Publications

Refereed Journals

  1. Akhtari, S., Sowlati, T., Verena Griess. 2017. Integrated strategic and tactical optimization of forest-based biomass supply chains to address medium-term supply and demand variations. Applied Energy. In Press.
  2. Malladi, K., Sowlati, T. 2017. Optimization of operational level transportation planning in forestry: A review. International Journal of Forest Engineering. In Press.
  3. Luke, O., Sowlati, T. 2016. Applications of discrete-event simulation in the forest products sector – A review. Forest Products Journal, 67(3/4): 219-229.
  4. Piltan, M. Sowlati, T. 2016. Multi-criteria assessment  of partnership components. Expert Systems with Applications.64: 605-617.
  5. Cambero, C. Sowlati, T.  2016. Incorporating social benefits in multi-objective optimization of forest-based bioenergy and biofuel supply. Applied Energy. 178:721-735.
  6. Homebach, L., Cambero, C., Sowlati, T., Walther, G. 2016.Optimal design of supply chains for second generation biofuels incorporating European biofuel regulations. Journal of Cleaner Production. 131: 565-575.
  7. Piltan, M., Sowlati, T. 2016. A multi-criteria decision support model for evaluating the performance of partnerships. Expert Systems with Applications, 45: 373-384.
  8. Shabani, N., Sowlati, T. 2016. A hybrid stochastic programming-robust optimization model for maximizing the value chain of a forest biomass power plant under uncertainty. Journal of Cleaner Production. 112 (4):3285-3293.
  9. Cambero, C. Sowlati, T. Pavel, M. 2016. Economic and life cycle environmental optimization of forest-based biorefinery  supply chains for bioenergy and biofuel production. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 107:218-235.
  10. Shabani, N., Sowlati, T. 2016. Evaluating the impact of uncertainty and variability on the value chain optimization of a forest biomass power plant.  International Journal of Green Energy. 13(7): 631-641.
  11. Piltan, M., Sowlati, T. Cohen, D., Gaston, C., Kozak, R. 2016. Analysis of the drivers and factors influencing the performance of partnerships in British Columbia’s forest products supply chain. J-FOR: The Journal of Science and Technology for Forest Products and Processes. Special Issue on Value Chain Optimization. 5(5): 65-76.
  12. Akhtari, S., Sowlati, T. 2016. Hybrid simulation and optimization approaches to tackle supply chain complexities – A review with a focus on forest products supply chains. J-FOR: The Journal of Science and Technology for Forest Products and Processes. Special Issue on Value Chain Optimization. 5(5): 26-39.
  13. Cambero, C., Alexandre, M., Sowlati, T. 2015. Life cycle greenhouse gas analysis of bioenergy generation alternatives using forest and wood residues in remote locations: a case study in British Columbia, Canada. Resources, Conservation & Recycling. 105:59-72.
  14. Cambero, C., Sowlati, T., Marinescu, M., Roser, D.  2015. Strategic optimization of a forest residues to bioenergy and biofuel supply chain.  International Journal of Energy Research, 39: 439-452.
  15. Shabani, N., Sowlati, T. Ouhimmou, M., Ronnqvist, M. 2014. Tactical supply chain planning for a forest biomass power plant under supply uncertainty. Energy – The International Journal, 78: 346-355.
  16.  Mobini, M., Meyers, J., Trippe, F., Sowlati, T., Froehling, M., Schultmann, F. 2014. Assessing the integration of torrefaction into the wood pellet production. Journal of Cleaner Production. 78:216-225.
  17. Cambero, C., Sowlati, T. 2014. Assessment and optimization of forest biomass supply chains from economic, social and environmental perspectives – A review of literature. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 36: 62-73.
  18. Akhtari S., Sowlati ,T., Day,  K. 2014. Economic feasibility of utilizing forest biomass in district energy systems: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 33: 117-127.
  19. Akhtari S., Sowlati, T., Day , K.  2014. The effects of variations in supply accessibility and amount on economics of using regional forest biomass for generating district heat. Energy-The International Journal, 67: 631-640.
  20. Piltan, M. Sowlati, T.  2014. A review of partnership studies in the forest products value chains – with a focus on developed countries (US, Canada and Western Europe). Forest Products Journal, 64 (1/2): 4-10.
