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Scientist identify a new oxidant “X”

A new oxidant “X” has been identified which plays a significant role in the formation of gaseous Sulphuric acid in the atmosphere. Until now, it was thought that the combination of OH (hydroxyl radical) oxidant with sulphur dioxide (SO{-2}) was responsible for the formation of gaseous sulphuric acid in the atmosphere. It is considered to ..

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Suntech develops cheap and most efficient solar cells

Suntech Power, the Chinese solar power manufacturer developed a new process for manufacturing silicon wafers for solar cells that could slash the cost of solar power by 10 to 20 %. It uses wafers made up of a single crystal of silicon. These are called “monocrystalline” wafers.

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India’s largest industrial solar plant starts functioning

India’s largest ever industrial solar plant in Ludhiana district of Punjab started functioning. This unit has been built to perform dual functions of producing solar power besides and providing permanent solution of disposal of large quantity of industrial waste water by evaporating it. The plant will provide relief to the industry from environmental pollution which ..

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Australia desires to collaborate with Kerala

Australia hailed the Kerala government’s ‘Emerging Kerala’ 2012 Global Connect program and expressed its willingness to collaborate with the state in agro-based services and other sectors. The Australian delegation expressed zeal to: Cooperate with the state is deep-sea fishing projects. Provide training fishermen and promotion of sustainable, environment-friendly practices Share their technology and resources for ..

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NEERI develops indigenous De-fluoridation kit

National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) has developed indigenous and economically feasible method to reduce high fluoride content in potable water, which has possible domestic and community applications. The method can be used for reduction of fluoride concentration from 5-8 mg/L to less than 1.0 mg/L (miligram per litre). The process does not affect the ..

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