Jitendra Sangwai

Professor

Chemical Engineering ,

2019-present: Professor

2014 to 2019: Associate Professor

2010 to 2014: Assistant Professor

+91 44 22574825

jitendrasangwai@iitm.ac.in

https://che.iitm.ac.in/jitendrasangwai/

Research Areas

  • Enhanced oil recovery

  • Flow assurance

  • Nanotech applications for O&G

  • Gas hydrates in bulk and porous media

  • Rheology of complex fluids

  • Drilling fluids

  • Polymer science

  • PVT studies


Selected Journal Publications

  • Chowdhury S, Rakesh M, Medhi S, Trived J, Sangwai JS*. Pore-scale flow simulation of supercritical CO2 and oil flow for simultaneous CO2 geo-sequestration and enhanced oil recovery. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2022, 1-23. 


  •  Prasad SK, Sangwai JS*. Rheology of cyclopentane sII hydrate slurry in water-in-model oil emulsions: Effect of surfactant concentration and water droplet size relevant for flow assurance. Energy & Fuels, 2022, .


  • Kumar G, Behera US, Mani E, Sangwai JS*. Engineering the wettability alteration of sandstone using surfactant-assisted functional silica nanofluids in low-salinity seawater for enhanced oil recovery. ACS Engineering Au. 2022, .


  • Behera US, Sangwai JS*. Silica nanofluid in low salinity seawater containing surfactant and polymer: Oil recovery efficiency, wettability alteration and adsorption studies. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2022, 211, 110148. 


  • Sahu C, Sircar A, Sangwai JS*, Kumar R*. Effect of methylamine, amylamine, and decylamine on the formation and dissociation kinetics of CO2 hydrate relevant for carbon dioxide sequestration. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 2022, 61, 2672–2684.


  • Sahu C, Sircar A, Sangwai JS*, Kumar R*. Effect of sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP) and tetrasodium pyrophosphate (TSPP) on the formation kinetics of CO2 hydrate in bulk and porous media in the presence of pure water and seawater relevant for CO2 sequestration. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 2022, 114, 103564. 


  • Chowdhury S, Shrivastava S, Kakati A, Sangwai JS*. Comprehensive review on the role of surfactants in the chemical enhanced oil recovery process. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 2022, 61, 21–64. 


  • Anil JN. Bhawangirkar DR, Sangwai JS*. Effect of guest-dependent reference hydrate vapor pressure in thermodynamic modeling of gas hydrate phase equilibria, with various combinations of equations of state and activity coefficient models. Fluid Phase Equilibria. 2022, 556, 113356. 


  • Sakthipriya N, Doble M, Sangwai JS*. Performance of thermophilic strain on the reduction of viscosity of crude oil under high pressure and high temperature conditions: Experiments and modeling. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2022, 210, 110016. 


  • Amizhtan SK, Amalanathan AJ, Babu MS, Sarathi R, Kumar G, Sangwai JS, Edin H, Taylor N. Experimental study and ANN analysis of rheological behavior of mineral oil-based SiO2 nanofluids. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. 10.1109/TDEI.2022.3173514

Research Projects

  • Upstream Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

  • Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration (CCUS)

  • Gas Hydrates Production and Enhanced Oil Recovery

  • Flow Assurance (wax, asphaltene, hydrate)

  • Nanotechnology application for oil and gas production

  • Rheology of oilfield systems (drilling fluids, gas hydrates, heavy crude oil, asphaltene).

