Pankaj Kalita

Pankaj Kalita

Pankaj Kalita

Associate Professor

+91 361 258 3129 (O)    pankajk@iitg.ac.in

Key Research Areas: Clean Energy Technology (Fluidized bed technology, gasification, AD technology), Energy Storage (Thermal and Compressed Air), Integration of Solar Energy Devices (Thermal and PV), Energy Management.
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Clean Energy Technology (Fluidized bed technology, thermochemical and biochemical conversion of biomass), Energy Storage (Thermal, Compressed Air, and Li-ion battery), Integration of Renewable Energy Devices, Thermal management of PVT, Energy Management.

Google Scholar Citation link:

https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=T8N8lbYAAAAJ&hl=en

Education


Program

Discipline

Name of University/Institute

Year

PhD

Mechanical Engineering

Jorhat Engineering College

2001

Masters

Mechanical Engineering IIT Guwahati

2009

Bachelors

Mechanical Engineering IIT Guwahati

2013

Sl. No.

Position held

Nature of the Institute

From

To

1

Associate Professor

 IIT Guwahati

17/11/2021

Till Date

2

Assistant Professor

 IIT Guwahati

30/04/2019

16/11/2011

3

Assistant Professor

 IIT Guwahati

24/07/2015

29/04/2019

4

Assistant Professor

Tezpur University

01/03/2013

23/07/2015

5

Scientific Officer

 IIT Guwahati

31/12/2004

28/02/2013

6

Assistant Project Engineer

IIT Guwahati

17/06/2002

30/12/2004

 

 

 

 

Awards

Sl. No
 

Name of Award

Awarding Agency

Year

01

India Distinguished Visiting Fellow

The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

2010

Publications (List of papers published in SCI Journals, in year-wise descending order).

Sl. No.

Author(s)

Title

Name of the Journal

Vol.

Page

Year

1

Samar Das, Debangsu Kashyap, Pankaj Kalita & Vinayak Kulkarni

Computational investigation of a venturi-type mixer for gaseous fuel application in a dual-fuel engine

International Journal of Ambient Energy

 

 

2022

2

Anil Kumar Rout, Niranjan Sahoo and Pankaj Kalita

Implementation of soft computing technique for recovery of Impulsive heat loads

Journal of Thermo-physics and heat transfer

 

 

2021

3

Samar Das, Debangshu Kashyap, Bhaskar Boarh, Vinayak Kulkarni and Pankaj Kalita

Thermo-economic optimization of a biogas-diesel dual fuel engine as remote power generating unit using response surface methodology

Thermal Science and Engineering Progress

24

Article no: 100935

2021

4

Dhananjay kumar, Pinakeswar Mahanta, Pankaj Kalita

Performance analysis of solar air heaters modified with zig zag shaped copper tubes using energy exergy methodology

Sustainable Energy Technology Assessment

46

Article no. 101222

2021

5

Anil Kumar Rout, Niranjan Sahoo and Pankaj Kalita

Fast response transient behaviour of a coaxial thermal probe and recovery of surface heat flux for shock tube flows

Experimental thermal and fluid science

 

 

2021

6

Aswin Karthik, Pankaj Kalita, Akhil Garg, Liang Gao, Siqi Chen & Xiongbin Peng

A Novel MOGA approach for power saving strategy and optimization of maximum temperature and maximum pressure for liquid cooling type battery thermal management system

International Journal of Green Energy

18:1,

80-89

2021

7

Shayaram Basumatary, Samar Das, Pranab Goswami, and Pankaj Kalita

Effect of feedstock/water ratio on anaerobic digestion of cattle dung and vegetable waste under mesophilic and thermophilic conditions

Journal of Bioresource Technology Reports

Article no. 100675

2021

 

 

8

Debangshu Kashyap, Samar Das and Pankaj Kalita

Exploring the efficiency and pollutant emission of a dual fuel CI engine using biodiesel and producer gas: An optimization approach using response surface methodology

Journal of Science of the Total Environment

Vol. no. 773, Article no. 145633

2021

9

Anil Kumar Rout, Niranjan Sahoo and Pankaj Kalita

Transient Response Characteristics and Performance Assessment of a Calorimetric Surface Junction Probe under Impulsive Thermal Loading

Journal of Heat Transfer (ASME)

---

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2021

10

Dudul Das, Urbashi Bordoloi, Akash Dilip Kamble, Harrison Hihu Muigai, Ranjith Krishna Pai, Pankaj Kalita

Performance investigation of a rectangular spiral flow PV/T collector with a novel form-stable composite material

Applied Thermal Engineering

Vol. no. 182, Article no.

