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Recent Keynote and Plenary Lectures 2017-2018 :

1) Nzihou A., « Unraveled mechanisms in the thermochemical conversion of biowaste and biomass. Insight on the role of inorganics», 15th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries, Toulouse, France, 3th June, 2019

2) Nzihou A., « Syngas cleaning and characterization», 13th International Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 19th October, 2018

3) Nzihou A., « Role of inorganics in the thermochemical conversion of biomass and waste to energy and added value materials », Académie des Sciences, Institut de France, Paris, 16 Octobre 2018

4) Nzihou A., « French perspective on waste management and valorization», WTERT Bi-Annual Conference, CCNY, New York, USA, 4th October, 2018

5) Nzihou A., « Nanostructured Carbon and Phosphate based Materials for Energy production », International Conference on Advanced Nanostructures, Plenary Lecture, Pattanamthitta, Kerala, India, 13th March, 2018

6) Nzihou A., « Biochars: Production, Characteristics and Applications », Plenary Lecture, 4th International Conference on Recycling and Reuse of Materials (ICRM), Kerala, India, March 9-11, 2018


Selection of Articles from 2015 :

1) M. Dia, R. Zentar, N. Abriak, NZIHOU A., G. Depelsenaire, A.Germeau. Effect of phosphatation and calcination on the environmental behaviour of sediments. International Journal of Sediment Research. 2018 (DOI : 10.1016/j.ijsrc.2018.10.002).

2) B. Ren, Y. Zhao, N. Lyczko, NZIHOU A.. Current Status and Outlook of Odor Removal Technologies in Wastewater Treatment Plant. Review. Waste and Biomass Valorization. 10 (6), 1443-1458, 2019.

3) Y. Xie, K. Zeng, G. Flamant, H. Yang, N. Liu, X. He, X. Yang, NZIHOU A., H. Chen. Solar pyrolysis of cotton stalk in molten salt for bio-fuel production. Energy, 179. DOI: 10.1016/

4) Marta Galera Martínez, Doan Pham Minh, NZIHOU A., Patrick Sharrock, Valorization of calcium carbonate-based solid wastes for the treatment of hydrogen sulfide in a semi-continuous reactor. Chemical Engineering Journal,360, 1167-1176, 2019.

5) Deepu A.Gopakumar, Vishnu Arumukhan, Rogerio V.Gelamo, Daniel Pasquini, Luis Carlos de Morais, Samsul Rizal, D.Hermawan, NZIHOU A., H.P.S Abdul Khalil, Carbon dioxide plasma treated PVDF electrospun membrane for the removal of crystal violet dyes and iron oxide nanoparticles from water. Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects, volume 18, April 2019, 100268.

6) Hasan. M, Deepu A. Gopakumar, Vishnu Arumughan, Yasir Beeran Pottathara, Sisanth K.S, Daniel Pasquini, Matej Bračič, Bastien Seantier, NZIHOU A., Sabu Thomas, Samsul Rizal, Abdul Khalil H.P.S. Robust Superhydrophobic Cellulose Nanofiber Aerogel for multifunctional Environmental Applications. Accepted in Polymers, 2019.

7) Deepu A.Gopakumar, Shilpa Thomas, Owolabi F.A.T, Sabu Thomas, NZIHOU A., Samsul Rizal, H.P.S.Abdul Khalil, Nanocellulose Based Aerogels for Varying Engineering Applications. Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, 2019.

8) P.M. Nigay, J.D. Obayemi, A.A. Salifu, C.E. White, NZIHOU A., W.O. Soboyejo, Ceramic Water Filters for the Removal of Bacterial, Chemical and Viral Contaminants. Accepted in Journal of Environmental Engineering, 2018.

9) C. Block, A. Ephraim, E. Weiss‑Hortala, D. Pham Minh, NZIHOU A., C. Vandecasteele, Co-pyrogasification of Plastics and Biomass, a Review. Waste and Biomass Valorization (2019) 10, 483-509.

