Journal Articles

  1. D. Vikara, D. Remson, and V. Khanna. Gaining Perspective on Unconventional Well Design Choices through Play-level Application of Machine Learning Modeling, accepted, Upstream Oil and Gas Technology, 2020.

  2. S. Tavakkoli, O.R.  Lokare, R.D. Vidic, and V. Khanna. Shale gas produced water management using membrane distillation: An optimization-based approach, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 158, 104803, 2020.

  3. N. Vora, B. Fath, and V. Khanna, A Systems Approach to Assess Trade Dependencies in US Food-Energy-Water Nexus, Environmental Science and Technology, 53(18): 10941-10950, 2019.

  4. Y. Wang, S. Tavakkoli, V. Khanna, R.D. Vidic, L.M. Gilbertson, Life Cycle Impact and Benefit Tradeoffs of a Produced Water and Abandoned Mine Drainage Co-Treatment Process, Environmental Science and Technology, 52(23): 13995-14005, 2018.

  5. T.M. Harris, J. Devkota, V. Khanna, P. Eranki, and A.E. Landis, Logistic Growth Curve Modeling of US Energy Production and Consumption, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 96, 46-57, 2018.

  6. K.J. Ketchman, K. Parrish, V. Khanna, and M.M. Bilec, Synergizing Disparate Component-level Energy Resources into a Single Whole Building Tool to Support Energy Conservation Action in Small Commercial Buildings, Energy and Buildings, 176, 325-332, 2018.

  7. K.J. Ketchman, V. Khanna, K. Parrish, and M.M. Bilec, Small Business Electricity Disaggregation: Where can we improve? Towards increased transparency of appliance modal parameters, Energy and Buildings, 176, 194-202, 2018. 

  8. K.J. Ketchman, D. Riley, V. Khanna, and M.M. Bilec, Survey of Homeowners' Motivations for the Adoption of Energy Efficiency Measures: Evaluating a Holistic Energy Assessment Program, Journal of Architectural Engineering, 24(4), 2018.

  9. A.W. Beck, A.J. O'Brien, G.G. Zaimes, D.E. Resasco, S. Crossley, and V. Khanna, Systems-Level Analysis of Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Coproducing Biobased Fuels and Chemicals: Implications for Sustainability, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 6 (5), 5826–5834,2018.

  10. O.R. Lokare, S. Tavakkoli, V. Khanna, and R.D. Vidic, Importance of feed recirculation for the overall energy consumption in membrane distillation systems, Desalination, 428, 250-254, 2018.

  11. G.G. Zaimes, A.W. Beck, R.J. Reddy, D.E. Resasco, S. Crossley, L.L. Lobban, and V. Khanna. Multistage torrefaction and in situ catalytic upgrading to hydrocarbon biofuels: analysis of life cycle energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, Energy and Environmental Science, 10, 1034-1050, 2017.

  12. S. Tavakkoli, O.R.  Lokare, R.D. Vidic, and V. Khanna. A techno-economic assessment of membrane distillation for treatment of Marcellus shale produced water, Desalination, 416, 24-34, 2017.

  13. O.R. Lokare, S. Tavakkoli, G. Rodriguez, V. Khanna, and R.D. Vidic, Integrating membrane distillation with waste heat from natural gas compressor stations for produced water treatment in Pennsylvania, Desalination, 413, 144-153, 2017.

  14. N. Vora, A. Shah, M.M. Bilec, and V. Khanna, Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Quantifying Embodied Energy and GHG Emissions from Irrigation through Virtual Water Transfers in Food Trade, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 5(3), 2119-2128, 2017.

  15. V. Hasik, N.E. Anderson, W.O. Collinge, C.L. Thiel, V. Khanna, J. Wirick, R.V. Piacentini, A.E. Landis, and M.M. Bilec, Evaluating the life cycle environmental benefits and tradeoffs of water reuse systems for net-zero buildings, Environmental Science and Technology, 51(3): 1110- 1119, 2017.

  16. O.R. Lokare, S. Tavakkoli, S. Wadekar, V. Khanna, and R.D. Vidic. Fouling in direct contact membrane distillation of produced water from unconventional gas extraction, Journal of Membrane Science, 524 (493-501), 2017.

  17. J.A. Vendries, T.R. Hawkins, J. Marriott, and V. Khanna. Effects of using heterogeneous prices on the allocation of impacts from electricity use: a mixed-unit input-output approach, Journal of Industrial Ecology, 21(5), 1333-1343, 2017.

  18. M. Montazeri, G.G. Zaimes, V. Khanna, and M.J. Eckelman. Meta-Analysis of life cycle energy and greenhouse gas emissions for priority bio-based chemicals, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 4(12), 6443-6454, 2016.

  19. S. Tavakkoli, O. Lokare, R.D. Vidic, and V. Khanna. Systems-level analysis of waste heat recovery opportunities from natural gas compressor stations in the U.S., ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 4(7), 3618-3626, 2016.

  20. S.S. Chopra, T. Dillon, M.M. Bilec, and V. Khanna. A Network-based Framework for Assessing Infrastructure Resilience: A Case Study of London Metro System, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 13:118, 2016.

