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  1. Mullen, C.A.; Boateng, A. A., Reichenbach, S.E.  Hydrotreating of Fast Pyrolysis Oils from Protein-Rich Pennycress Seed Presscake. Fuel, 2013, In Press.
  2. Reichenbach, S.E.; Tian, X.; Boateng, A.A.; Mullen, C.A.; Cordero, C.; Tao, Q.  Reliable Peak Selection for Multisample Analysis with Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Chromatography. Analytical Chemistry, 2013, In Press.
  3. Pourhashem, G.; Spatari, S.; Boateng, A.A.; McAloon, A; Mullen, C.A.  Life Cycle Environmental and Economic Tradeoffs of Using Fast Pyroysis Products for Power Generation.  Energy Fuels, 2013, In Press.
  4. Nsimba, R.Y; Mullen, C.A.; West, N.M.; Boateng, A. A. Structure-Property Characteristics of Pyrolytic Lignins Derived from Fast Pyrolysis of Lignin Rich Biomass Extract.  ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng.2013, 1, 260-267.
  5. Boateng, A. A.; Mullen, C.A. Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass Thermally Pretreated by Torrefaction. J. Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2013, 100, 95-102.
  6. Han, Y.; Boateng, A.A., Qi, P.X.; Lima, I.M.; Chang, J.Heavy metal and phenol adsorptive properties of biochars from pyrolyzed switchgrass and woody biomass in correlation with surface properties  J.  Environmental Management, 2013, 118, 196-204.
  7. Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A.; Osgood-Jacobs, L.; Carlson, P.; Macken, N.  Mass Balance, Energy, and Exergy Analysis of Bio-Oil Production by Fast Pyrolysis. J. Energy Resources Tech.2012, 134, 04200-1-042001-9.
  8. Spokas, K.A.; Cantrell, K.B.; Novak, J.M.; Archer, D.W.; Ippolito, J.A.; Collins, H.P.; Boateng, A.A.; Lima, I.M.; Lamb, M.C.; McAloon, A.J.; Lentz, R.D.; Nichols, K.A.  Biochar: A synthesis of its agronomic impact beyond carbon sequestration. J. Environmental Quality, 2012, 41,  973-989.
  9. Boateng, A.A., Mtui, P.L.CFD modeling of space-time evolution of fast pyrolysis products in a bench-scale fluidized-bed reactor. Applied Thermal Engineering, 2012,33, 190-198.
  10. Wise, J., Vietor, D., Provin, T., Capareda, S., Munster, C., Boateng, A. Mineral nutrient recovery from pyrolysis systems. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, 2012, 31, 251-255.
  11. Mihalcik, D. A.; Boateng, A. A.; Mullen, C. A.; Goldberg, N. M. Packed-bed Catalytic Cracking of Oak Derived Pyrolytic Vapors.  Ind. Eng. Chem. Res, 2011, 50, 13304-13312.
  12. Mullen, C.A.; Boateng, A. A.; Mihalcik, D. L.; Goldberg, N. M. Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of White Oak Wood in a Bubbling Fluidized Bed. Energy Fuels, 2011, 25, 5444-5451.
  13. Strahan, G. D.?; Mullen, C. A.?; Boateng, A. A.  Characterizing Biomass Fast Pyrolysis Oils by 13C NMR and Chemometric Analysis.  Energy Fuels, 2011, 25, 5452-5461 (?equal contribution).
  14. Mullen, C. A.; Boateng, A. A.  Production and Analysis of Fast Pyrolysis Oils from Proteinaceous Biomass. Bioenergy Research, 2011,4, 303-311.
  15. Mihalcik, D. L.; Mullen, C. A.; Boateng, A. A. Screening Acidic Zeolites for Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass and its Components. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2011, 92, 224-232.
  16. Mullen, C.A.; Boateng, A.A.  Characterization of Water Insoluble Solids Isolated from Various Biomass Fast Pyrolysis Oils.  Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2011, 90, 197-203.
  17. Compton, D.L.; Jackson, M. A.; Mihalcik, D. J.; Mullen, C. A.; Boateng, A .A.  Catalytic Pyrolysis of Oak via Pyroprobe and Bench Scale, Packed Bed Pyrolysis Reactors. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2011, 90, 174-181.
