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 2016

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Microwave and Ultrasound Assisted Zeolitization of Coal Fly Ash, Syed Salman Raza Bukhari

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Development of Ultrasonic Techniques for Characterization of Liquid Mixtures, William A. Cooke

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Passive Acoustic Emissions in a V-blender, Allison Crouter

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Fermentative Processes Requiring Low Solubility Feed Gases: an Investigation into Gas-Dependent Microorganisms, Eric W. Doerr

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Minor Whey Protein Purification Using Ion-Exchange Column Chromatography, Naeimeh Faraji Dizaji

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Treatment Process for Removal of Naphthenic Acid from Oil Refinery Wastewater, Martin W. Flatley

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ABE Fermentation From Low Cost Substrates, Kai Gao

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Study on Developments of Processes for Powder Coatings, Shan Gao

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Bed Agglomeration Behavior in a Bubbling Fluidized-Bed Combustor, Ehsan Ghiasi

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Gasification of Biomass Feedstocks in CREC Riser Simulator, Ana Giron

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Visible Light Driven Photocatalysis for Degradation of Diclofenac, Noshin Hashim

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Recovery of Valuable Chemicals from Agricultural Waste Through Pyrolysis, Mohammad M. Hossain

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Formation Potential of Disinfection By-products after Coagulation of Algal Matters, Xian Hu

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Investigation And Modeling of Dip-Coating Process for Dispersions, Mahyar Javidi Soufiani

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Esterification of Free Fatty Acid by Selected Homogeneous and Solid Acid Catalysts for Biodiesel Production, Mohamed Kaddour

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Agglomerate Formation and Heat Transfer study in a Novel Mechanically Fluidized Reactor, Dhiraj M. Kankariya

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Fate of Benzalkonium Chlorides in Natural Environment and Treatment Processes, Adnan Hossain Khan

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Production of Bio-Based Phenol Formaldehyde Foams, Bing Li

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A study of Low C/N Ratio Waste Water Treatment Using Fluidized Bed Bioreactor, Kai Li

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Effect of Local Bed Hydrodynamics on the Distribution of Liquid in a Fluidized Bed, Lingchao Li

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Reactor Performances and Hydrodynamics of Various Gas-Solids Fluidized Beds, Jiangshan Liu

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Fabrication and Cross-linking of L-Aspartic Acid Functionalized Poly(ester amide)-based Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Shuyu Liu

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Evaluation of VOC Degradation in Photo-Catalytic Air Reactors: TiO2 Immobilization, Energy Efficiency and Kinetic Modeling, Cristina S. Lugo Vega

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Particle agglomeration in a slurry bubble column due to interparticle liquid bridging, Shona MacIntyre

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Enhanced Solar Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation and Water Treatment Using Hetero-Structure Photocatalysts, Ghodsieh Malekshoar

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In Mold Flow of Long Fibers in Compression Molding Process, Gleb Meirson

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Polymeric Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery Applications, Leena Mohammed

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Engineered quantum dots for EVA nanocomposite films and TiO2 photocatalysts, Md Abdul Mumin

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Hydrothermal Liquefaction of High-Water Content Biomass and Waste Materials for the Production of Biogas and Bio-Crude Oil, Laleh Nazari

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Treatment of Landfill Waste, Leachate and Landfill Gas: Modelling/Simulation and Experimental Studies, Hecham M. Omar

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Direct Conversion of Wet Microalgae and Oleaginous Yeast to Biodiesel Using Ionic Liquids, Valerie Orr

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Polymer System and Molding Techniques for Surgical Training Models, Daniel J. Park

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Co-substrate Fermentation of Jerusalem Artichoke Tubers and Crude Glycerol to Butanol with Integrated Product Recovery, Tahereh Sarchami

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Fractionation of cornstalk into cellulose and lignin for the production of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, Tao Shui

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Catalytic Conversion of Fructose, Glucose and Industrial Grade Sugar Syrups to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural, A Platform for Fuels and Chemicals, Sadra Souzanchi

