Helen Lou, Ph.D

Publications

Journal Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Chen, L. W., P. Gangadharan, and H. H. Lou “Sustainability Assessment of Combined Steam and Dry Reforming vs. Tri-reforming of Methane for Syngas Production,” Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 13, 10.1002/apj.2168, 2018.
  • Damodara, V., D. H. Chen, H. H. Lou, K. M.A. Rasel, P. Richmond, A. Wang and X.C. Li, “Reduced Combustion Mechanism for C1–C4 Hydrocarbons and its Application in Computational Fluid Dynamics Flare Modeling, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 67(5), 599-612, 2017.
  • Wang, J., K. L. Zheng, R. Singh, H. H. Lou, J. P. Hao, B. F. Wang, F. Q.Cheng, “Numerical Simulation and Cold Experimental Research of a Low-NOx, Combustion Technology for Pulverized Low-volatile Coal,” Applied Thermal Engineering, 114, 498–510, 2017.
  • Wang, A., H. H. Lou, D. Chen, A. F. Yu, W. Y. Dang, X. C. Li , C. Martin, V. Damodara, A. Patki, “Combustion Mechanism Development and CFD Simulation for the Prediction of Soot Emission during Flaring,” Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering, 10 (4), 459-471, 2016. 
  • Chen, L. W., Q. Xu, J. L. Gossage, H. H. Lou, “Simulation and Economic Evaluation of a Coupled Thermal Vapor Compression Desalination Process for Produced Water Management,” Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 36, 442-453, 2016.
  • Wang, J., H. H. Lou, F. L. Yang, F. Q. Cheng, Development and Performance Evaluation of a Clean-burning Stove, Journal of Cleaner Production, 134,Part B (15), 447-455, 2016.
  • Wu, J. Z., B. F., Wang, H. H. Lou, F. L. Yang, F. Q. Cheng, “Effects of CaO-K2CO3 on combustion behavior and emission properties of SO2 and NOX during coal sludge combustion,” Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 11(5), 735-742, 2016.
  • Patki, A., X. C. Li, D. Chen, H. H. Lou, P. Richmond, V. Damodara, L. Liu, K. Rasel, A. Alphones, J. Zhou, “Numerical Simulation of Black Carbon (Soot) Emissions from Non-Premixed Flames,” Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 2, 15-24, 2014.
  • Singh, K. D., P. Gangadharan, D. Chen, H. H. Lou, X. C. Li, P. Richmond, “Parametric Study of Ethylene Flare Operations and Validation of a Reduced Combustion Mechanism,” Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, 2(8), 8, 211–228, 2014.
  • Singh, K. D., P. Gangadharan, D. Chen, H. H. Lou, X. C. Li, P. Richmond, “CFD Modeling of Laboratory Flames and an Industrial Flare,” Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 64(11), 1328-1340, 2014.
  • Guo, Y. X., K. Z. Yan, F. Q. Cheng, H. H. Lou, “Effect of Na2CO3 Additive on the Activation of Coal Gangue for Alumina Extraction,” International Journal of Mineral Processing, 131( 10), 51–57, 2014.
  • Vaid, H. S., K. D. Singh, H. H. Lou, D. Chen, P. Richmond, "A Run Time Combustion Zoning Technique towards the EDC Approach in Large-Scale CFD Simulations," International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, 24(1), 2014, 21-35.
  • Guo, Y. X., K.Z. Yan, Q. Zhao, F. Q. Cheng, H. H. Lou, “A Novel Process for Alumina Extraction via the Coupling Treatment of Coal Gangue and Bauxite Red Mud,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2014, 53 (11), 4518-4521.
  • Zhang , Y. S., S. J. Zhang , J. L. Gossage, H. H. Lou, and T. J. Benson, “Thermodynamic Analyses of Tri-reforming Reactions to Produce Syngas,” Energy Fuels, 28(4), 2717-2726, 2014.
  • Zheng, K., H. H. Lou, J. Wang,F. Cheng,”A Method for Flexible Heat Exchanger Network Design under Severe Operation Uncertainty," Chemical Engineering & Technology, 36(5), 757–765, 2013.
  • Gangadharan, P., R. Singh, F. Cheng, and H. H. Lou, “Novel Methodology for Inherent Safety Assessment in the Process Design Stage,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 52, 5921−5933, 2013.
  • Zhang,  Y., J. Cruz, S. Zhang, H. H. Lou, T. J. Benson, "Process simulation and optimization of methanol production coupled to tri-reforming process," International Journal of Hydrogen Energy,38(31), 13617–13630, 2013.
  • Chen, L., P. Gangadharan, H. H. Lou, T. J. Benson, F. Cheng, “Sustainability Root Cause Analysis of Combining Dry Reforming with Steam Reforming vs. Tri-reforming of Methane for Syngas Production,” submitted, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 2014.
