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Recent Publications


Ahmed SMR, Phan AN, Harvey AP. Scale up of Oscillatory Helical Baffled Reactors Based on Residence Time Distribution. Chemical Engineering & Technology 40, 5 (2017) 907-914

Boodhoo KVK. Rotating bioreactors for the intensification of bioprocesses. In: A. Gorak and A. Stankiewicz, ed. Intensification of Bio-Based Processes. 2017. In Press

Cheng D, Wang S, Kuipers JAM. Modelling study of gas-liquid mass transfer enhancement by cylindrical catalyst particles. Chemical Engineering Science 2017, 160, 80-84

Cheng D, Wang S, Yang C, Mao ZS. Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Flow and Mixing in Gas-Liquid-Liquid Stirred Tanks. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2017, doi: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b01327, in press

Eze VC, Fisher JC, Phan AN, Harvey AP. Intensification of carboxylic acid esterification using a solid catalyst in a mesoscale oscillatory baffled reactor platform. Chemical Engineering Journal 322 (2017) 205-214

Feng R., Ramchandani S., Ramalingam B., Tan S.W.B., Li C., Teoh S.K., Boodhoo K., Sharratt P. Intensification of Continuous Ortho-Lithiation at Ambient Conditions—Process Understanding and Assessment of Sustainability Benefits. Org. Process Res. Dev. (2017) 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00142

Gonzalez-Juarez D, Solano JP, Herrero-Martin R, Harvey AP. Residence time distribution in multiorifice baffled tubes: a numerical study. Chemical Engineering Research and Design 118 (2017) 259-269

McDonough JR, Ahmed SMR, Phan AN, Harvey AP. A study of the flow structures generated by oscillating flows in a helical baffled tube. Chemical Engineering Science 171 (2017) 160-178

McDonough JR, Law R, Kraemer J, Harvey A. Effect of geometrical parameters on flow-switching frequencies in 3D printed fluidic oscillators containing different liquids. Chemical Engineering Research and Design 117 (2017) 228-239

Ohmura N, Masuda H, Wang S. Intensification of Mixing Processes with Complex Fluids. Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan 2017. In Press

Outram V., Lalander C-A, Lee J.G.M., Davies E.T., Harvey A.P. Applied in situ product recovery in ABE fermentation. Biotechnology Progress 2017, epub ahead of print

Musa, S. & Lee, J. Cost effective biodiesel production by oil extraction in a foam column [Oral Presentation]. In: National Biodiesel Conference and Expo, San Diego, US. 16-19 Jan 2017

Velasquez-Orta SB, Werner D, Varia J, Mgana S. Microbial fuel cells for inexpensive continuous in-situ monitoring of groundwater quality. Water Research 117 (2017) 9-17

Wang H, Mustaffar A, Phan A, Zivkovic V, Reay D, Law R, Boodhoo K. A review of process intensification applied to solids handling. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification 118 (2017) 78-107

Wang Y, Xu J, Wang S, Yang C. Quantitive relationship between fluid inhomogeneities and flow enhancement in nanotubes. Nanoscale 2017, 9, 6777-6782

Yang H, Zhang BF, Li R, Zheng G, Zivkovic V. Particle dynamics in avalanche flow of irregular sand particles in the slumping regime of a rotating drum. Powder Technology 311 (2017) 439-448

Zivkovic V., Yang H., Zheng G., Biggs M. Time-resolved granular dynamics of a rotating drum in a slumping regime as revealed by speckle visibility spectroscopy. In: Powders and Grains 2017—8th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media. Montpellier, France

Zhang K, Zhang G, Liu X, Phan AN, Luo K. A study of CO2 decomposition to CO and O2 by the combination of catalysis and dielectric barrier discharges at low temperatures and ambient pressure. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 56 (2017) 3204-3216

Zheng, Q., Russo-Abegao, F.J., Sederman, A.J., Gladden, L.F. Operando determination of the liquid-solid mass transfer coefficient during 1-octene hydrogenation. Chemical Engineering Science (2017). In Press



Boodhoo KVK. Higee Technologies and Their Applications to Green Intensified Processing. In: Stefanidis, G; Stankiewicz, A, ed. Alternative Energy Sources for Green Chemistry. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016, pp.339-359

Christodoulou X, Valesquez-Orta SB. Microbial electrosynthesis and anaerobic fermentation: An economic evaluation for acetic acid production from CO2 and CO. Environmental Science and Technology 50(20) (2016) 11234-11242

Diaz-Silvarrey LS, Phan AN. Kinetic studies of municipal plastic waste. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 41(37) (2016) 16352-16364

Diaz-Silvarrey LS, Phan AN. Kinetic studies of municipal plastic waste [Oral Presentation] In: 8th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection (SEEP 2015), 11–14 August 2015, Paisley.

do Nascimento OL, Reay DA, Zivkovic V. Influence of surface forces and wall effects on the minimum fluidization velocity of liquid-solid micro-fluidized bed. Powder Technology 304 (2016) 55-62

Feng R, Ramchandani SR, Ramalingam B, Tan SWB, Teoh SK, Sharratt P, Li CZ, Boodhoo KVK. Continuous flow intensification of ortho-lithiation at ambient conditions. In: 5th International Congress on Green Process Engineering (GPE 2016). 2016, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.

