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2009 Publications

A listing of research and refereed publications for 2009 as a result of faculty research in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Penn State.

Refereed Publications

  • Balasubramanian, S. and V. M. Puri. 2009. Thermal energy savings in pilot-scale plate heat exchanger system during product processing using modified surfaces. Journal of Food Engineering, 91: 608-611.
  • Balasubramanian, S. and V. M. Puri. 2009. Reduction in milk fouling in a plate heat exchanger system using food-grade surface coating. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). 52(5): 1603-1610.
  • Bechara, M. A., P. H. Heinemann, P. N. Walker, A. Demirci, C. P. Romaine. 2009. Evaluating the addition of activated carbon to heat treated mushroom casing for grain-based and compost-based substrates. Bioresource Technology. 100 (19): 4441-4446.
  • Becker, J. C., F. K. Willits, A. Snyder, D. J. Murphy, J. W. Hilton, A. Ryan and P. Bahandari. 2009. Nonfamily youths temporarily employed in agriculture. Monthly Labor Review. Vol. 132 (7): 60-66.
  • Berghage, R. D., D. Beattie, A. R. Jarrett, C. Thuring and F. Razaei. 2009. Green Roofs for Stormwater Runoff Control. EPA/600/R-09/026, Office of Research and Development. 81 pp.
  • Brandt, R. C. and H. A. Elliott. 2009. Sustaining biosolids recycling under phosphorus-based nutrient management. J. Water Practice. 3:1-14.
  • Buda, A. R., P. J. A. Kleinman, M. S. Srinivasan, R. B. Bryant and G. W. Feyereisen. 2009. Factors influencing surface runoff generation from two agricultural hillslopes in central Pennsylvania. Hydrol. Process. 23(9): 1295-1312. doi:10.1002/hyp.7237.
  • Buda, A. R., P. J. A. Kleinman, M. S. Srinivasan, R. B. Bryant and G. W. Feyereisen. 2009. Effects of hydrology and field management on phosphorus transport in surface runoff. J. Environ. Qual. 38(6): 2273-2284.
  • Buffington, D. E. 2009. Deregulation of Electricity Generation in Pennsylvania – It’s Coming Soon. Mushroom News: 57(7): 22-23.
  • Buffington, D. E. 2009. Manage Your Peak Demand of Electricity. Mushroom News: 57(8): 22-23.
  • Buffington, D. E. 2009. Are You Paying Sales Tax on Electricity? Mushroom News: 57(8): 3.
  • Buffington, D. E. 2009. What Will Electricity Suppliers Offer? Mushroom News: 57(10): 4-5.
  • Buffington, D. E. 2009. FAQ about Deregulation of Electricity Generation. Mushroom News: In press.
  • Buffington, D. E. 2009. Shopping for an Electricity Supplier. Mushroom News: In press.
  • Chaoui, H., F. Montes, A. Rotz and T. Richard. 2009. Dissociation and ammonia mass transfer from ammonium solutions and dairy cattle manure. Trans. ASABE 52(5):1695- 1706.
  • Cheng, K. C., A. Demirci and J. M. Catchmark. 2009. Effects of plastic composite support and pH profiles on pullulan production in a biofilm reactor. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. Published online November 20, 2009. (DOI:10.1007/s00253-009-2332-x).
  • Cheng, K. C., J. M. Catchmark, and A. Demirci. 2009. Enhanced production of bacterial cellulose by using a biofilm reactor and its material property analysis. Journal of Biological Engineering, 3:12. 10 pp.
  • Cheng, K. C., A. Demirci and J. Catchmark. 2009. Effect of different additives on bacterial cellulose production by Acetobacter xylinum and analysis of material property. Cellulose 16:1033-1045.
  • Cheng, K. C., J. M. Catchmark, and A. Demirci. 2009. Effect of different additives on bacterial cellulose production by Acetobacter sylinum and analysis of material property. Cellulose. Published online 9-9-2009. 13pp. (DOI: 10.1007/s10570-009-9346-5).
  • Chianese, D. S., C. A. Rotz and T. L. Richard. 2009. Whole-farm greenhouse gas emissions: a review with application to a Pennsylvania dairy farm. Appl. Eng. Agric. 25(3):431-442.
  • Chianese, D. S., C. A. Rotz and T. L. Richard. 2009.Simulation of carbon dioxide emissions from dairy farms to assess greenhouse gas reduction strategies. Transactions of the Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). 52(4):1301-1312.
  • Chianese, D. S., C. A. Rotz and T. L. Richard. 2009. Simulation of methane emissions from dairy farms to assess greenhouse gas reduction strategies. Transaction of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). 52(4):1313-1323.
