The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-North East Institute of Science And Technology (CSIR-NEIST) in Jorhat district has installed a ‘non-recovery type low-sulphur emitting sole flue-heating coke oven in its premises to keep watch on pollution levels.
The uniqueness of this remodeled coke oven is that it keeps a check on environmental pollution, maintaining it within the permissible limit prescribed by Central Pollution Control Board.
It is an initiative of CSIR-NEIST’s materials sciences and technology division.
The coke oven comprises of three chambers and can be operated for the production of coke and wood charcoal.
“The coke oven has a sole heating system with a provision of secondary air circulation for proper carbonization of the feed materials,” said an official of the research institute.
Director of the research institute G Narahari Sastry, emphasized the scientific exploration for better quality coke production and also for the production of advanced materials like activated carbon, nano-materials from charcoal in bulk quantity.
Sastry had commissioned the oven in the presence of innovators and CSIR NEIST scientists, Binoy K Saikia, Prasenjit Saikia, JJ Bora and Sanjay Deori, and other staff members and research fellows of the institute.