Zewei Miao

Tony E Grift7
Alan C Hansen4
K C Ting3
7Tony E Grift
4Alan C Hansen
3K C Ting
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  • Tony E Grift, Zewei Miao, Yogendra Shastri, Alan C Hansen, K C Ting
  • 2012
Lignocellulosic biomass feedstock transportation bridges biomass production, transformation, and conversion into a complete bioenergy system. Transportation and associated logistics account for a major portion of the total feedstock supply cost and energy consumption, and therefore improvements in transportation can substantially improve the(More)
  • Zewei Miao, Tony E Grift, Alan C Hansen, K C Ting
  • 2013
The low bulk density and low flowability of lignocellulosic biomass feedstock have been regarded widely as major barriers for a sustainable and efficient supply system. Densification of biomass is a viable option to increase the bulk (and inherent energy) density and flowability of feedstock, leading to improved efficiency of the supply system. The energy(More)
  • Zewei Miao, Tony E Grift, Alan C Hansen, Kc Ting
  • 2010
" The questions here are whether the existing grain-producing infrastructure is capable of handling these huge volumes of biomass, and what potential barriers must be addressed through research to accomplish the goal as stated. The US Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Committee has envisioned a 30% replacement of the current US petroleum consumption with(More)
Lignocellulosic biomass in bale form has a low bulk density. Current in-field balers can achieve a bulk density of merely 120 to 180 kg dry matter (DM) m−3, whereas modern high-compression cutting balers produce up to 230 kg m−3. Mechanical compression is a straightforward technique to increase the material density, which significantly improves the(More)
Size reduction and densification of lignocellulosic biomass feedstock play a crucial role in the preprocessing and supply of biomass. Size reduction is an operation where the size distribution of biomass particles is adapted to a level determined by its final use. The purpose of densification is to increase the bulk and inherent energy density of the(More)
The benefi ts of particle size reduction and mechanical densifi cation of biomass feedstock for storage, transportation, and handling must be assessed in relation to the systemic costs and energy consumption incurred due to these operations. The goal of this work was to determine the optimal levels of size reduction and densifi cation through a combination(More)
  • Zewei Miao, James W Phillips, Tony E Grift, Sunil K Mathanker, Miao, Shastri +4 others
  • 2012
To achieve optimal use of transportation infrastructure in general, the bulk density of the material being transported must be such that the containment structure reaches its weight and volume limits simultaneously. As an example, " gondola type " coal railcar dimensions are designed to precisely accommodate the density of coal in a pile, which is 850 kg m(More)
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