Institute of Technology

Dr. Milind H Joshipura

Dr. Milind H Joshipura


Total Experience 16 Year
Educational Qualification Ph.D. Chemical Engineering -Nirma University
Research Area Phase Equilibrium Thermodynamics, Property predictions of Ionic Liquids, Property Predictions of Biodiesel systems,
General information
Designation Professor
Office Phone 079-30642137
Cabin No A-108
Email milind.joshipura@nirmauni.ac.in

Dr Joshipura is currently working as a Professor in Chemical Engineering Department. He is working in the field of phase equilibrium thermodynamics experimental and predictions. He is also interested in studies of property predictions of bio diesel, ionic liquids.He has to his credit several research projects funded by GUJCOST and other funding agencies. He has published/presented several papers in reputed journals/conferences. He has organized many training programmes on Simulation tools for Chemical Engineers and also served as a resource person for many such programmes. He has won ISTE-IPCL award for guiding M.Tech. Thesis in Chemical Engineering in the year 2014. He has also won National Award for the third best paper published in Indian Chemical Engineer for the year 2010. He is also life member of various institutes like IIChE, ISTE, IEI.


Current Activities : Guiding two PhDs and M.Tech. Project. Actively involved in Environment Audit team of the Department. Apart from this currently working as UG Coordinator, and over all in charge of Purchase in the Department.
Experience
Teaching 16 Year 6 Month
Industry -
Contact
Website -
Blog http://joshipuramilind.wordpress.com
Membership LMISTE, LMIIChE

Specialization
Specialization Areas Modeling and Simulations, Phase Equilibrium Determination and Estimation , Process Integration, Property Predictions
Subject Taught UG Process Integration, Thermodynamics, Modeling and Simulations, Instrumentation and Process Control
Subject Taught PG Chemical Process Design Principles, Energy Storage Devises

Hobbies
Playing/Watching Cricket, Badminton, TT, Tenis, Listening to Music.

Dr. Milind H Joshipura - Achievements


TitleDescriptionAchieved On
Best Paper Award in International Conference ICMRP 2015 Best Paper award for the paper titled 'Prediction of Density of Fatty Acid Alkyl Esters (Biodiesel) by Various Group-Contribution Methods' in 2nd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research & Practice (2ICMRP-2015) December 2015
Best Paper at International Conference at PDPU Gandhinagar Paper titled 'Recent Trends in Biodiesel Blends' was awarded as the Best Paper in oral paper presentation in International conference on Chemical Industry 2014 organized by PDPU, Gandhinagar, August 22-23, 2014. August 2014
ISTE-IPCL National Award for Guiding Best M.Tech. Thesis in Chemical Engineering ISTE-IPCL National Award for the Guiding the M.Tech. Thesis on "Design and Simulation of Cryogenic Column" for the year 2014. The Thesis was awarded the first prize in National Category. November 2014
National award for Third Best Paper in the Indian Chemical Engineer The paper entitled "Development of Compound Specific Cohesion Function Relationship for SRK Equation of State" authored by Joshipura M H, Dabke S P and Subrahmanyam N, in Indian Chemical Engineer, Vol 52 (2), (2010) was judged third for the year 2010. December 2010
National award for best PG thesis Guided for the year 2008   November 2008
Best presentation award in National Conference (CHEMCON) The paper on Modeling of Reactive Distillation of Butyl Acetate systems" was adjudged best presentation at the conference. December 2003

Dr. Milind H Joshipura - Experience


Institute / OrganizationDesignationDuration
Institute of Technology, Nirma UniversityProfessor May 2015 To till date
Institute of Technology, Nirma UniversityAssociate Professor October 2011 To May 2015
Institute of Technology, Nirma UniversityAssitant Professor January 2008 To October 2011
Institute of Technology, Nirma UniversitySr. Lecturer February 2007 To January 2008
Institute of Technology, Nirma UniversityLecturer November 2004 To January 2007
VVP Engineering Colleger, RajkotLecturer January 2002 To November 2004

Dr. Milind H Joshipura - Publication


 

International Conference

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Efficient Hydrogen Production via Butanol Steam Reforming: Thermodynamic Study 2321-2705Research and Scientific Innovation Society 2016
Development of models for the prediction of flash point, cloud point and pour point of Jatropha and karanja based biodiesel” 978-93-81212-84-4  2014
Simulation of columns for Cryogenic Separation Process    2013
Genetic Algorithm to Model Phase Equilibrium of systems containing 3-Methylthiophene 1877-7058Procedia Engineering, Elsevier512012
Generalized PSRK model for prediction of liquid density of ionic liquids 1877-7058 512012
Property prediction of jatropha based biodiesel    2012
A Review on Property prediction of ionic liquids using Cubic equation of state    2011
A comparative study on predictions of vapor liquid equilibrium of biodiesel systems    2011
Development and Comparison of Cohesion Function Models for SRK Equation of State    2010
Cohesion Factor Relations for Cubic Equations of States-Part I Peng-Robinson Equation of State    2007
Prediction of cold flow properties of Biodiesel     
Selection of proper estimation method for the critical properties of Fatty acid ester     
Determination and Prediction of cloud point, pour point, and flash point of jatropha based biodiesel     

