# Norman Loney

### Contact Info

Title: | Professor, Chair and Co-Graduate Advisor |

Email: | norman.loney@njit.edu |

Office: | pharmi |

Phone: | 973-596-6598 |

Dept: | chem |

### About Me

Norman Loney, PhD, is a Full Professor and Chair in the department of Chemical, Biological & Pharmaceutical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. His research interests include:mathematical modeling of chemical and biological processes such as membrane separation drug delivery, dialysis, solvent sublation and NOx/SOx control; engineering solutions to turbulent boundary layer problems involving mass transfer; and modeling of drug delivery systems.

**Applied Mathematical Methods for Chemical EngineersSecond EditionNorman W. Loney**

Expanded and updated, the second edition of this well-respected textbook addresses the setup and verification of mathematical models using experimental or other independently derived data. It uses worked examples to illustrate several mathematical methods that are essential to successfully solve process engineering problems.

First introducing differential equations common to chemical engineering, it follows with examples of first-order and linear second-order ordinary differential equations (ODEs). Later chapters examine Sturm-Liouville problems, Fourier series, integrals, linear partial differential

equations (PDEs), and regular perturbation. The author also focuses on examples of PDE applications as they relate to the various conservation laws practiced in chemical engineering. It concludes by discussing dimensional analysis and the scaling of boundary value problems, presenting selected numerical methods and suitable software packages.

**New to the Second Edition—**

- Two popular approaches to model development: shell balance and conservation law balance
- One-dimensional rod model and a planar model of heat conduction in one direction
- Systems of first-order ODEs
- Numerical method of lines, using MATLAB® and Mathematica where appropriate

**FEATURES**

- Provides worked examples of heat transfer, mass transfer, simultaneous diffusion, convection, chemical reaction, and viscous flow
- Demonstrates the validity of the mathematical approach through model verification
- Illustrates the development of mathematical models using conservation laws
- Integrates cutting-edge topics from current research, such as the modeling of membrane separation in hemodialysis
- Contains numerous realistic examples of analytical solutions to typical engineering problems
- Includes a solutions manual for qualifying instructors

### Education

- New Jersey Institute of Technology, PhD 1991
- New Jersey Institute of Technology, MS 1985
- New Jersey Institute of Technology, BSChE 1977

### Professional Experience

**2010-present **Department Chair, New Jersey Institute of Technology

**2004-2006**

NASA Faculty Fellow, Science Advisor, DEVELOP Program, Langley Research Center

**2003**

NASA Faculty Fellow, Aerodynamics, Aerothermodynamics & Acoustics, Langley Research Center

**1994-1998**

NASA Faculty Fellow, Gas Dynamics Division, Langley Research Center

### Related Non-Academic Personal Experience

**1980-1982 - Process Design EngineerM. W. Kellogg Company, Greenway Plaza, Houston Texas**Designed millisecond furnaces to produce ethylene from liquid feedstock.

Designed separation and heat transfer sections of fertilizer plants

**1979-1980 - Process Development Engineer**

Oxirane Chemical Company, Channelview, Texas

Startup of 200M lb/year Monoethylene Glycol plant

Oxirane Chemical Company, Channelview, Texas

Troubleshooting fractionation section of Monoethylene Glycol plant

Developed processes to blend alcohol and gasoline

**1977-1979 - Plant Engineer**

Exxon Chemical Company, Baytown, Texas

Troubleshooting and monitoring fractionation and finishing (twin screw extrusion of powder and pneumatic conveying of powder and pellets) sections of polypropylene production plant.

Exxon Chemical Company, Baytown, Texas

Developed and installed new process to separate solids in pneumatic conveying systems.

Conducted short economic studies on equipment replacement during preventative maintenance.

