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Yusuf G Adewuyi

Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College
College of Engineering

Department
Chemical Biological & Bioengineerin

Contact
McNair Hall 317
Education
B.S.Chemical Engineering / Ohio University
M.S.Chemical & Materials Engineering / University of Iowa
Ph.D.Chemical & Materials Engineering / University of Iowa

Bio

Dr. Adewuyi is a professor of chemical and bioengineering NCA&T. Adewuyi’s research focuses on: Catalysis and Reaction Engineering; Environmental Chemical Engineering; Energy and Environment; Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering; and Sonochemistry, Cavitation Engineering and Advanced Oxidation Processes. He obtained his BS (Cum Laude) from Ohio University (1978) and MS/PhD from the University of Iowa (1980/1985), all in chemical engineering. Prior to joining NCAT, he was a senior staff/research engineer at Mobil R&D Corporation (now ExxonMobil). He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE); and received the AIChE M

Research Interests

Investigation of emerging areas of energy and environment, including catalysis, environmental reaction engineering; sustainable chemistry and engineering, synthesis of nanoscale materials for energy and environmental applications; sonochemistry, cavitation engineering, and advanced oxidation processes for water treatment and air pollution control; chemistry and kinetics of NOx, SO2 and Hg removal; cost estimation of advanced water and wastewater treatment processes; biofuels and synthesis and biomass conversion to chemicals and fuels; and fuels desulfurization and natural gas upgrading.

External URL

http://scholar.google.com/citations?

