Dr John Kavanagh

PhD (Chemical Engineering) Sydney 2003
Senior Lecturer
Deputy Head of School
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

J01 - Chemical Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 9642
Fax +61 2 9351 2854

Website Food products, process and supply chain

School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Biographical details

John Kavanagh is the Deputy Head of School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Sydney. John obtained his BE and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney.

John's research is in two main areas; the use of microorganisms to produce foods and in large scale bioprocess design.

The main focus of John's work in microbially derived foods is the production of fat soluble vitamins such as A and K. John's team use bacteria, fungi and algae to produce these vitamins.

Two of the key challenges in the commercialization of bioprocesses to produce commodity chemicals are the design of efficient reactors and dealing with the large volumes of highly concentrated, recalcitrant waste water streams. John's group has developed the capability to model a range of bubble column reactors, and have successfully combined microbial kinetics and computational fluid dynamics models to predict bioreactor performance.

John's research group has investigated the feasibility of electrocoagulation and membranes for end of pipe treatment, the integration of membranes into the process and the use of electrodialysis. Together with Hans Coster, John conducted the first experiments showing the potential for Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy to detect fouling of reverse osmosis membranes.

Teaching and supervision

CHNG3803 - Chemical/Biological Process Design

CHNG3804 - Biochemical Engineering

CHNG3809 - Laboratory and Industrial Practice

CHNG4802 - Chemical Engineering Design A

CHNG5112 - Foundation of Chemical Engineering Design A

CHNG5803 - Foundations of Chemical and Biological Processes

Current research students

Project title Research student
Bio-production of vitamin K1 for human and animal health Tom TARENTO

Awards and honours

University Medal - University of Sydney 1999

In the media

    Selected grants

    2017

    • CDIP Industry & Community Engagement Fund - Green Camel Pty Ltd & USYD - Cost effective method for production of omega-3 fatty acids -DALE MCCLURE; McClure D, Kavanagh J, Barton G, McConchie R; Green Camel Pty Limited/Research Partner.

    2014

    • Making the most of every opportunity: Innovative solutions for the Australian food industry in the 21st century; Dehghani F, Kavanagh J, Barton G, Langrish T, Gomes V, Fletcher D, Abbas A, Downard K, Dong Q, Raubenheimer D, McConchie R, Copeland L, Phan-Thien K, Arab-Tehrany E, Regtop H, Lang T, Ryan D, Wright G, Ling L, Cuthbertson A, Heatley R, Adil Q, Challacombe B, Simonetta M, Norman K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Industrial Transformation Training Centres (ITTC).

    2012

    • Yield improvement in large - scale bubble column fermenters; Barton G, Kavanagh J, Fletcher D, Balzan T; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

    2010

    • Measurement and Prevention of Membrane Fouling for Water Reuse in Biorefineries; O'Cleirigh C, Ryan D, Coster H, Ryan D, O'Cleirigh C, Barton G, Ryan D, Dzurak A, Kavanagh J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
    • New fermentation and purification production technologies for menaquinone-7 for promoting bone and cardiovascular health; Regtop H, Dehghani F, Kavanagh J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

