CREST Bioenergy Center Publications

Thrust-1 Publications:

Schimmel, K. and Sutton, K., “Assessment of Oral Technical Communication Skills Using Technology,” NC PKAL Regional Network Meeting, Greensboro, NC, May 16, 2017 

Zhang, B., Wang, L. J., and Li, R. 2017. Bioconversion and chemical conversion of biogas for fuel production. Handbook of Biotechnology for Renewable Fuels: Technology Assessment, Emerging Industrial Applications, and Future Outlooks, M. Hosseini, ed., Elsevier, Netherlands. 

Rafati, M., Wang, LJ, Dayton, DC, Schimmel, K., Kabadi, V, and Shahbazi,A. 2017. Techno-economic analysis of production of biofuels via biomass gasification and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: the effects of the choice of Fischer-Tropsch catalyst and natural gas co-feeding.  Energy Conversion and Management 133: 153-166.

Li, R., Zhang, B. Wang, L.J., and Shahbazi, A. 2017. Nanostrcutured molybdenum carbide on biochar for CO2 reforming of CH4. Applied Catalysis B: General (under review).

Eshun, J., Wang, LJ, and Shahbazi, A. 2017. Experimental determination of the physicochemical and structural evolution of biomass particles during combined pyrolysis and CO2 gasification.  Journal of the Chemical Institute (under review).

Abolhasan Hashemisohi 2016. Numerical and experimental investigation of hydrodynamics and light transfer in open raceway ponds at various algal cell concentrations and medium depths, 156. (15). Chemical Engineering Science, 156. Pages 11-13.

Abolhasan Hashemisohi 2016. Sequential modular simulation of hydrodynamics and reaction kinetics in a biomass bubbling fluidized-bed gasifier using Aspen plus, Energy & Fuels 29 (12) 8261-8272

Ansah, E., Wang, L.J., and Shahbazi, A. 2016. Thermogravimetric and calorimetric characteristics during co-pyrolysis of municipal solid waste components.. 56. Waste Management, 56. 196

Li, R., Shahbazi, A., Wang, L.J., Zhang, B., Hung, A., Dayton, D. 2016. Graphite encapsulated molybdenum carbide core/shell nanocomposite for highly selective conversion of guaiacol to phenolic compounds in methanol. Applied Catalysis A: General 528: 123-130.

Li, R., Zhang, B., Xiu, S., Wang, H., Boakye Boaten,N.A., Holmes,B.M., Wang, L.J., Shahbazi, A. 2016. Characteristics of pine gasification ash and its effects on Chlamydomonas debaryana growth. Bioresources 11(1): 1919-1929.

Eshun, J., Wang, LJ, and Shahbazi, A. 2015. Experimental determination of the physicochemical and structural evolution of biomass particles during combined pyrolysis and CO2 gasification. Biomass and Bioenergy (under view).

Ansah E., Eshun, J., Wang, L.J., Shahbazi, A. and Reddy, G.B. 2015. Experimental study of MSW pyrolysis in a fixed bed reactor, In: Uzochukwu, G.A., Schimmel, K., Kabadi, V., Chang, S.Y., Pinder, T., and Ibrahim, S.A. (editors), Proceedings of the 2013 National Conference on Advances in Environmental Science and Technology, New York: Springer, pp. 223-231.

Rafati, M., Hashemisohi, A., Wang, L.J. and Shahbazi, A. 2015. Sequential modular simulation of hydrodynamics and reaction kinetics in a biomass bubbling fluidized bed gasifier using Aspen Plus. Energy & Fuels. 29(12): 8261-8272.

Rafati, M., Wang, L.J. and Shahbazi, A. 2015. Effect of silica and alumina promoters on co-precipitated Fe-Cu-k based catalysts for the enhancement of CO2 utilization during Fisher-Tropsch synthesis. Journal of CO2 Utilization. 12: 34-42.

Wang, L.J., Agyemang, S.A., Amini, H., and Shahbazi, A. 2015. Mathematical modeling in bioenergy production. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 43: 530-544.

Wang, H., Wang, L.J., and Shahbazi, A. 2015. Life cycle assessment of fast pyrolysis of municipal solid waste.  Journal of Cleaner Production, 87:511-519.

Nan, W., Krishna, C.R., Kim, T.J., Wang, L.J., and Mahajan, D. 2014(June). Catalytic upgrading of switchgrass-derived pyrolysis oil using supported ruthenium and rhodium catalysts. Energy & Fuels, 28: 4588-4595.

