A two-day national conference, sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Government of India, on 'New Dimensions in Green Technology for Sustainable Development' was organized recently in February at Jaipur's Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology (SKIT).
The conference had the aim of providing a platform
to exchange recent information and researches in all disciplines of
chemistry and environmental science to meet the diverse challenges
thrown up by industrialization and globalization leading to
degradation of environment.
A panel discussion on nano technology was the main
highlight of the conference besides presentation of invited talks and
research papers on various topics related to the theme of the
Various experts from various engineering colleges,
Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology
along with industrialists, chemists, environmental scientists and
students took part in the conference. Research papers on green
technologies, sustainable development and nano-technology were
presented in the conference.
It emerged from the conference that the integrated
and closed cycle bio-energy systems to utilize the industrial and
bio-degradable wastes should be brought to center-stage for
sustainable development currently.
Much of research and development effort needs to be
diverted towards discovering micro and nano materials for inventing
efficient bio-reactors and better bio-hydrogen production processes.