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Arpit Bhatt

Bioenergy Process Analysis Engineer

Arpit.Bhatt@nrel.gov | 303-275-4613

Arpit Bhatt is currently a member of the Technology Systems & Impact Analysis group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. His current research focuses on air quality analysis for evaluating the sustainability of biofuel conversion technologies. He also works with the National Bioenergy Center to provide techno-economic analysis for advanced biofuel production designs. He holds a Master of Chemical Engineering degree from Lamar University, Texas and a Bachelors of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Nirma University, India.

Areas of Expertise

Sustainability
Environmental impact analysis
Air pollutant modeling

Research Interests

Sustainability analysis

Techno-economic analysis

Air pollutant emissions from the biofuel production facilities

Education

M.Eng in chemical engineering, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, 2014

B.Tech in chemical engineering, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India, 2011

Prior Work Experience

Student Assistant, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX (20132014)

Systems Engineer, Infosys Limited, Pune, India (20112012)

Other Affiliations

Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA)

Featured Publications

Bhatt, A., Zhang, Y., Heath, G., Thomas, M., Renzaglia, J. 2017. Federal air pollutant emission regulations and preliminary estimates of potential-to-emit from biorefineries, Pathway #2: Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Hydrocarbon Fuels: Fast Pyrolysis and Hydrotreating Bio-oil Pathway. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NREL/TP-6A20-67333.

Bhatt, A., Zhang, Y., Davis, R., Eberle, A., Heath, G. Economic implications of incorporating emission controls to mitigate air pollutants emitted from a modeled hydrocarbon-fuel biorefinery in the United States. Biofuels Bioproducts and Biorefining 10 (5), 603–622 (2016). NREL/JA-6A20-65598. DOI:10.1002/bbb.1666

Bhatt, A., Zhang, Y., Davis, R., Eberle, A., Heath, G. 2016. A Techno-Economic Analysis of Emission Controls on Hydrocarbon Biofuel Production. Proceedings of the 109th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition. Pittsburg, PA. NREL/CP-6A20-67061.

Bhatt, A., Zhang, Y., Heath, G., Thomas, M., Renzaglia, J. 2016. Federal Air Pollutant Emission Regulations and Preliminary Estimates of Potential-to-Emit from Biorefineries, Pathway #1: Dilute-Acid and Enzymatic Deconstruction of Biomass-to-Sugars and Biological Conversion of Sugars-to-Hydrocarbons. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NREL/TP-6A20-62547.

Full list of Arpit Bhatt publications (NREL).