Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2018 Catalytic Oxidation of Lignin Model Compounds using a Cobalt (III) Cubane Complex
2018 Effect of Reaction Time on Phosphate Mineralization from Microalgae HydrolysateACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 618-625.
2018 Evaluation of lipid extractability after flash hydrolysis of algaeFuel. 23-31.
2018 Hydroxyapatite and Dittmarite Precipitation from Algae HydrolysateAlgal Research. 201-211.
2018 Life cycle impacts and techno-economic implications of flash hydrolysis in algae processingACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 3580-3588.
2018 Nutrient recycling in large-scale microalgal production: Mass and energy analysis of two recovery strategies by process simulationChemical Engineering Research & Design: Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Part A. 785-794.
2018 Nutrients recovery and recycling in algae processing for biofuels productionRenewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. 28-42.
2018 Techno-economic analysis of protein concentrate produced by flash hydrolysis of microalgaeEnvironmental Progress & Sustainable Energy. 881-890.
2017 Effect of Reaction Time on Phosphate Mineralization from Microalgae Hydrolysate, Ali Teymouri, Ben J. Stuart, Sandeep KumarACS Sustainable Chem. Eng..
2017 Integration of Biofuels Intermediates Production and Nutrients Recycling in the Processing of a Marine Algae, Ali Teymouri, Elena Barbera Eleonora Sforza, Tomas Morosinotto, Alberto Bertucco, and Sandeep KumarAIChE Journal. 1494-1502.
2017 Techno-economic analysis of protein concentrate produced by flash hydrolysis of microalgae, Asiedu, A.; Stuart, B.; Resurreccion, E. P.; Kumar, S.Environ. Prog. & Sustainable Energy. 881-890.
2016 A comprehensive qualitative study of water soluble organic compounds associated with the production of biochar and its environmental implications, 2. Cameron R. Smith, Patrick G. Hatcher, Sandeep Kumar, and James W. LeeACS Sustainable Chem. Eng.. 2550-2558.
2016 An investigation into the sources of biochar water soluble organic compounds and their potential toxicity on aquatic microorganisms.ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering.
2016 Cultivation of Scenedesmus obliquus in liquid hydrolysate from flash hydrolysis for nutrient recycling; Elena Barbera, Eleonora Sforza, Sandeep Kumar, Tomas Morosinotto, Alberto BertuccoBioresource Technology. 59-66.
2016 Hydrothermal treatment for enhancing oil extraction and hydrochar production from oilseeds; Sergiy Popov, Tarek Abdel-Fattah, Sandeep KumarRenewable Energy. 844-853.
2016 Integration of Biofuels Intermediates Production and Nutrients Recycling in the Processing of a Marine Algae; Ali Teymouri, Elena Barbera Eleonora Sforza, Tomas Morosinotto, Alberto Bertucco, and Sandeep KumarAIChE Journal.
2016 Investigation into the sources of biochar water-soluble organic compounds and their potential toxicity on aquatic microorganismsACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2550-2558.
2016 Kinetics, Isotherm, and Thermodynamic Studies of the Adsorption of Reactive Red 195 Dye from Water by Modified Switchgrass Biochar Adsorbent; doi:10.1016/j.jiec.2016.03.020Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry.
2016 Microalgae Cultivation Using Nutrients Recovered via Flash Hydrolysis; Caleb Talbot, Jose Garcia-Moscoso, Hannah Drake, and Sandeep KumarAlgal Research. 191-197.
