Dr.B.Karunanithi, born on 10.02.1957 at Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu is working as a Professor of chemical engineering at SRM University situated at Kattankulathur -603 203. He got B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.d Degree from Alagappa Chettiar College of Technology, Chennai 600025.He Received B.Tech from Madras University,M.Tech from Peraringnar Anna University and Ph.D from Anna University.
He has got around 13 years of Industrial and approximately 14 years of Academic experience. Apart from regular teaching work he has guided many project work both in Undergraduate and post graduate level.
He is one of the stakeholder for the project activity Green House Gas emission reduction by replacing the original Raw material in the production of polyurathene foam at Metechno India (P) Ltd.
In all Industries he implemented different techniques to reduce the production cost, improving the quality of the product, conducting training classes to the employees to improve their skills thereby helping the nation to grow in the positive direction and proving as a Best Citizen of India.
He has guided more than 25 undergraduate and 15 M.Tech projects and received the grant of Rs 10 lakh from AICTE for the project cocoabutter equivalent. He has also involved in the Indo US project, Interdisciplinary projects, Area of interest is Bio fuels, Fats and oils, Mass transfer and thermodynamics.
He has worked in different industries such as oil industry, chlor alkali industry, food industry in different parts of India in different position like Junior engineer, R&D incharge, senior executive etc.
He got hands on experience in Preparatory, Extraction and Deoiled bran section. and involved in research and development in the field of fats and oils. Worked in different plant like flour mill, biscuit plant, Wafer plant, Pasta plant, dry mix plant, oil refining plant etc.
Prepared project report to produce 2.5 tonnes per day of calcium chloride from waste hydrochloric acid and implemented the project. Developed a process to produce Analar Grade Hydrochloric acid from low grade hydrochloric acid.
Errection and commissioning of dry mix plant was done successfully. Replaced steam boiler with hot water generator and effected remarkable savings in fuel consumption. Successfully purchased ,erected and commissioned the nichrome form fill packing machine for consumer packs.
Well versed in handling boilers, Extractors, distillator, driers, Toasters, Generators and compressors. Thorough experience in operating Extruder, press, driers , Hands on experience in operation and maintenance of food processing plant machinery. Broad experience in research and development and quality assurance departments. Well
versed in manpower handling.
Experience in Industrial consultancy and Research &Development activities in Appropriate Technology.