Dr. B. AMBEDKAR

 

dr.amedkar Associate Professor

Dr. B. AMBEDKAR

Email : ambedkarb@ssn.edu.in

 

Post Doctorate (2012 – 2014)

Power Generation & Utility Fuels Group

UK-Center for Applied Energy Research

Lexington, KY – 40511, USA.

Designation: Technical Lead (Bench-Scale Development and Testing of Post-Combustion Enzyme Catalyzed CO2 Capture Process).

Ph.D in Chemical Engineering (2007 – 2011)

Department of Chemical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT M), Chennai – 36, Tamil Nadu, India.

M.Tech in Plant Design (2003 – 2005)

Department of Chemical Engineering

National Institute of Technology (NITT), Tiruchirapalli – 15. Tamil Nadu, India.

B.Tech in Chemical Engineering (1997 – 2001)         

Department of Chemical Engineering

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

 

His recent postdoctoral research includes solvent-based post-combustion carbon dioxide (CO2) capture system that integrates a low-enthalpy, aqueous potassium carbonate-based solvent with an absorption-enhancing carbonic anhydrase (CA) enzyme catalyst and a vacuum regenerator in a re-circulating absorption-desorption process configuration. During his Post Doctoral Research, built a Post Combustion CO2 Capture and Regeneration Unit (Mini Pilot Plant). These involves developing a Process Flow Diagram, Mass and Energy Balance Calculation, Equipment Design Calculation, Selecting a Suitable Measuring Devices, Process Control and Data Acquisition System, Unit Assembling and Troubleshooting during Shake Down Testing.

His doctoral dissertation was conducted under the direction of Prof. R.Nagarajan and Prof. Sreenivas Jayanti in the area of Clean Coal Technology using high-intensity and high-frequency Ultrasound. Springer outstanding Ph.D thesis award has been given for developing a high through output novel ultrasonic process for cleaning of high sulfur and high ash coal during Ph.D research programme.

And also during his Ph.D, involved in various Industrial Consultancy Research.

Development of Predictive Model for Counter Current Spray Drier – CFD Simulation Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) – Pune

Development of Predictive Model for Fly-Ash Erosion on Metal Surfaces. BHEL – Trichy

Investigation of High Frequency, High-Intensity Ultrasonics for Size Reduction and Washing of Coal BHEL – Trichy

Ultrasonic Purification of Fly-Ash. BHEL – Trichy

Determination of Bond Work Index for Limestone. FL Smidth – Chennai

He has worked as a faculty in Karpaga Vinayaga College of Engineering and Technology, Madhuranthagam and National Institute of Technology (Contract basis), Thiruchirappalli. He has taught various subjects to undergraduate students such as Unit Operation, Fluid Mechanics, Mass Transfer, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena and Environmental Engineering for Post Graduate Students Chemical Process and Flow Sheeting, Water and Land Pollution Control Plant Design. He has published 4 Research Papers in Reputed International Journals, 8 International Conferences and 1 National Conference. He had involved in various extra-curricular activities like Volunteered in PAN IIT Research Symposium 2008 (PIRS ‘08) held at IIT Madras and Volunteered in CHEMFERENCE’09 held at IIT Madras, Tamilnadu, India.

 

AWARDS and HONORS

  • Secured SPRINGER OUTSTANDING Ph.D THESIS AWARD (Cash Prize: €500).
  • BOOK has been written on ULTRASONIC COAL-WASH ON DE-ASHING AND DE-SULFURIZATION and it has been published in SPRINGER VELAG, Germany.http://www.springer.com/alert/urltracking.do?id=Lb62c3aM97a1a6Safd4b5b
  • Secured Best Paper Presentation Award in Chemference’09, IITM, Chennai – 36.
  • Secured Best Teacher Award in KarpagaVinayagaCollege of Engg &Technology, Chennai-603 308 (Cash Prize: RS.1000).
  • Qualified in GATE- 2005. 
  • Secured School First Rank in SSLC.

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Post Combustion CO2 Capture.
  • Clean Coal Technology using Power Ultrasound.
  • Nano-Particle Synthesis for Nano Composites using Power Ultrasound.
  • Fine Particle Separation.
  • Erosion, Fouling and Slagging of Coal Fired Boiler Accessories.