Kashani MN, Elekaei H, Zivkovic V, Zhang H, Biggs MJ. Explicit numerical simulation-based study of the hydrodynamics of micro-packed beds. Chemical Engineering Science 145 (2016) 71-79

Kashani MN, Zivkovic V, Elekaei H, Herrera LF, Affleck K, Biggs MJ. A new method for reconstruction of the structure of micro-packed beds of spherical particles from desktop X-ray microtomography images. Part B. Structure refinement and analysis. Chemical Engineering Science 153 (2016) 434-443

Law R, Harvey A, Reay D. A knowledge-based system for low-grade waste heat recovery in the process industries.Applied Thermal Engineering 2016, 94, 590-599

McDonough JR, Phan AN, Reay DA, Harvey AP. Passive isothermalisation of an exothermic reaction in flow using a novel "Heat Pipe Oscillatory Baffled Reactor (HPOBR)". Chemical Engineering and Processing 110 (2016) 201-213

Outram V, Lalander C-A, Lee JGM, Davis ET, Harvey AP. A comparison of the energy use of in situ product recovery techniques for the Acetone Butanol Ethanol fermentation. Bioresource Technology 220 (2016) 590-600

Prince JA, Bhuvana S, Anbharasi V, Ayyanar N, Boodhoo KVK, Singh G. Ultra-wetting graphene-based membrane. Journal of Membrane Science 2016, 500, 76-85

Prince JA, Bhuvana S, Anbharasi V, Ayyanar N, Boodhoo KVK, Singh G. Ultra-wetting graphene-based PES ultrafiltration membrane – A novel approach for successful oil-water separation. Water Research 2016, 130, 311-318

Salam KA, Velasquez-Orta SB, Harvey AP. In Situ Transesterification of Wet Marine and Fresh Water Microalgae for Biodiesel Production and Its Effect on the Algal Residue. Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems 2016, 6(2), 17-30

Salam KA, Velasquez-Orta SB, Harvey AP. A sustainable integrated in situ transesterification of microalgae for biodiesel production and associated co-product - a review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2016, 65, 1179-1198

Salam K, Velasquez-Orta SB, Harvey AP. Kinetics of fast alkali reactive extraction/in situ transesterification of Chlorella vulgaris that identifies process conditions for a significant enhanced rate and water tolerance. Fuel Processing Technology 2016, 144, 212–219

Salam K, Velasquez-Orta SB, Harvey AP. Surfactant-assisted direct biodiesel production from wet Nannochloropsis occulata by in situ transesterification/reactive extraction. Biofuel Research Journal 2016, 3(1), 366-371

Valeriano González MT, Monje-Ramírez I, Orta Ledesma MT, Gracia-Fadrique J, Velásquez-Orta SB. Harvesting microalgae using ozoflotation releases surfactant proteins, facilitates biomass recovery and lipid extraction. Biomass and Bioenergy 2016, 95, 109-115

Varia JC, Zegeye A, Valesquez-Orta S, Bull S. Process analysis of AuCL4- sorption leading to gold nanoparticle synthesis by Shewanella putrefaciens. Chemical Engineering Journal 2016, 288, 482-488

Yang H, Jiang GL, Saw HY, Davies C, Biggs MJ, Zivkovic V. Granular dynamics of cohesive powders in a rotating drum as revealed by speckle visibility spectroscopy and synchronous measurement of forces due to avalanching. Chemical Engineering Science 146 (2016) 1-9

Yang H, Jiang GL, Zivkovic V, Biggs MJ, Saw HY, Davies CE. Energy Dissipation Trends in Tumbling Beds of Geldart Α/C and Α/B Powder Revealed By Speckle Visibility Spectrometry. In: 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting. 2016. Submitted.

Zivkovic V, do Nascimento OL, Reay DA. Flow regime map of a liquid-solid micro-circulating fluidised bed. In: Fluidization XV. 2016, Fairmont Le Chateau, Montebello, Quebec, Canada.



