CV & Publications

Prof. Grant Allen

D. GRANT ALLEN

Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry


CONTACT INFORMATION:

Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
M5S 1A4
Telephone:  (416) 978-8517
Fax:  (416) 978-8605
email:  dgrant.allen@utoronto.ca

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION:

1983-1987 Ph.D., Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo
Thesis: “Rheological Characterization of Filamentous Fermentation Broths and its Application to the Design of Pneumatic Contactors”
Supervisor: Dr. C.W. Robinson
1981-1983 M.A.Sc., Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto
Thesis: “Design of a Clinically Suitable Insulin Micropump”
Supervisor: Dr. M.V. Sefton
1977-1981 B.A.Sc., Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto
1998- Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
2007- Vice-Dean (Undergraduate), Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto
2003-2007 Associate Chair (Graduate), Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto
2001-2003 Director, Pulp & Paper Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
1988-2001 Associate Director, Pulp & Paper Centre, Univeresity of Toronto (Acting Director in ’93 & ’96)
1992-1998 Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto
1987-1992 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto
1986 Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
1988-present Consultant, Assistant to the President (1991-1996), Vice President (1996-present), Chemical Engineering Research Consultants, Toronto,Ontario
Summer 1983 Process Control Engineer, Esso Petroleum Canada, Toronto, Ontario
Summer 1980 Project Analyst, Imperial Oil Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
  • Bioprocess/Biochemical Engineering: Biological Wastewater Treatment, Biofiltration of Air Pollutants, Microalgae Biorefinery, Waste-to-Value Added Products, Microbiology of Waste Treatment, Biodegradation, Bioreactor Design/Transport Phenomena, Fermentation, Biorheology
  • Environmental Engineering: Wastewater Treatment, Pulp and Paper Processes, Biofouling including Zebra Mussel Fouling
  • Chemical Engineering: Transport Phenomena, Material and Energy Balances, Process Design.
CONSULTING & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (SELECTED EXAMPLES):
  • Consultant with Chemical Engineering Research Consultants Ltd. since February 1988. Have consulted for several corporations, including Adamsons Ltd., W.H.E. Process Systems Ltd., Environmental Consulting Services Ltd., Apollo Environmental, Weyerhaeuser Company, International Paper, H.A. Simons, Abitibbi-Price, Several Legal Firms and Revenue Canada.
  • Vice-President, Chemical Engineering Research Consultants Ltd.
  • Extensive experience in evaluating scientific Research and Development claims submitted for tax credits to Revenue Canada
  • Taught and helped organize a two day intensive course on “Advances in Wastewater Treatment Technologies” for the Technical Association of the Australian and New Zealand Pulp and Paper Industry, Rotorua, New Zealand, Dec. 9-10/97
  • Vice-Chair (Program), 1992 Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference
  • Organizer (with Dr. P. Whiting) of the Environmental Bio/Reactor Engineering Symposium at the 1998 CSChE Conference in London
  • Organized and co-chaired a 2-day Colloquium on “Microbial Degradation of Organochlorine Compounds” (September 5,6, 1990). This involved bringing in internationally known speakers from Scandanavia, U.S.A and Canada.
  • Chair, Biotechnology Section of the Canadian Chemical Engineering Society, 1992-95
  • Reviewer for several journals, including: Chem. Eng. Sci., Wat. Res., Can. J. Chem. Eng., TAPPI, Biotechnol. Bioeng., J. Fluids Eng.
HONOURS AND AWARDS:
  • Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada (FCIC)
  • 2007 – Chemical Engineering Teacher of the Year Award
  • 1990 – U. of Waterloo Chemical Engineering Best Publication Prize (1989)
  • 1987 – Best Student Paper Award at the 36th Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) Conference
  • 1981-85 – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postgraduate Scholarships
  • 1985-86 – CSChE Postgraduate Scholarship in Biochemical Engineering
  • 1984, 1985 – U. of Waterloo Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Scholarships in Biochemical Engineering
  • 1984-87 – U. of Waterloo Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Scholarships
  • 1979-80 – Ardagh Scholarship, University of Toronto
  • 1978 – Innis College Book Prize
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the Association of Professional
  • Engineers of Ontario
  • Chemical Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering
  • International Water Association
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association for Engineering Education

PUBLICATIONS:

Refereed Journal Publications:

  1. Hayes, A.C.,  Liss, S.N. and Allen, D.G. 2010. “Growth Kinetics of Hyphomicrobium and Thiobacillus spp. In Mixed Cultures Degrading Dimethyl Sulphide and Methanol” Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76, 5423-5431
  2. Goode, C. and D. G. Allen, The Effect of Calcium on Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) Biofilms, Water Environment Research (2010, in press)
  3. Nadarajah, N., Allen, D.G. and Fulthorpe, R.R., “Composition of Activated Sludge Settling and Planktonic Bacterial Communities Treating Industrial Effluent and their Correlation to Settling problems”, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2010, in press)
  4. Yang, M.I., Allen, D.G., Edwards, E.A., “Anaerobic Treatability and Biogas Production Potential of Selected In-Mill Streams”, Wat. Sci. Technol (2010, in press)
  5. A.B. Namazi, C. Q. Jia, D. G. Allen, “Production and Characterization of Lignocellulosic biomass-Derived Activated Carbons”. Wat. Sci. Technol. (2010, in press)
  6. Hayes, A.C.,  Zhang, Y., Liss, S.N. and Allen, D.G. 2010., “Linking Performance to Microbiology in Biofilters Treating Dimethyl Sulphide in the Presence and Absence of Methanol”, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 85: 1151-1166
  7. Garcia Becerra, F.Y., Acosta, E.J. and Allen, D.G., 2010 “Surfactant-like Properties of Alkaline Extracts from Wastewater Biosolids”, J. of Surfactants and Detergents, 13(3), 261-271
  8. Garcia Becerra, F.Y., Acosta, E.J. and Allen, D.G., 2010. “Alkaline Extraction of Wastewater Activated Sludge Biosolids”, Bioresource Technology, 101(18), 6983-6991
  9. Zhu, X., Allen, D.G. & Liss, S.N. 2009. Effect of Oxygen Partial Pressure and COD Loading on the Biofilm Properties in Membrane Aerated Bioreactor, Water Envi. Res. 81, 289-297
  10. Zhang, Y., Liss, S.N.& D. G. Allen, 2008. Modeling the Biofiltration of DMS in the Presence of Methanol in Inorganic Biofilters at Steady State, Biotech. Prog. 24, 845-851.
  11. Zhang, Y. and Allen, D.G. 2008. The Effect of Short-term Dissolved Oxygen Transient on Activated Sludge”,  Wat. Qual. Res. Journal of Canada 43, 201-210.
  12. Goode, C., LeRoy, J. and Allen, D.G., 2007. “Multivariate Statistical Analysis of a High Rate Biofilm Process Treating Kraft Mill Bleach Plant Effluent”, Water Science and Technology 55 47–55.
  13. Zhang, Y. and Allen, D.G., 2007. “Understanding Deflocculation of Activated Sludge under Short-term Oxygen Disturbance”, Water Science and Technology  55, 173–180.
  14. Nadarajah, N., Allen, D.G. and R.R. Fulthorpe, 2007. “Effects of Temperature Transient Conditions on the Divergence of Activated Sludge Bacterial Community Structure and Function”, Water Research 41, 2563-71.
  15. Zhang, Y., Liss, S.N. and D. G. Allen, 2007. “Effect of Methanol on pH and Stability in Inorganic Biofilters Treating  Dimethyl Sulfide”, Environmental Science and Technology 41, 3752-3757.
  16. Zhang, Y., Liss, S.N. and D. G. Allen, 2007 “Enhancing and Modeling the Biofiltration of Dimethyl Suphide under Dynamic Methanol Addition”, Chemical Engineering Science 62, 2474-2481.
  17. Datta, I., Fulthorpe, R.R., Sharma, S. and D. G. Allen, 2007. “High Temperature Biotrickling Filtration of Hydrogen Sulphide”, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 74: 708-716.
  18. Zhang, Y., S.N. Liss and D. Grant Allen, 2006. “The Effects of Methanol on the Biofiltration of Dimethyl Sulfide in Inorganic Biofilters”, Biotechnology and Bioengineering 95, 734-743.
  19. Miller, M.J. and D.G. Allen, 2005. “Biodegradation of Hydrophobic Pollutants in Biofilms in Biofilters”, Environmental Science & Technology 39: 5856-5863.
  20. Miller, M.J. and D. G. Allen, 2005.“Modelling the Transport and Degradation of Hydrophobic Pollutants in Biofilter Biofilms”, Chemical Engineering Journal 113, 197-205
  21. Mohseni, M. Koh, L, Kuhn, D.C.S. and D. G. Allen, 2005. “Ultraviolet Photooxidation for the Biodegradability Enhancement of Airborne O-xylene Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science 4: 279-286.
  22. Dirk-Faitakis, C. and D.G. Allen, 2005. “Development And Simulation Studies Of An Unsteady-State Biofilter Model For The Treatment Of Cyclic Air Emissions Of An alpha-Pinene Gas Stream”, J. Chem Technol Biotechnol 80 737-745.
  23. Scott, H., Liss, S.N.,  Farnood, R. and D. G. Allen, 2005. “UV Disinfection Of Sequencing Batch Reactor Effluent:  A Study Of Physicochemical Properties Of Microbial Floc And Disinfection Performance”, Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science 4: S65-S74
  24. Miller, M.J. and D. G. Allen, 2005. “Transport of Hydrophobic Pollutants Through Biofilms in Biofitlers”.  Chemical Engineering Science 59 3515-3525
  25. Morgan-Sagastume F, and D.G. Allen. 2005.  Physicochemical Properties and Stability of Activated Sludge locs under Temperature Upshifts from 30 to 45°C.  Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 281(1): 136-145.