### Honors and Awards

**2013 **Saul K Fenster Innovation in Engineering Education award**2011 **Nominated as Fellow of AIChE **2007 **Newark College of Engineering Teaching Excellence award **1998 **Certificate of Recognition from NASA for research contributions made through the NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program**1996 **Certificate of Recognition from the New Jersey Minority Academic Career (MAC) Program

### Current Research Interests

- Mathematical modeling of chemical processes such as Membrane Separation, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Solvent Sublation and NOx/SOx Control.
- Engineering solutions to turbulent boundary layer problems involving mass transfer.
- Modeling of drug delivery systems

### Textbooks

**2000 **Author, Applied Mathematical Methods for Chemical Engineers, CRC Press

**2007 **

Author, 2ndEdition, Applied Mathematical Methods for Chemical Engineers by Taylor & Francis

### Journal Publications

*Chemical Product and Process Modeling*, Special Issue, v. 4, n. 5, Article 11

*Chemical Product and Process Modeling*, Special Issue, v. 4, n. 5, Article 10

*Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics*v. 50, n.1, pp. 182 – 183.

*Chemical Product and Process Modeling,*v. 2, n. 3, Article 1

*Mathematical Biosciences,*v. 197, n. 2

**,**pp. 119 – 139

*Journal of Membrane Science*, v. 256, n. 1-2, pp. 184 – 192.

*World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology*

**,**v. 21, n. 6-7,pp. 791 – 796.

*Chemical Engineering Science,*v. 59, n. 6,pp. 1191 – 1197.

*Chemical Engineering Education,*v. 37, n. 2, pp. 126 – 131.

*Proc. Indian National Sci. Acad*.,v.69, A, n. 3 & 4, pp. 285 – 299.

2003 Loney Networks in Chemical Process Modeling” Proc. Indian National Sci. Acad.,v.69, A, n. 3 & 4, pp. 285 – 299. , N. W., L. Simon and L. Gao, “Trends in the Applications of Neural

2002 Gao, L. and Loney, N. W., “A New Hybrid Neural Network Model for Prediction of Phase Equilibrium in Two-Phase Extraction System”, Industrial & Engineering

Chemistry Res., v. 41, pp. 112 – 119.

2001 Loney, N. W., “On the Use of the Residue Theorem to Invert Laplace Transforms”, Chemical Engineering Education, v. 35, n. 1, pp. 22-24.

2001 Gao, L. and Loney, N. W., “Evolutionary Polymorphic Neural Network in Chemical Process Modeling”, Computers and Chemical Engineering, v. 25,pp. 1403 – 1410.

1999 Loney, N. W., Ritesh Ramraj and S. Farrell, “Analytical Solution to Controlled Release Using Microporous Membrane Model (Plane Geometry), Separation Science and Technology, v. 34, n. 11, pp. 2251 - 2258.

1999 Loney, N. W., Ritesh Ramraj and S. Farrell, “Mathematical modeling of Controlled release from a hollow fiber”, Journal of Membrane Science, v. 162, pp. 73 - 81.

1997 Loney, N. W., “Correlating Aqueous Phase Concentration Profile of a Sublation

Process”, Separation Science and Technology, v. 32, n. 7, pp. 1295 – 1301.

1996 Loney, N. W., “Analytical Solution to Mass Transfer in Laminar Flow in Hollow Fiber with Heterogeneous Chemical Reaction” Chemical Engineering Science, v. 51, n. 16 , pp. 3995 - 3999.

1996 Loney, N. W., “Justification of the Assumption of Transport by Diffusion in the Interwafer Region of a Multiwafer CVD Reactor” J. Materials Science Letters, v. 15, pp. 1219 – 1220.

1996 Loney, N. W., “On Using A Boundary Perturbation Technique to Linearize a System of Nonlinear Pde” Chemical Engineering Education, v. 30, n. 1, pp. 58 – 61.

1995 Simon, L. and Loney, N. W. “An Analytical Solution for the Concentration Profile of a Sublation Process” Separation Science and Technology, v. 31, n. 7, pp. 1019 – 1024.

1995 Tesfaghiorghis, Y. and Loney, N. W., “Determination of Precursor Conversion in a Multiwafer Hot-wall CVD Reactor.” J. of Materials Synthesis and Processing, v. 3, n. 6, pp. 415- 417.

1994 Loney, N. W. and C. R. Huang, “Mathematical Modeling on the Performance of

Chemical Vapor Deposition Reactor” J. Materials Synthesis and Processing, v. 2, n. 5, pp. 277-284.

1994 Loney, N. W., “Shifting-Order Type Kinetics May Explain Diethlsilane Pyrolysis to Silicon Carbide Deposition” J. Material Science Letters,v. 13, pp. 1237 - 1239.

