Biofuel ethanol: all processing steps to convert lignocellulosics (plants and trees) into green ethanol (AFEX pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, ethanolic fermentation, pervaporation).
Enzymatic hydrolysis: synergy of cellulases; purification and immobilization of cellulases; AFM; binding force between cellulases and cellulose; kinetics of enzymatic catalysis.
Mixing in enzymatic hydrolysis: rheology of concentrated suspensions of plant fiber materials; modelization of mixing; bioreactor design.
Recombinant cellulases in transgenic plants: genetic engineering; auto-hydrolysis; enzyme over-production.
Anaerobic digestion of agricultural and food wastes.
Eftekhari, S., El Sawi, I. Turcotte, G., and Bougherara, H. Fabrication and characterization of novel biomimetic PLLA/ cellulose/ hydroxyapatite nanocomposite for bone repair applications. Mat. Sci. Eng. C, Submitted Sept. 4, 2013
Baig, K. S., Wu, J., Turcotte, G., and Doan, H.D. Kinetics of wheat straw lignin removal with ozone. Environ. Eng. Manag. J., Submitted July 10, 2013
Baig, K .S., Turcotte, G., Wu, J., and Cheng, C.- H. Strategic ozonation of wheat straw to delignify for use in biofuel production. Energy & Environ. J., Accepted Aug. 13, 2013.
Fathi Roudsari, S., Turcotte, G., Dhib, R. and Ein-Mozaffari, F. CFD modeling of the mixing of water in oil emulsions. Comp. Chem. Eng. 45:124-136, 2012
Gu, H., Wu, J., Chan, P., Turcotte, G. and Ye, T. Hydrophobicity modification of polypropylene microfiltration membrane by ozonation. Chem. Eng. Res. Design 90:229-237, 2012.