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    Dr. Kawnish Kirtania

    Assistant Professor
    Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

    Department of Chemical Engineering
    Research area: thermo-catalytic conversion for energy and biofuels

    kkdwip@che.buet.ac.bd
    kawnish.kirtania@outlook.com

   

Publications

Peer reviewed journals
  1. Akihisa Imai, Flabianus Hardi, Petter Lundqvist, Erik Furusjö, Kawnish Kirtania, Selhan Karagöz, Kubilay Tekin and Kunio Yoshikawa, "Alkali-catalyzed hydrothermal treatment of sawdust for production of a potential feedstock for catalytic gasification", Applied Energy 231 (2018). 594-599
  2. Flabianus Hardi, Akihisa Imai, Sarut Theppitak, Kawnish Kirtania, Erik Furusjö, Kentaro Umeki, and Kunio Yoshikawa, "Gasification of char derived from catalytic hydrothermal liquefaction of pine sawdust under CO2 atmosphere", Energy & Fuels (2018). doi: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b00589
  3. Flabianus Hardi, Erik Furusjö, Kawnish Kirtania, Akihisa Imai, Kentaro Umeki, and Kunio Yoshikawa, "Catalytic hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass with K2CO3 for production of gasification feedstock", Biofuels (2018). doi: 10.1080/17597269.2018.1461521
  4. Youjian Zhu, Philip J. van Eyk, Christoffer Boman, Markus Broström, Kawnish Kirtania, Patrycja Piotrowska, Dan Bostrom, Rocky de Nys, Sankar Bhattacharya, Francesco G. Gentili and Peter J. Ashman, "Preliminary understanding on the ash behavior of algae during co-gasification in an entrained flow reactor", Fuel Processing Technology 175 (2018), 26-34.
  5. Yawer Jafri, Erik Furusjö, Kawnish Kirtania and Rikard Gebart, "A study of black liquor and pyrolysis oil co-gasification in pilot scale", Biomass Conversion & Biorefinery 8(1) (2018), 113-124.
  6. Albert Bach-Oller, Kawnish Kirtania, Erik Furusjö and Kentaro Umeki, "Co-gasification of black liquor and pyrolysis oil at high temperature: Part 1. Fate of alkali elements", Fuel 202 (2017), 46-55.
  7. Albert Bach-Oller, Kawnish Kirtania, Erik Furusjö and Kentaro Umeki, "Co-gasification of black liquor and pyrolysis oil at high temperature: Part 2. Fuel conversion", Fuel 197 (2017), 240-247.
  8. Kazi Bayzid Kabir and Kawnish Kirtania, "An Assessment of Gasification of Lipid-Extracted Algae by Thermodynamic Simulation", Journal of Chemical Engineering 31-1 (2017), 59-63.
  9. Kentaro Umeki, Gustav Häggström, Albert Bach-Oller, Kawnish Kirtania and Erik Furusjö "Reduction of Tar and Soot Formation from Entrained-Flow Gasification of Woody Biomass by Alkali Impregnation", Energy & Fuels 31 (5) (2017), 5104-5110.
  10. Lara Carvalho, Erik Furusjö, Kawnish Kirtania, Elisabeth Wetterlund, Joakim Lundgren, Marie Anheden and Jens Wolf, "Techno-economic assessment of catalytic gasification of biomass powders for methanol production", Bioresource Technology 237 (2017), 167-177.
  11. Jim Andersson, Kentaro Umeki, Erik Furusjö, Kawnish Kirtania and Fredrik Weiland, "Multiscale Reactor Network Simulation of an Entrained Flow Biomass Gasifier: Model Description and Validation", Energy Technology 5 (2017). doi: 10.1002/ente.201600760
  12. Kawnish Kirtania, Joel Axelsson, Leonidas Matsakas, Paul Christakopoulos, Kentaro Umeki and Erik Furusjö, "Kinetic study of catalytic gasification of wood char impregnated with different alkali salts", Energy 118 (2017) 1055-1065.
  13. Kawnish Kirtania, Gustav Häggström, Markus Broström, Kentaro Umeki and Erik Furusjö, "Co-gasification of crude glycerol and black liquor blends - char morphology and gasification kinetics", Energy Technology 5 (8) (2017), 1272-1281.
  14. Yawer Hussain Jafri, Erik Furusjö, Kawnish Kirtania, and Rikard Gebart, "Performance of a pilot-scale entrained-flow black liquor gasifier", Energy & Fuels 30 (2016), 3175-3185.
  15. Kawnish Kirtania and Sankar Bhattacharya, "CO2 gasification behavior of biomass chars in an entrained flow reactor", Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery 6-1 (2016), 49-59.
  16. Kawnish Kirtania and Sankar Bhattacharya, "Coupling of a distributed activation energy model with particle simulation for entrained flow pyrolysis of biomass", Fuel Processing Technology 137 (2015), 131-138.
