Fikret İnal Araştırma Grubu

Fikret INAL
Professor

B.S., Ankara University

Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles

Contact Information:

Department of Chemical Engineering

Izmir Institute of Technology

Gulbahce-Urla, 35430 Izmir, TURKEY

Phone: +90(232) 750 6654

Fax: +90(232) 750 6645

Email: fikretinal [at] iyte.edu.tr

Research Interests

§ Toxic Byproduct Formation in Hydrocarbon Fuel Combustion

§ Effects of Fuel Additives on Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (PAC) and Soot Formation

§ Analysis of Coke Formation in Internal Combustion Engines

§ Steam Cracking of Hydrocarbons

§ Optical Techniques for Combustion Systems

§ Chemical Reaction Engineering

Courses Taught

§ Advanced Reaction Engineering

§ Material and Energy Balances in Engineering

§ Flames

§ Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design

§ Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

§ Fluid Mechanics

§ Technical Report Writing

Honors and Awards

§ Graduate Fellowship by Chevron/Texaco, 1999.

§ Graduate Fellowship by the Turkish Council of Higher Education, 1994.

Publications and Presentations

§ Bekat, T., Inal, F., (2014) “Effects of Dimethyl Ether on n-Butane Oxidation” Fuel, 115; 861-869.

§ Bekat, T., Erdogan, M., Inal, F., Genc, A., (2012) “Prediction of the bottom ash formed in a coal-fired power plant using artificial neural networks” Energy, 45; 882-887.

§ Sofuoglu, S. C., Aslan, G., Inal, F., Sofuoglu, A. (2011) “An assessment of indoor air concentrations and health risks of volatile organic compounds in three primary schools” Int .J. Hyg. Environ. Health, 214; 36-46.

§ Inal, F. (2010) “Artificial neural network prediction of tropospheric ozone concentrations in Istanbul, Turkey” CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water, 38; 897-908.

§ Inal, F., Yetgin, S., Aksu, G.T., Simsek, S., Sofuoglu, A., Sofuoglu, S.C. (2009) “Activated carbon adsorption of fuel oxygenates MTBE and ETBE from water” Water Air Soil Pollut, 204; 155-163.

§ Gonen, M., Balkose, D., Inal, F., and Ulku, S. (2008) “The effect of zinc stearate on thermal degradation of paraffin wax” Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 94; 737-742.

§ Baytak, D., Sofuoglu, A., Inal, F., Sofuoglu, S.C. (2008) “Seasonal variation in drinking water concentrations of disinfection by-products in Izmir and associated human health risks” Science of the Total Environment, 407; 286-296.

§ Kabaca, Ş.M., Gerger, V., Yetgin, S., Sofuoğlu, S.C., İnal, F. “İstanbul ili ozon konsantrasyonlarının yapay sinir ağları ile tahmini” 7. Ulusal Çevre Mühendisliği Kongresi, 34-40, 24-27 Ekim 2007, İzmir.

§ Yetgin, S., Şimşek, S., Aksu, T.G., Sofuoğlu, A., İnal, F. “Adsorpsiyon yöntemi ile MTBE ve ETBE’nin sudan uzaklaştırılması” 7. Ulusal Çevre Mühendisliği Kongresi, 710-719 (Poster), 24-27 Ekim 2007, İzmir.

§ Baytak, D., İnal, F., Sofuoğlu, A., Sofuoğlu, S.C. “İzmir içme suyundaki dezenfeksiyon yan ürünü derişimlerinin mevsimsel ve kaynağa göre değişkenliği” 7. Ulusal Çevre Mühendisliği Kongresi, 223-228, 24-27 Ekim 2007, İzmir.

§ Gönen, M., Balköse, D., İnal, F., Ülkü, S. “The effect of zinc stearate on thermal degradation of paraffin wax” 31st International Vacuum Microbalance Techniques Conference, 56-57 (Abstract), September 12-14 2007, İzmir-Turkey.

§ Inal, F. (2006) “Artificial neural network predictions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon formation in premixed n-heptane flames” Fuel Processing Technology, 87; 1031-1036.

§ Kavcar, P., Odabasi, M., Kitis, M., Inal, F., Sofuoglu, S.C. (2006) “Occurrence, oral exposure and risk assessment of volatile organic compounds in drinking water for Izmir” Water Research, 40; 3219-3230.

§ Inal, F., Senkan, S.M. (2005) “Effects of Oxygenate Concentration on Species Mole Fractions in Premixed n-Heptane Flames” Fuel, 84; 495-503.

§ Gonen, M., Balkose, D., Inal, F., and Ulku, S. (2005) “Zinc Stearate Production by Precipitation and Fusion Processes” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 44; 1627-1633.

§ Inal, F., Tayfur, G., Melton, T.R., and Senkan, S.M. (2003) “Experimental and Artificial Neural Network Modeling Study on Soot Formation in Premixed Hydrocarbon Flames” Fuel, 82(12); 1477-1490.

§ Inal, F., Tayfur, G., “Artificial neural network prediction of soot properties in premixed hydrocarbon flames”, Proceedings of the First International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium, pp. 905-909 (2003).

§ Inal, F. and Senkan, S.M (2002) “Effects of Oxygenate Additives on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) and Soot Formation” Combust. Sci. and Tech., 174( 9); 1-19.

§ Inal, F. and Senkan, S.M (2002) “Effects of Equivalence Ratio on Species and Soot Concentrations in Premixed n-Heptane Flames” Combust. Flame, 131(1-2); 16-28.

§ Inal, F. and Senkan, S.M. “Experimental Study on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Soot Formation in Premixed n-Heptane Flame” Proceeding of the Second Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, 975-986, 2002.

§ Inal, F., Melton, T.R., and Senkan, S.M. “Effects of Fuel Type and Equivalence Ratio on Soot Formation in Premixed Hydrocarbon Flames” Proceeding of the Second International Symposium on Air Quality Management at Urban. Regional and Global Scales, 263-269, 2001.

§ Inal, F and Senkan, S.M. “Effects of Fuel Additive on Carbon Deposit and Emissions from a Single Cylinder SI Engine” Proceeding of the Fourth International Thermal Energy Congress, 239-244, 2001.

§ Melton, T.R., Inal, F., and Senkan, S.M. (2000) “The Effects of Equivalence Ratio on the Formation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Soot in Premixed Ethane Flames” Combust. Flame, 121(4); 671-678.

§ Inal, F. and Senkan, S.M. “Effects of Oxygenate Additives on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Soot Formation in Premixed n-Heptane Flames” Proceedings: 1999 Fall Meeting Western States Section / The Combustion Institute, October 1999, Paper 99F-011

§ Melton, T.R., Inal, F., and Senkan, S.M. “The Effects of Equivalence Ratio on the Formation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Soot in Premixed Propane Flames: Experiments and Modeling”, Paper presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, November 1999.

§ Inal, F., Melton, T.R., and Senkan, S.M. “Comparative Study on Soot Characterization in Premixed, Laminar, Hydrocarbon Flames”, Poster presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, November 1999.

§ Chan, K.Y.G., Inal, F., and Senkan, S.M., (1998) “Suppression of Coke Formation in the Steam Cracking of Alkanes: Ethane and Propane” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 37; 901-907.

§ Melton, T.R., Inal, F., and Senkan, S.M. “The Effects of Equivalence Ratio on the Formation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Soot in Premixed Ethane Flames”, Poster presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, November 1998.