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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

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Polymers
Recovery
Silicon
Pyrolysis
Crystalline materials

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.

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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

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
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)
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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

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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
1 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

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Hydrogen production
Fossil fuels
Gasification
Biomass
Steam reforming
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
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
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

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Alkali Metals
Bioconversion
Alkali metals
Potassium
Biomass
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
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
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
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

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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

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Heating rate
Biomass
Oxidation
Ashes
Temperature
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

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Power plants
Biomass
Coal
Boiler firing
Power generation
2013
359 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

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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
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
2011
2 Citations (Scopus)

Density functional study of the C atom adsorption on the α-Fe 2O3 (001) surface

Dong, C., Zhang, X. & Yang, Y., Jan 2011, In : Jiegou huaxue. 30, 1, p. 17-24 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Citations (Scopus)

Formation mechanism of levoglucosan and formaldehyde during cellulose pyrolysis

Zhang, X., Li, J., Yang, W. & Blasiak, W., 18 Aug 2011, In : Energy and Fuels. 25, 8, p. 3739-3746 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Formaldehyde
Cellulose
Biomass
Pyrolysis
Quantum theory
43 Citations (Scopus)

Modeling study of woody biomass: interactions of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin

Zhang, X., Yang, W. & Blasiak, W., 14 Sep 2011, In : Energy and Fuels. 25, 10, p. 4786-4795 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lignin
Cellulose
Hydrogen bonds
Biomass
Macromolecular Substances
2010
7 Citations (Scopus)

Formation and characterization of carbon-radical precursors in char steam gasification

Zhang, X., Yang, W. & Blasiak, W., 8 Nov 2010, In : Energy and Fuels. 24, 12, p. 6513-6521 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Steam
Gasification
Carbon
Adsorption
Molecules