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About the Department

Department of Chemical Engineering was established in the year 2007 and the M.Tech programme was started in the year 2012. The department is highly dedicated to the advancement of education and research to produce competent professionals in the Chemical Engineering. The department offers B.Tech on Chemical Engineering, M.Tech on Chemical Process Design and PhD degree. The current intake capacity of the department for B.Tech is 63 and for M.Tech is 18. The department has the facilities of different sophisticated instruments like UV-Vis Spectroscopy, Gas Chromatography, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, High Pressure Continuous reactor, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, etc. The Broad area of the current research focus of the department includes Catalysis, Multi Phase Reaction, Water Splitting, Nanomaterials, Nano Composites, Biofuels, etc. Apart from the regular courses the department also conducts workshops, training programmes and conferences in both the national and international level to provide best technical skills.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs):

  1. To prepare students to achieve professional engineering competence.
  2. To acquaint with the principles of basic chemical engineering and utilize them to formulate, solve and analyze industrial problems as well as to prepare them for advanced multidisciplinary research.
  3. To take initiative and demonstrate ability towards independent learning and introduce professional ethics and codes of professional practices

Programme Outcomes (POs):

  1. Function effectively as an engineering professional, individual and member or leader in diverse technical teams.
  2. Apply knowledge of chemical engineering to identify, formulate & solve recent industrial problems using modern engineering tools.
  3. Ability to command chemical engineering fundamentals such as mass and energy balances, chemical thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, solid and fluid transport, mass and energy transport, chemical kinetics and integrate into a functional chemical process along with instrumentation and process control.
  4. Ability to design equipments and process considering the economic efficiency, safety, ethics and environmental responsibilities.
  5. Ability to carry out interdisciplinary research and engage in life-long learning process in the fields of environmental engineering, nano-science and technology, bio-energy, biochemical engineering, pharmaceutical engineering, material engineering.
  6. Ability to develop proficiency in applying modern computational tools such as ASPEN, MATLAB, ANSYS for successful modeling and simulation.

Vision

Department aims to conceive globally competent chemical engineers, researchers and academicians. The Department of Chemical Engineering at MANIT also strives to become a centre for high quality education with research area focusing towards recent areas of industrial and societal development.

Mission

  • To inculcate students with a strong fundamental knowledge to meet the needs of a rapidly changing technological environment in process development and equipment design.
  • To carry out vibrant interdisciplinary research programme that can creatively shape the undergraduates and postgraduates to address the needs of chemical engineering profession in industries and society in general.
  • To develop leadership qualities for solving scientific and environmental challenges keeping in mind the safety and ethical concerns.

B.Tech

(Scheme & Syllabus)

M.Tech. Chemical Process Design

(Scheme & Syllabus)

Faculty

Dr. Bharatkumar K. Modhera (HOD)

Dr. Bharatkumar K. Modhera (HOD)

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: Ph.D. , M.E. , B.E.

Specialization: Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engg.

Email: modherab@manit.ac.in, bharatkumar_modhera@yahoo.com,

Phone No.: +91 7869494554, (O) 1800

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Dr. S. Suresh

Dr. S. Suresh

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: Ph.D. (IIT Roorkee), M. E., B. Tech.

Specialization: Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering

Area of Interest: Energy and Biochemical Engineering

Email: sureshpecchem@gmail.com,

Phone No.: +91 8989005393.

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Dr. Sunder Lal Pal

Dr. Sunder Lal Pal

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification: B. Tech., M.Tech., Ph.D. (IIT Kanpur)

Specialization: Heterogeneous Catalysis and Reaction Engg

Polymer, Petroleum Engg.

Email: : sunderlalin@gmail.com,,

sunderp@manit.ac.in

Phone No.: +91 9479961203

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Staff

Sr.No.

Research Groups

Faculty Members

1.

Novel Catalysis

Dr. Bharat Modhera, Dr. S. Suresh, Dr. Sunder Lal Pal

2.

Nano-materials

Dr. Bharat Modhera, Dr. S. Suresh, Dr. Sunder Lal Pal

3.

Environmental

Dr. Bharat Modhera, Dr. S. Suresh, Dr. Sunder Lal Pal

4.

