Waterloo Engineering APRIL
Walking in the Mud Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases, Springer, ISBN 978-981-287-211-1 Nanoaerosol EM Magazine 2014 Featured Article

    Books/Book Chapters

  1. Tan Z. 2016. Walking in the Mud, A Chinese novel (344 pages), CA New Press, Vancouver, BC, Canada. ISBN 978-1-988162-04-1. (Download PDF version)
  2. Tan Z. 2014. Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases -From Basic Concepts to Engineering Applications for Air Emission Control (500 pages), Springer Verlag, Singapore, ISBN 978-981-287-212-8; ISBN 978-981-287-211-1.
  3. Tan Z. 2013. Nanoaerosol, in Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (ed. Dr. Li), Springer Verlag, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-27758-0_1720-1

    Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

  1. D Wu, Z Tan, X Feng, WA Anderson, Q Li, 2017. Regeneration of cobalt complexes by thermal decomposition and acid treatment for NO absorption. Chemical Engineering Journal, 315: 233–242.
  2. Hesheng Yu*, Jesse Thé, Zhongchao Tan*, Xianshe Feng, 2016, Modeling SO2 Absorption into Water Accompanied with Reversible Reaction in a Hollow Fiber Membrane Contactor Corresponding. Chemical Engineering Science 156: 136–146.
  3. Jing Min, Liping Fu*, Taimur Usman, Zhongchao Tan, 2016, Does Winter Road Maintenance Help Reduce Air Emissions and Fuel Consumption? Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 48: 85-95.
  4. Wu D., Tan Z., Yu H., Li Q., Thé J., Feng X.* 2016. Use of nanofiltration to reject cobalt (II) from ammoniacal solutions involved in absorption of SO2/NOx, Chemical Engineering Science 145:97-107.
  5. Yu H.*, Tan Z.*, Feng X., Croiset E., Thé J., Anderson W. 2016. Kinetics of the Absorption of Carbon Dioxide into Aqueous Ammonia Solutions. AIChE Journal. 62 (10): 3673–3684.
  6. Givehchi R., Li Q., Tan Z.* 2016. Quality factors of PVA nanofibrous filters for airborne particles in the size range of 10-125 nm. Fuel 181: 1273-1280.
  7. Sultan Z.*, Tan Z., 2015. Impact of Residential Building Regulations on Reducing Indoor Exposures to Outdoor PM2.5 in Toronto. Building and Environment 89: 336-344.
  8. Givehchi R., Li Q., Tan Z.* 2015. The effect of electrostatic forces on filtration efficiency of granular filters, Powder Technology 277 (2015) 135–140.
  9. Givehchi R., Tan Z.* 2015. The Effect of Capillary Force on Airborne Nanoparticle Filtration, Journal of Aerosol Science 83: 12–24
  10. Tan Z.*, Givehchi R., Saprykina A. 2/2015. Submicron particle sizing by aerodynamic dynamic focusing and electrical charge measurement, Particuology 18: 105-111 (DOI information: 10.1016/j.partic.2014.01.002).
  11. Ji Y.*, Zhan G., Tan Z.*, Hu Y., Gao F., 2015. Process control of reinforcement corrosion in concrete. Part 1: Effect of corrosion products. Construction and Building Materials 79: 214–222.
  12. Ji Y.*, Zhan G., Tan Z.*, Gao F., Liu F., 2014. Process Control of Reinforcement Corrosion in Concrete. Part 2: Time-dependent dominating Factors under different environmental conditions. Construction and Building Materials 73: 214–221.
  13. Liu F. Sivoththaman S. Tan Z.* 2014. Solvent extraction of 5-HMF from simulated hydrothermal conversion product, Sustainable Environment Research 24 (2): 149-157.
  14. He Y., Tan Z.* 2014. On the Kinetics of the Absorption of Nitric Oxide into Ammoniacal Cobalt(II) Solutions. Environmental Science and Technology 48: 2453-2463.
