EOPT 2013 at CIMAP, Lucknow

Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP-CSIR), Lucknow has invited applications for admission to Entrepreneurial Training on Essential Oil Processing Technologies (EOPT-2013) to be held from 6-11 May 2013 Theoretical backup: Importance of good agricultural and harvesting practices for aromatic plants. Principles of distillation, purification and storage of essential oils. Important essential oils of India: Chemistry and uses. Fundamentals of quality analysis techniques and procedures for essential oils. Value addition of essential oils and aroma chemicals for industrial utilization. Production to marketing Constructional & design features of equipments for distillation and extraction of essential oils. Pilot and commercial scale production of essential oils using various different distillation techniques and methods suited to different classes of aromatic herbs (grasses, mints, vetiver, geranium, nagarmotha etc). Purification process and downstream rectification methods for crude and poor quality essential oils. Fractional distillation of essential oils for isolation of aroma chemicals. Techniques and processes for production of concretes and absolutes from flowers. Process technology of menthol flakes crystallization. Derivitisation of aroma chemicals for value addition. Quality analysis techniques & tools for essential oils & aroma chemicals. Course Fees: Rs 12,000 Non Residential* (Inclusive of training fees, course literature, working lunch and registration kit) Note: Draft to be made in favour of ‘Director, CIMAP, Lucknow’, payable at Lucknow Admission will be based on first come first serve. Application form can be downloaded from the link: http://www.cimap.res.in/cimapdev/images/stories/trainings_seminar/eopt2013brochure.pdf Last date for applying is 30th April 2013. For further details, log on to the website: http://www.cimap.res.in