Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringWestern Engineering

Selected Publications and Manuscripts:

  1. Rana Sebouni, Aidan Leach, Cedric Briens and Franco Berruti , "Enhancement of the Liquid feed Distribution in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds by Nozzle Pulsations (Induced by Solenoid Valve)", AIChE Journal, Accepted: 2010-12-02

  2. Rohan Bedmutha, Christina Booker, Lorenzo Ferrante, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti, Ken K.-C. Yeung, Ian Scott, Kenneth Conn , "Insecticidal and bactericidal characteristics of the bio-oil from the fast pyrolysis of coffee grounds", Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 90, [224-231], (2011).

  3. Ran Xu, Kevin Hall, Lorenzo Ferrante, Cedric Briens and Franco Berruti , "Thermal Self-Sustainability of Biochar Production by Pyrolysis", Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 95, 1, [55-66], (2011).

  4. Sarah Weber, Sébastien Josset, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti, and Murray Gray , "Predicting Agglomerate Fragmentation and Agglomerate Material Survival in Fluidized Beds", Powder Technology, 210, 2, [87-102], (2011).

  5. Cruz, N, C. Briens, F. Berruti , "Effect of thrust on supersonic gas jet penetration in gas-solid fluidized beds", Powder Technology, 214, 1, [38-46], (2011).

  6. Briens, L., G. Book, K. Albion, C. Briens, and F. Berruti , "Evaluation of the spray stability on liquid injection in gas-solid fluidized beds by passive vibrometric methods", Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 89, 5, [1217-1227], (2011).

  7. Jennifer McMillan, Matthew Dawe, Cedric Briens, and Franco Berruti , "Measurement Technique for the On-Line Detection of Fines in a Fluidized Bed", Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, 44, 8, [1436-1440], (2011).

  8. Book, G., K. Albion, L. Briens, C. Briens, and F. Berruti , "On-line detection of bed fluidity in gas-solid fluidized beds with liquid injection by passive acoustic and vibrometric methods", Powder Technology , 205, 1-3, [126-136], (2011).

  9. Ran Xu, Lorenzo Ferrante, Cedric Briens and Franco Berruti , "Bio-oil Production by Flash Pyrolysis of Sugarcane Residues and Post Treatments of the Aqueous Phase", Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 91, 1, [263-272], (2011).

  10. Ester Cascarosa, Jason Becker, Lorenzo Ferrante, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti and Jesus Arauzo , "Pyrolysis of Meat and Bone Meal Blends in a Mechanically Fluidized Reactor", Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 91, 2, [359-367], (2011).

  11. Sarah Weber, Murray Gray, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti and Edward Chan , "Stability of Agglomerates Made from Fluid Coke at Ambient Temperature", Powder Technology, 209, 1-3, [53-64], (2011).

  12. Federico M. Berruti, Lorenzo Ferrante, Cedric L. Briens, Franco Berruti , "Pyrolysis of Cohesive Meat and Bone Meal in a Bubbling Fluidized Bed with an Intermittent Solid Slug Feeder", Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Accepted: 2011-12-03

  13. Ran Xu, Lorenzo Ferrante, Gareth Chaplin, Franco Berruti and Cedric Briens , "Development of a New Rotary Demister ", Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 49, [183-191], (2010).

  14. Martin Huard, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti, Thierry Gauthier , "A Review of Rapid Gas-Solid Separation Techniques", International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 8, R1 (2010).

  15. Nestor Cruz, Cedric Briens and Franco Berruti , "Supersonic Attrition Nozzles in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds", Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 49, 3, [225-234], (2010).

  16. Federica Portoghese, Lorenzo Ferrante, Franco Berruti, Cedric Briens and Edward Chan , "Effect of the Injection Nozzle Geometry on the Interaction Between a Gas-Liquid Jet and a Gas-Solid Fluidized Bed", Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, Accepted: 0000-00-00

  17. Martin Huard, Franco Berruti, Cedric Briens , "Experimental Study of a Novel Fast Gas-Solid Separator for Pyrolysis Reactors", International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, Accepted: 0000-00-00

  18. Christina Booker, Rohan Bedmutha, Tiffany Vogel, Alex Gloor, Ran Xu, Lorenzo Ferrante, Ken Yeung, Ian Scott, Kenneth Conn, F. Berruti and C. Briens , "Experimental Investigations into the Insecticidal, Fungicidal, and Bactericidal Properties of Pyrolysis Bio-oil from Tobacco Leaves using a Fluidized Bed Pilot Plant", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49, [10074-10079], (2010).

  19. Rana Sebouni, Cedric Briens and Franco Berruti , "Comparison of the Impact of Flow Pulsations on the Performance of Various Liquid-Gas Injectors in a Gas-Solid Fluidized Bed", Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Accepted: 2010-12-06

  20. Elham Karimi, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti, Sina Moloodi, Tommy Tzanetakis, Murray Thomson, and Marcel Schlaf , "Reduced Red Mud as a Catalyst for the Upgrading of Hemp Seed Pyrolysis Bio-Oil", Energy & Fuels, 24, 12, [6586-6600], (2010).