  21. Ebadian, M., Sowlati, T., Sokhansanj, S., Stumborg, M., Townley-Smith, L. 2014. Development of an integrated tactical and operational planning model for supply of feedstock to a commercial-scale bioethanol plant. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 8: 171-188.
  22. Akhtari, S., Sowlati, T., Day, K. 2014. Optimal flow of regional forest biomass to a district heating system. International Journal of Energy Research, 38: 954-964.
  23. Mobini, M., Sowlati, T., Sokhansanj, S. 2013. A simulation model for the design and analysis of wood pellet supply chain. Applied Energy. 111: 1239-1249.
  24. Shabani, N., Akhtari, S., Sowlati ,T. 2013. Value chain optimization of forest biomass for bioenergy production: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 23: 299-311.
  25. Hewitt, R., Sowlati, T., Paradi, J.C.,2013.  Analysis of available software products for the cabinet industry, Accepted for publication in International Journal of Applied Management Science, 5(3):281-296.
  26. Shabani, N., Sowlati, T. 2013. A mixed integer non-linear programming model for tactical value chain optimization of a wood biomass power plant. Applied Energy, 104: 353-361.
  27. Ebadian, M., Sowlati, T., Sokhansanj, S., Stumborg, M., Townley-Smith, L.2013.  Modeling and analyzing storage systems in agricultural biomass supply chain for cellulosic ethanol production. Applied Energy, 102: 840-849.
  28. Hewitt, R., Sowlati, T., Paradi, J.C. 2012. Evaluation of strategic software investment for the Canadian cabinet industry. Forest Products Journal, 62(7/8): 597-606.
  29. Ebadian, M., Sowlati, T., Sokhansanj, S., Stumborg, M., Townley-Smith, L. 2011. A new simulation model for multi-agricultural biomass logistics system in bioenergy production. Biosystems Engineering, 110(3):280-290.
  30. Hewitt, R., Sowlati, T., Paradi, J.C. 2011. Information Technology Adoption in United States and Canadian Forest Industries. Forest Products Journal, 61(2):161-169.
  31. Ghafghazi, S., Sowlati, T., Sokhansanj, S., Bi, X., Melin, S., 2011. Life cycle assessment of base-load heat sources for district heating system options, International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 16(3):212-223.
  32. Ghafghazi, S., Sowlati, T., Sokhansanj, Bi, X., S., Melin, S. 2011. Particulate matter emissions from combustion of wood in district heating applications. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15(1):3019-3028.
  33. Mobini, M., Sowlati, T., Sokhansanj, S., 2011. Forest biomass supply logistics for a power plant using the discrete event simulation approach. Applied Energy, 88(4): 1241-1250.
  34. Lindroos, O., Nilsson, B., Sowlati, T., 2011. Costs, Co2 emissions and energy balances of applying Nordic slash recovery methods in BC, Western Journal of Applied Forestry, 26(1): 30-36.
  35. Tumuluru, J.S., Sokhansanj, S., Lim, C.J., Bi, X., Lau, A., Melin, S., Sowlati, T., Oveisi, E., 2010. Quality of wood pellets produced in British Columbia for export. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 26(6):1013-1020.
  36. Stephen, J., Sokhansanj, S., Bi,  X., Sowlati, T., Kloeck, T., Townley-Smith, L., Stumborg, M.A. 2010. Analysis of biomass feedstock availability and variability for the Peace River region of Alberta, Canada. Biosystems Engineering, 105(1): 103-111.
  37. Stephen, J., Sokhansanj, S., Bi,  X., Sowlati, T., Kloeck, T., Townley-Smith, L., Stumborg, M.A. 2010. The impact of agricultural residue yield range on the delivered cost to a biorefinery in the Peace River region of Alberta. Biosystems Engineering, 105(3): 298-305.
  38. Ghafghazi, S., Sowlati, T., Sokhansanj, S., Melin, S. 2010. Techno-economic analysis of renewable energy options for a district heating system. International Journal of Energy Research, 34(12): 1109-1120.
  39. Ghafghazi, S., Sowlati, T., Sokhansanj, S., Melin, S. 2010. A multi-criteria approach to evaluate district heating system options. Applied Energy, 87(4):1134-1140.
  40. Sowlati, T., Assadi, P., Paradi, J.C. 2010. Developing a mathematical programming model for sensitivity analysis in Analytic Hierarchy Process. International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research, 2(3): 290-301.
  41. Assadi, P., Sowlati, T., Paradi, J.C. 2009. Multi-criteria evaluation of design and manufacturing software packages considering the inter-dependencies between criteria: The ANP approach. International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences, 1(4):397-410.