  18. Boateng, A. A.; Mullen, C. A.; Goldberg, N. M. Producing Stable Pyrolysis Liquids from the Oil-Seed Presscakes of Mustard Family Plants: Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) and Camelina (Camelina sativa).  Energy Fuels, 2010, 24, 6624-6632.
  19. Mullen, C. A.; Boateng, A. A. Catalytic Pyrolysis-GC/MS of lignin from several sources.  Fuel Processing Technology, 2010, 91, 1446-1458.
  20. Boateng, A. A.; Mullen, C. A.; Goldberg, N. M.; Devine, T. E.; Lima, I. M.; McMurtrey, J. E. Sustainable production of bioenergy and biochar from the straw of high biomass soybean lines via fast pyrolysis.  Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 2010, 29, 175-183.
  21. Mullen, C. A.; Boateng, A. A.; Goldberg, N. M.; Hicks, K.B.; Moreau, R. A.   Analysis and Comparison of bio-oil produced by fast pyrolysis from three barley biomass/byproduct streams.  Energy Fuels, 2010, 24, 699-706.
  22. Mullen, C. A.; Boateng, A. A.; Goldberg, N. M.; Lima, I. M.; Laird, D. A.; Hicks, K. B. Bio-oil and bio-char production from corn cobs and stover by fast pyrolysis.  Biomass Bioenergy, 2010, 34, 67 - 74.
  23. Boateng, A. A.; Mullen, C. A.; McMahan, C. M.; Whalen, M. C.; Cornish, K. Guayule (Parthenium argentatum) pyrolysis and analysis by PY-GC/MS.  J. Anal. Appl. Pyrolysis,2010, 87, 14-23.
  24. Boateng, A. A.; Mullen, C. A.; Goldberg, N. M.; Hicks, K. B.; McMahan, C. M.; Whalen, M. C.; Cornish, K. Energy-dense Liquid Fuel Intermediates by Pyrolysis of Guayule (Parthenium argentatum) shrub and bagasse. Fuel, 2009, 88, 2207 - 2215.
  25. Mullen, C. A.; Strahan, G. D.; Boateng, A. A.  Characterization of Various Fast Pyrolysis Oils by NMR Spectroscopy. Energy Fuels, 2009, 23, 2707-2718.
  26. Elkasabi, Y., Chagas, B.M.E., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2016. Hydrocarbons from spirulina pyrolysis bio-oil using one-step hydrotreating and aqueous extraction of heteroatom compounds. Energy & Fuels. 30:4925-4932.
  27. Chagas, B.M.E., Mullen, C.A., Dorado, D., Elkasabi, Y., Boateng, A.A., Melo, M.A.F., Ataide, C.H. 2016. Stable Bio-oil Production from Proteinaceous Cyanobacteria: Tail Gas Reactive Pyrolysis of Spirulina. Ind. & Eng. Chem. Res. 55:6734-6741.
  28. Lujaji, F.C., Boateng, A.A., Schaffer, M.A., Mullen, C.A., Mtui, P.L. and Mkilaha. I.S. 2016. Pyrolysis oil combustion in a horizontal box furnace with an externally mixed nozzle. Energy & Fuels. 30:4126-4136.
  29. Serapiglia, M.J., Boateng, A.A., Lee, D.K., Casler, M.D. 2016. Switchgrass Harvest Time Management Can Impact Biomass Yield and Nutrient Content. Crop Science. 56(4): 1-11.
  30. Gu, Geun; Mullen, C.A, Boateng, A.A, Vlachos, D.G. 2016. Mechanism of Dehydration of Phenols on Noble Metals via First-Principles Microkinetic Modeling. ACS Catalysis. 6:3047−3055.
  31. Chagas, B. M. E., Dorado, C., Serapiglia, M. J., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A. A., Melo, M. A. F., Ataíde, C. H. 2016. Catalytic pyrolysis-GC/MS of Spirulina: Evaluation of a highly proteinaceous biomass source for production of fuels and chemicals.  Fuel. 179:124-143.
  32. Tarves, P., Mullen, C.A., Boateng A.A. 2016. Effects of Various Reactive Gas Atmospheres on the Properties of Bio-oils Produced using Microwave Pyrolysis. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 4:930-936.
  33. Strahan, G. D., Mullen, C. A., Boateng, A. A. 2016. Prediction of Properties and Elemental Composition of Biomass Pyrolysis Oils by NMR and Partial Least Squares Analysis. Energy Fuels. 30 (1):423–433.
  34. Scully, E., Gries, T., Sarath, G., Palmer, N., Baird, L., Serapiglia, M., Dien, B., Boateng, A.A., Ge, Z., Funnell-Harris, D., Twigg, P., Clemente, T., Sattler, S. 2016. Overexpression of SbMyb60 Impacts Phenylpropanoid Biosynthesis and Alters Secondary Cell Wall Composition in Sorghum bicolor. The Plant Journal. 85:378–395.
  35. Lujaji, F.C., Boateng, A.A., Schaffer, M.A., Mtui, P.L. and Mkilaha. I.S. 2016. Spray Atomization of Bio-Oil/Ethanol Blends with Externally Mixed Nozzles. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. 71:146-153.
  36. Boateng, A.A., Elkasabi, Y., Mullen, C.A. 2016. Guayule (Parthenium argentatum) pyrolysis biorefining: Fuels and chemicals contributed from guayule leaves via tail gas reactive pyrolysis. Fuel. 163:240–247.
  37. Fortin, M., Beromi, M.M., Lai, A., Tarves, P.C., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., West, N.M. 2015. Structural Analysis of Pyrolytic Lignins Isolated from Switchgrass Fast Pyrolysis Oil. Energy Fuels. 29 (12):8017–8026.
  38. Elkasabi, Y., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2015. Aqueous Extractive Upgrading of Bio-Oils Created by Tail-Gas Reactive Pyrolysis To Produce Pure Hydrocarbons and Phenols. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 3(11):2809–2816.
  39. Dorado, C., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2015. Co-processing of Agricultural Plastic Waste and Switchgrass via Tail Gas Reactive Pyrolysis. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 54:9887−9893.
  40. Elkasabi, Y., Jackson, M., Boateng, A.A. 2015. Upgrading of bio-oil distillation bottoms into biorenewable calcined coke. Biomass & Bioenergy. 81:415-423.
  41. Elkasabi, Y., Mullen, C.A., Jackson, M., Boateng, A.A. 2015. Characterization of fast-pyrolysis bio-oil distillation residues and their potential applications. J. Applied & Analytical Pyrolysis. 114:179-186.
  42. Mullen, CA and Boateng, AA. 2015. Production of Aromatic Hydrocarbons via Catalytic Pyrolysis of Biomass over Fe-modified HZSM-5 Zeolites. ACS Sustainable Chem. & Eng. 3:1623-1631.
  43. Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., Elkasabi, Y. and McMahan, C. 2015. Guayule (Parthenium argentatum) pyrolysis biorefining: Production of hydrocarbon compatible bio-oils from guayule bagasse via tail-gas reactive pyrolysis. Fuel. 158:948-956.
  44. Serapiglia, M.J., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Cortese, L.M., Bonos, S.A., Hoffman, L. 2015. Evaluation of the Impact of Compositional Differences in Switchgrass Genotypes on Pyrolysis Product Yield. Industrial Crops and Products. 74:957-968.
  45. Kannapu, H.P.R.; Mullen, C.A.; Elkasabi, Yaseen; Boateng, A.A. 2015. Catalytic transfer hydrogenation for stabilization of bio-oil oxygenates: Reduction of p-cresol and furfural over bimetallic Ni-Cu catalysts using isopropanol. Fuel Processing Technology. 137:220-228.
  46. Keedy, J., Prymak, E., Macken, N., Pourhashem, G., Spatari, S., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2015. An Exergy Based Assessment of the Production and Conversion of Switchgrass, Equine Waste and Forest Residue to Bio-oil Using Fast Pyrolysis. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 54 (1):529–539.
  47. Lee, K., Gu, G.H, Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Vlachos D.G. 2015. Guaiacol hydrodeoxygenation mechanism on Pt (111): Insights from density functional theory and linear free energy relations. ChemSusChem. 8:315–322.
  48. Schweitzer, D., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Snell, K. 2015. Bio-based n-butanol from poly-3-hydroxybutyrate: optimization of the reduction of n-butyl crotonate to n-butanol. Organic Process Research & Development. 19:710-714.
