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Dr. Hiralal Pramanik
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, IIT BHU.
hpramanik.che@iitbhu.ac.in
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Area of Interest: 
•Fuel cell –DAFC, PEMFC, URFC & Microfluidic Fuel cell •Electrochemical Engineering •Energy Engineering• Petroleum Refinery Engg, Biodiesel & Pyrolysis

Education:

  •  Ph.D., in Chemical Engineering - IIT Delhi
  • M.E in Chemical Engineering - Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • B.E. in Chemical Engineering- Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Teaching Experience:

  •  Associate Professor, IIT(BHU), 2015-present
  • Assistant Professor, IIT (BHU), 2005-2015
  • Lecturer , UPES, Dehradun, 2005

 
 
Research Interests:
 

  • Fuel cell –DAFC, PEMFC, URFC & Microfluidic Fuel cell
  • Electrochemical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Biodiesel & Pyrolysis


 

Ph.D Supervision:

1.    Ali Abd Al-Hussein Jazie, “Studies on Production of Biodiesel Using Heterogeneous Catalysts from Some Common Oils” Registration       Year-  2011 (Degree Awarded 2013).
 
2.       Amit Kr.  Rathoure, “Development of Air Breathing Microfluidic Fuel Cell”   Registration Year-  2012 (Degree Awarded 2017)
 
3.       Pramendra Gaurh, “Studies on Production of Benzene Toluene Xylene and Ethyl   benzene using Pyrolysis of Waste Plastics” Registration Year-  2013 (On going).
 
4.       Uday Kumar Gupta, “Development of an Alkaline fuel cell” Registration Year 2014 (On going).  
 
5.       Abhay Kr. Choudhary, “ Synthesis of catalyst for fuel cell” Registration Year 2015 (On going). 
 
6.       Deoshish Panjiara, “Development of air breathing Y-shaped microfluidic fuel cell” Registration Year 2015 (On going). 

7.      Anjali Verma, “Pyrolysis of Plastics” Registration Year 2017 (On going)
 
8.       Abhay Pratap Singh “ Development of cathode catalysts for Fuel Cell” Registration Year 2017 (On going)

 

M.Tech Supervision

1.       R. Pneumestha., “Studies on Dry Beneficiation of coal” 2007.
 
2.       R. Gupta., “Studies on process parameters of a Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell”   2008.
 
3.       R. Khatal “Development of Metal Air Fuel Cell” 2009.
 
4.       V. Rai “Synthesis and characterization of TiO2 nanoparticles” 2009.
 
5.       R.K. Dubey “Studies on process parameters of Alkaline Fuel Cell” 2010.
 
6.       A.Yadav “Fabrication and preliminary testing of microfluidic fuel cell” 2011.
 
7.       L.N.S. Mulleti “Preparation of BaSO4 nanoparticles in a microreactor by precipitation reaction” 2011.
 
8.       V.N Pandey “Study of lump coal agglomeration in a non- pressurized reactor” 2011.
 
9.       P. Gaurh “Pyrolysis of municipal plastic wastes for recovery of liquid hydrocarbons” 2012.
 
10.     S. S. Rahut “Electrooxidation study of aliphatic alcohols in Y-shaped laminar flow-based membraneless fuel cells” 2012.
 
11.     Rupak Kumar Singh, “Development of F-Shaped Microfluidic Fuel Cell for Portable Power” 2012.
 
12.     Kartikeya Shukla, “Development of PEM Electrolyzer for Hydrogen   Production”   2013.
 
13.     Abhinov Majumdar, ”Conversion of Plastic Wastes into Lighter        Hydrocarbons” 2013.
 
14.     Mayuri Khairnar, “Electrooxidation study of methanol and glucose in a proton exchange membrane (PEM) based fuel cell” 2014.
 
15.     Praveen Kumar Surohse, “Pyrolysis of biomass for the recovery of char and pyrolysis oil” 2014.
 
16.     Uday Bhushan, “Study on direct alcohol fuel cell for the direct use of fuel mixtures” 2014.
 
17.     Vaishali Sharma, ” Studies on different parameters of DEFC at high temperature” 2015.
 
18.     Vhupeder Giri, “Development of air breathing cathode for the membraneless laminar flow microfluidic fuel” 2015 .
 
19.     Vishal Kamboj “Electrooxidation study of glycerol in a microfluidic fuel cell” 2015.
 
20.      Aayush  Aryan, “Development of fuel cell- based breath alcohol sensor” 2016.
 
21.     Abhay Pratap  Singh, “Synthesis of catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction in a    low temperature fuel cell”  2016.

