National Institute of Ocean Technology

National Institute of Ocean Technology
City Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Established 1993

National Institute of Ocean Technology was established in the year 1993,

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    The National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) was established in November 1993 as an autonomous society under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. NIOT is managed by a Governing Council and the Director is the head of the Institute. The major aim of starting NIOT under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, is to develop reliable indigenous technology to solve the various engineering problems associated with harvesting of non-living and living resources in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which is about two-thirds of the land area of India.
    The Ocean Energy Mission of the Institute focuses on mainly two forms of energy namely Wave Energy & Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion The deep ocean has abundant mineral resources like polymetallic nodules, cobalt rich manganese crust and hydrothermal deposits. Utilising this mineral wealth for the benefit of mankind will be the focus of ocean mining activities in this century. Deep sea technology and ocean mining group of NIOT has been actively involved in the development of technology for Polymetallic nodule mining from 6000m water depth. The Polymetallic nodules containing copper, cobalt, nickel and manganese are viewed as potential resources to meet the increasing demand for these metals in our country. India has a status of pioneer investor and has been allotted a site in the Central Indian Ocean Basin by the International Sea Bed Authority (ISBA) for exploration and exploitation of polymetallic nodules
    The main area of focus of the group is the utilization of the ocean resources to find alternative technologies for fresh water and renewable energy. Currently the group is working on three specific areas, fresh water production using low temperature thermal desalination (LTTD) process, and energy production using two distinctly different processes, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion and Wave Energy.

    Desalination by LTTD process: The concept of the variation in the ocean water temperature with an increase in depth is used in the Low Temperature Thermal Desalination (LTTD) to flash evaporate the warm water at low pressure and condense the resulting vapour with the deep sea cold water. Starting from a small laboratory based 5m3/day capacity scale model, the group has successfully commissioned one 100m3/day capacity land based plant at Kavaratti and one 1000m3/day capacity floating barge based desalination plant off the coast of Chennai.

    National Institute of Ocean Technology
    NIOT Campus,
    Velachery – Tambaram Main Road,
    Chennai – 600 100,
    Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

    Phone: +91-44-66783300

    Fax: +91-44-22460275

    National Institute of Ocean Technology offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.

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        National Institute of Ocean Technology

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