Advances in Heat and Mass Transfer for Process Industry

Submission Deadline: 16 November 2023 Submit to Special Issue

Guest Editors

Abhishek Dasore, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram (KLEF), India
Dr. Abhishek Dasore is an Assistant Professor at Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram (KLEF), India, where he has been serving since April 2023. Dr. Dasore has published 40 technical papers indexed in Scopus, Web of Science and 12 technical papers in conference proceedings. He is a member of four professional bodies of science and engineering, including IEEE. Dr. Dasore has also convened various conferences, seminars, and workshops, including the International Conference on Contemporary Innovations in Mechanical Engineering (CIME-2022) and the National Level Technical Symposium RIPPLE 2K23 (SANKALP). Additionally, he has delivered expert lectures and keynote addresses at various Faculty Development Programs and conferences. Dr. Dasore has received several professional honors, including the Innovation Ambassador at RGMCET Nandyal for the year 2022, Program Chair for ISHRAE BBS Sub-Chapter for the year 2022, RSRI Young Researcher Award in 2022, ASTRA Most Promising Researcher Award in 2023, Ph.D. Scholarship from R & D KLEF during 2017 – 2019, and PG scholarship through AICTE during 2014-2016. He has also been involved in community service by volunteering in National Service Scheme (NSS) for 2 years and volunteering in Make A Difference (MAD) for 1 year as Propel Wingman.

Ramakrishna Konijeti, Dean (Quality) & Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, India
Dr. Konijeti Ramakrishna earned his First Degree (AMIE) in Mechanical Engineering in 1984 from "The Institution of Engineers" in India. He then worked for three years as an Assistant Engineer at The Guindy Machine Tools Private Ltd in Chennai, India, where he oversaw the design and production of chucks, hydraulic cylinders, and special purpose machines. In 1989, he pursued a post-Graduation degree (ME) in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning from Bharathiyar University in India, achieving First Rank in the University. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1999 from Andhra University in India and also completed his PDF at the Agricultural Research Centre at Clovis, New Mexico State University. Dr. Konijeti is a Fellow of IEI, ASME, SAE and ISHMT and has been with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (KLEF) in India since 1989. His early research at KLEF focused on heat transfer analysis of thermal systems, transport refrigeration systems, gas turbines, and compact heat exchangers. His work at KLEF has also involved analytical prediction of thermophysical properties of nanofluids and improving engine performance using biodiesel blends. Currently, he holds the position of the Dean of Quality at KLEF. His current research interests are in the context of large-scale, multi-team, multi-disciplinary projects, including nanotechnology, drying kinetics, heat and mass transfer analysis in multiphase systems, sustainable utilization of renewable energy sources, and cryogenic storage systems. He has published over 80 technical articles in refereed international journals, conferences and and has made more than 100 invited and keynote presentations at various universities and colleges. He has received numerous awards, including the President of India Gold Medal and several Best Teacher Awards. He strongly believes in the overall integration of his research efforts, which are directed towards building quantitative sustainability from the bottom-up, thereby contributing to the establishment of a new paradigm in Thermal engineering.

Bukke Kiran Naik, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela, India
Dr. Bukke Kiran Naik is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at NIT Rourkela from 2020. He received both his Ph.D. (2019) and M-Tech (2014) from IIT Guwahati and B-Tech (2012) from JNTU Anantapur in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as a Queen Elizabeth Postdoctoral fellow at Simon Fraser University, Canada during 2019–2020 and as Project Engineer at IIT Guwahati in 2019. He is the recipient of Paired Early Career Fellowship in Applied Research (PECFAR) from Indo-German Science and Technology Centre (IGSTC), Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) Fellowship from Universities Canada, CCSTDS Travel fellowship from INSA/CSIR/DAE-BRNS-CCSTDS, and SERB-ITS travel grant from DST, Government of India. Further, he was selected as Young Indian Scientist to the 6th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) conclave 2021 in the thematic area of Energy Solutions and he also received INAE fellowship for working as a visiting researcher at IIT Kanpur. He has filled three patents till date and secured three funded research projects from ISRO, SERB and NIT Rourkela. He also received funding from several funding agencies (SERB, ATAL and ISHRAE) to organize outreach programs (workshops and short term courses). He served as a Student's activities chair, K-12 chair and CWC member for ISHARE Guwahati-sub chapter from year 2016–2018 and Program chair for ISHARE Bhubaneswar sub-chapter from year 2021–2022. Also, served as ISHRAE Bhubaneswar Sub-Chapter President for the year 2022–2023. He has about 50 research articles in reputed international journals. Dr. Naik has a strong research profile with 479 citations, an h-index of 14, and an i10 index of 16 on Google Scholar. Moreover, Dr. Naik has been invited by various reputed institutes/societies to deliver talk on his research work carried out in energy-building-water nexus or sustainable energy and buildings.

Upendra Rajak, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Rajeev Gandhi memorial College of Engineering & Technology, India
Dr. Upendra Rajak is an accomplished academician and researcher with a teaching experience of 6.5 years, including 3.5 years after completing his Ph.D. and 3 years after completing his M. Tech. He is currently associated with Rajeev Gandhi Memorial College of Engineering and Technology, Nandyal since February 2020. Previously, he worked at Vidhyapeeth Institute of Science & Technology, Bhopal from July 2013 to July 2016. Dr. Rajak has been recognized for his contributions in the field of Operation Management with the Srijan award by Sister Nivedita Takniki Shiksha Samiti, Bhopal in 2016. He is also actively involved in reviewing manuscripts for reputed journals like Elsevier (Energy, Fuel), SN Applied Sciences, International Journal of Thermal Engineering, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Taylor & Francis, etc. Dr. Rajak's research interests include renewable energy, computational fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, and internal combustion engines, particularly in the context of Renewable Energy and the latest Diesel-RK model software. His future research plans include exploring renewable energy in the internal combustion engine field.


This special issue focuses on the development of innovative and advanced techniques for enhancing heat and mass transfer processes in various process industries, such as chemical, pharmaceutical, and food processing. It is significant because process intensification is becoming increasingly popular in the industry due to the need for more efficient and sustainable processes. Process intensification in industries can lead to higher efficiency, reduced energy consumption, and lowered environmental impact.

The novelty of the special issue lies in the application of new and emerging technologies, such as nanofluids, microreactors, and multiphase flow systems, to enhance heat and mass transfer processes. These advancements have the potential to revolutionize the way industries approach process intensification, leading to significant cost savings and improved product quality. In terms of technical advancements, this special issue will focus on the development of new models, simulations, and experimental techniques to better understand and optimize heat and mass transfer phenomenon in process industries. This will require the integration of various fields, such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and materials science, to develop a comprehensive understanding of these complex processes. This special issue aligns with the journal's focus on advancing the understanding and application of heat and mass transfer phenomena, and it will contribute to the journal's goal of promoting sustainable and efficient industrial processes.


Heat transfer; Mass transfer; Process industry; Fluid dynamics; Heat exchangers; Computational fluid dynamics (CFD); Thermal management; Thermodynamics; Energy efficiency; Heat pipes; Phase change materials (PCMs); Heat transfer enhancement; Nanofluids; Heat transfer fluids; Heat transfer coefficient; Radiation heat transfer; Convection heat transfer; Conduction heat transfer; Mass diffusion; Chemical reaction engineering.

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