SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram Campus, Chennai.

College of Science and Humanities

Department of Biotechnology

BIOBITES ( A Scientific talk)


Water is the driving force of all nature. We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one. To alarm the young minds the Department of Biotechnology, SRMIST, Ramapuram has conducted Biobites a scientific talk on “Membrane based seperations for sustainable water recovery and desalination  ”. The talk was given by  Dr. Noel Jacob Kaleekkal, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Calicut on  11.12.2021, Saturday at 11.00 AM to 12.30 PM.. The 69 participants registered and attended this expert talk. Dr.S.Suresh, Head of the department presented the welcome address and expressed his gratitude for accepting our invitation. Dr.S.Manimegalai, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology introduced the Chief Guest.


  • Water Crisis
  • Definition of Membrane
  • Membrane Classification
  • Illustrations of Membrane
  • Membrane Fabrication Techniques
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO)

Followed by the talk, the interactive session was conducted by Dr.G.Priya, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology. The session was opened for discussion and participants interacted with the guest. The program ended up with a formal vote of thanks by Dr.Rajendran.G, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology.