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Achievements

List of NBMMP Biogas Beneficiaris

 

Details of Seminar/Symposia/Workshop and Summer or Winter School Conducted During Last Three Years

  • Training organized on 'Non-conventional Energy Sources', participants 20 Polytechnic College teachers, duration 5 days, Sept. 20 to 24, 2010 funded by Teachers Training Centre, Jodhpur
  • Organised one day "Peer Educator Volunteer's Training" programme for NSS volunteers at College of Technology & Engineering, Udaipur on 12.11.2009, on "Sensitization of Urban Youth in Major Cities of Rajasthan on Adverse Child Sex Ratio and Combating Sex Selection for Enhancing Dignity of the Girl Child".
  • 3 Biogas Plant Constructions Trainings each of 10 days duration 27 masons 26 plants
  • 49 Users Awareness Trainings camp of one day duration 1769 participants
  • 2 Biogas Staff Training courses 20 participants
  • Thirty two training on "Renewable Energy and Post Harvest Technologies "funded by NABARD. These trainings were attended by 565 participants.
 

Mention Awards And Fellow Membership And Other Details

 
S.No. Name of faculty Name of award
1 Dr. N.S.Rathore
  • ISTS Nanda Memorial young scientist award
  • Rajasthan Energy Conservation Award, 2009
  • ISAE Commendation Medal, 2007
  • IDM-2007
  • Practical Action, UK
  • ACTS, Nairobi, Kenya
  • University of Cornell, USA
  • ISTS Appreciation award in Energy in Agriculture
2 Dr.A.N.Mathur
Dr. N.S.Rathore and
Dr.V.K.Vijay
  • Outstanding book awards Ministry of Forest &  Environment, Ministry,  of Non-Conventional Energy Sources ISAE
3 Dr. Surendra Kothari
  • QIP Scholarship for Doing M.Tech from IIT, Delhi during 1988-99
  • QIP Scholarship for Doing Ph.D. from IIT, Delhi during 1996-99
4 Dr. A.K. Kurchania
  • Receipt of Honours Degree in UG.
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship from 1994-97 to pursue Ph.D.
5 Dr..Deepak Sharma
  • ISAE Commendable medal award
  • ISAE Distinguished Services Certificate for services to the Society for the year 98-99
  • A member of the team receiving the ISAE Team Award for excellent research work in the field of Renewable Energy.
  • Awarded Fellowship under the Netherlands Fellowship Programme during the year 2003 to visit Netherlands for one and a half month.
6 Dr. Sudhir Jain
  • Fellowship under the Netherlands Fellowship Programme for 18 months duration for Masters porgramme
 

Technology Generated

  • Solar tunnel dryer for industrial and agriculture drying
  • Masonry solar cooker for animal feed preparation
  • Tray type solar dryer for perishable products   
  • Air heater for grain drying prototype developed for industrial application.
  • Variable inclination solar dryer  
  • One tonne capacity grain dryer for community use.
  • High temperature solar dryer for Industrial use and drying Zinc ore and marble slurry,
  • Low cost domestic and farm solar dryer.
  • Solar hot plate for indoor application.
  • Masonry distillation unit for potable drinking
  • Willow dust based biogas plant
  • Kitchen waste biogas plant
  • Improved cook stoves
  • Roof integrated forced convection type solar dryer for industrial applications.
  • Development of a Solar Concentrator for thermal applications in selected Industries
  • Design and Development of Integrated Biomass Combustor and Solar Drying system for processing of Turmeric
  • Design and development of wood gas stove
  • Design of producer gas burner for thermal applications.
  • Solar concentrator for milk pasteurization and process heat for industrial applications.
  • Low cost solar water heater.
 

Technology Commercialized

  • Solar tunnel dryer for industrial and agriculture drying
  • Masonry solar cooker for animal feed preparation
  • Roof integrated forced convection type solar dryer for industrial applications.
  • Improved cook stoves
 

Adhoc Projects Completed

 
S.No. Title of Research Project Funding Agency Year of Initiation Year of completion
Name Amount
1. Performance Evaluation of Greenhouse for Cultivation of Safed Musli in Tribal area of Udaipur Region ICAR 7.89 Lakh 2001 2003
2. Techno-Economic  studies on protected cultivation of vegetables for enhanced quality, productivity and off-seasonality in Tribal area of Udaipur Region ICAR 11.30 Lakh 2005 2008
3. Development & Demonstration of Farmers friendly Technology for Enrichment of Agro wastes & Biogas spent slurry with Rock Phosphate & Lignite Residues RSMML, Udaipur 6.24 Lakh    
 

