Perumal Kumar

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Associate Prof. Dr. Perumal Kumar

PhD. M.Tech, B.Tech
Associate Dean R&D
Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering

Contact Details

Telephone: +60 85 443939 extn: 2413
Location: Skylark 3 Room 420
Email: p.kumar@curtin.edu.my

Background

Dr.Kumar joined Curtin University of Technology, Sarawak in January 2009. He obtained his Ph.d in chemical engineering from the prestigious University Institute of Chemical Technology (UICT, formerly UDCT) in Mumbai, India. He worked under Prof.J.B.Joshi (Former Director, UICT) and studied the flow pattern developed by different impeller designs in mixed flow reactors. Over the years, he has been working in the area of mixing in stirred vessels, static mixing, process intensification and circulating fluidization. He has supervised six postgraduate students and twenty bachelors’ students and currently co – supervising two doctoral students.

Academic History

  • Graduate Cerificate in Tertiary Teaching (GCTT), Curtin University, 2012
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, Canada in a research Project funded by the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (PAPRICAN). Sep. 1998 – Sep. 2000.
  • Ph.D. (Chemical Eng.), UICT, Mumbai, India, 1992 – 1997
  • M.Tech (Chemical Eng.), NIT, Trichy, India. 1989 – 1991
  • B.Tech (Chemical Eng.), CIT, Coimbatore, India. 1985 – 1989.
  • Computer Science Certificate (Software), Carleton University, School of Computer Science, Ottawa, Canada. Apr 2001 – Aug 2001.

Research Interests

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluids and Thermal Engineering
  • Engineering Education Research

