Institution of Biorefinery Engineers, Scientists and Technologists

The Institution of Biorefinery Engineers, Scientists and Technologists

Authored Book


Sadhukhan J., Ng K.S., Martinez-Hernandez E. 2014. Biorefineries and Chemical Processes: Design, Integration and Sustainability Analysis. Wiley. 1150 pages including paperback and Web based problem solutions, 3 additional Chapters and 4 Life Cycle Assessment case studies. ISBN-10: 1119990866 | ISBN-13: 978-1119990864.


Edited Journal and Book


Sadhukhan J., Martinez-Hernandez E. and Ng K.S. 2016. Biorefinery Value Chain Creation. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. Elsevier, 107, 1-280.


Ng DKS, Tan RR, Foo DCY, El-Halwagi MM. 2016Process Design Strategies for Biomass Conversion Systems. Wiley.


BECCS (Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage), Carbon Dioxide Reuse (CDR), and Carbon Capture and Reuse (CCR)


Sadhukhan J., Lloyd J., Scott K., Premier G.C., Yu E., Curtis T., and Head I. 2016. A Critical Review of Integration Analysis of Microbial Electrosynthesis (MES) Systems with Waste Biorefineries for the Production of Biofuel and Chemical from Reuse of CO2. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 56, 116-132.


Sadhukhan J., Martinez-Hernandez E. and Ng K.S. 2015. Process systems engineering tools for biomass polygeneration systems with carbon capture and reuse. Process Design Strategies for Biomass Conversion Systems. Wiley, 217-245.


KS Ng, N Zhang, J Sadhukhan. 2013. Techno-economic analysis of polygeneration systems with carbon capture and storage and CO2 reuse. Chemical Engineering Journal 219, 96-108. 


Ng K.S., Zhang N. and Sadhukhan J. 2012. Decarbonised coal energy system advancement through CO2 utilisation and polygeneration. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy. 14, 443-451.


Ng K.S., Zhang N. and Sadhukhan J. 2012. A Graphical CO2 Emission Treatment Intensity Assessment for Energy and Economic Analyses of Integrated Decarbonised Production Systems. Computers & Chemical Engineering. 45, 1-14.


Ng K.S., Lopez Y., Campbell G.M. and Sadhukhan J. 2010. Heat integration and analysis of decarbonised IGCC sites. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 88(2), 170-188. Winner of the IChemE Junior Moulton medal for the best publication, 2011.


Municipal solid waste


Sadhukhan J., Ng K.S. and Martinez-Hernandez E. 2016. Novel integrated mechanical biological chemical treatment (MBCT) systems for the production of levulinic acid from fraction of municipal solid waste: A comprehensive techno-economic analysis. Bioresource Technology, 215, 131-143. Best paper award for the Special Issue "Waste Biorefinery" and Figure 1  Aspen Plus© simulation flowsheet for Levulinic Acid production process, selected as the Cover Page Diagram. 


Forestry biomass


Wan Y.K., Sadhukhan J., Ng K.S. and Ng D.K.S. 2016. Techno-economic evaluations for feasibility of sago-based biorefinery, Part 1: Alternative energy systems. Chemical Engineering Research & Design, Special Issue on Biorefinery Value Chain Creation, 107, 263-279.


Wan Y.K., Sadhukhan J., and Ng D.K.S. 2016. Techno-economic evaluations for feasibility of sago-based biorefinery, Part 2: Integrated bioethanol production and energy systems. Chemical Engineering Research & Design, Special Issue on Biorefinery Value Chain Creation, 107, 102-116.


J Akhtar, CL Teo, LW Lai, N Hassan, A Idris, RA Aziz. 2015. Factors Affecting Delignification of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch by Microwave-assisted Dilute Acid/Alkali Pretreatment. BioResources, 10 (1), 588-596.


Junaid Akhtar, Ani Idris, Chee Loong Teo, Long Wee Lai, Nursia Hassan and Muhammad Irfan khan. 2014. Comparison of delignification of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) by Microwave assisted alkali / acid pretreatment and Conventional Pretreatment Method. Journal of Advances in Chemical Eng & Biological Sciences 1(2), 155-157.


Long Wee Lai, Chee Loong Teo, Suzana Wahidin, Mohamad Suffian Mohamad Annuar. 2014. Determination of enzyme kinetic parameters on sago starch hydrolysis by linearized graphical methods. The Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, Vol 18 No 3 (2014), 527 – 533.


Lai, L. W., Teo, C. L., Idris, A. 2013. Different Pretreatment Methods to Evaluate Lignin Content in Oil Palm Trunk. United States: DEStech Publicat Inc 156-162.


Ng K.S. and Sadhukhan J. 2011. Techno-economic performance analysis of bio-oil based Fischer-Tropsch and CHP synthesis platform. Biomass & Bioenergy, 35(7), 3218-3234.


