Pitchumani, B.

Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India

Balakrishnan Pitchumani recently retired as Emeritus Professor from the Indian Institute of Technology at Delhi’s chemical engineering department. He obtained his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology at Chennai for the research and development of a jet mill for fine particle production. He has continued in the field of powder technology and solids processing for the past 40 yr. His research contributions include 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals and industrial partnerships with numerous cement, mineral processing and pharmaceutical companies. He has also worked on 100 industrial projects. In addition to the Indian domestic industries, Dr. Pitchumani has conducted short courses in the US and Norway. He received a national award in 1971 for his PhD work from the president of India and was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the International Congress on Powder and Bulk Solids at Ahmedabad in 2014.

Separate fine solid particles from dusty air with a uniflow cyclone

Sakthivel, S., TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd.; Pitchumani, B., Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Fine particles are usually collected by dry collectors, wet collectors, electrostatic precipitators and filters, at the commercial level.