Department of Chemical Engineering

Professor Barry Crittenden

Contact details

Room 9 West 4.11

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386501

Email: B.D.Crittenden@bath.ac.uk

Professor Barry Crittenden

BSc, PhD, CEng, FREng, FIChemE, FHEA, LRPS

Profile

Professor Barry Crittenden studied for a BSc and a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. He has worked for the UK Atomic Energy Authority, the MoD and M W Kellogg, and has worked at the University of Bath since 1973.

He is a Lead Accreditation Assessor for the Institution of Chemical Engineers and he has extensive experience as an External Examiner for undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering in UK universities.

Barry was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering for his research and development of new processes, especially those that incorporate advanced separation processes.

Research

The overall thrust of Barry’s research has been to facilitate business performance improvement concomitantly with environmental performance improvement. This includes energy management as a component part of environmental management.

Principal technical areas of study include selective adsorption, ceramic membranes for gas separation, and hydrocarbon fouling, with applications in pollution prevention, clean technology, pollution control, waste minimization and energy efficiency.

Barry has over 200 publications arising from over 80 research grants and contracts with a total value in excess of £12m, and he has supervised over 20 PhDs and MPhils.

Barry's research on fouling of oil refinery heat exchangers is focussed on controlling the problem, particularly through the determination of the thresholds of surface temperature and surface shear stress at which fouling is likely to commence.

This practical problem is of immense importance, both practically and financially, to the operation of modern oil refineries worldwide which, increasingly, are being faced with the prospect of having to use ever more complex crude oils as the reserves of lighter oils are being depleted.

Barry's research on adsorption aims to understand the fundamental mechanisms by which activated carbon monoliths (ACMs) can be used to adsorb organic compounds from air streams.

ACMs are ideal in air pollution control applications since they offer high adsorptive performance, low pressure drop and the ability to be electrically heated. The monoliths can thereby offer one of the world’s fastest thermal swing processes.

In this context, Barry is co-inventor of an award-winning commercial clean technology process that is under development for the recovery of solvents in factory environments using ACMs. In both areas of research Barry collaborates with leading industrial companies, nationally and internationally.

Teaching

  • Chemical engineering principles
  • Advanced separation processes
  • Legislation and waste management
  • Process design

Publications

Book Sections

Coletti, F., Crittenden, B. D. and Macchietto, S., 2014. Basic science of the fouling process. In: Coletti, F. and Hewitt, G. F., eds. Crude Oil Fouling. Oxford, U. K.: Elsevier, pp. 23-50.

Crittenden, B. D., Hewitt, G. F., Millan-Agorio, M., Rostani, K., Venditti, S. and Yang, M., 2014. Experimental Generation of Fouling Deposits. In: Coletti, F. and Hewitt, G. F., eds. Crude Oil Fouling. Oxford, U. K.: Elsevier, pp. 51-94.

Coletti, F., Crittenden, B. D., Haslam, A. J., Hewitt, G. F., Jackson, G., Jimenez-Serratos, G., Macchietto, S., Matar, O. K., Müller, E. A., Sileri, D. and Yang, J., 2014. Modeling of fouling from molecular to plant scale. In: Coletti, F. and Hewitt, G. F., eds. Crude Oil Fouling. Oxford, U. K.: Elsevier, pp. 179-320.

Crittenden, B. D., 2003. Waste minimization in industry. In: Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). , p. 16.

Articles

Crittenden, B. D., Yang, M., Dong, L., Hanson, R., Jones, J., Kundu, K., Harris, J., Klochok, O., Arsenyeva, O. and Kapustenko, P., 2015. Crystallization Fouling with Enhanced Heat Transfer Surfaces. Heat Transfer Engineering, 36 (7-8), pp. 741-749.

Arsenyeva, O. P., Crittenden, B., Yang, M. and Kapustenko, P. O., 2013. Accounting for the thermal resistance of cooling water fouling in plate heat exchangers. Applied Thermal Engineering, 61 (1), pp. 53-59.

Yang, M., Wood, Z., Rickard, B., Crittenden, B., Gough, M., Droegemueller, P. and Droegemueller, P., 2013. Mitigation of crude oil fouling by turbulence enhancement in a batch stirred cell. Applied Thermal Engineering, 54 (2), pp. 516-520.

Jeffs, C., Smith, M. W., Stone, C. A., Crittenden, B. and Perera, S., 2013. Low pressure drop respirator gas filters using adsorbent hollow fibres as an alternative to granular adsorbents. Journal of the International Society for Respiratory Protection, 30, pp. 12-29.

Yang, M. and Crittenden, B., 2013. Use of CFD to determine effect of wire matrix inserts on crude oil fouling conditions. Heat Transfer Engineering, 34 (8-9), pp. 769-775.

Yang, M. and Crittenden, B. D., 2012. Fouling thresholds in bare tubes and tubes fitted with inserts. Applied Energy, 89 (1), pp. 67-73.