22.     Abhinit Tiwari, “Synthesis of non noble metal based electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction of fuel cell cathode” (Ongoing) 2017.
23.     Neeraj Kumar Yadav “Electrooxidation study of NaBH4 in a PEM based fuel cell “ (Ongoing) 2017.

24.     Prateek Shukla “Pyrolysis of waste lube oil for the production of valuable hydrocarbons” (Ongoing) 2018.

25.     Sumit Gupta “Production of BTX from a mixture of waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyethylene material using pyrolysis” (Ongoing)               2018.
26.     Thanmayee Shastry” Development of Zinc based air breathing fuel cell” (Ongoing) 2018.

 

Sponsored/Consultancy/Institute  Projects:
 
1. DST, New Delhi (UNDER SERC FAST TRACK PROPOSAL FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS), “Development of Air Breathing Microfluidic Fuel Cell for the Direct use of Ethanol as   Fuel  for Power Generation”, 24.69 Lakh, (2013-2016); PI.
 
2.  Institute Research Project (For Individual Faculty) on "Development of Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell (URFC) for In-Situ Production of Hydrogen and Electricity", 14.47 Lakh,(2017-2019); PI.
 
3. CERD, IIT(BHU) Sponsored Project on " Development of high temperature direct alcohol fuel cell (DAFC) for power generation",        7 Lakh, (2016-17), PI.
 
4. Institute Project under the scheme Sprouting Grant for Faculty on "Energy", 15 Lakh, (2014-2015); PI.
 
5. UGC, New Delhi sponsored project Under “Joint Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiatives on “Energy”,1.25 Crores,  (2012-2014); (Co-PI).
 
6. UGC (Minor Project Grant), “Modeling on Direct Ethanol fuel Cell (DEFC) ” , 0.5 Lakh, (2008-2010); PI.
 
7. MHRD, Govt. of India     Under FAST Scheme “Centre for Energy and Resources Development “   2.44 Crores, (2014-16); Co-PI.
 

Journal Publications:

 

1.       Pramanik, H., Basu, S., “A Study on Process Parameters of Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell” Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 85                      (2007) 781-785.
 
2.       Pramanik, H., Wragg, A. A., Basu, S., “Studies of some operating parameters   and cyclic voltammetry for a direct ethanol fuel cell”                              Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 38 (2008)1321-1328.
 
3.       Basu, S., Agarwal, A., Pramanik, H., “Improvement in performance of a direct ethanol fuel cell: Effect of sulfuric acid and Ni-mesh”                             Electrochemistry Communications, 10 (2008) 1254–1257.
 
4.       Pramanik, H., Basu, S., “Modeling and experimental validation of overpotentials of a direct ethanol fuel cell”,Chem. Engg. and Process,                   49 (2010) 635-642.
 
5.       Pramanik, H., Basu, S., “Cyclic Voltammetry of Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR) using Pt based electrocatalysts on a Nafion-bonded                     Carbon Electrode for Direct Ethanol Fuel cell”, Indian Chemical Engineer  53(3) (2011)124-135.
 
6.       Jazie Ali A., Sinha A. S. K., Pramanik H.,” Optimization of biodiesel production from peanut and rapeseed oils using response surface                          methodology,” International Journal of Biomass and Renewables,1(2)(2012) 2289– 1492.
 
7.       Jazie Ali A., Pramanik H., Sinha A. S. K.,” Egg shell as eco-friendly  catalyst for transesterification of rapeseed oil: optimization for biodiesel                production,” International Journal of Sustainable Development and Green Economics,  2 (1) (2013) 2315 – 4721.
 
8.    Jazie Ali A., Pramanik H., Sinha A. S. K., “Egg shell waste-catalyzed transesterific-ation of mustard oil: optimization using response  surface               methodology (RSM),” 2012 2nd International Conference on Power and  Energy Systems (ICPES 2012), DOI: 10.7763/IPCSIT.2012.V56.10,               IPCSIT   vol. 56 (2012) © IACSIT Press, Singapore, 2012.
 
9.    Jazie Ali A., Pramanik H., Sinha A. S. K. “ Transesterification of peanut   and    rapesheed oils using waste of animal bone as cost effective                  catalyst” Mater Renew Sutain Energy (2013) 2:1, DOI 10.1007/s40243-013-0011-4.
 
