Dr. Amit   Keshav

Department Chemical Engineering
Designation Assistant Professor
Educational Qualification Ph.D.
E-Mail akeshav.che@nitrr.ac.in
Contact Number 9630058194
Areas of Interest
  • Reactive Extraction
  • Vapour liquid equilibria
  • Process Intensification
  • Food science
  • Adsorption
  • CFD
  • Membrane separation
Publications

International Journal Publications 

 

Papers Published / in Press / Accepted/ Revised

 

  1. Amit Keshav , Kailas Wasewar and Shri Chand, Extraction of Propionic Acid Using Different Extractants (Tri-n-butylphosphate, tri-n-octylamine  and Aliquat 336). Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2008, 47, 6192–6196. (Impact factor 2.235; ISSN No. 0888-5885)
  2. Amit Keshav, Shri Chand, and Kailas L. Wasewar, Equilibrium studies for extraction of propionic acid using tri-n-butyl phosphate in different solvents. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 2008, 53, (7), 1424–1430 (Impact factor 2.045; ISSN No. 0021-9568)
  3. Amit Keshav, Shri Chand and Kailas Wasewar, Equilibrium and kinetics of extraction of propionic acid using tri-n-octylphosphineoxide. Chemical Engineering and Technology 2008, 31 (9), 1290-1295. (Impact factor 2.175; ISSN No. 1521-4125)
  4. Amit Keshav, Kailas Wasewar and Shri Chand, Reactive extraction of propionic acid with tri-n-octylamine in different diluents. Separation and Purification Technology 2008, 63, 179-183. (Impact factor 3.534; ISSN No. 1383-5866)
  5. Amit Keshav, Shri Chand and Kailas Wasewar, Recovery of propionic acid by reactive extraction using tri-n-butyl phosphate in petroleum ether: Equilibrium study, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly 2008, 22(4), 433-437. (Impact factor 0.911; ISSN No. 0352-9568)
  6. Amit Keshav, Shri Chand and Kailas Wasewar, Recovery of propionic acid from aqueous stream by reactive extraction: Effect of diluents. Desalination 2009, 244, 12-23. (Impact factor 3.481; ISSN No. 0011-9164) 
  7. Amit Keshav, Kailas Wasewar and Shri Chand, Reactive extraction of propionic acid using tri-n-octylamine, tri-n-butyl phosphate and Aliquat 336 in sunflower oil as diluent, Journal of Chemical technology and Biotechnology. 2009, 84(4), 484-489. (Impact factor 2.494; ISSN No. 1097-4660)
  8. Amit Keshav, Kailas L. Wasewar, and Shri Chand, Extraction of acrylic, propionic and butyric acid using Aliquat 336 in oleyl alcohol: Equilibria and effect of temperature, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2009, 48 (2), 888–893. (Impact factor 2.235; ISSN No. 0888-5885)
  9. Amit Keshav, Kailas Wasewar and Shri Chand, Study of binary extractants and modifier –diluents systems for reactive extraction of propionic acid, Fluid Phase Equilibria 2009, 275, 21–26. (Impact factor 2.244; ISSN No. 0378-3812) 
  10. Amit Keshav, Shri Chand and Kailas Wasewar, Recovery of propionic acid by reactive extraction using quaternary amine (Aliquat 336) in various diluents. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2009, 152, 95-102. (Impact factor 4.181; ISSN No. 1385-8947)
  11. Amit Keshav, Kailas L. Wasewar, Shri chand, Hasan Uslu, Ismail Inci, Thermodynamics of reactive extraction of propionic acid, i-manager’s Journal on Future Engineering and Technology. 2009, 4(2), 41- 49. (Impact factor 0.325; ISSN No. 2230-7184.
  12. Amit Keshav, Kailas Wasewar and Shri Chand, Extraction of propionic acid from model fermentation broth: Effect of pH, salts, substrate, and temperature, AIChE Journal, 2009e, 55(7), 1705-1711. (Impact factor 2.581; ISSN No. 0001-1541)
  13. Amit Keshav, Kailas Wasewar and Shri Chand, Reactive extraction of acrylic acid using tri-n-butyl phosphate in different diluents. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data. 2009, 54 (6), 1782–1786. (Impact factor 2.045; ISSN No. 0021-9568)
  14. Amit Keshav, Kailas Wasewar and Shri Chand, Recovery of propionic acid by reactive extraction 1. Equilibrium; effect of ph and temperature; water co-extraction. Desalination and Water Treatment. 2009, 3, 91–98. (Impact factor 0.85; ISSN No. 1944-3994)
  15. Amit Keshav, Kailas Wasewar and Shri Chand, Equilibrium and kinetics of reactive extraction of propionic acid using Aliquat 336 and tri-n-butyl phosphate in n-hexanol, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering. 2009, 7, 1-17. (Impact factor 0.584; ISSN No. 1542-6580)
  16. Amit Keshav, Kailas Wasewar, Regeneration of propionic acid from loaded organic phase in the process of reactive extraction. Chemical Engineering Science.  2010, 65, 2751–2757. (Impact factor 2.84; ISSN No. 0009-2509)
  17. Amit Keshav, Kailas Wasewar and Shri Chand, Reactive extraction of propionic acid using tri-n-octylamine. Chemical Engineering Communications. 2010,197, 606–626. (Impact factor 1.313; ISSN No. 0098-6445)
  18. Amit Keshav, Seema and Kailas Wasewar, Physical extraction of propionic acid. International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences. 2010, 3(3), 290–302. (Impact factor 0.507; ISSN No. 2076-734X)
  19. Rumi Choudhary, PK Chaudhari, Amit Keshav and RK Singh, Synthesis and characterization of some Cobalt Phthalocyanine Carboxylamide used in the Merox Process. Research J. Engineering and Tech. 2010, 1(1), 24-26. ----
  20. Amit Keshav, Dharm Pal, Kailas Wasewar, LSER modeling and kinetics of extraction of propionic acid using tri-n-octylamine in alcohols, International Journal of Science, Technology & Management  2010, 1, 1-9. (Impact factor 0.911; ISSN No. 2229 - 6646)
  21. Amit Keshav, Seema, Thermal degradation of coriander leaves: Kinetic modeling International  Journal of Chemical Science 8(5), S568-S577, 2010. (Impact factor 0.12; ISSN No. 0972-768X)
  22. Amit Keshav, Kailas Wasewar and Shri Chand, Hasan Uslu, Linear solvation energy relationship (LSER) modeling and kinetics of extraction of propionic acid using tri-n-octylamine in alcohols: 1-decanol and 2-octanol at 305 K. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly.24(1), 2010, 67-73. (Impact factor 0.911; ISSN No. 0352-9568)
  23. Kailas L.Wasewar, Diwakar Shende and Amit Keshav, Reactive extraction of itaconic acid using tri-n-butyl phosphate and Aliquat 336 in sunflower oil as a non-toxic diluent. Journal of Chemical technology and Biotechnology. 2011, 86(2), 319-323. (Impact factor 2.94; ISSN No. 0268-2575)
  24. Amit Keshav, Kumar Verma, Kinetics Studies and Equilibrium Modeling of Recovery of Propionic Acid,  Research Journal of Physical Biological and Chemical Sciences (RJPBCS) , 3(1), 203-210, 2012. (Impact factor 0.621; ISSN No. --)
  25. Kumar Verma, Amit Keshav, A CFD based study of turbulence energy dissipation in mixing vessel. Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences, 2(1), 464-471, 2012. (Impact factor 0.723; ISSN No. 2249-1929)
  26. Amit Keshav, A.B. Soni, , Vibha Verma, S. Suresh,  Removal of glycolic acid from aqueous solution using bagasse fly ash. International Journal of Environmental Research, 6(1):297-308, 2012 (Impact factor 1.993; ISSN No. 1735-6865)
  27. Vibha Verma, Amit Keshav,, V.K. Singh,  Adsorption studies on the adsorption of maleic acid on activated charcoal: Equilibrium, effect of temperature and kinetics. International Journal of Environmental Pollution Control and Management (IJEPCM). 4, 101-112, 2012. (Impact factor ---; ISSN No. 1466-2132)
  28. Amit Keshav, Prakriti Norge, Kailas Wasewar, Reactive extraction of citric acid using tri-n-octylamine in non-toxic natural diluents: part 1- equilibrium studies from aqueous solutions. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 167, 197–213, 2012. (Impact factor 1.94; ISSN No. 1559-0291)
  29. Extraction equilibria of pyruvic acid using tri-n-butyl phosphate: Influence of diluents, Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 59(9), 2709-2716, 2014 (Impact factor 2.045; ISSN No. 0021-9568)

