Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Theses and Dissertations

 

This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Development of a recombinant brewing yeast to produce beer from hemp extract (Cannabis Sativa L.), Mehmet Ugur Gulmen

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Cluster Acceleration and Stabilization in Downflow Catalytic Reactors: Experimental and CPFD Simulation Studies, Cesar Alejandro Medina Pedraza

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Development Of Technologies For High Value Products From Biomass Pyrolysis, Chiara Barbiero

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Bridging Thermochemical and Biochemical Conversion: Impact of Biochar Addition on the Anaerobic Digestion of Aqueous Pyrolysis Condensate, Neha Batta

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CFD Simulations of Bubble Column Equipped with Bundles of Concentric Tubes, Glen C. DSouza

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Thermo-catalytic Decarboxylation of Fatty Acids and Real-World Derivatives Towards Liquid Fuels, Shaun J. Fraser

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Waste Hemp Fibers (HFs) Derived Porous Carbons: Preparation, Characterization, and Potential Applications, Manju Gurung

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Light downshifting zinc oxide-ethylene vinyl acetate nanocomposite greenhouse films, David V. Hiscott

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Multiphase Equilibrium in A Novel Batch Dynamic VL-Cell Unit with High Mixing: Apparatus Design and Process Simulation, Jeonghoon Kong

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Experimental and Numerical Study of Polymorphism in Crystallization Processes, Mengxing Lin

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Design, Fabrication and Applications of Efficient Conductive Polymers for Photocatalytic Antimicrobials, Chunbo Liu

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Improved Fermentation Design and Screening Devices for Biobutanol Production, Garret Christopher Munch

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Hydrodynamic of a Novel Liquid-Solid Circulating Fluidized Bed Operating Below Particle Terminal Velocity, Xinyu Pan

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Ultrasonic Techniques for Characterizations of Oils and Their Emulsions and Monitoring Oil Layer Depth of Spill, Kanu Raigan

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Evolution and Flow of Vapors in a Fluidized Bed, Hansen Mangaranap Silitonga

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Bubble Dynamics in a Sand Fluidized Bed in the Presence of Biomass Pellets, Nicolas Torres Brauer

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The Effect of MoOx Reducibility on its Activity for Anisole Hydrodeoxygenation, Chantal Walker

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Extended Study of the Inverse Fluidized Bed Bioreactor for Low C/N Ratio Wastewater Treatment and Hydrodynamics, Lin Wang

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Numerical study of the effect of gas distributors and baffles on the bubble distribution, gas and solid mixing in a fluidized bed, Xuelian Xing

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Material Properties and Heat Transfer Parameters in Compression Molding of Glass Mat Thermoplastics, Cheng Xu

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Biological Nutrient Removal: Minimizing Carbon and Oxygen Requirements, Masuduz Zaman

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Improvement of Fluidization Ability for Group A Powders by Fine Powder Additives, Xiaowei Zhang

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Value-added Lipids Extraction From Wet Microalgae Using Ionic Liquids, Yujie Zhang

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Effects of Drinking Water Treatment Processes on Removal of Algal Matter and Subsequent Water Quality, Ziming Zhao

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Fluidization Characteristics of Group C+ Particles: Fine Powder with Nanoparticle Modulation, Yandaizi Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Novel Avenues Toward Controlling the Photophysical Properties of Ultra-Small Silicon Quantum Dots, Mohammed Abdelhameed

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Highly Efficient Depolymerization of Kraft Lignin (KL) and Hydrolysis Lignin (HL) via Hydrolysis and Oxidation, Zaid Ahmad

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Microwave and Ultrasonic Assisted Synthesis of zeolites from Coal Fly Ash in Batch and Circulating Batch Operation, Tahani Hassn Aldahri

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Catalytic Conversion of 1,3,5 TIPB Over Y-Zeolite based Catalysts Catalyst/oil ratio(C/O) Effect and a Kinetic Model, Abdualkaber A. Alkhlel

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Bioremediation of Refinery Desalter Effluent using Debaryomyces hansenii and Parachlorella kessleri, Leila Azimian

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Characterization of Tetrazolium Salts and Formazans using Computational Chemistry for Radiochromic Dosimetry, Teshome G. Bedada

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In-line Monitoring of Lubricant Addition Through Passive Vibration Measurements in a V-blender, Austin Cameron

