Hou-Peng Wan

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The possibility of recycling waste medium density fiberboard (MDF) into wood-cement composites was evaluated. Both new fibers and recycled steam exploded MDF fibers had poor compatibility with cement if no treatment was applied, due to interference of the hydration process by the water soluble components of the fiber. However, this issue was resolved when a(More)
Pollutant emissions from co-firing of refuse derived fuel (RDF) and coal were investigated in a vortexing fluidized bed combustor (VFBC). RDF-5 was made of common municipal solid waste (MSW). CaCO(3) was injected in the combustor to absorb HCl at 850 degrees C. The results show that NO(x) and HCl emissions increase with RDF-5 co-firing ratio. The NO(x)(More)
In the present study, evaluation and optimization of taro waste (TW), which was mainly composed of taro peels that contain many starch residues, as the main carbon source in medium were studied. The flask studies showed the optimal medium was using 170g/L of TW which is about 100g/L of glucose and 9g/L of CGM as alternative nitrogen source. Simultaneous(More)
Microalgae are rich resources for high-value nutrients and biodiesel production. However, extraction of these valuable compounds from them requires costly energy-consuming procedures due to their rigid cell walls. Application of cell-disruptive agents, the AES-Bt agents, extracted from an algicidal bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis ITRI-G1, are a promising(More)
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