Sadhukhan J. and Ng K.S. 2011. Economic and European Union environmental sustainability criteria assessment of bio-oil based biofuel systems: Refinery integration cases. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50(11), 6794-680.


Ng K.S. and Sadhukhan J. 2011. Process integration and economic analysis of bio-oil platform for the production of methanol and combined heat and power. Biomass & Bioenergy, 35(3), 1153-1169.


Agricultural biomass

E Martinez-Hernandez, MH Ibrahim, M Leach, P Sinclair, GM Campbell, J Sadhukhan. 2013. Environmental sustainability analysis of UK whole-wheat bioethanol and CHP systems. Biomass and Bioenergy, 50, 52-64.

Du C., Campbell G.M., Misailidis N., Mateos-Salvador F., Sadhukhan J., Mustafa M. and Weightman R.M. 2009. Evaluating the feasibility of commercial arabinoxylan production in the context of a wheat biorefinery principally producing ethanol. Part 1. Experimental studies of arabinoxylan extraction from wheat bran. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 87(9), 1232-1238. 

Misailidis N., Campbell G.M., Du C., Sadhukhan J., Mustafa M., Mateos-Salvador F. and Weightman R.M. 2009. Evaluating the feasibility of commercial arabinoxylan production in the context of a wheat biorefinery principally producing ethanol: Part 2. Process simulation and economic analysis. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 87(9), 1239-1250.

Sadhukhan J., Mustafa M.M., Misailidis N., Mateos-Salvador F., Du C. and Campbell G. M. 2008. Value analysis tool for feasibility studies of biorefineries integrated with value added production. Chemical Engineering Science, 63(2), 503-519.      

Mustafa, M.A., Misailidis, N., Mateos-Salvador, F., Du, C., Sadhukhan, J. and Campbell, G.M., 2007. Feasibility of co-producing arabinoxylans and ethanol in a wheat biorefinery. Home-Grown Cereals Authority Project Report, (425).

Oily biomass

Martinez-Hernandez E., Martinez-Herrera J., Campbell G. M., & Sadhukhan J. 2014. Process integration, energy and GHG emission analyses of Jatropha-based biorefinery systems. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 4(2), 105-124.

TJ Davison, C Okoli, K Wilson, AF Lee, A Harvey, J Woodford, J Sadhukhan. 2013. Multiscale modelling of heterogeneously catalysed transesterification reaction process: an overview. RSC Advances, 3, 6226-6240.

Kapil A., Lee A.F., Wilson K. and Sadhukhan J. 2011. Kinetic modelling studies of heterogeneously catalyzed biodiesel synthesis reactions. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Special Issue, 50(9), 4818-4830.

Energy crop

Aquatic biomass

Wastewater and sludge


Algae

Chee Loong Teo, Ani Idris. 2016. One step transesterification of biodiesel production using simultaneous cooling and microwave heating. Journal of Cleaner Production, In press.


Chee Loong Teo, Ani Idris, Junaid Akhtar. 2016. Effect of Soil Extract in Different Culture Medium for Marine Microalgae’s Biomass and Lipid Production in Biodiesel Production Journal of Life Sciences and Technologies, In press.



Teo CL, Madiha A, Attaullah B, Mohamad T, Afendi MY, Idris A. 2014. Enhancing growth and lipid production of marine microalgae for biodiesel production via the use of different LED wavelengths Bioresour Technol, 162, 38-44.


Teo, C. L., Idris, A., Zain, N. A. M., Mohamad, T. 2014. Synergistic effect of optimizing light-emitting diode illumination quality and intensity to manipulate composition of fatty acid methyl esters from Nannochloropsis sp. Bioresour Technol, 173, 284-290.


Teo C.L., Ani Idris, A. 2014. Enhancing the various solvent extraction method via microwave irradiation for extraction of lipids from marine microalgae in biodiesel production Bioresour Technol. 171, 477-481.


Teo, C. L., Idris, A. 2014. Evaluation of direct transesterification of microalgae using microwave irradiation. Bioresource Technology, 174, 281-286.


Teo, C. L., Idris, A. 2014. Rapid alkali catalyzed transesterification of microalgae lipids to biodiesel using simultaneous cooling and microwave heating and its optimization. Bioresour Technol, 174, 311-315.


Teo, C.L., Jamaluddin, H., Zain, N.A.M., Idris, A. 2014. Biodiesel production via lipase catalysed transesterification of microalgae lipids from Tetraselmis sp. Renewable Energy, 68, 1–5.


Teo, CL., Idris A, Wahidin, S., Lai, L.W. 2014. Effect of Different Light Wavelength on the Growth of Marine Microalgae, Jurnal Teknolgi, 63(7), 97-100.