Publications

Refereed Journals

  1. Spatial analysis of the wake behind a flexible cantilever vortex generator, Chan Hiang Bin, Sharul Sham Bin Dol, Wee Siaw Khur and Perumal Kumar, Submitted to the Journal of Fluids Engineering, 2017
  2. Analysis of solar water heater with parabolic dish concentrator and conical absorber, G Rajamohan, P Kumar, M Anwar and T Mohanraj, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 206, conference 1 , 2017
  3. The flow dynamics behind a flexible finite cylinder as a flexible agitator, T H Yong, H B Chan, S S Dol, S K Wee and P Kumar , IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 206, conference 1 , 2017
  4. Development of adaptive soft sensor using locally weighted kernel partial least square model, Wan Sieng Yeo, Agus Saptoro, Perumal Kumar, Accepted in Chemical Product and Process Modeling, 2017
  5. Comparison of turbulence models for single sphere simulation study under supercritical fluid condition, Jameson Malang, PKumar and Agus Saptoro, Accepted in Chemical Product and Process Modeling, 2017
  6. Numerical studies on the laminar thermal-hydraulic efficiency of water-based Al2O3 nanofluid in circular and non-circular ducts, A Tiong, PKumar and Agus Saptoro, Accepted in Chemical Product and Process Modeling, 2017
  7. Combined effect of mixed convection and surface radiation heat transfer for thermally developing flow in vertical channels, Rajamohan Ganesan, Ramesh Narayanaswamy, Kumar Perumal, Heat Transfer Engineering, 2017 (ISI Indexed)
  8. The numerical Investigation on the effects of aspect ratio and cross-sectional shape on the wake structure behind a cantilever, Hiang Bin Chan, Tshun Howe Yong, Perumal Kumar, Siaw Khur Wee and Sharul Sham Dol, ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (16), 9922 – 9932, 2016 (Scopus Indexed)
  9. Thermal and physical properties of (Choline chloride + urea + L-arginine) deep eutectic solvents, Fareeda Chemat, Hirra Anjum, Azmi Md Shariff, Perumal Kumar, Thanabalan Murugesan, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 218, 301 – 308, 2016 (ISI indexed)
  10. CFD modeling for the estimation of Pressure loss coefficient of pipe fittings: An Undergraduate Project, Perumal Kumar, Rajamohan Ganesan, Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 24 (2), 180 – 185, 2016 (ISI Indexed)
  11. Solid holdup and circulation rate in a liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed with viscous liquid medium, Nirmala Gnanasundaram, Muruganandam Loganathan, Kumar Perumal, Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 32 (4), 849 -856, 2015 (ISI indexed)
  12. Mixed Convection and Radiation Heat Transfer in a Horizontal Duct with Variable Wall Temperature, Rajamohan Ganesan, Ramesh Narayanaswamy, Kumar Perumal, Heat Transfer Engineering, 36 (4), 335-345, 2015 (ISI Indexed)
  13. Experimental study on mixed convection heat transfer in a square duct with varying inclination angles, G.Rajamohan, R.Narayaswamy and P.Kumar, Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology 23 (1), 141 – 151, 2015 (Scopus Indexed)
  14. Reviews on Drag Reducing Polymers, Ngieng Tze Angnes Tiong,  Perumal Kumar,  Agus Saptoro, Korean Journal Of Chemical Engineering,  32(8), 1455 – 1476, 2015 (ISI indexed)
  15. Computational Fluid Dynamics based Hydrodynamics Studies in Packed Bed Columns: Current Status and Future Directions, Jameson Malang, Perumal Kumar and Agus Saptoro, J of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 13 (3), 289–303, 2015. (ISI indexed)
  16. Solid holdup in liquid solid circulating fluidized bed with viscous liquid medium, Nirmala Gnanasundaram, Muruganandam Loganathan, Kumar Perumal, Alexandria Eng., J, 53, 959 – 968, 2014 (Scopus Indexed)
  17. Viscosity effects on solid circulation rate in a liquid solid circulating fluidized bed, Nirmala Gnanasundaram, Muruganandam Loganathan, Kumar Perumal, J.Applied Sci. 14 (10), 1037 – 1042, 2014 (ISI Indexed)
  18. CFD study of the effect of Venturi convergent and divergent angles on low pressure wet gas metering, Perumal Kumar and Sim Mei San,  Applied Sci. 14 (22), 3036 – 3045,  2014 (ISI Indexed)
  19. A CFD study of the effect of Venturi geometry on high pressure wet gas metering, Kumar Perumal and Jagannathan Krishnan, Int.J Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 6 (5), 549 – 566, 2013 (ISI)
  20. A CFD study of turbulent Convective Heat Transfer Enhancement in Circular Pipe flow, P. Kumar and R. Ganesan, Int. J. Civil and Environ. Eng., 6, 385 (2012).
  21. Wet gas measurement with Slotted Orifice Meter – Effect of Geometry of Slots and Pressure, P.Kumar, Chai Boon Foo and Michael Wong Ming Bing, Chemical Product and Process Modeling: Vol. 6: Iss. 1, Article 35, 2011
  22. Biodiesel from pungam seed oil and its effects on engine performance with a computerized engine test rig, T.Mohan Raj, K.Murugu Mohan Kumar and Perumal Kumar, Pertanika J.Sci & Tech, 19 (1), 117-127, 2011
  23. A CFD study of low pressure wet gas metering using slotted orifice meters, P.Kumar and Michael Wong Ming Bing, Journal of Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 22, 33-42, 2011
  24. CFD modelling and mixing in stirred tanks, A.K.Sahu, P.Kumar, A.W.Patwardhan and J.B.Joshi, Eng.Sci, 54, 2285-2293, 1999.
  25. Simulation of flow in stirred vessel with axial flow impeller: Zonal modelling and optimisation of parameters, A.K.Sahu, P.Kumar and J.B.Joshi, Eng.Chem.Res, 37, 2116-2130, 1998.
  26. LDA measurements and CFD Simulations of flow generated by impellers in mechanically agitated reactors, J.B.Joshi, A.K.Sahu and P.Kumar, Sadhana, Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, 23 (Parts 5 & 6), 505-539, 1998.
  27. LDA measurements of flow generated by multiple pitched blade turbine impellers, V.P.Mishra, P.Kumar and J.B.Joshi, ICheme symposium series no: 136, 465, 1993.
  28. Flow generated by a disc turbine: Effect of addition of a drag reducing polymer, V.P.Mishra, P.Kumar and J.B.Joshi, Chemical Engg J., 71, 11-21, 1998.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Analysis of solar water heater with parabolic dish concentrator and conical absorber, G Rajamohan, P Kumar, M Anwar and T Mohanraj, presented in the SOMChE 2016 held at Miri, Malaysia
  2. The flow dynamics behind a flexible finite cylinder as a flexible agitator, T H Yong, H B Chan, S S Dol, S K Wee and P Kumar, presented in the SOMChE 2016 held at Miri, Malaysia
