Green Engineering

Optimization based design of food-energy-water system

Food
production, energy production and water availability are intricately related. It
has been increasingly acknowledged that these systems should not be looked at
in isolation. The area of food-energy-water (FEW) nexus has, therefore, gained
attention. Considering the nexus is particularly true in the Indian context
with our substantial food demand, limited land availability, already stressed
water resources, and increasing energy demands. Climate change may further
stress these systems.  read more »

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Climate Change
  • Green Engineering
  • Optimisation
  • Renewable Resources

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Process Intensification using multifuctional reactors:  read more »

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Catalysis
  • Coal Gasification
  • Energy Integration
  • Food Engineering
  • Green Engineering
  • Multiphase Reaction
  • Product Development
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Reactor Modelling
  • Renewable Resources

Molecular simulations of lithium insertion/deinsertion processes in novel lithium ion battery anode materials

Metal oxides, e.g., SiOx and SnOx, and Si are regarded a prime candidate materials for high energy batteries. However, many challenges need to be addressed, including issues related to the large volume variation during the discharging/charging process, poor electrical conductivity, and  unstable solid electrolyte interphase films, which restrict its stable cycle life as well as commercial viability. Here, we will use theory to first understand the Li insertion/deinsertion process and then design silicon and SnOx nanostructures that attempts to resolve such challenges.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Catalysis
  • Green Engineering
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Multiphase Reaction
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Reactor Modelling
  • Renewable Resources
  • Surface Science

Development of Decision Support System for Landuse Planning in the Vicinity of Fixed and Mobile Chemical Risk Sources

There is a need for developing a comprehensive approach to land-use planning in the vicinity of fixed (process plants, cross-country pipelines) and mobile (bulk road transportation) chemical hazard sources in order to control the associated risk to humans and property. The problem necessarily involves devlopment of risk acceptance criteria (RAC) and its employment in deciding on the pattern of landuse around such risk sources, through the amalgamation of technical and socio-economic considerations.  read more »

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Green Engineering

Design of nanoporous materials for gas separation (TA or FA only)

Natural gas meets around 20-25% of world energy demands. Overall the world has around 200 trillion cubic meters of natural gas reserve and new reservoirs are being found. Methane gas constitutes around 80-90% of natural gas and for economical utilization of methane as fuel, efficient separation technology is required. The aim of this project is to design new nanoporous materials for methane separation and storage from natural gas.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Energy Integration
  • Green Engineering
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Pollution
  • Statistical Themodynamics

Materials for water purification and desalination (TA or FA only)

Although earth is covered with 70% of water, only 2% of it is available as fresh drinkable water. Access to this fresh water is scarce in many parts of the country. The groundwater contamination due to industrial pollution and geological minerals leads to many health issues, especially in childrens and women. Conversion of sea-water to fresh water is an expensive and energy-intensive process. The aim of this project is to find organic and inorganic porous materials for water purification.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Energy Integration
  • Green Engineering
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Pollution
  • Statistical Themodynamics
Abhijit Chatterjee
Yogendra Shastri

Autotitrator

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Model-Thermo-Orion-950 Autotitration system  read more »

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