Publications

Recent Publications

Journals

  1. Yazdanpanah, F., S. Sokhansanj, A. Lau, C.J. Lim, X. Bi and S. Melin. 2011. Airflow versus pressure drop for bulk wood pellets. Biomass Bioenergy 35(5): 1960-1966.
  2. He, X., A.K. Lau, S. Sokhansanj, C.J. Lim, X.T. Bi and S. Melin. 2012. Dry matter losses and gaseous emissions during storage of forest residues. Fuel. 95: 62-64.
  3. Li Hui, Yuan Xingzhong, Zeng Guangming, Huang Danlian, Huang Huajun, Tong Jingyi, You Qiao, Zhang Jiachao, Zhou Ming. The formation of bio-oil from sludge by deoxy-liquefaction in supercritical ethanol. Bioresource Technology 101 (2010) 2860-2866.
  4. Yazdanpanah, F., S. Sokhansanj, A.K. Lau, C.J. Lim, X. Bi, S. Melin and M. Afzal. 2010. Permeability of wood pellets in the presence of fines. Bioresource Technology 101, 5565–5570
  5. Magelli, F., K. Boucher, H.T. Bi, S. Melin and A. Bonoli, An environmental impact assessment of exported wood pellets from Canada to Europe, Biomass & Bioenergy, 33, 434-441, 2009
  6. Yazdanpanah, F., S. Sokhansanj, A.K. Lau, C.J. Lim, X. Bi and S. Melin. 2012. Resistance of wood pellets to low airflow. Can. J. Chem. Eng. 9999 (1-5).
  7. Chau, J., T. Sowlati, S. Sokhansanj, F. Preto, S. Melin, X. Bi “Economic sensitivity of wood biomass utilization for greenhouse heating application,” Applied Energy, 86, 616–621, 2009
  8. Chau, J., T. Sowlati, S. Sokhansanj, F. Preto, S. Melin, X. Bi “Techno-Economic Analysis of Wood Biomass Boilers for the Greenhouse Industry,” Applied Energy, 86, 616-621, 2009
  9. Chau, J., T. Sowlati, S. Sokhansanj, F. Preto , S. Melin , X.T. Bi. The impacts of technical and market changes on the economics of wood biomass utilization for heat generation for the greenhouse industry. Can. Bioresource Eng., in press, 2009
  10. Stephen, J., Shahab Sokhansanj, Xiaotao Bi, Taraneh Sowlati, Mark Stumborg, Lawrence Townley-Smith, Trevor Kloeck., Analysis of Biomass Feedstock Availability and Variability for the Peace River Region of Alberta, Canada. Biosystems Eng., in press, 2009
  11. Igathinathane C., S. Melin, S. Sokhansanj, X. Bi, C. J. Lim, L. O. Pordesimo, E. P. Columbus, Machine vision based particle size and size distribution determination of airborne dust particles of wood and bark pellets, Powder Technology, in press, 2009
  12. Sokhansanj, S., Mani S., Turhollow A., Kumar A., Bransby D., Lynd L., Laser M. 2009.Large-scale production, harvest and logistics of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) – current technology and envisioning a mature technology, Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 3(2): 124-141
  13. Xiangya Kuang, Tumuluru Jaya Shankar, Shahab Sokhansanj, C. Jim Lim, Xiaotao T Bi and Staffan Melin. 2009. Effects of Headspace and Oxygen Level on Off-Gas Emissions from Wood Pellets in Storage, Annals of Occupational Hygiene (Accepted 2009-09-02).
  14. Xiangya Kuang, Tumuluru Jaya Shankar, Xiaotao T Bi, C. Jim Lim, Shahab Sokhansanj and Staffan Melin. 2009. Rate and Peak Concentrations of Off-Gas Emissions in Stored Wood Pellets – Sensitivities to Temperature, Relative Humidity, and Headspace Volume, Annals of Occupational Hygiene, in press: doi:10.1093/annhyg/mep049, 8 pages, 2009.
  15. Sokhansanj, S., Turhollow A., Wilkerson E. 2008. Intergrated Biomass Supply and Logistics: A modeling environment for designing feedstock supply systems for biofuel production. ASABE Resource Magazine Engineering & Technology for a sustainable world.
  16. Kuang X., Shankar T. J., Bi X. T., Sokhansanj S., Lim, C. J., Melin S. 2008.Characterization and kinetics study of off-gas emissions from stored wood pellets. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 52(8):675-683.