116035

2021

5

P. Singh, Pankaj Kalita, and Pinakeswra Mahanta

A novel slit-less gas-solid vortex reactor dryer: Experimental validation and scale-up

Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers

 

1-10

2021

6

P. Singh, Pankaj Kalita, and Pinakeswra Mahanta

A comparative analysis and scale-up of a novel slit less gas solid vortex reactor dryer with spiral chimney versus conical chimney outlet

Journal of International communication in heat and mass transfer

121

 

2021

7

Muigai HH, Choudhury BJ, Moholkar VS, Kalita P.

Physico–chemical characterization and pyrolysis kinetics of Eichhornia Crassipes, Thevetia Peruviana, and Saccharum Officinarum

Fuel

289

 

2021

8

Dudul Das, Akash Dilip Kamble, and Pankaj Kalita

Performance investigation of transparent photovoltaic thermal collector with horizontal oscillating and rectangular spiral flow patterns

International Journal of Energy Research

 

1-15

2020

9

Dudul Das and Pankaj Kalita

Experimental analysis of photovoltaic-thermal collectors with closely spaced tubes

Energy Sources

 

1-23

2020

10

Muigai HH, Choudhury BJ, Moholkar VS, Kalita P

Co–pyrolysis of biomass blends: Characterization, kinetic and thermodynamic analysis

Biomass and Bioenergy

143

 

2020

11

Pavitra Singh, Pankaj Kalita, and Pinakeswar Mahanta

Experimental study of food grain drying in a gas-solid vortex reactor

Drying Technology

 

1-13

2020

12

Karthik, Aswin; Kalita, Pankaj; Garg, Akhil; Gao, Liang; Chen, Siqi, and Peng, Xiongbin

A Novel MOGA approach for power saving strategy and optimization of maximum temperature and maximum pressure for liquid cooling type battery thermal management system.

International Journal of Green Energy

 

 

2020

13

Muigai HH, Bordoloi U, Hussain R, Ravi K, Moholkar VS, Kalita P.

A comparative study on synthesis and characterization of biochars derived from lignocellulosic biomass for their candidacy in agronomy and energy applications.

 https://doi.org/10.1002/er.6092.

International Journal of Energy Research

 

1-17

2020

14

Pavitra Singh, Pinakeswar Mahanta, and Pankaj Kalita

Numerical study of the hydrodynamics and heat transfer of a gas solid rotating fluidized bed and static geometry dryer.

Thermal Science and Calorimetry

141

2647-2656

2020

15

Sarmah Sudipta Bijoy, P. Kalita, B. Das, A. Garg, L. Gao, R. K. Pai and M. Sarma

Numerical and experimental investigation of State of Health of Li-ion battery.

 

 

International Journal of Green Energy

 

1-11

2020

16

Dhananjay kumar, Pinakeswar Mahanta, Pankaj Kalita

, Energy and exergy analysis of a natural convection dryer with and without sensible heat storage medium.

 

Journal of Energy Storage

29

Article no.

101481

2020

17

Dudul Das, Urbashi Bardoloi, Harrison Huhu Muigai, Pankaj Kalita

A novel form stable PCM based bio composite material for solar thermal energy storage applications.

 

Journal of Energy Storage

30

Article no, 101403

2020

18

Pavitra Singh, Pinakeswar Mahanta, and Pankaj Kalita

Numerical study on the gas-solid hydrodynamics and heat transfer in a rotating fluidized bed with static geometry dryer.

 

International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

Article no. 119666

2020

19

C. Aswin Karthik , P. Kalita , X. Cui , X. Peng

Thermal management for prevention of failures of Lithium ion battery packs in electric vehicles: A review and critical future aspects

Energy Storage

 

1-15

2020

20

Das, D., Borodoloi, U., Kalita, P., Boehm, R., Kamble, A.D.