  15. Tan Z.*, Givehchi R., Saprykina A. 2014. Submicron particle sizing by aerodynamic dynamic focusing and electrical charge measurement, Particuology (Accepted on January 16, 2014).
  16. Givehchi R., Tan Z.* 2014. An Overview of Airborne Nanoparticle Filtration and Thermal Rebound Theory, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 14: 45?63, 2014
  17. Yu H*, Tan Z. 2013. Determination of Equilibrium Constants for Reactions between Nitric Oxide and Ammoniacal Cobalt(II) Solutions at Temperatures from 298.15 to 309.15 K and pH Values between 9.06 and 9.37 under Atmospheric Pressure in a Bubble Column. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 2013, 52 (10): 3663–3673.
  18. Yin S, Mehrotra A., Tan Z*. 2012 Direct formation of gasoline hydrocarbons from cellulose by hydrothermal conversion with in situ hydrogen, Biomass and Bioenergy 47: 228-239.
  19. Yu H, Tan Z.* 2012. New Correlations for Liquid-Phase Mass Transfer Coefficients in Gas-Inducing Agitated Tank Reactors. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering 10: A50 DOI: 10.1515/1542-6580.3049.
  20. Ji Y, Xu Z, Tan Z.* 2012. Liquid degassing using mono-dispersed and poly-dispersed micron droplets, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. DOI: 10.1002/cjce.21725.
  21. Yin S, Tan Z. * 2012. Hydrothermal liquefaction of cellulose to bio-oil under acidic, neutral and alkaline conditions, Applied Energy 92:234–239.
  22. Wang S, Zhao B*, Zhou B, Tan Z. 2012. An experimental study on short-time particle resuspension from inner surfaces of straight ventilation ducts, Building and Environment 53: 119-127.
  23. Yu H, Zhu Q, Tan Z. * 2012. Absorption of nitric oxide from simulated flue gas using different absorbents at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. Applied Energy 93, 53–58
  24. Chen C, Zhao B*, Zhou W, Jiang X, Tan Z. 2012 A methodology for predicting particle penetration factor through cracks of windows and doors for actual engineering application, Building and Environment 47: 339-348.
  25. Zhu Y, Zhao B*, Zhou B, Tan Z. 2012. A Particle Resuspension Model in Ventilation Ducts, Aerosol Science and Technology, 46: 222–235.
  26. Zhou B, Zhao B. Tan Z.* 2011, How Particle Resuspension from Inner Surfaces of Ventilation Ducts Affects Indoor Air Quality—A Modeling Analysis, Aerosol Science and Technology 45: 996–1009
  27. Ji Y, Li H, Xu Z, Tan Z.* 2011, The diffusion coefficient of H2S in liquid sulfur, Fluid Phase Equilibria 307:135–141.
  28. Yin S, Pan Y, Tan Z. * 2011 Hydrothermal Conversion of Cellulose to 5-Hydroxymethyl Furfural, International Journal of Green Energy 8: 234-247.
  29. Yin S, Mehrotra A., Tan Z.* 2011 Alkaline hydrothermal conversion of cellulose to bio-oil: Influence of alkalinity on reaction pathway change. Bioresource Technology 102 6605–6610
  30. Dolan R. Yin S., Tan Z.* 2010. Effect of Headspace Fraction and Aqueous Alkalinity on Subcritical Hydrothermal Gasification of Cellulose. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 35:6600-6610
  31. Kailey I. Tan Z.* 2010. Comment on "Kinetics for the simultaneous absorption of nitric oxide and sulfur dioxide with the hexamminecobalt solution", Separation and Purification Technology. 72:410-411.
  32. Yin S., Dolan R., Harris M., Tan Z.* 2010. Subcritical hydrothermal liquefaction of cattle manure to bio-oil: Effects of conversion parameters on bio-oil yields and characterization of bio-oil. Bioresource Technology 2010 101: 3657–3664.
