Biography

From 2005-2010, I worked at the Industrial Chemistry
Laboratory (Åbo akademi, Finland) as a PhD student and junior researcher. In
2010, I have been appointed assistant professor at INSA-Rouen. In 2010, my
project on epoxidation was selected by the Academy of Finland. In 2015, I have
been appointed Docent at Åbo Akademi, and I have defended my Habilitation à
diriger des Recherches.


Professional interests

My research activity is process intensification and
safety applied to biomass valorization. Two chemical systems are studied in my
research group: valorization of vegetable oils and lignocellulosic biomass. We
have developed different advanced kinetic models for complex chemical systems
by taking into account the energy balance and mass transfer. These valorization
processes can involve exothermic reactions, thus we have used different
adiabatic calorimeters to evaluate the thermal risks of these processes. We
also use some risk methodologies such as ARAMIS, based on bow-tie analysis, to
assess the risk of different processes. In Finland, we are studying the use of
microwave irradiation for epoxidation and carbonation of vegetable oils and
conversion of cellulose to levulinic acid.


Peer-reviewed publications

A1 Journal article (refereed)
A consequences-based approach for the selection of relevant accident scenarios in emerging technologies (2019)
Valeria Casson Moreno, Anna Laura Garbetti, Sébastien Leveneur, Giacomo Antonioni
Safety Science
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Analysis of thermal runaway events in French chemical industry (2019)
Amine Dakkoune, Lamiae Vernières-Hassimi, Sébastien Leveneur, Dimitri Lefebvre, Lionel Estel
Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Application of the concept of Linear Free Energy Relationships to the hydrogenation of levulinic acid and its corresponding esters (2019)
Wang Y, Cipolletta M, Vernières-Hassimi L, Casson-Moreno V, Leveneur S
Chemical Engineering Journal
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Kinetic modeling using temperature as an on-line measurement: Application to the hydrolysis of acetic anhydride, a revisited kinetic model (2019)
Elizabeth Antonia Garcia-Hernandez, Camilla Ribeiro Souza, Lamiae Vernières-Hassimi, Sébastien Leveneur
Thermochimica Acta
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Kinetic modelling of Prileschajew epoxidation of oleic acid under conventional heating and microwave irradiation (2019)
Adriana Freites Aguilera, Pasi Tolvanen, Kari Eränen, Johan Wärnå, Sebastien Leveneur, Timothy Marchant, Tapio Salmi
Chemical Engineering Science
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Kinetics and reactor modelling of fatty acid epoxidation in the presence of heterogeneous catalyst (2019)
Adriana Freites Aguilera, Pasi Tolvanen, Johan Wärnå, Sebastien Leveneur, Tapio Salmi
Chemical Engineering Journal
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Screening of ion exchange resin catalysts for epoxidation of oleic acid under the influence of conventional and microwave heating (2019)
Adriana Freites Aguilera, Pasi Tolvanen, Adrien Oger, Kari Eränen, Sébastien Leveneur, Jyri‐Pekka Mikkola, Tapio Salmi
Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Structure–reactivity: comparison between the carbonation of epoxidized vegetable oils and the corresponding epoxidized fatty acid methyl ester (2019)
Xiaoshuang Cai, Manoelito Matos, Sébastien Leveneur
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
The aid of calorimetry for kinetic and thermal study: Application to the dissolution of Tunisian natural phosphates (2019)
Balsam Belgacem, Sébastien Leveneur, Mohamed Chlendi, Lionel Estel, Mohamed Bagane
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Thermal risk assessment for the epoxidation of linseed oil by classical Prisleschajew epoxidation and by direct epoxidation by H2O2 on alumina (2019)
Wander Y. Pérez-Sena, Tapio Salmi, Lionel Estel, Sébastien Leveneur
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Aminolysis of cyclic-carbonate vegetable oils as a non-isocyanate route for the synthesis of polyurethane: A kinetic and thermal study (2018)
Wander Y. Pérez-Sena, Xiaoshuang Cai, Nasreddine Kebir, Lamiae Vernières-Hassimi, Christophe Serra, Tapio Salmi, Sébastien Leveneur
Chemical Engineering Journal
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Epoxidation of fatty acids and vegetable oils assisted by microwaves catalyzed by a cation exchange resin (2018)
Adriana Freites Aguilera, Pasi Tolvanen, Shuyana Heredia, Marta González Muñoz, Tina Samson, Adrien Oger, Antoine Verove, Kari Eränen, Sebastien Leveneur, Jyri-Pekka Mikkola, Tapio Salmi
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Influence of ring‐opening reactions on the kinetics of cottonseed oil epoxidation (2018)
Xiaoshuang Cai, Jun Liu Zheng, Adriana Freites Aguilera, Lamiae Vernières‐Hassimi, Pasi Tolvanen, Tapio Salmi, Sébastien Leveneur
International Journal of Chemical Kinetics
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Investigation of the physicochemical properties for vegetable oils and their epoxidized and carbonated derivatives (2018)
Xiaoshuang Cai, Keltouma Ait Aissa, Lionel Estel, Sébastien Leveneur
Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Parameters affecting thermal risk through a kinetic model under adiabatic condition: Application to liquid-liquid reaction system (2018)
Sébastien Leveneur, Maxime Pinchard, Antoinette Rimbault, Mostafa Safdari Shadloo, Thierry Meyer
Thermochimica Acta
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Risk analysis of French chemical industry (2018)
Amine Dakkoune, Lamiae Vernières-Hassimi, Sébastien Leveneur, Dimitri Lefebvre, Lionel Estel
Safety Science
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Solar tracker for enhancement of the thermal efficiency of solar water heating system (2018)
M.A. Abdelghani-Idrissi, S. Khalfallaoui, D. Seguin, L. Vernières-Hassimi, S. Leveneur
Renewable Energy
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Synthesis of carbonated vegetable oils: Investigation of microwave effect in a pressurized continuous-flow recycle batch reactor (2018)
J.-L. Zheng, P. Tolvanen, B. Taouk, K. Eränen, S. Leveneur, T. Salmi
Chemical Engineering Research and Design
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Thermal risk assessment of levulinic acid hydrogenation to γ-valerolactone (2018)
Yanjun Wang, Lamiae Vernières-Hassimi, Valeria Casson-Moreno, Jean-Pierre Hébert, Sébastien Leveneur
Organic Process Research and Development
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Comparative investigation for the determination of kinetic parameters for biomass pyrolysis by thermogravimetric analysis (2017)
Lokmane Abdelouahed, Sébastien Leveneur, Lamiae Vernieres-Hassimi, Laurent Balland, Bechara Taouk
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Influence of gas-liquid mass transfer on kinetic modeling: carbonation of epoxidized vegetable oils (2017)
Xiaoshuang Cai, Jun Liu Zheng, Johan Wärnå, Tapio Salmi, Bechara Taouk, Sebastien Leveneur
Chemical Engineering Journal
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Thermal safety assessment through the concept of structure–reactivity: application to vegetable oil valorization (2017)
Sébastien Leveneur
Organic Process Research and Development
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Zero-order versus intrinsic kinetics for the determination of the time to maximum rate under adiabatic conditions (TMRad): application to the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide (2017)
Lamiae Vernières-Hassimi, Amine Dakkoune, Lokmane Abdelouahed, Lionel Estel, Sébastien Leveneur
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Cooling and stirring failure for semi-batch reactor: application to exothermic reactions in multiphase reactor (2016)
Helisoa Rakotondramaro, Johan Wärnå, Lionel Estel, Tapio Salmi, Sébastien Leveneur
Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Designing and demonstrating a master student project to explore carbon dioxide capture technology (2016)
Florine Asherman, Gilles Cabot, Cyril Crua, Lionel Estel, Charlotte Gagnepain, Thibault Lecerf, Alain Ledoux, Sébastien Leveneur, Marie Lucereau, Sarah Maucorps, Mélanie Ragot, Julie Syrykh, Manon Vige
Journal of Chemical Education
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Epoxidation of oleic acid under conventional heating and microwave radiation (2016)
Adriana Freites Aguilera, Pasi Tolvanen, Kari Eränen, Sébastien Leveneur, Tapio Salmi
Chemical Engineering and Processing
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Kinetic modeling strategy for an exothermic multiphase reactor system: application to vegetable oils epoxidation using Prileschajew method (2016)
Jun L. Zheng, Johan Wärnå, Tapio Salmi, Fabrice Burel, Bechara Taouk, Sébastien Leveneur
AIChE Journal
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Mass & energy balances coupling in chemical reactors for a better understanding of thermal safety (2016)
Sébastien Leveneur, Lamiae Vernieres-Hassimi, Tapio Salmi
Education for Chemical Engineers
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Thermal Stability of Epoxidized and Carbonated Vegetable Oils (2016)
Keltouma Ait Aissa, Jun Liu Zheng, Lionel Estel, Sebastien Leveneur

