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Deepak Kunzru

Distinguished Professor
PhD (Chemical Engineering)
University of Pittsburgh,U.S.A.
Areas of interest
Microstructured Reactors; Chemical Reaction Engineering; Catalysis; Pyrolysis of Hydrocarbons and Petroleum Processing

Prof. Deepak Kunzru recently retired as Professor of Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur where he was a faculty since 1974. He was earlier the Chevron Chair Professor at IIT Kanpur. He received his B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur in 1968 and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh,U.S.A. in 1972.He was a Visiting Professor in the Dept.of Chemical Engineering, MIT, U.S.A during Sept-Dec.2009.Professor Kunzru’s main research interests are in the area of microstructured reactors, chemical reaction engineering, pyrolysis of hydrocarbons and petroleum processing. He has published more than 100 papers in reputed international journals and has edited one book. His current research focuses on the use of monolithic reactors for gas-liquid reactions and steam reforming of methane, production of hydrogen from ethanol in microchannel reactors and the development of catalysts for hydrodesulfurization.

Professor Kunzru has served as Head, Dept. of Chemical Engineering (1998-2000), Dean, Resource Planning and Generation (2000-2002) and Dean, Research & Development (2002-2005) at IIT Kanpur and as expert in several national committees.Presently, he is Chairman of the Programme Advisory Committee (Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering) of Science and Engineering Research Board, N. Delhi and Independent Director of Green Gas Ltd. He served as Member, Board of Governors, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology from 2007-16. He has been elected as Fellow of the Indian  National Academy of Engineering (2002) and the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad (2009), and has been a recipient of the Herdillia Award, IIChE ( 1992), Kuloor Memorial Award , IIChE (1999,2015) and the G.M. Abhyankar Memorial Distinguished Fellowship in Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai for 2010-2011.

The following sponsored  projects have been completed under my supervision:

  • Study of Coke  Formation  during  Naphtha  Pyrolysis, 1983-86,  sponsored   by Department of Science  and  Technology,  Government of India (Rs. 9.0 lakhs).
  • Reduction of Coke Formation during Naphtha Pyrolysis, 1989-92, sponsored by Department of Science   and Technology,  Government of India (Rs.12.0 lakhs). 
  • Development of Vapor Grown Carbon Fibres, 1992-96, sponsored by Aeronautics R&D Board,  Ministry  of  Defence,  New Delhi (Rs. 6.0 lakhs).
  • Catalytic Pyrolysis of Hydrocarbons, 1993-97, sponsored by Department of Science and Technology,  Govt. of India (Rs. 15.0 lakhs). 
  • Technology Development of  Coke  Inhibitors for Pyrolysis Furnaces, 1996-99, sponsored by Gas Authority of  India Ltd.,  New Delhi (Rs.17.0 lakhs).
  • Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane, 1998-2003, sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India (Rs.15.0 lakhs).
  • Online Inferencing and Optimization of Blending Operation (co-Investigator), 2000-2003, sponsored by Centre for High Technology, New Delhi (Rs. 60.0 lakhs).
  • Thermal Cracking of Pinane, 2001-2002, sponsored by Hindustan Lever Research Centre, Mumbai (Rs. 4.0 lakhs).
  • Joint project with Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad for setting up a pilot plant for gas cracking for Gas Authority of India Ltd., 2001 (Total project cost: Rs 1.5 crores; IIT Kanpur component: Rs. 2.5 lakhs).
  • Development of Endothermic Fuels, 2003-2006, sponsored by Defence Research Development Laboratory, Hyderabad.(Rs. 25.0 lakhs).
  • Production of Hydrogen for Fuel Cells by Autothermal Reforming of Ethanol, 2004-2007, sponsored by MHRD, New Delhi (Rs. 20.0 lakhs).
  • Development of Monolith Reactors for Multiphase Reactions, 2005-2008, sponsored by Chevron Corporation, U. S. A./Advanced Refining Technologies, U. S. A./Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, India (Rs. 45.0 lakhs).
  • Modelling of Mass Transfer Effects in Resid FCC, 2007-2009, sponsored by Chevron Corporation , U. S. A./Advanced Refining Technologies, U. S. A./Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, India (Rs.5.84 lakhs).
  • Microdevices for Process Applications, 2007-2013, sponsored  by Department of Science and Technology,  Govt. of India (Rs. 498.0 lakhs).
  • In situ Sulfiding of NiMo/Al2O3 Hydrotreating Catalysts,2008-2012,sponsored by ChevronCorporation, U. S. A./Advanced Refining Technologies, U. S. A. /Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, India (Rs.32.3 lakhs).
  • Study on Catalyst Composition, 2008-2013, sponsored  by Chevron Energy Technology Co., U.S.A.( Rs.91.3 lakhs).
  • Nanocatalysts for Hydrodesulphurization, 2011-2013,sponsored by Chevron Corporation,U.S.A/Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, India (Rs.38.05lakhs).
  • Performance Evaluation of Catalyst Coated Microchannel Plates, 2012-2013, sponsored by Centre for Fire, Explosive & Environment Safety (CFEES), DRDO, India ( Rs.11.91 lakhs).
  • Development of Metal Monolith Catalysts for Steam Reforming of Methane,2013-2016, sponsored  by Department of Science and Technology,  Govt. of India (Rs. 41.90 lakhs).
  • Hydrodesulfurization of Diesel on Monolith Catalysts, May 2014-Dec.2015, Chevron Corporation, U.S.A.( Rs.10.54 lakhs).

A) Books and Book Chapters

 

  1. Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering, Eds: D. N. Saraf and D. Kunzru, Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 1989.

 

  1. D. Kunzru, 'Catalytic Gasification of Carbonaceous Materials', in Handbook of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 3, Ed:  N. P. Cheremisinoff, Gulf Publishing Co.,  Ch 12, pp. 447-475, 1989.

