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DR. M. S. BALATHANIGAIMANI

Ph. D (Chonnam National University, South Korea)
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
Email: balathanigaimani@gmail.com, msbala@rgipt.ac.in

Education

Ph.D (Chemical Engineering) (2009) Chonnam National University, South Korea

M. E (Chemical Engineering) (2004) Annamalai University, India

B.E (Chemical Engineering) (2002) Annamalai University, India

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  1. November, 2016- till date: Associate Professor, RGIPT.
  2. July, 2009- November, 2016: Assistant Professor, RGIPT.

Awards & Honors

  1. National award for best M. Tech. thesis in Chemical Engineering, 2004 , First prize awarded by Indian Society for Technical Education
  2. Best Teacher Award, RGIPT: 2012-13 and 2014-15
  3. Best Paper Award in Petrotech-2012: “Information Revolution: Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure in Energy Sector”, Anne Vijay, M.S. Balathanigaimani, 14th- 17th’October, 2012.
  4. Hiyoshi Young Leaf Award 2016

List of funded Research Project

  1. New nano-porous materials for natural gas storage application Funded by DST (India) – NRF(South Korea) under the Indo-Korea Bilateral Research Programme, 2013- 2016 (Indian Coordinator & PI)

Patent

  1. C. Kim, M. S. Balathanigaimani, B. T. N. Ngo, H. Moon, K. S. Yang, and J. W. Lee, “Production Method of Activated Carbon with Ultra-high Specific Surface Area from Corn”, Publication. Number. 10-2008-0085605, Korean Patent.

Research Supervision

Master’s Thesis (Graduated): 01
Ph. D. (Ongoing) : 1

Research Interests

  1. Adsorption- based natural gas & hydrogen storage systems
  2. Adsorption of  volatile organic compounds
  3. Preparation & characterization of carbon materials
  4. Electrical double layer capacitor

List of Publications

  1. Divyam Jha, Md. Belal Haider, Rakesh Kumar, M.S. Balathanigaimani, Extractive desulfurization of dibenzothiophene using phosphonium-based ionic liquid: Modeling of batch extraction experimental data and simulation of continuous extraction process, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 111 (2016) 218
  2. Narandalai B-C, Wang-Geun Shim, M.S. Balathanigaimani, Hee Moon, Highly porous activated carbons prepared from carbon rich Mongolian anthracite by direct NaOH activation, Applied Surface Science, 30 (2016) 331.
  3. Wang-Geun Shim, Chan Kim, Jae Wook Lee, M.S. Balathanigaimani, Hee Moon, Surface Structural and Energetic Heterogeneity of Carbon Materials Prepared from Corn Grains using Steam and H3PO4-Steam Activations, Surface and Interface Analysis, 48 (2016) 82
  4. Ji Yoon Kim, M.S. Balathanigaimani, Hee Moon, Adsorptive removal of nitrate and phosphate using MCM-48, SBA-15, Chitosan and Volcanic Pumice, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 226 (2015) 431
  5. H. C. Lee, B-C. Narandalai, W. G. Shim, M.S. Balathanigaimani, H. Moon, High‐performance super capacitors based on activated anthracite with controlled porosity, Journal of Power Sources, 275 (2015) 668.
  6. S. G. Lee, K. H. Park, W. G. Shim, M. S. Balathanigaimani, H. Moon, Performance of Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors using Highly Porous Activated Carbons Preapred from Beer Lees, J. Ind. Eng. Chem, 17 (2011) 450.
  7. W. G. Shim, M. S. Balathanigaimani, S. G. Lee, S. C. Kim, H. Moon, Structural and Energetic Characterization of Thin Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Using Adsorption Isotherms, J. Nano. Nanotech, 10 (2010) 3680.
  8. K. H. Park, M. S. Balathanigaimani, W. G. Shim, J. W. Lee, H. Moon, Adsorption Characteristics of Phenol on Novel Corn Grain-based Activated Carbons, Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. 127 (2010) 1.
  9. M. S. Balathanigaimani, Heterogeneous Adsorption Characteristics of Volatile Organic compounds (VOCs) and Water Vapour on Ordered Mesoporous Adsorbents, J. Adv. Eng. Tech., 2 (2009) 175.
  10. M. S. Balathanigaimani, W. G. Shim, C. Kim, J. W. Lee and H. Moon, “Surface Structural Characterization of Highly Porous Activated Carbon Prepared from Corn Grains” Surf. Interface Anal. 41 (2009) 484.
  11. M. S. Balathanigaimani, W. G. Shim, T. H. Kim, S. J. Cho, J. W. Lee and H. Moon, “Hydrogen Storage on Highly Porous Corn Grain-based Activated Carbon Monoliths” Catal. Today. 146 (2009) 234.
  12. M. S. Balathanigaimani, W. G. Shim, J. W. Lee and H. Moon, “Adsorption of Methane on Novel Corn Grain-based Carbon Monoliths” Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. 119 (2009) 47.
  13. M. S. Balathanigaimani, W. G. Shim, K. H. Park, J. W. Lee and H. Moon, “Effect of Structural and Surface Energetic Heterogeneity Properties of Novel Corn Grain-based Activated Carbons on Dye Adsorption” Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. 118 (2009) 232.
  14. M. S. Balathanigaimani, M. J. Lee, W. G. Shim, J. W. Lee and H. Moon, “Charge and Discharge of Methane on Phenol-Based Carbon Monolith” Adsorption, 14 (2008) 525.
  15. M. S. Balathanigaimani, W. G. Shim, M. J. Lee, C. Kim, J. W. Lee and H. Moon, “Highly Porous Electrodes from Novel Corn Grains-Based Activated Carbons for Electrical Double Layer Capacitors” Electrochem. Commun.10 (2008) 868.
  16. M. S. Balathanigaimani, W. G. Shim, M. J. Lee, J. W. Lee and H. Moon, “Adsorption Isotherms of Benzene and Toluene on Corn Grain-Based Carbon Monolith at (303.15, 313.15, and 323.15) K” J. Chem. Eng. Data. 53 (2008) 732.
  17. J. W. Lee, M. S. Balathanigaimani, H. C. Kang, W. G. Shim, C. Kim and H. Moon, “Methane Storage on Phenol-Based Activated Carbons at (293.15, 303.15, and 313.15) K” J. Chem. Eng. Data. 52 (2007) 66.
  18. M. S. Balathanigaimani, H. C. Kang, W. G. Shim, C. Kim, J. W. Lee and H. Moon, “Preparation of Powdered Activated Carbon from Rice Husk and its Methane Adsorption Properties” Korean J. Chem. Eng. 23 (2006) 663.

