Journal Papers

Biomass and Biofuels   Biocarbons  Gasification   Anaerobic Digestion  Hydrogen

 Methane Hydrates   Renewable Power Generation  Fuel Cells and Batteries    Integrated Energy Systems    

 

 

Biomass and Biofuels

Coffin R.B., Hamdan L.J., Smith J.P., Rose P.S., Plummer R.E., Yoza, B., Pecher I.A., Montgomery M.T., 2014, The contribution of vertical methane flux to shallow sediment carbon pools across the Porangahau Ridge, New Zealand.

 Coffin, R.B., Hamdan L.J., Plummer R.E., Millholland L.C., Smith J.P., Yoza B.A., Larsen R.K., Montgomery M.T. 2013, Spatial variation in shallow sediment methane source and cycling along the Alaskan Beaufort Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology. 45: 186-197

 Harada R.M., Yoza, B.A., Masutani S.M., Li Q.X.  2013. Diversity of Archaea Communities within Contaminated Sand Samples from Johnston AtollBioremediation Journal, 17(3): 182-189

Yoza B.A., Masutani E. 2013. The analysis of macroalgae biomass found around Hawaii for bioethanol production. Environmental Technology. 34(13-14)

Ching T.H., Yoza B.A., Li Q.X. 2013. Quartet Analysis of Putative Horizontal Gene Transfer in Crenarchaeota. J. Molecular Evol. 78(2); 163-170. 

Wang, L., Skreiberg, O., Gronli, M., Specht, G., Antal, M.J. Cooney. 2013. Is Elevated Pressure Required to Achieve a High Fixed-Carbon Yield of Charcoal from Biomass? 2. The Importance of Particle Size,  Energy Fuels, 27: 2146-2156 

 Higgins, S., Lopez, R., Pagaling, E., Yan, T., and M. J. Cooney. 2013. Towards a hybrid anaerobic digester-microbial fuel cell integrated energy recovery system: An overview of the development of an electrogenic biofilm, Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 52(6-7): 344-351 

2013, Godwin Severa, Kumar, G., and Michael J. Cooney, Co-recovery of bio-oil and fermentable sugars from oil-bearing biomass,  International Journal of Chemical Engineering - In press

2012, Jian Yu, Artificial photosynthetic system for high efficiency capture and conversion of solar energy and carbon dioxide, IERI Lecture Notes in Information Technology: Power and Energy Systems, Vol 13: 64-6 

2011, Michael J. Antal, Wang, L., Trninic, M., Skreiberg, O., Gronli, M., Considine, R., Is Elevated Pressure Required to Achieve a High Fixed-Carbon Yield of Charcoal from Biomass? 1. Round Robin Results for Three Different Corncob Materials, Energy Fuels, 2011, 25, 3251-3265

2011, Michael J. Antal, Diarra, A. Deenik, J., Uehara, G., Campbell, S., Sumiyoshi, Y, Charcoal Ash and Volatile Matter Effects on Soil Properties and Plant Growth in an Acid Ultisol, Soil Science, 2011, 176, 336-345 

2011, Masutani E.M., Yoza B.A., The potential for ethanol production from Ulva Fasciata, Res. Inst. of Sci and Tech. 126; 1-5  

2011, Hong Cui, Scott Q. Turn, Vheissu Keffer, Donald Evans, Thai Tran, Michael Foley, Study on the fate of metal elements from biomass in a bench-scale fluidized bed gasifier, Fuel (2011), doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2011.07.029 

2011, Young, G., Nippgen, F., Titterbrandt, S., and M. J. Cooney, Direct Transesterification of Biomass Using Ionic Liquid co-Solvent System, Biofuels, 2(3):261-266 

2010, Cui, H., S.Q. Turn, V. Keffer, D. Evans, T. Tran, and M. Foley, Contaminant estimates and removal in product gas from biomass steam gasification, Energy & Fuels. 24 pp. 1222-1233 

