Research Highlights: Continuous Crystallisation
Crystallisation is a crucial industrial purification and particle creation step. Majority of organic molecules in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical sectors are produced via crystallisation. Product quality is usually defined in terms of particle shape, size and associated particle properties. We are working on developing novel crystallisers and crystallisation strategies for enabling better control on particle morphology and size distributions.
Research Highlights: Sustainable Energy
The focus is on transforming waste biomass to energy and chemicals. The aim is to develop economically viable modular processes for distributed transformations of waste biomass to energy and chemicals. New ideas and opportunities of harnessing hydrodynamic cavitation for pre-treating waste biomass and for enhancing performance of anaerobic digesters are bring investigated.
- Grass silage
- Cane residues
Research Highlights: Sustainable Water
Water fulfils several roles and functions in industries. Almost all the water used in industries ends up as wastewater. Wastewater released into environment creates significant foot print and various other hazards.
We are developing innovative and intensified water treatment solutions based on hydrodynamic cavitation. We have developed novel cavitation devices for this purpose. The approach opens up an opportunity to develop and to implement distributed water treatment using “water pinch analysis” for managing industrial wastewater.
The cavitation can also be synergistically combined with other water treatment strategies like coagulation and adsorption for developing effective water treatment strategies. The work has a significant potential to reduce net water consumption in industries by developing appropriate recycle and reuse strategies