Works (49)

Updated: May 30th, 2024 05:02

2024 article

Implications of current soil phosphorus levels for manureshed analysis in North Carolina

Miller, S., Kulesza, S., Gatiboni, L., Hardy, D., & Sharara, M. (2024, May 16). SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA JOURNAL, Vol. 5.

By: S. Miller n, S. Kulesza n, L. Gatiboni n, D. Hardy* & M. Sharara n

Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 22, 2024

2024 article

Manure nutrient cycling in US animal agriculture basins-North Carolina case study

Huezo, L., Jones, D., Edwards, E., & Sharara, M. (2024, February 10). JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, Vol. 2.

By: L. Huezo n, D. Jones n, E. Edwards n & M. Sharara n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 10, 2024

2024 journal article

Nth-plant scenario for blended pellets of Miscanthus, Switchgrass, and Corn Stover using multi-modal transportation: Biorefineries and depots in the contiguous US

BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, 183.

By: T. Hossain n, D. Jones n, E. Godfrey III, D. Saloni n, M. Sharara n & D. Hartley*

author keywords: Biofuel; Miscanthus; Switchgrass; Corn stover; Supply chain; Optimization
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: March 15, 2024

2023 journal article

Impacts of utilizing swine lagoon sludge as a composting ingredient

Journal of Environmental Management, 327, 116840.

By: P. Patil n, M. Sharara n, S. Shah n, S. Kulesza n & J. Classen n

author keywords: GHG Emissions; Water extractable; Phosphorus; Zinc; Copper; North Carolina
MeSH headings : Animals; Swine; Composting; Sewage; Soil; Metals; Nitrogen; Manure
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID, Crossref
Added: November 26, 2022

2022 review

ADDRESSING NUTRIENT IMBALANCES IN ANIMAL AGRICULTURE SYSTEMS

[Review of ]. JOURNAL OF THE ASABE, 65(2), 235–249.

By: M. Sharara n, R. Kolesch*, E. Cortus*, R. Larson*, J. Classen n & K. Janni*

author keywords: Farm scale; Livestock; Manure nutrients; Nutrient budget; Poultry; Regional scale
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 3, 2023

2022 review

Can Biochar Improve the Sustainability of Animal Production?

[Review of ]. APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL, 12(10).

By: C. Graves n, P. Kolar n, S. Shah n, J. Grimes n & M. Sharara n

author keywords: manure management; emission mitigation; odor; sustainable agriculture; composting; adsorption
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 18, 2022

2022 journal article

Impacts of sonication on biomethane potential (BMP) and degradation kinetics of pig lagoon sludge

BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING, 223, 129–137.

By: P. Patil n & M. Sharara n

author keywords: Lagoon sludge; Sonication; Biomethane potential; Transference; Logistic; Gompertz
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: October 17, 2022

2022 journal article

Reconstructing the historical expansion of industrial swine production from Landsat imagery

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 12(1).

By: L. Montefiore n, N. Nelson n, A. Dean n & M. Sharara n

MeSH headings : Animal Husbandry / history; Animals; Environmental Monitoring / history; Farms / history; Food Industry / history; History, 20th Century; History, 21st Century; North Carolina; Pork Meat; Sewage; Sus scrofa; Time Factors; Waste Disposal, Fluid / history
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 21, 2022

2021 journal article

Microbial Contamination in Environmental Waters of Rural and Agriculturally-Dominated Landscapes Following Hurricane Florence

ACS ES&T WATER, 1(9), 2012–2019.

By: A. Harris n, E. Fidan n, N. Nelson n, R. Emanuel n, T. Jass n, S. Kathariou n, J. Niedermeyer n, M. Sharara n ...

