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Dr. RITESH PRAKASH

ABOUT
NAME: Dr. RITESH PRAKASH

M.TECH: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

E- MAIL: iit.ritesh@gmail.com

POSITION: Adhoc Faculty

PhD: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

PHONE: +91 8638406349


PROFILE

Research Publications

  •          Prakash, R. & Majumder, S. K. (2020). Experimental Investigation and its Analysis of Gas Holdup in a Three-phase Counter-current Microstructured Bubble Column, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 42 (1), 1 -16. DOI: 10.1080/01932691.2020.1839480
  •          Prakash, R. & Majumder, S. K. (2020). Effect of particle size and concentration on bubble size distribution and aspect ratio in a counter-current microstructured three-phase bubble column, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry90, 105 - 116. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiec.2020.07.0 02
  •          Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., & Singh, A. (2020). Bubble-slurry interfacial shear stress and frictional pressure drop in a rectangular column in the presence and absence of a surface-active agent. Powder Technology. 366, 761-775. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2020.03.015
  •          Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., & Singh, A. (2020). Dispersion Characteristics in a Counter-Current Microstructured Slurry Bubble Column and Its Analysis Based on the Turbulence and Circulation. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research59 (16), 8093-8111. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.0c00834
  •          Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., & Singh, A. (2020). Bubble Size Distribution and Specific Bubble Interfacial Area in Two–Phase Microstructured Dense Bubbling Bed. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 156, 108 -130. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cherd.2020.01.032
  •          Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., & Singh, A. (2019). Particle-laden bubble size and its distribution in microstructured bubbling bed in the presence and absence of a surface active agent. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research58(8), 3499-3522. DOI: doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.8b05625
  •          Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., & Singh, A. (2018). Gas holdup and frictional pressure drop contributions in microstructured two-and three-phase bubbling bed with Newtonian and non-Newtonian liquids: Effect of coarse and fine particles with surface active agent. Chemical Engineering and Processing-Process Intensification133, 40-57. DOI:doi.org/10.1016/j.cep.2018.09.020
  •          Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., & Singh, A. (2018). Flotation technique: Its mechanisms and design parameters. Chemical Engineering and Processing-Process Intensification127, 249-270. DOI:doi.org/10.1016/j.cep.2018.03.029
  •          Prakash, R., & Majumder, S. K. (2017). Analysis of Particle Recovery in Flotation Column Based on Information Entropy Theory. Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals70(2), 403-410. DOI 10.1007/s12666-016-0994-5
  •          Sangtam, B. T., Prakash, R., & Majumder, S. K. (2021). Drop Sizes and Its Distribution in Jet-driven Liquid-Liquid Mixing Column: Substantial Application for the Liquid-Liquid Extraction Process. Chemical Engineering Research and Design172, 186 – 203. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cherd.2021.02.029
  •          Deb Barma, S., Sathish, R., Rao, D. S., &  Prakash, R. (2021). Mechanistic investigation on the microwave-assisted leaching of low-grade coal for low-ash coal production. Separation Science and Technology56, 1-16. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01496395.2021.1878374
  •          Fahad, M. K., Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., & Ghosh, P. (2019). Gas holdup in the gas-liquid-coal slurry flow in a flotation column in presence of surface active agent. Multiphase Science and Technology, 31 (3), 199 – 214.  DOI: 10.1615/MultScienTechn.2019029957
  •          Fahad, M. K., Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., & Ghosh, P. (2019). Frictional pressure drop in a flotation column: an experimental investigation in continuous mode and its prediction by a general model. Multiphase Science and Technology31(3), 235 - 254. DOI: 10.1615/MultScienTechn.2019031051
  • FahadM. K., Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., & Ghosh, P. (2019). Dispersion characteristics in a gas–liquid–coal slurry flotation column and its analysis by the velocity distribution model, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 40 (1), 1 -15. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01932691.2020.1737105

Research Articles Under Review

  •          Prakash, R., Hembrom, K., Majumder, S. K., Singh, A., Barma S. D. Interpretation of Induction Time and Particle Recovery in a Microstructured Counter-current flow Column, Powder Technology (Under review, POWTEC-D-21-02056).
  •          Prakash, R., & Majumder, S. K. Quality of mixedness using information entropy in a counter-current three-phase bubble column, Chemical Engineering Technology (ceat.202000241) (under review).
  •          Sangtam, B. T., Prakash, R., & Majumder, S. K. Mixing Characteristics of Liquid-Liquid Dispersion in a Jet-driven Mixing Column: Developed for Separation of Organic Pollutants. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (Manuscript ID: ie-2021-02510n), under review.
  •          Barma, S. D., Prakash, R. Assessment and implications of COVID-19 pandemic in India, Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics (under review).
  • Fahad, M. K., Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., & Ghosh, P Experimental Studies on Frictional Pressure Drop in Gas-liquid-coal Slurry Flow in Flotation Column, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (AJSE-D-19-02906) (under review).

Research Articles Under Preparation

  • Fahad, M. K., Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., & Ghosh, P. Kinetics of Recovery of Fine Coal Particles by Flotation: Experiments and Modeling.
  • Fahad, M. K., Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., & Ghosh. P Effect of Different Variables on the Entrainment of Coal Particles in a Flotation Column.
  • Fahad, M. K., Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., & Ghosh Bubble size and its distribution in a coal slurry flotation column in the presence of surface-active agent and its analysis by modelling. 
  • Prakash, R., Sangtam, B. T., Hembrom, K., Majumder, S. K., Singh, A., Barma, S.D. Bubble Size Analysis in aTwo-Phase Counter-current flow in the 2D Column.

