Institute of Technology

Idea-6 : Bio-polymer

We have been seeing regular news-reports, discussions on ever increasing requirement to handle plastic-waste problem. The problem is because plastics have become integral part of our day-to-say life, but all plastics are polymers produced from petroleum-products and are essentially “bio-non-degradable”. This has become a headache for the municipality civic bodies responsible in managing solid-waste. The problem is more pronounced in urban areas, and have even forced the government policies to charge tax or penalty to the use of plastic-bags to help meet partial costs towards its waste-disposal management, and to also discourage its use. But, on the other side, chemical engineering researchers across the world are exploring develop bio-degradable plastic as alternatives. Some of our chemical engineering students are also exploring environmentally useful idea and have successfully synthesized in-house a bio-plastic film from agro-materials.

If this ignites your minds to know more, please visit is at Nirma University Campus… and you can see many other interesting projects going around.. You are welcome to even share some of your problems or ideas and we would like to work on them !!!

Mentor: Prof. Neha Patni

Student's Involved: Anisha Agarwal, Vyoma Maroo, Pujita Yadava