    Selected publications

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    Journals

    • Luiz, A., Spencer, E., McClure, D., Coster, H., Barton, G., Kavanagh, J. (2018). Membrane selection for the desalination of bio-refinery effluents using electrodialysis. Desalination, 428, 1-11. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Lamy, M., Black, L., Kavanagh, J., Barton, G. (2017). An experimental investigation into the behaviour of antifoaming agents. Chemical Engineering Science, 160, 269-274. [More Information]
    • Fletcher, D., McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Barton, G. (2017). CFD simulation of industrial bubble columns: Numerical challenges and model validation successes. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 44, 25-42. [More Information]
    • Fernandez-Gonzalez, C., Kavanagh, J., Dominguez-Ramos, A., Ibanez, R., Irabian, A., Chen, Y., Coster, H. (2017). Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy of enhanced layered nanocomposite ion exchange membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 541, 611-620. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2017). Experimental investigation into the drag volume fraction correction term for gas-liquid bubbly flows. Chemical Engineering Science, 170, 91-97. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Dolton, T., Barton, G., Fletcher, D., Kavanagh, J. (2017). Hydrodynamics and mixing in airlift contactors: Experimental work and CFD modelling. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 127, 154-169. [More Information]
    • Luiz, A., McClure, D., Lim, K., Leslie, G., Coster, H., Barton, G., Kavanagh, J. (2017). Potential upgrading of bio-refinery streams by electrodialysis. Desalination, 415, 20-28. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2016). Characterizing bubble column bioreactor performance using computational fluid dynamics. Chemical Engineering Science, 144, 58-74. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Wang, C., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2016). Experimental investigation into the impact of sparger design on bubble columns at high superficial velocities. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 106, 205-213. [More Information]
    • Calleja, D., Kavanagh, J., de Mas, C., Lopez-Santın, J. (2016). Simulation and Prediction of Protein Production in Fed-Batch E. coli Cultures: An Engineering Approach. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 113(4), 772-782. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Lee, A., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2015). Impact of surfactant addition on oxygen mass transfer in a bubble column. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 38(1), 44-52. [More Information]
    • Chilcott, T., Cen, J., Kavanagh, J. (2015). In situ characterization of compaction, ionic barrier and hydrodynamics of polyamide reverse osmosis membranes using electrical impedance spectroscopy. Journal of Membrane Science, 477, 25-40. [More Information]
    • Luiz, A., Handelsman, T., Barton, G., Coster, H., Kavanagh, J. (2015). Membrane treatment options for wastewater from cellulosic ethanol biorefineries. Desalination and Water Treatment, 53(6), 1547-1558. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Aboudha, N., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2015). Mixing in bubble column reactors: Experimental study and CFD modeling. Chemical Engineering Journal, 264, 291-301. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2015). Oxygen transfer in bubble columns at industrially relevant superficial velocities: Experimental work and CFD modelling. Chemical Engineering Journal, 280, 138-146. [More Information]
    • Cen, J., Vukas, M., Barton, G., Kavanagh, J., Coster, H. (2015). Real time fouling monitoring with Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy. Journal of Membrane Science, 484, 133-139. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Norris, H., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2015). Towards a CFD model of bubble columns containing significant surfactant levels. Chemical Engineering Science, 127(May 2015), 189-201. [More Information]
    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F. (2015). Vitamin K series: current status and future prospects. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 35(2), 199-208. [More Information]
    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Talbot, A., Regtop, H., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F. (2014). Designing of an Intensification Process for Biosynthesis and Recovery of Menaquinone-7. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 172(3), 1347-1357. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2014). Development of a CFD Model of Bubble Column Bioreactors: Part Two - Comparison of Experimental Data and CFD Predictions. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 37(1), 131-140. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Deligny, J., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2014). Impact of Surfactant Chemistry on Bubble Column Systems. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 37(4), 652-658. [More Information]
    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F., Ghasemi, Y. (2014). Nattokinase production: Medium components and feeding strategy studies. Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly, 20(4), 541-547. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Norris, H., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2014). Validation of a Computationally Efficient Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Model for Industrial Bubble Column Bioreactors. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53(37), 14526-14543. [More Information]
    • Handelsman, T., Nguyen, T., Vukas, M., Barton, G., Coster, H., Roddick, F., Kavanagh, J. (2013). Characterisation of foulants in membrane filtration of biorefinery effluents. Desalination and Water Treatment, 51(7-9), 1563-1570. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2013). Development of a CFD model of bubble column bioreactors: Part one - A detailed experimental study. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 36(12), 2065-2070. [More Information]
    • Berenjian, A., Chan, N., Mahanama, R., Talbot, A., Regtop, H., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F. (2013). Effect of Biofilm Formation by Bacillus subtilis natto on Menaquinone-7 Biosynthesis. Molecular Biotechnology, 54(2), 371-378. [More Information]
    • Cen, J., Kavanagh, J., Coster, H., Barton, G. (2013). Fouling of reverse osmosis membranes by cane molasses fermentation wastewater: detection by electrical impedance spectroscopy techniques. Desalination and Water Treatment, 51(4-6), 969-975. [More Information]
    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Talbot, A., Regtop, H., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F. (2012). Advances in menaquinone-7 production by bacillus subtilis natto: Fed-batch glycerol addition. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 8(2), 105-110. [More Information]
    • Mahanama, R., Berenjian, A., Regtop, H., Talbot, A., Dehghani, F., Kavanagh, J. (2012). Modeling Menaquinone 7 production in tray type solid state fermenter. ANZIAM Journal, 53, C354-C372. [More Information]
    • Mahanama, R., Berenjian, A., Dehghani, F., Kavanagh, J. (2012). Modeling the Effect of Bed Height and Particle Size for Vitamin K2 Production in a Static Bed Fermenter. Engineering Letters, 20(1), 16-19.
    • Kavanagh, J., Teresa, M., Carrasco, C., Riad, M., Birch, G. (2012). Particle capture models: Comparison with experimental data. ANZIAM Journal, 53, C249-C265. [More Information]
    • Chilcott, T., Halimanto, D., Langrish, T., Kavanagh, J., Coster, H. (2011). Characterizing Moisture Content and Gradients in Pinus Radiata Soft Wood Using Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy. Drying Technology, 29(1), 1-9. [More Information]
    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Talbot, A., Biffin, R., Regtop, H., Valtchev, P., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F. (2011). Efficient media for high menaquinone-7 production: Response surface methodology approach. New Biotechnology, 28(6), 665-672. [More Information]
    • Mahanama, R., Berenjian, A., Valtchev, P., Talbot, A., Biffin, R., Regtop, H., Dehghani, F., Kavanagh, J. (2011). Enhanced production of menaquinone 7 via solid substrate fermentation from Bacillus subtilis. International Journal of Food Engineering, 7(5), 17-1-17-23. [More Information]
    • Kollaras, A., Kavanagh, J., Bell, G., Purkovic, D., Mandarakas, S., Arcenal, P., Ng, W., Routledge, K., Selwood, D., Koutouridis, P., et al (2011). Techno-economic implications of improved high gravity corn mash fermentation. Bioresource Technology, 102(16), 7521-7525. [More Information]
    • Handelsman, T., Kavanagh, J., Coster, H., Barton, G. (2011). Zero Discharge Fermentation Plant Design. Desalination and Water Treatment, 34(1-3), 389-393. [More Information]
    • Gadd, A., Ryan, D., Kavanagh, J., Barton, G. (2010). Design development of an electrocoagulation reactor for molasses process wastewater treatment. Water Science and Technology, 61(12), 3221-3227. [More Information]
    • Gadd, A., Ryan, D., Kavanagh, J., Beaurain, A., Luxem, S., Barton, G. (2010). Electrocoagulation of fermentation wastewater by low carbon steel (Fe) and 5005 aluminium (Al) electrodes. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 40(8), 1511-1517. [More Information]
    • Kavanagh, J., Hussain, S., Chilcott, T., Coster, H. (2009). Fouling of reverse osmosis membranes using electrical impedance spectroscopy: Measurements and simulations. Desalination, 236, 187-193. [More Information]
    • Ryan, D., Gadd, A., Kavanagh, J., Barton, G. (2009). Integrated biorefinery wastewater design. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 87(9), 1261-1268. [More Information]
    • Ryan, D., Gadd, A., Kavanagh, J., Zhou, M., Barton, G. (2008). A comparison of coagulant dosing options for the remediation of molasses process water. Separation and Purification Technology, (58), 347-352. [More Information]
    • Norton, C., Cameron, I., Crosthwaite, C., Balliu, N., Tade, M., Shallcross, D., Hoadley, A., Barton, G., Kavanagh, J. (2008). Development and deployment of an immersive learning environment for enhancing process systems engineering concepts. Education for Chemical Engineers, 3, e75-e83. [More Information]
    • Kavanagh, J., Barton, G. (2007). Productivity improvement of recombinant Escherichia coli fermentation via robust optimization. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 31(2), 137-143. [More Information]

