Pradip Chowdhury

Associate Professor & Warden (Dhirubhai Ambani Hall of Residence)

Chemical Engineering

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Prof. Pradip Chowdhury

Associate Professor

Chemical Engineering

Joined in Oct 2009

 Room Number: CH-231

 Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Sundargarh, Odisha, India - 769008

 Education Qualification

  1. Ph.D. (IIT Guwahati)


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 Expertise Information

Research Group
Separation and Purification
Areas of Interest
Gas separation/storage, Photocatalysis and chemical sensing, Membrane separation, Fuel technology, Distillation processes


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Total Publications: 11
S. S. Sahoo, R. K. Kale, and P. Chowdhury, "Treatment of toxic Imidacloprid pesticide-laden agricultural wastewater using low-grade coal-derived adsorbent", Chemical Papers, Springer, June 2023, Article
P. George and P. Chowdhury, "Au, Ag nanoparticles-doped MIL-53 (Fe) in rapid and selective detection of hydrogen peroxide in milk samples", Chemical Papers, vol.77, no.(3), pp.1361–1375, Springer 2023, 10.1007/s11696-022-02558-6 Article
V. Kumar, P. George, R. K. Singh, and P. Chowdhury, "Enhanced transport of Lignosulfonate by integrating adsorption sweep in a liquid membrane module", Membrane and Water Treatment, vol.12, no.3, pp.95-106, Techno-Press, June 2021, 10.12989/mwt.2021.12.3.095 Article
P. George and P. Chowdhury, "Enhanced photocatalytic performance of novel S2- doped MIL-53(Fe) under visible light", Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol.850, no.156578, Elsevier 2021, 10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.156578 Article
P. George and P. Chowdhury, "NH2 -MIL-125(Ti) and its emeraldine functionalized derivative as a chemical sensor for effective detection of dopamine", Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, vol.288, pp.109591, Elsevier, November 2019, 10.1016/j.micromeso.2019.109591 Article

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P. George and P. Chowdhury, "Complex dielectric transformation of UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectra for estimating optical band-gap energies and materials classification", Analyst, vol.144, no.9, pp.3005-3012, Royal Society of Chemistry 2019, 10.1039/c8an02257g Article
P. George, R. K. Das, and P. Chowdhury, "Facile microwave synthesis of Ca-BDC metal organic framework for adsorption and controlled release of Curcumin", Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, vol.281, pp.161-171, Elsevier 2019, 10.1016/j.micromeso.2019.02.028 Article
V. Kumar, Y. S. Karnjkar, P. George, R. K. Singh, and P. Chowdhury, "Effective removal of Congo red using sunflower oil/tri-n-octylamine system in a bulk liquid membrane process and studying the transport kinetics", Chemical Papers, vol.72, no.8, pp.2055-2069, Springer 2018, 10.1007/s11696-018-0438-2 Article
V. Kumar, R. K. Singh, and P. Chowdhury, "Efficient extraction and recovery of Lignosulfonate using sunflower oil as green solvent in liquid membrane transport: Equilibrium and kinetic study", Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, vol.67, pp.109-122, Elsevier 2018, 10.1016/j.jiec.2018.06.021 Article
P. George, K. I. Chaudhari, and P. Chowdhury, "Influence of cation doping (Li+, Na+, K+) on photocatalytic activity of MIL-53(Fe)", Journal of Materials Science, vol.53, no.16, pp.11694-11714, Springer 2018, 10.1007/s10853-018-2443-9 Article
P. George, N. R. Dhabarde, and P. Chowdhury, "Rapid synthesis of titanium based metal organic framework (MIL-125) via microwave route and its performance evaluation in photocatalysis", Materials Letters, vol.186, pp.151-154, Elsevier 2017, 10.1016/j.matlet.2016.09.099 Article

 Courses Taught

  • CH210 : Fuels and Combustion {Theory}
  • CH2112 : Mass Transfer Operations – I {Theory}
  • CH224 : Mass Transfer Operations - I {Theory}
  • CH225 : Chemical Process Calculations {Theory}
  • CH3113 : Mass Transfer Operations– II {Theory}
  • CH315 : Mass Transfer Operations {Theory}
  • CH321 : Mass Transfer Operations {Theory}
  • CH321 : Mass Transfer Operations - II {Theory}
  • CH421 : Simulation Modeling and Optimization Techniques in Chemical Process {Theory}
  • CH422 : Simulation Modeling and Optimisation of Chemical Process {Theory}
  • CH6400 : Fuel Technology {Theory}
  • EA1270 : Value Education and Ethics {Theory}
  • CH273 : Fuels and Combustion Laboratory {Practical}
  • CH3172 : Mass Transfer Operations Laboratory {Practical}
  • CH3471 : Fuels and Combustion Laboratory {Practical}
  • CH367 : Product Development laboratory - I {Practical}
  • CH373 : Mass Transfer Fundamentals Laboratory {Practical}
  • CH374 : Heat and Mass Transfer Design Laboratory {Practical}
  • CH374 : Mass Transfer Applications Laboratory {Practical}
  • CH375 : Mass Transfer Operation Laboratory {Practical}
  • CH470 : Process Simulation Laboratory {Practical}