  21. S.S. Chopra, B.R. Bakshi, and V. Khanna. Economic dependence of U.S. industrial sectors on animal-mediated pollination service, Environmental Science & Technology, 49(24): 14441–14451, 2015.

  22. G.G. Zaimes, N. Vora, S.S. Chopra, A.E. Landis, and V. Khanna. Design of sustainable biofuel processes and supply chains: challenges and opportunities, Processes, 3:634-663, 2015.

  23. G.G. Zaimes, K. Soratana, C.L. Harden, A.E. Landis, and V. Khanna. Biofuels via fast pyrolysis of perennial grasses: A life cycle evaluation of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science & Technology, 49(16): 10007-10018, 2015.

  24. J.A. Vendries, T.R. Hawkins, J. Marriott, H.S. Matthews, and V. Khanna, Disaggregating the power generation sector for input-output life-cycle assessment, Journal of Industrial Ecology, 19(4): 666-675, 2015.

  25. S.S. Chopra and V. Khanna. Interconnectedness and interdependencies of critical infrastructures in the U.S. economy: Implications for Resilience, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 436: 865-877, 2015.

  26. G.G. Zaimes, B. Hubler, S. Wang, and V. Khanna. Environmental life cycle perspective on rare earth oxide production, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 3(2), 237-244, 2015.

  27. K. Soratana, C.L. Hardin, G.G. Zaimes, D. Rasutis, C.L. Antaya, V. Khanna, A.E. Landis, The role of sustainability and life cycle thinking in U.S. biofuels policies, Energy Policy, 75, 316-226, 2014.

  28. G.G. Zaimes and V. Khanna. Assessing the critical role of ecological goods and services in microalgal biofuel life cycles, RSC Advances, 4 (85), 44980 – 44990, 2014.

  29. S.S. Chopra and V. Khanna. Understanding resilience in industrial symbiosis networks: Insights from network analysis, Journal of Environmental Management, 141: 86-94, 2014.

  30. G.G. Zaimes and V. Khanna. The role of allocation and coproducts in environmental evaluation of microalgal biofuels: How important?, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 7: 247-256, 2014.

  31. G.G. Zaimes and V. Khanna. Environmental sustainability of emerging algal biofuels: A comparative life cycle evaluation of algal biodiesel and renewable diesel, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 32(4): 926-936, 2013.

  32. K. Soratana, V. Khanna, and A.E. Landis, Re-envisioning the Renewable Fuel Standard to minimize unintended consequences: a comparison of microalgal diesel with other biodiesels, Applied Energy, 112, 194-204, 2013.

  33. G.G. Zaimes and V. Khanna. Environmental life cycle evaluation of microalgal biomass production pathways, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 6:88, 2013.

  34. A. Dale, V. Khanna, R. Vidic, and M. Bilec, Process Based Life-Cycle Assessment of Natural Gas from the Marcellus Shale, Envrionmental Science and Technology, 47(10): 5459-5466, 2013.

  35. L. Merugula, V. Khanna, and B.R. Bakshi. Reinforcing wind turbine blades- An environmental life cycle evaluationEnvrionmental Science and Technology, 46(17): 9785-9792, 2012.

  36. V. Khanna and B.R. Bakshi. Carbon nanofiber reinforced polymer composites – evaluation of life cycle energy useEnvrionmental Science and Technology, 43(6): 2078-2084, 2009.

  37. V. Khanna, B.R. Bakshi, and L. J. Lee. Carbon nanofiber production: life cycle energy consumption and environmental impact, Journal of Industrial Ecology, 12(3): 394-410, 2008.

    Book Chapters

  1. G.G. Zaimes and V. Khanna, Integrating the Role of Thermodynamics in LCA: A Case Study of Microalgal Biofuels, Book Chapter in Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies, Edited by Martin A. Abraham, Elsevier Publishing, Pages 397-406, 2017.

  2. G.G. Zaimes and V. Khanna, Life Cycle Environmental Sustainability Aspects of Microalgal Biofuels, Book Chapter in Assessing and Measuring Environmental Aspects in Engineering, Elsevier Publishing, Pages 255-325, 2015.

  3. G.G. Zaimes, M.G. Borkowski, and V. Khanna, Life-cycle Environmental Impacts of Biofuels and Coproducts. Book Chapter in Biofuels and Biorefineries- Recent Developments, Springer Verlang GmbH, 2013.

  4. V. Khanna, L. Merugula, and B. R. Bakshi. Environmental life cycle assessment of polymer nanocomposites. Book Chapter in Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites – vol. 2 applications; Ed. Fengge Gao, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 2012.

  5. V. Khanna and N. Campion. Carbon Nanofibers: Evaluation of Life Cycle Environmental Impacts. Book chapter in Nanofibers: production, properties, and functional applications, Ed. T. Lin, Intech, 2011.

  6. V. Khanna, Y. Zhang, G.F. Grubb, and B.R. Bakshi. Assessing the life cycle environmental implications of nanomanufacturing – opportunities and challenges. Chapter in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Environmental and Health Impacts: Ed. V. H. Grassian, Pages 19-42, 2008.

  7. Y. Zhang, V. Khanna, and B.R. Bakshi. Encyclopedia of Environment and Society. Chapter on Life Cycle Assessment: Ed. Paul Robbins, Pages 1047-1049, 2007.

 

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