Chemist, Water Treatment
Water Purification Chemist
Water Treatment Chemist
Minimum B.Sc or M.Sc in Biochemistry/Environmental Science, Microbiology
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The tasks a Chemist, Water Purification is expected to perform include:
Analysing water in a purification plant to control chemical processes which soften it or make it suitable for drinking
Analysing samples of filtered water
Ensuring that quantities of solids left in suspension are below prescribed limits
Determining the amount of chlorine to be used for chlorination
Determining the types of chemicals to be used to remove minerals, acids, etc. from the water to soften the water
Testing samples of water collected from different points in the distribution system to control contamination
Proficient in determining amounts of liquid chlorine to be used in chlorinators to destroy microbes and other harmful organisms, basing amounts on findings of Microbiologist
Adept in determining various kinds and amounts of chemicals to be used in removing minerals, acids, salts, and other inorganic compounds from water to soften it
Well-versed with testing samples extracted from various points in distribution system, such as mains, tanks, pumps, and outlets, etc. to discover possible sources of water contamination
Ability to work independently or in teams
Excellent communication skills
Problem solving attitude
Accuracy in work
It needs one to be on their toes
Need not handle a team
Local travelling is not a part of this job
Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
Work from home option is not available
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from factory to factory
Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), One Arm and One Leg (OAL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)
The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous
Health hazards include exposure to chemicals, carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic substances, high temperatures and thermal stress from melting, drying, burning and ionizing radiation caused by radioactive materials, etc.
Occupational hazards include injuries, slips, cuts, burns, electric shock, musculoskeletal disorders, stress, etc.
For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month
For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Overview of the Chemical and Petrochemical Sector
Global chemical market size was estimated at USD 3.9 trillion in 2013 and is expected to grow at 3-4% per annum over the next 5 years to reach USD 4.7 trillion by 2018. India currently accounts for approximately 3% of the world chemical market. The Indian chemical and petrochemical industry expanded in 2013 despite weakness in key export markets and subdued growth in the domestic market. The Indian chemical and petrochemical industry currently stands at USD 118 Billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8% for the next five years.
Bulk chemicals form the largest sub-segment of Indian chemical industry with 40% market share whereas the specialty chemical with 19% market share is the fastest growing segment. Together, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh account for more than 50% of Gross Value Add (GVA) and Gross Output of the chemical and petrochemical industry in India.
The petrochemicals industry is a significant industry for the Indian economy. The growth of this industry is closely linked to economic growth of a country. The Indian petrochemical market has grown at a CAGR of 11% from USD 19.3 billion in FY11 to USD 24 billion in FY13. The current per capita consumption of products of chemical industry in India is about 1/10th of the world average. The low per capita consumption across industries and segments and strong growth outlook for the key end use are the key growth drivers for the chemical and petrochemical industry in India.
Chemical and petrochemical industry is human resource intensive industry and hence employs a large number of people across the world, currently the industry provides employment to about 1 million people in India. With the growing demand the manufacture and marketing of chemicals will continue to offer substantial employment opportunities both for skilled and unskilled persons. The industry also generates indirect employment for the chemicals, engineering, packaging and transport industry. With the additional emphasis on exports, there will be new opportunities in logistics and marketing as well.
Water treatment/purification companies across India
Towns and cities across India
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All colleges across India
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