National Journal Publications

 

  1. Amit Keshav, Kailas Wasewar and Shri Chand, Reactive extraction of propionic acid using Aliquat 336 in MIBK: Linear solvation energy relationship (LSER) modeling and kinetics study. Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research.Vol. 68, 708-713 (2009) (Impact factor 0.5; ISSN No. 0022-4456)
  2. Amit Keshav, Ishita Singh, Kailas L. Wasewar, Shri Chand, Hasan Uslu and Ismail Inci, Intensification of recovery of propionic acid using tri-n-butyl phosphate: 1. physical and chemical equilibrium, ICFAI Journal of Chemistry, Vol. II, No. 1, 61-70 (2009). (Impact factor ---; ISSN No. 0974-6552)
  3. Kailas Wasewar, Amit Keshav, Vijay K Agarwal and S S Sonawane, Reactive Extraction of Citric Acid from Aqueous Solutions Using Tri-N-Octylamine in MIBK, IUP Journal of Chemistry, Sept. 2010. (Impact factor ---; ISSN No. 0974-6552)

Scientific Conference Participation

International Conference

  1. Amit Keshav, S. Chand and Kailas L. Wasewar, Process Intensification in Hydrocarbon Industries: methodology and Application, International Conference on "Present Status and Future Trends in Petroleum Industry" (06-08 December 2007), Indian School of Mines Dhanbad INDIA (2007). PRESENTED
  2. Amit Keshav, S. Chand and Kailas Wasewar, Equilibrium and Kinetic modeling for extraction of carboxylic acids: A review. International Conference on Modeling and Simulation, CITICOMS 2007, 27-29 August 2007 Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, INDIA (2007). Published as full paper with ISBN No.81-8242-218-2 PRESENTED 
  3. Kailas L. Wasewar , Shubin Puri , Manish Gupta, Amit Keshav, S. Chand, Modeling of Reactive Extraction System for Lactic Acid Recovery. CITICOMS 2007, 27-29 August 2007 Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, INDIA (2007). Published as full paper with ISBN No. 81-8242-218-2
  4. Amit Keshav, Abhimanyu Kumar, Shri Chand and Kailas L. Wasewar, Reactive extraction of butyric acid: A clean technology. Indo-Italian Conference on Green and Clean Environment (GCE-2008), MITCOE, Pune, 20-21 March (2008).
  5. Manu Agarwal, Amit Keshav and Kailas Wasewar Reactive extraction of glycolic acid using tri-n-octyl amine: cleaner technology, Proceedings of Indo-Italian Conference on Green and Clean Environment (GCE 2008), MITCOE, Pune, 20-21 March 2008 pg. 1005-1012 (2008).
  6. Suresh Kumar, Amit Keshav and Kailas Wasewar, Reactive extraction: A clean technology for recovery of itaconic acid, Proceedings of Indo-Italian Conference on Green and Clean Environment (GCE 2008), MITCOE, Pune, 20-21 March 2008 pg.691-699 (2008).
  7. Amit Keshav, S. Chand and Kailas Wasewar, Recovery of propionic acid by reactive extraction: effect of temperature and water co-extraction. 4th International Conference on Chemical and Environmental engineering (I.C.E.E.) May 27-29, Cairo, Egypt (2008).
  8. Amit Keshav, S. Chand and Kailas Wasewar, Application of process intensification methodology to propionic acid recovery. 4th International Conference on Chemical and Environmental engineering (I.C.E.E.) May 27-29, Cairo, Egypt (2008).
  9. Amit Keshav, Kailas L. Wasewar and Shri Chand, Intensification of separation of propionic acid: equilibrium and kinetics, Chembiotech-08, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2008.
  10. Amit Keshav, Kailas L. Wasewar and Shri Chand, Back extraction for recovery of propionic acid form loaded organic phase using temperature and diluent swing regeneration method. Chembiotech-08, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2008.
  11. Kailas L. Wasewar, Amit Keshav, Diwakar Z. Shende, Dr. Ismail Inci, Chemistry of extractive fermentation of carboxylic acids, International Conference on Arts, Science, Management and Engineering, Goa, 23-25 April, (2009).
  12. Kailas L. Wasewar, Amit Keshav, Diwakar Z. Shende, Dr. Ismail Inci, Extraction of glycolic acid: chemical equilibria and modeling. International Conference on Arts, Science, Management and Engineering, Goa,  23-25 April, (2009).
  13. Kailas L. Wasewar, Amit Keshav, Diwakar Z. Shende, Dr. Ismail Inci, Reactive extraction of citric acid from aqueous solutions. International Conference on Arts, Science, Management and Engineering, Goa, 23-25 April, (2009).
