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Kumar, Mayank, Oyedun, Adetoyese Olajire, Kumar, Amit
Hydrothermal processing, a thermochemical approach, is an excellent method of converting energy-rich biomass into useful products. This approach offers the advantage of handling biomass with relatively high moisture content by precluding an energy-intensive pretreatment step. Hydrothermal...
An optimized process design for oxymethylene ethers production from woody-biomass-derived syngasDownload
Zhang, Xiaolei, Oyedun, Adetoyese Olajire, Kumar, Amit, Oestreich, Dorian, Arnold, Ulrich, Sauer, Jorg
The conversion of biomass for the production of liquid fuels can help reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are predominantly generated by the combustion of fossil fuels. Oxymethylene ethers (OMEs) are a series of liquid fuel additives that can be obtained from syngas, which is produced...
Biodiversity of soil arthropods in a native grassland in Alberta, Canada: obscure associations and effects of simulated climate changeDownload
Soils have traditionally been treated as a “black box” due to the challenges of studying this complex medium. The living component of soil consists of a complex network of roots and mostly very small, highly abundant, and extremely diverse group of microbes, protists, and other invertebrates. In...
Biomass fuels have long been accepted as useful renewable energy sources, especially in mitigating greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. Fossil fuel-based power plants make up over 30% of the GHG emissions in Alberta, Canada. Displacement of fossil fuel-based power through biomass co-firing has been...
Chars were obtained from individual fuels and blends with different blend ratios of coal, coke and biomass in Drop Tube Furnace at different temperatures. Based on TGA experimental data, it was shown that the effect of the blending ratio of biomass to other fuels on the reactivity of the...
Bitumen, as one of the most important unconventional sources of energy, has long been an attractive source for production of liquid fuels. It is important to improve the yield and quality of the useful products resulting from bitumen upgrading processes so that the best outcome can be achieved...
Mercury is an air pollutant emitted from coal fired power plants. Once released into the environment, mercury undergoes conversion to organomercury compounds, which cause health concerns for both humans and animals. Many studies have been completed with the goal of reducing mercury emissions...
Development of Optimum Locations and Scales for an Integrated Multi-feedstock Waste-to-value-added Facility through Geographical Information System ModellingDownload
Biomass and municipal solid waste (MSW) management have received significant attention globally of late. This study is focused on the utilization of lignocellulosic biomass (agricultural and forest residue) and MSW. The potentials of lignocellulosic biomass and MSW are used to determine the...