  17. Kumar, A., Flynn, P., Sokhansanj, S. 2008. Biopower generation from mountain pine infested wood in Canada: An economical opportunity for greenhouse gas mitigation. Renewable Energy. 33:1354-1363.
  18. Lam, P.S., S. Sokhansanj, X. Bi, C.J.Lim, L. J. Naimi, M.Hoque, S. Mani, A .R. Womac, X. P. Ye, S .Narayan. 2008. Bulk density of wet and dry wheat straw and switchgrass particles. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 24(3):351-358.
  19. Mani, S., S.  Sokhansanj, X. Bi and A. Turhollow. 2006. Economics of producing fuel pellets from biomass. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 22(3):1-6.
  20. Mani, S., L. G. Tabil and S. Sokhansanj. 2006. Effects of compressive force, particle size and moisture content on mechanical properties of biomass pellets. Biomass and Bioenergy. 30(7):648-654.
  21. Mani, S., L. G. Tabil and S. Sokhansanj. 2006. Specific energy requirement for compacting corn stover. Bioresource Technology, 97(12):1420-1426
  22. Mani, S., L. G. Tabil, and S. Sokhansanj 2006. Relaxation characteristics of pelletized wheat and barley straws, corn stover and switchgrass grinds. In: Science in Thermal and Chemical Biomass Conversion, A. V. Bridgewater and D. G. B. Bobcock (Eds.), Vol. 1, pp. 340-350, Newbury Perks, UK: CPL Press.
  23. Sokhansanj, S., S. Mani, S. Stumborg, R. Samson and J. Fenton. 2005. Straw Availability on the Canadian Prairies. Canadian Biosystems Engineering (in review).
  24. Oveisi, E., A. K. Lau, S. Sokhansanj, C.J. Lim, X. Bi, S. Larsson and S. Melin. 2013. Wood pellet breakage due to free fall. Powder Technol. 235: 493-499.
  25. Yazdanpanah, F., S. Sokhansanj, C.J. Lim, A.K. Lau, X.T. Bi, P.Y. Lam and S. Melin. 2013. Potential for flammability of gases emitted from stored wood pellets. Can. J. Chem. Eng. DOI: 10.1002/cjce.21909
  26. He, X., A.K. Lau, S. Sokhansanj, C.J. Lim, X.T. Bi, S. Melin and T. Keddy. 2013. Moisture sorption isotherms and drying characteristics of aspen. Biomass and Bioenergy. DOI 10.1016/j.biombioe.2013.07.007.
  27. Yazdanpanah, F., S. Sokhansanj, C.J. Lim, A.K. Lau, X. Bi and S. Melin. 2013. Stratification of off-gases in stored wood pellets.  Biomass and Bioenergy. Accepted subject to revisions.
  28. He, X., A.K. Lau, S. Sokhansanj, C.J. Lim, X.T. Bi and S. Melin. 2013. Quantification of gas emissions from stored softwood chips as solid biofuels. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. Accepted subject to revisions. 
  29. Tooyserkani, Z., S. Sokhansanj, X.T. Bi, C.J. Lim, A.K. Lau, J. Saddler, L. Kumar, P.S. Lam, S. Melin. 2013. Steam treatment of softwood particles to produce torrefied material. Appl. Energy 103: 514-521.
  30. Tooyserkani, Z., L. Kumar, S. Sokhansanj, J. Saddler, X.T. Bi, C.J. Lim, A. Lau, S. Melin. 2013. SO2-catalyzed steam pretreatment enhances the strength and stability of softwood pellets, Biores. Technol. 130: 59-68.
  31. Naimi, L.J., S. S. Sokhansanj, A.R. Womac, X. Bi, C.J. Lim, A.K. Lau, T. Sowlati and S. Melin. 2013. Development of size reduction equations for calculating energy input for grinding lignocellulosic particles. Appl. Eng. Agric. 29(1): 93-100.
  32. Won, S.G., S.B. Baldwin, A.K. Lau and M. Rezadehbashi. 2013. Optimal operational conditions for biohydrogen production from sugar refinery wastewater in an ASBR. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy. 38:13895-13906.
