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Xiaotao Bi



Xiaotao Bi

Professor, Part-time Principal Investigator


Ph. D., Chemical Engineering, 1994, University of British Columbia

M.A.Sc., Chemical Engineering, 1988, Tsinghua University

B.A.Sc., Chemical Engineering, 1985, Tsinghua University


Specializations: Multiphase Reactors and Clean Energy


Research focuses:

Electrostatics of fine powders
Fluidization and fluid-particle systems
Biomass thermo-chemical-catalytic conversion
Life cycle analysis and industrial ecology of energy systems



Recent Publications: (within 2 years)

JiaD, X Bi, CJ Lim, S Sokhansanj, A Tsutsumi, Biomass drying in a pulsed fluidized bed without inert bed particles. Fuel 186, 270-284, 2016.
Hejazi, JR Grace, X Bi, A Mahecha-Botero, Coupled reactor and particle model of biomass drying and pyrolysis in a bubbling fluidized bed reactor. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 121, 213-229, 2016.
WangYJ, H Li, BZ Fang, XT Bi, HJ Wang. 2016. Progress in modified carbon support materials for Pt and Pt alloy cathode catalysts in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. Progress in Materials Science. 82:445-498, 2016.
MohamedBA, N Ellis, CS Kim, X Bi, AE Emam. 2016. Engineered biochar from microwave-assisted catalytic pyrolysis of switchgrass for increasing water-holding capacity and fertility of sandy soil. Science of the Total Environment. 566:387-397, 2016.
Li, XT., JR Grace, XT Bi, J Campbell, A new pyrolysis model based on generalized extreme value (GEV) distributions and its application to lignocellulosic biomass. Fuel, 184, 211-221, 2016.
MohamedBA, CS Kim, N Ellis, X Bi, Microwave-assisted catalytic pyrolysis of switchgrass for improving bio-oil and biochar properties. Bioresource Technology, 201, 121-132, 2016.
He C. X.T. Bi, J.R. Grace. Comparison of conventional and novel probes for measuring electrostatics and hydrodynamics during fluidization of polyethylene. Journal of Electrostatics. 79: 7–15, 2016.
Naimi, L.J., F. Collard, X.T. Bi, C.J. Lim, S. Sokhansanj. Development of size reduction equations for calculating power input for grinding pine wood chips using hammer mill. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. : 1-9. (2016).
Yazdanpanah, F., S. Sokhansanj, C. J. Lim, A. Lau, and X.T. Bi. Gas Adsorption Capacity of Wood Pellets, Energy & Fuels, 30 (4), 2975-2981, 2016.
Wang, Y.J., N. Zhao, B.Z. Fang, H. Li, X.T. Bi and H.J. Wang.  A highly efficient PtCo/C electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction. RSC Adv., 6, 34484-34491, 2016.
Jalalinejad, F., X.T. Bi , J.R. Grace, Comparison of theory with experiment for single bubbles in charged fluidized particles. Powder Technology, 290, 27–32, 2016.
Alsmari, T.A., J.R. Grace, X.T. Bi, Effects of particle properties on entrainment and electrostatics in gas–solid fluidized beds. Powder Technol., 290, 2-10, 2016.
HeC, XT Bi, JR Grace, Decoupling electrostatic signals from gas–solid bubbling fluidized beds. Powder Technology, 290, 11–20, 2016.




Email: xbi@chbe.ubc.ca




Office Location:B206