde alternatives to the current technologies in industrial waste water remediation.