Publications

Journal Articles

  1. Bayat, H., Cheng, F., Dehghanizadeh, M., Brewer, C.E. (2021) Recovery of nitrogen from low-cost plant feedstocks used for bioenergy: A review of availability and process order, Energy & Fuels, accepted, in press, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c0240
  2. Cui, Z., Cheng, F., Jarvis, J.M., Jena, U., Brewer, C.E. (2021) Integrated extraction and catalytic upgrading of bio-crude oil from co-hydrothermal liquefaction of crude glycerol and algae, Energy & Fuels, 35, 15, 12165-12174, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.1c01336
  3. Bayat, H., Dehghanizadeh, M., Jarvis, J.M., Brewer, C.E., Jena, U. (2021) Hydrothermal liquefaction of food waste: effect of process parameters on product yields and chemistry, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5, 658592, DOI: 10.3389/fsus.2021.658592.
  4. Cheng, F., Brewer, C.E. (2021) Conversion of protein-rich lignocellulosic wastes to bio-energy: review and recommendations for hydrolysis + fermentation and anaerobic digestion, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 146, 111167, DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2021.111167.
  5. Audu, M., Wang, H., Arellano, D., Cheng, F., Tang, T., Dehghanizadeh, M., Jarvis, J.M., Yan, J., Brewer, C.E., Jena, U. (2021) Ash-pretreatment and hydrothermal liquefaction of filamentous algae grown on dairy wastewater, Algal Research, 57, 102282, DOI: 10.1016/j.algal.2021.102282.
  6. Dehghanizadeh, M., Sproul, E., Mendoza Moreno, P., Bayat, H.*, Quinn, J., Brewer, C.E. (2021) Guayule (Parthenium argentatum) resin: a review of chemistry, extraction techniques, and applications, Industrial Crops & Products, 165, 113410, DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2021.113410.
  7. Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I.S.A., Samarasingha, N., Rosalez, R., Munasinghe-Arachchige, S.P., Delanka-Pedige, H.M.K., Zollner, S., Brewer, C.E., Nirmalakhandan, N. (2021) Maximizing phosphorus recovery from municipal sewage in an algal wastewater treatment systems, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, accepted, in press.
  8. Rheay, H.T., Omondi, E.C., Brewer, C.E. (2021) Potential of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) for paired phytoremediation and bioenergy production, GCB Bioenergy, 13 (4), 525-536, DOI: 10.1111/GCBB.12782
  9. Yu, J., Tang, T., Cheng, F., Huang, D., Martin, J.L., Brewer, C.E., Grimm, R.L., Zhou, M., Luo, H. (2021) Exploring spent biomass-derived adsorbent as anodes for lithium ion batteries, Materials Today Energy, 19, 100590, DOI: 10.1016/j.mtener.2020.100580.
  10. Rheay, H.T., Lombard, K., Brewer, C., Holguin, F.O. (2020) Phytochemical characterization of native New Mexico hops, HortTechnology, accepted, in press, DOI: 10.21273/horttech04678-20.
  11. Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I.S.A., Chapman, G.W., Rosalez, R., Soliz, N., Cui, Z., Munasinghe-Arachchige, S.P., Delanka-Pedige, H.M.K., Brewer, C.E., Lammers, P.J., Nirmalakhandan, N. (2020) Mixotrophic algal system for centrate treatment and resource recovery, Algal Research, 52, 102087, DOI: 10.1016/j.algal.2020.102087.
  12. Cui, Z., Greene, J., Cheng, F., Quinn, J., Jena, U., Brewer, C.E. (2020),Co-hydrothermal liquefaction of waste-water grown algae and crude glycerol: A novel strategy of bio-crude oil-aqueous separation and techno-economic analysis of bio-crude oil recovery and upgrading, Algal Research, 51, 102077, DOI: 10.1016/j.algal.2020.102077.
  13. Karbakhshravari, M., Henkanatte-Gedera, S.M., Cheng, F., Abeysiriwardana-Arachchigo, I.S.A., Brewer, C.E., Papelis, C., Nirmalakhandan, N. (2020) Recovery of struvite from hydrothermally processed algal biomass cultivated in urban wastewaters, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 163, 105089, DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105089
  14. Dehghanizadeh, M., Cheng, F., Jarvis, J.M., Holguin, F.O., Brewer, C.E. (2020) Characterization of resin extracted from guayule (Pathenium argentatum): A dataset including GC-MS and FT-ICR MS, Data in Brief, 105989, DOI:10.1016/j.dib.2020.105989.
  15. Cui, Z., Cheng, F., Jarvis, J., Brewer, C.E., Jena, U., (2020) Roles of co-solvents in hydrothermal liquefaction of low-lipid, high-protein algae, Bioresource Technology, 310, Aug 2020, 123454, DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2020.123454.
  16. Cheng, F., Dehghanizadeh, M., Audu, M.A., Jarvis, J.M., Holguin, F.O., Brewer, C.E. (2020) Characterization and evaluation of guayule processing residues as potential feedstock for biofuel and chemical production, Industrial Crops & Products, 150, 112311, DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2020.112311.
  17. Cheng, F., Bayat, H., Jena, U., Brewer, C.E. (2020) Impact of feedstock composition on pyrolysis of low-cost, protein- and lignin-rich biomass: A review, Journal of Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis, 147, 104780, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaap.2020.104780
  18. Amiri, A., Brewer, C.E. (2020) Biomass as renewable energy source for water desalination, Desalination & Water Treatment, 181, 113-122, DOI: 10.5004/dwt.2020.25130.
  19. Cheng, F., Le-Doux, T., Treftz, B., Miller, J., Woolf, S., Yu, J., Jena, U., Brewer, C.E. (2019) Modification of a pilot-scale continuous flow reactor for hydrothermal liquefaction of wet biomass, MethodsX, 6, 2793-2806, DOI: 1016/j.mex.2019.11.019.
  20. Cheng, F., Jarvis, J.M., Yu, J., Jena, U., Nirmalakhandan, N., Brewer, C.E. (2019) Bio-crude oil from hydrothermal liquefaction of wastewater microalgae in a pilot-scale continuous flow reactor, Bioresource Technology, 294, Dec 2019, 122184, DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2019.122184.
  21. Cheng, F., Mallick, K., Henkanatte-Gedara, S.H., Jarvis, J.M., Schaub, T., Jena, U., Nirmalakhandan, N., Brewer, C.E. (2019) Hydrothermal liquefaction of Galdieria sulphuraria grown on municipal wastewater, Bioresource Technology, 292, Nov 2019, 121884, DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2019.121884.
  22. Sarpong, K.A., Amiri, A., Ellis, S., Idowu, O.J., Brewer, C.E. (2019) Short-term leachability of salts from Atriplex-derived biochars, Science of the Total Environment, 688, 701-707, DOI:. 1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.273.
  23. Payne, J.L, Bhakta, N., Lyons, S.N., Mohamed, R., Carroll, K.C., Brewer, C.E. (2018) Potential of pyrolysis of spacecraft solid waste for water recovery and plant-growth media production, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 135, 184-188, DOI: 1016/j.jaap.2018.09.004.
  24. Cheng, F., Cui, Z., Mallick, K., Nirmalakhandan, N., Brewer, C.E. (2018) Hydrothermal liquefaction of high- and low-lipid algae: mass and energy balances, Bioresource Technology, 258, 1598-167, DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2018.02.100.
  25. Amiri, A., Al-Rawajfeh, A., Brewer, C.E. (2018) Simulation of small-scale thermal water desalination using biomass energy, Desalination & Water Treatment, 108, 65-75, DOI: 10.5004/dwt.2018.21965.
  26. Cheng, F., Cui, Z., Chen, L., Jarvis, J., Paz, N., Schaub, T., Nirmalakhandan, N., Brewer, C.E. (2017) Hydrothermal liquefaction of high- and low-lipid algae: bio-crude oil chemistry, Applied Energy, 206, 278-292, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.08.105.
  27. Idowu, O.J., Sanogo, S., Brewer, C.E. (2017) Impacts of pecan waste byproducts on soil quality in texturally different arid soils, Communications in Soil Science & Plant Analysis, 48 (15), 1781-1791, DOI: 10.1080/00103624.2017.1395448.
  28. Wang, K., Zheng, Y., Zhu, X., Brewer, C.E., Brown, R.C. (2017) Ex-situ catalytic pyrolysis of wastewater sewage sludge—a micro-pyrolysis study, Bioresource Technology, 232, 229-234, DOI: 10/1016/j.biortech.2017.02.015.
  29. Cheng, F., Brewer, C.E. (2017) Producing jet fuels from biomass lignin: potential pathways to alkyl-benzenes and cycloalkanes, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 72, 673-722, DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.01.030.
  30. Brewer, C.E., Hall, E., Schmidt-Rohr, K., Laird, D., Brown, R.C. Zygourakis, K. (2016) Temperature and reaction atmosphere effects on the properties of corn stover biochar, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 36 (3), 696-707, DOI: 10.1002/ep.12503.
  31. Zhang, Y., Idowu, O.J., Brewer, C.E. (2016) Using agricultural residue biochar to improve soil quality of desert soils, Agriculture, 6 (1), 10, DOI: 10.3390/agriculture6010010.
  32. Brewer, C.E., Levine, J. (2015) Weight or volume for handling biomass and biochar? the Biochar Journal, 16 November, biochar-journal.org/en/ct/71, Arbaz, Switzerland.
  33. Sun, H., Brewer, C., Masiello, C., Zygourakis, K. (2015) Nutrient transport in soils amended with biochar: a transient model with two stationary phases and intraparticle diffusion, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 54 (16), 4123-4135.
  34. Lamm, M.H., Brewer, C.E. (2014) Use plus-minus-interesting (PMI) exercises to encourage student reflection, Chemical Engineering Education, 48 (2), 64.