 

  1. D. Kunzru, ‘Recent Advances in the Steam Cracking of Hydrocarbons’, in Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Based Industries in Eastern India, Eds: R. K. Saha, S. Ray, B. R. Maity, S. Ganguly, D. Bhattacharyya and S. L. Chakraborty, Allied Publishers, New Delhi, pp. 14-21, 2000.

 

  1. P. Biswas and D. Kunzru, ‘Steam Reforming of Ethanol for Hydrogen Production’, in Hydrogen Production and Utilisation in Petroleum, Petrochemical and Fertilizer Industry. A Compedium, Ed: S. Banik, Lovraj Kumar Memorial Trust, 2006.

 

  1.  D. Kunzru , Laboratory Manual for Chemical Engineering Laboratory-II. I. T. Kanpur, 1990.

 

  1. N.R.Peela and D.Kunzru, ‘ Microstructured Reactors for Hydrogen Production from Ethanol’, in Nanoscale and Microscale Phenomena : Fundamentals and Applications, Eds: Y.M.Joshi and S.Khandekar, Book Series,Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering,pp309-334, 2015 ISBN: 978-81-322-2288-0 (Print) 978-81-322-2289-7 (online).

 

 

B) Research Publications

 

  1. W. J. Snyder and D. Kunzru, 'The Effect of Active Carbon on the Kinetics of Polymerization of Methylmethacrylate', J. Macromolecular Sci. (Chem.), 5,  297-310, 1971. 

 

  1. D. Kunzru, Y. T. Shah and E. B. Stuart, 'Thermal Cracking of n-Nonane', Indus. Eng. Chem., Proc. Des. Dev., 11, 605-612, 1972. 

 

  1. D. Kunzru, Y. T. Shah and E. B. Stuart, 'Thermal Cracking of 2-Pentene', Indus. Eng. Chem., Proc. Des. Dev., 12, 339-344, 1973. 

 

  1. Y. T. Shah, E. B. Stuart and D. Kunzru, 'Thermal Cracking of Hydrocarbon     Mixtures. Mixtures of Octane-Nonane and Nonane-2-Pentene', Indus. Eng. Chem., Proc. Des. Dev., 12, 344-351, 1973. 

 

  1. D. Kunzru and R. W. Frei, 'Separation of Aromatic Amine Isomers by High Pressure Liquid Chromatography on Cd-impregnated Silica Gel Columns', J. Chromatog. Sci., 12, 191-196, 1974. 

 

  1. R. P. Singh and D. Kunzru, 'Pyrolysis of Bovine Waste', Ind. Chem. Eng., 20, 8-13, 1978. 

 

  1. P. Kumar and D. Kunzru, ‘Chromatographic Separation of Some Light Hydrocarbons Using Indigenous Alumina', Ind. Chem. Manufact., 16, 13-15, 1978. 

 

  1. S. K. Gupta and D. Kunzru, 'Teaching of Analysis and Design to First Year Engineering Students', Ind. J. Tech. Educ., 5, 110-115, 1978. 

 

  1. R. K. Gupta, D. Kunzru and D. N. Saraf, 'Liquid Phase Adsorption of n-Paraffins on LMS-5A', J. Chem. Eng. Data, 25, 14-16, 1980.

 

  1. V. Kumar and D. Kunzru, 'Simulation of a Catalytic Reformer', Ind. Chem. Eng., 22, 35-39, 1980. 

 

  1. A. S. Moharir, D. Kunzru and D. N. Saraf, 'Theoretical Prediction of Sorption Curves for Molecular Sieves', Chem. Eng. Sci., 35, 1435-1441, 1980. 

 

  1. A. S. Moharir, D. Kunzru and D. N. Saraf, 'Effect of Adsorbent Particle Size Distribution on Breakthrough Curves for Molecular Sieve Columns', Chem. Eng. Sci.,  35, 1795-1801, 1980. 

 

  1. R. K. Gupta, D. Kunzru and D. N. Saraf, 'Liquid Phase Adsorption on Binary and Ternary Systems of n-Paraffins on LMS-5A', Indus. Eng. Chem., Fundam., 20, 28-34, 1981. 

 

  1. D. Kunzru and M. Ali, 'Pyrolysis of Bovine Waste', Fuel, 60, 447-452, 1981. 

 

  1. A. S. Moharir, D. N. Saraf and D. Kunzru, 'Effect of Crystal Size Distribution on Chromatographic Peaks in Molecular Sieve Columns', Chem. Engg. Commun., 17, 377-386, 1981.

 

  1. A. S. Moharir, D. N. Saraf and D. Kunzru, 'Sorption on Nonuniform Zeolite Crystals for Various Bulk Concentration Profiles', Chem. Engg. Commun., 18, 15-21, 1982.

 

  1. A. S. Moharir, D. N. Saraf and D. Kunzru, 'Modelling of Nonisothermal Packed Bed Sorption on Uniform and Nonuniform Zeolite Crystals', Zeolites, 2, 155-161, 1982. 

 

  1. A. Kumar, S. K. Gupta, B. Gupta and D. Kunzru, 'Modelling of a Reversible Batch Polyethylene Terephthalate Reactor', J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 27, 4421-4438, 1982. 

 

  1. S. K. Sinha, D. N. Saraf and D. Kunzru, 'Effect of Steam Desorption on Adsorption of n-Paraffins on Molecular Sieves', Zeolites, 2, 175-178, 1982. 

 

  1. P. P. Singhania, G. K. Wattal and D. Kunzru, 'Modelling the Reaction between Methyl Chloride and Silicon', Chem. Eng. Sci., 38, 469-471, 1983. 

 

  1. A. K. Bharadwaj and D. Kunzru, 'Partial Oxidation of Municipal Solid Waste', Resources and Conservation, 10, 221-235, 1983. 