  26. Morgan-Sagastume F and D.G. Allen 2005.  Activated Sludge Deflocculation under Temperature Upshifts from 30° to 45°C. Water Research. 39 1061-1074.
  27. Yang, H. and D. G. Allen 2005. “The Potential Improvement in Biofilter Design Through the Use of Heterogeneous Packing and a Conical Biofilter Geometry”, J. Environ. Eng. 131 504-511.
  28. Morgan-Sagastume F and D.G. Allen 2004.  The Assessment of Different Operating Strategies for Minimising Activated Sludge Deflocculation under Temperature Transient Conditions.  Water Science and Technology. 50(3): 67-78
  29. Koh, L.H., M. Mohseni, D.C.S. Kuhn and D.G. Allen 2004. “Using Ultraviolet Photooxidation as a Pre-treatment of Volatile Organic Compounds Upstream of a Biological Gas Cleaning Operation”, J.   Chem. Technology and Biotechnology 6 619-625.
  30. Faitakis, C. and D.G. Allen, (2003) “Biofiltration of Cyclic Air Emissions of alpha-pinene at Low and High Frequencies”, Journal of Air and Waste Management Association 53 1373-1383.
  31. Morgan, F. and D.G. Allen, (2003) “Effects Of Temperature Transient Conditions On Aerobic Biological Treatment Of Wastewater”, Water Research 37 3590-3601.
  32. Sologar, V.S., Z. Lu  and D. G. Allen, (2003) “Biofiltration of Concentrated Mixtures of Hydrogen Sulfide and Methanol”, Environmental Progress 22 129-136.
  33. Liao, B.Q., D.G. Allen, I.G. Droppo, G.G. Leppard and S.N. Liss (2002), “Interparticle Interactions Affecting the Stability of Sludge Flocs’, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 249, 372-380.
  34. Konduru, R.R., C.S. Tripathi, S.N. Liss and D.G. Allen (2001), “Recalcitrant Organics During Biological Treatment of Kraft Mill Effluents”, Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, 36, 737-757.
  35. Kong, Z., L. Farhana, R.R. Fulthorpe and D.G. Allen (2001), “Treatment of Volatile Organic Compounds in a Biotracking Filter under Thermophilic Conditions”, Env. Sci. Technol., 35, 4347-4352.
  36. Yang, H., B. Minuth and D.G. Allen (2001), “Effects of Nutrients and Oxygen on Biofilter Performance”, J. Air and Waste Management Association, 52, 279-286.
  37. Morgan, F.M. B. Sleep and D.G. Allen (2001), “Effect of Biomass Growth on Gas Pressure Drop in Biofilters”, Journal of Environmental Engineering, May, 388-396.
  38. Liao, B.Q., D.G. Allen, I.G. Droppe, G.G. Leppard and S.N. Liss (2001), “Bound Water Content of Activated Sludge and Its Relationship to Sludge Retention Time, Floc Structure and Surface Properties”, Water Environmental Research, 72(6), 722-730.
  39. Laio, B.Q., D.G. Allen, I.G. Droppo, G.G. Leppard and S.N. Liss (2001), “Surface Properties of Activated Sludge and their Role in Bioflocculation and Settling”, Water Research, 35, 339-350.
  40. Cottrell, C.M.,, J.M. Dorman, T. Debies, D.G. Allen and J.K. Spelt (2000), “Zebra Mussel Biofouling as a Function of Copper Dissolution Rate”, Journal of Environmental Engineering, 126, 340-347.
  41. Keech, G.W., P. Whiting and D.G. Allen (2000), “The Effect of Paper Machine Additives on the Microbial Community During Biological Treatment”, Tappi J., 83, 86-93.
  42. Mohseni, M. and D.G. Allen (2000), “Biofiiltration of Mixtures of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Volatile Organic Compounds”, Chemical Engineering Science, 55, 1545-1558.
  43. Mollah, A.H. and D.G. Allen (1999), “Biodegradation and Detoxification of Wood Leachage of PCP Treated Poles”, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 77, 942-947.
  44. Mohseni M. and D.G. Allen (1999), “Transient Performance of Biofilters Treating Mixtures of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic VOCs”, Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, 49, 1434-1441.
  45. He, Y. and D.G. Allen (1999), “Model-Based Scale-up Strategy for Mycelial Fermentation Processes”, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 77, 844-854.
  46. Tripathi, C. and D.G. Allen (1999), “Comparison of Mesophilic and Thermophilic Aerobic Biological Treatment of Sequencing Batch Reactors Treating Bleached Kraft Pulp Mill Effluent”, Wat. Res. 33(3), 836-846.
  47. Mohseni, M., K.M. Nichols and D.G. Allen (1998), “Biofiltration of a-Pinene and its Application to the Treatment of Pulp and Paper Air Emissions”, Tappi J., 81(8), 205-211.
  48. Fortin, N.,R.R. Fulthorpe, D.G. Allen and C.W. Greer (1998), “Molecular Analysis of Bacterial Isolates and Total Community DNA from Kraft Pulp Mill Effluent Treatment Systems”, Can. J. Microbiol, 44(6), 537-546.
  49. Mohseni, M., H. Kautola and D.G. Allen (1997), “Viscoelastic Properties of Filamentous Fermentation Broths and Their Influence on the Directly Measured Yield Stress”, Journal of Fermentation and Engineering, 83(3), 281-286.
  50. Dormon, J., C. Coish, C. Cottrell, D.G. Allen and J.K. Spelt (1997), “Modes of Byssal Failure in the Forced Detachment of Zebra Mussels”, J. of Env. Eng., 123, 933-938.
  51. Zheng, Y. and D.G. Allen (1997), “The Effect of Pre-hydrolysis of D-stage Filtrate on the Biotreatability of Chlorinated Organic Compounds in Bleached Kraft Mill Effluents”, Wat. Res., 31, 1595-1600.
