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Research Output 2008 2020

2019

An energy and exergy analysis of biomass gasification integrated with a char-catalytic tar reforming system

Buentello-Montoya, D. & Zhang, X., 19 Sep 2019, In : Energy and Fuels. 33, 9, p. 8746-8757 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tars
Exergy
Tar
Reforming reactions
Gasification
4 Downloads (Pure)

Assessment of the energy recovery potential of waste Photovoltaic (PV) modules

Farrell, C., Osman, A. I., Zhang, X., Murphy, A., Doherty, R., Morgan, K., Rooney, D. W., Harrison, J., Coulter, R. & Shen, D., 27 Mar 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, p. 1-13 13 p., 5267.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Polymers
Recovery
Silicon
Pyrolysis
Crystalline materials

Biomass, Biopolymer-Based Materials, and Bioenergy: Construction, Biomedical, and other Industrial Applications

Verma, D. (ed.), Fortunati, E. (ed.), Jain, S. (ed.) & Zhang, X. (ed.), 18 Jan 2019, Duxford. 558 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Condensed phase reactions during thermal deconstruction

Lindstrom, J. K., Shaw, A., Zhang, X. & Brown, R. C., 31 Mar 2019, Thermochemical Processing of Biomass: Conversion into Fuels, chemicals and Power. Brown, R. C. (ed.). 2nd ed. Chicester, p. 17-48 32 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Biomass
Pyrolysis
Gases
Liquids
Liquefaction

Density functional study on the thermal stabilities of phenolic bio-oil compounds

Shaw, A. & Zhang, X., 1 Nov 2019, In : Fuel. 255, 11 p., 115732.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oils
Thermodynamic stability
Pyrolysis
Enthalpy
Lignin
1 Downloads (Pure)

Deoxygenation in anisole decomposition over bimetallic catalysts supported on HZSM-5

Zhang, J., Fidalgo, B., Wagland, S., Shen, D., Zhang, X. & Gu, S., 15 Feb 2019, In : Fuel. 238, p. 257-266 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Catalyst supports
Xylenes
Toluene
Xylene
Benzene
2 Citations (Scopus)

Formation mechanism of HCN and NH3 during indole pyrolysis: a theoretical DFT study

Liu, J., Zhang, X., Hu, B., Lu, Q., Liu, D., Dong, C. & Yang, Y., 5 Jun 2019, In : Journal of the Energy Institute.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

indoles
Density functional theory
pyrolysis
Pyrolysis
density functional theory

Hydrogen donation of bio-acids over transition metal facets: a density functional theory study

Zhang, J., Zhang, X., Osatiashtiani, A. & Bridgwater, A., 25 Sep 2019, In : Applied Catalysis A: General. 586, 27 p., 117218.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

formic acid
Transition metals
Density functional theory
Hydrogen
Acids

Introduction to thermochemical processing of biomass into fuels, chemicals, and power

Zhang, X. & Brown, R. C., 2019, Thermochemical Processing of Biomass: Conversion into Fuels, Chemicals and Power. Brown, R. C. (ed.). 2nd ed. Chicester, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Investigation of competitive tar reforming using activated char as catalyst

Buentello-Montoya, D., Zhang, X., Marques, S. & Geron, M., 28 Feb 2019, In : Energy Procedia. 158, p. 828-835 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
File
Tar
Reforming reactions
Naphthalene
Benzene
Hardwoods

Mechanism investigation on the formation of olefins and paraffin from the thermochemical catalytic conversion of triglycerides catalyzed by alkali metal catalysts

Long, F., Zhang, X., Cao, X., Zhai, Q., Song, Y., Wang, F., Jiang, J. & Xu, J., 23 Dec 2019, In : Fuel Processing Technology. 200, 8 p., 106312.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alkali Metals
Alkenes
Alkali metals
Paraffin
Paraffins
3 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanism study on the effect of alkali metal ions on the formation of HCN as NOx precursor during coal pyrolysis

