Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Manouchehrinejad, M., K.K. Sahoo, N. Kaliyan, H. Singh, Mani. 2019. Economic and environmental impact assessments of a stand-alone napiergrass firedcombined heat and power generation system in the southeastern U.S. International Journal of LCA (in review).
  2. Sahoo, K.K., Mani. 2019. Economic and environmental assessments of Bio-CNG production via three anaerobic digestion systems from organic wastes and energy crops. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (in revision).
  3. Manouchehrinejad, M., Mani. 2019. Process simulation of an integrated biomass torrefaction and pelletization plant to produce solid biofuels. Energy Conversion & Management,
  4. Sahoo, K.K., E.M. (Ted) Bilek, R. Bergman, Mani. 2019. Techno-economic analysis of producing solid biofuel and biochar from forest residues using portable systems. Applied Energy, 235: 578-590.
  5. Sahoo, K.K., A.M. Milewski, N. Hoghooghi, S.S. Panda, Mani. 2019. Assessment of miscanthus yield potential from strip-mined lands (SML) and its impacts on stream water quality. Preprints2019, 2019010206 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201901.0206.v1).
  6. Sahoo, K.K., E.M. (Ted) Bilek, R. Bergman, A. Kizha, Mani. 2018. Economic analysis of forest residues supply chain options to produce enhanced quality feedstocks. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, Published Online:
  7. Manouchehrinejad, M., I. Glesen, Mani. 2018. Grindability of torrefied woodchips and wood pellets. Fuel Processing Technology182: 45-55.
  8. Sahoo, K.K., E.M. (Ted) Bilek, Mani. 2018. Techno-economic and environmental assessments of storing woodchips and pellets for bioenergy applications. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 98: 27-39.
  9. Manouchehrinejad, M., Mani. 2018. Torrefaction after Pelletization (TAP): Evaluation of torrefied wood pellets and co-products. Biomass and Bioenergy, 118: 93-104.
  10. Yang, Y., J. Kastner, Mani.2018. Two-stage hydrothermal liquefaction of sweet sorghum biomass – Part I: Production of upgraded biocrude oil. Energy and Fuel, 32(7): 7611-7619.
  11. Yang, Y., J. Kastner, Mani.2018. Two-stage hydrothermal liquefaction of sweet sorghum biomass – Part II: Production of sugar mixtures. Energy and Fuel, Energy and Fuel, 32(7): 7620-7629.
  12. Manouchehrinejad, M., Y. Yang, R. A. de Morais, L. M. Souza, H. Singh and Mani. 2018. Densification of thermally treated energy cane and napier grass. Bioenergy Research, 11(3): 538-550.
  13. Lee, H., S. Sundaram, L. Zhu, Y. Zhao and Mani. 2018. Improved thermal stability of cellulose nanofibrils using low-concentration alkaline pretreatment. Carbohydrate Polymers, 118,506-513.
  14. Sahoo, K. K., S. Das, P. Bettinger and Mani. 2018. GIS based sustainable assessment of crop residues using ANN and optimal siting of biogas plants. Biomass and Bioenergy, 110, 63-74
  15. Kim, Y., L. T. McCoy, E. Lee, H. Lee, R. Saremi, C. Feit, S. Sharma, Mani, S. Minko. 2017. Environmentally sound textile dyeing technology with nanofibrillated cellulose. Green Chemistry, 19(17), 4031-4035
  16. Lee, H., and Mani. 2017. Mechanical pretreatment of fluff pulp to produce cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs). Industrial Crops and Products, 104: 179-187.
  17. Y., H. Singh, B. Singh and S. Mani.2017. Thermal pretreatment of sorghum biomass to improve fuel properties. Bioresource Technology, 232: 372-379.
