Recent Publications

Book Chapters

  1. Deng, S., Chen, P., Ruan, R. et al. 2015. Non-Thermal Pasteurization of Milk Using CHIEF Technology in Emerging Dairy Processing Technologies: Opportunities for the Dairy Industry, Edited by Nivedita Datta and Peggy Tomasula. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  2. Chen, P., Xie, Q., Du, Z., Borges, FC., Peng, P.,  Cheng, Y., Wan, Y., Lin, X., Liu, Y., and Ruan, R. 2014. Chapter 5. Microwave-assisted thermochemical conversion of biomass for biofuel production. In  Production of Biofuels and Chemicals: Microwave. Zhen Fang, Richard LSmith, Jr., and Xinhua Qi (Eds). Springer, USA
  3. Chen, P., Deng, S., Cheng, Y., Lin, X., Metzger, L., and Ruan, R.. 2010. Non-thermal Pasteurization Processes. In Case studies in novel food processing technologies, C. Doona (ed). Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge
  4. Chen, P. and Ruan, R. 2009. Chapter 2. Bioenergy Industry Status and Prospects, in Industrial Crops and Uses, edited by B. Singh. CABI.

 Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Anderson, E.,M. Addy, Huan, M., P. Chen, R. Ruan. 2015. Glycerin esterification of scum derived free fatty acids to acyl-glycerols for biodiesel production. Bioresour Technology. 200:153-160.
  2. Qian Lu, Wenguang Zhou, Min Min, Xiaochen Ma, Yiwei Ma, Paul Chen, Hongli Zheng, Yen T.T. Doan, Hui Liu, Chi Chen, Pedro E. Urriola, Gerald C. Shurson, Roger Ruan. 2015. Mitigating ammonia nitrogen deficiency in dairy wastewaters for algae cultivation. 2015. Bioresource Technology. 201:33–40.
  3. Tushar Gulati, Ashim K. Datta, Christopher J. Doona, R. Roger Ruan, Florence E. Feeherry. 2015. Modeling moisture migration in a multi-domain food system: Application to storage of a sandwich system. Food Research International, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2015.06.022.
  4. Junying Liu, Yunmeng Song, Roger Ruan, Yuhuan Liu. 2015. Removal of humic acid from composted hog waste by the white-rot fungus, Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Water Science & Technology 06/2015; 72(1):92. DOI:10.2166/wst.2015.166.
  5. Qian Lu, Wenguang Zhou, Min Min, Xiaochen Ma, Ceria Chandra, Yen T T Doan, Yiwei Ma, Hongli Zheng, Sibo Cheng, Richard Griffith, Paul Chen, Chi Chen, Pedro E Urriola, Gerald C Shurson, Hans R Gislerød, Roger Ruan. 2015. Growing Chlorella sp. on meat processing wastewater for nutrient removal and biomass production. Bioresource Technology 09/2015; 198:189-197. DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2015.08.133.
  6. Wang JH., Zhou, W.G, Yang HZ., Wang F., Ruan R. 2015. Trophic mode conversion and nitrogen deprivation of microalgae for high ammonium removal from synthetic wastewater. Bioresource Technology 198:668-676.
  7. Xie, Q., Addy, M., Liu, S., Zhang, B., Cheng, Y., Wan, Y., Li, Y., Liu, Y., Lin, X., Chen, P., Ruan, R., 2015. Fast microwave-assisted catalytic co-pyrolysis of microalgae and scum for bio-oil production. Fuel. 160, 577–582.
  8. Gulati, T, Datta, AK, Doona, CJ, Ruan, RR& Feeherry, FE. 2015. Modeling moisture migration in a multi-domain food system: Application to storage of a sandwich system. Food Research International., 10.1016/k.foodres.2015.06022
  9. Bi, C., Min M., Y. Nie, Q. Xie, Q. Lu, X. Deng, E. Anderson, D. Li, P. Chen, and R. Ruan. 2015. Process development for scum to biodiesel conversion. Bioresour Technol 185:185-193.
  10. Yanling Cheng, Liang Li, Paul Chen, Roger Ruan. 2015. Synthesis and characterization of starch-based cationic flocculants for microalgae harvesting.  International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. (accepted)
  11. Xie, Q., Chen, P., Peng, P., Liu, S., Peng, P., Zhang, B., Cheng, Y., Wan, Y., Liu, Y., Ruan, R., 2015. Single-step synthesis of DME from syngas on CuZnAl/zeolite bifunctional catalyst: the influence of zeolite type. RSC Advances. 5, 26301–26307.