    Conferences

    • Farzanehsa, M., Chinu, K., Behi, M., McClure, D., Barton, G., Kavanagh, J. (2017). Characterisation of dissolved organic matters in molasses by using Lc-Ocd-Ond. 39th Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT 2017), QLD Australia: Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists.
    • Tarento, T., Talbot, A., Regtop, H., Biffin, R., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F., Valtchev, P. (2016). Comparison of K vitamers and a vitamin K analog for potential anti-inflammatory therapies. European Symposium on Biochemical Engineering Sciences (ESBES) 2016, Dublin.
    • McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Barton, G., Fletcher, D. (2016). Modelling Industrial-scale Bubble Column Bio-reactors Using Computational Fluid Dynamics. European Symposium on Biochemical Engineering Sciences (ESBES) 2016, Dublin.
    • Ma, Y., McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Valtchev, P., Dehghani, F. (2016). The Effect Of Food Source Nutrients On Menaquione-7 Fermentation By Bacillus Subtilis. European Symposium on Biochemical Engineering Sciences (ESBES) 2016, Dublin.
    • Fletcher, D., McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Barton, G. (2015). CFD simulation of industrial bubble columns: numerical and modelling challenges and successes. Eleventh International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries, Melbourne, Australia: CSIRO.
    • Kavanagh, J., McClure, D., Ronzani, S., Barton, G., Fletcher, D. (2015). Effect Of Mixing Time On The Performance of Recombinant E.coli Fermentations: Comparison Of Multi-Compartment Approach With CFD. Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress 2015: APCChE2015, incorporating CHEMECA 2015, Melbourne: Engineers Australia.
    • McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Barton, G., Fletcher, D. (2015). Progress Towards the Development of a Validated Model for Industrial Bubble Column Bioreactors. The 10th European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE10) / 3rd European Congress of Applied Biotechnology (ECAB3) / 5th EPIC European Process Intensification Conference (EPIC5), Nice, France.
    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Talbot, A., Regtop, H., Dehghani, F., Kavanagh, J. (2012). Effect of Temperature on Biofilm and MK-7 Formation by Bacillus subtilis natto. American Society for Microbiology 112th General Meeting, San Francisco: American Society for Microbiology.
    • Mahanama, R., Berenjian, A., Regtop, H., Talbot, A., Dehghani, F., Kavanagh, J. (2011). A mathematical model for solid phase fermentation of Vitamin K2 in tray bioreactors. 10th Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC 2011), publisher: publisher.
    • Mahanama, R., Berenjian, A., Talbot, A., Biffin, R., Regtop, H., Dehghani, F., Kavanagh, J. (2011). Effects of Inoculation Loading and Substrate Bed Thickness on the Production of Menaquinone 7 via Solid State Fermentation. World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2011 (WCECS 2011), Hong Kong, China: Newswood Limited.
    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Valtchev, P., Talbot, A., Biffin, R., Regtop, H., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F. (2011). Extraction of Menaquinone-7 for supplementation of food. Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney: Engineers Australia.
    • Hunter, B., Kavanagh, J. (2011). Lignocellulosic Fermenter Modelling. Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney: Engineers Australia.
    • Hunter, B., Kavanagh, J. (2011). Lignocellulosic Fermenter Modelling. Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney: Engineers Australia.
    • Kavanagh, J., Sritharan, S., Riad, M., Kollaras, A. (2011). Lignocellulosic Wastewater Treatment. Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney: Engineers Australia.
    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Valtchev, P., Talbot, A., Biffin, J., Regtop, H., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F. (2011). Menaquinone-7 extraction from fermentation medium. Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney: Engineers Australia.
    • Mahanama, R., Berenjian, A., Dehghani, F., Kavanagh, J. (2011). Solid-substrate fermentation of Menaquinone 7 with Bacillus subtilis: Comparison of continuous rotation with stationary bed fermentation in different Initial Moisture Levels. Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney: Engineers Australia.
    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Talbot, A., Biffin, R., Regtop, H., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F. (2011). The Effect of Amino-acids and Glycerol Addition on MK-7 Production. World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2011 (WCECS 2011), Hong Kong, China: Newswood Limited.
    • Msmali, A., Nelson, M., Kavanagh, J. (2011). The effect of Incomplete Mixing Upon the Performance of a Membrane-Coupled Anaerobic Fermentor. Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney: Engineers Australia.
    • Shallcross, D., Lukey, G., Cameron, I., Crosthwaite, C., Tade, M., Maynard, N., Kavanagh, J. (2010). An Immersive and Interactive Virtual Reality Learning Environment Based on the Coogee Energy Methanol Plant. Chemeca 2010, Canberra: RMIT Publishing.
    • Shallcross, D., Cameron, I., Crosthwaite, C., Hadgraft, R., Tade, M., Maynard, N., Kavanagh, J., Thiele, M., Lukey, G. (2010). The Engineering Design Journey: Enhancing Learning Through Virtual 4D Environments. Chemeca 2010, Canberra: RMIT Publishing.
    • Gomes, V., Kavanagh, J., Eichstaedt, B., Orellana, J., Veer, L. (2009). Transforming University Utilities into Laboratory Resources. CHEMECA 2009, Perth: Engineers Australia.
    • Kavanagh, J., Hussain, M., handelsman, T., Chilcott, T., Coster, H. (2008). Characterisation of fouled and cleaned industrial reverse osmosis membranes by electrical impedance spectroscopy. Chemeca 2008: Towards a Sustainable Australasia, Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia.
    • Gadd, A., Ryan, D., Kavanagh, J., Barton, G. (2008). Design development of an electrocoagulation reactor for molasses process wastewater treatment. conference on industrial water treatment systems, Amsterdam: International Water Association Publishing.
    • Sidhu, H., Kavanagh, J., Watt, S., Nelson, M. (2008). Performance evaluation of ethanol production through continuous fermentation. Chemeca 2008: Towards a Sustainable Australasia, Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia.
    • Zamri, D., Koutouridis, P., Johnson, P., Abbas, A., Kavanagh, J. (2008). Supporting experiential learning: an integrated website for chemical engineering laboratories. Chemeca 2008: Towards a Sustainable Australasia, Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia.
    • Kavanagh, J., Langrish, T., Chilcott, T., Coster, H. (2007). Measurement of Timber Moisture Content and Gradients by Non-Invasive Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy. 2007 CHEMECA Academia and Industry - Strengthening the Profession, Australia: Engineers Australia.
    • Kavanagh, J., Chilcott, T., Coster, H. (2007). Monitoring Fouling of Reverse Osmosis Membranes using Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy. 2007 CHEMECA Academia and Industry - Strengthening the Profession, Australia: Engineers Australia.
    • Norton, C., Cameron, I., Balliu, N., Shallcross, D., Barton, G., Kavanagh, J. (2007). Pedagogic Principles for an Immersive Learning Environment for Process Engineering. AaeE 2007: Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Melbourne Australia: Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Melbourne.
    • Kavanagh, J., Shi, J. (2006). Excessive Landfill Leachate Scale Formation. CHEMECA 2006 Knowledge and Innovation, Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press.
    • Barton, G., Kavanagh, J., Romagnoli, J., Malik, R., Doan, T. (2001). Modelling of a Non-Induced E.coli Fermentation Producing Porcine Growth Hormone. The 8th International Conference on Computer Applications in Biotechnology, United States: Pergamon.
    • Barton, G., Kavanagh, J., Romagnoli, J., Malik, R., Doan, T. (2001). Optimisation of Recombinant E.coli Fermentation. 6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering. UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.
    • Wang, D., Kavanagh, J., Romagnoli, J. (2001). Robust MPC Design Based on a Generalized Objective Function. 6th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics & Control of Process Systems (DYCOPS 6), : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.

