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We publish articles on research and teaching in sustainable technology, life cycle assessment, industrial ecology, MCDA, system dynamics, complex systems and sustainability.

Articles in Review

 

Halog, A., Mao, H. Hemicellulose Extraction Technology for Ethanol Production in the Emerging Bioeconomy, International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, submitted December 30, 2009.

 

Dhungel, S., Halog, A. Headway to Sustainability Modeling and Assessment, Submitted to Journal of Sustainability Science.

 

Earles, J.M. and Halog A.  Consequential Life Cycle Assessment: A Review.  Submitted to International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.

 

Bowman, R., Halog, A. Environmental Assessment of Wood Derived Hemicellulosic Bio-ethanol Using Alternative LCA Models.  Submitted to Journal of Biobased Materials and Energy.

 

Neupane, B., Halog, A., Dhungel, S. Attributional LCA of woodchips for biofuels production in US NE region. Submitted to Journal of Cleaner Production.

 

Lilieholm, R.J., P. Wan Walsum, J. Benjamin, D. Gartner, and A. Halog. Forest-based Biofuels and Bioproducts. In F.W. Cubbage, editor, Forests and Forestry in the Americas: An Encyclopedia. Society of American Foresters and International Society of Tropical Foresters. (http://forestryencyclopedia.jot.com/WikiHome

 

Bhander, G., Shaler, S., Halog, A. Pendse, H., Bilodeau, M., Life Cycle Assessment of Hemicellulosic Bioethanol from Forest Biorefinery. Submitted to International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.

 

Bhander, G., Stephen Shaler, S., Hutto, D.,  Halog, A. Attributional Life Cycle Assessment of Conventional Kraft Pulp Production and FBRI Kraft Pulp Production. Submitted to Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy.

 

Articles Published in Peer-Refereed Journals

 

Halog, A. (2009). Models for Evaluating Energy, Environmental and Sustainability Performance of Biofuels Value Chain, International Journal of Global Energy Issues,  Vol. 32, Nos. 1/2, pp. 83 - 101.

 

Lilieholm, R., Pendse, H., Shaler, S., Benjamin, J. van Walsum, P. Gardner, D., Halog, A. (2009). Forest Bio-products, SAF's Wiki Encyclopedia on Forestry in the Americas.

 

Halog, A., Chan, A. (2008). Developing a Dynamic Systems Model for Sustainable Development of the Canadian Oil Sands Industry, International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 3-22.

 

Halog, A. (2004). An Approach to Selection of Sustainable Product Improvement Alternatives with Data Uncertainty, Journal of Sustainable Product Design, Springer, the Netherlands, 4 (1-4), pp. 3-19.

 

Halog, A. (2004). Development of Ecological Loss Function, International Journal of Research in Science and Engineering, 1(3), ISSN: 1656-1996, pp. 22-32.

 

Halog, A., Wei B., Sagisaka, M., Inaba A. (2004). A Multi-attribute Assessment of Environmentally-sound Electric Vehicle Battery Technologies, Journal of Industrial Engineering, 1(1), ISSN 1656-2798, pp. 40-59.

 

Halog, A., Sagisaka, M., Inaba, A. (2003) Modeling Uncertainties in Assessing Waste Gasification Technology, MACRO Review Special Issue, 16(1), S/N. 25, ISSN 0915-0560, pp. 251-255.

 

Halog, A., Schultmann, F. & Rentz, O. (2001) Using Quality Function Deployment (QFD)for Technique Selection for Optimum Environmental Performance Improvement, Journal of Cleaner Production, 9(5): 387-394.

 

Refereed Articles in Published Book Proceedings & On-line Dissertation

 

Halog, A., Chan, A. (2006). Toward Sustainable Production in the Canadian Oil Sands Industry, Proceedings of the 13th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Leuven, Belgium, May 31-June 2, 2006, ISBN: 90-5682-712-X, copyright 2006, pp. 131-136.

 

Halog, A., Sagisaka, M., Inaba, A. (2003) Ecological Loss Function: Basis for Environmental Evaluation and Process Design, Proceedings of 3rd International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, Tokyo, Japan, December 8-11, ISBN: 0-7695-2048-0, copyright 2003 IEEE, pp. 147-154.

 

Halog, A., Sagisaka, M., Inaba, A. (2003) Evaluation of Waste Gasification Technology under Data Uncertainty and Variability, Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, Tokyo, Japan, December 8-11, ISBN: 0-7695-2048-0, copyright 2003 IEEE, pp. 698-705.

 

Halog, A., Sagisaka, M., Inaba, A. (2003) Assessment of Electric Vehicle Battery Technologies Using Promethee-Gaia and Fuzzy Linguistic Multi-criteria Approaches, Energy and Environment: A World of Challenges and Opportunities (EnerEnv’ 2003 Conference), Science Press, Beijing, October 11-14, ISBN 1-880132-85-0, pp. 13-18.

 

Halog, A., Sagisaka, M., Inaba, A. (2003) Development of an Assessment Methodology for Waste Gasification Technology under Stochastic Data, Energy and Environment: A World of Challenges and Opportunities (EnerEnv’ 2003 Conference), Science Press, Beijing, October 11-14, ISBN 1-880132-85-0, pp. 177-184.

 

Halog, A., Sagisaka, M., Inaba, A. (2003) Environmental-Economic Assessment of Waste Gasification Technology under Data Uncertainty and Variability, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environmental Research, Ars Docendi Publishing House, Bucharest, Romania, ISBN 973-558-077-2, pp. 193-204.

 

Halog, A. (2002) Selection of Sustainable Product Improvement Alternatives, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Karlsruhe, Germany (electronically published and available online at http://digbib.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/volltexte/242002.

 

Conference Papers Published in Proceedings

 

Halog, A. (2009). Modeling and Analyzing the Social Implications of Sustainability of Biofuel Technologies, Exploratory Paper, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS ‘09): Social Implications of Sustainable Development, May 18-20, 2009, Tempe, Arizona, USA.

 

Halog, A., Sagisaka, M. Tahara, K., Yamaguchi, K., Inaba, A. (2004). Sectoral Eco-efficiency by Input-Output and Data Envelopment Analysis, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on EcoBalance, Tsukuba, Japan, Oct. 27-29; pp. 727-730.

Halog, A., Sagisaka, M., Inaba, A. (2003) Assessment of Electric Vehicle Battery Technologies Using Fuzzy Linguistic and AHP Approaches, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Lemnos, Greece.

 

Halog, A., Sagisaka, M., Inaba, A. (2003) Evaluation of Electric Vehicle Battery Technologies Using Multi-criteria Decision Analysis, Proceedings of the 2003 Annual Research Conference of the Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers, Makati, Philippines, October 16-18 (CD version).

 

Halog, A., Sagisaka, M., Inaba, A. (2003) A Fuzzy Linguistic Approach for Sustainable Product Design Selection, Annual Research Conference (Theme: Accelerating National Development through Enhanced I.E. Research Capability), Makati, Philippines, October 16-18 (CD version).

 

Halog, A. (2002) A Life Cycle Approach for Strategic Selection of Sustainable Product Improvement Alternatives under Data Uncertainty, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on EcoBalance, Tsukuba, Japan, Nov. 6- 8; pp. 515-518.

 

Halog, A. (2002) Adapting QFD Methodology for Environmental Performance Improvement of Selected Environment-Conscious Techniques, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on EcoBalance, Tsukuba, Japan, Nov. 6- 8; pp. 43 1-434.

 

Published Short or Extended Abstracts

 

Neupane, B., Halog, A. (2009). Woodchips for biofuels production: Life cycle perspectives, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), New Orleans, 19 -23 November, 2009. Abstract Book at http://neworleans.setac.org/sites/default/files/abstract%20book.pdf

Bowman, R., Halog, A. (2009).  Life Cycle Assessment of Wood Derived Bioethanol, Joint American Life Cycle conference, ACLCA Conference, Boston, Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2009. Abstract Book at http://www.lcacenter.org/LCA9/LCA%20IX%20Abstracts.pdf

 

Neupane, B., Halog, A. (2009).  Life Cycle Assessment of Wood Chips for Biofuels Production , Joint American Life Cycle conference, ACLCA Conference, Boston, Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2009. Abstract Book at http://www.lcacenter.org/LCA9/LCA%20IX%20Abstracts.pdf

 

Dhungel, S., Halog, A (2009).  System Dynamics Approach to Sustainable Supply Chains of Bio-fuels, Joint American Life Cycle conference, ACLCA Conference, Boston, Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2009. Abstract Book at http://www.lcacenter.org/LCA9/LCA%20IX%20Abstracts.pdf

 

Earles, M., Halog, A. (2009).  Ecologically based Life Cycle Assessment of Building Materials, Joint American Life Cycle conference, ACLCA Conference, Boston, Sept. 28 – Oct 2, 2009. Abstract Book at http://www.lcacenter.org/LCA9/LCA%20IX%20Abstracts.pdf

 

Halog, A. (2009). Modeling the Value Chain of Forest Resource-based Products”, 1st International Congress of Sustainability Science and Engineering, August 9 -12, 2009, Cincinnati, Ohio. http://aiche.confex.com/aiche/icosse09/webprogram/Paper171115.html

 

Dhungel, S., Halog, A. (2009). Modeling the Sustainability of Wood-Based Bio-refinery and its Supply Chains, 2009 Industrial Ecology Conference (Theme: Transitions to Sustainability), June 21-24, 2009, Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Halog, A., Bhander, G., Shaler, S. (2009). A Streamlined Life Cycle Analysis of Forest-based Bio-ethanol, 2009 Sun Grant Initiative Energy Conference, March 10-13, 2009, Washington, DC.

 

Bhander, G., Halog (2009). A. A Case Study: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Bio-ethanol from Forest Hardwood from North-Eastern Part of the United States, 15th SETAC Europe LCA Case Studies Symposium, January 22-23, 2009, Paris, France.

 

Halog, A., Bhander, G. (2009). Consideration of  Data Uncertainty and Variability in the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Forest Resource-based Bio-ethanol, SETAC North America 29th Annual Meeting, November 16- 20, 2008, Tampa, Florida (http ://www.setac.org/tampa/pdf/Abstract Book.pdf), pp. 76-77.

 

Bhander, G., Halog, A. (2008). A. Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Conventional and FBRI Hardwood Kraft Production Systems: A Case Study, Eastern CANUSA Forest Science Conference, October 17- 18, 2008, Orono, Maine. www.crsf.umaine.edu/pdf/ECANUSA/ECANUSA 2008 Proceedings web.pdf, p. 70.

 

Bhander, G., Halog, A. (2008). Life Cycle Assessment of Bio-ethanol from Forest Resources, Life Cycle Assessment VIII: Calculating Consequences beyond the Box, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2008Seattle (available at http://www.lcacenter.org/LCA8/presentations/297.pdf)

 

Halog, A. (2008). Assessing the Sustainability Performance of Global Supply Chains, 2008 Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference, May 9 -12, 2008, La Jolla (San Diego), California.

 

Halog, A. (2007). Assessing Sustainable Supply Chain Network Performance Using Data Envelopment Analysis, Data Envelopment Analysis Session, Proceedings of INFORMS Annual Meeting 2007, November 4-7, 2007, Seattle, USA.

 

Halog, A. (2007). An Eco-efficiency Approach for Assessing Sustainable Value of Supply Networks, Strategy and Efficiency Session, International Conference on Business and Sustainability – “Sustainability in the Supply Chain, November 1-2, 2007, Portland State University, Portland, USA, p. 14.

 

Halog, A., Inaba, A. (2007). Application of Systems Modeling to Sustainability Assessment of Emerging Technologies in Canadian Oil Sands Industry, CORS National Meeting (http ://www.apmaths.uwo.ca/cors2007/FullPGM_may4.pdf), May 14 - 16, 2007, London, Ontario, p. 75.

 

Halog, A., Chan, A. (2007). Assessing Japanese Industrial Sector’ Eco-efficiencies Using Data Envelopment Analysis, CORS National Meeting (http ://www.apmaths.uwo.ca/cors2007/FullPGM_may4.pdf), May 14 - 16, 2007, London, Ontario, p. 58-59.

 

Halog, A., Sagisaka, M., Inaba, A. (2004).Developing Industry-based Eco-efficiency Measure for Japanese Firms Using LCA and DEA Approaches, 1st International Conference on Eco-efficiency for Sustainability: Quantified Methods for Decision Making, Netherlands, February 2004, p.59.

 

Halog, A., Tahara, K., Sagisaka, M., Inaba, A. (2004). Assessment of Eco-efficiency by Input-Output and Data Envelopment Analyses, SETAC 25th Annual Meeting in North America, http://abstracts.co.allenpress.com/pweb/setac2004/document/?ID=3876

 

Halog, A., Sagisaka, M., Inaba, A. (2003). Evaluating Recycling and Disposal Options for Batteries: The AHP Approach Multicriteria Analysis Approach Compared to a Fuzzy Sets Methodology, 2003 International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference: Industrial Ecology for Sustainable Future, Michigan, USA, June 29-July 2003, pp. 13-14.

 

Posters Presented

 

Neupane, B., Halog, A. (2009).  Life Cycle Assessment of Wood Chips for Biofuels Production , Joint American Life Cycle conference, ACLCA Conference, Boston, Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2009.

 

Dhungel, S., Halog, A (2009). System Dynamics Approach to Sustainable Supply Chains of Bio-fuels, Joint American Life Cycle conference, ACLCA Conference, Boston, Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2009.

 

Earles, M.,  Halog, A. (2009).  Ecologically based Life Cycle Assessment of Building Materials, Joint American Life Cycle conference, ACLCA Conference, Boston, Sept. 28 – Oct 2, 2009.

 

Neupane, B. Halog, A. Attributional Life Cycle Assessment of Wood Chips for Biofuels Production in US Northeast Region, NSF/EPSCOR Conference, University of Maine, Orono, Sept. 21, 2009.

 

Dhungel, S., Halog, A. System Dynamics Approach to Sustainable Supply Chains of Bio-fuels, NSF/EPSCOR Conference, University of Maine, Orono, Sept. 21, 2009.

Earles, J., Halog, A. Ecologically based Life Cycle Assessment of Building Materials, NSF/EPSCOR Conference, University of Maine, Orono, Sept. 21, 2009.

 

Halog, A. (2009). Modeling the Value Chain of Forest Resource-based Products”, 1st International Congress of Sustainability Science and Engineering, August 9 -12, 2009, Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Bowman, R., Halog, A. Life Cycle Assessment of Wood Derived Bioethanol, FBRI Advisory Board Meeting, July 30 -31, 2009, Maine, USA.

 

Neupane, B., Halog, A. Life Cycle Assessment of Wood Chips for Biofuels Production, FBRI Advisory Board Meeting, July 30 -31, 2009.

 

Dhungel, S., Halog, A. System Dynamics Approach to Sustainable Supply Chains of Bio-fuels, FBRI Advisory Board Meeting, July 30 -31, 2009.

 

Bhander, G., Halog, A. (2008). A. Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Conventional and FBRI Hardwood Kraft Production Systems: A Case Study, Eastern CANUSA Forest Science Conference, October 17- 18, 2008, Orono, Maine.

 

Halog, A., Sagisaka, M., Inaba, A. (2003). Evaluating Recycling and Disposal Options for Batteries: The AHP Approach Multicriteria Analysis Approach Compared to a Fuzzy Sets Methodology, 2003 International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference, Michigan, USA, June 29-July 2003.

Technical/Research Project Reports

 

Halog, A. (2006). Development of a Dynamic Systems Models for the Oil Sands Industry: Demonstrating Triple Bottom Line Concept of Sustainability, National Research Council Canada (NRC), NSERC Visiting Research Report.

 

Fu, G., Halog, A., Cook, K., Minns, D. (2005). Conclusions from Environmental Life Cycle Assessment Studies of Bioproducts, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Canada (Project Report for Environment Canada and Industry Canada).

 

Halog, A. (2004). Assessment of Waste Gasification Technology under Data Uncertainty and Variability, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, JSPS Visiting Research Report.

 

Halog, A. (2003) Synergism of Cleaner Production and Zero Emission Initiatives towards Achieving Sustainable Development, United Nations University (UNU) Research Paper, Tokyo, Japan.

 

Halog, A., Engels, B., Schultmann, F., & Rentz, O. (2000) Report on Circulation Behavior of Impurities in Ironmaking Process, Institute for Industrial Production, Karlsruhe, Germany (for NKK, Japan project).

 

Thesis (Masters and Bachelors)

 

Halog, A. (1993). The Effect of Demand Forecasting Errors in Production System, Asian Institute of Technology, AIT Thesis IE-93-33, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Halog, A. (1990). The Production of Organic Fertilizer Out of Musa Sapientum Plant, University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.

 

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