  14. Kailas L. Wasewar, Amit Keshav, Diwakar Z. Shende, Dr. Hasn Uslu, Extraction of citric acid from aqueous solutions using tri-n-butyl phosphate in different diluents (Abstract Ref. No. ICBF 160. International Conference on “Challenges in Biochemical Engineering and Food Technology” Department of Technology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar – 608002, Tamil Nadu, 26-28th August, (2009).
  15. Kailas L. Wasewar, Amit Keshav, Diwakar Z. Shende, Dr. Ismail Inci, Chemistry of extractive fermentation of propionic acid, (Abstract Ref. No. ICBF 159) International Conference on “Challenges in Biochemical Engineering and Food Technology” Department of Technology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar – 608002, Tamil Nadu 26-28th August, (2009). PRESENTED
  16. Seema, Amit Keshav, Thermal degradation of coriander leaves: Kinetic modeling, International Conference on “Challenges in Biochemical Engineering and Food Technology”. Department of Technology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar – 608002, Tamil Nadu 26-28th August, (2009). PRESENTED
  17. Amit Keshav, Rumi Choudhary, Kailas L. Wasewar, and Shri Chand, LSER modeling of reactive extraction of propionic acid using tri-n-octyl amine and tri-n-butyl phosphate in different diluents. International Conference on Separation Processes, DCET, IIT BHU, Varanasi, Oct 20 – 22, (2009). Published as full paper with ISBN No.978-81-8424-499-1
  18. Amit Keshav, Seema, Rumi Choudhary, Reactive Extraction – Process Synthesis. International Conference on Separation Processes, DCET, IIT BHU, Varanasi, Oct 20 – 22, (2009). Published as full paper with ISBN No.978-81-8424-499-1
  19. Amit Keshav, Seema,  Kailas L. Wasewar, Dr. A.B. Soni  and Divya Raheja, Cleaner technology for recovery of carboxylic acid: Chemistry and mass action modeling, Indo-Italian Conference of Emerging Trends in Waster Management Technologies (ETWMT-2009), MIT COE & MIT Pune, Dec- 3-4, 2009.
  20. Parmesh Kumar Chaudhari, Dharm Pal, Amit Keshav, Treatment of biodigester effluent by thrmolysis using CuSO4 catalyst, International conference on Recent Advances in Chemcial Engineering and Technology, (RACET-2011), 10-12 March, Kochi, India.
  21. Amit Keshav*, Seema, Prakriti Norbe, A.B. Soni, Dharm Pal, Divya Raheja, Thermodynamics of extraction of citric of amine base extractant. MMIP-2011 International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Applications to Industrial Problems, NIT Calicut, Kerala Mar, 28-31, 2011. PRESENTED
  22. Amit Keshav*, Seema, Prakriti Norbe, A.B. Soni, Dharm Pal, Divya Raheja, Modeling of recovery of citric acid using tri-n-octylamine diluent system. MMIP-2011 International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Applications to Industrial Problems, NIT Calicut, Kerala Mar, 28-31, 2011 Published as full paper in book with ISBN No.978-935-059-024-9
  23. Bharat Upadhyay, Amit Keshav Modeling of Recovery of Tartaric Acid using Various Solvents, International Conference on Chemical, Ecology and Environmental Sciences (ICEES, 2012), Planetary Scientific Research Centre, Bankok, Thailand March, 17-18, 2012.
  24. Amit Keshav, Reactive extraction of pyrotartaric acid: effect of diluents, International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering and Technology (ICACE TKMCE, 14), 16-18 Oct 2014. PRESENTED Published as full paper
  25. Ankita Jain, Amit Keshav Influence of heat treatment and ph in quality of mint leaves: change in visual green colour. International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering and Technology (ICACE TKMCE, 14), 16-18 Oct 2014. PRESENTED Published as full paper
  26. Anurag Tiwari, Ghoshna Jyoti, Amit Keshav, Esterification of mono-carboxylic acid: effect of carbon chain length. Harnessing Engineering, Technology, and Innovation for sustainable Development (HETIS-2014). 19-20 September 2014, Chandigarh, India.
  27. Ankita Jain Richa Gopal, Amit Keshav, Influence of heat treatment and ph in quality of fenugreek leaves: change in visual green colour.Harnessing Engineering, Technology, and Innovation for sustainable Development (HETIS-2014). 19-20 September 2014, Chandigarh, India

