Sarma V. Pisupati
Associate Professor, Energy and Mineral Engineering
Program Officer, Energy Engineering Program
Fundamental understanding of carbon conversion and the mineral matter transformations in entrained flow gasifiers.
Chemical kinetics of thermal decomposition, gasification, and combustion of coal, biomass, coal and various biomass blends.
Mechanism/s by which biomass mineral matter catalyses or inhibits thermal decomposition of coal-biomass blends under high temperature and high pressure conditions and catalytic effects during gasification
Modify the existing char-oxidation kinetics sub-model in a commercially available CFD tool FLUENTTM , and use more appropriate intrinsic rate parameter to accurately account for the contribution from char-CO2 reaction for the prediction of char burnout and CO emissions.
Identify coals that are more suitable for oxy-coal
Study the effect of rank during oxy-coal combustion