  52. Liu, H.W., S.N. Liss and D.G. Allen (1997), “The Influence of Anoxic Conditioning of Sludge on Enhanced AOX Removal in Aerobic Biological Treatment Systems”, Wat. Sci. & Tech., 35, 77-84.
  53. Tripathi, C. and D.G. Allen (1997), “Kinetics of Organochlorine Removal from Bleached Kraft Pulp Mill Effluents During Biological Treatment”, Can. J. of Chem. Eng., 75, 104-112.
  54. Zheng, Y. and D.G. Allen (1996), “Biological Dechlorination of Model Organochlorine Compounds in Bleached Kraft Mill Effluents”, Environ. Sci. & Technol., 30(6), 1890-1895.
  55. Dormon, J.M., C.M. Cottrell, D.G. Allen, J.D. Ackerman and J.K. Spelt (1996), “Copper and Copper-Nickel Alloys as Zebra Mussel Antifoulants”, J. of Env. Eng., 122, 276-283.
  56. Victorio, L., K.A. Gillbride, D.G. Allen and S.N. Liss (1996), “Phenotypic Fingerprinting of Microbial Communities in Wastewater Treatment”, Wat. Res., 30, 1077-1086.
  57. Ackerman, J.D., C.M. Cottrell, J.M. Dormon, C.R. Ethier, D.G. Allen and J.K. Spelt (1996), “Attachment Strength of Zebra Mussels on Natural, Polymeric and Metallic Materials”, J. Env. Eng., 122, 141-148.
  58. Mohseni, M. and D.G. Allen (1995), “The Effect of Particle Morphology on the Directly Measured Yield Stress”, Biotechnol. Bioeng., 48, 257-265.
  59. Ackerman, J.D., C.M. Cottrell, C.R. Ethier, D.G. Allen and J.K. Spelt (1995), “A Wall Jet to Measure the Attachment Strength of Zebra Mussels and Other Benthic Organisms”, Can. J. Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 52, 126-135.
  60. Kamilakis, E. and D.G. Allen (1995), “Cultivating Filamentous Microorganisms in a Cyclone Bioreactor:  The Influence of Pumping on Cell Morphology”, Process Biochemistry, 30, 353-360.
  61. Fulthorpe, R.R. and D.G. Allen (1995), “A Comparison of Organochlorine Removal from Bleached Kraft Pulp and Paper-Mill Effluents by Dehalogenating Pseudomonas, Ancyclobacter and Methylobacterium Strains”, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 42, 782-789.
  62. Yan, G. and D.G. Allen (1994), “Biosorption of High Molecular Weight Organochlorine”, Water Research, 28, 1933-1941.
  63. Fulthorpe, R.R. and D.G. Allen (1994), “Evaluation of Biolog MT Plates for Aromatic and Chloroaromatic Substrate Utilization Tests”, Can. J. Microbiol., 40, 1067-1071.
  64. Kautola, H.K. and D.G. Allen (1994), “Surface Tension Measurements on Filamentous Broths”, Biotechnology Techniques, 8, 83-86.
  65. Ackerman, J.D., L. Wong, C.R. Ethier, D.G. Allen and J.K. Spelt (1994), “Preston State Tubes for the Measurement of Wall Shear Stress”, Journal of Fluids Engineering, 116, 645-649.
  66. Fulthorpe, R.R., S.N. Liss and D.G. Allen (1993), “Characterization of Bacteria Isolated from a Bleached Kraft Pulp Mill Wastewater Treatment System”, Can. J. Microbiol., 39, 13-24.
  67. Liss, S.N. and D.G. Allen (1992), “Microbiological Study of a Bleached Kraft Pulp Mill Aerated Lagoon”, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, 18, J216-J220.
  68. Leong-Poi, L.L. and D.G. Allen (1992), “Direct Measurement of the Yield Stress of Filamentous Fermentation Broths with the Rotating Vane Technique”, Biotechnol. Bioeng., 40, 403-412.
  69. Chernysh, A., S.N. Liss and D.G. Allen (1992), “A Batch Study of the Aerobic and Anaerobic Removal of Chlorinated Organic Compounds in an Aerated Lagoon”, Water Poll. Res. J. Canada, 27, 199-216.
  70. Ackerman, J.D., C.R. Ethier, D.G. Allen and J.K. Spelt (1992), “Investigation of Zebra Mussel Adhesion Strength Using a Rotating Disk”, J. Env. Eng., 118, 705-724.
  71. Tomar, P. and D.G. Allen (1991), “Removal of Organochlorines from Kraft Pulp Mill Effluent by an Aerated Lagoon”, Water Poll. Res. J. Canada, 26, 101-117.
  72. Collins, T. and D.G. Allen (1991), “A Bench-Scale Aerated Lagoon for Studying the Removal of Chlorinated Organics”, Tappi J., 74, 231-234.
  73. Allen, D.G. and C.W. Robinson (1991), “Comments on the Communication:  On the Calculation of Shear Rate and Apparent Viscosity in Airlift and Bubble Column Bioreactors”, Biotechnol. Bioeng., 38, 212-216.
  74. Allen, D.G. and C.W. Robinson (1991), “The Prediction of Transport Parameters in Filamentous Broths Based on Results Obtained in Pseudoplastic Polymer Solutions”, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 69, 498-505.
  75. Allen, D.G. and C.W. Robinson (1990), “Measurement of Rheological Properties of Filamentous Fermentation Broths”, Chem. Eng. Sci., 45, 37-48.
  76. Allen, D.G. and C.W. Robinson (1989), “Hydrodynamics and Mass Transfer in Aspergillus niger Fermentations in Bubble Column and Loop Bioreactors”, Biotechnol. Bioeng., 34, 731-740.
  77. Moo-Young, M., B. Halard, D.G. Allen, R. Burrell and Y. Kawase (1987), “Oxygen Transfer to Mycelial Fermentation Broths in an Airlift Fermentor”, Biotechnol. Bioeng., 30, 746-753.
  78. Allen, D.G. and M.V. Sefton (1986), “A Model of Insulin Delivery by a Controlled Release Micropump”, Ann. Biomed. Engng., 14, 257-276.

