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Chemical Engineering Water Treatment

Boisar, Maharashtra, India
November 02, 2019

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Dehradun, Uttarakhand,India


Nihal Rao

Chemical Engineer

To pursue a career in the field of Chemical engineering where my knowledge is fully utilized and work for the benefit of organization or society.

2010 - 2011

2012 - 2013

2013 - 2017

2017 - 2019

X standard

Stepping Stone High School, Aurangabad, Maharashtra Secured 10 CGPA at the final exam of Central Board of Secondary Education XII standard (PCM)

Stepping Stone High School, Aurangabad, Maharashtra Secured 74.8 % in the Final Board exams


SRM University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Graduated with 8.553 CGPA (First Class with Distinction) M.Tech

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand Graduated with 9.33 CGPA


Institution: SRM University

Duration: January 2017-May 2017

Mentor - Dr. Vishali Sollaipan

Description: Studies on seafood waste in industrial effluent treatment. This involve the use of the shrimp shell (Fenneropenaeous indicus) which can be used as a coagulant in the removal of paint waste-water in the industrial effluent. This project involves the characterization of shrimp shell as well as the kinetic and isotherms involved in the removal of paint waste water in the industrial effluent. MAJOR-II

Institution: University of Petroleum and Energy studies Duration: June 2018-May 2019

Mentor- Mr.Kumargaurao.D.Punase

Career Objective



Description-: Process Modelling and Simulation of Ethanol steam reforming for hydrogen production. This involves optimization and modelling of the ethanol steam reformer which is integrated with the fuel cell. The fuel cell modelled is the High Temperature Polymer Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell which is used in the commercial and automotive applications.

Institution: Calyx pharmaceuticals

Duration: June-July 2015 (1 Month)

Knowledge gained:Studied the process pattern for the utility plant, production plant, water treatment plant and understanding the various unit operation and unit process that are involved in the process Institution: IIT Kharagpur.

Duration: June-July 2016(1 month)

Project: Determination of various physicochemical characteristics of various fruits and vegetable extract. Using micro-filtration membrane to extract various components from the bael fruit and using them for commercial purpose.

Vishali, Picasso Sengupta, Rajdeep Mukherjee, Nihal Rao, Shrimp shell waste – a sustainable green solution in industrial effluent treatment, Desalination and water treatment, Taylor and Francis. 104(2018)111-120. (Impact factor 1.631).

Punase, Nihal Rao, P.Vijay “ A Review on various Mechanistic model of ethanol steam reforming using Fixed bed reactor for Hydrogen production”. Chemical Papers, Springer. February 2019 doi:

Punase, Nihal Rao, P.Vijay, S.K.Gupta “ Simulation and Multi-objective optimization of a fixed bed catalytic reactor to produce hydrogen using ethanol steam reforming”. International Journal of Energy Research. Wiley Online. DOI: 10.1002/er.4587

Won 2nd prize in the Chem-e-car competition held at VIT-Vellore. Participated at a Ramanujan Mathematical Festival, SRM University. Presented poster presentation at InDa-APDA conference which is based on various types of membrane distillation for the separation of brine water.

Participated in a technical event at AC Tech Anna University. Organizing committee of an event Technico during “Chemflux”, SRM University. Presented poster presentation on “Evaluation of various kinetic model of ethanol steam reforming for hydrogen production “in the National Chemical Engineering conference “Chemcon-2018”. MATLAB



Modelling and Simulation

Summer Internships


Extra Curricular and Co-curricular activity


Reaction kinetics.

Heat transfer

IELTS Academic overall Band score- 7.5

Listening- 7.5




Date of Birth (DD-MM-YYYY) : 26 September 1995

Father’s Name : Udaykumar Rao

Mother’s Name: Surekha Rao

Gender : Male

Language Known: English, Hindi, Kannada

I declare that the details above are correct and true to the best of my knowledge. Nihal Rao

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