BI: Environmental Biotechnology, Swette Center for (EB)

Research Output 2005 2019

2015
61 Citations (Scopus)

Removal of natural estrogens and their conjugates in municipal wastewater treatment plants: A critical review

Liu, Z. H., Lu, G. N., Yin, H., Dang, Z. & Rittmann, B., May 5 2015, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 49, 9, p. 5288-5300 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wastewater treatment
Estrogens
aeration
wastewater treatment plant
removal
80 Citations (Scopus)

Role of environmental contaminants in the etiology of Alzheimer's disease: A review

Yegambaram, M., Manivannan, B., Beach, T. G. & Halden, R., May 1 2015, In : Current Alzheimer Research. 12, 2, p. 116-146 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Poisons
Alzheimer Disease
Environmental Exposure
Flame Retardants
Air Pollutants
1 Citation (Scopus)

Role of UV photolysis in accelerating the biodegradation of 2,4,6-TCP

Wang, W., Kirumba, G., Zhang, Y., Wu, Y. & Rittmann, B., Sep 18 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Biodegradation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Photolysis
photolysis
Biodegradation
biodegradation
Phenol
7 Citations (Scopus)

Scientists raise alarms about fast tracking of transoceanic canal through Nicaragua

Huete-Pérez, J. A., Alvarez, P. J. J., Schnoor, J. L., Rittmann, B., Clayton, A., Acosta, M. L., Bicudo, C. E. M., Mary, M. T., Brett, M. T., Campos, V. M., Chaimovich, H., Jimenez-Cisneros, B., Covich, A., Lacerda, L. D., Maes, J. M., Miranda, J. C., Montenegro-Guillén, S., Ortega-Hegg, M., Urquhart, G. R., Vammen, K. & 1 others, Zambrano, L., Apr 7 2015, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 49, 7, p. 3989-3996 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Sun-to-wheels exergy efficiencies for bio-ethanol and photovoltaics

Williams, E., Sekar, A., Matteson, S. & Rittmann, B., Jun 2 2015, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 49, 11, p. 6394-6401 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

exergy
Exergy
biofuel
Sun
ethanol
15 Citations (Scopus)

The role of electron donors generated from UV photolysis for accelerating pyridine biodegradation

Tang, Y., Zhang, Y., Yan, N., Liu, R. & Rittmann, B., Sep 1 2015, In : Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 112, 9, p. 1792-1800 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Photolysis
Biodegradation
Pyridine
Electrons
Oxygenation
7 Citations (Scopus)

Use of amniotic fluid for determining pregnancies at risk of preterm birth and for studying diseases of potential environmental etiology

Geer, L. A., Pycke, B. F. G., Sherer, D. M., Abulafia, O. & Halden, R., Jan 1 2015, In : Environmental Research. 136, p. 470-481 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

etiology
Premature Birth
Amniotic Fluid
pregnancy
Pregnancy
1 Citation (Scopus)

UV photolysis for relieved inhibition of sulfadiazine (SD) to biomass growth

Pan, S., Yan, N., Zhang, Y. & Rittmann, B., Mar 22 2015, In : Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering. 38, 5, p. 911-915 5 p., 1335.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sulfadiazine
Photolysis
Biomass
Glucose
Growth
2014
8 Citations (Scopus)

Association of selenium and copper with lipids in umbilical cord blood

Wells, E. M., Navas-Acien, A., Apelberg, B. J., Herbstman, J. B., Jarrett, J. M., Lin, Y. H., Verdon, C. P., Ward, C., Caldwell, K. L., Hibbeln, J. R., Halden, R., Witter, F. R. & Goldman, L. R., 2014, In : Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 5, 4, p. 281-287 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Selenium
Fetal Blood
Copper
Triglycerides
Lipids
38 Citations (Scopus)

Brominated flame retardants in U.S. biosolids from the EPA national sewage sludge survey and chemical persistence in outdoor soil mesocosms

Venkatesan, A. K. & Halden, R., May 15 2014, In : Water Research. 55, p. 133-142 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flame Retardants
Biosolids
biosolid
Sewage sludge
Flame retardants
17 Citations (Scopus)

Buffer pKa and Transport Govern the Concentration Overpotential in Electrochemical Oxygen Reduction at Neutral pH

Popat, S. C., Ki, D., Young, M. N., Rittmann, B. & Torres, C., Nov 1 2014, In : ChemElectroChem. 1, 11, p. 1909-1915 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Buffers
Cathodes
Oxygen
Microbial fuel cells
Current density
18 Citations (Scopus)

Combining microbial cultures for efficient production of electricity from butyrate in a microbial electrochemical cell

Miceli, J. F., Garcia-Peña, I., Parameswaran, P., Torres, C. & Krajmalnik-Brown, R., 2014, In : Bioresource Technology. 169, p. 169-174 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electrochemical cells
Butyrates
electricity
Anodes
Electricity
6 Citations (Scopus)
Graphite
Sulfhydryl Compounds
Oxides
Gases
Temperature
18 Citations (Scopus)
Biosolids
Dioxins
Poisons
dibenzofuran
biosolid
3 Citations (Scopus)