On going Project

 
  Title of the project   Amount sanctioned  Funding Agency
All India Coordinated Research Project on Renewable Energy Sources
  • Solar Energy Component
  • Bio-energy component  
  • Thermo-chemical conversion technology (TCCT)
  • ORP      
  Rs. 97 lakh/annum ICAR
Biogas  Development and Training Centre   Rs. 35 lakh/annum MNRE, GOI
Adhoc Projects    
Strengthening Test Facilities for Testing & Performance Evaluation of Biomass Cookstoves 42 lakh MNRE, GOI, New Delhi
Design and Development of Hybrid drying system by eco friendly biomass Gasifier Rs. 4.50 Lakh MNRE,GOI, New Delhi
Installation of Improved Cook stoves in Udaipur Region Rs. 3.05 Lakh PCRA, New Delhi
Installation of Solar Tunnel dryer in Agro Industries Rs. 7.00 Lakh PCRA,New Delhi
 

Details of Publication (Mention Books, Lab Manuals, Training Manuals, Booklets, Leaflets, Paper In Referred Journals)

Research Publications:

  • Sengar S.H. and Kurchania A.K. (2008), Solar Geyser cum Distiller for Domestic Use. World Applied Sciences Journal 4 (6): 808-811
  • Sengar S.H., Kurchania AK, (2008). Domestic Solar Geyser Cum Distiller, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America, Vol. 39, No. 4, 28-30.
  • Sengar S.H., Kurchania AK. (2009). Multipurpose solar oven. Akshay Urja, Vol 2, No. 6, 22-25.
  • Ali N., Kurchania A. K. and Babel S. (2010), Bio-methanisation of Jatropha curcas defatted waste, Journal of Engineering and Technology Research Vol. 2(3), pp.038-043.
  • Panwar N.L., Shrirame H.Y., Rathore N.S., Jindal S., Kurchania A.K.. (2010), Performance evaluation of a diesel engine fueled with methyl ester of castor seed oil. Applied Thermal Engineering 30, 245–249
  • Kurchania A.K. and others, (2010), Elucidation of unit operations and energy consumption pattern in small scale cashew nut processing mills. Journal of Food Engineering 99, 184–189.
  • Kurchania AK and others, (2011), 'Performance and Techno-Economic Evaluation of a Commercial size Biogas plant', Journal of Agril. Engineering, Vol. 47(3).
  • Meena M, Sharma D, Panwar NL. (2008) Performance evaluation of dual fuel engine with scrubbed biogas for power generation.  Institution of Engineers (Mech Div) 88. 
  • Panwar NL, Rathore NS. (2008)Design and performance evaluation of a 5 kW producer gas stove. Biomass and Bioenergy 32; 1349-1352.
  • Rathore NS, Panwar NL, Chiplunkar VY. (2008) Industrial Application of Biomass Based Gasification System. World Applied Sciences Journal 5 (4): 406-409.
  • Kothari S, Kaushik SC, Panwar NL. (2009) Approach to calculate solar radiation inside a semicylindrical greenhouse. Journal of Engineering and Technology Research 1(2):14-18.
  • Kothari S, Panwar NL, Chaudhri S. (2009) Performance evaluation of exhaust air recirculation system of mixed mode solar dryer for drying of onion flakes. International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology 1(1): 29-41.
  • Panwar NL, Kothari S, Rathore NS. (2009) Protected Cultivation of Medicinal Plant in Composite Climate of Indian State Rajasthan. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci, 5(5): 633-637.
  • Panwar NL, Shrirame HY (2009) The emission characteristics of a compression ignition engine operating on castor oil methyl ester. International Journal of Global Warming  1(1-3): 368.
  • Panwar NL, Rathore NS, Kurchania AK. (2009) Experimental investigation of open core downdraft biomass gasifier for food processing industry. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 14(6): 547-556.
  • Panwar NL, Kurchania AK, Rathore NS. (2009) Mitigation of greenhouse gases by adoption of improved biomass cookstoves. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 14:569-578
  • Panwar NL (2009) Design and performance evaluation of energy efficient biomass gasifier based cookstove on multi fuels. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 14(7): 627-633.
  • Panwar NL, Rathore NS. (2009) Potential of surplus biomass gasifier based power generation: A case study of an Indian state Rajasthan. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 14:711-720.
  • Rathore NS, Panwar NL. (2009) Performance Evaluation of Solar Photovoltaic Refrigerating System. Institutional of Engineer (India) Interdisciplinary Division 90: 31-34.
  • Sharma D, Panwar NL. (2009)Performance Evaluation of Biomass based Natural Draft Gasifier System for Thermal Application. Institution Engineers, India (Agril Div.) 90:34-38.
  • Rathore NS, Panwar NL, Chiplunkar V. (2009) Design and techno economic evaluation of biomass gasifier for industrial thermal applications. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology Vol. 3 (1), pp. 006-012 .
  • Rathore NS, Panwar NL. (2009)Experimental studies on hemi cylindrical walk-in type solar tunnel dryer for grape drying. Applied Solar Energy 45(4): 269-273
  • Panwar NL, Shrirame HY, Bamniya BR. (2009) CO2 mitigation potential from biodiesel of castor seed oil in Indian context. Clean Techn Environ Policy, 12:579–582.
  • Kurchania AK, Panwar NL, Savita PD. (2010) Design and performance evaluation of biogas stove for community cooking application. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 29(2):116-123.
