International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges

February 26-28, 2017

Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Sector 81, Mohali, Punjab

 Scientific Program

26th February 2017 (Sunday)

8.00-17.00 h

Registration

8.00- 8.45 h

Breakfast

09.00-9.40 h

Inaugural Ceremony of SEEC-2017

9.40-11.10 h

Special Technical Session

11.10-11.40 h

Tea/ Coffee

11.40-13.00 h

Mini-Symposia I

(New Fuels and Advanced Engine Combustion)

Chair: P A Laxminarayana

Mini-Symposia II

(Sustainable Energy)

Chair: Nitin Labhsetwar

11.40-12.00 h

Invited: Alternative Fuels for Compression Ignition   engines- Where are we going?

R. P. Sharma, Jaipur

Invited: Is distributed Poly-generation Utilizing Local Resources a Sustainable Energy Solution for India?

Sudipta De, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

12.00-12.20 h

Invited: Technology Roadmap for DME Fuelled Vehicles in Indian Mega-Cities

Avinash K. Agarwal, IIT, Kanpur

Invited: Efficient Absorption of Solar Energy Using Nanoparticle-Laden Fluids

Himanshu Tyagi, IIT Ropar

12.20-12.40 h

Invited: Emerging New Alternate Fuels for IC Engines: A Review

S. L. Soni, MNIT, Jaipur

Invited: Carbon Based Materials for Energy Storage Applications

Shantanu Bhattacharya, IIT, Kanpur

12.40-13.00 h

Invited: Advanced Engine Combustion Technologies

Akhilendra P. Singh, IIT, Kanpur

Invited: Simple Modeling Tools for Air Pollution Emission Inventory and Health Risk Assessment

Bhola R. Gurjar, IIT, Roorkee

13.00- 14.00 h

Lunch

14.00-15.30 h

Mini-Symposia III

(Experimental and Numerical Combustion)

Chair: R P Sharma

Mini-Symposia IV

(Environmental Remediation and Rail Road Transport

Chair:  Avinash K Agarwal

14.00-14.20 h

Invited: Unsteady Motions in Vortex Shedding Combustors: A Dynamical Systems’ Perspective

Sathesh Mariappan, IIT, Kanpur

Invited: Diesel Locomotive Noise: Sources, Reduction Strategies, Measurement Methods and Standards

Nachiketa Tiwari, IIT, Kanpur

14.20-14.40 h

Invited: Modeling of Turbulent Spray Combustion Using Conditional Moment Closure Method

Santanu De, IIT, Kanpur

Invited: Design & Development of Common Rail electronic direct fuel injection for diesel locomotives of Indian Railways

Anirudh Gautam, RDSO, Lucknow

14.40-15.00 h

Invited: MPFI and SPFI CNG engine  design and development

P. A. Laxminarayana, Simpsons, Chennai

Invited: Lab Development and Field Evaluation of a High Volume Fine Particle Inertial Impaction Based Aerosol Sampler

Tarun Gupta, IIT, Kanpur

15.00-15.20 h

Invited: Characterization of Single Phase Natural Circulation Loops using Dynamical Systems Approach

A. Mukhopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Invited: Mixed Oxides as Efficient Oxygen Carriers for Chemical Looping Combustion Technologies

Nitin Labhsetwar, NEERI, Nagpur

15.20- 16.00 h

Tea/ Coffee

16.00-18.00 h

Session A-1: Advances in IC Engines and Fuels

Chair: Mohsen Assadi

Session B-1: Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels- I

Chair: Rupam Kataki

16.00-16.30 h

Keynote: Mahua Biodiesel in a Single Cylinder  Diesel Engine  for Sustainable Irrigation Operation in India: An Experimental Study

V Ganesan, IIT Madras, Chennai

Keynote: Challenges in the development of enzymes for biomass hydrolysis

Rajeev Kumar Sukumaran, CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum

16.30-16.50 h

Invited: Combustion Characteristics of Biomass-based Fuels for Engine Applications