 

  1. S. K. Gupta, D. Kunzru, A. Kumar and K. K. Agarwal, 'Effect of Recycle in Nylon 6   Polymerization in Tubular Reactors', J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 28, 1625-1640, 1983. 

 

  1. D. Kunzru, correspondence on 'Kinetics of Coal Gasification', Indus. Eng. Chem., Proc. Des. Dev., 22, 552, 1983. 

 

  1. D. Kunzru, 'Single Pellet Reactor for Bidisperse Porous Catalysts', AIChE J., 30, 646-648, 1984. 

 

  1. M. Pramanik and D. Kunzru, 'Optimal Policy for Consecutive Reaction in a CSTR with Concentration-dependent Catalyst Deactivation', Indus. Eng. Chem., Proc. Des. Dev., 23, 620-623, 1984. 

 

  1. B. C. Sutradhar, P. K. Sensarma, and D. Kunzru, 'Catalyst Deactivation in Hollow Cylindrical Pellets', Chem. Eng. J., 31, 125-131, 1985. 

 

  1. P. Kumar and D. Kunzru, 'Modelling of Naphtha Pyrolysis', Indus. Eng. Chem., Proc. Des. Dev., 24, 774-782, 1985. 

 

  1. U. Maheshwari, S. C. Nigam and D. Kunzru, 'Diffusional Influences on Deactivation Rates of Bidisperse Catalysts', AIChE J., 31, 1393-1396, 1985. 

 

  1. P. K. Bhattacharya, A. Shrinath and D. Kunzru, 'Pyrolysis of Black Liquor', J. Chem. Tech. Biotech., 35A, 223-233, 1985. 

 

  1. P. Kumar and D. Kunzru, 'Kinetics of Coke Deposition in Naphtha Pyrolysis', Can. J. Chem. Engg., 63, 598-604, 1985.  

 

  1. M. Pramanik and D. Kunzru, 'Coke Formation in the Pyrolysis of n-Hexane', Indus. Eng. Chem., Proc. Des. Dev., 24, 1275-1281, 1985. 

 

  1. S. C.  Nigam, U. Maheshwari, A. Mathur and D. Kunzru, `Catalyst Deactivation in Finite Hollow Cylindrical Pellets',  Chem. Eng. J.31, 39-43, 1985. 

 

  1. P. K. Bhattacharya, V. Parthiban and D. Kunzru, 'Pyrolysis of Black Liquor Solids', Indus. Eng. Chem., Proc. Des. Dev., 25, 420-426, 1986. 

 

  1. T. Mandal and D. Kunzru, ‘Catalytic Gasification of Coke During n-Hexane Pyrolysis', Indus. Eng. Chem., Proc. Des. Dev., 25, 794-799, 1986. 

 

  1. A. K. Ray and D. Kunzru, 'Coke Formation in the Pyrolysis of n-Hexane',  J. Inst. Engrs. (India), 66, Pt Ch3, 75-78, 1986. 

 

  1. P. Kumar and D. Kunzru, 'Coke Formation During Naphtha Pyrolysis in a Tubular Reactor', Can. J. Chem. Engg., 65, 280-285, 1987.

 

  1. O. S. Al-Ayed and D. Kunzru, 'Kinetic and Deactivation of Cyclohexane Dehydrogenation on a Nickel Catalyst', J. Chem.  Tech. Biotech., 43, 23-38, 1988. 

 

  1. D. Sahu and D. Kunzru, 'Effect of Thiophene on the Rate of Coke Formation During Naphtha Pyrolysis', Can. J. Chem. Engg., 66, 808-816, 1988.  

 

  1. A. K. Parameswaran, V. K. Sharma and D. Kunzru, 'Pyrolysis of Naphtha in Swaged Coils', Can. J. Chem. Engg., 66, 957-963, 1988. 

 

  1. D. Kunzru, 'Response to Comments on Catalytic Gasification of Coke During Pyrolysis of n-Hexane', Indus. Eng. Chem. Res., 27, 212, 1988. 

 

  1. K. K. Ghosh and D. Kunzru, 'Reduction of Coke Formation During Naphtha Pyrolysis Using Triethyl Phosphite', Indus. Eng. Chem. Res., 27, 559-565, 1988. 

 

  1. V. Kumar and D. Kunzru, 'Re-refining Waste Lubricants', Chem. Engg. World, 24, 79-84, 1989.

 

  1. S. Vaish and D. Kunzru, `Triphenyl Phosphite as Coke Inhibitor during Naphtha Pyrolysis', Indus. Eng. Chem. Res., 28, 1293-1299, 1989.  

 

  1. S. Mohanty, D. N. Saraf and D. Kunzru, 'Hydrotreating: A Review', Erdol & Kohle Erdgas Petrochemie, 43, 359-363, 1990. 

 

  1. S. Mohanty, D. Kunzru and D. N. Saraf, `Hydrocracking - A Review', Fuel, 69, 1467-1473, 1990.

 

  1. S. Mohanty, D. N. Saraf and D. Kunzru, `Modeling of a Hydrocracking Reactor', Fuel Processing Tech, 29, 1-17, 1991.

 

  1. D. Kunzru, `Comments on Intra-Particle Diffusion Limitations in Low-Pressure Methanol Synthesis', Chem. Eng. Sci., 46, 2762, 1991. 

 

  1. K. K. Ghosh and D. Kunzru, `Sodium Silicate as a Coke Inhibitor During Naphtha Pyrolysis', Can. J. Chem. Eng., 70, 394-397, 1992. 

 

  1. B. Basu and D. Kunzru, `Catalytic Pyrolysis of Naphtha', Indus. Eng. Chem. Res., 31, 146-155, 1992.

 

  1. S. Mohanty, D. Kunzru and D. N. Saraf, `Modeling of Hydrotreating Reactors', Erdol & Kohle Erdgas Petrochemie, 44, 459-465, 1991. 