  • Oilfield produced water treatment

  • Natural gas separation

        Patents

  • Hydro Cyclone Apparatus For Separation Of Mixture Of Fluids Of Varying Density And Solid Particles Chirag Madhusudan Khalde | Jitendra Shital Sangwai Indian Institute Of Technology Madras,In Patent No. In201841039400a Completed Filed 2018-10-17 Published 2020-04-17

  • Composition And Process For Enhanced Oil Recovery Sangwai Jitendra Shital | Gardas Ramesh Laxminarayan | Sakthivel Sivabalan | Velusamy Sugirtha Indian Institute Of Technology Madras Patent No. In324764b  Completed Filed 2015-03-27  Published 2019-11-15

  • Crystallisation Method And Apparatus Ranade Vivek V.,Gb | Pandit Ajinkya V.,Gb | Khalde Chirag,In | Sangwai Jitendra,In The Queen's University Of Belfast,Gb | Indian Institute Of Technology Madras,In Patent No. Wo2020002906a1 Completed Filed 2019-06-25 Published 2020-01-02

  • Methods And Compositions For Degrading Oil Sludgesangwai Jitendra,Dist Buldhana,In | Doble Mukesh,Ashok Nagar,In | Nallusamy Sakthipriva,Trichy,In Indian Institute Of Technology Madras,Chennai,In | Indian Inst Technology Madras Patent No. Us20150259642a1 Completed Filed 2015-03-05 Published 2015-09-17

  • Apparatus For Measuring Rheological Parameters And Methods For Its Operation Sangwai Jitendra,Mehekar,In | Khalde Chirag,Talegaon Dabhade,In Indian Institute Of Technology Madras,Chennai, Tamil Nadu,In | Indian Inst Technology Madras Patent No. Us20160054213a1 Completed Filed 2015-10-09 Published 2016-02-25

  • Methods And Apparatus For Measuring Rheological Properties Of Multi-Phase Fluids Khalde Chirag,Talegaon Dabhade,In | Sangwai Jitendra,Mehekar,In Indian Institute Of Technology Madras,Chennai, Tami Nadu,In | Indian Institute Of Technology Madras,Chennai, Tamil Nadu,In | Indian Inst Of Tech Madras Patent No. Us20160216188a1 Completed Filed 2016-02-25 Published 2016-07-28

  • Methods And Systems For Hydrocarbon Recoverysangwai Jitendra,Dist Buldhana,In Indian Institute Of Technology Madras,Chennai,In | Indian Inst Of Tech Madraspatent No. Us20160264848a1 Completedfiled 2015-02-27 Published 2016-09-15

  • Systems And Methods For Screening Solvents For Dissolving Tank Bottom Sludgesangwai Jitendra,Chennai,In | Gardas Ramesh,Chennai,In | Sakthivel Sivabalan,Chennai,In | Velusamy Sugirtha,Chennai,In | Raju Srinivasan V,Duliajan,In | Dhodapkar Prashant,Duliajan,Indian Inst Of Tech Madras | Oil India Ltd | Indian Institute Of Technology Madras,Chennai,In | Oil India Limited,Duliajan,Inpatent No. Us20160290984a1 Completed Filed 2016-05-18 Published 2016-10-06

  • Systems And Methods For Gas Hydrate Slurry Formation Sangwai Jitendra,Mehekar,In Indian Institute Of Technology Madras,Tamil Nadu,In | Indian Inst Of Tech Madraspatent No. Us20160376515a1 Completed Filed 2016-06-09 Published 2016-12-29

  • Methods And Apparatus For Measuring Rheological Properties Of Multi-Phase Fluidskhalde Chirag,Talegaon Dabhade,In | Sangwai Jitendra,Mehekar,In Indian Institute Of Technology Madras,Chennai,In | Indian Institute Of Technology Madras,Chennai, Tamil Nadu,In | Indian Institute Of Tech Madras Patent No. Us9863860b2 Completed Filed 2016-02-25 Published 2018-01-09

  • Apparatus For Measuring Rheological Parameters And Methods For Its Operation Sangwai Jitendra,Mehekar,In | Khalde Chirag,Talegaon Dabhade,In Indian Institute Of Technology Madras,Chennai,In | Indian Institute Of Technology Madras,Chennai, Tamil Nadu,In | Indian Institute Of Tech Madraspatent No. Us9958367b2 Completedfiled 2015-10-09 Published 2018-05-01

  • Systems And Methods For Gas Hydrate Slurry Formation Sangwai Jitendra,Mehekar,In Indian Institute Of Technology Madras,Tamil Nadu,In | Indian Institute Of Tech Madras Patent No. Us10047311b2 Completedfiled 2016-06-09 Published 2018-08-14