Liu, J., Zhang, X., Lu, Q., Shaw, A., Hu, B., Jiang, X. & Dong, C., 30 Jun 2019, In : Journal of the Energy Institute. 92, 3, p. 604-612 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nitrogen oxides
Nitrogen oxides
Alkali metals
pyrroles
coal

Performance of biochar as a catalyst for tar steam reforming: effect of the porous structure

Buentello-Montoya, D., Zhang, X., Li, J., Ranade, V., Marques, S. & Geron, M., 30 Nov 2019, In : Applied Energy. 12 p., 114176.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Steam reforming
Tar
tar
catalyst
Catalysts
7 Citations (Scopus)

The thermochemical conversion of biomass into biofuels

Zhang, J. J. & Zhang, X., 18 Jan 2019, Biomass, Biopolymer-Based Materials, and Bioenergy: Construction, Biomedical, and other Industrial Applications. Verma, D., Forunati, E., Jain, S. & Zhang, X. (eds.). Duxford

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Biofuels
Biomass
Liquid fuels
Carbonization
Energy resources
6 Citations (Scopus)

The use of gasification solid products as catalysts for tar reforming

Buentello-Montoya, D. A., Zhang, X. & Li, J., 30 Jun 2019, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 107, p. 399-412 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Tar
Reforming reactions
Gasification
Ashes
Catalysts
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
lignin
Lignin
biomass
cellulose
Cellulose
8 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanism of hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) in anisole decomposition over metal loaded Brønsted acid sites: Density Functional Theory (DFT) study

Zhang, J., Fidalgo, B., Shen, D., Zhang, X. & Gu, S., 31 Jul 2018, In : Molecular Catalysis. 454, p. 30-37 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

anisole
Density functional theory
Metals
density functional theory
Decomposition
2 Citations (Scopus)

Theoretical investigation of the formation mechanism of NH3 and HCN during pyrrole pyrolysis: the effect of H2O

Liu, J., Lu, Q., Jiang, X., Hu, B., Zhang, X., Dong, C. & Yang, Y., 21 Mar 2018, In : Molecules. 23, 4, 11 p., 711.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Pyrroles
Nitrogen Oxides
pyrroles
nitrogen oxides
pyrolysis
1 Citation (Scopus)

Theoretical study of the effect of hydrogen radicals on the formation of HCN from pyrrole pyrolysis

Liu, J., Zhang, X., Shaw, A., Lu, Q., Hu, B., Dong, C. & Yang, Y., 4 Sep 2018, In : Journal of the Energy Institute.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pyrroles
pyrolysis
Pyrolysis
Hydrogen
nitrogen oxides
6 Citations (Scopus)

The performance of nickel-loaded lignite residue for steam reforming of toluene as the model compound of biomass gasification tar

Xiao, X., Liu, J., Gao, A., Zhouyu, M., Liu, B., Gao, M., Zhang, X., Lu, Q. & Dong, C., 31 Dec 2018, In : Journal of the Energy Institute. 91, 6, p. 867-876 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lignite
tars
gasification
Steam reforming
Tar
2017
11 Citations (Scopus)

Algae production platforms for Canada's northern climate

Pankratz, S., Oyedun, A. O., Zhang, X. & Kumar, A., 31 Dec 2017, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews . 80, p. 109-120 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Production platforms
Algae
Photobioreactors
Biomass
Ponds

Atomistic investigation on the behaviour of levoglucosan during biomass pyrolysis

Zhang, X., 20 Jun 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2 Downloads (Pure)

Systematic comparison of hydrogen production from fossil fuels and biomass resources

Kang, P., Morrow, G., Zhang, X., Wang, T., Tan, Z. & Agarwal, J., 30 Nov 2017, In : International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 10, 6, p. 192-200 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Hydrogen production
Fossil fuels
Gasification
Biomass
Steam reforming

Theoretical elucidation of the molecular behaviour of levoglucosan during biomass pyrolysis