 

 

CHEMCON

  1. Amit Keshav, S. Chand  and Kailas L. Wasewar, Extraction of propionic acid using quaternary ammonium chloride (Aliquat 336),  International Symposium & 60th Annual Session of IIChE in association with International Partners (CHEMCON-2007), 27-30th December, Calcutta, INDIA. MS:2454 (2007)
  2. Amit Keshav, Kailas L. Wasewar, Krishan Kumar, Indrajieet Singh Gill and S. Chand, Reactive extraction of propionic acid using tri-n-butyl phosphate: effect of diluents, International Symposium & 60th Annual Session of IIChE in association with International Partners (CHEMCON-2007), 27-30th December, Calcutta, INDIA. MS:2466 (2007).
  3. Amit Keshav, S. Chand  and Kailas L. Wasewar, Mathematical interpretation of reactive extraction of propionic acid using Langmuir isotherm and LSER model, Indian chemical Engineering Congress (Chemcon-2008) “Green Technology and Sustainable Development” Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dec. 27-30, (2008). PRESENTED
  4. Amit Keshav, S. Chand  and Kailas L. Wasewar, Sustainable development of chemical processing using application of process intensification methodology, Indian chemical Engineering Congress (Chemcon-2008) “Green Technology and Sustainable Development” Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dec. 27-30, (2008). PRESENTED
  5. Ishita Singh, Amit Keshav and Kailas L. Wasewar Recovery of acrylic acid from aqueous solutions using tri-n-butyl phosphate in different diluents. Indian chemical Engineering Congress (Chemcon-2008) “Green Technology and Sustainable Development” Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dec. 27-30, (2008).
  6. Kailas L. Wasewar, Amit Keshav, Manoj Kumar, Mohit Arora, Neeraj Mishra and Prashant Jain Thermodynamics of 1-octanol/water partition coefficient of different carboxylic acids, Indian chemical Engineering Congress (Chemcon-2008) “Green Technology and Sustainable Development” Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dec. 27-30, (2008).
  7. Kailas L. Wasewar, Suresh Kumar, Amit Keshav, Effect of temperature on recovery of itaconic and nicatonic acid from aqueous solutions, Indian chemical Engineering Congress (Chemcon-2008) “Green Technology and Sustainable Development” Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dec. 27-30, (2008).
  8. Amit Keshav, Seema, Raj Kumar Singh, Rumi Choudhary, Effect of salts on the reactive extraction of lithium, CHEMCON-2009 Indian Chemical Engineering Congress-2009, The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers 27th – 30th December, (2009). PRESENTED
  9. Amit Keshav, Seema, Rumi Choudhary, Reactive Extraction of Propionic Acid Using Tri-n-butyl phosphate: Kinetics Study. CHEMCON-2009 Indian Chemical Engineering Congress-2009, The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers 27th – 30th December, (2009). PRESENTED
  10. Amit Keshav, Rumi Choudhary, P. K. Chaudhari, and, Raj K. Singh Synthesis, Characterization of Some Metal Phthalocyanine Carboxylamide Derivatives and their Activity Study as Catalyst for Merox Process. CHEMCON-2009 Indian Chemical Engineering Congress-2009, The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers 27th – 30th December, (2009).
  11. Amit Keshav, Seema, Rumi Choudhary, Effects of salts on the separation of acetic acid from aqueous solutions. CHEMCON-2009 Indian Chemical Engineering Congress-2009, The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers 27th – 30th December, (2009).
  12. Amit Keshav, Seema, Dharm Pal, Production of hydrogen from aluminum corrosion- Effect of various parameters. Indian Chemical Engineering Congress-2010, The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers 27th – 29th December, (2010). PRESENTED
  13. Amit Keshav, Seema, Vibha, Intensification of conventional heat exchangers in different plants using process intensification methodology- A step to implementation. Indian Chemical Engineering Congress-2010, The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers 27th – 29th December, (2010). PRESENTED
  14. Dharm Pal, Navin Porwal, Amit Keshav, Preparation and characterization of methyl cellulose – Silver oak gum blend film. Indian Chemical Engineering Congress-2010, The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers 27th – 29th December, (2010).
  15. Amit Keshav, Seema, Batch drying of chikke. Indian Chemical Engineering Congress-2011, The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers 27th – 29th December, (2011). PRESENTED
  16. Prakriti Norge, Amit Keshav, Ayush Agrawal, Shruti Tiwari, Sumi Das, Reactive extraction of citric acid using Aliquat 336 in non-toxic diluents. Indian Chemical Engineering Congress-2011, The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers 27th – 29th December, (2011).
  17. Vibha Verma, Amit Keshav, Dharm Pal, Adsorption studies on recovery of glycolic acid using various adsorbents. . Indian Chemical Engineering Congress-2011, The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers 27th – 29th December, (2011).
  18. Richa Gopal, Amit Keshav, Seema, Influence of modifier on recovery of citric acid. . Indian Chemical Engineering Congress-2011, The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers 27th – 29th December, (2011). PRESENTED
  19. Amit Keshav, Anurag Tiwari. CFD of flow of fluid in a pipe line superimposed by convection.  Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON)-2012, International conference on sustainable technologies for energy and environment in process industries and indo-US joint international conference on energy and environment.  27th – 30th December, (2012). PRESENTED
  20. Amit Keshav, Dharm Pal, Sandeep Soni. Kinetics of extraction of citric acid with TOA in sunflower oil.  Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON)-2012, International conference on sustainable technologies for energy and environment in process industries and indo-US joint international conference on energy and environment.  27th – 30th December, (2012). PRESENTED

