Dr. S.S.Mallick

Associate Professor

Specialization

Powder and Bulk Solids Technologies

Email

ssmallick@thapar.edu

Specialization

Powder and Bulk Solids Technologies

Email

ssmallick@thapar.edu

Education

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, 2010
  • M.TECH., Energy and Environment Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, 2005
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (previously known as Bengal Engineering College), Shibpur, India, 2001

Professional Experience: Total Experience 17 years (as on 2021)

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, 2016-to date
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, 2010-2016
  • Senior Design Engineer, Development Consultants Private Limited, 2009-2010
  • Design Engineer, Development Consultants Private Limited, 2002-2006
  • Graduate Engineer Trainee, Samtel Color Limited, 2001-2002

Teaching Interests (engineering fundamentals):

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Strength of materials
  • Heat transfer

Teaching Interests (professional and advanced courses):

  • Industrial system design
  • Powder and bulk solids technologies
  • Compressors and pumps
  • Clean energy technologies
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship

Research Interests:

  • Pneumatic conveying of bulk solids
  • Powder flow properties, hopper/bin design
  • Powder mixing, compaction, segregation
  • Dust control technologies

International Journal Publication (SCI listed)

  1. Sharma, A. and Mallick, S.S., 2021, An investigation into pressure drop through bends in pneumatic conveying systems, Particulate Science and Technology 39 (2): 180-191
  2. Sharma, K., Mallick, S.S., Mittal, A., 2021, 2021, An evaluation of testing and modeling procedure for solids friction factor for fluidized dense-phase pneumatic conveying of fine powders, Particulate Science and Technology 39 (1): 62-73
  3. Sharma, K., Mallick, S.S., Mittal, A., 2020, A study of energy loss due to particle to particle and wall collisions during fluidized dense-phase pneumatic transport, Powder Technology, 362: 707-716
  4. Sharma, K., Mallick, S.S., Mittal, A., Wypych, P.W., 2020, Modelling solids friction for fluidized dense-phase pneumatic conveying, Particulate Science & Technology, 38 (4): 391-403
  5. Sharma, A. and Mallick, S.S., 2019, Modelling pressure drop in bends for pneumatic conveying of fine powders, Powder Technology 356: 273-283
  6. Garg, V., Mallick, S.S., Garcia-Trinanes, P., Berry, R. J., 2018, An investigation into the flowability of fine powders used in pharmaceutical industries, Powder Technology, 336: 375-382
  7. Sharma, K., Mallick, S.S., Mittal, A., Pan, R., 2018, On developing improved modelling for particle velocity and solids friction for fluidized dense-phase pneumatic transport systems, 332: 41-55
  8. Rohilla, R., Garg, V., Mallick, S.S., Setia, G., 2018, An experimental investigation on the effect of particle size into the flowability of fly ash, Powder Technology, 330: 164-173
  9. Mallick, S.S., Rohilla, R., Garg, V., Setia, G., 2018, Modeling flow properties of fine dry powders using particle morphological properties and its effects on geometry of fly ash evacuation hoppers, Particulate Science and Technology, 36(4): 464: 472
  10. Kaur, B., Mittal, A., Jana, S., Mallick, S.S., Wypych, P.W., 2018, Stability and phase space analysis of fluidized-dense phase pneumatic transport system, Powder Technology, 330: 190-200
  11. Kundan, L., Mallick, S.S. 2018, Effect of time dependent morphological parameters of nanoclusters on perikinetic heat conduction and induced micro-convection mechanisms of oxide based nanofluids, Experimental Heat and Mass Transfer, 31(3): 251-274
  12. Kaur, B., Mittal, A., Wypych, P.W., Mallick, S.S., Jana, S., 2017, On developing improved modelling and scale-up procedures for pneumatic conveying of fine powders, Powder Technology, 305: 270-278,
  13. Kaur, B., Mittal, A., Mallick, S.S., Pan, R., Jana, S., 2017, Numerical Simulation of Fluidized Dense-Phase Pneumatic conveying of powders towards developing improved model for solids friction factor, Particuology, 35: 42-50
  14. Kundan, L., Mallick, S.S., Pal, B., 2017, An investigation into the effect of nanoclusters growth on perikinetic heat conduction mechanism in an oxide based nanofluid, Powder Technology, 311: 273-286
  15. Pal, Bhupinder, Mallick, S.S., Pal, B., 2017, Remarkably improved dispersion stability and thermal conductivity of WO3–H2O suspension by SiO2 coating, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 17: 1-8
  16. Setia, G., Mallick, S.S., Pan, R., Wypych, P.W., 2017, An experimental investigation into modeling solids friction for fluidized dense-phase pneumatic transport of powders, Particuology, 30: 83-91