1993 Loney, N. W. and C. R. Huang, “Analytic Solution of an LPCVD Reactor Interwafer Region” J. of Thin Solid Films, v. 226, pp. 15 - 21.

### Selected Conference Papers

2011 Bilgili, E., Dave, R., and Loney, N.W., “Separation Processes Courses: A Vehicle for Introducing Basic Principles of Particle Science and Technology” AIChE Annual Meeting Proceedings, Abstract 299a

2009 Loney, N. W. “Analysis on a Counter-Current Flow Hemodialyzer” 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE8)

2009 Ramani Susarla and Loney, N.W. “Mathematical Modeling of Lidocaine Release from Nanosized PLGA Biodegradable Spheres” 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE8)

2009 Susarla, R., and Loney, N.W. “Mathematical Modeling of Drug Release: Analysis of the Effect of Absorption Rate and Finite Dissolution Rate on Drug Release” AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings, Abstract 37d

2008 Loney, N.W., Mojdeh Tabatabaie and Rachna Jaiswal, Mathematical Modeling of

Leaching of Heavy Metals from Biofilm Coated Cement-based Waste Forms, AIChE/ACS Spring National Meeting Proceedings, Abstract 106d

2007 Loney, N.W. and Susarla Ramani, “Mathematical Modeling of Drug Release from Lidocaine Loaded Biodegradable Nanospheres without Film Resistance” AIChE Annual Meeting Proceedings, Abstract 267e

2005 Loney, N.W., C.R Huang, and L. Simon, “A Mathematical model of a Counter Current “tube in shell” type Membrane Separation System., 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland,

2000 Loney, N. W., “Analytical Solutions to Mathematical Models of Some Controlled

Release Devices”, Proceedings Third Joint China/USA Chemical Engineering Conference, Beijing China, v. I, n.4, pp. 191

1999 Loney, N. W., H. Shaw, and P. Gu, “Control of NOx Using an Aqueous Scrubbing Solution”, 48th CPI Exposition, November, Javits Center New York City

1997 Loney, N. W., “Analytical Solution to Mass Transfer in Laminar Flow in Hollow Fiber with Heterogeneous Chemical Reaction.” Proceedings of the International

Conference on Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering

(ICEECE’97), Guangzhou, P. R. China, pp. 323

1994 Loney, N. W., “On Using a Boundary Perturbation Technique to Linearize a System of Nonlinear Pde”, ASEE National Meeting Proceedings, Edmonton, Canada

### Published Reports

2006 Loney, N.W., Intex-B: Evaluating Instruments and models, NASA internal report

2005 Loney, N.W., Assessing Tennessee air quality using NASA data, NASA internal report

2004 Loney, N.W., Maximizing NASA Mission Data usage through Earth Science Applications, NASA internal report

2003 Loney, N.W., Mathematical Analysis on the Remediation of Formaldehyde, NASA internal report

1998 Loney, N. W., “Wall Heat Transfer Effects of Turbulent Jets in a Co-flowing Stream, Nonreacting case”, NASA internal report

### Presentations

**Seminars (last 5 years)**

2012 Co organized Chemical Engineering Symposium at the New York Academy of Sciences

2011 Mathematical Modeling, Essex County College, April

2010 Application of Common Analytical Methods to Complex Transport Phenomena Problems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), February

2010 Application of Common Analytical Methods to Complex Transport Phenomena Problems, Michigan Tech, February

2007 Loney, N.W., C.R Huang, and L. Simon, “A Mathematical model of a Counter Current “tube in shell” type Membrane Separation System., USDA, March

2007 Loney, N.W., C.R Huang, and L. Simon, “A Mathematical model of a Counter Current “tube in shell” type Membrane Separation System., The Ohio State University, January

**Workshops**

2009 First Summer Institute for Faculty Development: CCRAA Cooperative

Arrangement: Conducted a workshop on improving the Pipeline for Latinos in

Science and Mathematics at Hudson County Community College in

Partnership with New Jersey City University, June 15 – 18

2009 A Seminar for Faculty Development: Conducted a second all-day workshop on

teaching Problem-solving in Mathematics; Building on Experience at Hudson County Community College in Partnership with New Jersey City University, April 25

**Invited (Presenter underlined)**

2009 Loney, N. W. “Analysis on a Counter-Current Flow Hemodialyzer” 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE8), Montreal August

