Gurubalan Annadurai

Gurubalan Annadurai

Assistant Professor

guru.a@iitb.ac.in

Academic Background:

  • PhD (Mechanical Engineering), IIT Madras, India [2014-2019]
  • M.E. (Thermal Engineering), College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, India [2012-2014]

Contact Address:

2nd Floor, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay, Mumbai 400076

(0091 22) - 2576 3976


Research Interest:

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning Systems
  • Energy recovery exchangers
  • Desiccant Humidity Control
  • Heat and Mass Transfer

Courses Offered:

List of Publications:

  1. Alireza Razmavar, Gurubalan Annadurai, Adesola Olufade, Carey J. Simonson, A model for predicting the effect of crystallization fouling on moisture transfer in membrane energy exchangers, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 191 (2022), 122844 (16 pages)
  2. Hadi Ramin, Easwaran N. Krishnan, A. Gurubalan and Carey J. Simonson, A transient numerical model for desiccant-coated fixed-bed regenerators and compensation for transient sensor errors, Science and Technology for the Built Environment 28 (2022), 422-42
  3. Hadi Ramin, Easwaran N. Krishnan, A. Gurubalan and Carey J. Simonson, Transient operation of sensible fixed-bed regenerators, ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications 14(8) (2022), 081016 (7 pages)
  4. A. Gurubalan, M.P. Maiya, Patrick J Geoghegan, Carey J. Simonson, Performance improvement of membrane energy exchanger using ultrasound for HVAC application, ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications 14(5) (2022), 051015 (11 pages)
  5. Easwaran Krishnan, Hadi Ramin, A. Gurubalan, Carey J. Simonson, Experimental methods to determine the performance of desiccant coated fixed-bed regenerators (FBRs), International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 182 (2022), 121909 (20 pages)
  6. Hadi Ramin, Easwaran N. Krishnan, A. Gurubalan and Carey J. Simonson, The effect of transient characteristics on the optimization of fixed-bed regenerators, ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications 14(5) (2022), 051008 (16 pages)
  7. Hadi Ramin, Easwaran N. Krishnan, A. Gurubalan, Wahab O. Alabi and Carey J. Simonson, A transient numerical model for sensible fixed-bed regenerator in HVAC applications, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 177 (2021), 121550 (17 pages)
  8. A. Gurubalan and Carey J. Simonson, A comprehensive review of dehumidifiers and regenerators for liquid desiccant air conditioning system, Energy Conversion and Management 240 (2021), 114234 (34 pages)
  9. Easwaran Krishnan, Hadi Ramin, A. Gurubalan, Carey J. Simonson, Experimental investigation on thermo-hydraulic performance of triangular cross-corrugated flow passages, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 122 (2021), 105160 (9 pages)
  10. Easwaran Krishnan, Hadi Ramin, A. Gurubalan, Wahab O Alabi, Carey J. Simonson, Methodologies for predicting the effectiveness of full-scale fixed-bed regenerators from small-scale test data, ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications 13(5) (2021), 05109 (11 pages)
  11. Hadi Ramin, Easwaran N. Krishnan, A. Gurubalan, Wahab O. Alabi and Carey J. Simonson, Transient sensor errors and their impact on fixed-bed regenerator (FBR) testing standards, Science and Technology for the Built Environment 27 (2021), 656-78
  12. A. Gurubalan, M. P. Maiya and Shaligram Tiwari, Performance characterization of a novel membrane-based liquid desiccant air conditioning system, International Journal of Refrigeration 120 (2020) 445-59
  13. A. Gurubalan, M. P. Maiya and Patrick J Geoghegan, Tri-generation of air conditioning, refrigeration and potable water by a novel absorption refrigeration system equipped with membrane dehumidifier, Applied Thermal Engineering 181 (2020) 115861 (12 pages)
  14. A. Gurubalan, M. P. Maiya and Shaligram Tiwari, Experiments on a novel membrane-based liquid desiccant dehumidifier for hybrid air conditioner, International Journal of Refrigeration 108 (2019) 271-82
  15. A. Gurubalan, M. P. Maiya and Patrick J Geoghegan, A comprehensive review of liquid desiccant air conditioning system, Applied Energy 254 (2019) 113673 (37 pages)
  16. A. Gurubalan, Shaligram Tiwari and M. P. Maiya, Experimental performance comparison of adiabatic and internally cooled membrane dehumidifiers, International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies 13 (2018) 240-9
  17. K. Balaji, S. Iniyan, A. Gurubalan and S.R. Senthilkumar, Thermodynamic analysis of a single effect lithium bromide water absorption system using waste heat in sugar industry, Thermal Science 22 (2018) 507-17
  18. A. Gurubalan, M.P. Maiya and S. Tiwari, Performance characterization of membrane dehumidifier with desiccants in flat-plate arrangement, Energy and Buildings 156 (2017) 151-62

Work Experience:

  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Exchange Research Scholar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Early Stage Researcher, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Spain

Invited Lecture:

  • CO2 and Ventilation in Airborne Virus Pathogenesis and Control, COVID Discussion Forum, Respiratory Research Center, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Ventilation system to reduce the disease transmission in the built environment, Shastri Indo-Canada International Workshop (Virtual) on Advanced Engineering Measures for Controlling the Airborne Disease Transmission in the Built Environment
  • Contemporary Discussion on Thermal Energy Recovery Ventilators for Energy Efficient Ventilation System, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India