Hafiz Usman Ghani

Hafiz Usman Ghani
King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi | KMUTT · The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment

PhD in Environmental Technology

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Introduction
Hafiz Usman Ghani currently works at the The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi. Hafiz Usman does research in Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment. His current project is 'Sustainability Assessment of Sugarcane Sector and Bofuels in Pakistan.'
Additional affiliations
August 2016 - present
King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
Position
  • Graduate Research Student
January 2015 - December 2015
HAPPILAC Paints
Position
  • Engineer
Description
  • Internal and external R&D, Cost reduction, Quality control and New product development
Education
August 2016 - August 2018
October 2010 - October 2014
Bahauddin Zakariya University
Field of study
  • Chemical Engineering

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Publications (7)
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Pakistan is the seventh largest sugar producer of the world, of which Punjab province contributes to more than fifty five percent of the total sugar production. In this study, an environmental life cycle assessment was conducted of a sugarcane biorefinery complex, with the aim to examine the environmental performance of such a complex in the contex...
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Bioethanol is promoted as a transportation fuel due to its perceived benefits; reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, substituting fossil fuels, enhancing energy security, and promoting the rural economy. This study aims to evaluate the availability potential, energy performance, and environmental sustainability of bioethanol from sugarcane molas...
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The development of new bio-based diesel substitutes can improve their compatibility with diesel engines. Nevertheless, for actual implementation, their environmental and economic performance needs to be studied. This study quantified the eco-efficiency of three bio-based diesels, viz., fatty acid methyl ester (FAME), partially hydrogenated FAME (H-...
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Bagasse-based electricity is gaining attention as an affordable, reliable, sustainable, and promising renewable energy source in Pakistan. Therefore, the focus of this analysis was to identify the environmental burdens associated with bagasse-based electricity production via high-pressure cogeneration. The scope of this study was defined as cradle...
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Thailand has been implementing its Alternative Energy Development Plan aiming to replace 20–25% of fossil fuels with locally produced biofuels by 2036. The partial substitution of fossil diesel with fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) derived from palm oil is one of the major options but blending beyond 20% of FAME is a concern for use in conventional d...
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Water, energy, and food are the most basic and essential sectors for human welfare. However, an inextricable nexus and competition exists among these sectors. Production of molasses-based bioethanol is an interesting case resulting in the production of different food and energy materials while consuming water, energy, land, and other raw materials,...
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A comparative life cycle assessment of the sugarcane biorefinery in different conceptual arrangements was conducted considering four different alternatives with increasing utilization of byproducts. The first alternative with the least use of byproducts was taken as the base case and the fourth alternative was a completely integrated plant with gra...

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This study is aimed at (i) carrying out an environmental life cycle assessment of byproducts from the sugarcane industry in Pakistan based on biorefinery concept and (ii) it will quantify the environmental impacts associated with different uses of byproducts in different conceptual alternative arrangements. The objectives of the study then can be summarized as given in the following,  To evaluate the comparative life cycle assessment of using byproducts from the sugarcane industry in Pakistan based on biorefinery concept.  To suggest the improvements in the existing processes and minimizing the harmful impacts on the environment by using the byproducts from the sugarcane industry.  To help the policy makers and the designers to get a comprehensive idea of environmental impacts associated with different uses of byproducts. This study is especially helpful to incorporate the uses of byproducts in the early design stages to meet the criteria of sustainability. It will provide a comprehensive overview of intensive environmental impacts of the various stages of sugarcane industry in the country and suggested pathways to improve the environmental sustainability of the sector. Hence the results of this study are expected to be beneficial to the sugarcane industry sector, environment and design engineers, academics and policy makers.