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Curriculum Vitae

                              As of January 2011

 

YIANNIS ANGELO LEVENDIS

 

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

334 Snell Engineering Center

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Office: (617) 373-3806

Home: (617) 247-4037

y.levendis@neu.edu

 

EDUCATION:

 

·  Ph.D., Environmental Engineering Science,    September 1987                                                                                                                                                    

    California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

    Thesis Subject: “A Fundamental Study on Char Oxidation

                                Using Model Materials”

    Thesis Advisor: Professor Richard C. Flagan

 

·  M.S. Mechanical Engineering,                                                                                 December 1982

    University of Michigan

    Thesis Subject: “Reduction of Diesel Particulate Emissions Using Oxygen-Enriched Air.”

    Thesis Advisors: Professors John Hilliard and Jay Bolt

 

·  B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude,                                                            December 1981

    University of Michigan

    Thesis Subject: “Design and Evaluation of Solar Stills”

    Thesis Advisor: Professor John Clark

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

· College of Engineering Distinguished Professor, 2006 – Present            Northeastern University

· Visiting Scholar, 2008                                                          University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

· Visiting Professor, 2004                    Polytechneion, the National Technical University of Athens

· Professor, 1998 – Present                                                                            Northeastern University

· Visiting Professor, 1998 – 1999                               Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

· Associate Professor, 1994 – 1998                                                               Northeastern University

· Assistant Professor, 1988 – 1994                                                               Northeastern University

· Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, 1987 – 1988        California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

   Research Topics: Combustion of coal: (a) studies concerning the effects of catalysis on the  

   reactivity of carbonaceous chars and (b) studies concerning the vaporization of coal-ash.

· Graduate Research Assistant, 1983 – 1987              California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

   Research Topic: Combustion of coal:  Reactivity, temperature and heat release of burning 

   pulverized coal. Development of a nearly ideal synthetic char materials (artificial coal) for

   controlled laboratory studies of coal properties and oxidation kinetics.

· Graduate Research Assistant, 1981 – 1983                                               University of Michigan

   Research topic: Investigated the effect of oxygen supercharging on the performance and exhaust

   emissions of various types of Diesel engines.

 · Teaching Assistant,   1982 – 1983                                                              University of Michigan

    Subject: Conducted internal and external combustion engines laboratories.

 · Other: Tutor for freshman and sophomore science courses (Tau, Beta, Pi) and grader for an  

    undergraduate manufacturing process course. Tutor for high school students through Caltech   

    secondary school project; taught electrical circuits - electronics.

 

TECHNICAL INTERESTS:

Technical interests include clean energy related problems, combustion of liquid, gaseous  and solid fuels, internal and external combustion engines, turbomachinery, incineration of hazardous wastes, atmospheric pollution - acid rain, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, soot, SO2 and NOx chemistry  solar energy, materials and manufacturing processes.

Design and Construction of devices: Designed and constructed various aerosol and single particle generators and multi-stage laboratory reactors.  Designed and constructed two multi-color near-infrared pyrometers.  Designed and constructed several high-temperature laboratory furnaces and several diesel particulate control systems.  Designed and constructed solar stills for desalination of saline water, several solar collectors and a multitude of laboratory equipment for instructional purposes.

Laboratory Techniques: Experienced in the use and maintenance of aerosol generating, aerosol detectionand particle sizing instruments as well as in gaseous pollutant measurements.  Experienced in pyrometry, calorimetry, microscopy (Optical and SEM), porosimetry (mercury, BET) and wet chemistry techniques. Experienced in X-Ray diffractometry (Small and Wide angle) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance techniques. Experienced in the design, maintenance and testing of Internal Combustion Engines, as well as in engine exhaust emissions sampling and analysis.

Experienced in the design, maintenance and evaluation of solar collectors, solar stills and passive solar systems. Experienced in materials, design, structures and manufacturing processes. Knowledgeable in welding, machining, casting and forming techniques from both a practical and a theoretical (microstructures and phase transformations) standpoint. Experienced in energy conservation techniques.

Computer Experience: Extensive programming in Fortran, MATLAB, EXCEL and Basic. 

 

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate: Thermodynamics I, II and III, Internal Combustion Engines, Gas Turbines, Fluid Mechanics, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Capstone Senior Design Projects, Technical Laboratories, etc. Also Pre-engineering Design Experience for K-12 Science Teachers.

Graduate: Combustion and Air Pollution Fundamentals.

 

MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECTS:

Current research is dealing with topics related to Clean Energy, Combustion, Air Pollution and Acid Rain Prevention, Incineration of Municipal Wastes, and Engine Performance and Emissions.

In particular 16 different projects have been funded by US-NSF, DOE, EPA, etc.

 

 

HONORS:

Outstanding Oral Presentation Award,              SAE International Congress and Exposition , 2010

Outstanding Teaching Award,                                                     ASEE New England Section, 2007

John J. McCambridge Award,                         Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, 2007

Elected Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers                                                  SAE, 2007

Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers                               ASME, 2006

Elected Distinguished Professor                  College of Engineering, Northeastern University, 2006             

SAE Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award,                                                                       SAE, 2005

Outstanding Teaching Award,                     College of Engineering, Northeastern University, 2005

Outstanding Research Award,                     College of Engineering, Northeastern University, 2001

Elected member of ΦΚΦ,                                                                   Northeastern University, 2000

Excellence in Teaching Award,                              University-wide, Northeastern University, 1995

Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Professor (students’ choice),  2010, 2002, 1998, 1995, 1993 

SAE Faculty Advisor Recognition Award,                                                                       SAE, 1997

SAE Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award,                                                                       SAE, 1994

Ralph E. Teetor Educational Award                                                                                 SAE, 1993

Charipar Fellowship                                                           Cummins Engine Company, 1982, 1983

Dean's honor list of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor             6 consecutive semesters, 1978-80

Five yearly excellence awards Greek-Italian High School, Athens                                      1970-76

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Member of honorary societies: TBΠ, ΠTΣ, ΦΚΦ. Member of professional societies: SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), SME (Society Manufacturing Engineering), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), ACS (American Chemical Society), Air and Waste Management Association, and the Combustion Institute.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Senator at the Northeastern Faculty Senate.

Member of the University Financial Affairs and Financial Priorities Committees.

Member of the University Appeals Resolution Committee.

Reviewer for NSF, DOE, EPA, SAE, ASME, the Combustion Institute

Reviewer for the Journals of Environmental Engineering, Solar Energy, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, AIChE Journal,  Energy Resources Technology, Dynamic Systems, Measurement and

Control, Combustion & Flame, Combustion Science and Technology,  Review of  Scientific Instruments, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, Hazardous Wastes and Hazardous Materials, Atmospheric Environment, Energy & Fuels, Environmental Science and Technology, etc.

Academic advisor for five completed Ph.D, thirty completed Master's theses and twenty completed undergraduate theses at NU. Co-advisor for four completed Ph.D theses at MIT and one at the Polytechneion of Athens. 

Co-advisor for two completed Masters theses at Tufts University.

Currently, academic advisor for 4 PhD students and 2 MS students. 

Founder and faculty advisor of the NU - SAE student branch from 1994-2009.

 

LANGUAGES: Greek, English (Oxford's "Proficiency in English"), Italian (Diploma di Esperto in Lingua e Letteratura Italiana), working knowledge of Spanish, and some knowledge of Latin.

 

 

PATENTS:

1. “Rotating Diesel Particulate Trap.” U.S. Patent No. 5,013,340, 1991. Co-inventor M. Taslim.

 

2. “Pulsed, Reverse-Flow Regenerated Diesel Trap Capturing Soot, Ash and PAH's.” U.S. Patent 

       No. 5,253,476, 1993. Co-inventor N. Khalil.

 

3. “Production of Polymer Particles in Powder Form Using an Atomization Technique.” U.S. 

       Patent No. 5,269,980, 1993. Co-inventors T. Panagiotou and R.C. Flagan.

 

4. “Method of Simultaneously Removing SO2 and NOx Pollutants from Exhaust of a Combustion

       System.” U.S. Patent No. 5,312,605, 1994. Co-inventor D. Wise.

 

5. “Use of Aromatic Salts for  Simultaneously Removing SO2 and NOx Pollutants from Exhaust of

       a Combustion System.” U.S. Patent No. 5,352,423, 1994. Co-inventor D. Wise.

 

6. “A Flow-Through Incinerator Coupled to an Aerodynamically-Cleaned Diesel Particulate Trap

       for Diesel Engine Exhaust Gas.” U.S. Patent No. 5,390,492, 1995.

 

7. “Control of NOx Emissions from Diesel Engines Using Filtered EGR.” U.S. Patent No.

       5,426,936, 1995. Co-inventor R. Abrams.

 

8. “Simultaneous Control of SO2, NOx, HCl and Particulates by In-Furnace High Temperature

      Sorbent Injection and Particulate Removal.” U.S. Patent No. 5,785,936, 1998.

 

9. “Process for Producing Polymer Coatings with Various Porosities and Surface Areas.”

       U.S. Patent No. 6,143,370, 2000. Co-inventor T. Panagiotou.

 

 EDITED BOOKS:

“Calcium Magnesium Acetate. An Emerging Bulk Chemical for Environmental Applications.” Co-editor with D.L. Wise and M. Metghalchi. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1991.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS:

“A Waste-Derived Chemical for Acid Rain Control.” in Environmental Biotechnology:

 Principles and Applications. Donald L. Wise, Judith Steciak and Yiannis A. Levendis. Moo-

 Young M., Anderson, W.A. and  Chakrabarty, A.M. Editors, pp. 237-248. Kluwer Academic

 Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/London, 1995.

 

“Control of Submicron Air Toxin Particles after Coal Combustion Utilizing Calcium Magnesium Acetate” Jianxi Zhao, Donald L. Wise, Edgar B. Gutoff, Joseph D. Gresser and Yiannis A.

Levendis. Contributed chapter in the book Environmental Biotechnology and Cleaner Bioprocesses Sanchez, G. and Hernandez, E., Eds., Taylor & Francis, London, 2000.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA CHAPTERS: “Emission Purification Technologies,” Invited Chapter in the volume of Environmental and Ecological Chemistry (A. Sabljic, Editor) of the UNESCO On-line Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (UNESCO-EOLSS), 2004, updated 2007. 

 

 

ARCHIVAL PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS:

 

J1. “Effect of Oxygen Enrichment on the Performance and Emissions of I.D.I. Diesel Engines” 

        J. Ghojel, J. C. Hilliard and Y. A. Levendis.  SAE publication 830245, p.1-14, 1983.

 

J2. “Combustion of Uniformly Sized Glassy Carbon Particles” Yiannis A Levendis and Richard C.

