Harisinh Parmar

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Harisinh Parmar

Lab Coordinator and On-Campus Lecturer

School of Mechanical Engineering

Room 505

Bentley Campus

+61 8 9321 1702

5008

harisinh.parmar@eit.edu.au

BEng, MEng, PhD

Biography

Chemical engineering professional with extensive experience in industry and in academia. Experience in design of a subsea settling tank, CFD modelling of trickle bed reactor for H2S removal in LNG plant and multi-scale modelling of biomass pyrolysis. Interested in application of CFD in various industries for process intensification and optimization.

Fields of Research
  • Multiphase Flow Modelling
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Flow Assurance
Research Interest
  • Multiphase Flow Modelling
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Flow Assurance
  • Reactor Engineering
  • Renewable energy,
  • Waste Valorization
  • Biofuels & Bioenergy
Unit coordinator/Researcher

Engineering Institute of technology

  • Designed a course outline for masters of process engineering and submitted to TEQSA for approval.
  • Bachelor and master’s student’s final year project supervision and industry engagement.
  • On campus and online lecture delivery and proctored assessments coordination.
Key Projects
  • Designed a subsea settling tank for the separation of fine solids from “produced water” in collaboration with Chevron Technology Company.
  • Improved an emulsification process for the production emulsion explosive on-site for the BHP Billiton iron ore operations.
  • Optimised extraction process of poppy straws and minimised the use of solvent at Tasmania Poppy Industries Ltd.

 

Currently Teaching
  • Engineering Mathematics,
  • Process Engineering
  • Principles of Processing Engineering

Years of Experience (Tertiary): 6 Years

Supervision Supervised 5 Master’s thesis student
Journal Publications
  • MT Shah, H. Parmar, Lee D Rhyne, C. Kalli; RP Utikar, V. Pareek (2019). “A Novel Settling Tank for Produced Water Treatment: CFD Simulations and PIV Experiments”. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. Accepted.
  • B Prakash, H Parmar, MT Shah, VK Pareek, L Anthony, RP Utikar (2019). “Simultaneous measurements of two phases using an optical probe.” Experimental and Computational Multiphase Flow 1 (4), 233-241.
  • Parmar, H., Pareek, V., Phan, Chi M. & Evans, G. (2015). “Influence of jet–jet interaction on droplet size and jet instability in immiscible liquid–liquid system.” Chemical Engineering Science 123(0): 247-254. Impact Factor 2.613
  • Parmar, H., Asada, M., Kanazawa, Y., Asakuma, Y., Pareek, V., Phan, Chi M. & Evans, G.  (2014). “Influence of microwaves on the water surface tension.” Langmuir 30(33): 9875-9879. Impact Factor:4.384
  • Bhatelia, T., Parmar, H., Phan, Chi M., Pareek, V., Tadé, M. & Evans, G. (2011). “Hydrodynamics of a rectangular liquid JET in an immiscible liquid–liquid system.” The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 91(1): 122-126. Impact factor:1.313
  • Parmar, H., Gupta R. & Bhattacharya, S., (2009). “Rheological and molecular properties of organic peroxide induced long chain branching of recycled and virgin high density polyethylene resin.” Polymer Engineering & Science 49(9): 1806-1813. Impact factor:1.441
  • Parmar, H., Gupta, R., and Bhattacharya, S. (2008). “Melt Strength and Thermal Properties of Organic Peroxide Modified Virgin and Recycled HDPE.” International Polymer Processing 23(2): 200-207. Impact factor:0.682
International Conferences
  • Parmar, H., Pareek, V., Phan, Chi M. & Evans, G. (2013). “Influence of surfactant on liquid jet behavior in another immiscible liquid.” 9th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Seoul, Korea.
  • Parmar, H., Pareek, V, Phan, Chi M. & Evans, G. (2012). “Interaction between two moving jets in immiscible liquid-liquid systems: An experimental study.” Chemeca 2012: Quality of life through chemical engineering: 23-26 September 2012, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Parmar, H., Pareek, V., Phan, Chi M. & Evans, G. (2011). “Breakup of multiple jets in immiscible liquid-liquid systems: A computational fluid dynamics study.” Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World: 18-21 September 2011: 385, Sydney Hilton Hotel, NSW, Australia,
  • Parmar, H, Gupta R., Bhattacharya S., (2008), “Rheological and molecular properties of organic modified induced recycled and virgin high-density polyethylene.” Proceedings of Polymer Processing Society (June 15-19, 2008)24th Annual Meeting, Salerno, Italy.
  • Parmar, H., Gupta, R.K., Bhattacharya S.N., (2007), “Effects of long chain branching on the properties of recycled high-density polyethylene (R-HDPE) modified peroxide.” Proceedings of Polymer Processing Society 23rd Annual Meeting, Salvador, Brazil.
Awards and Recognitions
  1. Awarded with BHP Billiton Postgraduate research scholarship and CUPS research scholarship to pursue postgraduate degree at Curtin University, Australia.
  2. Awarded HUMAP scholarship to perform research work at Hyogo University Himeji, Japan.
  3. Published research articles in 4 A star journal and 5 international conferences. (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/harisinh_parmar/publications)