M. Atta, A. Bukhari, C.L.Teo, A. Idris. 2014. Effect of soil extracts concentration on specific growth rate and lipid content of Chlorella vulgaris in Bolds Basal Medium. Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences Vol.10, No.2.


Nur Farahah Mohd Khairuddin, Ani Idris, Muhammad Irfan, Teo Chee Loong, Chan Kian Hwa. 2014. Fabrication of PES/F -MWCNT/LiCl Membrane and Separation of Nannochloropsis sp. Journal of Applied Science and Agriculture, 9(18), 8-13.


Teo, C. L., Lai, L. W., Idris, A. 2013. Comparison of Walne and F/2 medium in cultivating Tetraselmis sp. and Nannochloropsis sp. for biomass and lipid production. United States: DEStech Publicat Inc 43-49.


Integrated approach and systems

Ng K.S., Head I., Premier G.C., Scott K., Yu E., Lloyd J., and Sadhukhan J. 2016. A multilevel sustainability analysis of zinc recovery from wastes. Resources, Conservation & Recycling. In press.

Andiappan, V., Tan, R. R., Ng, D. K. S., (2016). An Optimisation-based Negotiation Framework for Energy Systems in an Eco-Industrial Park. Journal of Cleaner Production. 129, pp 496 – 507.

Andiappan, V., Ng, D. K. S., (2016). Synthesis of Tri-generation Systems: Technology Selection, Sizing and Redundancy Allocation based on Operational Strategy. Computers & Chemical Engineering. 91, pp 380 – 391.

Black M.J., Sadhukhan J., Day K., Drage G. and Murphy R.J. 2016. Developing database criteria for the assessment of biomass supply chains for biorefinery development. Chemical Engineering Research & Design, Special Issue on Biorefinery Value Chain Creation, 107, 253-262. 

Leung Pah Hang MY, Martinez-Hernandez E, Leach M, Yang A. Designing integrated local production systems: A study on the food-energy-water nexus. J Clean Prod. 2016;135:1065-84.


Leung Pah Hang MY, Martinez-Hernandez E, Leach M, Yang A. Towards a coherent multi-level framework for resource accounting.  J Clean Prod 125 (2016) 204-215 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652616300919)

Wan, Y.K., Ng, R.T.L., Ng, D.K.S., Aviso, K.B., Tan, R.R. 2016. Fuzzy Multi-Footprint Optimisation (FMFO) for synthesis of a sustainable value chain: Malaysian sago industry. Journal of Cleaner Production, 128, 62–76.


Tan, R.R., Andiappan, V., Wan, Y.K., Ng, R.T.L., Ng, D.K.S., 2016. An optimization-based cooperative game approach for systematic allocation of costs and benefits in interplant process integration. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 106, 43–58.

Andiappan, V., Tan, R. R., Aviso, K. B., Denny K. S. Ng, (2015). Synthesis and Optimisation of Biomass-Based Tri-generation Systems based on Reliability Aspects. Energy. 89, pp 803 – 818.

Ng, L. Y., Andiappan, V., Chemmangattuvalappil, N. G., Ng, D. K. S. (2015). A systematic methodology for optimal mixture design in an integrated biorefinery. Computers & Chemical Engineering. 87, pp 288 – 309.

Ng, L. Y., Andiappan, V., Chemmangattuvalappil, N. G., Ng, D. K. S. (2015). Novel Methodology for the Synthesis of Optimal Biochemicals in Integrated Biorefineries via Inverse Design Techniques. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 54 (21), pp 5722 – 5735.

Wan, Y.K., Ng, R.T.L., Ng, D.K.S., Tan, R.R., 2015. Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA)-based approach for prioritisation of waste recovery. Journal of Cleaner Production, 107, 602–614.

Miah J.H., Griffiths A., McNeill R., Poonaji I, Martin R., Leiser A., Morse S., Yang A., Sadhukhan J. 2015. Maximising the recovery of low grade heat: An integrated heat integration framework incorporating heat pump intervention for simple and complex factories. Applied Energy, 160, 172-184.

Miah J.H., Griffiths A., McNeill R., Poonaji I, Martin R., Morse S., Yang A., Sadhukhan J. 2015. A small-scale transdisciplinary process to maximising the energy efficiency of food factories: insights and recommendations from the development of a novel heat integration framework. Sustainability Science, 10(4), 621-627.

Miah, J.H., Griffiths, A., McNeill, R., Poonaji, I., Martin, R., Morse, S., Yang, A. and Sadhukhan, J., 2015. Creating an environmentally sustainable food factory: a case study of the Lighthouse project at Nestlé. Procedia CIRP, 26, 229-234.

Andiappan, V., Ko, A. S. Y., Lau, V. W. S., Ng, L. Y., Ng, R. T. L., Chemmangattuvalappil, N. G., Ng, D. K. S. (2014). Synthesis of sustainable integrated biorefinery via reaction pathway synthesis: Economic, incremental environmental burden and energy assessment with multiobjective optimization. AIChE Journal. 61, pp 132 – 146.

Andiappan, V., Ng, D. K. S., Bandyopadhyay, S., (2014). Synthesis of Biomass-Based Trigeneration Systems with Uncertainties. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 53(46), pp 18016 – 18028.

Martinez-Hernandez, E., Campbell, G. M., & Sadhukhan, J. 2014. Economic and environmental impact marginal analysis of biorefinery products for policy targets. Journal of Cleaner Production, 74, 74-85. 

Ramadhan, N.J., Wan Y.K., Ng, R.T.L., Ng, D.K.S., Hassim, M., Aviso, K.B., Tan, R.R., 2014. Life cycle optimisation (LCO) of product systems with consideration of occupational fatalities. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 92(5), 390–405.

E Martinez-Hernandez, GM Campbell, J Sadhukhan. 2013. Economic Value and Environmental Impact (EVEI) analysis of biorefinery systems. Chemical Engineering Research Design. 8(91), 1418-1426.

Hernandez E.M., Sadhukhan J. and Campbell G.M. 2013. Integration of bioethanol as an in-process material in biorefineries using mass pinch analysis. Applied Energy.104, 517-526.

Gallego, A., A. Hospido, M.T. Moreira and G. Feijoo (2011). Environmental assessment of dehydrated alfalfa production in Spain. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 55(11):1005–1012.

Flores-Alsina, X., A. Gallego, I. Rodríguez-Roda and G. Feijoo. (2010). Multiple-objective evaluation of wastewater treatment plant alternatives using a life cycle methodology. Journal of Environmental Management 91(5): 1193-1201.

Sadhukhan J., Zhao Y., Leach M., Brandon N.P. and Shah N., 2010. Energy integration and analysis of solid oxide fuel cell based micro-CHP and other renewable systems using biomass waste derived syngas. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49(22), 11506-11516.

Sadhukhan J., Zhao Y., Shah N. and Brandon N.P. 2010. Performance analysis of integrated biomass gasification fuel cell (BGFC) and biomass gasification combined cycle (BGCC) systems. Chemical Engineering Science, 65(6), 1942-1954.  

Kapil A., Bhat S.A. and Sadhukhan J. 2010. Dynamic simulation of sorption enhanced simulated moving bed reaction processes for high purity biodiesel production. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49(5), 2326-2335. 

Xu M., Smith R. and Sadhukhan J. 2008. Optimization of productivity and thermodynamic performance of metabolic pathways. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 47(15), 5669-5679.

Kapil A., Bhat S.A. and Sadhukhan J. 2008. Multi-scale characterisation framework for sorption enhanced reactions processes. AIChE J, 54(4), 1025-1036.

Gallego, A., A. Hospido, M.T. Moreira and G. Feijoo (2008). Environmental performance of wastewater treatment plants for small populations. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 52(6): 931-940.


Process Safety

Weng Hui Liew, Mimi H. Hassim, Denny K. S. Ng. 2014. Review of evolution, technology and sustainability assessments of biofuel production. Journal of Cleaner Production, 71, 11-29.

Nur H. Hanafi, Mimi H. Hassim, Siti H. M. Setapar, Mohd R. M. Yusuf. 2015. Comparison of emission factors from biomass burning facilities, Jurnal Teknologi (Special Issue on Emerging Energy and Process Technology), 75(6).

Rex T. L. Ng, Mimi H. Hassim and Denny K. S. Ng. 2013. Process synthesis and optimisation of a sustainable integrated biorefinery via fuzzy optimisation, AIChE Journal, 59 (11), 4212-4227.

Weng Hui Liew, Mimi H. Hassim, Denny K. S. Ng. 2015. Systematic framework for sustainability assessment on biodiesel production during preliminary engineering stage, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 54(50), 12615-12629.

Weng Hui Liew, Mimi H. Hassim, Denny K. S. Ng. 2014. Screening of sustainable biodiesel production pathways during process research and development (R&D) stage using fuzzy optimization, Clean Technology and Environmental Policy, 16(7), 1431-1444.

Ahmad, S. I., Hashim, H., Hassim, M. H., and Abdul Muis, Z.. 2016. Inherent safety assessment of biodiesel production: Flammability parameter, Procedia Engineering (ICPEAM2016 Special Issue).

Swee Ling Phneah, Mimi H. Hassim, Denny K. S. Ng, Wui Seng Goh. 2015. Review on sustainability assessment of integrated biorefineries based on environmental, health and safety perspectives, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 45, 1-6 (3rd POCER – accepted).

Rex T. L. Ng, Raymond R. Tan, Mimi H. Hassim. 2015. P-Graph methodology for bi-objective optimization of bioenergy supply chains: Economic and safety perspectives, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 45, 1-6 (18th PRES – accepted).