About the Laboratory

The Green Energy laboratory at NIT Calicut caters primarily to the need of measurement of properties of fuels, lubricants and other materials used in the Energy industry, with special focus on eco-friendly materials such as biofuels. The lab was setup in 2013-16 with Rs. 3,819,595/- funding. The facilities are mainly used for research and consultancy purposes.

Our Clients

  • Dept of Chemistry, St. Joseph college Devagiri, Kozhikode
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidya Peetham, Kollam
  • University of Madras, Guindy
  • Govt. Engg. College Thrissur
  • MGM College of Engg. and Technology, Pampakuda
  • Govt. Engg. College Palakkad
  • Koneru Lakhmaiah Education Foundation, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
  • Calicut University Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • AWH Engineering College, Kuttikkattoor, Kozhikode
  • NSS College of Engg. Palakkad
  • Mahendra College of Engineering, Salem


  • Soxhlet apparatus
  • Vortex mixer
  • Vertical autoclave
  • Centrifuges
  • Lux meter
  • Hot air oven
  • Petroleum distillation apparatus
  • Aniline point apparatus
  • Portable density meter
  • Dissolved oxygen meter
  • Cannon fenske viscometer
  • Cloud and pour point apparatus
  • Pensky marten flash point apparatus
  • Combustion analyzer kit
  • Tubular photobioreactor
  • Dual range semi micro weighing balance
  • Hot plate with magnetic stirrer
  • PH Meter
  • Single column distillation apparatus
  • Copper strip corrosion test apparatus
  • High pressure reactor vessel for biodiesel transesterification
  • Bubble column photobioreactor
  • Variable dc supply circuit
  • Carbon residue apparatus

Funded Projects

Funding for the Energy Lab: KSCSTE (Rs. 10,96,905/-)
Production of biodiesel from Chlorella pyrenoidosa (microalgae), Salvinia molesta (fresh water weed) and investigation on its use in single cylinder diesel engine.
KSCSTE Sanction Order No. & date: 1237/2015/KSCSTE dated 31.03.2015

PhD Scholars

  • Mubarak M
  • Rajesh Kana S

PG Students

  • S. Mithun
  • S. Sreejith
  • A. C. Pradosh
  • Priyank Gupta
  • K. Varun Sankar
  • Sundar R. Nath
  • P. Prashanth


Person 1

Dr. A. Shaija

Mechanical Engineering Department, NIT Calicut
Contact no.: 9495892717
Email: shaija@nitc.ac.in

Person 2

Dr. Saleel Ismail

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department, NIT Calicut
Contact no.: 9884691904
Email: saleel@nitc.ac.in

Person 3

Mr. A. Abhilash

Technical Staff
Mechanical Engineering Department, NIT Calicut
Contact no.: 9037283029
Email: aabhilash@nitc.ac.in

Major Equipment

Pic 02

Gas Chromatograph with Flame-ionization detection (FID)

Make and Model: SAKS GC HR 1500

It is used to separate and detect the components of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME) present in biodiesel. FID is used to detect the amount of carbon in a sample of FAME.

Pic 02

Moisture Content Analyzer for Liquid Samples

Make and model: Metrohm AG , 870 KF Titrino Plus

KF titration is used for volumetric water content determination. Water contents from a few ppm to 100% can be determined in solid, liquid and gaseous samples.

Pic 02

Cold Filter Plugging Point Apparatus

Make and Model: EIE Instruments Pvt. Ltd , EIE-PTLT-124

It is used to determine the low temperature flow characteristics of automotive diesel fuels and gas oils, including samples with flow improving additives .