Bhavin Bhayani is a PhD student in the Separation technologies group at SUNY ESF- PBE dept. Bhavin is passionate about different separation technologies with our real world interactions. He holds a Master in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY. Bhavin received his Bachelor degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from KIT, Kolhapur, India. Before joining SUNY-ESF, He worked with Stearns & Wheeler as an Engineer II. As a researcher Bhavin has done many interesting projects. He carried out investigations into the efficiency of Enhanced Porosity concrete in containing vehicular oil spills. For his PhD thesis he has completed his research work on "Thermal effect on membrane separation of wood hydrolyzates". He has presented his work at various conferences (North American membrane Society-2011, AIChE-2011) and is about to present in International conferences (ICBT Nanjing, China October 22-24, 2012) and AIChE-2012. He is currently working on Enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulosic waste to produce fermentable sugars as well as Anaerobic digestion of cellulosic waste to produce methane.
Bhavin has used his skills to understand the behavior of Industrial grade Precipitated Calcium Carbonate in presence of various impurities. He has determined the response in terms of agglomeration using Particle size analysis and Zeta potential.
In some of his previous work, Bhavin has attempted to make use of porous media to retain multiple pollutants.
Bhavin’s research interests include pretreatment of Lignocellulosic biomass, separation studies (membrane & flocculation), environmental friendly structures, water & wastewater treatment and treatment of waste to produce energy.