©2017 Georgia Institute of Technology | School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
311 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332-0100 | Phone: (404) 894-1838 | Fax: (404) 894-2866
Accountability | christopher.jones [at] chbe.gatech.edu (subject: Jones%20Group%20Inquiry) (Contact Us) | Legal & Privacy Information | Tech Lingo | Group Login | Logout
B. Tech. Pharmaceutical Sciences (ICT, Mumbai)
M. Tech. Chemical Engineering (IIT Madras)
Dr. Christopher Jones
Dr. Pradeep Agrawal (co-advisor)
The role of heterogeneous catalysts in reducing coke formation during steam cracking
Olefins are produced industrially by steam cracking of ethane or naphtha. The major hurdle in the efficiency of this process is the coke formed during the reaction. Buildup of coke in the reactor reduces the yield of olefins and requires frequent shutdowns, increasing costs. Hence, reduction of coke formation is of significant importance.
The main objective of this project is to synthesize novel catalyst materials to reduce the formation of coke due to radical reactions taking place in the homogeneous gas phase. A related objective would be for these catalytic materials to provide active sites for coke oxidation in regeneration cycles.
Aghalayam P., Mahamulkar S., Kumar A.; Achreja A. Analysis of non-idealities in stirred tank and baffled tubular reactors using CFD. International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, (2013). 4(1): 15-20.
Mahamulkar S. S., Achreja A., Kumar A., Aghalayam P., CFD – A virtual platform for teaching concepts in non-ideal chemical reactors, International Conference on Engineering Education: Innovative Practices and Future Trends (AICERA), Kerala, 2012, 1-2.
Poor Little Rich Slum by Rashmi Bansal
Favorite TV shows