Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringWestern Engineering

Recent Publications and Manuscripts:

2017

  1. Nicholas Prociw, Franco Berruti, Jennifer McMillan, and Cedric Briens, “Effect of Spray Nozzle Attachment Geometry on Rate of Liquid Released from Agglomerates Produced by Gas-Atomized Liquid Injection into a Fluidized Bed”, Powder Technology (Accepted, November 7, 2017).
  2. Francisco Sanchez Careaga, Franco Berruti, Murray Gray, Jennifer McMillan and Cedric Briens, “Agglomerate behavior in a recirculating fluidized bed with sheds: effect of bed properties”, Powder Technology (Accepted, October 31, 2017).
  3. Francisco Sanchez Careaga, Franco Berruti, Murray Gray, Jennifer McMillan and Cedric Briens, “Agglomerate behavior in a recirculating fluidized bed with sheds: effect of ring baffles”, Particuology (Accepted, October 30, 2017).
  4. Yangxue Zhou, Franco Berruti, Charles Greenhalf, and Hugh A. L. Henry, “Combined effects of biochar amendment, leguminous cover crop addition and snow removal on nitrogen leaching losses over winter and subsequent plant yield”, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 114, 220-228 (2017).
  5. Ali ZirGachian,, Franco Berruti, Jennifer McMillan and Cedric Briens, “Impact of a draft tube on industrial-scale Fluid Coker spray jets in fluidized beds", Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (Accepted, June 17, 2017).
  6. Clayton Stanlick, Franco Berruti, and Cedric Briens, “Effect of Mixing and Vapor Residence Time on Thermal Cracking of Bitumen in a Mechanically Fluidized Reactor”, Fuel, 200, 481-487 (2017).
  7. Valentina Lago, Cedric Briens, and Franco Berruti, “Effect of bed material, lignin content and origin on the processability of biomass in fast pyrolysis reactors”, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (Accepted, March 6, 2017, In Press).
  8. Mohammad M. Hossain, Ian Scott, Franco Berruti, and Cedric Briens, “"Application of novel pyrolysis reactor technology to concentrate bio-oil components with antioxidant activity from tobacco, tomato and coffee ground biomass", Waste and Biomass Valorization (Accepted, February 25, 2017, In Press).
  9. Sohail S Qazi, Dongbing Li, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti, and Mamdouh M. Abou-Zaid, “Antioxidants from Pyrolytic Kraft Lignins Derived from Fluidized-Bed Fast Pyrolysis”, Molecules, 22, 372,doi:10.3390/molecules22030372 (2017).
  10. Cedric Briens, Majid Hamidi, Franco Berruti and Jennifer McMillan, “Development and study of measurement methods for bogging in a fluidized bed”, Powder Technology, 316, 92-100 (2017).
  11. Mohammad Latifi, Franco Berruti and Cedric Briens, “Jiggle Bed Reactor for Testing Catalytic Activity of Olivine in Bio-oil Gasification”, Powder Technology, 316, 400-409 (2017).
  12. Amir Hossein Ahmadi Motlagh, John R Grace, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti, Masoumeh Farkhondehkavaki, Majid Hamidi, “Experimental analysis of volatile liquid injection in a fluidized bed of FCC particles”, Particuology, 34, 39-47 (2017).
  13. Yangxue Zhou, Franco Berruti, Charles Greenhalf, Xiaohong Tian, and Hugh Henry, “Increased retention of soil nitrogen over winter by biochar application: implications of biochar pyrolysis temperature for plant nitrogen availability”, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 236, 61-68 (2017).

2016

  1. Luis Luque, Stijn Oudenhoven, Roel Westerhof, Guus van Rossum, Franco Berruti, Sascha Kersten, and Lars Rehmann, “Comparison of ethanol production from corn cobs and switch grass following a pyrolysis-based biorefinery approach”, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 9(1), 242 (2016).
  2. Cedric Briens, Helal Elkolaly, Franco Berruti and Jennifer McMillan, “Effect of interactions between spray jets on liquid distribution in a fluidized bed”, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 95 (4), 680-687 (2017).
  3. Mohammad Hossain, Ian M. Scott, Franco Berruti and Cedric Briens, “Application of 1D and 2D MFR reactor technology for the isolation of insecticidal and anti-microbial properties from pyrolysis bio-oils”, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants and Agricultural Wastes, 51(12), 860-867 (2016).
  4. Luis Luque, Valerie Orr, Sean Chen, Roel Westerhof, Stijn Oudenhoven, Guus van Rossum, Sascha Kersten, Franco Berruti, and Lars Rehmann, "Lipid accumulation from pinewood pyrolysates by Rhodosporidium diobovatum and Chlorella vulgaris for biodiesel production", Bioresource Technology, 214, 660-669 (2016).
  5. Sonil Nanda, Ajay K Dalai, Franco Berruti, Janusz Kozinski, “Biochar as an exceptional bioresource for energy, agronomy, carbon sequestration, activated carbon and specialty materials”, Waste and Biomass Valorization, 7 (2), 201-235 (2016) [WINNER OF BEST PAPER AWARD, Waste and Biomass Valorization, 2016].
  6. Carolina Morales, Tarel Jamalledine, Franco Berruti and Cedric Briens, "Low temperature experimental model of liquid injection and reaction in a fluidized bed", Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 94 (5), 886-895 (2016).

