List of Select Publications

TAILINGS

  • MacIver, M.R., Pawlik, M. and Hamza, H. (May 15, 2019). Aggregate density changes during the compression of flocculated silica.  Powder Technology, 350, 43-50.

 

GREEN MATERIALS

  • Lockhart, J., Anderson, J. Gres, A. and Gattrell, M. (2019) Demonstration of CNC production at dramatically lower acid ratios. International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

  • Lockhart, J., Kelly, J. and Seco, I. (2018) Demonstration of CNC production at dramatically lower acid ratios. International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials.

  • Lockhart, J. (2016) Cellulose nanocrystal process and production improvements.  TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials.

 

FLUIDIZED BEDS

  • Li, X., Li, A., Gulamhusein, A., Brereton, C., Grace, J.R., Jim Lim, C., Bi, X. (2016), Wormsbecker, M., McKnight, C.A., A TCD-based technique for experimental study of mass transfer in a gas-solid fluidized bed with liquid injection. Powder Technology, 290, 83-90.

  • Mahecha-Botero, A., Li, T., Haseidl, F., Nguyen, A., Grace, J.R. (2014), Experimental and computational fluid dynamic study of the change of volumetric flow in fluidized-bed reactors. Chemical Engineering Science, 106, 231-241.

  • Grace, J., Mahecha-Botero, A. (2012), Chemical reaction engineering special series. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 90 (2), 206-206.

  • Mahecha-Botero, A., Reaume, S., Grace, J.R., Ellis, N. (2011), Independent research as a teaching tool in graduate chemical reaction engineering. Case study: Modelling isomerization of unsaturated fatty acids with catalyst deactivation. Education for Chemical Engineers, 6 (1).

  • Li, T., Mahecha-Botero, A., Grace, J.R. (2010), Computational fluid dynamic investigation of change of volumetric flow in fluidized-bed reactors. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 49 (15), 6780-6789.

 

BIOMASS CONVERSION

  • Xu, N., Kim, S.S., Li, A., Grace, J.R., Jim Lim, C., Boyd, T. (2016), Investigation of the influence of tar-containing syngas from biomass gasification on dense Pd and Pd-Ru membranes. Powder Technology, 290, 132-140.

  • Li, X., Grace, J.R., Bi, X., Campbell, J.S. (2016), A new pyrolysis model based on extreme value (GEV) distributions and its application to lignocellulosic biomass. Fuel, 184, 211-221.

  • Hejazi, B., Grace, J.R., Bi, X., Mahecha-Botero, A. (2014), Steam gasification of biomass coupled with lime-based CO2 capture in a dual fluidized bed reactor: A modeling study. Fuel, 117 (PARTB), 1256-1266.

 

HYDROGEN PRODUCTION - MEMBRANE SYSTEMS

  • Li, X., Li, A., Lim, C.J., Grace, J.R. (2016), Hydrogen permeation through Pd-based composite membranes: Effects of porous substrate, diffusion barrier and sweep gas. Journal of Membrane Science, 499, 143-155.

  • Xu, N., Kim, S.S., Li, A., Grace, J.R., Lim, C.J., Boyd, T. (2014), Preparation and characterization of palladium-ruthenium composite membrane on alumina-modified PSS substrate. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 92 (6), 1041-1047.

  • Chen, Y., Mahecha-Botero, A., Lim, C.J., Grace, J.R., Zhang, J., Zhao, Y., Zheng, C. (2014), Hydrogen production in a sorption-enhanced fluidized-bed membrane reactor: Operating parameter investigation. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 53 (14), 6230-6242.

  • Xu, N., Ryi, S., Li, A., Grace, J.R., Lim, J., Boyd, T. (2013), Improved pre-treatment of porous stainless steel substrate for preparation of Pd-based composite membrane. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 91 (10), 1695-1701.

  • Mahecha-Botero, A., Boyd, T., Gulamhusein, A., Grace, J.R., Lim, C.J., Shirasaki, Y., Kurokawa, H., Yasuda, I. (2011), Catalytic reforming of natural gas for hydrogen production in a pilot fluidized-bed membrane reactor: Mapping of operating and feed conditions.  International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36 (17), 10727-10736.

