Publications

Recent Publications

Hosseinizand H, Lim CJ, Sokhansanj S. Co-pelletization of microalgae Chlorella vulgaris and pine sawdust to produce solid fuels. Fuel Processing Technology 2018; 177: 129-139.

Hosseinizand H, Sokhansanj S, Lim CJ. Studying the drying mechanism of microalgae Chlorella vulgaris and the optimum drying temperature to preserve quality characteristics. Drying Technol 2018; 36: 1049-60.

Tang Y, Chandra RP, Sokhansanj S, Saddler JN. Influence of steam explosion processes on the durability and enzymatic digestibility of wood pellets. Fuel 2018; 211: 87-94.

Rezaei H, Sokhansanj S, Lim CJ, Lau A, Bi X. Effects of the mass and volume shrinkage of ground chip and pellet particles on drying rates. Particuology 2018; 38: 1-9.

Rezaei H, Sokhansanj S, Lim CJ. Minimum fluidization velocity of ground chip and ground pellet particles of woody biomass. Chem Eng Process 2018; 124: 222-34.

Oveisi E, Sokhansanj S, Lau A, Lim CJ, Bi X, Ebadian M, et al. In-depot upgrading the quality of fuel chips for a commercial gasification plant. Biomass Bioenerg 2018; 108: 138-45.

Jacobson R, Ebadian M, Yazdanpanah F, Sokhansanj S. Logistics of supplying wood pellets to coal-fired coal plants in Alberta. Submitted 2017.

Wang Y, Ebadian M, Sokhansanj S, Webb E, Lau A. Impact of the biorefinery size on the logistics of corn stover supply – A scenario analysis. Appl Energy 2017; 198: 360-76.

Boren E, Yazdanpanah F, Lindahl R, Schilling C, Chandra RP, Ghiasi B, et al. Off-Gassing of VOCs and Permanent Gases during Storage of Torrefied and Steam Exploded Wood. Energy Fuels 2017; 31: 10954-65.

Ebadian M, Sokhansanj S, Webb E. Estimating the required logistical resources to support the development of a sustainable corn stover bioeconomy in the USA. Biofuels Bioprod Biorefining 2017; 11: 129-49.

Zamar DS, Gopaluni B, Sokhansanj S, Newlands NK. A quantile-based scenario analysis approach to biomass supply chain optimization under uncertainty. Comput Chem Eng 2017; 97: 114-23.

Rezaei H, Lim CJ, Lau A, Bi X, Sokhansanj S. Development of empirical drying correlations for ground wood chip and ground wood pellet particles. Drying Technol 2017; 35: 1423-32.

Jia D, Bi X, Lim CJ, Sokhansanj S, Tsutsumi A. Gas-solid mixing and mass transfer in a tapered fluidized bed of biomass with pulsed gas flow. Powder Technol 2017; 316: 373-87.

Hosseinizand H, Lim CJ, Webb E, Sokhansanj S. Economic analysis of drying microalgae Chlorella in a conveyor belt dryer with recycled heat from a power plant. Appl Therm Eng 2017; 124: 525-32.

Jia D, Bi X, Lim CJ, Sokhansanj S, Tsutsumi A. Heat Transfer in a Pulsed Fluidized Bed of Biomass Particles. Ind Eng Chem Res 2017; 56: 3740-56.

Petrov O, Bi X, Lau A. Impact assessment of biomass-based district heating systems in densely populated communities. Part II: Would the replacement of fossil fuels improve ambient air quality and human health?. Atmos Environ 2017; 161: 191-9.

Zamar DS, Gopaluni B, Sokhansanj S. Optimization of sawmill residues collection for bioenergy production. Appl Energy 2017; 202: 487-95.

Rezaei H, Sokhansanj S, Bi X, Lim CJ, Lau A. A numerical and experimental study on fast pyrolysis of single woody biomass particles. Appl Energy 2017; 198: 320-31.