10) D. A.Gopakumar, S. Thomas, O.F.A.T, S.Thomas, NZIHOU A., S. Rizal, H.P.S.Abdul Khalil, Nanocellulose Based Aerogels for Varying Engineering Applications in “Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering”, 2019 (

11) M. Hervy, D. Pham Minh, C. Gerente, E. Weiss, NZIHOU A., A. Villot, L. Le Coq, A. Chesnaud, A. Thorel, S.Berhanu, Reactivity and deactivation mechanisms of pyrolysis chars from bio-waste during catalytic cracking of tar. Accepted in Applied Energy, 2019, Ref. No.: APEN-D-18-09859R1.

12) NZIHOU A., Brian Stanmore, Nathalie Lyczko, Doan Pham Minh, The Catalytic Effect of Inherent and Adsorbed Metals on the Fast/Flash Pyrolysis of Biomass: A Review. Energy. Accepted December 2018.

13) Olumide Wesley Awe,Jiaxin Lu, Shubiao Wu, Yaqian Zhao, NZIHOU A., Nathalie Lyczko, Doan Pham Minh, Effect of Oil Content on Biogas Production, Process Performance and Stability of Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion. Accepted in Waste and Biomass Valorization, 2018, DOI:10.1007/s12649-017-0179-4.

14) Rajesh Munirathinam, Doan Pham Minh, NZIHOU A., Effect of the Support and Its Surface Modifications in Cobalt-Based Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis. Accepted in Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2018, DOI:10.1021/acs.iecr.8b03850.

15) Doan Pham Minh, Tan Ji Siang, Dai-Viet N.Vo, Thanh Son Phan, Cyrille Ridart, NZIHOU A., Didier Grouset, Chapter 4 - Hydrogen Production From Biogas Reforming: An Overview of Steam Reforming, Dry Reforming, Dual Reforming, and Tri-Reforming of Methane. Hydrogen Supply Chains Design, Deployment and Operation, Pages 111-166, 2018.

16) J. Dong, Y. Tang, NZIHOU A., Y. Chi, E. Weiss-Hortala, M. Ni, Z. Zhou, Comparison of Waste-to-Energy technologies of gasification and incineration using life cycle assessment: case studies in Finland, France and China. Accepted in Journal of Cleaner Production, 2018.

17) M. Hervy, A. Villot, C. Gerente, D. Pham Minh, L. Le Coq, E. Weiss-Hortala, NZIHOU A., Catalytic cracking of ethylbenzene as tar surrogate using pyrolysis chars from wastes. Accepted in Biomass and Bioenergy, 2018.

18) Lina Maria Romero Millan; Fabio Emiro Sierra Vargas; NZIHOU A., Steam gasification behaviour of tropical agrowastes: A new modeling approach based on the inorganic composition. Accepted in Fuel, 2018.

19) P.M. Nigay, NZIHOU A., C.E. White, W.O. Soboyejo, Removal Mechanisms of Contaminants in Ceramic Water Filters. Accepted in Journal of Environmental Engineering, 2018.

20) P.M. Nigay, NZIHOU A., C.E. White, W.O. Soboyejo, Accumulators for the Capture of Heavy Metals in Thermal Conversion Systems. Accepted in Journal of Environmental Engineering, 2018.

21) A. Ephraim, D. Pham Minh, D. Lebonnois, C. Peregrina, P. Sharrock, NZIHOU A., Co-pyrolysis of wood and plastics: Influence of plastic type and content on product yield, gas composition and quality. Fuel, Accepted April 2018.

22) D. Pham Minh, T.J. Siang, D.-V. N. Vo, T.S. Phan, C. Ridart, NZIHOU A., D. Grouset., Hydrogen production from biogas reforming: an overview on steam reforming, dry reforming, dual reforming and tri-reforming of methane. In: Design, deployment and operation of a hydrogen supply chain. Editor: C. Azzaro-Pantel. Publisher : Elsevier, Capter 16, Published in June 2018.

