Two-Day Refresher Course on "SEPARATION PROCESSES"
Posted On : 31st October 2014


INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL (ICC) is organizing a Two-day Refresher Course on "SEPARATION PROCESSES" on 21 - 22 November 2014. The venue of the Refresher Course is Blossom Hall, GRAND HOTEL, S. R. Marg, Ballard Estate, Mumbai - 400 001. 

The topics are of great interest for Process and R&D Engineers. The course will focus on Reactive Separation, Membrane Separation, Distillation, Adsorption, etc. Reactive Separation is a powerful tool in the hands of Process Engineers to accomplish separation of desired component(s) in a very cost effective way. Theoretical aspects are proposed to be covered practical experiments to comprehend the same.


Prof. V. V. Mahajani, Mr. Rajendra Chirwatkar and Mr. Shreedhar M. Chitanvis, Members of the Technology & Energy Expert Committee of ICC are Coordinators for the program.


Prof. V. V. Mahajani will make presentation on "Reactive Separation covering Excursion to Basics and study on CO2 Absorber Process Design Simplified". 

Dr. B. Chakravorty, Managing Director, Genesis Membrane Sepratech P. Ltd. will make presentation on "Membrane Processes with special reference to Liquid Liquid Separation" which will also cover basics of Membrane Filtration, Nano Filtration, Reverse Osmosis, Membrane types and their industrial applications.  He will also inform the delegates about pilot trials and system design with couple of cases studies.

Mr. Namitesh Roychoudhary, Vice President- IEA & Capital Investment, Lanxess India Private Limited will make presentation on "Unit Operation viz. Adsorption : Functionalized Polymers"which includes basic theory of Adsorption, how to regenerate, aspects of Process Design illustrating this by Functionalized Polymers, their application in de-metallation of aqueous stream from toxic metal contaminants as well as case study on Copper Removal.

Dr. M. O. Garg, Director, Indian Institute of Petroleum has kindly agreed to participate in the Refresher Course sharing Fundamentals of Solvent Extraction, Application of Solvent Extraction in Oil Refining and Petrochemicals, Recovery of BTX from Reformate and Pyrolysis Gasoline and Recovery of Benzene from FCC Gasoline, etc.  Recovery of Benzene is based on project carried out for Reliance Industries Ltd, Jamnagar recently.  This will be a very good case study on how a lab data can be scaled up to be commercial unit which is done first time in the world.

Dr. M. O. Garg is an outstanding chemical engineer and has been an exemplary leader who believes in leading by example. Being a Gold medallist from Nagpur University, Dr. Garg is the first 10 pointer obtaining A grades in all courses in M. Tech from IIT Kanpur. A Ph.D from University of Melbourne, Dr. Garg has been the first in India to implement advanced process control and energy conservation using pinch technology and has made significant contributions in developing innovative and advanced application of simulation & modelling and data reconciliation. Known for his unique ability to take research projects from concept to commissioning, Dr. Garg is perhaps one of the very few in the world who can bring high science to the industry and pursue the same with extraordinary vision, initiative and continues perseverance, against all odds including severe international competition. Dr. Garg has been bestowed with several prestigious awards including the CSIR Shield for his commercialization efforts. Dr. Garg has been the author of 245 papers and has 33 national and international patents to his credit.

In recognition of his yeomen services to education & research, Indian Chemical Council will be presenting the ICC D.M.Trivedi Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Indian Chemical Industry (Education & Research) for the year 2013 on Dr. M. O. Garg, during the Seminar.

Dr. Nilesh A. Mali of National Chemical Laboratory will make presentation on "Divided Wall Distillation Systems" which will cover Conceptual introduction, Current state of art, Column Hydraulics, Challenges in adopting this technology, Mathematical Modeling of Divided Wall Distillation Column.

Dr. P. D. Vaidya of Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT, Mumbai) will take session on "Experimental Determination of Equilibria".  

Chemical / Process Plant Personnel including Chemical Engineers, R&D Engineers can take advantage of this opportunity.