  21. Rana Sebouni, Cedric Briens and Franco Berruti , "Enhancement of the Liquid Feeed Distribution in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds by Non-Mechanically induced Nozzle Pulsations", Powder Technology, Submitted: 2010-07-16.

  22. Sarah Weber, Lorenzo Ferrante, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti, Murray Gray , "Determination of Heat and Mass Transfer in Gas-Liquid-Solid Agglomerates under Evaporating Conditions", Chemical Engineering Science, Submitted: 2010-04-05.

  23. Bashar Hadi, Franco Berruti and Cedric Briens , "New Calibration Methods for Accurate Electrical Capacitance Tomography Measurements in Particulate-Fluid Systems", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 48, 1, [274-280], (2009).

  24. Cedric Briens, Matt Dawe and Franco Berruti , "Effect of a Draft Tube on Gas-Liquid Jet Boundaries in a Gas-Solid Fluidized Bed", Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 48, 4, [871-877], (2009).

  25. Katherine Albion, Lauren Briens, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti, Steven McDougall , "Detection of Oversized Material in a Hydrotransport Slurry Pipe using a Non-Invasive Acoustic Method", Powder Technology, 190, 3, [361-371], (2009).

  26. Federico M. Berruti, Matthew Klaas, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti , "Model for Convective Drying of Carrots for Pyrolysis", Journal of Food Engineering, 92, 2, [196-201], (2009).

  27. Rohan Bedmutha, Lorenzo Ferrante, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti, Ion Inculet , "Single and Two-Stage Electrostatic Demisters for Biomass Pyrolysis Application", Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 48, 6, [1112-1120], (2009).

  28. Katherine Albion, Lauren Briens, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti , "Modelling of Oversized Material Flow Through a Horizontal Hydrotransport Slurry Pipe to Optimize its Acoustic Detection", Powder Technology, 194, [18-32], (2009).

  29. Aidan Leach, Gareth Chaplin, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti , "Comparison of the Performance of Liquid-Gas Injection Nozzles in a Gas-Solid Fluidized Bed", Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification , 48, 3, [780-788], (2009).

  30. Ran Xu, Lorenzo Ferrante, Cedric Briens and Franco Berruti , "Flash Pyrolysis of Grape Residues into Biofuel in a Bubbling Fluid Bed", Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 86, 1, [58-65], (2009).

  31. M. Jacobson, L. Ferrante, C. Briens, F. Berruti , "Hydrodynamic Study of Vertical Lift Tubes: Determination of Flow Regime by Signal Analysis", Powder Technology, 196, [74-79], (2009).

  32. Nestor Cruz, Cedric Briens and Franco Berruti , "Green Sand Reclamation Using a Fluidized Bed with an Attrition Nozzle", Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 54, 1, [45-52], (2009).

  33. Federico M. Berruti, Lorenzo Ferrante, Franco Berruti, Cedric Briens , "Optimization of an Intermittent Slug Injection System for Sawdust Biomass Pyrolysis", International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 7, Article 84 (2009).

  34. Christina J. Booker, Rohan Bedmutha, Tiffany K. Vogel, Ian Scott, Ken Conn, Franco Berruti, Cedric Briens, Ken Yeung , "Characterization of the Pesticide Properties of Tobacco Bio-oil", International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 8, Article 26 (2009).

  35. 7. Ran Xu, Lorenzo Ferrante, John Edwards, Cedric Briens and Franco Berruti , "Flash Pyrolysis of Dried Distiller’s Grains into Bio-Fuel in a Pilot Scale Bubbling Fluidized Bed", Energy & Fuels, Submitted: 2009-11-20.

  36. F. Portoghese, F. Berruti, C. Briens , "Continuous On-Line Measurement of Solid Moisture Content During Fluidized Bed Drying Using Triboelectric Probes", Powder Technology, 181, 2, [169-177], (2008).

  37. Craig Hulet, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti, Edward Chan , "Experimental and Analytical Study of the Solids Circulation Loop of a Compartmented Fluidized Bed", Powder Technology, 185, [131-143], (2008).

  38. Peter K. House, Cedric L. Briens, Franco Berruti, Edward Chan , "Effect of Spray Nozzle Design on Liquid-Solid Contact in Fluidized Beds", Powder Technology, 186, [89-98], (2008).

  39. Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti, Vittorio Felli and Edward Chan , "Solids Entrainment into Gas, Liquid, and Gas-Liquid Spray Jets in Fluidized Beds", Powder Technology, 184, [52-57], (2008).

  40. Aidan Leach, Federica Porthoghese, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti , "A New and Rapid Method for the Evaluation of the Liquid-Solid Contact Resulting from Liquid Injection into a Fluidized Bed", Powder Technology, 184, [44-51], (2008).