Abbott MSR, Brain CM, Harvey AP, Morrison MI, Perez GV. Liquid culture of microalgae in a photobioreactor (PBR) based on oscillatory baffled reactor (OBR) technology - A feasibility study. Chemical Engineering Science 2015, 138, 315-323

Coward T, Lee JGM, Caldwell GS. The effect of bubble size on the efficiency and economics of harvesting microalgae by foam flotation. Journal of Applied Phycology 2015, 27(2), 733-742

Eze VC, Harvey AP, Phan AN. Determination of the kinetics of biodiesel saponification in alcoholic hydroxide solutions.Fuel 2015, 140, 724-730

Feng R, Ramchandani SR, Ramalingam B, Tan B, Cadou RF, Li CZ, Teoh SK, Boodhoo KVK, Sharratt P. Intensification of ortho-lithiation reaction using continuous flow microreactor, T-joint reactor and spinning disc reactor. In: 5th European Process Intensification Conference (EPIC). 2015, Nice, France

Jammoal Y, Lee JGM. Drop velocity in a rotating liquid-liquid system. Chemical Engineering Research and Design 2015, 104, 638-646

Lim MT, Phan A, Roddy D, Harvey A. Technologies for measurement and mitigation of particulate emissions from domestic combustion of biomass: A review. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 2015, 49, 574-584

Liu XT, Zhang K, Lu JW, Luo K, Gong JL, Puthiyapura VK, Scott K. Determining the Effect of Plasma Pre-Treatment on Antimony Tin Oxide to Support Pt@Pd and the Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity. ChemCatChem 2015, 7(10), 1543-1546

McDonough JR, Phan AN, Harvey AP. Rapid process development using oscillatory baffled mesoreactors - A state-of-the-art review. Chemical Engineering Journal 2015, 265, 110-121

Mohammadi S, Harvey A, Boodhoo KVK. Population Balance Modelling of TiO2 precipitation in the Spinning Disc Reactor.In: 5th European Process Intensification Conference (EPIC). 2015, Nice, France

Mohammadi S, Turetta L, Boodhoo KVK. Characterisation of liquid/liquid micromixing in spinning disc reactors. In: 5th European Process Intensification Conference (EPIC). 2015, Nice, France

Mustaffar A, Harvey A, Reay D. Melting of phase change material assisted by expanded metal mesh. Applied Thermal Engineering 2015, 90, 1052-1060

Sturm B, Meyers S, Zhang Y, Law R, Siquerios Valencia EJ, Bao H, Wang Y, Chen H. Process intensification and integration of solar heat generation in the Chinese condiment sector - A case study of a medium sized Beijing based factory.Energy Conversion and Management 2015, 106, 1295–1308

Teoh SK, Feng R, Tan B, Ramchandani SR, Boodhoo KVK, Sharratt P. A methodology to evaluate pharmaceutical and fine chemicals processes for intensification and sustainability benefits. In: 5th European Process Intensification Conference (EPIC). 2015, Nice, France

Ullah K, Ahmad M, Sofia, Sharma VK, Lu PM, Harvey A, Zafar M, Sultana S. Assessing the potential of algal biomass opportunities for bioenergy industry: A review. Fuel 2015, 143, 414-423

Velasquez-Orta SB. Low cost microbial fuel cell biosensors. In: UN International Zaragoza Conference: Tools for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene implementation. Water and Sustainable Development from Vision to Action. 2015, Zaragoza, Spain: United Nations

Velasquez-Orta SB, Lee JGM, Harvey AP. Catalytic cracking using ZSM-5 or Zeolite-Y and pyrolysis of Chlorella vulgaris.In: 5th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts. 2015, San Diego, USA

Yang H, Li R, Kong P, Sun QC, Biggs MJ, Zivkovic V. Avalanche dynamics of granular materials under the slumping regime in a rotating drum as revealed by speckle visibility spectroscopy. Physical Review E 2015, 91(4), 042206

Zhang K, Mukhriza T, Liu XT, Greco PP, Chiremba E. A study on CO2 and CH4 conversion to synthesis gas and higher hydrocarbons by the combination of catalysts and dielectric-barrier discharges. Applied Catalysis A: General 2015, 502, 138-149

Zivkovic V, Clarke R, DaCosta J, Biggs MJ. Interplay of surface forces and wall effects at a boundary of micro-fluidization. In: Joint Conference of 5th UK-China and 13th UK Particle Technology Forum. 2015, Leeds, UK

Zivkovic V, Biggs MJ. On importance of surface forces in a microfluidic fluidized bed. Chemical Engineering Science 2015, 126, 143-149



Abbott MSR, Harvey AP, Morrison MI. Rapid Determination of the Residence Time Distribution (RTD) Function in an Oscillatory Baffled Reactor (OBR) Using a Design of Experiments (DoE) Approach. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering 2014, 12(1), 575-586

