Dr. Dharminder Singh | Department of Chemical Engineering

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Dr. Dharminder
Singh
Ph.D. Scholar
Department of Chemical Engineering
School of Engineering (SoE)
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B-304, Shiv Nadar University
Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh
India
9779118009
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I have doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Shiv Nadar University, India, entitled “Air and Steam Gasification of Food Waste”. My field of research has related to Waste Material to Value Added Chemicals, Waste to Energy, Renewable Energy, Biofuels, Bioenergy. Expert in developing new materials by thermo-chemical processes: Torrefaction, Pyrolysis and Gasification, in Packed/Fixed bed gasifier and Bubbling Fluidization bed gasifier. Expert in material characterization with different standard methods (ASTM, TAPPI, NERAL (LAP) and in handling different instruments: X-ray diffraction (XRD), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) and DTGA, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis or UV/Vis) spectrophotometry, Gas chromatography (GC).

Educational Qualifications 
2021
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
Shiv Nadar University
2014
M. Tech in Energy Engineering
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College Ludhiana, Punjab Technical University
2010
B.Tech in Electronic and Communication
GGS College of Modern Technology Kharar, Punjab Technical University
2006
Polytechnic Diploma in Electronic and Communication Engineering
Adesh Polytechnic College Muktsar, Punjab State Board of Technical Education And Industrial Traning
Work Experience 
20142016
Senior Executive,
SERENDIPITY INFOLABS PVT. LTD./ANI TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD.,
Chandigarh
20112012
Assistant Professor,
Mata Gujri College (Punjabi University),
Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab)
20102011
RF Engineer,
TOSHNIWAL ENTERPRISES CONTROLS PVT. LTD,
Chandigarh
20062007
BTS Installation Engineer,
Trilok Communication and Networking,
Chandigarh
Teaching & Research Interests: 

My field of research has been related to sustainable energy and biomass conversion to value added chemicals using Thermo-chemical processes. As a PhD student in Department of Chemical Engineering at Shiv Nadar University, I have worked on air and steam gasification of different types of waste (Rice Husk, Groundnut Shell Powder and Kitchen Food waste) using pilot scale fluidized bed gasifier and lab scale fixed bed gasifier. For mixed food waste from kitchen, being a wet biomass, needed some kind of pretreatment prior to its use as biomass in gasification. Therefore, torrefaction was carried out to improve it’s physico-chemical properties. My PhD work mainly involved the production of syngas using gasification with and without pretreatment of food waste. In the initial phase of my PhD, I worked on groundnut shell gasification performance in a pilot scale fluidized bed gasifier with bubbling air as gasification medium. Later, food waste from kitchen was taken up and it was evaluated for the physico-chemical development of kitchen food waste through torrefaction first and then its gasification using steam as gasifying agent to produce hydrogen rich. Finally, the enhancement in gasification performance of food waste with torrefaction as pretreatment was studied. All these works were published in reputed journals.

Prior to my PhD, I have done my M.Tech project also on thermochemical conversion of biomass, where I worked on “Air gasification of rice husk in bubbling fluidized bed reactor with bed heating by conventional charcoal”. Carrying out research in the same area during my M.Tech and PhD degrees has helped me to evolve a good researcher and enhance my knowledge in this field of thermochemical conversion of biomass. I would like to continue working on the wet biomass including food waste and other wet industrial wastes.

Awards(Selected): 
2016

Research Fellowship and Teaching Assistant award from Shiv Nadar University, India, Aug. 2016 – July 2020.

2020

Teaching Assistant award from Shiv Nadar University, India, July 2020 – Dec. 2020.

Scholarly Activity

Project Experience 

 Jan. 2014 – July 2014:  Project titled “Evaluation of fluidized bed gasifier using different biogenic waste” in Thermo-      
                                       Chemical Conversion Division at Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute, Gujrat.

SKILLS & CERTIFICATES

March – 2021: “GC–MS Analysis of Complex Samples” certification from JEOL C&EN.

Sept. – 2020: “High Resolution GC–MS” certification from JEOL C&EN

July – 2020: “Excel Skills for Business: Intermediate” certification from COURSERA (Macquarie University, Australia)

July – 2020: “Excel Skills for Business: Essentials” certification from COURSERA(Macquarie University, Australia)

March –2020: “Waste to Energy Conversion” certification from NPTEL online certification (IIT, Roorkee) (MHRD, Govt. of India)

Publications:

Journal:  

