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: 

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 Engineers
Second Edition
Norman 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 Engineer
M. 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
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.
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

 
Research: 

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
Publications: 

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

 

2009 Loney, N.W., “Analysis on a Counter-Current Flow Hemodialyzer”, Chemical Product and Process Modeling, Special Issue, v. 4, n. 5, Article 11
 
2009 Loney, Huang and Susarla, “Mathematical Modeling of Drug Release from Lidocaine Loaded Biodegradable Nanospheres without Film Resistance” Chemical Product and Process Modeling, Special Issue, v. 4, n. 5, Article 10
 
2008 Loney, N.W., Book review of “Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers; K.J. Beers at MIT” Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics v. 50, n.1, pp. 182 – 183.
 
2007 Loney, N.W., “Mathematical analysis of a novel Formaldehyde Remediation Process”, Chemical Product and Process Modeling, v. 2, n. 3, Article 1
 
2005 Simon, L. and N. W. Loney, “An Analytical Solution for Percutaneous Drug Absorption: Application and Removal of the Vehicle” Mathematical Biosciences, v. 197, n. 2, pp. 119 – 139
 
2005 Fernandes, M., L. Simon and N. W. Loney, “Mathematical Modeling of Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems: Analysis and Applications” Journal of Membrane Science, v. 256, n. 1-2, pp. 184 – 192.
 
2005 Loney, N.W., C.R Huang, and L. Simon, “A Mathematical model of a Counter Current “tube in shell” type Membrane Separation System.” World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology, v. 21, n. 6-7,pp. 791 – 796.
 
2004 C.R. Huang, A. F. Denny and Loney, N. W., “Molecular Diffusion in the Laminar Sub-Layer during Turbulent Flow in a smooth Tube” Chemical Engineering Science,v. 59, n. 6,pp. 1191 – 1197.
 
2003 Simon, L. and Loney, N.W., “Mathematical Modeling and Process Control of Distributed Parameter Systems”, Chemical Engineering Education, v. 37, n. 2, pp. 126 – 131.
 
2003 , N. W., L. Simon and L. Gao, “Trends in the Applications of Neural Networks in Chemical Process Modeling” 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