Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
Sanjay M Mahajani
Computational Flow Modelling (CFD)
Full Name: Sanjay M Mahajani
Room No: 125, Chem. Engg.
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B.Chem. Engg. University of Bombay, 1989
M. Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1992
Ph.D., University of Bombay, 1996
Awards & Fellowships
Manudhane Best Undergraduate Teacher Award (2006)
Manudhane Award for Applied Research (2007)
Excellence in Teaching, IIT Bombay (2008)
A complete list of publications is available in this link.
Reaction Engineering, Catalysis and Multifunctional Reactors:
Studies in reaction kinetics of both catalysed/ uncatalysed homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions. Catalysis with solid acid catalysts like ion exchange resins, zeolites etc. for liquid phase organic reactions. Reactions in supercritical media. Experimental and theoretical investigations to check the feasibility of reactive adsorption (chromatography), reactive distillation and extractive reactions for industrially important processes.
Energy: Coal gasification, Biofuels, Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis:
Underground Coal Gasification, Process and catalyst development studies in synthesis of biodiesel, Kinetics and reactor engineering for Fischer Tropsch Synthesis.
Computer Aided Design Simulations:
Conceptual Design of distillation and reaction systems, application of residue curve maps and attainable region concepts for reactive separation, Steady state and dynamic simulation of complex reaction systems e.g. reactive distillation, simulated moving bed reactors, Non-linear dynamic effects and Optimization.
Reaction Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics:
Studies on influence of flow patterns on the reactor performance. Determination of velocity field, power in agitated vessels. Compartment modeling based on residence time distribution for non-conventional reactors (e.g. underground coal gasification, mixer-settlers).
Process for the production of isoosctane
PhD TA Topics
Distillation and combined reaction-distillation systems
Simulated moving bed reactors
Process development studies in multifunctional reactors
Studies in CTL (coal to liquid) technology
Microreactors: Experiments and modeling
Courses Instructing this Academic Year
CL 324 Chemical Reaction Engg.
CL 433 Chemical Engineering Lab IV
CL 457 Design Lab. 2
CL 618 Catalysis and Surface Chemistry
CL 684 Advanced Process Synthesis
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