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Research in the area of
biotechnology involves the studies of biodegradation, biofilms,
bioreactor design, drying of spores, gasohol purification, VOC
bioremediation, recombinant fermentation, and metabolic engineering and
Predictive modelling and experimental studies are underway relating to corrosion in a wide range of industrial systems.
pipeline flow, rheology and fluidization are at the centre of both
experimental and theoretical studies of fluid mechanics
the area of chemical reaction engineering, conversion of biomass and
other waste materials to synthesis gas and value-added bioproducts,
biodiesel production and utilization, alkylation and isomerization to
value-added bio-products, hydrotreating of heavy gas oil, conversion of
mercaptans and hydrogen sulphide on carbon catalysts, production and
utilization of activated carbon and production and applications of
carbon nano-tubes, the development of renewable source of energy and
chemicals from biomass-derived oils under catalytic reaction conditions
was studied. The role of catalysts in the abatement of gaseous
pollutants from coal-fired power plants has also been examined.
The phase equilibria of industrially important systems have been studied with a view to improving existing process design.
Hui (Catherine) Niu