Dr. Ajey Kumar Patel

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

National Institute of Technology, Warangal - 506004, Telangana, INDIA

: akpcivil@nitw.ac.in, ajeypatel@gmail.com

: 08702468147

Interests: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); Environmental Fluid Mechanics; Wastewater Engineering; Surface Aeration Systems

 Specializations:

Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Wastewater Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD)


 Message:

I am broadly interested in application of fluid mechanics principles in various environmental engineering problems, particularly in the development of efficient water and wastewater treatment technologies. Currently I am interested in numerical modelling of surface aeration systems for improving the efficiency of such systems by employing the computational fluid dynamics(CFD) techniques.

 

Courses Currently Being Taught:


Environmental Studies

Environmental Hydraulics and Hydrology

Environmental Systems Engineering

Water Supply Systems

Environmental Engineering Laboratory


Publication Details


Patent:

  1. Achanta Ramakrishna Rao and Ajey Kumar Patel-Hybrid Aeration Systems (Application under process by DST-India)

Book:

  1. Ajey Kumar Patel and Achanta Ramakrishna Rao- Aeration systems for wastewater treatment- ISBN 978-3-8454-7341-3, Lambert Academic Publications (2011).

 

Journal Papers (Published):

  1. Achanta Ramakrishna Rao, Bimlesh Kumar and Ajey Kumar Patel (2005), Rectangular Surface Aerators, J. Environ. Sci. Engg. Vol-47, No.1, pp 47-52.
  2. Achanta Ramakrishna Rao, Bimlesh Kumar and Ajey Kumar Patel (2007), Relative Performance of Different Shaped Surface Aerators, Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, vol.42, No.1, 26-40. http://www.cawq.ca/journal/temp/article/337.pdf (IF=0.71)
  3. Achanta Ramakrishna Rao, Ajey Kumar Pateland Bimlesh Kumar (2009), Oxygen transfer in circular surface aeration tanks, Environmental Technology, Vol.30, No.7, 747-753, DOI: 10.1080/09593330902911705. IF=1.406
  4. Achanta Ramakrishna Rao, Bimlesh Kumarand Ajey Kumar Patel (2009), Vortex Behavior of Unbaffled Surface Aerator, ScienceAsia, Vol. 35, 189-195, http://dx.doi.org/10.2306/scienceasia1513-1874.2009.35.183. IF=0.344
  5. Achanta Ramakrishna Rao, Ajey Kumar Pateland Bimlesh Kumar (2009), Optimal geometric parameters in baffled surface aeration systems, Water Practice and Technology, Vol.4, No.3. doi: 10.2166/WPT.2009.049.
  6. Bimlesh Kumar, Ajey Kumar Patel and Achanta Ramakrishna Rao (2010), Shape Effect on Optimal Geometric Conditions in Surface Aeration Systems, Korean J. Chem. Eng., 27(1),159-162. DOI: 10.2478/s11814-009-0302-8. [IF = 0.991]
  7. Achanta Ramakrishna Rao, Ajey Kumar Pateland Bimlesh Kumar (2010), Power characteristics of surface aerators, J. Chem. Tech. Biotech., Vol.85, 805-813, DOI: 10.1002/jctb.2364. IF=2.168
  8. Bimlesh Kumar, Ajey Kumar Patel and Achanta Ramakrishna Rao (2010), Energy Dissipation With Geometric Parameters In Unbaffled Surface Aerator, J.Environ. Sci. Engg., Vol. 4, No. 2, 80-84.
  9. Bimlesh Kumar, Ajey Kumar Patel and Achanta Ramakrishna Rao (2011), Mass Transfer and Shear Rate in Baffled Surface Aerator Korean J. Chem. Eng.,28, 2, 502-506.  [IF = 0.991]
  10. Bimlesh Kumar, Thiyam Tamphasana Devi, Ajey Kumar Patel and Ankit Bhatla (2010), Optimal configuration for power consumption in baffled surface aeration tanks, Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 5, 2, 87-93.
  11. Bimlesh Kumar, Ajey Kumar Patel and Achanta Ramakrishna Rao (2011), Investigations of Mixing Time Scales in Baffled Circular Tank with a Surface Aerator, Environ. Eng. Res., 16(1), 47-51.
  12. Bimlesh Kumar, Achanta Ramakrishna Rao and Ajey Kumar Patel (2011), Parameter Optimization of Unbaffled Circular Surface Aeration Tank J.Environ. Sci. Engg., Vol.53, No. 1, 21-26.

