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Qingshi Tu

Assistant Professor, Industrial Ecology/Sustainability Engineering

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Selected Publications

Ernstoff, A.S., Tu, Q., Faist, M., DelDuce, A., Mandlebaum, S. and Dettling, J., (2019). Comparing the Environmental Impacts of Meatless and Meat-Containing Meals in the United States Sustainability 11(22), 6325
Zhang, J., Lu, M., Ren, F., Knothe, G. and Tu, Q., (2019). A Greener Alternative Titration Method for Measuring Acid Values of Fats, Oils, and Grease Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society 96(10), 1083-1091
Li, R., Zhang, H., Wang, H., Tu, Q. and Wang, X., (2019). Integrated hybrid life cycle assessment and contribution analysis for CO2 emission and energy consumption of a concentrated solar power plant in China Energy 174, 310-322.
Hertwich, E.G., Ali, S., Ciacci, L., Fishman, T., Heeren, N., Masanet, E., Asghari, F.N., Olivetti, E., Pauliuk, S., Tu, Q. and Wolfram, P., (2019). Material efficiency strategies to reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with buildings, vehicles, and electronics—a review Environmental Research Letters 14(4), 043004.
Tu, Q. (2019). Life cycle assessment of biodiesel Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Tu, Q., Eckelman, M. and Zimmerman, J.B., (2018). Harmonized algal biofuel life cycle assessment studies enable direct process train comparison Applied Energy 224, 494-509.
Erythropel, H.C., Zimmerman, J.B., de Winter, T.M., Petitjean, L., Melnikov, F., Lam, C.H., Lounsbury, A.W., Mellor, K.E., Janković, N.Z., Tu, Q. and Pincus, L.N., (2018). The Green ChemisTREE: 20 years after taking root with the 12 principles. Green Chemistry 20(9), 1929-1961.
Li, R., Wang, H. and Tu, Q., (2018). Thermo‐economic analysis and optimization of adiabatic compressed air energy storage (A‐CAES) system coupled with a Kalina cycle. Energy Technology 6(6), 1011-1025.
Tu, Q., Eckelman, M. and Zimmerman, J., (2017). Meta-analysis and harmonization of life cycle assessment studies for algae biofuels. Environmental Science & Technology 51(17), 9419-9432.
Tu, Q., Lu, M. and Knothe, G., (2017). Glycerolysis with crude glycerin as an alternative pretreatment for biodiesel production from grease trap waste: Parametric study and energy analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production 162, 504-511.
Liu, Y., Tu, Q., Knothe, G. and Lu, M., (2017). Direct transesterification of spent coffee grounds for biodiesel production. Fuel 199, 157-161.
Kwan, T.A., Tu, Q. and Zimmerman, J.B., (2016). Simultaneous extraction, fractionation, and enrichment of microalgal triacylglyerides by exploiting the tunability of neat supercritical carbon dioxide. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 4(11), 6222-6230.
Tu, Q., Wang, J., Lu, M., Brougham, A. and Lu, T., (2016). A solvent-free approach to extract the lipid fraction from sewer grease for biodiesel production. Waste Management 54, 126-130.
Tu, Q. and McDonnell, B.E., (2016). Monte Carlo analysis of life cycle energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission for biodiesel production from trap grease. Journal of cleaner production 112, 2674-2683.
Tu, Q., Lu, M., Yang, Y.J. and Scott, D., (2016). Water consumption estimates of the biodiesel process in the US Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy 18(2), 507-516.
Tu, Q., Lu, M., Thiansathit, W. and Keener, T., (2016). Review of water use and water savings in the algal biofuel process Water Environment Research 88 (1), 21-28.
Tu, Q., Zhu, C. and McAvoy, D.C., (2015). Converting campus waste into renewable energy–A case study for the University of Cincinnati. Waste Management 39, 258-265.
Chai, M., Tu, Q., Lu, M. and Yang, Y.J., (2014). Esterification pretreatment of free fatty acid in biodiesel production, from laboratory to industry Fuel processing technology 125, 106-113.