Prof. Avinash Kumar Agarwal

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Patents

(1)   Design of an integrated system for Using Straight Vegetable Oils as Fuels for Diesel Engines, Inventors: Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Deepak Agarwal. Patent No. 269719, Patent Application No. 587/Del/2006, dated: 07-03-2006. Patent granted on 03.11.2015 by The Patent Office, Government of India.

(2)   Biodiesel Plant for conversion of Vegetable Oil to biodiesel and a Process Thereof, Inventor: Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Patent No. 267538, Patent Application No.  2114/DEL/2006 dated: 26-09-2006. Patent granted on 22.07.2015 by The Patent Office, Government of India.

(3)   Fuel Vaporizer, Patent Application No. 3196/DEL/2013, dated October 28, 2013, Inventors: Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Akhilendra Pratap Singh.

 

Research/ Consultancy Projects (on-going)

(1)   Design & Retrofitment For Development Methanol Fuelled Large Bore Engine (EMD 710: 4500hp) For Locomotive Marine & Power Generation Application, (Co-PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, One Year (2018), Rs. 372.35 Lakh

 

Completed Research Projects

(25) Investigation of Combustion and Soot Process in a Compression Ignition Engine Fueled with Biodiesel, Joint Programme of Cooperation in Science And Technology, (India- South Korea), (PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Three Years (2015-2018), Rs 43.44 Lakhs.

(24)Experimental Investigations of HCCI/ PCCI Combustion in a Single Cylinder Research Engine Using Biodiesel, (Co-PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Three Years, 2013-16, Rs 157.48 Lakhs.
(23) Experimental Investigations on Combustion Characteristics and Emission Reductions of a Laser Fired Hydrogen Engine, (Co-PI: Dr. Abhijit Kushari, IITK), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), New Delhi, Four Years 2012-2016, Rs. 115.44 Lakhs.
(22) Development of A Common Rail Injection System For A Constant Speed Compression Ignition Engine, (Co-PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Council for Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR), New Delhi, Two Years, 2012-15, Rs.14.68 Lakhs.
(21) Laser Ignition of Natural Gas Fuelled Single Cylinder Engine, (Co-PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Science and Engineering Research Board, Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Two Years, 2012-14, Rs 38.00 Lakhs.
(20) Experimental Investigations of Fuel Sprays of Biodiesel, Straight Vegetable Oils and Their Blends with Mineral Diesel for Optimizing Fuel Injection Equipment to Lower Engine Exhaust Emissions, Joint Programme of Cooperation in Science And Technology, (India- South Korea), (Co-PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Three Years (20011-2014), Rs 28.00 Lakhs.
(19) Fuel Spray and Combustion Visualization Using Endoscope in Biodiesel Fuelled Direct Injection Engine for Optimal Fuel Injection Strategy and Emission Reduction, (Co-PI: Dr. Ashish Dutta, IITK), Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Two Years Six months (2012-2014), Rs 53.05 Lakhs.
(18) Physico-Chemical Characterization of Nano-Particle Emanating from Diesel Engines (Mineral Diesel and B20 Fuelled) and Their Control Using Diesel Oxidation Catalysts, (PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Science and Engineering Research Board, Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Two Years (2012-14), Rs 41.00 Lakhs.
(17) Combustion, Material Compatibility and Engine Tribology Investigation in a Biodiesel Fuelled Turbo-charged Transportation Engine, (Co-PI: Dr. Tarun Gupta, IITK), Department Of Science And Technology, New Delhi, Three Years (2010-2013), Rs. 64.86 Lakhs.
(16) Development of Bi-Functional Solid Catalyst for Transesterification of Jatropha Oil and effect of Jatropha oil Biodiesel on the lubricating oil performance and life in a medium duty compression ignition transportation engine, Shell India Pvt. Ltd., Four Years, August 2007- November 2011.
(15) Comparative Chemical Characterization and Evaluation of Toxic Potential of Metals and PAH’s Present in Both Primary and Secondary Particulates Emitted from Combustion in Diesel Vs. Biodiesel Engines, (PI: Dr Tarun Gupta, IITK), DST, Three Years, November 2008- November 2011.
(14) Effects of Biodiesel Oxidation Stability on the Engine Combustion and Emission Characteristics, (Co-PI: Dr Tarun Gupta, CE), DST, Indo-South Africa Cooperation Project, Three Years project, October 2009- March 2012.

(13) Fundamental Investigations on Laser Ignition of Combustible Gas-Air Mixtures in a Constant Volume Combustion Chamber for Engine Applications, DST, (2009-2011).
(12) Career Award for Young Teachers (CAYT), All India Council for Technical Education, Government of India, 2005-2009.
(11) Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Piston Cooling by Oil Jet Impingement, CSIR, 2005-2008. (Co-PI: Prof. P S Ghoshdastidar, IITK).

(10) Biodiesel: Process and Pilot Plant Development, Sponsor: KVIC, 2003-08. (Co-PI: Dr. Sanjeev Garg, IITK)

(9) Particulate Matter Emission and Lubricity Studies on Biodiesel Fuelled Transportation Engine, MHRD, 2005 – 07.

(8) Scope and Limitations of Non-Edible Vegetable Oil as a Substitute Fuel for Diesel Engines-An Experimental Study, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, 2005-08.

(7) Development of Capacitance Based Micro-Sensor for Oil Film Thickness Measurements, MHRD, 2004–2006.

(6) Exhaust Emission Reduction from Internal Combustion Engines, Sponsor: MHRD, 2003- 2005.(12) Production and Investigation of Biodiesel produced from different vegetable oils, Sponsor: DST Delhi, 2002-2005.

(5) Production and Investigation of Biodiesel produced from different vegetable oils, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, Government of India, 2002-2005.

(4) Alternative fuels for IC engines for emission reduction and energy conservation, Sponsor: MHRD, 2002-2004. (PI: Prof. B P Pundir)

(3) Improvement of Energy Conversion Laboratory at IIT, Kanpur MHRD, 2004-2005.

(2) Improvement of Energy Conversion Laboratory at IIT, Kanpur MHRD, 2003-2004.

(1) Faculty Research Initiation grant, Sponsors: IIT, Kanpur, April 2001- March 2002.

 

Completed Consultancy Projects

(1)Lubrication Oil Quality Assessment on Royal Enfield Engine, Royal Enfield, 6 Months (Feb-August 2015).
(2) Field Trial Of Biodiesel (B100) Fuelled Scorpio CRDE Vehicle, Mahindra and Mahindra Limited, Nashik, Completed in July 2006.
(3) Design Improvements in the furnace of Khandsari Industry for air pollution prevention and control, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Completed in July 2003. (Co-PI: Prof. Mukesh Sharma).
(4) Interfacing Of ECU of EFI with Test Commander, RDSO, Four Months (May-September 2011).

 

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