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  • Prof Mihir Kumar Purkait

  • Professor
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Publications 2003 - 2020

Publications

  • 216
    Journal Articles
  • 12
    Chapters
    in Book
  • 8
    Book
  • 4
  • 1
  • 163

Citations / H-Index

7383 Citations
48 h-index
6857 Citations

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Expertise

Chemical Engineering

Membrane technology; Effluent treatment and waste management; Advanced separation processes; Catalysis; Nanoparticles and nano-composites; Bio-diesel; Bio-products, vegetable and fruit juice processing; CO2 to products and liquid fuels.

Personal Information

Prof Mihir Kumar Purkait

Male
Department of Chemical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Kamrup, Assam, India - 781039


Experience

  • Professor

    Department of Chemical Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

  • Associate Professor

    Department of Chemical Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

  • Assistant Professor

    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

  • Senior Lecturer

    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati


Qualification

  • Ph.D

    Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

  • M Tech

    Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

  • B Tech

    Calcutta University


Honours and Awards

2019

Visiting Professor

GIFU University, Japan, June-July 2019

2018

Visiting Expert

National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, (YunTech) Taiwan, May, 2018

2018

Visiting Professor

National Ilan University (NIU), Taiwan, June – July, 2018

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2019

Visiting Professor

GIFU University, Japan, June-July 2019

2018

Visiting Expert

National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, (YunTech) Taiwan, May, 2018

2018

Visiting Professor

National Ilan University (NIU), Taiwan, June – July, 2018

2018

Herdillia Award for Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering for the year 2018

Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE).

2017

Visiting Professor

National Ilan University (NIU), Taiwan, May – July, 2017

2010

Visiting Scientist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

2009

Young Scientist Medal Award

Indian National Science Academy (INSA)

2009

The Young Engineers Award in the field of Chemical Engineering

The Institute of Engineers (India)

2009

Young Scientist Award

Department of Science & Technology (DST)

2007

Dr. A.V. Rama Rao Foundation’s Best Ph.D Thesis and Research Award in Chemical Engineering/Technology

Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE).

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Doctoral Theses Guided

2020

Studies on Development of Functionalized Waste Plastic Based Membranes for Ultrafiltration Applications

Dr. Md Madu Azi, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

2019

Fabrication of fly ash based ceramic membrane for tomato juice clarification and water treatment

Dr. Murchana Changmai, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

2019

Antifouling and smart polymeric ultrafiltration membranes for environmental and biological separations

Dr. Randeep Singh, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

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2020

Studies on Development of Functionalized Waste Plastic Based Membranes for Ultrafiltration Applications

Dr. Md Madu Azi, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

2019

Fabrication of fly ash based ceramic membrane for tomato juice clarification and water treatment

Dr. Murchana Changmai, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

2019

Antifouling and smart polymeric ultrafiltration membranes for environmental and biological separations

Dr. Randeep Singh, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

2016

Electrochemical and photo electrochemical studies for CO2 reduction and dye removal using Co3O4 as anode

Dr. V. Shyam K. Yadav, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

2016

Preparation and Characterization of Hydrophilic Polysulfone Ultrafiltration Membranes

Dr. Nilay Sharma, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

2015

Preparation and Characterization of Fouling Resistant Ultrafiltration Membranes

Dr. Manish Kumar Sinha, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

2015

Preparation and Characterization of Flyash Based Catalyst for Transesterification of Mustard Oil

Dr. Vikranth Volli, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

2014

Microfiltration Studies Using Low Cost Ceramic Membranes

Dr. E. Sriharsha, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

2013

Treatment Of Fluoride Containing Water Using Adsorption And Precipitation Followed By Microfiltration

Dr. Aparajita Goswami, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

2011

Preparation, Characterization and Applications of clay supported composite membranes

Dr, Somen Jana, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

2010

Green Synthetic Methodologies Using Innocuous Reagents & Removal of Nitrobenzene Using Cloud Point Extraction

Dr, Jayashree Nath, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

2009

Preparation and Characterization of Low Cost Ceramic Composite Membranes for Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration Applications

Dr, Barun Kumar Nandi, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

2009

Removal of Fluoride, Iron and Arsenic from Drinking Water using a Combination of Electrocoagulation and Microfiltration

Dr. Debasis Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

2008

Synthesis of Polysulfone Membrane and Its Application to Separation of Oil from Oil-in-Water Emulsion

Dr. Bandana Chakrabarty, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

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Membership In Professional Bodies

2020

Life Fellow of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (India)

Life Fellow

2016

Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK

Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK

2016

Fellow of Institute of Engineers (India)

Fellow of Institute of Engineers (India)

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2020

Life Fellow of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (India)

Life Fellow

2016

Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK

Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK

2016

Fellow of Institute of Engineers (India)

Fellow of Institute of Engineers (India)