 

National Confernce / Seminars

  1. Amit Keshav , S. Chand and Kailas L. Wasewar, Intensification of propionic acid separations using TBP in mixed diluents, 23rd National Convention of Chemical Engineers, IE(I) and IIT Roorkee, pg. 460-470, 5-7 October (2007). Published as full paper in book PRESENTED
  2. Amit Keshav , S. Chand and Kailas L. Wasewar, Realizing process intensification – a step toward implementation, 23rd National Convention of Chemical Engineers, IE(I) and IIT Roorkee, pg. 525-533, 5-7 October (2007). Published as full paper in book
  3. Amit Keshav, S. Chand, Kailas L. Wasewar. Reactive extraction of carboxylic acids. All India Seminar on “Emerging trends and sustainable technologies for separation processes in chemical and allied industries.” The Institution of Engineers (India), Jaipur, 28-29 July (2007). PRESENTED
  4. Amit Keshav, S. Chand, Kailas L. Wasewar. Reactive extraction of propionic acid. All India Seminar on “Emerging trends and sustainable technologies for separation processes in chemical and allied industries.” The Institution of Engineers (India), Jaipur, 28-29 July (2007). PRESENTED
  5. Amit Keshav, Manu agarwal, and Kailas L. Wasewar, Extraction equilibrium study of glycolic acid using tri-n-butyl phosphate in kerosene. Annual Research Symposium in Chemical Engineering (Chemference-08), 5-6 July, IIT Kanpur (2008). Published as full paper PRESENTED
  6. Amit Keshav, Seema, Shri Chand and Kailas L. Wasewar, Experimental studies on recovery of propionic acid using mixed extractants (TOA + TBP). Annual Research Symposium in Chemical Engineering (Chemference-08), 5-6 July, IIT Kanpur (2008). Published as full paper
  7. Amit Keshav, Reactive extraction as a tool to recover lithium. Annual Research Symposium in Chemical Engineering (Chemference-08), 5-6 July, IIT Kanpur (2008). Published as full paper PRESENTED
  8. Amit Keshav, Manu agarwal, and Kailas L. Wasewar, Recovery of carboxylic acids from bioreactors using sunflower oil as diluents. National conference on Clean Technology and Cleaner Production, DCRUST, Murthal, 8-9 MAY (2008). Published as full paper
  9. Amit Keshav, Suresh Kumar and Kailas L. Wasewar, Recovery of itaconic acid from aqueous streams. National conference on Clean Technology and Cleaner Production, DCRUST, Murthal, 8-9 MAY (2008). Published as full paper
  10. Debabrata Garai, Amit Keshav, Kailas L. Wasewar and Vineet Kumar, Reactive extraction: An intensifying approach for recovery of gluconic acid. All India Seminar on “Advances in Chemical engineering” The Institution of Engineers (India), Lacknow, 28-30 September (2008).
  11. Debabrata Garai, Amit Keshav, Kailas L. Wasewar and Vineet Kumar, Advances in recovery of gluconic acid. All India Seminar on “Advances in Chemical engineering” The Institution of Engineers (India), Lacknow, 28-30 September (2008).
  12. Amit Keshav, Kailas L. Wasewar and Shri Chand, Intensification of propionic acid recovery using reactive extraction, 3rd Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Congress (November, 2008). PRESENTED
  13. Amit Keshav, Seema, A.B. Soni, Suresh, and Atish Kumar, Kinetics of reactive extraction of propionic acid using mechanically agitated contactor, National Symposium on Reaction Engineering (NSRE), January 22-23, (2010). PRESENTED
  14. Amit Keshav and Seema, Kinetic modeling of thermal degradation of green vegetable, National Symposium on Reaction Engineering (NSRE), January 22-23, (2010). PRESENTED
  15. Jay mant Jha, S. Suresh, B. Prasad, Amit Keshav, and Nilambar Bariha, Application of membrane bioreactor for the wastewater treatment: A short review, National Symposium on Reaction Engineering (NSRE), January 22-23, (2010).
  16. Rumi Choudhary, P.K. Chaudhari, Amit Keshav, R.K. Singh, and S. Dharwal, Synthesis and characterization of some cobalt phthalocyanine carboxylamide used in the merox process, National Symposium on Reaction Engineering (NSRE), January 22-23, (2010).
  17. Vibha Verma, Amit Keshav*, Ankit Kumar Singh, V.K. Singh, A.B. Soni, Purification of biotechnological carboxylic acid using activated charcoal. National Conference on “Advanced Research Techniques in Chemical Engineering” (ARTCHEM 2010) 1st- 2nd December 2010.
  18. Amit Keshav, Dharm Pal, Linear Solvation Energy Relationship Model of Recovery of Citric using Various Solvents. National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology” (BIO-CHEM 2010) 22 - 23 December 2010 Published as full paper
  19. Seema, Amit Keshav, Dharm Pal, Linear Solvation Energy Relationship Model of Recovery of Citric using Various Solvents. National Conference on “Advanced Research Techniques in Chemical Engineering” (ARTCHEM 2010) 1st- 2nd December 2010.
  20. Divya Raheja, Amit Keshav Recovery of biotechnological acid using tertiary amine-alcohol system. National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology” (BIO-CHEM 2010) 22 - 23 December 2010
  21. Vibha Verma, Amit Keshav, A.B. Soni, Equilibrium modeling of adsorption of malic acid at different temperatures (30-50 oC) using activated charcoal. National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology” (BIO-CHEM 2010) 22 - 23 December 2010 Published as full paper
  22. Amit Keshav, Priyanka Malhotra, Kinetics of reactive extraction of propionic acid, using mechanically agitated contactor. National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology” (BIO-CHEM 2010) 22 - 23 December 2010 Published as full paper
  23. Amit Keshav, Shikha Daharwal, Influence temperature and ph on reactive extraction of propionic acid. National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology” (BIO-CHEM 2010) 22 - 23 December 2010. Published as full paper
  24. Amit Keshav, Richa Gopal, Seema, Equilibrium extraction studies of dicarboxylic acids using Aliquat 336 in ethylene chloride.  NUICONE-2011, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad – 382 481, 08-10 Dec, 2011.
  25. Divya Raheja, Amit Keshav*, Seema, Prakriti Norbe, A.B. Soni, Dharm Pal, Recovery of citric acid from aqueous solutions with tri-n-octylamine diluent system. AChemE-2011 Advances in Chemical Engineering, Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, Feb. 27-28, 2011.
  26. Amit Keshav, Citric Acid Recovery from Dilute Solutions using Reactive Extraction, National Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering (RACEE-2012), January 20-21, 2012. PRESENTED
  27. Ayush Agarwal, Amit Keshav, Recovery of nicotinic acid: Chemical equilibria, National Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering (RACE-2012), Dept. of Chem. Technol., North Maharashtra Univ., Jalgaon, Feb. 5, 2012.
  28. Amit Keshav, Citric Acid Recovery from Dilute Solutions, Conference on Technological Advancements in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (TACEE-2012), March 23-24, 2012 PRESENTED
  29. Dharm Pal, Amit Keshav, A. B. Soni,  Desulpurization of Tire Pyrolytic oil-a photocatalytic Approach. Conference on Technological Advancements in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (TACEE-2012), March 23-24, 2012.
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Professional activities 

