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Dr. Witold Kwapinski

Research Interests

  • Energy and natural resources;
  • Thermo-chemical processes;
  • Biorefinery;
  • Bio-oil upgrading;
  • Bio-gasification;
  • Pyrolysis;
  • Char and nutrition processing;
  • Heat and mass balances;
  • Adsorption processes;
  • Nutrients sorption;
  • Biowaste processing;
  • Numerical modelling of: heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, reaction engineering;
  • Catalyses;

Teaching Interests

Visiting Lecturer at:

Cambridge University, UK

Lodz Technical University, Poland

Aalto University, Espoo/Helsinki Finland

Professional Activities

Patent

  • 2013 13157393.3-1357 - Fertilizer production

Employment

  • 2006 The University of Manchester, U.K. - EXPERIENCED RESEARCHER Fellowship
  • 2001 Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany - RESEARCH ASSISTANT
  • 1994 The Technical University of Lodz - ASSISTANT, RESEARCHER, LECTURER

Association

  • ' Management Committee member of IChemE AIMG (Institution of Chemical Engineers All Ireland Member Group), IChemE

Language

  • Polish
  • English
  • Russian
  • German

Award

  • - The Batory Foundation Conference Travel Financial
  • - Marie Curie Fellowship
  • - EI - FP7 Travel Support
  • - Secondary Education Best Student in Poland
  • - Undergraduate Academic Excellence Research Scholarships
  • - Rector Excellence Scholarship for the Best Student
  • - Leonardo Program Exchange Fellowship
  • - Research Fellowship at the Copernicus University

Other

  • 2012-16 One of two Ireland's delegate Management Committee member to European Science Foundation's Cooperation in the field of Science and Technology Research Action COST TD1203 ‘Food waste valorisation for sustainable chemicals, materials & fuels

    2013-17 Ireland's delegate Management Committee member to European Science Foundation's Cooperation in the field of Science and Technology Research Action COST FP1205 ‘Forests, their Products and Services'

Research Collaborators

  • - Outgoing Visitor - University of Lodz -Poland
  • - Outgoing Visitor - University of Lodz -Poland
  • - Outgoing Visitor - University of Lodz -Poland
  • Agnieszka M. Ruppert - Joint Publication - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Agnieszka Saeid - Joint Publication - Wroclaw University of Technology -Poland
  • Agnieszka Ura - Joint Publication - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Andrea Baglieri - Joint Publication - University of Catania -Italy
  • Angelina Rosiak - Joint Publication - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Bartlomiej Glowacki - Outgoing Visitor - University of Cambridge -England
  • Braulio S. Archanjo - Joint Publication - Inmetro - Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia -Brazil
  • Bryan S. Griffiths - Joint Publication - Scotland's Rural College -Scotland
  • Carlos A. Achete - Joint Publication - Inmetro - Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia -Brazil
  • Chiara Mozzetti Monterumici - Joint Publication - University of Turin -Italy
  • Daniele Rosso - Joint Publication - ACEA Pinerolese Industriale SpA -Italy
  • Etelvino Henrique Novotny - Joint Publication - Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria (Embrapa) -Brazil
  • Fiona Low - Joint Publication - Monash University -Australia
  • Gomez Barea - Joint Publication - University of Sevilla -Spain
  • Indranil Pan - Joint Publication - Imperial College London -England
  • Jacek Grams - Joint Publication - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Jacek Grams - Visiting Professor/Lecturer - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Jan Naiser - Host Incoming Visitor - Technical University Ostrava -Czech Republic
  • Joanna Kaluzna- Czaplinska - Joint Publication - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Joanna Kaluzna- Czaplinska - Host Incoming Visitor - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Joyce R. Araujo - Joint Publication - Inmetro - Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia -Brazil
  • K. M. Czajka - Joint Publication - Wroclaw University of Technology -Poland
  • K. Peters - Joint Publication - University of Copenhagen -Denmark
  • Katarzyna W. Chojnacka - Joint Publication - Wroclaw University of Technology -Poland
  • Katia R.de Souza - Joint Publication - Inmetro - Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia -Brazil
  • Lars Stoumann Jensen - Joint Publication - University of Copenhagen -Denmark
  • Lars Stoumann Jensen - Funding Award - University of Copenhagen -Denmark
  • Lian Zhang - Joint Publication - Monash University -Australia
  • Luc P. L. M. Rabou - Joint Publication - Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands -Netherlands
  • M. Ruppert Agnieszka - Joint Publication - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Marco Ginepro - Joint Publication - University of Turin -Italy
  • Michal Niewiadomski - Joint Publication - Lodz University of Technology -Poland
  • Michele Negre - Joint Publication - University of Turin -Italy
  • Mohammad Ahmad - Co-supervision of PhD - American University of Beirut -Lebanon
  • Mohammad Ahmad - Host Incoming Visitor - American University of Beirut -Lebanon
  • Mohammad Ahmad - Host Incoming Visitor - American University of Beirut -Lebanon
  • Mohammad Ahmad - Host Incoming Visitor - American University of Beirut -Lebanon
  • Newton P. S. Falcao - Joint Publication - National Institute of Amazonian Research -Brazil
  • Saptarshi Das - Joint Publication - University of Southampton -England
  • Sven G. Sommer - Joint Publication - University of Southern Denmark -Denmark
  • Sven G. Sommer - Funding Award - University of Southern Denmark -Denmark
  • Tuomas Palopolski - Visiting Professor/Lecturer - Aalto University -Finland
  • Tuomas Palopolski - Host Incoming Visitor - Aalto University -Finland
  • V. N. Tsaneva - Joint Publication - University of Cambridge -England
  • X. Teng - Joint Publication - University of Cambridge -England

