Manju D. Tanwar

Marie-Sklowdowska- Curie Researcher
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Birmingham

Fields of interest:

Synthesis, characterisation and applications of perovskite based catalysts, zeolite based and metal oxide nanofiber materials for vehicular after exhaust treatment systems (DPF, DOC and TWC), biomasses conversion (Algae to bioethanol, algae to biofuel, cellulose to methyl furans), catalytic conversion of municipal solid waste to fuel, energy storage materials, waste water treatment systems for heavy metal removal, organic pollutants removal and inorganic pollutant removal.

Recent publications:

Manju Dhakad Tanwar, B.B. Suvarna, Bio-ethanol production and heavy metal lead (Pb) removal using macro algae Wolffia. Journal of Catalyst and Catalysis.2015; 2(3):23–39p.

Manju Dhakad Tanwar, Gaykar V. Yogita, Bhand Yashas. Comparative adsorption studies on raw rice husk, acid leached rice husk and base leached rice husk by using methylene blue as dye. Journal of Catalyst and Catalysis. 2015; 2(1): 32–39p.

P.A. Kumar, Manju Dhakad Tanwar, S. Bensaid, N. Russo, D. Fino (2012), Soot combustion improvement in diesel particulate filters catalysed with Ceria nanofibers, Chemical Engineering Journal, 207–208, 258–266.

P. A. Kumar, Manju Dhakad Tanwar, N. Russo, D. Fino, P. Raffaele (2012),Synthesis and catalytic properties of CeO2 and Co/CeO2 nanofibers for diesel soot combustion, Catalysis Today, 207–208:258–266.

Manju Dhakad, S. S. Rayalu, Rakesh Kumar, D. Fino, N. Russo and Nitin Labhsetwar(2010), Low Cost Catalysts for Regeneration of Diesel Particulate Filters,Latest Trends on Energy & Development, Environment & Biomedicine, 978-960-474-209-7.

Manju Dhakad, Amish G. Joshi, S. Rayalu, P. Tanwar, J. K. Bassin, R. Kumar, S. Lokhande, J. Subrt, T. Mitsuhashi, Nitin Labhsetwar, (2009), Alumina Supported Co–K–Mo Based Catalytic Material for Diesel Soot Oxidation,Topics in Catalysis, 52,2070-2075.

Nitin Labhsetwar, Manju Dhakad, R. Biniwale, T. Mitsuhashi, H. Haneda, P. Shiv Shankar Reddy, S. Bakardjieva, J. Subrt, Suresh Kumar, P. Saiprasad and S. Rayalu, (2009) Metal Exchanged Zeolites for Catalytic decomposition of N2O, Catalysis Today, 141, 205–210.

Manju Dhakad, S. Rayalu, S. Bakardjira, J. Subrt, T. Mitshuhashi, R. Kumar, S.Devotta, and Nitin Labhsetwar,(2008) CeO2-Co3O4 Mixed Oxide based Catalytic Material for Diesel Soot Oxidation, Catalysis Today, 132, 188–193 .

Nitin Labhsetwar, Manju Dhakad, H. Minamino, R.Biniwale, S.Rayalu, T. Yamazaki, T.Mitsuhashi,(2008) Ruthenium Exchanged US-Y Zeolites For NO Reduction by CO, Current Science, 95, 778-782.

Rajesh B. Biniwale, J. Pande, Manju Dhakad, N.K. Labhsetwar and M. Ichikawa, (2008) Nitric oxide decomposition using H2 as a reducing agent over perovskite catalysts and study promotional effect of Pt on catalytic activity, Catalysis letters,123, 164-171.