Dr. Zakir Khan
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Area of Interest: Biomass gasification, Co-gasification, Biomass thermal decomposition kinetics
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (107)
HEC approved PhD Supervisor

Publications:

Books:
1. Suzana Yusup and Zakir Khan (2013), "Enhancement of bioH2 production via in-situ catalytic adsorption (ICA): Optimization and kinetic studies", published by: Lambert Academic Publishing, pp: 244, Standard: 978-3-659-40782-6  Abstract 
Book Chapters:
1. Mehmood Ali, Muhammad Saleem, Zakir Khan and Ian A. Watson (2019), "The use of crop residues for biofuel production", Biomass, Biopolymer Based Materials, and Bioenergy: Construction, Biomedical, and other Industrial Applications , edited by: Deepak Verma, Elena Fortunati, Siddharth Jain and Xiaolei Zhang, published by: Woodhead publishing, pp: 369-395, Standard: 978-0-08-102427-0    (External URL)
2. Jon Corton, Iain Donnison, John McCalmont, Ian Watson, Zakir Khan, Paula Blanco-Sanchez, Xi Yu, George Fletcher, Steve Croxton, Manosh Paul and James Sharp (2017), "The impact of biomass feedstock composition and pre-treatments on tar formation during biomass gasification", Advances in Biofeedstocks and Biofuels: Biofeedstocks and Their Processing , edited by: Lalit Kumar Singh and Gaurav Chaudhary, published by: Wiley-Scrivener, pp: 33-53    (External URL)
3. Abrar Inayat, Murni M Ahmad, Suzana Yusup, M I Abdul Mutalib, Zakir Khan (2014), "Biomass steam gasification for hydrogen production: a systematic review", Biomass and Bioenergy, edited by: Hakeem, Khalid Rehman, Jawaid, Mohammad, Rashid, Umer , published by: Springer, pp: 329-343, Standard: 978-3-319-07641-6  Abstract  (External URL)
4. Suzana Yusup, Murni Melati Ahmad, Anita Ramli, Zakir Khan, Mas Fatiha Mohamad (2013), "Biomass Conversion to Fuel (Solid, Liquid and Gas)", Advances in Biofuels, edited by: Ravindra Pogaku, Rosalam Hj. Sarbatly, published by: Springer Link, pp: 29-39, Standard: 978-1-4614-6248-4    (External URL)
5. Suzana Yusup, Reza A. Moghadam, Ahmed Al Shoaibi, Murni M Melati, Zakir Khan, Lim M. Tzeng, and Wan Ab K. Ghani (2013), "Hydrogen production from catalytic steam co-gasification of waste tire and palm kernel shell in pilot scale fluidized bed gasifier", Biomass Processing, Conversion and Refinery, edited by: MookTzeng Lim, published by: Nova Science Publishers, pp: 181-192, Standard: 978-1-62808-126-8  Abstract 
6. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup, Murni M Ahmad, Yushimitsu Uemura, Voi S Chok, Umer Rashid, Abrar Inayat (2010), "Kinetic Study on Palm Oil Waste Decomposition", Biofuel’s Engineering Process Technology, edited by: Marco Aurélio Dos Santos Bernardes, published by: INTECH Publisher, pp: 523-536   Abstract 
Journal Papers:
1. Ian Watson, Prashant Kamble, Callum Shanks, Zakir Khana, Nada El Darrac (2020), "Decontamination of chilli flakes in a fluidized bed using combined technologies: Infrared, UV and ozone", Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, pp: 102248, Vol: 59, Impact Factor: 4.085    (External URL)
2. Abrar Inayat ,Mohsin Raza, Zakir Khan, Chaouki Ghenai, Muhammad Aslam,Muhammad Shahbaz, Muhammad Ayoub (2020), "Flowsheet Modelling and Simulation of Biomass Steam Gasification for Hydrogen Production: A Review", Chemical Engineering & Technology, pp: 649-660, Vol: 43, Issue: 3, Standard: https://doi.org/10.1002/ceat.201900490, Impact Factor: 2.418   
3. Farrukh et al. (2020), "Greener and sustainable production of bioethylene from bioethanol: Current status, opportunities and perspectives", Reviews in Chemical Engineering, Vol: Accepted, Impact Factor: 4.20   
4. Ainy Hafeez, Syed Ali Ammar Taqvi, Tahir Fazal, Fahed Javed, Zakir Khan, Umme Salma Amjad, Awais Bokhari, Nasir Shehzad, Naim Rashid, Saifur Rehman, Fahad Rehman (2020), "Optimization on cleaner intensification of ozone production using Artificial Neural Network and Response Surface Methodology: Parametric and comparative study", Journal of Cleaner production , pp: 119833, Vol: 252, Impact Factor: 6.395    (External URL)