    2018

    • Luiz, A., Spencer, E., McClure, D., Coster, H., Barton, G., Kavanagh, J. (2018). Membrane selection for the desalination of bio-refinery effluents using electrodialysis. Desalination, 428, 1-11. [More Information]

    2017

    • McClure, D., Lamy, M., Black, L., Kavanagh, J., Barton, G. (2017). An experimental investigation into the behaviour of antifoaming agents. Chemical Engineering Science, 160, 269-274. [More Information]
    • Fletcher, D., McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Barton, G. (2017). CFD simulation of industrial bubble columns: Numerical challenges and model validation successes. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 44, 25-42. [More Information]
    • Farzanehsa, M., Chinu, K., Behi, M., McClure, D., Barton, G., Kavanagh, J. (2017). Characterisation of dissolved organic matters in molasses by using Lc-Ocd-Ond. 39th Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT 2017), QLD Australia: Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists.
    • Fernandez-Gonzalez, C., Kavanagh, J., Dominguez-Ramos, A., Ibanez, R., Irabian, A., Chen, Y., Coster, H. (2017). Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy of enhanced layered nanocomposite ion exchange membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 541, 611-620. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2017). Experimental investigation into the drag volume fraction correction term for gas-liquid bubbly flows. Chemical Engineering Science, 170, 91-97. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Dolton, T., Barton, G., Fletcher, D., Kavanagh, J. (2017). Hydrodynamics and mixing in airlift contactors: Experimental work and CFD modelling. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 127, 154-169. [More Information]
    • Luiz, A., McClure, D., Lim, K., Leslie, G., Coster, H., Barton, G., Kavanagh, J. (2017). Potential upgrading of bio-refinery streams by electrodialysis. Desalination, 415, 20-28. [More Information]

    2016

    • McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2016). Characterizing bubble column bioreactor performance using computational fluid dynamics. Chemical Engineering Science, 144, 58-74. [More Information]
    • Tarento, T., Talbot, A., Regtop, H., Biffin, R., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F., Valtchev, P. (2016). Comparison of K vitamers and a vitamin K analog for potential anti-inflammatory therapies. European Symposium on Biochemical Engineering Sciences (ESBES) 2016, Dublin.
    • McClure, D., Wang, C., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2016). Experimental investigation into the impact of sparger design on bubble columns at high superficial velocities. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 106, 205-213. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Barton, G., Fletcher, D. (2016). Modelling Industrial-scale Bubble Column Bio-reactors Using Computational Fluid Dynamics. European Symposium on Biochemical Engineering Sciences (ESBES) 2016, Dublin.
    • Calleja, D., Kavanagh, J., de Mas, C., Lopez-Santın, J. (2016). Simulation and Prediction of Protein Production in Fed-Batch E. coli Cultures: An Engineering Approach. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 113(4), 772-782. [More Information]
    • Ma, Y., McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Valtchev, P., Dehghani, F. (2016). The Effect Of Food Source Nutrients On Menaquione-7 Fermentation By Bacillus Subtilis. European Symposium on Biochemical Engineering Sciences (ESBES) 2016, Dublin.

