Dr. Okolie's Publications 

Theme 1: Thermochemical and biochemical conversion of waste biomass to biofuels and value-added chemicals 

Tabat, M.E., Omoarukhe, F.O., Güleç, F., Adeniyi, D.E., Mukherjee, A., Okoye, P.U., Ogbaga, C.C., Epelle, E.I., Akande, O. and Okolie, J.A., 2023. Process design, exergy, and economic assessment of a conceptual mobile autothermal methane pyrolysis unit for onsite hydrogen production. Energy Conversion and Management, 278, p.116707.

Rogachuk, B.E. and Okolie, J.A., 2023. Waste tires based biorefinery for biofuels and value-added materials production. Chemical Engineering Journal Advances, p.100476.

Okolie, J.A., Jimoh, T., Akande, O., Okoye, P.U., Ogbaga, C.C., Adeleke, A.A., Ikubanni, P.P., Gulec, F. and Amenaghawon, A.N., 2023. Pathways for the Valorization of Animal and Human Waste to Biofuels, Sustainable Materials and Value-Added Chemicals.

Oke, E.O., Adeyi, O., Okolo, B.I., Adeyi, J.A., Nnabodo, D., Ude, C.J., Ajala, O.O., Okhale, S.E., Okolie, J.A., Otolorin, J.A. and Adeoye, B.K., 2023. Solid-liquid microwave-assisted extraction of bioactive extract recovery from Hunteria umbellata seeds: Non-mechanistic modelling, bi-objective optimization, HPLC finger printing and scale-up techno-economics with sensitivity analysis. Cleaner Chemical Engineering, 5, p.100097.

Umenweke, G.C., Pace, R.B., Santillan-Jimenez, E. and Okolie, J.A., 2022. Techno-economic and life-cycle analyses of Sustainable Aviation Fuel production via integrated catalytic deoxygenation and hydrothermal gasification. Chemical Engineering Journal, p.139215.

Okolie, J. A., Escobar, J. I., Umenweke, G., Khanday, W., & Okoye, P. U. (2022). Continuous biodiesel production: A review of advances in catalysis, microfluidic and cavitation reactors. Fuel, 307, 121821.

Afolabi, I. C., Epelle, E. I., Gunes, B., Güleç, F., & Okolie, J. A. (2022). Data-Driven Machine Learning Approach for Predicting the Higher Heating Value of Different Biomass Classes. Clean Technologies, 4(4), 1227-1241.

Okolie, J.A., 2022. Insights on production mechanism and industrial applications of renewable propylene glycol. Iscience, p.104903.

Okoye, P. U., Duque-Brito, E., Lobata-Peralta, D. R., Okolie, J. A., Arias, D. M., & Sebastian, J. P. (2022). Catalytic Conversion of Glycerol to Bio-Based Aromatics.

Okolie, J.A., Tabat, M.E., Ogbaga, C.C., Okoye, P.U., Davis, P. and Gunes, B., 2022. Economic and environmental assessments of a novel integrated process for biomethane production and ammonia recovery from pot ale. Chemical Engineering Journal, 446, p.137234.

Omoarukhe, F. O., Epelle, E. I., Ogbaga, C. C., & Okolie, J. A. (2022). Stochastic economic evaluation of different production pathways for renewable propylene glycol production via catalytic hydrogenolysis of glycerol. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering.

Patra, B. R., Okolie, J. A., Mukherjee, A., Pattnaik, F., Nanda, S., Dalai, A. K., ... & Sarangi, P. K. (2022). Recent Advancements in Thermochemical Biomethane Production. In Biomethane (pp. 93-110). Apple Academic Press.

Mukherjee, A., Patra, B. R., Pattnaik, F., Okolie, J. A., Sonil, N., & Dalai, A. K. (2022). Biomethane Production through Anaerobic Digestion of Lignocellulosic Biomass and Organic Wastes. Biomethane, 61-92.

  Pattnaik, F., Patra, B.R., Okolie, J.A., Nanda, S., Dalai, A.K. and Naik, S., 2022. A review of thermocatalytic conversion of biogenic wastes into crude biofuels and biochemical precursors. Fuel, 320, p.123857.

 Dalton, C., Okolie, J.A., Davis, P. and Gunes, B., 2022. Design of a pre-treatment integrated anaerobic digestion treatment facility for decarbonising whiskey industry: A circular economy perspective. Heliyon, p.e09522.

Jha, S., Okolie, J.A., Nanda, S. and Dalai, A.K.,(2022).  A review of biomass resources and thermochemical conversion technologies. Chemical Engineering & Technology.

Rowan, M., Umenweke, G.C., Epelle, E.I., Afolabi, I.C., Okoye, P.U., Gunes, B. and Okolie, J.A., 2022. Anaerobic co–digestion of food waste and agricultural residues. An overview of feedstock properties and the impact of biochar addition. Digital Chemical Engineering, p.100046.

Okolie, J. A., Sajeev, E., Shekher, S., Desongu, K. S., Ogbaga, C. C., & Gunes, B. (2022). Application of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Bioreactors to Enhance Mass Transfer during Syngas Fermentation.

Adeleke, A. A., Ikubanni, P. P., Odusote, J. K., Okolie, J. A., Christopher, C. T., Orhadahwe, T. A., ... & Ammasi, A. (2022). Optimization of Densification Parameters for Lean Grade Subbituminous Coal. Petroleum & Coal, 64(3).

Udourioh, G. A., Solomon, M., Matthews-Amune, C. O., Epelle, E., Okolie, J., Agbazue, V. E., & Onyenze, U. (2023). Current Trends in the Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Metal Organic Frameworks. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering.

Okolie, J. A., Tabat, M. E., Gunes, B., Emmanuel, E. I., Mukherjee, A., Nanda, S., & Dalai, A. K. (2021). A techno-economic assessment of biomethane and bioethanol production from crude glycerol through integrated hydrothermal gasification, syngas fermentation and biomethanation. Energy Conversion and Management: X, 100131.


Okolie, J. A., Mukherjee., A Nanda, S., Dalai, A. K., & Kozinski, J. A. (2021). Catalytic supercritical water gasification of soybean straw: Effects of catalyst supports and promoters. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (ACS) Journal.


Okolie, J. A., Epelle, E. I., Nanda, S., Castello, D., Dalai, A. K., & Kozinski, J. A. (2021). Modeling and process optimization of hydrothermal gasification for hydrogen production: A comprehensive review. The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 105199.


Okolie, J. A., Patra, B.R., Mukherjee, A., Nanda, S., Dalai, A. K., & Kozinski, J.A. (2021). Futuristic applications of hydrogen in energy, biorefining, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, and metallurgy. Published in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

 Okolie, J. A., Nanda, S., Dalai, A. K., & Kozinski, J. A. (2021). Techno-economic evaluation and sensitivity analysis of a conceptual design for supercritical water gasification of soybean straw to produce hydrogen. Bioresource Technology, 331, 125005.


 Okolie, J. A., Nanda, S., Dalai, A. K., & Kozinski, J. A. (2021). Optimization studies for hydrothermal gasification of partially burnt wood from forest fires for hydrogen-rich syngas production using Taguchi experimental design. Environmental Pollution, 283, 117040.


Okolie, J. A., Mukherjee, A., Nanda, S., Dalai, A. K., & Kozinski, J. A. (2021). Next‐generation biofuels and platform biochemicals from lignocellulosic biomass. International Journal of Energy Research.


 Nanda, S., Okolie, J. A., Patel, R., Pattnaik, F., Fang, Z., Dalai, A. K., ... & Naik, S. (2021). Catalytic hydrothermal co-gasification of canola meal and low-density polyethylene using mixed metal oxides for hydrogen production. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

Okolie, J. A., Nanda, S., Dalai, A. K., & Kozinski, J. A. (2021). Chemistry and specialty industrial applications of lignocellulosic biomass. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 12(5), 2145-2169.


Okolie, J. A., Nanda, S., Dalai, A. K., & Kozinski, J. A. (2020). Hydrothermal gasification of soybean straw and flax straw for hydrogen-rich syngas production: Experimental and thermodynamic modeling. Energy Conversion and Management, 208, 112545.


 Okolie, J. A., Nanda, S., Dalai, A. K., & Kozinski, J. A. (2020). Optimization and modeling of process parameters during hydrothermal gasification of biomass model compounds to generate hydrogen-rich gas products. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45(36), 18275-18288.


Okolie, J. A., Nanda, S., Dalai, A. K., Berruti, F., & Kozinski, J. A. (2020). A review on subcritical and supercritical water gasification of biogenic, polymeric and petroleum wastes to hydrogen-rich synthesis gas. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, 119, 109546.


 Okolie, J. A., Rana, R., Nanda, S., Dalai, A. K., & Kozinski, J. A. (2019). Supercritical water gasification of biomass: a state-of-the-art review of process parameters, reaction mechanisms and catalysis. Sustainable energy & fuels, 3(3), 578-598.


Theme 2: Development of novel energy storage materials, carbon capture  and environmental remediation  

Udourioh, G.A., Solomon, M., Matthews-Amune, C.O., Epelle, E., Okolie, J., Agbazue, V.E. and Onyenze, U., 2023. Current Trends in the Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Metal Organic Frameworks. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering.

Epelle, E.I., Macfarlane, A., Cusack, M., Burns, A., Okolie, J.A., Vichare, P., Rolland, L. and Yaseen, M., 2023. Ozone Decontamination of Medical and Nonmedical Devices: An Assessment of Design and Implementation Considerations. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.