  17. Kundan, L., Mallick, S.S., Pal, B., 2017, Prediction and optimization of nanoclusters-based thermal conductivity of nanofluids: Application of Box–Behnken design (BBD), Particulate Science and Technology, 35(3), 265-276
  18. Kundan, L., Mallick, S.S., Pal, B., 2017, Effect of time dependent nanoclusters morphology on the thermal conductivity and heat transport mechanism of TiO2 based nanofluid, Heat and Mass Transfer, 53(6): 1873-189
  19. Goel, A., Mittal, A., Mallick, S.S., Sharma, A., 2016, Experimental investigation into transient pressure pulses during pneumatic conveying of fine powders using Shannon entropy, Particuology, 29: 143-153
  20. Mittal, A., Mallick, S.S., Wypych, P.W., 2016, An investigation into the transition of flow mechanism during fluidized dense-phase pneumatic conveying of fine powders, Particulate Science and Technology, 34 (1): 23-32
  21. Setia, G., Mallick, S.S., Pan, R., Wypych, P.W., 2016, Modeling solids friction factor for fluidized dense-phase pneumatic transport of powders using two-layer flow theory, Powder Technology, 294: 80-92
  22. Setia, G., Mallick, S.S., 2015, Modelling fluidized dense-phase pneumatic conveying of fly ash, Powder Technology, 270: 39-45
  23. Setia, G., Mallick, S.S., Pan, R., Wypych, P.W., 2015, Modelling minimum transport boundary for fluidized dense-phase pneumatic conveying systems, Powder Technology, 277: 244–251
  24. Mittal, A., Mallick, S.S., Wypych, P.W., 2015, An Investigation into Pressure Fluctuations for Fluidized Dense-Phase Pneumatic Transport of Fine Powders, Powder Technology, 277: 163-170
  25. Pal, Bhupinder, Mallick, S.S., Pal, B., 2015, Phase-dependent thermophysical properties of α-and γ-Al2O3 in aqueous suspension, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 25: 99-104
  26. Tripathi, N., Sharma, A., Mallick, S.S., Wypych, P.W., 2015, An Investigation into energy loss in bends for pneumatic conveying of fly ash, Particuology, 21: 65-73
  27. Mittal, A., Setia, G., Mallick, S.S., Wypych, P.W., 2015, An investigation into pressure fluctuations and improved modelling of solids friction for dense phase pneumatic conveying of powders, Particulate Science and Technology, 33: 67-75
  28. Pal, Bhupinder, Mallick, S.S., Pal, B, 2014, Anisotropic CuO nanostructures of different size and shape exhibit thermal conductivity superior than typical bulk powder, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 459: 282-289
  29. Pal, Bhupinder, Mallick, S.S., Pal, B., 2014, Shape dependent thermal conductivity of TiO2-deionized water and ethylene glycol dispersion, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 14: 1-7
  30. Mittal, M, Mallick, S.S, Wypych P., 2014, Investigation into pressure fluctuations for dense-phase pneumatic conveying of powders, Particuology, 16: 187-195
  31. Setia, G, Mallick, S.S, Wypych P., 2014, On improving solid friction factor modelling for fluidized dense-phase pneumatic conveying systems, Powder Technology, 257: 88-103
  32. Mishra A., Kundan L, Mallick, S.S., 2014, Modelling thermal conductivity for alumina-water nanofluids, Particulate Science and Technology, 32: 319-326
  33. Setia, G, Mallick, S.S, Wypych P., Pan R., 2013, Validated scale-up procedure to predict blockage condition for fluidized dense-phase pneumatic conveying systems, Particuology, 11: 657-663
  34. Bansal A, Mallick, S.S, Wypych P., 2013, Investigating straight-pipe pneumatic conveying characteristics for fluidized dense-phase pneumatic conveying, Particulate Science and Technology, 31(4): 348-356
  35. Mallick, S.S, Mishra A., Kundan L., 2013, An investigation into modelling thermal conductivity for alumina-water nanofluids, Powder Technology, 233: 234-244
  36. Mallick, S.S., Wypych, P.W. and Pan, R., 2012, Modelling dense-phase pneumatic conveying of powders using suspension density, Particulate Science and Technology, 31: 340-347
  37. Mallick, S.S. and Wypych, P.W., 2011, On improving scale-up procedures for dense-phase pneumatic conveying of powders, Particulate Science and Technology, 29: 407-427
  38. Mallick, S.S. and Wypych, P.W. 2010, Evaluation of scale-up procedures using “system” approach for pneumatic conveying of powders. Particulate Science and Technology, 28: 40-50
  39. Mallick, S.S. and Wypych, P.W. 2010, Evaluation of scale-up procedures using “system” approach for pneumatic conveying of powders. Particulate Science and Technology, 28: 40-50
  40. Mallick, S.S. and Wypych, P.W. 2010, An investigation into modelling of solids friction for dense-phase pneumatic conveying of powders, Particulate Science and Technology, 28: 51-66
  41. Mallick, S.S. and Wypych, P.W. 2009. Minimum transport boundaries for pneumatic conveying of powders. Powder Technology, 194: 181-186
  42. Mallick, S.S. and Wypych, P.W. 2009. Modelling solids friction for dense-phase pneumatic conveying of powders. Particulate Science and Technology, 27: 444-455