10.     Pramanik, H., Rathoure, A.K., Jain, V., Srikanth, P.V.K., “Electrooxidation Study of Methanol in a Laminar Flow Membraneless Microfluidic                 Fuel  Cell-A Review”, ICONCE-2014, IEEE ;2014, p-220-223, DOI:10.1109/ICONCE.2014.6808723.
 
11.     Pramanik, H., Rathoure, A.K., “Electrooxidation Study of Ethanol in  Air Breathing Microfluidic Fuel Cell at Low Loading of Electrode-catalyst”               International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 6(2) (2015) 90-94.
 
12.     Suroshe, P., Pramanik, H.,  “Recovery of Valuable Bio-oil and Char via Pyrolysis of Sugarcane Bagasse” International Journal of Chemical               and Environmental Engineering, 6(3) (2015) 137-141.
 
13.     Pawankumar, S. , Pardhikar,S., Pramanik, H., “Electrooxidation Study of Acetic Acid at Low Temperature in Membraneless Microfluidic Fuel               Cell for Portable Power Application” Journal of Modern Chemistry & Chemical Technology, 7(1) (2016) 58-66.
 
14.     Rathoure, A.K., Pramanik, H., “Electrooxidation study of methanol using H2O2 and air as mixed oxidant at cathode in air breathing microfluidic            fuel cell” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41(2016) 15287-15294.
 
15.    Pramanik, H., Rathoure, A.K., “Electrooxidation study of NaBH4 in a membraneless microfluidic fuel cell with air breathing cathode for                         portable  power application” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy,  42(2017)5340-5350.
 
16.     Gaurh, P., Pramanik, H., “Production and characterization of pyrolysis oil using waste polyethylene in a semi batch reactor” Indian Journal of            Chemical Technology, (Accepted) 2017.
 
17.      Gaurh, P., Pramanik, H.,”A novel approach of solid waste management via    aromatization using multiphase catalytic pyrolysis of waste                     polyethylene”  Waste Management, 71 (2018) 86–96.
 
18.     Gupta, UK., Pramanik, H., “Electrooxidation study of pure ethanol/methanol  and their mixture for the application in direct alcohol alkaline  fuel             cells (DAAFCs)” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2018).https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.03.008.
 
19.     Gupta, UK., Pramanik, H., “Physically Crosslinked KOH Impregnated Polyvinyl alcohol Based Alkaline Membrane for Direct Methanol Fuel                  Cell” Canadian. J. Chem. Eng. 9999:1–8 (2018); DOI 10.1002/cjce.23233.
 
20.     Gaurh, P., Pramanik, H., “Production of benzene/toluene/ethyl  benzene/xylene (BTEX) via multiphase catalytic pyrolysis of hazardous waste            polyethylene using low cost fly ash synthesized natural catalyst” Waste  Management, 77 (2018) 114–130.

Conferences:

1.       Pramanik, H., Basu, S., “Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell Performance at   Moderate      Temperature Using Low Pt-Ru Electrode-catalysts      Loading”57th Annual          session of IIChE, Chemcon 2004, Mumbai,     Dec 27-30, 2004.
 
2.       Pramanik, H., Basu, S., “Development of a Direct Ethanol fuel Cell” 58th Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2005, New Delhi, Dec 14-17, 2005.
 
3.       Pramanik, H., Basu, S., Direct Ethanol fuel cell ”, Can Soc Chem Eng       Conf.,           Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Oct 28-31, 2007
 
4.       Pramanik, H., Basu, S., “Investigation of Ethanol Electro-oxidation in     Half-   cell and Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell on Pt-Ru/C Anode” 60th Annual session of     IIChE, Chemcon 2007, Kolkata, Dec 27-30, 2007.
 
5.       Pramanik, H., Basu, S., “Study of Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR)       using Pt       based electrocatalysts on a Nafion-bonded Carbon     Electrode” 61th        Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2008, Chandigrah, Dec 27-30, 2008.
 
6.       Pramanik, H., Gupta, R., “Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell (URFC):          Sources of Green Energy” 62nd Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2009,          Visakhapatanam, Dec 27-30, 2009.
 
7.       Pramanik, H., R.K. Dubey “ Solar Electrolysis of Water for Generation of           Hydrogen Gas and In-Situ Use in Unitized Regenerative fuel cell” National  Seminar on Renewable Energy Technologies: Issues & Prospects (RETIP-        10),    Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, Sept 24-25, 2010.
 