Amitava Dutta, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Invited: Thermophilic Fungus Malbranchea cinnamomea as Source of Catalytically Active Glycosyl Hydrolases for Bioconversion of Lignocellulosics

Bhupinder S. Chadha, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

16.50-17.10 h

Invited: Laser Ignition of Engine

Dhananjay. K. Srivastava, IIT, Kharagpur

Invited: Cellulase production for Second Generation Bioethanol Production

Reeta R. Singhania, DBT Bioenergy Centre, IOCL, Faridabad

17.10-17.20 h

Contributed: Low Temperature Combustion with Two-Shot Injection Strategies for Simultaneous Reduction of NOx and PM in Compression Ignition Engines

Nikhil Khedkar, Vehzan Rustomji, Brijesh P. & Sreedhara S, IIT Bombay, Mumbai

Contributed: Effects of Combustion on Noise and Vibrations in Bio-fuelled Engine

Chetankumar Patel, Nachiketa Tiwari & Avinash K. Agarwal, IIT, Kanpur

17.20-17.30 h

Contributed: Direct Numerical Simulation of Ignition Kernel Growth in a Turbulent Premixed Environment

Kedar G. Bhide, S. Sreedhara, IIT Bombay, Mumbai

 

Contributed: A Novel Surfactant Assisted Transition Metal Pretreatment of Chilli Post-Harvest Residue for the Production of Bioethanol

Sindhu Raveendran, Jerina Kamal, Binod P, Anil K Mathew, Amith Abraham, Edgard Gnansounou & Ashok Pandey

CSIR-NIIST; EPFL, Switzerland; CIAB, Mohali

17.30-17.40 h

Contributed: Mode Switching Strategy Development for Diesohol Fuelled Engine

Akhilendra P. Singh & Avinash K. Agarwal, IIT, Kanpur

Contributed: Conventional and Molecular Approaches for Improvement of Jatrophas Curcas: A Promising Biofuel Crop

Pradeep Agarwal, A. Prakash, Parinita Agarwal, Arup Ghosh & Aneesha Singh, CSIR-CSMCRI, Bhavnagar

17.40-17.50 h

Contributed: Investigation of Cyclic Variability in A Non-Road Diesel Engine Fueled with Diesel/ Butanol Blends

Mohit Raj Saxena & Rakesh K. Maurya, IIT, Ropar

Contributed: In-silico Characterization of Novel Beta-glucosidase Isoforms from Aspergillus Ungus for Identifying Potential Enzymes for Biomass Hydrolysis

Amith Abraham, Prajeesh Kv, Athira Raj Sr, Raveendran Sindhu, Anil K Mathew & Rajeev K Sukumaran, CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum

18.00-19.30 h

General Body Meeting of ISEES (Open only for ISEES members)

19.30-21.00 h

Conference Dinner

 

27th February 2017 (Monday)

8.00-8.45 h

Breakfast

09.00-10.30 h

Session A-2: Combustion Processes

Chair: Rakesh Kumar Maurya

Session B-2: Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels- II

Chair: Arun Goyal

09.00-09.30 h

Keynote: Sustainable Alternate Transportation Fuel Development for Kerala

Gabrial Roy, CPnE Consultants, USA

Keynote: Fuel from waste: A scientific solution for waste management and environment conservation

Arvind Kumar Bhat, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla

09.30-09.50 h

Invited: Macroscopic Spray Characteristics of Ethanol Blended Kerosene and Diesel using a Hybrid Atomizer

Swarnendu Sen, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Invited: Nano-composites as Modern Heterogeneous Catalyst for Biodiesel Production

Baskar Gurunathan, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai

09.50-10.00 h

Contributed: Combustion Characteristics of Graphene Isrosene Nano-fluid

Amit Yadav, Arindrajit Chowdhury, Atul Srivatava & Nandakumar K, ISRO; IIT Bombay, Mumbai