  • Gangadharan, P., A. Zanwar, K. L. Zheng, J. Gossage and H. H. Lou , “Sustainability Assessment of Polygeneration Processes Based on Syngas Derived from Coal and Natural Gas,” Computers and Chemical Engineering, 39(6), 105–117, 2012.
  • Gangadharan, P., Krishna C. Kanchi, H. H. Lou, “Evaluation of the Economic and Environmental Impact of Combining Dry Reforming with Steam Reforming of Methane,” Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 90(11), 1956–1968, 2012.
  • H. H. Lou, D. Chen, C. B. Martin, X. C. Li, K. Y. Li, H. Vaid, K. D. Singh, and P. Gangadharan, “Optimal Reduction of the C1−C3 Combustion Mechanism for the Simulation of Flaring,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.,51 (39), 12697–12705, 2012.
  • Lou, H. H., D. Chen, C. B. Martin, X. C. Li, K. Y. Li, H. Vaid, A. T. Kumar, K. D. Singh, “Validation of a Reduced Combustion Mechanism for Light Hydrocarbons”, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 14(1) 1-12, 2012. doi:10.1007/s10098-011-0441-6.
  • Singh, K. D., T. Dabade, H. Vaid, P. Gangadharan, D. Chen, H. H. Lou, X. C. Li, K. Y. Li, C. B. Martin, “Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Industrial Flares Operated in Stand-By Mode,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 51 (39), 12611–12620, 2012.
  • Lou, H. H., C. B. Martin, D. Chen, X. C. Li, K. Y. Li, H. Vaid, A. T. Kumar, K. D. Singh, D. P. Bean, Jr , “A Reduced Reaction Mechanism for the Simulation in Ethylene Flare Combustion,” Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 14(2), 229-239, 2012.
  • Li, X., A. Zanwar, A. Jayswal, H. H. Lou and Y. L. Huang, “Incorporating Exergy Analysis and Inherent Safety Analysis for Sustainability Assessment of Biofuels,”Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 50(5), 2981-2993, 2011.
  • Jayswal, A., X. Li, A. Zanwar, H. H. Lou and Y. L. Huang, “A Sustainability Root Cause Analysis Methodology and its Application,” Computers and Chemical Engineering, 35(12), 2011, 2591-3048 (Recognized in 2014 as one of the Most Downloaded authors for Computers & Chemical Engineering).
  • Zheng, K. L., D. J. Bean, H. H. Lou and Y. L. Huang, “Education Modules for Teaching Sustainability in A Mass and Energy Balance Course,” Chemical Engineering Education, 45(4), 265-284, 2011.
  • Schulte, C., J. Curry, V. Zaloom, W. H. Zhu, H. H. Lou, and A. Marquez, “Scheduling Hazardous Waste Incinerators Using a SA-LP Heuristic,” Environmental Engineering Science. 27(7): 569-575, 2010.
  • Xu, Q., X. T. Yang, C. W. Liu, K. Y. Li, H. H. Lou, and J. L. Gossage, “Chemical Plant Flare Minimization via Plant-wide Dynamic Simulation,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 48 (7), 3505–3512, 2009.
  • Yang, X. T., Q. Xu, C. Zhao , K. Y. Li, and H. H. Lou, “Pressure-driven Dynamic Simulation for Improving the Performance of A Multi-stage Compression System during Plant Startup”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 48 (20), 9195-9203, 2009.
  • Sun, L. and H. H. Lou, “A Strategy for Multi-objective Optimization under Uncertainty in Chemical Process Design,” Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 16(1), 39-42, 2008.
  • Piluso, C., Y. L. Huang, and H. H. Lou, “Ecological Input-Output Analysis-Based Sustainability Analysis of Industrial Systems,” Ind. & Eng. Chem. Research, 47(6), 1955-1966, 2008. [This paper received the 2008 AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum's Student Best Paper Award]
  • Li, X., H. H. Lou, J. Xiao, and Y. L. Huang, “Surface Coating Thickness Distribution in Electrodeposition: A Case Study on Copper Plating of Tube Inner Surface,” J. of Applied Surface Finishing, 95 (3), 39-47, 2008.
  • Lou, H. H., R. W. Pike, A. Agboola, A. Singh, X. Li, J. R. Hopper and C. L. Yaws, “Environmental Impact Assessment for Potential Continuous Processes for the Production of Carbon Nanotubes,” American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 4(5): 522-534 , 2008.
  • Li, J., J. Xiao, Y. L. Huang, and H. H. Lou, “Integrated Process and Product Analysis: A Multiscale Approach to Automotive Paint Spray,” AIChE J., 53 (11), 2841-2857, 2007.