Zhang, X., 29 Jun 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2016
40 Citations (Scopus)

A hybrid renewable energy system for a North American off-grid community

Rahman, M. M., Khan, M. M-U-H., Ullah, M. A., Zhang, X. & Kumar, A., 15 Feb 2016, In : Energy. 97, p. 151-160 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electricity
Greenhouse gases
Costs
Solar radiation
Hybrid systems
33 Citations (Scopus)

An optimized process design for oxymethylene ether production from woody-biomass-derived syngas

Zhang, X., Oyedun, A. O., Kumar, A., Oestreich, D., Arnold, U. & Sauer, J., 31 Jul 2016, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 90, p. 7-14 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ether
ethers
Ethers
Process design
Biomass
17 Citations (Scopus)

Essential scientific mapping of the value chain of thermochemical converted second-generation bio-fuels

Zhang, X., 24 Aug 2016, In : Green Chemistry. 18, p. 5086-5117 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biofuel
Biomass
biomass
carbon footprint
Fuel additives
1 Citation (Scopus)

Green Approaches to Biocomposite Materials Science and Engineering

Verma, D. (ed.), Jain, S. (ed.), Zhang, X. (ed.) & Gope, P. (ed.), 30 Jun 2016, Hershey, P.A. 322 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Green composites and their properties: a brief introduction

Verma, D., Gope, P., Zhang, X., Jain, S. & Dabral, R., 30 Jun 2016, Green Approaches to Biocomposite Materials Science and Engineering. Verma, D., Jain, S., Zhang, X. & Gope, P. C. (eds.). Hershey, P.A., p. 148-164 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Composite materials
Biodegradable polymers
Natural fibers
Poisons
Steel
28 Citations (Scopus)

Integrated techno-economic and environmental assessments of sixty scenarios for co-firing biomass with coal and natural gas

Agbor, E., Oyedun, A. O., Zhang, X. & Kumar, A., 1 May 2016, In : Applied Energy. 169, p. 433-449 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coal gas
environmental assessment
abatement cost
natural gas
Natural gas

Natural fibers for the production of green composites

Zhang, X., Li, J., Jain, S. & Verma, D., 30 Jun 2016, Green Approaches to Biocomposite Materials Science and Engineering. Hershey, PA., p. 1-23 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Natural fibers
Composite materials
Fibers
Petroleum
Chemical properties
27 Downloads (Pure)

Release of alkali metals during biomass thermal conversion

Cao, W., Li, J., Lue, L. & Zhang, X., 29 Nov 2016, In : Archives of Industrial Biotechnology. 1, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Alkali Metals
Bioconversion
Alkali metals
Potassium
Biomass

Techno-economic and life cycle assessment for the production of green composites

Jain, S. & Zhang, X., 30 Jun 2016, Green Approaches to Biocomposite Materials Science and Engineering. Verma, D., Jain, S., Zhang, X. & Gope, P. C. (eds.). Hershey. P.A., p. 192-200 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Life cycle
Economics
Fibers
Composite materials
Hemp fibers
132 Citations (Scopus)

Techno-economic and life cycle assessment on lignocellulosic biomass thermochemical conversion technologies: a review

Patel, M., Zhang, X. & Kumar, A., 31 Jan 2016, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews . 53, p. 1486-1499 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bioconversion
Life cycle
Biomass
Economics
Economic analysis
2015

Biomass-derived oxymethylene ethers as diesel additives: a techno-economic assessment

Oyedun, A. O., Zhang, X., Kumar, A., Oestreich, D., Arnold, U. & Sauer, J., 5 Jul 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Ethers
Biomass
Economics
Soot
Methanol
32 Citations (Scopus)

Simulation of a multiple heat source supercritical Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) for vehicle waste heat recovery

Glover, S., Douglas, R., Rosa, M. D., Zhang, X. & Glover, L., 15 Dec 2015, In : Energy. 93, 2, p. 1568-1580 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rankine cycle
Waste heat utilization
Fluids
Integrated circuit layout
Regenerators
2014