2010, Deenik, J.; McClellan, A. T.; Uehara, G.; Campbell, S.; Antal, M. J., Jr., Charcoal volatile Matter Content Influences Plant Growth and Soil Nitrogen Transformations, Soil Science Society of America Journal 74, 1259-1270 

2010, Reese, M.A., S.Q. Turn, and H. Cui, Kinetic modeling of high pressure autothermal reforming, Journal of Power Sources. 195(2) pp. 553-558 

2010, Liaw, B.Y., In situ characterizations of porous media for applications in biofuel cells: Issues and challenges. Porous Media: Applications in Biological Systems and Biotechnology, Z. Vafai, ed., CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Co., Boca Raton, FL. Chapter 13, pp. 489–522.

2010, Liaw, B.Y., and M. Dubarry, A roadmap to understand battery performance in electric and hybrid vehicle operation. Electric and Hybrid Vehicles. Power Sources, Models, Sustainability, Infrastructure and the Market, G. Pistoia, ed., Elsevier Science BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Chapter 15, pp. 375–403.

2009, Yoshida, T.; Antal, M. J., Sewage Sludge Carbonization for Terra Preta Applications, Energy & Fuels 23, (11), 5454-5459 

2009, Cui, H., and S.Q. Turn, Adsorption/desorption of dimethylsulfide on activated carbon modified with iron chloride, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 88(1) pp. 25-31 

2009, Keffer, V.I., S.Q. Turn, C.M. Kinoshita, and D.E. Evans, Ethanol technical potentials in Hawaii based on sugarcane, banagrass, Eucalyptus, and Leucaena, Biomass and Bioenergy. 33 pp. 247-254 

2009, Reese, M., S.Q. Turn, and H. Cui, High pressure autothermal reforming in low oxygen environments, Journal of Power Sources, 187(2) pp. 544-554

2009, Cui, H., S.Q. Turn, and M.A. Reese, Removal of sulfur compounds from utility pipelined synthetic natural gas using modified activated carbons, Catalysis Today. 139(4) pp. 274-279.

 

 Biocarbons

2011, Diarra, A. Deenik, J., Uehara, G., Campbell, S., Sumiyoshi, Y., Antal, M.J. "Charcoal Ash and Volatile Matter Effects on Soil Properties and Plant Growth in an Acid Ultisol" Soil Science, 176, 336-345.

2011, Wang, L., Trninic, M., Skreiberg, O., Gronli, M., Considine, R., Antal, M.J. "Is Elevated Pressure Required to Achieve a High Fixed-Carbon Yield of Charcoal from Biomass? 1. Round Robin Results for Three Different Corncob Materials."  Energy Fuels, 25, 3251-3265.

2011, Manya, J.J., Kinoshita, C.K., Masutani, S.M., Antal, M.J. "Specific Heat Capacity of Pure Water at 4.0 MPa between 298.15 K and 465.65 K" Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 50, 6470-6484.

2010, Sarmah, A.K., Srinivasan, P., Smernik, R.J., Manley-Harris, M., Downie, A., van Zwieten, L., Antal, M.J. "Retention capacity of biochar amended New Zealand dairy farm soil for an estrogenic steroid hormone and its primary metabolite" Australian J. Soil Research, 48, 648-658.

2010, Deenik, J. McClellan, A.T., Uehara, G., Campbell, S., Antal, M.J. "Charcoal Volatile Matter Content Influences Plant Growth and Soil Nitrogen Transformations" Soil Science Society of America Journal, 74, 1259-1270.

2009, Manya, J.J., Antal, M.J. "Review of the Apparent Molar Heat Capacities of NaCl(aq), and NaOH(aq) and Their Representation Using the Pitzer Model at Temperatures from (298.15 to 493.15) K" J. Chem. Eng. Data, 54, 2158-2169.