Invited: Scale-up of Hydrogen Production in 150 Liter Pilot Scale through Dark Fermentation Route by a Purified Anaerobe,

Sanjukta Subudhi, N Ram Kumar, Pulikkal D Anupama, Tanmay Nayak & Banwari Lal, Energy & Resource Institute, New Delhi

10.00-10.10 h

Contributed: Effect of Engine Speed on In-Cylinder Air Flow Characteristics

Akhilendra P. Singh & Avinash K. Agarwal

IIT, Kanpur

10.10-10.20 h

Contributed: Interacting Swirl Flow Dynamics

Rahul BV, PM Tilak & S Chaudhuri, IISc, Bangalore

Invited: Valorization of Pineapple Post-harvest and Fruit Processing Wastes by Extraction of High-value Bromelain and Use of Residues for Ethanol Production,

Anil Mathew, Meera Christopher, Emrin George, Amith Abraham, Raveendran Sindhu, Ashok Pandey & Rajeev Sukumaran, CSIR- NIIST, Trivandrum; CIAB, Mohali

10.20-10.30 h

Contributed: Investigation of Combustion inside a Ramjet/ Scramjet Engine

Mirza S. Faisal Baig, Sameer Hasan, Mahboob Ahmed and Mohd Danish Ansari, AMU, Aligarh

10.30-11.00 h

Tea/ Coffee

11.00-12.30 h

Session A-3: Renewable Energy: Prospects and Technologies

Chair: Ramesh Agarwal

Session B-3: Waste to Wealth- Chemicals and Fuels – I

Chair: Zainul Akmar Zakria

Session C-1: Energy Conversion Systems

Chair: Dilip Bora

11.00-11.10 h

Keynote: An Experimental Investigation of Performance-Emission Trade off of a CI engine Fueled by different blends of Diesel-Ethanol and Diesel-Biodiesel-Ethanol

PK Bose, NSHM Knowledge Campus, Durgapur

Keynote: Biomass Hybrid Conversion Pathway for Sustainable Biorefinery

Thallada Bhaskar, CSIR-IIP, Dehradun

Contributed: Feasibility of using Phase Change Material for Thermal Storage at High Temperature for Concentrated Solar Cookers: A Numerical Approach

Kumar Venkateshwar, Vanditi Mathur & Prodyut R. Chakraborty

IIT Jodhpur

11.10-11.20 h

Contributed: CO2 Based Combined Power and Refrigeration Cycle – A Scheme for Low Grade Waste Heat Recovery

Subha Mondal & Sudipta De, Jadavpur Univ., Kolkata

11.20-11.30 h

Contributed: Enhanced Electrocatalytic Performance of CaCu3Ti4O12 Supported Fe2O3 Nano-cubes for Alkaline Fuel Cells

Ankita Mathur, Himmat Singh Kushwaha, Rahul Vaish & Aditi Halder, IIT, Mandi

11.30-11.40 h

Invited: Storing Heat from the Sun: A Critical Perspective

Jishnu Bhattacharya, IIT, Kanpur

Invited: Utilization of Biodiesel Industry Generated Crude Glycerol for the Production of 1,3-propanediol through Microbial Route,

P Binod, CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum

Contributed: Self-lubrication of Epoxy Composite Coatings on D2 Steel

Vikram Kumar, Sujeet K. Sinha & Avinash K. Agarwal, IIT, Kanpur

11.40-11.50 h

Contributed: Heterogeneous Reactivity onto Surface of Fine-fraction Mineral Dust

Pradhi Rajeev, Prashant Rajput, Vikram Chaudhary, Fena Sorathia & Tarun Gupta, IIT, Kanpur

11.50-12.00 h

Contributed: Numerical Study of Single Stage Flash Evaporation Desalination Technique Coupled with Nano-Fluid based Direct Absorption Solar Collector

