Dr. Neetu Singh

Associate Professor

Specialization

Separation Processes, Heat Transfer, Modelling and simulation

Email

neetu.singh@thapar.edu

Specialization

Separation Processes, Heat Transfer, Modelling and simulation

Email

neetu.singh@thapar.edu

Biography

Dr. Neetu Singh is working with Chemical Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala since 2013. She has completed her PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from UP Technical University, Lucknow in December 2012. Her research interests include Separation processes, CO2 utilization & alternative fuels and Pollution abatement.

Education

  • Ph.D. (UP Technical University, Lucknow) in Chemical Engineering specialization in Diffusion Distillation
  • B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering/ H.B.T.I. Kanpur/ First class

Experience: Total Teaching Experience 17+ years

  • January 2004to May 2013: Lecturer, Chemical EngineeringDepartment, UIET, CSJM University, Kanpur, UP.
  • June 2013 to September 2018: Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, TIET, Patiala, Punjab.
  • October 2018 onwards: Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, TIET, Patiala, Punjab.
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TeachingInterests:

  • Mass Transfer
  • Heat Transfer
  • Distillation Processes
  • Transport Phenomena

Research Interest:

  • Separation processes
  • CO2 utilization & alternative fuels
  • Pollution abatement

Web page link:

  • ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-1970-7095
  • Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=cw56SogAAAAJ

Research Projects:

  • Project Title: Electroreduction of carbon dioxide to ethanol using nanostructured copper-based electrocatalysts.   Period: 13/03/2018 – 12/03/2021 Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Science and Engineering Research Board (DST- SERB), New Delhi, India
  • Project Title: Nano-bubbles enhanced froth flotation process for replacement of acid treatment step in coal to graphene oxide/multilayer graphene process. Period: 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2021 Funding Agency: TIET-VT Center of Excellence for Emerging Materials, TIET Patiala, India
  • Project Title: Synthesis of Graphene oxide and reduced Graphene oxide from coal, and scale-up of the process Period: 21/10/2019 – 20/10/2022 Funding Agency: TIET-VT Center of Excellence for Emerging Materials, TIET Patiala, India
  • Project Title: Acetonitrile dehydration by using salt/organic compound Period: 24/05/2014 – 23/05/2016 Funding Agency: Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala Scheme: Seed Grant Project Programme

Publications:

Journals

  1. Gurleenjot Kaur, Neetu Singh, Anita Rajor"Ofloxacin adsorptive interaction with rice husk ash: Parametric and exhausted adsorbent disposability study." Journal of Contaminant Hydrology;236 (2021):103737.[SCI Impact Factor 2.347].
  2. Gurleenjot Kaur, Neetu Singh, Anita Rajor"Adsorption of doxycycline hydrochloride onto powdered activated carbon synthesized from pumpkin seed shell by microwave assisted pyrolysis." Environmental Technology & Innovation;Accepted (DOI:10.1016/j.eti.2021.101601)(2021)[SCI Impact Factor 3.356].
  3. Gurleenjot Kaur, Neetu Singh, Anita Rajor"Efficient Adsorption of Doxycycline Hydrochloride Using Deep Eutectic Solvent Functionalized Activated Carbon." ChemistrySelect; Accepted(DOI: 10.1002/slct.202100182) (2021)[SCI Impact Factor1.811].
  4. SaudagarDongare, Neetu Singh, HaripadaBhunia"Electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to useful chemicals on coppernanoparticles." Applied Surface Science;537(2021):148020.[SCI Impact Factor 6.182].
  5. SaudagarDongare, Neetu Singh, HaripadaBhunia"Nitrogen-doped graphene supported copper nanoparticles for electrochemical reduction of CO2." Journal of CO2 Utilization; 44(2021):101382.[SCI Impact Factor 5.993].
  6. SaudagarDongare, Neetu Singh, HaripadaBhunia"Oxide-derived Cu-Zn nanoparticles supported on N-doped graphene for electrochemical reduction of CO2 to ethanol." Applied Surface Science; 556 (2021):149790.[SCI Impact Factor6.182].
  7. Sonam Rani, Alok Garg, Neetu Singh"Photocatalytic Degradation and Mineralization of Amoxicillin and Ofloxacin Using TiO2-SiO2 Composites." Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry; (Accepted), doi/10.1080/02772248.2021.1931214 (2021)[SCI Impact Factor 6.182].
  8. Neha Rathi, Jai Prakash Kushwaha, Neetu Singh, Sehaspreet K. Toor, Nikhil Rajani, Piyush K. Kumawat"Adsorptive interaction of ortho‑phenylenediaminewith commercial activated carbon in presence of Indole and vice versa: synergistic/antagonistic evaluation." Environment, Development and Sustainability; 23 (2021): 2172–2189.[SCI Impact Factor 2.191].
  9. Bandhana Sharma, Neetu Singh and Jai Prakash Kushwaha" Natural deep eutectic solvent (NADES)-mediated extractive distillation for Separation of Acetonitrile + water azeotropic mixture."Journal of Chemical & Engineering data65 (2020): 1497–1505.[SCI Impact Factor 2.369].
  10. Bandhana Sharma, Neetu Singh and Jai Prakash Kushwaha"Ammonium-based Deep Eutectic Solvent as Entrainer for Separation of Acetonitrile–Water Mixture by Extractive Distillation."Journal of Molecular Liquids 285 (2019):185–193. [SCI Impact factor 4.561].
  11. RajatKataria, Tarun Jain, Neetu Singh, Jai Prakash Kushwaha and Bandhana Sharma " Using Diaminomethanal as an Entrainer for the Separation of Isopropanol + Water Mixture."Journal of Solution Chemistry 49 (2020): 133-144[SCI Impact factor 1.401].
  12. Ravneet Kaur, Jai Prakash Kushwaha and Neetu Singh "Electro-oxidation of amoxicillin in trihydrate in continuous reactor by Ti/RuO2 anode." Science of Total Environment677 (2019): 84–97. [SCI Impact factor 4.610].
  13. Tarun Jain, Hitesh Sharma, Neetu Singh and Jai Prakash Kushwaha."Evaluation of the 2,2′,2′′-nitrilotrisethanol as entrainer for separation of isopropanol + water mixture." Journal of Chemical & Engineering data64 (2019): 107-114.[SCI Impact Factor 2.369].
  14. Ravneet Kaur, Jai Prakash Kushwaha and Neetu Singh."Electro-catalytic oxidation of ofloxacin antibiotic in continuous reactor: evaluation, transformation products and pathway."Journal of The Electrochemical Society166 (2019): H250-H261.[SCI Impact factor3.662].
  15. Ravneet Kaur, Jai Prakash Kushwaha and Neetu Singh."Amoxicillin Electro-Catalytic Oxidation using Ti/RuO2 Anode: Mechanism, Oxidation Products and Degradation Pathway."ElectrochimicaActa;296 (2019): 856-866.[SCI Impact factor: 5.116].
  16. Neetu Singh and Jai Prakash Kushwaha."Performance of different inert gases in production of fuel grade ethanol by diffusion distillation."Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering;53 (2019): 132-138.[SCI Impact factor 0.576].
  17. Suchita Mahajan, Neetu Singh, Jai Prakash Kushwaha and Anita Rajor. "Evaluation and mechanism of cationic/anionic dyes extraction from water by ionic liquids."Chemical Engineering Communications; 206 (2019): 697-707. [SCI Impact factor1.282].
  18. Poonam Kumari, Jai Prakash Kushwaha, Vikas K. Sangal, Neetu Singh. "Dairy wastewater treatment in continuous stirred tank electrochemical reactor (CSTER): parametric optimization and kinetics."Environmental Engineering and Management Journal;18(2019): 1219-1230.[SCI Impact Factor 1.096].
  19. Bandhana Sharma, Neetu Singh, Tarun Jain, Jai Prakash Kushwaha and Parminder Singh. "Acetonitrile dehydration via extractive distillation using low transition temperature mixtures as entrainer." Journal of Chemical & Engineering data; 63 (2018): 2921-2930.[SCI Impact Factor2.369].
  20. Ravneet Kaur, Jai Prakash Kushwaha and Neetu Singh."Electro-Oxidation of Ofloxacin antibiotic by Dimensionally stable Ti/RuO2 anode: Evaluation and Mechanistic approach."Chemosphere;193 (2018): 685-694. [SCI Impact factor 4.208].
  21. Paramjeet Kaur, Nikhil Rajani, PiyushKumawat, Neetu Singhand Jai Prakash Kushwaha. "Performance and mechanism of dye extraction from aqueous solution using synthesized deep eutectic solvents."Journal of Molecular Liquids;Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects,539 (2018): 85-91.[SCI Impact Factor 2.714].
  22. Neetu Singh and Ram Prasad. "Performance of diffusion distillation column for production of fuel grade ethanol."Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology; Vol. 90 (2015): 1847-1854.[SCI Impact factor 2.504].
  23. Neetu Singh and Ram Prasad."Experimental studies on the effect of inert gases on diffusion distillation of ethanol–water mixtures."Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology; 86(2011): 1495-1500. [SCI Impact factor 2.504].
  24. Neetu Singh and Ram Prasad."Fuel grade ethanol by diffusion distillation: an experimental study."Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology;86 (2011): 724-730. [SCI Impact factor 2.504].
  25. Santosh Kumar, Neetu Singh and Ram Prasad. "Anhydrous Ethanol: A renewable source of energy."Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews;14 (2010): 1830-1844. [SCI Impact factor 6.577].

