Publications

2021

  • Zhang, N., Santos, R.M., Šiller, L. (2021). CO2 mineralisation of brines with regenerative hydrotalcites in a cyclical process, Chemical Engineering Journal, 404, 126450.

2020

  • Araujo, F., Fantucci, H., Nunes, E., Santos, R.M. (2020). Geochemical Modeling Applied in Waste Disposal, and Its Relevance for Municipal Solid Waste Management. Minerals, accepted.
  • Zhang, N., Chai, Y.E., Santos, R.M., Šiller, L. (2020). Advances in process development of aqueous CO2 mineralisation towards scalability, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.jece.2020.104453.
  • Andrade Neto, N.F., Ramalho, O.B.M., Fantucci, H., Santos, R.M., Bomio, M.R.D., Motta, F.V. (2020). Fast and facile sonochemical synthesis of Mg- and Zn-doped PbS nanospheres: optical properties and photocatalytic activity. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 31,14192-14202.
  • Chakravarthy A.C., Chalouati, S., Chai, Y.E., Fantucci, H., Santos, R.M. (2020). Valorization of Kimberlite Tailings by Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) Method. Minerals, 10(7), 611.
  • Haque, F., Santos, R.M., Chiang, Y.W. (2020). Optimizing inorganic carbon sequestration and crop yield with wollastonite soil amendment in a microplot study. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11, 1012.
  • Zhao, J., Vanderburgt, S., Santos, R.M., Chiang, Y.W. (2020). Process intensification of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane detection methods for determining trace concentrations in soils. Sustainable Chemistry, 1(1), 63-74.
  • Zhao, J., Yan, P., Snow, B., Santos, R.M., Chiang, Y.W. (2020). Micro-structured copper and nickel metal foams for wastewater disinfection: proof-of-concept and scale-up. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 142, 191-202.
  • Rivas, D.F., Boffito, D.C., Faria-Albanese, J., Glassey, J., Cantin, J., Afraz, N., Akse, H., Boodhoo, K.V.K., Bos, R., Chiang, Y.W., Commenge, J-.M., Dubois, J-.L., Galli F., Harmsen, J., Kalra, S., Keil, F., Morales-Menendez, R., Navarro-Brull, F.J., Noël, T., Ogden, K., Patience, G.S., Reay, D., Santos, R.M., Smith-Schoettker, A., Stankiewicz, A.I., van den Berg, H., van Gerven, T., van Gestel, J., Weber, R.S. (2020). Process intensification education contributes to sustainable development goals. Part 2. Education for Chemical Engineers, 32, 15-24.
  • Rivas, D.F., Boffito, D.C., Faria-Albanese, J., Glassey, J., Afraz, N., Akse, H., Boodhoo, K.V.K., Bos, R., Cantin, J., Chiang, Y.W., Commenge, J-.M., Dubois, J-.L., Galli F., de Mussy, J.P.G., Harmsen, J., Kalra, S., Keil, F.J., Morales-Menendez, R., Navarro-Brull, F.J., Noël, T., Ogden, K., Patience, G.S., Reay, D., Santos, R.M., Smith-Schoettker, A., Stankiewicz, A.I., van den Berg, H., van Gerven, T., van Gestel, J., van der Stelt, M., van de Ven, M., Weber, R.S. (2020). Process intensification education contributes to sustainable development goals. Part 1. Education for Chemical Engineers, 32, 1-14.
  • Haque, F., Santos, R.M., Chiang, Y.W. (2020). CO2 sequestration by wollastonite-amended agricultural soils – an Ontario field study. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 97, 103017.
  • Santos, R.M., Šiller, L., Zhang, N. (2020). Inside front cover. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 5(3), 398-398.
  • Haque, F., Chiang, Y.W., Santos, R.M. (2020). Risk assessment of Ni, Cr, and Si release from alkaline minerals during enhanced weathering. Open Agriculture, 5, 166-175.
  • Bakhshoodeh, R., Alavi, N., Oldham, C., Santos, R.M., Babaei, A.A., Vymazal, J., Paydary, P. (2020). Constructed Wetlands for Landfill Leachate Treatment: A Review. Ecological Engineering, 146, 105725.
  • Zhang, N., Santos, R.M., Šiller, L. (2020). Rapid CO2 capture-to-mineralisation in scalable reactor. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 5(3), 473-484.
  • Fantucci, H., Santos, R.M. (2020). Mineral Carbonation as a Design Project for Green Chemical Engineering Education, Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Resource Sustainability (Jun 30th– Jul 2nd), Dublin, Ireland.

