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Mingming Lu


  • Ph.D.: Georgia Institute of Technology (Environmental Engineering)
  • M.S. : Tsinghua University (Environmental Engineering )
  • B.S. : Tsinghua University (Environmental Engineering)
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Research Interests

Making biodiesel from waste sources, such as waste cooking oil, trap grease (gutter oil) and coffee ground. Transportation and air quality in urban areas, such as Cincinnati, OH, China, and Singapore. Characterization of carbon nanomaterials in composites. Submicron particle and PAH formation mechanisms from combustion processes from diesel, biodiesel, and waste derived fuels, etc. Compositional  characterization of diesel and biodiesel emissions; and development of particulate control technologies.&...

Peer Reviewed Publications

Q. Tu, J. Wang, M. Lu, M. Chai M., and T. Lu. 2012. Feasibility and practices of making biodiesel out of low quality greases EM, ,

J. Yang, M. Lu, and M. Chai, 2009. The study of 1-ethylnaphthalene pyrolysis in a flow reactor Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 86 , 287

M. Chai, M. Lu, T.C. Keener, S.J. Khang, C. Chaiwatpongsakorn and J. Tisch, 2009. Using an improved electrostatic precipitator for poultry dust removal Journal of Electrostatics, 69 , 970

R. Agnew, M. Chai, M. Lu, and N. Dendramis 2009. Making biodiesel from recycled cooking oil generated in campus dining facilities Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 2 5, 303-307

Y. C. Chien, M. Lu, M. Chai, and F. J. Boerio 2009. Characterization of Biodiesel and Biodiesel Particulate Matter by TG, TG-MS, and FTIR Energy Fuels, 23 1, 202

K. Unapumnuk, T.C. Keener, M. Lu and F. Liang 2008. Investigation into the Removal of Sulfur from Tire Derived Fuel by Pyrolysis Fuel, 87 , 951

M. Lu, P. Lamichhane, F. Liang, E. Imerman and M. Chai, 2008. Identification of Odor Causing Compounds in a Commercial Dairy Farm Water, Air, Soil Pollution, Focus:, 8 , 359

P. Saiyasitpanich, TC Keener, S J Khang, M. Lu, and F. Liang, 2008. Diesel Emissions Abatement in a Bench-Scale Tube-Type Wet Electrostatic Precipitator Journal of AWMA, 58 , 1311

Heckel PF, Keener TC, Lu M. and Alvarez HB, 2007. A summary of the international workshop on the influences of air quality on the Mayan Heritage sites in Mesoamerica EM, 2 , 24

P. Saiyasitpanich, TC Keener, S J Khang, and M. Lu, 2007. Removal of Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) in a Tubular Wet Electrostatic Precipitator Journal of Electrostatics, 65 , 618

F. Liang, M. Lu, M. E. Birch, T. Keener, and Z. Liu, 2006. Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Sulfur Heterocycles in Diesel Particulate Matter and Diesel Fuel by Gas Chromatography with Atomic Emission Detection Journal of Chromatography A, 1114 1, 145

H. Bravo A., P. Sanchez A., R. Sosa E., T.C. Keener and M. Lu, 2006. The Potential Impact of Gasoline Additives on Air Quality in Developing Countries Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 8 , 174

K. Unapumnuk, M. Lu and T.C. Keener, 2006. Carbon Distribution from the Pyrolysis of Tire Derived Fuels Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 45 , 8757

P. Saiyasitpanich, TC Keener, M. Lu, S J Khang, and D. Evans, 2006. Collection of Nano-Sized Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) in Cylindrical Single-Stage Wet Electrostatic Precipitators Environmental Science and Technology, 40 , 7890

Unapumnuk, K., Keener, T. C., Khang, S., and Lu, M., 2006. Pyrolysis Behavior of Tire Derived Fuels at Different Temperatures and Heating Rates Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, 56 5, 618

F. Liang, M. Lu, T C. Keener and Z. Liu, 2005. The organic composition of diesel particulate matter, diesel fuel, and engine oil of a non-road diesel generator Journal of Environmental Monitoring (EM), 7 , 983

J. Yang, and M. Lu, 2005. Thermal growth and decomposition of methylnaphthalenes Environmental Science and Technology, 39 , 3077

P. Saiyasitpanich, M. Lu, T.C. Keener, S. J. Khang and F. Liang, 2005. The Effect of Diesel Fuel Sulfur Content on Particulate Matter Emissions for a Nonroad Diesel Generator Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, 55 7, 993

Z. Liu, M. Lu, T. Keener, E. Birch, S. Khang, F. Liang, 2005. Variations of the particulate carbon distribution for a nonroad diesel generator Environmental Science and Technology, 39 , 7840

M. Lu and J.A. Mulholland, 2004. PAH Growth from the Pyrolysis of CPD, Indene and Naphthalene Mixture Chemosphere, 55 , 605

M. Lu and J.A. Mulholland, 2001. Aromatic hydrocarbon growth from indene Chemosphere, 42 , 625

J.A. Mulholland, M. Lu and D. Kim, 2000. Aromatic growth from cyclopentadienyl moieties in flames Proc. Combust. Inst, 28 , 2593

L. Qi, J. Hao and M. Lu,” 1995. SO2 emission scenarios of eastern China Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 85 , 1873

M. Lu, 12-2009. Teaching Sustainability within the Context of Introduction to Environmental Engineering Center for Sustainable Engineering Electronic Library, ,

R. Agnew, M. Chai, M. Lu, and N. Dendramis 10-2009. Making biodiesel from recycled cooking oil generated in campus dining facilities Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 2 6, 303

D.P. Agrawal, M. Lu, T. C. Keener, M. Dong, and V. Kumar 08-2004. Exploiting the use of Wireless Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring EM, , 27