 

  1. P. Das, S. Prasad and D. Kunzru, `Organophosphorus Compounds as Coke Inhibitors During Naphtha Pyrolysis. Effect of Benzyl Diethyl Phosphite and Triphenyl Phosphine Sulfide', Indus. Eng. Chem. Res., 31, 2251-2255, 1992. 

 

  1. S. K. Gupta, N. Gupta and D. Kunzru, `Vapor Grown Carbon Fibres: Model for Filament Growth and Poisoning', J. Anal.  Appl. Pyrolysis, 26, 131-144, 1993. 

 

  1. R. Mukhopadhyaya and D. Kunzru, 'Catalytic Pyrolysis of Naphtha. Effect of   Potassium Carbonate Impregnation', Indus. Eng. Chem. Res., 32, 1914-1920, 1993. 

 

  1. S. N. Chowdhary and D. Kunzru, 'Benzyl Diethyl Phosphite as Coke Inhibitor during Naphtha Pyrolysis. Tubular Reactor Studies', Can. J. Chem. Engg., 71, 873-879, 1993. 

 

  1. R. Aravind, D. Kunzru and S. K. Gupta, 'Vapor Grown Carbon Fibers: Modeling of Filament Length Distributions', J. Anal.  Appl. Pyrolysis, 28, 255-270, 1994. 

 

  1. M. Jayasankar, R. Chand, S. K. Gupta and D. Kunzru, 'Vapor Grown Carbon Fibers from Benzene Pyrolysis', Carbon, 33, 253-258, 1995. 

 

 

  1. M. Jayasankar, N. Agarwal, R. Chand, S. K. Gupta and D. Kunzru, `Vapour Grown Carbon Fibers from Benzene Pyrolysis. Filament Length Distributions', Carbon, 34, 127-134, 1996. 

 

  1. K. K. Pant and D. Kunzru, `Pyrolysis of n-Heptane: Kinetics and Modeling', J. Anal. Applied Pyrolysis, 36, 103-120, 1996. 

 

  1. K. K. Pant and D. Kunzru, `Catalytic Pyrolysis of n-Heptane', Indus. Eng. Chem. Res., 36, 2059-2065, 1997. 

 

  1. V. Anil Kumar, K. K. Pant and D. Kunzru, `Potassium-Containing Calcium Aluminate Catalysts for Pyrolysis of n-Heptane', Applied Catal., 162, 193-200, 1997. 

 

  1. K. K. Pant and D. Kunzru, `Pyrolysis of Methylcyclohexane: Kinetics and Modeling', Chemical Eng. J., 67, 123-129, 1997. 

 

  1. K. K. Pant and D. Kunzru, `Catalytic Pyrolysis of Methylcyclohexane: Kinetics and Modeling', Chemical Eng. J., 70, 47-54, 1998.

 

  1. K. K. Pant and D. Kunzru, `Noncatalytic and Catalytic Pyrolysis of Toluene', Can. J. Chem. Eng., 77, 150-155, 1999. 

 

  1. A. K. Gupta and D. Kunzru, `Modeling and Optimization of a Urea Synthesis Reactor', Ind. Chem. Eng., 40, 347-353, 1998. 

 

  1. K. Lakshmi Narayana, A. Rastogi and D. Kunzru, ‘Inhibition of Coke Formation During Pyrolysis of Ethane’, Proceedings of the Third International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition (Petrotech-99), Vol. III, pp. 29-33, New Delhi, Jan 9-12, 1999.

 

  1. K. K. Pant and D. Kunzru, ‘Catalytic Pyrolysis of n-Heptane on Unpromoted and Potassium Promoted Calcium Aluminates, Chem. Eng. J., 87, 219-225, 2002.

 

  1. R. B. Kasat, D. Kunzru, D. N. Saraf and S. K. Gupta, ‘Multiobjective Optimization of Industrial FCC Units using Elitist Nondominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm’, Indus. Eng. Chem. Res., 41, 4765-4776, 2002.

 

  1. S. Prasad and D. Kunzru, ‘Spectrophotometric Determination of Phosphorus in Aqueous and Organic Phases Obtained on Pyrolysis of Naphtha’, Asian J. of Chem., 2, 930-936, 2003.

 

  1. M. De and D. Kunzru, ’Oxidative Dehydogenation of Propane on V2O5-ZrO2 Catalysts’, Catal. Letters, 96, 33-42, 2004.

 

  1. M. De and D. Kunzru, 'Effect of Calcium and Potassium on V2O5/ZrO2 Catalyst for Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane: A Comparative Study', Catal. Letters, 102, 237-246, 2005.

 

  1. P. Nageswara Rao and D. Kunzru, ‘Thermal Cracking of JP-10: Kinetics and Product Distribution’, J. Anal. Applied Pyrolysis, 76, 154-160, 2006.

 

  1. P. Biswas and D. Kunzru, 'Steam Reforming of Ethanol for Production of Hydrogen over Ni/CeO2-ZrO2 catalyst: Effect of Support and Metal Loading', Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 32, 969-980, 2007.

 

  1. M.De and D.Kunzru, ‘Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane over Chromium and Nickel Oxide Modified V2O5/ZrO2 Catalysts’, React.Kinet.Catal.Lett., 91, 263-271, 2007.
  2. M.Ashwini, M.De  and D.Kunzru, ‘ Effect of Distributor on Gas-Liquid Downward Flow in  Capillaries’, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 46, 8406-8412, 2007.

 

  1. P.Biswas and D.Kunzru, ‘Steam Reforming of Ethanol on Ni-CeO2-ZrO2 Catalysts: Effect of Doping with Copper, Cobalt and Calcium’, Catal. Letters, 118, 36-49, 2007.

