Basic Information

Professor, Dr. Houzhang Tan

School of Energy and Power Engineering

Xi’an Jiaotong University

Xi’an, 710049, China

Fax: 0086 29 82668703
Major Area of Research Specialization:

Basic research and engineering application of  clean coal utilization;
Efficient utilization of biomass;
Research on new technologies for energy saving and water saving;
Design and energy-saving retrofit of burners/mills/fans in thermal power plants;
Experimental and Mechanism Study on Combustion Reaction Kinetics;
Solid waste treatment and resource utilization
Recent Research Project:
(1) High Temperature Catalytic Removal of HCN from Metal Oxides in Complex Atmosphere
(2) Mechanism study on the layer crystallization slagging during the high alkali coal combustion
(3) The Investigation on Formation Mechanism and Emission Factors of Fine Particles in Coal Combustion
(4) Energy saving and clean combustion technology for industrial boiler
(5) Study on the key technologies and applications for removing PM2.5 and Hg in power plant
(6) Study on the technologies for cement kiln with low emissions
(7) Research on Key Technologies of High-efficiency Burning of Controllable High Temperature Preheating withEnergy saving and clean combustion technology for Industrial boiler Ultra-low NOx Emission
(8) The formation mechanism and escape characteristics of PM2.5 rich in heavy metals including Ti, Fe, Ba in the process of coal combustion
(9) Research and engineering demonstration of key technologies for pollution control in the whole process of industrial kiln co-processing of urban solid waste
(10) Research on wall adhesion/rebound model of melting fine particles under typical polysulfate/chloride vapor
(11) Study on the thermophysical properties of Ionic liquid absorption refrigeration working fluid pair
(12) Dynamic measurement of free radical evolution and research on gas-solid product formation characteristics during coal flash pyrolysis
Research Funding:
Principal investigation of contracts and grants includes funding in research: 33 million¥ (5.1 million $), funding completed: 35 million¥ (5.4 million $), total funding about 65 million ¥ (10 million $)



1981-1985             Bachelor in Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

1985-1988             Master in Fluid Machinery,  Huazhong University of Science and Technology

1995-1998             Ph.D in Thermal Engineering,  Xi’an Jiaotong University
2010-2011             Senior Visiting Scholar, University of Leeds, UK.
Houzhang Tan received a B.S. in Power Engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1985, an M.A.Sc. in Fluid Machinery from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Thermal Engineering from the Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1998. He was the advanced researcher on coal combustion and fluid engineering in Xi’an Thermal Power Research Institute Co.,Ltd. from 1988-1995. He has undergone the postdoctor in Northwestern Polytechnical University from 1999-2000. In 2001 he joined the Department of Thermal Engineering in Xi’an Jiaotong University, as an associate professor until now.

Scientific Research




(1) Jiaye Zhang, Chongming Chen, Ao Zhou, Zia ur Rahman, Xuebin Wang, Dragoslava Stojiljković, Nebojsa Manić, Milan Vujanović, Houzhang Tan. "Morphology of char particles from coal pyrolysis in a pressurized entrained flow reactor: Effects of pressure and atmosphere." Energy, 2022, 121846.

(2) Zia ur Rahman, Xuebin Wang, Hrvoje Mikulcic, Shangkun Zhou, Jiaye Zhang, Milan Vujanovic, Houzhang Tan. "Numerical assessment of NOx evolution in ammonia oxidation and its control by reburning in pressurized oxy-combustion" Journal of the Energy Institute, 2022, 100, 89-98.

(3) Renhui Ruan, Qiwei An, Houzhang Tan, Shiyao Jia, Xuebin Wang, Jianghua Peng, Peng Li. "Effect of calcined kaolin on PM0.4 formation from combustion of Zhundong lignite." Fuel, 2022, 319, 123622.

(4) Xiaoxiao Wang, Shisen Xu, Yibin Wang, Houzhang Tan, Xiaohe Xiong. "Numerical simulation on the effect of burner bias angles on the performance of a two-stage entrained-flow gasifier." ACS Omega, 2022, 6640-6654.

(5) Ao Zhou, Xuebin Wang, Aneta Magdziarz, Shilin Yu, Shuanghui Deng, Jin Bai, Qingfu Zhang, Houzhang Tan. "Ash fusion and mineral evolution during the co-firing of coal and municipal sewage sludge in power plants." Fuel, 2022, 310, 122416.

(6) Daoyang Ma, Shiyao Jia, Zhongfa Hu, Xuebin Wang, Liangyu Li, Houzhang Tan, Zia ur Rahman. "Experimental investigation of water washing effect on high-chlorine coal properties." Fuel, 2022, 319, 123838.

(7) Jiaye Zhang, Zhaochen Shi, Yu Zheng, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang. "Fragmentation and mineral transformation behavior during combustion of char produced at elevated pressure." Energy Conversion and Management, 2022, 258, 115538.

(8) Ao Zhou, Wenjing Ma, Renhui Ruan, Shilin Yu, Houzhang Tan, Shuanghui Deng, Kun Liang, Kai Liu, Donglin Han, Xuebin Wang. "Submicron particle formation from co-firing of coal and municipal sewage sludge." Journal of Environmental Management, 2022, 311, 114863.




(1) Xuebin Wang, Gregory S. Yablonsky, Zia ur Rahman, Zhiwei Yang, Pan Du, Houzhang Tan, Richard L. Axelbaum. "Assessment of sulfur trioxide due to enhanced interaction of nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides in pressurized oxy-combustion." Fuel, 2021, 119964.

(2) Yibin Wang, Liangyu Li, Meng Wang, Houzhang Tan, Sicong Zhang. "Effect of ZnS/PbS deposits on high temperature corrosion of waterwall tubes in reducing atmosphere." Fuel Processing Technology, 2021.

(3) Jiaye Zhang, Shijie Zheng, Chongming Chen, Xuebin Wang, Zia Ur Rahman, Houzhang Tan. "Kinetic model study on biomass pyrolysis and CFD application by using pseudo-Bio-CPD model." Fuel, 2021.

(4) Shuanghui Deng, Houzhang Tan, Bo Wei, Xuebin Wang, Fuxin Yang, Xiaohe Xiong. "Investigation on combustion performance and ash fusion characteristics of Zhundong coal co-combustion with coal gangue." Fuel, 2021.

(5) Wang Xuebin, Mikulčić Hrvoje, Dai Gaofeng, Zhang Jiaye, Tan Houzhang, Vujanović Milan. "Decrease of high-carbon-ash landfilling by its co-firing inside a cement calciner." Journal of Cleaner Production, 2021.

(6) Jianghua Peng, Houzhang Tan, Ping Yu . "Optimization of chloride ion removal from desulfurization wastewater by eletrocatalysis progress: application of Box-Behnken design." Desalination and Water Treatment, 2021.