Refereed Conference Proceedings:

  1. Dirk-Faitakis, C.F. and D.G. Allen, “Performance of Woodchip Based Biofilters Treating Cyclic Air Emissions from the Forest Products Industry”, 1999 TAPPI International Environmental Conference, pp.899- 908, Nashville, Tennessee, April 18-21, 1999.
  2. Mohseni, M. and D.G. Allen, “Biofiltration of Mixtures of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic VOCs from, Contaminated Air Streams”, Paper 98-TP20C.03, Air and Waste Managements 91st Annual Meeting, San Diego, June 14-18, 1998.
  3. Mohseni, M. and D.G. Allen, “Biofiltration of Mixtures of Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted from Pulp and Paper Industries”, 1998 TAPPI Environmental Conference and Exhibition, pp.183-193, April 5-8, 1998.
  4. Tripathi, C. and D.G. Allen, “Feasibility Study of Aerobic Biological Treatment of Bleached Kraft Pulp Mill Effluent”, 1998 TAPPI Environmental Conference and Enhibition, pp. 1189-1202, April 5-8, 1998.
  5. Mohseni, M. and D.G. Allen (1997), “The Influence of Transient Conditions on the Biofiltration of a-Pinene Using Wood-Chip/Activated Carbon Biofilters”, Proceedings of the 90th Annual Air and Waste Management Association, Paper WP71B.04, Toronto, Ontario, June 8-12.
  6. De Castro, A., D.G. Allen and R.R. Fulthorpe (1997), “Characterization of the Microbial Population During Biofiltration and the influence of the Inoculum Source”, Proceedings of the 90th Annual Meeting of the Air and Waste Management Association, Paper 97-WA71A.04, Toronto, Ontario, June 8-12.
  7. Peprna, I., K. Kamali, C.W. Robinson, W.P. Mortimer and D.G. Allen (1996), “Biodegradation of Pentachlorophenol in Aqueous Extract from PCP-Treated Wood by Arthrobacter Species”, in Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications, M. Moo-Young, W.A. Anderson & A.M. Chakrabarty, (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 320-331.
  8. Mohseni, M., H. Kautola and D.G. Allen (1994), “The Influence of Cell Concentration and Morphology on the Yielding Behaviour of Filamentous Fermentation Broths”, in Advanced in Bioprocess Engineering, E. Galindo & O.T. Ramirez (ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 171-182.
  9. Allen, D.G., and C.W. Robinson (1987), “The Influence of ‘Slip’ on Rheological Measurements on a Mycelial Broth of A.niger“, Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., 506, pp. 589-599.
  10. Sefton, M.V., D.G. Allen, V. Horvath and W. Zingg (1983), Insulin Delivery at Varible Rates”, in Recent Advances in Drug Delivery Systems, J.M. Anderson and S.W. Kim (eds), Plenum, New York, pp. 349-365.