Yazdanpanah F, Sokhansanj S, Lim CJ, Lau A, Bi X. Gas Adsorption Capacity of Wood Pellets. Energy Fuels 2016; 30: 2975-81.

Zamar DS, Gopaluni B, Sokhansanj S, Ebadian M. Economic Optimization of Sawmill Residues Collection for Bioenergy Conversion. Ifac Papersonline 2016; 49: 857-62.

Jia D, Bi X, Lim CJ, Sokhansanj S, Tsutsumi A. Biomass drying in a pulsed fluidized bed without inert bed particles. Fuel 2016; 186: 270-84.

Naimi LJ, Collard F, Bi X, Lim CJ, Sokhansanj S. Development of size reduction equations for calculating power input for grinding pine wood chips using hammer mill. Biomass Convers Biorefinery 2016; 6: 397-405.

Naimi LJ, Sokhansanj S, Bi X, Lim CJ. Development of a Size Reduction Equation for Woody Biomass: the Influence of Branch Wood Properties on Rittinger’s Constant. Trans ASABE 2016; 59: 1475-84.

Shahrukh H, Oyedun AO, Kumar A, Ghiasi B, Kumar L, Sokhansanj S. Comparative net energy ratio analysis of pellet produced from steam pretreated biomass from agricultural residues and energy crops. Biomass Bioenerg 2016; 90: 50-9.

Shahrukh H, Oyedun AO, Kumar A, Ghiasi B, Kumar L, Sokhansanj S. Techno-economic assessment of pellets produced from steam pretreated biomass feedstock. Biomass Bioenerg 2016; 87: 131-43.

Rezaei H, Yazdanpanah F, Lim CJ, Lau AK, Sokhansanj S. Pyrolysis of ground pine chip and ground pellet particle. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 2016; 94 (10): 1863–1871.

Yazdanpanah F, Sokhansanj S, Lim CJ, Lau A, Bi X. Effectiveness of purging on preventing gas emission buildup in wood pellet storage. Can J Chem Eng 2015; 93: 1024-32.

He X, Lau A, Sokhansanj S, Lim J, Bi X. Application of a Model to Simulate the Wetting and Drying Processes of Woody Biomass in the Field. Drying Technol 2015; 33: 434-42.

Tumuluru JS, Lim CJ, Bi XT, Kuang X, Melin S, Yazdanpanah F, et al. Analysis on Storage Off-Gas Emissions from Woody, Herbaceous, and Torrefied Biomass. Energies 2015; 8: 1745-59.

Zamar DS, Gopaluni B, Sokhansanj S, Newlands NK. Robust Optimization of Competing Biomass Supply Chains Under Feedstock Uncertainty. Ifac Papersonline 2015; 48: 1222-7.

Peng J, Wang J, Bi XT, Lim CJ, Sokhansanj S, Peng H, et al. Effects of thermal treatment on energy density and hardness of torrefied wood pellets. Fuel Process Technol 2015; 129: 168-73.

Lam PS, Lam PY, Sokhansanj S, Lim CJ, Bi XT, Stephen JD, et al. Steam explosion of oil palm residues for the production of durable pellets. Appl Energy 2015; 141: 160-6.

Jia D, Cathary O, Peng J, Bi X, Lim CJ, Sokhansanj S, et al. Fluidization and drying of biomass particles in a vibrating fluidized bed with pulsed gas flow. Fuel Process Technol 2015; 138: 471-82.

Petrov O, Bi X, Lau A. Impact assessment of biomass-based district heating systems in densely populated communities. Part I: Dynamic intake fraction methodology. Atmos Environ 2015; 115: 70-8.

Shahrukh H, Oyedun AO, Kumar A, Ghiasi B, Kumar L, Sokhansanj S. Net energy ratio for the production of steam pretreated biomass-based pellets. Biomass Bioenerg 2015; 80: 286-97.