  • Panwar NL, Kothari S, Kaushik SC. (2010) Experimental investigation of energy and exergy efficiency of masonry-type solar cooker for animal feed. International Journal of Sustainable Energy  29(3): 178-184.
  • Panwar NL, Shrirame HY, Rathore NS, Sudhakar J, Kurchania AK. (2010) Performance evaluation of a diesel engine fueled with methyl ester of castor seed oil. Applied Thermal Engineering 30(2-3): 245-249.
  • Rathore NS, Panwar NL. (2011) Design and development of energy efficient solar tunnel dryer for industrial drying. Clean Techn Environ Policy 13:125-132
  • Panwar NL, Kaushik SC, Kothari S. (2011) Role of renewable energy sources in environmental protection: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 15 : 1513–1524.
  • Panwar NL, Salvi BL, Reddy VS (2011) Performance evaluation of producer gas burner for industrial application. Biomass and Bioenergy 35: 1373-1377.
  • Panwar NL (2010) Performance Evaluation of Developed Domestic Cook Stove with Jatropha Shell. Waste Biomass Valor, 1:309–314
  • Kaushik SC, Panwar NL. Solar Thermoacoustic Refrigeration An Overview. Cooling India 2010; 6(6): 28-36.
  • Reddy VS, Kaushik SC, Tyagi SK, Panwar NL. (2010)An Approach to Analyse Energy and Exergy Analysis of Thermal Power Plants: A Review Smart Grid and Renewable Energy 1, 143-152.
  • Rathore NS, Panwar NL. Experimental studies on hemi cylindrical walk-in type solar tunnel dryer for grape drying. Applied energy 2010; 87: 2764-2767
  • Atul Mohod, Sudhir Jain and A G Powar- Energy option for small scale cashew nut processing in India, Energy Research Journal 1(1):47-50. 2010; ISSN1949-0151; Science Publications.
  • Atul Mohod, Sudhir Jain and A G Powar- Pollutions Sources and standards of Cashew nut processing; American Journal of Environmental Sciences 6(4):324-328, 2010; ISSN1553-345X; Science Publications.
  • C.B. Khobragade, Sudhir Jain and S.H. Sengar-Performance Evaluation of Heat Exchanger for Hot Water Generation, International Journal of Agricultural Engineering. Vol.2 No.2 March 2010, 304-309.
  • Atul Mohod, Sudhir Jain, Ashok Powar, N.S.Rathore and Anil Kumar Kurchania- Elucidation of unit operations and energy consumption pattern in small scale cashew nut processing mills, Journal of Food Engineering, Vol.99, Issue 2, July 2010; 184-189; ISSN 0260-8774; Elsevier Ltd.
  • Atul Mohod, Sudhir Jain, A G Powar, N.S.Rathore and A.K. Kurchania- Cashew Nut (Anacardium occidentale L.) Processing: Scope for renewable energy tecchnologies, 44th Annual convention & symposium of ISAE, Jan. 28-30, 2010- IARI, New Delhi; EA-2010-28; 1-7
  • Atul Mohod, Sudhir Jain and A G Powar- Quantification of energy consumption for cashew nut processing operations, International Journal for Sustainable Energy 1(1):47-50. 2010; ISSN1949-0151; Science Publications.
  • C.B. Khobragade, S. Jain and N.L. Panwar-Design and development of producer gas operated Heat Exchanger for Hot Water Generation, International Journal of Agricultural Engineering. Vol.3 No.1 April 2010, 1-4.
  • Gayatri Lalage, Sudhir Jain, N.L. Panwar, Surendra Kothari and G.P. Sharma- Design and development of Solar Paraboloid Concentrator for ginger drying, International Journal of Agricultural Engineering. Vol.3 No.2 October 2010, 228-231.
  • Panwar NL, Kothari S, Kaushik SC- Experimental investigation of energy and exergy efficiency of masonry-type solar cooker for animal feed International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 2010,Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 178-184. 
  • Panwar NL, Kothari S, Rathore NS -Protected Cultivation of Medicinal Plant in Composite Climate of Indian State Rajasthan American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci, 2009,Vol. 5, No. 5. pp. 633-637.
  • Kotahri S. Panwar NL, Chaudhri S- Performance evaluation of exhaust air recirculation system of mixed mode solar dryer for drying of onion flakes. International Journal of. Renewable Energy Technology,2009, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009 pp 29-41.
  • Kothari S, Kaushik SC, Panwar NL.-Approach to calculate solar radiation inside a semicylindrical greenhouse. Journal of Engineering and Technology Research  2009,Vol.1 (2), 2009, pp 014-018.
  • Kothari S, Panwar NL.-Experimental Studies on Suitability of Greenhouse for Nursery Raising. Agricultural Engineering International: The CIGR E-Journal. Manuscript EE 08 003. Vol. X. March, 2008.
  • Sengar HS, Kothari S. Off seasonal Cultivation of Rose Nursery Inside Greenhouse, Proceedings of 42 thAnnual Convention and Symposium of ISAE, CAET/JAU, Junagadh, Feb 3-5, 2008.
  • Thermal Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Greenhouse for Nursery Raising. Proceedings of 42 thAnnual Convention and Symposium of ISAE, CAET/JAU, Junagadh, Feb 3-5, 2008. Co-authored with S. H. Sengar.
  • Mathur GK,Rathore NS and Wadhawan N(2010) .Value Addition in Aonla.Beverage and Food World,Vol38(2).
  • Mathur GK,Rathore NS and Wadhawan N(2009) .Pastine: A Traditional buttermilk  and whey based Food Product..Beverage and Food World,Vol36(9).
 

