Faculty Profile  

D. P. Rao


B.Tech., Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India 1965.
M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1967.
Ph.D., Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India 1974.
Visiting Professor, Univ. of California, Riverside, 1995-97.

Managing Partner, Process Intensification Consultants, Hyderabad

Phone: 91-40 0215701, +91 9989495701

email: dprao[AT]iitk.ac.in


  • Process Intensification

  • Separation processes

  • Multiphase Reactor

  • Heat & mass transfer

  • Solar energy


  • Sivakumar, S. V. and Rao, D. P., “Adsorptive separation of gas mixtures: mechanistic view, sharp separation and process intensification”, Chem. Eng. and Processing, 53, 31-52 (2012) 

  • Thakur, R. S., Rao, D. P. and  Kaistha, N.,  “Process intensification in duplex pressure swing adsorption”, Computers and Chem. Eng., 35, 973-983 (2011)

  • Rajan, S., Kumar, M., Ansari, J., Rao, D. P. and Kaistha, N., "Limiting gas liquid flows and mass transfer in a novel rotating packed bed (HiGee)", Ind. Eng. Chem. Research50 , 986-997 (2011)

  • Agarwal, L., Pavani, V., Rao, D. P. and Kaistha, N., “Process intensification in HiGee absorption and distillation: design procedure and applications”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Research, 49,10046-10058 (2010)

  • Rao, D. P., Sivakumar, S. V., Mandal, S., Kota, S. and Ramaprasad, B. S. G., “Novel simulated moving-bed adsorber for the fractionation of gas mixtures”, J. Chromatography, 1069, 141-151 (2005)

  • Rao, D. P., Bhowal, A. and Goswami, P. S., “Process intensification in rotating packed beds (HIGEE): an appraisal, Ind. Eng. Chem. Research, 43, 1150-1162 (2004) .

  • Rao, D.P., Goutami, C. V. and Jain, S., “A direct method for incorporation of tray-efficiency matrix in simulation of multicomponent separation processes,” Computers and Chem. Eng., 25, 1141-1152 (2001)

  • Rao, D. P., “The futility of raffinate reflux revisited,” Can. J. Chem. Eng., 77, 74 (1999)

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