  • Chianese, D. S., C. A. Rotz and T. L. Richard. 2009. Simulation of nitrous oxide emissions from dairy farms to assess greenhouse gas reduction strategies. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 52(4):1325-1335.
  • Confesor, R. B. Jr., J. M. Hamlett, R. D. Shannon and R. E. Graves. 2009. Potential pollutants from farm-, food-, and yard-waste composts at differing compost ages. Part II. Potential leaching of nutrients under column experiments. Compost Science and Utilization. (in press)
  • Feyereisen, G. W. and G. J. Folmar. 2009. Development of a laboratory-scale lysimeter system to simultaneously study runoff and leaching dynamics. Trans. ASABE 52(5): 1585-1591.
  • Fennessey, L., J. M. Hamlett and M. A. Ralston. 2009. Installation and hydrologic performance of low-head weirs for enhancing infiltration. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 14(8): 862-871.
  • Ghebremichael, L. T., T. L. Veith, P. E. Cerosaletti, D. R. Dewing and
  • C. A. Rotz. 2009. Exploring economically and environmentally viable northeastern dairy farm strategies for coping with rising corn grain prices. Journal of Dairy Science. 92:4086-4099.
  • Gill, J. S., A. K. Jha and V. M. Puri. 2009. Distributions of fines during percolation segregation for varying bed depths in binary size mixtures of potash. Particulate Science and Technology. 27(1): 97-106.
  • Huang, E. L. and A. Demirci. 2009. Enhanced human lysozyme production by Kluyveromyces lactis. Food Bioprocess Technol. 2:222–228.
  • Jha, A. K. and V. M. Puri. 2009. Percolation segregation of binary mixtures under periodic movement. Powder Technology. 195: 73-82.
  • Jha, A. K. and V. M. Puri. 2009. Percolation segregation of multi-size and multi- component particulate materials. Powder Technology. 197(3): 274-282.
  • Keklik, N. M., A. Demirci, and V. M. Puri. 2009. Decontamination of unpackaged and vacuum-packaged chicken frankfurters with pulsed UV-light. Food Science. 74:M431- M439.
  • Keklik, N. M., A. Demirci and V. M. Puri. 2009. Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on unpackaged and vacuum-packaged chicken frankfurters using pulsed UV-light. Journal of Food Science. 74(8): M431-M439.
  • Liu, S., V. M. Puri and A. Demirci. 2009. Evaluation of Listeria innocua as a suitable indicator for replacing Listeria monocytogenes during ripening of Camembert cheese. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 44:29–35.
  • Mamari, A. M., B. Kasal, H. B. Manbeck and A. R.Adams. 2009. Lateral Load Resistance Evaluation of Wood and Steel Stud Partition Shear Walls. ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering. 15(4):122-130.
  • Montes, F., A. Rotz and H. Chaoui. 2009. Process modeling of ammonia volatilization from ammonium solution and manure surfaces. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers ( ASABE). 52(5):1707-1719.
  • Murphy D. J., B. C. Lee. 2009. Critical Issues Facing Agricultural Safety and Health. JASH 15(3): 1-2.
  • Oner, M. E. and P. N. Walker. 2009. Optimal steam temperature for aseptic processing of apple slices. Trans. of ASABE 52(3): 877-883.
  • Ozeki, T., V. Verma, M. Uppalapati, Y. Suzuki, M. Nakamura, J. M. Catchmark and W. O. Hancock. 2009. Casein modulates both the nature of kinesin binding to surfaces and the activity of surface-immobilized kinesin, Biophysical Journal. 96(8):3305-3318.
  • Rotz, C. A., K. J. Soder, R. H. Skinner, C. J. Dell, P. J. Kleinman, J. P. Schmidt and R. B. Bryant. 2009. Grazing can reduce the environmental impact of dairy production systems. Online. Forage and Grazinglands doi:10.1094/FG-2009-0916-01-RS.
  • Roudsari, S. S. and V. M. Puri. 2009. Modeling of powder deposition into shallow dies for three filling methods. KONA (Powder and Particle). 27: 228-238.
  • Skinner, R. H., M. S. Corson and C. A. Rotz. Comparison of two pasture growth models of differing complexity. Agric. Systems. 99:35-43. 2009.
  • Vasdal G., E. F. Wheeler and K. E. Bøe. 2009. Effect of infrared temperature on thermoregulatory behaviour in suckling piglets. Animal 3: 1449-1454.
  • Verma, V., W. O. Hancock and J. M. Catchmark. 2009. Nanoscale patterning of kinesin motor proteins and its role in guiding microtubule motility. Biomed. Microdevices 11(2):313-322.
  • White, E. D., G. W. Feyereisen, T. L. Veith and D. D. Bosch. 2009. Improving daily water yield in the Little River Experimental Watershed: SWAT adjustments. Trans. ASABE 52(1): 69-79.