  17. Kawnish Kirtania and Sankar Bhattacharya, "CO2 Gasification Kinetics of Algal and Woody Char Procured under Different Pyrolysis Conditions and Heating Rates". ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 3-2 (2015), 365-373.
  18. Mohd Asyraf Kassim, Kawnish Kirtania, David de la Cruz, Nasser Cura, Srikanth Chakravartula Srivatsa and Sankar Bhattacharya, "Thermogravimetric analysis and kinetic characterization of lipid-extracted Tetraselmis suecica and Chlorella sp." Algal Research 6 (2014), 39-45.
  19. Kawnish Kirtania, Joanne Tanner, Kazi Bayzid Kabir, Sharmen Rajendran and Sankar Bhattacharya, "In situ synchrotron IR study relating temperature and heating rate to surface functional group changes in biomass". Bioresource Technology 151 (2014), 36-42.
  20. Kawnish Kirtania and Sankar Bhattacharya, "Pyrolysis kinetics and reactivity of algae-coal blends". Biomass and Bioenergy 55 (2013), 291-298.
  21. Kawnish Kirtania, Janik Joshua, Mohd Asyraf Kassim and Sankar Bhattacharya, "Comparison of CO2 and steam gasification reactivity of algal and woody biomass chars", Fuel Processing Technology 117 (2014), 44-52.
  22. Kawnish Kirtania and Sankar Bhattacharya "Application of the distributed activation energy model to the kinetic study of pyrolysis of the fresh water algae Chlorococcum humicola", Bioresource Technology 107 (2012), 476-481.
  23. Kentaro Umeki, Kawnish Kirtania, Luguang Chen and Sankar Bhattacharya "Fuel Particle Conversion of Pulverized Biomass during Pyrolysis in an Entrained Flow Reactor", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 51 (2012), 13973-13979.
  24. Kawnish Kirtania and Md Ali Ahammad Shoukat Choudhury,"A novel dead time compensator for stable processes with long dead times", Journal of Process Control 22-3 (2012), 612-625.
  25. Bipro Ranjan Dhar and Kawnish Kirtania, "Excess Methanol Recovery in Biodiesel Production Process Using a Distillation Column: A Simulation Study", Chemical Engineering Research Bulletin 13 (2009), 55-60.
  26. Dil Afroz Begum, Anisur Rahman and Kawnish Kirtania, "Condensate Fractionation: A Design Variation Study by Simulation", Journal of Chemical Engineering 25-1 (2010), 66-70.
  27. Kawnish Kirtania and Devjyoti Nath, "Preparation of Rice Based ORS by Solution Method", Chemical Engineering Research Bulletin 13 (2009), 47-50.
Book chapter
  1. Kawnish Kirtania, "Thermochemical Conversion Processes for Waste Biorefinery" in Waste Biorefinery: Potential and Perspectives. Imprint: Elsevier (2018) 129-156. Paperback ISBN: 9780444639929. eBook ISBN: 9780444639936.
Conference contributions
  1. Md. Imran Hossain, Farzana Jebin and Kawnish Kirtania, "Thermodynamic assessment of biomass to SNG production considering variable process configurations", 5th International Conference on Chemical Engineering (ICChE 2017), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 20-22, 2017.
  2. Ángel D. García, Kawnish Kirtania and Kentaro Umeki, "Evolution of soot size and yield from biomass under N2 and N2/CO2 flow", 10th mediterranean combustion symposium Naples, Italy, September 17-21, 2017.
  3. Kawnish Kirtania, Joel Axelsson, Leonidas Matsakas, Erik Furusjö, Kentaro Umeki, "Alkali catalyzed gasification of solid biomass - influence on fuel conversion and tar/soot reduction", European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 6-10, 2016.
  4. Yawer Jafri, Erik Furusjö, Kawnish Kirtania, Rikard Gebart, "Production of biofuels via entrained flow catalytic co-gasification of pyrolysis oil and black liquor in pilot-scale - influence on pyrolysis oil fraction in the fuel", European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 6-10, 2016.
  5. Erik Furusjö, Kawnish Kirtania, Yawer Jafri, Albert Bach Oller, Kentaro Umeki, Joakim Lundgren, Elisabeth Wetterlund, Ingvar Landläv, Rikard Gebart and Esbjörn Pettersson, "Co-gasification of pyrolysis oil and black liquor - a new track for production of chemicals and transportation fuels from biomass", International conference on thermochemical (TC) biomass conversion science, Chicago, Illinois, USA, November 2-5, 2015.
