Renewable Resources

Mechanisms for failure in lithium ion battery

Lithium ion batteries are used with a number of electronics gadgets.
Extending their application to high power applications is a major
research problem due to the rapid loss in capacity in these batteries.
The goal is to investigate mechanisms that lead to the detoriation in
battery performance primarily using computer simulations and comparing
with experimental results obtained in our group.

Students are encouraged to approach Prof. Chatterjee for more information. 

 

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Multiphase Reaction
  • Nanoparticles
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Renewable Resources

Development of a decision support system for technology adaptation in India to address climate change

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Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Climate Change
  • Green Engineering
  • Modelling
  • Pollution
  • Renewable Resources

Economic and life cycle assessment of sugar industry waste valorization

India is the second largest sugar producer globally, and hence sugarcane crushing for sugar production is a major industry. However, sugar industry also generates a lot of waste, including bagasse, spent wash, press mud, and bagasse pith. These wastes are not effeciently handled currently, leading to environmental and human health hazards as well as missed economic value.   read more »

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Green Engineering
  • Modelling
  • Optimisation
  • Renewable Resources

Optimal design of integrated process for renewable electricity generation

Driven by our commitment to adopt sustainable practices, renewable electricity generation has emerged as one of the key research topics in recent years. In this project, we explore the possibility of combining fuel cells (which are one of the cleanest sources of electricity) with a renewable hydrogen production unit. The main tasks of the project include selection of renewable hydrogen production process, design of integrated flowsheet for hydrogen production and fuel cell, followed by optimization to achieve sustainability goals.  read more »

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Energy Integration
  • Optimisation
  • Renewable Resources

Studies in Biomass and waste gasification

Gasification of agrowaste and some components of municipal solid
waste to energy for thermal and electrical applications has attracted attention
in the recent past. The work is in progress on high ash garden waste, its
kinetics and performance in small downdraft gasifier. The present work involves
further experimental and modeling studies in downdraft gasification of this
feedstcok. The focus is on understanding the cause behind tar and particulate
emissions and their dependence on various parameters.  

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Pollution
  • Renewable Resources

Studies in Biomass and waste gasification

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Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Coal Gasification
  • Pollution
  • Renewable Resources
Abhijit Chatterjee
Yogendra Shastri

Synth., Value­-Addn and Processing of Biodegradable Poly(L­-lactic acid) Nanocomposites, with Cellulosic (“Green”) Nanofillers

Based on the Patent Applications submitted by our group for high Mol Wt. PLLA
Nanocomposites with Clay Nanoparticles, we will be embarking on the challenge of incorporating ecofriendly, Cellulosic Nanoparticles as Nanofillers. We have submitted a proposal to the DST for funding this project.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Green Engineering
  • Multiphase Reaction
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Polymer Physics
  • Polymer Processing
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Renewable Resources
  • Rheology
Madhu Vinjamur