8.       Pramanik, H., Basu, S., “Cyclic Voltammetry Study of Nafion Bonded Pt- based Electrodes to Improve the Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell Performance”      National       Seminar on Renewable Energy Technologies: Issues &      Prospects (RETIP-   10),    Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, Sept 24-25,           2010.
 
9.       Pramanik, H, Khatal, R.K., Dubey, R. K., Verma, A.K., “Studies on           Process            Parameters of a Zinc-Air Fuel Cell- Promising and Clean        Energy Conversion Technology” 63rd Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon         2010, Annamalainagar,Tamil Nadu, Dec 27-29, 2010.
 
10.     Pramanik, H., Dubey, R.K.,  “Solar Energy Tapping: An Option to Reduce         Global Energy Crisis” International Conference on Recent Advances in        Chemical Engineering and Technology , Kochi, India, March 10-12, 2011.
 
11.     Pramanik, H., Dubey, R.K., “Preparation of Non-noble Metal Based         Electrocatalysts (NiO)  for the electrooxidation study of Sodium          Borohydride (NaBH4) in Alkaline Fuel Cell (AFC)” 64th Annual session of    IIChE, Chemcon      2011,  Bangalore,  Dec 27-30, 2011.
 
11.     Pramanik, H., Yadav, A., “Development of Microfluidic Fuel Cell:an         Efficient Technology for Powering the Implantable Medical Devices”64th           Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2011,  Bangalore, Dec 27-30, 2011.
 
13.     Yadav, A., Pandey, V. N., Pramanik, H., “A Review on Recent Invention           in the Field of Fuel Cell: Microfluidic Fuel Cell” National Conference on        Recent Advances in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, NIT   Rourkela,   January 20-21, 2012.

 
14.     Pandey, V.N., Pramanik, H., “A Review of Water Flooding Issues and      Mitigation Strategies in Proton Exchange Membrane” National Conference      on      Recent Advances in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, NIT   Rourkela,   January 20-21, 2012.
 
15.      Gaurh, P., Pramanik, H., “Pyrolysis of Municipal plastic wastes to Valuable       liquid hydrocarbons:        An Option to minimize plastic      wastes load to        Environment” 65th Annual session of     IIChE, Chemcon      2012 , Jalandhar,    Dec 27-30, 2012.
 
16.     Pramanik, H., Rahut, S., “Studies of process parameter of a NaBH4 based          Microfluidic Fuel Cell” 65th Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2012,     Jalandhar, Dec 27-30, 2012.
 
 
17.     Gaurh, P.,  Pramanik, H., “Studies on Pyrolysis of Plastic Wastes Polyethylene   to       Valuable Hydrocarbons to     Minimize Plastic Wastes Load to Environment”,           66th    Annual session of           IIChE, Chemcon 2013, Mumbai, Dec 27-30,    2013.
 
 
18.      Pramanik, H., Rathoure, A.K., Rahut, S., “Electrooxidation Study of Methanol in          a Laminar Flow Membraneless Microfluidic Fuel Cell”, 66th Annual session of     IIChE, Chemcon 2013, Mumbai, Dec 27-30, 2013.
 
 
19.     Majumder, A., Shukla, K., Pramanik, H., “A review on Pyrolysis of Polystyrene  for      the Production of Valuable       Hydrocarbons”, 66th Annual session of    IIChE,          Chemcon 2013, Mumbai, Dec 27-30, 2013.
 
 
20.     Khairnar, M.,  Pramanik, H., “ Study of Electrooxidation Phenomenon of Glucose on Platinum(Pt) and Gold (Au) Surface Electrodes Using Cyclic Voltammetry” 67th Annual session of           IIChE, Chemcon2014, Chandigrah, Dec 27-30, 2014.
 
21.     Suroshe, P., Pramanik, H., “Production of Value Added Products from Sugarcane Bagasse by Thermal Pyrolysis” 67th Annual session of         IIChE, Chemcon 2014, Chandigrah, Dec 27-30, 2014.
 
22.     Bhushan, U., Pramanik, H., “Synthesis of Pt-Sn/C Catalyst for Electrooxidation Study of Ethanol Using Cyclic Voltammetry” ” 67th Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2014, Chandigrah,  Dec 27-30, 2014.
 
23.     Khairnar, M., Sharma, V., Pramanik, H., “Studies on Direct Glucose Fuel Cell at Low Temperature” ” 68th Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2015, Guwahati, Dec 27-30, 2015.
 