Publications and News

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Plant Residue That Generates Electricity: EIT Academics Contribute To Sustainability Education In India


13 June, 2022
Biomass power production will play an important part in the sustainable energy future. So when the call came to academically contribute to sustainability, three EIT academics jumped at the opportunity. Dr Harisinh Parmar our Lab coordinator, Dr Milind Siddhpura, Course coordinator for Mechanical Engineering and Dr Arti Siddhpura a Lecturer...Read More
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A novel settling tank for produced water treatment: CFD simulations and PIV experiments


20 August, 2019
Removal of solids is a critical step in the treatment of produced water generated by offshore hydrocarbon exploration. Present work evaluates a new design of a settling tank that can be used for continuous separation of fine particles from produced water. The novelty of the design lies in its ability generate...Read More
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Simultaneous measurements of two phases using an optical probe


6 July, 2019
For a detailed characterisation of multiphase flows, a local measurement technique that is capable of quantifying both continuous and dispersed phases has to be employed. In the present study, a new optical probe was tested for its ability to provide simultaneous local measurements of gas and liquid/solid in a three-phase...Read More
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Influence of jet–jet interaction on droplet size and jet instability in immiscible liquid–liquid system


13 November, 2014
This work investigates the effects of multiple jet interactions and single jet instability on jet breakup and droplet size using experimental and computational techniques. In particular, the jet separation distance, jet breakup length and droplet diameter were measured as a function of initial nozzle separation distance and jet volumetric flow...Read More
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Influence of Microwaves on the Water Surface Tension


7 August, 2014
In this study, microwave irradiation was applied to hanging droplets of both water and ethylene glycol. Once the irradiation had ceased and the droplet was allowed to return to its original temperature, it was found that the surface tension of ethylene glycol returned to its original value. In contrast, the...Read More
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Melt Strength and Thermal Properties of Organic Peroxide Modified Virgin and Recycled HDPE


6 April, 2013
Commercial blow moulding grade recycled high density polyethylene (r-HDPE) and blow moulding grade virgin HDPE were reactively extruded with various compositions (0.00 to 0.15 %) of different peroxides in a twin screw extruder. The aim was to improve the melt strength properties of a blow moulding grade HDPE homopolymer –...Read More
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Hydrodynamics of a rectangular liquid JET in an immiscible liquid–liquid system


14 December, 2011
Volume of fluid and continuum surface force methodologies were applied to two- and three-dimensionally model the motion of a liquid jet injected vertically downward from a rectangular nozzle into another immiscible liquid. Grid independent solutions were obtained for a 10 mm2 nozzle with aspect ratios in the range 1–10. It was found...Read More
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Rheological and molecular properties of organic peroxide induced long chain branching of recycled and virgin high density polyethylene resin


21 May, 2009
Commercial blow molding grade recycled high density polyethylene (R-HDPE) and blow molding grade virgin high density polyethylene (V-HDPE) were reactively extruded with various compositions (0.00–0.15% wt/wt) of different peroxides in a twin screw extruder. The aim was to produce the extended chain mechanism of a blow molding grade HDPE photopolymer—a...Read More
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