Administrative activities

  • Worked as Head of Department, Department of Chemical Engineering, JMIT Radaur (1.3 years).
  • NBA Accreditation of department of Chemical Engineering, JMIT Radaur in 2005. (NBA/ACCR-735/05).
  • Working on the setting up of chemical reaction engineering, process dynamics and control lab and mass transfer operations lab at National Institute of Technology, Raipur, Chhatisgarh.
  • Convener of Departmental academic committee (DAC) and Grievance committee, Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Raipur
  • Incharge, Accreditation of Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Raipur

Seminars organized

Organized national level seminars:

  • Solid waste management, March 1-2, 2005, at JMIT Radaur.
  • Energy Sources and Management, Feb. 24-25, 2006, at JMIT Radaur.
  • Joint organizing secretary in the National symposium on Reaction Engineering Jan. 22-23

2010 at NIT Raipur

  • Coordinator of Short term course on Waste treatment and Cleaner technology, May 28- 1st June, 2012 at NIT Raipur
  • Coordinator of short term course on Simulation of flow processes using computational fluid dynamics (SFPCFD) June 02-06, 2014, NIT Raipur.

 

Training

  • Six month training at National Fertilizer Ltd., Naya Nangal, Distt. Ropar, Punjab.
  • Six week industrial camp at SLIET Longowal, Punjab.

Conferences Chaired

  • Chaired technical session in International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering (ICACE-2013) from April 5-6, 2013, held in Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Raipur.

 

 

Training Programme Attended

  • Hazardous waste, batteries waste and E-waste management. Sponsored by CPCB, Venue IIT Roorkee, Nov. 13-15, 2008.
  • Induction training programme, NIT Raipur, June 08-20, 2009.
  • Short term course on “Recent trends in Industrial Pollution and Energy Management” MANIT Bhopal, 9-13 May, 2011.
  • Short term course Heat Transfer Course, MANIT Bhopal, 29th Nov. 2011 to 10th Dec. 2011.
  • Short term course on Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, 14-18 May, 2012, IIT Bhubaneswar.
  • One week refresher course on “Finite element method” organized by Department of Mechical Engineering, NIT Raipur, 18-22, June 2012.
  • Short term training programme on “Advances in Separation Processes (ASP-2013)” from June 3-7, 2013, VNIT Nagpur.
  • Short term course on “Technical launching on environmental issues” from June 26-30, 2013. Department of biotechnology and department of chemistry, NIT Raipur.