Organic Process Research and Development
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Alternative method to prevent thermal runaway in case of error on operating conditions continuous reactor (2015)
Lamiae Vernières-Hassimi, Sébastien Leveneur
Process Safety and Environmental Protection
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Carbonation of vegetable oils: Influence of mass transfer on reaction kinetics (2015)
Jun L. Zheng, Fabrice Burel, Tapio Salmi, Bechara Taouk, Sébastien Leveneur
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Thermal risks assessment of vegetable oil epoxidation (2015)
Sébastien Leveneur, Lionel Estel, Cyril Crua
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Epoxidation of vegetable oils under microwave irradiation (2014)
Sébastien Leveneur, Alain Ledoux, Lionel Estel, Bechara Taouk, Tapio Salmi
Process Safety and Environmental Protection
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Interaction of thermal and kinetic parameters for a liquid-liquid reaction system: Application to vegetable oils epoxidation by peroxycarboxylic acid (2014)
Sébastien Leveneur, Junliu Zheng, Bechara Taouk, Fabrice Burel, Johan Wärnå, Tapio Salmi
Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
The limit of DSC as a preliminary tool to determine the safety parameters? (2014)
Sébastien Leveneur, France Delannoy, Yoann Levesqueau, Jean-Pierre Hébert, Lionel Estel, Bechara Taouk, Tapio Salmi
Chemical Engineering Transactions
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Modeling of a liquid-liquid-solid heterogeneous reaction system: model system and peroxyvaleric acid (2011)
Sébastien Leveneur, Cesar A. de Araujo Filho, Lionel Estel, Tapio Salmi
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
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