PI: Dr. Amin Mirkouei

 

Publications

You can find the latest list of our publications on either Google Scholar or ResearchGate.

 

Book, Book Chapters, and Contributions to Platforms

  • Mirkouei, A., 2021, “Biochar From Cow Manure Could Be Key To Sustainable Agriculture,” Forbes. (Link)
  • Mirkouei, A., 2021, “A Renewable Solution For Polluted Waters: Biochar Explained,” Forbes. (Link)
  • Mirkouei, A., 2021, “A Sustainable Way To Mine Rare Earth Elements From Old Tech Devices: Agromining Explained,” Forbes. (Link)
  • Mirkouei, A., 2019, “Cyber-Physical Real-time Monitoring and Control: A Case Study of Bioenergy Production,” in “Emerging Frontiers in Industrial and Systems Engineering: Success through Collaboration,” Nembhard, Cudney, and Coperich editors, Taylor & Francis, 1st Edition. (Book of the Month). (PDF)

 

Refereed Journal Publications

(†Corresponding Author; *Graduate Student; ^Graduate Advisor)

  • Struhs, E.†*, F. Sotoudehnia, A. Mirkouei^, M.M. Ramirez-Corredores, and A.G. McDonald, 2022, “Effect of Feedstocks and Free-Fall Pyrolysis on Bio-oil and Biochar Attributes,” Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2022.105616 (IF: 6.4, link)
  • Struhs, E.†*, A. Mirkouei†^, M.M. Ramirez-Corredores, A.G. McDonald, and M.L. Chacon, 2021, “Overview and technology opportunities for thermochemically-produced bio-blendstocks,” Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2021.106255 (IF: 5.9, PDF)
  • Butte, S., A. Vakanski*, K. Duellman, A. Mirkouei, 2021, “Potato crop stress identification in aerial images using deep learning‐based object detection,” Agronomy Journal, https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20841 (IF: 2.2, link)
  • Thompson, M.*, A. Mohajeri, and A. Mirkouei†^, 2021, “Comparison of pyrolysis and hydrolysis processes for furfural production from sugar beet pulp: A case study in Southern Idaho, USA,” Journal of Cleaner Production, 127695. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127695 (IF: 7.2, PDF)
  • Opare, E.O.*, E. Struhs*, and A. Mirkouei†^, 2021, “A comparative state-of-technology review for rare earth element separation,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 143, 110917. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.110917 (IF: 12.1, PDF)
  • Struhs, E.*, S. Hansen*, A. Mirkouei†^, M. M. Ramirez-Corredores, K. Sharma, R. Spiers, and J. H. Kalivas, 2021, “Ultrasonic-Assisted Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation for Upgrading Pyrolysis-oil,” Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultsonch.2021.105502. (IF: 6.5, PDF)
  • Struhs, E.†*, A. Mirkouei†^, Y. You, and A. Mohajeri, 2020, “Techno-economic and environmental assessments for nutrient-rich biochar production from cattle manure: A case study in Idaho, USA,” Applied Energy, DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115782. (IF: 8.8, PDF)
  • Hansen, S.*, A. Mirkouei†^, and L. Diaz, 2020, “A Comprehensive State-of-Technology Review for Upgrading Bio-oil to Renewable or Blended Hydrocarbon Fuels,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 118, 109548. doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2019.109548. (IF: 10.5, PDF)
  • Mirkouei, A.†, 2020, “A Cyber-Physical Analyzer System for Precision Agriculture 4.0,” Journal of Environmental Science: Current Research, DOI:10.24966/ESCR-5020/100016. (PDF)
  • Hersh, B.*, A. Mirkouei†^, J. Sessions, B. Rezaei, Y. You, 2019 “A review and future directions on enhancing sustainability benefits across food-energy-water systems: The potential role of biochar-derived products” AIMS Environmental Science, 6(5): 379-416. DOI: 10.3934/environsci.2019.5.379. (PDF)
  • Mirkouei, A.†, K. R. Haapala, J. Sessions, and G. S. Murthy, 2017, “A mixed biomass-based energy supply chain for enhancing economic and environmental sustainability benefits: A multi-criteria decision making framework,” Applied Energy, DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.09.001. (IF: 8.4, PDF)
  • Mirkouei, A.†, K.R. Haapala, J. Sessions, and G.S. Murthy, 2017, “A Review and Future Directions in Techno-Economic Modeling and Optimization of Upstream Forest Biomass to Bio-oil Supply Chains,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, RSER6200, DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.08.053. (IF: 10.5, PDF)
  • Mirkouei, A.†, P. Mirzaie, K.R. Haapala, J. Sessions, and G.S. Murthy, 2016, “Reducing the cost and environmental impact of integrated fixed and mobile bio-oil refinery supply chains,” Journal of Cleaner Production, 113(2016):495-507, DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.11023. (IF: 6.3, PDF)
  • Davarpanah MA., A. Mirkouei, X. Yu, R. Malhotra†, and S. Pilla, 2015, “Effects of Incremental Depth and Tool Rotation on Failure Modes and Microstructural Properties in Single Point Incremental Forming of Polymers,” Journal of Materials Processing Technology,10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2015.03.014. (IF: 4.1, PDF)

