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Chemical engineer

Ravindra Kumar Agrawal, Indian, American chemical engineer. State Special Merit scholar, Associated Press Board Education, Hyderabad, India, 1975-1980; recipient Reddy Gold medal, Osmania University, 1980. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society.

Background

Agrawal, Ravindra Kumar was born on October 6, 1958 in Hyderabad, India. Son of Damodar Prasad and Vindhyavasini Agrawal. came to the United States, 1980.

Education

Bachelor of Technology Chemical Engineering, Osmania University, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, Clarkson University, 1985.

Career

Research assistant Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, 1980-1984. Research associate Argonne (Illinois) National Laboratory, 1984-1986. Senior engineer M.W. Kellogg Company/KRW Energy Systems, Houston, 1986-1993.

Principal engineer Energy Technology Consultant, since 1993. Consultant Advanced Energy Materials Research, Houston, since 1986.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of reaction models and scale-up procedures for pyroysis/gasification/combustion of biomass and fissil fuels in fluidized bed and transport bed reactors, managtement and leader pollution control technology assessment efforts for combustion and air pollution control systems, pollution prevention studies and evaluation economics for various proposed pollution prevention options at refineries and chemical plants. Development of methodology and models to conduct thermoeconomic evaluation of energy conversion systems. Research in bench scale studies that developed kinetics, product yields, process development for catalytic and non-catalytic processes.

    Development/leader process design efforts in alternative fuels/feedstocks, solid and hazardous waste disposal, acid gas clean-up, petrochemicals, oxygenated fuels, waste refrigeration and environmentally related projects, sulfuric acid recovery unit, steam/air stripping of waste water, black liquor discovery.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society.

Connections

Married Sarita, May 9, 1984. Children: Atul Kumar, Shivani.

father:
Damodar Prasad

mother:
Vindhyavasini Agrawal

spouse:
Sarita

children:
Shivani Agrawal

Atul Kumar Agrawal