VIVEKANANDA INSTITUTE OF ALGAL TECHNOLOGY (VIAT)

Welcome to Vivekananda Institute of Algal technology

The management of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith inaugurated "Vivekananda Institute of Algal Technology (VIAT)" - an institute dedicated to research and development of algae based technologies on 17th April 2006. VIAT is specializing in Algae based Research & Consultancy Activities relating to Industrial Effluents Treatment, Municipal Sewage Treatment, Waste water Treatment, Algal Biomass Utilization and CO2 & NOx Mitigation by its Phycoremediation Techniques.

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Swami Atmaghanananda, Chairman, Dr V V Subramanian, Joint Director and Dr V Sivasubramanian, Director, VIAT

Office

Chairman: Swami Atmaghnananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Chennai 600004, India, Phone: 091-044-24993057

Director: Dr V Sivasubramanian, Reader and Phycoremediologist, RKM Vivekananda College, Chennai 600004, India. Email: vsivasubramanian@gmail.com; Phone: +91 9444003960; +91 9381487310

Joint-Director: Dr V V Subramanian,Rtd Principal, RKM Vivekananda College, Chennai, India. Email: vavesu@gmail.com. Phone: 09381044470

Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Mylapore, Chennai 600004, India

R&D Objective:

1. to conduct basic and applied research in the field of Algal Technology
2. to impart scientific knowledge in the field of Algal Ecology & Physiology and Algal Biotechnology to Researchers
3. to carry on basic and applied research relating to Industrial Effluents Treatment, Municipal Sewage Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, utilization of algal biomass and CO2 & NOx Mitigation.
4. to carry forward the findings of applied research to the benefit of the community

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VIAT inauguration pics

First Founding Day Celebrations - VIAT celebrated its first founding day on 17th April 2007. Prof L V Venkataraman, Director :Elvess Biotech Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Mysore delivered a special lecture on " Algal Biotechnology - VISION FOR 2010" at 10 30 AM on 17th April 2007, in Obul Reddy Auditorium. Dr V Sivasubramanian, Director VIAT presented the Annual Report

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHYCOLOGY IN 2009: VIAT will be holding an international symposium on " Algal Biomass- Resource Potentials and utilization" during July 2009 in collaboration with Krishnnamurthy Institute of Algology, Seaweed Research and Utilization Association (SRUA) and other organizations. Dr V Sivasubramanian, director VIAT, is the organizing secretary for this international event. Click here for more details and response form

Click here for the Annual Report of VIAT

Culture Collection at VIAT: VIAT is maintaining a culture collection of potentially valuable micro algae, both freshwater and marine, which includes algae for effluent treatment, micro algae useful in biofuel production and other useful biochemicals.

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Dr Anu Ramaswami, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Denver visited VIAT lab on 7 .7.2006. She also gave a lectue on Technology for Sustainable development. Click on the pics to enlarge . Dr Anu Ramaswami has also agreed to collaborate with VIAT in bioremediation and Biodiesel from micro algae.

World's FIRST Phycoremediation plant

Worlds' First Phycoremediation plant at SNAP Alginates and natural products Ranipet: Dr V Sivasubramanian,the Phycoremediologist and Director VIAT, has set up the First Phycoremediation plant at SNAP Industry. Algal remediation technology helps in pH correction of the acidic effluent and complete reduction of sludge formation. SNAP is now a zero disposal company. The phycoremediation plant has been in operation from September 2006. The effluent generated by the industry is highly acidic and of very high TDS ( 25000 mg/L). The entire effluent is evaporated using slope tank. The algal biomass produced is used in Biofertilizer preparation and sold by the Company. The amount of CO2 removed during phycoremediation process is being calculated to claim carbon credits.......(.more on this success story )

Click here to know more about our other industrial projects


International Conference on Appropriate Technology: Dr V Sivasubramanian, Director VIAT was in the International review committee of the 3rd International Conference on Appropriate Technology (3rd ICAT), held in Kigali, Rwanda from 12-15th November 2008. The theme of the conference was “Promoting Research and Practice in Appropriate Technology: Energy Solutions in the Era of Climate Change”. Researchers and practitioners from around the world presented their work to an audience of academics, professionals, government officials, business people and students. The primary sponsor of the 3rd ICAT was the Ministry of Science, Technology, Scientific Research, and ICT in the President’s Office of Rwanda, in conjunction with Umutara Polytechnic, Nyagatare, Rwanda, Howard University (HU) in Washington DC, and the Northern California Council of Black Professional Engineers (NCCBPE), Oakland, California. In addition, The Kigali Institute of Science and Technology,Le Universite Libre de Kigali, and the National University of Rwanda also supported the conference. For more details click on the following links: 1. Invitation 2. Call for papers

International Conference on Algal Biomass- Resource Potentials and utilization:

VIAT will be holding an international symposium on " Algal Biomass- Resource Potentials and utilization" during July 2009 in collaboration with Krishnamurthy Institute of Algology, Seaweed Research and Utilization Association (SRUA) and other organizations.Click here for Second Circular and registration form

 

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