2009, Yoshida, T., Antal, M.J. "Sewage Sludge Carbonization for Terra Preta Applications" Energy Fuels, 23, 5454-5459.

Gasification

2010, Cui, H., S.Q. Turn, V. Keffer, D. Evans, T. Tran, and M. Foley. Contaminant estimates and removal in product gas from biomass steam gasification. Energy & Fuels. 24 pp. 1222-1233.

2010, Reese, M.A., S.Q. Turn, and H. Cui. Kinetic modeling of high pressure autothermal reforming. Journal of Power Sources. 195(2) pp. 553-558.

2009, Cui, H., and S.Q. Turn. Adsorption/desorption of dimethylsulfide on activated carbon modified with iron chloride. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 88(1) pp. 25-31. 

2009, Keffer, V.I., S.Q. Turn, C.M. Kinoshita, and D.E. Evans. Ethanol technical potentials in Hawaii based on sugarcane, banagrass, Eucalyptus, and Leucaena. Biomass and Bioenergy. 33 pp. 247-254.

2009, Reese, M., S.Q. Turn, and H. Cui. High pressure autothermal reforming in low oxygen environments. Journal of Power Sources. 187(2) pp. 544-554.

2009, Cui, H., S.Q. Turn, and M.A. Reese. Removal of sulfur compounds from utility pipelined synthetic natural gas using modified activated carbons. Catalysis Today. 139(4) pp. 274-279.

 

2009 Cooney, M. J., Young, G. L., and N. Nagle. Extraction of Bio-oils from Microalgae: A Review. Separation and Purification Reviews. 38(4):291-325.

2013, Jian Yu, Allexa Dow, Sricanth Pingali. The energy efficiency of carbon dioxide fixation by a hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 38:8683-8690.

2013, Nuttapol Tanadchangsaeng, Jian Yu. Miscibility of natural polyhydroxyalkanoate blend with controllable material properties, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2004-2016.

2012, Nuttapol Tanadchangsaeng, Jian Yu. Microbial synthesis of polyhydroxybutyrate from glycerol: gluconeogenesis, molecular weight and material properties of biopolyester, Biotechnology & Bioengineering 109: 2808-2818.

2012, Jian Yu. Artificial photosynthetic system for high efficiency capture and conversion of solar energy and carbon dioxide, IERI Lecture Notes in Information Technology: Power and Energy Systems, 13: 64-69.

2011, Matt Jaremko, Jian Yu. The initial metabolic conversion of levulinic acid in Cupriavidus necator, Journal of Biotechnology 155:293-298.

2011, Michael Porter, Jian Yu. Crystallization kinetics of poly(3-hdyroxybutyrate) granules in different environmental conditions. Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology, 2:301-310. 

2011, Porter, M., J. Yu. Monitoring in situ crystallization of biopolyester granules in Ralstonia eutropha via infrared spectroscopy. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 87:49-55.

2009, Yu, J., L.C.L Chen, S. Sato. Biopolyester synthesis and protein regulations in Ralstonia eutropha on levulinic acid and its derivatives from biomass refining. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy 3:113-122

 

 Hydrogen

2012, Piavis W, Turn S, An experimental investigation of reverse vortex flow plasma reforming of methane, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2012.08.126

2012, D. V. Esposito, R. V. Forest , Y. Chang , N. Gaillard, S. Hou , K. H. Lee , B. E. McCandless, R. W. Birkmire and J. Chen., Photoelectrochemical Reforming of Glucose for Hydrogen Production using a WO3–based Tandem Cell Device, Energy Environ. Sci. 5, 9091-9099 

2011, Y. Chang, A. Braun, A. Deangelis, J. Kaneshiro and N. Gaillard, Effect of thermal treatment on the crystallographic, surface energetics and photoelectrochemical properties of reactively co-sputtered copper tungstate (CuWO4) for water splitting, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 25490 