Refereed Book Chapters:

Datta, I. and D. G. Allen, (2005)  “Biofilter Technology”,  in Biotechnology for Odor and Air Pollution Control”, Z. Shareefden and A. Singh (Ed), Springer-Verlag, 125-145

Morgan, F.M., and D.G. Allen, (2004)  “Impact Of Stresses Or Transient Conditions On Deflocculation In Engineered Microbial Systems”, in Flocculation in Natural and Engineered Environmental Systems, Droppo, Leppard, Liss and Milligan (Ed), CRC Press, p351-384

Liao, B.Q., G.G. Leppard, D. Grant Allen, Ian G. Droppo and S.N. Liss (2004)  “Surface Thermodynamics and Hydrophobic Properties of Microbial Flocs”, in Flocculation in Natural and Engineered Environmental Systems, Droppo, Leppard, Liss and Milligan (Ed), CRC Press, p397-404

Allen, D.G. and H.W. Liu (1998), “Pulp Mill Effluent Remediation”, Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation, R. Meyers (Ed.),  John Wiley and Sons, pp. 3871-3887.

Allen, D. G. and J. Lu, (2003) “Atmospheric Emissions”  Chapter 18 in “Towards Sustainable Management of the Boreal Forest”, P.J. Burton, C. Messier, D.W. Smith , W.L. Adomowicz (Eds) , NRC Press, Ottawa pp713-758.

Ackerman, J.D., C.R. Ethier, D.G. Allen and J.K. Spelt (1992), “The Biomechanics of Byssal Adhesion in Dreissena polymopha“, in:  Zebra Mussels:  Biology, Impact and Control, T.F. Nalepa and D.W. Schloesser (eds.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 265-282.