  33. Tooyserkani, Z., S. Sokhansanj, X. Bi, C.J. Lim, J. Saddler, A. Lau, S. Melin, P.S. Lam and L. Kumar. 2012. Effect of steam treatment on pellet strength and the energy input in pelleting of softwood particles. Trans. ASABE 55(6): 2265-2272.

Conference Presentation/Papers (Oral)

  1. Pa, A., J. Craven, X.T. Bi, S. Melin and S. Sokhansanj, Evaluations of Domestic Applications of British Columbia Wood Pellets based on Life Cycle Analysis. Life Cycle Assessment IX: Toward the Global Life Cycle Economy, Boston, September 29 to October 2, 2009
  2. Pa, A., X.T. Bi, S. Melin, S. Sokhansanj, “Life cycle analysis of Canadian wood pellets,” 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Montreal, August 23-27, 2009
  3. Lam, P. S., S. Sokhansanj, C. Jim Lim, X. T. Bi and S. Melin, “Kinetic Modeling of Pseudolignin Formation in Steam Exploded Woody Biomass”, 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Montreal, Quebec, August 23-27, 2009
  4. Wendi Guo, C. Jim Lim, S. Sokhansanj, X. T. Bi and S. Melin, “Self-heating of Wood Pellets during Storage”, 8th World congress of Chemical engineering, Montreal, Québec, August 23 to 27, 2009
  5. Yazdanpanah F, Sokhansanj S, Lau A, Lim CJ, Bi X, and Melin S, ”Low Air Flow Permeability of Wood Pellets”, ASABE Paper No. 096321, 2009 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Reno Nevada United States, June 21-24, 2009.
  6. Yazdanpanah F, Sokhansanj S, Lau A, Lim CJ, Bi X, and Melin S, ” Air Flow Permeability of Wood Pellets in Storage with Respect to Moisture Content, Particle Size and Fine Material Content”, Boyd-Scott Graduate ResearchCompetition 2009 (Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award ,3rd place), Reno Nevada United States, June 21-24, 2009.
  7. Lam, P.S., S Sokhansanj, C Jim Lim, X T Bi, T Sowlati, and S Mani, “Steam Treated Sawdust Pelleting and Systems Energetics”, ASABE Annual International Meeting,, Paper Number: 096648, Reno, U.S.A, June 21-24, 2009
  8. Wendi Guo, C Jim Lim, Shahab Sokhansanj, Xiaotao Bi and S Melin, “Determination of Thermal Conductivity of Wood Pellets Using Line Heat Source Method”, ASABE Annual Meeting, Reno, Nevada, June 21 – 24, 2009
  9. Lam, P.S., P Y Lam, S Sokhansanj, C Jim Lim, X Bi, L J Naimi, A R Womac, S Nayaran, “Novel Circular Motion Vibration to enhance Packing Wheat Straw and Switchgrass Stem Particles”, ASABE Annual International Meeting presentation, Paper Number: 097200, Reno, USA, June 21-24, 2009
  10. Shakar, T. J., X Kuang, S Sokhansanj, CJ Lim, X Bi, and S Melin, “Studies on Off-Gassing and Wood Pellets Properties in Large Column Reactor”, ASABE Conference Proceeding, paper #096581, St. Joseph MI, 2009.
  11. Bi, H.T. and X.H. Liu, “High density and high solids flux CFB risers for steam gasification of biomass” in Proc. Int. Symposium on Gasification and Application, eds. G.W. Xu and K. Sakankshi, Shanghai, December 9-11, 2008
  12. Lam, P.S., S Sokhansanj, C J Lim, X Bi, T Sowlati T, S Mani S and S Melin, “Energetic Feasibility of Biomass Densification with Steam Explosion Pre-treatment”, CSBE 50th Annual Conference, Paper Number: CSBE08101, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, July 13-16, 2008.
  13. Yazdanpanah, Fahimeh; Sokhansanj, Shahab; Lau, Anthony; X. Bi, C.J. Lim, Staffan Melin “Permeability of Bulk Wood Pellets in Storage “, Presentation Paper, Chemical and Biological Engineering Building, University of British Columbia; February 2008 ; CSBE/SCGAB 2008 Annual Conference
  14. Shankar TJ, X Kuang, S Sokhansanj, C J Lim, X Bi, and S Melin, ”Effect of Storage Temperature on Off-Gassing and Physical Properties of Wood Pellets”, ASABE Paper No.084248, ASABE Annual International Meeting, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, June 29 – July 2, 2008.