Proceedings, Non-Refereed Journal Articles and Final Reports to Sponsors

  • Balasubramanian, S. and V. M. Puri. 2009. Energy savings encountered due to food processing equipment surface modification - Investigation under industry-comparable process conditions. ASABE Paper No. 095686. ASABE, St. Joseph, MI. 10pp.
  • Blansett, K. and J. M.Hamlett. 2009. Characteristics of stormwater flow from 5 urban, karst watersheds. In 2009 Pennsylvania Stormwater Symposium, Oct. 14-15, 2009, Villanova, PA: Villanova University.
  • Brandt, R. C., T. E. Johnston, W. E. Toffey, and J. E. Golembeski. 2009. Use of field olfactometry for quantification of WWTP dewatering facility odor emissions. In proceedings: WEFTEC-2009, 82nd annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference. Orlando, FL. October 10-14, 2009. Poster and Paper 071_330, 18 pages, 4644-4661.
  • Brandt, R. C., M. A. A. Adviento-Borbe, M. A. Higgins, T. E. Johnston, W. E. Toffey and J. E. Golembeski. 2009. Use of inventory management to mitigate odor emissions from land applied biosolids. In Proceedings: Water Environment Federation Residuals and Biosolids Conference. Portland, OR. 2009. May 3-6, 2009. Paper 9B, 22 pages, 585- 606.
  • Catchmark, J. M. and J. Guo. 2009. Cellulose binding proteins: new possibilities for sustainable self-assembled nanocomposites. 2009 Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 26-30.
  • Catchmark, J. M., K. C. Cheng and A. Demirci. 2009. Enhanced production of microbial cellulose. Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry. Edmonton, Canada, June 25.
  • Catchmark, J. M. 2009. Bayer Innovations grant on the project entitled: Nanocellulosic materials and devices for wound care. Bayer Innovations. Report for project No. 95512.
  • Cheng, K. C., J. M. Catchmark and A. Demirci. 2009. Effect of temperature, carbon source, yeast extract, and pH on pullulan production by Aureobasidium pullulans. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 096033. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Reno, NV.
  • Cheng, K. C., A. Demirci and J. M. Catchmark. 2009. Enhanced production of bacterial cellulose under agitated condition and its material property analysis. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 095975. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Reno, NV.
  • Cheng, K. C., A. Demirci and J. M. Catchmark. 2009. Enhanced production of bacterial cellulose production by using biofilm reactor and its material property analysis. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 095976. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Reno, NV.
  • Cheng, K. C., J. M. Catchmark and A. Demirci. 2009. Enhanced production of bacterial cellulose by using biofilm reactor and its material property analysis. ASABE Paper No. 08-038. Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC), 2009. Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Cheng, K. C., A. Demirci, and J. M. Catchmark. 2009. Enhanced pullulan production in the batch fermentation by Aureobasidium pullulans. ASABE Paper No. 09-037. Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC), 2009. Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Cheng, K. C, J., A. Demirci and J. M. Catchmark. 2009. Effect of temperature, carbon source, yeast extract, and pH on pullulan production by Aureobasidium pullulans. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 096033. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 14 pp.
  • Cheng, K. C, J. M. Catchmark and A. Demirci. 2009. Enhanced production of bacterial cellulose under agitated condition and its material property analysis. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers ( ASABE) Paper No. 095976. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 11 pp.
  • Cheng, K. C, J. M. Catchmark and A. Demirci. 2009. Enhanced production of bacterial cellulose production by using biofilm reactor and its material property analysis. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 095975. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 18 pp.
  • Cheng, K. C., A. Demirci and J. Catchmark. 2009. Enhanced pullulan production in the batch fermentation by Aureobasidium pullulans. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. NABEC 08-056. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 14 pp.
  • Cheng, K. C., A. Demirci and J. Catchmark. 2009. Enhanced pullulan production in the batch fermentation by Aureobasidium pullulans. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. NABEC 09-037. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 14 pp.
  • Cheng, K. C., J. Catchmark and A. Demirci. 2009. Enhanced production of bacterial cellulose by using biofilm reactor and its material property analysis. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. NABEC 09-038. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 18 pp.
  • Demirci, A. 2009. Pulsed UV-light research at Penn State University. Nonthermal Processing Division Newsletter. 10(3):7-10.
