TNAU researchers selected for PM’s Fellowship award

May 22, 2014
Two research scholars from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) have been selected for the prestigious Prime Minister’s Fellowship award for doctoral research.The research project, proposed by P Karthikeyan of Department of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering in the university, will be jointly executed by TNAU and Joegeeth Plastics, Mysore and Coimbatore, in Public Private Partnership mode, with a fellowship of Rs six lakh per annum for four years, a TNAU release stated.While the quantum of plastics used in agriculture is increasing over a period, more than half of the plastics are disposed of by burning on-farm, with most of the remainder buried or dumped on-farm.Karthikeyan is attempting to develop an effective management system for the plastic waste products. 
R Preethadevi of Department of Bioenergy, will attempt to work on “design and development of tar and particulate system in biomass gasifier”, in collaboration with Grace Bioenergy Ltd, the release added.The objective of the study is to remove the tar and dust particles from producer gas, which is obtained from the biomass gasifier, in order to improve the overall efficiency of the biomass gasifier based power generation system.The duration of the fellowship is four years from 2014-2018, the release conceded.
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