Dr. S.S.Mallick
Associate Professor

Designation:

Associate Professor

Specialization:

Particle 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

Experience: Total Experience 14 years (as on 2018)

  • 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, Kolkata, 2009-2010
  • Design Engineer, Development Consultants Private Limited, Kolkata/Delhi, 2002-2006
  • Graduate Engineer Trainee, Samtel Color Limited, Delhi/Kota, 2001-2002

Teaching Interests:

  • Particle and Bulk Solids Handling and Processing
  • Industrial Utility System Design
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Engineering Mechanics

Research Interest:Particle and Bulk Solids Technologies:

  • Pneumatic conveying of bulk solids
  • Dust flow and dust suppression
  • Flow properties, stresses in bulk solids, bin design
  • Powder processing, mixing, compaction, segregation

Publications:

List of International Journal Publication of Dr. S.S.Mallick (SCI listed)

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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,
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Setia, G., Mallick, S.S., 2015, Modelling fluidized dense-phase pneumatic conveying of fly ash, Powder Technology, 270: 39-45
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Mittal, M, Mallick, S.S, Wypych P., 2014, Investigation into pressure fluctuations for dense-phase pneumatic conveying of powders, Particuology, 16: 187-195
  26. 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
  27. Mishra A., Kundan L, Mallick, S.S., 2014, Modelling thermal conductivity for alumina-water nanofluids, Particulate Science and Technology, 32: 319-326
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Mallick, S.S, Mishra A., Kundan L., 2013, An investigation into modelling thermal conductivity for alumina-water nanofluids, Powder Technology, 233: 234-244
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. Mallick, S.S. and Wypych, P.W. 2009. Minimum transport boundaries for pneumatic conveying of powders. Powder Technology, 194: 181-186
  37. 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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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 Contract Research (Consultancy) Projects:

  1. Feasibility Study of Pneumatic Ash Conveying System for 2 X 600 MW (UNIT 1 and 2) Thermal Power Station at Hisar (HPGCL, Hisar Thermal Power Plant, Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd (HPGCL), 2016
  2. Design Review of Pneumatic Ash Conveying System for 1 X 250 MW (UNIT 8) Thermal Power Station at Panipat (HPGCL), Panipat Thermal Power Plant, Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd (HPGCL), 2016
  3. Feasibility Study for Pneumatic Conveying of Fly Ash for 4 x 300 MW Rosa Thermal Power Plant, Rosa Thermal Power Plant, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd., 2015
  4. Characterization of fly ash, BGR Energy Systems, 2015
  5. Design Review of Pneumatic Ash Conveying System for 2 X 300 MW Thermal Power Station at Yamunanagar (HPGCL), Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd (HPGCL), 2014
  6. Evaluation of pneumatic conveying system of thermal power plant fly ash, McNally Bharat Ltd., 2014
  7. An investigation into the effect of particle size distribution on the pneumatic ash conveying characteristics for 7 x 210 MW thermal power station II Neyvelli Lignite Corporation Limited, McNally Bharat Ltd., 2012
  8. Design review of pneumatic ash conveying system for 7 x 210 MW thermal power station II Neyvelli Lignite Corporation Limited, McNally Bharat Ltd., 2012

Thesis Supervision:

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

Laboratory Developed

Laboratory for Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies: Large infrastructure based laboratory mostly developed using funding from NTPC, DST, CSIR and Thapar Institute – includes: Dense-Phase and Dilute Pneumatic Pressure Conveying Pilot Plant, Vacuum Conveying Pilot Plant, Trapezoidal and Conical Hoppers with Aeration Arrangement, Weighing Balance, Heating Oven, Fluidization and Deaeration Set-up, Powder Flow Tester, Rheometers, Thermal Property Analyzer, Sonicator

Conferences and Short Courses Organized

  1. Industrial Short Course on Storing, Designing, Troubleshooting Bulk Solids Handling System, February 16-17, 2018, India International Centre, New Delhi
  2. 2nd International Conference on Powder, Granule and Bulk Solids: Innovations and Applications (PGBSIA 2016), December 1 to 3, 2016, Hotel Ramada, Jaipur
  3. Industrial Short Course on Designing and troubleshooting fly ash handling systems in thermal power plants, April 10-11, 2015, Thapar University
  4. 1st International Conference on Powder, Granule and Bulk Solids: Innovations and Applications (PGBSIA 2013), November 28 to 30, 1 to 3, Thapar University, Patiala

International collaboration

Active collaboration with University of Wollongong, Australia for research and allied activities through MoU between TU and UoW (2015-2020)

Major International Recognition

Associate Editor, International Journal: Particulate Science and Technology (SCI listed), Taylor & Francis, 2016 to date

Email:- ssmallick@thapar.eduparticlebulksolids@thapar.edu