       Flagan, Combustion Science and Technology  53, 2-3, p.117-136, 1987.

 

J3. “Physical Properties and Oxidation Rates of Chars from three Bituminus Chars.” Ranajit Sahu,

       Yiannis A. Levendis, Richard C. Flagan and George R. Gavalas. Fuel  67, p.275-283, 1988.

 

J4. “Glassy Carbons from Poly(furfuryl alcohol) Copolymers: Structural Studies by High-

       Resolution Solid-State NMR Techniques.” Hellmut Eckert,Yiannis A. Levendis and Richard

       C. Flagan. Journal of Physical Chemistry 92, p.5011-5019, 1988.

 

J5. “Synthesis, Formation and Characterization of Micron-Sized Glassy Carbon Spheres of

       Controlled Pore Structure.” Yiannis A. Levendis and Richard. C. Flagan. Carbon 27, 2,

       p.265-283, 1989.

 

J6. “Oxidation Kinetics of Monodisperse Spherical Carbonaceous Particles of Variable Properties”

       Yiannis A. Levendis, Richard C. Flagan and George R. Gavalas. Combustion and Flame 76,  

       p.221-241, 1989.

 

J7. “Post-Ignition Phenomena in the Combustion of Single Coal Char Particles” Yiannis A.

       Levendis, Ranajit Sahu, Richard C. Flagan and George R. Gavalas.  Fuel 68, p.849-855,

       1989.

 

J8. “Catalysis of the Combustion of Synthetic Char Particles by Various Forms of Calcium

      Additives” Yiannis A. Levendis, Sookwu Nam, Michael Loewenberg, Richard C. Flagan and

      George R. Gavalas. Journal of Energy & Fuels 3, p.28-37, 1989.

 

J9. “Characterization of the Environment in a Laminar Flow Furnace with Applications to the

      Combustion of Coal and Coal-Water Slurries”, John G. Cumper, Yiannis A. Levendis and

      Mohamad Metghalchi. ASME publication HTD-Vol 148, p.89-96, 1990.

 

J10. “Development of a Self-Cleaning Particle Trap for Diesel Engine Particulate Control” Yiannis

        A. Levendis, Thomai Panagiotou and Mo E. Taslim. SAE publication 900601, Vol. SAE SP-

        816, p.195-201, 1990.

 

J11. “Evaluation of a Self-Cleaning Particulate Control System for Diesel Engines” Yiannis A.

        Levendis, Kevin McInerney and Thomai Panagiotou. SAE publication 910333, Vol. SAE

        SP-240, p.183-193, 1991.

 

J12. “Combustion Behavior and Kinetics of Synthetic and Coal-derived Chars: Comparison of

        Theory and Experiment” Michael Loewenberg and Yiannis A. Levendis. Combustion and

        Flame  84, p. 47-65, 1991.

 

J13. “Combustion Characteristics of Carbonaceous Residues  from Heavy Oil Fired Boilers”

        Paul S. Northrop,  George R. Gavalas and Yiannis A. Levendis, Journal of Energy and Fuels    

        5, p. 587-594, 1991.

 

J14. “Generation of Spherical and Monodisperse Particles of Poly(styrene) and Poly(methyl

        methacrylate) by Atomization of Monomers or Dissolved Polymer Precursors” Thomai

        Panagiotou and Yiannis A. Levendis. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 43, p.1549-1558,        

         1991.

 

J15. “Development of a Diesel Particulate  Control System with Wall-Flow Filters and Reverse

        Cleaning Regeneration.” Najib Khalil and Yiannis A. Levendis, SAE publication 920567, 

        Vol. SAE SP-896, p.217-231, 1992. Also selected for the 1992 SAE Transactions.

 

J16. “Optimization of a Self-Cleaning Particulate  Control System - Evaluation of the Retention of

        PACs and HC Emissions.” Iraklis Pavlatos and Yiannis A. Levendis, SAE publication 920568,

        Vol. SAE SP-896, p.233-247, 1992.

 

J17. “Preparation of Monodisperse Carbonaceous Particles with Micro-, Meso-, and Macro-porous

         Structures” Khaled M. Daer and Yiannis A. Levendis. Journal of Applied Polymer Science

         45, p.2061-2073, 1992.

 

J18. “Development of Multi-Color Pyrometers to Monitor the Transient Response of Burning

        Carbonaceous Particles.” Yiannis A. Levendis, Kelvin Rafael Estrada, and Hoyt C. Hottel.

        Review of Scientific Instruments  63 (7), p.3608-3622, 1992.

 

J19. “The Effectiveness of Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA) as an SOx Sorbent in Coal

         Combustion” Yiannis A. Levendis, Wenqi Zhu, Donald L. Wise and Girard A. Simons.

        AIChE Journal, 63 (7), p.761-773, 1993.

 

J20. “Observations on the Combustion Behavior of Coal Water Fuels and Coal Water Fuels

        Impregnated with Calcium Magnesium Acetate” Ajay Atal and Yiannis A. Levendis.   

        Combustion and Flame, 39 (5), p.61-89, 1993.

 

J21. “Design of a Diesel Particulate Trap-Incinerator with Simultaneous Filtration and 

        Compressed-Air Regeneration (CAR).” Sung Ho Kim and Yiannis A. Levendis, SAE

        publication 930367, Vol. SAE SP-943, p.183-194, 1993. Also selected for the 1993 SAE  

        Transactions.

 

J22. “On-Road Testing of a Reverse Air-Flow Cleaning, Soot-Oxidizing Diesel Particulate Trap

         System.” Sandeep Mehta Yiannis A. Levendis and Najib Khalil, SAE publication 930368, 

         Vol. SAE SP-943, p.195-211, 1992. Also selected for the 1993 SAE Transactions.

 

J23. “An Exploratory Study on the Combustion and PAH Emissions of Selected Municipal Waste

         Plastics” Lloyd Wheatley, Yiannis A. Levendis and Paul Vouros. Environmental Science and

         Technology,  27 (13) p.2885-2895, 1993.

 

J24. “Control of Diesel Soot and  NOx Emissions with a Particulate Trap and EGR.” Yiannis A.

        Levendis, Iraklis Pavlatos and Richard Abrams. SAE publication 940460, Vol. SAE SP-

        1020, p.225-233, 1994.

 

J25. “An Aerodynamically Regenerated Diesel Particulate Trap with a Flow-through Soot  

        Incinerator Section” Sandeep Mehta, Frederick Oey, Christianto Sumbung, Chester Li, and  

        Yiannis A. Levendis. SAE publication 940461, Vol. SAE SP-1020, p.235-248, 1994.

 

J26. “Combustion of CWF Agglomerates from Pulverized or Micronized Bituminous Coal, Carbon

         Black and Diesel Soot.” Ajay Atal and Yiannis A. Levendis. Combustion and Flame, 98 (4),

         p.326-349,  1994.

 

J27. “A Study on the Combustion Characteristics of PVC, Poly(styrene), Poly(ethylene) and

         Poly(propylene) Particles under High Heating Rates.” Thomai Panagiotou and Yiannis A.

         Levendis. Combustion and Flame, 99 (1), p.53-74, 1994.

 

J28. “The Effectiveness of Calcium (Magnesium) Acetate and Calcium Benzoate as NOx

         Reduction Agents in Coal Combustion.” Judith Steciak, Yiannis A. Levendis and Donald L.

         Wise. Combustion Science and Technology, 102 (1-6), p.193-211, 1994.

 

J29. “Combustion Behavior of Poly(styrene) Particles of Various Degrees of Crosslinking and

         Styrene Monomer Droplets” Thomai Panagiotou, Yiannis A. Levendis and Michael A.

         Delichatsios. Combustion Science and Technology,  103 (1-6), p.63-84, 1994.

 

J30. “Combustion and SO2-NOx Emissions of Bituminous Coal Particles Treated with CMA”

         Ajay Atal, Judi Steciak and Yiannis A. Levendis. Fuel, 74 (4), p.495-506, 1995.

 

J31.  “Diesel Vehicle Application of an Aerodynamically Regenerated Trap and EGR System.”

          Frederick Oey, Sandeep Mehta and Yiannis A. Levendis. SAE publication 950370,  Vol.

          SAE SP-1073, p.103-116, 1995.

 

J32. “An Aerodynamically Regenerated Diesel Particulate Trap Coupled to an Electric Soot

        Incinerator with Dual Wall-Flow Filters.” Jorge Caceres and Yiannis A. Levendis. SAE

        publication 950371, Vol. SAE SP-1073, p.117-126, 1995.

 

J33. “Reducing Diesel Particulate and NOx Emissions via Filtration and Particle-Free Exhaust Gas

        Recirculation.” Najib Khalil, Yiannis A. Levendis and Richard Abrams. SAE publication

        950736, Vol. SAE SP-1073, p.165-174, 175-186, 1995.

 

J34.  “A Thermally Regenerated Diesel Particulate Trap Using High-Temperature Glass-Fiber

         Filters.” Sandeep Mehta, Yiannis A. Levendis and Joseph Adiletta. SAE publication 950737, 

         Vol. SAE SP-1073, p.175-186, 1995.

 

J35. “The Effectiveness of Calcium Magnesium Acetate as a Dual SO2-NOx Emission Control

         Agent.” Judith Steciak, Yiannis A. Levendis and Donald L. Wise, AIChE Journal, 41, 3,

         p.712-722, 1995.

 

J36. “Dual SO2-NOx Concentration Reduction by Calcium Salts of Carboxylic Acids.” Judith

        Steciak, Yiannis A. Levendis, Donald L. Wise and Gerard Simons. Journal of Environmental

        Engineering, 121, 8, p.595-604, 1995.

 

J37. “Comparison of the Combustion Behavior of Pulverized Waste Tires and Coal.” Ajay Atal and  

         Yiannis A. Levendis. Fuel, 74 (11), p.1570-1581, 1995.

 

J38.NOx and SO2 Emissions from Pulverized Coal and Waste Tire: The Role of Devolatilization   

         and Char Combustion Phases.”  Ajay Atal, Judi Steciak and Yiannis A. Levendis. IMECE

         Proceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer Division, HTD-Vol. 317-2, p.1-9, 1995.

 

J39. “An Optimization Study on the Control of NOx and Particulate Emissions from Diesel

         Engines.” Chris Larsen, Frederic Oey and Yiannis A. Levendis. SAE publication 960473, 

         Vol. SAE SP-1140, p.175-191, 1996.

 

J40. “Measurements of Particle Flame Temperatures Using Three-Color Optical Pyrometry

        Thomai Panagiotou, Yiannis A. Levendis and Michael A. Delichatsios. Combustion and   

        Flame, 104, (3), p.272-277, 1996.

