Projects

 

SPONSORED RESEARCH FUNDING

A. GOVERNMENT SPONSORED PROJECTS

  1. Sponsoring Agency: Indian Space Research Organisation (VSSC-ISRO, Tiruvananthapuram)

  Title: Comprehensive Two & Three Dimensional Modelling of Water Permeation across Proton Exchange Membrane in Fuel Cell integrated with Electro-Osmotic Pump

  Amount proposed: Rs.20,70,000

  Duration: Three years

  Starting date: July 20, 2015

  1. Sponsoring Agency: Department of Science & Technology (DST)

  Title: Non-gassing Electrode Materials for Electro-osmotic Pumping Based Subcutaneous Drug Delivery System

  Amount proposed: Rs.33.90 Lakhs

  PI: Dr. RK Nagarale (Ramanujan Fellow associated with me)

  Duration: Three years

  Starting date (Duration): May, 2013 (Three years)

  1. Sponsoring Agency: Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

  Title: Immobilized Enzyme Membrane Reactor for Conversion of Lactose to Galacto-Oligosaccharides (GOS)

  Amount proposed: Rs. 42,21,800

  Duration: Three years

  Starting date (Duration): July 14, 2011 (Three Years; extended for another six months)

  1. Sponsoring Agency: MIS

  Title: Thematic Unit of Excellence on Soft Nanofabrication with Application in Energy, Environment and Bio-platforms at
IIT-Kanpur

  Amount proposed: Rs. 50,000/-

  Duration: Five years

  • Starting date: October, 2011

  1. Sponsoring Agency: Indian Space Research Organization (VSSC-ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram)

  Title: Study of parametric sensitivity of water permeation in Fuel Cell Proton Exchange Membranes

  Total Amount: Rs. 20,08,000/-

  Duration: Three years

  Starting date (Duration): April 20, 2011 (Three Years; extended for another six months)

  1. Sponsoring Agency: Council of Scientific & Industrial research (CSIR)

  Title: Mass Transfer Studies Removal of Dissolved Gases from Aqueous Solution applying Membrane Contractor as Degasser

  Total Amount: Rs. 9,75,000/-

  Starting date (Duration): August 1, 2010 (Three Years)

  1. Sponsoring Agency: Indo-Australian Bilateral Research Project Funds under the Indo-Australian Fund for S&T Cooperation in Biotechnology (DBT)

  Collaborative Organizations: University of Melbourne (PI: Dr. Sally Gras, Co-PI: Dr. Sandra Kentish), Burra Foods (Co-PI: Dr. Andrew Barber, Australia), Jadavpur University (PI: Prof. C. Bhattacharjee) and I.I.T.-Kanpur (Co-PI: Prof. P. K. Bhattacharya, India)

  Title: Milk nutraceuticals: a biotechnology opportunity for Australian and Indian dairy producers

  Total Funding: AUD 530,717 (Indian component: AUD 188,250 (Rs. 6,400, 500) & Australian Component: AUD 342,467).

  Co-PI at IITK: PK Bhattacharya (project cost: Rs. 12,68,000/-)

  Starting date (Duration): June, 2007 (3 years & extended to 3.5 years)

  1. Sponsoring Agency: Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD)

  Title: Engineering thin meso-porous films for development of sensors

  Total Amount: Rs. 20,00,000/-

  Starting date (Duration): August 1, 2010 (Three Years)

  PI: Dr. Rajdip Bandyopadhyaya

  PI: PK Bhattacharya from April, 2007 to September, 2008

  1. Sponsoring Agency: Indo-French Project from Indo-French Centre for promotion of advanced research (IFCPAR)

  Collaborative Organizations: IEM, Montpellier (France) and I.I.T.-Kanpur (India)

  Title: Effluent Treatment through Membrane Processes

  Total Funding: Rs. 95, 50,000/-

  French PI: Prof. G. M. Rios, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie, France

  Indian project cost: Rs. 24,28,000/- plus six visits to France

  Starting date (Duration): April 2003 to September, 2006 (3 years, extended to 3.5 years)

  1. Sponsoring Agency: Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD)

  Title: Advanced Membrane Separations

  Total Amount: Rs. 15,00,000/-

  Starting date (Duration): April 2003 (Two Years)

