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Air quality forecasting using artificial neural networks with real time dynamic error correction in highly polluted regions

Research Paper
| July 22, 2021

Air pollution is an important issue, especially in megacities across the world. There are emission sources within and also in the regions around these cities, which cause fluctuations in air quality based on prevailing meteorological conditions. Short term air quality forecasting is used not to just possibly mitigate forthcoming high air pollution episodes, but also to plan for reduced exposures of residents.

Potential for electrifying Indian MSMEs

Policy brief
| July 9, 2021

Switching to electricity-based systems can conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions among MSMEs Despite barriers, electrification of MSMEs is a 'low-hanging fruit' in the decarbonisation of Indian industry.

अपशिष्ट जल किसानों के लिए बन सकता है संसाधन

Article
| July 8, 2021

किसान उपलब्ध मीठे पानी के संसाधनों का अति उपयोग नहीं करना चाहते, वे भूजल का संरक्षण करना चाहते हैं। सीवेज का पानी आसानी से उपलब्ध है लेकिन बुनियादी ढांचे और उचित उपचार की कमी के कारण, आंशिक रूप से उपचारित नगरपालिका अपशिष्ट जल और अनुपचारित सीवेज ने समय के साथ मिट्टी की गुणवत्ता, दूषित भूजल और फसल की उपज को कम कर दिया है।

Hope on Climate Change: Reasons to be optimistic

Article
| July 5, 2021

The total commitments made under the Paris Agreement were too little to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, whereas scientists agree that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is vital. Ajay Shankar says that recent developments give cause for optimism for the first time as the President of the USA has brought the USA back into the Paris Agreement and is providing leadership for a net carbon-neutral global economy.

Tourism in the new normal post Covid-19: Is eco-tourism the solution?

Article
| July 5, 2021

The acknowledgement by policymakers, host communities, and even some travellers on the negative effects of mass tourism have led to formulation of policies on sustainable tourism Sustainable tourism builds on the basic principles of local procurement while assimilating local culture.

Nanoscale 2D semi-conductors – Impact of structural properties on light propagation depth and photocatalytic performance

Research Paper
| June 29, 2021

The performance of photocatalytic materials are largely dictated by the crystalline and optical properties of the semi-conductors. The density of photo-generated electron and hole pairs is greatly influenced by the light penetration in photocatalytic material, leading to specific degradation kinetics. In this work, the relationship between the metal oxide film thickness and the overall materials optical and photocatalytic performances are systematically established for the first time.

Working Paper on 'Harnessing opportunities for a Just Transition in India'

Policy brief
| June 24, 2021

Just Transition needs to consider a broad range of social and economic sectors, geographic locations, diverse stakeholders and time horizons

Working Paper on 'Assessing vulnerability from coal dependence and need for a Just Transition'

Policy brief
| June 24, 2021

The paper examines the linkages surrounding the Indian coal economy and the potential fallout in terms of eventual phasing out of coal

Novel pilot scale photocatalytic treatment of textile & dyeing industry wastewater to achieve process water quality and enabling zero liquid discharge

Research Paper
| June 22, 2021

This paper presents a novel end-to-end pilot scale photocatalytic treatment of real textile & dyeing industry effluent, which involved innovative approach in primary treatment, followed by Heterogenous Photocatalysis (HP) involving nano-TiO2/UV as secondary treatment and suitable filtration leading to treated water meeting process water quality enhancing water re-use efficiency. This enables Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD); which is the need of the hour in tackling problems of po.int source pollution and Water Conservation in developing countries like India.

Novel pilot scale photocatalytic treatment of textile & dyeing industry wastewater to achieve process water quality and enabling zero liquid discharge

Research Paper
| June 22, 2021

This paper presents a novel end-to-end pilot scale photocatalytic treatment of real textile & dyeing industry effluent, which involved innovative approach in primary treatment, followed by Heterogenous Photocatalysis (HP) involving nano-TiO2/UV as secondary treatment and suitable filtration leading to treated water meeting process water quality enhancing water re-use efficiency. This enables Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD); which is the need of the hour in tackling problems of po.int source pollution and Water Conservation in developing countries like India.