Workshop Organized/Conducted

  1. Workshop on “Adsorbed Natural Gas Storage” at ONGC Energy Centre on December’17, 2015
  2. Short-term course on “Basics of Refining Operation” at IOCL Bongaigaon Refinery from December’08 to 09, 2015.
  3. Short-term course on “Advanced Petroleum Refining Technology” at IOCL Bongaigaon Refinery from December’10 to 11, 2015.
  4. Short-term course on “Process for Non-Process Engineers” at IOCL Bongaigaon Refinery on December’12, 2015.
  5. Short-term course on “Petroleum Refining Technology” September 21, 2015, for non-Chemical Managers of IOCL Digboi Refinery, Assam, India.
  6. Short-term course on “Advanced Petroleum Refining Technology” September 22-23, 2015, for Managers of various petroleum refineries, Assam, India.
  7. Workshop on “Advanced Storage Methods for Alternative Fuels” 19-20, December, 2013, New Delhi, India.
  8. Seminar on “Recent Advancements in petroleum refining & Bottom of the Barrel Up gradation”, May’21, 2013 for Mangers at Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) Panipat Refinery, India.
  9. Seminar on “Professional Update in Petroleum Refining” on May’25, 2013 for various unit heads & General Managers at IOCL Panipat Refinery, India.
  10. Short-term course on “Petroleum Refining Technology” September 13-14, 2012, for Managers of various petroleum refineries, Assam, India.

Invited Talks:

  1. Adsorption based gas storage system for on-board application, Workshop on Nanomaterials for Energy & Environment, June’13-18, 2016, NIT Tiruchirappalli.
  2. Adsorbents for Adsorbed Natural Gas Storage Workshop on “Adsorbed Natural Gas Storage” Workshop on “Adsorbed Natural Gas Storage” December’17, 2015, ONGC Energy Centre.
  3. Workshop on “Adsorbed Natural Gas Storage” August’18, 2015, PT. Barata Indonesia Office, Gresik, East Java, Indonesia.
  4. Adsorbed Natural gas Storage, 5-Day Proficiency Improvement Programme on Automotive Fuels & Energy, Sep’12, 2014, ARAI, Pune.
  5. Introduction to Alternate Storage methods for Alternate Fuels, 5-Day Proficiency Improvement Programme on Automotive Fuels & Energy, Sep’12, 2014, ARAI, Pune.
  6. Adsorption-based Hydrogen Storage System for Light–duty Vehicles”, 2nd International Conference on Hydrogen & fuel Cell, Dec’01-03, 2013, Goa.
  7. Adsorbed Natural Gas Storage, proficiency improvement programme on “Automotive Fuels & Energy” from Sep’02-06, 2013, ARAI, Pune.
  8. Introduction to Alternate Storage Methods for Alternate Fuels, proficiency improvement programme on “Automotive Fuels & Energy” from Sep’02-06, 2013, ARAI, Pune
  9. Adsorbed Natural Gas Storage, June’27, 2013, Chosun University.
  10. Adsorption-based Hythane Storage System for on-board Vehicle Application, June’20, 2012, CSMCRI Bhavnagar.

Professional Services:

Peer Reviewer of Journals:

  1. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
  2. Separation Science and Technology
  3. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  4. Materials Letters
  5. Ceramics International
  6. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
  7. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers
  8. Journal of Environmental Management

Reviewer of Ph.D. Thesis:

  1. CSIR-CSMCRI, Bhavnagar

Assessor of Award Proposal:

  1. National Research Development Corporation

Membership of Expert committee:

  1. Member, Technical Committee, Developing curriculum for the skilled labor programme in the field of Safety in Pipeline & City Gas Distribution Networks, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board of India, 2009 – 2011