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Publications

  • Albor, G.*, A. Mirkouei, and E. Struhs, 2022, “Mixed Plastic Waste Conversion to Value-Added Products: Sustainability Assessment and a Case Study in Idaho,” Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE: 27th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference. (PDF)
  • Walters, J.*, A. Mirkouei, and G.M. Makrakis, 2022, “A Quantitative Approach and an Open-Source Tool for Social Impacts Assessment,” Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE: 27th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference. (PDF)
  • Van Slyke, B.*, A. Mirkouei, and M. McKellar, 2021, “Techno-Economic and Environmental Assessment of Dairy Products: A Case Study In Southeast Idaho, USA,” Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE: 26th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference. (PDF)
  • Opare, E.O.* and A. Mirkouei†^, 2021, “Environmental and Economic Assessment of a Portable E-Waste Recycling and Rare Earth Elements Recovery Process,” Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE: 26th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference. (PDF)
  • Thompson, M.*, A. Mohajeri, and A. Mirkouei†^, 2020, “Environmental and Economic Impacts of Nitrogen Trifluoride at an Idaho Semiconductor Facility,” Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE: 25th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference. (PDF)
  • Hersh, B.*, A. Mohajeri, A. Mirkouei†^, and M. Xian, 2020, “High-Quality Biochar Production from Biomass Feedstocks: A Smart Conversion Pathway,” Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE: 25th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference. (PDF)
  • Walters, J.* and A. Mirkouei†^, 2020, “Social Life Cycle Assessment of Computer-Aided Design Tools,” Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE: 25th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference. (PDF)
  • Hansen, S.†* and A. Mirkouei^, 2019, “Bio-oil Upgrading Via Micro-Emulsification and Ultrasound Treatment: Examples for Analysis and Discussion,” Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE: 24th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference. (PDF)
  • Hersh, B. †* and A. Mirkouei^, 2019, “Life cycle assessment of pyrolysis-derived biochar from organic wastes and advanced feedstocks,” Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE: 24th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference. (One of three finalists for Best Paper Award) (PDF)
  • Hansen, S.†*, A. Mirkouei^, and M. Xian, 2019, “Cyber-Physical Control and Optimization for Biofuel 4.0,” Proceedings of the 2019 IISE Annual Conference H.E. Romeijn, A Schaefer, R. Thomas, eds. (PDF)
  • Hansen, S.†* and A. Mirkouei^, 2019, “Prototyping of a Laboratory-Scale Cyclone Separator for Biofuel Production from Biomass Feedstocks Using a Fused Deposition Modeling Printer,” The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2019 Conference Proceedings. (PDF)
  • Hansen, S.†* and A. Mirkouei^, 2018, “Past Infrastructures and Future Machine Intelligence (MI) for Biofuel Production: A Review and MI-Based Framework,” Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE: 23rd Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference, DETC2018-86150, Aug. 26-29, Quebec City, Canada. (PDF)
  • Mirkouei, A.† and K. Kardel, 2017, “Enhance Sustainability Benefits Through Scaling-Up Bioenergy Production from Terrestrial and Algae Feedstocks,” Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE: 22nd Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference, DETC2017-67014, Aug. 6-9, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. (PDF)
  • Mirkouei, A.†, Silwal B., and L. Ramiscal, 2017, “Enhancing Economic and Environmental Sustainability Benefits across the Design and Manufacturing of Medical Devices: A Case Study of Ankle Foot Orthosis,” Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE: 22nd Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference, DETC2017-68427, Aug. 6-9, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. (PDF)
  • Mirkouei, A.†, 2017, “Enhance Sustainability Benefits through Scaling-up Bioenergy Production from underutilized Feedstock,” Proceedings of the 2017 IIE/ISERC. (PDF)
  • Mirkouei, A.†, K.R. Haapala, G.S. Murthy, and J. Sessions, 2016, “Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Sustainable Bio-Oil Production Using a Mixed Supply Chain,” Proceedings of the 2016 ASME IDETC/CIE: 21st Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference, DETC2016-59262, August 21-25, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. (DFMLC Scholar Award). (PDF)
  • Mirkouei, A.†, R. Bhinge, C. McCoy, K.R. Haapala, and D. Dornfeld, 2016, “A Pedagogical Module Framework to Improve Scaffolded Active Learning in Manufacturing Engineering Education,” Procedia Manufacturing, 5, pp. 1128–1142, DOI: 10.1016/j.promfg.2016.08.088. (PDF)
  • Mirkouei, A.†, K.R. Haapala, G.S. Murthy, and J. Sessions, 2016, “Evolutionary Optimization of Bioenergy Supply Chain Cost with Uncertain Forest Biomass Quality and Availability,” Proceedings of the 2016 IIE/ISERC, May 21-24, Anaheim, California, USA. (PDF)
  • Mirkouei, A.† and K.R. Haapala, 2015, “A Network Model to Optimize Upstream and Midstream Biomass-to-Bioenergy Supply Chain Costs,” Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), Paper MSEC2015-9355, June 8-12, Charlotte, NC, USA. (PDF)
  • Mirkouei, A.† and K.R. Haapala, 2014, “Integration of Machine-Learning and Mathematical Programming Methods into the Biomass Feedstock Supplier Selection Process,” 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), May 20-23, San Antonio, TX. (PDF)

 

Graduate Student Advisees - Thesis and Dissertation

  • Justin Walters, 2021, "Social Impact Assessment Across Manufacturing Facilities." University of Idaho. PDF
  • Matthew Thompson, 2020, "Nitrogen Trifluoride and Furfural Supply Chains: Life Cycle Assessment and Techno-Economic Analysis." University of Idaho. PDF
  • Samuel Hansen, 2019, "Synthesis of Biofuels and Blended Fuels from Biomass Feedstocks: Strategies for Upgrading Bio-oil," University of Idaho. PDF
  • Benjamin Hersh, 2019, "Biochar Production, Applications, and Waste Management for Enhancing Sustainability Benefits across Food-Energy-Water Systems," University of Idaho. PDF

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