2015

  1. Mohammadali Zirgachianzadeh, Franco Berruti, Jennifer McMillan, Cedric Briens, “In-situ characterization of bed fluidity in a large gas-solid fluidized bed via electric conductance method”, Powder Technology, 286, 697-705 (2015).
  2. Montes, A., Hamidi, M., Briens, C., Berruti, F., Tran, H., Xu, C., “Study on the critical amount of liquid for bed material agglomeration in a bubbling fluidized bed”, Powder Technology, 284, 437-442 (2015).
  3. Jamaleddine, T.J., Saha, M., Berruti, F., Briens, C., “Effect of interaction between spray and attrition jets in a high temperature fluidized bed”, Powder Technology, 278, 57-64 (2015).
  4. Andrea Undri, Mamdouh Abou-Zaid, Franco Berruti, Cedric Briens, Piero Frediani, Luca Rosi, Marco Frediani “A simple procedure for chromatographic analysis of bio-oils from pyrolysis”, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 114, 208-221 (2015).
  5. Dongbing Li; Cedric Briens; Franco Berruti, “Improved lignin pyrolysis for phenolics production in a bubbling bed reactor - Effect of bed materials”, Bioresource Technology, 189, 7-14 (2015).
  6. Andrea Undri, Mamdouh Abou-Zaid, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti, Luca Rosi, Mattia Bartoli, Marco Frediani, Piero Frediani, “Bio-oil from pyrolysis of wood pellets using a microwave multimode oven and different microwave absorbers”, Fuel, 153, 464-482 (2015).
  7. Mohammad M. Hossain, Ian M. Scott, Franco Berruti, Cedric Briens, “Optimizing Pyrolysis Reactor Operating Conditions to Increase Nicotine Recovery from Tobacco Leaves”, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 112, 80-87 (2015).
  8. Francisco Javier Sanchez Careaga, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti, Jennifer McMillan and Murray Gray, “Agglomerate behavior in a recirculating fluidized bed with sheds: Effect of agglomerate properties”, Powder Technology, 275, 263-272 (2015).
  9. Matt Klaas, Charles Greenhalf, Franco Berruti, Cedric Briens, “Optimisation of Hydrogen Production by Steam Reforming of Chars Derived from Lumber and Agricultural Residues”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40 (9), 3642-3647 (2015).
  10. Dongbing Li, Franco Berruti and Cedric Briens, “Oxidative Pyrolysis of Kraft Lignin in a Bubbling Fluidized Bed Reactor with Air”, Biomass and Bioenergy, 76, 96-107 (2015).
  11. Mohammad Latifi, Franco Berruti and Cedric Briens, “Thermal and Catalytic Gasification of Bio-Oils in the Jiggle Bed Reactor for Syngas Production” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40 (17), 5856-5868 (2015).
  12. Luis A. Cáceres, Brian D. McGarvey, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti, Ken K.-C. Yeung, Ian M. Scott, “Insecticidal properties of pyrolysis bio-oil from greenhouse tomato residue biomass”, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 112, 333-340 (2015).
  13. Valentina Lago, Cedric Briens and Franco Berruti, "Mixing and Operability Characteristics of Mechanically Fluidized Reactors for the Pyrolysis of Biomass”, Powder Technology, 274, 205-212 (2015).
  14. Jeffery A. Wood, Valerie C. A. Orr, Luis Luque, Vivek Nagendra, Franco Berruti and Lars Rehmann, "High-throughput Screening of Inhibitory Compounds on Growth and Ethanol Production of Saccharomyces cerevisiae", BioEnergy Research, 8 (1), 423-430 (2015).