S Maiti

Dr.(Ms.) Subarna Maiti

Sr. Principal Scientist

Academic Qualifications

PhD (Engineering), Jadavpur University, 2008, M.Tech Energy Science & Technology, Jadavpur University, 2002

Contact Details

Dr.(Ms.) Subarna Maiti

Sr. Principal Scientist


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Google Scholar citation https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=90Gv4fwAAAAJ&hl=en




High surface area porous carbon from cotton stalk agro-residue for CO2 adsorption and study of techno-economic viability of commercial production, Panchanan Pramanik , Himanshu Patel , Samir Charola, Subhadip Neogi, Subarna Maiti, JOURNAL OF CO2 UTILIZATION 45 (2021) 101450.


Empty cotton boll crop-residue and plastic waste valorization to bio oil, potassic fertilizer and activated carbon - A bio-refinery model, Himanshu Patel , Hiren Mangukiya , Pratyush Maiti , Subarna Maiti, JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION 290 (2021) 125738




A review of phase change material based thermal energy accumulators in small-scale solar thermal dryers, J. Patel, J. Andharia, A. Georgiev, D. Dzhonova, S. Maiti, T. Petrova, K. Stefanova, I. Trayanov, S. Panyovska, BULGARIAN CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 52, (2020) Volume  Special Issue C , 53-64 .


Development and performance analysis of a mixed mode solar thermal dryer for drying of natural rubber sheets in the north-eastern part of India, Jigar Andharia, Paritosh Bhattacharya, Subarna Maiti. SOLAR ENERGY 208 (2020) 1091-1102


Economic evaluation of solar-driven thermochemical conversion of empty cotton boll biomass to syngas and potassic fertilizer, Himanshu Patel, Fabian Müller, Pratyush Maiti, Subarna Maiti. ENERGY CONVERSION & MANAGEMENT 209(2020) 112631.




Potable water by solar thermal distillation in solar salt works and performance enhancement by integrating with evacuated tubes. Jaymin Patel, Bhupendra K. Markam, Subarna Maiti. SOLAR ENERGY 188 (2019)561-572.


Optimization to prepare porous carbon from mustard husk using response surface methodology adopted with central composite design. S Charola, H Patel, S Chandna, S Maiti. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION 223(2019) 969-979.


Dye adsorption using low cost carbon adsorbent from agro-waste- pearl millet cob husk, S. Charola, P. Das, S. Maiti. INDIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, Vol.26(1) 2019


Sustainable methodology for production of potassic fertilizer from agro-residues: Case study using empty cotton boll, H Patel, S Maiti, F Müller, P Maiti, JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION 215(2019) 22-33




Fixed-bed adsorption of Reactive Orange 84 dye onto activated carbon prepared from empty cotton flower agro-waste S Charola, R Yadav, P Das, S Maiti, SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH 28 (2018 ) 298-308


Modelling and experimental analysis of a seasonally tracked V-Trough PV/T system in India, H.Baig, R. Jani, B. K. Markam, Subarna Maiti, T. K. Mallick, SOLAR ENERGY 170( 2018) 618–632


Design and performance analysis of a mixed mode tent-type solar dryer for fish-drying in coastal areas, P. Mehta, S. Samaddar, P.Patel, B.K. Markam, Subarna Maiti, SOLAR ENERGY 170( 2018) 671–681


Study of Jatropha curcas shell bio-oil-diesel blend in VCR CI engine using RSM, H. Patel, V. Rajai, A. Mudgal, S. Maiti RENEWABLE ENERGY122( 2018)310-322


Co-production of syngas and potassium-based fertilizer by solar-driven thermochemical conversion of crop residues F. Müller, H. Patel, D. Blumenthal, P. Poživil, P. Das, C. Wieckert, P. Maiti, S. Maiti, A. Steinfeld, FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY 171( 2018) 89–99




Hydrogen rich syn-gas from Jatropha curcas shell biomass char in a Fresnel lens solar concentrator assembly, Sumit Sahitya , Hasan Baig , Ruchita Jani, Nirav Gadhiya , Prasanta Das , Tapas K Mallick , Subarna Maiti, ENERGY & FUELS 31 (2017)8335–8347


Hydrogen from empty cotton boll agro-waste via thermochemical route and feasibility study of operating an IC engine in continuous mode Prasanta Das; Samir Charola; Milan Dinda; Himanshu Patel; Subarna Maiti, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY 42( 2017) 14471–14484


