GREEN TECHNOLOGY: REMOVAL OF HEAVY METALS FROM INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENTS BY EFFICIENT BIOLOGICAL WASTE- "BANANA PEEL"

Tannery industries of India are creating major pollutions to our water bodies & underground water source. Its heavy metal contamination leads to many diseases for both humans and animals.
My project “Banana Peel based Heavy Metal industrial effluent treatment” provides cheap & efficient solution to it.

About You

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Section 1: About You

First Name

Shuvra Kanta

Last Name

Behera

Country

India, TN

Section 2: About Your Organization

Is your initiative connected to an established organization?

Yes

Organization Name

GLOBAL INNOVATION VILLAGE (GIVE 10), Center for sustainable rural development and research(CSRDRS)

Organization Phone

+91-9442104210

Organization Address

GIVE 10, CSRDRS, VIT University, vellore, Tamil Nadu, Pin- 632014

Organization Country

India

Is your organization a

Non‐profit/NGO/citizen sector organization

How long has this organization been operating?

More than 5 years

Your idea

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Name Your Project

GREEN TECHNOLOGY: REMOVAL OF HEAVY METALS FROM INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENTS BY EFFICIENT BIOLOGICAL WASTE- "BANANA PEEL"

Describe your Social Enterprise

Tannery industries of India are creating major pollutions to our water bodies & underground water source. Its heavy metal contamination leads to many diseases for both humans and animals.
My project “Banana Peel based Heavy Metal industrial effluent treatment” provides cheap & efficient solution to it.

Country your work focuses on

India, TN

Innovation

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What makes your innovation unique?

Industrial effluents cause main threat to the rural areas and the living habitat of that ecosystem. Biological waste has the potential to be reused in productive output. This study describes the use of banana peel, a commonly produced fruit waste, for the removal of heavy metals like Cd, Cr, Co, etc from industrial wastewater.
Rice straw, raw seaweed (Sargassum sp.), tea factory waste, maize corn cob, sugarcane bagasse, almond and sawdust are generally used as biosorbents. But these have other uses as well when compared to banana peel which has no further use, commonly produced fruit waste. Banana peel is suitable as biosorbent due to its easy availability and high sorption capacity of heavy metals. Currently only inefficient and expensive chemical based tannery effluent treatment method is there, showing 42% efficiency. While my bio based tannery effluent treatment by Banana Peel is an unique, efficient and cheap technology, showing 70%-80% efficiency.
Thus the above described technique is an efficient and immediate mode of wastewater treatment; having a long term impact and not using the conventional treatment which include the high cost of safely disposing the sludge and expensive chemicals for treating industrial wastewater. Based on the sustainability and economy this technique has the potential for commercialization.

Do you have a patent for this idea?

Yes

Impact

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Tell us about the social impact of your innovation. Please include both numbers and stories as evidence of this impact

Easy availability and low cost
India is the largest Banana producing nation; 16.8 million metric tons/year
High Cr removal and recovery
Recyclability (upto 10 cycles)
High sorption capacity
High specificity
Less chemicals used
Efficient and immediate mode of effluent treatment
Easy and safe disposal of sludge
Has the potential for commercialization
Rural India will be having pollution free ecosystem

Problem: Describe the primary problem(s) that your innovation is addressing

This study describes the use of banana peel, a commonly produced fruit waste, for the removal of heavy metals like Cd, Cr, Co, etc from industrial wastewater. The high concentration of heavy metal ions causes concern because of their carcinogenic properties, non-biodegradability and bio-accumulation. Cadmium causes metabolic disorders such as itai-itai disease, testicular atrophy, emphysema and renal damage. While Cr(VI) causes acute tubular & glomerular damage, ulceration & perforation of the nasal septum, asthma and cancer of the respiratory tract.

Actions: Describe the steps that you are taking to make your innovation a success. Include a description of the business model. What might prevent that success?