International Conferences

  1. RajatKataria, Neetu Singh and Jai Prakash Kushwaha. "Economic dehydration of isopropyl alcohol by using urea as extracting agent." Presented in International Conference on Energy Materials Nano technology on 1-4 April 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  2. Umesh Chandra Sharma and Neetu Singh. "A Comparative Study of Major Socio-economic Factors for BRICS Countries and United States and Recommendations for Future Energy Mix for India." Presented in International Seminar on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development (RESD 2015) on 15-17 June, 2015 organized by Royal University of Bhutan, Thimphu, Bhutan
  3. Neetu Singh and U.C. Sharma. "Increased energy efficiency through educating masses."Presented in Global conference on Renewable Energy (GCRE 2016) on4-6March, 2016 organized by National Institute of Technology, Patna, India.
  4. U. C. Sharma and Neetu Singh."Role of Energy in Bridging the Rural–Urban gap in India," Presented in International Conference on global scenario in environment and energy (ICGSEE 2013) on 14-16 March, 2013 organized by MANIT, Bhopal, India.
  5. Neetu Singh, Santosh Kumar and Ram Prasad. "Experimental Investigation on Diffusional Distillation for Production of Anhydrous Ethanol." Presented in International Conference on Separation Processes (ICSP 2009) on 27–29October, 2009 organized by Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  6. Santosh Kumar, Neetu Singh and Ram Prasad. "Effect of Organic Compounds on Vapor–Liquid Equilibria of Ethanol–Water system for Economically Feasible Anhydrous Ethanol Production."Presented in International Conference on Separation Processes (ICSP 2009) on 27–29October, 2009 organized by Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