(7) Xing Liu, Jiaye Zhang, Houzhang Tan, Qingfeng Mo, Xuebin Wang, Yibin Wang. "Numerical and experimental study on co-firing of low volatile coal in a 330 MW tangentially fired boiler." Journal of the Energy Institute, 2021.

(8) Ruijie Cao, Renhui Ruan, Houzhang Tan, Shengjie Bai, Yongle Du, Hexin Liu. "Condensational growth activated by cooling method for multi-objective treatment of desulfurized flue gas: A full-scale study." Chemical Engineering Journal, 2021.

(9) Xiong Xiaohe, Lv Zhaomin, Yu Shilin, Houzhang Tan, Xiang Baixiang, Huang Jun. "Coke preheating combustion study on NOX and SO2 emission." Journal of the Energy Institute, 2021.

(10) Meng Zhang, Zhenhua An, Xutao Wei, Jinhua Wang, Zuohua Huang, Houzhang Tan. "Emission analysis of the CH4/NH3/air co-firing fuels in a model combustor." Fuel, 2021.

(11) Meng Zhang, Zhenhua An, Liang Wang, Xutao Wei, Jinhua Wang, Zuohua Huang, Houzhang Tan. "The regulation effect of methane and hydrogen on the emission characteristics of ammonia/air combustion in a model combustor." International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2021.

(12) Shangkun Zhou, Wenjun Yang, Houzhang Tan, Qiwei An, Jinhua Wang, Hongchao Dai, Xiaoxiao Wang, Xuebin Wang, Shuanghui Deng. "Experimental and kinetic modeling study on NH3/syngas/air and NH3/bio-syngas/air premixed laminar flames at elevated temperature." Combustion and Flame, 2021.

(13) Zhenhua An, Meng Zhang, Weijie Zhang, Runze Mao, Xutao Wei, Jinhua Wang, Zuohua Huang, Houzhang Tan. "Emission prediction and analysis on CH4/NH3/air swirl flames with LES-FGM method." Fuel, 2021.

(14) Yibin Wang Xiaoxiao Wang, Houzhang Tan, Xinwei Xu. "Numerical investigation on deposition rate of mechanically mixed ash particles in a entrained reactor." Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2021.

(15) Yibin Wang, Liangyu Li, Qiwei An, Meng Wang, Houzhang Tan, Peng Li, Jianghua Peng. "Effect of Ca3(PO4)2 additive on the slagging behavior during the cofiring of high-sodium coal and iron-rich coal." Fuel Processing Technology, 2021.

(16) Jinwei Zhu, Jie Chen, Houzhang Tan, Wei Yan. "Efficient adsorption of trace formaldehyde by polyaniline/TiO2 composite at room temperature and mechanism investigation." Atmospheric Pollution Research, 2021.

(17) Zia ur Rahman, Jiaye Zhang, Lan Zhang, Xuebin Wang, Zhiwei Yang, Houzhang Tan, Richard L. Axelbaum. "A kinetic evaluation and optimization study on NOx reduction by reburning under pressurized oxy-combustion." Journal of Environmental Management, 2021.

(18) Daoyang Ma, Renhui Ruan, Yingdian Li,  Xuebin Wang, Jingbin Zi, Yibin Wang, Houzhang Tan. "Characteristics of fine particle formation during combustion of Xinjiang high-chlorine-sodium coal." Fuel, 2021.

(19) Yibin Wang, Liangyu Li, Qiwei An, Houzhang Tan, Peng Li, Jianghua Peng. "Effect of different additives on ash fusion characteristic and mineral phase transformation of iron-rich Zhundong coal." Fuel, 2021.

(20) Xiaohe Xiong, Yang Miao, Xuchao Lu, Houzhang Tan, Zia ur Rahman, Peng Li. "C1~C2 hydrocarbons generation and mutual conversion behavior in coal pyrolysis process." Fuel, 2021.

(21) Jianjiang Wang, Bo Wei, Maierhaba Abudoureheman, Kunpeng Liu, Houzhang Tan, Guanghui Li. "Effect of pressure on the transformation characteristics of inorganic minerals Na/S in Zhundong coal ashJournal of the Energy Institute, 2021.

(22) Kunpeng Liu, Qi Lu, Bo Wei, Jianjiang Wang, Lijuan Chen, Wenya Wu, Houzhang Tan, Xian Li. "Effect of particle system on slag formation and shedding characteristics of high alkali metal coal in full-scale circulating fluidized bed boiler based on Nano-CT." Fuel Processing Technology, 2021.

(23) Shuanghui Deng, Shilin Yu, Houzhang Tan, Xuchao Lu, Xuebin Wang. "A comparative study on the effects of NaOH and CaCl2 additives on dewatering properties and product characteristics of oily scum via hydrothermal treatment." Fuel, 2021.






(1) Xiaohe Xiong, Xing Liu, Houzhang Tan, Shuanghui Deng. "Investigation on high temperature corrosion of water-cooled wall tubes at a 300 MW boiler." Journal of the Energy Institute, 2020, 93, 377-386.

(2) Hexin Liu, Fuxin Yang, Houzhang Tan, Zhenghong Li, Peng Feng, Yongle Du. "Experimental and numerical investigation on the structure characteristics of vortex generators affecting particle agglomeration." Powder Technology, 2020, 362, 805-816.

(3) Fuxin Yang, Peng Feng, Qiang Chen, Xiaopo Wang, Houzhang Tan. "Influences of Organic Solvents on the Properties of 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium Acetate." Journal of Chemical & Engineering, 2020, 65, 1911-1918.

(4) Shuanghui Deng, Xuchao Lu, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, Xiaohe Xiong. "Effects of a combination of biomass addition and atmosphere on combustion characteristics and kinetics of oily sludge." Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 2020.

(5) Geng Xinze, Hu Jiwei, Duan Yufeng, Tang Hongjian, Huang Tianfang, Xu Yifan. "The effect of mechanical-chemical-brominated modification on physicochemical properties and mercury removal performance of coal-fired by-product." Fuel, 2020, 266, 117041.

(6) Ningbo Gao, Jiaqi Li, Cui Quan, Houzhang Tan. "Product property and environmental risk assessment of heavy metals during pyrolysis of oily sludge with fly ash additive." Fuel, 2020, 266, 117090.

(7) Shangkun Zhou, Meng Wang, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, WenjunYang, Xiaohe Xiong, Fuxin Yang. "Evaluation of aluminum ash in alleviating the ash deposition of high-sodium and high-iron coal." Fuel, 2020, 273, 117701.

(8) Jiaye Zhang, Zia ur Rahman, Xuebin Wang, Zhao Wang, Peng Li, Yongbing Wang, Delige Bate, Ke Zhao, Houzhang Tan. "Hot corrosion behaviors of TP347H and HR3C stainless steel with KCl deposit in oxy-biomass combustion." Journal of Environmental Management, 2020, 263, 110411.

