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Selected Presentations & Publications

Keynote & Invited Talks

Keynote: Mehrani, P., Electrostatic Charging in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, 2013 Annual Meeting of the Electrostatics Society of America, Florida, USA, June 11-13, 2013.

Keynote: Mehrani, P., Benefits and Drawbacks of Electrostatic Charge Generation in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, 62nd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Vancouver, BC, Oct. 14-17, 2012.

Invited Talk: Mehrani, P., Triboelectridication in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, International Workshop on Static-Tribo-Electricity of Powders, Soka University, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan, December 19-21, 2014.

Invited Talk: Mehrani, P., Particles Interactions Resulting in Electrostatic Charge Generation in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, AIChE Frontiers in Particle Science and Technology Conference, Oak Brook, IL, April 29-May 1, 2014.

Invited Talk: Sowinski, A., Atieh, K., Mehrani, P., Investigation of Electrostatic Charge Distribution of Particles Adhered to the Wall of a Gas-Solid Fluidized Bed, 2012 Electrostatics Joint Conference (American Electrostatic Society), Cambridge, Ontario,  June 12-14, 2012.

Selected Publications

Robinson, T., Bronson, B., Gogolek, P., Mehrani, P., “Sample Preparation for Thermo-gravaimetric Determination and Thermo-gravimetric Characterization of Refuse Derived Fuel”, Journal of Waste Management, 2015.

Kus, F.T., Duchesn, M.A., Champagne, S., Hughes, R.W., Lu, D.Y., Macchi, A., Mehrani, P., “Pressurized Pneumatic Conveying of Pulverized Fuels for Entrained Flow Gasification”, Powder Technology, 2015

Rahman, R., Mehrani, P., Lu, D., Anthony, E.J., Macchi, A., “Investigating the Use of CaO/CuO Sorbents for In-situ CO2 Capture in Biomass Gasifier”, Energy & Fuel, 2015.

Song, D., Matta, J., Salama, F., Mehrani, P., “Implementation of Faraday Cup Electrostatic Charge Measurement Technique in High-Pressure Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds at Pilot-Scale”, Powder Technology, 2015.

Sowinski, A., Mehrani, P., “Impact of Addition of a Catalyst or its Support on Reactor Wall Coating due to Electrostatic Charging during Fluidization of Polyethylene”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2015.

Tian, Y., Mehrani, P., “Effect of Particle Size in Fluidization of Polyethylene Particle Mixtures on the Extent of Bed Electrification and Wall Fouling”, Journal of Electrostatics, 2015,

Rohani, A.S., Mehrani, P., and Thibault, J., “Comparison of In-situ Recovery Methods of Gas Stripping, Pervarporation, and Vacuum Separation by Multi-Objective Optimization for Producing Biobutanol via Fermentaion Process”, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2015.

Salama, F., Sowinski, A., Atieh, K., Mehrani, P., Investigation of Electrostatic Charge Distribution within the Reactor Wall Fouling and Bulk Regions of a Gas-Solid Fluidized Bed, Journal of Electrostatics2013.

Giffin, A., Mehrani, P., Effect of Gas Relative Humidity on Reactor Wall Fouling Generated due to Bed Electrification in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds Powder Technology, Powder Technology, 2013.

Rokkam, R., Sowinski, A., Fox, R.O., Mehrani, P., Muhle, M.E., Computational and Experimental Study of Electrostatics in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, Chemical Engineering Science, 2013.

Bronson, B., Preto, F., Mehrani, P., Effect of Pre-treatment on the Physical Properties of Biomass and its Relation to Fluidized Bed Gasification, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy-AIChE, 2012.

Sowinski, A., Mayne, A., Mehrani, P., Effect of Fluidizing Particle Size on Electrostatic Charge Generation and Reactor Wall Fouling in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, Chemical Engineering Science, 2012.

Sowinski, A., Mayne, A., Javed, B., Mehrani, P., Comparison of the Effect of Grounding the Column Wall in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds on Electrostatic Charge Generation, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2011.

Giffin, A., Mehrani, P., Comparison of Influence of Fluidization Time on Electrostatic Charge Buildup in Bubbling vs. Slugging Flow Regimes in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, Journal of Electrostatics, 2010.

Thibault, J., Etemad, S.G., Mehrani, P., Hidden Treasures in some Simple Engineering Problems, Education for Chemical Engineers, 2010.

Sowinski, A., Miller, L.,  Mehrani, P., Investigation of Electrostatic Charge Distribution  in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, Chemical Engineering Science, 2010.

Giffin, A., Sowinski, A., Mehrani, P., Investigation of the Effect of Fluidization Time on Electrostatic Charge Generation in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, Proceedings of the Fluidization XIII-New Paradigm in Fluidization Engineering, ECI Engineering Conferences International, 2010.

Sowinski, A., Salama, F., Mehrani, P., New Technique for Electrostatic Charge Measurement in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, Journal of Electrostatics, 2009.

