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Snehal Birajdar

Snehal Birajdar (photo)

Reactive separation processes: Reactive Extraction

Contact details

  • Snehal Birajdar
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences (TNW)
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Transport Phenomena Group
  • Building 58, Room F2.090
  • van der Maasweg 9, 2629 HZ, Delft
  • The Netherlands
  • S.D.Birajdar@tudelft.nl

Research interests

  • Downstream processing
  • Recovery & purification of bio-based chemicals
  • Separation Technology
  • Solvent extraction techniques
  • Thermodynamic modeling and process simulations

Latest publications

  • Continuous Predispersed Solvent Extraction Process for the Downstream Separation of 2,3-Butanediol from Fermentation Broth, Snehal D. Birajdar, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Jayant S. Sawant, and Sasisanker Padmanabhan. Separation and Purification Technology 2015, 151 , 115–123.
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  • Continuous Countercurrent Liquid-Liquid Extraction Method for the Separation of 2,3-Butanediol from Fermentation Broth Using N-Butanol and Phosphate Salt, Snehal D. Birajdar, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Jayant S. Sawant, and Sasisanker Padmanabhan. Process Biochemistry 2015, 50  (9), 1449–1458.
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  • Repulsive Effect of Salt on Solvent Extraction of 2,3-Butanediol from Aqueous Fermentation Solution, Snehal D. Birajdar, Sasisanker Padmanabhan, and Srinivasan Rajagopalan. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 2015, 90  (8), 1455–1462.
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  • Rapid Solvent Screening Using Thermodynamic Models for Recovery of 2,3-Butanediol from Fermentation by Liquid-Liquid Extraction, Snehal D. Birajdar, Sasisanker Padmanabhan, and Srinivasan Rajagopalan. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data 2014, 59  (8), 2456–2463.
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Research description

Reactive extraction processes involve simultaneous reaction and liquid-liquid extraction that can be effectively utilized to obtain significant improvements in yields and selectivities of desired products as well as for efficient separation of products or byproducts that are hard to separate using conventional techniques. My current research is focussed on such potential reactive extraction systems having industrial applications in the field of Chemical and Biotechnology.

Supervisors

Personal education

  • B.E in Biotechnology, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), India.
  • M.Tech-Ph.D. in Technology (Chemical & Biotechnology), University of Pune, India.
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