Solar still distillate enhancement techniques and recent developments

Groundwater for Sustainable Development

Article no. 100360

2020

21

Anil Kumar Rout, Niranjan Sahoo and Pankaj Kalita

Effectiveness of Coaxial Surface Junction Thermal Probe for Transient Measurements through Laser Based Heat Flux Assessment,

Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

56

1141-1152

2020

22

Samar Das, Debangshu, Kashyap, Pankaj Kalita, Vinayak Kulkarni, Yoshonari Itaya

Clean gaseous fuel application in diesel engine: A sustainable option for rural electrification in India

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

117

109485

2020

23

Pankaj Kalita, Samar Das, Dudul Das, Pallab Borgohain, Anupam Dewan and Rabindra Kangsha Banik

Feasibility study of installation of MW level grid connected solar photovoltaic power plant for northeastern region of India,

Sadhana

44:207

1-24

2019

24

Dudul Das, Pankaj Kalita, Anupam Dewan and Sartaj Tanweer

Development of a novel thermal model for a PV/T collector and its experimental analysis

Solar Energy

188

631-643

2019

25

Sudipta Bijoy Sarmah, Pankaj Kalita, Akhil Garg, Xiao-dong Niu, Xing-Wei Zhang, Xiongbin Peng, Dipanwita Bhattacharjee

A review of state of health (SoH) estimation of energy storage systems: challenges and possible solutions for futuristic applications of Li-ion battery packs in electric vehicles

Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conservation and Storage (ASME),

16

040801

2019

26

P.Kalita

Tanmoy Jyoti Deka, Samar Das, Dudul Das, and Rupam Kataki,

Design, development and performance evaluation of a fluidized bed
paddy dryer

Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability

6

18-23

2018

27

Vikas Kumar, Kangkan Jyoti Baishya and Pankaj Kalita

Design and experimental investigation of a natural draft improved biomass cookstove

i-manager’s Journal on Mechanical Engineering,

8 (3)

 

2018

28

Yuhao Huang, Li Shui, Saeed Asghari, Paweena Prapainainar, Akhil Garg, Pankaj Kalita,

A novel comprehensive procedure for determination of optimum operating conditions for cleaner energy production system

Energy Research

42

3339-3350

2018

29

Dudul Das, Pankaj Kalita and Omkar Roy,

Flat plate hybrid photovoltaic- thermal (PV/T) system: A review on design and development

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

84

111-130

2018

30

Yuhao Huang, Liang Gao, Zhang Yi, Kang Tai, P. Kalita, Paweena Prapainainar, Akhil Garg

An Application of Evolutionary System Identification Algorithm in modelling of Energy Production System

Measurement

416

65–75

2017

31

P. Kalita, Sangeeta Borah and Dudul Das

Design and performance evaluation of a novel solar distillation unit

Desalination

416

65–75

2017

32

P. Kalita and D. Das

Thermodynamic analysis of a modified solar still,

IASH Journal of International Association for Small Hydro

6 (1)

14-19

2017

33

P. Kalita, A. Dewan and S. Borah

A Review on Recent Developments in Solar Distillation

Sadhana

41 (2)

203-223

2016

34

P. Kalita, P. Mahanta, U. K. Saha and Sai Gu

A review on the influence of operating parameters on the design and performance of loop-seal in circulating fluidized beds

NTPC Energy Technical Journal

1

33-48

2016

35

P. Kalita, A. Dewan and S. Borah

A Review on Recent Developments in Solar Distillation

 

Sadhana – Indian Academy of Science

41 (2)

203-223

2016

36

P. Kalita,P. Mahanta,and U. K. Saha

Study of bed-to-wall heat transfer with twisted tape at the upper splash region of a pressurized circulating fluidized bed unit

International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

78

260-266

2014

37

P. Kalita, U. K. Saha, and P. Mahanta

Effect of biomass blending on hydrodynamics and heat transfer behavior in a cold pressurized circulating fluidized bed unit

International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

60

531-541

2013

38

P. Kalita, U. K. Saha, and P. Mahanta

Parametric study on the hydrodynamics and heat transfer along the riser of a pressurized circulating fluidized bed unit

Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science

 

44

620-630

2013

39

P. Kalita, M. Clifford, K. Kalita, U. K. Saha, and P. Mahanta

Characterization and Analysis of Thermal Response of Rice Husk for Gasification Applications

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

5 (1)

 

