Anjani Powder Research Center

Anjani Powder Research Centre' established in the year 2009, with an objective to study extensively about all powders and their characterization of all powders in the vicinity of Hyderabad.  Hyderabad has been the hub of pharmaceutical production, and has been exporting Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) to different countries in the world.  The demand by the pharma companies has been alarming about powder characterization, keeping in this view the center has been emerged.
The center’s objective is also to find scientific solutions in transforming waste to wealth, using the concepts of powder characterization.  We are currently working on all three domains., viz solid waste, liquid waste, and gaseous waste.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • To study characterization of all powders of different industries include cement, pharma, specialty chemicals etc
  • To provide the students a firsthand information about Powder characterization and its applications in industry
  • To execute industrial consultancy assignment
  • To involve students in industrial consultancy assignments
  • To find innovative solutions for different industries promoting product yield
  • To imbibe concept of team work, productivity
  • To do research in powder characterization

Programme Outcomes

  • The students will gain abilities in monitoring quality control parameters
  • The students will have quicker placements through with APRC experience
  • The students will learn and earn
  • The students will serve as quality ambassadors to the companies
  • The students will possess effective communication and problem solving skills
  • The students will possess skills of problem solving
  • The students will obtain the experience of research and development
  • The students necessary confidence of becoming entrepreneurs with the knowledge of powder technology
  • The institute will build closer relations with the industry
  • Problems pertaining to society in the area of waste to wealth technologies will be resolved
  • The students will have projects for their B.Tech, M.Tech and summer trainings
  • The students will have firsthand experience in dealing industrial problems and solutions

Expertise

We are pioneers in modifying bulk density of powder, and have been the consultants to Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., Anjani Cements, Everest Organics., Hetero Drugs etc.,
Few of our projects include:

  • Transformation of pharmaceutical solid waste spent carbon to potential fuel.
  • Transformation of pharmaceutical liquid waste to calcium sulphate and allied compounds
  • Control and capture of gaseous emissions.

We basically measure different powder properties like bulk density, tapped density, true density, flowability, porosity, surface area, particle distribution....
Students from different institutes are being benefited by way of carrying mini projects, consultancy assignments of different industries.
Accomplishments of APRC include successful completion of industrial projects, consultancy assignments, sample analysis of different companies and research institutes, and filing of a patent.
APRC is focusing to strengthen further association with newer areas and newer industries
Consultancy services being rendered to different organizations through APRC

  1. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., Hyderabad :
    1. Modification of Bulk Density, measurement of particle size of different products of different units.
    2. Enhancement of rate of drying in Unit VI
    3. Training of Aurobindo staff personnel on Technical / managerial areas, Around Rs. One lakh is received through trainings.
  2. Everest Organics Ltd., :
    1. Particle size analysis of Omeoprozole and esomoprozole.  Characterization of particle.  Rs. 2.5 Lakh is being charged for this activity.  Received Rs. 1.25 lakh as advance.
    2. Enhancement of rate of reaction of Omeoprozole
    3. Training of people.
  3. Hetero Drugs :
    1. Trainings are being imparted to the technical / managerial staff of Hetero Drugs people, on a constant basis.
  4. Lotus Chocolates :
    1. Particle characterization in liquid phase is being done.
  5. Services to other institutions :

APRC is extending services in analyzing powder characterization of Pharma powder from different colleges of Maharastra, Andhra Pradesh….

  1. Anjani Portland Cements Ltd.,:

Complete studies on Physical and Chemical parameters are being done for Anjai Cements.   Anjani people have sponsored Rs. 18 Lakhs in establishing the laboratory. Following are some of the projects in thrust areas.

  • Utilization of spent acid
  • Utilization of spent carbon
  • Production of nano cement
  • Production of high strength cement
  • Production of cement tile
  • Production of ancient tile
  • Relation between surface areas to strength
  • Relation between size distributions to strength
  • Relation between gypsum to strength
  • Relation between IR to strength
  • studies on bulk densities

Student’s projects: Following are the Students mini / major projects are being done in APRC.

S.No

Name of project

Concept/Principle involved

1

Studies on uniflow cyclone

Optimization of centrifugation in fine particle separation

2

Production of gypsum from spent acid

Waste to wealth, chemical reaction

3

Improvement of 1 day strength

Surface Area, and allied powder properties

4

Application of image processing for clinker size distribution

Size Analysis, Image Analysis

5

Effect of constituents on cementation

 Waste to wealth, chemical reaction

6

Reduction of toxicity and improvement in taste of peanuts

 Extraction of constituents

7

Utilization of plastic waste in cementation

  Waste to wealth, chemical reaction

8

Utilization of granite waste in cementation

  Waste to wealth, chemical reaction

9

Alternative method of powder characterization and comparison with Malvern

 Powder analysis, Stokes Law, Kozeyney Caramen equation, Rosin Ramler Equation

10

Effective utilization of fly ash as disinfectant

 Material properties, attrition

11

Optimization of different constituents of cement for higher strength

  Waste to wealth, chemical reaction, statistical analysis by JMP software

12

Production of gym equipment

  Waste to wealth, chemical reaction

13

Analysis of food products

 Powder analysis

 

Laboratory Experiments out of syllabus being performed at APRC

S.No

Name of Experiment/properties tested

Principle applied

1

Bulk Density

Bulk mass to bulk volume

2

Tapped Density

Tapped mass to Tapped volume

3

True Density

True mass to True volume

4

Flowability

Tapped mass to bulk mass

5

Compressibility

Surface area, porosity

6

Dispersibility

Surface area, porosity

7

Porosity

Bed voids

8

Surface Area

Particle size, porosity

9

Particle size distribution

True density, stokes law

10

Particle analysis

Rosin Ramler, Kozeyney Caramen

11

Food particle adulteration

True density, flowability

12

Cyclone Separator

Centrifugal separation

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