  12. Hongli Zheng, Xiaochen Ma, Zhen Gao, Yiqing Wan, Min Min, Wenguang Zhou, Yun Li, Yuhuan Liu, He Huang, Paul Chen, Roger Ruan. 2015. Lipid Production of Heterotrophic Chlorella sp. from Hydrolysate Mixtures of Lipid-Extracted Microalgal Biomass Residues and Molasses. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 177: 662-674.
  13. Bo Zhang, Zhaoping Zhong, Min Min, Kuan Ding, Qinglong Xie, Roger Ruan. 2015. Catalytic fast co-pyrolysis of biomass and food waste to produce aromatics: Analytical Py–GC/MS study. Bioresource Technology 189 (2015) 30–35.
  14. Yunpu Wang, Yuhuan Liu, Liu Yang, Roger Ruan, Pingwei Wen, Yiqin Wan. 2015. Syntheses of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural through Glucose Dehydration in Diphasic Solvent System on ZrO2 and SO42-/TiO2-SiO2 Catalyst. Synth React Inorg M, DOI:10.1080/15533174.2014.963237
  15. Liu Junying, Song Yunmeng, Liu Yuhuan, Ruan Roger. 2015. Fungal pretreatment of effluent from poultry anaerobic digestion by Phaerochate Chrysosporium. CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water DOI: 10.1002/clen.201400561.
  16. Yunpu Wang, Yuhuan Liu, Roger Ruan, Shi Tao Liu, Ping Wei Wen, Yi Qin Wan. 2014. Preparation and characterization of ZrO2 polycrystalline ceramic foam catalyst for biodiesel production. Synth React Inorg M, (Accepted.)
  17. Li, Y, Lin, X, Ye, N, Wu, J& Ruan, R. 2014. Using the low-field NMR to study the formation of gluten network structure of kelp dough. Journal of Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology, vol 14, no. 12, pp. 39-48.
  18. Cheng Yanling, Wang Yingkuan, Paul Chen, Shaobo Deng, Roger Ruan. 2014. Non-thermal plasma assisted polymer surface modification and synthesis: A review. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Vol 7, No 2:1-9.
  19. Qian Lu, Wenguang Zhou, Min Min, Xiaochen Ma, Ceria Chandra, Yen T T Doan, Yiwei Ma, Hongli Zheng, Sibo Cheng, Richard Griffith, Paul Chen, Chi Chen, Pedro E Urriola, Gerald C Shurson, Hans R Gislerød, Roger Ruan. 2015. Growing Chlorella on meat processing wastewater for nutrient removal and biomass production. Bioresource Technology 09/2015; 198:189-197. DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2015.08.133.
  20. Wang JH., Zhou, W.G, Yang HZ., Wang F., Ruan R. 2015. Trophic mode conversion and nitrogen deprivation of microalgae for high ammonium removal from synthetic wastewater. Bioresour Technol. Bioresource Technology 10/2015; 200:153-160. DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2015.10.018.
  21. Xie, Q., Addy, M., Liu, S., Zhang, B., Cheng, Y., Wan, Y., Li, Y., Liu, Y., Lin, X., Chen, P., Ruan, R., 2015. Fast microwave-assisted catalytic co-pyrolysis of microalgae and scum for bio-oil production. Fuel. 16:577-582.
  22. Gulati, T, Datta, AK, Doona, CJ, Ruan, RR & Feeherry, FE. Modeling moisture migration in a multi-domain food system: Application to storage of a sandwich system. Food Research International., 10.1016/k.foodres.2015.06022
  23. Bi, , Min M., Y. Nie, Q. Xie, Q. Lu, X. Deng, E. Anderson, D. Li, P. Chen, and R. Ruan. 2015. Process development for scum to biodiesel conversion. Bioresour Technol 185:185-193.
  24. Dongyan Mu, Min Min,Brian Krohn,Kimberley A. Mullins,Roger Ruan,and Jason Hill. 2014. Life cycle environmental impacts of wastewater-based algal biofuels. Environmental Science & Technology. Accepted
  25. Xiaochen Ma, Hongli Zheng, He Huang, Yuhuan Liu, Roger Ruan. 2014. Effects of Temperature and Substrate Concentration on Lipid Production by Chlorella vulgaris from Enzymatic Hydrolysates of Lipid-Extracted Microalgal Biomass Residues (LMBRs). Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Accepted.