(9) Hexin Liu, Fuxin Yang, Zhenghong Li, Houzhang Tan, Peng Feng, Xing Liu. "Simulation and optimization of the particle agglomeration in an aerodynamic agglomerator using a CFD-PBM coupled model." International Journal of Modern Physics C, 2020, 31, 1-17.

(10) Xing Liu, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, Zhao Wang, Xiaohe Xiong. "Oxidation reactivity and kinetic analysis of bituminous coal char from high-temperature pyrolysis: Effect of heating rate and pyrolysis temperature." Thermochimica Acta, 2020, 690, 178660.

(11) Gaofeng Dai, Xuebin Wang, Hongjun You, Yongbing Wang, Zhiliang Shan, Houzhang Tan. "Catalytic function of ferric oxide and effect of water on the formation of sulfur trioxide." Journal of Environmental Management, 2020, 264, 110499.

(12) Xuebin Wang, Yiming Zhu, Zhongfa Hu, Lan Zhang, Houzhang Tan. "Characteristics of ash and slag from four biomass-fired power plants: Ash/slag ratio, unburned carbon, leaching of major and trace elements." Energy Conversion and Management, 2020, 214, 112897.

(13) Shuanghui Deng, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, Xuchao Lu, Xiaohe Xiong. "Ash fusion characteristics and mineral matter transformations during sewage sludge/petrochemical sludge co-firing with wheat straw." Journal of Cleaner Production, 2020, 260, 121103.

(14) Shangkun Zhou, Meng Wang, Xiaohe Xiong, Houzhang Tan, Zhaomin Lv, Xuebin Wang, Fuxin Yang. "Effect of thermal expansion additives on alleviating the ash deposition of high-sodium coal." Journal of Environmental Management, 2020, 269, 110799.

(15) Yanlong Wang, Yueshe Wang, Shiyu Song, Ting Wang, Houzhang Tan. "Effects of coal types and combustion conditions on carbonaceous aerosols in flue gas and their light absorption properties." Fuel, 2020, 277, 118148.

(16) Renhui Ruan, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, Zhongfa Hu. "Evolution of particulate matter in the post-combustion zone of Zhundong lignite." Fuel, 2020, 281, 118780.

(17) Xing Liu, Houzhang Tan, Xiaohe Xiong, Zhaomin Lv, Xuchao Lu, Xuebin Wang. "Mechanism study of nitric oxide reduction by light gases from typical Chinese coals." Journal of the Energy Institute, 2020, 93, 1697-1704.

(18) Zhongfa Hu, Xuebin Wang, Lan Zhang, Shunzhi Yang, Renhui Ruan, Shengjie Bai, Yiming Zhu, Liang Wang, Hrvoje Mikulčić, HouzhangTan. "Emission characteristics of particulate matters from a 30 MW biomass-fired power plant in China." Renewable Energy, 2020, 155, 225-236.

(19) Renhui Ruan, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, Zhongfa Hu. "Investigation on PM formation from combustion of lignite with high contents of AAEMs (alkali and alkaline earth metals) and Fe: Effect of the reaction temperature." Journal of the Energy Institute, 2020, 93, 2464-2473.

(20) Gaofeng Dai, Shijie Zheng, Xuebin Wang, Houzhang Tan. "Combustibility analysis of high-carbon fine slags from an entrained flow gasifier." Journal of Environmental Management, 2020, 271, 111009.

(21) Zhaomin Lv, Xiaohe Xiong, Shilin Yu, Houzhang Tan, Baixiang Xiang, Jun Huang. "Experimental investigation on NO emission and burnout characteristics of semi-coke under high temperature preheating combustion technology." Fuel, 2020, 283, 119293.

(22) Zia ur Rahman, Xuebin Wang, Jiaye Zhang, Jakov Balet, Millan Vujanović, Houzhang Tan. "Kinetic study and optimization on SNCR process in pressurized oxy-combustion." Journal of the Energy Institute, 2020.

(23) Yibin Wang, Meng Wang, Houzhang Tan, Guohui Lin, Hu Sheng. "Investigation of Zn- and Pb-rich deposits on water-wall tubes in three coal-fired boilers." Fuel Processing Technology, 2020, 211, 106607.

(24) Xing Liu, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang. "Combustibility and Cofiring of Coal Gasification Fine Ash with High Carbon Content in a Full-scale Pulverized Coal Furnace." Energy & Fuels, 2020, 34, 12972-12983.

(25) Wang Yibin, Hexin Liu, Houzhang Tan. "Modelling of initial deposition of biomass ash particles on walls of superheater tubes." Thermal Science, 2020, 24, 3489-3499.

(26) Wang Yibin, Wang Xiaoxiao, Wang Meng, Tan Houzhang. "Formation of sulfide deposits and high temperature corrosion behavior at fireside in a coal-fired boiler." Energy & Fuels, 2020, 34, 13849-13861.

(27) Meng Zhang, Xutao Wei, Jinhua Wang, Zuohua Huang, Houzhang Tan. "The blow-off and transient characteristics of co-firing ammonia/methane fuels in a swirl combustor." Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2020, 34, 13849-13861.



(1) Xuebin Wang, Jiaye Zhang, Zhao Wang, Yongbing Wang, Milan Vujanović, Peng Li, Houzhang Tan. "Experimental and kinetics study on SO3 catalytic formation by Fe2O3 in oxy-combustion." Journal of Environmental Management, 2019, 236, 420-427.

(2)  Renhui Ruan, Xinwei Xu, Houzhang Tan, Sicong Zhang, Xuchao Lu, Peng Zhang "Emission Characteristics of Particulate Matter from Two Ultralow-Emission Coal-Fired Industrial Boilers in Xi’an, China." Energy & Fuels, 2019, 33, 1944-1954.

(3) Renhui Ruan, Hexin Liu, Houzhang Tan, Fuxin Yang, Yan Li, Sicong Zhang. "Effects of APCDs on PM emission-A case study of a 660 MW coal-fired unit with ultralow pollutants emission." Applied Thermal Engineering, 2019, 155, 418-427.

(4) Xuebin Wang, Jiaye Zhang, Shengjie Bai, Lan Zhang, Yan Li, Hrvoje Mikulčić, Juan Chen, Liang Wang, Houzhang Tan. "Effect of pyrolysis upgrading temperature on particulate matter emissions from lignite semi-char combustion." Energy Conversion and Management, 2019, 195, 384-391.

(5) Fuxin Yang, Xiaopo Wang, Qiang Chen, Houzhang Tan. "Improvement of the properties of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate using organic solvents for biofuel process." Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2019, 284, 82-91.