  33. Golshahi L. Abedi J. Tan Z. * 2009. Granular filtration of airborne particles- Correlation between Experiments and Models. Canadian J. of Chemical Engineering 87(5):726-731.
  34. Yin S. Tao X. Tan Z.* 2009. Biosolubilisation of Chinese lignite coal. Energy 34: 775-781.
  35. Tan Z.* Zhang H. Abedi J., Yu Z., Martinuzzi R. (2008) Development of a New High-Efficiency Simple Structure Cyclone. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 87 (3): 343 - 349.
  36. Ji Y. Tan Z.* Yuan Y. (2009) Chloride ion ingress in concrete exposed to a cyclic wetting and drying environment. Transactions of ASABE 52 (1): 239-245.
  37. Zhao B.* Chen C. Tan Z. (2009) Modeling of ultrafine particle dispersion in indoor environments with an improved drift flux model. J. of Aerosol Science 40 (1): 29-43.
  38. Tay R.*, Tan Z. Cheng X. (2008) Relationship between perceived in-cabin air quality and truck drivers' self-reported health and alertness. Journal of the Transportation Research Forum. 47 (4): 115-133.
  39. Golshahi L. Tan Z.* Abedi J. (2008) Granular filtration of airborne nanoparticles. ASHRAE Transactions 114 (2): 533-540.
  40. Wang A. Tan Z.* Qi H. Xu X. (2007) Experimental study of the mechanisms of steam reactivation of unreacted calcium-based sorbent for flue gas desulfurization. International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology 1 (3): 330-344.
  41. Tan Z.* (2008) An analytical model for the fractional efficiency of a uniflow cyclone with a tangential inlet. Powder Technology 183 (2): 147-151.
  42. Tan Z.* and Tay, R. (2008) Contributing sources of PM2.5 in a commercial truck cabin. Transportation Research Part D – Transportation and Environment. 13 (1), 54-58.
  43. Tan Z.* and Wexler A.* 2007. Submicron particle counting with aerodynamic particle focusing and diffusive charging. Atmospheric Environment. 41 (25), 5271-5279.
  44. Cheng X. Tan Z.* Wang X. and Tay, R. 2006. Air quality in commercial truck cabins. Transportation Research Part D – Transportation and Environment. 11:389-395.
  45. Tan Z.*, Cheng X., Tay R., 2006. Air quality in transportation cabins- Part II, Air quality in a truck-cabin. ASHRAE Transactions. 112 (2), 518-525.
  46. Cheng X., Tan Z.*, Tay R., Yuan, W. 2006. Air quality in transportation cabins- Part I, How much do we know about it? ASHRAE Transactions. 112 (2), 505-517.
  47. Tan Z.* Zhang, Y., Wang, X. 2005, Mechanism study of particle separation in an aerodynamic air cleaner, Transactions of the ASAE, 48 (4): 1553- 1560.
  48. Ocfemia K.*, Zhang Y., Tan Z. 2005.Ammonia absorption in a vertical contact sprayer at low ammonia partial pressures and short residence times, Transactions of the ASAE, 48 (4): 1561-1566.
  49. Yuan W.*, Hansen A. C., Tat M. E., van Gerpen J. H., Tan Z. 2005. Spray, ignition, and combustion modeling of biodiesel fuels for investigating NOx emissions, Transactions of the ASAE, 48 (3): 933 – 939.
  50. Wang X.*, Zhang Y., Tan Z., 2005. Comparison of different instruments for particle concentration measurements, ASHRAE Transactions, 111 (2): 467-475.
  51. Tan Z.*, Zhang Y., Wang X. 2005. Comparison of two models for particle separation in a vane-induced uniflow cyclone, ASHRAE Transactions, 111 (1): 176-183.
  52. Yuan W.*, Hansen A., Zhang Q., Tan Z. 2005. Temperature-dependent kinematic viscosity of selected biodiesel fuels and blends with diesel fuel, Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 82 (3): 195 – 199.