 

J41. “Control of Air Toxin Particulate and Vapor Emissions after Coal Combustion Utilizing

        Calcium Magnesium Acetate.” Judith I. Shuckerow, Judith A. Steciak, Donald L. Wise,

        Yiannis A. Levendis, Girard A. Simons, Joseph D. Gresser, Edgar B. Gutoff and C. David

        Livengood. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 16, p.15-69, 1996.

 

J42. “Observations on the Combustion of Pulverized PVC and Poly(ethylene)” Thomai Panagiotou

         and Yiannis A. Levendis. Combustion Science and Technology, 112, p.117-140, 1996.

 

J43. “Comparative Study on the Combustion and Emissions of Waste Tire Crumb and Pulverized

         Coal” Yiannis A. Levendis, Ajay Atal, Joel Carlson, Yuriy Dunayevskiy and Paul Vouros.

         Environmental Science and Technology, 30, 9, p.2742-2754, 1996.

 

J44. “Aromatic Hydrocarbon  Emissions from Burning Poly(styrene), Poly(ethylene) and PVC

        Particles at High Temperatures” Thomai Panagiotou, Yiannis A. Levendis, Joel Carlson,  

        Yuriy M. Dunayevskiy and Paul Vouros. Combustion Science and Technology, 116-117

        (1-6), p.91-128, 1996.

 

J45. “The Effect of Bulk Equivalence Ratio on the PAH Emissions from the Combustion of PVC,

         Poly(styrene) and Poly(ethylene).” Thomai Panagiotou, Yiannis A. Levendis, Joel Carlson

         and Paul Vouros. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 26, p. 2421-2430, 1996.

 

J46. “On the Survivability and Pyrosynthesis of PAHs During Combustion of Pulverized Coal and

        Tire Crumb” Ajay Atal, Yiannis A. Levendis, Joel Carlson, Yuriy Dunayevskiy and Paul

        Vouros. Combustion & Flame, 110, 4, p.462-478, 1997.

 

J47. “An Integrated Diesel Engine Particulate ART-EGR Retrofit System with Engine Sensory

        Inputs.” Chris Larsen and Yiannis A. Levendis. SAE publication 970477, Vol. SAE SP-1140,    

        p. 183-201, 1997.

 

J48. “A Laboratory Study on the NO, NO2, SO2 and CO Emissions from the Combustion of

        Pulverized Coal, Municipal Waste Plastics and Tires” Bonnie Courtemanche and Yiannis A.

        Levendis, Fuel, 77(3), p. 183-196, 1998.

 

J49. “Burning Characteristics and Gaseous/Solid Emissions of Blends of Pulverized Coal with  

        Waste Tire-Derived Fuel” Yiannis A. Levendis, Ajay Atal, Bonnie Courtemanche and Joel

        Carlson. Combustion Science and Technology, 131, 1-6, p. 147-185, 1998.

 

J50. “Control of the HCl Emissions from the Combustion of PVC, by In-Furnace Injection of

        Calcium/Magnesium Based Sorbents” Bonnie Courtemanche and  Yiannis A. Levendis. 

        Environmental Engineering Science, 15, 2, pp. 123-135, 1998.

 

J51. “On the Effectiveness and Economy of Operation of ART-EGR Systems that Reduce Diesel

         Emissions.” Chris Larsen and Yiannis A. Levendis. SAE publication 980537, Vol. SAE

         SP-1313, p. 97-115, also selected for the SAE Transactions, 1998.

 

J52. “PAH and Soot Emissions from Combustion of Coal and Waste Tire-Derived-Fuel in Fixed

        Beds” Yiannis A. Levendis, Ajay Atal and Joel Carlson. Combustion Science and Technology,   

        134, 1-6, p. 407-432, 1998.

 

J53. “Observations on the Combustion of Polymers (Plastics): from Single Particles to Groups of

        Particles.” Thomai Panagiotou and Yiannis A. Levendis . Combustion Science and

       Technology, 137, 1-6, p. 121-148, 1998.

 

J54. “On the Correlation of CO and PAH Emissions from the Combustion of Pulverized Coal and

        Waste Tires” Yiannis A. Levendis, Ajay Atal and Joel Carlson. Environmental Science and

        Technology, 32, p. 3767-3777, 1998.

 

J55. “Filtration Assessment and Thermal Effects on Aerodynamic Regeneration in Silicon Carbide    

        and Cordierite Particulate Filters.” Chris Larsen, Yiannis A. Levendis and Koji Shimato. SAE

        Publication 1999-01-0466, Vol. SAE SP-1414, 1999.

 

J56. “Use of Ozone-Enriched Air for Diesel Particulate Trap Regeneration” Chris Larsen and

        Yiannis A. Levendis. SAE, SAE publication 1999-01-0114, Vol. SAE SP-1414, 1999.

 

J57. “Particulates Generated from Combustion of Polymers (Plastics)” Brooke Shemwell and

        Yiannis A. Levendis. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 50, pp. 94-102,

        2000. Also, first-place winner of the student paper competition of the 1999 ASME, Power

        Generation Division.

 

J58. “A Laboratory Investigation on Combined In-Furnace Sorbent Injection and Hot Flue-Gas

        Filtration to Simultaneously Capture SO2, NOx, HCl and Particulate Emissions” Brooke

        Shemwell, Ajay Atal, Yiannis A. Levendis and Girard A. Simons. Environmental Science and

       Technology, 34, pp. 4855-4866, 2000.

 

J59. “Laboratory Study on the High-Temperature Capture of HCl Gas by Dry-Injection of

        Calcium-Based Sorbents” Brooke Shemwell, Yiannis A. Levendis and Girard A. Simons.  

        Chemosphere, 42, 5-7, pp.783-794, 2001.

 

J60. “PAH and Soot Emissions from Burning Components of Medical Waste:    

        Examination/Surgical Gloves and Cotton Pads” Yiannis A. Levendis, Ajay Atal, Joel B.

        Carlson and Maria del Mar Esperanza Quintana.  Chemosphere, 42, 5-7, pp.773-781, 2001.

 

J61. “Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon and Particulate Emissions from Two-Stage Combustion of   

      Polystyrene. The Effect of the Primary Furnace Temperature” Jun Wang, Yiannis A. Levendis,

      Henning Righter, Jack B. Howard and Joel B. Carlson. Environmental Science and Technology, 

      35, pp. 3541-3552, 2001.

 

J62. “Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon and Particulate Emissions from Two-Stage Combustion of

        Polystyrene. The Effects of (a) the Secondary Furnace (Afterburner) Temperature and (b) Soot

        Filtration” Jun Wang, Yiannis A. Levendis, Henning Righter, Jack B. Howard and Joel B.

        Carlson. Environmental Science and Technology, 36, pp. 797-808, 2002.

 

J63. “Economics of an Integrated Approach to Control SO2, NOx, HCl and Particulate Emissions

        from Powerplants” Brooke Shemwell, Ali Ergut and  Yiannis A. Levendis. Journal of the Air

        & Waste Management Association, 52, 521-534, 2002.

 

J64. “A Study on Toxic Organic Emissions from Butch Combustion of Styrene” Charlotte

        Westblad, Yiannis A. Levendis, Henning Righter, Jack B. Howard and Joel B. Carlson.  

       Chemosphere, 49 (4), 395-412, 2002.

 

J65. “Comparative Study on Destruction of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Combustion

         of Waste Polystyrene.” Jun Wang, Gerardo Ferreiro, Henning Richter, Jack B. Howard,

         Yiannis A. Levendis, and Joel B. Carlson. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 29, pp.  

          2477-2484, 2002.

 

J66. “High-Temperature Injection of Sorbent-Coal Blends Upstream of a Ceramic Filter for SO2,

         NOx and Particulate Pollutant Reductions” Ali Ergut, Yiannis A. Levendis and Girard A.

         Simons. Combustion Science & Technology, 175, pp. 579-617, 2003.

 

J67. “Emissions from Batch Combustion of Waste Tire Chips: The Afterburner Effect.” Jeferson

        Caponero, Jorge Alberto Soares Tenorio, Yiannis A. Levendis and Joel Carlson Energy &

        Fuels, 17, pp. 225-239, 2003.

 

J68. “Comparative Study on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon, Light Hydrocarbon, CO and

        Particulate Emissions from the Combustion of Polyethylene, Polystyrene and PVC.” Zhenlei

        Wang, Jun Wang, Henning Righter, Jack B. Howard, Joel B. Carlson and Yiannis A.

        Levendis. Energy & Fuels, 17, pp. 999-1013, 2003.

 

J69. “Emissions from Batch Combustion of Waste Tire Chips: The Hot Flue-Gas Filtering Effect.”

        Jeferson Caponero, Jorge Alberto Soares Tenorio, Yiannis A. Levendis and Joel Carlson.

        Energy & Fuels, 18, pp. 102-115, 2004.

 

J70. “Laboratory Investigation on the Products of Incomplete Combustion of Waste Plastics and on

        Techniques for their Minimization.” Zhenlei Wang, Henning Righter, Jack B. Howard, Joel B.

        Carlson, Jude Jordan and Yiannis A. Levendis. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,

        43, pp. 2873-2886, 2004.

 

J71. “PAH and other Emissions from Burning of JP-8 and Diesel Fuels in Diffusion Flames.”

        Murat Topal, Jun Wang, Yiannis, A. Levendis, Joel B. Carlson, Joseph Jordan. Fuel, 83, pp.

        2357-2368, 2004.

 

J72. “Comparative Environmental Evaluation of JP-8 and Diesel Fuels Burned in Direct Injection

        (DI) or Indirect Injection (IDI) Diesel Engines and in a Laboratory Furnace.” Constantinos D.

        Rakopoulos, Dimitrios T. Hountalas, Dimitrios D. Rakopoulos and Yiannis A. Levendis.

        Energy & Fuels, 18, pp. 1302-1308, 2004.

 

J73. “Operational and Environmental Evaluation of Diesel Engines Burning Oxygen-Enriched

        Intake Air or Oxygen-Enriched Fuels: A Review.” Constantinos D. Rakopoulos, Dimitrios T.

        Hountalas, Theodore Zannis and Yiannis A. Levendis. SAE, publication 2004-01-2924, also

        selected for the SAE Transactions, Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, 113, pp. 1723-1743,   

        2004. This paper was awarded the Thomaidion Award by the Polytechneion of Athens.

 

J74. “Soot Surface Area Evolution during Air Oxidation as Evaluated by Small Angle X-Ray

       Scattering and CO2 Adsorption.” Angelo Kandas, Ghokan Senel, Yiannis A. Levendis and

       Adel F. Sarofim. Carbon, 43, pp. 241-251, 2005.