Contributors: A. Harris n, E. Fidan n, N. Nelson n, R. Emanuel n, T. Jass n, S. Kathariou n, J. Niedermeyer n, M. Sharara n ...

author keywords: Fecal contamination; floodwater quality; enteric pathogens; microbial source tracking
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 24, 2021

2020 article

Evaluating anaerobic digestion kinetics for swine manure using BMP assay tests

2020 ASABE Annual International Virtual Meeting, July 13-15, 2020.

By: P. Patil & M. Sharara*

Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

2020 journal article

Planning methodology for anaerobic digestion systems on animal production facilities under uncertainty

WASTE MANAGEMENT, 104, 262–269.

By: M. Sharara n, M. Owusu-Twum n, T. Runge* & R. Larson*

author keywords: Optimization; Uncertainty; Anaerobic digestion; Spatial; Centralized management; Techno-economic
MeSH headings : Anaerobiosis; Animals; Biofuels; Manure; Methane; Planning Techniques; Uncertainty; Wisconsin
TL;DR: This study employs a probabilistic approach to overcome uncertainty regarding project parameters such as manure biomethane potential, project capital, and electricity sale price to determine ideal location, capacity, and participation level (cluster size) that maximize economic return on a cooperative digester. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
7. Affordable and Clean Energy (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 10, 2020

2020 review

Sludge management in anaerobic swine lagoons: A review

[Review of ]. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 271.

By: M. Owusu-Twum n & M. Sharara n

author keywords: Sludge management; Anaerobic lagoon; Composition; Swine production; Sampling techniques
MeSH headings : Anaerobiosis; Animals; Fertilizers; Nutrients; Sewage; Swine
TL;DR: This review explores swine lagoon sludge (SLS) in relation to its composition, sampling techniques, management approaches, fertilizer value, challenges and opportunities for further development. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 7, 2020

2020 journal article

Sustainable Swine Manure Management: A Tale of Two Agreements

Sustainability, 13(1), 15.

By: A. Deviney n, J. Classen n, J. Bruce n & M. Sharara n

author keywords: case study; industrial agriculture; swine manure; multi-level perspective theory; sustainability; systems thinking
Sources: ORCID, Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 25, 2020

2020 journal article

Sustainable feedstock for bioethanol production: Impact of spatial resolution on the design of a sustainable biomass supply-chain

BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 302.

By: M. Sharara n, K. Sahoo*, A. Reddy*, S. Kim*, X. Zhang*, B. Dale*, C. Jones*, R. Izaurralde*, T. Runge*

author keywords: Optimization; Biofuel; Life cycle assessment; Spatial analysis; Environmental impacts
MeSH headings : Biofuels; Biomass; Environment; Soil; Zea mays
TL;DR: The results of the study showed that selective harvesting at higher-resolution (or lower-aggregation level) can result in significantly lower environmental impacts, especially at low stover demand levels. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 10, 2020

2019 journal article

Anaerobic digestion, solid-liquid separation, and drying of dairy manure: Measuring constituents and modeling emission

SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 696.

By: H. Aguirre-Villegas*, R. Larson* & M. Sharara n

author keywords: Anaerobic digestion; Solid-liquid separation; Separation efficiency; Dairy manure; GHG emissions; Ammonia emissions
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: December 16, 2019

2019 journal article

Consequential Life Cycle Assessment of Swine Manure Management within a Thermal Gasification Scenario

ENERGIES, 12(21).

By: M. Sharara n, D. Kim*, S. Sadaka* & G. Thoma*

author keywords: life cycle assessment; environmental impact; greenhouse gas; gasification; swine manure management
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 19, 2019

2019 journal article

Coordinated management of organic waste and derived products

COMPUTERS & CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 128, 352–363.

author keywords: Organic waste; Markets; Coordination; Interdependencies
TL;DR: It is proved that the coordination system delivers prices and product allocations that satisfy economic and efficiency properties of a competitive market and can provide open access that fosters transactions between small and large players in urban and rural areas and over wide geographical regions. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 5, 2019

2019 journal article

Integration in a depot-based decentralized biorefinery system: Corn stover-based cellulosic biofuel

GCB Bioenergy.

By: S. Kim, B. Dale, M. Jin, K. Thelen, X. Zhang, P. Meier, A. Reddy, C. Jones ...

