Faculty Department

Dr. Murali Pujari Assistant Professor

Dr. Murali Pujari

Assistant Professor - Selection Grade (DOJ - 14.01.2016, Regular)

B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), JNTU Hyderabad, (2006)

M.Tech (Chemical Engineering), Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (2008)

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (2015)

Career Graph:

  • Assistant Professor (SG), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, (Jan 2016- Till date).
  • Assistant Professor, Jaipur national University Jaipur (Jan 2015- Jan 2016)
  • Production Executive, RAKS Pharma, Visakhapatnam (July 2007- July 2008)

Area of Specialization:

Chemical Engineering

Research interests:

  • Hydrogen separation by novel supported palladium membranes
  • Membrane separation technology
  • Electroless and Electro plating for deposition of metal films
  • Adsorption of dyes and heavy metals from waste water

Patents:

  • Pujari M., Agarwal A., Uppaluri R. and Verma A. Composition and Method for Dense Palladium Composite Membrane Fabrication, Indian Patent No. 298916 (Application No. 1150/KOL/2013), Granted 17/07/2018.
  • Agarwal A., Pujari M., Uppaluri R. and Verma A. Composition and Method for Dense Palladium Ceramic Composite Membrane Fabrication, Indian Patent No. 304884 (Application No. 612/KOL/2014), Granted 24/12/2018.

Recent Publications:

  • Pooja Gopinath, Murali Pujari, Tirumala Rao Kotni, Preparation and application of low-cost ceramic membranes for separation of oil-water emulsion, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2070 (2021).
  • K. Srikanth, P.King, Murali Pujari,­ Breakthrough Studies of the Adsorption of Lead from Synthetic Solution using Liagora Viscida in a Fixed Bed Column, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 40 (4), e13628 (2021).
  • K. Srikanth, P.King, Murali Pujari, Jagadeeshwar Kodavaty, ­­Biosorption of nickel from aqueous solution onto liagora viscida: kinetics, isotherm, and thermodynamics, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 39(2), ep.13330 (2020). 
  • Murali Pujari, Amrita Agarwal, R.Uppaluri, A.Verma, Role of surfactant induced chromia barriers on performance characteristics of Pd composite membranes, Chemical Engineering Communications, 207(2), 253-262, (2020).
  • Murali Pujari, Amrita Agarwal, R.Uppaluri, A.Verma, Efficacy of novel electroless plating process for dense Pd/Cr2O3/PSS membrane fabrication, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 31 (1-5) (2016).
  • Murali Pujari, Amrita Agarwal, R.Uppaluri, A.Verma, Combinatorial electroless plating characteristic for dense Pd-PSS composite membrane fabrication, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 31 (6-11) (2016). 
  • Amrita Agarwal, Murali Pujari, R.Uppaluri, A.Verma, Efficacy of palladium   solution concentration on electroless fabrication of dense metal ceramic composite membranes coupled with surfactant and sonication, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 31 (1) 18-23 (2016).
  • Murali Pujari, Amrita Agarwal, R.Uppaluri, A.Verma, Effect of Pd concentration on electroless dense Pd-PSS membrane fabrication, Surface Engineering, 31(3), 209-213 (2015).  
  • Amrita Agarwal, Murali Pujari, R.Uppaluri, A.Verma, Rate Enhanced Electroless Fabrication of Nickel Ceramic Composite Membranes, Surface Engineering, 31 (3), 221-225 (2015).      
  • Murali Pujari, Amrita Agarwal, R.Uppaluri, A.Verma, Effect of surfactant concentration and loading ratio on the electroless plating characteristics of dense Pd composite membranes, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53(8) 3105-3115 (2014). 
  • Murali Pujari, Amrita Agarwal, R.Uppaluri, A.Verma, Role of electroless Nickel diffusion barrier on the combinatorial plating characteristics of dense Pd/Ni/PSS composite membranes, Applied Surface Science, 305, 658-664 (2014).    
  • Amrita Agarwal, Murali Pujari, R.Uppaluri, A.Verma, Efficacy of reducing agent and surfactant contacting pattern on the performance characteristics of nickel electroless plating baths coupled with and without ultrasound, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 21(4) 1382-1391 (2014). 
  • Amrita Agarwal, Murali Pujari, R.Uppaluri, A.Verma, A novel method of reducing agent contacting pattern for metal ceramic composite membrane fabrication, Applied Surface Science, 320, 52-59 (2014). 
  • Amrita Agarwal, Murali Pujari, R.Uppaluri, A.Verma, Optimal electroless plating rate enhancement techniques for the fabrication of low cost dense Nickel/Ceramic composite membranes, Ceramics International, 40,  691-697 (2014).       
  • Yennam Rajesh, Murali Pujari, R.Uppaluri, Equilibrium and Kinetic studies of Ni (II) Adsorption using Pineapple and Bamboo Stem based adsorbents, Separation Science and Technology, 49 (4), 533-544 (2014).           
  • Amrita Agarwal, Murali Pujari, R.Uppaluri, A.Verma, Preparation, optimization and characterization of low cost ceramics for the fabrication of dense nickel composite membranes, Ceramics International, 39, 7709-7716 (2013).     
International Conferences:
  • P.Murali, P.Kalpana, D.A.Naidu, and P.King. “Biosorption kinetics and thermodynamic studies of malachite green dye by Psidium guajava L. Powder from synthetic solution”. International symposium on Effect of emissions and effluents on the environment held at the dept. of Engg. Chemistry, Andhra University, 23rd and 24th, December 2011.
National Conferences: 
  • P.Murali, P.Kalpana, D.A.Naidu, P.King, and V.S.R.K.Prasad. “Investigation of the Biosorption mechanism of Malachite green on to Psidium guajava leaves through kinetic modeling analysis”. Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, CHEMCON-2011 held at Dept. of Chemical Engineering, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Banglore, 27-29th, December,2011.

Professional Memberships/Fellowship:

IIChE Life member