Prof. Basu Saha

Prof. Basu Saha, LSBU

Professor of Chemical and Process Engineering

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    Engineering / Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
 

Professor Basu Saha is the Founding Director of Green Process Engineering (CGPE) research, Department of Applied Science, London South Bank University (2012 - present).

He is a winner of The Royal Society Brian Mercer Award (2011/2012).

  • Transfer and Separation Processes (2012/2013)
  • Advanced Process Engineering and Control (Reaction Engineering section) (2012/2013)
  • Principles of Separation and Reaction (2012/2013)
  • Clean Process Technology (2012/2013)

Research Interests

  • Greener and Sustainable Chemical Technology
  • Continuous Flow Reactions
  • Conversion of carbon-dioxide to Values Added Chemicals and Fuels
  • Biodiesel and Biofuels Production
  • Process Intensification (e.g. Catalytic Distillation, Reactive Chromatography)
  • Development of a New Carbon-dioxide Scrubbing Material for Use in a Portable Altitude Training Machine
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis and Reaction Engineering
  • Adsorption and Ion Exchange Processes for Water Treatment

Current Research Projects

  • Development of a Continuous Clean Alkene Epoxidation Process Technology for the Production of Commercially Important Epoxide Building Blocks (EPSRC Funded)
  • Development of a Low-Cost Portable Altitude Simulation Device
  • A Novel Heterogeneous Catalytic Process for the Synthesis of Valuable Intermediates for Industrial Manufacturers
  • Conversion of CO2 to Value Added Chemicals
  • Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil using Ion Exchange Resins as Catalysts
  • Environmentally Benign Biodiesel Production by Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Feasibility Study for Developing Continuous Clean Alkene Epoxidation Process Technology (The Royal Society Brian Mercer Feasibility Awarded Project 2011-2013)
  • Knowledge transfer collaboration (KTC) project with Uptown Biodiesel Ltd and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Research Publications

He has published over 135 research papers (including heavily cited refereed journal and refereed conference papers), book chapters, and patents. Some of his research papers have been cited more than 136 times.

Most recent publications

Saada, R and AboElazayem, O and Kellici, S and Heil, T and Morgan, D and Lampronti, GI and Saha, B Greener synthesis of dimethyl carbonate using a novel tin-zirconia/graphene nanocomposite catalyst. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 226. 451-462. DOI 10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.12.081

Onyenkeadi, V and Kellici, S and Saha, B Greener synthesis of styrene carbonate from CO2 using graphene-inorganic nanocomposite catalysts. In: 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE10), 01 October 2017 - 05 October 2017, Barcelona, Spain.

Aboelazayem, O and Gadalla, M and Saha, B One-step production of biodiesel from high acid value waste cooking oil using supercritical methanol. In: 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE10), 01 October 2017 - 05 October 2017, Barcelona, Spain.

Zainal Abidin, S and Saha, B Environmentally benign biodiesel production from renewable sources. In: The Water-Food-Energy Nexus Processes, Technologies, and Challenges. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, ISBN 9781351649247 DOI 10.1201/9781315153209

Aboelazayem, O and Gadalla, M and Saha, B A comparative study on biodiesel production from waste cooking oils obtained from different sources using supercritical methanol. Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation, 8. 56-56. DOI 10.4172/2155-6199-C1-008

Onyenkeadi, V and Kellici, S and Saha, B Greener synthesis of 1, 2 butylene carbonate from CO2 using graphene-inorganic nanocomposite catalysis. In: SEEP 2017 –10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection, 27 June - 30 June 2017, Bled, Slovenia.

Aboelazayem, O and Gadalla, M and Saha, B Optimising biodiesel production from high acid value waste cooking oil using supercritical methanol. In: SEEP 2017 – Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection, 27 - 30 June 2017, Bled, Slovenia.