Kapil Garg, Vikrant Khullar, Himanshu Tyagi & Sarit Kumar Das, IIT, Ropar

Invited: Waste to Wealth- Utilization of Apple Industry Waste for the Production of Value-added Products

Ram Sarup Singh, Punjabi University, Patiala

Contributed: A Noble Approach for the Clean Energy Generation: Solar Updraft Tower

Pradeep Kumar and Ankit Agarwal

IIT Mandi

12.00-12.10 h

Contributed: Thermal and Thermo-hydraulic Performance of Double Flow Flat Plate and Corrugated Absorber Solar Air Heaters

Som Nath Saha & Suresh P. Sharma, NIT, Jamshedpur

Contributed: Sustainable Energy Assessment Criteria of Intermediate Pyrolysis of Wheat Straw as a Renewable Energy Alternative

Amit Patel, Himanshu Tyagi, Prabir Sarkar & Harpreet Singh

IIT, Ropar

12.10-12.20 h

Contributed: Investigation of Convective Heat Transfer of Ferro-fluids for Cooling of Photovoltaic Systems

Danvendra Singh, Balkrishna Mehta and Mohammad Asfer, IIT, Guwahati

Contributed: Optimization of Process Parameters: Biodiesel Production from Carbon Dioxide Sequestering Bacterium,

Manish Kumar, Khushboo Khosla & Indu Shekhar Thakur, JNU, New Delhi

Contributed: Extraction, Preparation and Characterization of Nanocellulose from Wheat Straw an Agricultural Waste Material

Mandeep Kaur, Parveen Sharma & Santosh Kumari

Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Punjab

12.20-12.30 h

Contributed: Heat Transfer enhancement Using Wavy Fin Absorber in Solar Air Heater

Prabha Chand and Abhishek Priyam, NIT, Jamshedpur

Contributed: Effect of Trace Metals on the Specific Acid Production using Waste Water as Substrate

Shikha Dahiya & S Venkata Mohan, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad

Contributed: Applying Genomics for Sustainable Tree-based Biofuel Production

Madhumita Dash, Victor Busov, CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad, Michigan Technological University, USA

12.30-14.30 h

Lunch and

Poster Session-1

14.30-16.00 h

Session A-4: Numerical Simulation of Combustion Processes

Chair: Saptarashi Basu

Session B-4: Waste to Wealth- Chemicals and Fuels – II

Chair: Neelam Sangwan

Session C-2: Alternate Fuels for IC Engines

Chair: U C Banerjee

14.30-14.40 h

Keynote: Multiphase CFD Modeling and Simulations of Fluidized Beds for Chemical Looping Combustion

Ramesh Agarwal, Washington University, USA

Keynote: Performance and Evaluation of a Grid Connected Hybrid Photo Voltaic-Wind Power System

Hao Huu Ngo, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Contributed: Experimental Evaluation of Manifold Injection of HHO on Performance Characteristics of Constant Speed 4-Stroke SI Engine

Shashwat Tripathi, Anshul Kumar & Mritunjay Shukla, IIP, Dehradun

14.40-14.50 h

Contributed: Reduction of Emission of a 110 cc 4-stroke IC Engine using Petrol-HHO Hybrid Fuel

Sanjib Das, Diptanu Dey, Priyanath Das & Rahul Banerjee, NIT, Agartala

14.50-15.00 h

Contributed: Influence of Bio-Lubricant on the Combustion Characteristics in Biodiesel Operated CI Engine

Arup Ratan Dey & Rahul Dev Misra, NIT, Silchar

15.00-15.10 h

Invited: Powering the Future Flight-Perspectives from Environmental challenges

Uma Maheshwar, GE Aviation,

Invited: Flexirubin-type Pigment Production from Chryseobacterium Artocarpi CECT 8497 and its Application as Natural Ink