Publications

Book Chapter

2019

Char production technology
Kwapinski W.
Char and Carbon Materials Derived from Biomass: Production, Characterization and Applications DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-814893-8.00002-X

2001

Chapter 4
Kwapinski W.
Environmental protection – selected problems

Conference Publication

2012

ISME - The Power of the Small
Fox A., Cullen R., Kwapinski W., Schmalenberger A.

2009

International Microbiology Conference, Cork
Kryachko E., Kwapinski W., Adley C., Hayes M.H.

2009

International Microbiology Conference
Kryachko E., Kwapinski W., Adley C., Hayes M.H.

2009

Agroforum, Ireland
Kryachko E., Piterina A., Kwapinski W., Adley C., Hayes M.H.

2009

Agroforum, Cork
Kryachko E., Piterina A., Kwapinski W., Adley C., Hayes M.H.

2008

ERA Chemistry Workshop, Krakow
Kwapinski W., Kryachko E., Hayes D., Hayes M.H.

2008

Agricultural Research Forum. Tullamore
Kryachko E., Piterina A., Kwapinski W., Adley C., Hayes M.

2008

Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference
Kryachko E., Melligan F., Kwapinski W., Adley C., Hayes M.

2008

Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference, Cork
Kryachko E., Melligan F., Kwapinski W., Adley C., Hayes M.

2008

International Biochar Initiative
Kwapinski W., Kryachko E., Hayes D., Hayes M.H.

2008

Conference of the International Biochar Initiative
Kwapinski W., Kryachko E., Hayes D., Hayes M.H.

2008

14th Meeting, International Humic Substances Society
Jordan M., Kwapinski W., Leahy L., Hayes M.H.B.

2008

ERA Chemistry Workshop
Kwapinski W., Kryachko E., Hayes D., Hayes M.H.

2007

PRES07
Kwapinski W., Zheng D., Kim J.-K., Klemes J., Smith R.

2007

ECCE, Danmark
Zheng D., Kim J.K., Kwapinski W., Perry S., Smith R.

ECCE 2007
Zheng D., Kim J.K., Kwapinski W., Perry S., Smith R.

PRES 2007
Kwapinski W., Zheng D., Kim J.-K., Klemes J., Smith R.

Other Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal

2020

Carbon-based catalysts for biodiesel production-A review
Clohessy J.;Kwapinski W.
Applied Sciences (Switzerland) DOI: 10.3390/app10030918

2020

The effect of temperature, residence time, and water-sludge ratio on hydrothermal carbonization of DAF dairy sludge
Atallah E.;Zeaiter J.;Ahmad M.;Kwapinska M.;Leahy J.;Kwapinski W.
Journal Of Environmental Chemical Engineering DOI: 10.1016/j.jece.2019.103599

2020

Structurally controlled synthesis of calcium sulphate dihydrate from industrial wastes of spent sulphuric acid and limestone
Kamarou M.;Kuzmenkov M.;Korob N.;Kwapinski W.;Romanovski V.
Environmental Technology And Innovation DOI: 10.1016/j.eti.2019.100582

2020

Modified activated carbon for deironing of underground water
Propolsky D.;Romanovskaia E.;Kwapinski W.;Romanovski V.
Environmental Research DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.108996

2020
2019

Energy Procedia
Pandey D.;Kwapinska M.;Leahy J.;Kwapinski W.
DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2019.02.056

2019

Hydrothermal carbonization of olive mill wastewater: Liquid phase product analysis
Atallah E.;Kwapinski W.;Ahmad M.;Leahy J.;Al-Muhtaseb A.;Zeaiter J.
Journal Of Environmental Chemical Engineering DOI: 10.1016/j.jece.2018.102833

2019

Tar yield and composition from poultry litter gasification in a fluidised bed reactor: Effects of equivalence ratio, temperature and limestone addition
Horvat A.;Pandey D.;Kwapinska M.;Mello B.;Gómez-Barea A.;Fryda L.;Rabou L.;Kwapinski W.;Leahy J.
Rsc Advances DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02548k

2018

Dynamic optimization of dry reformer under catalyst sintering using neural networks
Azzam, M,Ararnouni, NAK,Ahmad, MN,Awad, M,Kwapinski, W,Zeaiter, J
Energy Conversion And Management DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2017.11.089

