Rupsha Bhattacharyya

A chemical and energy engineer working in the field of nuclear co-generation and green hydrogen production

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Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
India / Mumbai

Ms Rupsha Bhattacharyya joined BARC in 2011. Her work encompasses multiple areas such as techno-economics of hydrogen energy system, nuclear cogeneration projects and heavy water upgrading technology for research and power reactors. Her key contributions so far have been as follows:

1. Solid state hydrogen storage system design, demonstration, modeling, simulation and performance analysis using uranium, lanthanum-nickel and titanium based alloys

2. Feasibility studies and economic assessment of nuclear and renewable energy assisted hydrogen production via water electrolysis, its purification, storage and distribution

3. Techno-commercial analysis of integrated desalination-electrolytic hydrogen plants for nuclear cogeneration applications in India; Participation in IAEA Technical and Consultancy meetings on Nuclear Cogeneration and Indo-US CNEWG collaborative project on nuclear and renewable assisted hydrogen production

1. IAEA Technical Meeting: “Specific Considerations for the Deployment of Nuclear Cogeneration Projects” (Vienna, July 2019)

2. IAEA Consultancy Meeting: “Assessing the Role of Nuclear Cogeneration Including Desalination within the Context of Climate Change” (Virtual, October 2020)

1. "Net Present Value Based Profitability Analysis of Nuclear Assisted Electrolytic Hydrogen Production Projects", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Emerging Trends in Chemical Engineering, Vol 7(2): 27–36 p., [2020]

2. "Parametric Analysis and Optimization of Nuclear Assisted Electrolytic Hydrogen Production System for On-site Applications", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Sachin Kamath, International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Processing, Vol 6(1), pp. 14-26, [2020]

3. "Study of the energy utilisation characteristics of solid state hydrogen storage and recovery systems", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Processing, Vol 6(1), pp. 51-61, [2020]

4."Rapid screening of autonomous electrical power systems using techno-commercial criteria for deep decarbonization in remote areas", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, International Journal of Renewable Energy and its Commercialization, Vol. 6(1), pp. 41-50., [2020]

5."Quantitative Consequence Analysis of Selected Accident Scenarios at a Refuelling Station for Hydrogen Vehicles", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Sachin Kamath, Sandeep KC, Kalyan Bhanja, International Journal of Renewable Energy and its Commercialization, Vol 5, Issue 2, pp. 59-82, [2019]

6. "Nuclear Cogeneration Projects in India: An Assessment of the Current Scenario and Future Prospects", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Processing, Vol 5, Issue 2, pp. 69-89, [2019]

7. "Concentrating cylindrical-parabolic solar collectors with thermo-electric generators for electricity production – viability assessment in India", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, International Journal of Renewable Energy and its Commercialization, Vol 5, Issue 2, pp. 7-18, [2019]

8."Cost analysis and optimization of a nuclear assisted electrolytic hydrogen production and distribution network", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Processing, Vol 5, Issue 2, pp. 23-43, [2019]

9. "Development of dynamic model for alkaline water electrolyser: Application to disturbance analysis", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Processing, Vol 5, Issue 1, pp. 11-23, [2019]

10."Optimal Power Dispatch in Nuclear Cogeneration Plants for Electricity, Water and Hydrogen Production: A Parametric Study", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Processing, Vol 5, Issue 1, pp. 24-36., [2019]

11. "Thermosiphon reboiler design and analysis for water distillation applications", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Journal of Scientific and Technical Research, Vol 9, Issue 1, pp. 34-42, [2019]

12."Batch distillation studies of some binary systems with liquid phase non-ideality", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Journal of Scientific and Technical Research, Vol 9, Issue 1, pp. 1-10, [2019]

13."Feasibility studies on use of solar thermal energy for electricity production with thermo-electric generators – a case study in India", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, International Journal of Renewable Energy and its Commercialization, Vol 4(2), pp. 48-60, [2018]

14. "Preliminary design assessment of heavy water purification columns through shortcut calculations including hydraulic and mass transfer characteristics", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Journal of Water Pollution & Purification Research, Vol 5, Issue 3, pp. 20-29., [2018]

15. "Analysis of vapour-liquid equilibrium behaviour of cryogenic hydrogen-deuterium mixtures using cubic equation of state based method", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, International Journal of Chemical Separation Technology, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 1-13, [2018]

16."Feasibility Studies on a Distillation Cascade for Production of Ultra-High Purity Trichlorosilane", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Sanjay Mahajani, Rajesh Kumar, International Journal of Chemical Separation Technology, Vol 4, Issue 1, pp. 19-35, [2018]

17. "Fibre reinforced polymers for compressed hydrogen storage vessels: An overview", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Rushal Sharma, International Journal of Composite Materials and Matrices, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp. 18-29., [2018]

18. "Analysis and optimization of exergy losses in a heavy water distillation column", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Processing, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 1-22, [2018]

19."Comparative analysis of low and high pressure water electrolysis using nuclear waste heat for sustainable hydrogen production in India", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Sandeep KC, Sachin Kamath, Krunal Mistry, International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Processing, Vol 4(1), pp. 1-20, [2018]