Wan Azlina Ahmed,

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Contributed: Combustion and Noise Characteristics of Ethanol/ Diesel Blends in a Diesel Genset Engine

Dev P. Satsangi, Nachiketa Tiwari & Avinash K. Agarwal, IIT, Kanpur

15.10-15.20 h

Contributed: Biogas Purification Using Water Scrubbing at Digester Pressure

Sunil Saini & Milind Rane, IIT Bombay, Mumbai

15.20-15.30 h

Contributed: Large Eddy Simulation Of Mixing And Combustion In A Hydrogen-Fuelled Scramjet Combustor With Parallel Strut Injectors

Mukesh Adlak and Santanu De, IIT, Kanpur

Invited: Biotechnological Approaches for the Utilization of Agro-industrial Byproducts for Lactic acid Production

Parmjit S Panesar

Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal

Contributed: Optimization of Valve Event Timing of a Camless Engine

Abhimanyu Das & Dhananjay K. Srivastava, IIT, Kharagpur

15.30-15.40 h

Contributed: Development and Validation of a CFD Model for Simulating Dryout Phenomena in Corium Debris Beds

Aranyak Chakravarty, Priyankan Datta, Koushik Ghosh, Swarnendu Sen & A. Mukhopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Contributed: Exergy Analysis of a Biomass based Polygeneration

Kuntal Jana, Avishek Ray, Sudipta De & Mohsen Assadi, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

15.40-15.50 h

Contributed: A Skeletal Mechanism for the Oxidation of Components Important Biodiesel Surrogates

Aditya Lele, Anand Krishnasamy & Kritika Narayanaswamy, IIT Madras

Contributed: Utilization of Carrot Pomace for the Production of Inulinase from Penicillium Oxalicum BGPU4 Ram Sarup Singh, Kanika Chauhan & Jagroop Singh

Punjabi University, Patiala

Contributed: CO2 Enhanced Oxy-coal Gasification Integrated with Steam Turbine Power Plant

Geeta Kumari & Prabu Vairakannu, IIT, Guwahati

15.50-16.00 h

Contributed: Numerical Investigation of Jet Breakup Phenomenon using VOF Approach Priyankan Datta, A. Chakravarty, Tuhin Maitra, Koushik Ghosh, A. Mukhopadhyay & Swarnendu Sen, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Contributed: Implementation of Renewable Energy Generation (off-grid) Programs in State of Punjab (India)- An Assessment,

Navreet Kaur & Ravneet Kaur

Panjab University Chandigarh

Contributed: Investigations on Co-Pyrolysis Characteristics of Coal-Biomass Blends using TGA

Munna Verma, Chanchal Loha & Amar Nath Sinha, NIT, Patna

16.00-16.30 h

Tea/ Coffee

16.30-18.00 h

Session A-5: Sprays and Heterogeneous Combustion of Coal/ Biomass

Chair: Atul Dhar

Session B-5: Biomass Conversion to Fuels & Chemicals – Thermochemical Processes

Chair: Hao Huu Ngo

16.30-17.00 h

Keynote: Intermittent Renewable Energy and Security of Supply from a Technical and Economical Point of View

Mohsen Assadi, University of Stavanger, Norway

Keynote: Mechanistic Study on Ultrasound-assisted Biodiesel Production from Non-edible Mixed Oil Feedstock using Heterogeneous Catalyst

Vijayanand S Moholkar, IIT Guwahati

17.00-17.20 h

Invited: How a Spray Interacts With Swirling Flow?

