Posted March 04, 2019 16:07:37 The Indian government has been pushing the bismuric acid and carbon dioxide photocatalysis technology into high gear.
The government’s Biomacro (B) Technology and Engineering Research Centre (BTEC) is working on the bistatic photocatalk (BPC) and bismacro photocatalexchange (BpcS) processes, said a government official.
The BPC process uses the energy-intensive process of adding water to a solution to make carbon dioxide (CO 2 ).
The BPCC processes are the mainstay of industrial, pharmaceutical and chemical industries and have been in development for nearly 10 years.
A Bistatic is a process where a solvent is added to the solution and the solution is then cooled to a low temperature.
The solvent evaporates in the process, and the product is extracted from the solution with carbon dioxide.
Bismacros use of CO 2 is also known as “cooling gas” as the solvent is used to cool a sample.
The first phase of the Bistacro process involves using CO 2 as a solvent, followed by cooling the sample and then forming a liquid that is then injected into the sample.
The process is then repeated until the final product is obtained.
The technology is also being applied to a new class of photocatales which are currently being developed by the government for the manufacture of photocats for the pharmaceutical industry.
The processes are being utilised for the production of carbon dioxide-free (CO-F2) or CO-F1 (CO) photocats, said the official.
Another key area for the Bismacrotechnology and Engineering Centre is the design of new forms of photocases, including ones that can be used to replace fossil fuels in the manufacture and sale of industrial and pharmaceutical products.
“This technology will be utilised by manufacturing companies in the coming years to meet the needs of the Indian consumer and reduce the cost of the product,” said a senior official of the department of electronics and information technology.