Ongoing Research Projects

Design, Development and Proto building a Solar energy driven Desiccant & Ejector based Environmental friendly Air conditioning system

Principle Investigator- Prof. Mrs. A. A. Nene
Ejector based air conditioning :

Develop ejector based cooling system using R-134a as refrigerant with solar thermal heat input, convectional condenser and evaporator works at pressure of 7-12 bar and 3-4 bar respectively and same can be used in ejector based cooling system as it is. It is only required to design ejector and generator for higher pressure additionally.

Desiccant Air Cooling :

Developing solar based liquid desiccant air conditioning system with cacl2 for targeted one ton capacity to make use of an evaporative cooling system as assistance to desiccant cooling in low humidity climate.  Emphasis on design of dehumidifier and regenerator to reduce liquid desiccant carry over.

Performance Evaluation of Reactive Muffler, MAEER's Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) ,Pune

Principle Investigator- Prof. M. V. Kulkarni

In the society, Noise pollution created by engines becomes a vital concern when used in residential areas or areas where noise creates hazard. Issues concerning the design and use of large-scale silencers are more prevalent today than ever before. The main sources of noise in an engine are the exhaust noise and the noise produced due to friction of various parts of the engine. The exhaust noise is the most dominant.

The objective is to reduce the noise created by engines with the help of muffler designed for high transmission loss because Noise pollution created by engines becomes a vital concern in the society.

The Experimental Test Rig has been developed for measurement of Transmission Loss with either Two Source method or Two Load Method.

Design and Development of an indigenous autonomous lab Heliostat Model with Tracking Mechanism and Solar Flux Measurement System for Heliostat Principal

Principle Investigator – Prof. P. M. Gadhe

Central Receiver system is having higher concentration ratio as compared to other concentrated solar power techniques. The solar flux density distribution and the temperature on the receiver plate are important parameters to assess the peak flux and net thermal energy of any concentrated Solar Power Concentrating System. The objective of the current research work is to estimate the solar flux density distribution on the receiver plate of the central receiver system. The solar flux density measurement of a ganged type solar heliostat system is measured by using a thermocouple method. This method is a simple method and gives a good visualization of the temperature distribution on the focus plate and hence can be very useful for collector and receiver design.