2011, D. V. Esposito, J. G. Chen, R. W. Birkmire, Y. Chang, N. Gaillard, Hydrogen production from photo-driven electrolysis of biomass-derived oxygenates: A case study on methanol using Pt-modified WO3 thin film electrodes, Int. J. Hydro. Energ. 36, 9632

2010, N. Gaillard, B. Cole, B. Marsen, J. Kaneshiro, E.L. Miller, L. Weinhardt, M. Bär, C. Heske, K. -S. Ahn, Y. Yan, and M. M. Al-Jassim, Improved current collection in WO3:Mo/WO3 bilayer photoelectrodes, J. Mater. Res. 25, 45

2010, E. L. Miller, N. Gaillard, J. Kaneshiro, A. DeAngelis, R. Garland, Progress in new semiconductor materials classes for solar photoelectrolysis, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy DOI: 10.1002/er.1660

2010, J. Kaneshiro, N. Gaillard,  R. Rocheleau, E. Miller, Advances in Copper-chalcopyrite Thin Films for Solar Energy Conversion, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 94, 12 

2010, Z. Chen, T. F. Jaramillo, T. G. Deutsch, A. Kleiman-Shwarsctein, A. J. Forman, N. Gaillard,  R. Garland, K. Takanabe, C. Heske, M. Sunkara, E. W. McFarland, K. Domen, E. L. Miller, J. A. Turner and H. N. Dinh, Accelerating materials development for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production: Standards for methods, definitions, and reporting protocols, J. Mater. Res. 25, 3

2010, M. Bär, L. Weinhardt, B. Marsen, B. Cole, N. Gaillard, E. Miller, and C. Heske, Mo incorporation in WO3 thin film photoanodes: Tailoring the electronic structure for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 032107 

 

Methane Hydrates

2014, Nagamine, S.I. and S.M. Masutani, Effect of dispersant application on the post-breakup evolution of oil droplets, Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, Mobile, AL .

2014, Adams, E., S. Socolofsky, G. Chan and S. Masutani, How much oil came directly to the surface at Macaondo, 7th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, Singapore.

2013,Yoza, B. and E. Masutani, The analysis of macroalgal biomass found around Hawaii for bioethanol production,  Environmental Technology, DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2013.781232.

2013, Coffin, R.B., J.P. Smith, R.E. Plummer, B. Yoza, L.C. Millholland and M.T. Montgomery, Spatial variation in shallow sediment methane sources and cycling on the Alaskan Beaufort Sea shelf/slope, Marine and Petroleum Geology 45: 186–197.

2013, Harada, R.M.; B.A. Yoza, S.M. Masutani and Q.X. Li, Diversity of Achaea communities within contaminated sand samples from Johnston Atoll, Bioremediation Journal 17(3): 182-189.

2011, Manya, J.J., M.J. Antal, Jr., C.K. Kinoshita, and S.M. Masutani, Specific heat capacity of pure water at 4.0 MPa between 298.15 and 465.65 K, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 50(10): 6470-6484.

2011, Masutani E. and B. Yoza, The potential for ethanol production from Ulva Fasciata,  J. Res. Inst. Sci. Technol. (126): 1-5.

2010, Nihous, G.C., K. Kuroda, J.R. Lobos-Gonzalez, R.J. Kurasaki and S.M. Masutani, An analysis of gas hydrate dissociation in the presence of thermodynamic inhibitors, Chem. Eng. Sci. 65(5): 1748-1761.

2010, Nihous, G.C., Notes on the temperature dependence of carbon isotope fractionation by aerobic CH4 oxydizing bacteria, Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies.

2010, Yoza, B.A., G.C. Nihous, P.K. Takahashi, L.G. Golmen, J.C. War, K. Otsuka, K. Ouchi and S.M. Masutani, Deep ocean water resources in the 21st century, Mar. Technol. Soc. J. 44(3): 80-87.