23) B. Rego de Vasconcelos, D. Pham Minh, N. Lyczko, T. S. Phan, P. Sharrock, NZIHOU A., Upgrading greenhouse gases (methane and carbon dioxide) into syngas using nickel-based catalysts. Fuel, 226, 195-203, 2018.

24) T. S. Phan, D. Pham Minh, D. Grouset, NZIHOU A., Thermodynamic Equilibrium Study of Methane Reforming with Carbon Dioxide, Water and Oxygen. Journal of Clean Energy Technologies, Accepted April 2018.

25) E. Daouk, R. Sani, D. Pham minh., Thermo-conversion of solid recovered fuels under inert and oxidative atmospheres: gas composition and chlorine distribution. Fuel, Accepted March 2018.

26) Said M., Cassayre L., Dirion J.L, NZIHOU A., Joulia X., Influence of nickel on biomass pyro-gasification: coupled thermodynamic and experimental investigations. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Manuscript ID: ie-2017-05201s.R2, Accepted in February 2018.

27) S. Berhanu, M. Hervy, E. Weiss-Hortala, H. Proudhon, M-H. Berger, A. Chesnaud, M. Faessel, A. King, D. Pham Minh, A. Villot, C. Gérente, A. Thorel, L. Le Coq, NZIHOU A., Advanced characterization unravels the structure and reactivity of wood-based chars. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 130, 79-89, 2018.

28) J. Dong, Y. Tang, NZIHOU A., Y. Chi, E. Weiss-Hortala, M. Ni, Life cycle assessment of pyrolysis, gasification and incineration waste-to-energy technologies: theoretical analysis and case study of commercial plants, Science of the Total Environment, 626, 744-753, 2018.

29) M. Hervy, D. Pham Minh, C. Gerente, E. Weiss, NZIHOU A., A. Villot, L. Le Coq, H2S removal from syngas using wastes pyrolysis chars. Chemical Engineering Journal, 334, 2179-2189, 2018.

30) Thanh Son PHAN, Abdoul Razac SANE, Bruna RÊGO de VASCONCELOS, Doan PHAM MINH, Patrick Sharrock, Didier GROUSET, NZIHOU A., Hydroxyapatite supported bimetallic cobalt and nickel catalysts for syngas production from dry reforming of methane. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 224, 310-321, 2018.

31) J. Dong, NZIHOU A., Y. Chi, E. Weiss-Hortala, M. Ni, N. Lyczko, Y. Tang, M. Ducousso, Hydrogen-rich gas production from steam catalytic gasification of bio-char. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 2735-2746, 8, 2017.

32) P.M. Nigay, NZIHOU A., Thierry Cutard, Modeling of the thermal and mechanical properties of clay ceramics incorporating organic additives. Accepted in Materials Science & Engineering A, 2017.

33) P.M. Nigay, NZIHOU A., Thierry Cutard, The impact of the particle size distribution of organic additives on the microstructure of a clay ceramic and its thermal and mechanical properties. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2017.

34) Doan PHAM MINH, Abdoul Razac SANE, Patrick SHARROCK, NZIHOU A., Alkali polyphosphate as new potential materials for thermal energy storage. Solar Energy 157 (2017) 277–283.

35) B. Rego de Vasconcelos, Doan Pham minh, NZIHOU A., P. Sharrock, Regeneration study of Ni/hydroxyapatite spent catalysts from dry reforming. Accepted in Catalysis Today, 2017.

36) R.Sani, NZIHOU A., Production of clay ceramics using agricultural wastes: study of properties, energy savings and environmental indicators. Accepted in Applied Clay Science, 2017.

37) P.M. Nigay, NZIHOU A., CE White, WO Soboyejo, Structure and Properties of Clay Ceramics for Thermal Energy Storage. Accepted in Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 2017.

