Journal Articles

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

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

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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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