Ortiz-Olivares, R.D., Lobato-Peralta, D.R., Arias, D.M., Okolie, J.A., Cuentas-Gallegos, A.K., Sebastian, P.J., Mayer, A.R. and Okoye, P.U., 2022. Production of nanoarchitectonics corncob activated carbon as electrode material for enhanced supercapacitor performance. Journal of Energy Storage, 55, p.105447.


Mukherjee, A., Okolie, J.A., Niu, C. and Dalai, A.K., 2022. Techno–Economic analysis of activated carbon production from spent coffee grounds: Comparative evaluation of different production routes. Energy Conversion and Management: X, 14, p.100218.

Epelle, E. I., Okoye, P. U., Roddy, S., Gunes, B., & Okolie, J. A. (2022). Advances in the Applications of Nanomaterials for Wastewater Treatment. Environments, 9(11), 141.

Okolie, J. A., Savage, S., Ogbaga, C. C., & Gunes, B. (2022). Assessing the potential of machine learning methods to study the removal of pharmaceuticals from wastewater using biochar or activated carbon. Total Environment Research Themes, 1, 100001.

Epelle, E. I., Macfarlane, A., Cusack, M., Burns, A., Okolie, J. A., Mackay, W., ... & Yaseen, M. (2022). Ozone application in different industries: a review of recent developments. Chemical Engineering Journal, 140188.

Epelle, E. I., Desongu, K. S., Obande, W., Adeleke, A. A., Ikubanni, P. P., Okolie, J. A., & Gunes, B. (2022). A comprehensive review of hydrogen production and storage: A focus on the role of nanomaterials. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

 Epelle, E.I., Obande, W., Udourioh, G.A., Afolabi, I.C., Desongu, K.S., Orivri, U., Gunes, B. and Okolie, J.A., 2022. Perspectives and prospects of underground hydrogen storage and natural hydrogen. Sustainable Energy & Fuels.

Shekhar, S., Sharma, S., Okolie, J. A., Kumar, A., Sharma, B., Meena, M. K., ... & Sarkar, A. (2022). Synthesis, structural elucidation, biological screening, and density functional theory calculations of Cu (II), Ni (II), Mn (II), and Co (II) complexes of 20 Z‐N‐((Z)‐2‐(6‐nitrobenzo [d] thiazol‐2‐ylimino)‐1, 2‐diphenylethylidene)‐5‐nitrobenzo [d] thiazol‐2‐amine Schiff base ligand. Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 36(8), e6766.

  Reddy, S. N., Nanda, S., Okolie, J. A., Dalai, A. K., Hicks, M. C., Hegde, U. G., & Kozinski, J. A. (2021). Hydrothermal flames for subaquatic, terrestrial and extraterrestrial applications. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 127520.

Mukherjee, A., Okolie, J. A., Niu, C., & Dalai, A. K. (2021). Experimental and Modeling Studies of Torrefaction of Spent Coffee Grounds and Coffee Husk: Effects on Surface Chemistry and Carbon Dioxide Capture Performance. ACS omega, 7(1), 638-653.

 Mukherjee, A., Okolie, J. A., Tyagi, R., Dalai, A. K., & Niu, C. (2021). Pyrolysis kinetics and activation thermodynamic parameters of exhausted coffee residue and coffee husk using thermogravimetric analysis. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering.

Mukherjee, A., Okolie, J. A., Abdelrasoul, A., Niu, C., & Dalai, A. K. (2019). Review of post-combustion carbon dioxide capture technologies using activated carbon. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 83, 46-63.

Theme 3: Research and reflection on Pedagogy

  Okolie, J.A., 2022. Embedding equity, diversity, and inclusivity while teaching organic chemistry lab: An instructor’s perspective. Matter, 5(8), pp.2390-2392.

Okolie, J. A., & Epelle, E. I. (2022). Educate the educators: How to best prepare educators in STEMM for teaching positions. Matter, 5(10), 3083-3085.

Okolie, J. A. (2022). Teaching First-Year Chemical Engineering Research during COVID-19 Pandemic: Experience and Challenges. Available at SSRN 4205108.

Theme 4: Computational fluid dynamics and reservoir modelling for multiphase systems

 Epelle, E. I., Obande, W., Okolie, J. A., Wilberforce, T., & Gerogiorgis, D. I. (2021). CFD modelling and simulation of drill cuttings transport efficiency in annular bends: Effect of particle size polydispersity. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 109795.

Epelle, E. I., Oyinbo, J. O., Okolie, J. A., & Gerogiorgis, D. I. (2021). A comparative performance evaluation of cubic equations of state for predicting the compositional distribution of hydrate inhibitors in reservoir fluid systems. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 535, 112964.