(6) Xuebin Wang, Qiming Jin, Liang Wang, Shengjie Bai, Hrvoje Mikulčić, Milan Vujanović, Houzhang Tan. "Synergistic effect of biomass and polyurethane waste co-pyrolysis on soot formation at high temperatures." Journal of Environmental Management, 2019, 239, 306-315.

(7) Xuebin Wang, Daoyang Ma, Shuanghui Deng, Hrvoje Stančin, Houzhang Tan, Hrvoje Mikulčić. "Synergistic effects of biomass and polyurethane co-pyrolysis on the yield, reactivity, and heating value of biochar at high temperatures." Fuel Processing Technology, 2019, 106127.

(8) Bo Wei, Wenjun Yang, Jianjiang Wang, Houzhang Tan, Shangkun Zhou, Feng Wang, Jianfei Ma. "Study on reduction mechanism of Fe2O3 by NH3 under SNCR condition." Fuel, 2019, 255, 115814.

(9) Xuebin Wang, Jiaye Zhang, Xinwei Xu, Hrvoje Mikulčić, Yan Li, Yuegui Zhou, Houzhang Tan. "Numerical study of biomass Co-firing under Oxy-MILD mode." Renewable Energy, 2020, 146, 2566-2576.

(10) Xiaohe Xiong, Houzhang Tan, Yanjun Ding, Zhimin Peng. "Application of H2 and CO2 addition in driver section on shock tube ignition delay measurement." Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2019, 14(5).

(11) Hexin Liu, Fuxin Yang, Yongle Du, Renhui Ruan, Houzhang Tan. "Field measurements on particle size distributions and emission characteristics of PM10 in a cement plant of China." Atmospheric Pollution Research, 2019, 10, 1464-1472.

(12) Xiaohe Xiong, Zhaomin Lv, Houzhang Tan, Bo Wei. "A typical super-heater tube leakage and high temperature corrosion mechanism investigation in a 260 t/h circulated fluidized boiler." Engineering Failure Analysis, 2019, 109, 104255.

(13) Xiaohe Xiong, Zhaomin Lv, Houzhang Tan, Zhimin Peng, Yanjun Ding. "Shock tube evaluation on C2H4 ignition delay differences among N2, Ar, He, CO2 diluent gases." Journal of the Energy Institute, 2020, 93, 1271-1277.

(14) Xuebin Wang, Yan Li, Shengjie Bai, Qiming Jin, Hrvoje Mikulčić, Houzhang Tan. "Nano-scale soot particle formation during the high-temperature pyrolysis of waste plastics in an entrained flow reactor." Waste and Biomass Valorization, 2019, 10, 3857-3866.

(15) Yiming Zhu, Houzhang Tan, Yanqing Niu, Xuebin Wang. "Experimental study on ash fusion characteristics and slagging potential using simulated biomass ashes." Journal of the Energy Institute, 2019, 92, 1889-1896.

(16) Yan Li, Xuebin Wang, Houzhang Tan, Shengjie Bai, Hrvoje Mikulcic, Fuxin Yang. "Evolution of PM2.5 from biomass high-temperature pyrolysis in an entrained flow reactor." Journal of the Energy Institute, 2019, 92, 1548-1556.

(17) Hong Xu, Shangkun Zhou, Yiming Zhu, Weigang Xu, Xiaohe Xiong, Houzhang Tan. "Experimental study on the effect of H2S and SO2 on high temperature corrosion of 12Cr1MoV." Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2019, 27, 1956-1964.

(18) Yibin Wang, Houzhang Tan. "Condensation of KCl(g) under varied temperature gradient." Fuel, 2019, 237, 1141-1150.

(19) Renhui Ruan, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, Fuxin Yang, Zhongfa Hu, Zijun Ren. "Characteristic of particulate matter from combustion of Zhundong lignite: a comparison between air and oxy-fuel atmospheres." Energy & Fuels, 2019, 33, 12260-12269.

(20) Qiming Jin, Xuebin Wang, Shuaishuai Li, Hrvoje Mikulčić, Tibor Bešenić, Shuanghui Deng, Milan Vujanović, Houzhang Tan, Benjamin M.Kumfer. "Synergistic effects during co-pyrolysis of biomass and plastic: Gas, tar, soot, char products and thermogravimetric study." Journal of the Energy Institute, 2019, 92, 108-117.



(1)  Wang, Xuebin, Adewale Adeosun, Zhongfa Hu, Zhenghang Xiao, Dishant Khatri, Tianxiang Li, Houzhang Tan, and Richard L. Axelbaum. "Effect of feedstock water leaching on ignition and PM 1.0 emission during biomass combustion in a flat-flame burner reactor." Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (2018).

(2)  Wei, Bo, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, Tao Yang, Yibin Wang, and Renhui Ruan. "Impact of complex reacting atmosphere on ash fusion characteristics and minerals conversion in coal combustion process." Combustion Science and Technology190, no. 7 (2018): 1178-1193.

(3)  Liu, Xing, Houzhang Tan, Yibin Wang, Fuxin Yang, Hrvoje Mikulčić, Milan Vujanović, and Neven Duić. "Low NO x combustion and SCR flow field optimization in a low volatile coal fired boiler." Journal of environmental management 220 (2018): 30-35.

(4)  Wang, Xuebin, Qiming Jin, Jiaye Zhang, Yan Li, Shuaishuai Li, Hrvoje Mikulčić, Milan Vujanović, Houzhang Tan, and Neven Duić. "Soot formation during polyurethane (PU) plastic pyrolysis: The effects of temperature and volatile residence time." Energy Conversion and Management 164 (2018): 353-362.

(5)  Hu, Zhongfa, Xuebin Wang, Adewale Adeosun, Renhui Ruan, and Houzhang Tan. "Aggravated fine particulate matter emissions from heating-upgraded biomass and biochar combustion: The effect of pretreatment temperature." Fuel Processing Technology 171 (2018): 1-9.

(6)  Yang, Fuxin, Xiaopo Wang, Houzhang Tan, Siyuan He, and Zhigang Liu. "Experimental investigations on the thermophysical properties of methyl myristate in alcoholic solutions." Fuel 215 (2018): 187-195.

(7)  Ruan, Renhui, Jiafan Xiao, Yongle Du, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, and Fuxin Yang. "The effect of interaction between sodium and oxides of silicon and aluminum on the formation of fine particulates during synthetic char combustion." Energy & Fuels (2018). 

(8)  Ruan, Renhui, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, Yan Li, Zhongfa Hu, Bo Wei, and Tao Yang. "Characteristics of fine particulate matter formation during combustion of lignite riched in AAEM (alkali and alkaline earth metals) and sulfur." Fuel 211 (2018): 206-213.

