Low cost shellac processing technique

Name : Debangshu Kumar8520Aditi-Bagri

Class : 10

District & State :  Puruliya, West Bengal

Award :   IGNITE

Award Function :   IGNITE 2018 Awards

Award Year : 2018

Innovation Description : 

16_gadjet-that-helps-suffeeThe filtering process of shellac in traditional handmade method needs charcoal as a fuel. In large scale processing system the filtering is through hydraulic press. The present technique uses house hold items viz. pressure cookers, hollow cylinder, one double burner gas oven, one shuraksha gas pipe, cloth filter. etc. In this process steam produced in one cooker is transferred to another containing shellac (seed lac), which melts it. The wastage of heat in the traditional method of shellac processing where large quantity of charcoal is used gave him this idea.

Debangshu gets his motivation to work for the society from the famous quote of Helen Keller “Alone we can do so little. together we can do so much”. He wants to grow up and become a rural industrialist.

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