5. Naila Amin, Muhammad. Suleman Tahir, Mehmood Saleem, Zakir Khan, Muhammad Aslam, Aqeel Ahmed Bazmi, Moinuddin Ghauri, Muhammad Sagir (2020), "Rheological improvement in performance of low-rank coal-water slurries using novel cost effective additives", Asia Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering , Impact Factor: 1.396   
6. Prashant Kamble, Zakir Khan and Ian Watson (2019), "Biomass gasification of hybrid seed Miscanthus in Glasgow’s downdraft gasifier testbed system", Energy Procedia , pp: 1174-1181, Vol: 158, Impact Factor: ISI Index  Abstract  (External URL)
7. Fahed Javed, Muhammad Aslam, Naim Rashid, Zufishan Shamair, Asim Laeeq Khan, Muhammad Yasin, Tahir Fazal, Ainy Hafeez, Fahad Rehman, Muhammad Saif Ur Rehman, Zakir Khan, Javed Iqbal, Aqeel Ahmed Bazmi, (2019), "Microalgae-based biofuels, resource recovery and wastewater treatment: A pathway towards sustainable biorefinery", Fuel , pp: 115826, Vol: 255, Impact Factor: 5.128    (External URL)
8. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup, Muhammad Aslam, AbrarInayat, Muhammad Shahbaz, Salman Raza, Robina Farooq, IanWatson (2019), "NO and SO2 emissions in palm kernel shell catalytic steam gasification with in-situ CO2 adsorption for hydrogen production in a pilot-scale fluidized bed gasification system", Journal of Cleaner production , pp: 117636, Vol: 236, Impact Factor: 6.395    (External URL)
9. Muhammad Aslam, Rizwan Ahmad, Muhammad Yasin, Asim Laeeq Khan, Muhammad Kashif Shahid, Shakhawat Hossain, Zakir Khan, Farrukh Jamil, Sikander Rafiq, Muhammad Roil Bilad, Jeonghwan Kim, Gopalakrishnan Kumar (2018), "Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors for Biohydrogen Production: Recent Developments, Challenges and Perspectives", Bioresource technology, pp: 452-464, Vol: 269, Impact Factor: 6.669    (External URL)
10. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup, Prashant Kamble, Muhammad Naqvi, Ian Watson (2018), "Assessment of energy flows and energy efficiencies in integrated catalytic adsorption steam gasification for hydrogen production", Applied Energy , pp: 346-355, Vol: 225, Impact Factor: 8.426    (External URL)
11. Saira Attique, Madeeha Batool, Muhammad Irfan Jalees, Khurram Shehzad, Umar Farooq, Zakir Khan, Fawad Asharf Asma Tufail Shah (2018), "Highly efficient catalytic degradation of low-density polyethylene Using a novel tungstophosphoric acid/kaolin clay composite catalyst", Turkish Journal of Chemistry, pp: 684-693, Vol: 42, Impact Factor: 1.00    (External URL)
12. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup, Murni M Ahmad, Abrar Inayat, Muhammad Naqvi, Rizwan Sheikh, Ian Watson (2018), "Integrated catalytic adsorption steam gasification in a bubbling fluidized bed for enhanced H2 production: Perspective of design and pilot plant experiences", Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, Vol: 1885, Impact Factor: 3.376   
13. Umair Javed, Robina Farooq, Farrukh Shehzad, Zakir Khan (2018), "Optimization of HNO3 leaching of Cu from old AMD athlon processors using response surface methodology", Journal of Environmental Management, pp: 22-27, Vol: 1, Issue: 211, Impact Factor: 4.865    (External URL)
14. Muhammad Raza Naqvi, Erik Dahlquist, Jinyue Yan, Salman Naqvi, Abdul-Sattar Nizami, Awais Salman, Muhammad Danish, Usman Farooq, Muhammad Rehan; Zakir Khan, Abdul sattar Qureshi (2018), "Polygeneration system integrated with small non-wood pulp mills for substitute natural gas production", Applied Energy , pp: 636-646, Vol: 224, Impact Factor: 8.426    (External URL)
15. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup, Prashant Kamble, Ian Watson (2017), "Assessment of energy flows in integrated catalytic adsorption (ICA) steam gasification for hydrogen production", Energy Procedia , pp: 2214-2217, Vol: 142, Impact Factor: ISI Index    (External URL)