Saha, B and Aboelazayem, O and Gadalla, M Biodiesel production from waste cooking oil via supercritical methanol: Optimisation and reactor simulation. Renewable Energy, DOI 10.1016/j.renene.2017.06.076

Aboelazayem, O and Abdelaziz, O and Gadalla, M and Hulteberg, C and Saha, B Biodiesel production from high acid value waste cooking oil using supercritical methanol: Esterification kinetics of free fatty acids. In: EUBCE 2017 – Proceedings of the 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, 12 - 15 June 2017, Stockholm, Sweden.

Aboelazayem, O and Gadalla, M and Saha, B An experimental-based energy integrated process for biodiesel production from waste cooking oil using supercritical methanol. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 61.

More publications at LSBU Research Open

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), UK
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK
  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS), USA
  • Member, Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), UK
  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), INDIA
  • Visiting Professor, University of Barcelona, Spain (2011)
  • Visiting Professor, Saga University, Japan (2007)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Burgos, Spain (2006)
  • Selected Invited/Keynote Lectures:
  • 3rd International Conference of The Flow Chemistry Society, Munich, Germany (2013)
  • Invited Seminars as a Visiting Academic: University of Barcelona, Spain (2011), University of Bradford, UK (2009), Saga University, Japan organised by the Kyushu (Island) Branch of Chemical Society (2007, 2006), University of Kitakyushu, Japan (2006), University of Burgos, Spain (2006)
  • 5th International Conference on Ion Exchange, Melbourne, Australia, 2010
  • 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE8), Montreal, Canada, 2009
  • 2nd International Congress on Green Process Engineering - GPE 2009, Venice, Italy, 2009
  • ChemEng08 – IChemE Global Forum, Birmingham, UK,  2008
  • CHEMCON 2007 – Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, 60th Annual Session of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Calcutta, India, 2007
  • 4th International Conference on Ion Exchange, Chiba, Japan, 2007
  • Chemical Reactor Engineering X Conference: Innovations in Chemical Reactor Engineering, Zacatecas, Mexico, 2005
  • One-day Symposium on Reactive Separations organised by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) FSSG at University of Manchester, UK, April 2004
  • Selected Organising/Scientific Committee of International Conferences/Research Events
  • Scientific Committee Member, 4th International Congress on Green Process Engineering, Sevilla, Spain, 2014
  • Organising Committee Member, 5th International Conference on Ion Exchange, Melbourne, Australia, 2010
  • Invited Session Co-Chair (Sustainability in Chemical Engineering 4 session) at 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE8), Montreal, Canada, 2009
  • Invited Session Chair, 2nd International Congress on Green Process Engineering - GPE 2009, Venice, Italy, 2009
  • Invited Session Chair, CHEMCON 2007, Kolkata, India,  2007
  • International Advisory Committee Member, 4th International Conference on Ion Exchange, Chiba, Japan, 2007
  • Invited Session Chair, 4th International Conference on Ion Exchange, Chiba, Japan, 2007
  • Invited Session Chair, European Congress of Chemical Engineering – 6 (ECCE 6), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007
  • Organised IChemE Fluid Separations Subject Group (FSSG) Annual Research Events (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011)
  • Invited Session Chair, Fifth Tokyo Conference on Advanced Catalytic Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan, 2006
  • International Advisory Committee Member, First International Workshop on Frontiers and Interfaces of Ion Exchange, Antalya, Turkey, 2006
  • Invited Session Chair, CREX Conference: Innovations in Chemical Reactor Engineering, organised by ECI, USA, Zacatecas, Mexico, 2005
  • Member, Scientific Committee, 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland, 2005
  • Co-organised a session for YANCE in the 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland, 2005
  • Co-organised the First Annual Conference of Young Academics Network for Chemical Engineering (YANCE), Sheffield, 2003
  • Refereeing Committee Member, International Conference - IEX 2000 - Ion Exchange at the Millennium, Churchill College, Cambridge, 2000
 
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