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Институт по минералогия и кристалография
"Акад. Иван Костов"

БЪЛГАРСКА АКАДЕМИЯ НА НАУКИТЕ

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SVassilev

Чл.-кор. дгн Станислав Василев
Corresponding Member Stanislav Vassilev, DSc

Институт по минералогия и кристалография "Акад. Иван Костов" - Българска академия на науките
Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography "Acad. Ivan Kostov" - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

CURRICULUM VITAE:

Place of birth: Sofia

Date of birth: 31.01.1959

Nationality: Bulgarian

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC DEGREES OBTAINED:

1979-1984: MSc, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Geology and Geography, Dept. of Mineralogy, Cristallography and Economic Geology, Geology-Geochemistry Speciality

1991: PhD, Institute of Applied Mineralogy - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

2006: DSc, Central Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography- Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

ACADEMIC POSITIONS IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS

2007: Professor, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

2021: Corresponding Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

FIELD OF INTEREST:

coal; biomass; municipal solid waste; refuse-derived fuel; petroleum coke; combustion; pyrolysis; gasification; solid waste products; fly and bottom ashes; slags; chars; geology, mineralogy, geochemistry and ecology; new building materials; catalysts; sorbents; thermoelectric power stations; trace elements; environmental protection

LIST OF SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PATENTS:

1. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C. 2023. A retrospection on the content, association, and significance of mercury in coals and coal ashes from Bulgarian thermoelectric power stations. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 457: 131850.

2. Wang, Y., Cai, X., Guo, S., He, C., Wei, Y., Wang, Y., Qin, Y., Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C., He, Y. 2023. Migration behavior of chlorine during co‑gasification of Shenmu coal and corn straw. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 148 (12): 5833-5845.

3. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C., Bai, J. 2023. Content, modes of occurrence, and significance of phosphorous in biomass and biomass ash. Journal of the Energy Institute, 108: 101205.

4. He, C., Du, Y., Cai, X., Wang, J., Qin, Y., Zhao, Z., Li, H., Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C. 2023. In-situ analysis of the sintering behavior of coal ash and a phosphorus-rich biomass ash under gasification condition. Biomass and Bioenergy, 168: 106671.

5. Lu, H., Bai, J., Vassilev, S., Kong, L., Li, H., Bai, Z., Li, W. 2022. The crystallization behavior of anorthite in coal ash slag under gasification condition. Chemical Engineering Journal, 445: 136683.

6. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C., Petrova, N. 2022. Mineral carbonation of thermally treated and weathered biomass ashes with respect to their CO2 capture and storage. Fuel, 321: 124010.

7. Zhang, X., Bai, J., Vassilev, S., Kong, L., Huang, L., Li, H., Bai, Z., Li, P., Li, W. 2022. Effect of phosphorus-based additives on ash fusion characteristics of high-sodium coal under gasification condition. Fuel, 317: 123472.

8. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C., Petrova, N. 2022. Thermal behaviour of biomass ashes in air and inert atmosphere with respect to their decarbonation. Fuel, 314: 122766.

9. Shi, W., Laabs, M., Reinmoller, M., Kong, L., Vassilev, S., Guhl, S., Bai, J., Meyer, B., Li, W. 2021. The fusion mechanism of complex minerals mixture and prediction model for flow temperature of coal ash for gasification. Fuel, 305: 121448.

10. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C., Petrova, N. 2021. Mineral carbonation of biomass ashes in relation to their CO2 capture and storage potential. ACS Omega, 6 (22): 14598-14611.

11. He, C., Cao, F., Wei, Y., Zhao, Z., Cui, L., Qin, Y., Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C. 2021. Morphological changes and ash fusibility of coal, rice straw and their mixture during CO2 gasification. Fuel, 292: 120372.

12. Shi, W., Bai, J., Kong, L., Li, H., Bai, Z., Vassilev, S., Li, W. 2021. An overview of the coal ash transition process from solid to slag. Fuel, 287: 119537.