Bio-fuels

Dr. Bharat Modhera, Dr. S. Suresh, Dr. Sunder Lal Pal

5.

Renewable energy

Dr. Bharat Modhera, Dr. S. Suresh, Dr. Sunder Lal Pal

6.

Oil and Paint

Dr. Sunder Lal Pal

7.

Polymer

Dr. Bharat Modhera, Dr. Sunder Lal Pal

Heat Transfer Lab

  1. Heat transfer in forced Convection
  2. Shell and Tube heat exchanger
  3. Heat transfer through composite wall
  4. Heat transfer in natural Convection
  5. Emissivity measurement
  6. Drop and Film Apparatus
  7. Parallel and counter flow Heat Exchanger
  8. Double Pipe Heat Exchanger
  9. Stefan Boltzman Apparatus
  10. Thermal Conductivity of Liquid
  11. Thermal conductivity of metal rod

                  

Fluid Mechanics Lab

  1. Pitot Tube
  2. Friction Loss in pipes
  3. Centrifugal Pump
  4. Reynolds number
  5. Centrifugal pump ring test
  6. Power consumption in agitated vessels
  7. Pressure drop packed bed column
  8. Single stage air compressor ring test

Process Control Lab

  1. Two tank interacting system
  1. Flow Control Trainer
  1. Characteristics of PID Controller
 

Mass Control Lab

  1. Adsorption packed bed
  2. Packed bed distillation
  3. Bubble cap distillation
  4. Extraction column
  5. Absorption in packed bed
  6. Vapour in air diffusion
  7. Crystallizer

Mechanical Operation Lab

  1. Jaw Crusher
  2. Ball mill
  3. Sedimentation
  4. Plate and frame Press
  5. Sieve Shaker

Chemical Reaction Engineering

  1. Liquid phase reactor
  2. Plug flow reactor (Straight Glass tube)
  3. RTD Plug flow reactor
  4. Isothermal Semi batch reactor
  5. Liquid phase chemical reactor
  6. RTD of Packed bed reactor
  7. Packed bed reactor

Research/ PG/ Ph. D. Lab

Instruments  

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Gas Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)

UV- Vis Spectrophotometer with COD

Gas Chromatography(GC)

Continuing project

Name of project

Principal Investigator

Sponsor Agency

Amount lacs

Machining and analysis of various parameters of nanocomposites prepared from industries wastes for various applications

Dr. S. Suresh

 MPCST, Government of Madhya Pradesh

4.00

Development and optimization of bio-char enriched super compost from forest necromass for enhanced soil carbon sequestration

Dr. S. Suresh

Ministry of Environmental Science, India

55.00

Selective Conversion of CO2 to CO using an Inexpensive Nanoporous carbon doped plasma-photocatalysis

Dr. S. Suresh

ONGC Energy Centre, Mumbai

12.08

Completed Project

Name of project

Principal Investigator

Sponsor Agency

Amount lacs

Removal of Phenol and its Derivative Compounds from Waste Water By Using Non-Conventional Low Cost Adsorbents

Dr. Bharat Modhera

The Institution of Engineers

(India), Kolkata

0.10

Production, analysis and Evaluation of Biodiesel from Neem and Karanja oil blends

Dr. Bharat Modhera

The Institution of Engineers

(India), Kolkata

0.40

Effect of Nitrogen Compound on FCC Catalyst

Dr. Bharat Modhera

TEQIP-II

24.00

Development of Heterogeneous Catalyst for Oxidative Desulfurization of oil

Dr. Sunder Lal Pal

TEQIP-II

10.00

Treatment of industrial wastewater using sequential batch reactor (SBR)

Dr. S. Suresh

MHRD

45.00

Extraction of fibres from raw sisal plants

Dr. S. Suresh

Handloom and Handicraft Rural Development Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh

15.45

Development of Novel separation Processes

Dr. S. Suresh

MHRD

50.00

Treatment of industrial wastewater using photocatalysis process

Dr. S. Suresh

MPCST, Government of Madhya Pradesh

5.45

Treatment of brine sludge using combined adsorption-Electro-chemical methods

Dr. S. Suresh

TEQIP & Grasim Industry, Nagda, Bhopal

14.45

Biomass to Biofuel

Dr. S. Suresh

TEQIP-II

0.75

Nanocatalysis preparation from low cost materials

Dr. S. Suresh

TEQIP-II

0.45

Solar desalination

Dr. S. Suresh

TEQIP-II

1.0

Extraction of silica and use for nanofluid applications

Dr. S. Suresh

Incubation centre

0.75

List of Indian patents

Title of patent

Patent No.

