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  • List of Ongoing Projects


    Name of the Investigator

    Title of the project

    Duration

    Amount sanctioned (Rs. Lakhs)

    Funding Agency

    PI: Dr. Abhishek Dhoble (IIT-BHU);
     
    Co-PI: Dr. Pratik N Sheth (BITS-Pilani)
    Characterization of indigenous cow's dung and urine for scientific advancement and development of utility items 2021-2023 31.04 DST SEED under SUTRA-PIC Scheme
     Dr. Banasri Roy Study of the Conversion of Agricultural Residues to Catalysts for Renewable Energy Source Production 2021-2024 38.10 SERB

    Dr. Somak Chatterjee; 

    Dr. KC Etika

    Design and development of inline sensor for water contamination detection

    2020-2022

    26.67 

    Industry (A renowned water filter manufacturer in USA)

    Dr. KC Etika

    Development of microporous PVC coatings for synthetic leather applications

    Jan 2020 - April 2021

    7.57

    Industry (A renowned synthetic leather manufacturer)

    Dr. Smita Raghuvanshi

    Process Development for Bio-Mitigation of Flue Gases (CO2, SOx And NOx) using Chemolithotrophs and Production of value-added Products

    2019-2022

    31.61

    CRG, SERB-DST

    Dr. KC Etika

    Hybrid Polymer Nanocomposites for EMI Shielding Applications

    Feb 2019 - Jan 2021

    7.5

    ACRG, BITS Pilani

    Dr. Bhanu Vardhan Reddy Kuncharam

    Assessment of Mixed-Matrix membrane system for CO separation for upgradation of Biogas to Bio-Compressed Natural Gas (Bio-CNG)

    2019-2021

    24.47

    SRG, SERB-DST

     
    Dr. Srinivas Appari
    Prevention of Hazardous Field-Firing of Bagasse and Its Sustainable Utilization as a Raw Material in An Innovative Industrial Process
     
    2019-2021
     
     28.79

     
    MHRD- SPARC

    Dr. Somak Chatterjee

    Preparation of hybrid hollow fiber membranes and its application in sea water desalination

    2020-2021

    7.75

    ACRG, BITS Pilani

    Dr. Somak Chatterjee

    Removal of ionic contaminants from groundwater using polymer encapsulated metal organic frameworks (MOFs)

    2019-2021

    2

    RIG, BITS Pilani

    Dr. Pradipta Chattopadhyay

    Understanding emulsion kinetics of surfactants

    2019-2021

    7.9

    Total Oil India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India

  • List of recently completed projects (2018-2020)


    Name of the

      Investigator 

    Title of the project

    Duration

    Amount sanctioned (Rs. Lakhs)

    Funding Agency

    Dr. Abhishek S. DhobleJEEWANU: Judicious Engineering of microbiomes for Enhanced sanitation & Water resources, Agriculture and National health Upliftment 2019-2020 2 RIG, BITS Pilani
    Dr. Abhishek S. Dhoble Cytometric Fingerprinting and Machine Learning (CFML) for Revamping Biogas Technology and Sustainable Rural Development 2020 5.3ACRG, BITS Pilani

    Dr. Srinivas

      Appari

    Dual Catalytic Monolith Reactor for Biogas

      Reforming

    2017 - 2019

    8.25

    BITS, Pilani

    Prof. Banasri

      Roy

    Hydrogen production from ethanol by temperature

      reforming methods using modified Ni-Sn/Al2O3 and Ni-Sn/CeO2 Catalysts

    2016 - 2019

    19.34

    DST-SERB

    Dr. Priya C

      Sande

    Particle Image Velocimetry studies on a

      bench-scale cold-flow Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) riser unit.

    2017 -2019

    10

    BITS, Pilani

    Dr. BV Reddy

    Mixed-Matrix membranes for separation of CO2/CH4 for biogas upgradation

    2017-2019

    2

    BITS, Pilani

    Dr. KC Etika

    Synthesis and characterization of epoxy based

      thermal interface materials (TIMs) for electronics packaging applications

    2017-2019

    2

    BITS, Pilani

    Prof. Pratik N

      Sheth

    Experimental Investigations on Catalytic

      Treatment of Producer Gas

    2018

    7.02

    Ankur Sc Energy Technology  (ASET)

     

  • List of Projects Completed (2016-2018)


    Name of the

      Investigator 

    Title of the project

    Duration

    Amount sanctioned (Rs. Lakhs)

    Funding Agency

    Head of

      Department

    Improvement of Chemical Engineering Research Laboratories for Environmental Engineering, Separation Processes and Reaction

    Engineering

    2012 - 2017

    80.5

    DST (FIST-2011)

    Head of

      Department

    Departmental Research Support under special

      Assistance Program (DRS-SAP) 

    2011 – 2016

    48

    UGC (DRS-SAP)

    Dr. Suresh Gupta

    Zinc Recovery from Industrial Waste using Bioleaching

    2014 - 2017

    34.5

    BITS, Pilani

    Dr Pradipta

      Chattopadhyay

    Evaluation and Enhancement of Foam Stability of Ethanol based Aqueous Foam using Commercial Surfactant Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

    2013 - 2016

    25

    DST-SERB 

    Dr Pratik N

      Sheth

    Production of Hydrogen-rich Fuel Gas from Jatropha Residue Cake

    2013 - 2016

    27.06

    DST-SERB

    Dr Suresh Gupta

    Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater using Metallic Nanoparticles as Adsorbents