    2015

    • Fletcher, D., McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Barton, G. (2015). CFD simulation of industrial bubble columns: numerical and modelling challenges and successes. Eleventh International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries, Melbourne, Australia: CSIRO.
    • Kavanagh, J., McClure, D., Ronzani, S., Barton, G., Fletcher, D. (2015). Effect Of Mixing Time On The Performance of Recombinant E.coli Fermentations: Comparison Of Multi-Compartment Approach With CFD. Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress 2015: APCChE2015, incorporating CHEMECA 2015, Melbourne: Engineers Australia.
    • McClure, D., Lee, A., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2015). Impact of surfactant addition on oxygen mass transfer in a bubble column. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 38(1), 44-52. [More Information]
    • Chilcott, T., Cen, J., Kavanagh, J. (2015). In situ characterization of compaction, ionic barrier and hydrodynamics of polyamide reverse osmosis membranes using electrical impedance spectroscopy. Journal of Membrane Science, 477, 25-40. [More Information]
    • Luiz, A., Handelsman, T., Barton, G., Coster, H., Kavanagh, J. (2015). Membrane treatment options for wastewater from cellulosic ethanol biorefineries. Desalination and Water Treatment, 53(6), 1547-1558. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Aboudha, N., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2015). Mixing in bubble column reactors: Experimental study and CFD modeling. Chemical Engineering Journal, 264, 291-301. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2015). Oxygen transfer in bubble columns at industrially relevant superficial velocities: Experimental work and CFD modelling. Chemical Engineering Journal, 280, 138-146. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Barton, G., Fletcher, D. (2015). Progress Towards the Development of a Validated Model for Industrial Bubble Column Bioreactors. The 10th European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE10) / 3rd European Congress of Applied Biotechnology (ECAB3) / 5th EPIC European Process Intensification Conference (EPIC5), Nice, France.
    • Cen, J., Vukas, M., Barton, G., Kavanagh, J., Coster, H. (2015). Real time fouling monitoring with Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy. Journal of Membrane Science, 484, 133-139. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Norris, H., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2015). Towards a CFD model of bubble columns containing significant surfactant levels. Chemical Engineering Science, 127(May 2015), 189-201. [More Information]
    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F. (2015). Vitamin K series: current status and future prospects. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 35(2), 199-208. [More Information]

    2014

    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Talbot, A., Regtop, H., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F. (2014). Designing of an Intensification Process for Biosynthesis and Recovery of Menaquinone-7. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 172(3), 1347-1357. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2014). Development of a CFD Model of Bubble Column Bioreactors: Part Two - Comparison of Experimental Data and CFD Predictions. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 37(1), 131-140. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Deligny, J., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2014). Impact of Surfactant Chemistry on Bubble Column Systems. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 37(4), 652-658. [More Information]
    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F., Ghasemi, Y. (2014). Nattokinase production: Medium components and feeding strategy studies. Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly, 20(4), 541-547. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Norris, H., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2014). Validation of a Computationally Efficient Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Model for Industrial Bubble Column Bioreactors. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53(37), 14526-14543. [More Information]

    2013

    • Handelsman, T., Nguyen, T., Vukas, M., Barton, G., Coster, H., Roddick, F., Kavanagh, J. (2013). Characterisation of foulants in membrane filtration of biorefinery effluents. Desalination and Water Treatment, 51(7-9), 1563-1570. [More Information]
    • McClure, D., Kavanagh, J., Fletcher, D., Barton, G. (2013). Development of a CFD model of bubble column bioreactors: Part one - A detailed experimental study. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 36(12), 2065-2070. [More Information]
    • Berenjian, A., Chan, N., Mahanama, R., Talbot, A., Regtop, H., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F. (2013). Effect of Biofilm Formation by Bacillus subtilis natto on Menaquinone-7 Biosynthesis. Molecular Biotechnology, 54(2), 371-378. [More Information]
    • Cen, J., Kavanagh, J., Coster, H., Barton, G. (2013). Fouling of reverse osmosis membranes by cane molasses fermentation wastewater: detection by electrical impedance spectroscopy techniques. Desalination and Water Treatment, 51(4-6), 969-975. [More Information]

    2012

    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Talbot, A., Regtop, H., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F. (2012). Advances in menaquinone-7 production by bacillus subtilis natto: Fed-batch glycerol addition. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 8(2), 105-110. [More Information]
    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Talbot, A., Regtop, H., Dehghani, F., Kavanagh, J. (2012). Effect of Temperature on Biofilm and MK-7 Formation by Bacillus subtilis natto. American Society for Microbiology 112th General Meeting, San Francisco: American Society for Microbiology.
    • Mahanama, R., Berenjian, A., Regtop, H., Talbot, A., Dehghani, F., Kavanagh, J. (2012). Modeling Menaquinone 7 production in tray type solid state fermenter. ANZIAM Journal, 53, C354-C372. [More Information]
    • Mahanama, R., Berenjian, A., Dehghani, F., Kavanagh, J. (2012). Modeling the Effect of Bed Height and Particle Size for Vitamin K2 Production in a Static Bed Fermenter. Engineering Letters, 20(1), 16-19.
    • Kavanagh, J., Teresa, M., Carrasco, C., Riad, M., Birch, G. (2012). Particle capture models: Comparison with experimental data. ANZIAM Journal, 53, C249-C265. [More Information]

