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Department of Chemical Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering

Basil C. Baltzis

Basil BaltzisProfessor
Otto H. York Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 322, YCEES
973-596-3619
basil.c.baltzis@njit.edu

Education

  • University of Minnesota, PhD 1983
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, MS 1980
  • National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Diploma 1978

Research Interests

Experimental and modeling studies of reaction engineering for applications in

  • pollution prevention and control
  • production of pharmaceuticals

Specific interests include:

  • the study, analysis, and development of vapor-phase biological reactors (conventional biofilters and biotrickling filters) for treatment of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions
  • modeling of biodegradation kinetics of mixed pollutants
  • theoretical and experimental studies on the dynamics of cyclically operated bioreactors for treatment of liquid waste-streams
  • optimization studies under constraints for pollution minimization
  • membrane reactors and evaluation of alternative reactor operation modes and protocols for pharmaceutical applications

Recent Publications

  • J.P.Sheth, Y. Qin, K.K. Sirkar, and B.C. Baltzis, "Nanofiltration-based Diafiltration Process for Solvent Exchange in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing," J. Membr. Sci., 211: 251-261 (2003).
  • B.C. Baltzis, C.J. Mpanias, and S. Bhattacharya, "Modeling the Removal of VOC Mixtures in Biotrickling Filters, " Biotechnol. Bioeng., 72, 389-401 (2001).
  • J.A. Whu, B.C. Baltzis, and K.K. Sirkar, "Nanofiltration Studies of Larger Organic Microsolutes in Methanol Solutions," J. Membr. Sci., 170, 159-172 (2000).
  • J.A. Whu, B.C. Baltzis, and K.K. Sirkar, "Modeling of Nanofiltration-Assisted Organic Synthesis," J. Membr. Sci., 163, 319-331 (1999).
  • D.M. Tsangaris and B.C. Baltzis, "On the Behavior of Consecutive Enzymatic Reactions in Cyclically Operated Reactors, " Chem. Eng. Comm., 176, 229-246 (1999).
  • C.J. Mpanias and B.C. Baltzis, "An Experimental and Modeling Study on the Removal of Mono-Chlorobenzene Vapor in Biotrickling Filters," Biotechnol. Bioeng., 59, 328-343 (1998).
  • B.C. Baltzis, S.M. Wojdyla, and S.M. Zarook, "Modeling Biofiltration of VOC Mixtures Under Steady-State Conditions," J. Environ. Engrg., 123, 599-605 (1997).

Awards and Honors

  • Master Teacher, 2000
  • Harlan J. Perlis Award for Research, 1999
  • Newark College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award, 1999
  • Van Houten Award for Teaching Excellence, 1998
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology Excellence in Teaching Award, 1988