(9)  Deng, Shuanghui, Xuebin Wang, Jiaye Zhang, Zihan Liu, Hrvoje Mikulčić, Milan Vujanović, Houzhang Tan, and Neven Duić. "A kinetic study on the catalysis of KCl, K 2 SO 4, and K 2 CO 3 during oxy-biomass combustion." Journal of environmental management 218 (2018): 50-58.

(10) Tan, Houzhang, Yibin Wang, Ruijie Cao, Yingying Xiong, Renhui Ruan, Milan Vujanović, and Neven Duić. "Development of wet phase transition agglomerator for multi-pollutant synergistic removal." Applied Thermal Engineering130 (2018): 1208-1214.

(11) Wang, Xuebin, Shengjie Bai, Qiming Jin, Shuaishuai Li, Yukun Li, Yan Li, and Houzhang Tan. "Soot formation during biomass pyrolysis: effects of temperature, water-leaching, and gas-phase residence time." Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis (2018).

(12) Wang, Xuebin, Yan Li, Shengjie Bai, Qiming Jin, Hrvoje Mikulčić, Houzhang Tan, and Milan Vujanović. "Nano-Scale Soot Particle Formation During the High-Temperature Pyrolysis of Waste Plastics in an Entrained Flow Reactor." Waste and Biomass Valorization (2018): 1-10.

(13) Wei, Bo, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, Renhui Ruan, Zhongfa Hu, and Yibin Wang. "Investigation on ash deposition characteristics during Zhundong coal combustion." Journal of the Energy Institute 91, no. 1 (2018): 33-42.

(14) Wang, Xuebin, Zhongfa Hu, Guogang Wang, Xiaotao Luo, Renhui Ruan, Qiming Jin, and Houzhang Tan. "Influence of coal co-firing on the particulate matter formation during pulverized biomass combustion." Journal of the Energy Institute (2018).



(1)  Zhao, Shilin, Yufeng Duan, Ting Yao, Meng Liu, Jianhong Lu, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, and Lituo Wu. "Study on the mercury emission and transformation in an ultra-low emission coal-fired power plant." Fuel 199 (2017): 653-661.

(2)  Wei, Bo, Houzhang Tan, Yibin Wang, Xuebin Wang, Tao Yang, and Renhui Ruan. "Investigation of characteristics and formation mechanisms of deposits on different positions in full-scale boiler burning high alkali coal." Applied Thermal Engineering 119 (2017): 449-458.

(3)  Wang, Xuebin, Shuaishuai Li, Adewale Adeosun, Yan Li, Milan Vujanović, Houzhang Tan, and Neven Duić. "Effect of potassium-doping and oxygen concentration on soot oxidation in O2/CO2 atmosphere: A kinetics study by thermogravimetric analysis." Energy conversion and management 149 (2017): 686-697.

(4)  Wang, Yibin, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, Ruijie Cao, and Bo Wei. "The condensation and thermodynamic characteristics of alkali compound vapors on wall during wheat straw combustion." Fuel 187 (2017): 33-42.

(5)  Cao, Ruijie, Houzhang Tan, Yingying Xiong, Hrvoje Mikulčić, Milan Vujanović, Xuebin Wang, and Neven Duić. "Improving the removal of particles and trace elements from coal-fired power plants by combining a wet phase transition agglomerator with wet electrostatic precipitator." Journal of cleaner production 161 (2017): 1459-1465.

(6)  Xiong, Yingying, Houzhang Tan, Yibin Wang, Weigang Xu, Hrvoje Mikulčić, and Neven Duić. "Pilot-scale study on water and latent heat recovery from flue gas using fluorine plastic heat exchangers." Journal of Cleaner Production 161 (2017): 1416-1422.

(7)  Wang, Yibin, Houzhang Tan, Kun Dong, Hexin Liu, Jiafan Xiao, and Junjie Zhang. "Study of ash fouling on the blade of induced fan in a 330 MW coal-fired power plant with ultra-low pollutant emission." Applied Thermal Engineering 118 (2017): 283-291.

(8)  Wang, Yibin, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, Wenzhi Du, Hrvoje Mikulčić, and Neven Duić. "Study on extracting available salt from straw/woody biomass ashes and predicting its slagging/fouling tendency." Journal of cleaner production155 (2017): 164-171.

(9)  Deng, Shuanghui, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, Fuxin Yang, Ruijie Cao, Zhao Wang, and Renhui Ruan. "Investigation on the fast co-pyrolysis of sewage sludge with biomass and the combustion reactivity of residual char." Bioresource technology 239 (2017): 302-310.

(10) Wang, Xuebin, Renhui Ruan, Tao Yang, Adewale Adeosun, Limeng Zhang, Bo Wei, Houzhang Tan, and Richard L. Axelbaum. "Sulfate Removal by Kaolin Addition To Address Fouling in a Full-Scale Furnace Burning High-Alkaline Zhundong Coal." Energy & Fuels 31, no. 11 (2017): 12823-12830.

(11) Perković, Luka, Hrvoje Mikulčić, Luka Pavlinek, Xuebin Wang, Milan Vujanović, Houzhang Tan, Jakov Baleta, and Neven Duić. "Coupling of cleaner production with a day-ahead electricity market: a hypothetical case study." Journal of cleaner production 143 (2017): 1011-1020.

(12) Tong, Zi-Xiang, Ming-Jia Li, Ya-Ling He, and Hou-Zhang Tan. "Simulation of real time particle deposition and removal processes on tubes by coupled numerical method." Applied Energy 185 (2017): 2181-2193.

(13) Mikulcic, H., Eberhard von Berg, Xuebin Wang, M. Vujanovic, Houzhang Tan, and N. Duic. "Using an Advanced Numerical Technique for Improving Pulverized Coal Combustion inside an Industrial Furnace." Chemical Engineering Transactions 61 (2017): 235-240.

(14) Wang, Xuebin, Zhongfa Hu, Adewale Adeosun, Bin Liu, Renhui Ruan, Shuaishuai Li, and Houzhang Tan. "Particulate matter emission and K/S/Cl transformation during biomass combustion in an entrained flow reactor." Journal of the Energy Institute (2017).

(15) Jin, Qiming, Xuebin Wang, Shuaishuai Li, Hrvoje Mikulčić, Tibor Bešenić, Shuanghui Deng, Milan Vujanović, Houzhang Tan, and Benjamin M. Kumfer. "Synergistic effects during co-pyrolysis of biomass and plastic: gas, tar, soot, char products and thermogravimetric study." Journal of the Energy Institute(2017).

(16) Yang, Fuxin, Xiaopo Wang, Houzhang Tan, and Zhigang Liu. "Improvement the viscosity of imidazolium-based ionic liquid using organic solvents for biofuels." Journal of Molecular Liquids 248 (2017): 626-633.

