Dr. Kawnish Kirtania

Associate Professor


Email: kkdwip@che.buet.ac.bd
Phone: +88029665650-80
Web: http://kkdwip.buet.ac.bd/


Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (2014)
Monash University

M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (2011)
Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)

B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (2008)
Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)


Low carbon technology, H2 economy, thermo-catalytic conversion, bioenergy, CO2 utilization

Selected Publications


  1. Suprio Kamal, Md. Shahriar Hossain, Ummay Salma, Md. Saiful Islam, Kazi Bayzid Kabir and Kawnish Kirtania, “Pyrolysis kinetics of hydrochar using distributed activation energy model”, Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining(2022), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/bbb.2426
  2. Sadia Siddika Dima, Assame Arnob, Ummay Salma, Kazi Bayzid Kabir and Kawnish Kirtania, “Fate of nutrients during hydrothermal carbonization of biogenic municipal waste”, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery 12 (2022), 71-80
  3. Flabianus Hardi, Erik Furusjö, Kawnish Kirtania, Akihisa Imai, Kentaro Umeki, and Kunio Yoshikawa, “Catalytic hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass with K2CO3 for production of gasification feedstock”, Biofuels 12(2) (2021),149-160.
  4. Akihisa Imai, Flabianus Hardi, Petter Lundqvist, Erik Furusjö, Kawnish Kirtania, Selhan Karagöz, Kubilay Tekin and Kunio Yoshikawa, “Alkali-catalyzed hydrothermal treatment of sawdust for production of a potential feedstock for catalytic gasification”, Applied Energy 231 (2018), 594-599.
  5.  Albert Bach-Oller, Kawnish Kirtania, Erik Furusjö and Kentaro Umeki, “Co-gasification of black liquor and pyrolysis oil at high temperature: Part 2. Fuel conversion”, Fuel 197 (2017), 240-247.

Ongoing Research Projects:

  1. 2023-2024   “Valorization of bio-slurry from anaerobic digestion via hydrothermal carbonization” funded by the Research and Innovation Center for Science and Engineering, BUET (PI)
  2. 2023-2024   “Life cycle and techno-economic analyses of multi-layer packaging recycling supply-chain for policy recommendations” funded by Unilever Bangladesh (Co-PI)
  3.  2021-2024Renewable hydrogen generation with carbon recycling (ReHyCaRe) from biogenic residues of Bangladesh” funded by USAID and implemented by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (PI)
  4. 2018-2021 “Integrated Concept for Converting Solid Waste to Energy (INCONSOLE) – Waste to Biocoal for Power Generation” funded by Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council (BEPRC), Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (Co-PI)
  5. 2018-2021“Eco-Friendly Bio-fuel Production from Municipal Solid Waste and Non-edible Seed” funded by Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information & Statistics (BANBEIS), Ministry of Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (Co-PI)