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Publications and Research Papers

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

Papers (Currently in Review)

Halog, A. Models for Evaluating Energy, Environmental and Sustainability Performance of Biofuels Value Chain, the International Journal of Global Energy Issues ( revision).

Halog, A. Novel Biomass-based Technology for Sustainable Bioeconomy, Full Paper in Preparation, Edited Book titled "Technologies that May Shape Our Future".

Articles Published in Refereed Journals

Lilieholm, R., Pendse, H., Shaler, S., Benjamin, J. van Walsum, P. Gardner, D., Halog, A. 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 Refereed Proceedings

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

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, 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.

Bhander, G. , Halog, 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.

Halog, A., Bhander, G. 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). Life Cycle Assessment of Bio-ethanol from Forest Resources, Life Cycle Assessment VIII: Calculating Consequences beyond the Box, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, Seattle (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, Final Program of 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, Final Program of 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.

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 Behaviour of Impurities in Ironmaking Process, Institute for Industrial Production, Karlsruhe, Germany (for NKK, Japan project).

Accepted Abstracts

 

Halog, A. (2009). Life Cycle Sustainability Modeling of Forest Resource Based Biofuel, 3rd International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment (CILCA), April 27-29, 2009, Chile.

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

Bhander, G., Halog, A. A Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment of Wood Based Cellulosic Nan fibers with Application in Building Materials, ENGINEERING SUSTAINABILITY 2009, Innovations that Span Boundaries, April 19-2 1, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.

Halog, A., Shashi, D. (2009). Sustainability Assessment of Wood-based Bioproducts through Life Cycle and Systems Perspective Approaches, Extended Abstract Submitted to SETAC Europe 19th Annual Meeting, Goteborg, Sweden, May 31- June 4 2009.

Halog, A. (2009). Sustainability Modeling and Analysis of Emerging Technologies in the Bio-fuel Supply Chain (Case of Wood-based Biorefinery System in Maine), Extended Abstract Submitted to 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, May 18-20, 2009, Arizona, USA

 

Halog, A., Dhungel, S., Neupane, B. (2009). Modeling and Analysis of Woody Biomass Utilization and its Potential Impacts to Developing Forest Biorefinery System, Abstract submitted to International Conference on Woody Biomass Utilization, August 4-5, 2009, Mississippi, USA.

Halog, A., Bhander, G., Shaler, S. (2009). Environmental Issues of the Proposed FBRI Biorefinery System As Compared with the Conventional Pulp Mill, Abstract Submitted to the 7th International Conference on Fate and Effects of Pulp and Paper Mill Effluents and 9th IWA Symposium on Forest Industry Wastewaters, June 14-17, 2009, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Halog, A., Dhungel, S. (2009). Modeling the Development of Sustainable Forest Biofuels Value Chain in US Northeast Region, Bioenergy 2009 - Sustainable Bioenergy Business, Finland, August 31 - September 4, 2009.

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.

Halog, A. (2009). Modeling and Analysis of Sustainability of Forest Biofuels Value Chain, The Future of Biofuels, Snowbird, Utah, April 4-8, 2009.

 

Halog, A. (2008). Sustainability Modeling and Analysis of Forest Biofuels, WFC 2009: XIII World Forestry Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct. 18-25, 2009.

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.