Honeywell partners with DRDO and CSIR-IIP to augment oxygen production in India
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Honeywell partners with DRDO and CSIR-IIP to augment oxygen production in India

Honeywell UOP to provide supply of adsorbents to India to accelerate setting up of medical oxygen plants

  • By ICN Group | June 15, 2021
Honeywell has announced that the company is partnering with Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research–Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR–IIP), Government of India, to supply molecular sieve adsorbents (zeolites) to accelerate setting up of Medical Oxygen Plants (MOP) in the country to address the ongoing pandemic.
 
Honeywell UOP has assured a timely supply of adsorbents to enable the country to produce sufficient medical grade oxygen to meet the increased demand, and has partnered with DRDO and CISR-IIP and their associates to identify and supply alternative adsorbents to optimize cost and streamline supply-related logistics without compromising output from plants.
 
Honeywell has instituted a cross-functional team to support DRDO and CSIR-IIP in this critical project. Scientists from Honeywell UOP, DRDO and CSIR-IP are collaborating to establish the suitability of absorbents for oxygen production in India. 
 
"Excellent cooperation is extended by Honeywell in application and supply of zeolite, an important constituent of Medical Oxygen Plants (MOP). This is helping industries to fabricate MOPs," said Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D, and Chairman, DRDO.
 
"Honeywell is committed to helping India address the current pandemic and is making every effort to find meaningful ways to engage with the Government of India in the fight to save lives," said Dr. Akshay Bellare, President, Honeywell India.
 
"We are shipping our global supply of Honeywell UOP adsorbents from Italy to India to help the Government of India install life-saving oxygen plants across the country. Our technologists and scientists are collaborating with DRDO and CSIR-IIP scientists to solve for India's needs."
 
Honeywell UOP, a pioneer in the adsorbents industry, developed the first commercially viable adsorbent for medical oxygen applications more than 40 years ago. The technology enables adsorption of nitrogen from air using a pressure or vacuum swing system to obtain oxygen purity up to 95%.
 
Honeywell UOP's range of molecular sieve adsorbents are used in large MOPs. Honeywell UOP also offers OXYSIV molecular sieve adsorbents that help make smaller and more energy-efficient medical oxygen concentrators.

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