Thermochemical conversion pathways of Kappaphycus alvarezii granules through study of kinetic models., Prasanta Das, Dibyendu Mandal, Subarna Maiti , BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY 234(2017) 233-242




Development of seasonally tracked auto-folding reflectors for damage control in V-trough photovoltaic assembly, Sandipkumar Vaniya, Pratap Bapat, Subarna Maiti, SOLAR ENERGY 136( 2016) 254–259


Fabrication of carbon and sulphur-doped nanocomposites with seaweed polymer carrageenan as an efficient catalyst for rapid degradation of dye pollutants using a solar concentrator, Jai Prakash Chaudhary, Ashesh Mahto, Nilesh Vadodariya, Faisal Kholiya, Subarna Maiti, Sanna Kotrappanavar Nataraj and Ramavatar Meena, RSC ADVANCES 6(2016)61716


Illustrations of Efficient Solar Driven Organic Reactions, Milan Dinda, Subarna Maiti, Supravat Samanta and Pushpito K Ghosh CURRENT ORGANIC SYNTHESIS 13(2016) 372-384


Solar driven mass cultivation and the extraction of lipids from Chlorella variabilis: A case study Sourish Bhattacharya, Rahulkumar Maurya, Sanjiv Kumar Mishra, Tonmoy Ghosh, Shailesh Kumar Patidar, Chetan Paliwal, Kaumeel Chokshi, Imran Pancha, Subarna Maiti, Sandhya Mishra. ALGAL RESEARCH 14 (2016) 137–142


Ultra-low energy reverse osmosis with thermal energy recovery from photovoltaic panel cooling and TFC RO membrane modification. Hiren Raval & Subarna Maiti. DESALINATION AND WATER TREATMENT 57/13 (2016)


Practical and sustainable household seawater desalination using an improved solar still. Subarna Maiti, Chitrangi Bhatt, Pankaj Patel, Pushpito K Ghosh, DESALINATION AND WATER TREATMENT 57(2016) 3358-3371




Comparative efficacy study of different types of Ion exchange membranes for production of ultrapure water via electrodeionization Bhadja, Vaibhavee; Makwana, Babubhai S.; Maiti, Subarna; Sharma, Saroj; Chatterjee, Uma. IND ENG CHEM RES. 54( 2015) 10974 – 10982


Sustainable synthesis of a high performance inter-polymer anion exchange membrane employing concentrated solar radiation in a crucial functionalization step, Milan Dinda, Uma Chatterjee, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, Saroj Sharma, Soumyadeb Ghosh, G. R. Desale, Vinod K. Shahi, B. S. Makwana, P. D. Maru, Vaibhavee Bhadja, Subarna Maiti and Pushpito K. Ghosh, JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE, 493( 2015) 373–381


High Energy Density Bio-oil via Slow Pyrolysis of Jatropha curcas Shells, Prasanta Das, Milan Dinda, Nehal Gosai, Subarna Maiti, ENERGY & FUELS 29(2015) 4311−4320.


Modus operandi for maximizing energy efficiency and increasing permeate flux of community scale solar powered reverse osmosis systems, Harsh Vyas, Krunal Suthar, Mehul Chauhan, Ruchita Jani, Pratap Bapat, Pankaj Patel, and Bhupendra Markam, Subarna Maiti ENERGY CONVERSION & MANAGENMENT 103 (2015) 94–103


A novel high-flux, thin-film composite reverse osmosis membrane modified by chitosan for advanced water treatment, HD Raval, PS Rana, S Maiti ,RSC ADVANCES 5 (2015) 6687-6694


A novel photovoltaic powered Reverse Osmosis with improved productivity of reverse osmosis and photovoltaic panel, Hiren Raval & Subarna Maiti, JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE & RESEARCH, Journal of Membrane Science and Research 1 (2015) 113-117




Solar Driven Uphill Conversion of Dicyclopentadiene to Cyclopentadiene: an Important Synthon for Energy Systems and Fine Chemicals. Milan Dinda,   Supratim Chakraborty,   Mrinal Kanti Si,   Supravat Samanta,   Bishwajit Ganguly,   Subarna Maiti and   Pushpito K. Ghosh. RSC ADVANCES 4(2014) 54558–54564


CFD analysis and experimental validation of improvement in overall energy efficiency of a solar photovoltaic panel by thermal energy recovery. Hiren D Raval, Subarna Maiti, Ashish Mittal, JOURNAL OF RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY 6(2014) 033138


Feasibility study of jatropha shell gasification for captive power generation in biodiesel production process from whole dry fruits, Subarna Maiti, Pratap Bapat, Prasanta Das, Pushpito K. Ghosh, FUEL 121 (2014) 126–132




