The 36th National Convention and National Conference on “Technology for Green Lights – Holistic Approach to Environmental Challenges” organized by the Institution of Engineers (India) was held in Madurai on Friday.
The convention aims to discuss air, noise and solid waste control measures, work on alternative technologies to produce less polluting firecrackers, improve manufacturing methods for safe operation, design ways to regulations and precautions to be taken to control pollution, etc., says a press release. .
The President of the Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, N. Jegatheesan delivered the keynote address. The “Young Engineers Award” was awarded to four individuals including VC Padmanabhan from Andhra Pradesh, Gaurav Prakash Raja from Himachal Pradesh, Manish Yadav from Orissa and Surabh Sakhre from Kerala.
The two-day convention included special lectures and paper presentations on subtopics under Chemistry and Technology in Green Fireworks and Chemistry in Fireworks and Safety.
The sessions were led by field experts and professors on various topics such as the environmental impact of green firecrackers and its future, safety in fireworks, hazard assessment of firecrackers, etc. first day. Memorial lectures on GD Agarwal and NV Modak were also delivered.
It also included paper presentations by researchers on topics such as firecracker waste disposal, the impact of the nanoscale chemical composition of firecrackers, changing green formulations for eco-friendly crackers, and more.
Lectures by young engineers on water, saving the earth from non-environmental global trends and engineering-based interventions for sustainable development are scheduled for the second day of the event on August 27.
IEI President N. Sivsubramanian and others were present.