2009, Montgomery, M.T., T.J. Boyd, C.L. Osburn, R.E. Plummer, S.M. Masutani, and R.B. Coffin, Desalination technology waste streams: effect of pH and salinity on metabolism of marine microbial assemblages, Desalination 249(2): 861-864.

2009, Nihous, G.C., C.K. Kinoshita, and S.M. Masutani, A determination of the activity of water-alcohol mixtures using mobile order thermodynamics, Chem. Eng. Sci. 64(11): 2767-2771 (2009).

 

 Renewable Power Generation

2012, Vega, L.A., “OTEC: Technology (Past, Present, Future)”, Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Springer pp 7296-7328.

2010, VegaL.A. and Michaelis, D.“First Generation 50 MW OTEC Plantship for the Production of Electricity and Desalinated Water”,Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 20957), May 2010.

2010, VegaL.A., “Economics of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC): An Update”, Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 21016), May 2010

 

Fuel Cells and Batteries

Fuel Cells

2012, Y. Zhai, K. Bethune, S. Dorn, G. Bender and R. Rocheleau, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Analysis on SO2 Contamination in PEMFCs,  Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 159(5), B524-B53

2012, T.V. Reshetenko, K. Bethune, R. Rocheleau, Spacial proton exchange membrane fuel cell performance under carbon monoxide poisoning at a low concentration using a segmented cell system, Journal of Power Sources,  218, pp. 412-423 

2012, T.V. Reshetenko, G. Bender, K. Bethune, R. Rocheleau, Effects of local variations of the gas diffusion layer properties on PEMFC performance using a segmented cell system, Electrochemica Acta, 80, pp. 368-376

2012, T.V. Reshetenko, G. Bender, K. Bethune, R. Rocheleau, Application of a segmented cell setup to detect pinhole and catalyst loading defects in proton exchange membrane fuel cells, Electrochemica Acta, 76, pp. 16-25

2012, T.V. Reshetenko, G. Bender, K. Bethune, R. Rocheleau, 2012, Systematic studies of the gas humidification effects on spatial PEMFC performance distributions, Electrochemica Acta, 69, pp. 220-229

2011, T.V. Reshetenko, G. Bender, K. Bethune, and R. Rocheleau, Systematic Study of Back Pressure and Anode Stoichiometry Effects on Spacial PEMFC Performance Distribution, Electrochemica Acta, 56, p. 8700-8710 

2011, Tatyana V. Reshetenko, Jean St-Pierre, Keith Bethune, Richard Rocheleau, “Identification of gas diffusion layer PTFE content local anomalies using a segmented cell system”ECS Trans. 41 (1) (2011) 539-548

2010, B.D. Gould, G. Bender, K. Bethune, S. Dorn, O.A. Baturina, R. Rocheleau, and K.E. Swider-Lyons, Operational Performance Recovery of SO2-Contaminated Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel CellsJournal of the Electrochemical Society, 157, B1569 

2009, G. Bender, M. Angelo, K. Bethune, S. Dorn, T. Thampan, R. Rocheleau, Method Using Gas Chromatography to Determine the Molar Flow Balance for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells Exposed to Impurities, Journal of Power Sources, 193, pp. 713-722.

2009, Hee-Tak Kim, Kah-Young Song, Tatyana V. Reshetenko, Sang-Il Han, Tae-Yoon Kim, Sung-Yong Cho, Myoung-Ki, Min, Geun-Seok Chai, Soon-Cheol Shin, Electrochemical analysis of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell operated with dry-air feed”, J. Power Sources 193 (2009) 515-522

 

Battery Technology

2014, Z. Guo, X. Qiu, G. Hou, B.Y. Liaw, C. Zhang, State of health estimation for lithium ion batteries based on charging curves, J Power Sources 249 457–462 

2014, R. Eustis, T.M. Tsang, B. Yang, D.M. Scott, B.Y. Liaw, Seeking effective dyes for a mediated glucose-air alkaline battery/fuel cell, J Power Sources 248 1133–1140