  • Systems And Methods For Screening Solvents For Dissolving Tank Bottom Sludge Sangwai Jitendra,Chennai,In | Gardas Ramesh,Chennai,In | Sakthivel Sivabalan,Chennai,In | Velusamy Sugirtha,Chennai,In | Raju Srinivasan V,Duliajan,In | Dhodapkar Prashant,Duliajan,Indian Institute Of Tech Madras | Oil India Ltd | ,Chennai,In Patent No. Us10330662b2 Completed Filed 2016-05-18  Published 2019-06-25

        International Patents

  • Apparatus for measuring rheological parameters and methods for its operation. PCT Application No. PCT/IB2014/060545; 9/04/2014 (Published, WO/2014/167503, dated 16.10.2014).

  • Methods and apparatus for measuring rheological properties of multi-phase fluids. PCT/IB2014/063868; 12/08/2014.

  • Systems and methods for screening solvents for dissolving tank bottom sludge. PCT/IB2014/066097; 17/11/2014.

     National Patents

  • Apparatus for measuring rheological parameters and methods for its operation. Patent Application No. 1610/CHE/2013; 09/04/2013.

  • Methods and apparatus for measuring rheological properties of multi-phase fluids. Patent Application No. 3777/CHE/2013; 26/08/2013.

  • Gas hydrates slurry formation system and methods. Patent Application No. 5724/CHE/2013; 12/12/2013.

  • Formulations for dissolution of petroleum sludge or waxes and method for evaluation thereof. Patent Application No. 5300/CHE/2013; 18/11/2013.

  • Method of screening solvents for dissolving tank bottom sludge. Patent Application No. 5805/CHE/2013; 13/12/2013.

  • Methods and apparatus to store and transport gaseous hydrocarbons in porous media. Patent Application No. 6199/CHE/2013; 31/12/2013.

  • Methods and systems for hydrocarbon material recovery. Patent Application No. 1033/CHE/2014. 28/02/2014.

  • Methods and compositions for degrading oil sludge by microbes. Patent Application No. 1150/CHE/2014. 06/03/2014.

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2022-National Geoscience Award from the Government of India - 2019 for significant contributions in oil, natural gas, and gas hydrates (declared in June, 2022).

  • 2022-Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Regional Technical Award - Sustainability and Stewardship in the Oil and Gas Industry for South Asia & the Pacific Region, 2022.

  • 2021-Institute Research & Development Award - Mid Career, IIT Madras

  • 2018,2016-National Award for Technology Innovation from the Government of India.

  • 2020-The Highly Cited Author award from the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (ACS Journal)

  • 2018-One among '25 Emerging Investigators’ recognition by the American Chemical Society’s Journal, American Chemical Society

  • Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty in the South Asia and the Pacific region by Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

  • 2017-Institute Research & Development Award - Early Career, IIT Madras

  • 2014-Young Faculty Recognition Award, IIT Madras

         Administrative And Institute Service

         08/2010 - till date    Founder and faculty-in-charge of the Laboratory, Gas Hydrate and Flow Assurance Laboratory

         07/2014 - till date    Member, Board of Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research (ICSR), IIT, Madras

         07/2014 - till date     Member, Board of Academic Courses (BAC), IIT Madras

         12/2013 - till date     Officer (Elected), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Chennai Section

         10/2013 - till date     Member, Institute Research Safety Committee, IIT Madras.

         03/2013 - till date      Member, Outreach Committee, IIT Madras.

         08/2010 - till date      Lead Institute Representative (Lead IR) for GATE and JEE national examinations across south India.

         07/2012 - till date      Faculty Advisor for various batches of M. Tech. (OE); B. Tech. (OE) IIT Madras.

   Membership

  • Member, National Academy of Sciences India.

  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers

  • Member, American Chemical Society

  • Member and Director (Chennai Region), Society of Petroleum Engineers (2010 – till date)

  • Life member, Indian Thermodynamics Society