2009 Ramani Susarla and Loney, N.W. “Mathematical Modeling of Lidocaine Release from Nanosized PLGA Biodegradable Spheres” 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE8), Montreal August

2008 Loney, N.W., Mojdeh Tabatabaie and Rachna Jaiswal, Mathematical Modeling of

Leaching of Heavy Metals from Biofilm Coated Cement-based Waste Forms,

AIChE/ACS, Spring National meeting, New Orleans, April

2007 Loney, N.W. and Susarla Ramani,Mathematical Modeling of Drug Release From Lidocaine Loaded Biodegradable Nanospheres without Film Resistance, AIChE Annual meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, November

2005 Loney, N.W., C.R Huang, and L. Simon, A Mathematical model of a Counter Current “tube in shell” type Membrane Separation System., 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland, July

2004 Simon, L. and N. W. Loney, Applied Mathematical and Numerical Analysis, AIChE Annual meeting, Austin TX, November

2003 Loney, N. W. and J. D. Jordan, “Catalytic Oxidation of Formaldehyde in Industrial Emission Streams” NASA Faculty Fellowship Program, Langley Research Center, Hampton VA, August

2003 Simon, L. and N. W. Loney, “An Analytical Solution for Percutaneous Drug Absorption” IEEE 29th Northeast Bioengineering Conference, March

2002 Gu, P., Loney, N. W., Shaw, H. and C. L. Yang, Selective Removal of NOx from a Catalytic Cracking Regenerator Effluent Gas with Solutions of Sodium Chlorite National Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Greensboro, North Carolina, September

2001 Huang, C. R., A. F. Denny and N. W. Loney, “Molecular Diffusion in the Laminar Sub-Layer during Turbulent Flow in a smooth Tube” AIChE annual meeting, Reno Nevada

2001 Huang, C. R., A. F. Denny and N. W. Loney, Molecular Diffusion in the Laminar Sub-Layer during Turbulent Flow in a smooth Tube, Spring National AIChE meeting, Brown Convention Center, Houston Texas,

2000 Loney, N. W., “Analytical Solutions to Mathematical Models of Some Controlled

Release Devices” Third Joint China/USA Chemical Engineering Conference, Sept. 25 – 28, Beijing China

1999 Loney, N. W., H. Shaw and H. D. Perlmutter, “Development of an Aqueous

Scrubber to Oxidize and Absorb NOx” Javits Convention Center, NY

1998 Loney, N. W. and D. Knox, “Issues Important to the Advising of Student Chapters of Professional Societies”, June, Seattle Washington, ASEE Annual Conference

1997 Loney, N. W. “Analytical Solution to Mass Transfer in Laminar Flow in Hollow Fiber with Heterogeneous Chemical Reaction”; International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering (ICEECE’97), October, Guangzhou, P.R. China

1997 Loney, N. W., Analytical Solution to Mass Transfer in Laminar Flow in Hollow Fiber with Heterogeneous Chemical Reaction, 32nd National Heat Transfer Conference, August, Baltimore, Maryland.

1995 Simon, L and N. W. Loney, “An Analytical Solution for the Concentration Profile of a Sublation Process” AIChE annual meeting, Miami Florida, November

1994 Loney, N. W. “On the Use of a Boundary Perturbation Technique to Linearize a System of Nonlinear Pde” American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) national meeting, Edmonton Canada, June

1994 Simeon, J and N. W. Loney, “Design of a Variable Area Mach 6 Diffuser Using the 1-dimensional Steady Flow Equation.” ;AIChE annual meeting, San Francisco

1993 Loney, N. W. and C. R. Huang, “Mathematical Modeling of CVD Reactors - Hot Wall.” Rutgers University (Chemistry Dept.), New Brunswick

1992 Loney, N. W. and C. R. Huang, “Mathematical Modeling of CVD Hot Wall Reactor” 20th anniversary of National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), New Orleans, May

1992 Loney, N. W. and C. R. Huang, “Mathematical Modeling of A Hot Wall Reactor” AIChE annual meeting, Miami Florida, November

1991 Loney, N. W. and C. R. Huang, “Mathematical Modeling of Chemical Vapor Deposition in a Hot Wall reactor” AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill NJ