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Chemical Engineering Manager

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted:
March 14, 2020

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Dr. Swapan K. Ghosh

B-***, Cloud **, Sector-**,

Mobile: +91-773*******

E-mail: adcajm@r.postjobfree.com

SENIOR LEVEL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Targeting senior level assignments in Specialty Chemicals R&D and Quality Control

Achievement-driven & high performance Chemical Engineering/R&D & Technology Professional : Offering nearly 29 years of

extensive experience in Specialty Chemicals & Petroleum/ Petrochemicals R&D; possess team-based management style coupled with

zeal to drive visions into reality & achieved the same through effective mentoring, training & career planning in specialty Chemicals,

Petrochemical and Petroleum Industry

SKILL SET PROFILE SUMMARY

Doctorate in Chemical Engineering (1991) from UDCT, Mumbai, under able guidance of Prof M M

Very good knowledge on Sharma with expertise in Specialty Chemicals /Petrochemicals R&D: Process Development, Scale-

Specialty up, Basic Engineering, Commercialization and Process Improvement of Chemical plants

Chemicals/Petrochemical Unique blend of leadership skills in managing various Speciality Chemicals & Petrochemicals

s Based R&D Research projects with QHSE standards; measuring quality against projects quality standards;

estimating budgets, monitoring and reporting project performance

Process Development:

Worked in the area of new technology development of Alkyl Phenols, alkyl benzenes, Hexylene

Based on Alkylation,

glycol, Di-isobutyl benzene, Di-phenyl oxide, phenyl di-methyl carbinol and successful

hydrogenation,

commercialisation of these products. Development on opportunity crude oil processing, detailed

Oxidation, condensation characterisation, Carbon di-oxide conversion /syn gas conversion to speciality chemicals, waste to

following Green wealth, alternate energy and advance separations like membrane-based separation, adsorptive

Chemistry separation and new materials development. Excellent knowledge on Ion Exchange resign as

catalyst and neutralisation agent

Scale-up, Basic

Did process Engineering job in Herdillia Chemicals Ltd (Presently SI India), Engineers India

Engineering,

Ltd, BPCL and in Reliance Technology Group. Obtained good exposure to work with Quality

demonstration, Control and Central analytical team and have through knowledge on modern analytical

commercialisation & instruments, e.g. GC, HPLC, Ion Chromatography, AAS, ICP, etc.

Project Management

Worked in the area of Refinery chemicals, desalting chemicals, anti-oxidants, anti-corrosive

chemicals, cetane improver, etc. Have Experience in design of pilot plant and demo plant

Troubleshooting w.r.t.

facilities at BPCL & Reliance Industries and based on these trials Technology is developed for

Quality improvement

commercialisation.

and enhancement of

Having excellent software knowledge ASPEN PLUS, Rate Based Liquid- Liquid Extraction Model,

Production

Crude Manager, PIMS and SAP

Team Building & Strong problem solving & technical skills coupled with decision making for enabling effective

solutions leading to high customer satisfaction & low operational costs

Leadership

N O TA B L E A C C O M P L I S H M E N T S A C R O S S T H E C A R E E R

Successfully bagged multiple awards:

o Golden Peacock Product Innovation o FICCI Petrochemicals Award in o Best Innovation Award at RIL in

Award in 201*-****-****

WORK EXPERIENCE

Since Jul11 to August, 2019 (superannuated on 31st August 2019): Reliance Industries Ltd., Jamnagar & Navi

Mumbai as Asst. Vice President-R&D/ Section Head - Crude Oil Processing and Advanced Separation Processes

Group

Key Result Areas:

Worked as Section Head of opportunity Crude oil processing, new process development and Advanced Separation Processes Group,

provided guidance to a team of Chemical Engineers & Scientists (15-20) for the development of new process, validating the same in

Pilot & Demo scale and commercialization of the same

Performing troubleshooting of various plants, working in close association with Refinery Technology Group for development of new

Technology

Successfully published 70 reports internal reports and forty papers conference/ seminars

Playing a key role in developing:

o Novel process for crude oil acidity neutralization: Lab development and pilot plant trial are completed, got Patent and work in

progress for Demonstration unit

o Technology for Acidity reduction of Light kerosene to manufacture ATF: Alternate Technology for Electrostatic Coalescence

Separator (ECP) prior to ATF Merox and Patent granted

Worked on Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) process using alternate feed-stock, scaled-up and prepared basic engineering package

Provided unique solutions for hydrogen sulphide and ammonia removal from Desalter brine

Steering functions such as:

o Process development for separation of n-paraffin & olefin from Coker gas oil

o Characterization of feedstock, catalyst and adsorbent

o Removal of CS2 from petrochemical naphtha by selective hydrogenation

Major Projects:

Syn gas to high value chemicals

Process development through Electrochemical Routes: Conversion of CO2 to oxygenated compounds

Isoprene from Isoamylene/Isopentane by dehydrogenation

Separation of CO & H2 from Syn gas by Membrane Separation

Commercialized Projects:

Commercialization of a process: Manufacture high value Di-sulphide oil from low value stream of LPG Merox Plant