  • Demirci, A., V. M. Puri and N. M. Keklik. 2009. Decontamination of poultry with pulsed UV-light. Pennsylvania Poultry Check-off Program. Final Report. 42 pp.
  • Garthe, J. W. Transforming waste plastic into fuel. Abstract for 3rd Annual Alternative Energy NOW conference. Shades of Green Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida. January 22-23, 2009. 1 pp.
  • Garthe, J. W. Plastofuel™ update — the right fuel right now. Abstract. 35th National Agricultural Plastics Congress. State College, Pennsylvania. July 13-16, 2009. 1 pp.
  • Guo, J., M. Tien and J. M. Catchmark. 2009. Biosynthesis and analysis of Exoglucanase Cellulose Binding Domains. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 096721. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Reno, NV.
  • Hafner, S. D., F. Montes, and C. A. Rotz. 2009. Modeling emissions of volatile organic compounds from silage. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 095967. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI.
  • Hafner, S. D., F. Montes and C. A. Rotz. 2009. Modeling emissions of volatile organic compounds from silage. p. 239. In Broderick, G. A., A. T. Adesogan, L. W. Bocher, K. K. Bolsen, F. E. Contreras-Govea, J. H. Harrison and R. E. Muck, Proc. International Silage Conference, July 27-29, Madison, WI.
  • Heinemann, P. H., J. Liu, T. A. Baugher and J. R. Schupp. 2009. Mechanized Fruit Thinning. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. NABEC 09-062. The Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference. Halifax, NS. July 27-30. 6 pp.
  • Heinemann, P. H., T. A. Baugher, J. R. Schupp, S. Miller, J. Liu, R. Dise and A. Leslie. 2009. Update on innovative technologies for thinning of fruit. Presented at: 84th Annual Cumberland-Shenandoah Fruit Workers Conference, Winchester, VA. Nov. 19-20. 7 pp.
  • Higgs, K. D. and A. R. Jarrett. 2009. Relating particle size and flow depth to sediment transport in Tipton Run. Presented at the 2009 Pennsylvania State University Research Symposium, July 30, 2009, State College, PA. 8 pp.
  • Hu, Y., and J. M. Catchmark. 2009. Effect of freeze-drying behavior on the density and structure of bacterial cellulosic films by different acidic and alkaline treatments. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 096777. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Reno, NV.
  • Iyer, P., M. Tien, J. M. Catchmark and N. R. Brown. 2009. Characterization of Acetobacter xylinum cellulose synthase proteins. 2009 Institute of Biological Engineering Annual Conference, Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Jha, A. K. and V. M. Puri. 2009. Multi-Size mixtures for predicting percolation segregation in continuous distributions. Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids International Conference (CHoPS 06), Brisbane, Australia, August 4-7, 2009. Paper Number 05A-3, 6pp.
  • Johnston, T. E., M. A. Higgins, R. C. Brandt and W. E. Toffey. 2009. Effect of amendment addition on biosolids odors based on gas chromatography analysis and odor panel observations. In proceedings: WEFTEC-2009, 82nd annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference. Orlando, FL. October 10-14, 2009. Paper 071_Alt1. 20 pages, 4694-4713.
  • Johnston, T. E., M. A. Higgins, R. C. Brandt, W. E. Toffey, and R. C. Eschborn. 2009. Effect of amendment addition on biosolids odors based on gas chromatography analysis and odor panel observations. In proceedings: Water Environment Federation residuals and Biosolids Conference, 2009. Porland, OR. May 3-6, 2009. Paper 9A, 20 pages, 607-626.
  • Keklik, N. M., A. Demirci, P. H. Patterson, and V. M. Puri. 2009. Decontamination of shell-eggs with pulsed UV-light. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 095974. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. 12pp.
  • Keklik, N. M. A. Demirci and V. M. Puri. 2009. Decontamination of chicken Frankfurters with pulsed UV-light. American Society of Agridultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 095973 (and NABEC Paper Number 09-048). American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. 16pp.
  • Keklik, N. M. and A. Demirci. 2009. Pulsed UV-light: Advantages for food decontamination. Resource Magazine of American Society of Agricultural Engineers. July/August:18-19.
  • Keklik, N. M., A. Demirci and V. M. Puri. 2009. Decontamination of shell-eggs with pulsed UV-light. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers ( ASABE) Paper No. 095974. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 10 pp.
  • Keklik, N. M., A. Demirci and V. M. Puri. 2009. Decontamination of chicken frankfurters with pulsed UV-light. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 095973. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 14 pp.
  • Keklik, N. M., A. Demirci and V. M. Puri. 2009. Decontamination of chicken frankfurters with pulsed UV-light. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers ( ASABE) Paper No. NABEC 09-048. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 15 pp.
