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    Role of chemical engineers in water conservation highlighted at Chemspark 2022

    On 29th April 2022, Department of Chemical Engineering, Heritage Institute of Technology organized its annual student programme on innovation & expert interaction ‘Chemspark 2022’ in association with Indian Institute of Chemical Engineering (IIChE), Student’s Chapter.

    The inaugural session of the programme was addressed by Prof. Sekhar Bhattacharjee, Former Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, University of Calcutta as the Chief Guest followed by Mr. S.K.Roy, Council member, IIChE and former GM, Balmer Lawrie as the Guest of Honour.

    During the inaugural session, Prof. Bhattacharjee spoke about the interdisciplinary aspect of engineering where progress in chemical engineering is aligned with other streams of engineering. ‘A similar progress that of chemical engineering is witnessed in mechanical engineering as well,” said Prof. Bhattacherjee during his inaugural address.

    “Chemical engineering is nothing but the alphabets of applied science. Today chemical engineers should be able to find solutions to the crisis we face daily like shortage of water. What water conservation measures can be taken to minimize the wastage of water even from the use of water filters should be the subject matter of study for today’s engineering education. Equipment daily used by us works on the principles of Chemical Engineering and how we can merge the theoretical aspect with the practical knowledge is all that matters,” said Mr. S.K.Roy, Former GM, Balmer Lawrie during his address at the inaugural session.

    The session was also addressed by Prof. Basab Chaudhuri, Principal, Heritage Institute of technology and it was followed by a workshop on ‘Process simulation’ addressed by Prof. Sekhar Bhattacharjee.

    “Every year we organize such events to give the students practical knowledge from the experts,” said Prof. Sulagna Chatterjee, Head of the Department, Department of Chemical Engineering, Heritage Institute of technology. The inaugural session was also contributed by Prof. Pinaki Bhattacharya, Dean, Research & Development, Heritage Institute of Technology and Prof. Sujit Kr. Barua, Registrar, Heritage Institute of Technology.

    “The event is an eye opener to the practical field for the students,” said Mr. P.K.Agarwal, CEO, Heritage Group of Institutions, Kolkata