Kirpalani, D.M., Patel, T., Mehrani P., Macchi, A., Experimental Analysis of the Unit Cell Approach for Two-Phase Flow Dynamics in Curved Channels, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2008.

Mehrani, P., Bi, H.T. and Grace, J.R., Bench-Scale Tests to Determine Mechanisms of Charge Generation due to Particle-Particle and Particle-Wall Contact in Binary Systems of Fine and Coarse Particles, Powder Technology, 2007.

Mehrani, P., Bi, H.T. and Grace, J.R., Electrostatic Behaviour of Different Fines Added to a Faraday Cup Fluidized Bed, Journal of Electrostatics, 2007.

Mehrani, P., Bi, H.T. and Grace, J.R., Electrostatic Charge Generation in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, Journal of Electrostatics, 2005.

Mehrani, P., Bi, H.T. and Grace, J.R., Changes in Electrostatic Charges of Fine Particles after Addition to Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Applied Electrostatics (ICAES), 2004.

Selected Conference Presentations

Mehrani P., Impelementation of Faraday Cup Electrostatic Charge Measurement Technique in Pilot-Scale High-Pressure Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, 2014 International Workshop on Fluid-Particle System, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 26-27, 2014.

Sharif, A., Azimi, H., Mehrani, P. and Thibault, J., Multi-Objective Optimization of Biobutanol Production: Continuous Fermentation Coupled With Vacuum Separation Unit, 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, Sustainable Fuels II session, Sanfrancisco, California, USA, November 3-8, 2013.

Afelski, B., Preto, F., Mehrani, P., The Effect of Biomass Feed Quality and Contamination on Fluidized Bed Fast Pyrolysis, tcbiomass2013 (International Conference on Thermochemical Biomass Conversion Science), Chicago, IL, USA, September 3-6, 2013.

Bronson, B., Preto, F., Mehrani, P., The Impact of Comminution, Drying and Pelletization on Bubbling Fluidized Bed Gasifier Performance, tcbiomass2013 (International Conference on Thermochemical Biomass Conversion Science), Chicago, IL, USA, September 3-6, 2013.

Fox, R., Rokkam, R., Sowinski, A., Mehrani, P., CFD Tools for Polydispersed Multiphase Flow-Example of Simulating Electrostatics in FBRs for Polyethylene, International Conference on the Reaction Engineering of Polyolefin (INCOREP), Ferrara, Italy, September 2-5, 2013.

Abdehagh, N., Sharif, A., Azimi, H., Tezel, H., Mehrani, P. and Thibault, J. Biobutanol: A Viable Fuel, International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy, Ottawa, Canada, September 9-11, 2013.

Song, D., Mehrani, P., Study of Electrostatic Charging in Gas-Solid Fluidized Bed Polyethylene Reactors, 2013 Annual Meeting of the Electrostatics Society of America , Florida, USA, June 11-13, 2013.

Bronson, B., Preto, F., Mehrani, P., Effect of Pre-treatment Methods of Drying, Comminution, and Pelletization on the Fluid Bed Gasification of Biomass, 62nd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Vancouver, BC, October  14-17, 2012.

Benjamin Bronson, Preto, F., Mehrani, P., Effect of Biomass Pretreatment on Gasification Performance, tcbiomass2011 (International Conference on Thermochemical Biomass Conversion Science), Chicago, IL, USA, September 28-30, 2011.

Sowinski, A., Mehrani, P., Study of the Effect of Column Wall Material on Electrostatic Charge Generation in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, 61st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, London, Ontario, October 23-26, 2011.

Sowinski, A., Mayne, A., Javed, B., Mehrani, P., Comparison of the Effect of Grounding the Column Wall in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds on Electrostatic Charge Generation, 13th International Conference on Electrostatics, Bangor, Wales, UK, April 10-14, 2011.

Rokkam, R., Sowinski, A., Fox, R.O., Mehrani, P., Muhle, M.E., Validation of Electrostatic Model in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, AIChE, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, November 7-12, 2010.

Giffin, A., Sowinski, A., Mehrani, P., Investigation of the Effect of Fluidization Time on  Electrostatic Charge Generation in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, Fluidization XIII-New Paradigm in Fluidization Engineering, Geong-Ju, South Korea, May 2010.

Sowinski. A., Mehrani, P., On-line Technique of Determining Charge Build-up in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, 58th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conf., Ottawa, October 3-6, 2008.

Mehrani, P., Bi, H.T. and Grace, J.R., Changes in Electrostatic Charges of Fine Particles after Addition to Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds, Fifth International Conference on Applied Electrostatics, Shanghai, China, November 2-5, 2004.

Mehrani, P., Bi, H.T. and Grace, J.R., Study of the Mechanism of Charge Generation inside Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds by a New On-line Faraday Cup Measurement Technique, 54th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Calgary, October 3-6, 2004.