 

J75. “Emissions of Batch Combustion of Waste Tire Chips: The Pyrolysis Effect.” Jeferson

        Caponero, Jorge Alberto Soares Tenorio, Yiannis A. Levendis and Joel Carlson. 

        Combustion Science & Technology, 177, pp. 347-381, 2005.

 

J76.Experimental and Numerical Study of Emissions from Fuel-Rich Combustion of Pulverized

         Polystyrene” Jennifer Pantalone, Ali Ergut, Yiannis A. Levendis, Henning Righter, Joel B.

         Carlson and Jude Jordan. Combustion Science & Technology, 178(7), pp. 1297-1324, 2006.

 

J77. “PAH Formation in One-Dimensional Premixed Fuel-Rich Atmospheric Pressure Ethyl

         Benzene and Ethyl-Alcohol Flames” Ali Ergut, Silvia Granata, Jude Jordan, Joel Carlson,

         Jack B. Howard, Henning Richter and Yiannis A. Levendis. Combustion and Flame, 144, 

         pp. 757-772, 2006.

 

J78. “PAH Emissions from High-Temperature Oxidation of Vaporized Anthracene” Jennifer     

        Decoster, Ali Ergut, Yiannis A. Levendis, Henning Richter, Jack B. Howard and Joel B.

        Carlson. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, 491-499, 2007.

 

J79. “Emissions from the Combustion of Polystyrene, Styrene and Ethylbenzene under Diverse

         Conditions” Ali Ergut and Yiannis A. Levendis. Fuel, 86 (12-13), 1789-1799, 2007.

 

J80. “Combustion of Coal Chars at Elevated Oxygen Partial Pressures.” Paula Bejarano and

         Yiannis A. Levendis. Combustion Science & Technology, 179, 1569-1587, 2007.

 

J81. “The Effect of Equivalence Ratio on the Soot Onset Chemistry in One-Dimensional,  

        Atmospheric Pressure, Premixed Ethylbenzene Flames” Ali Ergut, Yiannis A. Levendis, 

        Jack B. Howard, Henning Richter and Joel B. Carlson. Combustion and Flame, 151 (1-2),

        173-195, 2007.

 

J82.Theoretical Study of DI Diesel Engine Performance and Pollutant Emissions Using

         Comparable Air-Side vs. Fuel-Side Oxygen Addition” Theodore C. Zannis, Efthimios G.

         Pariotis, Dimitrios T. Hountalas, Constantinos D. Rakopoulos and Yiannis A. Levendis.    

         Energy Conversion and Management, 48 (11), 2962-2970, 2007.

     

J83. “Emissions from Premixed Combustion of Gasified PolyethyleneCecilia K. Gonçalves,

          Jorge A. S. Tenório, Yiannis A. Levendis, Joel B. Carlson. Energy and Fuels, 22, 372-381,

          2008.

 

J84. “Emissions from Premixed Combustion of Gasified PolystyreneCecilia K. Gonçalves, Jorge

       A. S. Tenório, Yiannis A. Levendis, Joel B. Carlson. Energy and Fuels, 22, 354-362, 2008.

 

J85.  Single Coal Particle Combustion in O2/N2 and O2/CO2 Environments Paula Bejarano and

         Yiannis A. Levendis. Combustion and Flame, 153, 270-287, 2008.

 

J86. “The Effect of Temperature on the Soot Onset Chemistry in One-Dimensional Atmospheric

        Pressure, Premixed Ethylbenzene Flames” Ali Ergut, Richard Therrien, Yiannis A. Levendis,  

        Jack B. Howard, Henning Richter and Joel B. Carlson. Combustion and Flame, 155, 232-246,

        2008.

 

J87. “Effect of Fuel Chemical Structure and properties on Diesel Engine Performance and Pollutant

        Emissions: Review of the Results of Four European Research Programs.” Theodore Zannis, 

    Dimitrios T. Hountalas, R.G. Papagiannakis and Yiannis A. Levendis. SAE, publication 2008-

        01-0838. Also selected for the SAE Transactions, SAE International Journal of Fuels and

        Lubricants 1(1):384-419, 2008.

 

J88.Chemical Speciation of Premixed Ethylbenzene Flames at the Soot Onset Limit at Various

        (f, T) Pairs” Ali Ergut, Richard Therrien, Yiannis A. Levendis, Jack B. Howard, Henning

        Richter and Joel B. Carlson. Combustion and Flame, 156, 1014-1022, 2009.

 

J89. “Investigation of Critical Equivalence Ratio and Chemical Speciation in Flames of

        Ethylbenzene - Ethanol Blends” Richard Therrien, Ali Ergut, Yiannis A. Levendis, Jack B.

        Howard, Henning Richter and Joel B. Carlson. Combustion and Flame, 157, 296-312, 2010. 

 

J90. “Cryogenic Extinguishment of Liquid Pool Fires.” Yiannis A. Levendis, Ali Ergut and

         Michael A.Delichatsios,  AIChE Journal of Process Safety Progress, 29, 79-86, 2010.

 

J91. “Design and Testing of a Novel Environmentally-Benign Automotive Oil Filter.” Yiannis A.

          Levendis. SAE publication 2010-01-0272, 2010.

 

J92.Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes from Sequential Pyrolysis and Combustion of Polyethylene”

          Chuanwei Zhuo, Brendan Hall, Henning Richter and Yiannis A. Levendis. Carbon, 48, 2024-

          4034, 2010. 

 

J93. “Combustion Behavior in Air of Single Particles from Three Different Coal Ranks and from

          Biomass” Yiannis A. Levendis, Kulbhushan Joshi and Reza Khatami. Combustion and   

          Flame, published on the web,  2010. 

 

J94. “On the Deduction of Single Coal Particle Combustion Temperature from Multi-Color Optical   

          Pyrometry.” Reza Khatami and Yiannis A. Levendis. Combustion and Flam, accepted for

          publication, 2011. 

 

J95. “Combustion of Coal, Bagasse and Blends thereof. Part I: Emissions from Batch Combustion                       

          of Fixed Beds of Fuels.” Marcia Bragato, Kulbhushan Joshi, Joel B. Carlson, Jorge A.S.

          Tenorio and Yiannis A. Levendis. Submitted for publication, 2010. 

 

J96. “Combustion of Coal, Bagasse and Blends thereof. Part II: Speciation of PAH Emissions.”

          Marcia Bragato, Kulbhushan Joshi, Joel B. Carlson, Jorge A.S. Tenorio and Yiannis A.

          Levendis. Submitted for publication, 2010. 

 

J97. “Recent Developments in the Design of a Ceramic Automotive Oil Filter” Yiannis A.

          Levendis and Lars Tinggaard Johannesen. SAE, accepted for publication, 2011.

 

J98. “Pool Fire Extinction By Remotely-Controlled Application of Liquid Nitrogen” Yiannis A.

         Levendis and Michael A. Delichatsios. AIChE Journal of Process Safety Progress, 

         accepted for publication, 2011. 

 

J99. “Recovery of Wastes from the Bioethanol Industry to Produce Carbon Nanomaterials” Joner

          O. Alves, Chuanwei Zhuo, Yiannis A. Levendis and Jorge A.S. Tenorio.  Submitted for

          publication,  2011. 

J100. "Control of NOx Emissions from Diesel Engines Burning Oxygenated Fuels with Nitrogen   

          Enrichment of Intake Air and Retardation of Injection Timing” Theodoros C. Zannis,   

         Dimitrios T. Houndalas, Elias Yphantis, Roussos Papagiannakis, Yiannis A. Levendis.

         In preparation, 2011.

J101. "Phenomenological Modeling of Oxygen-Enriched Combustion and Pollutant Formation in a                

          Heavy-Duty DI Diesel Engine using Exhaust Gas Recirculation” Theodoros C. Zannis,   

         Roussos Papagiannakis, Efthimios G. Pariotis, Dimitrios T. Houndalas, Elias Yphantis,

         Yiannis A. Levendis. In preparation, 2011.

 

 

 

CONFERENCE  PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS:

 

C1. “Construction of a Solar Still, an Indoor Simulation.” and “Solar Still, Outdoor Experiments.”

      Y. A. Levendis and J. Clark.  University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering Departmental

      Publications, 1980 and 1981.

 

C2. Monodisperse, Spherical Synthetic Char Particles for Studies of Char Oxidation”, Yiannis A.

      Levendis and Richard Flagan. Proceedings of the First Joint Technical Meeting of the Canadian

      and Western States Sections of the Combustion Institute, Banff, Alberta, Canada, April 28-30,

     1986.

 

C3. “Oxidation Kinetics of Synthetic Chars of Variable Properties”, Yiannis A Levendis and 

       Richard C. Flagan. Proceedings of the Spring Meeting of the Western States Section of the 

       Combustion Institute, Provo, Utah, April 6-7, 1987.

 

C4. “Combustion Behavior of Single Coal-Water Slurry Droplets. Part I: Experimental

         Techniques”, Yiannis A. Levendis, Hameed Metghalchi M., and Donald L. Wise,

         Proceedings of the 15th Coal and Slurry Conference, Clearwater, Florida, April 23-26, 1990.

 

C5. “Construction of a Three-Color Pyrometer for Applications in Coal Combustion” Yiannis A.  

         Levendis, and Kelvin Rafael  Estrada. Proceedings of the Fall Meeting of the Eastern Section

         of the Combustion Institute, Dec. 3-5, 1990.

 

C6. “Combustion Behavior of Carbon Cenospheres Derived from Pyrolysis of Residual Oil in

       Furnaces.”  Paul S. Northrop, Yiannis A. Levendis and George R. Gavalas. Proceedings of the

       Fall Meeting of the Eastern Section of the Combustion Institute, Dec. 3-5, 1990.

 

C7. “Catalysis of the Combustion of Carbonaceous Particles (Synthetic Chars and Coal) by

        Addition of Calcium Acetate.” in Calcium Magnesium Acetate, An Emerging Bulk

        Chemical for Environmental Applications. Don L. Wise, Yiannis A. Levendis and

        Mohamad Metghalchi, Editors. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1991.

 

C8. “Studies on the Combustion Behavior of Single Coal-Water Slurry Droplets.”, Yiannis A.

       Levendis. Proceedings of the 16th Coal and Slurry Conference, Clearwater, Florida, April 22 

       25, 1991.

 

C9. “Experimental Techniques to Study the Combustion Characteristics of Two Plastics

        Commonly Found in Municipal Wastes.”, Yiannis A. Levendis and Thomai Panagiotou.     

        Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Municipal Waste Combustion, Tampa,

        Florida, April 16-19, 1991.