  • Kliethermes, B., W. Messner, A. Leslie, T. Baugher, D. M. Glenn, R. Rohrbaugh, J. Koan, K. Lewis and P. Heinemann. 2009. Performance of energy absorbing materials for passive bulk bin filling. Presented at: 84th Annual Cumberland-Shenandoah Fruit Workers Conference, Winchester, VA. Nov. 19-20. 12 pp.
  • Montes, F., S. D. Hafner and C. A. Rotz. 2009. Characterization and measurement of VOC emissions from silage. p. 273. In Broderick, G. A., A. T. Adesogan, L. W. Bocher, K. K. Bolsen, F. E. Contreras-Govea, J. H. Harrison, and R. E. Muck, Proc. International Silage Conference, July 27-29, Madison, WI.
  • Montes, F., S. D. Hafner and C. A. Rotz. 2009. Measuring emissions of volatile organic compounds from silage. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 096184, American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI.
  • Murphy, D. J. 2009. Committee on Agricultural Safety and Health Research and Extension. 2009. Agricultrual Equipment on Public Roads. DJ Murphy (Ed.) USDA- CSREES, Washington, DC. February.
  • Oner, M. E. and P. N. Walker. 2009. Microbiological quality of near-aseptically packaged refrigerated potato strips. Presented at the NABEC Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 26 - 29. Paper No: 09040.
  • Ozden, H. O. and V. M. Puri. 2009. Modeling of fouling in a bench-scale plate heat exchanger system during milk pasteurization. American Society of Agricultrual and Biological Engineers ( ASABE) Paper No. 096043. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. 8pp.
  • Pandeya, A. and V. M. Puri. 2009. Relationship between mechanical properties of pharmaceutical powder formulations and tablet quality parameters. Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids International Conference (CHoPS 06), Brisbane, Australia, August 4-7, 2009. Paper Number 06B-3, pp 6.
  • Pandeya, A. and V. M. Puri. 2009. Relationship between mechanical properties pharmaceutical powder formulations and tablet quality parameters. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 096883. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. 14pp.
  • Powell, J. M., C. A. Rotz and D. M. Weaver. 2009. Nitrogen use efficiency in dairy production. p. 241-242. In: Grignani, C., M Acutis, L. Zavattaro, L. Bechini, C. Bertora, P. Marino Gallina and D. Sacco (Eds.). Proc. 16th Nitrogen Workshop - Connecting different scales of nitrogen use in agriculture. June 28-July 1, 2009. Turin, Italy.
  • Rotz, C. A. 2009. Silage and whole-farm nutrient management. p. 3-13. In Broderick, G. A., A.T. Adesogan, L. W. Bocher, K. K. Bolsen, F. E. Contreras-Govea, J.H. Harrison, and R.E. Muck, Proc. International Silage Conference, July 27-29, Madison, WI.
  • Roudsari, S. S. and V. M. Puri. 2009. Uniformity evaluation of pressure distribution in shallow dies filled using different deposition methods. Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids International Conference (CHoPS 06), Brisbane, Australia, August 4-7, 2009. Paper Number 08B-2, pp 6.
  • Sen, A., T. Mallouk and J. M. Catchmark. 2009. National Science Foundation Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT) Grant: Catalytic motors. National Science Foundation. Report for project No. CTS-0506967
  • Turhan, I, K. L. Bialka, A. Demirci, and M. Karhan. 2009. Enhanced lactic acid production from carob extract by Lactobacillus casei. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 095980. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 10 pp.
  • Turhan, I, K. L. Bialka, A. Demirci, and M. Karhan. 2009. Enhanced ethanol production from carob extract by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 095979. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI. 13 pp.
  • Williams, M. R., G. W. Feyereisen, and G. J. Folmar. 2009. Experimental system for simulating a natural soil temperature profile during freeze-thaw cycles. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 096281. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. St. Joseph, MI.
  • Yi, H., A. Pandeya, and V. M. Puri. 2009. Cubical triaxial tester sample size effect on mechanical behavior of powders. Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids International Conference (CHoPS 06), Brisbane, Australia, August 4-7, 2009. Paper Number 01D-4, pp 6.
  • Zhang, J. and J. M. Catchmark. 2009. Biological sorting and fluidic devices based on catalytically generated electrokinetic phenomena. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Paper No. 096516. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Reno, NV.
  • Zhang, R., F. Mitloehner, T. Rumsey, H. El-Mashad, C. Li, W. Salas, A. Rotz, S. Hafner, F. Montes, J. Arogo, H. Xin, and J. Ni. 2009. Process Based Emission Models for Predicting Gaseous Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations. White Paper Submitted to Agricultural Air Quality Task Force. Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of California, Davis