Cheng, D., Wang, L.J., Shahbazi, A., Xiu, S. and Zhang, B. 2014 (September). Catalytic cracking of crude bio-oil from glycerol-assisted liquefaction of swine manure. Energy Conversion and Management, 87: 378-384.

Wang, L.J., Agyemang, S.A. and Shahbazi, A. 2014 (April). Chapter 3 Mathematical modeling in biomass and bioenergy systems in: Wang, L.J. (editor), Sustainable Bioenergy Production, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, pp.67-97.

Thrust II and III Publications:

Gyawali S., Soto F.A., Godara S., and Mainardi D.S., “In Search of Initial Predictors of Fischer-Tropsch Catalytic Activity”, IEEE Transactions-Nanotechnology.15 (5):738-745 2016.

K. Sultana, D. Worku, V. Deshmane and S. Ilias, Multi-Metallic Nano-Catalyst Supported on PyPBI Wrapped Carbon for Membrane Electrode Assembly of PEM Fuel Cell, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Nov 13-18, 2016. Paper No 617ei, page 236

D. Worku, K. Sultana, V. Deshmane and S. Ilias,  A Novel Method for Synthesis of Pt/M-OMC Catalyst for PEM Fuel Cell Application, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Nov 13-18, 2016. Paper No 617eh, page 236

E. Ogbole, J. Lou, S. Ilias and V. Deshmane, Influence of Surface-Treated SiO2 on the Transport Behavior of O2 and N2 through Polydimethylsiloxane Nanocomposite Membrane, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Nov 13-18, 2016. Paper No 646eh, page 246

Li, R., Shahbazi, A., Wang, L.J., Zhang, B., Hung, A., Dayton, D. 2016. Graphite encapsulated molybdenum carbide core/shell nanocomposite for highly selective conversion of guaiacol to phenolic compounds in methanol. Applied Catalysis A: General 528: 123-130

R. Abrokwah, V. Deshmane and D. Kuila. Comparative Performance of M-MCM-41 (M: Cu, Co, Ni, Pd, Zn and Sn) Catalysts for Steam Reforming of Methanol. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 2016 .425, 10-20. 

V. Deshmane, S. Owen, R. Abrokwah, D. Kuila Mesoporous Nanocrystalline TiO2 Supported Metal (Cu, Co, Ni, Pd, Zn, and Sn) Catalysts: Effect of Metal-Support Interactions on Steam Reforming of Methanol. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 2015, 408, 202-213.

V. Deshmane, R. Abrokwah, D. Kuila. Synthesis of stable Cu-MCM-41 nanocatalysts for H2 production with high selectivity via steam reforming of methanol. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2015. 40(33), 10439-10452.

R. Abrokwah R., V. Deshmane, S. Owen and D. Kuila, Cu-Ni Nanocatalysts in Mesoporous MCM-41 and TiO2 to Produce Hydrogen for Fuel Cells via Steam Reforming Reactions. Advanced Material Research, 2015, 1096, 161-168. 

Islam S., Deshmane V., and Ilias S. Thermal Stability Study of Pd-composite H2-Separation Membrane Fabricated by Surfactant Induced Electroless Plating (SIEP). Accepted for Separation Science & Technology (LSST-2015-8963), 2015.

Deshmane V., Abrokwah R. and Kuila D. Synthesis of High Stability Nanostructured Cu-MCM-41 Catalysts for the Selective Production H2 via Steam Reforming of Methanol. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40 (33), 10439-10452, 2015.         

Deshmane V., Owen, S., Abrokwah R. and Kuila D. Mesoporous Nanocrystalline TiO2 Supported Metal (Cu, Co, Ni, Pd, Zn, and Sn) Catalysts: Effect of Metal-Support Interactions on Steam Reforming of Methanol. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical,  408, 202-213, 2015

Gyawali S., Soto F.A., Godara S., and Mainardi D.S., “Nano-Engineered Materials for Fischer-Tropsch Catalysis”, Peer-reviewed proceeding paper of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, Rome, Italy, July 27 – 30, (2015). In Press

Tong-He Zhu; Si-Hao Chen; Jianzhong Lou; Ji-Hu Wang; Shan-Zhong Xu, “Preparation and separation performance of silicone-based composite membrane for oxygen enrichment”, Xiandai Huagong/Modern Chemical Industry. 2014; 34(5):89-92.