 

C10. “Generation of Spherical and Monodisperse Polymer Particles by Atomization of Monomers

         or Dissolved Polymer Precursors” Thomai Panagiotou and Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings   

         of the Fifth International Conference on Atomization and Sprays, NIST, July 15-18, 1991.

         NIST Special Publication 813.

 

C11. “Preparation of Porous Carbonaceous Particles from Poly(furfuryl alcohol) and Poly (vinyl

         acetate)” Khaled M. Daer and Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the 20th Biennial

         Conference on Carbon, Santa Barbara, CA, June 23-28, 1991.

 

C12. “Production of Spherical and Monodisperse Particles of Commonly Encountered Plastics.”

         Thomai Panagiotou and Yiannis A. Levendis. Presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the

         American Association for Aerosol Research. Raverse City, Michigan, October 8-11, 1991.

 

C13. “Combustion Rates of Coal-Water Slurry Droplets.” Yiannis A. Levendis and Ajay Atal.

         Proceedings of the 17th Coal and Slurry Conference, Clearwater, Florida, April 27-30, 1992.

 

C14. “Evaluation of a Self-Cleaning Diesel Particulate System” Yiannis A. Levendis and Iraklis

          K. Pavlatos. Proceedings of the Eco-World Conference & Exhibition, Washington D.C., June

          14-17, 1992.

 

C15. “Production of Higher Valued Chemicals from Organic Wastes: Calcium Magnesium

          Acetate, A Case Example.”  Donald L. Wise and Yiannis A. Levendis. Presented at the

          International Conference on Environmental Biotechnology in Waste Treatment and

          Recycling, Hong Kong, 12-14 January, 1993.

 

C16. “Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA) as an NOx Reduction Agent in Coal Combustion.”

          J. Steciak, W. Zhu, Y.A. Levendis and D.L. Wise. Proceedings of the Joint Technical

          Meeting of the Central and Eastern Sections of the Combustion Institute, New Orleans, LA,

          March 15-17, 1993.

 

C17. “Combustion of Single CWF Droplets of either Pulverized or Micronized Coal” Yiannis A.

        Levendis and Ajay Atal. Proceedings of the 18th Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems

        International Conference, Clearwater, Florida, April 26-29, 1993.

 

C18. “Development of Novel Systems for Simultaneous Control of Diesel Engine Hydrocarbons

         and Soot Emissions” Yiannis A. Levendis. Presented at the International Symposium on Heat

         and Mass Transfer in Energy Systems and Environmental Effects, Cancun, Mexico, August

         22-25, 1993.

 

C19. “Effects of CMA on the Combustion of CWF Agglomerates” Yiannis A. Levendis and Ajay

         Atal. Proceedings of the Tenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh,

         PA, September 20-24, 1993.

 

C20. “Removal of SO2 by Reaction with Calcium Magnesium Acetate: Comparison of Sulfation

         Model and Experiment” Judith Steciak, Yiannis A. Levendis and Girard A. Simons.

         Proceedings of the Tenth Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA,

         September 20-24, 1993.

 

C21. “A Study on the Combustion Behavior of Crosslinked Poly(styrene) Particles at High Heating

         Rates” Thomai Panagiotou and Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the Technical Meeting      

         of the Eastern Sections of the Combustion Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ,

         October 25-27, 1993.

 

C22. “SO2 Emissions from CMA-Treated Coal” Ajay Atal, Judith Steciak and Yiannis A.

         Levendis. Proceedings of the Technical Meeting of the Eastern Sections of the Combustion

         Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, October 25-27, 1993.

 

C23. “The Removal of SO2 by Calcium Magnesium Acetate of Different Ca to Mg Ratios” Judith 

         Steciak and Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the Technical Meeting of the Eastern

         Sections of the Combustion Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, October 25-27,

         1993.

 

C24. “Reduction of Combustion-Generated SO2-NOx by Fine Mists of CMA” Yiannis A. Levendis,

         Judith Steciak and Donald L. Wise. Proceedings of the 19th Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems   

         International Conference, Clearwater, Florida, March 22-26, 1994.

 

C25. “A Waste-Derived Chemical for Acid Rain Control” Donald L. Wise, Judith Steciak and

        Yiannis A. Levendis. Presented at the International Symposium/Workshop on Environmental

        Biotechnology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, July 8, 1994.

 

C26. “On the Combustion of Poly(styrene) Particles” Thomai Panagiotou, Yiannis A. Levendis,

         and Michael Delichatsios. Poster Presentation at the Twenty-Fifth International Symposium

         on Combustion, Irvine, California, July 31 - August 5, 1994.

 

C27. “Emission and Absorption Measurements for Soot Concentration in Diffusion Flames”

         Thomai Panagiotou, Yiannis A. Levendis, and Michael Delichatsios. Proceedings of the Fall

         Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, Clearwater, Fl,

         December 5-7, 1994.

 

C28. “Combustion of Ground Waste Tires” Ajay Atal and  Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the

         Fall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, Clearwater,

         Fl, December 5-7, 1994.

 

C29. “Dry Injection of Calcium Carboxylic Acid Salts and Waste Plastics for Dual SO2 and NOx

         Emission Control.” Judith Steciak and Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the 20th Coal

         Utilization & Fuel Systems International Conference, Clearwater, Florida, March 20-23,

         1995.

 

C30. “Combustion and Inorganic Emissions from Ground Waste Tires.” Yiannis A. Levendis, Ajay

         Atal and Judith Steciak. Proceedings of the 20th Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems International

         Conference, Clearwater, Florida, March 20-23, 1995.

 

C31. “A Study of Semi-Volatile Organic Emissions of Polymer Combustion by GS/MS.” Joel

         Carlson, Yury Dunayevskiy, Ajay Atal, Thomai Panagiotou, Paul Vouros and Yiannis A.

         Levendis. Presented at the 43rd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics,

         Atlanta, Georgia, May 21-26, 1995.

 

C32. “Emissions from Burning Poly(styrene), Poly(ethylene) and PVC Particles.” Thomai

        Panagiotou, Ajay Atal, Yiannis A. Levendis, Joel Carlson, Yury Dunayevskiy and Paul

        Vouros. Presented at the 4th International Congress on Toxic Combustion Byproducts,

        Berkeley, California, June 5-7, 1995.

 

C33. “Combustion and Organic Emissions of Waste Tire Crumb and Pulverized Coal.” Ajay Atal,

        Yiannis A. Levendis, Joel Carlson, Yuriy Dunayevskiy and Paul Vouros. Presented at the 4th

        International Congress on Toxic Combustion Byproducts, Berkeley, California, June 5-7,

        1995.

 

C34. “Combined Wet Injection of Sorbents and Dry Injection of Waste Plastics for SO2-NOx

        Control.” Judith Steciak and Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the AIChE 1995 Summer

        National Meeting, Boston, Mass., July 30 - August 2, 1995.

 

C35. “A Waste-Derived Chemical for Acid Rain Control.” in Environmental Biotechnology:

        Principles and Applications. Donald L. Wise, Judith Steciak and Yiannis A. Levendis. Moo-

        Young M., Anderson, W.A. and  Chakrabarty, A.M. Editors, pp. 237-248. Kluwer Academic

        Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/London, 1995.

 

C36. “Toxic Emissions from the Combustion of Pulverized Coal.”  Yiannis A. Levendis, Ajay Atal

          and Bonnie Courtemance. Proceedings of the 21st Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems

          International Conference, Clearwater, Florida, March 18-21, 1996.

 

C37. “ Control of the Emissions of Transportation and Stationary Diesel Engines.” Yiannis A.

         Levendis. Proceedings of the 2st Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems International Conference,    

         Clearwater, Florida, March 18-21, 1996.

 

C38. “A Study of the Equivalence Ratio on Polymer Combustion Emissions by GS/MS.” Joel

         Carlson, Yuriy Dunayevskiy, Paul Vouros, Ajay Atal, Thomai Panagiotou and Yiannis A.

         Levendis. Presented at the 44th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics,

         Portland, Oregon, May 12-16, p. 517, 1996.

 

C39. “ Regeneration of a Glass Fiber Filter Diesel Particulate Trap with a Cerium-Based Additive.”

          Sandeep Mehta, M. Gautam, Yiannis A. Levendis and Joseph Adiletta. Paper number

          96EN063. Proceedings of the 29th ISATA Conference, Florence, Italy, June 3-6, 1996.

 

C40. “Toxic Gas Phase Emissions from the Combustion of  Pulverized Coal Mixed with Powders

         of Waste Plastics or Tire Crumb.” Yiannis A. Levendis, Ajay Atal and Bonnie Courtemance.

         Proceedings of the 22nd Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems International Conference,

         Clearwater, Florida, March 16-19, 1997.

 

C41. “NO-NO2 Emissions from the Combustion of Solid Fuels.” Yiannis A. Levendis and Bonnie

        Courtemance. Proceedings of the 22nd Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems International

        Conference, Clearwater, Florida, March 16-19, 1997.

 

C42. “Reduction of the Emissions of Diesel Engines by a Novel Exhaust Aftertreatment System.”

        Yiannis A. Levendis, Iraklis Pavlatos and Chris Larsen. Proceedings of the 1st European

        Conference on Clean Cars, pp. 325-338, Athens, Greece, May 15-18, 1997.

 

C43. “Aromatic Hydrocarbon Emissions from Mixtures of Coal and Tire Derived Fuels.” Joel

        Carlson, Ajay Atal, Yiannis A. Levendis and Paul Vouros. Presented at the 45th ASMS

        Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Palm Springs, California, June 1-6,

        1997.

 

C44. “PAH and Soot Emissions from Batch Combustion of Coal and Tire-Derived-Fuels.” Ajay

        Atal, Yiannis A. Levendis and  Joel Carlson. Presented at the 5th International Congress on

        Toxic Combustion Byproducts, Dayton, Ohio, June 25-27, 1997.

 

C45. “Soot Emissions from the Combustion of Municipal Waste Plastics.” Brooke E. Shemwell

         and Yiannis A. Levendis. Presented at the 5th International Congress on Toxic Combustion

         Byproducts, Dayton, Ohio, June 25-27, 1997.

 

C46. “Combustion of PVC: HCl Emissions and their Capture by Calcium and Magnesium-Based

         Sorbents.” Bonnie Courtemanche and Yiannis A. Levendis. Presented at the 5th International

         Congress on Toxic Combustion Byproducts, Dayton, Ohio, June 25-27, 1997.

 

C47. “On the Combustion/Emissions of Tire-Derived Fuel and Pulverized Coal” Ajay Atal and

        Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the Fall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section

        of the Combustion Institute, pp.407-410. Hartford, CT, October 27-29, 1997.