  • Xiao, J., Y. L. Huang, and H. H. Lou, “A Probability Distribution Estimation Based Method for Dynamic Optimization,” AIChE J., 53 (7), 1805-1816, 2007.
  • Xiao, J., Y. L. Huang, Y. Qian, and H. H. Lou , “Integrated Product and Process Control of Single-Input-Single-Output Systems,” AIChE J., 53 (4), 891-901, 2007.
  • Singh, A., K.Y. Li, H. H. Lou , J. R. Hopper, H. B. Golwala, and S. Ghumare, “Flare Minimization via Dynamic Simulation,” Int. J. Environment and Pollution, 29(1/2/3), 2007.
  • Singh, A., H. H. Lou, C. L. Yaws, J. R. Hopper, and R. W. Pike, “Environmental Impact Assessment of Different Design Schemes of an Industrial Ecosystem,” Resources, Conservation and Recycling , 51,  294-313, 2007.
  • Agboola, A. E., R. W. Pike, T. A. Hertwig and H. H. Lou, “Conceptual Design of Carbon Nanotube Processes,” Clean Technology and Environmental Policy, 9, 289-311, 2007.
  • Lou, H. H. and A. Singh, “Hierarchical Pareto Optimization for the Sustainable Development of Industrial Ecosystems,” 45, 3265-3279, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2006.
  • Lou, H. H., J. Chandrasekaran, and R. A. Smith, “Large-Scale Dynamic Simulation for Security Assessment of an Ethylene Oxide Manufacturing Process,” 30, 1102-1118, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 2006.
  • Xiao, J., J. Li, H. H. Lou, and Y. L. Huang, “Cure-Window-Based Proactive Quality Control in Topcoat Curing,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 45(7), 2331-2340, 2006 .
  • Xiao, J., J. Li, H. H. Lou, Q. Xu, and Y. L. Huang, “Ant-Colony-System-Based Product-Performance-Focused Energy Optimization of Reactive Drying of Clearcoat,” AIChE J., 52(4), 1410-1422, 2006. [This paper received the 2006 AIChE Process Development Division's Best Student Paper Award]
  • Uygun, K., Y. L. Huang, and H. H. Lou, “An Improved -Analysis Method for Process Security Analysis,” Trans. IChemE, Part B, 84(2), 92-100, 2006.  [This article was selected by Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK, as a featured article that was highlighted in The Chemical Engineer, a key magazine of the Institution.]
  • Xu, Q., A. Telukdarie, H. H. Lou, and Y. L. Huang, “Integrated Electroplating System Modeling and Simulation for Near Zero Discharge of Chemicals and Metals,” 44(7), 2156-2164, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res, 2005.
  • Yang, Y. H., Y. L. Huang, and H. H. Lou, “A Structural Disturbance Propagation Model for the Conceptual Design of Highly Controllable Heat-Integrated Reaction Systems,” Chemical Engineering Communications, 192(8), 1096-1115, 2005.
  • Piluso, C., K. Uygun, Y. L. Huang, and H. H. Lou, “Process Security in Chemical Engineering Education,” Chemical Engineering Education, 39(1), 48-55, 2005.
  • Yaws, C. L., P. K. Narasimhan, H. H. Lou and R. W. Pike, “Solubility and Henry's Law Constants for Chlorinated Compounds in Water,” Chemical Engineering, 50-56, February, 2005.
  • Lou, H. H., M. A. Kulkarni, A. Singh, and J. R. Hopper, “Sustainability Assessment for Industrial Systems,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res, 43(15), 4233-4242, 2004.
  • Uygun, K., Y. L. Huang, and H. H. Lou, “Fast Process Security Assessment Theory,” AIChE J., 50(9), 2187-2202, 2004.
  • Lou, H. H., R. Muthusamy, and Y. L. Huang, “Process Security Assessment: Operational Space Classification and Process Security Index,” Trans. IChemE, Part B, 81(6), 418-429, 2003.
  • Lou, H. H. and Y. L. Huang, “Hierarchical Decision-Making for Proactive Quality Control: System Development for Defect Reduction in Automotive Coating Operations,” Int. J. Eng. Appl. Artificial Intelligence, 16(4), 237-250, 2003.
  • Uygun, M. K., Y. L. Huang, and H. H. Lou, “Process Security Analysis: -Analysis and -Map,” AIChE J., 49(9), 2445-2452, 2003.
  • Lou, H. H., M. A. Kulkarni, A. Singh, and Y. L. Huang, “A Game Theory Based Approach for Energy Analysis of Industrial Ecosystem under Uncertainty,” Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 6(3), 156-161, 2003.
  • Lou, H. H. and Y. L. Huang, “Rapid Prediction of Disturbance Propagation in a Non-Sharp Ternary Separation System,” J. Chin. Inst. Chem. Engrs., 33(1), 87-94, 2002.