13. Vassilev, S., Kossev, K., Vassileva, C. 2020. Trace elements in water-soluble fractions from Bulgarian coal fly ashes and their technological and environmental importance. Energy and Fuels, 34 (11): 13782-13798.

14. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C., 2020. Extra CO2 capture and storage by carbonation of biomass ashes. Energy Conversion and Management, 204: 112331.

15. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C., 2020. Contents and associations of rare earth elements and yttrium in biomass ashes. Fuel, 262: 116525.

16. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C., 2019. Water-soluble fractions of biomass and biomass ash and their significance for biofuel application. Energy and Fuels, 33 (4): 2763-2777.

17. Qin, Y.-H, Feng, M.-M, Zhao, Z.-B., Vassilev, S., Feng, J., Vassileva, C., Li, W.-Y. 2018. Effect of biomass ash addition on coal ash fusion process under CO2 atmosphere. Fuel, 231: 417-426.

18. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C., Song, Y.-C., Li, W.-Y., Feng, J., 2017. Ash contents and ash-forming elements of biomass and their significance for solid biofuel combustion. Fuel, 208: 377-409.

19. Qin, Y.-H, Han, Q.-Q., Zhao, Z.-B., Du, Z.-Y., Feng, J., Li, W.-Y., Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C., 2017. Impact of biomass addition on organic structure and mineral matter of char during coal-biomass co-gasification under CO2 atmosphere. Fuel, 202: 556-562.

20. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C., 2016. Composition, properties and challenges of algae biomass for biofuel application: An overview. Fuel, 181: 1-33.

21. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C., Vassilev, V., 2015. Advantages and disadvantages of composition and properties of biomass in comparison with coal: An overview. Fuel, 158: 330-350.

22. Morgan, T.J., George, A., Boulamanti, A.K., Alvarez, P., Adanouj, I., Dean, C., Vassilev, S.V., Baxter, D., Andersen, L.K., 2015. Quantitative X-ray fluorescence analysis of biomass (switchgrass, corn stover, eucalyptus, beech, and pine wood) with a typical commercial multi-element method on a WD-XRF spectrometer. Energy and Fuels, 29 (3): 1669-1685.

23. Vassilev, S., Baxter, D., Vassileva, C., 2014. Trace element concentrations and associations in some biomass ashes. Fuel, 129: 292-313.

24. Vassilev, S., Baxter, D., Vassileva, C., 2014. An overview of the behaviour of biomass during combustion: Part II. Ash fusion and ash formation mechanisms of biomass types. Fuel, 117: 152-183.

25. Andersen, L.K., Morgan, T.J., Boulamanti, A.K., Alvarez, P., Vassilev, S.V., Baxter, D., 2013. Quantitative X-ray fluorescence analysis of biomass: Objective evaluation of a typical commercial multi-element method on a WD-XRF spectrometer. Energy and Fuels, 27 (12): 7439-7454. 

26. Vassilev, S., Baxter, D., Vassileva, C., 2013. An overview of the behaviour of biomass during combustion: Part I. Phase-mineral transformations of organic and inorganic matter. Fuel, 112: 391-449.

27. Vassilev, S., Baxter, D., Andersen, L., Vassileva, C. 2013. An overview of the composition and application of biomass ash. Part 2. Potential utilization, technological and ecological advantages and challenges. Fuel, 105: 19-39.

28. Vassilev, S., Baxter, D., Andersen, L., Vassileva, C. 2013. An overview of the composition and application of biomass ash. Part 1. Phase-mineral and chemical composition and classification. Fuel, 105: 40-76.

29. Vassilev, S., Baxter, D., Andersen, L., Vassileva, C., Morgan, T. 2012. An overview of the organic and inorganic phase composition of biomass. Fuel, 94: 1-33.

30. Kostova, I., Hower, J., Mastalerz, M., Vassilev, S. 2011. Mercury capture by selected Bulgarian fly ashes: Influence of coal rank and fly ash carbon pore structure on capture efficiency. Applied Geochemistry, 26: 18-27.

