Expert in Chemical Reactor Engineering, Chemical Process, Bioenergy, Biobased material
Expert ID: 731718 Italy
The investigation of alternative energy source has been at the centre of the expert attention recently. In collaboration with a major industrial player in this field, research has been carried out in optimize biodiesel and second generation bio-ethanol processes. Moreover the concept of biorefinery has been detailed, with the aim of producing chemicals starting from renewable sources rather than from oil.
The experience of the expert in this field concern gas permeation analysis in passive and active packaging wall. This has led to a predictive model for the shelf life of liquid substance in plastic bottle currently used by a major PET producer.
Expert has more than 30 years’ experience in studying the fundamentals of fluidized and sedimenting systems. He has extensively applied his knowledge to fluidized bed chemical reactors and solid transport in pipeline.
He elaborated a Mathematical model for shelf-life prediction in plastic bottle with passive and active wallHe studied the best reactor configuration in order to maxime yield in enzimatic hydrolysis of pretreated biomass He consulted in trouble shooting in solid-gas blow linesThe expert consulted in anomalous behavior of an liquid-solid industrial unitHe was involved in debottlenecking the biomass feeding section into a pressured vessel.
|Year: 1986||Degree: PhD||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: University College London|
|Year: 1981||Degree: BS||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: University of L'Aquila|
|Years: 1992 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1983 to 1983||Employer: Barba, Germana and Partners||Title: Project Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1982 to 1983||Employer: University of L'Aquila||Title: Assistant Professor||Department: Chemical Engineering||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1981 to 1983||Employer: Stabilimento Militare De Isola Liri||Title: Assistant Plant Manager||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1981 to 1981||Employer: ENEA||Title: Consultant on Energy Analysis||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1984 to 1988||Country / Region: UK||Summary: He carried out academic research in a top UK university|
|Years: 2000 to 2001||Country / Region: Singapore||Summary: Visiting Professor at National University of Singapore|
|Years: 1993 to 1994||Country / Region: Ethiopia||Summary: International Cooperation Professor at University of Addis Ababa|
|Years: 2009 to 2010||Country / Region: Lebanon||Summary: Setting up the Chemical Engineering Programme at AUB.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Ordine degli Ingegneri (Italy); American Institute of Chemical Engineers (U.S.A.); Institution of Chemical Engineers (U.K.); Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Chimica|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has more than 100 publication in international scientific journals and roughly the same number of conference presentation, including various invited lectures.|
Fields of Expertise
chemical engineering, chemical engineering mathematical modeling, chemical reaction, chemical reaction engineering, chemical reactor, chemical reactor design, chemical reactor engineering, chemical reactor model, chemical reactor scale-up, desulfurization engineering, reactor mixing, residence time, process engineering, alternative fuel, biodiesel fuel, biodiesel technology, biodiesel technology development, biofuel, biomass, biomass energy system, biomass fuel, biorefinery, energy-efficient biomass gasification, packaging engineering, packaging material selection, packaging technology, fluid mechanics, fluidization, fluidized bed, fluidized bed research, multicomponent flow, multiphase flow analysis, particle fluidization, particle transport, particle-fluid separation, process-engineering sedimentation, sedimentation process, solid-gas flow, solid-liquid flow, solid material handling engineering, energy, industrial engineering, petroleum engineering