Abbott MSR, Perez GV, Harvey AP, Theodorou MK. Reduced power consumption compared to a traditional stirred tank reactor (STR) for enzymatic saccharification of alpha-cellulose using oscillatory baffled reactor (OBR) technology. Chemical Engineering Research and Design 2014, 92(10), 1969-1975

Al-Abduly A, Christensen P, Harvey A, Zhang K. Characterization and optimization of an oscillatory baffled reactor (OBR) for ozone-water mass transfer. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification 2014, 84, 82-89

Bach QV, Tran KQ, Skreiberg O, Khalil RA, Phan AN. Effects of wet torrefaction on reactivity and kinetics of wood under air combustion conditions. Fuel 2014, 137, 375-383

Boodhoo KVK, Smith L, Solano JP, Gronnow M, Clark J. Continuous flow characterization of solid biomass in a reciprocating/rotating scraper tube: An experimental study. AIChE Journal 2014, 60(11), 3732-3738

Coward T, Lee JGM, Caldwell GS. Harvesting microalgae by CTAB-aided foam flotation increases lipid recovery and improves fatty acid methyl ester characteristics. Biomass and Bioenergy 2014, 67, 354-362

Eze VC, Phan AN, Harvey AP. A more robust model of the biodiesel reaction, allowing identification of process conditions for significantly enhanced rate and water tolerance. Bioresource Technology 2014, 156, 222-231

Mohammadi S, Harvey A, Boodhoo KVK. Synthesis of TiO2 nanoparticles in a spinning disc reactor. Chemical Engineering Journal 2014, 258, 171-184

Mohammadi S, Harvey A, Boodhoo KVK. Process Intensification: Synthesis of TiO2 Nanoparticle in a Spinning Disc Reactor. In: 4th International Congress on Green Process Engineering (GPE) 2014. 2014, Seville, Spain

Mohammadi Y, Pakdel AS, Saeb MR, Boodhoo K. Monte Carlo simulation of free radical polymerization of styrene in a spinning disc reactor. Chemical Engineering Journal 2014, 247, 231-240

Oladapo K, Velasquez Orta SB, Monje-Ramirez I, Yáñez Noguez I, Harvey AP, Orta Ledesma MT. Biodiesel production from indigenous microalgae grown in wastewater. Bioresource Technology 2014, 154, 297-304

Prince JA, Bhuvana S, Anbharasi V, Ayyanar N, Boodhoo KVK, Singh G. Self-cleaning Metal Organic Framework (MOF) based ultra filtration membranes - A solution to bio-fouling in membrane separation processes. Scientific Reports 2014, 4, 6555

Prince JA, Bhuvana S, Boodhoo KVK, Anbharasi V, Ayyanar N, Singh G. Hydrophilization of polyethersulfone (PES) hollow fiber ultrafiltration membranes with PEI-Ag grafted PANCMA to enhance the antifouling properties. In: 10th International Congress on Membrane and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2014). 2014, Suzhou, China

Prince JA, Bhuvana S, Boodhoo KVK, Anbharasi V, Singh G. Synthesis and characterization of PEG-Ag immobilized PES hollow fiber ultrafiltration membranes with long lasting antifouling properties. Journal of Membrane Science 2014, 454, 538-548

Salam K, Velasquez-Orta SB, Harvey AP. Intensification of Algal Biodiesel by in situ transesterification. In: 4th International conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts. 2014, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Siqueiros E, Wang YD, Sturm B, Law R, Li KG, Roskilly AP, Huang Y. Waste Utilization in a Spirit Plant as Alternative to Fossil Fuels. Energy Procedia 2014, 61, 1208-1212

Varia JC, Silva Martinez S, Valesquez-Orta S, Bull S. Microbial influence of metal ion electrodeposition: Studies using graphite electrodes [AuCl4]- and Shewanella putrefaciens. Electrochimica Acta 2014, 115, 344-351

Velasquez-Orta SB, Garcia-Estrada R, Monje-Ramirez I, Harvey A, Orta Ledesma MT. Microalgae harvesting using ozoflotation: Effect on lipid and FAME recoveries. Biomass and Bioenergy 2014, 70, 356-363

Zakaria R, Harvey AP. Kinetics of reactive extraction/in situ transesterification of rapeseed oil. Fuel Processing Technology2014, 125, 34-40

Zivkovic V, Ridge N, Biggs MJ. Experimental study of efficient mixing in micro-fluidized bed. In: 13th International Conference on Microreaction Technology (IMRET). 2014, Budapest, Hungary: Flow Chemistry Society / Akadémiai Kiadó






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