    2013 – 2016

    21.47

    DST-SERB

    Dr Smita

      Raghuvanshi

    Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds  (Chlorinated VOCs, Non-methane Hydrocarbons, ethylene glycol) from Waste Streams using Biofiltration

    2012 - 2015

    14.5

    DST-SERB

    Dr. Pratik N

      Sheth

    Design and development of a novel biomass stove for cooking application

    2016 - 2018

    9

    BITS, Pilani

    Dr. Sonal

      Mazumder

    Formulation and Evaluation of Polymeric Nanoparticles for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

    2014 -2015

    6

    UGC-BSR- RSG

    Dr Smita

      Raghuvanshi

    Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial  Wastewater using Biofiltration

    2012 - 2015

    5.5

    UGC (Major)

    Mr. Utkarsh

      Maheshwari

    Recovery of Multiple Metal lons from Industrial Wastewater using Adsorption

    2013 – 2015

    2

    UGC (Minor)

    Mr. Subhajit

      Majumder

    Application of Enriched Microbial Biofilter for Metal Detoxification in Industrial Wastewater

    2013 – 2015

    2

    UGC (Minor)

    Mr.  Nikhil Prakash

    Modeling and Simulation of Metallocene
    Catalyzed Olefin Polymerization

    2013 – 2015

    2

    UGC (Minor)

    Dr Banasri Roy

    Developing Metal Doped Bismuth Vanadate  (BIMEVOX) Systems for Fuel Cell and Catalytic Applications

    2013 - 2015

    2

    BITS, Pilani

    Dr Raman Sharma

    Recirculating Fluidized Bed (RCFB) reactor for  Chemical-Looping Combustion (CLC)

    2015 - 2016

    2

    BITS, Pilani

    Dr Sonal

      Mazumder

    Synthesis and Characterization of Polymeric  Nanoparticles for Applications in Oral Drug Delivery

    2013 -2015

    2

    BITS Pilani

    Dr. Srinivas

      Appari

    Syngas production by reforming of biogas over  Ni-based catalytic monoliths

    2015 – 2017

    2

    BITS, Pilani

    Dr. Amit Jain

    Bioremediation of waste automobile engine oil

    2015 - 2017

    2

    BITS, Pilani

    Dr. Ajaya Kr.

      Pani

    Nonlinear modeling and simulation of chemical process

    2016 - 2017

    2

    BITS, Pilani

    Dr. Priya C

      Sande

    Experimental studies on a bench-scale cold-flow FCC unit

    2016 - 2017

    2

    BITS, Pilani

     

  • List of Projects Completed Earlier


      
    Title of the Project
    Principal Investigator
    Co-Investigator
    Duration
     Amount Sanctioned (Lakhs)  Funding Agency
    Up gradation of Laboratory facilities, UGC: X-Plan Grant for Chemical Engineering Group
    Head of Department
    -
    2002 - 2006
     10.00 UGC, New Delhi
    Improvement of Chemical Engineering Research Laboratories
    Head of Department
    -
    2003 – 2008
     23.00
     
    DST, New Delhi
    Studies on Adsorption Process for the Removal of Metal Ions from Wastewater and Volatile Organic Compounds from Air by using Suitable Adsorbents Dr B V Babu Dr Suresh Gupta 2007 – 2010  7.11 UGC, New Delhi
    Studies on Biomass Gasification Dr B V Babu  - 2006 – 2009  3.00 K K Birla Academy
    Modeling and Simulation of Jet Pack Assembly Dr Pratik N Sheth Dr Suresh Gupta 2011 – 2012  5.80
    Birla Cellulosic Kharach,
    AB Group
    UGC Infrastructure Support Head of Department  -  2011 – 2012  20.00  UGC, New Delhi
    Experimental and Theoretical Studies on Liquid – Liquid Equilibrium of Aromatics + Aliphatics + Ionic Liquids   Dr. Sushil Kuma  -  2011 - 2012  2.00 BITS, Pilani 
    Departmental Research Support under special Assistance Program (DRS-SAP) - I Head of Department  - 2011 – 2014  48.00 UGC, New Delhi
    Determination of Foaming Properties of Aqueous Ethanol Solution Using  Industrial Surfactant Sodium Lauryl Sulfate   Dr Pradipta Chattopadhyay  - 2011 – 2013  2.00 BITS, Pilani
    Characterization of Bio-oil produced via Pyrolysis of Jatropha Cake Residue Dr Pratik N Sheth  - 2011 – 2013  2.00 BITS, Pilani
    Experimental studies of Bio-mitigation of CO2 Dr Smita Raghuvanshi Mr Subhajit Majumder 2011 – 2013  1.20 BITS, Pilani
    Developing Metal Doped Bismuth Vanadate (BIMEVOX) Systems for Fuel Cell and Catalytic Applications Dr Banasri Roy  - 2013 - 2015  2.0 BITS, Pilani
    Recovery of multiple metal Ions from industrial wastewater using adsorption Mr. Utkarsh Maheshwari  - 2013 – 2015  2.0 UGC, New Delhi
    Application of enriched microbial biofilter for metal detoxification in industrial wastewater Mr. Subhajit Majumder  - 2013 – 2015  2.0 UGC, New Delhi
    Formulation and Evaluation of Polymeric Nanoparticles for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Dr. Sonal Mazumder  -
    2014 – 
    2016
     6.00  UGC, New Delhi
     

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