2014, S. Sepasi, R. Ghorbani, B.Y. Liaw, “A novel on-board state-of-charge estimation method for aged Li-ion batteries based on model adaptive extended Kalman filter” J Power Sources 245 (2014) 337–344 

2012, M. Dubarry, C. Truchot, B.Y. Liaw, Synthesize battery degradation modes via a diagnostic and prognostic model, J. Power Sources 219 2042011, M. Dubarry, B.Y. Liaw, M-S. Chen, S-S. Chyan, K-C. Han, W-T. Sie, S-H. Wu, Identifying battery aging mechanisms in large format Li ion cells, J. Power Sources 196 3420 

2012, M. Dubarry, C. Truchot, B.Y. Liaw, K. Gering, S. Sazhin, D. Jamison, C. Michelbacher, Evaluation of commercial lithium-ion cells based on composite positive electrode for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle applications. Part III. Aging through temperature excursions, J. Electrochem. Soc. 160 A191-A199 (Paper).

2011, D.M. Scott, T.H. Tsang, L. Chetty, S. Aloi, B.Y. Liaw, Mechanistic understanding of monosaccharide-air flow battery electrochemistry, J. Power Sources, 196 10556 (Paper).

2011, M. Dubarry, C. Truchot, B.Y. Liaw, K.L. Gering, S.V. Sazhin, D.K. Jamison, C.J. Michelbacher, Evaluation of commercial lithium-ion cells based on composite positive electrode for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) applications. Part II. Degradation mechanism under 2C cycle aging, J. Power Sources, 196 10336 (Paper).

2011, M. Dubarry, C. Truchot, M. Cugnet, B.Y. Liaw, K.L. Gering, S.V. Sazhin, D.K. Jamison, C.J. Michelbacher, Evaluation of commercial lithium-ion cells based on composite positive electrode for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) applications. Part I. Initial characterizations, J. Power Sources, 196 10328 (Paper).

2011, M. Dubarry, B.Y. Liaw, M-S. Chen, S-S. Chyan, K-C. Han, W-T. Sie, S-H. Wu, Identifying battery aging mechanisms in large format Li ion cells, J. Power Sources 196 3420 (Paper).

2011, M. Cugnet, B.Y. Liaw, Effect of discharge rate on charging a lead-acid battery simulated by mathematical model, J. Power Sources 196 3414

2011, K.L. Gering, S.V. Sazhin, D.K. Jamison, C.J. Michelbacher, B.Y. Liaw, M. Dubarry, M. Cugnet, Investigation of path dependence in commercial lithium-ion cells chosen for plug-in hybrid vehicle duty cycle protocols, J. Power Sources 196 3395 

2010, M. Dubarry, N. Vuillaume, B.Y. Liaw, “Origins and accommodation of cell variations in Li-ion battery pack modeling,” Int. J. Energy Res. 34 (2010) 216–231

2010, B.Y. Liaw, “Tackle hurdles in battery technology emerging in future smart applications,” Electrochemistry, 78 317

2009, D. Scott, B.Y. Liaw, Harnessing electric power from monosaccharides ― A carbohydrate-air alkaline fuel cell mediated by redox dyes, Energy Environ. Sci. 2 965–969 

2009, M. Dubarry, B.Y. Liaw, Identify capacity fading mechanism in a commercial LiFePO4 CellJ. Power Sources 194 5412011 

2009, M. Dubarry, N. Vuillaume, B.Y. Liaw, From single cell model to battery pack simulation for Li-ion batteries, J. Power Sources 186 500–5072011.

 

  Integrated Energy Systems 

2010, Yoza B.A., Nihous G.C.,Takahashi P.K, Golmen L.G., War J.C., Otsuka K.,  Ouchi K., Masutani S.M. Deep Ocean Water Resources in the 21stCentury. Marine Technology Society Journal 44(3); 80-87 

 


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