  3. Development of adaptive soft sensor using locally weighted kernel partial least square model, Wan Sieng Yeo, Agus Saptoro, Perumal Kumar, presented in the SOMChE 2016 held at Miri, Malaysia
  4. Comparison of turbulence models for single sphere simulation study under supercritical fluid condition, Jameson Malang, PKumar and Agus Saptoro, presented in the SOMChE 2016 held at Miri, Malaysia
  5. Numerical studies on the laminar thermal-hydraulic efficiency of water-based Al2O3 nanofluid in circular and non-circular ducts, A Tiong, PKumar and Agus Saptoro, presented in the SOMChE 2016 held at Miri, Malaysia
  6. Viscosity effects on solid circulation rate in a liquid solid circulating fluidized bed, Nirmala Gnanasundaram, Muruganandam Loganathan, Kumar Perumal, presented in the IOGSE 2013 held at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  7. CFD study on the effect of venturi convergent and divergent angles on low pressure wet gas metering, Perumal Kumar and Sim Mei San, presented in the IOGSE 2013 held at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  8. Combining Laboratory Experiment with Numerical Simulation in the teaching of undergraduate Computational Fluid Dynamics: a case study, Perumal Kumar, 2nd International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, 2013 (Accepted)
  9. Use of weekly quiz a Formative Assessment in two Chemical Engineering Courses, Perumal Kumar and Lau Shiew Wei, 2nd International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, 2013
  10. Removal of Acid Violet Dye Using Mangosteen Peel, Jagannathan Krishnan and Perumal Kumar, presented in 7th CUTSE Conference 2012, held at Curtin University, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
  11. Mixing Studies in Multi-Functional Heat Exchangers – Reactors, Perumal Kumar, Sylvia Chai Siaw Ting and Jagannathan Krishnan, presented in 7th CUTSE Conference 2012, held at Curtin University, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
  12. Optimization studies on SMX static mixer, poster presentation in CHEMCON 2011 held during Dec 27 – 29, 2011 in Bangalore, India
  13. On the Complementary role of CFD Simulations in Chemical Engineering Curriculum, Kumar, Agus Saptoro and Ujjal Kumar Ghosh, Enhancing Learning: Teaching and Learning Conference Nov 25-26, 2011, held in Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia
  14. Study on mixed convection heat transfer for hydrodynamically developed and thermally developing flow in horizontal ducts with radiation effects, G.Rajamohan, N.Ramesh and P.Kumar, 21st National & 10th ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, December 27-30, 2011, IIT Madras, India
  15. Study on mixed convection heat transfer in vertical ducts with radiation effects, G.Rajamohan, N.Ramesh and P.Kumar, International Conference on Fluids and Thermal Engineering, 2011 (ICFTE 2011), Singapore, September 28-30, 2011
  16. A CFD study of heat transfer enhancement in pipe flow with AL2O3 nanofluid, P.Kumar, International Conference on Fluids and Thermal Engineering, 2011 (ICFTE 2011), Singapore, September 28-30, 2011
  17. An Experimental Study on Mixed Convection Heat Transfer for Thermally Developing Flow in Horizontal Ducts with Radiation Effects, Rajamohan Ganesan, Ramesh Narayanaswamy, Alexander Gorin and Kumar Perumal, ASME/JSME 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA from March 13-17, 2011.
  18. Computational Fluid Dynamics of Mixing in Aerated Bioreactors, L.W.T.Emily, P.Kumar and Y.Samyudia, presented in ICBEC 2010, held in Hong Kong, China
  19. A CFD Study of The Effect of Venturi Geometry on Wet Gas Metering, P.Kumar, presented in CHEMECA 2010 held in Adelaide, Australia
  20. Heat Transfer Intensification in the Laminar Regime with Modified designs of Twisted tape Inserts – A CFD study P.Kumar and Rajamohan Ganesan, presented in CUTSE 09, held at Curtin University, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
  21. CFD modeling of Cross flow membrane filtration – Integration of Filtration Model and Fluid Transport Model E.H.Khor, P.Kumar and Y. Samyudia, presented in CUTSE 09 held at Curtin University, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
  22. CFD approach for nonideally mixed Bioreactor modelling, L.W.T.Emily, Kumar and Y.Samyudia, presented in CUTSE 09, held at Curtin University, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
  23. Analysis of Thermal energy extraction from solar flat plate collector, Rajamohan Ganesan and P.Kumar, presented in CUTSE 09, held at Curtin University, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
  24. Hydrodynamic studies of gas–liquid flow in a Kenics static mixer using CFD, Rajarshi Chakraborti, Priodarshi Chaudhury, Ronack Somani, G.S.Nirmala and P.Kumar, presented in CHEMCON – 2008 held in Chandigarh, India
  25. CFD analysis of heat transfer to laminar non-Newtonian pipe flow with and without twisted tape inserts, Vinod, B., Sathya, T., and Kumar.P presented in the Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, CHEMCON-2007 held in Kolkata, India
  26. CFD modeling of hydrodynamics in a liquid solid circulating fluidized bed, Perarasu, V.T. and Kumar, P. 734 – 740, Proceedings of the 8th International conference on circulating fluidized beds held from May 10 – 13, 2005 in China
  27. Slurry Make-down in a Coaxial Mixer, Tanguy, P. and Kumar.P Mixing XVIII, North American Mixing Forum (2001) held at Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania, USA.
  28. CFD modelling and mixing in stirred tanks, A.K.Sahu, P.Kumar, A.W.Patwardhan and J.B.Joshi, ISCRE 15 (1998), held at Newport Beach, CA, USA.
  29. Computational fluid dynamics and Design, J.B.Joshi, R.B.Desai, A.K.Sahu, P.Kumar, D.V.Phanikumar, A.W.Patwardhan, S.S.Thakre, Ch.V.Prasad and V.Raju, International conference on mixing and crystallisation held in Malaysia, 1998.
  30. LDA measurements and CFD simulations of flow generated by impellers in mechanically agitated reactors, A.K.Sahu, P.Kumar and J.B.Joshi, Proceedings of the 7th Asian congress of fluid mechanics (1997), IIT Madras, India.
  31. Reynolds Stress Measurements in Stirred Reactors, P.Kumar, A.K.Sahu and J.B.Joshi, Proceedings of the International conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering (ICAChE-96), IIT Madras, India.
  32. LDA measurements of flow generated by multiple pitched blade turbine, V.P.Mishra, P.Kumar and J.B.Joshi, Proceedings of the 8th European conference on mixing, Cambridge (UK), 465-472, 1993