Solar photo-thermochemical reaction and supercritical CO2 work up for a fully green process of preparation of pure p-nitrobenzyl bromide, Milan Dinda, Supratim Chakraborty, Supravat Samanta, Chitrangi Bhatt; Subarna Maiti, Sandip Roy, Yogesh Kadam, Pushpito Ghosh, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 47(2013) 10535−10540




Use of solar thermal energy in the hydrodistillation of essential oil , Subarna Maiti, Chitrangi Bhatt, Pankaj Patel and Pushpito K. Ghosh, JOURNAL OF RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY 4 (2012)  063106


Optical Modeling of a photovoltaic-V-trough system installed in western India, Subarna Maiti, Nabin Sarmah, Pratap Bapat and Tapas K. Mallick, APPLIED OPTICS, 51(2012) 8606-8614




Self-Regulation of Photovoltaic Module Temperature in V-trough using a Metal-wax Composite Phase Change Matrix,  Subarna Maiti, Sudhanya Banerjee, Kairavi Vyas, Pankaj Patel and Pushpito K. Ghosh, SOLAR ENERGY 85(2011)1805-1816


Performance evaluation of a small scale indirect solar dryer with static reflectors during non-summer months in the Saurashtra region of western India , Subarna Maiti, Pankaj Patel, Kruthika Eswaran, Kairavi Vyas, Pushpito K.Ghosh, SOLAR ENERGY 85(2011)2686-2696




Performance of a silicon photovoltaic module under enhanced illumination and selective filtration of incoming radiation with simultaneous cooling. Subarna Maiti, Kairavi Vyas, Pushpito K.Ghosh. SOLAR ENERGY 84(2010), 1439-1444



Silicon-doped carbon semiconductor from rice husk char. Subarna Maiti, Pushan Banerjee; Swati Purakayastha; Biswajit Ghosh, MATERIALS CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS 109 (2008) 169–173


Production of low cost carbon adsorbents from agricultural wastes and their impact on dye adsorption. S. Maiti, S. Purakayastha and B. Ghosh CHEMICAL ENGINEERING COMMUNICATIONS 195(2008) 386– 403


Thermal characterization of mustard straw and stalk in nitrogen at different heating rates. S. Maiti, S. Purakayastha and B. Ghosh, FUEL 86(2007) 1513-1518.


Physical and thermo chemical characterization of rice husk char as a potential biomass energy source. S. Maiti, S. Dey, S. Purakayastha and B. Ghosh, BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY 97 (2006) 2065-2070


Production of activated carbons from rice husk and their application in effluent treatment in rice mills. S. Maiti, S. Dey, S. Purakayastha and B. Ghosh, JOURNAL OF RESIDUALS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 2(2005) 143 -145

  1. Improved V-trough solar concentrator system for enhanced power output from the conventional photovoltaic array powering a community scale reverse osmosis desalination unit, 313273- IN, 28.05.2019
  2. Improved solar dryer with enhanced efficiency of drying, 320446-IN, 13.09.2019.
  3. Improved household solar still for desalination of brackish water, seawater, and concentration of juices, coconut water and whey, US9908790B2, 06.03.2018 & 342767- IN, 29.07.2020
  4. Standalone laboratory scale device for conducting solar-driven organic reactions promoted by elevated temperature, light and agitation and process thereof. US9409143 B2,09.08.2016 & 306584-IN, 30.01.2019
  5. Solar driven solvent extractor and process for extraction of micro algal Lipids using thereof, 2014/07862-ZA, 25.11.2015
  6. Oil Bearing Chlorella Variabilis for Lipid Extraction utilizing by-products of Jatropha Methyl Ester Production, US8741628B2, 03.06.2014
  7. Engine worthy Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (Biodiesel) From naturally occurring marine microalgal mats and marine micro-algae cultured in open salt pans together with value addition of co-products, ZL201280025675, 29.06.2016
  8. Process for improved seaweed biomass conversion for fuel intermediates and fertilizer, US9452993B2, 27.09.2016
  9. Integrated process for potash recovery from bio-methanated spent wash with concomitant environmental remediation of effluent, US10683211B2, 16.06.2020
  10. A process for preparation of potassic fertilizer from alcohol distillery effluent, US10793480B2, 06.10.2020

Renewable Energy

Design & development of gadgets utilizing solar thermal energy, PV-Thermal hybrid applications for RO desalination, Thermochemical conversion of biomass