  • Mahecha-Botero, A., Boyd, T., Grace, J.R., Jim Lim, C., Gulamhusein, A., Wan, B., Kurokawa, H., Shirasaki, Y. (2011), In-situ CO2 capture in a pilot-scale fluidized-bed membrane reformer for ultra-pure hydrogen production.  International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36 (6), 4038-4055.

  • Boyd, T., Gulamhusein, A., Li, A., Tamhankar, S., DaCosta, D., Golben, M. (2010), Integrated hydrogen production, purification & compression demonstration project. AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.

PULP AND PAPER

  • Wearing, J., Pereira, A. and Poddar, T. (2018) Reduction of particulate and NOx emissions from kraft recovery boilers using catalytic filtration technology. Pulping Engineering and Environmental Recylcling Conference, PEERS 2018.

  • Wearing, J. (2013) Turboscrubber R:New technology for improved gas-liquid contacting.  PEERS Conference and International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference.

 

WATER EFFLUENT

  • Buchi, S., Berretta, S., Boyd, T. (2013), Advances in water treatment of effluents from mononitrobenzene (MNB) production facilities. ACS Symposium Series, 1155, 83-94.

 

NOx ABSORPTION

  • Loutet, K.G., Mahecha-Botero, A., Boyd, T., Buchi, S., Brereton, C.M.H. (2013), Incorporation of oxidation enhancement through hydrogen peroxide addition into a tested mass transfer/reaction model for an industrial NOx absorption process. ACS Symposium Series, 1155, 95-105.

  • Loutet, K.G., Mahecha-Botero, A., Boyd, T., Buchi, S., Reid, D., Brereton, C.M.H. (2011), Experimental measurements and mass transfer/reaction modeling for an industrial NOx absorption process. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 50 (4), 2192-2203.

  • Loutet, K.G., Mahecha-Botero, A., Boyd, T., Buchi, S., Reid, D., Brereton, C.M.H. (2010), Development of a rate-based mass transfer/reaction model using data from an industrial NOx absorption process. AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.

 

SULPHURIC ACID

  • Mahecha-Botero, A., Loutet, K., Nikolaisen, K., Murdock, A., Cooper, C.G. (2015), Stabilization and capacity increase of sulphuric acid plants and sulphur recovery units - Use of skid-mounted sulphur burners for SO2 supplementation. Sulphur 2015 - 31st Annual Conference of Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid, 150-172.

  • Nikolaisen, K., Aksenov, I., Mahecha-Botero, A., Cooper, C.G. (2014), Improved performance with split flow gas-gas heat exchangers. Sulphur 2014 30th International Conference and Exhibition, 389-402.

  • Mahecha-Botero, A., Nikolaisen, K., Cooper, C.G., Lourenco, V., Aksenov, I. (2014), Strong sulphuric acid system upgrades - Opportunities in acid plant retrofits. Sulphur 2014 30th International Conference and Exhibition, 445-457.

  • Nikolaisen, K., Mahecha-Botero, A., Missions, D., Davis, H. (2013), Tail gas SO2 scrubbing using fluidized bed technology.  Sulphur 2013 - 29th International Conference and Exhibition, 147-158.

  • Mahecha-Botero, A., Cooper, C.G., Aksenov, I., Nikolaisen, K. (2013), Debottlenecking metallurgical and sulphur-burning sulphuric acid plants: Capacity increase and reduction of emissions. Sulphur 2013 - 29th International Conference and Exhibition, 159-174.

  • Cooper, C.G., Mahecha-Botero, A., Trenkel, K., Nikolaisen, K., Guenkel, A., Orlando, J. (2013), Design of brick-lined towers for mass transfer applications in sulphuric acid service. Sulphur 2013 - 29th International Conference and Exhibition, 183-202.

 

ELECTRONIC WASTE

  • Danon-Schaffer, M.N., Mahecha-Botero, A., Grace, J.R., Ikonomou, M. (2013), Mass balance evaluation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in landfill leachate and potential for transfer from e-waste. Science of the Total Environment, 461-462, 290-301.

  • Danon-Schaffer, M.N., Mahecha-Botero, A., Grace, J.R., Ikonomou, M. (2013), Transfer of PBDEs from e-waste to aqueous media. Science of the Total Environment, 447, 458-471.

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