 

C48. “Emissions from Burning Tire-Derived Fuel (TDF): Comparison of Batch Combustion of

         Tire Chips and Continuous Combustion of Tire Crumb.” Yiannis A. Levendis and Ajay Atal.

         of the 23rd Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems International Conference, pp. 95-106, Clearwater,

         Florida, March 9-12, 1998.

 

C49. “Combustion Behavior of Black Liquid Fuel.” Pirita Mikkanen, Esko Kauppinen, Ajay Atal

         and Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the 23rd Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems

         International Conference, pp. 1144-1156, Clearwater, Florida, March 9-12, 1998.

 

C50. “Reduction of HCl, SO2 and NOx Emissions of Powerplants using Organic Salts of Calcium.”

         Yiannis A. Levendis, Bonnie Courtemanche, Judith Steciak and Donald L. Wise. Proceedings

         of the 23rd Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems International Conference, pp. 469-479,

         Clearwater, Florida, March 9-12, 1998.

 

C51. “Capture and Destruction of Soot Emissions from Diesel Engines used in Power Generation.” 

         Yiannis A. Levendis, Jorge Caceres and Sung Ho Kim. Proceedings of the 23rd Coal

         Utilization & Fuel Systems International Conference, pp.1075-1086, Clearwater, Florida,

         March 9-12, 1998.

 

C52. “Up-date of Using “CMA” as a Sorbent in Stationary Combustion Systems.” Donald L. Wise

        and Yiannis A. Levendis. Presented at the 1998 meeting if the International Society of

        Biotechnology, The Queens University of Belfast, Northern Ireland,  June 22-27, 1998.

 

C53. “A Model for CO and PAH Production in Non-Premixed Combustion Systems Such as

        Incineration and Fires.” Yiannis A. Levendis, Ajay Atal and Michael A. Delichatsios.

        Presented at the 1998 Annual Conference of Fire Research, National Institute of Standards and

        Technology, Washington DC, November 2-5, 1998.

 

C54. “Effects of the Furnace Temperature on the CO, CO2, NOx and Unburned Hydrocarbon

         Emissions from the Combustion of Coal and Alternative Fuels.” Yiannis A. Levendis, Ajay

         Atal and Bonnie Courtemanche. Proceedings of the 24th Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems

         International Conference, pp. 69-81, Clearwater, Florida, March 8-11, 1999.

 

C55. “Hot Flue Gas Filtration:  A New Development.” Yiannis A. Levendis and  Ajay Atal.

         Proceedings of the 24th Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems International Conference, pp. 647-

         659, Clearwater, Florida, March 8-11, 1999.

 

C56. “The Effects of Sorbent Properties and Process Parameters on the Capture of HCl Gas by

         Dry-Injection of Calcium-Based Sorbents.” Brooke Shemwell,  Yiannis A. Levendis and  

         Girard A. Simons,  Presented at the 6th International Congress on Toxic Combustion

         Byproducts, Karlsruhe, Germany, June 27-30, 1999.

 

C57. “PAH and Soot Emissions from Burning Components of Medical Waste:  

        Examination/Surgical Gloves and Cotton Pads.” Yiannis A. Levendis, Ajay Atal, Joel B.

        Carlson and Maria del Mar Esperanza Quintana.  Presented at the 6th International Congress

        on Toxic Combustion Byproducts, Karlsruhe, Germany, June 27-30, 1999.

 

C58. “On the Combustion and Emissions of Typical Waste Plastics.” Proceedings of the

        REWAS'99, Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology, pp.

        879-888, San Sebastian, Spain, September 5-9, 1999.

 

C59. “Hot Flue Gas Filtration: Laboratory Tests and Projected Cost of a Combined Sorbent

         Injection Filtration Technique.” Yiannis A. Levendis, Brooke E. Shemwell and  Ajay Atal.

         Proceedings of the 25th Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems International Conference, pp. 253-

         264, Clearwater, Florida, March 6-9, 2000.

 

C60. “The Efficiency of Afterburners In Reducing Semivolatile Combustion Emissions.” Joel

         Carlson, Jun Wang and  Yiannis A. Levendis. Presented at the 48th ASMS Conference on

         Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Long Beach, CA, June 11-15, 2000.

 

C61. “Control of Submicron Air Toxin Particles after Coal Combustion Utilizing Calcium

        Magnesium Acetate” Jianxi Zhao, Donald L. Wise, Edgar B. Gutoff, Joseph D. Gresser and

        Yiannis A. Levendis. In Environmental Biotechnology and Cleaner Bioprocesses Sanchez, G.

        and Hernandez, E., Eds., Taylor & Francis, London, 2000.

 

C62. “Formation of Toxic Byproducts in the Incineration of Polystyrene-Containing Waste.” Jun

        Wang, Francesco Sanchez-Ayala, Henning Richter, Ajay Atal, Jack B. Howard, Yiannis A.

        Levendis and Joel Carlson. Poster Presentation at the 28th International Symposium on

        Combustion, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 30 - August 4, 2000.

 

C63. “Sorbent/Coal Injection in a Ceramic Filter to  Control Powerplant Emissions - Acid Rain

        Precursors.” Yiannis A. Levendis and Ali Ergut. Proceedings of the 26th Coal Utilization &

        Fuel Systems International Conference, pp. 483-494, Clearwater, Florida, March 5-8, 2001.

 

C64. “Toxic Emissions from Burning Waste Tire Chips.” Yiannis A. Levendis, Jeferson Caponero,

         Jorge Alberto Soares Tenorio and Joel Carlson. Proceedings of the 26th Coal Utilization &

         Fuel Systems International Conference, pp. 703-713, Clearwater, Florida, March 5-8, 2001.

 

C65. "Caracterizacao Das Emissoes Da Pirolise De Pneus Descartados" Jeferson Caponero, 

         Yiannis A. Levendis, Ajay Atal, Joel Carlson and Jorge Alberto Soares Tenorio, 56th

         Congresso Anual a Associacao Brasileira de Metalurgia Material, Rio De Jenero, Brazil,

         February 2, 2001.

 

C66. “Extinction of Fires by Direct Dumping of Liquid Nitrogen.” Yiannis Levendis, Michael

         Delichatsios, Justin Leonard, H-Z Yu and H-C Kung. Proceedings of the 9th International

         Fire Science & Engineering Conference (InterFlam 2001), pp. 279-290, Edinburgh, Scotland,

         September 17-19, 2001.

 

C67. “An Integrated Technique to Reduce SO2, NOx and Particulate Emissions from Commercial

        Power Plants.” Ali Ergut, Yiannis A. Levendis and Girard A. Simons. Proceedings of the Fall

        Meeting of the Eastern Section of the Combustion Institute, pp. 49-52, Hilton Head Island,

        SC, Dec. 3-5, 2001.

 

C68. “The Effect of Coal Type in Dry-Sorbent/Coal Injection for Control of  SO2 and NOx

         Emissions.” Yiannis A. Levendis and  Ali Ergut. Proceedings of the 27th Coal Utilization &

         Fuel Systems International Conference, pp. 875-885, Clearwater, Florida, March 4-7, 2002.

 

C69. “Comparative Emissions of the Modern Burner Unit Used in US Army Combat Field Feeding

         Kitchens” Joel Carlson, Justin Jordan, Jun Wang and  Yiannis A. Levendis. Procedings of the

         50th ASMSConference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Orlando, Florida, June 2-6,

         2002.

 

C70. “Toxic Emissions from Pyrolysis and Combustion of Waste Tire Chips.” Jeferson Caponero,

         Yiannis A. Levendis, Joel Carlson and Jorge Alberto Soares Tenorio, Procedings of the

         Conference on Recycling and Waste Treatment in Mineral and Metal Processing: Technical

         and Economic Aspects, Lulea, Sweden, 16-20 June 2002.

 

C71. “A Low Emission Powerplant: An Integrated Technique to Remove Major Pollutnats.”

        Ali Ergut and Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering

        Congress and Exposition, CD-ROM, New Orleans, Luisiana, USA, 17-22 November 2002.

 

C72. “Temperature Measurements in Pulverized Coal Combustion.” Yiannis A. Levendis.

         Proceedings of the 28th Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems International Conference, CD-ROM,

         Clearwater, Florida, March 9-13, 2003.

 

C73. “Capture of SO2 Emissions from Combustion of Coal Treated with Tall Oil Pitch and

        Carboxylic Salts of Calcium and Magnesium.” Vince Giampa, Ali Ergut and Yiannis A.

        Levendis. Proceedings of the 28th Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems International Conference,

        CD-ROM, Clearwater, Florida, March 9-13, 2003.

                                   

C74. “PAH Emissions from Atmospheric-Pressure Premixed Combustion of Ethyl-Benzene using

         a Flat Flame Burner.” Ali Ergut, Yiannis A. Levendis, Henning Richter, Jack B. Howard, Joel

         Carlson and Jude Jordan. Proceedings of the Third Joint Meeting of the US Sections of the

         Combustion Institute, CD-ROM, Chicago, IL, March 16-19, 2003.

 

C75. “Emissions from Burning of Jet Fuel JP-8 and Diesel Oil in Diffusion Flames.” Murat Topal,

         Yiannis A. Levendis, Joel Carlson and Jude Jordan. Proceedings of the Third Joint Meeting of

         the US Sections of the Combustion Institute, CD-ROM, Chicago, IL, March 16-19, 2003.

 

C76. “PAH Generation in Fuel-Rich Ethanol Flames.” Ali Ergut, Yiannis A. Levendis, Joel

        Carlson and Jude Jordan. Proceedings of the 2004 Spring Meeting of the Central States US

        Sections of the Combustion Institute, CD-ROM, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX,

        March 21-23, 2004.

 

C77. “Emissions from Combustion of Pulverized Polystyrene at a High Equivalence Ratio.”

         Jennifer Pantalone, Ali Ergut, Yiannis A. Levendis, Joel Carlson and Jude Jordan.

          Proceedings of the 2004 Spring Meeting of the Central States US Sections of the Combustion

          Institute, CD-ROM, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, March 21-23, 2004.

 

C78. “Comparison of the Products of Incomplete Combustion of Polystyrne and Styrene in

         Diffusion Flames and Ethyl-Benzene in Fuel-Rich Flames.” Ali Ergut, Yiannis A. Levendis

         and Joel Carlson. Proceedings of ASME POWER 2004, March 30 - April 3, Baltimore,

         Maryland USA, 2004.

 

C79. “On the Measurement of Flame Temperatures Using Thermocouples.” Ali Ergut and Yiannis

         A. Levendis. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Radiative Heat Transfer,

         CD-ROM, Istanbul, Turkey, June 20-25, 2004.

