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Rajnikant Patel

Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Faculty/Dept/School Department of Chemical Engineering
(Faculty of Engineering and Informatics)
Emailr.patel@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 233690

Biography

Dr Raj Patel is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bradford. He graduated from the University of Bradford in Chemical Engineering and obtained a PhD on The Fluid Mechanics of Gravure Roll Coating. After completing his PhD, Dr Patel worked on seven major EPSRC sponsored research projects mainly on coating flows and processing of polymers.

He was instrumental in the design and re-launch of the Chemical Engineering Programmes in September 2010 and was Head of Department till April 2020. The programmes have been very successful with high levels of student satisfaction and increasing student numbers. His current areas of research are in water (desalination using reverse osmosis), biodiesel production and metals production. More recently he has developed a novel technology for the production of Titanium metal. This new process is far less energy intensive and much greener than the current complicated Kroll Process. Scale-up trials are ongoing. Initial trials have also shown that this new technology is also able to produce other transition metals such as tantalum, niobium, hafnium etc.

Research

Research Groups: Mechanical and Process Engineering, Advanced Materials Engineering

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleStudy of industrial naphtha catalytic reforming reactions via modelling and simulation (2019)
AuthorsZakari, A.Y.; Aderemi, B.O.; Patel, Rajnikant; Mujtaba, Iqbal M.
 
TitleParameter estimation of a six-lump kinetic model of an industrial fluid catalytic cracking unit (2019)
AuthorsJohn, Yakubu M.; Mustafa, M.A.; Patel, Rajnikant; Mujtaba, Iqbal M.
 
TitleEffects of compressibility factor on fluid catalytic cracking unit riser hydrodynamics (2018)
AuthorsJohn, Yakubu M.; Patel, Rajnikant; Mujtaba, Iqbal M.
 
TitleMaximization of propylene in an industrial FCC unit (2018)
AuthorsJohn, Yakubu M.; Patel, Rajnikant; Mujtaba, Iqbal M.
 
TitleSimulation and optimization of a continuous Reverse Osmosis desalination process for making fresh water (2017)
AuthorsMirghaderi F.;Rahmanian N.;Patel R.;Manca D.;Mujtaba I.
JournalChemical Engineering Transactions
DOI10.3303/CET1761295
 
TitleMaximization of Gasoline in an Industrial Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (2017)
AuthorsJohn Y.;Patel R.;Mujtaba I.
JournalEnergy and Fuels
DOI10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b00071
 
TitleModelling and simulation of an industrial riser in fluid catalytic cracking process (2017)
AuthorsJohn, Yakubu M.; Patel, Rajnikant; Mujtaba, Iqbal M.
 
TitleMaximization of gasoline in an industrial FCC unit (2017)
AuthorsJohn, Yakubu M.; Patel, Rajnikant; Mujtaba, Iqbal M.
 
TitleOptimization of fluidized catalytic cracking unit regenerator to minimize CO2emissions (2017)
AuthorsYakubu J.;Patel R.;Mujtaba I.
JournalChemical Engineering Transactions
DOI10.3303/CET1757256
 
TitleAn experimental investigation on seeded granulation of detergent powders (2016)
AuthorsRahmanian N.;Halmi M.;Kong C.;Patel R.;Yusup S.;Mujtaba I.
JournalChemical Engineering Transactions
DOI10.3303/CET1652217
 
TitleModelling and Simulation of an Industrial Riser in Fluid Catalytic Cracking Process (2016)
AuthorsJohn Y.;Patel R.;Mujtaba I.
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
DOI10.1016/B978-0-444-63428-3.50153-3
 
TitleDevelopment of a Dynamic Fouling Model for a Heat Exchanger (2016)
AuthorsZahid, Khayyam; Patel, Rajnikant; Mujtaba, Iqbal M.
 
