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Dr Bharat Singh Rana



Research Interest

  • Development of new generation FCC catalysts & additives and scale-up
  • Development of new-generation hydroprocessing catalysts and scale-up
  • Crude oils to petrochemicals technologies.
  • Hydroprocessing of residue, heavy and light crude oils includes fixed bed, ebullated bed, and slurry-phase hydroprocessing technology.
  • Process and Technology development for alternative and recyclable feedstocks to valuable chemicals and alternative clean fuels
  • Adsorptive deep desulfurization of hydrocarbon fuels for ultra-low sulphur content transportation fuels as well as fuel cell applications
  • Development of low-cost & high-performance technologies toward net-zero emission

Work Experience

Awards and Honours

  • CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship under CSIR-SRF scheme conducted by CSIR, Government of India CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, India (April 2012-March 2014)


  • Fluid catalytic cracking of p-cresol dimer into its phenolic monomers method thereof, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, India, US Patent: US20230202953A1, 2023
  • LPG adsorbent for removing diolefins and separation process for LPG comprising the same, Korea Institute of Energy Research, SK Gas Co., LTD., Korean Patent: KR102329419B1,2021 (Granted)
  • Method for removing organic acids in crude oil using gas hydrate inhibitor and catalyst, Korea Institute of Energy Research, KR20160140138A, WO2016195337A1, US 10,266777 B2, 2019 (Granted)
  • Method and system for upgrading and separating hydrocarbon oils, Korea Institute of Energy Research, US Patent: US 10385282B2, 2019 (Granted)
  • Process to prepare inorganic microporous materials and hierarchical porous materials from natural clay materials, Indian Patent: 298951, 2018 (Granted)
  • A process for covalent immobilization of oxidation catalyst, Indian Patent: 287076, 2017 (Granted)
  • Process to prepare hierarchical mesoporous zeolites with varying micro- and mesoporosities using organosilane templates, Indian Patent: 289935, 2017 (Granted)
  • A catalytic process to convert renewable feedstock into aromatics rich aviation fuel, World Patent: WO2014/049621 A1, Indian Patent: 3039DEL2012, 2014
  • A single step catalyst and process to convert triglycerides and free fatty acids directly into isomerized hydrocarbons, Indian Patent: 3196DEL2012, 2012
  • Catalytic process to convert renewable feedstocks directly into aromatics rich feedstock pool, Indian Patent: 3144DEL2012, 2012
  • Process to convert vegetable triglycerides, free fatty acids, and their mixtures with petroleum derived feedstocks for transportation fuel pool and method for controlling catalyst deactivation, Indian Patent: 0052NF2010, 2010
  • Process for covalent immobilization of oxo-rhenium catalyst to inorganic support, Indian Patent: 1899DEL2010, 2010

Selected Publications

  • Optimization of Catalyst Hydrogenation Functionality for Hydroprocessing of Non-Edible Oils into Biofuels, SSRN electronic journal,2022, 34
  • Catalytic removal of naphthenic acids over Co-Mo/γ-Al2O3 catalyst to reduce total acid number (TAN) of highly acidic crude oil, Applied Catalysis A: General, 2020, 606, 117835
  • Desulfurization of gas oil using a distillation, extraction and hydrotreating-based integrated process, Fuel, 2018, 220, 754-762
  • Diesel and aviation kerosene with desired aromatics from hydroprocessing of jatropha oil over hydrogenation catalysts supported on hierarchical mesoporous SAPO-11, Applied Catalysis A: General, 2015, 490, 108-116
  • Hydrotreatment of renewable oils using hierarchical mesoporous H-ZSM-5 synthesized from kaolin clay, RSC Advances, 2015, 5 (49), 39342-39349
  • Transportation fuels from co-processing of waste vegetable oil and gas oil mixtures, Biomass and Bioenergy, 2013, 56, 43-52
  • 3-D mesoporous titanosilicate support for highly effective hydrodesulfurization catalysts, Microporous and  Mesoporous materials, 2012, 155, 177-185
  • Hydrotreating and hydrocracking catalysts for processing of waste soya-oil and refinery-oil mixtures, Catalysis Communications, 2011, 12 (6), 559-562
  • Aviation fuel production from lipids by a single-step route using hierarchical mesoporous zeolites, Energy & Environmental Science, 2011, 4 (5), 1667-1671
  • Hierarchical mesoporous Fe/ZSM-5 with tunable porosity for selective hydroxylation of benzene to phenol, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2010, 20 (39), 8575-8581
  • Click on silica: systematic immobilization of Co (II) Schiff bases to the mesoporous silica via click reaction and their catalytic activity for aerobic oxidation of alcohols, Dalton Transactions, 2010, 39 (33), 7760-7767
  • Hydroprocessing of jatropha oil and its mixtures with gas oil, Green Chemistry, 2010, 12 (12), 2232-2239
  • 3-D ordered mesoporous KIT-6 support for effective hydrodesulfurization catalysts, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2009, 90 (1-2), 55-63

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