  6. Albert Bach Oller, Kawnish Kirtania, Erik Furusjö and Kentaro Umeki, "Characterization of tar and soot formation for an improved co-gasification of black liquor and pyrolysis oil", International conference on thermochemical (TC) biomass conversion science, Chicago, Illinois, USA, November 2-5, 2015.
  7. Yawer Jafri, Erik Furusjö, Kawnish Kirtania, Rikard Gebart, "Entrained flow co-gasification of black liquor and pyrolysis oil - concept verification and assessment of gasifier performance", International conference on thermochemical (TC) biomass conversion science, Chicago, Illinois, USA, November 2-5, 2015.
  8. Kawnish Kirtania, Joanne Tanner, Tao Xu, Sunaina Dayal and Sankar Bhattacharya, "Entrained Flow Pyrolysis and Gasification of Victorian Brown Coal and biomass", Australia-China workshop on oxy-fuel combustion, Melbourne, Australia, February 6-7, 2014.
  9. Kawnish Kirtania and Sankar Bhattacharya, "CO2 gasification of algal and woody char - a comparative study of their kinetics", International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 09-11, 2013.
  10. Kawnish Kirtania, Shuai Zhang and Sankar Bhattacharya, "Entrained Flow Pyrolysis and Subsequent Gasification Kinetics of Sawdust Particles", Chemeca, Brisbane, Australia, September 29-October 2, 2013.
  11. Mohd Asyraf Kassim, David De La Cruz, Nasser Cura, Kawnish Kirtania, Srikant Chakravartula Srivatsa and Sankar Bhattacharya, "Thermal kinetic characterization of lipid-extracted algae biomass", International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 09-11, 2013.
  12. Kawnish Kirtania and Sankar Bhattacharya, "Entrained flow pyrolysis and gasification of selected biomass - an experimental and modeling study", China-Australia Workshop on Clean Energy (Four Universities - Tsinghua University, South East University, University of Science and Technology, Monash University), multiple locations - Nanjing, Beijing and Anshan, China, June 29- July 9, 2013.
  13. Kawnish Kirtania and Sankar Bhattacharya, "Biomass Conversion in Entrained Flow Reactor for Cleaner Power Generation", All-Energy Exhibition and Conference, Melbourne, Australia, October 10-11, 2012.
  14. Kawnish Kirtania and Sankar Bhattacharya, "Pyrolysis kinetics of algae-coal blends", 2nd Annual Monash University Chemical Engineering Conference, Melbourne, Australia, September 28, 2012.
  15. Mohd Asyraf Kassim, Kawnish Kirtania, Ravichandra Potumarthi, Chiranjib Saha and Sankar Bhattacharya, "Pyrolysis and gasification characteristics of algal biomass", Chemeca, Wellington, New Zealand, September 23-26, 2012.
  16. Kawnish Kirtania, Janik Joshua, Mohd Asyraf Kassim and Sankar Bhattacharya, "Comparison of CO2 and steam gasification reactivity of algal and woody biomass chars", International Workshop on Clean Technologies of Coal and Biomass Utilization, Anshan, China, June 27-29, 2012.
  17. Bipro Ranjan Dhar and Kawnish Kirtania, "Simulating the Impact of Distillation Operating Parameters On Energy Requirement for Methanol Separation From Biodiesel", AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, October 16-21, 2011.
  18. Kawnish Kirtania and Md Ali Ahammad Shoukat Choudhury, "A two-degree-of-freedom Dead Time Compensator for Stable Processes with Long Dead Time", International Symposium on Advanced Control of Industrial Processes (ADCONIP 2011), Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China, May 23-26, 2011.
  19. Anthony R Auxilio, Ashanie Perera, Kawnish Kirtania and Sankar Bhattacharya, S. "Production of diesel from high density polyethylene using mixed catalyst", Chemeca, Sydney, NSW, Australia, September 18-21, 2011.
  20. Anthony R Auxilio, Sunayna Dayal, Luguang Chen, Kawnish Kirtania and Sankar Bhattacharya, "Disposal of biosolids: A study using thermogravimetric analysis", Chemeca, Syndney, NSW, Australia, September 18-21, 2011.
  21. Kawnish Kirtania, Luguang Chen and Sankar Bhattacharya, "Pyrolysis and gasification reactivity of brown coal-algae blends", 28th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, September 12-15, 2011.
Research reports
  1. Kawnish Kirtania, "Pre-study: Liquefaction and upgrading of industrial by-products, wastes and residues", submitted to Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten), 2017.