Transport phenomena is one of the fundamental subjects in Chemical Engineering. The research problems in the broader context of fluid dynamics, I have been working are-
(i) Particle clustering, formation of superstructures, and even new phases are immediate consequences of these anisotropic interactions due to the liquid crystal ordering. The studies help in understanding and controlling colloid transport characteristics in such medium.
(ii) The interface between immiscible fluid phases has engineering applications in separation, conformal coating and self-assembly systems. The work helps in understanding the behaviour and fate of magnetic microparticles near and across an immiscible fluid interface.
(iii) Formation of microfibre in the process of reactive fluid flow in an intriguing transport phenomena problem. The interplay of the reaction, diffusion and convection define the physical characteristics of the gelled fibres. These microfibres are typically used in the drilling fluids acting as sealant, lubricants, seepage prevention, etc.
(iv) With recent advancements in manufacturing capabilities of controlled porous structure, the mechanism of convective and diffusive transport in porous medium is a relevant branch of study. The research focusses on quantitative impact on the overall permeability as a function of the porous structure network.
(v) Fracturing and fluid instability in the soft elastic porous materials and matrix. This has applications in oil well drilling and geological processes.
(vi) Classical heat and mass transfer problems with an objective on improving the traditional design relations.
Performance of a Forward Osmosis mass exchanger based on detailed mass transfer boundary layer analysis by Saha S., Mondal S. Desalination 496 114708- (2020)
Mass transport in electrokinetic microflows with the wall reaction affecting the hydrodynamics by Mondal S., De S. Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics - (Accepted/In-Press)
Forefronts in structure-performance models of separation membranes by Mondal S., Griffiths I. M., Ramon G. Z. Journal of Membrane Science 588 117166- (2019)
Effect of electrolyte nature in mass transport of a neutral solute in a microtube with porous wall by Bhattacharjee S., Mondal S. , Mondal M. , De S. AIChE Journal 66 e167- (2020)
Permeate flux hysteresis with transmembrane pressure in the gel controlling membrane filtration by Mondal S., Corbacho A. E., Conidi C. , Cassano A. , De S. Journal of Food Engineering 264 109689- (2019)
Impact of Nematohydrodynamics on colloidal particle dynamics by Mondal S., Majumdar A. , Griffiths I. M. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 528 431-442 (2018)
Modelling and optimisation of water management in sloping coastal aquifers with seepage, extraction and recharge by Mondal R., Benham G. , Mondal S. , Christodoulides P. , Neokleous N. , Kaouri K. Journal of Hydrology 571 471-484 (2019)
Modeling heat transfer of the electrothermal reactor for magnesium production by Mondal S., Mohanasundaram M. , Sau D. C., Gupta R. K., Kumar M. , Paul K. K., De S. International Journal of Thermal Sciences 102 274-284 (2016)
Advances in Dye Removal Technologies by Mondal S., Purkait M. K., De S. - (2018)
Stevioside: Technology, Applications and Health by De S., Mondal S. , Banerjee S. - (2013)
Fluid Instabilities and Deformation in Porous Medium ISIRD, SRIC
Area of Research: Viscous fingering and fracturing in porous media
Area of Research: Design of photocatalytic reactor and applications in photolysis
Area of Research: Nematohydrodynamics and liquid crystal based thin film sensor