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    Sadhan Mahapatra


    Experiments and Analysis of open top gasification reactor

    Education qualification: MTech (Energy Science and Technology)

    Area of research:

    • Study to look into the flame front propagation of different biomass fuel at different physical conditions.
    • Experimental studies on packed bed wood gasification.
    • Mathematical modeling on packed bed wood gasification.

    Research interest: Biomass gasification, Decentralized Energy Systems


    • Sadhan Mahapatra, Sandeep Kumar, S. Dasappa. Gasification of wood particles in a co-current packed bed: Experiments and model analysis.Fuel Processing Technology 145, 76-89 2016
    • Sadhan Mahapatra, S Dasappa. Rural electrification: optimising the choice between decentralised renewable energy sources and grid extension.Energy for Sustainable Development 16 (2), 146-154 2012.
    • Sadhan Mahapatra, S. Dasappa. Experiments and analysis of propagation front under gasification regimes in a packed bed. Fuel Processing Technology. 2014; 121, 83-90.
    • Sadhan Mahapatra, S. Dasappa. Influence of surface area to volume ratio of fuel particles on gasification process in a fixed bed.Energy for Sustainable Development 2014,19, 122-129.
    • Sadhan Mahapatra, S. Dasappa. Rural electrification : Optimizing the choice between decentralized renewable energy sources and grid extension. Energy for Sustainable Development. 2012; 16(2), 146-154.
    • Sadhan Mahapatra, H. N Chanakya, S. Dasappa. Evaluation of various energy devices for domestic lighting in India: technology, economics and CO2 emissions. Energy for Sustainable Development. 2009:13(4), 271-279
    • Sadhan Mahapatra, S.Dasappa. Off-Grid Biomass Gasification Based Rural Electrification in Lieu of Grid Extension. Proc of 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, pp 2203-2208, Berlin, Germany, 6-10 June 2011

    Phd Thesis:[PDF]

    Contact: Centre for Sustainable Technologies,
    Indian Institute of Science
    E-mail ID: sadhan@cst.iisc.ernet.in , sadhan.mahapatra@gmail.com