University of Sheffield, UK
Pratik Desai is a 1st Class-Honours Chemical engineer (MEng in Chemical engineering with Fuel Technology) and PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Sheffield. He is the R&I Director at Perlemax and has extensive experience in microbubble generation, visualisation, fluid dynamics, interfacial dynamics and phenomena, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, fluidic and reaction catalysis. He is co-inventor of the Desai-Zimmerman Fluidic Oscillator, the Microbubble Mediated Ammonia Recovery process- 'Waste Factory', self-actuated wastewater aeration product (TOAD), nanobubble generation and associated applications in several sectors including biomedical and medical applications. He is the inventor of an energy- efficient micro/nanodroplet generation.He has led and developed several projects for aquaculture, aquaponics, hydroponics, novel contacting systems, bioreactors, chemical reactors with regenerating interfaces. Projects he is leading include bagged microbial reactors & fermenters, anaerobic digestion, biodiesel generation and worked on CO2 capture and utilisation using MEA and Ionic Liquids and desorb them using a novel microbubble unit operation (Desai-Zimmerman contactor).