Vivek V. Buwa
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Our research group is working on advanced measurement techniques, modeling and simulations of multiphase flow processes and their applications to energy, oil & gas, chemical processing, mineral processing applications
 
 
Recent Publications   Research highlights
  • Abhijeet H. Thaker and Vivek V. Buwa, "Experimental  Investigations of Interfacial and Binary Coalescence of Multi–layered  Drops", 2019, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, In press.
  • Karthik G. M. and Vivek V. Buwa, "Effect of Particle Shape on Catalyst Deactivation Using Particle-Resolved CFD Simulations", 2018, Chemical Engineering Journal (ISCRE 25 special issue), In press.
  • Brajesh K. Singh, Ekta Jain and Vivek V. Buwa, "Feasibility of Electrical Resistance Tomography for Measurements of Liquid Holdup Distribution in a Trickle Bed Reactor", 2019, Chemical Engineering Journal, 358, 564-579.
  • Abhijeet H. Thaker, Mayur Darekar, K. K. Singh and Vivek V. Buwa, "Experimental Investigations of Liquid–Liquid Disengagement in a Continuous Gravity Settler", 2018, Chem. Eng. Res. Des., 139, 174-187.
  • Karthik G. M. and Vivek V. Buwa, "Particle-resolved Simulations of Methane Steam Reforming in Multi-layered Packed Beds", 2018,AIChE Journal, 64, 4162-4176.
  • David I. A. Dhanraj and Vivek V. Buwa, "Effect of Capillary Pressure Force on Local Liquid Distribution in a Trickle Bed", 2018, Chem. Eng, Sci., 191, 115-133.
  • Abdul Quiyoom, S.K. Ajmani and Vivek V. Buwa,  "Optimization of Bottom Tuyere Configuration for Basic Oxygen Furnace Steelmaking through Experiments and CFD Simulations", 2018, Chem. Eng. J., 346, 127-142.
  • V.M.Rajesh and Vivek V. Buwa, “Volume-of-Fluid Simulations of Gas-Liquid-Liquid Flows in Microchannels”, 2018, Chem. Eng. J., 345, 688-705.
 
Cover illustration: Effect of particle shape on fluid flow and heat transfer for methane steam reforming reactions: Simulated temperature distribution on particle surface (left) and on r–z plane (right) for (i) cylinder, (ii) trilobe, (iii) daisy, (iv) hollow cylinder, (v) cylcut, and (vi) 7-hole cylinder particle shapes. Image courtesy: Karthik G. M. and Vivek V. Buwa, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 10.1002/aic.15542.

(http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aic.v63.1/issuetoc)

This work is featured on the cover page of the ISCRE 24 special issue of AIChE Journal (Jan 2017). This special issue contains a selected collection of state-of-the-art developments in the field of CRE presented at ISCRE-24 (Minneapolis, USA, June 2016) by distinguished international researchers in reaction engineering, prominent industrial practitioners, and new researchers and students
Conference contributions News & Announcement

14th International Conference on Gas-Liquid and Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactor Engineering (GLS-14), Guilin (China),  30 May03 June 2019

  • Karthik G. M., Abhijeet H. Thaker and Vivek V. Buwa, “Particle-Resolved Simulations of Catalytic Fixed Bed Reactors: Comparison of Turbulence Models, LES and PIV Measurements", Accepted for presentation.
  • Abhijeet H. Thaker, Saroj Kumar Panda and Vivek V. Buwa, “CFD-PBM Simulations of Binary and Interfacial Coalescence in Separation of Liquid-Liquid Dispersions Using OpenFOAM”, Accepted for presentation.
  • Karthik G. M. and Vivek V. Buwa, “Performance Evaluation of Different Catalytic Structures for Methane Steam Reforming in Packed Beds”, Accepted for presentation.
  • Sahil V. Bhujbal, Abhijeet H. Thaker and Vivek V. Buwa, "Effect of Sloshing Gas−Liquid Interface on Dynamics of Meandering Bubble Plumes and Mixing in a Shallow Vessal: PIV and LIF Measurements", Accepted for presentation.
  • Rajneesh K. Saini, Brajesh K. Singh and Vivek V. Buwa, "Characterization of Bubbling Behaviour in a Three-phase Slurry Bubble Column using Electrical Resistance Tomography", Accepted for presentation.
  • Swapnil Sharma and Vivek V. Buwa, "Characterization of Dynamics of Heterogeneous Gas-Liquid Flow Using Two-/Multi-Fluid Eulerian Simulations", Accepted for presentation.

16th International Conference on Fluidization, Guilin (China), 26 31 May 2019

  • Sirisha Parvathaneni and Vivek V. Buwa, "Characterization of  Dynamics of Binary Gas-Solid Flow of Particles with Different Density  and Shape Using Digital Image Analysis", Accepted for presentation.
  • Sirisha Parvathaneni and Vivek V. Buwa, "Eulerian  Simulations of Mixing and Segregation of Binary Gas-Solid Flow of  Particles with Different Densities", Accepted for presentation.
  • Brajesh K. Singh, Shantanu Roy and Vivek V. Buwa, "Effect of  Solid Viscosity on Unary and Binary Gas-Solid Fluidization: ECT  Measurements and CFD Simulations", Accepted for presentation.

10th International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF 2019), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 19 – 24 May 2019

  • Aniket S. Ambekar, Jyoti Phirani, Vivek V. Buwa,  "Pore-Resolved Simulations of Two-Phase Flow through Porous Media", Accepted for presentation.
  • Ekta Jain, Madhusudan Sau and Vivek Buwa, "A Methodology to  Simulate Gas-liquid Distribution through Distributor-trays using  Two-phase Eulerian Model", Accepted for presentation
  • Sirisha Parvathaneni and Vivek V. Buwa, "Dynamics of Mixing  and Segregation of Binary Gas-Solid Flow of Particles with Different  Density and Shape", Accepted for presentation.

 


17 October 2018: Saroj K. Panda successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Numerical Investigations of Liquid-Liquid Disengagement in a Batch and Continuous Gravity Settler"


02 July 2018: Adbul Quiyoom successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Dispersed Gas-Liquid Flow and Mixing in a Scaled-Down Cold Flow Model of Basic Oxygen Furnace"
Indo-German Symopsium on "Advanced Measurements and Multiscale CFD Simulations for Intensification of Multiphase Flow Processes" as a part of Indo-German Partnership (IGP) project between IIT Delhi and FAU Erlangen was held during 03-05 October in IIT Delhi
PhD and PostDoc positions
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Last updated: February 27, 2019 10:44:42 Maintained by: Sirisha Parvathaneni
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