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Effect Of Coagulant Recycling on Chemically Enhanced Primary Treatment Performance, Tulip Chakraborty

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Hydrodynamics Studies of Air Dense Medium Fluidized Bed with Binary Mixtures for Dry Coal Beneficiation, Zhijie Fu

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Non-Classical Nucleation Phenomena Study And Following Process Monitoring and Optimization in Solution Crystallization Process, Zhenguo Gao

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Development of a Co-Rotating, Fully Intermeshing Twin-Screw Extruder Model for the Extrusion of Natural Fibre Suspensions, Keller J H George

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Enhanced Oxidative Transformation of Conventional and Emerging Organic Contaminants by Visible and Solar Light Driven Photocatalysis and Activated Ferrate(VI), Malini Ghosh

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Application of Electrostatic Dry Powder Coating Technology on Hard Capsules, Zhehao Jing

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Gas-induced fluidization of free settling and free rising particles in liquid batch operation, Xueke Jin

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The Effect of Scale on Spray Nozzle Performance, Aaron M. Joness

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Synthesis of VO2/Poly(MMA-co-dMEMUABr) Antimicrobial/Thermochromic Dual-functional Coating and Reactivity Ratios Study, Yixian Liu

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A Comprehensive Study of Sequential Simulated Moving Bed: Purification of Xylo-oligosaccharides and fructose-glucose, Yan Li

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Investigation and Modeling of the Dip Coating for Dispersions with Near Wall Effects, Mahdieh Moghadasi

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Hydrodynamics of Liquid-Solid and Three-Phase Inverse Circulating Fluidized Beds, Tian Nan

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Analysis and Control of Aluminum Concentration in Groundwater: Mathematical Modelling and Laboratory Study, Daria Popugaeva

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Rotating Heater Pyrolyzer (RHP): A new pyrolysis technology for biochar production, Ariel Porat

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Enhanced Carbon Fiber-Epoxy Composites for Rowing Racing Shells, Rayehe Samimi

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Design of Tissue-specific Cellular Microenvironments for Adipose-derived Stromal Cell Culture and Delivery, Arthi Shridhar

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Pyrolysis of Miscanthus and Products Characterization, Arshdeep Singh

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Numerical Studies on Hydrodynamics in Various Circulating Fluidization Systems, Zeneng Sun

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Evaluation of Biohydrogen Production from Co-fermentation of Carbohydrates and Proteins, Emmanuel Andrew Tepari Jr,

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Energy Reduction in Fluidized Bed Bioreactors for Municipal and Ammonia-rich Wastewater Treatment, Haolong Wang

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Experimental Investigations on the Instantaneous Flow Structure in Circulating Fluidized Beds, Xiaoyang Wei

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A comparison of different carrier media for biofilm formation and performance in aerobic inverse fluidized bed bioreactor, Haoran Xu

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Synthesis of Chemically Stable VO2 Particles Using Green Solvents and their Application as Smart Coatings, Dicho Zomaya

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Syngas Chemical Looping Combustion Using A Fluidizable Oxygen Carrier: Reactivity, Kinetics, Reactor Simulation, Imtiaz Ahmed

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Maintaining and Controlling an Extrinsic Biofilm for Pathogen Removal in Dental Unit Water Lines, Bilal B. Al-Bataina

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Bubble Dynamics and Dense Phase Composition in 2-D Binary Gas-Solid Fluidized Bed, Tianzi Bai

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Pyrolysis as an Economical and Ecological Treatment Option for Solid Anaerobic Digestate and Municipal Sewage Sludge, Devon J. Barry

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Extraction of Astaxanthin from H. pluvialis Using Deep Eutectic Solvents, Roya Barzegar

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Piston Modelling and Gas-Solid Mixing Characterization in JBR, Tian Dong Cai

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Development of Nanostructured Glucose Biosensor, Longyi Chen

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The Production of Pyrolytic Biochar for Addition in Value-Added Composite Material, Douglas Matthew Cuthbertson

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Development and applications of polyglyoxylate self-immolative polymers, Bo Fan

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Numerical Investigations of Bubble Column Equipped with Vertical Internals in Different Arrangements, Tuntun Gaurav

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Modeling Fluid Coker Cyclone Fouling, Erica Glatt

