Size reduction Research


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Personnel

Alvin R. (Al) Womac
Professor
Equipment performance & environmental impact

Groups and Facilities


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Bioprocessing 
Size reduction and separation of biomass for energy production and bio-products.


   

Recent Publications

Novel Methodology to Form Micro- and Nano-Plastics from Agricultural Plastic Materials and their Dimensional, Thermal, and Chemical Characterization.  A. F. Astner, D. G. Hayes, H. M. O'Neill, B. R. Evans, S. V. Pingali, V. S. Urban, and T. M. Young.  2019.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC, 5-7 June 2019. [Abstract]

Novel methodology to form micro- and nano-plastics from agricultural plastic materials and their dimensional, thermal and chemical characterization Astner, A. F., D. G. Hayes, H. M. O'Neill, B. R. Evans, S. V. Pingali, V. S. Urban, and T. M. Young.  2019.  Science of the Total Environment, 685: 1097-1106. [Abstract]

Development of size reduction equations for calculating energy input for grinding lignocellulosic particles.  Naimi, L., S. Sokhansanj, X. Bi, C. Lim, A. R. Womac, A. Lau, and S. Melin.  2013.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 29(1):93-100.

Effect of particle size distribution on static and tapped densities of selected biomass after knife mill size reduction.  Chevanan, N., A. R. Womac, V. S. Bitra, and S. Sokhansanj.  2011.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture 27(4):631-644.

Direct measures of mechanical energy for knife mill size reduction of switchgrass, wheat straw, and corn stover.  Bitra, V. S., A. R. Womac, I. Cannayen, P. Miu, Y. T. Yang, D. R. Smith, N. Chevanan, and S. Sokhansanj.  2009.  Bioresource Technology, 100(24):6578-6585.

Size reduction of high- and low-moisture corn stalks by linear knife grid system.  Cannayen, I., A. R. Womac, S. Sokhansanj, and Narayan, S..  2009.  Biomass and Bioenergy 33(4):547-557.

Size reduction of high- and low-moisture corn stalks by linear knife grid system.  Cannayen, I., A. R. Womac, S. Sokhansanj, and S. Narayan.  2009.  Biomass and Bioenergy 33(4):547-557.

The performance (quality) of size reduction of woody biomass.  Cannayen, I., Skea, D., Day, K., MacDonald, J., Sauder, T., and A. R. Womac.  2009.  Paper No. 097475. ASABE, St. Joseph, MI.

Knife grid size reduction to preprocess packed beds of high- and low-moisture switchgrass.  Cannayen, I., A. R. Womac, S. Sokhansanj, and S. Narayan.  2008.  Bioresource Technology 99(7):2254-2264.

Size Reduction of Wet and Dry Biomass by Linear Knife Grid Device.  Cannayen, I., A. R. Womac, S. Sokhansanj, and Narayan, S..  2007.  Paper No. 076045, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.

Knife grid size reduction to preprocess packed beds of high- and low-moisture switchgrass.  Cannayen, I., A. R. Womac, S. Sokhansanj, and S. Narayan.  2007.  Bioresource Technology (accepted, in press). (in press).

Review and analysis of performance and productivity of size reduction equipment for fiberous materials.  Hoque, M., S. Sokhansanj, Naimi, L., Bi, X., Lim, J., and A. R. Womac.  2007.  Paper No. 076164, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.