2009

BOYSCAST Fellow for the year 2009-2010, (DST), Govt. of India

BOYSCAST Fellow for the year 2009-2010, (DST), Govt. of India

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Membership In Committees

2020

PAC Member, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India

PAC Member, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India

2020

Faculty selection committee member, IIT Roorkee

Faculty selection committee member, IIT Roorkee

2019

Advisor of Rain Water Harvesting plant, IOCL, Betkuchi terminal, Guwahati, Assam

Advisor of Rain Water Harvesting plant, IOCL, Betkuchi terminal, Guwahati, Assam

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2020

PAC Member, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India

PAC Member, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India

2020

Faculty selection committee member, IIT Roorkee

Faculty selection committee member, IIT Roorkee

2019

Advisor of Rain Water Harvesting plant, IOCL, Betkuchi terminal, Guwahati, Assam

Advisor of Rain Water Harvesting plant, IOCL, Betkuchi terminal, Guwahati, Assam

2018

Advisor of 107 MLD drinking water supply plant in Guwahati, GAMMON India Pvt Ltd, Jalukbari, Guwahati

Advisor of 107 MLD drinking water supply plant in Guwahati, GAMMON India Pvt Ltd, Jalukbari, Guwahati

2018

Technical Director, M/s Vixudha Bio Products Pvt. Ltd.

Technical Director, M/s Vixudha Bio Products Pvt. Ltd.

2016

State Level Water Quality Task Force Member, PHED, Govt. of Assam

State Level Water Quality Task Force Member, PHED, Govt. of Assam

2016

Technical Director, RD Grow Green India Pvt. Ltd.

Technical Director, RD Grow Green India Pvt. Ltd.

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Research Projects

Development of catalysts and a prototype device for conversion of CO2 to fuels/chemicals

Funding Agency : DST

Centre of Technological Excellent in water purification

Funding Agency : DST

Functionalized membranes for efficient wastewater treatment and food processing

Funding Agency : Styrelsen for Forskning og Uddannelse, Denmark

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Development of catalysts and a prototype device for conversion of CO2 to fuels/chemicals

Funding Agency : DST

Centre of Technological Excellent in water purification

Funding Agency : DST

Functionalized membranes for efficient wastewater treatment and food processing

Funding Agency : Styrelsen for Forskning og Uddannelse, Denmark

Development of functionalized Carbon nanomaterial composite for removal of pharmaceutical waste

Funding Agency : MHRD

Development of House Hold Prototype for the Treatment of Arsenic Contaminated Drinking Water

Funding Agency : MHRD

CO2-Selective Ceramic Membrane for Separation of CO2 from Flue Gas and Natural Gas’

Funding Agency : DST

Electrocoagulation Techniques for the Treatment of Rejected Stream of Nanofiltration

Funding Agency : TATA STEEL

Treatment of highly saline effluent by using surface active agent

Funding Agency : TATA STEEL

Study of presence of surface active agents in the inlet stream of Sureka Projects for Drinking water plant and Remedial action thereon

Funding Agency : Sureka Projects Pvt Limited Guwahati -

Characterization of water samples for drinking purpose.

Funding Agency : POWER GRID

Treatment of contaminated drinking water using a hybrid low-cost process

Funding Agency : DBT - INNO INDIGO

Polluted River Stretches-Preparation of Action Plan for North Eastern States

Funding Agency : CPCB

Ceramic Filter Candle for water treatment

Funding Agency : Hamilton Housewares Pvt Limited, Mumbai

Development of portable water purification system for pathogen and other contaminants free drinking water

Funding Agency : DRDO

Implementation of suitable water treatment plant at Balipara Substation (Sonitpur), Assam, Power Grid Corporation of India

Funding Agency : POWER GRID

Installation of water treatment plant in the campus POWERGRID corp. India, Khalariat, Meghalay

Funding Agency : POWER GRID

Poly-N-vinylamides Derivatized Fouling-Resistant Membranes for Industrial Application

Funding Agency : CSIR

Modification of polymeric membrane by blending polymeric nanoparticle

Funding Agency : INSA

Utilization and synthesis of fly ash based bi-functional catalyst in bio-diesel production.

Funding Agency : DST

Treatment of contaminated drinking water using electrocoagulation technique

Funding Agency : DRDO

Installation of Iron Arsenic and Fluoride removal unit in the Yurebam,substation, Imphal

Funding Agency : POWER GRID

Optimization of mass transfer enhanced electroless plating process parameters for dense metal composite membrane fabrication

Funding Agency : CSIR

Synthesis of a candidate surfactant for the membrane based separation of heavy metals

Funding Agency : CSIR

Development of indigenous technology for fluoride free drinking water

Funding Agency : DRDO

Development of membrane based technology for the separation of coal from organic solvent

Funding Agency : TATA STEEL

Improvement of existing Iron Removal Unit developed by DRL, Tezpur

Funding Agency : DRDO

Enhancement of Synthesis of Lipids from Microalgae (Microalgal Oil) for Biodiesel Production: Optimization Using Mechanistic Approach

Funding Agency : DRDO

Development of light weight Iron Removal Unit based on the principle developed by Defence Research Laboratory, Tezpur

Funding Agency : DRDO

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