  49. Boateng, A.A., Serapiglia, M.J., Mullen, C.A., Dien, B.S., Hashem, F.M., Dadson, R.B. 2015. Bioenergy Crops Grown for Hyperaccumulation of Phosphorous in the Delmarva Peninsula and their Biofuels Potential. Environ. Management. 150(1):39-47.
  50. Dorado, C., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2015. Investigation of HZSM5 catalyzed fast pyrolysis of cellulose and plastic blends using isotopic labeling. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 162:338-345.
  51. Serapiglia, M.J., Mullen, C.A., Smart, L.B., Boateng, A.A. 2014. Variability in pyrolysis product yield from novel shrub willow genotypes. Biomass and Bioenergy. 72:74-84.
  52. Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Dadson, R.B., Hashem, F.M. 2014. Influence of mineral components of biomass on its conversion to aromatic hydrocarbons by catalytic fast pyrolysis over HZSM-5. Energy & Fuels. 28(11):7014-7024.
  53. Douds, D.D., Lee, J., Uknalis, J., Boateng, A.A., Ziegler-Ulsh, C. 2014. Pelletized biochar as a carrier for AM fungi in the on-farm system of inoculum production. Compost Science & Utilization. 22(4):253-262.
  54. Martin, J.A., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2014. Maximizing the Stability of Pyrolysis Oil/Diesel Fuel Emulsions. Energy & Fuels. 28(9):5918–5929.
  55. Elkasabi, Y., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2014. Distillation and isolation of petrochemicals from bio-oil produced by tail-gas reactive pyrolysis. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2:2042-2052.
  56. Pighinelli, Anna L.M.T., Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., Elkasabi, Y. 2014. Evaluation of Brazilian biomasses as feedstocks for fuel production via fast pyrolysis. Energy for Sustainable Development. 21:42–50.
  57. Martin, J.A. and Boateng, A.A. 2014. Combustion Performance of Pyrolysis Oil/Ethanol Blends in a Residential-Scale Oil-Fired Boiler. Fuel. 133:34–44.
  58. Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Schweitzer, D., Sparks, K. Snell, K. 2014. Mild Pyrolysis of P3HB/Switchgrass Blends for the Production of Bio-oil Enriched with Crotonic Acid. Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. 104:40–45.
  59. Elkasabi, Y.E., Mullen, C.A., Pighinelli, A.L.M.T., Boateng, A.A. 2014. Hydrodeoxygenation of fast pyrolysis bio-oils from various feedstocks using carbon supported catalysts. Fuel Processing Technology. 123:11–18.
  60. Dorado, C., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2014. HZSM-5 Catalyzed Co-pyrolysis of biomass and plastics. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2(2):301–311.
  61. Gurtler, J.B.; Boateng, A.A.; Han, Yanxue; Douds, D.D. 2014. Inactivation of E. coli O157:H7 in Cultivable Soil by Fast and Slow Pyrolysis-Generated Biochar. J. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 11(3):215-223.
  62. Mullen, C.A., Tarves, P.C., Boateng, A.A. 2017. Role of potassium exchange in catalytic pyrolysis of biomass over ZSM-5: Formation of alkyl phenols and furans. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 5; 2154-2162.

  63. Choi, Y., Elkasabi, Y.M., Tarves, P.C., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A. 2017. Catalytic cracking of fast and tail gas reactive pyrolysis bio-oils over HZSM-5. Fuel Processing Technology. 161: 132-138.

  64. Carrasco, J.L., Gunukula, S., Boateng, A.A., Mullen, C.A., Desisto, W.J., Wheeler, C.M. 2017. Pyrolysis of forest residues: an approach to techno-economics for bio-fuel production. Fuel. 193:477-484.

  65. Serapiglia, M., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A., Dien, B.S., Casler, M.D. 2017. Impact of harvest time and cultivar on conversion of switchgrass to fast pyrolysis bio-oils. BioEnergy Research. 10: 388-399.

  66. Serapiglia, M., Dien, B.S., Boateng, A.A., Casler, M.D. 2017. Impact of harvest time and switchgrass cultivar on sugar release through enzymatic hydrolysis. BioEnergy Research. 10: 377-387.

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