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Georgia Institute of Technology
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, 2018 (Expected)
The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, 2013
- Dr. Sankar Nair
- Dr. David Sholl
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is the 3rd most produced polymer in the world. The production and consumption of PET exceeded 28 million tons in 2012 and kept increasing. Para-Xylene is the feedstock for making PET, an efficient purification of whom, however, remains an engineering challenge.
Currently, more than 70% of xylenes are separated by several commercial large-scale SMB processes: UOP's Parex, IFP's Eluxyl, or Toray's Aromax. My research interests include simulation and optimization of these processes, developing new operating schemes and reduce solvent and energy consumption.
Studying the liquid adsorption on zeolite pore surface is one of my interests as well. An accurate isotherm is vital for computational modeling and simulation. Unlike common dilute liquid/gas phase adsorption phenomena, xylenes present interesting packing, entropic effect during adsorption/desorption. These interesting adsorption behaviors result in that most of the commonly used isotherms (Langmuir, IAST) are not applicable to this system.
Publications and Conference Proceedings
Awards and Honors
- Undergraduate Research Fellowship - The University of Texas at Austin (2011-2012)