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2018 journal article

A Coordinated Multi-Product Market for Organic Waste Management

By: A. Sampat, Y. Hu, M. Sharara & V. Zavala

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2018 article

Comparison of Dairy Manure Pelletization to Granulation for Facilitating Farm Nutrient Export

2018 Detroit, Michigan July 29 - August 1, 2018.

By: T. Runge, M. Sharara* & J. Primm

Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

2018 journal article

Coordinated markets for scalable management of organic waste and derived products

Under Review.

By: A. Sampat, Y. Hu, M. Sharara, H. Aguirre-Villegas, G. Ruiz-Mercado, R. Larson, V. Zavala

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2018 journal article

Corn stover cannot simultaneously meet both the volume and GHG reduction requirements of the renewable fuel standard

Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 12(2), 203–212.

By: S. Kim, X. Zhang, B. Dale, A. Reddy, C. Jones, K. Cronin, R. Izaurralde, T. Runge, M. Sharara

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2018 journal article

Nutrient Variability Following Dairy Manure Storage Agitation

Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 34(6), 908–917.

By: H. Aguirre-Villegas, M. Sharara* & R. Larson

author keywords: Dairy manure; Manure agitation; Nutrients; Nutrient variability; Sample size
Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2018 journal article

Opportunities and Barriers to Bioenergy Conversion Techniques and Their Potential Implementation on Swine Manure

Energies, 11(4), 957.

By: M. Sharara* & S. Sadaka

author keywords: swine manure; biological conversion; anaerobic digestion; composting; biodrying; thermochemical conversion; combustion; gasification; pyrolysis; liquefaction; carbonization
Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2018 journal article

Techno-economic optimization of community-based manure processing

Agricultural Systems, 161, 117–123.

By: M. Sharara*, T. Runge*, R. Larson* & J. Primm*

author keywords: Phosphorous; Export; Granule; Animal waste; Optimization
Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2017 journal article

A Mixed-Integer Framework for Operational Decision-Making in Sustainable Nutrient Management

Available at SSRN 2417062.

By: A. Christensen, H. Dong, J. Ramakrishnan, M. Sharara & M. Ferris

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2017 journal article

Life cycle comparison of petroleum-and bio-based paper binder from distillers grains (DG)

Industrial Crops and Products, 96, 1–7.

By: R. Anthony, M. Sharara, T. Runge & R. Anex

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2017 journal article

Spatially explicit methodology for coordinated manure management in shared watersheds

Journal of Environmental Management, 192, 48–56.

By: M. Sharara, A. Sampat, L. Good, A. Smith, P. Porter, V. Zavala, R. Larson, T. Runge

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2017 article

Techno-economic optimization of community-based manure processing

2017 Spokane, Washington July 16 - July 19, 2017.

By: M. Sharara*, T. Runge*, R. Larson* & J. Primm*

Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

2016 journal article

Carbon Footprint - Tips for Arkansas Producers

By: S. Sadaka & M. Sharara

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2016 journal article

Combustion kinetics of swine manure and algal solids

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 123(1), 687–696.

By: M. Sharara, S. Sadaka, T. Costello, K. VanDevender, J. Carrier, M. Popp, G. Thoma, A. Djioleu

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2016 journal article

Effects of large-scale manure treatment processes on pathogen reduction, protein distributions, and nutrient concentrations

Transactions of the ASABE, 59(2), 695–702.

By: Z. Liu, M. Sharara, S. Gunasekaran & T. Runge

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2016 conference paper

Spatially-explicit methodology for manure management at the watershed level

2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting, 1.

By: M. Sharara, R. Larson & T. Runge

Event: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2016 conference paper

Techno-economic assessment of dairy manure granulation

2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting, 1.

By: M. Sharara, Q. Yang, T. Cox & T. Runge

Event: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2015 journal article

Gasification of phycoremediation algal biomass

BioResources, 10(2), 2609–2625.

By: M. Sharara & S. Sadaka

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2015 journal article

Transformation of Swine Manure and Algal Consortia to Value-added Products

By: M. Sharara

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2014 journal article

Characterization of biochar from switchgrass carbonization

Energies, 7(2), 548–567.