Sponsored Research Projects:

  1. Development of Affordable Dust Cleaning Systems with High Operational Flexibility for Mega Solar Power Projects, DST/TMD/CERI/RES/2020/29(G), 2021-2023, Rs. 47,58,585 
  2. On Developing Reliable Scale-up Procedures and Design Optimization for Pneumatic Fly Ash Conveying Systems for 500/800/1000 MW Units, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), 2018-2020, Rs. 1,15,00,000
  3. Developing Validated Scale-up Procedure for Dense-Phase Pneumatic Transport of Fine Powders using Two-Layer Dune-Flow Model, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), 2013-2016, Rs. 20,00,000
  4. Modelling Solids Friction and Minimum Transport Criteria for Dense-Phase Pneumatic Conveying of Powders, Department of Science & Technology (DST), 2012-2015, Rs. 21,95,000

Industrial Consultancy Projects:

  1. Characterization and flow property study of fly ash, KC Cottrell, 2021
  2. Characterization and flow property study of powders, Airlock Pvt. Ltd., 2021
  3. Design review of pneumatic conveying of ash, TATA Power – MPL, 2020
  4. Design review of pneumatic conveying of ash, TATA Power – PPGCL, 2021
  5. Design review of pneumatic conveying of ash, OPGC - Jharsuguda, 2019
  6. Design review of pneumatic conveying of ash, Hindalco Ltd, 2019
  7. Bulk material handling training, Aditya Birla Group, 2018
  8. Characterization of salt, Aditya Birla Group, 2018
  9. Design review of pneumatic conveying of ash, HPGCL - Hisar, 2016
  10. Design review of pneumatic conveying of ash, HPGCL - Panipat, 2016
  11. Design review of pneumatic conveying of ash, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. - Rosa, 2015
  12. Characterization of fly ash, BGR Energy Systems, 2015
  13. Design review of pneumatic conveying of ash, HPGCL - Yamunanagar, 2014
  14. Design review of pneumatic conveying of ash, McNally Bharat Ltd., 2014
  15. Design review of pneumatic conveying of ash – Part II, McNally Bharat Ltd., 2011
  16. Design review of pneumatic conveying of ash – Part I, McNally Bharat Ltd., 2011  