Extension Fact Sheets, Circulars, Bulletins, Plans, Slide sets, Videos

  • Buffington, D. E. 2009. Deregulation of Electricity Generation in PA: Part 1. The Legislation and the Implementation. Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Fact Sheet No. H-84.
  • Buffington, D. E. 2009. Deregulation of Electricity Generation in PA: Part 2. Shopping for an Electric Generation Supplier. Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Fact Sheet No. H-85.
  • Buffington, D. E. 2009. Deregulation of Electricity Generation in PA: What You Need to Know. Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Information sheet.
  • Jarrett, A. R. 2009. Cisterns. Department ofAgricultural and Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Fact Sheet No. F 261.
  • Jarrett, A. R. 2009. Green Roofs. Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, Universtiy Park, PA. Fact Sheet No. F 262.
  • Jarrett, A. R. 2009. BioRetention Cells/Rain Gardens, a Stormwater BMP. Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, Universtiy Park, PA. Fact Sheet No. F 263.
  • Murphy, D. J., L. R. Stover, W. C. Harshman. 2009. Safely Using Farm Tractors in the Woods. Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Extension Fact Sheet E50.
  • Murphy, D. J. 2009. Committee on Agricultural Safety and Health Research and Extension. Agricultural Equipment on Public Roads. D. J. Murphy (Ed.) USDA-CSREES, Washington DC. February.
  • Rotz, C. A. 2009. The dairy greenhouse gas model: a tool for estimating greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of dairy production systems. Fact Sheet. USDA/ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA.
  • Wheeler, E. F. 2009. Air Quality-Impact and Regulatory Issues. Ag a la Carte, Lunchtime Webinar Series Presents: Manure Du Jour. Penn State College of Ag Sciences, University Park, PA. 1 pp.
  • Wheeler, E. F., S. Shortle, R. Brandt, R. Meinen and K. S. Blunke. 2009. Air Quality and Animal Agriculture: The Basics. Ag a la Carte, Lunchtime Webinar Series Presents: Manure Du Jour fact sheet. Penn State College of Ag Sciences, University Park, PA. 2 pp.
  • Wheeler, E. F. 2007-2010; updated annually. Horse stable and riding arena resources. Agricultural and Biological Engineering Fact Sheet G-106, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 2 pp.
  • Wheeler, E. F. 2009. Ammonia monitoring in animal environments using simple instruments. Agricultural and Biological Engineering Fact Sheet G-110, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 2 pp

Informational Materials

  • Buffington, D. E. 2009. Check the Web Site “Coping with High Energy Prices”. Dairy Digest (February). Dept. of Dairy and Animal Science, Penn State, Univ. Park, PA., p. 10.
  • Buffington, D. E. 2009. Deregulation of Electricity Generation in Pennsylvania – Begin Preparing Now. Dairy Digest (June). Dept. of Dairy and Animal Science, Penn State, Univ. Park, PA., p. 5, 6.
  • Buffington, D. E. 2009. Are You Paying Sales Tax on Electricity? Dairy Digest (June). Dept. of Dairy and Animal Science, Penn State, Univ. Park, PA., p. 7.
  • Buffington, D. E. 2009. Fuel Tax Refund: Apply Before September 30 Deadline. Dairy Digest (August). Dept. of Dairy and Animal Science, Penn State, Univ. Park, PA., p. 4.
  • Buffington, D. E. 2009. Crunch Time for PPL Customers. Dairy Digest (August). Dept. of Dairy and Animal Science, Penn State, Univ. Park, PA., p. 5, 6.
  • Buffington, D. E. 2009. Good News/Bad News for Dairy Farmers. Dairy Digest (October). Dept. of Dairy and Animal Science, Penn State, Univ. Park, PA., p. 8 ,9.
  • Buffington, D. E. 2009. Frequently Asked Questions about Deregulation of Electricity for PPL Customers. Dairy Digest (December). Dept. of Dairy and Animal Science, Penn State, Univ. Park, PA., p. 9, 10.
  • Garthe, J. W., Marsha L. Hull, and Thomas L. Laird. August, 2009. Agricultural and biological engineering directions. Penn State Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering newsletter. 16 pp.
  • Garthe, J. W. “Thursday tour — July 16, 2009”. Field day handout. 35th National Agricultural Plastics Congress. State College, Pennsylvania. July 13-16, 2009. 1 pp.