2013

40

P. Kalita, N. Golla, K. P. Vivek,U. K. Saha, and P. Mahanta

Design and Charactrization of a novel loose biomass feeding system

 

Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research (JSIR)

72

511-514

2013

41

P. Kalita, U. K. Saha, and P. Mahanta

Some studies on wall-to-bed heat transfer in a pressurized circulating fluidized bed

Procedia Engineering

 

56

163-172

2013

42

P. Kalita, U. K. Saha, and P. Mahanta

An experimental investigation of hydrodynamics and heat transfer with biomass blending in a riser of a pressurized circulating fluidized bed unit

International Journal of Energy

13(2)

63-74

2012

43

P. Kalita, G. Mohan, G. Pradeep Kumar and P. Mahanta

Determination and comparison of kinetic parameters of low density biomass

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

1

 

2009

 

 

 

44

P. Kalita,U. S. Dixit, P. Mahanta and U. K. Saha

A Novel Energy Efficient Machine for Plate Manufacturing from Arecanut Leaf Sheath

Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research (JSIR)

67 (10)

807-811

2008

45

B. B. Sahoo, N Sahoo, P Mahanta, P Kalita, L Borbara and U K Saha

Performance Improvement of a Solar Still by using Blackened Surface and Thermocol

Renewable Energy

 

33 (7)

1703-1708

2008

46

P. Mahanta, J.K. Sarmah, P. Kalita, A. Shrivastava

Parametric Study on Transesterification Process for Biodiesel Production from Pongamiapinnata and Jatropha curcus Oil

International Energy Journal

 

 

9 (1)

 

2008

47

Anil Kumar Sarma, Jayanta Kumar Sarmah, Lepakshi Barbora, Pankaj Kalita, Sushovan Chatterjee, Pinakeswar Mahanta and Pranab Goswami

Recent Inventions in Biodiesel Production and Processing- A Review

Journal of Recent Patent on Engineering

 

 

2

47-58

2008

48

P. Mahanta, A. Dewan, U. K. Saha, P. Kalita and B. Buragohain

Biogas Digester: A Discussion on Factors Affecting Biogas Production and Field Investigation of a Novel Duplex Digester

Journal of Solar Energy Society of India (SESI Journal)

15(2)

1-12

2005

49

P. Mahanta, U.K. Saha, A. Dewan, P. Kalita

The Influence of Temperature and Total Solid Concentration on the Gas Production of a Biogas Digester

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa

15(4)

112-117

2004

50

P. Mahanta, U.K. Saha, A. Dewan, P. Kalita, D. R. Das and B. K. Bhatt

Field Studies of Biogas Digester with Partitioned Walls

International Energy Journal

 

5(2)

93-102

2004

 

 

 

List of research projects

Sl. No.

Title

Sponsoring Agency

Amount in INR

Period

PI or Co-PI

PI Name not PI

1

Development of a novel dual fluidized bed gasification technology package for effective utilization of biomass and NE coal for efficient energy harvesting

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India

51.32 L

2022-25

PI

---

2

Development of a novel bio-composite thermal energy storage material and its applications in isothermal drying of agricultural products and passive cooling of building

Assam Science Technology & Environment Council (ASTEC),

6.55

2021-23

PI

---

3

Fundamental Study on state of health (SoH) estimation of Lithium-ion Batteries based on Mechanical Parameters

IIT Guwahati Start up topup

 

10

2018-19

PI

---

4

Development of renewable energy technology package for clean power generation in remote utility

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India

 

51.6

2017-20

PI

---

5

Design and development of a Fluidized Bed Paddy Dryer with waste heat recovery suitable for North-Eastern region of India

Assam Science Technology & Environment Council

2.7 L

2016-17

PI

---

6

Performance improvement and thermodynamic management of a hybrid solar photovoltaic and thermal system

IIT Guwahati startup project

5 L

2016-17

PI

---

7

Design and development of a novel solar distillation unit for higher distillate production

UGC startup (Tezpur University)

1.9 L

2014-15

PI

---

8

Design of a 25 kWe circulating fluidized bed unit

Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), Bangalore

35 L

2010-13

Co-PI

Prof. Pinakeswar Mahanta

9

Process development for fluoride removal from drinking water utilizing solar energy

Assam Science and Technology Environmental Council (ASTEC), Assam

2.5 L

2010-2012

Co-PI

Prof. Pinakeswar Mahanta

10

Design, development and commercialisation of a 50 KW circulating fluidized bed biomass gasifier

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), New Delhi

54 L

2007-2010

Co-PI

Prof. V S Moholkar

 

List of consultancy projects 

Sl. No.

