Publications

Refereed Journals

  1. Quirion-Blais, O., Malladi, K.T., Sowlati, T., Gao, E., Mui, C. 2019. Analysis of feedstock requirement for the expansion of a biomass-fed district heating system considering variations in heat demand and biomass quality. Energy Conversion and Management. In Press.
  2. Maier, J., Sowlati, T., Salazar, J. 2019. Life cycle assessment of forest-based biomass for bioenergy: A case study in British Columbia, Canada. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. In Press.
  3. Akhtari, S., Sowlati, T., Griess, V. 2019. Optimizing the design of a forest-based biomass supply chain considering decision maker’s viewpoint toward risk. Forest Science. In Press.
  4. Schroder, T., Lauven, L.P., Sowlati. T., Geldermann, J. 2019. Strategic planning of a multi-product wood-biorefinery system. Journal of Cleaner Production. 211: 1502-1516.
  5. Akhtari, S., Sowlati, T., Siller, D., Roser, D. 2019. Evaluating the impact of inventory management on demand fulfilment, cost and emission of forest-based biomass supply chains using simulation modelling. Biosystems Engineering. 178: 184-199.
  6. Malladi, K.T., Sowlati, T. 2018. Optimization of biomass logistics: A review of important features incorporated in the models and new trends. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 94: 587-599.
  7. Malladi, K.T., Sowlati, T. 2018. Sustainability aspects in Inventory Routing Problem: A review of new trends in the literature.  Journal of Cleaner Production. 197: 804-814.
  8. Opacic, L., Sowlati, T., Mobini, M. 2018. Design and development of a simulation-based decision support tool to improve the production process at an engineered wood products mill. International Journal of Production Economics. 199: 209-219.
  9. Malladi, K.T., Quirion-Blais, O., Sowlati, T. 2018. Development of a decision support tool for maximizing short-term logistics of forest-based biomass. Applied Energy. 216: 662-677.
  10. Akhtari, S., Sowlati, T., Verena Griess. 2018. Integrated strategic and tactical optimization of forest-based biomass supply chains to address medium-term supply and demand variations. Applied Energy. 213: 626-638.
  11. Malladi, K., Sowlati, T. 2017. Optimization of operational level transportation planning in forestry: A review. International Journal of Forest Engineering. 28(3): 198-210.
  12. Opacic, L., Sowlati, T. 2016. Applications of discrete-event simulation in the forest products sector – A review. Forest Products Journal, 67(3/4): 219-229.
  13. Piltan, M. Sowlati, T. 2016. Multi-criteria assessment  of partnership components. Expert Systems with Applications.64: 605-617.
  14. Cambero, C. Sowlati, T.  2016. Incorporating social benefits in multi-objective optimization of forest-based bioenergy and biofuel supply. Applied Energy. 178:721-735.
  15. 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.
  16. Piltan, M., Sowlati, T. 2016. A multi-criteria decision support model for evaluating the performance of partnerships. Expert Systems with Applications, 45: 373-384.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25.  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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. Salazar, J., Sowlati, T. 2008. A Review on Life Cycle Assessment of Windows. Forest Products Journal, 59(10): 91-96.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. Vahid, S., Sowlati, T. 2008. Productivity changes of the wood product manufacturing sector in the US. Applied Mathematical Sciences, 2(17): 799-816.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62.  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.
  63. 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. 
  64. Sowlati, T., Vahid, S. 2006. Malmquist total factor productivity of manufacturing sector in Canada. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. 21(5): 424-433. 
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. Sowlati, T. 2005. Efficiency Studies in Forestry using Data Envelopment Analysis. Forest Products Journal. 55(1): 49-57.
  68. 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.
  69. 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.  2016. 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)
  • 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)