  42. Mahmoudi, M., Sowlati, T., Sokhansanj, S. 2009. The logistics of supplying biomass from a Mountain Pine Beetle infested forest to a power plant in British Columbia, Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 24(1): 76-86.
  43. Chau, J., Sowlati, T., Sokhansanj, S., Preto, F., Melin, S., Bi, X. 2009. Economic sensitivity of wood biomass utilization for greenhouse heating application. Applied Energy, 86(5): 616-621.
  44. Assadi, P., Sowlati, T. 2009. Design and manufacturing software selection in the wood industry using Analytic Hierarchy Process. International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 3(2): 182-198.
  45. Chau, J., Sowlati, T., Sokhansanj, S., Preto, F., Melin, S., Bi, X. 2009. Optimizing the mixture of wood biomass for greenhouse heating. International Journal of Energy Research, 33(3): 274-284.
  46. Salazar, J., Sowlati, T. 2008. A Review on Life Cycle Assessment of Windows. Forest Products Journal, 59(10): 91-96.
  47. Chau, J., Sowlati, T., Sokhansanj, S., Preto, F., Melin, S., Bi, X. 2009. Techno-economic analysis of biomass boilers for the greenhouse industry. Applied Energy, 86(3): 364-371.
  48. Salazar, J., Sowlati, T. 2008. Life Cycle Analysis of windows for the North American residential market case study. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 23(2): 121-132.
  49. Vahid, S., Sowlati, T. 2008. Productivity changes of the wood product manufacturing sector in the US. Applied Mathematical Sciences, 2(17): 799-816.
  50. Aydinel, M., Sowlati, T., Cerda, X., Cope, E., Gerschman, M. 2008. Optimization of production allocation and transportation of customer orders for a leading forest products company. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 48(7/8): 1158-1169.
  51. Sowlati, T. 2007. The use of nonparametric statistical tests in defining the number of periods to include in an intertemporal DEA analysis. International Transactions in Operational Research, 14(3): 203-215.
  52. Salehirad, N., Sowlati, T. 2007. Dynamic efficiency analysis of primary wood producers in British Columbia. Mathematical and Computer Modelling Journal, 45(9/10): 1179-1188.
  53.  Vahid, S., Sowlati, T., 2007. Efficiency analysis of the Canadian wood product manufacturing sub-sectors– A DEA approach. Forest Products Journal, 57(1/2): 71-77.
  54. Salehirad, N., Sowlati, T. 2006 Productivity and efficiency assessment of the wood industry – A review with a focus on Canada. Forest Products Journal. 56(11/12): 25-32. 
  55. Sowlati, T., Vahid, S. 2006. Malmquist total factor productivity of manufacturing sector in Canada. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. 21(5): 424-433. 
  56. Marinescu, M., Sowlati, T., Maness, T. 2005. The development of a timber allocation model using Data Envelopment Analysis. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 35(10): 2304-2315.
  57. Salehirad, N., Sowlati, T. 2005. Performance analysis of primary wood producers in British Columbia using DEA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 35(2): 285-294.
  58. Sowlati, T. 2005. Efficiency Studies in Forestry using Data Envelopment Analysis. Forest Products Journal. 55(1): 49-57.
  59. Sowlati, T., Paradi, J.C., Suld, C. 2005. Information Systems Project Prioritization using Data Envelopment Analysis. Mathematical and Computer Modelling Journal. 41(11/12):1279-1298.
  60. Sowlati, T., Paradi, J.C. 2004. Establishing the Practical Frontier in Data Envelopment Analysis. Omega – International Journal of Management Science. 32(4): 261-272.

Conference Proceedings

  • Salazar, J., Sowlati, T. 2006. Modeling the life cycle processes of aluminum clad wood windows. Technical Session Proceedings – Wood Biomass Utilization: Challenges and Opportunities. Forest Products Society 60th International Convention. June 2006.

Book Chapters

  • Sowlati, T.  2015. Modeling of forest and wood residues supply chains for bioenergy and biofuel production. In Biomass supply chains for bioenergy and biorefining.  Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen and Ehiaze Augustine Ehimen (eds.), Elsevier/ Woodhead Publishing series in Energy. (Invited),  In Press.
  • Sowlati, T. 2014. Current and future role of information technology in the global forest sector. In The Global Forest Sector: Changes, Practices, and Prospects. E. Hansen, R. Panwar, and R. Vlosky (eds.). Boca Raton: CRC press. (Invited)