The Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
(IICT) is a national-level research laboratory
located in Hyderabad, India
under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
(CSIR). IICT conducts research in basic & applied chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics, chemical engineering and provides science and technology inputs to the industrial and economic development of the country. IICT has filed, max no. of patents than any other CSIR
organization in India.
The research and development
programmes of IICT relate to the development of technologies for pesticides
, organic intermediates, fine chemicals, catalysts
, organic coatings, utilization of low-grade coals, and value-added products from vegetable oils. Process design and mechanical engineering design form an integral part of technology development and transfer. IICT is also actively engaged in basic research in organic synthesis and catalyses.
An example of the institute's work is, development of technology for accurate identification, of principal mosquito
vector in rural endemic areas, for designing suitable control measures of vector-borne diseases like malaria
, Japanese encephalitis, dengue fever, etc.
In developing countries like India, classification and identification of the mosquito species from rural endemic areas are of paramount importance. The World Health Organisation
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