National Conferences

  1. SaudagarBalasahebDongre, Neetu Singh and HaripadaBhunia. “Electroreduction of carbon dioxide to ethanol using nanostructured copper-based Electrocatalysts.“ presented in New Generation Ideation Contest (NGIC–2020) during 05-07 Jan 2021, organized by HPCL Green R&D Centre, Bengaluru, India.
  2. SaudagarBalasahebDongre, Neetu Singh and HaripadaBhunia. “ Improved catalytic activity and selectivity on metal oxide electrocatalysts for low temperature aquous-phase CO2 reduction.“ presented in Innovative Development in Chemical Technology (IDCT-2021) during 19-20 March, 2021, organized by University School of Chemical Technology, GGSIPU, New Delhi, India.
  3. SaudagarBalasahebDongre, Neetu Singh and HaripadaBhunia. “Synthesis and Characterization of Copper Nanoparticles: Potential Application Towards Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide.“ presented in Shaping the energy future: Challenges & opportunities (SEFCO-2019) on 10-11 May 2019 organized by CSIR-IIP, Dehradun, India.
  4. SaudagarBalasahebDongre, Neetu Singh and HaripadaBhunia. “Utilization of carbon dioxide to useful chemicals by electrocatalytic reduction on nanostructured copper surface.“presented in International Conf. on Electrochemistry EIHE-2020, Indian Society for ElectroAnalytical Chemistry (ISEAC) organized by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay, Mumbai, India
  5. SaudagarBalasahebDongre, Neetu Singh and HaripadaBhunia. “Metal/metal oxide supported electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction.“presented in 12th International Symposium on Advances in Electrochemical Science and Technology (iSAEST-12)on 08-10Jan 2019 organized byKaraikudi, Tamil Nadu, India.
  6. SaudagarBalasahebDongre, Neetu Singh and HaripadaBhunia. “Recent trends in copper based electrocatalyst for CO2 reduction.“presented in 107th Indian Science Congress on 03-07 January 2020 organized by University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore, India.
  7. Neetu Singh and U.C. Sharma. “Thermodynamics as Legacy of Sadi Carnot.“Presented in National Conference on Futuristics in Mechanical Engineering (FME-2015) on 4-6 November 2015 organized by M. M. M. University of Technology, Gorakhpur, India.
  8. Gurleenjot Kaur, Neetu Singh and Anita Rajor. “Removal of Ofloxacin antibiotic from wastewater using agri-residue ashes & its solidification.“ Presented in SLIETCON–2019 om 1-2 March, organized by NITTTR, Chandigarh.
  9. Bandhana Sharma, Neetu Singh and Jai Prakash Kushwaha. “Dehydration of Aqueous Acetonitrile by Extractive Distillation using deepeutectic solvent as Extracting agent“ Presented inCHEMCON-2018 on 27-30December organized by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar.
  10. SaudagarBalasahebDongre, HaripadaBhunia and Neetu Singh. “Recent trends in Electrochemical reduction of CO2“ Presented inCHEMCON-2018 on 27-30 December organized by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar.
  11. Ravneet Kaur, Jai Prakash Jushwaha and Neetu Singh. “Antibiotics removal from wastewater by electro-oxidation method.“ Presented in CHEMCON-2016 on 27-30 December organized by Anna University, Chennai.
  12. Bandhana Sharma, Neetu Singh and Jai Prakash Kushwaha. “Recovery of acetonitrile from industrial waste stream: A review.“ Presented in National Conference on Advances in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (ACEE 2016) on 22-23 April organized by Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar.
  13. Ravneet Kaur, Jai Prakash Kushwaha and Neetu Singh. “Kinetic study for the removal of ofloxacin from pharmaceutical wastewater by electrochemical method.“Presented inNational conference on Advances in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (ACEE 2016) on 22-23 April organized by Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar.
  14. Suchita Mahajan, Neetu Singh, Jai Prakash Kushwaha and Anita Rajor. “Removal of Indicator dyes by Ionic Liquid-Based Dispersive Liquid–Liquid Extraction (IL-DLLE)“ Presented inCHEMCON-2015 on 27-30 December organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.
  15. Bandhana Sharma, Neetu Singh and Jai Prakash Kushwaha. “Recovery of acetonitrile from industrial waste stream: A review.“ Presented inNational Conference on Advances in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (ACEE 2016) on 22-23 April organized by Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar.
  16. Ravneet Kaur, Jai Prakash Kushwaha and Neetu Singh.“Kinetic study for the removal of ofloxacin from pharmaceutical wastewater by electrochemical method.“ Presented inin National conference on Advances in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (ACEE 2016), on 22-23 April organized by Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar.
  17. Neetu Singh and U.C. Sharma. “Effect of different inert gases in breaking the ethanol-water azeotrope by diffusion distillation“Presented in CHEMCON-2014 on 27-30 December organized by Punjab University, Chandigarh.
  18. Neetu Singh and Ram Prasad. “Performance of Different Inert Gases in production of anhydrous ethanol by diffusion distillation“ Presented in TACEE-2012 on 14-16 March organized by Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.
  19. Neetu Singh and Konpal Rae. “Green Technology which helps to Preserve Ecological Balance, Source Reduction Paper and Pulp.“Presented in Environmental challenges for new millennium on 11-12 November 2000 organized by H.B. Technological Institute Kanpur.

Achievement, Awards and Recognitions

  • Second prize in SEFCO-2019 (Shaping the energy future: Challenges &opportunities)
  • Best paper award in CHEMCON 2016.
  • First prize in AZEOTROPY 2018, at IIT Bombay.
  • Second prize for paper presentation in SLIETCON–2019 at NITTTR, Chandigarh
  • Guest Editor of “Environment Science & Engineering Series” Volume 5: Solid Waste Management, published by Studium Press LLC, USA.

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