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 2014

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Acetyl Rb1 Ginsenoside from North American Ginseng: Extraction and Application, Raziye Samimi

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Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Carboxylic Acid Functionalized Polyisobutylene, Inderpreet Sran

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Effects of Mixing and Vapor Residence Time on the Thermal Cracking Performance of Fluidized Beds, Clayton Stanlick

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Studies of Anode Electrodes for the BioGenerator, Vahid Vajihinejad

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Scale-Up Methodology for Bench-Scale Slurry Photocatalytic Reactors Using Combined Irradiation and Kinetic Modelling, Patricio J. Valades Pelayo

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Surfactant Assisted Dispersion of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Polyvinylpyrrolidone Solutions, Tennison Yu

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Production and Applications of Formaldehyde-Free Phenolic Resins Using 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural Derived from Glucose In-Situ, Yongsheng Zhang

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Mechanical Pretreatment of Corncobs for Bioethanol Production by a Twin-Screw Extruder, Jun Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Continuous Segregation and Removal of Biochar from Bubbling Fluidized Bed, Mary O. Adegboye

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Catalytic Conversion of Benzothiophene Over a H-ZSM5 Catalyst, Reactivity and a Kinetic Model, Saad A. Al-Bogami

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Oxygen-Free Propane Oxidative Dehydrogenation Over Vanadium Oxide Catalysts: Reactivity and Kinetic Modelling, Sameer Ali Al-Ghamdi

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Sol-Gel Derived Biodegradable and Bioactive Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Biomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering, Bedilu A. Allo

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A Comprehensive Study of Cd(II) Removal from Aqueous Solution via Adsorption and Solar Photocatalysis, Samindika Athapaththu

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Effects of Additive Modification on Flow Properties of Fine Coating Particles, Danni Bao

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Treatment of Aqueous Biomass and Waste via Supercritical Water Gasification for the Production of CH4 and H2, Izad Behnia

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Development and Applications of a Novel Intermittent Solids Feeder for Pyrolysis Reactors, Federico M. Berruti

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Photocatalytic Water Splitting using a Modified Pt-TiO2. Kinetic Modeling and Hydrogen Production Efficiency, Salvador Escobedo Salas

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Treatment of Combined Sewer Overflows Using Ferrate (VI), Rohan Gandhi

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Investigation of Lysozyme Refolding Using Ionic Liquids as Refolding Additives, Harpreet Kaur

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Biomimetic Poly(ester amide) Biomaterials for Vascular Tissue Engineering, Darryl K. Knight

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Co-pyrolysis of Birchwood Bio-oil and Reduced Crude in a Mechanically Fluidized Reactor, Ryan Lance

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Investigations of Cost-Effective Biodiesel Production from High FFA Feedstock, Lesly N. Lesmes Sanchez

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Oil-in-water Emulsification Using Oscillatory Micro-screen, Jiangshan Liu

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Electrospinning of Core-shell Collagen Nanofibers, Ying Li

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Flow Enhancement of Ginseng and other Fine Powders with Rotating and Conventional Fluidized Bed, Sima Manifar

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Degradation Kinetics and Functional Design of Linear Self-Immolative Polymers, Ryan A. McBride

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Effect of plant hormones on the production of biomass and lipid in microalgae, Malihe Mehdizadeh Allaf

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Development and Application of an Experimental Model for the Fluid Coking Process, Carolina B. Morales

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A Novel Mixed Metallic Oxygen Carrier for Chemical Looping Combustion: Preparation, Characterization and Kinetic Modeling, Mohammad Rezwanul Quddus

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Effects of Biodiesel Concentration on Microbial Deterioration of Polyethylene in a Simulated Fuel Storage Tank, Juan Manuel Restrepo-Florez

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Upgrading Pyrolysis Oil to Produce Liquid Transportation Fuels, Ehsan Reyhanitash

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Carbon Dioxide Adsorption by Metal Organic Frameworks (Synthesis, Testing and Modeling), Rana Sabouni

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Batch and Continuous Studies of Chlorella Vulgaris in Photo-Bioreactors, Claudia Sacasa Castellanos

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Hydrodynamics in Recirculating Fluidized Bed Mimicking the Stripper Section of the Fluid Coker, Francisco J. Sanchez Careaga

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Particle Fluidization in Upward and Inverse Liquid-Solid Circulating Fluidized Bed, Long Sang

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Fate of Estrogens in Anaerobic Digestion and their removal in Advanced Oxidation, Shubhajit Sarkar

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Pharmaceutical Process Modeling, Optimization, and Control, Ehsan Sheikholeslamzadeh

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Production of Lignin-Based Phenolic Resins Using De-Polymerized Kraft Lignin and Process Optimization, Homaira Siddiqui

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Aging and Stabilization of Pyrolitic Bio-Oils and Model Compounds, A. G. Manjula Taranganie Siriwardhana

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Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of New Biodegradable Polymers and Nanoscale Assemblies for Drug Delivery, Rasoul Soleimani

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Self-cleaning Polyurethane and Polyester Coatings, Yixing Tang

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High density gas-solids circulating fluidized bed riser and downer reactors, Chengxiu Wang

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Study on Fine Powder Coating with Modified Additive, Dangchen Xue

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Studies on Microscopic Flow Structure Inside a Rectangular Circulating Fluidized Bed Through Image Analysis, Jingsi Yang