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Biobutanol production from cellulosic and sugar-based feedstock from the corn plant, Reyna Gomez-Flores

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Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production using a Mesoporous TiO2 Doped with Pt: Semiconductor Synthesis, Oxidation-Reduction Network and Quantum Efficiencies., Jesus Fabricio Guayaquil-Sosa

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Corrosion Scale Characteristics and Lead Oxide Dissolution in Chloraminated Water, Daoping Guo

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Microsieving as a Primary Treatment for Biological Nitrogen Removal from Municipal Wastewater, Medhavi Gupta

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Chemical Modification of Lignin into Advanced Materials, Soheil Hajirahimkhan

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Biohydrogen Production from Synthetic Lignocellulosic Hydrolysates: Acclimatization and Inhibition, Basem Mikhaeil Fawzy Haroun

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Hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgae for the production of bio-crude oil, Yulin Hu

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Spraying Slurries: Impact of Slurry Properties on Spray Characteristics and Agglomerate Formation in Fluidized Beds, Joshua Idowu

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Immediate release ginseng chewable tablets and sustained release amino acid pellets based on dry powder coating technology platform, Xiangwei Kong

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CO2 Biomass Fluidized Gasification. Thermodynamic and Reactivity Studies., Amanda Kuhn Bastos

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Autohydrolysis Pretreatment of Mixed Lignocellulosic Biomass, Claudio Lira

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Hydrodynamics of a Gas-Driven Gas-Liquid-Solid Spouted Bed, Jia Meng

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Covalently Crosslinked Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Biomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications, Dibakar Mondal

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A Comprehensive Study of Arsenic Removal From Aqueous Solution Using Low-Cost Adsorbents, Mrinmoyee Mondal

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Direct Sheet Molding Compound process (D-SMC), Atieh Motaghi

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Production of monomeric aromatics/phenolics from hydrolysis lignin (HL) by catalytic fast pyrolysis and hydrothermal liquefaction, Hooman Paysepar

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Adsorption kinetics of C9-C12 hydrocarbons on carbonaceous materials, Erfan Pazoki Toroudi

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Propane Oxidative Dehydrogenation Under Oxygen-free Conditions Using Novel Fluidizable Catalysts: Reactivity, Kinetic Modeling and Simulation Study, Samira Rostom

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Hydrogen Production by Photocatalytic Water Splitting Under Near-UV and Visible Light Using Doped Pt and Pd TiO2, Bianca Rusinque

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Role of Zero Valent Iron and Organic Substrates in Chlorinated Solvent Degradation: An Ex-Situ Remediation Case Study, Alexander Stevenson

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Hydrogen Generation from Eosin Y-sensitized Pt/ZnO under Solar Light Irradiation, Tianfang Tian

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Anaerobic Digestion of Aqueous Pyrolysis Condensate, Connie Wen

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Impact of Trace Element Ions and Fe2+ on Anaerobic Food Waste Digestion, Andisheh Yazdanpanah

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Microinjection Molding of Carbon Filled Polymer Composites, Shengtai Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Study of the Dynamics and Cost Analysis of the Biogenerator, Tariq Abou Jarboua

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Continuous protein refolding in a liquid solid circulating fluidized bed (LSCFB) system, Ahmed Alassuity

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Ultrasonic Techniques for Characterization of Oil-Water Emulsion and Monitoring of Interface in Separation Vessels, Embark Alshaafi

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Study of Motion of Agglomerates Through a Fluidized Bed, Muhammad Owais Iqbal Bhatti

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Effect of L-Ascorbic Acid and All-trans Retinoic Acid on Smooth Muscle Cells Cultured on PCL Scaffolds, Brandon Chaffay

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Photoactive Properties of Nanostructured Titania Modified Polyurethanes, Chao Chen

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Sol-gel Derived Silica-titania Porous Coating for the Surface Modification of Dental Implants, Yili Cheng

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Disinfection By-products Formation after Coagulation of Algal Extracellular and Intracellular Organic Matters, Tianyiru Chen

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Regeneration potential of activated petroleum coke for application in oil sands process-affected water, Sreejon Das

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Batch and Fed Batch Cultivation and Harvesting of Nannochloropsis Gaditana for Environmental Applications, Roopa P. Devasya