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Dr. P Abdul Salam
Position: Associate Professor
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Email: salam@ait.ac.th
  salam@ait.ac.th


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Academic Affiliation

Energy
School of Environment, Resources and Development

Areas of Expertise (Keywords)


Education

D. Eng. (Energy Technology), Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.  2005

M. Eng. (Energy Technology), Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.  1994

BSc. Eng. (Mechancial Engineering),  University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 1991.

Professional Experience

2009 – To date:  Assistant Professor, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.

2007 – 2009:  General Manager cum Engineering Manager, Genesis Engineering and Technical Service Co. Ltd, Bangkok. Thailand.

2005 – 2007:  Senior Research Specialist, Energy Field of Study, Asian Institute of Technology.

2002 – 2005 :  Research Specialist, Energy Field of Study, Asian Institute of Technology.

1999 – 2002 :  Research Engineer, Energy Field of Study, Asian Institute Technology.

1994 – 1999 :  Research Associate, Energy Field of Study, Asian Institute of Technology

Present Research Involvements

Thermo chemical conversion of biomass

Techno economic studies on biofuel and biogas

Low carbon technologies for cement, and pulp and paper industries

Research Interests

Bioenergy

Renewable Energy

Energy conservation and efficiency

Energy, environment and climate change issues

Heat exchangers and heat recovery systems

Doctoral Research Supervision

Selected Publications

Books:

 

Bhattacharya, S.C and P. Abdul Salam.  Biomass Energy in Developing Countries: A Multi-Facetted Study in Asian Countries. 2006. RERIC puboication. ISBN 974-8257-33-9 (374 pages).

 

Bhattachrya, S.C and P. Abdul Salam. A Review of Selected Biomass Energy Technologies: Gasification, Combustion, Carbonization and Densification. 2006. RERICpublication. ISBN974-8257-14-2 (200 pages).

 

International Peer Reviewed Journal Papers:

 

P. Abdul Salam and S. C. Bhattacharya. A Comparative Hydrodynamic Study of Two Types of Spouted Bed Reactor Designs. Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 61(6), 2006, pp 1946-1957. Elsevier Science.

 

P. Abdul Salam and S. C. Bhattacharya. A Comparative Study of Charcoal Gasification in Two Types of Spouted Bed Reactors. Energy, Vol.31 (2006), pp 228-243. Elsevier Science.

 

S. C. Bhattacharya, P. Abdul Salam, Hu Runqing, H.I. Somashekar, D.A. Racelis, P. G. Ratnasiri, Rungrawee Yingyuad. Assessment of Sustainable Energy Potential of Non-plantation Biomass Resources in Selected Asian Countries. Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 29 (2005), pp 153-166. Elsevier Science.

 

Li Junfeng, Hu Runqing, Song Yangin, Shi Jingli, S. C. Bhattacharya, P. Abdul Salam. Assessment of Sustainable Energy Potential of Non-plantation biomass Resources in China. Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol.29 (2005), pp 167 - 177. Elsevier Science.

 

N. H. Ravindranath, H. I. Somashekar, M. S. Nagaraja, P. Sudha, G. Sangeetha, S. C. Bhattacharya, P. Abdul Salam. Assessment of Sustainable Non-plantation biomass Resources Potential for Energy in India. Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol.29 (2005), pp 178 - 190. Elsevier Science.

 

S.C. Bhattacharya, P.Abdul Salam, H.L. Pham and N.H.Ravindranath. Sustainable Biomass Production for Energy in Selected Asian Countries, Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol.25 (2003), pp.471-482. Elsevier Science.

 

S.C. Bhattacharya, D.O.Albina and P.Abdul Salam. Emission Factors of Wood and Charcoal-fired Cookstoves, Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol.23 (2002), pp 453-469. Elsevier Science.

 

S.C. Bhattacharya and P.Abdul Salam. Low Greenhouse Gas Biomass for Cooking in the Developing Countries, Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 22 (2002), pp 305-317. Elsevier Science.

 

S.C. Bhattacharya, P. Abdul Salam, and Mahen Sharma. Emissions from Biomass Energy Use in Some Selected Asian Countries, Energy, Vol 25 (2000), pp169-188, 2000. Elsevier Science.

 

S.C. Bhattacharya, M. Arul Joe, Zahed Kandhekar, P. Abdul Salam and R. M. Shrestha. Greenhouse Gas Emission Mitigation from the Use of Agricultural Residues: the Case of Rice Husk, Energy, Vol.24 (1999). pp 43-59. Elsevier Science.

 

S.C. Bhattacharya, R. A. Attalage, M. Augustus Leon, G.Q. Amur, P. Abdul Salam, and C. Thanawat. Potential of Biomass Fuel Conservation in Selected Asian Countries, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol.40 (1999). pp 1141-1162. Elsevier Science.

 

S.C. Bhattacharya, Jossy M.Thomas and P.Abdul Salam. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and The Mitigation Potential of using Animal Wastes in Asia, Energy, Vol.22 (1997), pp.1079-1085. Elsevier Science.

Memberships/Credentials

Member - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), since 1995

 

Member – American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), since 2009

 

Associate Member – Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), since 1991

 

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