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Xiaotao (Tony) Bi

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science

Name: Xiaotao (Tony) Bi
Title: Professor; Advisor: PhD
Degrees: BASc (1985) Tsinghua University MASc (1988) Tsinghua University PhD (1994) University of British Columbia
Office: Chemical Engineering 411
Phone: (604) 822-4408
Fax: (604) 822-6003
Email: xbi@chbe.ubc.ca

Research Interests

  •  Biomass and clean energy
  • Pollution prevention and control
  • Life cycle analysis and industrial ecology
  • Electrostatics in powder systems
  • Fuel cells and multiphase reactors

Current Research

  •  Catalytic reduction of NOx in novel fluidized bed reactors
  • Off-gassing, self-heating and spontaneous combustion of wood pellets during storage and handling
  • High quality pellets production by biomass torrefaction and steam explosion
  • Life cycle impact assessments of biomass energy systems and regional energy integration
  • Water management in PEM fuel cells
  • Electrostatics in powder processing and handling
  • Microalgae for value-added products and biofuels
  • Biomass gasification and pyrolysis

Bridge Grad Students

  • Olga Petrov, PhD Student, Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Forest Residues to Energy: Greenhouse gas emissions, local air quality and health risks
  • Siduo Zhang, MSc Student
    Regional renewable energy integration for local air quality improvement and greenhouse gas emission


Please see Department's Personal Webpage for a list of publications

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