  18. Okeke, I. and Mani. 2017. Techno-economic assessment of biogas to biofuels via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 11(3),472-487
  19. Sahoo, K. K. and Mani. 2017. Techno-economic assessment of biomass bale storage systems for a large-scale biorefinery. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 11(3), 471-429
  20. Kumar, L., Koukoulas, A. A., Mani, S., & Satyavolu, J. (2016). Integrating Torrefaction in the Wood Pellet Industry: A Critical Review. Energy & Fuels, 31(1), 37-54
  21. Mani, S., J. Sundaram, KC. Das. 2016. Process simulation and modeling: Anaerobic digestion of complex organic matter. Biomass and Bioenergy 93,158-167.
  22. Sahoo, K. K. GL Hawkins, XA Yao, K. Samples and Mani. 2016. GIS based biomass assessment and supply logistics system for a sustainable biorefinery: A case study with cotton stalks in the Southeastern US. Applied Energy, 182, 260-273.
  23. Sahoo, K. K. and Mani. 2016. Engineering Economics of Cotton Stalk Supply Logistics Systems for Bioenergy Applications. Transactions of the ASABE 59(3): 1-11 (Superior Paper Award).
  24. Sundaram, J., J. Pant, M. J. Goudie, Maniand H. Handa. 2016. Antimicrobial and Physicochemical characterization of biodegradable, nicric-oxide releasing chitosan packaging membranes. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64(25) 5260-5266.
  25. Kandala, C., V. Settsaluri, Maniand N. Puppala. 2016. Capacitance sensing of moisture content in fuel wood chips. IEEE Sensors Journal 16(11): 4506-4514.
  26. Sundaram, J., Mani, S., Kandala, C. V. K., & Holser, R. A. 2015. Application of NIR reflectance spectroscopy on rapid determination of moisture content of wood pellets. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry,06(12), 923-932.
  27. Kastner, J., Mani, S.and A. Juneja. 2015. Catalytic decomposition of tar using iron supported biochar. Fuel Processing Technology, 130: 31-37.
  28. Yandapalli, V., Mani. 2014. Effect of lime pretreatment on the granulation of switchgrass. BioEnergy Research, 7:833-844.
  29. Yandapalli, V., Mani. 2014. Wet granulation of pine wood powders. Transactions of the ASABE 57 (4): 1211-1218.
  30. Mani, S. and K. Muthukumarappan. 2014. Special Collection: Advances in biomass pretreatment and conversion technologies. Transactions of the ASABE 57(4): 1173-1174.
  31. Mani, S., J. Kastner and A. Juneja. 2013. Catalytic decomposition of toluene using a biomass derived catalyst. Fuel Processing Technology, 114: 118-125.
  32. Roger, H., S. Richard, J. Kastner, Maniand KC. Das. 2013. Effect of torrefaction on bio-oil upgrading over HZSM-5. I. Product yield, product quality, and catalyst effectiveness for BTEX production. Energy and Fuels, 27(2): 830-843.
  33. Roger, H., S. Richard, J. Kastner, Maniand KC. Das. 2013. Effect of torrefaction on bio-oil upgrading over HZSM-5. II. Byproduct formation and catalyst properties and function. Energy and Fuels, 27(2): 844-856.
  34. Viswanathan, T., Mani, KC. Das, S. Chinnasamy, R. Singh and M. Singh. 2012. Effect of cell ruptures methods on the drying kinetics and chemical composition of microalgae consortium. Bioresource Technology, 126: 131-136.
  35. Viswanathan, T., Mani, KC. Das, S. Chinnasamy and A. Bhatnagar. 2011. Thin layer drying kinetics and chemical composition of microalgae consortium. Transactions of the ASABE, 54(6): 2245-2252.
  36. Phanphanich, M and Mani.2011. Impact of torrefaction on the grindability and fuel characteristics of forest biomass. Bioresource Technology, 102: 1246-1253.