Thesis Supervision:

  1. PhD (Doctorate thesis): 8 (5 completed, 3 ongoing)
  2. ME (Post Graduate thesis): 30+ (completed)

Laboratory Developed (Powder Flow Laboratory, major sponsors - NTPC, DST, CSIR, TIET):

  1. Pneumatic pressure conveying rig
  2. Pneumatic vacuum conveying rig
  3. Powder flow property tester
  4. Powder segregation tester
  5. Powder fluidization-deaeration tester
  6. Powder floodability tester
  7. Powder kinematic property tester
  8. Hopper test rig with aeration and heating pad
  9. Powder flow rate tester - GranuFlow
  10. Powder static angle of repose tester – GranuHeap
  11. Powder dynamic angle of repose tester – GranuDrum
  12. Solar PV panel dust accumulation test rig
  13. Dust suppression rig
  14. CFD (Fluent) and workstation
  15. Thermal property analyzer – KD2Pro
  16. Rheometer – Brookfield LVDV II and YR1

International Conferences Organized (Chair/Organizing Secretary):

  • 3rd International Conference on Powder, Granule and Bulk Solids: Innovations and Applications (PGBSIA 2020), February 26 to 28, 2020, TIET, Patiala
  • 2nd International Conference on Powder, Granule and Bulk Solids: Innovations and Applications (PGBSIA 2016), December 1 to 3, 2016, Hotel Ramada, Jaipur
  • 1st International Conference on Powder, Granule and Bulk Solids: Innovations and Applications (PGBSIA 2013), November 28 to 30, 1 to 3, TIET, Patiala

Industrial Short Courses/Workshop Organized (Principal Coordinator):

  1. Workshop on Pharmaceutical powder handling (Online), September 26, 2020
  2. Short Course on Fly ash handling, December 12-13, 2019, TIET, Patiala
  3. Short Course on Fly ash handling, May 31 – June 1, 2019, TIET, Patiala
  4. Short Course on Bulk Solids Handling System, February 16-17, 2018, New Delhi
  5. Short Course on Fly ash handling, April 10-11, 2015 , TIET, Patiala

International Collaborations:

  1. Research collaboration between Granutools (Belgium) and TIET
  2. Research Collaboration - MoU between University of Wollongong, Australia and TIET

Lectures in Industry Forum:

  1. Indian Power Stations Conference, Organizer: NTPC, 2020
  2. Aditya Birla Group, 2019
  3. Indian Power Stations Conference, Organizer: NTPC, 2019
  4. TATA Steel - TISCO, 2018
  5. Indian Power Stations Conference, Organizer: NTPC, 2018
  6. Neyveli Lignite Corporation - NLC, 2018
  7. Indian Power Stations Conference, Organizer: NTPC, 2017
  8. Indian Power Stations Conference, Organizer: NTPC, 2016
  9. Indian Power Stations Conference, Organizer: NTPC, 2015
  10. Fujian Longking Co., China, 2014
  11. Indian Power Stations Conference, Organizer: NTPC, 2013
  12. Indian Power Stations Conference, Organizer: NTPC, 2012
  13. Power Management Institute, NTPC, 2009

Scholarly Services:

  1. PhD thesis examiner, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras
  2. Associate Editor, Particulate Science and Technology, Taylor & Francis
  3. Reviewer in Powder Technology, Particuology, Chemical Engineering Science etc.

Personal messages to students:

“Just keep focussing on doing things excellently and relentlessly - results will come".

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