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Dr. Ajay Kumar

Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

Oklahoma State University, USA


Email: ajay.kumar@okstate.edu


Qualifications

2009 Ph.D., Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

2006 M.Sc., Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), USA

2003 B.Sc., Agricultural and Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India

Publications (Selected)

  1. Sharma, A. M., A. Kumar, K. N. Patil, and R. L. Huhnke. (Accepted, In Press). Design, development and performance of a lab-scale fluidized bed biomass gasifier. Transactions of ASABE.
  2. Mudinoor, A. R., D. Bellmer, L. Marin, A. Kumar, R. Huhnke. Conversion of toluene (model tar) using selected steam reforming catalysts.Transactions of ASABE. 54(5):1819-1827.
  3. Kumar, A., Y. Demirel, D. D. Jones, and M. A. Hanna. 2010. Optimization and economic evaluation of industrial gas production and combined heat and power generation from gasification of corn stover and distillers grains. Bioresource Technology 101(2010):3696-3701.
  4. Kumar, A., D. D. Jones, and M. A. Hanna. 2009. Thermochemical biomass gasification: A review of the current status of the technology. Energies 2(3):556-581.
  5. Kumar, A., Y. Demirel, H. Noureddini, D. D. Jones, and M. A. Hanna. 2009. Simulation of corn stover and distillers grains gasification with Aspen Plus. Transactions of ASABE. 52(6):1989-1995.
  6. Kumar, A., K. Eskridge, D. D. Jones, and M. A. Hanna. 2009. Steam-air fluidized bed gasification of distillers grains: effects of steam to biomass ratio, equivalence ratio and gasification temperature. Bioresource Technology 100(6):2062-2068.
  7. L. Wang, A. Kumar, C. L. Weller, M. A. Hanna, and D. D. Jones. 2009. Thermal degradation kinetics of distillers grains in nitrogen and air. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects 31(10):797-806.
  8. H. Pushpadass, A. Kumar, D. Jackson, R. Wehling, J. Dumais, and M. A. Hanna. 2009. Macromolecular changes in extruded starch-films plasticized with glycerol, water and stearic acid. Starch 5(5):256-266.
  9. Kumar, A., L. Wang, D. Yuris, D. D. Jones, and M. A. Hanna. 2008. Thermogravimetric characterization of corn stover as gasification and pyrolysis feedstock. Biomass and Bioenergy 32:460-467.
  10. Kumar, A., G. M. Ganjyal, David D. Jones, and M. A. Hanna. 2008. Modeling residence time distribution in a twin-extruder as a series of ideal steady-state flow reactors. Journal of Food Engineering 84:441-448.
  11. Kumar, A., G. M. Ganjyal, D. D. Jones, and M. A. Hanna. 2007. On-line determination of longitudinal expansion during extrusion of starches. Cereal Chemistry 84(5):480-484.
  12. Kumar, A., G. M. Ganjyal, D. D. Jones, and M. A. Hanna. 2006. Digital image processing for measurement of residence time distribution in a laboratory extruder. Journal of Food Engineering 75(2): 237-244.