Title

Sponsoring Agency

Period

PI or Co-PI

1

Testing of compost generating unit (OrgaDigestor) and characterization of the compost

M/s. HYGIEA service, Gujarat

2019-20

PI

2

Consultancy support for energy planning and energy action plan for the state of Assam

M/s ICF management consulting company (in cooperation with GIZ, Germany)

2018-19

PI

3

Performance Testing of a 5 HP motor-powered Mini Rice Mill (2017),

M/s B.K. Engineering Workshop, Lanka, Nagaon, Assam-782446

2017-18

PI

4

Performance Testing of a 7.5 HP motor-powered Mini Rice Mill

M/s B.K. Engineering Workshop, Lanka, Nagaon, Assam-782446

2017-18

PI

5

Performance Testing of a Maize Sheller and a Sugarcane Crusher

M/s B.K. Engineering Workshop, Lanka, Nagaon, Assam-782446

2016

PI

6

Thermodynamic management of PVT system

PVT Power Switzerland

2015-16

Co-PI

7

Testing of solar lanterns systems

Assam Electronics Development Corporation Ltd., Assam

2015

PI

8

Testing of solar lanterns systems

M/s Regnant Energy Solutions, New Delhi

2015

PI

9

Analysis and Fault Diagnosis of 5 hp Indra Marshall Compression Ignition Engine/Pump sets

Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Assam

2009

Co-PI

10

Performance Evaluation of an Auto Engine

GIAN-North East, NIF India

2008

Co-PI

 

 

 

 

List of students guided

 

  1. PhD (IIT Guwahati): 3 (completed), 14 (ongoing)

Sl. No.

Name of the student

Reg. no

Title of the thesis

Status

1

Dudul Das

156151011

Development of an efficient photovoltaic thermal collector

Degree Awarded

2

Debarshi Baruah

156151014

Circulating Fluidized bed Biomass gasification (Blending of fuels)

APS –IV completed

3

Dhananjay Kumar

156103046

Thermodynamic analysis of natural convection dryer

APS –IV completed

4

Samar Das

166151102

Biofuel applications in IC engines

APS –III completed

5

Pavitra Singh

166151001

Thermal and hydrodynamic studies of rotating fluidized bed dryer with static geometry.

Degree Awarded

6

Anil Rawat

166151109

Development of thermal sensors

APS –III completed

7

Sayaram Baumotary

176151011

Application of solar energy for enhancement of biogas production through AD technology and development of passive compression system.

APS –III completed

8

Harrison Hihu Muigai

176151012

Biochar production from pyrolysis and co-pyrolysis of biomass blends: analysis, characterization and applications.

Completed

9

Rabindra Kangsha Banik

186151007

Dual fluidized bed gasification

APS –I completed

10

Chandan Kakati

186151004

Energy modelling (Energy action plan)

APS –I completed

11

Srimonti Dutta

186154004

Drying of agricultural products utilizing solar energy

APS –I completed

12

MEBRATU ADAMU ASSEGIE

196151010

Energy Storage

SOAS completed

13

Biraj Das

196154005

Energy storage (Cold storage)

SOAS completed

14

Sudipta Bijoy Sharma

196151103

Li-ion Battery

APS-I completed

15

Debangshu Kashyap

206151004

Integration on RE technologies for decentralized power generation

SOAS Completed 

16

Urbashi Bordoloi

206154005

Development of a novel PVT-PCM-based heat pump system for space heating and cooling

SOAS Completed

17

Akash Dilip Kamble

206151101

PVT collector design and testing

Comprehensive examination completed

  1. M.Tech. (IIT Guwahati): 04 (completed)

 

Sl. No.

Name of the student

Reg. no

Title of the thesis

1

Manoj Sharma

164154004

Novel absorption based water purifier  

(completed)

2

Archana Prasad

174154001

Energy modelling  (Completed)

3

Urbashi Bardoloi

184154009

Biomaterial for energy storage and water purification (ongoing)

4

Vijaya

194154011

Development and characterization of biomass derived material for solid state battery