Commercialisation of Benzene removal from FCC naphtha by extractive distillation along with IIP, Dehradun

Showcased (15 m3/hr for six months) of in-house developed process for removal of oxygenates from Petrochemical naphtha (PCN)

by passing through cation exchange resin bed

CS2 removal process (8 m3/hr) by anion exchange resin bed and Oxygenates & CS2 removal from PCN

11 granted/published (Patent Nos. US9790175, US9809739, GC 0007245, NG001910, EP3116853, EP 3041889 and US 302778,

etc list attached as Annexure -I), 10 Patents /claims forwarded for filing, one trade secret: System of using true corrosivity of

crude for planning

Generation of high revenue by providing technical solutions for processing of various opportunity crude oils

Development & evaluation of Refinery Chemicals: Demulsifiers, antifoulants, dewatering chemicals: Published/accepted two papers

in International Journals of desalting

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Dec08 to Jul11: Simon India Ltd., New Delhi, an EPC company of Zuari Group as Dy. General Manager Process

~Developed & verified PFD, P&ID of process plants, feasibility study of Coal Gasification plants to generate hydrogen

for fertilizer plant also power generation based on coal gasification: fluidized bed~

Mar07 to Dec08: Engineers India Ltd., Gurgaon as Senior Manager (R&D)

~Gas sweetening or gas purification by absorption in amine or mixture of amines, hydro processing of diesel and VGO,

also started from Lab scale developmental work to Basic Engineering package development, PFD, P&ID, equipment

sizing while using commercially available software like, Aspen Plus, HYSYS, and so on ~Worked as In-charge to set-up

application laboratory at IOC-Panipat Petrochemicals Project also performed new energy research areas, like coal to liquid

and biodiesel/green diesel~

Oct06 to Mar07: Essar Excellent Centre, Mumbai as Chief Technologist-Petrochemicals & Petroleum

~Prepared a study report on production capacity and technology used in Indian petroleum & petrochemical industries~

Dec98 to Oct06: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., at Refinery (Mumbai) and Corporate R&D Centre-Greater

Noida as Manager (R&D)

Growth Path:

Dec98 to Dec04: Dy. Manager (R&D)- CDU/VDU and Aromatic Recovery Unit Technologist

Dec04 to Oct06: Manager (R&D) / Project Leader- to set-up world class R&D Centre, Headed the Separation

Processes group

Commercialized Projects:

Development & commercialization of LPG Merox catalyst along with Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun

Development of process of Bio-diesel from high acidic oil by removal of acidity through anion exchange resin

Dec91 to Dec98: Herdillia Chemicals Limited, New Mumbai, Maharashtra

Growth Path:

Joined as R&D Engineer and promoted to Manager-R&D in July, 1996

~Petrochemicals & Specialty Chemicals- Manufacturer of Phenol, Acetone, Di-acetone alcohol, Phthalic anhydride,

Dodecylphenol, Nonylphenol, p-Cumylphenol, Diphenyl Oxide, Isobutylbenzene, Isophorone and so on~

Commercialized Projects:

Para-Octyl phenol, High purity para-Nonyl Phenol and Dodecyl Phenol

Implementation of cation exchange resin bed for neutralization of alkali catalyst used in Di-acetone alcohol (DAA) process

DAA quality improvement by identification of colour developing impurities and process development for removal of the same

Commercialization of Hexylene Glycol process by hydrogenation of DAA

Worked in the area of Diphenyl oxide, Phenyl dimethyl carbinol, Woodytol (fraction separated from residue of

Isophorone), etc which are used as perfumery chemicals

May87 to Jul88: Eastern Chemofarb Ltd., Calcutta as Shift-In Charge for the production of Unsaturated

Polyester Resin

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE (MASTER & DOCTORAL)

Studies on Absorption of Sulphur Dioxide in Aqueous Slurry of Pyrolusite under the supervision of Dr. R.K. Basu, Chem. Engg.

Dept. from University of Calcutta as M.Tech. Project

Separation Through Reactions under the supervision of Prof. M.M. Sharma, Ex-Director UDCT, University of Mumbai, as

Ph.D. (Tech.) Research work

T R A I N I N G S AT T E N D E D / C O M P L E T E D

Successfully completed multiple trainings on Refinery Processes, Pilot Plant Operations and Managerial:

o Biturox Process and Bitumen Pilot Plant operation training at PORNER, Vienna

o Crude oil Characterization and operation of TBP unit at PIGNAT, France

o Liquid extraction and operation of Micro extraction column at PIGNAT, France

o Attended training program on ASPEN PLUS and ASPEN PIMS

o Managerial skills workshop for Executives conducted by NITIE, Mumbai

o Management Development Programme at ASCI, Hyderabad

o Training programme on Values & Behaviours

P U B L I C AT I O N S & P AT E N T S

Ghosh, S.K., Sharma, M.M.: Separation of m-and p-Xylene via Selective Alkylation/ Dealkylation Transalkylation. Ind.