Recent Publications

  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Nymul Khan (2010). (Absorption and Oxidation of Nitric Oxide (NO) by Aqueous Solutions of Sodium Persulfate in a Bubble Column Reactor). 49, pp. 8749-8760 ). Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Naresh Mahamuni (2010). (Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) Involving Ultrasound for Waste Water Treatment: A Review with Emphasis on Cost Estimation). 17, pp. 990-1003 ). Ultrasonics Sonochemistry.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Nymul Khan (2011). (A New Method of Analysis of Peroxydisulfate Using Ion Chromatograph and Its Application to the Simultaneous Determination of Peroxydisulfate and Other Common Inorganic Ions in a Peroxydisulfate Matrix). 1218, pp. 392-397 ). Journal of Chromatography A/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Naresh Mahamuni (2010). (Application of Taguchi Method to Investigate the Effects of Process Parameters on the Transesterification of Soybean Oil Using High Frequency Ultrasound). 24, pp. 2120-2126 ). Energy & Fuel.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Samuel Owusu (2003). (Aqueous Absorption and Oxidation of Nitric Oxide with Oxone for the Treatment of Tail Gases: Process Feasibility, Stoichiometry, Reaction Pathways and Absorption Rate,). 42, pp. 4084-4100 ). Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research/ACS.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Yangxian Liu (2016). (A Review on Removal of Elemental Mercury from Flue Gas Using Advanced Oxidation Processes: Chemistry and Process). (6) 112, pp. 199-250 ). Chemical Engineering Research and Design.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Gregory Carmichael (1982). (A Theoretical Investigation of Gaseous Absorption by Water Droplets from SO2-HNO3-NH3-CO2-HCl Mixtures). 16, pp. 719-729 ). Atmospheric Environment/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi (1997). (Compositional Changes in FCC Gasoline Products Resulting from High-Level Additions of ZSM-5 Zeolite to RE-USY Catalysts). 163, pp. 15-29 ). Applied Catalysis A/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Collins Appaw (2002). (Destruction of Carbon Disulfide in Aqueous Solutions by Sonochemical Oxidation). B90, pp. 237-249 ). Journal Hazardous Materials/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Scott Buchanan, Donald Klocke (1995). (Effects of High-Level Additions of ZSM-5 to a Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) RE-USY Catalyst). 131, pp. 121-133 ). Applied Catalysis A/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Scott Buchanan (1996). (Effects of High Temperature and High ZSM-5 Additive Level on FCC Yields and Gasoline Composition). 134, pp. 247-262 ). Applied Catalysis A/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Peter Adornato, Scott Buchanan (1995). (Fluidized Catalytic Cracking). 15, pp. 83-87 ). Zeolites/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Naresh Mahamuni (2009). (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Method to Monitor Soy Biodiesel and Soybean Oil in Transesterification Reactions, Petrodiesel-Biodiesel and Blend Adulteration with Soy Oil). 23, pp. 3773-3782 ). Energy & Fuel.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Jonathan Mbah (2004). (Heterogeneous Catalytic Acylation Reactions in Supercritical ). (Paper # IEC-056) ). American Chemical Society (ACS).
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, M. Khan (2017). (High Pressure Reactive Distillation Simulation for the Esterification of Pyrolysis Bio-oil.). 1, pp. 73-85 ). Process Engineering Journal/LGE.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Gregory Carmichael (1984). (Importance of Formaldehyde in Cloud Chemistry). 18, pp. 2413-2420 ). Atmospheric Environment/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Vishwanath Deshmane (2015). (Intensification of Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Cellulose Using High Frequency Ultrasound.). 20, pp. 4998-5006 ). Energy & Fuels/ACS.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi (2018). (Intensification of Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Cellulose Using High-Frequency Ultrasound). In A. Gorak, A. Stankiewicz, (Intensification of Bio-Based Processes) (Chapter 8) pp. 166-187 ). Royal Chemical Society.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Md Khan, Nana Sakyi (2014). (Kinetics and Modeling of the Removal of Nitric Oxide by Aqueous Sodium Persulfate Simultaneously Activated by Temperature and Fe2+.). 53, pp. 823-839 ). Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research/American Chemical Society (ACS).
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Gregory Carmichael (1987). (Kinetics of Hydrolysis and Oxidation of Carbon Disulfide by Hydrogen Peroxide in Alkaline Medium and Application to Carbonyl Sulfide). 21, pp. 170-177 ). Environmental Science & Technology/ACS.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Gregory Carmichael (1986). (Kinetics of Oxidation of Dimethyl Sulfide by Hydrogen Peroxide in Acidic and Alkaline Medium). 20, pp. 1017-1022 ). Environmental Science & Technology/ACS.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Vicky Harrison, Riyad Jadalla (1998). (Low-Profile Stripping of Organic Pollutants and Destruction by Gas-Phase Photolysis). In G.B. Wickramanayake and R.E. Hinche, (Physical, Chemical and Thermal Technologies: Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds) pp. 467-472 ). Battelle Press.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Paul Davidovits, James Gardner, Charles Kolb, Lyn Watson, Douglas Worsnop, Mark Zahniser (1987). (Measurement of the Mass Accommodation Coefficient of SO2 (g) on Water Droplets). 92 (D9), pp. 10887-10895 ). Journal Geophysical Research.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Vishwanath Deshmane (2013). (Mesoporous Nanocrystalline Sulfated Zirconia Synthesis and Its Application for FFA Esterification in Oils. ). 462-463, pp. 196-206 ). Applied Catalysis A: General/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Nymul Khan (2012). (Modeling the Ultrasonic Cavitation-Enhanced Removal of Nitrogen Oxide (NO) in a Bubble Column Reactor). 58, pp. 2397-2411 ). American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Md Khan (2015). (Nitric Oxide Removal by Combined Aqueous Persulfate and Ferrous-EDTA Reaction Systems.). 281, pp. 575-587 ). Chemical Engineering Journal/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Babatunde Oyenekan (2007). (Optimization of Sonochemical Process Using a Novel Reactor and Taguchi Statistical Experimental Design Methodology). 46, pp. 411-420 ). Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Naresh Mahamuni (2009). (Optimization of the Synthesis of Biodiesel via Ultrasound-Enhanced Base-Catalyzed Transesterification of Soybean Oil Using a Multifrequency Ultrasonic Reactor). 23, pp. 2757-2766 ). Energy & Fuel.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi (1989). (Oxidation of Biogenic Sulfur Compounds in Aqueous Media: Kinetics and Environmental Implications). In E.S. Saltzman and W.J. Cooper, (Biogenic Sulfur in the Environment) 393, pp. 529-559 ). American Chemical Society (ACS).