Yang, M., Young, A., Niyetkaliyev, A. and Crittenden, B., 2012. Modelling fouling induction periods. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 51, pp. 175-183.

Yang, M., Wood, Z., Rickard, B., Crittenden, B., Gough, M., Droegemueller, P. and Higley, T., 2012. Effect of turbulence enhancement on crude oil fouling in a batch stirred cell. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 29, pp. 1459-1464.

Crittenden, B. D., Camus, O., Perera, S. P., Mays, T. J., Sanchez-Liarte, F., Tennison, S. R. and Crezee, E., 2011. Nonuniform channels in adsorbent monoliths. AIChE Journal, 57 (5), pp. 1163-1172.

Agueda, V. I., Crittenden, B. D., Delgado, J. A. and Tennison, S. R., 2011. Effect of channel geometry, degree of activation, relative humidity and temperature on the performance of binderless activated carbon monoliths in the removal of dichloromethane from air. Separation and Purification Technology, 78 (2), pp. 154-163.

Macchietto, S., Hewitt, G. F., Coletti, F., Crittenden, B. D., Dugwell, D. R., Galindo, A., Jackson, G., Kandiyoti, R., Kazarian, S. G., Luckham, P. F., Matar, O. K., Millan-Agorio, M., Muller, E. A., Paterson, W., Pugh, S. J., Richardson, S. M. and Wilson, D. I., 2011. Fouling in crude oil preheat trains: a systematic solution to an old problem. Heat Transfer Engineering, 32 (3-4), pp. 197-215.

Young, A., Venditti, S., Berrueco, C., Yang, M., Waters, A., Davies, H., Hill, S., Millan, M. and Crittenden, B. D., 2011. Characterization of crude oils and their fouling deposits using a batch stirred cell system. Heat Transfer Engineering, 32 (3-4), pp. 216-227.

Crittenden, B. D., Kolaczkowski, S. T., Takemoto, T. and Phillips, D. Z., 2009. Crude Oil Fouling in a Pilot-Scale Parallel Tube Apparatus. Heat Transfer Engineering, 30 (10-11), pp. 777-785.

Bennett, C. A. and Crittenden, B. D., 2008. ACSAICHE 99128 Isokinetic phenomena in crude oil fouling. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 235.

Camus, O., Perera, S., Crittenden, B., van Delft, Y. C., Meyer, D. F., Pex, P., Kumakiri, I., Miachon, S., Dalmon, J. A., Tennison, S. and Chanaud, P., 2006. Ceramic membranes for ammonia recovery. AIChE Journal, 52 (6), pp. 2055-2065.

Crittenden, B. D., Patton, A., Jouin, C., Perera, S., Tennison, S. and Echevarria, J. A. B., 2005. Carbon monoliths: a comparison with granular materials. Adsorption, 11 (1), pp. 537-541.

Crittenden, B. D. and England, R., 2005. Environmental impact assessment, teaching the principles and practices by means of a role-playing case study. Chemical Engineering Education, 39 (1), pp. 76-80.

Crittenden, B. D., Lau, A., Brinkmann, T. and Field, R. W., 2005. Oscillatory flow and axial dispersion in packed beds of spheres. Chemical Engineering Science, 60 (1), pp. 111-122.

Crezee, E., Tennison, B. D. and Crittenden, B. D., 2005. VOCs and NOx: better control and lower costs. Chemical Engineering Education

Al-Redhwan, S. A., Crittenden, B. D. and Lababidi, H. M. S., 2005. Wastewater minimization under uncertain operational conditions. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 29 (5), pp. 1009-1021.

Lapkin, A., Joyce, L. and Crittenden, B. D., 2004. A framework for evaluating the “greenness” of chemical processes, a case study of a novel VOC recovery technology,. Environmental Science and Technology, 38, pp. 5815-5823.

Lau, A., Crittenden, B. D. and Field, R. W., 2004. Enhancement of liquid phase column performance by means of oscillatory flow: an experimental study. Separation and Purification Technology, 35, pp. 113-124.

Patton, A., Crittenden, B. D. and Perera, S. P., 2004. The linear driving force approximation for monolithic adsorbents. Transactions of the Institute of Chemical Engineers: Part A, 82, pp. 999-1009.

Patton, A., Crittenden, B. D. and Perera, S. P., 2004. Use of the linear driving force approximation to guide the design of monolithic adsorbents. Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 82 (A8), pp. 999-1009.

Lapkin, A., Bozkaya, B., Mays, T., Borello, L., Edler, K. and Crittenden, B. D., 2003. Preparation and characterization of heteropolyacids supported on synthetic mesoporous carbons and silica. Catalysis Today, 81, pp. 611-621.

Abdul-Wahab, S. A., Azzi, M., Johnson, G. M., Bouhamra, W. S., Ettouney, H. M., Sowerby, B. and Crittenden, B. D., 2003. Using the integrated empirical rate-reactive plume model in assessment of the potential effects of Shuaiba Industrial Area NOx plumes on photochemical smog concentrations. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 81 (B5), pp. 363-374.