Engineering. Chem. Res. 1992, 31, 445-449

Ghosh, S.K., Sharma, M.M.; Separation of close boiling Phenols and Naphthols through their selective Etherification with

Isobutylene and Isoamylene, acidic Ion Exchange Resin as catalyst, Reactive Polymers, 1991/1992, 16, 159-169

Malhotra, M; Singh Himmat, Ghosh, S.K.; George N.; Biodesulphurisation of Diesel' Presented in Refinery Technology meet in 1999

Monica Malhotra, Noble George, S K Ghosh, Himmat Singh, Removal sulphur compounds from diesel stream by microorganism,

Paper published in the Journal published by CHT (special issue), 2000

Ramaswamy R, S K Ghosh, Sunil Raut, Himmat Singh, Enhancement of selectivity in the separation aromatics from naphtha - a

case study, International symposium of IIChE, 2000

Manish Joshi, S k Ghosh, Monoca Malhotra, PVC Rao, Development of a correlation between cetane Index and poly nuclear

aromatics of diesel streams, ISFL 2004

Gautam Das, Bir Sain, S K Ghosh, M O Garg, Development of LPG sweetening catalyst, Paper presented in TRM 2004

Jaya Rawat, T S Thorat, SK Ghosh, NV Chaudhary, Identification of antifoulant for residue, RTM 2005

T S Thorat, S K Ghosh, Sonal Maheswari, NV Choudhary, Determination of blend composition of crude oils by different techniques,

ISFL 2006

Gautam Das, Bir Sain, SK Ghosh, MO Garg, Commercialization of LPG sweetening catalyst, Paper presented in the International

symposium of Catalyst Society of India 2007

A. Verma, R Chakravarthy, A K Savalia, J Kedia, B Kandela, M Paramati, B Shown, K Routray, S Ghosh, C Saravanan,; 23rd RPTM

meet Mumbai poster presentation, Replacing TAN constraint with true corrosivity constraint in Refinery

S. Mitra, S Ghosh, Asit Das; Zeolite imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) based mixed matrix membrane for propane/propylene

separation; Poster presentation at ICCHD 2018, Kolkata

S Murali Racha, D Attarde, S Ghosh, Asit Das; Advanced membrane based processes for desalination application, Presented at

IMS-IWA conference, 2018

V Anand, Manu Vashishtha, B Shown, P Patidar, A Malhotra, S Ghosh, S Jaguste, V M Naik, Rochis, M Thaokar, Vinay A Juvekar;

Interrelationship between electrocoalescence and interfacial tension in a high acidity crude: Effect of pH and nature of alkalinity;

Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects; volume SSS, 20 October, pages 728-735

Minimise Energy consumption in water treatment with forward Osmosis technology Part 1, Hydrocarbon Processing, July 2019

Mimimise Energy consumption in water treatment with forward Osmosis Technology Part -2, Hydrocarbon processing, August 2019

Advanced Membrane based processes for desalination application: Overview; IMS-IWA Conference, 2018

Total 30 papers published in National & International Journals/conferences

About 50 internal reports were published during my tenure at BPCL, 70 reports published in Reliance Industries Ltd.

10 Patents /claims forwarded for filing: 10 granted/published (Patent Nos. US9790175, US9809739, GC 0007245, NG001910,

EP3116853,EP 3041889 and US 302778, etc list given in Annexure-I), one trade secret: System of using true corrosivity of

crude for planning

E D U C AT I O N

Ph.D. (Tech.) in Chemical Engineering from UDCT, University of Mumbai, Mumbai in 1991, under the able

guidance of Prof. M M Sharma

M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from University of Calcutta, Kolkata in 1987

B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from University of Calcutta, Kolkata in 1985

P E R S O N A L D E TA I L S

Date of Birth: 11th August 1959; Languages Known: English & Hindi

Address: B-801 GEECEE Cloud 36, Sector- 11, Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai-400701, Maharashtra, India

Reference: Prof. M M Sharma, Ex-Director, UDCT (Presently ICT)

Contact No. 022-********

Annexure-I: List of Patents (Published)

Sr Patent No. Title of Patent Remarks (If any)

No.

1 US 9790175 Process for the removal of sodium from di-sulphide oil Commercialised, got

several awards

2 US 9809739 Method of regeneration of spent ion exchange resin Patent is on TAN

reduction of crude oil

followed by regeneration

3 GC 0007245 A process for the removal of sodium from di-sulphide

oil

4 US 201******** Process for reducing oxygenate content of hydrocarbon Demonstrated at plant

feed scale

5 WO 201-***-**** Process for reducing the amount of carbon di-sulphide Demonstrated

in a hydrocarbon feed

6 IN 201********* A Process for obtaining isoparaffins from linear

20190524 hydrocarbons

7 IN 2014MU00700 Method for extraction of linear hydrocarbon from

A 20151030 hydrocarbon feed

8 NG 001910

9 EP 3116853 A process for the removal of sodium from di-sulphide

oil

10 EP 3041889 A method for regeneration of spent ion exchange resin

11 PCT/IB2019/05271 Process for obtaining Vanadium oxide from a Gasifier

8 slag



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