  15. Shankar TJ, X Kuang, S Mani, S Sokhansanj, C J Lim, X Bi and S Melin, ”Studies on Off-Gassing during Storage of Wood Pellets”, ASABE Paper No.071022, ASABE Annual International Meeting, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 17 – 20, 2007
  16. Lam, P.S., S Sokhansanj, X Bi, C J Lim, L J Naimi, M Hoque, S Mani, A R Womac, Narayan S, “Physical Characterization of Wet and Dry Wheat Straw and Switchgrass – Bulk and Specific Density”. ASABE Annual International Meeting, Paper Number: 076058, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A, 2007
  17. L.J. Naimi, S Sokhansanj, X Bi, C J Lim, S Mani, M Hoque, P S Lam, A R Womac, S Narayan, “Modeling and Characterization of Biomass Size Reduction”, ASABE Annual International Meeting presentation, Paper Number: 076047, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A, 2007.
  18. Naimi LJ, S Sokhansanj, X Bi, C J Lim, S Mani, M Hoque, P S Lam, A R Womac, and S Narayan, “Modeling and Characterization of Biomass Size Reduction”, ASABE Annual International Meeting presentation, Paper Number: 076047, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. 2007.
  19. S. Mani, S. Sokhansanj and J. Fenton. 2006. Cost-benefit analysis of biomass supply and shift to new energy crops. Bioenergy Research Integration Forum, Biocap Canada Foundation, Ottawa, Canada (Invited).
  20. Mani, S., S. Sokhansanj, X. Bi, M. Hoque, P. Zaini and L. Naimi. 2006. Thin layer drying and shrinkage of wood chips. 2006 CSBE-SCGAB Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Canada (Accepted).
  21. M. Hoque, S. Sokhansanj, Mani, S., X. Bi, P. Zaini, S. Melin and L. Naimi. 2006. Economics of torrified pellet production for export market. 2006 CSBE-SCGAB Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Canada (Accepted).
  22. M. Hoque, S. Sokhansanj, Mani, S., X. Bi, P. Zaini, S. Melin and L. Naimi. 2006. Interaction of particle size, moisture content and compression pressure on bulk density of wood chip and straw. 2006 CSBE-SCGAB Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Canada (Accepted).
  23. Naimi, L., S. Sokhansanj, W. Al., S. Narayan, Mani, S., X. Bi, P. Zaini, S. Melin and M. Hoque,. 2006. Cost and performance of size reduction for woody feedstocks for energy production. 2006 CSBE-SCGAB Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Canada (Accepted).
  24. Matos, S., Petrov, O.  Bahi, A., Ko, F, and  Hall, J. 2013. An integrative LCA approach to evaluate sustainable new technology development: the case of lignin based resin. LCA XIII conference. Orlando, FL. (Accepted)
  25. Matos, S., Petrov, O.  Eltis, L., and Hall, J. 2013. A preliminary framework of a LCA informative bioprocess design and development. LCA XIII conference. Orlando, FL. (Accepted)
  26. Matos, S., Petrov, O.  Bahi, A., Ko, F, and  Hall, J. 2013. Biomass-based new technology development: Evaluating sustainability characteristics and potential for its adoption. PNWIS conference, Victoria, BC.
  27. S. Zahra Hashemi, S. Sokhansanj, C.J. Lim, S. Mani , A.K. Lau, X.T. Bi, S. Melin,” Water proofing of pelletized biomass”, 62nd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Vancouver, Canada, October 14-17.
  28. Evaluation of two building air cleaning system at UBC life science building based on environmental impact and cost analysis”, 62nd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference,  Vancouver, Canada, October 14-17.
  29. H. K Hamedani, S. Sokhansanj, A. Lau, J. Debruyn, “Investigating the supply and demand of Switchgrass (Pnicum Virgatum) delivery to a greenhouse in Ontario to meet the heat demand, using Integrated biomass supply analysis and logistics (IBSAL) model”: PNWIS, Victoria, November 5-8, 2013.
  30. H. K Hamedani, S. Sokhansanj, A. Lau, J. Debruyn, “Logistical Requirements for Bioenergy Feedstock Supply in Ontario”: Growing The Margins/ Biogas, London, Ontario, March 4-6, 2013.

Conference Presentation/Papers (Poster)

  1. Lam, P.S., S Sokhansanj, C J Lim, X T Bi, “Research and Development of Sustainable Wood Pellet Fuel in Canada. Research Postgraduate Conference 2009”,. Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong China, 2009.