A review of algae production and harvesting technologies for Canada

Pankratz, S., Zhang, X. & Kumar, A., 2 Jun 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

68 Citations (Scopus)

A review of biomass co-firing in North America

Agbor, E., Zhang, X. & Kumar, A., 31 Dec 2014, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews . 40, p. 930-943 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biomass
Coal fired boilers
Greenhouse gases
Power plants
Sulfur

A techno-economic assessment of biomass co-firing in western Canada

Agbor, E., Zhang, X. & Kumar, A., 13 Jul 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

23 Citations (Scopus)

Biomass-derived oxymethylene ethers as diesel additives: a thermodynamic analysis

Zhang, X., Kumar, A., Arnold, U. & Sauer, J., 2014, In : Energy Procedia. 61, p. 1921-1924 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ethers
Biomass
Thermodynamics
Water injection
Liquid fuels
1 Citation (Scopus)
67 Downloads (Pure)

Char oxidation of torrefied biomass at high temperatures and high heating rates

Li, J., Bonvicini, G., Zhang, X., Yang, W. & Tognotti, L., 2014, In : Energy Procedia. 61, p. 582-586 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Heating rate
Biomass
Oxidation
Ashes
Temperature

Energy and exergy analysis on biomass-derived oxymethylene ethers as diesel additives

Zhang, X. & Kumar, A., 13 Jul 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

26 Citations (Scopus)
207 Downloads (Pure)

Process simulation of co-firing torrefied biomass in a 220 MWe coal-fired power plant

Li, J., Zhang, X., Pawlak-Kruczek, H., Yang, W., Kruczek, P. & Blasiak, W., Aug 2014, In : Energy Conversion and Management. 84, p. 503-511 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Power plants
Biomass
Coal
Boiler firing
Power generation

Thermodynamic study on synthesis biomass into oxymethylene ethers as diesel additives

Zhang, X., Kumar, A., Oestreich, D., Arnold, U. & Sauer, J., Sep 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2013
360 Downloads (Pure)

Effects of flue gas internal recirculation on NOx and SOx emissions in a co-firing boiler

Li, J., Zhang, X., Yang, W. & Blasiak, W., May 2013, In : International Journal of Clean Coal and Energy. 2, 2, p. 13-21 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Boiler firing
Flue gases
Biomass
Substitution reactions
Coal
15 Citations (Scopus)

Kinetics study on thermal dissociation of levoglucosan during cellulose pyrolysis

Zhang, X., Yang, W. & Blasiak, W., 31 Jul 2013, In : Fuel. 109, p. 476-483 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cellulose
Carbon Monoxide
Pyrolysis
Decomposition
Kinetics
64 Citations (Scopus)

Levoglucosan formation mechanisms during cellulose pyrolysis

Zhang, X., Yang, W. & Blasiak, W., 30 Nov 2013, In : Journal of analytical and applied pyrolysis. 104, p. 19-27 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy barriers
Free radicals
Cellulose
Pyrolysis
Glucose
2012

Density functional study on levoglucosan decomposition during cellulose pyrolysis

Zhang, X., Yang, W. & Blasiak, W., 25 Mar 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

23 Citations (Scopus)

Kinetics of levoglucosan and formaldehyde formation during cellulose pyrolysis process

Zhang, X., Yang, W. & Blasiak, W., 30 Jun 2012, In : Fuel. 96, p. 383-391 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Formaldehyde
Cellulose
Pyrolysis
Rate constants
Kinetics
55 Citations (Scopus)

Thermal decomposition mechanism of levoglucosan during cellulose pyrolysis

Zhang, X., Yang, W. & Blasiak, W., 31 Jul 2012, In : Journal of analytical and applied pyrolysis. 96, p. 110-119 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cellulose
Pyrolysis
Carbon Monoxide
Decomposition
glycolic acid