2019

  • De Coninck, E., Infante, I., Mattos Dos Santos, R., Ounoughene, G., Van Gerven, T., (2019). Method of continuous manufacturing of solidified steelmaking slag and associated device. Patent Application (published), WO/2019/064052, CA3075366, EP2017800595, KR1020207008198.
  • Hayder, A., Vanderburgt, S., Santos, R.M., Chiang, Y.W. (2019). Phosphorous runoff risk assessment and its potential management using wollastonite according to geochemical modeling. Open Agriculture, 4, 787-794.
  • Dudhaiya, A., Haque, F., Fantucci, H., Santos, R.M. (2019). Characterization of physically fractionated wollastonite-amended agricultural soils. Minerals, 9(10), 635.
  • Haque, F., Santos, R.M., Chiang, Y.W. (2019). Using nondestructive techniques in mineral carbonation for understanding reaction fundamentals. Powder Technology, 357, 134-148.
  • Fantucci, H., Sidhu, J.S., Santos, R.M. (2019). Mineral Carbonation as an Educational Investigation of Green Chemical Engineering Design. Sustainability, 11(15), 4156.
  • Ahsaei, Z., Nabipour, M., Azdarpour, A., Santos, R.M., Mohammadian, E., Babakhani, P., Hamidi, H., Karaei, M.A., Esfandiariyan, A. (2019) Application of commercial zwitterionic surfactants and ionic liquids to reduce interfacial tension and alter wettability in a carbonate reservoir. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, doi:10.1080/15567036.2019.1651790.
  • Haque, F., Chiang, Y.W., Santos, R.M. (2019). Alkaline Mineral Soil Amendment: A Climate Change ‘Stabilization Wedge’? Energies, 12(12), 2299.
  • Massoudinejad, M., Amanidaz, N., Santos, R.M., Bakhshoodeh, R. (2019). Use of municipal, agricultural, industrial, construction and demolition waste in thermal and sound building insulation materials: a review article. Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering, 17,1227-1242.
  • Haque, F., Santos, R.M., Dutta, A., Thimmanagari, M., Chiang, Y.W. (2019). Co-benefits of wollastonite weathering in agriculture: CO2 sequestration and promoted plant growth. ACS Omega, 4(1), 1425-1433.
  • Zhang, N., Santos, R.M., Smith, S.M., Šiller, L. (2019). Acceleration of CO2 mineralisation of alkaline brines with nickel nanoparticles catalysts in continuous tubular reactor. Chemical Engineering Journal, 377, 120479.

2018

  • Dudhaiya, A., Santos, R.M. (2018). How characterization of particle size distribution pre- and post-reaction provides mechanistic insights into mineral carbonation. Geosciences, 8(7), 260.
  • Ounoughene, G., Buskens, E., Santos, R.M., Cizer, Ö., Van Gerven, T. (2018). Solvochemical carbonation of lime using ethanol: Mechanism and enhancement for direct atmospheric CO2 capture. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 26, 143-151.
  • Rezaee, A., Hale, B., Santos, R.M., Chiang, Y.W. (2018). Accumulation and Toxicity of Lanthanum and Neodymium in Horticultural Plants (Brassica chinensis L. and Helianthus annuus L.). The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 96(10), 2263-2272.
  • Santos, R.M. (2018). Particle size characterization in mineral carbonation for understanding reaction fundamentals. Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology (Apr 22nd–26th), Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • Santos, R.M., Motisan, R. (2018). Mobility and measurement tackle ongoing challenge of air pollution. Canadian Chemical News, March 2018.

2017

  • Georgakopoulos, E., Santos, R.M., Chiang, Y.W., Manovic, V. (2017). Two-way valorization of blast furnace slag: synthesis of precipitated calcium carbonate and zeolitic heavy metal adsorbent. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 120, e55062.