TitleBiodiesel from Sunflower Oil: Development of Process Model via Lab scale Experiment and Optimisation (2016)
AuthorsMercuri E.;Manca D.;Abderazag O.;Patel R.;Mujtaba I.
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
DOI10.1016/B978-0-444-63428-3.50290-3
 
TitleOperation and modeling of RO desalination process in batch mode (2015)
AuthorsBarello M.;Manca D.;Patel R.;Mujtaba I.
JournalComputers and Chemical Engineering
DOI10.1016/j.compchemeng.2015.05.022
 
TitleInvestigation of Plasma Treatment on Micro-Injection Moulded Microneedle for Drug Delivery (2015)
AuthorsNair, Karthik Jayan; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Grant, Colin A.; Patel, Rajnikant; Tuinea-Bobe, Cristina-Luminita; Norris, Keith; Paradkar, Anant R.
 
TitleSolid-Solid Phase Transformation During the Reduction of Titanium Dioxide (Anatase) to Produce High-Grade Titanium Powder (2015)
AuthorsEphraim, J.K.; Patel, Rajnikant
 
TitleGreening Chemical Engineering laboratory at Bradford University (2015)
AuthorsMujtaba, Iqbal M.; Patel, Rajnikant; Karodia, Nazira
 
TitleGreening the lab (2015)
AuthorsMujtaba, Iqbal M.; Patel, Rajnikant; Karodia, Nazira
 
TitleNear Infrared Investigation of Polypropylene-Clay Nanocomposites for Further Quality Control Purposes-Opportunities and Limitations (2015)
AuthorsWitschnigg, A.; Laske, S.; Holzer, C.; Patel, Rajnikant; Khan, Atif H.; Benkreira, Hadj; Coates, Philip D.
 
TitleOperation and modeling of RO desalination process in batch mode (2014)
AuthorsBarello, M.; Manca, D.; Patel, Rajnikant; Mujtaba, Iqbal M.
 
TitleNeural Network Based Correlation for Estimating Water Permeability Constant in RO Desalination Process Under Fouling (2014)
AuthorsPatel, Ranikant
JournalDesalination
PublisherElsevier
DOI10.1016/j.desal.2014.04.016
 
TitleProcess for Synthesis of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil: Feasibility and Experimental Studies (2014)
AuthorsPatel, Rajnikant; Dawson, K.; Butterfield, R.; Khan, Amir; Ahada, B.; Arellano-Garcia, Harvey
 
TitleNeural network based correlation for estimating water permeability constant in RO desalination process under fouling (2014)
AuthorsBarello, M.; Manca, D.; Mujtaba, Iqbal M.
 
TitleQuantitative characterization of clay dispersion in polymer-clay nanocomposites (2011)
AuthorsXie S.;Harkin-Jones E.;Shen Y.;Hill J.;Hornsby P.;McAfee M.;McNally T.;Patel R.;Benkreira H.;Coates P.
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
DOI10.1002/masy.201150319
 
TitleQuantitative characterization of clay dispersion in polypropylene-clay nanocomposites by combined transmission electron microscopy and optical microscopy (2010)
AuthorsXie S.;Harkin-Jones E.;Shen Y.;Hornsby P.;McAfee M.;McNally T.;Patel R.;Benkreira H.;Coates P.
JournalMaterials Letters
DOI10.1016/j.matlet.2009.10.042
 
TitleReplication of mixing achieved in large co-rotating screw extruder using a novel laboratory 10-100g minimixer (2008)
AuthorsBenkreira, Hadj; Patel, Rajnikant; Butterfield, R.; Gale, Martin
 
TitleNovel extrusion dies with rotating rollers for CO2-plastic foam production (2004)
AuthorsBenkreira H.;Gale M.;Patel R.;Cox M.;Paragreen J.
JournalInternational Polymer Processing
DOI10.3139/217.1818
 
TitleNovel extrusion dies with rotating rollers for CO2-plastic foams applications (2004)
AuthorsBenkreira, Hadj; Gale, Martin; Patel, Rajnikant; Cox, M.; Paragreen, J.
 
TitleClassification and analyses of of coating flows (1994)
AuthorsBenkreira, Hadj; Patel, Rajnikant; Edwards, M.F.; Wilkinson, W.L.