Grand date  

Applicants

Silica-Titanium Dioxide doped Photocatalyst, and a Reactor Vessel for Effluent Treatment

1599/MUM/2015

18/04/2015

Dr. S. Suresh

Pilot plant wastewater treatment using novel SHEFROL technology

Communicated

-

Dr. S. Suresh and  Shahid Abbas Abbasi

Consultancy

Name of project

Principal Investigator

Sponsor Agency

Amount  lacs

Testing the chemical kit for physicochemical parameters

Dr. S. Suresh

M/s Shrinathji chemicals, Bhopal

0.35

Determination of silica and other minerals

Dr. S. Suresh

Irrigation department, Bhopal

0.35

Developing Anti-IR Paint for Defense Purpose

Dr. Sunder Lal Pal

MANIT and Yohana Paints, Bhopal

0.30

  1. Short Term Training Programme on “Frontiers of Materials Science and Technology”, 2 – 6th May, 2016, at Department of Chemical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India.
  2. Biofuels and Bioenergy: International conference and Exhibition, 23-25 February, 2016, Jointly organized by Department of Chemical Engineering, MANIT Bhopal, India and WEENTECH, Coventry, UK.
  3. Green Technology- A Chemical Engineering Perspectives, 48th Engineers Day, on the theme of “Engineering Challenges for Knowledge Era”, IEI (India), MP state centre, 15th Sep’ 2015.
  4. 3rd International Conference on “Environmental Friendly Agriculture and Horticulture in Planning of a Smart City”, MANIT, Janparishad and SusTanCon (USA), Bhopal, Dec.12-14, 2015.
  5. Short Term Training Programme on “Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Biomaterials”, 25 – 29th June, 2014, at Department of Chemical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India.
  6. Short Term Training Programme on “Green Chemistry and Engineering: Past, Present and Future”, 30th June – 04th July, 2014, organized by Department of Chemical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India.
  7. 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Agriculture, Horticulture and Environmental Engineering, Noor-Us-Sabah, Bhopal, 15-17 November 2014.
  8. Utilization of Agricultural Residues (Waste-to-Energy). International conference on Sustainable Agriculture, Horticulture & Environmental Development, a Global Concern, Janparishad, Bhopal, 21-23, Feb. 2014.
  9. Short Term Training Programme on “Advanced Tools for Material Characterizations”, 01-05 April, 2013, at Department of Chemical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India.
  10. “International Conference on Global Scenario in Environment and Energy (ICGSE2 - 2013)” on 14-16th March, 2013 at Department of Chemical & Energy Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India.
  11. International conference on Sustainable Agriculture, Horticulture & Environmental Biomass to biofuel. TEQIP sponsored Short-term training program on “Bio-energy conversion technologies”, Department of Chemical Engineering, MANIT, 24-28 December, 2013.
  12. 1st International Conference on “Global Scenario in Environment and Energy” (ICGSE2 2013) sponsored by TEQIP-II, MANIT Bhopal, March14-16, 2013.
  13. Short Term course on” Green Catalysis For Industrial Applications”, 07-11 May, 2012, Department of Chemical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal, India.
  14. “Chemicarnival-2011”, 15-16 October, 2011 at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India.
  15. Short term course entitled “Recent Trends in Industrial Pollution and Energy Management”, 9-13 May, 2011, at Department of Chemical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India.

Ph. D.

 Full Time:

  1. Ms. Rupali Jha
  2. Mr. Deeptiraj Pant
  3. Ms. Rajani Bharati
  4. Ms. Anshika Rani

Part Time:

  1. Mr. Jitendra Kumar
  2. Ms. Shikha Gangil
  3. Mr. Ankit Kadam
  4. Mr. Ramswaroop Singh Thakur
  5. Mr. Ashwani Rathore
  6. Mr. Shourbh Singh Raghuwansi
  7. Mr. Anuj Verma
  8. Ms. Samta Singh

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