Saptarishi Basu, IISc, Bangalore

Invited: Antioxidant Potential of Pyroligneous Acid Fraction Obtained from Pyrolysis of Palm Kernel Shell

Zainul Akmar Zakria, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

17.20-17.40 h

Invited: Instability Control by Actuating the Swirler in a Lean Premixed Combustor

Swetaprovo Chaudhuri, IISc, Bangalore

Invited: Inter-conversion of Aldopentoses and Tetroses with Zeolite

Sarvanamurugan Shunmugavel, CIAB, Mohali

17.40-17.50 h

Contributed: Spray Characteristics of GDI Injector at Varying Fuel Injection Pressures

Nikhil Sharma & Avinash K. Agarwal, IIT, Kanpur

Invited: Bioremediation of Cassava Sago Waste by Yarrowia lipolytica for the Production of Bio-oil

R Praveenkumar, Arunai Engineering College, Thiruvannamalai

17.50-18.00 h

Contributed: High Speed Visualization of Vortex –Droplet Interactions in Swirling Gas Flow Field

Kuppuraj Rajamanickam and Saptarshi Basu, IISc, Bengalore          

18.00-19.00

Plenary Talk by Prof. Sarit Kumar Das, Director, IIT Ropar on “Sustainable Energy Systems”

19.00-20.30 h

Dinner

 

 

28th February 2017 (Tuesday)

8.00-8.45 h

Breakfast

09.00-10.00 h

Award Ceremony of ISEES

  Induction of Fellows

  Young Scientist Award-2017

  Best Ph.D. Thesis Award-2017

  Best M.Tech. Thesis Award-2017

10.00-10.45 h

Plenary Talk on “Roadmap for DME/ Methanol Economy for India”

10.45-11.45 h

Tea/ Coffee Break

and

Poster Session-2

11.45-13.00 h

Session A-6: Utilization of Biofuels

Chair: V Ganesan

Session B-6: Environmental Protection and Health

Chair: Vivek Agarwal

11.45-12.10 h

Keynote: Development of Blood-Plasma-Separation and Constant-Wall-Temperature Micro-Devices

Amit Agarwal, IIT Bombay, Mumbai

Keynote: Solid Waste Management and Climate Change in India: Existing Scenario and Strategy for Improvement

Sunil Kumar, CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur

12.10-12.30 h

Invited: Review of Particle based Methods for Combustion Simulations

D. V. Patil, IIT Mandi

Invited: Magic of π-π Interaction for Carbon Capture,

Deepak Pant, Himachal Pradesh Central University, Dharamshala

12.30-12.40 h

Contributed: Performance and Emission Study of CI Engine Fuelled with Diesel and Microalgae Biodiesel with EGR

Sushant Satputaley, Shubham Burde, Shubham Tatpalliwar, Dhananjay Zodpe & Nishikant Deshpande

VNIT, Nagpur

Contributed: Rice Husk and Straw Valoraization via Chemical Processing for Bioenergy Application and Environmental Protection: A Critical Review,

Shubham Kochhar and Anil Kumar Sarma, SSSNIBE, Kapurthala

12.40-12.50 h

Contributed: Oxy-enriched Air Gasification of Wet Biomass

Anmol Garg & Sandeep Kumar, Thapar University, Patiala

Contributed: Pyrolysis of Coir Pith: Analysis of Bio-oil Yield and Thermokinetic Parameters

Vaibhav Dhyani, Jitendra Kumar, Bijoy Biswas and Thallada Bhaskar, CSIR-IIP, Dehradun

12.50-13.00 h

Contributed: Sustainable Solid Waste Management through Solar Assisted Gasification

Ankur Kaundal, Satavasheel Powar & Atul Dhar, IIT Mandi

Contributed: Combustion Characteristics of Municipal Sewage Sludge with Cotton Stalk in a Bubbling Fluidized Bed under Air and Oxygen-Enriched Conditions

Rajesh Kumar & Ravi Inder Singh, BITS, Pilani

13.00-14.00 h

Lunch

and

Poster Session-2 Continued

14.00-15.30 h

Panel Discussion

Valedictory Session

Paper/ Poster Awards Ceremony and Closure

15.30-16.00 h

Closure Tea/ Coffee

Closure

 

* SEEC Scientific Program

 

* Poster Presentation Schedule