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Jason Trembly

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment, Ohio Coal Research Center
Stocker Center 251
Phone: 740.566.7046

Jason Trembly joined Ohio University in 2011 after serving as team leader for syngas and CO2 conversion at RTI International’s Energy Technology Unit. A graduate faculty member in the Departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, he currently directs the Russ College’s Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment. Trembly’s research focuses on process intensification to increase sustainability in the energy and environmental spaces. His research group utilizes the combination of process modeling with material/process development to effectively address key regional, state, and national needs. Specific areas of interest include syngas conversion, natural gas/NGLs conversion, wastewater treatment, nutrient recovery, high temperature electrochemical systems, and techno-economic studies. He has been PI for more than $12 million in sponsored research, primarily for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and has a citation index more than 600. He completed his graduate studies as an ORISE Fellow at the U.S. DOE’s National Energy Technology.

Research Interests: thermocatalytic processes, supercritical fluid processes, solid oxide fuel cells, nutrient recovery

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Ohio University (2007), M.S. Chemical Engineering, Ohio University (2004), B.S. Chemical Engineering, Ohio University (2003)

Journal Article, Academic Journal (14)

  • Tanim, T., Bayless, D., Trembly, J. Modeling of a 5 kWe tubular solid oxide fuel cell based system operating on desulfurized JP-8 fuel for auxiliary and mobile power applications.. Journal of Power Sources; 221: 387-396.
  • Chen, X., Tao, P., Li, T., Trembly, J., Liu, X. (2018). Zinc removal from model wastewater by electrocoagulation: Processing, kinetics and mechanism. October 2018. Chemical Engineering Journal; 349: 358-367.
  • Phillips, L., Kappagantula, K., Trembly, J. (2017). Mechanical Performance of Thermoplastic Composites using Bituminous Coal as Filler: Study of a Potentially Sustainable End-use Application for Appalachian Coal. Polymer Composites.
  • Fan, W., Bryant, L., Srisupan, M., Trembly, J. (2017). An Assessment of Hydrothermal Treatment of Dairy Waste as a Tool for a Sustainable Phosphorus Supply Chain in Comparison to Commercial Phosphatic Fertilizers. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy.
  • Ogden, D., Trembly, J. (2017). Desalination of hypersaline brines via Joule-heating: Experimental investigations and comparison of results to existing models. Desalination; 424: 149-158.
  • Dong, X., Trembly, J., Bayless, D. (2017). Techno-economic analysis of hydraulic fracking flowback and produced water treatment in supercritical water reactor. Energy; 133: 777-783.
  • Lopez, D., Trembly, J. (2017). Desalination of Hypersaline Brines with Joule-Heating and Chemical Pre-treatment: Conceptual Design and Economics. Desalination; 415: 49-57.
  • De Silva, C., Garlapalli, R., Trembly, J. (2016). Removal of Phenol from Oil/Gas Produced Water Using Supercritical Water Treatment with TiO2 Supported MnO2 Catalyst. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering.
  • Trembly, J. (2016). Radium-226 Removal from Simulated Produced Water Using Natural Zeolite and Ion-Exchange Resin. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research; 55: 12501-12505.
  • Kuriger, R., Young, D., Mackenzie, M., Sarv, H., Trembly, J. (2016). Phase Analysis of Scale Deposition in Boiler Tubes Utilizing Steam-Assisted-Gravity-Drainage Produced Water. March 2017. Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications; 9: 1-12.
  • Fegade, S., Trembly, J. (2015). Misinterpretation of green chemistry. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry.
  • Fegade, S., Trembly, J. (2015). Dispute over designating an ionic liquid as a green solvent. THE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL; 271: 668.
  • Fegade, S., Trembly, J. (2014). Dispute over designating an Ionic Liquid as a Green Solvent. Chemical Engineering Journal/Elseveir;
  • Tanim, T., Bayless, D., Trembly, J. (2012). Modeling a 5 kWe planar solid oxide fuel cell based system operating on JP-8 fuel and a comparison with tubular cell based system for auxiliary and mobile power applications. Journal of Power Sources.

Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book (1)

  • Trembly, J. (2014). Substitute Natural Gas Technology. Encyclopedia of Chemical Process Engineering.


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  • Trembly, J. Vessel Design for Seperation of Precipitated Solids From Supercritical Fluids. 14/373,778 .
  • Trembly, J. Integrated Precipitative Super Critical Technology for Cost-Effective Treatment of Flowback and Produced Water From Unconventional Gas Resources. US Serial No. 61/591,436.
  • Bayless, D., Trembly, J., , . Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and Apparatus. 8,057,951 .