20."Studies on the Dynamic Behaviour and Hydraulic Characteristics of a Water Distillation Column", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Kalyan Bhanja, Chemical Technology: An Indian Journal (Vol 13, Issue 2, pp. 125), [2018]

21. "Incinerator System for Spent Reverse Osmosis Membrane Management: Conceptual Design and Feasibility Study", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Journal of Scientific and Technical Research, Vol 8, Issue 1, pp.30-39, [2018]

22. "Using nuclear waste heat and renewable energy for hydrogen production by water electrolysis: Preliminary feasibility analysis", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Sandeep KC, Sachin Kamath, Krunal Mistry, Kalyan Bhanja, International Journal of Renewable Energy and its Commercialization, Vol 4(2), pp. 7-31, [2018]

23. "Parametric cost analysis and optimization of a cryogenic adsorption system for helium-hydrogen separation", Dibyendu Bandyopadhyay, Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Sandeep K C, International Journal of Energy Policy and Management, Vol 3, No 1, pp. 29-40, [2018]

24. "Transient thermal characteristics of a hydrogen storage getter bed: Use of a simplified model with enhanced accuracy", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Journal of Scientific and Technical Research, Vol 7, Issue 2, pp. 22-41, [2017]

25. "Hydrogen from alkaline water electrolysis: A case study on process economics of decentralized production in the present Indian scenario", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Sandeep KC, Sachin Kamath, Krunal Mistry, Emerging trends in Chemical Engineering, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp.1-17, [2017]

26."Assessment of a wind energy conversion system for sustainable hydrogen production by alkaline water electrolysis in India: Effect of geographical location and wind turbine type", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, K C Sandeep, Emerging Trends in Chemical Engineering, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 5-22, [2017]

27. "Photovoltaic solar energy conversion for hydrogen production by alkaline water electrolysis: Conceptual design and analysis", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Apurva Misra, KC Sandeep, Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 133, pp. 1-13, [2017]

28. "Theoretical Analysis of Hydriding Reactions of ZrCo and LaNi5 Intermetallic Alloys Using Non-Isothermal Shrinking Core Model", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Vol 21, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 24-33, [2016]

29. "Simulation studies of the characteristics of a cryogenic distillation column for hydrogen isotope separation", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Kalyan Bhanja, Sadhana Mohan, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 41, Issue 9, pp. 5003-5018, [2016]

30. "Optimal exchanger selection and performance analysis for helium-water heat transfer in fusion energy applications", Karishma Anand, Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Sandeep KC, Chemical Technology: An Indian Journal, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp. 73-84, [2016]

31."Design, Safety Assessment and Testing of a Uranium Based Hydrogen Storage Bed", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Dibyendu Bandyopadhyay, Kalyan Bhanja, Sadhana Mohan, Chemical Technology: An Indian Journal, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp. 51-57, [2016]

32. "Analytical Assessment of the Mechanical Design of a Metal Getter Bed for Hydrogen Storage", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Journal of Experimental & Applied Mechanics, Vol. 6, Issue 3, pp. 1-13 , [2015]

33. "Mathematical analysis of reduction of copper oxide pellets by hydrogen using the shrinking core model", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Kalyan Bhanja, Sadhana Mohan, Fusion Engineering and Design, Volume 100, pp. 560-564, [2015]

34. "Mathematical Analysis Of The Hydrogen-Uranium Reaction Using The Shrinking Core Model For Hydrogen Storage Application", Rupsha Bhattacharyya; Dibyendu Bandyopadhyay; Kalyan Bhanja; Sadhana Mohan, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 40, Issue 29, pp. 8917 - 8925, [2015]

35. "Design Calculations and Parametric Analysis of a Membrane Permeator for Hydrogen-Helium Separation", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Emerging Trends in Chemical Engineering,Vol 2, Issue 1, pp. 21-34, [2015]

36. "Solid State Storage of Hydrogen and its Isotopes: An Engineering Overview", Rupsha Bhattacharyya,Sadhana Mohan, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews Volume 41, pp. 872-883, [2015]

37."Heat transfer study of a uranium based getter bed for hydrogen storage", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Kalyan Bhanja, Sadhana Mohan, Chemical Technology: An Indian Journal, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp. 1-17, [2015]

38."Experimental investigation on the kinetics of catalytic recombination of hydrogen with oxygen in air", Sandeep KC, Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Chandrashekhar Warghat, Kalyan Bhanja, Sadhana Mohan, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol 39,Issue 31, pp. 17906-17912, [2014]

39."Interim Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel - An Assessment of Technologies and Challenges", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Vol 4, Issue 2, pp. 1-11, [2014]

40."Inorganic membranes for hydrogen isotope-helium separation in fusion energy research", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Chemical Technology: An Indian Journal, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp. 234-241, [2014]

41."Technological Applications of Superhydrophobic Coatings: Needs and Challenges", Rupsha Bhattacharyya, Novus International Journal of Analytical Innovations, Volume 2, No 4, pp. 1-9, [2013]

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