(17) Zhu, Yiming, Hao Zhang, Yanqing Niu, Haitao Xu, Xiao Zhang, Shi’en Hui, and Houzhang Tan. "Experiment Study on Ash Fusion Characteristics of Cofiring Straw and Sawdust." Energy & Fuels 32, no. 1 (2017): 525-531.

(18) Wang, Xuebin, Zhao Wang, Ya Dai, Kuoyan Ma, Lijun Zhu, and Houzhang Tan. "Thermogravimetric study on the flue‐cured tobacco leaf pyrolysis and combustion using a distributed activation energy model." Asia‐Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering 12, no. 1 (2017): 75-84.


(1)  Niu, Yanqing, Houzhang Tan, and Shi'en Hui. "Ash-related issues during biomass combustion: Alkali-induced slagging, silicate melt-induced slagging (ash fusion), agglomeration, corrosion, ash utilization, and related countermeasures." Progress in Energy and Combustion Science 52 (2016): 1-61.
(2)  Wang, Xuebin, Shuanghui Deng, Houzhang Tan, Adewale Adeosun, Milan Vujanović, Fuxin Yang, and Neven Duić. "Synergetic effect of sewage sludge and biomass co-pyrolysis: a combined study in thermogravimetric analyzer and a fixed bed reactor." Energy Conversion and Management 118 (2016): 399-405.
(3)  Wei, Bo, Xuebin Wang, Houzhang Tan, Limeng Zhang, Yibin Wang, and Zhao Wang. "Effect of silicon–aluminum additives on ash fusion and ash mineral conversion of Xinjiang high-sodium coal." Fuel 181 (2016): 1224-1229.
(4)  Deng, Shuanghui, Xuebin Wang, Houzhang Tan, Hrvoje Mikulčić, Fuxin Yang, Zhifeng Li, and Neven Duić. "Thermogravimetric study on the co-combustion characteristics of oily sludge with plant biomass." Thermochimica acta 633 (2016): 69-76.
(5)  Zhao, Shilin, Yufeng Duan, Houzhang Tan, Meng Liu, Xuebin Wang, Lituo Wu, Chenping Wang et al. "Migration and emission characteristics of trace elements in a 660 MW coal-fired power plant of China." Energy & Fuels 30, no. 7 (2016): 5937-5944.
(6)  Mikulčić, Hrvoje, Eberhard Von Berg, Milan Vujanović, Xuebin Wang, Houzhang Tan, and Neven Duić. "Numerical evaluation of different pulverized coal and solid recovered fuel co-firing modes inside a large-scale cement calciner." Applied energy184 (2016): 1292-1305.
(7)  Niu, Yanqing, Zhizhou Wang, Yiming Zhu, Xiaolu Zhang, Houzhang Tan, and Shi’en Hui. "Experimental evaluation of additives and K2O–SiO2–Al2O3 diagrams on high-temperature silicate melt-induced slagging during biomass combustion." Fuel 179 (2016): 52-59.
(8)  Yang, Tao, Xuebin Wang, Houzhang Tan, Bo Wei, Shuanghui Deng, Limeng Zhang, and Huiyan Zhang. "Existence and release of sodium in Zhundong coal: effects of treating temperature and silica additives." International journal of oil, gas and coal technology 11, no. 1 (2016): 63-74.
(9)  Zhao, Shilin, Yufeng Duan, Chenping Wang, Meng Liu, Jianhong Lu, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, and Lituo Wu. "Migration behavior of trace elements at a coal-fired power plant with different boiler loads." Energy & Fuels 31, no. 1 (2016): 747-754.
(10) Zhang, Lan, Zhongfa Hu, Juan Chen, Xuebin Wang, Bo Wei, and Houzhang Tan. "The Promotion Mechanism of Silicon–Aluminum on the Decomposition of Sulfates in Biomass Ash." In Clean Coal Technology and Sustainable Development, pp. 603-607. Springer, Singapore, 2016.
(11) Wang, Xuebin, Hongying Wu, Shuanghui Deng, Lan Zhang, Bo Wei, and Houzhang Tan. "A Mechanism Study on the Decomposition of Sulfate in Zhundong Coal with High Sulfur Content in Coal Ash." In Clean Coal Technology and Sustainable Development, pp. 101-106. Springer, Singapore, 2016.
(12) Wei, Bo, Xuebin Wang, Xiaobing Qi, Yibin Wang, Zhongfa Hu, and Houzhang Tan. "Mechanisms of Inorganic Element Transfer During Zhundong Coal Combustion in Drop Tube Furnace." In Clean Coal Technology and Sustainable Development, pp. 95-99. Springer, Singapore, 2016.
(13) Hu, Zhongfa, Lan Zhang, Qinglian Sang, Xuebin Wang, Zhao Wang, and Houzhang Tan. "Mechanism Investigation on the Sulfation of Condensed Sodium Chloride at 523–1023 K." In Clean Coal Technology and Sustainable Development, pp. 87-93. Springer, Singapore, 2016.
(1)  Wang, Xuebin, Zhaoxia Xu, Bo Wei, Lan Zhang, Houzhang Tan, Tao Yang, Hrvoje Mikulčić, and Neven Duić. "The ash deposition mechanism in boilers burning Zhundong coal with high contents of sodium and calcium: a study from ash evaporating to condensing." Applied Thermal Engineering 80 (2015): 150-159.
(2)  Wang, Xuebin, Zhongfa Hu, Shuanghui Deng, Yibin Wang, and Houzhang Tan. "Kinetics investigation on the combustion of biochar in O2/CO2 atmosphere." Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy 34, no. 3 (2015): 923-932.
(3)  Niu, Yanqing, Yiming Zhu, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, Shi’en Hui, and Wenzhi Du. "Experimental study on the coexistent dual slagging in biomass-fired furnaces: Alkali-and silicate melt-induced slagging." Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 35, no. 2 (2015): 2405-2413.
(4)  Wang, Yufeng, Xuebin Wang, Zhongfa Hu, Yan Li, Shuanghui Deng, Ben Niu, and Houzhang Tan. "NO emissions and combustion efficiency during biomass co-firing and air-staging." BioResources 10, no. 3 (2015): 3987-3998.
(5)  Deng, Shuanghui, Xuebin Wang, Houzhang Tan, Hrvoje Mikulčić, Zhifeng Li, Ruijie Cao, Zhao Wang, and Milan Vujanović. "Experimental and modeling study of the long cylindrical oily sludge drying process." Applied thermal engineering 91 (2015): 354-362.
(6)  Wang, Xuebin, Xinmin Wang, Houzhang Tan, Zhongfa Hu, Shuanghui Deng, and Yan Li. "Removal of Hydrogen Cyanide by Using Activated Carbon: The Effect of Adsorption Condition and Chemical Modification." Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy 9, no. 6 (2015): 545-552.
(7)  Wang, Yibin, Xuebin Wang, Houzhang Tan, Wenzhi Du, and Xiaodi Qu. "Extraction and quantitation of various potassium salts in straw ash." Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy 34, no. 2 (2015): 333-338.
(8)  Niu, Yanqing, Xing Liu, Yiming Zhu, Houzhang Tan, and Xuebin Wang. "Combustion characteristics of a four-wall tangential firing pulverized coal furnace." Applied Thermal Engineering 90 (2015): 471-477.
(9)  Deng, Shuanghui, Xuebin Wang, Houzhang Tan, Yan Li, Zhongfa Hu, and Ben Niu. "Optimization of Operating Conditions of a Household Up-draft Biomass Gasification Stove." BioResources 10, no. 3 (2015): 4178-4190.
(10) Liu, Haiyu, Houzhang Tan, Xiaohe Xiong, Lin Ma, Yang Miao, and Tongmo Xu. "Development and Application of A Coal Combustion Life Cycle On-line Monitoring System." Energy Engineering 112, no. 1 (2015): 28-46.