Conferences Attended with paper presented

  • Presented paper on “Separation of 2-oxopropionic acid from fermentation broth” in International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering (ICACE-2013) from April 5-6, 2013, held in Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Raipur.
  • Presented paper on “Hydrogen generation through aluminum, aluminum alloys in aqueous soluitons” in International Conference on Global Scenario in Environment and Energy (ICGSE2-2013) from March 14-16, 2013, held in Department of Chemical and Energy Engineering, MANIT Bhopal.
  • Presented paper on “Green chemistry for citric acid recovery from bioreactor: Effect of temperature” in International Conference on Global Scenario in Environment and Energy (ICGSE2-2013) from March 14-16, 2013, held in Department of Chemical and Energy Engineering, MANIT Bhopal.
  • Presented paper on “Citric acid recovery from dilute solutions” in National Conference on Technological Advances in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (TACEE-2013) from March 23-24, 2012, held in BITS, Pilani, India.
  • Presented paper on “Citric acid recovery from dilute solutions using reactive extraction ” in National Conference on Recent advances in chemical and environmental engineering 9RACEE-2012) from January 20-21, 2012, held at NIT Rourkela, India.

 

Papers read in STC’s

  • Presented paper on “Reactive extraction using green solvents” in Short term course on Waster treatment and Cleaner technology, May 28- 1st June, 2012 at NIT Raipur
  • Presented paper on “Reactive extraction using various green solvents” in Short term course on Green catalysis for industrial applications, May May 07-11, 2012, at MANIT Bhopal.
  •  Presented paper on “Recovery of citric acid” in Short term training programme on “Advances in Separation Processes (ASP-2013)” from June 3-7, 2013, VNIT Nagpur.

 

Books and Chapters published

Author of Text book of Separation Processes. Author Dr. Amit Keshav and Dr. S. Suresh

Editor of Sovenir and proceedings of National symposium on Reaction Engineering, Jan. 22-23, 2010.

Chief Editor of Book of Abstracts in International conference on advances, April 5-6, 2013

Member

  • Member of ICS (Fellowship Number: F/7443(LM)
  • Member of IIChe

Subjects of Chemical Engineering taught

B.Tech.

  • Process modeling
  • Chemical reaction engineering
  • Process dynamics and control
  • Fluid flow
  • Transport phenomenon
  • Mass transfer operations (LLE, Leaching, drying, crystallization and humidification)
  • Heat transfer equipments design

M.Tech.

  • Advanced transport phenomenon
  • Process Intensification in Chemical Engineering
  • CFD

 

Labs developed

  1. CFD lab for M.Tech. Chemical Engineering (with seven experiments designed for the lab), NIT Raipur,
  2. Mass transfer (with one experiment designed), NIT Raipur

 

No. of Ph Ds Guided: i) Ongoing :05 ii) Completed :Nil

1. Process intensification of recovery of pyruvic acid using reactive extraction. Research Scholar: Dharm Pal

2. Reactive extraction for the recovery of aliphatic unsaturated carboxylic acids from dilute solutions. Research Scholar: Akansha

3. Kinetic of thermal degradation of chlorophyll in green leafy vegetables, Research Scholar: Richa Gopal

4. Pervaporation assisted esterification of carboxylic acid. Anurag Tiwari

5. Membrane technology for separation of components from dilute solutions. Ghoshna Jyoti 

M.Tech. guided: 05, Ongoing: 02

1. Recovery of biotechnological carboxylic acid, Research Scholar: Divya Raheja

2. Equilibrium studies and mass action modeling of recovery of citric acid using various extractants in natural diluents. Research Scholar:  Prakriti Norge

3. Influence of modifier in reactive extraction of carboxylic acids using Aliquat 336. Research Scholar: Richa Gopal.

4. Numerical prediction of laminar mixing using stirred tanks. Research Scholar: Saurabh Chandrakar

5. Effect of temperature on the extraction kinetics of citric acid. Sangeeta Yadav

 

 

B.Tech Projects guided

Fluid rheology and velocity profile of complex fluids. Bhavana Sahu and Kumud Tripathi. 2011.

Report on Ansys and CFD. Siba Krishan Guha, Bhawani Shankar Meena, 2011

 

Laboratories of Chemical Engineering taken

At JMIT Radaur

            Chemical reaction engineering lab.

            Process dynamics and control lab.

            Process simulation lab.

At IIT Roorkee

            Chemical reaction engineering lab.

            Mass transfer lab.

            Heat transfer and thermodynamics lab.

            Fluid flow lab.

At NIT Raipur

            Chemical reaction engineering

            Process dynamics and control lab.

            Mass transfer lab.

Projects undertaken

Completed

  1. Modernization of Reaction Engineering and Thermodynamics Laboratories  

    (MODROBS) AICTE, New Delhi (765-62-207(E)/ ET/95). Status: Completed

  1. Intensification of downstream processing of citric acid using process intensification method (reactive extraction), CHHATTISGARH COUNCIL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Lokash plaza, First Floor, Near Bottle House, Shankar Nagar, Raipur, Amount: Rs. 2 lakh, duration 2 years. Status: Completed
  2. Kinetic of thermal degradation of chlorophyll in green leafy vegetables and increasing the shelf life of the vegetables, SERB/MFPI, New Delhi,  India, Amount 11,70,400.00, duration 2 years. Status: ongoing
  3. Studies on a membrane reactor for the esterification of mono-carboxylic acids with ethanol. DST, New Delhi, Amount: 25,20,000.00. Duration 3 years. Status: ongoing
  4. Organic acid from sugar cane industry’s by products, CCOST, Amount 5 Lakh, Duration 2 years, ongoing

 

Papers Reviewed

1. Journal: Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

Manuscript ID : je-2009-004917

Title: Extraction equilibria of succinic acid from aqueous solutions by amberlite la–2 in diluent solvents"
Author(s): Aşçı, Selim; Inci, Ismail

Reviewed on: 20-Jun-2009 

2. Journal: International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering

Manuscript Title: Investigation into the thermodynamic and kinetic analysis of Ca-based Oxygen Carrier in Chemical-Looping Combustion.