International Journal

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Comparison of various methods for the estimation of vapor pressure of fatty acid methyl and ethyl esters (FAAE’s) 0016-2361Elsevier182 C2016
New Analytical Expression for the Prediction of Vapour Pressures of Ionic Liquids 0019-4506Taylor and Francis 2014
Modeling vapor pressure of fatty acid and fatty acid methyl esters using cubic equations of state 1932-2143John Willey and Sons 2014
A Case Study on Preparation and Characterization of Jatropha Based Biodiesel and its Blends with Waste Cooking Oil  IJLTEMAS,Vol III Issue III2014
Comparative Studies on decaffeination of tea and coffee with various solvents  IJLTEMASVol III Issue III2014
Densities of Six Commercial Ionic Liquids: Experiments and Prediction using a Cohesion based Cubic Equation of State 0021-9568Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, ACS59(3)2014
A review on prediction of properties of biodiesel and blends of biodiesel 1877-7058Procedia Engineering51 (2013) 395-402.2013
Comparing Compound Specific Cohesion Factor Relationships for SRK Equations of state 0019-4506Taylor and Francis55(1)2013
Predictions of Vapor pressures of Ten Ionic Liquids using Patel Teja Equation of state 2347-4599 1(2)2013
Prediction of vapor pressure of Fatty acid methyl ester  Sciverse ScienceDirect, Procedia Engineering51(2013)2013
Development of Compound Specific Cohesion Function Relationship for SRK Equation of State 0019-4506Taylor and Francis52(2)2010
Modeling vapour pressure using compound specific cohesion factor relationship 1876-1070Elsevier41(05)2010
Development and Comparison of Cohesion Function Relationship for PR Equation of State 0975 - 6442 1(2)2009

National Conference

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Studies on Design For Maximum Water Reuse For Single Contaminants 978-93-80358-90-1Charotar Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. 2014
Determination and estimation of Vapour Pressure of Cyclo-Pentyl Methyl Ether (CPME)    2013
Predictions of vapor pressures of ten ionic liquids using cubic equations of state    2012
Comparing Four Compound-Specific Cohesion Factor Models of PR EOS for Predicting Physical Properties    2011
The Comparative Study of Cohesion Factors for the Prediction of density of ionic liquids    2011
Comparing Cohesion Factor Models of SRK Equation of State for Predicting Boiling Points and Heat of Vaporisation    2009
Vapor Pressure Estimation Methods Comparison for Fatty Acids and their Esters    2009
Comparing the Methods to Estimate Critical Properties of Fatty Acids and Fatty Acids Esters    2008
The Comparative Study of Cohesion Factors for the Prediction of VLE of CO2-Solvent System    2008
A Review on Infinite Dilution Activity Co-Efficient (IDAC): A Tool for Environmental Pollution Assessment    2007
Comparisons of Different Models Representing Binary VLE    2006
Removal of Synthetic Color Dyes from Textile Effluent using Low Cost Adsorbents    2006
Studies on Thermodynamics of Reactive Distillation of Butyl Acetate System    2006
Simulation of some Industrial Important Binary Distillation Systems    2004
Studies of Maldistirbution in a Packed Bed Column    2003
Estimation and Comparison of Activity Coefficient at Infinite Dilution using Different Models    2003
VLE through MATLAB    2002
Reactive Flash Calculation for Butyl Acetate System    2002
Modeling Reactive Distillation    2002
Patents and IPR    2002
Feed Stock Recycling an Alternative to Plastic Waste Management    2000
A Review on Thermophysical properties of Biodiesel     
Prediction of Thermophysical properties of jatropha based biodiesel     

National Journal

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Cohesion Factor Relations for Cubic Equations of State- Soave-Redlich-Kwong Equation of State 2231-2870 1(01)2010
Application of MATLAB in Process Control: Case Study for First Order Reaction in a CSTR 2231-2870 1(01)2010

Research Paper

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Prediction of cold flow properties of Biodiesel  Nirma University Journal of Engineering and Technologyvol. 5, no. 1, Jan-June 2016 

Dr. Milind H Joshipura - Qualification


QualificationSpecializationUniversityPassing Year%Class
Ph.D. Engineering and Technology Nirma University July 2010   
M.E. Chemical Engineering (Petrochemical Technology) The M S University, Baroda January 2002 77.65 
B.E. Chemical Engineering Gujarat University DDIT (Autonomous) May 2000 72.15 

