NINE SPIN OFF TECHNOLOGIES FROM
research carried out by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)
has helped in generating a number of spin-off technologies not
only for the benefit of the Industry, more so for the society.
These range from scientific devices to items of healthcare etc.
Of these, the BARC has transferred nine technologies to industry.
The items of medical
use include a hydrogel for burns and wound dressings; daily use
gadgets such as vibro-thermal disinfector for disinfestation of
food grains and an on-line domestic water purifier based on ultra-filtration
method. Some technologies like electronic beam welding, manipulators
and other devices are under development.
The technical services
offered by the research centres of the Department of Atomic Energy
to industry relate to non-destructive testing, stress measurements,
acoustic topography, material characterisation etc. An on-line
diagnostic package was also developed for detecting faults in
the suspension and wheels of railway coaches, on the basis of
track vibration analysis. Analytical services for determining
the radio activity content in water and export/import samples
were provided to different pharmaceutical and beverage industries
as well as export/import houses.
Another spin off
technology developed is a delay mechanism assembly automation
system for assembling of explosive parts and supplied to the Ammunition
Factory at Kirkee, Pune.