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Siddharth Chatterjee

Siddharth G. Chatterjee
Associate Professor

406 Walters Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6501

Email: schatterjee@esf.edu

Research Interests

  • Air and Water Pollution Control (water recycle in paperboard mills, submerged packed bed bioreactor for wastewater treatment)
  • Separation Processes (gas absorption, membrane filtration, adsorption, distillation)
  • Alternative Energy (biodiesel from crude tall oil, evaporative cooling)
  • Modeling, Simulation and Design
  • Transport Phenomena (moisture sorption and diffusion in paper, approximations for describing heat and mass transfer)
  • Reaction Engineering (autohydrolysis of wood)

Courses

  • Air Pollution Engineering (GNE 461/661)
  • Engineering Design (PSE 481)
  • Engineering Design Economics (PSE 480)
  • Differential Equations for Engineers and Scientists (APM 485)
  • Partial Differential Equations for Engineers and Scientists (APM 585)
  • Mill Experience (PSE 304)
  • Co-op Experience (PSE 305)
  • Summer Internship in Bioprocess Engineering (BPE 304)
  • Co-op Experience in Bioprocess Engineering (BPE 305)
  • Bioprocess Engineering Design (BPE 481)

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • B.Tech. (Hons.), Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Paper Science and Engineering, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, NY (2001− present) 
  • Assistant Professor, Paper Science and Engineering, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, NY (1994 – 2001)
  • Adjunct Professor, Chemical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA (1993 – 1994)
  • Senior Project Engineer, Koch Engineering Company, Wilmington, MA (1989 – 1993)

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer of papers for Desalination and Water Treatment, Separations Technology, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Wood Science and Technology, Environmental Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Separation and Purification Technology, Environmental Progress, International Journal of Environmental and Waste Management, Journal of Environmental Protection Science, Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology, Drying Technology, International Journal of Green Energy, Indian Chemical Engineer, Chemical Engineering Communications, Chemical Engineering Science,  a proposal for Maine Technical Institute and a book (Software Architectures and Tools for Computer Aided Process Engineering) for Elsevier.
  • Member of IIChE (Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers) and MAA (Mathematical Association of America)
  • American Chemical Society Publications, Certificate of Appreciation - 2011
  • IIChE Awards
    • Chemical Weekly Award for the Best Paper published in the “Indian Chemical Engineer” in its issues for 2008 - 2009
    • IIChE NRC Award Best Paper in "Indian Chemical Engineer" 2008 - 2009
  • Tappi Empire State Section, Certificate of Appreciation - 2002

Patent

  • “Process for Making Biodiesel from Crude Tall Oil,” Chatterjee, S. G., Omori, S., Marda, S., Shastri, S., US Patent No.: 7,695,532 B2, April 13, 2010.

Sample Publications

  • Skrip, S., Das, G. K., Chatterjee, S. G., "Analytical Expressions for the Adsorbate Breakthrough Curve from a Fixed Bed of Adsorbent with First-Order and Second-Order Kinetic Models," Indian Chemcial Engineer, accepted for publication (2013).
  • Hasan, A., Peluso, C. R., Hull, T. S., Fieschko, J.., Chatterjee, S. G., “A Surface-Renewal Model of Cross-Flow Microfiltration,” Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 30(1), 167 - 186 (2013).
  • Chatterjee, S. G., “The Nature of Scientific Theory,” Current Science, 102 (3), 386-388 (2012).
  • Chatterjee, S. G., “On the Use of the Surface-Renewal Concept to Describe Cross-Flow Ultrafiltration,” Indian Chemical Engineer, 52 (3), 179-193 (2010).
  • Chatterjee, S. G., “A Theoretical Analysis of Dissolved-Gas Transfer to the Bulk Liquid in Gas Absorption with a First-Order Reaction,” Indian Chemical Engineer, 51(3), 177-193 (2009).
  • Mittal, A., Chatterjee, S. G., Scott, G. M., and T. E. Amidon, Modeling Xylan Solubilization During Autohydrolysis of Sugar Maple and Aspen Wood Chips: Reaction Kinetics and Mass Transfer,” Chemical Engineering Science, 64, 3031-3041 (2009).
  • Mittal, A., Chatterjee, S. G., Scott, G. M., and T. E.  Amidon, “Modeling Xylan Solubilization During Autohydrolysis of Sugar Maple Wood Meal: Reaction Kinetics,” Holzforschung, 63, 307-314 (2009).
  • Chatterjee, S. G. and E. R., Altwicker, “Film-Penetration Model for Nonisothermal Physical Gas Absorption,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 47, 7368-7374 (2008).
  • Chatterjee, S. G., “A Simple Description of Transient Moisture Diffusion in Paper,” Indian Chemical Engineer, 50(1), 34-46 (2008).
  • Mittal, A., Kataria, T., Das, G. K. and S. G. Chatterjee, “Evaporative Cooling of Water in a Small Vessel under Varying Ambient Humidity,” International Journal of Green Energy, 3, 347-368 (2006).
  • Mittal, A., Iribarne, J., Rajan, K. G. and S. G. Chatterjee, “Buildup of Dissolved Solids in a Paperboard Mill with Water Closure,” Progress in Paper Recycling, 15(3), 19-32 (2006). 
  • Chatterjee, S. G., Review of “Software Architectures and Tools for Computer Aided Process Engineering”, Separation and Purification Technology, 35, 169-173 (2004).
  • Gupta, H. and S. G. Chatterjee, “Parallel Diffusion of Moisture in Paper. Part 2: Transient Conditions,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 42(25), 6593-6600 (2003).
  • Gupta, H. and S. G. Chatterjee, “Parallel Diffusion of Moisture in Paper. Part 1:  Steady-State Conditions,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 42(25), 6582-6592 (2003).
  • Chatterjee, S. G., “Comparison of Domain and Similarity Models for Characterizing Moisture Sorption Equilibria of Paper,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 40(1), 188-194 (2001).
  • Radhakrishnan, H., Chatterjee, S. G. and B. V. Ramarao, “Steady-State Moisture Transport in a Bleached Kraft Paperboard Stack,” Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, 26(4), 140-144 (2000).
  • Bandyopadhyay, A., Radhakrishnan, H., Ramarao, B. V. and S. G. Chatterjee, “Moisture Sorption Response of Paper Subjected to Ramp Humidity Changes: Modeling and Experiments,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 39(1), 244-244 (2000).