  2. Yazdanpanah F, Sokhansanj S, Lau A, ”Effect of Fines on the Static Pressure Drop in Beds of Wood Pellets”, Paper No.00000165, 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Montreal Quebec Canada, August 23-27, 2009.
  3. Yazdanpanah F, Sokhansanj S, Lau A, ”Airflow Resistance of Bulk Wood Pellets in Storage”, Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition 2008, Prince George Canada, June 3-5, 2008
  4. Shankar T. J, X Kuang, S Sokhansanj, C J Lim, X Bi, and S Melin, ”Studies on Off-Gassing and Pellet Properties during Storage of Wood Pellets”, Bioenergy Conference: Prince George, BC, Canada, June 3-5, 2008.
  5. Lam, P.S., S Sokhansanj, X Bi, C J Lim, T J Shankar, G Rezaie, LJ Naimi, AR Womac, “ Effect of Particle Size and Shape on Physical Properties of Biomass Grinds”, ASABE Annual International Meeting presentation, Paper Number: 080014, Rhode Island, U.S.A, 2008.
  6. Shankar TJ, X Kuang, S Sokhansanj, CJ Lim, X Bi, and S Melin, ”Off-Gassing Kinetics Related to Pellet Physical Properties”, Canadian Biosystems Engineering, CSBE 5oth Annual Conference, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2008.
  7. Shankar TJ, X Kuang, S Sokhansanj, CJ Lim, X Bi and S Melin, ”Wood Pellet Properties and Effect of Storage Temperature”, Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. Sept 10-12, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2008.
  8. Lam, P.S., S Sokhansanj, X Bi, CJ Lim and S Melin, “Optimization of Steam Explosion for Biomass Granules”, Bioenergy Conference & Exhibition 2008, Prince George, B.C., Canada, 2008.
  9. Peng J, S Sokhansanj, X Bi, CJ Lim and S Melin, “A Study of Torrefaction for the Production of High Quality Wood Pellets”, CSBE 50th Annual Conference, July 13-16, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2008.
  10. Igathinathane C, TJ Shankar, S Sokhansanj, X Bi, CJ Lim CJ and S Melin, “A Novel Method of Determining Wood Pellets Macro Porosity”, Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Sept 10-12th, 2008.
  11. Igathinathane C, TJ Shankar TJ, S Sokhansanj, X Bi, CJ Lim, “Bioenergy Densification-Pelletability Index”, Bioenergy Conference, Prince George, June 3-5, BC, Canada, 2008.
  12. Shankar TJ, X Kuang, S Sokhansanj, CJ Lim, X Bi and S Melin, ”Off-Gassing Kinetics Related to Pellet Physical Properties”, CSBE 50th Annual Conference, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2008.
  13. Guo W, X Bi, CJ Lim, S Sokhansanj and S Melin S, “Self Heating of Wood Pellets in Storage”, CSBE 50th Annual Conference, Paper Number: CSBE08101, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2008.
  14. Kuang X, TJ Shankar, S Sokhansanj, CJ Lim, X Bi and S Melin, ”Characterization and Kinetics Study of Off-Gas Emissions from Stored Wood Pellets”, CSBE 50th Annual Conference, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2008.
  15. Peng J,S Sokhansanj, X Bi, CJ Lim and S Melin, ”Energy Input and Manufacturing Costs for Producing Torrefied Biomass Pellets”, CSBE 50th Annual Conference, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2008.
  16. Igathinathane C, TJ Shankar, S Sokhansanj, X Bi, CJ Lim, “Bioenergy Densification”, CSBE 50th Annual Conference, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2008.
  17. Fahineh Y, S Sokhansanj, X Bi, CJ Lim, “Airflow Pressure Drop in Bulk Wood Pellets”, CSBE 50th Annual Conference, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2008.
  18. Ladan J, S Sokhansanj, X Bi, CJ Lim, “Transient Mass-Size Distribution Model to Predict the Performance of Biomass”, CSBE 50th Annual Conference, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2008.
  19. H. K Hamedani, S. Sokhansanj, A. Lau, J. Debruyn, “Logists of Using Switchgrass Fuel to Heat a Commercial Greenhouse in Ontario”, Clean Energy BC, Vancouver Canada, October 28, 2013.

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