Complex Fluids Lab

The lab is dedicated towards investigating complex fluid flow instabilities that affect the quality and performance of final polymeric products. Particularly, the recent activities are dedicated towards developing polymer mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) out of industrial wastes for promoting a circular economy. The quality and component separation of MMMs made from spin-coating/ rotary jet spinning techniques are dependent on the rheological properties of the biochar and polymer solution, for which a deep understanding is being developed through mathematical modelling and experimentation. The developed membranes will be used to:

  • enrich hydrogen in syngas that is expelled from pyrolysis/ gasification operations at biomass conversion lab at our department. This work is in collaboration with Dr. Sanjay and Dr. Sanjeev.
  • remove dyes and pharmaceutical pollutants from tannery/ pharmaceutical industry wastewater. This work is in collaboration with Dr. Priyanka’s energy and environmental sustainability lab at our department.

Equipment: Spin coater unit, Gas separation unit

Location of Lab: D113B
Faculty Members: Dr. Karan Gupta
Research Scholars: Ms. Sonal Maheshwari
Post-Doctoral researcher: Dr. Kavita Khatana