 

  1. P.Nageswara Rao and D.Kunzru, ‘Fabrication of Microchannels on Stainless Steel by Wet Chemical Etching’, Journal of Micromech. Microeng. 17, N99-N106, 2007.

 

  1. M.Ashwini Kumar and D.Kunzru, ‘Alumina Washcoating of Cordierite Monoliths By using Sol-Gel Method ’, International Journal of Chemical Sciences, 5(4), 1561-1568, 2007.
  2. P. Biswas and D. Kunzru, ‘Oxidative Steam Reforming of Ethanol over Ni/CeO2-ZrO2 Catalyst’, Chem. Eng. J.,136, 41-49,2008.

 

  1. B.Mitra and D.Kunzru, ‘Washcoating of Different Zeolites on Cordierite Monoliths’, J. Am.Ceram.Soc., 91(1), 64-70, 2008.

 

  1. D.Kunzru, ‘Hydrogen Production from Ethanol for Fuel Cell Applications’, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 13,359-366,2008.

 

  1. M.Ashwini Kumar, G.Sharma and D.Kunzru, ‘Estimation of Wetting Efficiency in Trickle Bed Reactors for Nonlinear Kinetics’, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 48,1443-1450,2009.

 

  1. J.P.Chakraborty and D.Kunzru, ‘High Pressure Pyrolysis of n-Heptane’, J. Anal. Applied Pyrolysis 86, 44-52, 2009.

 

  1. N.R.Peela, A.Mubayi and D.Kunzru, Washcoating of γ-Alumina on Stainless Steel Microchannels’, Catalysis Today 147S, S17-S23, 2009.

 

  1. A.K.Mogalicherla and D.Kunzru, ‘ Effect of Gas and Liquid Superficial Velocities on the Performance of Monolithic Reactors’, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 49,1631-1641,2010.

 

  1. P.Varshney, D.Kunzru and S.K.Gupta, ‘A Multigrain Catalyst Model for Unifunctional Multicomponent Catalysts’, Chem. Eng. Res.& Des.88,455-464, 2010.

 

 

  1. M.Ashwini  and D.Kunzru , ‘Effect of Method of Preparation on Activity of Pd/Al2O3 Monolith Catalysts ’, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 88, 367-375,2010 .

 

  1.  A.K.Mogalicherla and D.Kunzru, ‘Performance of Monolithic Reactors in Film Flow’, Chem. Eng. Res. & Des. 88,1057-1066,2010.

 

  1. H.K.Mohanta and D.Kunzru, ‘ Magnesium Aluminate Catalysed Pyrolysis of n-Heptane’, Int.J.Chem. Sci.8(2), 751-762,2010.

 

  1. M.Ashwini Kumar and D.Kunzru, ‘The Effect of Pre-Wetting on the Loading of γ-Alumina Washcoated Cordierite Monoliths’ ,International J. Appl. Ceram. Technol.  8(2),430-436,2011.

 

  1. M.K.Moharana,N.R.Peela, S.Khandekar and D.Kunzru, ‘ Distributed Hydrogen Production from Ethanol in a Microfuel Processor: Issues and Challenges’, Renewable& Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15,524-533,2011.

 

  1. N.R. Peela, A.Mubayi and D.Kunzru, ‘Steam Reforming of Ethanol Over Rh/CeO2/Al2O3 Catalysts in a Microchannel Reactor’, Chem. Eng. J.,167,578-587 2011.

 

  1. B.Mitra , J.P.Chakraborty and D.Kunzru, ‘Disproportionation of Toluene on ZSM5 Washcoated Monoliths’ , AIChE J., 57(12), 3480-3495,2011.

 

  1. N.R.Peela and D.Kunzru, ‘Oxidative Steam Reforming of Ethanol over Rhodium- based Catalysts in a Microchannel Reactor’, Int. J .Hydrogen Energy, 36, 3384-3396, 2011 .

 

  1. B.Mitra and D.Kunzru,  ‘Disproportionation of Toluene on Monoliths Washcoated with Metal Oxide modified ZSM5’, Catal.Letters 14 (10),1569-1579,2011.

 

  1. N.R.Peela and D.Kunzru, ‘ Steam Reforming of Ethanol in a Microchannel Reactor: Kinetic Study and Reactor Simulation,’ Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 50(23), 12881-12894,2011.

 

  1. J.P.Chakraborty and D.Kunzru, ‘High Pressure Pyrolysis of n-Heptane: Effect of Initiators , J. Anal. Applied Pyrolysis 95, 48-55,2012.

 

  1. B.Mitra and D.Kunzru, ‘ Enhancing p-Xylene  Productivity for Disproportionation of Toluene  in Microstructured Reactors,’ Chem. Eng. & Processing: Process Intensification  64,48-56,2013.

 

  1. N.R.Peela , A.S.Sandupatla and D.Kunzru, ‘Development of a Microfuel Processor: Oxidative Steam Reforming of Ethanol and Water-Gas Shift Reaction on Noble Metal Catalysts in a Microreactor’, Int. J. Environ.Engg. 6, 78-90, 2014 .

 

  1. P.Varshney, D.Kunzru and S.K.Gupta,‘Modeling of the Riser-reactor in a Resid Fluidized-bed Catalyst Cracking (resid-FCC) Unit using a Multi-grain Model for an Active Matrix-zeolite Catalyst’,  Ind. Chem. Eng. 57(2), 115-135,2015.

 

     100. R.Singh and D.Kunzru, ‘Hydrodesulfurization of Dibenzothiophene on NiMo /g-

        Al2O3  Washcoated Monoliths’, Fuel  163,180-188, 2016.

 

  101. R.Singh, D.Kunzru and S.Sivakumar, ‘Monodispersed Ultrasmall NiMo Metal oxide

        Nanoclusters as Hydrodesulfurization Catalyst’, Applied Catal.B:Environmental

        Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 185,163-173, 2016. 

