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JSP Enviro invents microbial fuel cell technology for textile wastewater treatment


JSP Enviro established the microbial fuel cell technology to produce electricity from textile waste water in India.

Product or concept

Developed microbial fuel cells that generate electricity by treating textile effluents.

Problem being solved

To reduce amount of harmful textile effluents from reaching freshwater bodies.

Process or technology involved

  • This product is based on environment-friendly microorganisms that degrade the waste and produce electricity in the process.
  • Power generated will run the waste water treatment system and the excess power will be captured through a capacitor and stored.

Sustainability benefits

  • Carbon neutral treatment/removal of industrial effluents from reaching fresh water body sources.
  • Contributes to energy conservation due to the processes involved.

User segments that will benefit

  • Small Dyeing Units
  • Freshwater bodies contaminated by these textile effluent pollutants
  • Leather Industries
  • Dairy Industry
  • Printing Industry

People or organizations involved

Co: JSP Enviro

People: Priyadharshini Mani, Dr V T Fidal Kumar, Mr. Suresh Paul Jones


Innovations or USPs

  • Cost of employing the technology is less and requires minimal maintenance
  • The product and the process is net energy positive.
  • Reduction in quantity of excess sludge.

Related engineering, science or business topics

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Treatment and Management

Awards & recognitions

First Indian start-up to bag funding from ‘EIT Climate-KIC’, Europe’s largest Climate-based Accelerator in November 2018.

Other interesting highlights

  • In the process of joining IIT Madras Bio-incubator to augment research and development of its product.
  • Restoring a 31- acre lake located in the Integral Coach Factory premises at Villivakkam, Chennai.

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Now microbial fuel cell technology to generate electricity by treating textile wastewater : The article focuses on how JSP Enviro developed the microbial fuel cell technology for effluent treatment.

IIT Madras Alumni-founded Startup developing Microbial Fuel Cell technology to generate Electricity by treating Textile Wastewater : The article details the uniqueness and the benefits of using the microbial fuel cell technology for treatment of wastewater and electricity generation.

Make a visit to get a first-hand experience

JSP Enviro : For more information regarding the company, you contact them via their website.

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Purchase the product/solution

JSP Enviro - Products and Services : You can contact them through their website for information on the products and services on they currently offer.

Connect with experts

Mr.R Suthanthararajan : The Environmental Science and Engineering Department at CSIR - Central Leather Research Institute specialises in wastewater treatment technology and water management strategies. For more information regarding this, you can contact Mr.R Suthanthararajan, Department Head, through the details given on their website.

Bionic Enviro : Bionics Enviro has over two decades of experience in providing wide range of research solutions for biological wastewater treatment problems. One can contact them to visit the wastewater treatment plants set up across the state.

Experiment through do-it-yourself projects

Creating a Microbial Fuel Cell : The video shows one how to make a microbial fuel cell using mud from a lake.

Microbial Fuel Cell Construction : The video shows how one can develop the microbial cell using materials available in a lab space.

How To Set Up a Microbial Fuel Cell : The video explains the process to develop a microbial fuel cell using top soil obtained from a nearby forest.

Learn more

How Do Wastewater Treatment Plants Work? : The video explains the basic processes involved in a wastewater treatment plant.

What are Microbial Fuel Cells : The article explores the different uses of microbial fuel cell technology.

Microbial Fuel Cell : The video explains the working of a microbial fuel cell technology using simple flowcharts.