31. Vassilev, S., Baxter, D., Andersen, L., Vassileva, C. 2010. An overview of the chemical composition of biomass. Fuel, 89: 913-933.

32. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C., Baxter, D., Andersen, L. 2009. A new approach for the combined chemical and mineral classification of the inorganic matter in coal. 2. Potential applications of the classification systems. Fuel, 88: 246-254.

33. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C. 2009. A new approach for the combined chemical and mineral classification of the inorganic matter in coal. 1. Chemical and mineral classification systems. Fuel, 88: 235-245.

34. Liu, G., Qi, C., Vassilev, S., Chen, Y. 2007. Mineral and chemical composition of Yanzhou coal and coal ash (China), with volatilization behaviour to 1000°C.  Journal of the Energy Institute, 80 (4): 199-203.

35. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C. 2007. A new approach for the classification of coal fly ashes based on their origin, composition, properties, and behaviour. Fuel, 86: 1490-1512.

36. Vassileva, C., Vassilev, S. 2006. Behaviour of inorganic matter during heating of Bulgarian coals. 2. Subbituminous and bituminous coals. Fuel Processing Technology, 87: 1095-1116.

37. Karayigit, A., Bulut, Y., Karayigit, G., Querol, X., Alastuey, A., Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C. 2006. Mass balance of major and trace elements in a coal-fired power plant. Energy Sources, 28: 1311-1320.

38. Karayigit, A., Bulut, Y., Querol, X., Alastuey, A., Vassilev, S. 2005. Variations in fly ash composition from the Soma power plant, Turkey. Energy Sources, 27: 1473-1481.

39. Vassileva, C., Vassilev, S. 2005. Behaviour of inorganic matter during heating of Bulgarian coals. 1. Lignites. Fuel Processing Technology, 86: 1297-1333.

40. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C. 2005. Methods for characterization of composition of fly ashes from coal-fired power stations: a critical overview. Energy and Fuels, 19: 1084-1098.

41. Liu, G., Vassilev, S., Gao, L., Zheng, L., Peng, Z. 2005. Mineral and chemical composition and some trace element contents in coals and coal ashes from Huaibei coal field, China. Energy Conversion and Management, 46: 2001-2009. 

42. Vassilev, S., Menendez, R. 2005. Phase-mineral and chemical composition of coal fly ashes as a basis for their multicomponent utilization. 4. Characterization of heavy concentrates and improved fly ash residues. Fuel, 84: 973-991.

43. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C., Karayigit, A., Bulut, Y., Alastuey, A., Querol, X. 2005. Phase-mineral and chemical composition of fractions separated from composite fly ashes at the Soma power station, Turkey. International Journal of Coal Geology, 61: 65-85.

44. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C., Karayigit, A., Bulut, Y., Alastuey, A., Querol, X. 2005. Phase-mineral and chemical composition of composite samples from feed coals, bottom ashes and fly ashes at the Soma power station, Turkey. International Journal of Coal Geology, 61: 35-63.

45. Vassilev, S., Menendez, R., Borrego, A., Diaz-Somoano, M., Martinez-Tarazona, M.R. 2004. Phase-mineral and chemical composition of coal fly ashes as a basis for their multicomponent fly ash utilization. 3. Characterization of magnetic and char concentrates. Fuel, 83: 1563-1583.

46. Lazaro, M.J., Galvez, M., Suelves, I., Moliner, R., Vassilev, S., Braekman-Danheux, C. 2004. Low cost catalytic sorbents for NOx reduction. 3. NO reduction tests using NH3 as reducing agent. Fuel, 83: 875-884.

47. Vassilev, S., Menendez, R., Diaz-Somoano, M., Martinez-Tarazona, M.R. 2004. Phase-mineral and chemical composition of coal fly ashes as a basis for their multicomponent utilization. 2. Characterization of ceramic cenosphere and water-soluble salt concentrates. Fuel, 83: 585-603.