Symposia

  • Chatterjee, S. G., "Two Contrasting Paradigms of Science: Cartesian Mechanism and Undivided Wholeness," Fourth International Conference on Science in Society, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 15-17 November 2012.
  • Marda, S., Omori, S., Shastri, S., Chatterjee, S. G., “Production of Biodiesel from Crude Tall Oil (CTO),” Techstorm, Binghampton University, Binghampton, New York, 18 April 2012.
  • Chatterjee, S. G., “On the Use of the Surface-Renewal Model to Describe Cross-flow Ultrafiltration,” American Filtration & Separations Society 2009 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis St. Paul, Minnesota, 6 May 2009.
  • Skrip, S., Das, G. K. and S. G. Chatterjee, “Use of Kinetic Models for Correlating Adsorbate Breakthrough in a Fixed Bed of Adsorbent,” CHEMCON 2007, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India, 27-30 December 2007.
  • Gupta, H. and S. G. Chatterjee, “Facets of Moisture Diffusion in Paper Under Steady-State Conditions,” Proc. Progress in Paper Physics Seminar, p. 254-258, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry & Empire State Paper Research Institute, Skaneateles Falls, New York, September 8-13, 2002.
  • Ramarao, B.V. and S.G. Chatterjee, “Moisture Sorption by Paper Materials Under Varying Humidity Conditions,” Trans. 11th Fund. Res. Symp., Vol. 2, 703-749 Cambridge, U.K., September, 1997.
  • Chatterjee, S. G. and B. V. Ramarao, “Hysteresis in Water Vapor Sorption Equilibria of Bleached Kraft Paper Board,” Proc. 3rd International Symposium on “Moisture and Creep Effects on Paper, Board and Containers”, ed. I. R. Chalmers, 121-134, PAPRO, Rotorua, New Zealand, Feb. 20-21, 1997.
  • Ramarao, B. V., Chatterjee, S. G. and A. R. K. Eusufzai, “Moisture Transport and Sorption by Paper Under Cyclic Variations in Humidity,” Proc. ASME-AMD/MD, Conference: Mechanics of Cellulose Materials Symposium, ed. R. Perkins, ASME AMD-Vol.209/MD-Vol. 60, 195-214, Los Angeles, CA, 1995.
  • McNulty, K. J. and S. G. Chatterjee, “Simulation of Atmospheric Crude Towers Including Packed Bed Pump-Around Zones Using a Rate-Based Simulator,” I ChemE Symposium Series No. 128, Distillation and Absorption `92, Paper 34, A329-A344, Birmingham, U.K., September 9, 1992 (see also Trans. I ChemE, 70, Part A, September 1992).

Book

When Worlds Unite - East meets West by S. Chatterjee and M. Wyles, SONTA, Kolkata, India, 2012.


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