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Copper Indium Sulfide Quantum Dots for Light Selective Nanocomposite Thin Films and Solar Cell Applications, Harrison Ward

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Design and Implementation of Multi-Responsive Azobenzene Triggers in Self-Immolative and Degradable Polymers, Andrew D. Wong

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Studies on Nanocomposite Coating Produced by Laser-assisted process to Prevent Silicone Hydrogels from Bio-fouling, Vishnuvardhana Wuppaladhodi

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Powder Coating for Pharmaceutical Solid Dosage Forms, Qingliang Yang

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The Effects of Furfural on Biological Hydrogen Production in Batch and Microbial Electrolysis Cell, Hyeongu Yeo

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Mechanism of ethanol partial oxidation over titania supported vanadia catalysts: geometric and electronic structure consequences on reaction kinetics, Dongmin Yun

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Dry Powder Coating of Pharmaceutical Pellets with a Novel Rotary Fluidized Bed, Yunhan Zhang

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Formulation and Process of Powder Coating for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Interconnects, Yandaizi Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Study of Mixing and Initial Granule Formation During High Shear Granulation of Pharmaceutical Powders, Aveen Alkhatib

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Biosorption Processes for Removal of Toxic Metals from Wastewaters, Shahram Amirnia

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Mercury Removal from Aqueous Solution Using Natural, Synthetic, and Modified Zeolites, Mahshid Attari

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Evaluation of Filtration Performance of a Rotating Belt Filter for Different Primary Wastewater Influents., Tulip Chakraborty

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Production Of Activated Carbons From Pyrolytic Char For Environmental Applications, Anastasia Colomba

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Disinfection and advanced oxidation of highly absorbing fluids by UV/VUV light: process modeling and validation, Ferdinando Crapulli

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Process Control for Biological Nutrient Removal Processes in Fluidized Beds Treating Low Carbon to Nitrogen Municipal Wastewater, Joseph Donohue

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Study of the Hydrodynamics, Mass Transfer and Energy Requirements of a Rectangular Air-lift Bioreactor for Electrical Power Generation, Stanimir S. Drandev

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Effect of Spray Jet Interactions on the Liquid Distribution in a Fluidized Bed, Helal Elkolaly

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Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Lignin-Based Epoxy Resins, Fatemeh Ferdosian

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Investigations in Hydrodynamics and Mixing Pattern in the Bubble Column Equipped with Internals, Keller J H George

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Biohydrogen Production from Cellulose by Clostridium termitidis and Clostridium beijerinckii., Maritza Gomez-Flores

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Thermal Conversion of Triglycerides of Vegetable Oil for Production of Renewable Lamp Fuel, Jamie A. Gregory

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Novel Carbon-supported Transition Metal Phosphide Catalysts for Hydrodeoxygenation of Fast Pyrolysis Oil, Cheng Guo

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Development And Study Of Measurement Methods For Jets And Bogging In A Fluidized Bed, Majid Hamidi

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Characterization of fine particle fluidization, Mengqi Han

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The Application of the Ultrafine Technology in Improving the Biocompatibility and Osteo-inductivity of Dental Implants, Nicholas Y. Hou

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Residence Time Distribution Measurements in a Downer Reactor & Gas-Solids Separator, Martin Huard

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Improving Galvanizing Bath Hardware, Amir Kargar Neghab

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Solar Photocatalytic Reduction of Zn2+ Using Graphene-Based TiO2 Composite Catalyst for Application to CSO Treatment, Gloria Kumordzi

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Application of Mechanically Fluidized Reactors to Lignin Pyrolysis, Valentina Lago

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Cluster Fluid Dynamics in Down Flow Reactors: Experimental and Modeling Study, Angel Virgilio Lanza Soto

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Pyrolysis Based Biorefineries for the Production of Fermentable Substrates, Luis Carlos Luque-Moreno

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Polyhydroxybutyrate Production in a Photobioreactor Using Spirulina Platensis, Adrianna Mika