  26. Ma, X.C., Zhou, W.G., Fu, Z.Q., Cheng, Y.L., Min M., Liu Y.H., Chen, P., Ruan, R. 2014. Effect of Wastewater-borne Bacteria on Algal Growth and Nutrients Removal in Wastewater-based Algae Cultivation System. Bioresour Technol. 167: 8-13.
  27. Fernanda Cabral Borges, Qinglong Xie, Min Min, Luis Antônio Rezende Muniz, Marcelo Farenzena, Jorge Otávio Trierweiler, Paul Chen, Roger Ruan. 2014. Fast microwave-assisted pyrolysis of microalgae using microwave absorbent and HZSM-5 catalyst. Bioresource Technology 166 (2014) 518–526.
  28. Wenguang Zhou, Paul Chen, Min Min, Xiaochen Ma, Jinghan Wang, Zongqiang Fu, Richard Griffith, Fida Hussain, Pu Peng, Qinglong Xie, Yun Li, Jian Shi, Roger Ruan. 2014. Environment-enhancing Algal Biofuel Production Using Wastewaters. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 36 (2014): 256–269.
  29. Fernanda Cabral Borges, Zhenyi Du, Qinglong Xie, Jorge Otávio Trierweiler, Yanling Cheng, Yiqin Wan, Yuhuan Liu, Rongbi Zhu, Xiangyang Lin, Paul Chen, Roger Ruan. 2014. Fast microwave assisted pyrolysis of biomass using microwave absorbent. Bioresource Technology 156: 267-274.
  30. Qinglong Xie, Fernanda Cabral Borges, Yanling Cheng, Yiqin Wan, Yun Li, Xiangyang Lin, Yuhuan Liu, Fida Hussain, Paul Chen, Roger Ruan. 2014. Fast microwave-assisted catalytic gasification of biomass for syngas production and tar removal. Bioresource Technology 156:291-296.
  31. Hong, P., Luo, Q., Ruan, R., Zhang, J., and Liu, Y.  2014. “Structural features of lignin and lignin-carbohydrate complexes from bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens Mazel),” BioRes. 9(1):1276-1289.
  32. Zhou, W, and Ruan, R. 2014. Biological mitigation of carbon dioxide via microalgae: recent development and future direction. Scientia Sinca Chimica. 44(1): 63-78.
  33. Min,M., Hu B. Fu ZQ, Michael M, Jiang, YC, Sun, Y., Chen P, and Zhou W, R. Ruan. 2013. Swine manure-based pilot scale algal biomass production system for fuel and wastewater treatment – A case study. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. DOI: 10.1007/s12010-013-0603-6.
  34. Liu Yuhuan, Liu Yinyu, Wang Yuanpu, Ruan, Rongsheng, Wen Pingwwi, Wan Yiqin, and Cheng Fangyuan. 2013. Review of pyrolysis of oils for renewable biofuel production. Chemical Industry and Engineering Progress (China)11:2588-2592.
  35. Chen, P., Li, Y., Cui, T., and Ruan, R. 2013. Nanoparticles based sensors for rapid detection of foodborne pathogens.International Journal of Agricultural & Biological Engineering. 6(1):1-7.
  36. Ruan Roger, Jian Enguang, Wu Xiaodan, Liu Wei, Shi Xiaojie, Xu Chang, Chen Xiangyuan, Liu Yuhuan. 2013. Treatment of biogas from pig industry using chlorella. Modern Chemical Industry 8(33): 62-64, 66.
  37. Wang Z, Ma, X, Zhou W, Min M, Shi J. Wang Q. Chen P, and R. Ruan. 2013. Oil Crop Biomass Residues-based Medium for Enhanced Algal Lipid and protein Production. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol.171:689-703
  38. Ruan Roger, Cheng Fangyuan, Wang Yunpu, Liu Yuhuan, Wen Pingwei, Wan Yiqin, Liu Yingyu. 2013. Latest progress on high efficient biomass refining of green chemicals. Chemical Industry and Engineering Progress 9(33): 27-31.
  39. Zhenyi Du, Xiaochen Ma, Yun Li, Paul Chen, Yuhuan Liu, Xiangyang Lin, Hanwu Lei, Roger Ruan. 2013. Production of aromatic hydrocarbons by catalytic pyrolysis of microalgae with zeolites: Catalyst screening in a pyroprobe. Bioresource Technology 139:397-401.