 

102. R.Singh, D.Kunzru and S.Sivakumar, ‘ Co-promoted MoO3 Nanoclusters for

        Hydrodesulfurization’ Catalysis Science & Technology 6 (15),5949-5960,2016

 103. S. Katheria, A. Gupta, G. Deo and  D. Kunzru , ‘Effect of Calcination Temperature

        on Stability and Activity of Ni/MgAl2O4 Catalyst for Steam Reforming of Methane at

       High Pressure Condition’,  Int. J .Hydrogen Energy 41 (32), 14123-14132,2016.

 

 104. J.Kumar, G.Deo and D.Kunzru, ‘Preferential oxidation of carbon monoxide on Pt/γ-

       Al2O3 catalyst: Effect of adding ceria and nickel’, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy   

       41(41),18494-18501, 2016 .

 

2016-17-I

1) Stoichiometry & Process Calculations

2) Chemical Reaction Engineering

2016-17-II

1) Chemical Process Industries

2) Mass Transfer Operations-I

  • Member, Academic Senate, I.I.T.Gandhinagar, Sep.2016-continuing.
  • Independent Director, Green Gas Ltd., Lucknow, 2015-continuing. 
  • Chairman, PAC on Chemical & Environmental Engineering, SERB, Dept. of Science and Technology, New Delhi, 2015-continuing. 
  • Member, Board of Governors, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, 2007-2016.
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee, HPCL Corporate R&D Centre, 2012-2016. 
  • Member, Sectional Committee-IV ( Chemical Engineering),Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2013-2016. 
  • Member, Sub-Committee for Electronics, Computer Science & Engineering, NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Awards, 2013-continuing. 
  • Member, Expert Committee for formulating the M.Tech. programme in Chemical Engineering at MNNIT, Allahabad,2014. 
  • Member, PAC of Chemical Engineering, SERB, Dept. of Science and Technology, New Delhi, 2012-2015. 
  • Member, Project Review Committee for the inter-institutional DST project on Generation, Storage and Distribution of Solar Hydrogen, July 2012-Dec.2014.
  • Visitor’s Nominee, Selection Committee for Professors in Dept. of Chemical Engineering, I.I.T. Roorkee, 2012-2013.
  • Member, Project Review Committee  for the TIFAC-SIDBI project on “Development and commercialization of Biodegradable Soluble Cutting / Coolant    Oil” , 2011-2014 
  • Chairman of two Advisory & Monitoring Committees of the Bioprocess and         Bioproducts Programme of TIFAC, 2008-2010.
  • Visitor’s Nominee, Selection Committee for Professors in Dept. of Chemical Engineering, I.I.T. Guwahati, 2007-2010.
  • Member, Technical Committee, Joint Research Collaboration between IIT Kanpur, Chevron Corporation, USA, Advanced Refining Technologies, USA, and HPCL, Mumbai, 2005-2013.
  • Member, Research Advisory Council for Indian Oil Corporation, R&D in Refining Technology, 2004-2011. 
  • Member, Monitoring Committee of CSIR Network Project on Coal Characterization and Resources Quality Assessment, 2004-2007. 
  • Member, Expert Committee for Fast Track Proposals in Engineering Sciences, Dept. of Science and Technology, New Delhi, 2003- 2008. 
  • Member, Expert Committee in Engineering Sciences for Women Scientist Scheme, Dept. of Science and Technology, New Delhi, 2003-2005.
  • Member, FIST Committee for Engineering Sciences, Dept. of Science and Technology, New Delhi, 2002-2005. 
  • Member, PAC of Chemical Engineering, SERC, Dept. of Science and Technology, New Delhi, 2001-2012. 
  • Member, Advisory Council for R&D, GAIL, 2000-2003. 
  • Member, Research   Advisory   Committee, Chemical  Engineering and  Pilot  Plant Division, IPCL, Baroda (till 1989). 

    

  1. D. Kunzru and M. Ali, 'Fluidized Bed Pyrolysis of Bovine Waste', 31st IIChE Mtg., Cochin, Dec 1978. 

 

  1. D. Kunzru and A. K. Ray, 'Coke Formation in the Pyrolysis of Naphtha', 33rd IIChE Mtg., New Delhi, Dec 1980. 

 

  1. P. Kumar and D. Kunzru, 'Coke Formation during Naphtha Pyrolysis', Third Congress of the Asia-Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering, Bangkok, Oct 1984. 

 

  1.  B. C. Sutradhar, P. K. Sharma and D. Kunzru, 'Catalyst Deactivation in Hollow Cylindrical Pellets', 37th   IIChE   Mtg., New Delhi, Dec 1984.

 

  1. N. P. Bahadur, D. Sahu and D. Kunzru, 'Reduction of Coke Formation During Naphtha Pyrolysis', Fourth Congress of the Asia-Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering, Singapore, May 1987.

 

  1. O. S. Al-Ayed and D. Kunzru, 'Diffusional Effects on Activity and Selectivity during Catalyst Fouling', International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, Jan 1989. 

 

  1. D. Kunzru and  K. K. Pant, 'Effect of Nonuniform Activity on Steam Dealkylation of Toluene', 11th North American Meeting of the Catalysis Society, Dearborn, U.S.A., May 1989. 

 

  1. S. Mandal, P. Das and D. Kunzru, `Organophosphorus Compounds as Coke Inhibitors During Naphtha Pyrolysis', 43rd IIChE Mtg., Varanasi, Dec 1990. 

 

  1. K. K. Pant and D. Kunzru, `Catalytic Pyrolysis of Hydrocarbons', 12th International Symposium on Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis, Venice, Italy, Oct 1996. 

 

  1. K. K. Pant, A. B. Mohanty and D. Kunzru, `Catalytic Pyrolysis of n-Heptane on   Unpromoted and Potassium Promoted Calcium Aluminates’, National Symposium on Advances in Chemical Reaction Engineering, Varanasi, Mar 1997.

