Scott Q. Turn

Researcher
12/11/2012 - 13:47
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Hawaii Natural Energy Institute                                                                                                                                               School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology                                                                                                               University of Hawaii at Manoa

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(808) 956-2346
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(808) 956-2336
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University of Hawaii Information: 
Present Position
Researcher, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Graduate Faculty, Department of Bioengineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Graduate Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Graduate Faculty, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa
 
Associate Researcher, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii, 2001 to 2009
Assistant Researcher, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii, 1995-2001
Assistant Researcher (50% FTE), Biosystems Engineering Department, University of Hawaii, 1999-2000
Lecturer, Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Hawaii, 1997
Research Associate, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii, 1994-1995.
Other Professional: 
Graduate Research Assistant/Post-Graduate Researcher/Teaching Assistant, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, 1986-1994
Project Associate, Department of Agricultural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1986
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Hawaii, 1983-1985.
Education: 
Ph.D., Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1994.
M.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Hawaii, 1985.
B.S., Agricultural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1983.
Selected Publications: 
Cui, H., S.Q. Turn, V. Keffer, D. Evans, T. Tran, and M. Foley. 2010. Contaminant estimates and removal in product gas from biomass steam gasification. Energy & Fuels. 24 pp. 1222-1233.
 
Reese, M.A., S.Q. Turn, and H. Cui. 2010. Kinetic modeling of high pressure autothermal reforming. Journal of Power Sources. 195(2) pp. 553-558.
 
Cui, H., and S.Q. Turn. 2009. Adsorption/desorption of dimethylsulfide on activated carbon modified with iron chloride. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 88(1) pp. 25-31. 
 
Keffer, V.I., S.Q. Turn, C.M. Kinoshita, and D.E. Evans. 2009. Ethanol technical potentials in Hawaii based on sugarcane, banagrass, Eucalyptus, and Leucaena. Biomass and Bioenergy. 33 pp. 247-254.
 
Reese, M., S.Q. Turn, and H. Cui. 2009. High pressure autothermal reforming in low oxygen environments. Journal of Power Sources. 187(2) pp. 544-554.
 
Cui, H., S.Q. Turn, and M.A. Reese. 2009. Removal of sulfur compounds from utility pipelined synthetic natural gas using modified activated carbons. Catalysis Today. 139(4) pp. 274-279.
 
Yoshida, T., S.Q. Turn, R.S. Yost, and M.J. Antal, Jr. 2008. Banagrass vs. Eucalyptus wood as feedstocks for metallurgical biocarbon production. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 47(24) pp. 9882-9888.
 
Okazaki, W., S.Q. Turn, and P. Flachsbart. 2008. Characterization of food waste generators: A Hawaii case study. Waste Management. 28, pp. 2483-2494..
 
Cui, H., S.Q. Turn, and M.A. Reese. 2008. Adsorptive removal of tetrahydrothiophene (THT) from synthetic natural gas on modified activated carbons. Energy & Fuels. 22(4) pp. 2550-2558.
 
Turn, S.Q. 2007. Chemical equilibrium prediction of K, Na, and Cl concentration in the product gas from biomass gasification. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 46, pp. 8928-8937.
 
Douette, A., S.Q. Turn, W. Wang, and V. Keffer. 2007. An experimental investigation of hydrogen production from glycerin reforming. Energy & Fuels. 21, pp. 3499-3504.
 
Turn, S.Q., V. Keffer, C.M. Kinoshita, and L.A. Jakeway. 2007. Efficiency evaluation of sugar factory steam generating units. International Sugar Journal. 109(1304), pp. 490-498.
 
Wang, W., S.Q. Turn, V. Keffer, and A. Douette. 2007. Study of process data in autothermal reforming of LPG using multivariate data analysis. Chemical Engineering Journal. 129, pp. 11-19.
 
Turn, S.Q. 2004. Prediction of potassium, sodium, and chlorine concentrations in product gas from biomass gasification. Presented at the 2nd World Conference and Technological Exhibition on Biomass for Energy, Industry, and Climate Protection. Rome, Italy. May 10-14, 2004.

Wang, W., S.Q. Turn, V.I. Keffer, and A. Douette. 2004. Parametric study of autothermal reforming of LPG. Presented at the American Chemical Society 227th National Meeting & Exposition. Anaheim, CA. March 28 – April 1, 2004.

Turn, S.Q., C.M. Kinoshita, L.A. Jakeway, B.M. Jenkins, L.L. Baxter, B.C. Wu, L.G. Blevins. 2003. Fuel characteristics of processed, high-fiber, sugar cane. Fuel Processing Technology. 81(1), pp. 35-55.
 
Kinoshita, C.M. and S.Q. Turn. 2003. Production of hydrogen from bio-oil using CaO and CO2 sorbent. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 28(10), pp. 1065-1071.
 
Turn, S.Q., R.L. Bain, and C.M. Kinoshita. 2002. Biomass gasification for combined heat and power in the cane sugar industry. International Sugar Journal. 104(1242), pp. 268-273.