 

C80. “Liquid Nitrogen as a Fire Extinction Agent.”  Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the

        First Joint Meeting of the Italian and Greek Sections of the Combustion Institute, CD-ROM,  

        Corfu, Greece, June 17-20, 2004.

 

C81. “Emissions from the Combustion of Ethyl Alcohol, Comparizon with Other Fuels.” Yiannis

         A.Levendis Ali Ergut, Joel Carlson and Jude Jordan. Proceedings of the First Joint Meeting of

         the Italian and Greek Sections of the Combustion Institute, CD-ROM, Corfu, Greece, June

         17-20, 2004.

 

C82. “On the Evolution of the Surface Area of Combustion-Generated Soot.” Angelo W. Kandas,

        Gokhan Senel, Yiannis A. Levendis and Adel Sarofim. Proceedings of the First Joint Meeting

        of the Italian and Greek Sections of the Combustion Institute, CD-ROM, Corfu, Greece, June

        17-20, 2004.

 

C83. “Investigation of Soot Onset Threshold in One-Dimensional, Laminar, Atmospheric

         Pressure, Premixed, Ethylbenzene Flames” Ali Ergut, Yiannis A. Levendis, Henning Richter

         and Joel Carlson. Proceedings of the Fourth Joint Meeting of the US Sections of the  

         Combustion Institute, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA, March 20-23, 2005.

 

C84. Pyrolysis and Oxidation of Anthracene in a Two-Stage Laminar-Flow, Drop-Tube Furnace

          Jennifer DeCoster, Ali Ergut, Yiannis A. Levendis, Henning Richter and Joel Carlson.

          Proceedings of the Fourth Joint Meeting of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute,  

          Drexel University, Philadelphia PA, March 20-23, 2005.

 

C85. “Capture of SO2 Emissions from Combustion of Coal Treated with Tall Oil Pitch and         

          Calcium 3-Hydroxy Propionate.” Vince Giampa, Douglas Cameron, Timothy Abraham,

     Paris Tsobanakis, Ali Ergut and Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the 30th Coal

          Utilization & Fuel Systems International Conference, CD-ROM, Clearwater, Florida, April

          17-21, 2005.

 

C86. “Oxygen-Enriched Combustion of Coal Chars.” Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the 30th

         Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems International Conference, CD-ROM, Clearwater, Florida,

         April 17-21, 2005.

 

C87. “Emissions of Batch Combustion of Waste Tire Chips: Effects of Chemical Additives”

        Yiannis A. Levendis, Jefferson Caponero, Jorge A. S. Tenório, Joel B. Carlson, Proceedings

        of the 30th Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems International Conference, CD-ROM, Clearwater,  

        Florida, April 17-21, 2005.

 

C88.An Investigation on Thermocouple-based Temperature Measurements in Sooting Flames

        Ali Ergut and Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the 2005 ASME International Mechanical

        Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2005), Orlando, Florida, November 5-11, 2005.

 

C89. Recycling of Waste Tires into a `Clean-Burning’ Pyrolysis Gas” Yiannis A. Levendis.

        Invited lecture at the 2005 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies   

        (PacifiChem 2005), Honolulu, Hawaii, December 15-20, 2005.

 

C90. “Reaction Times of Burning Bituminous Chars at High O2 Partial Pressures.” Yiannis A.

         Levendis and Paula Bejarano. Proceedings of the 31st Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems

         International Conference, CD-ROM, Clearwater, Florida, May 21-25, 2006.

 

C91. Emissions of SO2 and NOx from Bituminous Coal Volatile Flames and Burning Chars.”

        Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the 31st Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems International

        Conference, CD-ROM, Clearwater, Florida, May 21-25, 2006.

 

C92. “Diesel Engine Performance and Pollutant Emissions with Air-Side vs. Fuel-Side Oxygen   

        Addition” Theodore C. Zannis, Efthimios G. Pariotis, Dimitrios T. Hountalas, Constantinos

        D. Rakopoulos and Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on

        Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems 

        (ECOS), CD-ROM, Aghia Pelagia, Crete, Greece, July 12-14, 2006.

 

C93. “On Soot Formation/Emissions from Ethyl-Alcohol Flames” Ali Ergut, Yiannis A. Levendis,  

         Henning Richter, Jack B. Howard and Joel Carlson, Poster Presentation at the 31st

         International Symposium on Combustion, Heidelberg, Germany, August 6-11, 2006.

 

C94. “Soot Threshold in Premixed Ethyl-benzene Flames” Ali Ergut, Yiannis A. Levendis,  

         Henning Richter, Jack B. Howard and Joel Carlson, Poster Presentation at the 31st

         International Symposium on Combustion, Heidelberg, Germany, August 6-11, 2006.

 

C95. “Avaliação das Emissões Gasosas na Pirólise Seguida de Combustão  do Polistireno em Fluxo  

         Contínuo” Cecília Korber Gonçalves, Jorge Alberto Soares Tenório and Yiannis A. Levendis,

         Proceedings of the Congresso ICTR 2006 (Gestao Ambiental e Desenvolvimento Sustentavel. 

         Residuo : Desafio Brasileiro - Environmental Management and Sustainable Development.

         Residues: Brazilian Challenge) Sao Pedro, Brazil, 6-9 August 2006.

 

C96. “Emission Yields from Pyrolysis Followed by Combustion of Polyethylene in Steady Flow.”

         Cecília Korber Gonçalves, Jorge Alberto Soares Tenório and Yiannis A. Levendis. To be

         presented at the 2007 TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Orlando Fl, 25 February - 1

         March, 2007.

 

C97. “Effects of Replacing N2 with CO2 Gas in Coal Combustion at Various O2 Partial Pressures”

         Paula Bejarano and  Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the 5th US Combustion Meeting

          of the Combustion Institute, San Diego, March 25-28, 2007.

 

C98. “Temperature Dependence of Soot Onset Threshold in Premixed Ethylbenzene Flames”

         Ali Ergut, Rick Therrien, Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the 5th US Combustion   

          Meeting of the Combustion Institute, San Diego, March 25-28, 2007.

 

C99.  “Pool Fire Extinction by Direct Application of Liquid Nitrogen” Yiannis A. Levendis and  

          Michel A. Delichatsios. Proceedings of the 5th US Combustion Meeting of the Combustion 

         Institute, San Diego, March 25-28, 2007.

 

C100. “A Vertically-Aligned Contextualized Pre-Engineering Design Course for Middle- and

          High-School Science Teachers” Yiannis A. Levendis, Christos Zahopoulos, Cheryl Hall and

          Jonathan McLaughlin. Proceedings of the ASEE New England Section Meeting, CD-ROM,

          University of Rhode Island, Kingston, April 20-21, 2007.

 

C101. “Comparative Analysis of Lignite and Bituminous Coal Particles Burning in O2-N2 & O2-

            CO2 Environments” Paula Bejarano and Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the 32nd Coal

            Utilization & Fuel Systems International Conference, CD-ROM, Clearwater, Florida, June     

            10-15, 2007.

 

C102. “Study on the Particulate Emissions from Indirect Combustion of Polyethylene Wastes.”

            Cecília Korber Gonçalves, Jorge Alberto Soares Tenório and Yiannis A. Levendis.

            Proceedings of the the 62nd International Annual Congress of ABM (Associaçào Brasilieira

            de Metalurgia e Materiais), Vitoria, Brazil, 23-27 July, 2007.

 

C103. “Volatile Emissions from Indirect Combustion of Municipal Waste Plastics” Cecília Korber   

            Gonçalves, Jorge Alberto Soares Tenório and Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the

            62nd International Annual Congress of ABM (Associaçào Brasilieira de Metalurgia e

            Materiais), Vitoria, Brazil, 23-27 July, 2007.

 

C104. “Liquid Assets” Yiannis A. Levendis and  Michel A. Delichatsios. Fire Prevention Fire

           Engineers Journal of the British Fire Protection Association. September 2007 issue, pp.54- 

           56.

 

C105.  “Introduction of the Engineering Design Process to Middle- and High-School Science  

            Teachers through the Re-Design of a Toy” Yiannis A. Levendis and Christos Zahopoulos.  

            Presented at the NSTA National Conference, Boston, March 27-30, 2008.

 

C106. “Combustion of two Lignite Coals in O2-N2 & O2-CO2.” Yiannis A. Levendis and

           Kulbhuhshan Joshi . Proceedings of the 33nd Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems International

           Conference, CD-ROM, Clearwater, Florida, June 2-6, 2008.

 

C107. “Chemical Speciation of Premixed Ethylbenzene Flames at the Soot Onset Limit at various    

           (φ, T) pairs.” Ali Ergut, Richard J. Therrien, Yiannis A. Levendis, Henning Richter, Jack B.

           Howard and Joel Carlson, Presented at the 32nd  International Symposium on Combustion,    

           Montreal, Canada, August 3-8, 2008.

 

C108. “Cryogenic Extinction of Liquid Pool Fires.” Yiannis A. Levendis and Michael Delichatsios,

           Presented at the 32nd  International Symposium on Combustion, Montreal, Canada, August 3-

           8, 2008.

 

C109. “Emissions Generated during the Co-Combustion of Coal and Biomass Fuel Blends.”

           Marcia Bragato, Kulbhushan Joshi, Joel Carlson, Jorge A. S.  Tenorio and Yiannis A.

           Levendis, Presented at the 32nd  International Symposium on Combustion, Montreal, Canada,

           August 3-8, 2008.

 

C110.“Emergency Fire Extinction by Direct Application of Liquid Nitrogen.” Yiannis A. Levendis,  

           Invited presentation at the ACHMM 2008 National Conference and Exposition,

           Minneapolis, Minnesota, Canada, September 7-10, 2008.

 

C111. “Emissions from Direct or Indirect Combustion of Tire-Derived Fuel.” Yiannis A. Levendis,  

           Proceedings of the 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and

           Exposition (IMECE2008), Boston, Massachusetts, October 31-November 6, 2008.

 

C112. “Cryogenic Extinction of Liquid Pool Fires” Yiannis Levendis, Ali Ergut and Michael

          Delichatsios. Invited paper presented at the 2009 AIChE Spring National Meeting and 5th

           Global Congress on Process Safety, Tampa, Fl., April 26-30, 2009.

 

C113. “Comparative emission yields from Combustion of beds of various solid fuels.”

            Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the 34th Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems

            International Conference, CD-ROM, Clearwater, Florida, June 1-6, 2009.

 

C114."Intake-Air Oxygen-Enrichment of Diesel Engines as a Power Enhancement Method and     

           Implications on Pollutant Emissions” Theodoros C. Zannis, Dimitrios T. Houndalas, Elias

           Yphantis, Roussos Papagiannakis and Yiannis A. Levendis. Proceedings of the Internal  

           Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference (ICE FTC 09), Lucerne,  

           Switzerland, Sept. 27-30, 2009.

