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Dr Desavath Viswanatha Naik

Principal Scientist

Research Interest

  • Process engineering
  • Process development for the conversion of cresols dimer to phenolic monomers
  • Process and catalyst development for the maximization of olefins from crude oil
  • Evaluation of fresh FCC catalysts
  • Co-processing of renewable feeds with petroleum fractions over FCC unit
  • Co-processing of plastic pyrolysis oil with petroleum fractions over FCC unit

Work Experience

Awards and Honours

  • Best paper award for the paper entitled “A perspective of fast pyrolysis oil processing in refinery FCC unit”
    4th International Conference on Sustainable Development, SUSCON-2015 IIM, Shillong, India, March 11-13, 2015


  • Fluid catalytic cracking of p-Cresol dimer into ohenolic monomers method thereof
    Naik, D.V.; Maity, S.K.; Rana, B.S.; Kanaujia, P.K.; Rana, A.; Tripathi,D.; (US20230202953A1, 2023)

Selected Publications

  • High surface area eucalyptus wood biochar for the removal of phenol from petroleum refinery wastewater
    Singh, R.; Naik, D.V.; Dutta,R.K..; Kanaujia, P.K.;
    Environmental Challenges, 5, 100353, 2021
  • Biochars for the removal of naphthenic acid from water: A perspective approach towards remediation of petroleum refinery wastewater Singh, R.; Naik, D.V.; Dutta, R.K..; Kanaujia, P.K.;
    Journal of Cleaner Production, 266, 1, 121986, 2020
  • Determination of the aging profile of pyrolysis oil derived from Apricot seed cake through solvent extraction and GC-MS analysis Naik, D.V.; Kumar, R.; Tripathi, D.; Kanaujia, P.K.,
    Energy Fuels, 12297-12304, 2017
  • Co-pyrolysis of Jatropha curcas seed cake and bituminous coal: Product pattern analysis Naik, D.V.; Kumar, R.; Tripathi, D.; Singh, R.; Kanaujia, P.K.,
    Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 121, 360-368, 2016
  • Catalytic cracking of jatropha-derived fast pyrolysis oil with VGO and their NMR characterization Naik, D.V.; Kumar, V.; Prasad, B.; Behera, B.; Poddar, M.K.; Bal, R.; Khatri, O.P.; Adhikari, D.K.; Garg, M.O.
    RSC Adv. 5, 398-409, 2015
  • Catalytic cracking of pyrolysis oil oxygenates (aliphatic and aromatic) with vacuum gas oil and their characterization Naik, D.V.; Kumar, V.; Prasad, B.; Behera, B.; Atheya, N.; Adhikari, D. K.; Nigam, K.D.P.; Garg, M. O.,
    Chem. Eng. Res. Des., 92, 1579-1590, 2014
  • Effective catalytic conversion of cellulose into high yields of methyl glucosides over sulfonated carbon based catalyst Dora, S.; Bhaskar, T.; Singh, R.; Naik, D.V.; Adhikari, D.K.,
    Bioresource Technology, 120, 318-321, 2012
  • Blending optimization of Hempel distilled bio-oil with commercial diesel Majhi, A.; Sharma, Y.K.; Naik, D.V.,
    Fuel, 96, 264-269, 2012
  • Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels; In : Biofuels: Alternative Feedstocks and Conversion Processes; Chapter 3; Ashok Pandey, Christian Larroche, Steven C. Ricke, Claude-Gilles Dussap and Edgard Gnansounou (eds) Bhaskar, T.; Bhavya, B.; Singh, R.; Naik, D.V.; Kumar, A.; Goyal, H.B.,
    Elsevier-Academic Press, UK, pp 51-77 (ISBN: 978-0-12-385099-7), 2011

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