38) L.M. Romero Millan, NZIHOU A., F.E. Sierra Vargas. Kinetic analysis of tropical lignocellulosic agrowastes pyrolysis. Accepted in BioEnergy Research, 2017.

39) Brian Stanmore, NZIHOU A. Can biomass be satisfactorily gasified under pressure using an aqueous slurry feed: Examination by simulation. Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol.97, p. 108-115, 2017.

40) Olumide Wesley Awe, Yaqian Zhao, NZIHOU A., Doan Pham Minh, Nathalie Lyczko, A Review of Biogas Utilisation, Purification and Upgrading Technologies. Waste and Biomass Valorization, DOI: 10.1007/s12649-016-9826-4.

41) Haroun SEBEI, Doan PHAM MINH, Nathalie LYCZKO, Patrick SHARROCK, NZIHOU A., Hydroxyapatite-based sorbents: Elaboration, characterization and application for the removal of catechol from the aqueous phase, Environmental Technology, DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2016.1271829.

42) Nathalie Lyczko, Haroun Sebei, NZIHOU A., Patrick Sharrock, Treatment of municipal wastewater with calcium phosphate: a new physicochemical purification step. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol.16 (11), 2573-2580, 2017.

43) P.M. Nigay, T.Cutard, NZIHOU A. The impact of heat treatment on the microstructure of a clay ceramic and its thermal and mechanical properties, Ceramics International, 43,2017, 1747-1754.

44) M. Hervy, S. Berhanu, E. Weiss-Hortala, A. Chesnaud, C. Gérente, A. Villot, D. Pham Minh, A. Thorel, L. Le Coq,NZIHOU A., Multi-scale characterisation of chars mineral species for tar cracking, Fuel, 2017, 189, 88-97.

45) Kuo Zeng, Daniel Gauthier, Doan Pham Minh, Elsa Weiss-Hortala, NZIHOU A., Gilles Flamant, Characterization of solar fuels obtained from beech wood solar pyrolysis, Fuel, 188, 2017, p. 285-293.

46) L.V. Koraha,P.M. Nigay, T. Cutard, NZIHOU A., S. Thomasa, The impact of the particle shape of organic additives on the anisotropy of a clay ceramic and its thermal and mechanical properties. Construction and Building Materials, 125, (2016) 654-660.

47) Bruna REGO DE VASCONCELOS, Lulu ZHAO, Patrick SHARROCK, NZIHOU A., Doan PHAM MINH, Catalytic transformation of carbon dioxide and methane into syngas over ruthenium and platinum supported hydroxyapatites, Applied Surface Science 390 (2016) 141–156.

48) Jun Dong, Yong Chi, Yuanjun Tang, Mingjiang Ni, NZIHOU A., Elsa Weiss-Hortala, Qunxing Huang, Effect of operating parameters and moisture content on municipal solid waste pyrolysis and gasification. Energy Fuels, 2016, 30 (5), pp 3994-4001

49) Nayane Macedo Portela da silva, Fabienne Espitalier, NZIHOU A., Precipitation Process of Calcium Phosphate from Calcium Carbonate Suspension. KONA Powder and Particle Journal No. 33 (2016) 219–227/Doi:10.14356/kona.2016002.

50) Doan PHAM MINH, NZIHOU A., Sharrock P. Production of sodium dihydrogenphosphate using sodium chloride and orthophosphoric acid. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2015, 54 (50), pp 12467-12473.

51) Augustina Ephraim, Victor Pozzobon, Olivier Louisnard, Doan PHAM MINH, NZIHOU A., Sharrock P. Simulation of biomass char gasification in a downdraft reactor for syngas production, AIChE journal, 62(4) (2016) 1079–1091.