Chuanrong Liu; Sihao Chen; Yulin Zheng; Yushuang Chen; Qiujie Yang; Chao Zhou; Tonghe Zhu; Jianzhong Lou, “Chitosan composite sponge material optimization using response surface methodology”, Chemical Industry and Engineering Progress, 2014:02

S. Mehta S., V. Deshmane, S. Zhao and D. Kuila.  Comparative Studies of Silica Encapsulated Fe, Co and Ru Nanocatalysts for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis in Si-Microchannel Microreactors. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2014, 53, 16245-16253.

Conference Proceeding:

Sumegha Godara, Suraj Gyawali, and Daniela Mainardi. (2017) "Elucidation of initial predictor performance in 55-atom transition metal clusters for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis”, Louisiana Academy of Science.

Sumegha Godara, Suraj Gyawali, and Daniela Mainardi. (2017) "Predictor of Fischer-Tropsch Catalyst Performance for 55-Atom Metal Clusters”, AICHE Spring Meeting

Anton Pylypenko, Yevgenii Rastigejev, Lijun Wang, Abolghasem Shahbazi (2017), Experimental and numerical study of cold gas-solid flow regimes in a fluidized bed gasifier, ASME Power and Energy Conference, Charlotte, NC.

John Eshun (2016). Influence of biochar supported metal catalysts on the reaction kinetics of biomass CO2 gasification. Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased. Chapel Hill, NC.

Abolhasan Hashemisohi (2016) Hybrid Lagrangian-Eulerian Simulation of Biomass Gasification in Bubbling Fluidized Bed Reactor, Industrial Application of Computational and Numerical Approaches to Particle Flow, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

V. Deshmane, R. Abrokwah, S. Al-Salihi, W. Dade, D. Kuila (2016). Glycerol Steam Reforming for Hydrogen Production over CoxNiy-MCM-41 and CoxNiy-SBA-15 Catalysts. AICHe Annual Meeting. San Francisco, Ca. 

D. Kuila, A. Parveen, D. Mills (2016). Porous Silicon Substances Support Osteogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal stem cells. CHEMCON 2016. Dubai, India.

D. Kuila, R. Abrokwah, S. Owen, V. Deshmane (2016). Comparative Performance Evaluation of Mesoporous Ti02 and Sio2 (MCM-41) supported Cu, Co, Ni, Pd, Sn and Zn catalysts for hydrogen production. CHEMON 2016. Dubai, India

Debasish Kuila (2017). Effect of Mesoporous Catalysts-Supports and Metals on Hydrogen Production via Steam Reforming of Alcohols. CCE Conference, Baltimore, MD

Sumegha Godara and Daniela Mainardi (2016). "Performance of transition metal catalysts based on initial predictor for Fischer-Tropsch reaction”, AICHE Annual Meeting

K. Sultana, A. Fadhel, V. Deshmane, S. Ilias; (2016) Novel Method for Synthesis of Electrocatalyst via Catalytic Graphitization of Ordered Mesoporous Carbon for PEMFC Application, 19th Symposium on Separation Science and Technology for Energy Applications, Gatlinburg, TN.

E. Ogbole, V. Deshmane, S. Ilias and J. Lou; (2016) Influence of SiO2 on the Transport Behavior of O2, N2, CO2 and CH4 Through Polydimethylsiloxane Nanocomposite Membrane, 19th Symposium on Separation Science and Technology for Energy Applications, Gatlinburg, TN.,

Sultana K., Fadhel A., Deshmane V., Kuila D. and Ilias S., Synthesis, Development & Characterization of Cobalt Modified Ordered Mesoporous Carbon for PEM Fuel Cell.  International Conference on Chemical Engineering (ICChE2014), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2014.

Talal Ahmed (2016). Investigation of Nickel supported catalysts in steam reforming of tar using     simulated toluene as a model compound in Hot-gas clean-up of Syngas, Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased. Chapel Hill, NC.

Abolhasan Hashemisohi (2016). Hybrid Lagrangian-Eulerian Simulation of a Bubbling Fluidized Bed Gasifier, Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased. Chapel Hill, NC.

Eboni Hobley (2016). Molecular Dynamic Simulations for Equilibrium Properties of Iα and Iβ Cellulose  Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased. Chapel Hill, NC.

Michael Taft (2016). A Comprehensive Investigation of the Adsorption of Copper to Anatase and Rutile TiO2 Surfaces: A DFT Study, Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased. Chapel Hill, NC.