Turn, S.Q., V.I. Keffer, and M. Staackmann. 2002. Analysis of Hawaii biomass energy resources for distributed energy applications. Final Report to the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, State of Hawaii. Subcontract #LOA-02-185. Hawaii Natural Energy Institute.

Turn, S.Q., V.I. Keffer, and M. Staackmann. 2002. Biomass and bioenergy resource assessment, State of Hawaii. Final Report to the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, State of Hawaii. Subcontract #LOA-02-159. Hawaii Natural Energy Institute.

Pfaff, D., B.M. Jenkins, and S.Q. Turn. 2001. Elemental gas-particle partitioning in fluidized bed combustion and gasification of a biomass fuel. In Bridgewater, A.V. (ed.). Progress in Thermochemical Biomass Conversion, Blackwell Science, Oxford, pp. 713-729.
 
Turn, S.Q., C.M. Kinoshita, D.M. Ishimura, J. Zhou, T.T. Hiraki, and S.M Masutani. 2001. An experimental investigation of alkali removal from biomass producer gas using a fixed bed of solid sorbent. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 40(8); pp. 1960-1967.
 
Zhou, J., S.M. Masutani, D.M. Ishimura, S.Q. Turn, and C.M. Kinoshita. 2000. Release of fuel-bound nitrogen during biomass gasification. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 39(3); pp. 626-634.
 
Dayton, D.C., B.M. Jenkins, S.Q. Turn, R.R. Bakker, R.B. Williams, D. Belle-Oudry, and L.M. Hill. 1999. Release of inorganic constituents from leached biomass during thermal conversion. Energy and Fuel 13(4), pp. 860-870.
 
Turn, S.Q. 1999. Biomass integrated gasifier combined cycle technology: Application in the cane sugar industry, Part III, International Sugar Journal 101(1207), pp. 367-374.
 
Turn, S.Q. 1999. Biomass integrated gasifier combined cycle technology: Application in the cane sugar industry, Part II, International Sugar Journal. 101(1206), pp. 316-322.
 
Turn, S.Q. 1999. Biomass integrated gasifier combined cycle technology: Application in the cane sugar industry, Part I, International Sugar Journal. 101(1205), pp. 267-272.
 
Ishimura, D.M., C.M. Kinoshita, S.M. Masutani, and S.Q. Turn. 1999. Cycle analyses of 5 and 20 MWe biomass gasifier-based electric power stations in Hawaii. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power. 121(1), pp. 25-30.
 
Turn, S.Q., C.M. Kinoshita, D.M. Ishimura, J. Zhou, T.T. Hiraki, and S.M Masutani. 1998. A review of sorbent materials for fixed bed alkali getter systems in biomass gasifier combined cycle power generation applications. Journal of the Institute of Energy. 71, pp. 163-177.
 
Turn, S.Q., C.M. Kinoshita, Z. Zhang, D.M. Ishimura, and J. Zhou. 1998. An experimental investigation of hydrogen production from biomass gasification. International Journal of Hydrogen Research, 23(8), pp. 641-648.
 
Turn, S.Q., C.M. Kinoshita, W.E. Kaar, and D.M. Ishimura. 1998. Measurement of gas phase carbon in steam explosion of biomass. Bioresource Technology. 64(1), pp.71-75.
 
Turn, S.Q., C.M. Kinoshita, D.M. Ishimura, and J. Zhou. 1998. The fate of inorganic constituents of biomass in fluidized bed gasification. Fuel . 77(3), pp 135-146.
 
Kinoshita, C.M., S.Q. Turn, R.P. Overend and R.L. Bain. 1997. Power generation potential of biomass gasification systems. Journal of Energy Engineering, 123(3), 88-99.
 
Turn, S.Q., C.M. Kinoshita, and D.M. Ishimura. 1997 Removal of inorganic constituents of biomass feedstocks by mechanical dewatering and leaching. Biomass and Bioenergy. 12(4), pp. 241-252.
 
Turn, S.Q., B.M. Jenkins, J.C. Chow, L.C. Pritchett, D. Campbell, T. Cahill and S.A. Whalen. 1997. Elemental characterization of particulate matter emitted from biomass burning: wind tunnel derived source profiles for herbaceous and wood fuels. Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmospheres. 102(D3):3683-3699.
 
Additional Publications: 
Bioenergy Analysis
Other: 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Chemical Society
American Society of Agricultural Engineering
Sigma Xi
 
 
RECENT REPORTS
  • "Biomass and Bioenergy Resource Assessment, State of Hawaii"
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  • "Analysis of Hawaii Biomass Energy Resources for Distributed Energy Applications"
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  • "Potential for Ethanol Production in Hawaii"
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  • "Physicochemical Analysis of Selected Biomass Materials in Hawaii"
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  • "Identification and Assessment of Food Waste Generators in Hawaii"
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  • "Analysis of Land Suitable for Algae Production, State of Hawaii"
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  • "Hawaii Bioenergy Master Plan Project: Final Report"
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