16. Abrar Inayat, Murni M Ahmad, M I Abdul Mutalib, Suzana Yusup, Zakir Khan (2017), "Economic Analysis and Optimization for Bio-Hydrogen Production from Oil Palm Waste via Steam Gasification", Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy, pp: 158–165, Vol: 12, Issue: 2, Impact Factor: 1.093  Abstract  (External URL)
17. Prashant Kamble, Zakir Khan, James Sharp, Ian Watson (2017), "Improving downdraft gasifier stability by robust instrumentation and control systems", Energy Procedia , pp: 2214-2217, Vol: 142, Impact Factor: ISI Index    (External URL)
18. Sean Capper, Zakir Khan, Prashant Kamble, Ian Watson (2017), "Progression towards online tar detection systems", Energy Procedia , pp: 892-897, Vol: 142, Impact Factor: ISI Index    (External URL)
19. Abrar Inayat, Murni M Ahmad, M I Abdul Mutlab, SuzanaYusup, Zakir Khan (2016), "Parametric study on the heating values of product gas via steam gasification of palm waste using CaO as sorbent Material", Applied Mechanics and Materials , pp: 654-658, Vol: 1133    (External URL)
20. Nawshad Muhammad, Yanan Gao, Muhammad I. Khan, Zakir Khan, Farasat Iqbal, Amir S. khan, Jibran Iqbal, Abdur Rahim (2015), "Effect of ionic liquid on thermo-physical properties of bamboo biomass", Wood Science and Technology, pp: 897–913, Vol: 49 , Issue: 5, Impact Factor: 1.912    (External URL)
21. Sheik Rizwan, Godlisten N Shao, Zakir Khan, Nadir Abbas, Hee-Taik Kim, Yeung Park (2015), "Esterification of oleic acid by heteropolyacid/TiO2–SiO2 catalysts synthesized from less expensive precursors", Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, pp: 339-346, Vol: 3, Issue: 10, Impact Factor: 1.396   
22. Zakir Khan, Abrar Inayat, Suzana Yusup, Murni M. Ahmad (2015), "Kinetic parameters determination using optimization approach in integrated catalytic adsorption steam gasification for hydrogen production", Journal of Hydrogen Energy , pp: 8824-8832., Vol: 40, Issue: 3, Impact Factor: 4.084    (External URL)
23. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup, Murni M Melati, Brigid Chin Lai Fui (2014), "Hydrogen Production form Palm Kernel Shell via Integrated Catlytic Adsorption (ICA) Steam Gasification", Energy Conversion and Management , pp: 1224-1230, Vol: 87, Impact Factor: 7.181  Abstract  (External URL)
24. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup and Murni M Ahmad (2014), "Integrated catlytic adsorption (ICA) steam gasification system for enhnaced hydrogen production using palm kernel shell", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, pp: 3286-3293, Vol: 39, Impact Factor: 4.084  Abstract 
25. Abrar Inayat, Murni M Ahmad, M I Abdul Mutlab, Suzana Yusup, Zakir Khan (2014), "Mathematical modeling for hydrogen production from steam gasification of cellouse", Applied Mechanics and Materials , pp: 176-179, Vol: 625  Abstract 
26. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup and Murni M Ahmad (2014), "Optimization of hydrogen production in in-situ catalytic adsorption (ICA) steam gasification based on Response Surface Methodology", Biomass and Bioenergy, pp: 97-108, Vol: 60, Issue: 0, Impact Factor: 3.537  Abstract  (External URL)
27. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup, Murni M Ahmad (2014), "Performance Study of Ni Catalyst with Quicklime (CaO) as CO2 Adsorbent in Palm Kernel Shell Steam Gasification for Hydrogen Production", Advance Material Research, pp: 283-293, Vol: 917, Standard: 1662-8985  Abstract  (External URL)
28. Tigabwa Y Ahmed, Murni M Ahmad, Suzana Yusup, Abrar Inayat and Zakir Khan (2012), "Mathematical and computational approaches for design of biomass gasification for hydrogen production: A review", Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, pp: 2304-2315, Vol: 16, Issue: 4, Impact Factor: 10.556   
29. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup, Murni M Ahmad, Anita Ramli, Taufiq A Mohammad, Sharifah A Shahidah, Fatiha M Mas, Siti E M Eda, Abrar Inayat. (2011), "Effect of Steam and Catalyst on Palm Oil Wastes Thermal Decomposition for Hydrogen Production", Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, pp: 466-472, Vol: 15, Issue: 2  Abstract 
30. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup and Murni M Ahmad (2011), "Thermogravimetric analysis of palm oil wastes decomposition", International Journal of Renewable Energy Research, pp: 7-10, Vol: 1   
31. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup, Murni M Ahmad, Calvin C Vui, Yushimitso Uemura, and Khalik M Sabil (2010), "Review on hydrogen production technologies in Malaysia", International Journal of Engineering & Technology, pp: 111-118, Vol: 10   
Conference Papers:
1. Zakir Khan (2014) "Hydrogen production from palm kernel shell via integrated catalytic adsorption (ICA) steam gasification", 1st International Young Engineering Convention (IYEC 2014)   
2. Abrar Inayat, Murni M Ahmad, M I Abdul Mutlab, Suzana Yusup, Zakir Khan (2014) "Mathematical modeling for hydrogen production from steam gasification of cellouse", The 3rd International Conferences on Process Engineering and Advanced Materials (ICPEAM 2014)   
3. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup and Murni M. Ahmad, (2013) "Hydrogen production from palm kernel shell via intergrated catalytic adsorption (ICA) steam gasification", 8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Envoirnmental Systems (SDEWES 2013)   
4. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup and Murni M. Ahmad (2013) "Hydrogen production technologies-A Malaysian prospect", The 15th Asian Chemcial Congress.   
5. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup and Murni M Ahmad (2012) "Effect of temperature and steam to biomass ratio on NO and SO2 formation in palm kernel shell catalytic steam gasification with in-situ CO2 adsorption", 2nd World Sustainability Forum   
6. Suzana Yusup, Anita Ramli, Murni M Ahmad, Zakir Khan, Mas F Mohamad, Sharifah S Abdullah, Abrar Inayat, Mohammad T Arpin and Calvin C Vui (2012) "Potential of hydrogen production in in-situ catalytic adsorption gasification system", International Conference on Biofules and Biomass for Value-Added Products 2012 (ICBBVAP 2012)   
7. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup and Murni M Ahmad (2012) "Study of surface morphology of Quicklime and Ni for enhanced hydrogen production from biomass steam gasification", The 2nd International Conference on Process Engineering and Advance Material (ICPEAM).   
8. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup and Murni M Ahmad, Anita Ramli, Mohammad T Arpin, Sharifah S Abdullah, Mas F Mohamad, Siti E Misi and Abrar Inayat (2011) "Effect of steam and catalyst on palm oil wastes thermal decomposition for hydrogen production", in proceeding of 5th International Conference of Congress and Environment(ICCE 2011)   
9. Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup and Murni M Ahmad (2011) "Thermogravimetric analysis of palm oil wastes decomposition", proceeding of First Conference on Clean Energy and Technology (CET).   

Qualification

PhD Chemical Engineering
University Technology PETRONAS, Malaysia
Jan 2009 to Jul 2013
   
MSc Chemical Engineering
Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg , Germany
Oct 2002 to Dec 2006
   
BSc Chemical Engineering
University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar , Pakistan
Feb 1997 to Sep 2001
   

Experience

Affilate Staff
University of Glasgow
Apr 2018 to Date
   
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus
Apr 2018 to Date
   
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
University of Glasgow
Aug 2015 to Mar 2018
   
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
Jul 2013 to Jul 2015
   
Graduate Assistantship
Universitt Teknologi PETRONAS, Tronoh, Malaysia
Feb 2009 to Apr 2013
   
Lecturer
Department of Chemical Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
Sep 2006 to Jan 2009
   
Student Research Assistant
Environmental Engineering Department, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Mar 2003 to Mar 2004
   

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