Books/Manuals/Bulletin/Reports

  • Kothari, S., Kaushik,S.C., Mathur, A.N. “Greenhouse Science and Technology” Himanshu Publication, Udaipur (Rajasthan) 2006
  • Rathore,N.S., Panwar, N.L., Kothari, S. Biomass Production & Utilization Technology Himanshu Publication, Udaipur, 2007
  • Rathore, N.S., Kurchania, A.K., Panwar, N.L. “Non Conventional Energy Sources” Himanshu Publication, Udaipur, 2007
  • Rathore,N.S., Mathur, A.N., Kothari, S. “Alternate sources of energy” ICAR publication 2007
  • Rathore, N.S., Panwar, N. L., Kurchania, A.K. “Jatropha-Cultivation & Processing Practices”,  Himanshu Publications, Udaipur (2008)
  • Rathore, N.S., Panwar, N.L. “Renewable Energy Sources for Sustainable Development” New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi (2008)
  • Rathore,N.S., Panwar, N.L., Kurchania, A.K. “Renewable Energy: Theory and Practice” Himanshu Publication, Udaipur (Rajasthan) 2008
  • Akshay Urja Shroat (Hindi), (2008), Sharma D., Kurchania A. K., Agrawal D, Department of Renewable Energy Engineering Publication, Udaipur
  • Rathore, N.S., Panwar, N.L. “Energy Use Pattern and Conservation Opportunities in Agriculture”  Himanshu Publication, Udaipur (Rajasthan) 2009
  • Large capacity low cost biogas plant for digestion of cattle dung in solid state, (2009), Kurchania A.K., etc., Bulletin No. CIAE/RES/2009/2, All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Renewable Energy Sources (ICAR), CIAE, Bhopal.
  • Rathore, N.S., Panwar, N.L. Himanshu Publication, Udaipur (Rajasthan) 2010
  • Kurchania A. K. and others. (2011), Manual, Department of Renewable Energy Engineering, CTAE, Udaipur.
  • Kurchania A. K. and others. (2011), Family Size Solid-State Deenbandhu Fixed Dome Design Biogas Plant Manual, Department of Renewable Energy Engineering, CTAE, Udaipur.
  • Mannual:  Choudhry M, Wadhawan N and Arora K (2011) Speciality Foods. Funded by ICAR,New Delhi
 

MOU’s Signed

  • MOU with Dr. Bala Saheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidhyapeeth, Dapoli, Distt, Ratnagiri (Maharashtra).
  • MOU with Jain Irrigation Systems Pvt. Ltd., Jalgaon