  40. Wang Yunpu, Liu Yuhuan, Ruan Rongsheng, Wen Pingwei, Wan Yiqin, Zhang Jingsheng, 2013. Design and application of pyrolysis system with controllable energy output of microwave reactant per mass unit. Modern Chemical Industry9(33):118-121.
  41. Wenguang Zhou, Min Min, Bing Hu, Xiaochen Ma, Yuhuan Liu, Qin Wang, Jian Shi, Paul Chen, Roger Ruan. 2013. Filamentous fungi assisted bio-flocculation: A novel alternative technique for harvesting heterotrophic and autotrophic microalgal cells. Separation and Purification Technology 107 (2013) 158–165.
  42. Liu Yuhuan, Ma Wen, Wang Yunpu, Ruan Rongsheng, Wen Pingwei, Wan Yiqin, 2013. Production of renewable hydrocarbon fuels from microwave decarboxylation of tallow oil potassium soap. Chemical Industry and Engineering Progress 10: 2361-2365.
  43. Shi, A., Z. Du, X. Ma, Y. Cheng. M. Min, S. Deng, P. Chen. D. Li, R. Ruan. 2013. Production and evaluation of biodiesel and bioethanol from high oil corn using three processing routes. Bioresource Technology 128:100-106.
  44. Ruan Roger, Yao Yuan, Wang Yunpu, Wen Pingwei, Wan Yiqin, Liu Yuhuan, 2013. Furfural and acetic acid refining from rice husk by microwave assisted oriented pyrolysis. Modern Chemical Industry 5:66-68, 70.
  45. Bing Hu, Wenguang Zhou, Min Min, Zhenyi Du, Paul Chen, Xiaochen Ma, Yuhuan Liu, Hanwu Lei, Jian Shi, Roger Ruan. 2013. Development of an effective acidogenically digested swine manure-based algal system for improved wastewater treatment and biofuel and feed production. Applied Energy 107(2013):255-263.
  46. Liu Shitao, Liu Yuhuan, Ruan Rongsheng, Peng Hong, Zhang Jingsheng, Wan Yiqin, 2013. Review of biodiesel production using solid based catalysts. Modern Chemical Industry 7:30-33, 35.
  47. Cheng Yixin, Zhang Jiangsheng, Wang Zhaolong, Liu Yuhuan, Ruan Rongsheng, 2013. Low field NMR study on changes of water holding capacity of resistant starch in yogurt during storage. Science and Technology of Food Industry 10: 93-96.
  48. Wang Ying, Zhang Jingsheng, Cheng Xin, Liu Yuhuan, Ruan Rongsheng, Wen Pingwei, 2013. NMR studies on the impact of different rinsing processes on grass carp surimi. Science and Technology of Food Industry 11: 255-258.
  49. Chen Xiangyuan, Liu Yuhuan, Ruan Rongsheng, Li Yun, Shi Xiaojie, Wang Hui, Wu Xiaodan, Wang Yunpu, Wan Yiqin, 2013. Development ideas on China green agriculture from biogas development perspective.  Chinese Agricultural Science Bulletin 8: 147-153.
  50. Yu Ziping, Peng Hong, Lin Dan, Hu Zhengrong, Wang Na, Ruan Rongsheng, Liu Yuhuan, Zhang Jingsheng, 2013.  Alkali fractionation of bamboo hemicellulose and structural characterization. Journal of Northeast Forestry University 2: 80-85.
  51. Ma, W., Y. Liu, R. Ruan, X. Jiang, Y. Wang, Y. Wan, X. Wu, Y. Li. 2013. Sapium sebiferum (Chinese Tallow) – a promising energy plant for diesel (hydtocarbon fuel). Advanced Materials Research 608-609(2013):453-457.
  52. Ma, W., Y. Liu, R. Ruan, X. Jiang, Y. Wang, Y. Wan, X. Wu, Y. Li. 2013. Aqueous extraction of Chinese tallow seeds oil. Advanced Materials Research 608-609(2013):328-332.
  53. Zhenyi Du, Bing Hu, Xiaochen Ma, Yanling Cheng, Yuhuan Liu, Xiangyang Lin, Yiqin Wan, Hanwu Lei, Paul Chen, and Roger Ruan. 2013. Catalytic pyrolysis of microalgae and their three major components: carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. Bioresource Technology 130(2013):777-782.
  54. Du, Z., Y. Wan, Y. Li, Q. Chen, X. Lin, P. Chen, R. Ruan. 2011. Microwave-assisted pyrolysis of microalgae for biofuel production. Bioresource Technology. 102( 7): 4890-4896.