Phyco spectrum  is an organization committed to research and development of algae based technology to deal with problems requiring “Green Solutions”. The main focus is to foster the interaction between academic expertise and on-field large –scale industrial requirements. Phycospectrum is the first organization in the world to take micro algal remediation technology to industries to handle a variety of effluents. Our operations include projects with different kinds of industries and institutions both in India and overseas.

  • Phycospectrum Environmental research Centre. (PERC)

PERC is an institutional facility for research in the field of environmental sciences, focusing presently on Pollution Control, Phycoremediation of industrial effluents and sewage, Algal biomass production,  Carbon-di-oxide mitigation and bio-energy programs.MORE....

  • Phycospectrum Consultancy:

    Phycospectrum  provides consultancy to industries/institutes in the following aspects:
    a. Phycoremediation  Industrial effluent treatment . An effecient micro algae based effluent treatment technology to achieve reduction in BOD, COD, colour reduction, odour removal, pH correction and sludge reduction without using chemicals and a 90% reduction in operating costs and less space requirement. more
    b. Sewage and wastewater treatment. PERC has a collection of robust micro algae suitable for sewage and wastewater treatment and production of valuable biomass and bioenergy. MORE
    c. Flu gas/CO2 mitigation using algal farms/systems. PERC has optimized micro algal cultivation systems for handling flue gas. Pilot scale plants are being installed at several industries in India.
    d.Phycocultivation: Algal farms for biomass generation. Algal biomass is an important resource for biofertilizers, bio-gas, bio-diesel,bio-ethanol, bio-methanol, nutraceuticals, pharmaceutricals, cattle and fish feed etc PERC has developed technology for growing algae in large scale farms.. MORE
  • d. Restoration of polluted lakes, ponda and rivers. PERC has developed a technology and a product called PHYCOPLUS for restoring polluted water bodies successfully with huge save on energy and chemicals


Micro algal technologies developed by PERC is marketed by Phycolinc Technologies PVT LTD with the head office at Ahmedabad. Phycoremediation, phycocultivation and PMF technologies are implemented at industrial scale at various industries in India. The major successes are with handling R/O reject, textile dye effluents, petrochemical etc. PERC laboratory supports the entire implementation process while Phycolinc will ne installing small scale and sacled up plants at industry site. MORE

PMF Technology improving algal growth

PERC in collaboration with Madras Institute of Magnetobiology (MIM), India has been studying this phenomenon for the last six years and developed an optimized technology for various algal processes.

Pulsed Magnetic Field Enclosure has been installed in a 35 KL micro algal raceway facility at Bharathidasan University, India as part of Indo-UK joint research project on Algal bio-fuels (DBT-INDIA BBSRC, UK supported project; Reference BT/IN/Indo-UK/SuBB/23/NT/2013). The research team includes Dr. N. Thajuddin and Dr G. Muralitharan of Bharathidasan University, India, Dr. V. Sivasubramanian, Director-Tech, Phycospectrum Environmental Research Centre (PERC),India and and Dr. Carole Llewellyn, Swansea University, Dr Daniel White and Dr Karen Tait of Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom. This PMF enclosure is expected to enhance algal biomass productivity and increase oil content through an optimization protocol which is in progress right now. The idea of installing World’s first ever PMF unit to a raceway pond is based on PERC’s (Phycospectrum Environmental Research Centre) collaborative project with a technical support from Madras Institute of Magnetobiology, India, which was supported by MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India during 2011. MORE


Installing PMF Enclosure at BDU, Tiruchirapalli, India

Can multiple effect evaporators be replaced with algal technology?

Algal technology can be an effective alternative to Multiple Effect Evaporators to manage high TDS waters and R/O reject in industries. The major disadvantages of MEE are very high installation and operations costs and result in huge sludge formation. Algal technology is not only cost effective but removes sludge completely or results in very minmal sludge which is non toxic and easy to handle. MORE


  • International collaborations of PERC:

    PERC has entered in to agreement with a number of companies in other countries to implement algae based technologies in the respective countries MORE
  • National Collaborations of PERC

    PERC has entered into collaborations with a number of Indian compnaies to implement algae based technologies in India MORE

    Phycospectrum has signed MOU with Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and Technology and KCG College of Technology, Chennai, India. This agreement between two institutions is to develop collaborative activities in the area of applied research, training and education to foster the development of students. The agreement will be based on mutual agreed programs and activities. The institutions shall each leverage its own expertise and resources to facilitate research activities in the diverse disciplines of environmental science. 


    MOU with Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and Technology, Chennai


    MOU with KCG College of Technology, Chennai


World's First Phycoremediation plant: Dr V Sivasubramanian, has set up the First Phycoremediation plant at SNAP Industry. Algal remediation technology helps in pH correction of the acidic effluent and complete reduction of sludge formation. SNAP is now a zero disposal company. The phycoremediation plant has been in operation from September 2006. The effluent generated by the industry is highly acidic and of very high TDS (40000 mg/L). The entire effluent is evaporated using slope tank with zero sludge formation. The algal biomass produced is used in Biofertilizer preparation and sold by the Company. .......(.more )


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For consultancy on algae based remediation, bio-fuels and CO2 mitigation and algal biomass production

Dr V Sivasubramanian, Director

Phyco Spectrum, 132 (52 A) A K Block, 7th Main road, (click here for location map), Anna Nagar, Chennai 600040, India. Email to: Phone: 91 044 42122699. Mobile: 91 9677144453 ;