  53. Tan Z.*, Zhang Y. 2004. A review of effects and control methods of particulate matter in animal indoor environments, Journal of Air and Waste Management Association. 54 (7): 845-854.
  54. Tan Z*., Zhang, Y., Ford, S. (2003). Condition rotational airflow for dust concentration measurement using isokinetic sampling. The CIGR Journal of Scientific Research & Development. Vol. V: BC 03 007.
  55. Tan Z.*, Zhang, Y. (2003). An overview of particulate matter in indoor environments: sources and effects. ASHRAE Transactions (Research), 109 (2): 89-100.
  56. Tan Z.*, Zhang. (2002). Advances in centrifugal separators for particulate matter control from stationary sources. Journal of Thermal Science –International Journal of Thermal & Fluid Sciences. 11 (3): 283-288.
  57. Tan Z.*, Xiang G., Chen, C., et al. (2000). Modeling study of the slurry evaporation in circulating fluidized bed flue gas desulfurization system. Journal of Tsinghua University (in Chinese), 40 (4): 62-65.
  58. Tan Z.*, Xiang, G., Cheng, C., Xu, C. (1999). Modeling circulating fluidized bed flue gas desulfurization. Journal of Environmental Science (in Chinese), 20 (3): 21-24.

    International Conference Papers/Abstracts/Presentations

  59. Z. Tan, E. Croiset, K. Cheng, 2016. Effects of SO2 on CO2 Capture using Chilled Ammonia. Presentation to American Filtration and Separation Society Clean Air and Water Solutions Conference, October 24 – 27, 2016, San Diego, California, USA.
  60. Zhongchao Tan, Joerg Ahne, 2016, Electrospun Ceria Nanofibers for Diesel Soot Filtration. 66th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, OCTOBER 16-19, 2016, QUÉBEC City, QC, Canada.
  61. J Min, L Fu, T Usman, Z. Tan, 2016. Quantifying the Effects of Winter Road Maintenance on Air Emissions and Fuel Consumptions, Paper prepared for presentation at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. January 2016. Washington DC., USA.
  62. R Givehchi, N Cheng, P Bardo, Z Tan, 2015, Biodegradable Nanofibrous Filters for Air Filtration, 2015 65th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. October 4-7, 2015.
  63. Sadra Souzanchi, Zhongshun Yuan, Zhongchao Tan, Chunbao (Charles) Xu, 2015. Conversion of Fructose to 5-Hydroxymethyl Furfural (5-HMF) in a Continuous Flow Reactor Using Heterogeneous Catalyst in Bi-Phasic Media, 2015 65th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. October 4-7, 2015.
  64. R. Givehchi, Q. Li, C. Ni, P. Bardo, Z. Tan, 2015. Nanofibrous filters for the filtration of nanoparticles, Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Coal Combustion (8thISCC), Beijing, China, July 19-22, 2015.
  65. Hesheng Yu, Qinghai Li, Jesse Thé, Zhongchao Tan, 2015, Absorption of Sulphur Dioxide in a Transversal Flow Hollow Fiber Membrane Contactor, Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Coal Combustion (8thISCC), Beijing, China, July 19-22, 2015.
  66. H. Yu, Z. Tan, J. Thé, December 2014. Recent Advances in Simultaneous DesulAbsorption of Sulphur Dioxide in a Transversal Flow Hollow Fiber Membrane Contactorfurization and Denitrification. EM, December 2014 (Feature Article, awma.org)
  67. Y. Huang, X. Feng, Z. Tan, 2014. Polyvinylamine-enhanced ultrafiltration for mercury (II) removal, The 64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, October 19-22, 2014, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
  68. Raheleh Givehchi, Zhongchao Tan, 2014, Thermal Rebound in Nanosized Particle Filtration, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering International Congress; June 1-4, 2014, Toronto, Canada
  69. Raheleh Givehchi, Zhongchao Tan, Chao Yan, Qinghai Li Effect of electrostatic force on granular filtration of nanoaerosol particles, the 9th International Green Energy Conference (IGEC-IX) May 25-28, 2014, Tianjin, China.
