Chemical Engineering Technician
Biography and Research
Andrew (AJ) Thomas has been a Chemical Engineering Technician at NCAUR, USDA-ARS, Peoria, IL since 1998. He works with Dr. Steve Peterson and a team of scientists conducting research on using biochar as filler material for rubber composites (replacing carbon black, a byproduct of fossil fuels). Biochar is a renewable form of carbon that can be produced from any carbon-containing biomass by treating biomass with high temperature while excluding oxygen (pyrolysis).
Most Recent Publications
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- Lauric acid treatments to oxidized and control biochars and their effects on rubber composite tensile properties -(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peterson, S.C., Thomas, A.J. 2022. Lauric acid treatments to oxidized and control biochars and their effects on rubber composite tensile properties. C - Journal of Carbon Research. 8(4). Article 58. https://doi.org/10.3390/c8040058.
- Physical and chemical properties of pyrolyzed biosolids for utilization in sand-based turfgrass rootzones-(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vaughn, S.F., Dinelli, F.D., Kenar, J.A., Jackson, M.A., Thomas, A.J., Peterson, S.C. 2018. Physical and chemical properties of pyrolyzed biosolids for utilization in sand-based turfgrass rootzones. Waste Management. 76:98-105.
- Improved hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) films through incorporation of amylose-sodium palmitate inclusion complexes-(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hay, W.T., Fanta, G.F., Peterson, S.C., Thomas, A.J., Utt, K.D., Walsh, K.A., Boddu, V.M., Selling, G.W. 2018. Improved hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) films through incorporation of amylose-sodium palmitate inclusion complexes. Carbohydrate Polymers. 188:76-84.
- PREDICTION OF THE NONLINEAR TRANSIENT AND OSCILLATORY RHEOLOGICAL BEHAVIOR OF FLOUR SUSPENSIONS USING A STRAIN-SEPARABLE INTEGRAL CONSTITUTIVE EQUATION-(Peer Reviewed Journal)
- THE RHEOLOGY OF SOFT-SERVE ICE CREAM-(Abstract Only)
- CONSTITUTIVE ANALYSIS OF THE NONLINEAR SHEAR RHEOLOGY OF FLOUR SUSPENSIONS OBTAINED FROM DIFFERENT BOTANICAL SOURCES-(Proceedings)
- APPLICATION OF INTEGRAL CONSTITUTIVE EQUATIONS TO DESCRIBE THE NONLINEAR RHEOLOGICAL BEHAVIOR OF FLOUR SUSPENSIONS-(Proceedings)
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