52) Jun Dong, Yong Chi, Yuanjun Tang, Mingjiang Ni, NZIHOU A., Elsa Weiss-Hortala, and Qunxing Huang, Partitioning of Heavy Metals in Municipal Solid Waste Pyrolysis, Gasification, and Incineration. Energy & Fuels, 2015, 29 (11), pp 7516–7525.

53) Haroun SEBEI, Doan PHAM MINH, NZIHOU A., Sharrock P. Sorption behavior of Zn(II) ions on synthetic apatitic calcium phosphates. Applied Surface Science 357 (2015) 1958–1966.

54) Marwa Said, Laurent Cassayre, Jean-Louis Dirion, NZIHOU A., Xavier Joulia, Behavior of heavy metals during gasification of phytoextraction plants: thermochemical modelling. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 37, 2015, pp 341-346.

55) Marion Ducousso, Elsa Weiss-Hortala, NZIHOU A., Reactivity enhancement of gasification biochars for catalytic applications. Fuel, 2015, 159, 491-499.

56) NZIHOU A., Stanmore B., The formation of Aerosols during the co-combustion of coal and biomass. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 2015, DOI: 10.1007/s12649-015-9390-3.

57) Naomi B. Klinghoffer, Marco J. Castaldi, NZIHOU A., Influence of char composition and inorganics on catalytic activity of char from biomass gasification. Fuel, 2015, 157, 37-47.

58) Bruna De Vasconcelos, Ngoc Dung Tran, Doan Pham Minh, NZIHOU A., Sharrock P., Synthesis of carbon nanotubes/hydroxyapatite composites using catalytic methane cracking. Composite Interface, Volume 22, Issue 7, September 2015, pages 673-687.

59) Sonia STITA, Marta GALERA MARTINEZ, Huynh PHAM XUAN, Doan PHAM MINH,NZIHOU A.,Sharrock P. Metal-doped apatitic calcium phosphates: preparation, characterization, and reactivity in the removal of hydrogen sulfide from gas phase. Composite Interfaces. Volume 22, Issue 6, July 2015, pages 503-515

60) Huynh Pham Xuan, Doan Pham Minh, Marta Galera Martinez, Ange Nzihou, Patrick Sharrock, Valorization of Calcium Carbonate-Based Solid Wastes for the Treatment of Hydrogen Sulfide from the Gas Phase, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 54(18) (2015) 4915-4922.

61) Pham Minh D.,Nzihou A.,Sharrock P., Sodium dihydrogen phosphate starting from sodium chloride and orthophosphoric acid via cation resin exchange. Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements. 190 (2015), 1743-1748.

62) Yasmine Daniels, Lyczko N., Nzihou A., Spiro D.Alexandratos, Modification of hydroxyapatite with ion-selective complexants:1-Hydroxyethane-1,1-diphosphonic acid.Industrial & engineering chemistry research, 2015, 54(2), 585-596.

63) Kuo Zeng, Pham Minh D., Gauthier Daniel, Weiss-Hortala Elsa, Nzihou A., Flamant Gilles, The effect of temperature and heating rate on char properties obtained from solar pyrolysis of beech wood.Bioresource Technology, 2015, 182, 114-119.

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Patents :

1) Rachid BOULIF, Driss DHIBA, SEMLAL Nawal, Alain GERMEAU, Claudia TOUSSAINT, NZIHOU A., Doan PHAM MINH, Abdoul Razac SANE. Procédé de fabrication d'un matériau céramique pour le stockage thermique d'énergie. dépôt PCT (numéro de dépôt : PCT/FR2019/050459).

2) Augustina Ephraïm, Doan Pham Minh, NZIHOU A., Patrick Sharrock, Damien Lebonnois, Dispositif de nettoyage d’un gaz pour analyse en ligne. Patent WO2019020698A1; FR3069453A1.

3) NZIHOU A., Doan PHAM MINH, Sharrock P. Matériaux à base de phosphate dans des systèmes de stockage thermique d’énergie. Patent WO 2015/189517 A1, 17/12/2015.