(1)  Niu, Yanqing, Yiming Zhu, Houzhang Tan, Shien Hui, Zhao Jing, and Weigang Xu. "Investigations on biomass slagging in utility boiler: Criterion numbers and slagging growth mechanisms." Fuel Processing Technology 128 (2014): 499-508.
(2)  Liu, Yuanyi, Xuebin Wang, Yingying Xiong, Houzhang Tan, and Yanqing Niu. "Study of briquetted biomass co-firing mode in power plants." Applied Thermal Engineering 63, no. 1 (2014): 266-271.
(3)  Xiong, Yingying, Yanqing Niu, Houzhang Tan, Yuanyi Liu, and Xuebin Wang. "Experimental study of a zero water consumption wet FGD system." Applied Thermal Engineering63, no. 1 (2014): 272-277.
(4)  Hu, Zhongfa, Xuebin Wang, Zhao Wang, Yibin Wang, and Houzhang Tan. "Segmented Kinetic Investigation on Condensed KCl Sulfation in SO2/O2/H2O at 523–1023 K." Energy & Fuels 28, no. 12 (2014): 7560-7568.
(5)  Wang, Xuebin, Houzhang Tan, Weiping Yan, Xiaolin Wei, Yanqing Niu, Shien Hui, and Tongmo Xu. "Determining the optimum coal concentration in a general tangential-fired furnace with rich-lean burners: from a bench-scale to a pilot-scale study." Applied Thermal Engineering 73, no. 1 (2014): 371-379.
(6)  Wang, Xuebin, Zhongfa Hu, Shuanghui Deng, Yibing Wang, Bo Wei, and Houzhang Tan. "Investigation on the synergetic effect of biomass co-firing in the atmosphere of O2/CO2." Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy 8, no. 5 (2014): 481-488.
(7)  Niu, Yanqing, Yiming Zhu, Houzhang Tan, Shien Hui, Jenny M. Jones, and Yuanyi Liu. "A calculation method of biomass slagging rate based on crystallization theory." Asia‐Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering 9, no. 3 (2014): 456-463.
(8)  Xiong, Yingying, Xuebin Wang, Limeng Zhang, Zhongfa Hu, Yanqing Niu, and Houzhang Tan. "Conversion Mechanism of Toxic Hydrogen Cyanide by Magnesium Oxide at High Temperatures." Asian Journal of Chemistry 26, no. 2 (2014).
(9)  Yuanyi, Liu, Tan Houzhang, Xu Weigang, Wei Bo, and Cao Ruijie. "Study on the influence of dust on CO/H2 deflagration characteristic." Procedia Engineering 84 (2014): 460-466.
(1)  Niu, Yanqing, Wenzhi Du, Houzhang Tan, Weigang Xu, Yuanyi Liu, Yingying Xiong, and Shien Hui. "Further study on biomass ash characteristics at elevated ashing temperatures: The evolution of K, Cl, S and the ash fusion characteristics." Bioresource technology 129 (2013): 642-645.
(2)  Sun, Peng, Shi'en Hui, Zhenxing Gao, Qulan Zhou, Houzhang Tan, Qinxin Zhao, and Tongmo Xu. "Experimental investigation on the combustion and heat transfer characteristics of wide size biomass co-firing in 0.2 MW circulating fluidized bed." Applied Thermal Engineering 52, no. 2 (2013): 284-292.
(3)  Zhao, Shuai, Shien Hui, Ling Liang, Qulan Zhou, Qinxin Zhao, Na Li, Houzhang Tan, and Tongmo Xu. "Effect of the momentum flux ratio of vertical to horizontal component on coal combustion in an arch-fired furnace with upper furnace over-fire air." Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 45 (2013): 180-186.
(4)  Niu, Yanqing, Yuanyi Liu, Houzhang Tan, Yingying Xiong, and Tongmo Xu. "Origination and formation of NH4Cl in biomass-fired furnace." Fuel processing technology 106 (2013): 262-266.
(5)  Wang, Xuebin, Weigang Xu, Limeng Zhang, Zhongfa Hu, Houzhang Tan, Yingying Xiong, and Tongmo Xu. "Char characteristics from the pyrolysis of straw, wood and coal at high temperatures." Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy 7, no. 6 (2013): 675-683.
(6)  Liu, Haiyu, Houzhang Tan, Xiaohe Xiong, Linzhi Yao, Yanqing Niu, Yang Liu, and Tongmo Xu. "Prediction of calorific value of coal using real power plant data." In Cleaner Combustion and Sustainable World, pp. 705-711. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013.
(7)  Xu, Weigang, Yanqing Niu, Houzhang Tan, Denghui Wang, Wenzhi Du, and Shien Hui. "A new agro/forestry residues co-firing model in a large pulverized coal furnace: Technical and economic assessments." Energies 6, no. 9 (2013): 4377-4393.
(1)  Wang, Xuebin, Jipeng Si, Houzhang Tan, Yanqing Niu, Chao Xu, and Tongmo Xu. "Kinetics investigation on the combustion of waste capsicum stalks in Western China using thermogravimetric analysis." Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 109, no. 1 (2012): 403-412.
(2)  Wang, Xuebin, Yuanyi Liu, Houzhang Tan, Lin Ma, and Tongmo Xu. "Mechanism research on the development of ash deposits on the heating surface of biomass furnaces." Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 51, no. 39 (2012): 12984-12992.
(3)  Wang, Xuebin, Yingying Xiong, Houzhang Tan, Yuanyi Liu, Yanqing Niu, and Tongmo Xu. "Influences of CO and O2 on the Reduction of N2O by Biomass Char." Energy & Fuels 26, no. 6 (2012): 3125-3131.
(1)  Wang, Xuebin, Houzhang Tan, Yanqing Niu, Mohamed Pourkashanian, Lin Ma, Erqiang Chen, Yang Liu, Zhengning Liu, and Tongmo Xu. "Experimental investigation on biomass co-firing in a 300 MW pulverized coal-fired utility furnace in China." Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 33, no. 2 (2011): 2725-2733.
(2)  Wang, Xuebin, Jipeng Si, Houzhang Tan, Qinxin Zhao, and Tongmo Xu. "Kinetics investigation on the reduction of NO using straw char based on physicochemical characterization." Bioresource technology 102, no. 16 (2011): 7401-7406.
(3)  Tan, Houzhang, Yanqing Niu, Xuebin Wang, Tongmo Xu, and Shien Hui. "Study of optimal pulverized coal concentration in a four-wall tangentially fired furnace." Applied energy 88, no. 4 (2011): 1164-1168.
(4)  Niu, Yanqing, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, Tongmo Xu, Zhengning Liu, and Yang Liu. "Fusion characteristics of capsicum stalk ash." Asia‐Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering 6, no. 4 (2011): 679-684.
(5)  Liu, Haiyu, Houzhang Tan, Yang Liu, Zhengning Liu, Lin Ma, Mohamed Pourkashanian, and Tongmo Xu. "Study of the layered structure of deposit in a biomass-fired boiler (case study)." Energy & Fuels 25, no. 6 (2011): 2593-2600.
(6)  Niu, Yanqing, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, and Tongmo Xu. "Synergistic effect on co-pyrolysis of capsicum stalks and coal." African Journal of Biotechnology 10, no. 2 (2011): 174-179.
(7)  Tan, Houzhang, Xuebin Wang, Yang Miao, Haiyu Liu, Mohamed Pourkashanian, Lin Ma, and Tongmo Xu. "Decision making on most economical coal for coal-fired power plants under fluctuating coal prices." International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization 31, no. 5 (2011): 273-288.