Conference Proceeding


  1. Ajey Kumar Patel and Achanta Ramakrishna Rao (2012), A new hybrid aerator combining a bubble generator and a mechanical surface aerator, Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, held on June 25-29, 2012 in Houston, Texas, USA. pp-175.
  2. Ajey Kumar Patel, Achanta Ramakrishna Rao and Virendrasingh Pawar (2013), Computational and experimental modelling of pump sump, HYDRO 2013 International-XVIII Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources, Coastal and Environmental Engineering, Chennai.
  3. Vinay Ashok Rangari, Ajey Kumar Patel, N V Umamahesh (2015), Review of Urban Stormwater Models, HYDRO 2015 INTERNATIONAL, 20th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and River Engineering, 17-19 December 2015, IIT, Roorkee.
  4. Devarajan K. and Ajey Kumar Patel. Modelling of Free Surface Profiles in Unbaffled Surface Aerators. International Conference on Modelling of Environmental and Water Resources Systems (ICMEWRS 2017), HBTU Kanpur, March 24-27, 2017, Kanpur, India.


Ph.D.'s Ongoing:


S.No.

Name of Student

Reg. Year and Status (FT/PT)

Thesis Title

Other Supervisior(s) (if any)

Names & Department

Completed / Ongoing

1.

Vinay Rangari

 

 

2014 (FT)

Hydrological Modelling of Urban Floods

Prof NV Umamahesh (Civil Engg)

Ongoing

2.

Harshal Patil

2015 (FT)

Investigation of hydrodynamics of surface aeration tanks and validation of CFD models using radioactive particle tracking (RPT) technique

Dr. Venu Vinod (Chem. Engg)

Ongoing

3.

K. Devarajan

2016 (FT)

 CFD Modelliong of Surface Aeration Systems

 

Ongoing

 
Workshops/STTPs/Conferences Organized:

Title

Co-ordinator

Date

 Analysis and Design of Water distribution Networks

(Sponsored by TEQIP-II, NIT Warangal)

 Dr. Ajey Kumar patel and 

Dr.E.Venkata Rathnam

March 16-18, 2017


 

DST/AICTE/MHRD or Other Sponsord R&D Projects

Sl. No.
Title of the Project
Amount
in Rs.
Funding Agency
Period
Investigators
Remarks
(Completed/ Ongoing)

1.

Investigation of hydrodynamics of surface aeration tanks and validation of CFD models using radioactive particle tracking (RPT) technique

24,63,000

Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Mumbai

16-07-2014

To

30-03-2018

Ajey Kumar Patel (PI),

KV Jayakumar (CoPI),

Venu Vinod (CoPI)

Ongoing

2.

Integrated Urban Flood Management in India: Technology Driven Solutions

66,83,000

ITRA, DEIT, MCIT, GOI

20-01-2014
To

20-01-2017

N V Umamahesh (PI),

Ajey Kumar Patel (CoPI)

Ongoing

3.

Analysis of turbulent flow in surface aeration tanks by computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

33,63,000

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), New Delhi

16-05-2015

To

17-05-2018

Ajey Kumar Patel (PI),

KV Jayakumar (CoPI),

 

Ongoing



Awards And Honours

Late Prof. S.K. Lakshamana Rao Memorial BEST PAPER AWARD at International Conference on Computational Heat and Mass Transfer (ICCHMT-2015) organised by the Department of Mathematics, NIT Warangal during November 30- December 2, 2015.



 

 

Additional Responsibility


Faculty-in-Charge Quiz Club

Faculty-in-Charge Environmental Engineering Laboratory

Member CS Lab

Course Taught Previously

 

Publications

 

PHDs Supervised

 

Workshops/Conferences

 

Projects

 

Awards and Honors

 

Additional Responsibility