Book Chapters

  1. Jamieson, M., Shaw, J.M., Nocente, N., Lamm, M.H., Brewer, C.E., Miller, G., Zhu, Q., Altaii, K., Perirrakos, O., Bennedsen, J. (2017) Flipping Engineering. In S. Green, L. Banas, J.R. Perkins, A. Ross (Eds.), The Flipped College Classroom: Conceptualized and Reconceptualized: Springer International Publishers, pp. 125-147.
  2. Masiello, C.A., Dugan, B., Brewer, C.E., Spokas, K., Novak, J.M., Liu, Z., Sorrenti, G. (2015) Chapter 19. Biochar effects on soil hydrology. In: J. Lehmann, S. Joseph (Eds.), Biochar for Environmental Management: Science and Technology, 2nd ed: Routledge, pp. 543-562.

Published Conference Proceedings

  1. Brewer, C.E., Sarpong, K., Amiri, A., Smith, M., Idowu, O.J., Effects of Pyrolysis Conditions on Leaching of Salts from Halophyte Biochars, 2017 American Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers Annual International Meeting, Spokane, WA, July 17 2017
  2. Brewer, C.E., Mallick, K., Cheng, F., Cui, Z., Gedara, S.H., Karbakhshravari, M., Schuab, T., Jena, U., Nirmalakhandan, N., Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Galdieria sulphuraria Grown on Municipal Wastewater, 2017 American Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers Annual International Meeting, Spokane, WA, July 17 2017.