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Arshad Hussain, Yangxian Liu, Wei Yang (2019). (Recent Developments on Gas-Solid Heterogeneous Oxidation Removal of Elemental Mercury from Flue Gas.). (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10311-018-0771-2) 17, pp. 19-47 ). Environmental Chemistry Letters/Springer.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Yangxian Liu, Wen Xu (2018). (Removal of Elemental Mercury from Flue Gas using CuOx and CeO2 Modified Rice Straw Chars Enhanced by Ultrasound.). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2017.10.017) 170, pp. 21-31 ). Fuel Processing Technology/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Hui Chen, Ying Li, Dongjink Liu, Yangxian Liu, Ziyang Liu, Shuo Shi (2019). (Removal of Gaseous Elemental Mercury by Novel Seaweed Biomass-based Activated Carbon). ( https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2019.02.025) 366, pp. 40-49 ). Chemical Engineering Journal/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Nana Sakyi (2013). (Removal of Nitric Oxide by Aqueous Sodium Persulfate Simultaneously Activated by Temperature and Fe2+ in a Lab-Scale Bubble Column Reactor.). 52, pp. 14687-14697 ). Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research/American Chemical Society (ACS).
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Md Khan (2016). (Removal of Nitric Oxide (NO) by Combined Aqueous Persulfate and Ferrous-EDTA Systems: Effects of Persulfate and EDTA Concentrations, temperature, pH and SO2.). (CEJ-D-16-01007) pp. 793-807 ). Chemical Engineering Journal/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, M. Khan (2016). (Removal of Nitric Oxide (NO) by Combined Aqueous Persulfate and Ferrous-EDTA Systems: Effects of Persulfate and EDTA Concentrations, temperature, pH and SO2.). 304, pp. 793-807 ). Chemical Engineering Journal.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Nana Sakyi (2013). (Simultaneous Absorption and Oxidation of Nitric Oxide and Sulfur Dioxide by Aqueous Sodium Persulfate Activated by Temperature.). 52, pp. 11702-11711 ). Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research/American Chemical Society (ACS).
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Xiangdong He, Wanna Lolertpihop, Henry Shaw (1999). (Simultaneous Absorption and Oxidation of NO and SO2 by Aqueous Solutions of Sodium Chlorite). 174, pp. 21-51 ). Chemical Engineering Communications.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, M. Khan (2020). (Simultaneous NO and SO2 Removal by Aqueous Persulfate Activated by Combined Heat and Fe2+: Experimental and Kinetic-Mass Transfer Model Studies.). (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-2453-9) 27, pp. 1186-1201 ). Environmental Science and Pollution Research/Springer.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, M. Khan, Nana Sakyi (2018). (Simultaneous Removal of NO and SO2 from Flue Gas by Combined heat and Fe2+ Activated Aqueous Persulfate Solutions.). 193, pp. 1216-1225 ). Chemosphere/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Collins Appaw (2002). (Sonochemical Oxidation of Carbon Disulfide in Aqueous Solutions: Reaction Kinetics and Pathways). 41, pp. 4957-4964 ). Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research/ACS.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Samuel Owusu (2006). (Sonochemical Removal of Nitric Oxide from Flue Gases). 45, pp. 4475-4485 ). Industrial & Engineering Chemistry/ACS.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi (2001). (Sonochemistry: Environmental Science and Engineering Applications). 40, pp. 4681-4715 ). Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi (2005). (Sonochemistry in Environmental Remediation. 1. Combinative and Hybrid Sonophotochemical Oxidation Processes for the Treatment of Pollutants in Water). 39, pp. 3409-3420 ). Environmental Science & Technology/ACS .
  • Yusuf Adewuyi (2005). (Sonochemistry in Environmental Remediation. 2. Heterogeneous Sonophotocatalytic Oxidation Processes for the Treatment of Pollutants in Water). 39, pp. 8557-8570 ). Environmental Science & Technology/ACS.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Friday Ochedi (2020). (State-of-the-Art on Capture of CO2 Using Adsorbents Prepared from Waste Materials). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2020.03.036) 139, pp. 1-25 ). Process Safety and Environmental Protection-Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Vishwanath Deshmane (2013). (Synthesis and Kinetics of Biodiesel Formation via Calcium Methoxide Base-Catalyzed Transesterification Reaction in the Absence and Presence of Ultrasound. ). 107, pp. 474-482 ). Fuel/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Vishwanath Deshmane (2012). (Synthesis of Thermally Stable, High Surface Area, Nanocrystalline Mesoporous Tetragonal Zirconium Dioxide (ZrO2): Effects of Different Process Parameters). 148, pp. 88-100 ). Microporous Mesoporous Materials/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, M. Arif Khan (2019). (Techno-economic Modeling and Optimization of Catalytic Reactive Distillation for Esterification Reactions in Bio-oil Upgradation). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cherd.2019.05.037) 146, pp. 86-101 ). Chemical Engineering Research and Design/Elsevier.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Gregory Carmichael (1982). (The Influence of Gas Scavenging of Trace Gases on Precipitation Acidity). In L. H. Keith, (Energy and Environmental Chemistry) Vol 2: Acid Rain , pp. 263-285 ). Ann Arbor Science.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Paul Davidovits, James Gardner, Charles Kolb, Lyn Watson, Douglas Worsnop, Mark Zahniser (1989). (The Uptake of Gases by Liquid Droplets: Sulfur Dioxide). (Biogenic Sulfur in the Environment) 393, pp. 504-517 ). American Chemical Society (ACS).
  • Yusuf Adewuyi, Samuel Owusu (2006). (Ultrasound-induced Aqueous Removal of Nitric Oxide from Flue Gases. Effects of Sulfur Dioxide, Chloride and Chemical Oxidant). 110, pp. 11098-11107 ). Journal of Physical Chemistry A.
  • Yusuf Adewuyi (2005). (Zeolite-Based Catalysis in Supercritical CO2 for Green Chemical Processing,). In V.H. Grassian, (Environmental Catalysis) pp. 609-626 ). CRC Press/Taylor & Francis.