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Gujarat Alkalies to scale up IICT technology for hydrazine hydrate

M Somasekhar Hyderabad | Updated on March 24, 2015 Published on March 24, 2015

In an example of Industry-laboratory collaboration, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) has signed an agreement with Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals Ltd, Vadodara (GACL) for the development of Hydrazine Hydrate technology.

Under this agreement, the Hyderabad-based, CSIR-IICT has developed a bench scale process for manufacturing hydrazine hydrate. It has also successfully demonstrated on pilot scale at GACL, Dahej Complex.

According to a press release here, IICT said GACL is keen and will shortly establish a commercial plant initially 8,000 tonne per annum of 80 per cent Hydrazine hydrate based on its technology and detailed designs.

The two have also initiated the process for filing a joint patent.

Hydrazine hydrate is extensively used in the pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and water treatment. The process developed by CSIR-IICT is based on hydrogen peroxide route, which is considered an environmentally benign process.

Published on March 24, 2015
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