Abdul-Wahab, S. A., Azzi, M., Johnson, G. M., Bouhamra, W. S., Ettouney, H. M., Sowerby, B. and Crittenden, B. D., 2002. Use of an integrated empirical rate model in analysis of ozone photochemistry in industrial areas - A case study. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 80 (4), pp. 211-219.

Elkilani, A., Bouhamra, W. and Crittenden, B. D., 2001. An indoor air quality model that includes the sorption of VOCs on fabrics. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 79 (B4), pp. 233-243.

Perera, S. P., Bridgewater, J., Li, Y.-Y. and Crittenden, B. D., 2001. Hybrid Membrane Adsorbents For Fluidised Bed Separation. Transactions of the Institute of Chemical Engineers: Part A, 79.

Li, Y. Y., Perera, S. P., Crittenden, B. D. and Bridgwater, J., 2001. The effect of the binder on the manufacture of a 5A zeolite monolith. Powder Technology, 116 (1), pp. 85-96.

Lee, L. Y., Perera, S. P., Crittenden, B. D. and Kolaczkowski, S. T., 2000. Manufacture and characterisation of silicalite monoliths. Adsorption Science & Technology, 18 (2), pp. 147-170.

Abdul-Wahab, S., Bouhamra, W., Ettouney, H., Sowerby, B. and Crittenden, B. D., 2000. Analysis of air pollution at Shuaiba Industrial Area in Kuwait. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, 78 (3-4), pp. 213-232.

Hicks, D. I., Crittenden, B. D. and Warhurst, A. C., 2000. Design for decommissioning: Addressing the future closure of chemical sites in the design of new plant. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 78 (6), pp. 465-467.

Bhardwaj, B., Perera, S. P. and Crittenden, B. D., 2000. Hybrid membrane adsorbents for fluidized bed separations. Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 78 (A8), pp. 1089-1097.

Li, Y. Y., Perera, S. and Crittenden, B. D., 1998. Zeolite monoliths for air separation: part 1: manufacture and characterisation. Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 76 (8), pp. 921-930.

Reports/Papers

Arnot, T., Crittenden, B., Plucinski, P. and England, R., 2008. Submarine integrated waste management system. Unpublished.

Conference or Workshop Items

Bennett, C. A. and Crittenden, B. D., 2008. Isokinetic phenomena in crude oil fouling. In: 235th ACS National Meeting, 2008-04-06 - 2008-04-10.

Camus, O., Crittenden, B., Perera, S., Mays, T., Sanchez Liarte, F., Patsos, A., Tennison, S. R. and Crezee, E., 2007. Non-Uniformities in Adsorbent Monoliths. In: 9th International Conference on Fundamentals of Adsorption, 2007-05-20 - 2007-05-25.

Crezee, E., Tennison, S., Camus, O., Crittenden, B., Perera, S., Sanchez Liarte, F., Black, S. and Phillips, P. L., 2007. Electrically regenerable chemical defence system based on carbon monolithic adsorbers. In: 9th Symposium on Protection against Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents, 2007-05-22 - 2007-05-25.

Tai, C. C., Perera, S. P. and Crittenden, B. D., 2005. Development of adsorbent hollow fibres for environmental applications. In: World Congress of Chemical Engineering, 7th, 2005-07-10 - 2005-07-14.

Crezee, E., Tennison, S. R., Rawlinson, A. P., Place, R. N., Crittenden, B. D. and Perera, S. P., 2005. Electrically regenerable carbon monolithic adsorption system for the recovery and recycle of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). In: World Congress of Chemical Engineering, 7th, 2005-07-10 - 2005-07-14.

Camus, O., Perera, S., Crittenden, B., Leal, M., Tennison, S., Kumakiri, I., Miachon, S., Dalmon, J.-A. and Chanaud, P., 2005. Microporous ceramic membranes in industrial ammonia separation. In: World Congress of Chemical Engineering, 7th, 2005-07-10 - 2005-07-14.

Crittenden, B., Perera, S., Mays, T., Camus, O. and Tennison, S., 2005. Monolithic adsorbents in sustainable development. In: World Congress of Chemical Engineering, 7th, 2005-07-10 - 2005-07-14.

Perera, S. P., Crittenden, B. C., Yang, M., Miachon, S. and Dalman, J. A., 2001. Microporous Inorganic Membranes for Fluid Bed Catalytic Cracker (FCC) Off Gas Recovery. In: Engineering With Membranes, 2001-01-01.

Perera, S. P., Crittenden, B. D. and Mehta, R., 2001. Treatment For Waste Oily Water & Wastewater Conference & Exhibition, Gran Cayman. In: Water Authority -Cayman Cayman Islands, 2001-01-01.

Other

Perera, S. P. and Crittenden, B. D., 2012. Regenerative Oil Vapour Removal System using low energy monolithic structures.

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