24.     Giri, B., Pramanik, H., “Synthesis of Platinum Based Bi-Metallic Catalyst for Electrooxidation of Glucose Using 3-Electrode Half Cell Assembly” 68th Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2015 , Guwahati, Dec 27-30, 2015.
 
25.     Shukla, K., Singh, V., and Pramanik, H., “Synthesis of Gas Diffusion Layer (GDL) forFuel Cell Applications” 68th Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2015 , Guwahati, Dec 27-30, 2015.
 
26.     Gaurh, P.,  Pramanik, H., “Design Modification in Reactor for Pyrolysis of Polyethylene for Liquid Hydrocarbon Production” 68th Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2015 , Guwahati, Dec 27-30, 2015.
 
27.     Pramanik, H.,  Aditya, Singh, T.,  “Co-pyrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass and Polyethylene for Recovery of Valuable Chemicals” 68th Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2015 , Guwahati, Dec 27-30, 2015.
 
28.     Pramanik, H., Bhusan, U., Rathoure, A.K., “Electrooxidation study of methanol and ethanol fuel mixture on Pt-Ru/C electrode Using Cyclic Voltammetry” in International Conference IC-CAST-2015 held on August 7-9, 2015 (BHU).
 
29.     Giri, B.,  Pramanik, H., “Electrooxidation Study of Formic Acid  Using Air Breathing Microfluidic Fuel Cell and Half Cell”  ICEFN-2016, Nainital, March 27-29, 2016.
30.     Gupta, U.K., Pramanik, H., “Cyclic Voltammetry of Electrooxidation of Ethanol and Methanol Mixtures as fuel on Pt-Ru/C anode” ICEFN-2016, Nainital, March 27-29, 2016.
31.     Gaurh, P.,  Pramanik, H  “Production, Characterization and Fuel Properties of    Renewable Petrochemicals From Pyrolysis Of Waste Plastic Polystyrene” 69th     Annual          session of IIChE, Chemcon 2016 , Chennai, Dec 27-30, 2016.
 
32.     Gupta, U.K.,  Pramanik, H  “Physically Crosslinked KOH Impregnated Polyvinyl alcohol Based Anion Exchange Membrane for Direct Methanol Fuel Cel” 69th          Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2016 , Chennai, Dec 27-30, 2016.
 
33.     Panjiara, D., Pramanik, H ., “Membraneless Microfluidic fuel cell: Future  source of energy for portable devices” ” 69th Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2016,    Chennai, Dec 27-30, 2016.
 
34.     Choudhary, A.K. “ Catalysts for Diretc Ethanol Fuel Cell(DEFC ) : An Over          View” 69th Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2016,         Chennai, Dec 27-30,        2016.
 
35.  Gaurh, P., Pramanik, H., “ Thermal and catalytic pyrolysis of plastic waste           polypropylene for recovery of valuable petroleum range hydrocarbon, 70th Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2017, Haldia, West Bengal, Dec 27-30,2017.
 
36.      Kumar ,U. , Pramanik, H., “A Review on Unitized Regenerative Polymer   Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell” 70th Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2017,        Haldia, West Bengal, Dec 27-30,2017.
 
37.     Panjiara, D., Pramanik, H., “ Air breathing Membraneless Microfluidic fuel cell    Glycerol as fuel” 70th Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2017, Haldia, West  Bengal, Dec 27-30,2017.
 
38.     Choudhary, A.K. Comparative study of influence of the synthesis method on the           properties of PtRu catalysts supported on HNO3-functionalized acetylene black          for ethanol electrooxidation70th Annual session of IIChE, Chemcon 2017, Haldia,      West Bengal, Dec 27-30,2017.
 
39.     Gupta, U.K., Pramanik, H.,  “Electrooxidation Study of Pure Ethanol/ Methanol   and Their Mixture for the Application in Direct Alcohol Alkaline Fuel Cells         (DAAFCs)” Invited” Presentation in International Conference on Advanced Energy Material (AEM-2017), University of Surrey, England, Sept 11-13, 2017.  

40. Panjiara, D., Pramanik, H., "Electrooxidation Study of Glycerol on Synthesized Anode Electrocatalyst Pd/C and Pt-Pd/C in a Membraneless Air Breathing Microfluidic Fuel Cell for Power Generation" International Conference SDEWES-2018,  Novi Sad, Serbia (Europe), June 30 - July 4, 2018.