  

  1. D. Kunzru, `Chemical Reaction Engineering: Current Status and Future Directions', Keynote lecture in National Symposium on Chemical Engineering Education and Research: Strategy for the Future, Varanasi, Aug 1998.  

 

  1. K. Lakshmi Narayana, A. Rastogi and D. Kunzru, 'Inhibition of Coke Formation During Pyrolysis of Ethane', Petrotech-99, New Delhi, Jan 1999. 

 

  1. K. K. Pant and D. Kunzru, ‘Comparative Studies on the Pyrolysis of n-Heptane, Methylcyclohexane and Toluene over Potassium Carbonated Impregnated Calcium Aluminate Catalyst’, Asia-Pacific Chemical Reaction Engineering 99, Hong Kong, June 13-17, 1999.

 

  1. P. S. Yadav and D. Kunzru, ‘Thermal Isomerization of Pinane’, CHEMCON-2002, Hyderabad, Dec 19-20, 2002.

 

  1. S. K. Gupta, R. B. Kasat, D. Kunzru and D. N. Saraf, ‘Optimization of Industrial FCC units using Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithm’, CHEMCON-2002, Hyderabad, Dec 19-20, 2002.

 

  1. Malladi V. Pawan Kumar, Gouthama and D. Kunzru, ‘Study of Carbon Nanotubes Prepared by Chemical Vapor Deposition using Transmission Electron Microscopy’, XXVI Annual Conference on Electron Microscopy and Allied Fields, Shimla, April 16-18, 2003.

 

  1. M. Mahesh, P. Kumar and D. Kunzru, ‘Effect of Molybdenum on V-Mg-O Catalysts during the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane’, CHEMCON-2003, Bhubaneswar, Dec19-22, 2003.

 

  1. M. De and D. Kunzru, ‘Effect of Additives on the Performance of V2O5-ZrO2 Catalysts for the Oxidative Dehydogenation of Propane’, 18th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Montreal, May 16-19, 2004.

 

  1. Nageswara Rao Peela and D. Kunzru, 'Thermal Cracking of JP-10: Determination of Kinetics and Effect of Initiators', 7th National Conference on Airbreathing Engines and Aerospace Propulsion, Nov 5-7, 2004, IIT Kanpur.

 

  1. P. Biswas and D. Kunzru, 'Catalytic Steam Reforming of Ethanol for Production of Hydrogen on Ni/CeO2 Catalysts', CHEMCON-2004, Mumbai, Dec 27-30, 2004.

 

  1. D. Kunzru, 'Industry-Academia Interaction: Challenges and Opportunities', National Symposium on Engineering Education (NSEE-05)', Bangalore, Feb 25-26, 2005.

 

  1. R. Gupta, R. Agrawal, R. Bandyopadhyaya and D. Kunzru, ‘Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Synthesis in a Tubular Aerosol Reactor’, 4th Asian Aerosol Conference, Mumbai, Dec 13-16, 2005.

 

  1. P. Biswas and D. Kunzru, 'Production of Hydrogen by Steam Reforming on Ni/CeO2-   ZrO2 Catalysts', CHEMCON-2005, New Delhi, Dec14-17, 2005.

 

  1. M. De and D. Kunzru, ‘Kinetics of Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Propane over Undoped and Doped Vandia-Zirconia Catalysts’, 19th International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engg., Potsdam, Germany, Sep 3-6, 2006.

 

  1. J. P. Chakraborty, P. Sen and D. Kunzru, ‘High Pressure Thermal Cracking of n-Heptane’, CHEMCON-2006, Bharuch, Dec 27-30, 2006.

 

  1. M. Ashwini Kumar and D. Kunzru, ‘Gas-Liquid Downward Flow in Circular Capillaries’, CAMURE-6 & ISMR-5 Symposium, Pune, Jan 14-17, 2007.

 

  1. B.Mitra and D.Kunzru, ‘Effect of Processing Parameters on Washcoating of Monolithic Reactors with ZSM5’, CHEMCON-2007, Kolkata, Dec 27-30, 2007.

 

  1. D.Chatterjee and D.Kunzru, ‘Effect of Washcoat Thickness on Hydrogenation of 2-butyne-1, 4-diol in a Monolithic Stirred Tank Reactor’, CHEMCON-2007, Kolkata, Dec 27-30, 2007.

 

  1. M.Ashwini Kumar and D.Kunzru, ‘Alumina Washcoating of Cordierite Monoliths By using Sol-Gel Method ’, National Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Engineering, Guwahati, Dec 14-17, 2007.

 

  1. J.P.Chakraborty and D.Kunzru, ‘ Effect of Pressure on Pyrolysis of n-Heptane’,  18th International Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis ( PYR08), Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, May 18-23,2008.

 

  1. D.Kunzru , ‘Hydrogen Production from Ethanol for Fuel Cell Applications’, 3rd International Conference on Safety and Environment in Process Industry, Rome, Italy, May 11-14,2008.

 

  1. M.K.Aswani and D.Kunzru, ‘Comparative Study of Monolithic Reactors with Conventional Multi-Phase Reactors’, Advances in Chemical Engineering and Process Technology (ACEPT), Pune, India, June 4-6,2009.

 

  1. M.K.Moharana, N.R.Peela, S.Khandakar and D.Kunzru, ‘Producing Hydrogen from Ethanol in a Microfuel Processor: Recent Developments and Challenges’, paper no.RE-10, 6th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, Heat Mass Transfer and Energy Conversion, Xi’an, China, July 11-15,2009

 

  1. N.R.Peela, A.Mubayi and D.Kunzru, Washcoating of γ-Alumina on Stainless Steel Microchannels’,  3rd International Conference on Structured Catalysts and Reactors (ICOSAR-3), Ischia , Naples, Italy, Sept.27-30,2009.

