Our Mandate

To undertake research and development of heterogeneous catalysts for Coal – to – Liquid synthesis as well as to find out Rare Earth Elements potential of Indian Coal Fly Ash. 


About us

A Research Groupdedicated for fundamental research on coal sciences and diversified fields through Government Aided Projects. ThisResearchGroup caters the characterization results of coal, coal ash, catalysts etc. to the different Research Groups of the Institute as well as to the outside agencies.


Our Expertise
  1. Heterogeneous Catalysis:Fischer – Tropsch synthesis for syngas conversion.
  2. Coal – to – Liquid (CTL) Technology: The CTL Pilot Plant, a unique facility in India.
  3. Non-thermal Plasma Reformation: Production of hydrogen enriched syngas from liquid and gaseous renewable sources using non-thermal plasma.
  4. X-ray Powder Diffraction: Material characterization (mineral, coal, fly ash, catalysts, biomass etc. Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) study of mesoporous materials.
  5. Rare Earth Elements in Coal Fly Ash (CFA): Finding out alternative sources of Rare Earth Elements.

Our Accomplishment
  1. Developed indigenous catalysts for coal to liquid conversion.
  2. Established Coal – to – Liquid Pilot Plant.
  3. Developed Multi Fuel Fuel-reformer for production of hydrogen enriched syngas from renewable hydrocarbon sources using non-thermal Plasma.
  4. Contributed significantly in the study of minerals in coal fly ash, analysis of zeolites synthesized from coal fly ash, coal dust analysis etc.
  5. Fundamental studies done on micro-molecular structure of raw and structurally modified Indian Coals using wide angle X-ray diffraction technique.

NameDesignationEmail & phonePhoto
Coal to Liquid & AcSIR
Dr. Sudip Maity

Briefbiodata
Sr. Principal Scientist & HORG E-mail : sudipmaity[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, sudip_maity[at]yahoo[dot]com
Phone : +91-326-2388363, 2380087 (O) 2380037 (R), 0919431513809 (M)
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Mr. Soma Munda Lab Attendant E-mail : somamunda[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone : +91-326-2388363, +91 85217 31927
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Mr. B. Manjhi Lab. Assistant Service image
3 Results
Sl. No.A brief description of Facilities/ Equipment/Tools/software with photos
Major Facilities
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Coal to Liquid Pilot Plant: Developed for testing of catalysts for CTL in bulk quantity

Coal to Liquid Pilot Plant: Developed for testing of catalysts for CTL in bulk quantity

Advanced X-ray Diffraction Facility: Used for characterization of coal, fly ash, rocks and minerals

Advanced X-ray Diffraction Facility: Used for characterization of coal, fly ash, rocks and minerals

Pulse Chemisorptions Unit for Catalyst Characterization: Used for temperature programmed analysis of catalytic materials

Pulse Chemisorptions Unit for Catalyst Characterization: Used for temperature programmed analysis of catalytic materials

High Pressure and High Temperature Fixed Bed Reactor (100 mL): Used for testing of catalysts in small quantity

High Pressure and High Temperature Fixed Bed Reactor (100 mL): Used for testing of catalysts in small quantity

 
Sl.No. Project Sponsor
1 A study to explore the potentiality of using Coal Fly Ash (CFA) derived from Indian thermal power plants as a resource of Rare Earth Elements (REEs). SERB, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
2 Development of Indigenous Catalyst through Pilot scale studies of Coal-to-Liquid (CTL) conversion technology. SSRC, Ministry of Coal, Govt. of India
3 A novel process for production of hydrogen from renewable and fossil fuel based liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons by non-thermal plasma reformation technique. Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, New Delhi