Kumar, R.

Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd., Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Rajeev Kumar is the Chief Manager of Research and Development (R&D) at BPCL’s R&D Center in India. His research interests include developing new products/processes, modeling refinery processes and alternative fuels. He has published more than 25 research articles and has filed 20 patent applications in both India and internationally. He earned a BTech degree in chemical engineering from the Birsa Institute of Technology Sindri (BIT Sindri), along with an MTech degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, and a PhD in chemical engineering from IIT Delhi.

Web-based software for predicting crude compatibility and optimization for increasing heavy oil processing

Kumar, R., Rakshit, P. K., John, M., Voolapalli, R. K., Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.

Refineries in oil-importing nations typically process a blend of crude oils, rather than a single crude oil, to ensure that an optimum product mix can be obtained at the minimum costs.