Scopes of Jute Geotextiles for the Stabilization of Over Burden (OB) Dumps of Coal MinesFeb 15, 2017
Presented by Shri Koushik Das, Scientist, IJIRA on 15th Feb. 2017
Methods of coal mining, scenario of coal industry and formation method of over-burden dump had been discussed. Reasons of dump soil erosion and remedial measures had been explained. Efficacy of Jute Geotextiles on OB Dump protection had also been discussed. It was informed that Northern Coal Fields Co. Ltd. (NCL) has numbers of unstable OB Dump and they are interested to apply JGT technology for the protection of the dumps.
Association Mapping for Stem Rot Disease Resistance in Jute PlantFeb 8, 2017
Presented by Shri Kaustav Chakraborty, Project Staff, IJIR Aon 8th Feb. 2017
Genetic mapping of rot resistant character of jute plant had been informed. Techniques related to the genetic mapping had also been discussed briefly.
Biochemical Softening of Hard Root Cuttings of Jute Fibre for Better UtilizationJan 25, 2017
Presented by Shri Biswarup Nandy, Technical Officer, IJIRA & Shri Gopal Mukhopadhyay, Technical Officer, IJIRA on 25h Jan. 2017
The presentation was delivered on efficacy and advantages of using biochemical softening of hard root cuttings of jute fibre. Floor level performance of three jute mills using the technology had also been discussed. It has informed that 10 % - 15% hard root cuttings may be applied successfully on existing batches of sacking quality without compromising quality and performance. Thus the batch cost will reduce substantially.
Standard Methods for Inspection of B. Twill Jute Bag Quality (IS 16186:2014, Amendment 1)Jan 11, 2017
Presented by Smt. Soumita Chowdhury, Scientist, IJIRA on 11h Jan. 2017
Detailed methodology of inspection of B. Twill jute bags and criteria for conformity had been discussed elaborately. Various stages of inspection of B. Twill jute bags; sampling criteria, selection of bags, assessment of fabric & bag fault, measurement of physical properties, determination of breaking strength, etc had also been discussed. The present facilities of IJIRA as well as IJIRA’s experience in jute bag inspection were informed.
Soil Improvement TechniquesJan 4, 2017
Presented by Shri Ayanjyoti Pal, Project Staff, IJIRA on 4th Jan. 2017
The presentation was focused on different methods of soil improvement. Application and function of geo-synthetics for the improvement of soil characteristics also discussed briefly.