Authors’ name: Chang Jing, Cui Dejie

Reviewed in: 2009 

3. Journal: Chemical Engineering Communications

Manuscript no: 391-09

Title:  Reactive Extraction of Levulinic acid from Aqueous solutions with Tri-n-octylamine (TOA) in 1-Octanol: Equilibria, Kinetics and Model Development

Authors’ name: Prathap Kumar, K. N. Prasanna Rani, M. Mallikarjun, V. V. Basava Rao, B. Vishwanadham

Reviewed in: 2010

4. Journal: Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

Manuscript ID: je-2010-00596p

Title:  Purification of Biotechnological Carboxylic Acids with Adsorption Method Using Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Authors’ name: Bayazit, Şahika (contact); arslanoğlu, özge; Inci, Ismail

Date Submitted: 30-May-2010 

Reviewed in: 2010

5. Journal: Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification

Manuscript Number: CEP-D-10-00281

Title: Estimation of Equilibrium Parameters using Differential Evolution in Reactive Extraction of Propionic Acid by Tri-n-Butyl Phosphate

Authors name: Sushil Kumar, Dipaloy Datta, and B V Babu

Date Submitted: 25-Oct-2010 

Reviewed in: Nov-9, 2010

6. Journal: African Journal of Biotechnology (AJB) (ISSN 1684-5315)

Manuscript Number: AJB-10-2439

Title: Optimization of extraction technology of the Gomphidius rutilus polysaccharides (GRP) by orthogonal test design and evaluation of its anti-tumor activity

Date Submitted: 26-08-2011

Reviewed in: 09-09-2011

7. Journal: Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

Manuscript Number: je-2011-010193

Title: Selective separation of vitamin C by reactive extraction

Authors name: Blaga, Alexandra; Malutan, Teodor

Date Submitted: 22-Sep-2011

Reviewed in: 11-10-2011

8. Journal: International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and TechnologyE-ISSN: 2249-8109

Title: Investigations on Extraction Equilibrium of Picolinic acid into various solvents: Mechanism and influencing factors

Date Submitted: 20 October 2011

Reviewed in: 21 October 2011

9. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry

Manuscript Number: JIEC-D-12-00021

Title: a novel approach for itaconic acid extraction: mixture of trioctylamine and tridodecylamine in different diluents

Date Submitted: Feb 9, 2012

Reviewed in: Feb 15, 2012

10. American Chemical Science Journal

Manuscript Number:  2012 ACSj 1362

Title: The esterification of ethanol and acetic acid using environmentally benign titanium pillared clay catalyst

Date Submitted: Mar 31, 2012

Reviewed in: Apr 09, 2012

11. FUEL

Manuscript Number:  JFUE-D-12-01470

Title: A characterization of sugar cane bagasse fly ashes -their-possible use as an adsorbent

Date Submitted: Sept 17, 2012

Reviewed in: Sept 18, 2012

12. Greener Journals

Title: Langmuir, Freundlich and BET Isotherm Studies for the Adsorption of Zinc ions onto coal fly ash

Date Submitted: Dec 10, 2013

Reviewed in: January 6, 2014

13. Desalination and water treatment

Title: Solid liquid equilibrium of glycolic acid with alumina

Date Submitted: January 1, 2014

Reviewed in: January 9, 2014

14

Journal: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Manuscript ID : ie-2014-01108w
Title: "Extractive Desulfurization of Liquid Fuels by Energy Efficient Green Thiazolium based Ionic Liquids."
Author(s): Dharaskar, Swapnil; Wasewar, Kailas; Varma, Mahesh; Shende, Diwakar; Yoo, ChangKyoo

Date Submitted: April 03, 2014

Reviewed in: January 9, 2014

15

JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OF SRI LANKA

Script No: MS 72:2014

Title: Study on Extraction and Degradation of Chlorophyll a and b from Alternanthera sessilis

Date Submitted: August 03, 2014

Reviewed in: August 18, 2014

 

Citation of the work in international journals

Recovery of propionic acid by reactive extraction using quaternary amine (Aliquat 336) in various diluents. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2009, 152, 95-102.

Cited in:

Separation of cobalt and nickel using inner synergistic extraction from bifunctional ionic liquid extractant (Bif-ILE)
Sun, X., Ji, Y., Zhang, L., Chen, J., Li, D.
Journal of Hazardous Materials
volume 182, issue 1-3, year 2010, pp. 447 – 452

Reactive extraction of acrylic acid using tri-n-butyl phosphate in different diluents. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data. 2009, 54 (6), 1782–1786

Cited in:

Mixing properties of Tris(2-ethylhexyl) phosphate with alkanes at different temperatures and data treatment using several correlation equations based on Eyring's absolute reaction theory

Fang, S., Fu, Y.-Y., Wang, Q., Zhang, G.-Y.

Journal of Molecular Liquids
volume 154, issue 2-3, year 2010, pp. 111 – 116

Equilibrium and kinetics of the extraction of propionic acid using tri-n-octylphosphineoxide
Keshav, A., Wasewar, K.L., Chand, S.
Chemical Engineering and Technology
volume 31, issue 9, year 2008, pp. 1290 - 1295Cited in:

Extraction equilibria of picolinic acid from aqueous solution by tridodecylamine (TDA)
Tuyun, A.F., Uslu, H.
Desalination
volume 268, issue 1-3, year 2011, pp. 134 - 140

Software Skills

C, Matlab, Fluent 12.0, Workbench, Gambit

Professional Skills

  • Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • Ultraviolet Spectrophotography (UV Spectrophotometer)
  • Atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS)