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Achievements

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
  • Outstanding book awards Ministry of Forest &  Environment, Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources ISAE
2 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
3 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.
4 Dr. Sudhir Jain
  • Fellowship under the Netherlands Fellowship Programme for 18 months duration for Masters porgramme
5 Dr. N. L. Panwar
  • Prakratik Urja Puraskar 2011, from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India
  • Shrimati Vijay-Usha Sodha Research Award 2013, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
  • Appreciation Award by the University for Outstanding Achievement 2015
  • QIP Scholarship for Doing Ph.D. from IIT, Delhi during 2010-2013
 

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 2012 2015
 

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
Consortia Research Platform on Energy from Agriculture Rs. 37.5 Lakh ICAR
 

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

Research Publications:

  • Kotahri S, Rathore NS, Panwar NL. Techno economics of greenhouse for cultivation of aswagandha under composite climate of Udaipur. Agricultural Engineering Today 2001; 25 (3-4): 36-40.
  • Panwar NL, Kothari S, Rathore NS. Suitablity of greenhouse cultivation of medicinal pants. Agricultural Engineering Today 2003; 25 (5-6): 52-61.
  • Kothari S, Panwar NL. Steady state thermal model for predicting micro climate inside the greenhouse.  Institution Engineers, India (Agril Div.) 2007; 88:52-55.
  • Panwar NL, Rathore NS. Design and performance evaluation of a 5 kW producer gas stove. Biomass and Bioenergy 2008; 32; 1349-1352.
  • Rathore NS, Panwar NL, Chiplunkar VY. Industrial application of biomass based gasification system. World applied sciences journal 2008; 5(4): 406-409.
  • Meena M, Sharma D, Panwar NL. Performance evaluation of dual fuel engine with scrubbed biogas for power generation.  Institution of Engineers (Mech Div) 2008; 88: 37-41.
  • Kothari S, Panwar NL. (2008) Experimental Studies of Greenhouse for Nursery Raising. Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR Ejournal, Manuscript EE 08 003 Vol X March 2008.
  • Rathore NS, Panwar NL. Performance Evaluation of Solar Photovoltaic Refrigerating System. Institutional of Engineer (India) Interdisciplinary Division 2009; 90: 31-34. 
  • Kothari 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; 1(1): 29-41.
  • Panwar NL, Shrirame HY The emission characteristics of a compression ignition engine operating on castor oil methyl ester. International Journal of Global Warming  2009; 1(1-3): 368.
  • Rathore NS, Panwar NL, Chiplunkar VY. Design and techno economic evaluation of biomass gasifier for industrial thermal applications. African journal of environmental science and technology 2009; 3(1): 6-12.
  • Panwar NL, Rathore NS, Kurchania AK. Experimental investigation of open core downdraft biomass gasifier for food processing industry. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 2009; 14(6): 547-556.
  • Panwar NL, Kurchania AK, Rathore NS. Mitigation of greenhouse gases by adoption of improved biomass cookstoves. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 2009; 14:569-578.
  • Panwar NL Design and performance evaluation of energy efficient biomass gasifier based cookstove on multi fuels. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 2009; 14(7): 627-633.
  • Panwar NL, Rathore NS. Potential of surplus biomass gasifier based power generation: A case study of an Indian state Rajasthan. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 2009; 14:711-720.
  • 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; 5(5): 633-637.
  • Sharma D, Panwar NL. Performance Evaluation of Biomass based Natural Draft Gasifier System for Thermal Application. Institution Engineers, India (Agril Div.) 2009; 90:34-38.
  • Kothari S, Kaushik SC, Panwar NL. Approach to calculate solar radiation inside a semi cylindrical greenhouse. Journal of Engineering and Technology 2009; 1(2): 14-018.
  • Ali N., Kurchania AK., Babel S. (2010), Bio-methanisation of Jatropha curcas defatted waste, Journal of Engineering and Technology Research 2010; 2(3): 038-043.
  • Mohod AG, Jain S, Powar AG. Energy option for small scale cashew nut processing in India, Energy Research Journal 2010; 1(1):47-50.
  • Mohod AG, Jain S, Powar AG. Pollutions Sources and standards of Cashew nut processing; American Journal of Environmental Sciences 2010; 6(4): 324-328 .
  • Khobragade CB, Jain S, Sengar SH. Performance Evaluation of Heat Exchanger for Hot Water Generation, International Journal of Agricultural Engineering. 2010; 2(2): 304-309.
  • Mohod A, Jain S, Powar A, Rathore NS, Kurchania AK. Elucidation of unit operations and energy consumption pattern in small scale cashew nut processing mills, Journal of Food Engineering, 2010; 99(2): 184-189.
  • Mohod AG, Jain S, Powar AG. Quantification of energy consumption for cashew nut processing operations, International Journal for Sustainable Energy 2010; 1(1): 47-50.
  • 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; 29(3): 178-184.
  • Panwar NL, Shrirame HY, Rathore NS, Sudhakar J, Kurchania AK. Performance evaluation of a diesel engine fueled with methyl ester of castor seed oil. Applied Thermal Engineering 2010; 30(2-3): 245-249.
  • Panwar NL, Shrirame HY, Bamniya BR. CO2 mitigation potential from biodiesel of castor seed oil in Indian context. Clean Techn Environ Policy 2010; 12:579–582.
  • Kurchania AK, Panwar NL, Pagar SD. Design and performance evaluation of biogas stove for community cooking application. International Journal of Sustainable Energy  2010; 29(2): 116-123.
  • Panwar NL. Performance evaluation of developed domestic cook stove with jatropha shell. Waste and Biomass Valor. 2010; 1: 309-314.
  • Rathore NS, Panwar NL. Experimental studies on hemi cylindrical walk in type solar tunnel dryer for grape drying. Applied Energy 2010; 87: 2764-2767.
  • Reddy VS, Kaushik SC, Tyagi SK, Panwar NL. An Approach to Analyse Energy and Exergy Analysis of Thermal Power Plants: A Review Smart Grid and Renewable Energy 2010; 1, 143-152.
  • Khobragade CB, Jain S, Panwar NL, Sengar SH. Design and development of producer gas operated heat exchanger. International Journal of Agricultural Engineering 2010; 3(1): 1-4.
  • Kaushi SC, Panwar NL. Solar thermoacoustic refrigeration: An overview. Cooling India 2010; 6(6): 28-36.
  • Lalage G, Jain S, Panwar NL, Kothari S, Sharma GP. Design and development of solar paraboloid concentrator for ginger drying. International Journal of Agricultural Engineering 2010; 3(2): 228-231.
  • Rathore NS, Panwar NL. Design and development of energy efficient solar tunnel dryer for industrial drying. Clean Techn Environ Policy 2011; 13:125-132.
  • Panwar NL, Kaushik SC, Kothari S. Role of renewable energy sources in environmental protection: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2011; 15 : 1513–1524.
  • Panwar NL. Performance of open core down draft gasifier with densified agro residue fuel. International Journal of Sustainable Energy 2011; 30: 5, 302 – 310.
  • Panwar NL,Salvi BL. Experimental investigation of producer gas burner for thermal application', International Journal of Sustainable Energy 2011; 30 376 -384.
  • Shrirame HY, Panwar NL. Bamniya BR. Bio diesel from castor oil – a green energy option. Low carbon economy 2011; 2(1):1-6.
  • Kurchania AK, Panwar NL, Savita DP. Development of domestic biogas stove. Biomass Conv. Bioref. 2011; 1:99-103.
  • Panwar NL, Kaushik SC, Kothari S. Solar greenhouse an option for renewable and sustainable farming.  Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2011; 15: 3934-3945.
  • Kurcahnia AK, Panwar NL, Pagar SD. Improved biogas stove with scrubbing unit for household use. Waste and Biomass Valorization 2011; 2: 397-402. 
  • Kurchania AK, Panwar NL. Experimental investigation of an applicator of liquid slurry, from biogas production, for crop production. Environmental Technology 2011; 32: 873-878.
  • Mohod AG, Panwar NL. Evaluation of traditional half orange type charcoal kiln for carbonisation: a case study. World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development 2011; 8(24): 196-202.
  • Lal S. Gorana VK, Panwar NL. A comparative study of thumba seed bio bio-diesel. Journal of Environmental Protection 2011; 2: 454-459.
  • Kaushik SC, Panwar NL, Reddy VS. Thermodynamic evaluation of heat recovery through a Canopus heat exchanger for vapor compression refrigeration (VCR) system. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 2012; 110:1493-1499.
  • Panwar NL, Kaushik SC, Kothari S. A review on energy and exergy analysis of solar dying systems. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2012; 16 : 2812-2819.
  • Salvi BL, Panwar NL. Biodiesel resources and production technologies - A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2012; 16: 3680-3689.
  • Panwar NL, Kaushik SC, Kothari S. State of the art of solar cooking: An overview. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2012; 16 : 3776-3785.
  • Panwar NL, Kothari R, Tyagi VV. Thermo chemical conversion of biomass - Eco friendly energy routes. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2012; 16 : 1801-1816.
  • Tyagi VV, Panwar NL, Rahim NA, Kothari R.  Review on solar air heating system with and without thermal energy storage system.  Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2012; 16 : 2280-2303.
  • Kurchania AK, Panwar NL, Mishra D, Salvi  BL. Thermal performance of a focusing type collector for paraffin wax melting.  Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 2012; 4 (2) , art. no. 023114.
  • Panwar NL, Kaushik SC, Kothari S.  Experimental investigation of energy and exergy efficiencies of domestic size parabolic dish solar cooker. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 2012; 4 (2) , art. no. 023111.
  • Redyy VS, Panwar NL, Kaushik SC. Exergetic analysis of a vapour compression refrigeration system with R134a, R143a, R152a, R404A, R407C, R410A, R502 and R507A. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy 2012; 14: 47-53.
  • Panwar NL, Kaushik SC, Kothari S. State of the art on solar drying technology: a review. International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology 2012; 3(2):107-141.
  • Rathore NS, Panwar NL, Asnani B. Performance evaluation of solar tunnel dryer for grape drying. International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology 2012; 3(1): 1-10.
  • Panwar NL, Kothari S, Kaushik SC. Techno-economic evaluation of masonry type animal feed solar cooker in rural areas of an Indian state Rajasthan. Energy Policy 2013; 52: 583-586.
  • Reddy VS, Kaushik SC, Panwar NL. Review on power generation scenario of India. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2013; 18: 43-48.
  • Koohi-Kamali S, Tyagi VV, Rahim NA, Panwar NL, Mokhlis H. Emergence of energy storage technologies as the solution for reliable operation of smart power systems: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2013; 25: 135-165.
  • Salvi BL, Subramanian KA, Panwar NL. Alternative fuels for transportation vehicles: A technical review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2013; 25: 404-419.
  • Panwar NL, Kothari S, Kaushik SC. Energetic and exergetic analysis of three different solar cookers. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 2013; 5 (2) : art. no. 023102.
  • Kaushik SC, Ranjan KR, Panwar NL. Optimum exergy efficiency of single-effect ideal passive solar stills. Energy Efficiency 2013; 6; 595-606.
  • Singh OK, Panwar NL. Effects of thermal conductivity and geometry of materials on the temperature variation in packed bed solar air heater. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 2013; 111: 839-847.
  • Panwar NL. Thermal modeling, energy and exergy analysis of animal feed solar cooker. Journal of Renewable Sustainable Energy 2013; 5: 043105.
  • Panwar NL, Kothari S, Kaushik SC. Cost-benefit and systems analysis of passively ventilated solar greenhouses for food production in arid and semi-arid regions. Environ Syst Decis (2014) 34:160–167.
  • Ali N, Chaudhary BL, Panwar NL. The Fungal Pre-Treatment of Maize Cob Heart and Water Hyacinth for Enhanced Biomethanation. International Journal of Green Energy 11; 40-49.
  • Yettou F,  Azoui B, Malek A, Gama  A. Panwar NL. Solar cooker realizations in actual use: An overview. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2014; 37: 288-306.
  • Panwar NL. Energetic and Exergetic Performance Evaluation of Improved Biomass Cookstoves Int. Journal of Exergy 2014; 4: 430-440.
  • Panwar NL. Energetic and Exergetic Analysis of Walk-in Type Solar Tunnel Dryer for Kasuri Methi (Fenugreek) Leaves Drying. Int. Journal of Exergy 2014; 4: 519-531.
  • Shringi V., Kothari S., Panwar NL. Experimental investigation of drying of garlic clove in solar dryer using phase change material as an energy storage. Journal of Thermal analysis and calorim 2014; 118; 533-539.
  • Ranjan KR, Kaushik SC, Panwar NL. Energy and exergy analyses of solar ponds in the Indian climatic conditions. Int. Journal of Exergy 2014;15(2): 121-151.
  • Panwar NL. Experimental investigation of energy and exergy analysis of coriander leaves drying in natural convection solar dryer. Applied solar energy, 2015; 50(3): 133-137.
  • Yettou F,  Azoui B, Malek A, Panwar NL, Gama  A. Energetic and Exergetic Evaluation of solar box cooker in Algerian climatic conditions. Int. Journal of Exergy 2015; 16(3); 337-357.
  • Panwar NL, Rathore NS, Wadhawan N. Thermal Modelling and Experimental Validation of a Walk-in Type Solar Tunnel Dryer for Drying Fenugreek Leaves (Methi) in Indian Climate. Environmental Modeling & Assessment. 2015;20(3): 211-23.
  • Gupta MK, Kaushik SC, Ranjan KR, Panwar NL, Reddy VS, Tyagi SK. Thermodynamic performance evaluation of solar and other thermal power generation systems: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2015; 50: 567-82.
  • Panwar NL, Rathore NS. Environment friendly biomass gasifier cookstove for community cooking. Environmental technology. 2015; 36(18): 2308-11.
  • Udaykumar, H. Kindig, A. Rao, S. Del Viscio, M. Kukillaya, V. Panwar, N. Sharma, D. How a Simple, Inexpensive Device Makes a Three-Stone Hearth as Efficient as an Improved Cookstove. Solutions. 2015; 4: 53-60.
  • Sharma K, Wadhawan N, Panwar NL. Experimental study of drying techniques in retention of nutrients in aonla. International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation. 2015; 5(1):81-90.
  • Panwar NL, Kaushik SC, Kothari S. Thermal modeling and experimental validation of solar tunnel dryer: a clean energy option for drying surgical cotton. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies 2016; 11 (1): 16-26.
  • Mehetre SA, Sengar SH, Panwar NL, Ghatge JS. 2016. Performance evaluation of improved carbonized cashew nut shell based cookstove. Waste and Biomass Valorization 2016: DOI 10.1007/s12649-016-9497-1.
  • Paul AS, Kumar H, Panwar NL, Kharpude S. Experimental Investigation of Eco Friendly Biomass Fired Water Heating System. Waste and Biomass Valorization 2016: DOI 10.1007/s12649-016-9553-x.
 

Book Chapters

  • Panwar NL. Biomass for domestic and agro industrial applications. In: Wood: Type, Properties and Use. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2010: 81-109.
  • Shrirame HY, Panwar NL. Biofuel Production from Castor Seed Oil. In: Liquid Fuels: Types, Properties and Production. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2012: 169-194.
  • Kothari R, Kumar V, Panwar NL, Tyagi VV. Municipal Solid-Waste Management Strategies for Renewable Energy Options. In Sustainable Bioenergy Production. CRC Press, 2014:263-283.
  • Rathore NS, Panwar NL. Solar Tunnel Dryer: An Energizing Drying Technology. In Drying Technologies for Foods: Fundamentals and Applications, Edition: 1, Chapter: 11, Publisher: New India Publishing Agency. 2015: 265- 277.
 

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
  • Kaushik S.C., Panwar N.L. "Alternate Energy Resources"(Hindi). Himanshu Publication, Udaipur (Rajasthan) 2010
  • 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
  • MOU with R. K. Sansthan, Swai Madhopur (Rajasthan)