 Research Scholars

Ph.D. Students [5]

 Pranati Sahoo

Enrolled: Jan 2012

 Graduated : Jun 2015


Extraction and Recovery of Various Wastewater Contaminants using Liquid Membrane Techniques

 Vikas Kumar

Enrolled: Jul 2012

 Graduated : Jan 2020


Metal Organic Frameworks as Potential Candidates in Photocatalysis and Chemical Sensing Applications

 Prince George

Enrolled: Jan 2014

 Graduated : Jun 2021



 Smruti Smita Sahoo

Enrolled: Jan 2020



Alternate Fuels and renewable sources of energy

 Surya Pattnaik

Enrolled: Aug 2021



Executive Ph.D. Students [1]
Oil and gas related to clean fuels.

 Chantibabu Datti




PG Dissertation
  • Santosh Vishwanath Hippale (213CH1119), "DI-OCTYL AMINE MEDIATED TRANSPORT OF LIGNOSULFONATE USING BULK LIQUID MEMBRANE TECHNIQUE" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Snehasis Biswas (213CH1116), "Separation of Chromium (VI) by Bulk Liquid Membrane Technique" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Kamini Ishwarlal Chaudhari (214CH1096), "Performance Study of MIL-53 (Fe) and Its Doped Variants as Potential Photocatalysts" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Nikhil Rahul Dhabarde (214CH1098), "Photodegradation of ammonia using MIL-125 as a potential photocatalyst" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Prashant Prabhakar Niture (214CH1103), "DEVELOPMENT OF Cu-BTC (MOF) BASED MEMBRANE ON RED-MUD SUPPORT: FABRICATION, CHARACTERIZATION & APPLICATION" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Ankit Agarwalla (215CH1288), "Extraction and Recovery of Phenol from its aqueous solution using vegetable oil as liquid membrane" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Yogesh Sanjay Karnjkar (215CH1047), "EXTRACTION AND RECOVERY OF DIFFERENT DYES USING GREEN SOLVENTS AS A LIQUID MEMBRANE MEDIUM" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Bhaskor Jyoti Hazarika (216CH1098), "STUDIES ON SEPARATION OF CURCUMIN FROM ITS SOLUTION USING LIQUID MEMBRANE TECHNIQUE" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Saurabh Jangle (217CH1074), "Photocatalytic Reduction of Cr (VI) using MIL-125 (Ti) and NH2-Functionalized MIL-125 (Ti) Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs)" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Ayush Pandey (218CH3425), "Methane enrichment in Natural Gas: A process simulation study using Aspen Plus" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Sasanka Sekhar Mohanty (218CH3074), "Modelling and development of Cryogenic CO2 capture" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Rushabh Kamalakar Kale (219CH1079), "Improvement in fuel quality of non-coking Indian coals via different washing techniques" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2020-21 Spring
  • Bhavya Mathur (220CH3240), "Renewable Vegetable Oil-based Fuel blends : A Physico-Chemical Approach" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2021-22 Spring
  • Suraj Kumar (220CH3239), "High Ash Indian Coal as Adsorbent for Wastewater Treatment" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2021-22 Spring
  • Gagan Bihari Mangaraj (221CH3581), "EFFECTIVE REMOVAL OF DIFFERENT DYES USING RUN-OF-MINE AND PROCESSED COAL SAMPLES" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2022-23 Spring
  • Suraj Sahu (221CH3256), "Removal of Heavy Metals using Indian Bituminous Coal for Environmental Remediation" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2022-23 Spring
UG Dissertation
  • Banavathu Goutham Kumar (111CH0503), "Steady state simulation of Plug Flow Reactor (PFR) in Aspen plus" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Parkhe Shashank Raosaheb (111CH0505), "Steady state simulation of an Azeotropic distillation system using Aspen Plus" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Pritam Kumar Bala (111CH0595), "Steady state simulation of extractive distillation system using Aspen plus" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Telagam Setty Maayedukondalu (111CH0504), "Steady state simulation of continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR) system using Aspen Plus" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Abhishek Chatterji (112CH0473), "Steady State and Dynamic Simulation of Binary Azeotropic Systems using ASPEN Simulation" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Amisha Agarwal (112CH0490), "Comparison of Photocatalytic performances of Novel Photocatalysts with Conventional Photocatalysts" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • B.Litusha Patro (112CH0083), "Application of Liquid Membrane in removal of Dyes" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Jyoti Prakash Singh (113CH0097), "DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE OF A PORTABLE DEHUMIDIFIER" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Pratik Das (112CH0074), "“Application of Metal Organic Framework (MOF) into Potential Drug Delivery Systems”" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Ravi Kiran Das (113CH0070), "Study of Drug Delivery using Metal Organic Frame Works" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Biranga Ray (114CH0078), "DEVELOPMENT OF A BULK LIQUID MEMBRANE MODULE" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Digant Nayak (114CH0075), "SEPARATION OF CHROMIUM (VI) USING EMULSION LIQUID MEMBRANE TECHNIQUE" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Jisha Bhattacharjee (114CH0323), "FABRICATION AND APPLICATION OF MIXED MATRIX MEMBRANES" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Nargis Jahan (114CH0067), "Effect of anion(S2-) doping on the photocatalytic activity of MIL-53(Fe)" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Anubhav Kar (115CH0131), "Performance analysis of MIL-125(Ti) as a Potential Photocatalyst" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Siddharth Bhol (115CH0481), "SEPARATION STUDIES OF BIODIESEL FRACTIONS USING ASPEN PLUS SIMULATION" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Tanya Mishra (115CH0140), "Photocatalytic activity of MIL-53(Fe) and effect on it with cation doping (Li+, Na+, K+)" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Bipin Kumar Sahoo (115CH0579), "PROCESS SIMULATION OF ENRICHMENT OF NATURAL GAS USING ASPEN PLUS" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2019 Summer
  • Anil Kumar Sethy (116CH0125), "Process simulation study of bio-ethanol separation from its aqueous solution by distillation using aspen-plus." - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Marripelli Maniteja (116CH0106), "PROCESS SIMULATION OF SEPARATING ACETONE-CHLOROFORM MIXTURE" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Karan Saxena (117CH0146), "Adsorptive Removal of CO2 and Performance Evaluation in a Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) System" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2020-21 Spring
  • Pratik Kumar Patra (117CH0138), "Simulation Study of CO2 Absorption in different columns using MATLAB®" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2020-21 Spring
  • Siba Prasad (117CH0140), "WASHABILITY STUDIES ON NON-COKING INDIAN COAL" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2020-21 Spring
  • Aman Kumar Sahoo (118CH0109), "Drying of Paint & Varnish Films from Different Types of Surfaces" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2021-22 Spring
  • Anusha Desai (119CH0483), "Production of Biodiesel from Sesame oil via homogeneous catalytic transesterification" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2022-23 Spring
  • Bibekananda Sahoo (119CH0080), "Drying of Paint & Varnish Films from Wood and Glass Surfaces" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2022-23 Spring
  • Birupakhya Patro (119CH0490), "Drying Characteristics of Paint & Varnish Films on Iron and Tin Surfaces" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2022-23 Spring
  • Pallav Nayak (710CH1022), "Development of a photo oxidation/reduction electrode in photocatalytic study" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Abhishek Puri (712CH1020), "STEADY-STATE SIMULATION OF SOLVENT EXTRACTION SYSTEM USING ASPEN PLUS" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Siramwar Divya Deepak (712CH1138), "Experimental studies on polymeric membranes: Fabrication, Characterization and Application" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Soumya Sucharita Sahoo (713CH1023), "EFFECT OF Ag DOPING ON PHOTO CATALYTIC ACTIVITY OF MIL-53 (Fe)" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Sachin Naik (716CH1022), "CO2 removal by absorption method: An Aspen-Plus simulation study" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2020-21 Spring
  • Rudransh Sharma (717CH1009), "Renewable vegetable oil-based fuel blends for biodiesel production" - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2022-23 Autumn
  • Raman Saini (718CH1037), "Coal fly ash as an adsorbent for Wastewater Treatment." - B.Tech. M.Tech Dual Degree    Supervisor     2022-23 Spring

 Awards and Honours

Memberships / Fellowships
  • IIChE,The Institution of Engineers,