 

C115. Influence of Reactant Fuel Class on the Flame Synthesis of Carbon Nanostructures.”

             Brendan Hall, Chuanwei Zhuo, Henning Richter and Yiannis A. Levendis, Presented at the

             Eastern Section Meeting of the Combustion Institute, College Park , Maryland, October 18-

             21, 2009.

 

C116. Analysis of Light Hydrocarbon Gases in the Pyrolysis and Combustion Processes of Waste

            Tires” Joner O. Alves, Chuanwei Zhuo, Yiannis A. Levendis and Jorge A. S. Tenorio. 

            Presented at the 2010 TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Seattle, WA, February 14-18,

            2010.

 

C117. Ignition of Single Coal Particles in O2/N2/CO2 Atmospheres.” Chris Stivers and Yiannis A.

             Levendis. Proceedings of the 35th Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems International  

             Conference, CD-ROM, Clearwater, Florida, June 7-10, 2010.

 

C118. “Analysis of Light Hydrocarbon Gases in the Pyrolysis Process of Sugarcane Bagasse.”

            Joner Oliveira Alves, Chuanwei Zhuo, Yiannis A. Levendis and Jorge A. S. Tenorio.

            Proceedings of the 65th International ABM Congress; Jul 26-30, 2010; Rio de Janeiro,

            Brazil.

 

C119. “Recovery of Waste Tires in the Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes.” Joner Oliveira Alves,

            Chuanwei Zhuo, Yiannis A. Levendis and Jorge A. S. Tenorio. Proceedings of the XVIII

            International Symposium on Automotive Engineering; Sep 22-23, 2010; Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

C120. “Assessment and Control of Gaseous Emissions Generated during the Pyrolysis Process of

            wastes from Bio-Ethanol Industry.” Joner Oliveira Alves, Chuanwei Zhuo, Yiannis A.

            Levendis and Jorge A. S. Tenorio. Proceedings of the 5th International Bioenergy Congress;

           Aug. 10-13, 2010; Curitiba, Brazil.

 

C121. “Feasibility Study of the Use of Sugarcane Bagasse as Raw Material to Produce

             Nanomaterials” Joner Oliveira Alves, Chuanwei Zhuo, Yiannis A. Levendis and Jorge A.

            S. Tenorio. Proceedings of the 5th International Bioenergy Congress; 2010 Aug. 10-13,

            2010; Curitiba, Brazil.

 

C122. “Analysis of Gaseous Emissions Generated in the Pyrolysis Process of DDGS.” Joner

            Oliveira Alves, Chuanwei Zhuo, Yiannis A. Levendis and Jorge A. S. Tenorio.

            Proceedings of the XXVIII National Congress of Maize and Sorghum; Aug. 30-Sep. 02,

            2010; Goiania, Brazil.

 

C123.  A Novel Technology for Green(er) Manufacturing of CNTs via Recycling of Waste

              Plastics”    Chuanwei Zhuo, Brendan Hall, Henning Richter and Yiannis A. Levendis,

              Proceedings of the 2010 MRS Fall Meeting, November 29 – December 2, 2010.

 

C124.  “Converting Plastic Waste into Sustainable Clean Power Chuanwei Zhuo, Jeff Young,

              Shane McElroy, David Laskowski, Jason Lee, Paul Conroy, Brendan Hall and Yiannis A.

              Levendis, Presented at the NSF CMMI Contractors Conference, themed Engineering for

              Sustainability and Prosperity, Atlanta, Georgia, January 3-7, 2011.

 

C125.NOx and SO2 Emissions of Coal/Biomass Blend from Combustion in CO2/O2 and N2/CO2   

             Environments” Paula Manoel Crnkovic, Fayza Kazanc, Reza Khatami and Yiannis A.

             Levendis. To be presented at the 14th Annual Energy, Utility & Environment Conference

             EUEC 2011; Phoenix Arizona. Jan.31-Feb 2, 2011.

 

C126.Microstructural Characterization of Nanomaterials Produced from co-products of the

             Ethanol Production (DDGS).” Joner Oliveira Alves, Chuanwei Zhuo, Yiannis A. Levendis

            and Jorge A. S. Tenorio. To be presented at the 2011 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

            San Diego, CA, February 27 – March 3, 2011.

 

C127.Microstructural  Analysis of Nanomaterials Synthesized from Unserviceable Tires.” Joner

            Oliveira Alves, Chuanwei Zhuo, Yiannis A. Levendis and Jorge A. S. Tenorio. To be

            presented at the 2011 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition.  San Diego, CA, February 27 –

            March 3, 2011.

 

C128. “Analysis and Control of Light Hysdrocarbon Gases in the Pyrolysis and Combustion

            Process of Several Solid Wastes” Joner Oliveira Alves, Chuanwei Zhuo, Yiannis A.

            Levendis and Jorge A. S. Tenorio. To be presented at the 2011 TMS Annual Meeting &

            Exhibition. San Diego, CA, February 27 – March 3, 2011.

 

Other Activities include invited talks at the Chemical and Mechanical Engineering departments of MIT (1989 and 1998), Tufts University (1990) and University of Connecticut (1992), as well as serving as co-organizer, chairman and speaker at the International Symposium on CMA held at Northeastern University, April 11-14 1991. Invited speaker at a workshop on “How Elastic is Technology to Regulatory Pressure?” held at Tufts University on May 13, 1994. Presentations were given at three University Coal Research Contractors' Review Conferences at DOE-PETC in Pittsburgh. Presentations were also made at Northeastern University's Science Days (6), at the High

School Science Teachers program (3), at the NU Presidential Inauguration week, January 1997 (1), at the NU Centennial Poster Session, May 1998 (2), at the first Materials Showcase, September 1998 (2) and at the NU Research & Scholarship EXPO Showcases 2001-2010. In 2010 our poster won the competition. Member of the Scientific Committee of the 4th International Symposium on Feedstock Recycling of Plastics and Other Polymer Materials, September 2007, Jeju, Korea.  Gave an invited talk on “The Effect of Temperature of Premixed Flames on their Critical Equivalence Ratio for Soot Formation” at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, in May of 2008. Invited presentation on a “Self-Sustaining Pyrolyzer/Combustor for Waste Plastics” at the 2010 MIT Energy Conference.

 

As of January 2011.

 

K-12 Education Outreach

 

In 2010, I conducted for the sixth year my annual NSF-BSP 2-week summer course on Pre-engineering Design experience (NU Graduate School of Education course GSE3601). Over this five-year period approx. 100 high- and middle-school STEM teachers took this course, most of them as receive credit towards a graduate Masters degree in STEM Education and paid tuition to NU. The NSF-funded Boston Science Partnership (BSP) is a partnership between UMass Boston, Northeastern University and Boston Public Schools, as core partners, and the Education Development Center, Harvard Medical School, The College Board and Lesley University as supporting partners.  A few highlights are presented below to illustrate the success of the BSP:

  i.         Broad reaching BSP Impact – BSP included teachers from more than 80% of the 28 middle schools and 30 high schools in the district.

ii.         Increased Student Achievement is Attributable to BSP Participation - High-participation schools demonstrate a 43% increase in the percent of students passing the state MCAS compared to nonparticipating schools.

iii.         Contextualized Content Courses (CCC) - Eleven unique CCC courses have been offered multiple times. For example, 240 teachers in Year 4 exhibited increases in their content knowledge by between 26 and 97% on pre/post content tests. Students of these teachers realized increases of 8 to 13% over students of the same teachers the previous year on the district’s end-of-year science exams. One of these eleven courses was a novel course, entitled, “From Science to Engineering: Pre-Engineering design experience” developed and taught by Professor Yiannis Levendis.

iv.         Vertical Teaming (VT) - In Year 5, 52 participants from middle and high school, university and community college examined relationships between and among concepts in grades 6-13 through an improved College Board model and created articulation maps that demonstrate the learning of concepts from middle school through AP exams and freshman college science courses.

v.         Collaborative Coaching and Learning in Science (CCLS) - In Year 5 alone, 182 teachers in 30 middle and high schools in BPS engaged in 10-12 week learning cycles composed of identification of a course of study on inquiry topics, peer observations, and follow-up reflection. Facilitation was provided by classroom teachers, with coaching by 2 staff equivalents supported by the BSP.

vi.         Faculty Seminars (SUP) - 40 STEM faculty members at UMass Boston, Northeastern University, and Roxbury Community College (RCC) have participated in PD to improve their college teaching.

vii.         AP Science Support (SUP) - In Year 5, 308 students (up from 73 in 2006) from 11 schools participated in our AP Science Support Program, 337 students from 14 schools took AP science exams, and 234 passed. 46 AP teachers participated in BSP-supported Urban-Focused AP  Institutes.

viii.         Highly Qualified Teachers - In the past three years, the number of science courses taught by teachers with the appropriate science license increased by 47%. The number of science courses taught by teachers with no license or a non-relevant license decreased by 22%. The number of licensed physics teachers has increased from 7 to 28 in the last 6 years, and 25% of all the teachers of science added a STEM license to their credentials.

ix.         Sustainability - All 11 CCC courses have been approved at the Universities; two science education Centers (The Center of Science and Mathematics In Context (COSMIC) at UMass Boston and the Center for STEM Education at Northeastern) have been established; BPS has established staff positions that support CCLS; an M.Ed. in middle school science has been established at Northeastern; and $1.35M in additional related science education grants have been received by the three core partners to continue aspects of the BSP.

x.         Dissemination - Over 20 presentations based on BSP work and research have been presented at national conferences, 2 peer-reviewed journal papers have been submitted, 1 is in preparation, and 1 book is in press. One of them is: “A Vertically-Aligned Contextualized Pre-Engineering Design Course for Middle- and High-School Science Teachers”, by Yiannis. A. Levendis, Christos Zahopoulos, Cheryl Hall and Jonathan McLaughlin. Proceedings of the ASEE New England Section Meeting, CD-ROM, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, April 20-21, 2007.

xi.         Cultural Change - The BSP has made tremendous progress at shifting the culture of University and District participants. University professors have gained respect for K-12 teachers for their skills and pedagogical content knowledge, teachers have benefited working with content knowledgeable University faculty, and teachers look forward to working together across grade bands and across disciplines. PD is much more efficient and effective when all participants "play well in the sand box". The involvement of University faculty is critical to maintaining the accuracy of the scientific content, vertically aligning knowledge with university-level expectations, and maintaining the excitement that the new discoveries of science bring to all participants.

 

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