Technology Research and Extension Related to Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Manure, 2013-2015 biennium
Chen, S., C. Frear, M. Garcia-Perez, C. Kruger, A. Abghari, P. Ai, N. Abu-Lail, G. Astill, I. Dallmeyer, M. Flury, A. Fortuna, A. Gao, J. Garcia-Nunez, R. Ghoghare, J.B. Harsh, H. Iqbal, J. Jensen, N Kennedy, J. Ma, S. Mitchell, M. Smith, W. Suliman, D. Wang, G. Yorgey, L. Yu, Q. Zhao, S. Zhang, and T. Zhu. 2015. Washington State Department of Agriculture, Olympia, WA.
A simple methodology for rate-limiting step determination for anaerobic digestion of complex substrates and effect of microbial community ratio
J. Ma, C. Frear, Z. Wang, L. Yu, Q. Zhao, X. Li, S. Chen. Bioresource Technology. Volume 134, April 2013, Pages 391–395.
Estimating greenhouse gas emissions from soil following liquid manure applications using a unit response curve method
G. Wang, S. Chen, C. Frear. Geoderma. Volume 170, 15 January 2012, Pages 295–304.
Biogas potential and microbial population distributions in flushed dairy manure and implications on anaerobic digestion technology
Frear, C., Wang, Z., Li, C., Chen, S., (2011). Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, 86:145-152.
Bipolar effects of settling time on active biomass retention in anaerobic sequencing batch reactors digesting flushed dairy manure
Z. Wang, J. Ma, S. Chen. Bioresource Technology. Volume 102, Issue 2, January 2011, Pages 697–702.
Chapter 11 in Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. Full report available at http://csanr.wsu.edu/pages/Climate_Friendly_Farming_Final_Report/.
Detailed CAD drawings for improved version of pilot biogas plant developed at WSU.
Organic Waste to Resources Research and Pilot Project Report: New Biorefinery Concept to Convert Softwood Bark to Transportation Fuels Final Report to the Washington State Department of Ecology
Manuel Garcia-Perez, Shulin Chen, Shuai Zhou,Zhouhong Wang, Jieni Lian, Robert Lee Johnson, Shi-Shen Liaw and Oisik Das, September 2009. This project tested a new pretreatment concept to enhance the production of sugars from the fast pyrolysis of wood and straw. It proved that sugars recovered from pyrolysis can be easily converted into ethanol. These two results are important because they show that fast pyrolysis of wood or straw followed by bio-oil hydro-treatment can create green gasoline and diesel (from lignin), as well as ethanol (from cellulose).
WSU Invention Disclosure.