Research Resource Funding

COMPETITIVE RESEARCH GRANTS

Position

Project Title

Total Amount

No of years

Funding Source

Chief

Investigator

Rheological and Forced convective heat transfer characteristics of some metal oxide nanofluids

RM 10000

2010 – 2011

Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia (CSRF)

Chief Investigator

Effect of Viscoelasticity on the Heat transfer Performance of Al2O3-Water nanofluid

RM 53000

Ministry of Education (MoE), Malaysia (ERGS)

Co Investigator

Improved method for Green house gas capture using solvent systems

RM 20000

2010 – 2012

Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia

Co Investigator

Enhancing undergraduate transport phenomena teaching and learning through combined inductive and deductive approaches

RM 2000

2011 – 2012

Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia, CSTIP

Co Investigator

CFD Advanced Lecture Series

RM 2000

2012-2013

Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia, CSTIP

Chief Investigator

Action research in CHE 477 CFD

RM 2000

2013-2014

Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia, CSTIP

Chief Investigator

Studies on the effect of

viscoelasticity on the heat transfer performance of Al2O3 – water nanofluid in circular and noncircular ducts

RM 10000

2013-2014

Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia (CSCR)

Co-Investigator

The analysis of elastic agitator effects to improve energy efficiency in turbulent flow mixing process

RM 69,800

2013 – 2015

 

Ministry of Education (MoE), Malaysia, (FRGS)

Co Investigator

Impact of hydrogen donor in Deep Eutectic solvent on the partitioning efficiency of Aromatics from Hydrocarbons

RM 64500

2014 – 2016

Ministry of Education (MoE), Malaysia, (FRGS)

Professional Associations

  • Application for CEng, MIChemE submitted to IChemE, UK
  • Member Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer (ISHMT)
  • Associate member, Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE, UK)
  • Member Institution of Chemical Engineers, INDIA
  • Member, HERDSA (Australia)
  • Member, IET (UK)
  • Member, Indian Society for Technical Education

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