2016

  • Santos, R.M., Thijs, J., Georgakopoulos, E., Chiang, Y.W., Creemers, A., Van Gerven, T. (2016). Improving the Yield of Sonochemical Precipitated-Aragonite Synthesis by Scaling-up Intensified Conditions. Chemical Engineering Communications, 203(12), 1671-1680.
  • Georgakopoulos, E., Santos, R.M., Chiang, Y.W., Manovic, V. (2016). Influence of process parameters on carbonation rate and conversion of steelmaking slags – Introduction of the ‘carbonation weathering rate’. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, 6(4), 470-491.
  • Gamgoum, R., Dutta, A., Santos, R.M., Chiang, Y.W. (2016). Hydrothermal Conversion of Neutral Sulfite Semi-Chemical Black Liquor into Hydrochar. Energies, 9(435), 1-18.
  • Santos, R.M., Knops, P.C.M., Rijnsburger, K.L., Chiang, Y.W. (2016). CO2 Energy Reactor – Integrated Mineral Carbonation: Perspectives on Lab-Scale Investigation and Products Valorization. Frontiers in Energy Research, 4, 5.
  • Bodor, M., Santos, R.M., Cristea, G., Salman, M., Cizer, Ö, Iacobescu, R.I., Chiang, Y.W., Van Balen, K., Vlad, M., Van Gerven, T. (2016). Laboratory investigation of carbonated BOF slag used as partial replacement of natural aggregate in cement mortars. Cement and Concrete Composites, 65, 55-66.

2015

  • Santos, R.M., Van Audenaerde, A., Chiang, Y.W., Iacobescu, R.I., Knops, P., Van Gerven, T. (2015). Nickel Extraction from Olivine: Effect of Carbonation Pre-Treatment. Metals, 5(3), 1620-1640.
  • Querques, N., Cesta, M., Santos, R.M., Chiang, Y.W. (2015). Microalgal Phycocyanin Productivity: Strategies for Phyco-Valorization. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 90(11), 1968-1982.
  • de Crom, K., Chiang, Y.W., Van Gerven, T., Santos, R.M. (2015). Purification of slag-derived leachate and selective carbonation for high-quality precipitated calcium carbonate synthesis. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 104, 180-190.

2014

  • Santos, R.M., Chiang, Y.W., Elsen, J., Van Gerven, T. (2014). Distinguishing between carbonate and non-carbonate precipitates from the carbonation of calcium-containing organic acid leachates. Hydrometallurgy, 147-148, 90-94.
  • Santos, R.M., Bodor, M., Dragomir, P.N., Vraciu, A.G., Vlad, M., Van Gerven, T. (2014). Magnesium chloride as a leaching and aragonite-promoting self-regenerative additive for the mineral carbonation of calcium-rich materials. Minerals Engineering, 59, 71-81.
  • Chiang, Y.W., Santos, R.M., Elsen, J., Meesschaert, B., Martens, J., Van Gerven, T. (2014). Towards zero-waste mineral carbon sequestration via two-way valorization of ironmaking slag. Chemical Engineering Journal, 249, 260-269.
  • Chiang, Y.W., Santos, R.M., Vanduyfhuys, K., Meesschaert, B., Martens, J.A. (2014). An atom- efficient route for converting incineration ashes into heavy-metal sorbents. ChemSusChem, 7(1), 276-283.
  • Chiang, Y.W., Santos, R.M., Van Audenaerde, A., Monballiu, A., Van Gerven, T., Meesschaert, B. (2014). Chemoorganotrophic bioleaching of olivine for nickel recovery. Minerals, 4, 553-564.
  • Bodor, M., Santos, R.M., Chiang, Y.W., Vlad, M., Van Gerven, T. (2014). Impacts of Nickel Nanoparticles on Mineral Carbonation. The Scientific World Journal, 2014(921974), 1-10.
  • Salman, M., Cizer, Ö, Pontikes, Y., Santos, R.M., Snellings, R., Vandewalle, L., Blanpain, B., Van Balen, K. (2014). Effect of accelerated carbonation on AOD stainless steel slag for its valorisation as a CO2-sequestering construction material. Chemical Engineering Journal, 246, 39-52.