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The Development of A New Dry Powder Inhaler, Xi Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Controlled Synthesis of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Methane Decomposition and Their Application as Heterogeneous Partial Oxidation Catalyst, Inusa Abdullahi

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Light and Heat Selective Polymer Nanocomposite Films for Sustainable Greenhouses, Jenna M. Allan

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Bubble-free oxygen and carbon dioxide mass transfer in bioreactors using microporous membranes, Ravi Balgobin

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Study on the interactions between nanomaterials and proteins, Yueqi Bi

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Encapsulation and Controlled Release of rHu-Erythropoietin from Chitosan Biopolymer Nanoparticles, Cody Bulmer

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Effect of Liquid-Solid Contact on Thermal Cracking of Heavy Hydrocarbons in a Mechanically Fluidized Reactor, Mitesh C. Chaudhari

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Solar and Visible Light Driven Photocatalysis for Sacrificial Hydrogen Generation and Water Detoxification with Chemically Modified Ti02, Pankaj Chowdhury

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Calcium Phosphate-Based Resorbable Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration, Daniel O. Costa

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Production of Bio-coal and Activated Carbon from Biomass, Diana C. Cruz

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Nano TiO2/Graphene Composites for Photovoltaic and Photocatalytic Materials, Nasrin Farhangi

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Developing Novel Methods to characterize Liquid Dispersion in a Fluidized bed, Masoumeh Farkhondehkavaki

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Photocatalytic Reactors for Air Treatment: Energy Efficiencies and Kinetic Modeling, Juan M. Garcia Hernandez

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Water Treatment Using Advanced Oxidation Processes: Application Perspectives, Charles R. Gilmour

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Synthesis and Characterization of Graphene-Polymer Nanocomposites via Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain-Transfer Polymerization, Renpeng Gu

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Optimization of Chiral Separation of Nadolol by Simulated Moving Bed Technology, Nesma Nehad Hashem

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Experimental & Empirical Correlations for the Determination of the Overall Volumetric Mass Transfer Coefficients of Carbon Dioxide in Stirred Tank Bioreactors, Syeda Anam Kazim

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Gasification of Bio-oils to Syngas in Fluidized Bed Reactors, Mohammad Latifi

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Impact of Bioparticle Recirculation in a Circulating Fluidized Bed Biofilm Reactor on Simultaneous Organic and Nitrogen Removal, Ming Li

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Disinfection of Low UV Transmittance Fluids: Fundamentals and Applications, Housyn Mahmoud

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Chiral Separation of Racemic Mandelic Acid by the Coupling Crystallization Process and Simulated Moving Bed Technology, Shimin Mao

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Hydrodynamics and Micro Flow Structure of Gas-Solid Circulating Turbulent Fluidized Beds, Maozhan Qi

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Photocalytic Degradation of Malic Acid Under Thin Coated TiO2, Vanessa Silveira Rodgher

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Simultaneous particle agglomeration and attrition in a high temperature fluidized bed, Mithun Saha

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Oxygen Delivery Strategies in Tissue-Engineering Constructs, Dawit Gezahegn Seifu

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Fractional Condensation of Bio-Oil Vapors, Akhil Tumbalam Gooty

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Preparation and formulation of powder coating for application of enamelled wire, Liuyin Xia

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Hydrogel-based Nanocomposites and Laser-assisted Surface Modification for Biomedical Application, Pei Yin

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Liquid Distribution from Industrial Scale Spray Jets in Fluidized Beds, MohammadAli Zirgachianzadeh

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Biological Nutrient Removal from Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Using a Twin Circulating Fluidized Bed Bioreactor, Mehran Andalib

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Audible Acoustic Emissions for Monitoring High-Shear Granulation, Erin M. Hansuld

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Fabrication, Modification and Application of Visible Light Responsive TiO2 Nanotubes, Tayirjan Taylor Isimjan

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Effects of Internals Configurations on Heat Transfer and Hydrodynamics in Bubble Columns - With and Without Solid Particles, Anil Kumar Jhawar

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Particle Attrition with Supersonic Nozzles in a High Temperature Fluidized Bed, Feng Li

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Photocatalytic Degradation of Phenolic Compounds in Water: Irradiation and Kinetic Modeling, Jesus Moreira del Rio

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Development of a Novel TiO2-polymeric Photocatalyst for Water Purification both under UV and Solar illuminations, Debjani Mukherjee

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Investigations of transesterification of canola oil with methanol and ethanol for a new efficient method of biodiesel production, Krupal Pal

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Functional Coatings: Superhydrophopbic And Conductive Coatings, Seyed Amirhossein Seyedmehdi

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Investigation of Ash Deposition During Co-Firing Biomass/Peat with Coal in a Pilot-Scale Fluidized-Bed Reactor, Yuanyuan Shao

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Supercritical Water Gasification of Biomass & Biomass Model Compounds, Emhemmed A.E.A Youssef

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Effect of Particle Size on Hydrolysis and Modeling of Anaerobic Digestion, Saad Aldin

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Nickel-based Catalysts for Gasification of Glucose in Supercritical Water, Muhammad Badrul Islam Chowdhury

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Catalytic Steam Gasification of Biomass Surrogates: A Thermodynamic and Kinetic Approach, Enrique Salaices

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A Step towards Continuous Production of NaY Zeolite in Amorphous Silica Particles using a Dry Process, Syed Sameen Ali Zaidi