The Environmental Technology Division is actively engaged in creating indigenous technologies for pollution control and value addition to the region’s natural resources.The entire activities of Environmental Technology Division (ETD) can be put under these two topics. Further, the divisional activities converge into the areas of waste management, dioxin research and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). From the expertise developed in waste management solutions,effluent treatment, soil remediation etc., the division has made a niche in state of the art technological solutions and mitigation measures.CSIR-NIIST is a NABET accredited, Category A consultant organisation in Kerala with accreditation in two areas i.e Mining and Ports & Harbour. The EIA services are used by government and private sector for statutory clearance of projects.CRTDH (Common Research & Technology Development Hub) is a project funded by DSIR, Govt. of India. CRTDH provides facilities for R&D and consultancy services enabling environmental interventions for MSMEs. Environmental issues associated with MSMEs are taken up for development, interventions and technological solutions. Technical support is provided to meet regulations as well as to reduce resource consumption and improve efficiency of operation. The state of the art Dioxin analysis facility has been established under the CRTDH project.The Testing and Analysis Laboratory of ETD is accredited by NABL as per ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 for analysis of Water, Waste water, Dioxins, Furans and Poly Chlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). In addition, CSIR-NIIST has been recommended by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Govt. of India as a referral laboratory for Dioxin analysis for environmental clearances. Most of the R&D outcomes of the division are in the form of successful, innovative and cost-effective technologies striving to create an ecosystem of “development without destruction”.