PATENTS/DISCLOSURES:

Garcia Becerra, F.Y., Acosta, E.J. and Allen, D.G., “Adhesives from Alkaline Biomass Extracts”, Invention Disclosure RIS#10001996, Nov 11, 2009

Allen, D.G., Datta, I. and Fulthorpe, R.R., “Enhanced Biofiltration of Reduced Sulphur Compounds through the Addition of Alternative Carbon Sources”, Disclosure followed by filing of U.S. Provisional Patent, Filed February 5, 2004

Technical Reports:

Allen, D.G. and J. Lu (2001), “Characterization and Enhancement of the BIOSCRUB Process for the Treatment of Terpenes”, Nine Progress Reports for IRAP and CMS Group Contract.

Allen, D.G. (2001), “Field Trip Evaluation of the Norbord Mississippi Biofilter”, Submitted to Nexfor Technology Centre, August.

Allen, D.G., and E. Kamilakis (1989), “Oxygen Transfer and Product Formation by Filamentous Microorganisms Grown in the Cyclone Bioreactor”, Prepared for W.H.E. Process Systems Ltd., Weston, Ontario.

PRESENTATIONS:
Invited Presentations:
  1. N. Nadarajah, T. Irving and D.G. Allen, “Growth and Adhesion of Microalgae: Development of a Microalgal Bioreactor Untilizing Wastewater”, Keynote at 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Montreal, Que, August 25, 2009.
  2. Trudeau, V. and Allen, D.G. , “Challenges and Opportunities: A Creative Response to Water Reduction Challenges”, Environment Canada Water Working Group, Ottawa, March 25, 2009
  3. Allen, D.G.,“Summary of Environmental Research (Water)”, Environment Canada Water Working Group, Ottawa, Sept 5, 2007
  4. Allen, D.G. “Harnessing Biology to Develop Green Technologies to Cleanup Air and Wastewater”, Class of 5T3, Toronto, January 9, 2008.
  5. Allen, D.G. “Pushing the Limits of Utilizing Biological Approaches to Treat Air Emissions”, Queens University, Kingston, February 28, 2007.
  6. Allen, D.G., “Bioproducts from Effluents and Solid Waste”, Biorefining Symposium, 93rd Paptac Conference, Montreal, February 7, 2007.
  7. Allen, D.G., “Bioprocessing and Biotechnology Opportunities in the Forest Products Industry”, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Sept 27, 2006.
  8. Allen, D.G., “Environmental Research at the University of Toronto” Presented to the Domtar Environmental Managers Group, Port Huron, U.S.A., September 28, 2005.
  9. Allen, D.G., “Environmental Research at the University of Toronto” Bowater Environmental Group Meeting, Toronto, April 27, 2005
  10. Miller, M.J. and D.G. Allen,  “Modelling Transport and Degradation of Hydrophobic Pollutants in Biofilms in Biofilters”, Keynote Lunchtime Talk, USC-TRG International Conference on Biofiltration, October 22, 2004.
  11. Allen, D.G., “The UofT Pulp & Paper Centre and Our Environmental Research”°, University of Vicosa, Vicosa, Brazil, April 28, 2004
  12. Allen, D.G., “Overview of The UofT Pulp & Paper Centre and Our Environmental Research”,  Ministry of Environment, Laboratory Services Branch, Feb 12, 2004
  13. Allen, D.G. and F.M. Morgan, “Impact of Transients and Stresses on Deflocculation in Engineered Systems”, Flocculation in Natural and Engineered Environmental Systems. Environment Canada, Burlington, September 5, 2003
  14. Allen, D.G., “Connecting the University and Industry in Research and Education at the University of Toronto’s Pulp & Paper Centre”, Lakehead University Seminar Series, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, November 22, 2002
  15. Allen, D.G., “Utilizing Thermophilic Biological Processes for the Treatment Wastewater and Waste Air Emissions”, Murray Moo-Young Symposium:  Biotechnology and Bioengineering Challenges for the new Millennium, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, September 7, 2002.
  16. Lu, J. and D.G. Allen, “Biofiltration of Mixtures of Total Reduced Sulphur and Volatile Organis”, TAPPI 2001 International Environmental Health and Safety Conference and Exhibit, Charleston, NC, April 25, 2001.
  17. Allen, D.G., “An Introduction to Biofiltration and Its Application to the Forest Products Industry”, TAPPI 2001 International Environmental Health and Safety Conference and Exhibit, Charleston, NC, April 25, 2001.
  18. Allen, D.G., “The Pulp & Paper Centre and Consortium on Minimizing the Impact of Pulp and Paper Mill Discharges”, University of Vicosa, Vicosa, Brazil, March 8, 2001.
