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Proklean Technologies treats textile and leather effluent using microbes


Use of microbial technology to clean and treat leather and textile industries' products.

Product or concept

Manufactures completely natural products of probiotic origin to replace chemicals used in treatment and cleaning in different industries. Ex. Leather, Textile, Household Cleaning Products, etc.

Problem being solved

Proklean’s range of products addresses the environmental concerns of using chemicals for treatment and cleaning in diverse industries.

Process or technology involved

  • Uses a unique probiotic technology that uses microbes as the cleaning and treatment agent.
  • Have used this process to build five such products - a soaking agent, a dispersing agent, a degreaser, a neutralising agent and a fixing agent.
  • All these replace environmentally harmful chemicals used in these industries.

Sustainability benefits

  • Less chemical consumption and less chemicals in waste water to be treated.

User segments that will benefit

  • Textile Industry
  • Leather Industry
  • Chemical Engineering Companies
  • Waste Water Management Firms/NGOs
  • Environmental Biotechnology Firms

People or organizations involved

  • Company: Proklean Technologies
  • People: Dr Sivaram Pillai, B Chandrasekhar, Vishwadeep Kuila

Innovations or USPs

  • Delivers excellent results with lower consumption of water.
  • Products are non-chemical, non-toxic and bio-degradable.

Related engineering, science or business topics

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial Waste Management
  • Textile Engineering
  • Leather Technology

Awards & recognitions

Parivarthan Sustainability Leadership Award, 2015

Other interesting highlights

  • Proklean Technologies has been funded by Chennai Angels and Infuse Ventures
  • Alrerady have expanded internationally, with customers in USA, Brazil, Mexico, Germany etc.

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The year of scaling up for Proklean Tech : The article follows Proklean Technologies' journey till date in setting up a factory and the process of filing for patents.

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Proklean Technologies : To learn more about the company, you can contact them through the website.

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Proklean technologies - Products : They offer a range of products for the textile, hospitality and waste management, pulp and paper and leather industries. For more information regarding their products, you can contact them through their website.

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Dr.G Sekaran : Since 1979, he has engaged in research and development studies in the area of environmental science and engineering at Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Adyar. He currently heads the Department of Environmental Technology at CLRI, Adyar.

Hubert Enviro Care Systems : Started in 1997 and incorporated in 2004, they specialise in environmental engineering and technology solutions.

Dr K B Ramachandran : Dr K B Ramachandran is a professor at IIT-Madras and his specializations are in the field of metabolic engineering, bioprocess modelling, simulation and control and enzyme engineering.

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Microbes – algae, bacteria and fungi utilized in an industrial context | Mareike Gast | TEDxUniHalle : The TED video talks about how we can make use of microbes' adaptability, resilience and variety in our products or processes.

The Role of Microbes in Industry : The set of articles take one through different uses of microbes in different industries and their perceived economic value in the current trends.

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