Divyansh|Nov 24, 2023
Pondicherry University gets patent on a novel bioprocess process
Pondicherry University stated that the novel bioprocess will help in converting the waste from the plant biomass.
NEW DELHI: Pondicherry University gets a patent for a novel bioprocess by the Controller of Patents, Government of India. The process has been developed by S A Abbasi, Tasneem Abbasi, and Pratiksha Patnaik.
According to the university, “ The patent describes a process and a bioreactor system in which microcrustaceans and annelids have been deployed for the first time in such a manner that one animal type supports the other in accomplishing a rapid, clean, and inexpensive bio composting of paper waste and phytowaste.”
The university has developed a reactor design. As per the university, the resulting bioprocess is three to four times faster and cost-effective.
The process will help in converting the waste from the plant biomass, including toxic and hazardous weeds like prosopis, parthenium, and lantana, into soil-friendly and plant-friendly organic fertilizers as per the university.
An official statement from the university states that “ This feature has the potential of transforming billions of tonnes of the weed biomass that is generated in the world annually and which had no utility value, into raw material for the highly fancied organic fertilizers.”
S A Abbasi and Tasneem Abbasi have received six patents on different green technologies developed by them for the control of water pollution and treatment of sewage and solid waste.
The university said that three more patents are awaited for the final grant. “Due to the global appeal of their work both the experts have been ranked among the world’s top 2.5% researchers by the international agencies Elsevier, AD Scientific, and Research.com” further added the university.
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