Lineesh Punathil

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Assistant Professor
KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology



                             

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EDUCATION

Ph.D. and M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering (IIT Madras), B.Tech in Chemical Engineering (NIT Calicut)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Microwave heating, Photocatalysis, Desalination, Recycling of e-waste

FUTURE PROJECTS

Hydrogen production from disposed solar panels

The disposed solar panel contains several materials. To recover each materials present in disposed solar cell, suitable chemical reactions are identified. During this chemical reaction Hydrogen will be released. The produced hydrogen will be used in fuel cell for domestic cooking stove. The lab scale experiments are successfully finished. Further aim is to upgrade the lab scale technology to pilot scale for green hydrogen production.


Applications Invited
Green hydrogen production and development of fuel cell for domestic cooking applications
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Scopus Publications

33

Scholar Citations

3

Scholar h-index

2

Scholar i10-index

Scopus Publications

  • Recovery of Pure Silicon and Other Materials from Disposed Solar Cells
    Lineesh Punathil, K. Mohanasundaram, K. S. Tamilselavan, Ravishankar Sathyamurthy, and Ali J. Chamkha

    International Journal of Photoenergy, ISSN: 1110662X, eISSN: 1687529X, Volume: 2021, Published: 2021 Hindawi Limited
    The disposal of used photovoltaic panels is increasing day by day around the world. Therefore, an efficient method for recycling disposed photovoltaic panel is required to decrease environmental pollution. This work is aimed at efficiently recovering pure silicon and other materials such as aluminium, silver, and lead from disposed solar cells using chemical treatments. Earlier, the pure silicon was recovered by treating the solar cells with hydrofluoric acid or mixture of hydrofluoric acid and other chemicals. The usage of hydrofluoric acid is eliminated in the present work as it is highly toxic and corrosive chemical. The pure silicon (99.9984%) has been recovered by sequentially treating with three different chemicals. Aluminium, silver, and lead are also recovered as aluminium hydroxide, silver chloride, and lead oxide, respectively.

  • A theoretical analysis on the effect of containers on the microwave heating of materials
    Madhuchhanda Bhattacharya, Lineesh Punathil, and Tanmay Basak

    International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, ISSN: 07351933, Pages: 145-153, Published: 1 March 2017 Elsevier BV
    Abstract Microwave heating is generally performed by positioning the sample within a container. The container can reflect, absorb or transmit microwaves based on the dielectric properties and that can influence the microwave heating characteristics of the sample. This work is an attempt to theoretically analyze the alteration of the microwave heating characteristics of materials due to the use of either a low-lossy alumina container or a high lossy SiC container. The heating characteristics have been simulated for the high-lossy beef and low-lossy bread samples of a fixed dimension by solving the coupled energy balance equation and detailed Helmholtz wave propagation equations within the sample-container assembly. It has been shown that the microwave heating characteristics can be significantly altered in the presence of the container based on the relative dielectric properties of the materials. The alumina container has been found to be efficient to enhance the microwave heating efficiency of the high lossy material such as beef, while the rapid microwave heating of the SiC container has been found to be beneficial to enhance the heating of the low lossy material such as bread in some cases.

RECENT SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • Recovery of Pure Silicon and Other Materials from Disposed Solar Cells
    L Punathil, K Mohanasundaram, KS Tamilselavan, R Sathyamurthy, ...
    International Journal of Photoenergy 2021 2021

  • Microwave heating of food materials: Role of susceptor
    L Punathil, G Surendran
    IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 1145 (1), 012022 2021

  • A theoretical analysis on the effect of containers on the microwave heating of materials
    M Bhattacharya, L Punathil, T Basak
    International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 82, 145-153 2017

  • Microwave heating of food materials: theoretical investigations
    L Punathil, T Basak
    Elsevier 2017

  • Role of Discrete Samples and Packing Materials for Microwave Food Processing: Theoretical Investigations
    L Punathil, T Basak
    Elsevier 2017

  • Microwave Food Processing Applications: Modeling Investigations
    L Punathil, T Basak
    Elsevier 2017

  • Fundamentals of Microwave Processing of Food Materials: Modeling and Simulation Methods
    L Punathil, T Basak
    Elsevier 2017

  • Microwave processing of frozen and packaged food materials: experimental
    L Punathil, T Basak
    Elsevier 2016

  • Remediation of Cr(VI) from wastewater using biochar of Indian Grass
    CJ S Karunakaran, P Lineesh, G Surendran, Saroj S Baral, S Kavitha
    IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 1145 (1), 012115

MOST CITED SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • Microwave processing of frozen and packaged food materials: experimental
    L Punathil, T Basak
    Elsevier 2016
    Citations: 13

  • A theoretical analysis on the effect of containers on the microwave heating of materials
    M Bhattacharya, L Punathil, T Basak
    International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 82, 145-153 2017
    Citations: 11

  • Microwave heating of food materials: theoretical investigations
    L Punathil, T Basak
    Elsevier 2017
    Citations: 3

  • Fundamentals of Microwave Processing of Food Materials: Modeling and Simulation Methods
    L Punathil, T Basak
    Elsevier 2017
    Citations: 3

  • Recovery of Pure Silicon and Other Materials from Disposed Solar Cells
    L Punathil, K Mohanasundaram, KS Tamilselavan, R Sathyamurthy, ...
    International Journal of Photoenergy 2021 2021
    Citations: 2

  • Microwave Food Processing Applications: Modeling Investigations
    L Punathil, T Basak
    Elsevier 2017
    Citations: 1