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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Inherently Porous Atomically Thin Membranes for Gas Separation, Harpreet Atwal

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Production of Engineered Carbons from Secondary Waste Streams for Environmental Applications, Ghazaleh Chegini

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Mitigation of fouling and liquid losses in a Fluid Coker™: Influence of operating conditions and internals on wet-agglomerates contribution to liquid carry-under, Yohann Alain François Cochet

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CO2 Derived Carbon Capture Using Microalgae in a PhotoBioCREC Unit, Maureen D. Cordoba Perez

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Effect of Pretreatment of Resin Acids on Anaerobic Digestibility of Pulp and Paper Mill's Primary Sludge, Sreejon Das

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Fibrin-Based Engineered Vascular Tissues as Platforms for Cellular Studies and Disease Modeling, Khalil Dayekh

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Impact of post-pyrolysis wash on biochar powders and their respective granule formations, Anthony Fazzalari

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Investigation on Hydrodynamic Behavior in a Liquid-Solid Circulating Conventional Fluidized Bed (CCFB), Jingya Fu

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Production of biopolymers by Aureobasidium pullulans on industrial waste streams, Islam Gawdat

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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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A Novel Submerged Photocatalytic Oscillatory Membrane Reactor for Effluent Water Polishing, Siddharth Gupta

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Investigation of Electrochemical and Hybrid Microbial Desalination Cells for Environmental Applications, Shawn Nicholas Hamilton

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Mitigation of Fluid Coker Cyclone Fouling with Consideration to Reactor Performance, Andrew J. Heaslip

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Probing the Role of Silicates for Corrosion Control in Lead Plumbing, Hailey Holmes

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Process Modifications and Additives for Anticorrosive Powder Coatings, Jinbao Huang

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Growth viability assay assessment for disinfectant screening, Paavana Jayaram

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Production of Bio-Based Concrete Water Reducer from Crude Cellulose derived from Woody Biomass, Anthony T. Johnson

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Slow Pyrolysis of Vomitoxin-Contaminated Corn in a Batch Reactor, Shokooh Karami

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Catechol-Containing Copolymers As An Active Ingredient for Denture Adhesives, Vincent Ying Wun Kong

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Treatability of Micropollutants and Microplastics using Selected Wastewater Treatment Processes, Juan Li

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Development of New Bonding Technologies for Powder Coatings, Wei Liu

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Impact of Local Fluidized Bed Hydrodynamics on the Distribution of Liquid Sprayed into the Bed, Yuan Li

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Thermodynamic Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium in Naphtha-Water Mixtures, Sandra Milena Lopez-Zamora

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Thermochemical Conversion of Plastic to Value Added Products, Anastasia L. Maslak

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

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Using Ionic Liquids in Fabrication of VO2 for Thermochromic Coatings, Shidokht Nazari

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Overcoming Technological Challenges for the Commercialization of the Circulating Fluidized Bed Bioreactor for Municipal Wastewater Treatment, Michael J. Nelson

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

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A Multifunctional Treatment Process for Combined Sewer Overflow Pollutants and Nutrient Control, Tiziana Venditto

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Atomically Thin Nanoporous Graphene Membranes for Fluid Separation, Anika O. K. Wong

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A Study of The Deep Learning-based Monitoring and Efficient Numerical Modeling Methodologies for Crystallization Processes, Yuanyi Wu

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Comparison of geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol removal by conventional ozonation and co-treatment of potassium ferrate and peroxymonosulfate, Zhaoran Xin

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Study on graphene-based nanocomposites with special magnetoresistance properties, Songlin Yang

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Experimental study and characterization of bubble behaviors in the orifice-induced hydrodynamic cavitation, Haoxuan Zheng

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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Intensification of Clostridium pasteurianum Fermentation Producing n-Butanol From Glycerol using Microfiltration Cell Recycle, Colin W. Couper

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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