Rui Li (2016). Syngas Production by Dry Reforming of Biogas over Biochar Supported Molybdenum   Carbides, Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased. Chapel Hill, NC.

Matthew Lopez (2016).  Glycerol Steam Reforming for Hydrogen Production over MCM-41 and SBA-15 Supported Co  and Ni catalysts, Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased. Chapel Hill, NC.

Timothy Davis (2016). Ru Promoted Mono-and Bi-metallic Fe-Cu, Fe-Co and Cu-Co Nano-catalysts, coated in Microchannel Si- Microreactor for Biosyngas Conversion to fuels.Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased. Chapel Hill, NC.

Dereje Worku & Khondker Sultana (2016). Synthesis of Pt/mOMC catalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cell application, Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased. Chapel Hill, NC.

Emmanuel Ogbole & Tayyiaba Choundry (2016). Influence of SiO2 on the Transport Behavior of O2, N2, CO2 and CH4 through Polydimethylsiloxane Nanocomposite Membrane symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased. Chapel Hill, NC.

Anton Pylypenko (2016). Reduced and Full Order Modeling of Multiphase Flows, Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased. Chapel Hill, NC.

Shobha Mantripragada (2016). Preparation of Pyridine based PBI membrane and its application in Fuel Cell, Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased. Chapel Hill, NC.

Book chapters

Zhang, B., Wang, L. J., and Li, R. 2017. Bioconversion and chemical conversion of biogas for fuel production. Handbook of Biotechnology for Renewable Fuels: Technology Assessment, Emerging Industrial Applications, and Future Outlooks, M. Hosseini, ed., Elsevier, Netherlands.

Ansah E., Eshun, J., Wang, L.J., Shahbazi, A. and Reddy, G.B. 2015. Experimental study of MSW pyrolysis in a fixed bed reactor, In: Uzochukwu, G.A., Schimmel, K., Kabadi, V., Chang, S.Y., Pinder, T., and Ibrahim, S.A. (editors), Proceedings of the 2013 National Conference on Advances in Environmental Science and Technology, New York: Springer, pp. 223-231.

Wang, L.J., Agyemang, S.A. and Shahbazi, A. 2014 (April). Chapter 3 Mathematical modeling in biomass and bioenergy systems in: Wang, L.J. (editor), Sustainable Bioenergy Production, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, pp.67-97.

Advisory Board Meeting hosted by CREST Center for Bioenergy, Research Triangle Park, NC

Poster Presentations (2016)

Talal Ahmed – Nanoengineering (PhD.)                             

Investigation of Nickel supported catalysts in steam reforming of tar using simulated toluene as a model compound in Hot-gas clean-up of Syngas         

Abolhasan Hashemisohi – Computational Science and Engineering (PhD.)

Hybrid Lagrangian-Eulerian Simulation of a Bubbling Fluidized Bed Gasifier      

John Eshun – Energy & Environmental Systems (PhD.)

Investigation of the Physicochemical Evolution and Reaction Kinetics during Biomass Pyrolysis and Gasification

Eboni Hobley – Computational Science and Engineering (PhD.)

Molecular Dynamic Simulations for Equilibrium Properties of Iα and Iβ Cellulose  

Michael Taft – Chemical Engineering (MS)

A Comprehensive Investigation of the Adsorption of Copper to Anatase and Rutile TiO2 Surfaces: A DFT Study

Matthew Lopez – Chemistry (PSM)

Glycerol Steam Reforming for Hydrogen Production over MCM-41 and SBA-15 Supported Co and Ni catalysts.

Timothy Davis – Chemistry (MS)

Ru Promoted Mono-and Bi-metallic Fe-Cu, Fe-Co and Cu-Co Nano-catalysts, coated in Microchannel Si- Microreactor for Biosyngas Conversion to fuels

Dereje Worku & Khondker Sultana –Nanoengineering (PhD.)

Synthesis of Pt/mOMC catalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cell application

Emmanuel Ogbole & Tayyiaba Choundry – Energy & Environmental Systems (PhD.), Chemical Engineering (MS)

Influence of SiO2 on the Transport Behavior of O2, N2, CO2 and CH4 through Polydimethylsiloxane Nanocomposite Membrane    

Anton Pylypenko - Postdoc

Reduced and Full Order Modeling of Multiphase Flows

Shobha Mantripragada – Chemical Engineering (MS)

Preparation of Pyridine based PBI membrane and its application in Fuel Cell.