(1)  Liu, Ruwei, Shi’en Hui, Zhanying Yu, Qulan Zhou, Tongmo Xu, Qinxin Zhao, and Houzhang Tan. "Effect of air distribution on aerodynamic field and coal combustion in an arch-fired furnace." Energy & Fuels 24, no. 10 (2010): 5514-5523.

(2)  Wang, Xuebin, Jipeng Si, Houzhang Tan, Lin Ma, Mohamed Pourkashanian, and Tongmo Xu. "Nitrogen, sulfur, and chlorine transformations during the pyrolysis of straw." Energy & Fuels 24, no. 9 (2010): 5215-5221.

(3)  Liu, Haiyu, Houzhang Tan, Qiang Gao, Xuebin Wang, and Tongmo Xu. "Microwave attenuation characteristics of unburned carbon in fly ash." Fuel 89, no. 11 (2010): 3352-3357.

(4)  Niu, Yanqing, Houzhang Tan, Xuebin Wang, Zhengning Liu, Yang Liu, and Tongmo Xu. "Study on deposits on the surface, upstream, and downstream of bag filters in a 12 MW biomass-fired boiler." Energy & Fuels 24, no. 3 (2010): 2127-2132.

(5)  Li, Sen, Tongmo Xu, Qulan Zhou, Houzhang Tan, and Shien Hui. "Effect of coal-over-coal reburn on furnace temperature and heat flux distributions in 1 MW tangentially fired furnace." International Journal of Thermal Sciences 49, no. 1 (2010): 225-233.

(6)  Niu, Yanqing, Hongzhang Tan, Lin Ma, Mohamed Pourkashanian, Zhengning Liu, Yang Liu, Xuebin Wang, Haiyu Liu, and Tongmo Xu. "Slagging characteristics on the superheaters of a 12 MW biomass-fired boiler." Energy & fuels24, no. 9 (2010): 5222-5227.

(7)  Wang, Xuebin, Houzhang Tan, Yanqing Niu, Erqiang Chen, and Tongmo Xu. "Kinetic investigation of the SO2 influence on NO reduction processes during methane reburning." Asia‐Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering 5, no. 6 (2010): 902-908.

(8)  Tan, Houzhang, Jinchao Wei, Yunbai Luo, and Ping Yu. "Performance characteristics of NO removal by cobalt diethylenetriamine solution." Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering 27, no. 3 (2010): 848-853.



(1)  Wei, Jinchao, Yunbai Luo, Ping Yu, Bo Cai, and Houzhang Tan. "Removal of NO from flue gas by wet scrubbing with NaClO2/(NH2) 2CO solutions." Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 15, no. 1 (2009): 16-22.

(2)  Li, Sen, Tongmo Xu, Shien Hui, Qulan Zhou, and Houzhang Tan. "Optimization of air staging in a 1 MW tangentially fired pulverized coal furnace." Fuel processing technology 90, no. 1 (2009): 99-106.

(3)  Tan, Houzhang, Xuebin Wang, Congling Wang, and Tongmo Xu. "Characteristics of HCN removal using CaO at high temperatures." Energy & Fuels 23, no. 3 (2009): 1545-1550.

(4)  Wei, J‐C., Ping Yu, Bo Cai, Y‐B. Luo, and H‐Z. Tan. "Absorption of NO in aqueous NaClO2/Na2CO3 solutions." Chemical Engineering & Technology: Industrial Chemistry‐Plant Equipment‐Process Engineering‐Biotechnology 32, no. 1 (2009): 114-119.

(5)  Wei, Jinchao, Ping Yu, Bo Cai, Yunbai Luo, and Houzhang Tan. "Removal of dilute nitric oxide using cobalt diethylenetriamine solution under aerobic condition." Separation Science and Technology 44, no. 7 (2009): 1590-1603.

(6)  Wang, X., Q. Zhao, H. Tan, T. Xu, and S. Hui. "Kinetic analysis of nitric oxide reduction using biogas as reburning fuel." African Journal of Biotechnology 8, no. 10 (2009).


(1)  Li, Sen, Tongmo Xu, Peng Sun, Qulan Zhou, Houzhang Tan, and Shien Hui. "NOx and SOx emissions of a high sulfur self-retention coal during air-staged combustion." Fuel 87, no. 6 (2008): 723-731.

(2)  Liang, AiYun, ShiEn Hui, TongMo Xu, QinXin Zhao, QuLan Zhou, HouZhang Tan, and Peng Sun. "TG-DTG analysis and combustion kinetics characteristic study on several kinds of biomass." Kezaisheng Nengyuan/Renewable Energy Resources 26, no. 4 (2008): 56-61.


(1)  Li, Sen, Tongmo Xu, Qulan Zhou, Houzhang Tan, Shien Hui, and Hongli Hu. "Optimization of coal reburning in a 1 MW tangentially fired furnace." Fuel 86, no. 7-8 (2007): 1169-1175.


1. Combustion Theory
2. Clean Utilization of Coal
3. Development of Combustion Science and Technology
4. Renewable Energy