By: S. Sadaka, M. Sharara, A. Ashworth, P. Keyser, F. Allen & A. Wright

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2014 journal article

Influence of pyrolysis temperature and production conditions on switchgrass biochar for use as a soil amendment

BioResources, 9(4), 7622–7635.

By: A. Ashworth, S. Sadaka, F. Allen, M. Sharara & P. Keyser

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2014 journal article

Performance assessment of an allothermal auger gasification system for on-farm grain drying

Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems, 4(1), 19.

By: S. Sadaka, M. Sharara & G. Ubhi

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2014 journal article

Pyrolysis kinetics of algal consortia grown using swine manure wastewater

Bioresource Technology, 169, 658–666.

By: M. Sharara*, N. Holeman*, S. Sadaka* & T. Costello*

author keywords: Microalgae; Phycoremediation; Pyrolysis; TGA; Kinetic modeling
MeSH headings : Animals; Biotechnology / methods; Elements; Heating; Hot Temperature; Hydrogen-Ion Concentration; Kinetics; Manure; Microalgae / growth & development; Species Specificity; Thermogravimetry; Wastewater
TL;DR: Analysis of pyrolysis kinetics of periphytic microalgae consortia grown using swine manure slurry in two seasonal climatic patterns in northwest Arkansas showed strong dependency of apparent activation energy on the degree of conversion suggesting parallel reaction scheme. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2014 journal article

Thermogravimetric Analysis of Swine Manure Solids Obtained from Farrowing, and Growing-Finishing Farms

Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems, 04(01), 75–86.

By: M. Sharara* & S. Sadaka

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2012 chapter

An overview of biorefinery technology

In Biorefinery Co-Products: Phytochemicals. Primary Metabolites and Value-Added Biomass Processing (pp. 1–18). Wiley.

By: M. Sharara, E. Clausen & D. Carrier

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2012 article

Auger Reactor Gasification of Algal Blooms Produced In a Waste Water Treatment Facility

2012 Dallas, Texas, July 29 - August 1, 2012.

By: M. Sharara* & S. Sadaka

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
6. Clean Water and Sanitation (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: March 24, 2021

2012 conference paper

Auger reactor gasification of algal blooms produced in a waste water treatment facility

2012 Dallas, Texas, July 29-August 1, 2012, 1.

By: M. Sharara & S. Sadaka

Event: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2012 journal article

Influence of Aeration Rate on the Physio-Chemical Characteristics of Biodried Dairy Manure - Wheat Straw Mixture

Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 28(3), 407–415.

By: M. Sharara*, S. Sadaka, T. Costello & K. VanDevender

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
7. Affordable and Clean Energy (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2011 journal article

Composting for biodrying organic materials

By: S. Sadaka, K. VanDevender, T. Costello & M. Sharara

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2010 thesis

Biodrying-gasification of dairy manure-wheat straw mixture

University of Arkansas.

By: M. Sharara

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

2010 journal article

Partial Composting for Biodrying Organic Materials

By: S. Sadaka, K. VanDevender, T. Costello & M. Sharara

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

journal article

Conversion System and Heating Value Influence on Switchgrass Biochars for use as a Soil Amendment

Ashworth, A. J., Allen, F. L., Sadaka, S. S., Sharara, M. A., & Keyser, P. D.

By: A. Ashworth, F. Allen, S. Sadaka, M. Sharara & P. Keyser

Source: ORCID
Added: December 19, 2019

Employment

Updated: December 19th, 2019 15:43

2019 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Assistant Professor - Extension Specialist Biological and Agricultural Engineering

2017 - 2019

University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin, US
Assistant Scientist Biological Systems Engineering

2015 - 2017

University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin, US
Postdoctoral Reseracher Biological Systems Engineering

Education

Updated: December 19th, 2019 15:45

2010 - 2015

University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas, US
Doctorate of Philosophy Biological and Agricultural Engineering

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