Rainwater harvesting systems (rooftop) have been successfully installed in 10 schools of Kamrup Metro and Kamrup Districts of Assam for demonstration purpose.
New technique of mushroom cultivation and harvesting has been developed and field trial conducted for large scale dissemination. PI: Dr. Gunadhya Kumar Upamanya , Assistant Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology,SCS College of Agriculture, Dhubri
• Two number of patents were granted to as follows-
Prof. Prodeep Phukan of Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University for his Patent Application No. 1160/KOL/2015-“A Copper Catalyst for C-N and C-S Bond Forming Reactions and Process for its Manufacture”.
Patent No.: 336241
Date of Grant: 29/04/2020
Dr.Bimal K. Sarma & Group of Department of Physics, Gauhati University for his Patent Application No. 201831022820 -“An Improved AZO Sputtering Target for Manufacturing Transparent Conducting Film and Method Thereof”.
atent No.: 339332
Date of Grant: 25/06/2020
The main intention of this project is to protect a vehicle from being stolen by using GPS receiver and GSM modem and the PI, Bhaskar Barman, an innovator has developed an anti–theft control system.
The system uses the technology to make sure only authorized person can ride the vehicle.
The primary security system uses a combination between the vehicle and the mobile phone application.
It means that even if someone gets a hold of user's keys, the vehicle is still safe guarded from theft and misuse.
Science & Technology Division of ASTEC jointly with the Instrumentation Department of Gauhati University (GU) and Manav Sarthi, a voluntary organization, setup a training and production centre of electronics goods (LED bulb) for the inmates of Central jail, Guwahati. A new trade has been introduced in the prison system of the state which would help the inmates to earn their livelihood.
The conventional way of cooking found an alternative in the form of a high-tech gasifying bio-mass stove to burn a wide variety of fuel from firewood to dried agro waste, without using external blowers or electrical energy, developed by an innovator, Ravi Jyoti Deka. The multifunction & multi-fuel wood biomass stove ensures higher combustion efficiency and releases minimal smoke, solid and gaseous pollutants which remove the hazardous health impacts of traditional chulhas. It can be used for both cooking as well as for heating purposes and capable of replacing both the inefficient country Chulha and room heating ovens like the Bukhari. Considering the multi-fuel flexibility of the stove design as it has been tried and tested with at least 9 different fuel sources and combinations, it can be fired with agro and garden waste as well as forest bottom waste like dried twigs, pine cones and compressed leaves, producing maximum heat with least amount of smoke.
In this project, the PI, Dr. Vikramjit Kakati, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Assam Don Bosco University has put forward a useful product considering the ergonomic factors which can overcome the day-to-day problems which people are facing during the transportation of urban solid waste. The project has ensured safe and hygienic mode of carrying of municipal waste from the residences to the nearest waste collection point. It has also reduced the human effort with the help of an ergonomically design pedal propelled pollution free vehicle.
ASTEC is proud to announce the invention of a Driving Kit out of its routine R&D Project Grants, which would go a long way in empowering physically challenged people to drive his or her own car. This invention relates to a manually hand operated remote control system for operating the foot pedals of an automobile having automatic or automated transmission which is mounted at the seat floor. It enables the driver to operate both the accelerator and brake pedal by one hand. It provides a solution for people with disability who are unable to use their foot/legs properly to operate the foot pedals for driving an automobile. It can also be used by normal people during highway driving to rest their feet, especially the one used to depress the accelerator pedal, if the vehicle does not have cruise control or similar system installed. The invention can also be used in both right and left handed driving vehicles. The objective of the invention is to provide a single hand lever control for operating the accelerator and brake pedal of a vehicle with automatic or automated transmission so that the driver can operate the said pedals without the need of the legs.
This technology was developed by Prof. Manabendra Bhuyan of Tezpur University. Keeping in mind the difficulties of maintaining cleanliness in public toilets at schools, colleges, offices, bus-stands and railways in spite of engaging human cleaners, this electronic device was developed which measures the odour level of the ambient air of a toilet by general purpose MOS gas sensors and measuring circuit and depending on the odor threshold level, the flush system gets automatically actuated and deodorizer gets activated and neutralizes the odours to provide a pleasant, natural fragrance.
Bhut jolokia is the hottest chilli in the world and has a great demand in the international market in the dry form. Electrical dryer has been used to dry them but there is constant power failure and currently used dryers can accommodate only 50% of its design capacity. So an innovative method to dry the chillies has been taken up in this project by Sri Ranjit Chetia of Golaghat District of Assam under the scheme, “Innovation, Technology Generation and Awareness (ITGA)” of S&T Division, ASTEC.Chillies are kept over stainless steel net of a twin tunnel system and the hot air is allowed to pass through the bed of chillies.The dryer consists of inbuilt heat exchanger with wood fire furnace, 0.55kw electric hot air blower, 3 no. trays with bottom made of ss-304 wire net (L: B: H, 12 ft: 4 ft: 4”), mild steel structural body with 12 mm thick heat proof ply board and outside insulated with aluminum cladding, fresh air entry and humid air exhaust system, electrical panel board with two dial temperature meters. The dryer has two main chambers, furnace & dryer chambers. In the dryer chamber the trays are kept in the middle of two tunnels and the blower is attached to a lifting system to bring the blower to upper position and lower position for delivering hot air through the bed of chilies. The developed product has been highly acclaimed and successfully commercialized. Patent pending (No.126/KOL/2015).
Twenty students from schools of a block, studying in class VIII to IX were selected, based on their academic performance and aptitude for grooming and mentoring by the block level Aryabhatta Science Centre. The main objective of the programme is to facilitate potential and skill development of students; to offer visibility and opportunity for networking to students and to help the student explore and plan his/her career. A team of experts consisting of professionals groomed and mentored the students for four days to generate their interest in science and technology and career prospects. Till now 1500 numbers of students of the state were benefited.
The telescopes provided to the centres are also proving useful in generating interest in scientific observation particularly astronomy among the students and common peoples during night time. These centres are also growing as science, technology and innovation hub in development blocks of the state.
Science and technology division of the council has designed and developed a “Mobile Science Laboratory” for Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhijan (RMSA), Assam. The basic objectives of MSL are to provide school children with the opportunity to handle scientific apparatus and learn the basics of science through experiments, to create awareness of the relevance of science in the lives of school children and to create opportunity for every student towards learning science by doing. These two MSL are being run by Assam Science Society and Jorhat Planetarium.
Muga Silk of Assam has been registered as a Geographical Indication (GI) by the Patent Information Centre (PIC) of ASTEC in 2006. It bears the GI No.55 & 384(logo). This GI has since helped many producers of Muga Silk to register themselves as “Authorized Users” thereby producing and doing business of only pure Muga Silk products. This has also been creating a purity chain in the Muga Silk industry of the state. In a step to spread this awareness and success of Geographical Indications in the country, the PIC organised a first of its kind- Exhibition on Muga Silk of Assam- A Registered Geographical Indication (GI) at Assam Textile Institute, Guwahati, Assam during 20th -21st September, 2017. The said exhibition aimed to exhibit pure Muga Silk products by some of the Authorized Users, publicize about GI and Authorised Users, exhibit pure and counterfeit Muga Silk products and their purity testing methods, facilities etc. and conduct interactive session involving Muga Silk producers, students of textile institute, fashion designers, related Govt. officials, noted experts etc.