Journal Publications

  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. Kazi Bayzid Kabir and Kawnish Kirtania, ‘An assessment of gasification of lipid-extracted algae by thermodynamic simulation’, Journal of Chemical Engineering 30 (2017), 59-63. doi: 10.3329/jce.v30i1.34799
  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. doi: 10.1016/j.fuel.2017.04.013
  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. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2017.01.108
  8. 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 (2017), 5104-5110. doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b03480
  9. 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. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.02.019.
  10. 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), 1484-1494. doi: 10.1002/ente.201600760
  11. 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, doi: 10.1007/s13399-016-0235-5.
  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. doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2016.10.134.
  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 (2017), 1272-1281. doi: 10.1002/ente.201600569.
  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. doi: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b00349
  15. Kawnish Kirtania and Sankar Bhattacharya, ‘CO2 gasification behavior of biomass chars in an entrained flow reactor’, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery 6 (2016), 49-59. doi:10.1007/s13399-015-0174-6
  16. Kazi Bayzid Kabir, Arash Tahmasebi, Sankar Bhattacharya and Jianglong Yu, ‘Intrinsic kinetics of CO2 gasification of a Victorian coal char’, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 123 (2016), 1685-1694. doi: 10.1007/s10973-015-5060-8
  17. Mominur Rahman, Mirza Md. Rashiduzzaman, Fazle Zawad Akhand and Kazi Bayzid Kabir, ‘Compressed stabilized earth block: a green alternative for non-load bearing building block in developing countries like Bangladesh’, American Chemical Science Journal 12 (2016), 1-10. doi: 10.9734/ACSJ/2016/23071
  18. Mominur Rahman, Kazi Bayzid Kabir, Md. Masudur Rahman and Zannatul Ferdous, ‘Quick release nitrogenous fertilizer from human hair’, British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, 14 (2016), 1-11. doi: 10.9734/BJAST/2016/23454
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Joanne Tanner, Kazi Bayzid Kabir, Michael Müller and Sankar Bhattacharya, ‘Low temperature entrained flow pyrolysis and gasification of a Victorian brown coal’, Fuel 154 (2015), 107-113.
  22. Tanvir Sowgath, Md. Mominur Rahman, SA Nomany, MN Sakib and M Junayed, ‘CFD Study of Biomass Cooking Stove using Autodesk Simulation CFD to Improve Energy Efficiency and Emission Characteristics’, Chemical Engineering Transactions 45(2015), 1255-1260. doi: 10.3303/CET1545210
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Kazi Bayzid Kabir, Helen E Maynard-Caserly and Sankar Bhattacharya, ‘In situ studies of structural changes in DME synthesis catalyst with synchrotron powder diffraction’, Applied Catalysis A: General 486(2014), 49-54.
  27. Kawnish Kirtania and Sankar Bhattacharya, ‘Pyrolysis kinetics and reactivity of algae-coal blends’. Biomass and Bioenergy 55 (2013), 291-298.
  28. Sankar Bhattacharya, Kazi Bayzid Kabir and Klaus Hein, ‘Dimethyl ether synthesis from Victorian brown coal through gasification–Current status, and research and development needs’, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science 39(2013), 577-605.
  29. Kazi Bayzid Kabir, Klaus Hein and Bhattacharya, S., ‘Process modeling of Dimethyl Ether (DME) production from Victorian brown coal – integrating drying, gasification and DME synthesis processes’, Computers & Chemical Engineering 48(2013), 96-104.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Hasin M. Feroz, J. Nahar and Mominur Rahman, ‘Eco-friendly Jute Processing in Bangladesh, Journal of Chemical Engineering, 26(2011), 70-74.
  34. Kazi Bayzid Kabir and Iqbal Mahmud, ‘Study of Erosion-Corrosion of Stainless Steel, Brass and Aluminum by Open Circuit Potential Measurements’, Journal of Chemical Engineering 25(2010), 13-17.
  35. Mominur Rahman and Kazi Bayzid Kabir, ‘Wastewater treatment options for paper mills using recycled paper/imported pulps as raw materials: Bangladesh perspective’, Chemical Engineering Research Bulletin 14(2010), 65-68.
  36. Bipro Ranjaon 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.
  37. Dil Afroz Begum, Anisur Rahman and Kawnish Kirtania, ‘Condensate Fractionation: A Design Variation Study by Simulation’, Journal of Chemical Engineering 25 (2010) 66-70.
  38. Kawnish Kirtania and Devjyoti Nath, ‘Preparation of Rice Based ORS by Solution Method’, Chemical Engineering Research Bulletin 13 (2009), 47-50.
  39. Kazi Bayzid Kabir, Mohidus Samad Khan and Iqbal Mahmud, ‘Novel Ideas on Engineering Education in Bangladesh’, Chemical Engineering Research Bulletin 12 (2008), 11-19. doi: 10.3329/cerb.v12i0.1492
  40. Mominur Rahman, TA Siddique, S Samdani and Kazi Bayzid Kabir, ‘Effect of Operating Variables on Regeneration of Base-oil from Waste Lubricating Oil’, Chemical Engineering Research Bulletin 12(2008), 24-27. doi: 10.3329/cerb.v12i0.1494
  41. Mominur Rahman, Feroz Kabir Kazi, BA Begum, SK Biswas, ‘Monitoring and Trend Analysis of Air-borne Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM2.5) at Major Hot-spot Areas: Mohakhali and Farmgate in Dhaka City’, Journal of Chemical Engineering 24(2006), 61-67.

Book Chapters

  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.
  2. Kazi Bayzid Kabir and M.A.A.S. Choudhury, Automation and Process Control. In: Ahmed, J. and Rahman, M.S. (editors), Handbook of Food Process Design, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012: pp. 211-238

Reserach Reports

  1. Kawnish Kirtania, Pre-study: Liquefaction and upgrading of industrial by-products, wastes and residues, submitted to Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten), 2017.
  2. Md. Mominur Rahman, DA Begum and Nooruddin Ahmed, Bangladesh Air Pollution Studies (BAPS): Cost effectiveness Assessment for Dust Control Measures, Dhaka. Kjeller (NILU OR 5/2015), 2016.
  3. Md Mominur Rahman, DA Begum, Nooruddin Ahmed , S Randall, B Sivertsen, Salahuddin Ahammad, Bangladesh Air Pollution Studies (BAPS): Industrial Emission EstimateKjeller (NILU OR 63/2014), 2015.
  4. B Evans, LA Fletcher, MA Camargo-Valero, S Balasubramanya, CK Rao, S Fernando, R Ahmed, Md A Habib, SM Asad, Md Mominur Rahman, Kazi Bayzid Kabir, MH Emon, VeSV – Value at the end of the Sanitation Value Chain, 2015.
  5. Md. Mominur Rahman and SS Razia, Improving energy efficiency and emission characteristics of biomass cooking stoves by incorporating beneficial aspects of different kilns, Climate Change Study Cell, BUET, 2013.