Technical Consultancy

The scientists at ARI would be happy to provide professional services because of the core subject knowledge and expertise. Several scientists have been part of interdisciplinary research projects and projects can be developed in a collaborative mode. With state-of-the-art analytical instruments such as GC-MS; LC-MS, MALDI-TOF, Cell sorter-analyzer, scanning electron microscope, confocal microscopes, whole animal imaging equipment available in-house, several analyses can be completed leading to reduction in the overall project duration, solving technical challenges, thus meeting the set goals.

ARI with its team of dedicated scientists can offer technical consultancy because of expertise in:

  • Design and optimization of bioenergy production systems
  • Biomethanation of agro-waste such as rice straw
  • Bio-hydrogen production
  • Microbially enhanced oil recovery (MEOR)
  • Microbial treatment of metal-bearing wastewaters
  • Microbial products and processes
  • Valorization of wastes to value added products
  • Guidance on cell culture and stem cell technologies
  • Molecular biology of microorganisms including viruses
  • Guidance on field surveys, herbaria preparation, bar-coding and identification
  • Nanobioproducts for agriculture, health and environmental applications
  • Nanotechnology-enabled disease diagnostics for agriculture including food, water and aquaculture
  • Nanopharmaceuticals, scaffolds for tissue engineering and organ-on-a-chip
  • Natural products (dyes, metabolites from fungi and other microbes)
  • Monitoring of health of natural aquatic systems based on physico-chemical parameters and diatom and other algal sp.
  • Identification of medicinal plants and phytochemicals analysis
  • Toxicological testing using zebrafish and several other small animals (rat, mice)
  • Developmental toxicology
  • Undertake specific training program for handling sophisticated equipment
  • Agriculture production, plant breeding, best-farm practices for wheat, soyabean and grapes

Consultancy work undertaken and completed during earlier years.

  • Extraction of copper from low-grade copper ores
  • Anaerobic treatment technologies transferred to industries involved in beverage production, breweries, dairy, distillery, fish processing, fruit and vegetable processing, pulp and paper, sugar, meat and slaughter house, food waste (Raptakos Brett and Co, Thane; TELCO, Pune; ITC, Chennai; Vam Organics, New Delhi, Shirke Paper Mills, Pune; Siddharth Chemicals, Goa; Orman Chemicals, Thane; SAF Yeast Co. Mumbai)
  • Microbial consortium as a deodorizer for human fecal waste
  • Biocides for controlling biocorrosion (ONGC, GoI)
  • Bioscrubber for hydrogen sulfide
  • Biogas from solid biomass
  • Bioremediation of wastewaters containing triphenyl methane dyes, phenol and pesticides, organic chemicals (WIPL, NOCIL)
  • Dragon III nanotechnologies
  • Bioremediation of chromate containing effluent (WIPL)
  • Valorization of waste biomass into biosorbents (HA Limited, Pune)
  • Development of enzyme formulations for leather processing, enzymes and metabolites from halophilic bacteria
  • Development of microbial process for synthesis rare earth colorants
  • Production of vit B12, acetone, butanol using anaerobes; metal-enriched yeasts (Sanzyme, Hyderabad)
  • Synthesis and scale-up of method for obtaining silver (Khandelwal group of Industries, Mumbai) and zinc oxide nanoparticles (Pitambari Industries, Mumbai) for pharmaceutical applications
  • Process for biohydrogen production from rice straw with (KPIT, Pune)
  • Process for MEOR from depleted high temperature oil wells of Gujrat (ONGC, GoI)
  • Process for biomethane production from rice straw (GPS technologies)
  • Authentication of crude drugs
  • Repository of herbal drugs

For any queries kindly contact :

Dr. P. K. Dhakephalkar, Director, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune;