top of page



Javid, F., Ang, T.N., Hanning, S., Svirskis, D., Burrell, R., Taylor, M., Wright, L.J., Baroutian, S. (2021) Hydrothermal deconstruction of local anesthetics (bupivacaine and lignocaine) in pharmaceutical waste, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 9(5), 106273

DOI: 10.1016/j.jece.2021.106273

Javid, F., Ang, T.N., Hanning, S., Svirskis, D., Burrell, R., Taylor, M., Wright, L.J., Baroutian, S. (2021) Subcritical hydrothermal deconstruction of two hormones (adrenaline and progesterone) in pharmaceutical waste, The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 179, 105388

DOI: 10.1016/j.supflu.2021.105388

Thompson, T.M., Ramin, P., Udugama, I., Young, B.R., Gernaey, K.V., Baroutian, S. (2021) Techno-economic and environmental impact assessment of biogas production and fertiliser recovery from pelagic Sargassum: A biorefinery concept for Barbados, Energy Conversion and Management, 245, 114605

DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2021.114605

Ngo, P.L., Udugama, I.A., Gernaey, K.V., Young, B.R., Baroutian, S. (2021) Mechanisms, status, and challenges of thermal hydrolysis and advanced thermal hydrolysis processes in sewage sludge treatment, Chemosphere, 281, 130890

DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130890

Taghavi, N., Udugama, I.A., Zhuang, W.-Q., Baroutian, S. (2021) Challenges in biodegradation of non-degradable thermoplastic waste: From environmental impact to operational readiness, Biotechnology Advances, 49, 107731

DOI: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2021.107731

Thompson, T.M., Young, B.R., Baroutian, S. (2021) Enhancing biogas production from caribbean pelagic Sargassum utilising hydrothermal pretreatment and anaerobic co-digestion with food waste, Chemosphere, 275, 130035

DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130035

Xin, X., Bissett, A., Wang, J., Gan, A., Dell, K., Baroutian, S. (2021) Production of liquid smoke using fluidised-bed fast pyrolysis and its application to green lipped mussel meat, Food Control, 124, 107874

DOI: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2021.107874

Caño De Las Heras, S., Kensington-Miller, B., Young, B., ...Mansouri, S.S., Baroutian, S. (2021) Benefits and Challenges of a Virtual Laboratory in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering: Students' Experiences in Fermentation, Journal of Chemical Education, 98(3), pp. 866–875

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c01227


Xing Xin, Kiri Dell, Isuru A. Udugama, Brent R. Young, Saeid Baroutian (2021) Economic Performance of Small-Scale Fast Pyrolysis Process of Coproducing Liquid Smoke Food Flavoring and Biofuels, 9, 4, 1911–1919.


Xing Xin, Kiri Dell, Isuru A. Udugama, Brent R. Young, Saeid Baroutian (2021) Transforming biomass pyrolysis technologies to produce liquid smoke food flavouring, Journal of Cleaner Production, 125368.


Ang, T.N., Young, B.R., Burrell, R., Taylor, M., Aroua, M.K., Baroutian, S. (2021) Oxidative hydrothermal surface modification of activated carbon for sevoflurane removal, Chemosphere, 264, art. no. 128535.

DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128535

Bhaskar, S., Baroutian, S., Jones, M.I., Matthews, S.J. (2021) Plasma spraying of transition metal oxide coatings, Surface Engineering, 37(7), pp. 875–889

DOI: 10.1080/02670844.2021.1886655 

Essien, S.O., Udugama, I., Young, B., Baroutian, S. (2021) Recovery of bioactives from kānuka leaves using subcritical water extraction: Techno-economic analysis, environmental impact assessment and technology readiness level, Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 169, 105119.

DOI: 10.1016/j.supflu.2020.105119

Rasapoor M., Young B., Brar R., Baroutian S. (2021) Enhancement of landfill gas generation from aged waste by a combination of moisture adjustment and application of biochar and neutral red additives: A field-scale study, Fuel, 283, 118932.

DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2020.118932

Taghavi, N., Singhal, N. Zhuang, W-Q., Baroutian S. (2021) Degradation of Plastic Waste using Stimulated and Naturally Occurring Microbial Strains, Chemosphere, 127975.

DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.127975

Essien, S.O., Young, B., Baroutian, S. (2021) The antibacterial and antiproliferative ability of kānuka, Kunzea ericoides, leaf extracts obtained by subcritical water extraction, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 

DOI: 10.1002/jctb.6647


Ang T.N., Young B.R., Taylor M., Burrell R., Aroua M.K., Chen W.-H., Baroutian S. (2020) Enrichment of surface oxygen functionalities on activated carbon for adsorptive removal of sevoflurane. Chemosphere, 260, 127496.

DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.127496

Ang T.N., Young B.R., Taylor M., Burrell R., Kheireddine Aroua M., Baroutian S. (2020) Tailoring of activated carbon with ammonia for enhanced anaesthetic sevoflurane adsorption. Separation and Purification Technology, 251, 117404.

DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2020.117404

Thompson T.M., Young B.R., Baroutian S. (2020) Efficiency of hydrothermal pretreatment on the anaerobic digestion of pelagic Sargassum for biogas and fertiliser recovery. Fuel, 279, 118527.

DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2020.118527

Thayagaraja R., Cheng S.Y., Jones M.I., Baroutian S. (2020) Catalytic wet oxidation of glucose as model compound of wastewater over copper/rare earth oxides catalysts. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 36, 101251.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jwpe.2020.101251

Rasapoor M., Young B., Brar R., Baroutian S. (2020) Improving biogas generation from aged landfill waste using moisture adjustment and neutral red additive – Case study: Hampton Downs's landfill site. Energy Conversion and Management, 216, 112947.

DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2020.112947

Guthrie F., Wang Y., Neeve N., Quek S.Y., Mohammadi K., Baroutian S. (2020) Recovery of phenolic antioxidants from green kiwifruit peel using subcritical water extraction. Food and Bioproducts Processing, 122, pp. 136-144.

DOI: 10.1016/j.fbp.2020.05.002

Chen, W.-H., Lin, Y.-Y., Liu, H.-C., Baroutian, S. (2020) Optimization of food waste hydrothermal liquefaction by a two-step process in association with a double analysis. Energy, 199,117438.

DOI: 10.1016/

Essien, S., Young, B., Baroutian, S. (2020) Subcritical water extraction for selective recovery of phenolic bioactives from kānuka leaves. Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 158, art. no. 104721.

DOI: 10.1016/j.supflu.2019.104721

Essien, S.O., Young, B., Baroutian, S. (2020) Recent advances in subcritical water and supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of bioactive compounds from plant materials. Trends in Food Science and Technology, 97, pp. 156-169.

DOI: 10.1016/j.tifs.2020.01.014

Thompson, T.M., Young, B.R., Baroutian, S. (2020) Pelagic Sargassum for energy and fertiliser production in the Caribbean: A case study on Barbados. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 118, art. no. 109564.

DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2019.109564

Rasapoor, M., Young, B., Brar, R., Sarmah, A., Zhuang, W.-Q., Baroutian, S. (2020) Recognizing the challenges of anaerobic digestion: Critical steps toward improving biogas generation. Fuel, 261, art. no. 116497.

DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2019.116497

Ang, T.N., Young, B.R., Taylor, M., Burrell, R., Aroua, M.K., Baroutian, S. (2020) Authors’ response to comments on Ang et al. “Breakthrough analysis of continuous fixed-bed adsorption of sevoflurane using activated carbons”. Chemosphere, art. no. 126389.

DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.126389

Ang, T.N., Young, B.R., Taylor, M., Burrell, R., Aroua, M.K., Baroutian, S. (2020) Breakthrough analysis of continuous fixed-bed adsorption of sevoflurane using activated carbons. Chemosphere, 239, art. no. 124839.

DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.124839

Rasapoor, M., Young, B., Asadov, A., Brar, R., Sarmah, A.K., Zhuang, W.-Q., Baroutian, S. (2020) Effects of biochar and activated carbon on biogas generation: A thermogravimetric and chemical analysis approach. Energy Conversion and Management, 203, art. no. 112221.

DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2019.112221


Thompson, T. M., Young, B., & Baroutian, S. (2019). Advances in the pretreatment of brown macroalgae for biogas production. Fuel Processing Technology, 195, 12 pages.


Saqib, N. U., Sharma, H. B., Baroutian, S., Dubey, B., & Sarmah, A. K. (2019). Valorisation of food waste via hydrothermal carbonisation and techno-economic feasibility assessment. Science of the Total Environment, 690, 261-276.


Ang, T. N., Udugama, I. A., Mansouri, S. S., Taylor, M., Burrell, R., Young, B. R., & Baroutian, S. (2019). A techno-economic-societal assessment of recovery of waste volatile anaesthetics. Separation and Purification Technology, 226, 304-314.


Munir, M. T., Li, B., Mardon, I., Young, B. R., & Baroutian, S. (2019). Integrating wet oxidation and struvite precipitation for sewage sludge treatment and phosphorus recovery. Journal of Cleaner Production, 232, 1043-1052.


Li, B., Udugama, I. A., Mansouri, S. S., Yu, W., Baroutian, S., Gernaey, K. V., & Young, B. R. (2019). An exploration of barriers for commercializing phosphorus recovery technologies. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 229, 1342-1354.


Hii, K., Farno, E., Baroutian, S., Parthasarathy, R., & Eshtiaghi, N. (2019). Rheological characterization of thermal hydrolysed waste activated sludge.. Water Research, 156, 445-455.


Kheirkhah, H., Baroutian, S., & Quek, S. Y. (2019). Evaluation of bioactive compounds extracted from Hayward kiwifruit pomace by subcritical water extraction. FOOD AND BIOPRODUCTS PROCESSING, 115, 143-153.


Ul Saqib, N., Sarmah, A. K., & Baroutian, S. (2019). Effect of temperature on the fuel properties of food waste and coal blend treated under co-hydrothermal carbonization. Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 89, 236-246.


Essien, S. O., Baroutian, S., Dell, K., & Young, B. (2019). Value-added potential of New Zealand manuka and kanuka products: A review. INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS, 130, 198-207.


Ang, T. N., Baroutian, S., Young, B. R., Hyland, M. M., Taylor, M., & Burrell, R. (2019). Adsorptive separation of volatile anaesthetics: A review of current developments. SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY, 211, 491-503.


Rasapoor, M., Adl, M., Baroutian, S., Iranshahi, Z., & Pazouki, M. (2019). Energy performance evaluation of ultrasonic pretreatment of organic solid waste in a pilot-scale digester. Ultrasonics sonochemistry, 51, 517-525.



Anthraper, D., McLaren, J., Baroutian, S., Munir, M. T., & Young, B. R. (2018). Hydrothermal deconstruction of municipal solid waste for solid reduction and value production. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 201, 812-819.


Munir, M. T., Mansouri, S. S., Udugama, I. A., Baroutian, S., Gernaey, K. V., & Young, B. R. (2018). Resource recovery from organic solid waste using hydrothermal processing: Opportunities and challenges. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, 96, 64-75.


Saqib, N. U., Baroutian, S., & Sarmah, A. K. (2018). Physicochemical, structural and combustion characterization of food waste hydrochar obtained by hydrothermal carbonization. Bioresource Technology, 266, 357-363.


Anyaoku, C. C., & Baroutian, S. (2018). Decentralized anaerobic digestion systems for increased utilization of biogas from municipal solid waste. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 90, 982-991.


Munir, M. T., Kheirkhah, H., Baroutian, S., Quek, S. Y., & Young, B. R. (2018). Subcritical water extraction of bioactive compounds from waste onion skin. Journal of Cleaner Production, 183, 487-494.


Baroutian, S., Syed, A. M., Munir, M. T., Gapes, D. J., & Young, B. R. (2018). Effect of hydrodynamic mixing conditions on wet oxidation reactions in a stirred vessel reactor. Bioresource technology, 262, 333-337.


Munir, M. T., Baroutian, S., Young, B. R., & Carter, S. (2018). Flipped classroom with cooperative learning as a cornerstone. Education for Chemical Engineers, 23, 25-33.


Song, R., Ismail, M., Baroutian, S., & Farid, M. (2018). Effect of Subcritical Water on the Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Carrot Leaves. FOOD AND BIOPROCESS TECHNOLOGY, 11(10), 1895-1903.



Zhang, Z., Baroutian, S., Munir, M. T., & Young, B. R. (2017). Variation in metals during wet oxidation of sewage sludge. Bioresource Technology, 245(A), 234-241.


Baroutian, S., Munir, M. T., Sun, J., Eshtiaghi, N., & Young, B. R. (2018). Rheological characterisation of biologically treated and non-treated putrescible food waste. Waste Management, 71, 494-501.


Munir, M., Li, B., Boiarkina, I., Baroutian, S., Yu, W., & Young, B. (2017). Phosphate recovery from hydrothermally treated sewage sludge using struvite precipitation. Bioresource Technology, 239, 171-179.


Todd, R., & Baroutian, S. (2017). A techno-economic comparison of subcritical water, supercritical CO2 and organic solvent extraction of bioactives from grape marc. Journal of Cleaner Production, 158, 349-358.


Yousefifar, A., Baroutian, S., Farid, M. M., Gapes, D. J., & Young, B. R. (2017). Fundamental mechanisms and reactions in non-catalytic subcritical hydrothermal processes: A review. Water Research, 123, 607-622.


Shirkavand, E., Baroutian, S., Gapes, D., & Young, B. (2017). Pretreatment of radiata pine using two white rot fungal strains Stereum hirsutum and Trametes versicolor. Energy Conversion and Management, 142, 13-19.


Hii, K., Parthasarathy, R., Baroutian, S., Gapes, D. J., & Eshtiaghi, N. (2017). Rheological measurements as a tool for monitoring the performance of high pressure and high temperature treatment of sewage sludge. Water Research, 114, 254-263.


Yousefifar, A., Baroutian, S., Farid, M. M., Gapes, D. J., & Young, B. R. (2017). Hydrothermal processing of cellulose: A comparison between oxidative and non-oxidative processes. Bioresource Technology, 226, 229-237.



Baroutian, S., Kensington-Miller, B., Wicaksana, F., & Young, B. R. (2016). Bridging theory with real world research experience: Co-teaching Engineering Biotechnology with R&D professionals. Education for Chemical Engineers, 16, 9-16.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ece.2016.05.002

Baroutian, S., Gapes, D. J., Sarmah, A. K., Farid, M. M., & Young, B. R. (2016). Formation and degradation of valuable intermediate products during wet oxidation of municipal sludge. Bioresource Technology, 205, 280-285.


Baroutian, S., & Kensington-Miller, B. (2016). Information Literacy: The impact of a hands-on workshop for international postgraduate students. Education for Chemical Engineers, 14, 16-23.



Prince-Pike, A., Wilson, D. I., Baroutian, S., Andrews, J., & Gapes, D. J. (2015). A kinetic model of municipal sludge degradation during non-catalytic wet oxidation. Water Research, 87, 225-236.


Baroutian, S., Smit, A. -M., Andrews, J., Young, B., & Gapes, D. (2015). Hydrothermal degradation of organic matter in municipal sludge using non-catalytic wet oxidation. Chemical Engineering Journal, 260, 846-854.



Andrews, J., Smit, A. -M., Wijeyekoon, S., McDonald, B., Baroutian, S., & Gapes, D. (2014). Application of hydrothermal treatment to affect the fermentability of Pinus radiata pulp mill effluent sludge. Bioresource Technology, 170, 100-107.


Hii, K., Baroutian, S., Parthasarathy, R., Gapes, D. J., & Eshtiaghi, N. (2014). A review of wet air oxidation and Thermal Hydrolysis technologies in sludge treatment. Bioresource Technology, 155, 289-299. DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2013.12.066

Baroutian, S., Smit, A. -M., & Gapes, D. J. (2013). Relative influence of process variables during non-catalytic wet oxidation of municipal sludge. Bioresource Technology, 148, 605-610.


bottom of page