    2011

    • Mahanama, R., Berenjian, A., Regtop, H., Talbot, A., Dehghani, F., Kavanagh, J. (2011). A mathematical model for solid phase fermentation of Vitamin K2 in tray bioreactors. 10th Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC 2011), publisher: publisher.
    • Chilcott, T., Halimanto, D., Langrish, T., Kavanagh, J., Coster, H. (2011). Characterizing Moisture Content and Gradients in Pinus Radiata Soft Wood Using Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy. Drying Technology, 29(1), 1-9. [More Information]
    • Mahanama, R., Berenjian, A., Talbot, A., Biffin, R., Regtop, H., Dehghani, F., Kavanagh, J. (2011). Effects of Inoculation Loading and Substrate Bed Thickness on the Production of Menaquinone 7 via Solid State Fermentation. World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2011 (WCECS 2011), Hong Kong, China: Newswood Limited.
    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Talbot, A., Biffin, R., Regtop, H., Valtchev, P., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F. (2011). Efficient media for high menaquinone-7 production: Response surface methodology approach. New Biotechnology, 28(6), 665-672. [More Information]
    • Mahanama, R., Berenjian, A., Valtchev, P., Talbot, A., Biffin, R., Regtop, H., Dehghani, F., Kavanagh, J. (2011). Enhanced production of menaquinone 7 via solid substrate fermentation from Bacillus subtilis. International Journal of Food Engineering, 7(5), 17-1-17-23. [More Information]
    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Valtchev, P., Talbot, A., Biffin, R., Regtop, H., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F. (2011). Extraction of Menaquinone-7 for supplementation of food. Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney: Engineers Australia.
    • Hunter, B., Kavanagh, J. (2011). Lignocellulosic Fermenter Modelling. Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney: Engineers Australia.
    • Hunter, B., Kavanagh, J. (2011). Lignocellulosic Fermenter Modelling. Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney: Engineers Australia.
    • Kavanagh, J., Sritharan, S., Riad, M., Kollaras, A. (2011). Lignocellulosic Wastewater Treatment. Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney: Engineers Australia.
    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Valtchev, P., Talbot, A., Biffin, J., Regtop, H., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F. (2011). Menaquinone-7 extraction from fermentation medium. Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney: Engineers Australia.
    • Mahanama, R., Berenjian, A., Dehghani, F., Kavanagh, J. (2011). Solid-substrate fermentation of Menaquinone 7 with Bacillus subtilis: Comparison of continuous rotation with stationary bed fermentation in different Initial Moisture Levels. Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney: Engineers Australia.
    • Kollaras, A., Kavanagh, J., Bell, G., Purkovic, D., Mandarakas, S., Arcenal, P., Ng, W., Routledge, K., Selwood, D., Koutouridis, P., et al (2011). Techno-economic implications of improved high gravity corn mash fermentation. Bioresource Technology, 102(16), 7521-7525. [More Information]
    • Berenjian, A., Mahanama, R., Talbot, A., Biffin, R., Regtop, H., Kavanagh, J., Dehghani, F. (2011). The Effect of Amino-acids and Glycerol Addition on MK-7 Production. World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2011 (WCECS 2011), Hong Kong, China: Newswood Limited.
    • Msmali, A., Nelson, M., Kavanagh, J. (2011). The effect of Incomplete Mixing Upon the Performance of a Membrane-Coupled Anaerobic Fermentor. Chemeca 2011: Engineering a Better World, Sydney: Engineers Australia.
    • Handelsman, T., Kavanagh, J., Coster, H., Barton, G. (2011). Zero Discharge Fermentation Plant Design. Desalination and Water Treatment, 34(1-3), 389-393. [More Information]

    2010

    • Shallcross, D., Lukey, G., Cameron, I., Crosthwaite, C., Tade, M., Maynard, N., Kavanagh, J. (2010). An Immersive and Interactive Virtual Reality Learning Environment Based on the Coogee Energy Methanol Plant. Chemeca 2010, Canberra: RMIT Publishing.
    • Gadd, A., Ryan, D., Kavanagh, J., Barton, G. (2010). Design development of an electrocoagulation reactor for molasses process wastewater treatment. Water Science and Technology, 61(12), 3221-3227. [More Information]
    • Gadd, A., Ryan, D., Kavanagh, J., Beaurain, A., Luxem, S., Barton, G. (2010). Electrocoagulation of fermentation wastewater by low carbon steel (Fe) and 5005 aluminium (Al) electrodes. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 40(8), 1511-1517. [More Information]
    • Shallcross, D., Cameron, I., Crosthwaite, C., Hadgraft, R., Tade, M., Maynard, N., Kavanagh, J., Thiele, M., Lukey, G. (2010). The Engineering Design Journey: Enhancing Learning Through Virtual 4D Environments. Chemeca 2010, Canberra: RMIT Publishing.