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A Comprehensive Study Of Esterification Of Free Fatty Acid To Biodiesel In a Simulated Moving Bed System, Nillohit Mitra Ray

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Catalytic Conversion of Glycerol to Value-Added Chemical Products, Malaya Ranjan Nanda

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Effect of Temperature and Successive Sprays on Liquid Distribution in Fluidized Beds, Liliana Andrea Pardo Reyes

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Doping Plasmon-Enhanced TiO2 with Zirconia to Improve Solar Energy Harvesting in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Anastasia Pasche

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Towards Intensified Protein Refolding and Purification on Size Exlusion Chromatography: Fundamental Studies and Mathematical Modelling, Pegah Saremirad

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Hydrotreatment of Lignin into Green Fuels and Chemicals, Matthew Tymchyshyn

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Formulation and Optimization of Antimicrobial Surfaces Via Ultra-Fine Powder Coating, Rezwana Yeasmin

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Study of high pressure steaming on lipid recovery from microalgae, Ana-Maria Aguirre

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Upgrading of Fast Pyrolysis Oil via HDO Using Nano-Structured Catalysts, Shima Ahmadi

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Degradation and biological assessment of aqueous micropollutant mixtures, Sura M.H. Ali

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Antibacterial Studies on Titania Polyurethane Nanocomposite Coatings, Koosha Azhie

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Surface Functionalization and Bioconjugation of Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications, Longyan Chen

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Surface Modification of Aluminum Alloys by Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation, Vahid Dehnavi

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Tissue Engineering Scaffolds with Enhanced Oxygen Delivery Using a Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complex, Tierney GB Deluzio

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Quantification of Axial Solids Mixing and Impacts of Internals in a Liquid-Solids Circulating Fluidized Bed Downer, Ha Doan

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Conversion Of Dimethyl-Ether to Olefins Over HZSM-5: Reactivity and Kinetic Modeling, Abdullah Saad Dughaither

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Solid-phase Extraction as Sample Preparation for Bioassay-based Micropollutant Quantification, Chen Feng

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Characterization of Fine Powders and Development of Processes for Powder Coatings, Jing Fu

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Humidity Effect on the Structure of Electrospun Core-Shell PCL-PEG Fibers for Tissue Regeneration Applications, Adam P. Golin

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Enhancement of Biohydrogen Production from Co-Fermentation of Glucose, Starch, and Cellulose, Medhavi Gupta

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Laser-Assisted Surface Modification of Hybrid Hydrogels to Prevent Bacterial Contamination and Protein Fouling, Guobang Huang

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Reductive Depolymerization of Kraft Lignin for Chemicals and Fuels Using Formic Acid as a In-Situ Hydrogen Source, Shanhua Huang

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The hydrodynamic behavior of an inverse liquid-solid circulating fluidized bed, Amin Jaberi

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Hydrolytic Depolymerization of Lignin for the Preparation of Polyols and Rigid Polyurethane Foams, Nubla Mahmood

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Treatment of Synthetic Oil Sands Tailing Water with Activated Carbon, Alfredo Martinez Iglesias

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Steam Gasification of Biomass Surrogates: Catalyst Development and Kinetic Modelling, A S M Jahirul Islam Mazumder

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Impact of Local Bed Hydrodynamics on Jet-Bed Interaction, Maryam Mohagheghi Dar Ranji

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Factors Affecting Bed Agglomeration in Bubbling Fluidized Bed Biomass Boilers, Alejandro Montes

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Drug Delivery to the Respiratory Tract Using Dry Powder Inhalers, Doaa M.R. Mossaad

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Poly(Ester Amide) and Poly(Ethyl Glyoxylate) Nanoparticles for Controlled Drug Release, Amira Mohamed Moustafa

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Diffusion and Adsorption Coefficients of Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Gas Chromatography Capillary Columns, Gabriela Navarro Tovar

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Effect of Nozzle Geometry on Jet Bed Interaction: Experiments with Commercial Scale Nozzles and Eroded Nozzles, Nicholas A. Prociw

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Scale-up and study of the BioGenerator, Victor Pupkevich