 

  1. S. Farooqui, A.Vignesh and D.Kunzru, ‘In situ Sulfiding of NiMo/Al2O3 Hydodesulfurization Catalyst’,   Chemcon -2009, Visakhapatnam, Dec.27-30,2009.

 

  1. N.R.Peela, A.Mubayi and D.Kunzru, ‘ Steam Reforming of Ethanol over Rh/CeO2/Al2O3 catalysts in a Microchannel Reactor’, 11th International Conference on Microreaction Technology, Kyoto, Japan, March 8-10,2010.

 

  1. N.R.Peela, A.S.Sandupatla and D.Kunzru, ‘Development of a Microfuel Processor: Oxidative Steam Reforming of Ethanol and Water-Gas Shift Reaction on Noble Metal Catalysts in a Microreactor’,  International Conference on Environment 2010 (ICENV-2010),Penang, Malaysia,Dec.13-15,2010.

 

  1. B.Mitra and D.Kunzru, ‘Disproportionation of Toluene on Zeolite Washcoated Monoliths’, Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering (AChemE 2011), Patiala, Feb.27-28,2011.

 

39. J.Kumar and D.Kunzru, ‘Preferential Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide in Micro-channel Reactor’,  Chemcon-2011,Bangalore,Dec.27-29,2011.

 

40. P.Laxmi Prasad Rao and D.Kunzru, ‘Compact Microfuel Processor for Hydrogen Production from Ethanol’, Chemcon-2011,Bangalore,Dec.27-29,2011.

 

41. B.Mitra and D.Kunzru, ‘Process Intensification of Disproportionation of Toluene using Microstructured Reactors’,  12th International Conference on Microreaction Technology, Lyon, France, Feb.20-22,2012.

 

42. N.R.Peela, A.S.Sanduptla, P.Laxmi  Prasad Rao and D.Kunzru, ‘Hydrogen Production from Ethanol in a Microchannel Reactor’, International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection, Dublin, Ireland, June 5-8,2012. 

 

43. J.Kumar and D.Kunzru, ‘Preferential Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide on Pt/gamma-Al2O3 Catalyst in a Micro-packed Bed Reactor’,  Chemcon-2012,Jalandhar,Dec.27-30,2012

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44. P.Varshney, S.K.Gupta and D.Kunzru, ‘Multigrain Catalyst Model for Active-matrix Zeolite FCC Catalysts:Modeling of Riser Reactor and Resid Cracking’, Energy System Modeling and Optimization Conference (ESMOC2013), Durgapur,Dec.9-11,2013.

 

45. R.Singh, D.Kunzru and S.Sivakumar, ‘Synthesis of CoMo/γAl2O3 Catalyst for Hydrodesulfurization using Colloidal Synthesis’, Chemcon-2013, Mumbai, Dec.27-30, 2013.

 

46. S.Pal, R.Singh, S.Sivakumar and D.Kunzru, ‘Synthesis of Ni-Mo/γ-Al2O3 nanocatalyst for hydrodesulfurization via reverse micelle route’, International  Conference on Nanotechnology (Nanocon 014),Pune, Oct.14-15,2014 .

 

47. R.Singh, D.Kunzru and S.Sivakumar, ‘Synthesis of NiMo/γAl2O3 Catalyst for Hydrodesulfurization using Colloidal Synthesis’, AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta,USA,Nov.16-21,2014.

 

48. S.Pal, R.Singh, S.Sivakumar and D.Kunzru, ‘Reverse Micelle Synthesis of Ni-Mo Nanoclusters supported on g-Al2O3 as  Hydrodesulfurization Catalyst : effect of sodium’, Chemcon-2014, Chandigarh,Dec.27-30,2014.

 

49. S.Pal, R.Singh, S.Sivakumar and D.Kunzru, ‘ Preparation and Characterization of Nickel-Tungsten Nanoparticles using Microemulsion mediated Synthesis’, XIII International Conference on Nanotechnology, Singapore, March 29-30,2015.

 

50. D.Kunzru, ‘ Progress in Catalyst Development for Hydrogen Production by Ethanol Steam Reforming’, 1st Chemistry in Energy Conference, Edinburgh, UK, July 20-22,2015.

 

51. S.Katheria,  A.Gupta, G.Deo and D.Kunzru, ‘Effect of Calcination Temperature on  

      Stability and Activity of Ni/MgAl2O4 Catalyst for Steam Reforming of Methane’  

      12th European Congress on Catalysis( EuropaCat-XII), Kazan, Russia, Aug.30-Sep.4,  

      2015.  

 

52. S.Katheria, A.Gupta, G.Deo and D.Kunzru , ‘ Washcoating of FeCralloy metal

      monoliths with Ni/MgAl2O4’ , Chemcon 2015,Guwahati,  Dec.27-30, 2015.

 

53. S.Katheria, A.Gupta, G.Deo and D.Kunzru , ‘ Washcoating of Ni/MgAl2O4 on metal

      monoliths for steam reforming of methane’, 5th International Conference on

      Structured Catalysts and Reactors (ICOSAR 2016), Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain,   

     June 22–24, 2016.

 

54. P.Srivastava, S.Katheria,V.Kumar, G.Deo and D.Kunzru, ‘Effect of adding noble and

     non-noble metals to Ni/MgAl2O4 catalyst on the high pressure activity of steam  

     reforming of methane’, accepted for presentation in 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on 

     Catalysis (APCAT-7), Mumbai, Jan.17-21,2017.

Contact

137, School of Engineering and Applied Science,
Ahmedabad University,
Ahmedabad Education Society FP. 4,
Near Commerce Six Roads,
Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380 009, India

+91 79-61911143
deepak.kunzru@ahduni.edu.in

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