Invited Presentations

  • Brandt, R. C., H. A. Elliott, M. A. A. Adviento-Borbe, E. Wheeler, P. J. A. Kleinman, and D. B. Beegle. 2009. Influence of manure application method on odors emissions. Presented at : Amer. Soc. Agronomy International Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA, Nov 1-5, ASA-CSSA-SSSA, Madison, WI. (Abstracts). Paper #53418.
  • Brandt, R. C., 2009. Field olfactometry monitoring of manure odors following land application. Presented at: Air emissions from land application of manure AQEAA WebCast. Livestock and Poultry Environment (LPE) Learning Center Educational Webcast Series. September 18, 2009.
  • Brandt, R. C., 2009. Agricultural odors: Issues and challenges. Presented at: Manure Du-Jour WebCast series. Air-quality – The issues.March 11, 2009.
  • Brandt, R. C., T. E. Johnston, W. E. Toffey, and J. E. Golembeski. 2009. Use of field olfactometry for quantification of WWTP dewatering facility odor emissions. Presented at: PA Water Environment Association – PennTec 2009. June 7-10, 2009. Lancaster, PA.
  • Catchmark, J. M. May 2009. “Improved Sustainable Cellulosic Materials Assembled Using Engineered Molecular Linkers”. Described work performer under a USDA NRI grant.
  • Catchmark, J. M. April 2009. “Nanotechnology Activities at Penn State and Research on Cellulosic Materials”. Purdue University Forestry Nanotechnology Program Review.
  • Catchmark, J. M. April 2009. National Nanotechnology Roadmap for the Forest Products Industry. Participated in a national work group to define top technologies needed to advance the U.S. forest products industry.
  • Catchmark, J. M. March 2009. Presentation on facility needs in the ABE Department at Penn State University. IPAC industrial advisory board meeting.
  • Catchmark, J. M. March 2009. Invited speaker to Bayer Innovations scientists on bioabsorbable tissue engineering materials. Wound healing research conference.
  • Jarrett, A. R. 2009. Stream Restoration, April 17, 2009 for FOR 470 for 40 students, 50 minutes.
  • Jarrett, A. R. 2009. Post-Construction Stormwater Management, April 27, 2009 for ASM 217 to 40 students, 50 minutes.
  • Verma, V., N. R. Brown, W. O. Hancock, and J. M. Catchmark. Invited. 2009. Approaches for harnessing biological nanomotor system. The Fourth Asian Particle Technology Symposium (APT 2009) (New Delhi, India, 2009).

Honors, Masters, and Doctoral Thesis

  • Catchmark, J. M. Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, 2009
  • Hodge, Keith. May 2009. “Passive Sand Separation for Dairy Flume/Flush Manure Transfer Systems”. Senior (B.S.) Scholar’s Thesis in Agricultural and Biological Engineering.
  • Pandeya, A. 2009. Relating mechanical properties of dry and granulated pharmaceutical powder formulations with tablet quality parameters. PhD Thesis, The Pennsylvania State University, 313 p.
  • Tillapaugh J. A. 2009. Tractor Operator Roll Angle Assessment and Visual Slope Indicator Effectiveness. M.S. Thesis. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 101 pp.
  • Zhang, Guoshun, 2009. Modeling Urban Stormwater Under Varying Low Impact Development Scenarios. PhD Thesis The Pennsylvania State University

