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Prof. Zhen Fang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Email: zhenfang@xtbg.ac.cn


Qualifications

2002-2003 Ph.D., McGill University, Metallurgical Engineering

1988-1991 Ph.D., China Agricultural University, Biological & Agricultural Engineering

1985-1988 M.Sc., China Agricultural University, Biological & Agricultural Engineering

1979-1983 B.Sc., China Agricultural University, Biological & Agricultural Engineering


Publications (Selected)

Books

  1. Zhen Fang*, RL Smith, Jr, XH Qi (Editors), Production of Hydrogen from renewable resources, Springer Book Series - Biofuels and Biorefineries, 12 Chapters, hardcover, in-press, 2015.
  2. Zhen Fang*, RL Smith, Jr, XH Qi (Editors), Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Microwave, Springer Book Series - Biofuels and Biorefineries, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg Berlin, ISBN 978-94-017-9611-8, hardcover, 300 pages, 2015. (6767 chapter downloads April 2015).
    At: http://www.springer.com/energy/renewable+and+green+energy/book/978-94-017-9611-8.
  3. Zhen Fang*, RL Smith, Jr, XH Qi (Editors), Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Ultrasound, Springer Book Series - Biofuels and Biorefineries, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg Berlin, ISBN 978-94-017-9623-1, hardcover, 415 pages, 2015. (5090 chapter downloads April 2015).
    At: http://www.springer.com/energy/renewable+and+green+energy/book/978-94-017-9623-1.
  4. Zhen Fang*, C Xu (Editors), Near-critical and Supercritical Water and Their Applications for Biorefineries, Springer Book Series - Biofuels and Biorefineries, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg Berlin, ISBN 978-94-017-8922-6, hardcover, 490 pages, 2014. (9784 chapter downloads April 2015).
    At: http://www.springer.com/energy/renewable+and+green+energy/book/978-94-017-8922-6.
  5. Zhen Fang*, RL Smith, Jr, XH Qi (Editors), Production of Biofuels and Chemicals with Ionic Liquids, Springer Book Series - Biofuels and Biorefineries, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg Berlin, ISBN 978-94-007-7710-1, hardcover, 353 pages, 2014. (Highly downloaded: 17027 chapter downloads April 2015).
    At: http://www.springer.com/energy/renewable+and+green+energy/book/978-94-007-7710-1.
  6. Zhen Fang* (Editor), Biofuels - Economy, Environment and Sustainability, InTech – Open Access, ISBN 978-953-51-0950-1, hardcover, 386 pages, 2013. (28591 chapter downloads for Jan 2013-April 2015).
    At: http://www.intechopen.com/books/biofuels-economy-environment-and-sustainability.
  7. Zhen Fang* (Editor), Liquid, Gaseous and Solid Biofuels - Conversion Techniques, InTech – Open Access, ISBN 978-953-51-1050-7, hardcover, 541 pages, 2013. (41316 chapter downloads for March 2013-April 2015).
    At: http://www.intechopen.com/books/liquid-gaseous-and-solid-biofuels-conversion-techniques.
  8. Zhen Fang* (Editor), Pretreatment Techniques for Biofuels and Biorefineries, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg Berlin, ISBN 978-3-642-32734-6, hardcover, 476 pages, 2013. (Among the top 25% most downloaded eBooks in 2013; 27184 chapter downloads April 2015).
    At: http://www.springer.com/engineering/energy+technology/book/978-3-642-32734-6.
  9. Zhen Fang* (Editor), Biodiesel - Feedstocks, Production and Applications, InTech – Open Access, ISBN 978-953-51-0910-5, hardcover, 487 pages, 2013. (41813 chapter downloads for Dec 2012-April 2015).
    At: http://www.intechopen.com/books/biodiesel-feedstocks-production-and-applications.
  10. JM Marchetti, Zhen Fang (Editors), Biodiesel: Blends, Properties and Applications (hardback). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., ISBN 13: 9781613246603 ISBN 10: 1613246609, 379 pages, Sep. 2011.