  1. Dharminder Singh, Aayush Raizada, Sanjeev Yadav. “Syngas production from fast pyrolysis and steam gasification of mixed food waste” Waste Management & Rsearch (2022). (IF: 3.549) https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0734242X221093948
  2. Yadav S., Dharminder Singh, Mohanty P. Sarangi P. K. Biochemical and Thermochemical Routes of H2 Production from Food Waste: A Comparative Review” Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2020. (IF: 1.728)  https://doi.org/10.1002/ceat.202000526
  3. Dharminder Singh, Yadav S. “Steam gasification with torrefaction as pretreatment to enhance syngas production from kitchen food waste.” Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 2020.(IF: 5.909) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2020.104722
  4. Dharminder Singh, Sanjeev Yadav, Nitish Bharadwaj, Rishabh Verma, “Low Temperature Steam Gasification to Produce Hydrogen Rich Gas from Kitchen Food Waste: Influence of Steam Flow Rate and Temperature”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2020),(IF: 5.816) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.05.168
  5. Dharminder Singh, and Sanjeev Yadav. "Evaluation of the physico-chemical development of kitchen food waste through torrefaction - a biodiversity case study." Biomass Conv. Bioref. (2019): (1-10).(IF: 4.987) https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-019-00526-x  
  6. Dharminder Singh, Sanjeev Yadav, V. M. Rajesh, and Pravakar Mohanty. "Groundnut shell gasification performance in a fluidized bed gasifier with bubbling air as gasification medium." Environmental technology (2018): 1-13.(IF: 3.247https://doi.org/10.1080/09593330.2018.1476592
  7. Makwana, J. P., Asim Kumar Joshi, Gaurav Athawale, Dharminder Singh and Pravakar Mohanty. "Air gasification of rice husk in bubbling fluidized bed reactor with bed heating by conventional charcoal." Bioresource technology 178 (2015): 45-52. (IF: 9.642) DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.09.111

Books:

  1. Singh, P. and Dharminder Singh, “Review on Biomass” LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2020. ISBN: 9783330025936

In Proceedings:

  1. Dharminder Singh, Yadav, S., Mohanty, P. “Study of temperature profile in an air bubbling fluidized bed gasifier for rice husk gasification with conventional charcoal as heating medium”. Proceeding reports of APCEC 2017 Jais, 101-108.

Conferences:

  1. Dharminder Singh, Sanjeev Yadav, Processing of food waste using thermochemical methods of pyrolysis and gasification for production of syngas,” World Environment Summit 2021, Environment and Social Development Association (ESDA), Delhi.
  2. Dharminder Singh, Sanjeev Yadav, “Steam gasification with torrefaction as pretreatment to enhance syngas production from kitchen food waste,” Renewable Energy 2020, London, U.K. in Longdom virtual conference 2020.
  3. Dharminder Singh, Sanjeev Yadav, "Low Temperature Steam Gasification of Kitchen Food Waste in A Fixed Bed Reactor", CHEM-CONFLUX20, International Conference on ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, February 14-16, 2020.
  4. Dharminder Singh, Avikar Saberwal, Sanjeev Yadav, “Development of Activated Carbon from Raw, Torrefied and Pyrolyzed Kitchen Food waste and its Utilization in Wastewater Treatment”, CHEMCON–2019, Advances In Chemical Engineering For Industrial Applications, 72nd Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, December 16 – 19, 2019, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi & Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (Northern Regional Centre).
  5. Sanjeev Yadav, Avikar Saberwal, Shanjana Ashok Kumar, Dharminder Singh, Pravakar Mohanty, “Evaluation of the physiochemical development of house hold wastes through torrefaction – a biodiversity case study”, PETROTECH-2019, 13th International Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition, New Delhi-NCR, India.
  6. Dharminder Singh, Avikar Saberwal, Shanjana Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Yadav, “Change in physio-chemical properties of food waste during torrefaction in a fixed bed reactor,” Journal of Basic and Applied Engineering Research (5), issue 4, 2018, pp 341, TECHNOVA-2018.
  7. Dharminder Singh, Sanjeev Yadav, Pravakar Mohanty, “Gasification of groundnut shell in an air bubbling fluidized bed gasifier," ICSDEE-2017, International conference on sustainable development for energy and environment.
  8. Dharminder Singh, Sanjeev Yadav, Pravakar Mohanty, "Study of temperature profile in an air bubbling fluidized bed gasifier for rice husk gasification with conventional charcoal as heating medium", APCEC-2017, International Conference on Advances in Petroleum, Chemical and Energy Challenges.
  9. Dharminder Singh, “Role of women in non-renewable energy conversion special reference to enhance solar energy”, in national seminar at Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib. 2012.

Workshop:

  1. Participated in online workshop "XRD Theory, Applications and Data Analysis" organized by Malvern Panalytical & Kumaraguru College of Engineering, India from 7th August and 8th August 2020.