Peng J, Bi XT, Lim CJ, Peng H, Kim CS, Jia D, et al. Sawdust as an effective binder for making torrefied pellets. Appl Energy 2015; 157: 491-8.

Lee JS, Sokhansanj S, Lau AK, Lim CJ, Bi XT, Basset V, et al. The effects of storage on the net calorific value of wood pellets. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 2015; 57: 8.5-8.12.

Yazdanpanah F, Sokhansanj S, Lim J, Lau A, Bi X, Lam PY, et al. Potential for Flammability of Gases Emitted From Stored Wood Pellets. Can J Chem Eng 2014; 92: 603-9.

Yazdanpanah F, Sokhansanj S, Rezaei H, Lim CJ, Lau K, Bi X, et al. Measurement of Off-Gases in Wood Pellet Storage. In: Advances in Gas Chromatography: InTech; 2014, p. 1-33.

He X, Lau AK, Sokhansanj S, Lim CJ, Bi XT, Melin S. Investigating gas emissions and dry matter loss from stored biomass residues. Fuel 2014; 134: 159-65.

Guo W, Trischuk K, Bi X, Lim CJ, Sokhansanj S. Measurements of wood pellets self-heating kinetic parameters using isothermal calorimetry. Biomass Bioenerg 2014; 63: 1-9.

Ebadian M, Sowlati T, Sokhansanj S, Smith LT, Stumborg M. Development of an integrated tactical and operational planning model for supply of feedstock to a commercial-scale bioethanol plant. Biofuels Bioprod Biorefining 2014; 8: 171-88.

Lam PY, Lam PS, Sokhansanj S, Bi XT, Lim CJ, Melin S. Effects of pelletization conditions on breaking strength and dimensional stability of Douglas fir pellet. Fuel 2014; 117: 1085-92.

Lam PY, Lim CJ, Sokhansanj S, Lam PS, Stephen JD, Pribowo A, et al. Leaching Characteristics of Inorganic Constituents from Oil Palm Residues by Water. Ind Eng Chem Res 2014; 53: 11822-7.

Liu Y, Peng J, Kansha Y, Ishizuka M, Tsutsumi A, Jia D, et al. Novel fluidized bed dryer for biomass drying. Fuel Process Technol 2014; 122: 170-5.

Ghiasi B, Kumar L, Furubayashi T, Lim CJ, Bi X, Kim CS, et al. Densified biocoal from woodchips: Is it better to do torrefaction before or after densification?. Appl Energy 2014; 134: 133-42.

Yazdanpanah F, Sokhansanj S, Lim CJ, Lau A, Bi X, Melin S. Stratification of off-gases in stored wood pellets. Biomass Bioenerg 2014; 71: 1-11.

Ebadian M, Sowlati T, Sokhansanj S, Townley-Smith L, Stumborg M. Modeling and analysing storage systems in agricultural biomass supply chain for cellulosic ethanol production. Appl Energy 2013; 102: 840-9.

Oveisi E, Lau A, Sokhansanj S, Lim CJ, Bi X, Larsson SH, et al. Breakage behavior of wood pellets due to free fall. Powder Technol 2013; 235: 493-9.

Tooyserkani Z, Sokhansanj S, Bi X, Lim J, Lau A. Steam treatment of four softwood species and bark to produce torrefied wood. Appl Energy 2013; 103: 514; 514,521; 521.

Tooyserkani Z, Kumar L, Sokhansanj S, Saddler J, Bi XT, Lim CJ, et al. SO2-catalyzed steam pretreatment enhances the strength and stability of softwood pellets. Bioresour Technol 2013; 130: 59-68.

Tannous K, Lam PS, Sokhansanj S, Grace JR. Physical Properties for Flow Characterization of Ground Biomass from Douglas Fir Wood. Particul Sci Technol 2013; 31: 291-300.