By setting up a project for the treatment of heavy metal effluents coming out of tannery industry.
Why should one trust you?:
Every business is successful if the consumer is happy to use the product and trust on you. Trust can be achieved by showing the results and efficiency of our product in removal of heavy metals form industrial effluents. Second factor is showing the merits and profit of using our product. At last to have any start up there should be faith.
How is it different or better than any existing solution?
• Major shortcomings of conventional chrome effluent treatment include the high cost of safely disposing the sludge, expensive chemicals necessary for Cr(VI) reduction, incomplete reduction of Cr(VI) and the efficiency of Cr(VI) removal is only 42% giving the treatment cost of Rs.0.423/- per litre.
• While our product from banana peel, which is a biological product having no adverse effects to our environment, cheap, recyclability upto 10 cycles and percentage Cr(VI) removal is 62% giving the treatment cost of Rs.0.065/- per litre. This shows 6.5 folds profit from using the banana peel treatment method than present conventional Cr effluent treatment. It supports the biological mode of effluent treatment, an efficient and economy based solution to present contest.
Why would consumers choose this over others?
As it has already been mentioned in above question “How is it different or better than any existing solution”, this will pull the consumers (industrialist) to use our product rather other. This product can be used any time and can be transported to any part of globe as such easily. And no such other cheap and efficient technology is there till now for heavy metal effluents treatment.
Who are or will be your customers?:
Our customers are the industrialist having industries which produces toxic heavy metal effluents i.e tannery industry, chrome plating, metal finishing, textile, oil refinery, electroplating, nickel-cadmium batteries, fertilizers, pesticides, pigment and dyes producing industries.
How do you propose to respond to adverse scenario in these critical areas?
We can respond to the adverse scenario in these critical areas by:
• Collecting the waste banana peel from hostels mess of various educational institutes.
• Collecting from the banana chips producing industries.
• Contacting the Rag pickers to collect waste banana peel from various places.
• Introducing the plan to the municipal persons to collect banana peel separately from houses and various places, as a biodegradable waste.

Results: Describe the expected results of these actions over the next three years. Please address each year separately, if possible

we will having polluted free water bodies along with a healthy atmosphere for the living being by implementing this technology over a period of 3 years and many more...

How many people will your project serve annually?

More than 10,000

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

$50 - 100

Does your innovation seek to have an impact on public policy?

Yes

If your innovation seeks to impact public policy, how?

my innovation requires the attestation and approval of state government for the smooth run of technology in wide scale.

Sustainability

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What stage is your Social Enterprise in?

Idea phase

Does your organization have a board of directors or an advisory board?

No

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with NGOs?

No

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with businesses?

No

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with government?

No

Please tell us more about how partnerships could be critical to the success of your Social Enterprise

the partnership could help me in the growth of my technology to turn it up in a commercial model.

We would like to learn more about how your initiative is financially supported. Please explain your business plan/revenue model

Per day Profit= Rs.16,500/-
Monthly profit = Rs.16,500/- * 30days = Rs.4,95,000
Net profit(monthly profit – monthly expense)=Rs.4,95,000/- - Rs.1,88,200/- = Rs.3,06,800/-
Net Monthly profit=Rs. 3,06,800/-
Turnover (per year): Rs. 3,06,800/- * 12months = Rs.36,81,600/- (yearly profit)
Tax payable (12.5%): Rs. 4,60,200/-
Net profit (per year): Rs. 32,21,400/-
Thus, the plant over head cost can be pay back by 4 – 5 months.

As per the response of the market, the workforce and production will be increased. Incentives will be given to the workforce based on profit.
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The Story

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What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

Industrial effluents cause main threat to the rural areas and the living habitat of that ecosystem. Biological waste has the potential to be reused in productive output. This study describes the use of banana peel, a commonly produced fruit waste, for the removal of heavy metals like Cd, Cr, Co, etc from industrial wastewater. The high concentration of heavy metal ions causes concern because of their carcinogenic properties, non-biodegradability and bio-accumulation.

Tell us about the person—the social innovator—behind this idea.

Dr. V.Thankamani, ass. Director, vit university, vellore, tamil nadu, INDIA,
She helped me a lot in all aspects for the for the development of my technology. She is like my role model of my life. The feelings can't be expressed.

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

College or university

If through another source, please provide the information

221 weeks ago Shuvra Kanta Behera said: The critical factor or barrier of our business is the availability of huge amount of raw waste banana peel. But as Banana peel powder is ... about this Competition Entry. - read more >
221 weeks ago Shuvra Kanta Behera said: Hi Julia, Thanks a lot for your appreciation. I have unlocked my video, you can watch it. The link is- ... about this Competition Entry. - read more >
221 weeks ago Shuvra Kanta Behera said: Hi Rachna, Its a good question, every one after reading this technology will be thinking that how the banana peel can be used for heavy ... about this Competition Entry. - read more >
221 weeks ago Violeta Bendersky said: Dear Shuvra Kanta Behera, According to your experience what are the main barriers or challenges so that social business model can ... about this Competition Entry. - read more >
222 weeks ago Julia Forlani said: Congratulations! Great initiative. I would Love to see your video, but it is locked. Could you please provide a new link to see ... about this Competition Entry. - read more >
224 weeks ago Rachna Pandey Donthi said: Hi Shuvra, Does the banana peel need to be treated or do you just throw it in the water as is to work? In what quantity would they be ... about this Competition Entry. - read more >
224 weeks ago Shuvra Kanta Behera updated this Competition Entry.
225 weeks ago Shuvra Kanta Behera submitted this idea.