Prakash Bhoi, Ph.D.

Prakash Bhoi
Department Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Field of Specialization Biosystems Engineering
Research Adviser Dr. Raymond L. Huhnke
Email prakash.bhoi@okstate.edu

Education

B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Sadar Patel university, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India, 1999
M.Tech. Mechanical Engineering, S. V. National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat, India, 2005
Ph.D. Biosystems Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2014

Research Interest

Bhoi’s research focuses on advancing thermochemical conversion processes for the production of biobased products, biofuels and bioenergy.  The primary research areas include biomass gasification, wet scrubbing of syngas tars, syngas combustion, characterization of biomass and bio-char and analysis of exhaust emissions.

Key Publications

Bhoi, P. R., Huhnke, R. L.*, Kumar, A., Patil, K. N., & Whiteley, J. R. (2015). Design and development of a bench scale vegetable oil based wet packed bed scrubbing system for removing producer gas tar compounds. Fuel Processing Technology, 134, 243-250

Bhoi, P. R., Huhnke, R. L.*, Kumar, A., Payton, M. E., Patil, K. N., & Whiteley, J. R. (2015). Vegetable oil as a solvent for removing producer gas tar compounds. Fuel Processing Technology, 133, 97-104.

Bhoi, P. R., Huhnke, R. L.*, Whiteley, J. R., Gebreyohannes, S., & Kumar, A. (2015) Equilibrium stage based model of a vegetable oil based wet packed bed scrubbing system for removing producer gas tar compounds. Separation and Purification Technology, 142, 196-202.

Bhoi, P. R., Huhnke, R. L.*, Singarapu, K., Kumar, A., & Payton, M. E. (2015). Solubility enhancement of producer gas tar compounds in water using sodium dodecyl sulfate as a surfactant. Fuel Processing Technology, 133, 75-79.

Patil, K. N.*, Bhoi, P. R., Huhnke, R. L., & Bellmer, D. D. (2011). Biomass downdraft gasifier with internal cyclonic combustion chamber: Design, construction, and experimental results. Bioresource Technology, 102(10), 6286-6290.

Bhoi, P. R.*, & Channiwala, S. A. (2009). Emission characteristics and axial flame temperature distribution of producer gas fired premixed burner. Biomass and Bioenergy, 33(3), 469-477.

Bhoi, P. R.*, & Channiwala, S. A. (2008). Optimization of producer gas fired premixed burner. Renewable Energy, 33(6), 1209-1219.

Pathak, B. S., Patel, S. R., Bhave, A. G., Bhoi, P. R.*, Sharma, A. M., & Shah, N. P. (2008). Performance evaluation of an agricultural residue-based modular throat-type down-draft gasifier for thermal application. Biomass and Bioenergy, 32(1), 72-77.

Pathak, B. S., Kapatel, D. V., Bhoi, P. R.*, Sharma, A. M., & Vyas, D. K. (2007). Design and development of sand bed filter for upgrading producer gas to IC engine quality fuel. International Energy Journal, 8(1), 15-20.

Singh, R. N.*, Bhoi, P. R., & Patel, S. R. (2007). Modification of commercial briquetting machine to produce 35 mm diameter briquettes suitable for gasification and combustion. Renewable Energy, 32(3), 474-479.

Bhoi, P. R.*, Singh, R. N., Sharma, A. M., & Patel, S. R. (2006). Performance evaluation of open core gasifier on multi-fuels. Biomass and Bioenergy, 30(6), 575-579.

Patel, S. R., Bhoi, P. R.*, & Sharma, A. M. (2006). Field-testing of SPRERI’s open core gasifier for thermal application. Biomass and Bioenergy, 30(6), 580-583.