  1. Sponsoring Agency: Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD)

  Title: Membrane Separations

  Total Amount: Rs. 15,00,000/-

  Starting date (Duration): February, 1999 (Three Years)

  1. Sponsoring Agency: Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)

  Title: Splitting Machine Cane Juice Extraction’

  Total Amount: Rs. 3,90,000/-

  PI: Prof. J. K. Gehlawat & Co-PI: P. K. Bhattacharya

  Starting date (Duration): 1st April, 1998 (One Year)

  1. Sponsoring Agency: All Indian Council of Technical Education (AICTE)

  Title: Membrane Separations Processes (Thrust Area)

  Total Amount: Rs. 12,00,000/-

  Starting date (Duration): February 1996 (Three Year)

  1. Sponsoring Agency: Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

  Title: High Fructose Syrup

  Total Amount: Rs. 23,00,000/-

  Starting date (Duration): 1993 (Three Year)

  PI: Prof. J. K. Gehlawat & Co-PI: P. K. Bhattacharya

B.        INDUSTRY SPONSORED PROJECTS

  1. Sponsoring Industry: Supreme Paper Mills Ltd., Kolkata (SPM)

  Title: Analysis and validation of results obtained for the production of Sodium Lignosulphonates from spent sulphite liquor

  Total Amount: Rs. 3,00,000/-

  Starting date (Duration): (Six Months)

  1. Sponsoring Industry: Indo-Gulf Fertilizers, Jagdishpur (Aditya-Birla Group)

  Title: To develop membrane process based scheme in order to recycle urea plant process condensate after recovering Gases (Ammonia and CO2) and Urea

  Total Amount: Rs. 21,56,160/-

  Starting date (Duration): 21st November, 2006 (Two Years)

  1. Sponsoring Industry: DSCL Sugar – AJBAPUR (DSCL)

  Title: Inspection & advise for efficient performance of the Effluent treatment Plant

  Total Amount: Rs. 20,000/-

  Starting date (Duration): May 2008 (One month)

  1. Sponsoring Industry: Transpek-Silox, Vadodara (a multi-national company manufacturing inorganic chemicals) (TSIL)

  Title: “To develop a scheme for recycling of TSIL biologically treated effluent (300 m3/day) in order to recover water as well as for any discharge to municipal drainage, adhering pollution norms

  Total Amount: Rs. 10,00,000/-

  Starting date (Duration): 11th August, 2006 (Two Years)

  1. Sponsoring Industry: M/s GAIL India Ltd. (GAIL)

  Title: “Separation of light paraffins and olefins by adsorption

  Total Amount: Rs. 1, 71, 31,000/-

  Starting date (Duration): 11th August, 2006 (Two Years)

  PI: Professor D. P. Rao

  Coordinator: Prof. P. K. Bhattacharya (2006-2007)

  1. Sponsoring Industry: M/s Raninagar Paper Ltd., C/o M/s Supreme Paper Mills, Calcutta (SPM)

  Title: “Purification & concentration of lignosuefonates from black liquor by membrane processes

  Total Amount: Rs. 3,00,000/-

  Starting date (Duration): 4th August, 1998 (Two Years)

  1. Sponsoring Industry: M/s Grasim Industries Ltd., Mavoor, Kerala (GRASIM)

  Title: “'Trial Runs of Ultrafiltration of Prehydrolysis Liquor

  Total Amount: Rs. 23,750/-

  Starting date (Duration): August 2000 (Two months)

  1. Sponsoring Industry: M/s Dhampur Sugar Mills, Dhampur (UP)

  Title: “To develop a membrane based technology for Sugar Processing

  Total Amount: Rs. 1, 50,000/-

  Co-PI: JK Gehlawat

  Starting date (Duration): 1995 (one year)

  1. Sponsoring Industry: UP-State Agro Industrial Corp. Ltd., Lucknow (UPSAIC)

  Title: “Techno-economic feasibility study (report preparation) for 10-tones/day-zinc sulphate plant for supply, erection and commissioning on turnkey basis

  Total Amount: Rs. 10,000/-

  PI: Subhash Bhatia & Co-PI: PK Bhattacharya

  Starting date (Duration): 1986 (Three months)

 

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