  37. Phanphanich, M and Mani.2010. Drying Characteristics of pine forest residues. Bioresources 5(1): 108-120.
  38. Mani, S., S. Sokhansanj, S. Tagore, A. F. Turhollow. Techno-economic analysis of using stover to supply heat and power to a corn ethanol plant. Part 2: Heat and power generation costs. Biomass and Bioenergy 34(3): 356-364
  39. Sokhansanj, S., Mani, S. Tagore, A. F. Turhollow. 2010. Techno-economic analysis of using stover to supply heat and power to a corn ethanol plant. Part 1: Feedstock supply logistics and costs. Biomass and Bioenergy 34(1): 75-81.
  40. Sokhansanj, S., Mani, A. F. Turhollow, A. Kumar. 2009. Large scale production, collection, and supply of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) – Visioning a mature technology. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining 3:124-141.
  41. Singh K., E. W. Tollner, Mani, L. M. Risse, K. C. Das and J. Worley. 2009. Pelleting of poultry litter fractions with pyrolyzed oil as a binder. Transactions of the ASABE 52(3): 949-956.
  42. Sokhansanj, S., A. F. Turhollow, J. Stephen, M. Stumburg, Jim Fenton, Mani. 2008. Analysis of five simulated straw harvest scenarios. Canadian Biosystems Engineering. 50: 2.27-2.35.
  43. Zaini, P., S. Sokhansanj, X. Bi,C. J. Lim, Mani, S. Melin, J. Kadla. 2008. Density of pellets made from lodge pole pine infested with mountain pine beetle. Canadian Biosystems Engineering, 50: 3.47 – 3.55.
  44. Lam, P.S., S. Sokhansanj, X. Bi, C.J. Lim, J. Naimi, M. Hoque, Mani, A. R. Womac, X. P. Ye, S. Narayan. 2008. Bulk density of wet and dry wheat straw and switchgrass particles. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 24(3): 351-358
  45. Mani, S., Jaya, R. Vadivambal. 2007. Optimization of solvent extraction of moringa seed kernel oil using response surface methodology. Food and Bioproducts Processing, 85(C4): 328-335.
  46. Mani, S., S. Sokhansanj, X. Bi and A. Turhollow. 2006. Economics of producing fuel pellets from biomass.Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 22(3):1-6.
  47. Mani, S., G. Tabil and S. Sokhansanj. 2006. Effects of compressive force, particle size and moisture content on mechanical properties of biomass pellets. Biomass and Bioenergy, 30(7): 648-654.
  48. Mani, S., G. Tabil and S. Sokhansanj. 2006. Specific energy requirement for compacting corn stover. Bioresource Technology, 97(12):1420-1426
  49. Sokhansanj, S., Mani, S. Stumborg, R. Samson and J. Fenton. 2006. Production and distribution of cereal straw on the Canadian prairies. Canadian Biosystems Engineering, 48: 3.39-3.46.
  50. Jaya, S., H. Das and Mani.2006. Optimization of maltodextrin and tri calcium phosphate for producing vacuum dried mango powder. International Journal of Food Properties 9(1):1-12.
  51. Samson, R., Mani, R. Boddey, S. Sokhansanj, D. Quesada, S. Urquiaga, V. Reis, C.H. Lem and C. Carpio. 2005. The potential of C4 perennial grasses for developing a global bio-heat industry. Critical Reviews in Plant Science, 24(5-6):461-495.
  52. Mani, S., G. Tabil and S. Sokhansanj. 2004. Mechanical properties of corn stover grind. Transactions of the ASAE 47(6): 1983-1990.
  53. Mani, S., G. Tabil and S. Sokhansanj. 2004. Evaluation of compaction equations applied to four biomass species. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 46: 3.55-3.61
  54. Mani, S., G. Tabil and S. Sokhansanj. 2004. Grinding performance and physical properties of wheat and barley straws, corn stover and switchgrass. Biomass and Bioenergy 27(4): 339-352.
  55. Mani, S., G. Tabil and S. Sokhansanj. 2003. An overview of compaction of biomass grinds. Powder Handling and Processing 15(2): 160-168.
  56. Jaya, S., Mani,and H. Das. 2002. Stickiness of food powders and related physico-chemical properties of food components. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 39 (1): 1-7.