|Oklahoma State University
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
|B.S.||Agricultural Engineering, Panjabrao Krishi Vidyapeeth,|
|(Agricultural University), India, 1983|
|M.S.||Processing and Agricultural Structures, Punjab Agricultural University,|
|Ph.D.||Energy Science and Technology, Punjab Agricultural University, 1991|
Patil’s research efforts focus on biomass gasification, pyrolysis and fluidization.
“By understanding the gasification characteristics of biomass materials like switchgrass as it relates to the production of fuels and chemicals, we can help the public understand the process, opportunities and benefits of using new biofuels technologies.”
|BAE 3213||Energy and Power in Biosystems Engineering|
Research Assistants funded by this project
Prakash Bhoi | Research Engineer | Doctoral Student | Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering | India
Pushpak Bhandari | Graduate Research Assistant | Masters Student | Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering | India
Ninad Joshi | Graduate Research Assistant | Masters Student | Industrial Engineering and Management | India
Nikhil Tupkar | Graduate Research Assistant | Masters Student | Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering | India
Patil, K. N., Huhnke, R. L., and Bellmer, D. D. 2009. Downdraft Gasification of Sweet Sorghum Bagasse for Syngas Generation. Poster presented at ASABE Annual International meeting, June 21-24, Reno, Nevada.
Patil, K. N., Huhnke, R. L., and Bellmer, D. D. 2008. Gasification of Switchgrass Using a Unique Downdraft Reactor. Poster presented at ASABE Annual International meeting, June 29 – July 2, Providence, Rhode Island
Patil, K. N., Huhnke, R. L. and Bellmer, D. D. 2007. Influence of Internal Baffles on Mixing Characteristics of Biomass in a Fluidized Sand Bed. CIGR Ejournal. EE 06 016, Vol. IX.
Patil, K. N., Bowser T. J., Bellmer D. D., and Huhnke R. L. 2005. Fluidization characteristics of sand and chopped switchgrass-sand mixtures. Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR Ejournal. EE 04 005. Vol. VII.
Bowser, T. J., Weckler P. R., Patil, K. N. and DeWitt, C. 2005. Design and testing of a low cost pilot-scale batch gasifier for food processing byproducts. Applied Engineering in Agriculture; Vol. 21(5): 901-906. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.
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