To defray the expenses, the registration charges will be:

  • ICC Members :        Rs.5,618/- per delegate (Rs. 5,000/- plus 12.36% Service Tax)
  • Others :                   Rs.7,865/- per delegate (Rs. 7,000/- plus 12.36%  Service Tax)

Certificates will be presented to the delegate-participants at the end of the 2-day Refresher Course.

We request members to consider sponsoring the Refresher Course by being Gold or Silver Sponsor:

Gold Sponsor              :   Rs. 2,00,000/-
Silver Sponsor            :   Rs. 1,00,000/-

ICC will acknowledge the sponsorship support by displaying an appropriate banner at the venue of the Refresher Course and will also allow 3 complimentary registrations to each Gold Sponsor and  2 complimentary registrations to Silver Sponsor.

On this occasion, ICC intends to bring out a Souvenir which will contain papers to be presented at the Refresher Course by the speakers. The souvenir will be extremely useful not only to delegates who are attending but also to those who may not be in a position to attend the Refresher Course due to prior commitments.  We also solicit advertisement support in the Souvenir for which the tariffs are:

Back Cover Rs. 25,000/-
Inside Front Cover Rs. 15,000/-
Inside Back Cover Rs. 15,000/-
Colour Full Page  - Inside Rs. 10,000/-

Please confirm requirement of your advertisement by sending the soft copy of Advertisement material to the ICC-Mumbai Office to reach on or before


All members are requested to attend this important Refresher Course and take advantage of the same.Please confirm registration by giving the details of the participant viz: NAME, DESIGNATION, COMPANY NAME, ADDRESS, TEL/MOBL. NO., EMAIL ADDRESS etc. to ICC-MUMBAI OFFICE at

MUMBAI - 400 001
Tel: 22047649 / 8043



09.30 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.   REGISTRATION

10.00 a.m. - 10.15 a.m.

About the Refresher Course :
Mr. S. R. Lohokare, Chairman, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC

10.15 a.m. - 11.15 a.m.

Reactive Separation : Excursion to Basics
Prof. V. V. Mahajani, Member, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC

11.15 a.m. - 11.45 a.m.    TEA BREAK

11.45 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.

Illustration : CO2 Absorber Process Design Simplified
Prof. V. V. Mahajani, Member, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC

12.45 p.m. - 01.00 p.m.

Interactive Session

01.00 p.m. - 02.00 p.m.    LUNCH BREAK

02.00 p.m. - 03.15 p.m.

Membrane Process with Special Reference to Liquid Separation
Dr. B. Chakravorty, Managing Director, Genesis Membrane Sepratech P. Ltd.

03.15 p.m. - 03.30 p.m.

Interactive Session

03.30 p.m. - 04.00 p.m.    TEA BREAK

04.00 p.m. - 05.15 p.m.

Unit Operation viz Adsorption : Functionalized Polymers
Mr. Namitesh Roychoudhary, Vice President- IEA & Capital Investment, Lanxess India Private Limited

05.15 p.m. - 05.30 p.m.

Interactive Session
Mr. Rajendra Chirwatkar and Mr. Shreedhar M. Chitanvis


10.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.

Felicitation of Dr. M. O. Garg

10.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.    TEA BREAK

11.00 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.

Liquid - Liquid Extraction
Dr. M. O. Garg, Director, Indian Institute of Petroleum

12.45 p.m. - 01.00 p.m.

Interactive Session

01.00 p.m. - 02.00 p.m.    LUNCH BREAK

02.00 p.m. - 03.15 p.m.

Energy Conservation in Distillation : Divided Wall Column
Dr. Nilesh A. Mali, National Chemical Laboratory

03.15 p.m. - 03.30 p.m.

Interactive Session

03.30 p.m. - 04.00 p.m.    TEA BREAK

04.00 p.m. - 05.00 p.m.

Experimental Determination of Equilibria
Dr. P. D. Vaidya, Institute of Chemical Technology

05.00 p.m. - 05.15 p.m.

Interactive Session

05.15 p.m. - 05.30 p.m.

Concluding Remarks
Mr. Rajendra Chirwatkar and Mr. Shreedhar Chitanvis

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