Research Group Title : ENERGY TECHNOLOGY Group

Abstract

Pakistan is currently facing the biggest energy challenge. Besides exploiting the natural resources, one approach is to invest in alternative energy resources. The Energy Technology Group was established in Department of Chemical Engineering in December 2007 to promote technologies like gasification, biodiesel, hydrogen fuel, etc. The group has signed MOU’s with Nothumbria University at Newcastle (UK), Gloumoargan University, Cardiff UK). In addition, the group has been able to win many funded projects including:

  • In-situ coal gasification (HEC funded, 2.76 million)
  • Design and synthesis of low cost synthesis gas generation processes using renewable solid wastes (HEC funded, 2.0 million)
  • Hydrogen recovery from synthesis gas (UET funded, 0.645 million)
  • Gasification studies in continuous mode (UET funded, 0.615 million)    

The group has developed/acquired the following pilot plant units:

  • Downdraft gasifier
  • Cross-flow gasifier
  • Hydrogen recovery unit
  • Biodiesel pilot plant
Group Leader
  • Prof. Dr. Shahid Naveed
Group Members
  • Dr. –Ing. Naveed Ramzan
  • Mr. Hafiz Muhammad Zaheer Aslam
  • Mr. Muhammad Faheem
  • Mr. Haris Murtaza (Research Assistant)
  • Mr. Danial Qadeer (Research Assistant)
  • Mr. Nadeem Ijaz Naqvi (Research Assistant)
  • Mr. Asim Umer (Ph.D. Student)
  • Mr. Arjumand Qayyum (Field Expert)
  • Dr. Abdullah Malik (Simon Carves, UK. Overseas partner)
  • Mr. Muhammad Akram (Hybrid Gasification Ltd., UK. Overseas partner)
Recent Publications
  • Rotating combustor for assessing potential of solid fuels gasification, HEAT-SET 2007 Conference, France, April 18-20, 2007
  • Synthesis Gas Generation, Colloquium arranged at University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, May 8, 2007
  • Alternative Energy Resources and Indigenous Technologies, Seminar arranged at NFC & IFER, Faisalabad, April 5, 2008
  • Fixed bed gasification of steam treated food waste (FW) and municipal solid waste (MSW), Gebze Turkiye, Turkey, April 9-11, 2008
  • A comparative study of gasification of used tyres, food waste, poultry waste and municipal solid waste, International Conference on Advancements in Process Engineering, ICAPE-2008, Islamabad Pakistan, October 13-14, 2008
  • Synthesis gas generation using steam treated food waste (FW) and municipal solid waste (MSW), Alternative Energy Conference, Karachi Pakistan, March 28-29, 2009