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Protect Agriculture from Climate Change

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“Climate change will pose sharp risks to the world’s food supply in coming decades, potentially undermining crop production and driving up prices at a time when the demand for food is expected to soar, scientists have found”,  – The New York Times: “Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supplies”

Renewable Nitrogen Fertilizer Plantee replaces natural gas based nitrogen fertilizer and protects agriculture from global warming:

The manufacture of chemical fertilizer is an energy-intensive process, consuming non-renewable natural gas and releasing greenhouse gases like Carbon Dioxide, Nitrous Oxide and Methane. Nitrogen-based fertilizers are made from ammonia, which consumes five per cent of the natural gas produced globally. This quantity of natural gas amounts to two per cent of the total energy consumed globally.

Plantee biomass fertilizer replaces chemical fertilizers and stops the emission of greenhouse gases emitted during the production of chemical fertilizers.  Plantee biomass fertilizer is a renewable resource and helps reduce global warming.

It may surprise many people but agriculture today, is one of the major causes of pollution. The indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers has not only resulted in reduced agricultural productivity, but also in pollution of groundwater resources and marine eutrophication.  Urea and DAP fertilizers make soil acidic.

Plantee aids soil pigmentation and restores the soil’s natural appearance discoloured by chemical fertilizer over use. The chemical fertilizer run-off from the fields increases the nutrient levels in lakes and rivers and results in a spurt in algal blooms. These algae may take up all of the oxygen from the water and thus ruin other marine life. Also, leaching of the residual nitrate in groundwater has resulted in nitrate concentrations above the permissible level.

Plantee increases crop durability and yield and can be the answer to world hunger: 

Roy Research and Technology has successfully grown Swarna rice using solely Plantee in Birbhum district of West Bengal, India. This rice was tested and found to have higher starch, carbohydrate and protein content. It also withstood stress situations like flooding and drought.

Plantee protects the plant from bacteria and fungus that cause stem and root rot by building immunity. Warm and wetter weather and flooding increases the spread of fungus and bacteria on plants and crops destroying crop yield.

Plantee produces flowers that stay fresh after cutting much longer and increases the vase life of flowers. Plantee helps the flowering plant bear warmer weather because of climate change.

Water Saving Eco-Pickling for Corrosion Prevention on Steel

Pickling in steelmaking and steel surface treatment for corrosion prevention before finish coating uses thousands of litres of water for rinsing and washing after treatment with hydrochloric acid, sulphuric acid, chromate and phosphate solutions.

Rass-O’-Nil One-step Steel Pickling for Corrosion Prevention technology eliminates rinsing in water after pickling.

The Rass-O’-Nil one-step steel pickling and corrosion prevention technology eliminates hazardous acids and rinse water from the steelmaking and steel pre-treatment industry. This prevents hydrogen embrittlement caused by strong acid like hydrochloric or sulphuric acid.

The conventional steel pickling process in steelmaking and steel surface treatment process before painting use hazardous acids (hydrochloric and sulphuric acid, which produce a lot of waste) and other chemicals like alkaline degreasers and phosphates.

Pickling and steel surface treatment provide a protective deposit on the metal surface to resist corrosion under the finish coat and enhance coating adhesion.

During these three treatment processes the steel is dipped in water to rinse any excess acid, alkali, or phosphate depending on the process. The rinse water is polluted with the chemicals that are washed off from the steel.

Rass-O’-Nil® is the one-step steel pickling, surface treatment, and corrosion prevention nano-technology. Rass-O’-Nil pickles the steel and deposits a nano conductive polymerised metallic phosphate deposit and prevents corrosion on steel.

The treated steel does not require a oil coat to protect it from corrosion unlike after the strong acid pickling or shot blasting. There is no need to degrease the steel before powder coating, galvanizing or painting.

Five reasons to use Rass-O’-Nil One-step Steel Pickling for Corrosion Prevention:

  1. Rass-O’-Nil® steel treatment does not produce any waste and does not need water.
  2. The Rass-O’-Nil steel treatment and pickling process saves water because rinsing is eliminated.
  3. Rass-O’-Nil Steel Treatment reduces carbon emission because the conventional seven tank steel treatment process is replaced with a clean one-step process.
  4. The Rass-O’-Nil steel pickling process eliminates all hazardous or toxic chemicals such as strong acid.
  5. Rass-O’-Nil makes the steel pickling and corrosion prevention process simple, economical, and prevents corrosion on steel.

Rass-O’-Nil Water-saving Steel Pickling and Treatment Technology was tried at Tata Steel:

“For several years — Tata Steel’s R&D and Roy Research and Technology made a joint effort towards the optimization of the chemical’s uses and physical testing for plant implementation for the development of the metal surface preparation and pre-treatment technology through lab and plant trial. This metal surface preparation and pre-treatment technology polymerised with a polymorphous character.

After thorough testing at the lab and plant level, these new technologies were well accepted by Tata Steel and Roy Research and Technology. The following are those technologies are the new developments of poly-phosphating and poly-metallic phosphate – Flexo and Galvo Technologies for HR, CR, Galvanneal, and tubes (hereinafter referred to as New Technologies.)” – Excerpt from text of Agreement

We introduce a clean steel pickling and treatment technology to the steel making and steel using industry that produces no waste and uses no water.

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Recycle waste from oil refinery, steel plant, and tar-sand

Roy Research and Technology has invented a technology to recycle waste like asphalt or coal tar and solid waste to make products. Bitumen as asphalt or coal tar is available as bottom waste from petroleum refinery and steel industries. The process recovers hydrocarbons from left over asphaltic tar sand and converts them to products.