2018

Conversion of Palmitic Acid Over Bi-functional Ni/ZSM-5 Catalyst: Effect of Stoichiometric Ni/Al Molar Ratio
Ojeda, M;Osterman, N;Drazic, G;Zilnik, LF;Meden, A;Kwapinski, W;Balu, AM;Likozar, B;Tusar, NN
Topics In Catalysis DOI: 10.1007/s11244-018-1046-7

2018

Impact of the modification method of Ni/ZrO2 catalyst by alkali and alkaline earth metals on its activity in thermo-chemical conversion of cellulose
Ryczkowski, R;Jedrzejczyk, M;Michalkiewicz, B;Slowik, G;Kwapinski, W;Ruppert, AM;Grams, J
International Journal Of Hydrogen Energy DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.10.059

2017
2016

Activity and characterization of Ni catalyst supported on CeO2-ZrO2 for thermo-chemical conversion of cellulose
Grams, J,Niewiadomski, M,Ryczkowski, R,Ruppert, AM,Kwapinski, W
International Journal Of Hydrogen Energy DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.11.140

2016

LIGNOVAL: Valorisation of lignocellulosic biomass side streams
Kwapinski, W, Severini, F. and Leahy J.J.

2016

Tars from Fluidized Bed Gasification of Raw and Torrefied Miscanthus x giganteus
Horvat, A,Kwapinska, M,Xue, G,Rabou, LPLM,Pandey, DS,Kwapinski, W,Leahy, JJ
Energy & Fuels DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b00532

2016

Adsorption and desorption of phosphate on biochars
Trazzi, PA,Leahy, JJ,Hayes, MHB,Kwapinski, W
Journal Of Environmental Chemical Engineering DOI: 10.1016/j.jece.2015.11.005

2015

Influence of Ni catalyst support on the product distribution of cellulose fast pyrolysis vapors upgrading
Grams, J,Niewiadomski, M,Ruppert, AM,Kwapinski, W
Journal Of Analytical And Applied Pyrolysis DOI: 10.1016/j.jaap.2015.03.011

2015

Processed vs. Non-Processed Biowastes for Agriculture: Effects of Post-Harvest Tomato Plants and Biochar on Radish Growth, Chlorophyll Content and Protein Production
Monterumici, CM,Rosso, D,Montoneri, E,Ginepro, M,Baglieri, A,Novotny, EH,Kwapinski, W,Negre, M
International Journal Of Molecular Sciences DOI: 10.3390/ijms16048826

2014
2014

Selective extraction of humic acids from an anthropogenic Amazonian dark earth and from a chemically oxidized charcoal
Araujo, JR,Archanjo, BS,de Souza, KR,Kwapinski, W,Falcao, NPS,Novotny, EH,Achete, CA
Biology And Fertility Of Soils DOI: 10.1007/s00374-014-0940-9

2012

Reproducing the organic matter model of anthropogenic dark earth of Amazonia and testing the ecotoxicity of functionalized charcoal compounds
Linhares, CR,Lemke, J,Auccaise, R,Duo, DA,Ziolli, RL,Kwapinski, W,Novotny, EH
Pesquisa Agropecuaria Brasileira DOI: 10.1590/S0100-204X2012000500009

2012

Characterization of phosphate structures in biochar from swine bones
Novotny, EH,Auccaise, R,Velloso, MHR,Correa, JC,Higarashi, MM,Abreu, VMN,Rocha, JD,Kwapinski, W
Pesquisa Agropecuaria Brasileira DOI: 10.1590/S0100-204X2012000500006

2010

Thermal and flow effects during adsorption in conventional, diluted and annular packed beds
Kwapinski, W; Salem, K; Mewes, D; Tsotsas, E
Chemical Engineering Science DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2010.04.017

2006

Experimental and theoretical investigation of concentration and temperature profiles in a narrow packed bed adsorber
Kwapinski, W; Salem, K; Tsotsas, E; Mewes, D
Chemical Engineering And Technology

2004

Modeling of the wall effect in packed bed adsorption
Kwapinski, W; Winterberg, M; Tsotsas, E; Mewes, D
Chemical Engineering And Technology

2004

Nah-Infrarot Tomographie zum Messen von Konzentrationsfeldern im Festbett
Kwapinski, W; Salem, K; Tsotsas, E; Mewes, D
Chemie Ingenieur Technik

2001

Developments in liquid membrane technology and membrane distillation
Kwapinski, W; Kaminska, W
Membrane Technology

2001

Hydrodynamics and mass transfer in liquid membranes with crossing streams
Kwapinski, W; Kaminska, W
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

2001

Intensification of mass exchanged in liquid membrane with crossing liquid streams
Kwapinski, W; Kaminska, W
Inzynieria Chemiczna I Procesowa

2000

Applicability of liquid membranes in environmental protection
Kwapinski, W; Kaminska, W
Polish Journal Of Environmental Studies