Dr. Milind H Joshipura - Activity


Activity TypeActivity TitlePlaceDateFaculty Role
STTP / SDP / FDP / QIP Computation and Simulation in Chemical Engineering Nirma Unviersity02/07/2012Coordinator
National Workshop Simulation Software for Chemical Engineering Applications Institute of Technology23/08/2014Coordinator and Resource Person
National Seminar All India Seminar on Bottomless Refinery Concepts Ahmedabad13/03/2014Comittee Member and Session Chair
National Seminar All India Seminar on Hazardous in Chemical Industry- Technology, Prevention and Remedies. Ahmedabad27/02/2014Comittee Member
STTP / SDP / FDP / QIP Environment Monitoring and Analysis Nirma University21/06/2010Coordinator and Resource Person
STTP / SDP / FDP / QIP Applications of Process Simulators in Chemical Engineering Nirma University25/05/2009Coordinator and Resource Person
National Workshop Applications of Computational Tools in Chemical Engineering Nirma Ahmedabad23/04/2016Cordinator and Resource Person

Dr. Milind H Joshipura - Research Projects


TitleFund TypeAgencyStart DateDurationPrincipal Investigator
Studies on Biodiesel Production using Ultrasonic TechniquesExternal FundingGUJCOST09/02/20122 YEARSPI - , Dr. A P Vyas, Dr. Milind H Joshipura
Determination and predictions of Thermophysical properties of Biodiesel and Blends of BiodieselExternal FundingGUJCOST12/12/20142 yearsPI - Dr. Milind H Joshipura, Dr A P Vyas
Determination of Phase equilibrium for THF-Methanol and THF –Glycerol systemsInternal FundingNirma University02/01/20121PI - Dr. Milind H Joshipura