  • Zhou, Q., H. H. Lou, and Y. L. Huang, “Design of a Switchable Water Allocation Network Based on Process Dynamics,” 40(22), 4866-4873, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2001.
  • Lou, H. H. and Y. L. Huang, “Profitable Pollution Prevention: Concept, Fundamentals, and Development,” J. of Plating and Surface Finishing, 87(11), 59-66, 2000.
  • Huang, Y. L., H. H Lou, J. P. Gong, and T. F. Edgar, “Fuzzy Model Predictive Control,” IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 8(6), 665-678, 2000.
  • Lou, H. H. and Y. L. Huang, “Integrated Modeling and Simulation for Improved Reactive Drying of Clearcoat,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 39(2), 500-507, 2000.
  • Lou, H. H. and Y. L. Huang, “Fuzzy-Logic-Based Process Modeling Using Limited Experimental Data,” Int. J. Eng. Appl. Artificial Intelligence, 13(2), 121-135, 2000.
  • Yang, Y. H., H. H. Lou, and Y. L. Huang, “Synthesis of an Optimal Wastewater Reuse Network,” Waste Management, 20(4), 311-319, 2000.
  • Yang, Y. H., H. H. Lou, and Y. L. Huang, “Steady State Disturbance Propagation Modeling of Heat Integrated Distillation Processes,” Trans. IChemE., Part A, 78(2), 245-254, 2000.
  • Yang, Y. H., H. R. Lou, and Y. L. Huang, “Optimal Design of a Water Reuse System in an Electroplating Plant,” J. of Plating and Surface Finishing, 86(4), 80-84, 1999.

Book Chapter Publications

  • Chen, L. W., Z. X. Tian, H. H. Lou, “Sustainable Manufacturing and Water Sustainability,” Chapter 12, Sustainable Water Management and Technologies, D. H. Chen (eds.), CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, 2016, ISBN 9781482215236.
  • Singh, R., Lou, H. H., “Safety and Efficiency Enhancement for LNG Terminals” in “Petrochemical Catalyst Materials, Processes, and Emerging Technologies, T. C. Xiao, H. A. Al-Megren (eds), IGI Global, 2016, ISBN13: 9781466699755.
  • Lou, H. H., S. Dusija, X. Li, J. L. Gossage and J. R. Hopper, “Analysis of a Novel Method for Inhibiting Runaway Reaction via Process Modeling,” Recent Advances in Sustainable Process Design and Optimization, D. C. Y. Foo, M. M. El-Halwagi, and R. R. Tan (eds.), World Scientific, Hackensack, NJ, 2011.
  • Zheng, K. L., H. H. Lou, and Y. L. Huang, “Sustainability under Severe Uncertainty: A Probability Bounds Analysis Method,” Treatise on Sustainability Science and Engineering – Volume 1” S. Sikdar; Y. L. Huang, and I.S. Jawahir (eds.), Springer, New York, NY, 2013.
  • Zheng, K. L., H. H. Lou, and Y. L. Huang, “Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction using Advanced Heat Integration Techniques,” Handbook for Mitigating Climate Change, W. Y. Chen and J. Seiner (eds.), Springer, New York, NY, 2012.
  • Li, X., A. Singh and H. H. Lou, “Assessment of Regional Sustainability Associated with Biofuel Production”, in Design for Energy and the Environment, M. El-Halwagi and A. Linninger (eds.), Taylor & Francis Group, NW, 2009.
  • Xu, Q., C. W. Liu, X. T. Yang, K. Y. Li, H. H. Lou, Gossage J. L., “Study on Near-Zero Flaring for Chemical Plant Turnaround Operation”, in Design for Energy and the Environment, M. El-Halwagi and A. Linninger (eds.), Taylor & Francis Group, NW, 2009.
  • Lou, H. H. and Y. L. Huang, “Electroplating,” in Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing, S. Lee (ed.), Marcel Dekker, New York, NY, 2006.
  • Huang, Y. L. and H. H. Lou, “Profitable Pollution Prevention in Electroplating: An In-Process Focused Approach,” in Toward Zero Discharge: Innovative Methodology and Technologies for Process Pollution Prevention, T. K. Das (ed.), John Wiley and Sons, New York, NY, 2005.
  • Uygun, K. M., Y. L. Huang, and H. H. Lou, “Design for Process Security,” in Foundation of Computer Aided Process Design, C. Floudas, A. Agrawal (eds.), AIChE Symposium, AIChE, 2004.
  • Lou, H. H. and Y. L. Huang, “Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis for Environmentally Benign Electroplating Operations,” in Green Engineering, P. T. Anastas, L. G. Heine and T. C. Williamson (eds.), Chapter 5 (pp. 42-61), ACS, Washington D.C., 2001.