Lam PS, Lam PY, Sokhansanj S, Bi XT, Lim CJ. Mechanical and compositional characteristics of steam-treated Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii L.) during pelletization. Biomass Bioenerg 2013; 56: 116-26.

Peng JH, Bi XT, Sokhansanj S, Lim CJ. Torrefaction and densification of different species of softwood residues. Fuel 2013; 111: 411-21.

Guo W, Lim CJ, Bi X, Sokhansanj S, Melin S. Determination of effective thermal conductivity and specific heat capacity of wood pellets. Fuel 2013; 103: 347-55.

Wang C, Peng J, Li H, Bi XT, Legros R, Lim CJ, et al. Oxidative torrefaction of biomass residues and densification of torrefied sawdust to pellets. Bioresour Technol 2013; 127: 318-25.

Pa A, Bi XT, Sokhansanj S. Evaluation of wood pellet application for residential heating in British Columbia based on a streamlined life cycle analysis. Biomass Bioenerg 2013; 49: 109-22.

Peng JH, Bi HT, Lim CJ, Sokhansanj S. Study on Density, Hardness, and Moisture Uptake of Torrefied Wood Pellets. Energy Fuels 2013; 27: 967-74.

Naimi LJ, Sokhansanj S, Bi X, Lim CJ, Womac AR, Lau AK, et al. Development of Size Reduction Equations for Calculating Energy Input for Grinding Lignocellulosic Particles. Appl Eng Agric 2013; 29: 93-100.

He X, Lau AK, Sokhansanj S, Lim CJ, Bi XT, Melin S, et al. Moisture sorption isotherms and drying characteristics of aspen (Populus tremuloides). Biomass Bioenerg 2013; 57: 161-7.

Yazdanpanah F, Lau A, Sokhansanj S, Lim CJ, Bi X, Melin S. Resistance of wood pellets to low airflow. Can J Chem Eng 2012; 90: 1479-83.

Tooyserkani Z, Sokhansanj S, Bi X, Lim CJ, Saddler J. Effect of steam treatment on pellet strength and the energy input in pelleting of softwood particles. Transactions of the ASABE 2012; 55: 2265; 2265,2272; 2272.

Kumar L, Tooyserkani Z, Sokhansanj S, Saddler JN. Does densification influence the steam pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of softwoods to sugars?. Bioresour Technol 2012; 121: 190-8.

Lam PS, Sokhansanj S, Bi XT, Lim CJ, Larsson SH. Drying characteristics and equilibrium moisture content of steam-treated Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii L.). Bioresour Technol 2012; 116: 396-402.

Peng J, Bi XT, Lim J, Sokhansanj S. Development of Torrefaction Kinetics for British Columbia Softwoods. Int J Chem React Eng 2012; 10: A15.

Larsson SH, Lestander TA, Crompton D, Melin S, Sokhansanj S. Temperature patterns in large scale wood pellet silo storage. Appl Energy 2012; 92: 322-7.

Lam PS, Sokhansanj S, Bi XT, Lim CJ. Colorimetry Applied to Steam-Treated Biomass and Pellets made from Western Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga Menziesii L.). Trans ASABE 2012; 55: 673-8.

Pa A, Craven JS, Bi XT, Melin S, Sokhansanj S. Environmental footprints of British Columbia wood pellets from a simplified life cycle analysis. Int J Life Cycle Assess 2012; 17: 220-31.

Peng JH, Bi HT, Sokhansanj S, Lim JC. A study of particle size effect on biomass torrefaction and densification. Energy Fuels 2012; 26: 3826-3839.

He X, Lau AK, Sokhansanj S, Lim CJ, Bi XT, Melin S. Dry matter losses in combination with gaseous emissions during the storage of forest residues. Fuel 2012; 95: 662-4.

Ghafghazi S, Sowlati T, Sokhansanj S, Bi X, Melin S. Particulate matter emissions from combustion of wood in district heating applications. Renew Sust Energ Rev 2011; 15: 3019-28.