  19. Allen, D.G., Z. Kong, L. Farhana and R.R. Fulthorpe, “Using Thermophilic Bacteria to Treat Air Pollutants in High Temperature Emissions”, 7th Pacific Rim Biotechnology Conference, Vancouver, B.C., November 16, 2000.
  20. Dirk-Faitakis, C.F. and D.G. Allen, “Biofiltration of Cyclic Air Emissions:  Experiments & Modelling”, Luncheon Keynote at the 2000 USC-TRG International Conference on Biofiltration, Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 2000.
  21. Allen, D.G., Z. Kong, L. Farhana and R.R. Fulthorpe, “Thermophilic Biofiltration of Methanol and Pinene”, Society of Industrial Microbiology Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 27, 2000.
  22. Allen, D.G., “Rheological Properties of Filamentous Fungi:  Its Measurement and Application to Transport in Airlift Bioreactors”, Contemporary Issues & Future Prospects in Bioprocess Engineering Symposium, Centre for Bioprocess Engineering, The University of Birmingham, U.K., May 7, 1999.
  23. Allen, D.G. and M. Mohseni, “Biofiltration of Terpenes and the Role of Activated Carbon”, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, U.K., August 22, 1997.
  24. Allen, D.G., “The Measurement of the Rheological Properties of Fermentation Broths and the Role of Organism Morphology”, 8th European Congress on Biotechnology, Budapest, Hungary, August 18, 1997.
  25. Kong, Z., R.R. Fulthorpe and D.G. Allen, “Thermophilic Biofiltration of VOC Contaminated Air Streams”, Environmental Science and Technology Alliance Canada (ESTAC) Technology Day, Toronto, November 25, 1996.
  26. Allen, D.G., “Challenges and Opportunities in the Monitoring of Mixed Microbial Communities”, Keynote Address at the 46th CSChE Conference, Kingston, Ontario, September 30, 1996.
  27. Allen, D.G., “The Control of Methanol and Terpene Emissions from the Forest Products Industry Using Wood-based Biofilters”, to be presented at Alberta Environmental Centre, Vegreville, Alberta, June 14, 1996.
  28. Allen, D.G., “Biological Treatment of Pentachlorophenol in PCP Treated Wood by Arthrobacter and Flavobacterium Species”, Biotechnology Research Centre, Waterloo, ON, November 14, 1995.
  29. Allen, D.G., “Biofiltration of Pulp and Paper Air Emissions for the Treatment of VOCs and Air Toxics”, BC Environment Technology Transfer Workshop, Vancouver, BC, October 17, 1995
  30. Allen, D.G., “The Biological Treatment of Chlorinated Organic Compounds in Bleached Kraft Pulp Mill Effluent”, McGill University, Eugene Lamoth Colloquium Series, September 19, 1994.
  31. Allen, D.G., “Biological Waste Treatment of Chlorinated Organic Compounds in Bleached Kraft Pulp Mill Effluent”, presented at the 1st International Symposium on Bioprocess Engineering, Cuernavaca, Mexico, June 20-24, 1994.
  32. Allen, D.G., “Rheological Measurement  of Filamentous Fermentation Broths”, presented at the 1st International Symposium on Bioprocess Engineering, Cuernavaca, Mexico, June 20-24, 1994.
  33. Allen, D.G., “Microbial Degradation of Chlorinated Organic Compounds by Organisms Isolated from a Bleached Kraft Pulp Mill Aerated Lagoon”, University of British Columbia, Pulp & Paper Centre, April 5, 1994.
  34. Allen, D.G., “Transport Phenomena in Filamentous Fermentation Broths:  Its Measurement and its Application to Bioreactor Design”, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, February 21, 1991.
  35. Allen, D.G. and P. Tomar, “Seasonal Performance of an Aerated Lagoon for the Removal of Chlorinated Organic Compounds from Kraft Mill Effluent”, presented at BIOFOR/BIOQUAL ’90, Fredricton, N.B., October 31, 1990.
  36. Allen, D.G., “Field and Laboratory Studies on the Fate of Chlorinated Organics in Biological Treatment Systems”, presented at the National Council of the Pulp and Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) 1990 Northeast Regional Meeting, Boston, MA, October 24, 1990.
  37. Allen, D.G., “AOX Removal with Biological Treatment”, Presented at the Canadian Pulp and Paper Associations Environmental Committee Meeting, Toronto, April 26, 1990.
  38. Allen, D.G., “Biochemical Engineering Approaches to the Removal of Chlorinated Organic Compounds”, Presented at the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association’s Research Committee Meeting, Toronto, April 27, 1989