2016 Preparation of activated carbon from un-hydrolyzed biomass residue by ZnCl2 activation and their use on methylene blue adsorption; Chen Li and Sandeep Kumar; 10.?1007/?s13399-016-0197-7Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery.
2016 Tobacco biomass as a source of advanced biofuels; Florin G. Barla and Sandeep KumarBiofuels. 1-12.
2015 Biochar from Woody Biomass for Removing Metal Contaminants and Carbon Sequestration; T.M. Abdel-Fattah, M.E. Mahmoud, S.B. Ahmed, M.D. Huff, J.W. Lee, S. KumarJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. (2014) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiec.2014.06.030.
2015 Kinetics of Peptides and Arginine Production from Microalgae (Scenedesmus sp.) via Flash HydrolysisInd. Eng. Chem. Res.. 2048-2058.
2015 Rapid hydrothermal deoxygenation of oleic acid over activated carbon in a continuous flow processEnergy & Fuels.
2014 Biochar from woody biomass for removing metal contaminants and carbon sequestrationJ. Ind. Eng. Chem. (Amsterdam, Neth.). Ahead of Print.
2014 Comparative Analysis of Pinewood, Peanut Shell, and Bamboo Biomass Derived Biochars Produced via Hydrothermal Conversion and PyrolysisJournal of Environmental Management. 303-308.
2014 Hydrothermal Conversion of Unhydrolyzed Solids into Bio-oilsBiofuels. 431-446.
2014 Industrial initiatives towards lignocellulosic biofuel deployment: an assessment in US and EUChemical Engineering Transactions. 313-318.
2014 Polyurethanes preparation using proteins obtained from MicroalgaeJ Mater Sci. 7824-7833.
2014 Review of US and EU initiatives towards development, demonstration and commercialization of lignocellulosic biofuelsBiofuels, Bioprod. Bioref. 313-318.
2013 Comparative analysis of biochars produced via hydrothermal conversion and slow pyrolysisAbstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society.
2013 Flash Hydrolysis of Microalgae (Scenedesmus sp.) for Protein Extraction and Production of Biofuels IntermediatesJournal of Supercritical Fluids. 183-190.
2013 Renewable fuels via catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of lipid-based feedstocksBiofuels. 219-239.
2012 Removal of copper and cadmium from aqueous solution using switchgrass biochar produced via hydrothermal carbonization processJournal of Environmental Management. 61-69.
2011 An Assessment of U(VI) removal from groundwater using biochar produced from hydrothermal carbonizationJournal of Environmental Management. 2504-2512.
2011 Enhancement of Biochar Gasification in Alkali Hydrothermal Medium by Passivation of Inorganic Components Using Ca(OH)2Energy & Fuels. 2389-2398.
2011 Hydrogen Production from Catalytic Gasification of Switchgrass Biocrude in Supercritical WaterInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 3426-3433.
2011 Hydrothermal Pretreatment of Switchgrass and Corn Stover for Production of Ethanol and Carbon MicrospheresBiomass & Bioenergy. 956-968.
2009 Biocrude Production from Switchgrass using Subcritical WaterEnergy & Fuel. 5151-5159.
2009 Cellulose Pretreatment in Subcritical Water: Effect of temperature on molecular structure and enzymatic reactivityBioresource Technology. 1337-1347.
2008 Hydrolysis of Microcrystalline Cellulose in Sub- and Supercritical Water in a Continuous Flow ReactorInd. Eng. Chem. Res.. 9321-9329.