Ghafghazi S, Sowlati T, Sokhansanj S, Bi X, Melin S. Life cycle assessment of base-load heat sources for district heating system options. Int J Life Cycle Assess 2011; 16: 212-23.

Ebadian M, Sowlati T, Sokhansanj S, Stumborg M, Townley-Smith L. A new simulation model for multi-agricultural biomass logistics system in bioenergy production. Biosyst Eng 2011; 110: 280-90.

Lam PS, Sokhansanj S, Bi X, Lim CJ, Melin S. Energy Input and Quality of Pellets Made from Steam-Exploded Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). Energy Fuels 2011; 25: 1521-8.

Pa A, Bi XT, Sokhansanj S. A life cycle evaluation of wood pellet gasification for district heating in British Columbia. Bioresour Technol 2011; 102: 6167-77.

Naimi LJ, Sokhansanj S, Womac AR, Bi X, Lim CJ, Igathinathane C, et al. Development of a Population Balance Model to Simulate Fractionation of Ground Switchgrass. Trans ASABE 2011; 54: 219-27.

Yazdanpanah F, Sokhansanj S, Lau AK, Lim CJ, Bi X, Melin S. Airflow versus pressure drop for bulk wood pellets. Biomass Bioenerg 2011; 35: 1960-6.

Ghafghazi S, Sowlati T, Sokhansanj S, Melin S. Techno-economic analysis of renewable energy source options for a district heating project. Int J Energy Res 2010; 34: 1109-20.

Yazdanpanah F, Sokhansanj S, Lau AK, Lim CJ, Bi X, Melin S, et al. Permeability of wood pellets in the presence of fines. Bioresour Technol 2010; 101: 5565-70.

Tumuluru JS, Sokhansanj S, Lim CJ, Bi T, Lau A, Melin S, et al. Quality of Wood Pellets Produced in British Columbia for Export. Appl Eng Agric 2010; 26: 1013-20.

Ghafghazi S, Sowlati T, Sokhansanj S, Melin S. A multicriteria approach to evaluate district heating system options. Appl Energy 2010; 87: 1134-40.

Peng JH, Bi HT, Sokhansanj S, Lim JC, Melin S. An Economical and Market Analysis of Canadian Wood Pellets. Int J Green Energy 2010; 7: 128-42.

Igathinathane C, Tumuluru JS, Sokhansanj S, Bi X, Lim CJ, Melin S, et al. Simple and inexpensive method of wood pellets macro-porosity measurement. Bioresour Technol 2010; 101: 6528-37.

Peng JH, Bi HT, Sokhansanj S, Lim JC, Melin S. An Economical and Market Analysis of Canadian Wood Pellets. Int J Green Energy 2010; 7: 128-42.

Kuang X, Shankar TJ, Sokhansanj S, Lim CJ, Bi XT, Melin S. Effects of headspace and oxygen level on off-gas emissions from wood pellets in storage. Ann Occup Hyg 2009; 53 (8): 807-813.

Kuang X, Shankar TJ, Bi XT, Lim CJ, Sokhansanj S, Melin S. Rate and peak concentrations of off-gas emissions in stored wood pellets-sensitivities to temperature, relative humidity and headspace volume. Ann Occup Hyg 2009; 53: 789-796.

Kuang X, Shankar TJ, Bi XT, Sokhansanj S, Lim CJ, Melin S. Characterization and kinetics study of off-Gas emissions from stored wood pellets. Ann Occup Hyg 2008; 52 (8): 675-683.

Lam PS, Sokhansanj S, Bi X, Lim CJ, Naimi LJ, Hoque M, et al. Bulk density of wet and dry wheat straw and switchgrass particles. Appl Eng Agric 2008; 24: 351-8.

Kumar A, Sokhansanj S, Flynn PC. Development of a multicriteria assessment model for ranking biomass feedstock collection and transportation systems. Appl Biochem Biotechnol 2006; 129: 71-87.