    2009

    • Kavanagh, J., Hussain, S., Chilcott, T., Coster, H. (2009). Fouling of reverse osmosis membranes using electrical impedance spectroscopy: Measurements and simulations. Desalination, 236, 187-193. [More Information]
    • Ryan, D., Gadd, A., Kavanagh, J., Barton, G. (2009). Integrated biorefinery wastewater design. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 87(9), 1261-1268. [More Information]
    • Gomes, V., Kavanagh, J., Eichstaedt, B., Orellana, J., Veer, L. (2009). Transforming University Utilities into Laboratory Resources. CHEMECA 2009, Perth: Engineers Australia.

    2008

    • Ryan, D., Gadd, A., Kavanagh, J., Zhou, M., Barton, G. (2008). A comparison of coagulant dosing options for the remediation of molasses process water. Separation and Purification Technology, (58), 347-352. [More Information]
    • Kavanagh, J., Hussain, M., handelsman, T., Chilcott, T., Coster, H. (2008). Characterisation of fouled and cleaned industrial reverse osmosis membranes by electrical impedance spectroscopy. Chemeca 2008: Towards a Sustainable Australasia, Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia.
    • Gadd, A., Ryan, D., Kavanagh, J., Barton, G. (2008). Design development of an electrocoagulation reactor for molasses process wastewater treatment. conference on industrial water treatment systems, Amsterdam: International Water Association Publishing.
    • Norton, C., Cameron, I., Crosthwaite, C., Balliu, N., Tade, M., Shallcross, D., Hoadley, A., Barton, G., Kavanagh, J. (2008). Development and deployment of an immersive learning environment for enhancing process systems engineering concepts. Education for Chemical Engineers, 3, e75-e83. [More Information]
    • Sidhu, H., Kavanagh, J., Watt, S., Nelson, M. (2008). Performance evaluation of ethanol production through continuous fermentation. Chemeca 2008: Towards a Sustainable Australasia, Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia.
    • Zamri, D., Koutouridis, P., Johnson, P., Abbas, A., Kavanagh, J. (2008). Supporting experiential learning: an integrated website for chemical engineering laboratories. Chemeca 2008: Towards a Sustainable Australasia, Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia.

    2007

    • Kavanagh, J., Langrish, T., Chilcott, T., Coster, H. (2007). Measurement of Timber Moisture Content and Gradients by Non-Invasive Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy. 2007 CHEMECA Academia and Industry - Strengthening the Profession, Australia: Engineers Australia.
    • Kavanagh, J., Chilcott, T., Coster, H. (2007). Monitoring Fouling of Reverse Osmosis Membranes using Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy. 2007 CHEMECA Academia and Industry - Strengthening the Profession, Australia: Engineers Australia.
    • Norton, C., Cameron, I., Balliu, N., Shallcross, D., Barton, G., Kavanagh, J. (2007). Pedagogic Principles for an Immersive Learning Environment for Process Engineering. AaeE 2007: Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Melbourne Australia: Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Melbourne.
    • Kavanagh, J., Barton, G. (2007). Productivity improvement of recombinant Escherichia coli fermentation via robust optimization. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 31(2), 137-143. [More Information]

    2006

    • Kavanagh, J., Shi, J. (2006). Excessive Landfill Leachate Scale Formation. CHEMECA 2006 Knowledge and Innovation, Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press.

    2001

    • Barton, G., Kavanagh, J., Romagnoli, J., Malik, R., Doan, T. (2001). Modelling of a Non-Induced E.coli Fermentation Producing Porcine Growth Hormone. The 8th International Conference on Computer Applications in Biotechnology, United States: Pergamon.
    • Barton, G., Kavanagh, J., Romagnoli, J., Malik, R., Doan, T. (2001). Optimisation of Recombinant E.coli Fermentation. 6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering. UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.
    • Wang, D., Kavanagh, J., Romagnoli, J. (2001). Robust MPC Design Based on a Generalized Objective Function. 6th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics & Control of Process Systems (DYCOPS 6), : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.

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