Prof. Mihir Kumar Purkait

Professor

Key Research Areas :Membrane technology; Effluent treatment and waste management; Advanced separation processes; Catalysis; Nanoparticles and nano-composites; Bio-diesel; Bio-products, vegetable and fruit juice processing; CO2 to products and liquid fuels.

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Dr. Mihir Kumar Purkait 
Dean of Alumni and External Relations
Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati - 781039, Assam, India
E. Mail: mihir@iitg.ac.in ,  mihirpurkait@gmail.com
Phone: +91-361-2582262 / 2183 (O),  +91-9954248807 (Mobile)

Homepage: https://www.iitg.ac.in/chemeng/faculty_profile.php?name=mkp
Google Scholar Citation:  https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=9Z4kD-sAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Projects

Sponsored

Title : Development of Treatment Plant to Purify Polluted Waste Water in the Coal Mining Area of Khliehriat, Meghalaya
Duration : 2021-2023
Funding agency : Govt of Meghalaya
Budget : 26.4
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Ongoing


Title : Preparation of DPR for treatment of polluted Kamalpur Water Body (Kamalpur Beel) under Kamrup Zilla Parishad.
Duration : 2021-2022
Funding agency : Panchayat & Rural Dev, Govt of Assam.
Budget : 4.41
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Ongoing


Title : Preparation of DPR for the treatment of Pagladia River under Nalbari Zilla Parishad, Assam
Duration : 2021-2022
Funding agency : Panchayat & Rural Dev, Govt of Assam.
Budget : 5.75
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Ongoing


Title : Preparation of DPR for the treatment of Kharsang River under Tinsukia Zilla Parishad, Assam
Duration : 2021-2022
Funding agency : Panchayat & Rural Dev, Govt of Assam.
Budget : 5.25
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Ongoing


Title : Preparation of DPR for the treatment of Panchnoi River under DRDA, Udalguri, Assam.
Duration : 2021-2022
Funding agency : Panchayat & Rural Dev, Govt of Assam.
Budget : 4.0
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Ongoing


Title : Prototype development for catechins extraction and production of low cost antioxidant tablets and capsules
Duration : 2020-2023
Funding agency : Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
Budget : 57
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Ongoing


Title : Development of functionalized Carbon nanomaterial composite for removal of pharmaceutical waste
Duration : 2020-2022
Funding agency : MHRD
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Dr, D Deka
Status : Ongoing


Title : Development of Solar power driven water treatment plant
Duration : 2020-2022
Funding agency : State Innovation & Transformation Aayou (SITA), Govt of Assam
Budget : 42.1
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Ongoing


Title : Centre of Technological Excellent in water purification
Duration : 2019-2023
Funding agency : DST
PI : Prof. S De (IIT KGP)
Co-PI : Prof M K Purkait (PI from IITG)
Status : Ongoing


Title : Functionalized membranes for efficient wastewater treatment and food processing
Duration : 2019-2021
Funding agency : Styrelsen for Forskning og Uddannelse, Denmark
PI : Prof. B. R. Sudireddy (Denmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark)
Co-PI : Prof. M K Purkait (PI from IITG)
Status : Ongoing


Title : Development of catalysts and a prototype device for conversion of CO2 to fuels/chemicals
Duration : 2019-
Funding agency : DST
PI : Prof A Sarkar (IITB)
Co-PI : Prof M K Purkait
Status : Ongoing


Title : Development of House Hold Prototype for the Treatment of Arsenic Contaminated Drinking Water
Duration : 2018-2020
Funding agency : MHRD
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Title : CO2-Selective Ceramic Membrane for Separation of CO2 from Flue Gas and Natural Gas’
Duration : 2016-2019
Funding agency : DST
PI : Prof. B P Mandal
Co-PI : Prof M K Purkait
Status : Completed


Title : Treatment of contaminated drinking water using a hybrid low-cost process
Duration : 2015-2018
Funding agency : INNO INDIGO (DBT)
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Ju, IIT (ISM), University of Porto (Portugal), University of Munich (Germany)
Status : Completed


Title : Development of portable water purification system for pathogen and other contaminants free drinking water
Duration : 2015-2016
Funding agency : DRDO
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Title : Poly-N-vinylamides Derivatized Fouling-Resistant Membranes for Industrial Application
Duration : 2012-2015
Funding agency : CSIR
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Title : Modification of polymeric membrane by blending polymeric nanoparticle
Duration : 2012-2015
Funding agency : INSA
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Title : Utilization and synthesis of fly ash based bi-functional catalyst in bio-diesel production.
Duration : 2012-2015
Funding agency : DST
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Title : Treatment of contaminated drinking water using electrocoagulation technique
Duration : 2010-2013
Funding agency : DRDO
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Title : Optimization of mass transfer enhanced electroless plating process parameters for dense metal composite membrane fabrication
Duration : 2008-2011
Funding agency : CSIR
PI : Prof. R. Uppaluri
Co-PI : Prof M K Purkait
Status : Completed


Title : Development of membrane based technology for the separation of coal from organic solvent
Duration : 2008-2009
Funding agency : TATA STEEL LTD JAMSHEDPUR
PI : Prof. M.K. Purkait
Co-PI : Prof C Das
Status : Completed


Title : Synthesis of a candidate surfactant for the membrane based separation of heavy metals
Duration : 2007-2010
Funding agency : CSIR
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Title : Development of indigenous technology for fluoride free drinking water
Duration : 2006-2009
Funding agency : DRDO
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Title : Improvement of existing Iron Removal Unit developed by DRL, Tezpur
Duration : 2006-2008
Funding agency : DRDO
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Title : Enhancement of Synthesis of Lipids from Microalgae (Microalgal Oil) for Biodiesel Production: Optimization Using Mechanistic Approach
Duration : 2006-2008
Funding agency : DRDO
PI : Prof. V.S. Moholkar
Co-PI : Prof M K Purkait
Status : Completed


Title : Development of light weight Iron Removal Unit based on the principle developed by Defence Research Laboratory, Tezpur
Duration : 2006-2007
Funding agency : DRDO
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Consultancy

Title : Polluted River Stretches-Preparation of Action Plan for North Eastern States
Duration : 2019-2019
Funding agency : CPCB, New Delhi
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Title : Ceramic Filter Candle for water treatment
Duration : 2019-2019
Funding agency : Hamilton Housewares Pvt Limited, Mumbai
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Dr, D Deka Barman
Status : Completed


Title : Treatment of highly saline effluent by using surface active agent
Duration : 2018-2020
Funding agency : TATA STEEL LTD JAMSHEDPUR
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Title : Electrocoagulation Techniques for the Treatment of Rejected Stream of Nanofiltration
Duration : 2018-2019
Funding agency : TATA STEEL LTD, JAMSHEDPUR
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Title : Study of presence of surface active agents in the inlet stream of Sureka Projects for Drinking water plant and Remedial action thereon
Duration : 2018-2018
Funding agency : Sureka Projects Pvt Limited Guwahati
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Title : Installation of Iron Arsenic and Fluoride removal unit in the Yurebam,substation, Imphal
Duration : 2018-
Funding agency : Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Title : Characterization of water samples for drinking purpose.
Duration : 2017-2017
Funding agency : Power Grid corporation of India
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Title : Installation of water treatment plant in the campus POWERGRID
Duration : 2017-
Funding agency : Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed


Title : Implementation of suitable water treatment plant at Balipara Substation (Sonitpur), Assam, Power Grid Corporation of India
Duration : 2016-
Funding agency : Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd
PI : Prof. M K Purkait
Co-PI : Nil
Status : Completed