Lifeng Zhang

     Lifeng Zhang  Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Biography

    B.Eng.(Zhejiang University)
    MSc.(Zhejiang University)
    Ph.D.(Waterloo)

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications
    • Du, W., Quan, N., Lu P.P., Xu, J., Wei, W.S., Zhang, L.F. (2016). Numerical investigation of particle mixing and segregation in spouted beds with binary mixtures of particles, Powder Technology, 301, 1159-1171.
    • Du, W., Quan N., Lu P.P., Xu, J., Wei, W.S., Zhang, L.F.(2016). Experimental and statistical analysis of the void size distribution in packed beds, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 106, 115-125.
    • Du W., Zhang, L.F., Lv S., Lu P.P., Xu J., Wei W.S. (2015). Numerical study of liquid coverage in a gas-liquid-solid packed bed, Particuology, 23, 90-99. 
    • Zhang, L.F., Pan, Q.M., Rempel, G.L. (2015). Bifurcation analysis and multiplicity of steady states in a multistage agitated contactor for gas liquid processes, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 93, 1891-1901.
    • Anderson, R., Eggleton, E., Zhang, L.F.(2015). Development of two-phase flow regime specific pressure drop models for proton exchange membrane fuel cells, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(2), 1173-1185.
    • Du, W., Zhang, L.F., Zhang, B., Bao S.H., Xu,J., Wei, W.S. (2015). Pressure drop and pressure fluctuations in spouted beds with binary mixtures, Powder Technology, 276, 134-143.
    • Du, W., Zhang, L.F., Zhang, B., Bao, S.H., Xu, J., Wei, W.S., Bao, X.J. (2015). Flow regime transition and hydrodynamics of spouted beds with binary mixtures, Powder Technology, 281,138-150.
    • Ding, Y.L., Anderson, R., Zhang, L.F., Bi, X.T., Wilkinson, D.P. (2013). Simulation of Two-phase Flow Distribution in Communicating Parallel Channels for a PEM Fuel Cell, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 52, 35-45.
    • Kim, H.J., Choi, D.K., Ahn, S., Kwok, H., Lim, H.-W., Denholm, D., Park, T., and Zhang, L.F. (2014). GTL FPSO-An ALternative Solution to Offshore Stranded Gas, Oil and Gas Facilities, 3(3), 41-52.
    • Zhang, L.F., Hou, J.T., Bi, X.T. (2013). Triboelectric Charging of Behavior of Wood Particles during Pellet Handling Processes, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 26(6), 1328-1334.
    • Zhang, L., Hou, J.T., Bi, X.T., Grace, J.R., Janke, T. and Arator, C. (2012). Electrostatic Beneficiation of Fly Ash in a Free-falling System, Particuology, 10(2), 154-160.
    • Zhang, L., Hou, J.T., Bi, X.T., Grace, J.R., Janke, T. and Arator, C. (2012). Fluidization Characterization and Charging Behavior of Fly Ash in a Vibrated Fluidized Bed, Powder Technology, 215, 235-241.
    • Anderson, R., Wilkinson, D., Bi, X.T. and Zhang, L. (2011). Two-phase Flow Pressure Drop Hysteresis in an Operating Proton Membrane Exchange Fuel Cell, Journal of Power Sources, 196(19), 8031-8040.
    • Zhang, L., Bi, X.T., Wilkinson, D., Anderson, R., Stumper, J. and Wang, H. (2011). Gas-liquid Two-phase Flow Behaviour in Minichannels Bounded with a Permeable Wall, Chemical Engineering Science, 66(14), 3377-3385.
    • Anderson, R., Zhang, L., Ding, Y., Blanco, M., Bi, X.T. and Wilkinson, D. (2010). A Critical Review of Two-phase Flow in Gas Flow Channels of PEM Fuel Cells, Journal of Power Sources, 195, 4531-4553.
    • Anderson, R., Wilkinson, D., Bi, X.T. and Zhang, L. (2010). Two-phase Flow Pressure Drop Hysteresis under Typical Operating Conditions for a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, ESC Transactions, 28(30), 127-137.
    • Zhang, L., Bi, H.T., Wilkinson, D.P., Stumper, J. and Wang, H.J. (2010). Gas Flow Rate Distributions in Parallel Mini-channels For PEM Fuel Cells: Experiments and Theoretical Analysis, Journal of Power Sources, 195(10), 3231-3239.
    • Zhang, L., Pan, Q.M. and Rempel, G.L. (2010). Hydrogenation of Unsaturated Polymers in a Multistage Agitated Contactor: Experiments and Numerical Simulation, Chemical Engineering Science, 65(6), 2027-2036.
    • Du, W., Zhang, L., Bi, X.T., Wilkinson, D., Stumper, J. and Wang, H. (2010). Gas-liquid two-phase flow in mini-channels with liquid side introduction, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 49(15), 6709-6721.
    • Du, W., Zhang, L., Bi, H.T., Wilkinson, D.P., Stumper, J. and Wang, H.J. (2010). Two-dimensional Simulations of Gas-liquid Two-phase Flow in Minichannels of PEM Fuel Cell Flow Field, International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 8(1), 1-33.
    • Zhang, L., Du, W., Bi, H.T., Wilkinson, D.P., Stumper, J. and Wang, H.J. (2009). Gas Liquid Flow Distributions in Parallel Channels for Fuel Cells, Journal of Power Sources, 189(2), 1023-1031.
    • Zhang, L., Bi, H.T., Wilkinson, D.P., Stumper, J. and Wang, H.J. (2008). Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow Patterns in Parallel Channels for Fuel Cells, Journal of Power Sources, 183(2), 643-650.
    • Zhang, L., Pan, Q.M. and Rempel, G.L. (2007). Residence Time Distribution in a Multistage Agitated Contactor: CFD Prediction and Experimental Validation, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 46(11), 3538-3546.
    • Zhang, L., Pan, Q.M. and Rempel, G.L. (2006). Liquid Phase Mixing and Gas Hold-up in a Multistage Agitated Contactor with Cocurrent Upflow: Air/Viscous Fluids, Chemical Engineering Science, 61(18), 6189-6198.
    • Zhang, L., Pan, Q.M. and Rempel, G.L. (2005). Liquid Phase Mixing and Gas Hold-up in a Multistage Agitated Contactor with Cocurrent Upflow, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 44(14), 5304-5311.
    Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Battrell, L.,  Trunkle, A.,  Eggleton E.,  Zhang L.F.,  Anderson R.(2016). Investigation of water transport within a proton exchange membrane fuel cell by diffusion layers saturation analysis, the ASME 2016 Power and Energy Conference, June 26-30, Charlotte, North Carolina , USA.
    • Zhang, L.F., Anderson, R. (2015). An Updated Two-Phase Flow Regime Map in Active PEM Fuel Cells Based on a Force Balance Approach, ASME 2015 13th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, San Francisco, California, USA, July 6-9.
    • Zhang L.F., Bi X.T., Grace J.R. (2014). Measurements of Electrostatic Charging of Powder Mixtures in a Free-fall Test Device. Procedia Engineering. 7th World Congress on Particle Technology, Beijing, China, May 19th- 22nd.
    • Anderson R., Zhang L.F., Wilkinson D.P. (2014). An Analysis of Two-Phase Flow Pressure Drop in Operating Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Channels With the Lockhart-Martinelli Approach, 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, August 3-7, Chicago, Illinois, FEDSM2014-21288.
    • Zhang, L.F., Bi, X.T., Grace, J.R. (2014). Measurements of Electrostatic Charging of Powder Mixtures in a Free-Fall Test Device, 7th World Congress on Particle Technology, May 19-22, Beijing, China.
    • Zhang, L., Bi, H.T., Wilkinson, D.P., Stumper, J. and Wang, H.J. (2009). Pressure Drop of Two-Phase Flow in Minichannels Bounded with Permeable Walls, The 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Montreal, August 24027, Paper No. 145, (6 pages).
    • Zhang, L., Pan, Q.M. and Rempel, G.L. (2005). A Hydrodynamic Study and Mass Transfer Coefficient on a Multistage Agitated Contactor with Cocurrent Gas Liquid Upflow, The 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland, July 10-14, Paper No. 05-003, (10 pages) (CD Rom).
    Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations
    • Taghavivand M., Choi, K.S., Zhang, L.F. (2016). Investigations on tribocharing behavior of pharmaceutical powders in a fluidized bed dryer, Fluidization XV, May 22-27, Montebello, Quebec, Canada
    • Taghavivand M, Zhang L.F. (2015). Investigation of tribocharging behavior of pharmaceutical powders from a vibrating device. 65th Canadian Conference for Chemical Engineering, Calgary, Canada
    • Han C, Akamatsu C.M., Taghavivand M.,  Zhang L.F. (2015). Investigation of fluidization and bubbling behavior in a fluidized bed of binary mixtures with biomass particles. 65th Canadian Conference for Chemical Engineering, October 4-7, Calgary, Canada
    • Zhang, L.F., Anderson R., Du W. (2015). An advanced understanding of gas-liquid two phase flows in flow channels of PEM fuel cells: Pressure drop and flow regimes, 65th Canadian Conference for Chemical Engineering, October 4-7, Calgary, Canada.
    • Zhang, L., Anderson, R., Bi, X.T., Wilkinson, D.P., Stumper, J. and Wang, H.J. (2009). Investigations on Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow in Minichannels for PEM Fuel Cells, Hydrogen + Fuel Cells, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 31- June 3rd.
    Invited Lecture/Talk
    • Zhang L.F., 2014. Innovative Multiphase Flow Research toward Sustainability, Zhejiang University, May 17, Hangzhou, China.
    • Zhang L.F., 2014. Two-phase Flow in PEM Fuel Cells: Instability, Maldistribution and Flow Hysteresis, Soochow University, May 16th, Suzhou, China.
    • Zhang, L. (Invited) (2007). Development of a Continuous Process for Hydrogenation of Unsaturated Polymers, LANXESS, Germany, January 17.