  70. Tan Z. 2013, Cost-effective air cleaning technologies at APRIL. Presentation to 2013 Ontario-China Clean Air Technology Workshop. November 21, 2013. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (One of the three Best Presenter Award winners).
  71. Sultan Z., Alas, D., Tan Z. 2013. Benefits of Improved Residential Regulations on Reducing Outdoor Particulate Matter Indoors in Canada. Proceeding of ASHRAE IAQ 2013. Environmental Health in Low Energy Buildings October 15 - 18, 2013, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  72. Yu H. Tan Z. 2013. Absorption of nitric oxide into ammoniacal cobalt(II) solutions: Regeneration of absorbent and effect of oxygen. Air and Waste Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA June 25-28, 2013.
  73. Liu F., Tan Z. 2013. Separation of 5-HMF from Simulated Hydrothermal Conversion Products, Climate Change Technology Conference 2013 Paper Number 1569730731. May 27-29, 2013, Montreal, QC, Canada.
  74. Zhang H., Tan Z.* 2012. Field evaluation of a uniflow cyclone for sulfur particulate emission control. CSCE 2012, June 6-9, 2012, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  75. Yin S.* Pan Y. Tan Z. 2010. Hydrothermal conversion of biomass to alkane oil. ASME 2010 Energy Sustainability Conference (ES2010), May 17 - 21 2010, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  76. Dolan R., Yin S., Tan Z. 2009. Hydrothermal Gasification of Waste Biomass under Alkaline Conditions. IMECE2009-10610. Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE 09), November 13 -19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.
  77. Yin S., Dolan R., Tan Z. 2009. Hydrothermal Conversion of Cattle Manure To Bio-oil: Definitions Of Bio-oil. Paper Number: IMECE2009-10286. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
  78. Yin S., Dolan R., Tan Z. 2009. Hydrothermal Conversion of Cattle Manure To Bio-oil: Effects Of Conversion Parameters On Biooil. IMECE2009-10284. 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
  79. Saprykina A V., Tan Z., 2009. Airborne Nanoparticle Sizing by Aerodynamic Focusing and Corona Charging", Poster, Air and Waste Management Association's 102nd Annual Conference and Exhibition, Detroit, MI, USA, June 16 - 19, 2009.
  80. Yin S. Tan X. Tan Z. 2008 Microbial solubilisation of lignite by the wood-decaying fungus. 58th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Ottawa, ON, October 19–22, 2008.
  81. Dolan, R. Yin, S. Tan, Z. 2008 Hydrothermal conversion of cattle manure to bioenergy using a batch reactor. The 58th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Ottawa, ON, Canada October 19–22, 2008.
  82. Tan, Z. and Tay, R. 2006. Occupation Exposure to PM2.5 in Commercial Truck Cabins. Proceedings of Control of Particulate Processes VII, Intelligent Sensing and Control – the Path to Manufacturing Excellence. October 29 – November 2, 2006. BC, Canada.
  83. Golshahi, L., Tan, Z., Abedi, J. and Hugo, R. 2006. Design and evaluation of a simple uniflow cyclone with tangential inlet. Proceedings of Control of Particulate Processes VII, Intelligent Sensing and Control – the Path to Manufacturing Excellence. October 29 – November 2, 2006. Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada.
  84. Golshahi, L., Tan, Z., Abedi, J. and Zhang, H. 2006. Filtration of fine particles (<200 nm) using granules. Proceedings of Control of Particulate Processes VII, Intelligent Sensing and Control – the Path to Manufacturing Excellence. October 29 – November 2, 2006. Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada.
