This project is divided into two parts (i) Utilization of cooked food waste to produce bioenergy and (ii) Value added utilization of post extraction solid waste, spent carrot seed in biofuel production and in wastewater. Cooked food waste collected from dining halls is subjected to Pyrolysis with and without the presence of catalyst which generates bio-oil rich in long and short chain hydrocarbons. In another part of the project, spent carrot seed, collected from the essential oil industry after the extraction of oil, will be investigated for the value-added utilization as adsorbent, catalyst and feedstock for bio-oil production.
Funding: PhD grant
Guide: Dr Priyanka Katiyar; Co-guide: Dr. Sanjeev Yadav