Recycle waste from petroleum refinery and steel industry to make :

  1. improving  the flotation and buoyancy of ships
  2. lightweight insulated and  sandwich panel
  3. insulated solar backing
  4. filler material for hollow structural   section
  5. encapsulation of nuclear waste
  6. building insulation
  7. composite material as bulletproof vest
  8. spray blanketing material for coal powder or mineral powder/stone chips during transpor
  9. encapsulation of nuclear solid waste.
  10. road carpeting and improving river side and ocean side embankment.
  11. low-cost energy conservation system  by utilizing agriculture based reactive product for roofing
  12. void filling like filling of steel tubes, channel to improve structural strength and prevent corrosion (this was tested and certified by Govt. of India’s Ministry of Defense.)

The technology was patented and published in the USA, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Japan, UK, Italy, France, Denmark, Brazil, Germany, India and describes the method of utilizing asphalt and coal tar through eco-friendly process.

In this process leftover hydrocarbon is extracted and solid bitumen waste is liquefied during fusion with hydroxyl fatty oil. This technology replaces CFC with ethanol reactivated eco-friendly blowing agent or cell former. The products absorbs sound excellently, with damping properties.

Roy Research and Technology’s invention under United Kingdom patent publication 2271996 A dated 04.05.1994 describes various solid waste materials as fillers with various properties. Waste metallic fillers, ceramic fillers, various clays fly ash, cinders, and various slag powders.

 The materials that can be used with this technology:

  1. Sand, soapstone, steatite, talc and clay.
  2. Fly ash, cinders, various slags, red mud form the aluminium industry) glass frits, calcium and   magnesium sulphates (paper industry wastes), poly-isocyanate pitch, fertilizer waste, molasses waste, copper mud and phosphate waste (fire retardant).
  3. coconut shell powder, cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL) resins, rice husks, straw powder, wood shavings and charcoal powder.
  4. Gypsum, limestone, calcite, dolomite, magnesite, basalt or granite powder (especially from deep strata like goldmines) and marble dust.

Stop Climate Change with Renewable Nitrogen Fertilizer

1) Biomass Fertilizer Plantee provides complete sustenance and nutrition to all kinds of crops and helps  replaces chemical fertilizerThe manufacture of chemical fertilizer is an energy-intensive process, consuming non-renewable natural gas, not to mention the pollution from its effluents.

Nitrogen-based fertilizers are made from ammonia, which consumes five per cent of the natural gas produced globally. Plantee’s natural nitrogen replaces the non-renewable nitrogen derived from natural gas. By using Plantee biomass fertilizer,  the greenhouse gases emitted by the production of chemical fertilizers are eliminated.

2) Plantee avoids the use of chemical fertilizer: It may surprise many people but agriculture today, is one of the major cases of global warming. The indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers has not only resulted in reduced agricultural productivity, but also in pollution of groundwater resources and marine euotrophication.  Urea and DAP fertilizers make soil acidic. Plantee aids soil pigmentation  and restores the soils natural appearance discoloured by chemical fertilizers.

3) Plantee increases crop durability and yield, and can be the answer to world hunger. Roy Research and Technology has successfully grown Swarna rice using solely Plantee in West Bengal, India. This rice was tested and found to have higher starch, carbohydrate and protein content. It also withstood stress situations like flooding and drought.

4) Biomass Fertilizer Plantee’s natural effect on plant cellulose yields higher and better quality bio-mass sugar value for the production of more ethanol from the same quantity of biomass.

If the biomass used to produce ethanol is cultivated with hydrocarbon-based fertilizers, it defeats the purpose of producing renewable energy. Chemical fertilizers consume about 5 per cent of the natural gas produced globally. The inputs used to grow the biomass should be renewable so that the whole process is sustainable. Using non-renewable inputs to produce renewable products will cause the same environmental and ethical problems that we have been enduring with conventional agriculture and energy.

5) Plantee produces flowers that stay fresh after cutting much longer and increases the vase life of flowers. Plantee helps the flowering plant bear warmer weather because of climate change.

Efficient solar heater

Solar power for heating, cooking, evaporates or oven drying has been tried earlier with a limited degree of success. The conventional systems perform satisfactorily in the earlier stages but tend to develop snags on prolonged usage, and often such systems are rendered unsatisfactorily operative.

Roy Research and Technology has developed a solar apparatus that overcomes the difficulties experienced by present solar heaters and provides a novel apparatus, which is simple in design and operating principles. The solar apparatus comprises a chamber containing three different units. The upper unit being an empty chamber meant for absorbing the sun’s rays. The inside surface of the upper chamber is a selective black surface for high absorption of infra-red rays and the walls properly insulated with bitumen foam developed by Roy Research and Technology.

The top of the unit is fitted with a glass sheet with another sheet of transparent material (plastic or glass) is fitted at the bottom which is capable of transmitting infra-red rays and there is space to be capable of transmitting the absorbed heat rays to desired media, usually liquid or powdery or gaseous. Suitable inlets and outlets are provided for liquid before and after heating and the entire chamber with the three units is suitably encased in a durable, shock resistant material which carries successive layers of insulating material.

The apparatus designed and developed by us are free from the hazards or clogging of the pipes, delayed heat exchange and lack of retention of temperature. In the apparatus of our invention a temperature rise up to about 80 C is achieved within an hour’s time, and water so heated has been found to be substantially free from pathogenic bacteria due to the bimetallic action. The solar thermal system of our invention is also equipped with an electrically operated automatic, auxiliary heating system which is put into action on prolonged absence of sunlight, as in cloudy and rainy weather.

The novel solar thermal system is capable of being use as a source of hot water or hot air for domestic use and in factories. This may also be adopted to be used for drying vegetables, crops and particularly in withering tea leaves.