Chapters

Year Title
2016 Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Biomass for Biofuel; Barla, F.; Kumar, S.Chapter 6, In Valorization of Lignocellulosic Biomass in a Biorefinery: From Logistics to Environmental and Performance Impact. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
2012 Sub- and Supercritical Water Technology for BiofuelsAdvanced Biofuels and Bioproducts. New Yoork: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Research Overview

  • Biofuels, biomass, supercritical fluids, subcritical and supercritical water, hydrothermal, reaction engineering
  • Grants

  • REU Site: Training Undergraduates in Electrochemical Technologies for Clean Fuels (Biofuels and Hydrogen) Production and Applications  awarded by National Science Foundation 2016 - 2019
  • Low-cost household biochar water filter for lead removal  awarded by US Environmental Protection Agency 2018
  • Bridging the Gap: Understanding Student Perceptions of Writing as a Disciplinary Act  awarded by QEP 2017 - 2018
  • Improving Disciplinary Writing Action Project Grant  awarded by Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Improving Disciplinary Writing Action Project Grant Program 2017 - 2018
  • REU Supplement: Pilot Scale Mobile Flash Hyrolyzer for Algae Processing  awarded by National Science Foundation 2017 - 2018
  • REU/NSF Career Macro Recovery  awarded by National Science Foundation 2017 - 2018
  • Design, Development, And Demonstration of A Pilot-Scale Mobile Hydrolyzer For Algae Processing  awarded by National Science Foundation 2016 - 2018
  • Design, Development, and Demonstration of a Pilot-Scale Mobile Flash Hydrolyzer for Algae Processing  awarded by National Sciece Foundation 2016 - 2018
  • CAREER: Nutrients and Energy-rich Macromolecules Recovery from Microalgae using Subcritical Water  awarded by National Sciece Foundation 2014 - 2018
  • Onsite Wastewater Sampling, Analysis, and Data Interpretation for Pancopia’s Proto-type Biological Wastewater Treatment System  awarded by Pancopia Inc. 2017
  • PANCOPIA's Proto-type Biological Wastewater Treatment System  awarded by PANCOPIA 2017
  • SMUCKER'S samples collection analysis  awarded by JMS Food Services LLC. (SMUCKER'S) 2017
  • Integrated Processing of Post Hydrolysis Solids for Maximizing Carbon Recovery and Fuel Production  awarded by Private Industry 2016 - 2017
  • Integrated processing post hydrolysis solids fuel production  awarded by FIBERIGHT, LLC 2016 - 2017
  • Onsite gas and water samples collection and analysis  awarded by Private Industry 2016 - 2017
  • Processing And Assessment of Native And Dilute Acid Pretreated Nannochloropsis And Benthic (ATS(TM)) Biomass  awarded by Sandia National Laboratories 2016 - 2017
  • Flash Hydrolysis of Algae Biomass, Sandia National Laboratories  awarded by Sandia National Laboratories 2015 - 2017
  • Jet Fuels Production from Aquathermolysis of Waste Cooking Oils  awarded by Intramural awards for the Summer Research Fellowship Program 2016
  • Proposal For Onsite Gas And Water Samples Collection And Analysis  awarded by JMS Food Service LLC. (Smucker’s) 2016
  • Commissioning, Operation and Data Analysis of a Pilot-Scale Subcritical Water Hydrolysis Reactor for Processing Biomass  awarded by Private Industry 2013 - 2016
  • Proposal for Studying MSW Residue Ash Treatment Options at Hampton/NASA Steam Plant  awarded by City of Hampton/NASA Steam Plant 2015
  • Analysis of Biomass and Liquid Samples  awarded by Private Industry 2014 - 2015
  • EPA /P3 Phase I:Flash Hydrolysis of Microalgae for On-site Nutrients Recovery and Biofuels Production  awarded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2013 - 2014
  • For a Sustainable Future on Earth: High-Tech Biochar  awarded by ODU Multidisciplinary Seed Funding program 2013 - 2014
  • Phase III-“Proposal for Development of a Commercially Feasible Method of Extraction of Oil/Proteins/Other Biochemicals from Biomass Using Hydrothermal/Subcritical Water Based Technology  awarded by Private Industry 2013 - 2014
  • Physio-chemical Characterization of Biomass Samples  awarded by Private Industry 2013 - 2014
  • Evaluating the Stability of Composite Materials in Supercritical Water Oxidation Medium  awarded by Private Industry 2013
  • FP3 award for the spring 2013 semester.  awarded by Office of Research ODU 2013
  • SEED Grant: For Sustainable Future on Earth: High-Tech Biochar  awarded by Office of Research ODU 2013
  • Travel grant  awarded by 35th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals 2013
  • Phase II-“For Development of a Commercially Feasible Method of Extraction of Oil/Proteins/Other Biochemicals from Biomass Using Hydrothermal/Subcritical Water Based Technology  awarded by Private Industry 2012 - 2013
  • Phase 1: Proposal for Development of a Commercially Feasible Method of Extraction of Oil/Proteins/Other Biochemicals from Biomass Using Hydrothermal/Subcritical Water Based Technology  awarded by Private Industry 2012
  • Keywords

  • Engineering : Environmental and chemical engineering
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Auburn University 2010
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Birsa Institute of Technology 1994
  • Full Name

  • Sandeep Kumar