48. Vassilev, S., Menendez, R., Alvarez, D., Diaz-Somoano, M., Martinez-Tarazona, M.R. 2003. Phase-mineral and chemical composition of coal fly ashes as a basis for their multicomponent utilization. 1. Characterization of feed coals and fly ashes. Fuel, 82: 1793-1811.

49. Lazaro, M.J., Suelves, I., Moliner, R., Vassilev, S., Braekman-Danheux, C. 2003. Low cost catalytic sorbents for NOx reduction. 2. Tests with no reduction reactives. Fuel, 82: 771-782.

50. Vassilev, S., Tascon, J. 2003. Methods for characterization of inorganic and mineral matter in coal: a critical overview. Energy and Fuels, 17: 271-281.

51. Vassilev, S, Braekman-Danheux, C., Moliner, R., Suelves, I., Lazaro, M.J., Thiemann, T. 2002. Low cost catalytic sorbents for NOx reduction. 1. Preparation and characterization of coal char impregnated with model vanadium components and petroleum coke ash. Fuel, 81: 1281-1296.

52. Vassilev, S., Eskenazy, G., Vassileva, C. 2001. Behaviour of elements and minerals during preparation and combustion of the Pernik coal, Bulgaria. Fuel Processing Technology, 72: 103-129.

53. Vassilev, S., Eskenazy, G., Vassileva, C. 2000. Contents, modes of occurrence and behaviour of chlorine and bromine in combustion wastes from coal-fired power stations. Fuel, 79: 923-937.

54. Vassilev, S., Eskenazy, G., Vassileva, C. 2000. Contents, modes of occurrence and origin of chlorine and bromine in coal. Fuel, 79: 903-921.

55. Vassilev, S., Braekman-Danheux, C., Laurent, P., Thiemann, T., Fontana, A. 1999. Behaviour, capture and inertization of some trace elements during combustion of refuse-derived char from municipal solid waste. Fuel, 78: 1131-1145.

56. Vassilev, S., Braekman-Danheux, C. 1999. Characterization of refuse-derived char from municipal solid waste.  2. Occurrence, abundance and source of trace elements. Fuel Processing Technology, 59: 135-161.

57. Vassilev, S., Braekman-Danheux, C., Laurent, P. 1999. Characterization of refuse-derived char from municipal solid waste.  1. Phase-mineral and chemical composition. Fuel Processing Technology, 59: 95-134.

58. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C. 1998. Comparative chemical and mineral characterization of some Bulgarian coals. Fuel Processing Technology, 55: 55-69.

59. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C. 1997. Geochemistry of coals, coal ashes and combustion wastes from coal-fired power stations. Fuel Processing Technology, 51: 19-45.

60. Vassilev, S., Kitano, K., Vassileva, C. 1997. Relations between ash yield and chemical and mineral composition of coals. Fuel, 76: 3-8.

61. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C. 1996. Occurrence, abundance and origin of minerals in coals and coal ashes. Fuel Processing Technology, 48: 85-106.

62. Vassilev, S., Kitano, K., Vassileva, C. 1996. Some relationships between coal rank and chemical and mineral composition. Fuel, 75: 1537-1542.

63. Vassilev, S., Vassileva, C. 1996. Mineralogy of combustion wastes from coal-fired power stations. Fuel Processing Technology, 47: 261-280.

64. Vassilev, S., Kitano, K., Takeda, S., Tsurue, T. 1995. Influence of mineral and chemical composition of coal ashes on their fusibility. Fuel Processing Technology, 45: 27-51.

65. Vassilev, S., Yossifova, M., Vassileva, C. 1994. Mineralogy and geochemistry of Bobov Dol coals, Bulgaria. International Journal of Coal Geology, 26: 185-214.

66. Vassilev, S. 1994. Trace elements in solid waste products from coal burning at some Bulgarian thermoelectric power stations. Fuel, 73: 367-374.

67. Vassilev, S. 1992. Phase mineralogy studies of solid waste products from coal burning at some Bulgarian thermoelectric power plants. Fuel, 71: 625-633.


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