Journals

  1. F Zhang, Zhen Fang*, YT Wang, Biodiesel Production Direct from High Acid Value Oil with a Novel Magnetic Carbonaceous Acid, Applied Energy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.06.044 (2015).
  2. YT Wang, Zhen Fang*, F Zhang, BJ Xue, One-step Production of Biodiesel from Oils with High Acid Value by Activated  Mg-Al Hydrotalcite Nanoparticles, Bioresource Technology, 193, 84-89 (2015).
  3. F Zhang, Zhen Fang*, YT Wang, Biodiesel Production Directly from Oils with High Acid Value by Magnetic Na2SiO3@Fe3O4/C Catalyst and Ultrasound, Fuel, 150, 370-377 (2015).
  4. SX Chin, CH Chia, S Zakaria, Zhen Fang, S Ahmad, Ball Milling Pretreatment and Diluted Acid Hydrolysis of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) Fibres for the Production of Levulinic Acid, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 52, 85–92 (2015).
  5. LQ Jiang, Zhen Fang*, ZL Zhao, F He, HB Li, 2,3-Butanediol and Acetoin Production from Enzymatic Hydrolysate of Ionic Liquid-pretreated Cellulose by Paenibacillus polymyxa, Bioresources, 10 (1), 1318-1329 (2015).
  6. RL Wang, JC Wang, RH Xu, Zhen Fang, AZ Liu, Oil Production by the Oleaginous Yeast Lipomyces starkeyi using Diverse Carbon Sources, Bioresources, 9(4), 7027-7040 (2014).
  7. F Guo, Zhen Fang*, Shape-controlled Synthesis of Activated Bio-chars by Surfactant-templated Ionothermal Carbonization in Acidic Ionic Liquid and Activation with Carbon Dioxide, Bioresources, 9(2), 3369-3383 (2014).
  8. SX Chin, CH Chia, Zhen Fang*, S Zakaria, XK Li, F Zhang, A Kinetic Study on Acid Hydrolysis of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) Fibres Using a Microwave Reactor System, Energy & Fuels, 28(4), 2589-2597 (2014).
  9. BJ Xue, J Luo, F Zhang, Zhen Fang*, Biodiesel Production from Soybean and Jatropha Oils by Magnetic CaFe2O4-Ca2Fe2O5-Based Catalyst, Energy, 68, 584-591 (2014).
  10. J Luo, Zhen Fang*, RL Smith Jr, Ultrasound-enhanced Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 41, 56-93 (2014).
  11. SP Fan, LQ Jiang, CH Chia, Zhen Fang*, S Zakaria, KL Chee, High Yield Production of Sugars from Deproteinated Palm Kernel Cake under Microwave Radiation via Dilute Sulfuric Acid Hydrolysis, Bioresource Technology, 153, 69-78 (2014).
  12. YD Long, Zhen Fang*, TC Su, Q Yang, Co-production of Biodiesel and Hydrogen from Rapeseed and Jatropha Oils with Sodium Silicate and Ni Catalysts, Applied Energy, 113, 1819-1825 (2014).
  13. LQ Jiang, Zhen Fang*, XK Li, J Luo, SP Fan, Combination of Dilute Acid and Ionic Liquid Pretreatments of Sugarcane Bagasse for Enzymatic Saccharification, Process Biochemistry, 48, 1942-1946 (2013).
  14. LQ Jiang, Zhen Fang*, XK Li, J Luo, Production of 2,3-Butanediol from Cellulose and Jatropha Hulls after Ionic Liquid Pretreatment and Dilute-Acid Hydrolysis, AMB Express, 3:48 (2013).
  15. F Zhang, Zhen Fang*, Hydrolysis of Cellulose to Glucose at the Low Temperature of 423 K with CaFe2O4-based Solid Catalyst, Bioresource Technology, 124, 440-445 (2012).


Website: http://brg.groups.xtbg.ac.cn/