Conference Publication

  • Prakash R. & Majumder S. K., 2013. Quality of mixing and its effect on particle separation in a flotation column, At 26th International Mineral Processing Congress, IMPC 2012: Innovative Processing for Sustainable Growth, 2013 (6), 3107-3116.

Paper presentation at National and International Conferences

  •          Prakash, R., Sangtam, B. T., Barma, S. D., Hembrom, K., Majumder, S. K. and Singh, A. Bubble size analysis in a Two-phase Counter-current flow in the 2-D column, Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (FMFP), at Proceedings of the 8th International and 47th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (FMFP) December 9-11, 2020, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati-781039, Assam, India.
  •          Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., and Singh, A., 2020. A study of bubble size and its distribution in a flotation column, RECYCLE 2020, 3rd international conference on waste management held during 13 – 14 February at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.
  •          Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., and Singh, A., 2020. Dispersion characteristics in a counter-current three-phase column. International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering (AdChE), held during February 5 – 7 at Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
  •          Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., and Singh, A., 2019. Dispersion characteristics in a microstructured slurry bubble column. First National Student Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering”, held on August 30 at Department of Chemical Engineering, Assam Engineering College (under the aegis of TEQIP III), Guwahati, Assam, India.
  •          Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., and Singh, A., 2019. Particle-laden bubble size distribution in a microstructured slurry bubble column, Research Conclave, held during 14 – 17 March at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.
  •          Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., and Singh, A., 2018. Pressure drop characteristics in the presence of a solid particles, Research Conclave held during 8 – 11 March at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.
  •          Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., and Singh, A., 2018. Gas holdup and bubble size distribution in microstructured flotation column, XVII International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT) held during 10 – 12 October at Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, India.
  •          Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., and Singh, A., 2017. Hydrodynamic characteristics in microstructure flotation column (MFC). Mineral Processing Technology (MPT) was held during February 1 – 3 at Mahabalipuram, Chennai, India.
  •          Prakash, R., Majumder, S. K., and Singh, A., 2017. Bubble size & its distribution in the presence of solid particles, Research Conclave held during 16 -19 March at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.
  •          Prakash R and Samanta A. N., 2015. Energy integration study in Petlyuk distillation column, Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON), held during December 27 -30 at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.
  •          Prakash R and Samanta A. N., 2014. Energy integration study in distillation column, 67th Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), International Conference on Chemical Engineering- Emerging Dimensions and Challenges aheadIndian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON) held during December 27 – 30 at Dr. S. S. Bhatnagar University Institute Chemical Engineering & Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Workshop, Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), and Webinar

  • Participated in workshop on Particle Image velocimetry (PIV) held during 14 -17 March 2019 in Research Conclave at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • Attended workshop on Ultrasound Contrast Agents: Application of Gas-filled Microbubbles in Biomedical Engineering organized by Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India. (held during 23 – 23 July, 2021).
  • Attended GIAN course on Physical Modelling of Multiphase Process in Mineral and Chemical Processing (held during 23 – 28 October 2017 at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India).
  • Attended GIAN course on reservoir Simulation: Mathematical Techniques in Oil & Gas Recovery (held during 18 – 29 July 2016 at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India).
  • Attended GIAN course on Density Functional Theory for Heterogeneous Catalysis (held during 6 – 11 August 2018 at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India).
  • Attended 1st National workshop on Guayule Natural rubber – A sustainable Material for the rubber industry in the 21st Century (held during 10 – 11 April, 2015 at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India)
  • Attended workshop on Scholarly Publishing organized by Wiley (held on 23rd March 2015 at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India).
  • Attended 2 days (16 – 17 August 2020) national webinar on Advances in the Field of Chemical & Material Science Research organized by Department of Chemical & Polymer Engineering, Tripura University.
  • Participated in a workshop entitled “Deep Eutectic Solvents for Environmental Remediation and Energy Storage” sponsored by Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) through Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The workshop was held at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India, from July 29th–30th, 2020.
  • Attended Indo-Israel workshop (5 – 6 November, 2020) on Membranes in water treatment: opportunities & challenges organized by School of Environmental Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India. 
  • Attended Indo-UK SPARC workshop (19 – 20 November, 2020) on Water Pollution and River Dynamics organized by School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatama Gandhi University, Kottayam Kerala, India. 
  • Attended TEQIP – III sponsored workshop on Future of Chemical Engineering organized by Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad and IIChE, Dhanbad regional centre during 19 – 21st March 2021.
  • Attended National Workshop on Solid Waste Management organized by Delhi Technology Cluster, Delhi Research Implementation and Innovation held during 30 – 31 July 2021.

Experience 

  • Joined National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh as an assistant professor (on contract) in the Department of Chemical Engineering (July 2021 – Present).
  • Joined National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh as an assistant professor (on contract) in the Department of Chemical Engineering (August 2020 – May 2021).
  • Teaching assistantship for Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Fluidization Engineering, by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India under National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) 2020 (July - December 2020).
  • Teaching assistantship for Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Chemical Process Intensification by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India under National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), July 2019.
  • Teaching assistantship for Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Fluid Flow Operations by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India under National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), January 2019.
  • Teaching assistantship for Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Fluidization Engineering, by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India under National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), January 2018.
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Internship on pre-heat modeling & dynamics of heat exchangers, Guwahati refinery, 2010.

Professional Recognition and Membership

  • Reviewer of the Chilean funding agency for Scientific and Technological Research, National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FONDECYT- CHILE), 2019.
  • Reviewer of CHEMCON -2021, conference proceeding.
  • Reviewer of a peer-reviewed journal: Langmuir, Journal of Hazardous Material, ACS Omega, Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification, Advanced Powder Technology, and Journal of Water Process Engineering.
  • Member of American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE) (Membership Number: 11377).
  • I was a member of the Petrotech Society student chapter Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (Membership Number: IITG16076).