- Mass transfer with chemical reaction
Intensification of mass transfer processes,
mass transfer theories,? concentrated dispersions, interfacial reactions.
- Biochemical Engineering
Enzymatic reaction kinetics, enzyme
action in heterogeneous media.? Fermentation technology - kinetic modelling,
operating strategies for productivity enhancement, simultaneous
saccharification and fermentation of starchy substrates, novel
techniques for oxygen supply to viscous aerobic fermentations.
Applications? to lactic acid , diacetyl and xanthan gum fermentations.
- Polymer reaction engineering
Interfacial polycondensation - kinetic
modelling, correlation between reaction rate, polymer structure and
performance in applications such as controlled release microcapsules
and thin film composite membranes.
- Liquid phase organic oxidations
Kinetics and reaction engineering of
catalyzed and uncatalyzed autoxidations
- A.K. Suresh, "Models for mass transfer
with chemical reaction in concentrated fluid-fluid dispersions",
Trans. IChemE, 73A, 519-527 (1995).
- R. Kumar, A.K. Suresh and H.S. Shankar,
"Kinetics and Reaction Engineering of Penicillin-G, hydrolysis",
J. Chem. Tech. Biotechnol., 66, 243-250 (1996).
- G.Sriram, Y. Manjula Rao, A.K. Suresh
and G.K. Sureshkumar, "Oxygen supply without gas-liquid film resistance
to Xanthomonas Campestris cultivation", Biotech. Bioengg., 59, 714-723,(1998).
- S.K. Karode, S.S. Kulkarni, A.K. Suresh
and R.A. Mashelkar, "New insights into kinetics and thermodynamics of
interfacial polymerization", Chem. Eng. Sci., 53, 2649-2663 (1998).
- A.K. Suresh, M. M. Sharma and T. Sridhar,
"Engineering aspects of industrial liquid phase air oxidation of hydrocarbons",
I & EC Research, In press.