Dr. Milind H Joshipura - Project Guided


Project TitleDescriptionDuration
Determination of VLE for systems containing CPME Conventional solvents used in industries create so many problems like environmental, health and safety. Green solvents provide an attractive alternate to the conventional solvents. Cyclopentyl methyl ether is one of the green solvents. Temperature dependent physical properties like vapor pressure, heat of vaporization, heat capacity is not available in the literature for CPME. These properties play an important role in designing the processes involving CPME. One of the routes to produce CPME is the cyclopentanol. In this present work purpose for CPME, Cyclopentanol and Dimethyl sulphate and their binary mixtures is proposed. In first phase pure component properties are determined. Vapor pressure is an important property for many reasons. It provides the idea about handling and storage of the chemicals as well as it can be used for predicting other thermophysical properties. The report lists the experimentally measured vapor pressure data of CPME. The experiments were carried out using Ebuilliometer. The experimental vapor pressure data was fitted to Antoine equation, Prediction of vapor pressure of CPME, Cyclopentanol were also done using CEOS. 2013
Design and simulation of air separation columns Cryogenic air separation technology has been successfully employed for many years to supply oxygen, nitrogen, argon. Where oxygen gas is used as a component of metal processing, and is used to replace or enrich air, ultimately increasing combustion efficiency in both ferrous and non-ferrous metal production. Argon helps to prevent oxidation of molten steel as is used as a stirring agent and nitrogen acts as a carrier and purge gas in steel production, which is used to prevent oxidation and can be used in the heat-treating process. In this paper five cryogenic processes have been discussed and the benefits of these processes are that, it gives high purity products, simultaneous production of several products, less power is consumed and it’s reliable with long life service. The work in the paper aims to describe about the increase in production of gases from 1*1700 tons/day to 1*3700 tons per day production. To achieve this simulation as well as manual calculations have been evaluated and results have been compared towards each other. Simulation has been carried out using HYSYS.To achieve the aimed production the design parameters are considered from the on-running process trains 1 and 2.With the help of that train-3 process design simulation and calculation was carried out. Here the simulation aims to redesign train-3 with process parameters and to utilize the stram 26 with purity of N2 in steel unit. From the simulated results it was found that the stream 26 contained purity with 99.5%.In actual case stream 26 with contained purity 98% was used for regeneration of bed in absorber but with the simulated purity it can be used for coke oven process for the processing in steel. 2013
Biodiesel production using heterogeneous catalyst under ultrasound synthesis Energy crisis is the key of present era. It is attached with the judicial use of energy, its conservation, availability and sustainability. Fossil fuels could not answer the above questions satisfactorily. Alternative energy sources are the only options left. Among all alternative energy sources, Biodiesel evolved as a promising renewable fuel of future. It is a valuable product from the renewable sources. Various methods are available to produce Biodiesel. As a fuel, it creates less pollution compare to fossil fuels. It does not require much change in the engine using fossil fuel. Transesterificiation is the widely accepted method for the Biodiesel production. Ultrasound assisted transesterification is better than conventional methods due to time effective and energy efficient to produce Biodiesel. In this study, Jatropha was used as feedstock and heterogeneous catalysts like sodium silicate and calcium oxide were used for Biodiesel production. Parameters like oil to alcohol ratio, reaction time, catalyst quantity were varied and optimized. The experimental results showed that (a) Using sodium silicate, 1:3 molar ratios and 0.75 gm amount of catalyst, 55 0C temperature and 10 minutes of reaction time, 97.73% conversion was achieved. (b) Using calcium oxide, 1:12 molar ratio and 0.5 gm amount of catalyst, 55 0C temperature and 15 minutes of reaction time, 97.95% conversion was achieved. Moreover, sodium silicate has 5 times reusability and conversion difference was 92.75% to 84.54%. Experimental results were also compared with low FFA content oil. 2013
A Study on Thermophysical Properties for Biodiesel systems Fossil fuels are depleting at a rapid rate, due to their ever increasing demand and so there is a need for alternative and sustainable fuel. The search for alternatives to petroleum-based fuels has led to the development of fuels from various sources. Biodiesel is an alternative renewable fuel which has several advantages. The physio-chemical properties of fuel are important in design of fuel system for compression ignition engine run on diesel or biodiesel. The objective of this work is to do the detailed prediction of thermophysical properties of biodiesel systems to avoid experimental work, which is difficult, costly, and time consuming. In this work estimation of normal boiling point (Tnb), critical properties (Tc, Pc, V c), accentric factor (!), vapor pressure and density using various models has been done. The effect of Tc and Pc on vapor pressure was observed. Also the best suitable model of Tc, Pc estimation was proposed for vapor pressure prediction. Vapor pressure of fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) and fatty acid ethyl estres (FAEEs) were estimated using various models. The more emphasis is given to PR CEOS at zero pressure fugacity and Othmer & Yu models for estimation of Vapor pressure and normal boiling point temperature of biodiesel. The comparison of predicted and experimental values reported in literature was done for every properties of biodiesel by calculating percentage average relative deviation (%ARD). 2013
Property Predictions of Ionic Liquid Mixtures using Cubic Equations of State Interest in the properties of room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) is rapidly expanding due to their unique applications in thermodynamic applications, electrochemical applications, organic/inorganic synthesis and catalysis, and as a functional fluids. Their very unique properties like low vapor pressure, too poor conductors of electricity, non-ionizing, low combustibility, excellent thermal stability, and favorable solvating properties for a range of polar and non-polar compounds made them focused in industrial and academic community research. Hence, the knowledge of physical, chemical, and transport properties along with phase equilibrium behavior and solubility parameters calculation is very essential. Experimental data for various physical and chemical properties are available in literature. However, it is impossible to get experimental data for all possible ionic liquids. Moreover, systematic studies on models for prediction in absence of literature. So, various models on properties prediction obtained from literature and compared for accurate predictions. Special emphasize was be given to the use of Cubic equations of state (CEOS) as very few researchers have studied them for properties prediction of IL’s. Properties like boiling point, liquid density of ionic liquids, vapor pressure were found using thermodynamic models available in literature and comparative study was done to find consistent and accurate model(s) and alpha function(s) in association with CEOS. A generalized approach for Predictive-Soave-Redlich-Kwong (PSRK) was presented for estimation of liquid density of ionic liquids and compared with Linear Generalized Model recently proposed by Valderrama et. al.,2012 to check consistency and accuracy of generalized expression in conjunction with PSRK. It was observed that CEOS can perform well for boiling point prediction and PSRK model with generalization was found to be accurate for density prediction. 2013
Simulation Studies on Bio diesel Production Process   2013
Property Predictions of Ionic Liquid Mixtures using Cubic Equations of state various models on properties prediction obtained from literature and compared for accurate predictions. Special emphasize was be given to the use of Cubic equations of state (CEOS) as very few researchers have studied them for properties prediction of IL’s. Properties like boiling point, liquid density of ionic liquids, vapor pressure were found using thermodynamic models available in literature and comparative study was done to find consistent and accurate model(s) and alpha function(s) in association with CEOS. A generalized approach for Predictive-Soave-Redlich-Kwong (PSRK) was presented for estimation of liquid density of ionic liquids and compared with Linear Generalized Model recently proposed, to check consistency and accuracy of generalized expression in conjunction with PSRK. It was observed that CEOS can perform well for boiling point prediction and PSRK model with generalization was found to be accurate for density prediction. 2012
Synthesis and applications of Metal-organic frame works in adsorptive separation s   2012

Dr. Milind H Joshipura - PhD Students


StudentResearch TitleResearch FieldStatus
Parag A Saxena Prediction of Properties of Biodiesel and Blends of Biodiesel BiofuelPursuing
Krunal Suthar Optimization of Downstream Process in Biodiesel Production Bio DieselPursuing