    Research Grants

    New Grants/Contracts Received
    • Principal investigator, Characterization of electrostatic charges of fungal spores and their impact on spore viability, NSERC Engage
    • Principal investigator, Development of enhanced energy efficient fluidized bed drying processes, NSERC Discovery Grant.
    Completed Grants/Contracts
    • Principal investigator, Multiphase flows towards green energy and sustainability, UofS New Faculty Start-up Fund.

    Teaching

    2015-2016
    • CHE 210.3 - Fluid Mechanics;
    • CHE 325.3//881 - Process Engineering and Design I;
    • CHE 431/332 - Undergraduate Seminar
    2014-2015
    • CHE 210.3 -Fluid Mechanics I
    • CHE 332.0 -Undergraduate Seminar
    • CHE 414.2 -Chemical Engineering Laboratory I
    2013-2014
    • CHE 210.3 - Fluid Mechanics I
    • CHE 332 - Undergraduate Seminar
    • CHE 414.2 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory II

    Research Projects

    Research Projects
    • Advanced understanding of gas-liquid two-phase flow in PEM fuel cells
    • Investigation of mixing and fluidization behavior of biomass/sand mixtures in a fluidized bed
    • Development of a new monitoring  tool for a fluidized bed drying process
    • Tribocharging behavior during powder handling processes