MoU between NLCIL and Annamalai University
The emission of Green house gases is a big threat to atmosphere, which is aiding the global warming. NLC India is deploying many equipments operating with Diesel engines in mines. The usage of diesel engines emits exhaust gases like Carbon Monoxide (CO), Hydro Carbon (HC), Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) . There is increase in air pollution due to the increase in gases from the vehicle exhaust. The most significant problems faced in maintaining environment is the removal of NOx . The methods available presently are less efficient to control NOx emission. For reducing NOx emission with the help of a new zeolite based catalyst synthesized from lignite fly ash which is kept in the catalytic converter called monoliths, NLCIL proposes to carry out this project in association with Annamalai University.
The R&D project is taken up by Centre for Applied Research Development (CARD), the in-house R&D Unit of NLCIL in collaboration with Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Annamalai University, Chidambaram. Today (10-10-2017) an MoU have been signed between NLCIL and Annamalai university with a Project out lay of Rs.60.82 Lakhs with a duration of 24 Months.
In a simple function held at NLCIL Corporate Office, Neyveli Shri P.Selvakumar, Director (Planning & Projects) and Dr. C.G.Saravanan, Prof. & HOD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Annamalai University signed the MoU in the presence of Dr.Sarat Kumar Acharya, CMD, NLCIL.