2013

  • Santos, R.M., Mertens, G., Salman, M., Cizer, Ö., Van Gerven, T. (2013). Comparative study of ageing, heat treatment and accelerated carbonation for stabilization of municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash in view of reducing regulated heavy metal/metalloid leaching. Journal of Environmental Management, 128, 807-821.
  • Santos, R.M., Van Bouwel, J., Vandevelde, E., Mertens, G., Elsen, J., Van Gerven, T. (2013). Accelerated mineral carbonation of stainless steel slags for CO2 storage and waste valorization: effect of process parameters on geochemical properties. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 17, 32-45.
  • Santos, R.M., François, D., Mertens, G., Elsen, J., Van Gerven, T. (2013). Ultrasound-intensified mineral carbonation. Applied Thermal Engineering, 57(1-2), 154-163.
  • Bodor*, M., Santos*, R.M., Van Gerven, T., Vlad, M. (2013). Recent developments and perspectives on the treatment of industrial wastes by mineral carbonation – A review. Central European Journal of Engineering, 3(4), 566-584. *co-first-authors.
  • Bodor, M., Santos, R.M., Kriskova, L., Elsen, J., Vlad, M., Van Gerven, T. (2013). Susceptibility of mineral  phases  of  steel  slags  towards  mineral  carbonation:  mineralogical,  morphological  and chemical assessment. European Journal of Mineralogy, 25(4), 533-549.
  • Chiang, Y.W., Santos, R.M., Monballiu, A., Ghyselbrecht, K., Martens, J.A., Mattos, M.L.T., Van Gerven, T., Meesschaert, B. (2013). Effects of bioleaching on the chemical, mineralogical and morphological properties of natural and waste-derived alkaline materials. Minerals Engineering, 48, 116-125.

2012

  • Santos, R.M., Ling, D., Sarvaramini, A., Guo, M., Elsen, J., Larachi, F., Beaudoin, G., Blanpain, B., Van Gerven, T. (2012). Stabilization of basic oxygen furnace slag by hot-stage carbonation treatment. Chemical Engineering Journal, 203, 239-250.
  • Santos, R.M., Ceulemans, P., Van Gerven, T. (2012). Synthesis of pure aragonite by sonochemical mineral carbonation. Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 90(6), 715-725.
  • Santos, R.M., Kawaji, M. (2012). Developments on wetting effects in microfluidic slug flow. Chemical Engineering Communications, 199, 1626-1641.
  • Chiang, Y.W., Santos, R.M., Ghyselbrecht, K., Cappuyns, V., Martens, J.A., Swennen, R., Van Gerven, T., Meesschaert, B. (2012). Strategic selection of an optimal sorbent mixture for in-situ remediation of heavy metal contaminated sediments: framework and case study. Journal of Environmental Management, 105, 1-11.
  • Chiang, Y.W., Ghyselbrecht, K., Santos, R.M., Martens, J.A., Swennen, R., Cappuyns, V., Meesschaert, B. (2012). Adsorption of multi-heavy metals onto water treatment residuals: sorption capacities and applications. Chemical Engineering Journal, 200-202, 405-415.
  • Chiang, Y.W., Ghyselbrecht, K., Santos, R.M., Meesschaert, B., Martens, J.A. (2012). Synthesis of zeolitic-type adsorbent material from municipal solid waste incinerator bottom ash and its application in heavy metal adsorption. Catalysis Today, 190, 23-30.

2011

  • Santos, R.M., Van Gerven, T. (2011). Process intensification routes for mineral carbonation. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, 1(4), 287-293.
  • Santos, R.M., Kawaji, M. (2011). Gas-liquid slug formation at a rectangular microchannel T- junction: A CFD Benchmark Case. Central European Journal of Engineering, 1(4), 341-360.
  • Santos, R.M. (2011). A review of advances in multiphase computational fluid dynamics for microfluidics. International Journal of Microscale and Nanoscale Thermal and Fluid Transport Phenomena, 2(2), art.nr. 1, 1-26.

2010

  • Santos, R.M., Kawaji, M. (2010). Numerical modeling and experimental investigation of gas-liquid slug formation in a microchannel T-junction. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 36(4), 314-323.
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