Posters

  • Brandt, R. C., T. E. Johnston, W. E. Toffey, and J. E. Golembeski. 2009. Use of field olfactometry for quantification of WWTP dewatering facility odor emissions. In proceedings: WEFTEC-2009, 82nd annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference. Orlando, FL. October 10-14, 2009. Poster and Paper 071_330, 18 pages, 4644-4661.
  • Brandt, R. C., H. A. Elliott, M. A. A. Adviento-Borbe, and E. F. Wheeler. 2009. Field olfactometry for odor related decision-making. Presented at: ASABE Annual International Conference, June 21-24, 2009. Poster No. 096134. Reno, NV.
  • Demirci, A. 2009. Pulsed ultraviolet light for decontamination of foods. Conference of Food Engineering. Columbus, OH.
  • Demirci, A. 2009. Biofilm bioreactors for biofuel productions. Conference of Food Engineering. Columbus, OH.
  • Catchmark, J. M., K. C. Cheng and A. Demirci. 2009. Enhanced production of microbial cellulose. Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry. Edmonton, Canada.
  • Cheng, K. C., Catchmark, J. M. and A. Demirci. 2009. Enhanced production of bacterial cellulose by using biofilm reactor and its material property analysis. 24th Annual Graduate Exhibition Poster and Visual Arts Options. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  • Cheng, K. C., Catchmark, J. M, and A. Demirci. 2009. Enhanced production of bacterial cellulose by using biofilm reactor and its material property analysis. College of Agricultural Sciences Gamma Sigma Delta Undergraduate and Graduate Research Expo. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. (The paper won second place in Physical and Engineering Sciences category)
  • Cosgrove, D. and J. M. Catchmark. 2009. The DOE EFRC Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation. Poster presentation. Energy Bridge Inaugural Meeting, Penn State University, July 15-16.
  • Higgs, K. D. and A. R. Jarrett. 2009. Relating Particle Size and Flow Depth to Sediment Transport in Tipton Run. Poster presented at the 2009 Committee on Institutional Cooperation-Summer Research Opportunity Program (CIC-SROP) Conference, July 23 -25, 2009, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Keklik, N. M., A. Demirci, P. H. Patterson, and V. M. Puri. 2009. Decontamination of shell-eggs with pulsed UV-light. 24th Annual Graduate Exhibition Poster and Visual Arts Options. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  • Keklik, N. M., A. Demirci, P. H. Patterson, and V. M. Puri. 2009. Decontamination of shell-eggs with pulsed UV-light. College of Agricultural Sciences Gamma Sigma Delta Undergraduate and Graduate Research Expo. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  • Mohamed N. A., L. Zhong, J. D. Kubicki, J. M. Catchmark, N. Brown, M. Tien, D. Archibald and H. D. Watts. 2009. Cellulosic Ethanol – molecular modeling with multidisciplinary approach. Poster presentation. Energy Bridge Inaugural Meeting, Penn State University, July 15-16.
  • Murphy D. J., H. B. Manbeck, J. Zhao, J. A. Tillapaugh. 2009. ASABE Proposed Standard X607: Fan Ventilation of Confined-Space Manure Storages for Safe Entry. National Occupational Research Agenda Conference, Cincinnati, OH August 11. Poster 009.
  • Patterson, P. H., A. Adrizal, R. M. Bates, R. C. Brandt, R. M. Hulet, E. F. Wheeler, D. A. Despot and P. A. Topper. 2009. The potential for plants to trap odors from farms with laying hens. Poult. Sci. 88(Suppl. 1):9-10. (Abstract).
  • Rajesh, P. S. M., W. O. Hancock, N. R. Brown, J. M. Catchmark and V. Verma. 2009. Mimicking mitotic spindle using controlled patterning and polymerization of microtubule seeds in molecular motors, tracks and transport (Pondicherry, India, 2009). Poster presentation.
  • Rotz, C. A., F. Montes and D. S. Chianese. 2009. DairyGHG: a software tool for estimating greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint of dairy production systems. Northeast Pasture Consortium Annual Meeting, Fairlee, Vermont.
  • Tillapaugh J. A., D. J. Murphy, H. J. Sommer III, P. M. Garvey. 2009. Tractor Operator Roll Angle Assessment and Visual Slope Indicator Effectiveness. Penn State Graduate Exhibition, University Park, PA.
  • Turhan, I., K. L. Bialka, A. Demirci and M. Karhan. 2009. Enhanced lactic acid production from carob extract by Lactobacillus casei. International Enzyme Engineering Symposium, Kusadasi, Turkey.
  • Turhan, I, K. L. Bialka, A. Demirci and M. Karhan. 2009. Enhanced ethanol production from carob extract by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. International Enzyme Engineering Symposium, Kusadasi, Turkey.
  • Turhan, I, K. L. Bialka, A. Demirci and M. Karhan. 2009. Enhanced ethanol production from carob extract by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. BioEnergy Bridge Kickoff Workshop. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Patents

  • Catchmark, J. M., G. S. McCarty, A. Hatzor- de Picciotto, G. P. Lavallee, M. A. Rogosky. 2009. Manufacturing method for molecular rulers, Patent No. 7,585,334. U. S. Patent and Trademark Office. Washington, DC.
  • Garthe, J. W. Provisional patent application serial number 61/226,536. Process for compact packaging od waste plastic. Penn State University invention disclosure No. 2009-3579. July 17, 2009.
  • Paxton, W., A. Sen, T. E. Mallouk, J. M. Catchmark. 2009. Autonomous moving microstructures, Patent No. 7,516,759. U. S. Patent and Trademark Office. Washington, DC