  85. Tan, Z., Yuan, W., Cheng, X. September 2005. "Development and evaluation of a novel submicron particle sizer", Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2005), Beijing, China.
  86. Tan, Z., Zhang, Y., Wang, X. May 2005. "Possible application of aerodynamic air cleaning for effective solid recycling in a CFB system", Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Circulating Fluidized Beds (CFB8), Zhejiang, China.
  87. Golshahi, L. Tan, Z., Abedi, J. “Experimental and Modeling Studies of Granular Filtration for Airborne Particles.” Presentation to 57th Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, October 31, 2007. Edmonton, Alberta.
  88. Yuan, W. Hansen, A. C. Tan, Z., Modeling of NOx emissions of biodiesel fuels, The 2005 ASAE Annual Meeting Paper #056116, Tampa, FL, USA, July 2005.
  89. Zhang, Y., Tan, Z., Wang, X. 2005. Development of aerodynamic deduster technologies for removing dust and ammonia in air streams. Proceedings of the Seventh International Livestock Environment Symposium (ILES 2005), May 18-20, 2005, Beijing, China.
  90. Tan, Z. Mechanisms of particle separation in an aerodynamic air cleaner. Paper for the ASAE 2004 Graduate Student Research Award to the 2004 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Ottawa, ON. Canada. Aug. 1-4, 2004.
  91. Sun, Y., Tan, Z., Zhang, Y., Zhao, L. Room airflow using measurement data and six CFD models. The 2004 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Ottawa, ON. Canada. August, 2004.
  92. Ocfemia, K., Zhang, Y., Tan, Z., Ali, N. Ammonia absorption in a vertical contact sprayer at very low water/gas mass ratios and short residence times. Proceedings of the 97th Annual Conference and Exhibition of Air and Waste Management Association. Indianapolis, IN, USA. June 20-24, 2004.
  93. Tan, Z., Zhang, Y., Ford, S. Effect of air velocity variation on determining uniflow cyclone efficiency using isokinetic sampling system. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Air Pollution from Agricultural Operations. Durham, NC, USA. October 12-15, 2003.
  94. Tan, Z., Zhang, Y., Ford, S. Rotational airflow in round duct and its conditioning for particle sampling purposes. ASAE Paper #034120. The 2003 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Law Vegas, Nevada, USA. July 27-30, 2003.
  95. Tan, Z., Zhang, Y. Indoor particulate matter sources and effects. Poster presentation to the 2003 ASHRAE Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, USA. June 28- July 2, 2003.
  96. Tan, Z., Zhang, Y. Particulate matter control using aerodynamic dedusters. Presentation to the 1st International Symposium on Thermal Science and Engineering. Beijing, China. October 23-26, 2002.
  97. Ni, J., Tan, Z., Zhang, Y., Ford, S. Evaluation of a large concentric deduster for emission reduction of dust, odor, and gases from swine buildings. ASAE Paper #024175. The 2002 ASAE annual meeting, Chicago, IL, USA> July 29-31, 2002.
  98. Tan, Z., Xiang, G., Chen, C., Xu, X. Variable-temperature model for flue gas desulfurization in a circulating fluidized bed at normal temperatures. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Coal Combustion, August 18-21, 1999, Beijing, China.
  99. Rhoads, K., Phares, D., Tan, Z., Wexler, A., Johnston, M. Field observations of ultrafine particles in Atlanta using rapid single particle mass spectrometry (RSMS-II). Presentation to the AAAR 19th Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA. November 6-10, 2000.

    Patents

  100. 2014, Z. Tan, WIPO (PCT) Patent Application No. CA2014/050517: Method and Apparatus for a Portable PM2.5 monitoring device.
  101. 2013, Tan Z. Nanoaerosol generator, Chinese patent
  102. 2013, Yin S, Tan Z. Hydrothermal conversion of biomass to petroleum compounds, Chinese patent
  103. 2009, Tan Z. Yu Z. Cyclone, US Patent #20090235823.