Researchers at the membrane separation laboratory IIT Kharagpur, are actively engaged in a variety of challenging problems ranging from drinking water purification to dialysis, hollow fiber spinning to mathematical modelling of transport processes. The research group can be broadly categorized into following five verticals: (i) Drinking water purification technologies, (ii) Low cost Industrial Waste Water Technologies, (iii) Affordable Health Care Device Development Technologies, (iv) Fruit juice processing technologies and (v) Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Transport Processes.
The membrane lab research activities involve casting of flat sheet and spinning of hollow fiber membranes of various grades ranging from nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, to microfiltration including dialysis. The material can be polymeric, blend polymeric systems, mixed matrix membranes.
The laboratory is well equipped with analytical instruments like Continuous centrifuge, Zeta Cad, Goniometer, Rheometer, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, Zetasizer, Probe sonicator, Porometer, Gel permeation Chromatograph, total organic carbon analyzer, rheometer, various membrane modules, unstirred and stirred cell, rectangular cross flow cell, hollow fibre set up for membrane separations.
The facility has created national and international visibility through his high quality international publications (225), patents (15), books (7), book chapters (10) and technology transfers (2).
Prof. Shirshendu De firstname.lastname@example.org