Coupled aerobic and anoxic biodegradation for quinoline and nitrogen removals

Yan, N., Wang, L., Chang, L., Zhang, C., Zhou, Y., Zhang, Y. & Rittmann, B., Apr 1 2014, In : Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering. 9, 4, p. 738-744 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biodegradation
nitrogen
ammonium
biofilm
nitrate
23 Citations (Scopus)
Biodegradation
Bioreactors
bioreactor
Effluents
biodegradation
12 Citations (Scopus)

Coupling dark metabolism to electricity generation using photosynthetic cocultures

Badalamenti, J. P., Torres, C. & Krajmalnik-Brown, R., Feb 2014, In : Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 111, 2, p. 223-231 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geobacter
Electricity
Chlorobium
Sulfides
Coculture Techniques
29 Citations (Scopus)
Biosolids
Nitrosamines
Environmental Protection Agency
biosolid
Sewage sludge
34 Citations (Scopus)

Dynamic potential-dependent electron transport pathway shifts in anode biofilms of Geobacter sulfurreducens

Yoho, R. A., Popat, S. C. & Torres, C., 2014, In : ChemSusChem. 7, 12, p. 3413-3419 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofilms
biofilm
Anodes
electron
Cyclic voltammetry
21 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of growth conditions on microbial activity and iron-sulfide production by Desulfovibrio vulgaris

Zhou, C., Vannela, R., Hayes, K. F. & Rittmann, B., May 15 2014, In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 272, p. 28-35 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Desulfovibrio vulgaris
iron sulfide
Sulfides
mackinawite
Sulfates
33 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of pulsed electric field treatment on enhancing lipid recovery from the microalga, Scenedesmus

Lai, Y. S., Parameswaran, P., Li, A., Baez, M. & Rittmann, B., Dec 1 2014, In : Bioresource Technology. 173, p. 457-461 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

microalga
Fatty acids
Lipids
ester
electric field
52 Citations (Scopus)

Fermentation pre-treatment of landfill leachate for enhanced electron recovery in a microbial electrolysis cell

Mahmoud, M., Parameswaran, P., Torres, C. & Rittmann, B., 2014, In : Bioresource Technology. 151, p. 151-158 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chemical Water Pollutants
Regenerative fuel cells
Land fill
Fermentation
fermentation
16 Citations (Scopus)

Growth of Desulfovibrio vulgaris when respiring U(VI) and characterization of biogenic uraninite

Zhou, C., Vannela, R., Hyun, S. P., Hayes, K. F. & Rittmann, B., Jun 17 2014, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 48, 12, p. 6928-6937 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

uraninite
Biomass
biomass
Sulfates
respiration
10 Citations (Scopus)

How UV photolysis accelerates the biodegradation and mineralization of sulfadiazine (SD)

Pan, S., Yan, N., Liu, X., Wang, W., Zhang, Y., Liu, R. & Rittmann, B., Nov 1 2014, In : Biodegradation. 25, 6, p. 911-921 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sulfadiazine
Photolysis
photolysis
Biodegradation
biodegradation
76 Citations (Scopus)

Human fetal exposure to triclosan and triclocarban in an urban population from Brooklyn, New York

Pycke, B. F. G., Geer, L. A., Dalloul, M., Abulafia, O., Jenck, A. M. & Halden, R., Aug 5 2014, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 48, 15, p. 8831-8838 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Triclosan
Urban Population
urban population
pregnancy
urine
40 Citations (Scopus)

Improved current and power density with a micro-scale microbial fuel cell due to a small characteristic length

Ren, H., Torres, C., Parameswaran, P., Rittmann, B. & Chae, J., Nov 15 2014, In : Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 61, p. 587-592 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bioelectric Energy Sources
Microbial fuel cells
Electricity
Microorganisms
Biomass
11 Citations (Scopus)

Internal loop photo-biodegradation reactor used for accelerated quinoline degradation and mineralization

Chang, L., Zhang, Y., Gan, L., Xu, H., Yan, N., Liu, R. & Rittmann, B., 2014, In : Biodegradation. 25, 4, p. 587-594 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biodegradation
biodegradation
Photolysis
mineralization
photolysis
8 Citations (Scopus)

Loss and in situ production of perfluoroalkyl chemicals in outdoor biosolids-soil mesocosms

Venkatesan, A. K. & Halden, R., 2014, In : Environmental Research. 132, p. 321-327 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biosolids
biosolid
Soil
Soils
perfluorooctanoic acid
36 Citations (Scopus)
perchlorate
Groundwater
Biofilms
Sulfates
biofilm
16 Citations (Scopus)

Material modeling of biofilm mechanical properties

Laspidou, C. S., Spyrou, L. A., Aravas, N. & Rittmann, B., 2014, In : Mathematical Biosciences. 251, 1, p. 11-15 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofilm
Biofilms
biofilm
Mechanical Properties
mechanical properties
2 Citations (Scopus)

Method for Assessing Source Zone Natural Depletion at Chlorinated Aliphatic Spill Sites

Ekre, R., Johnson, P. C., Rittmann, B. & Krajmalnik-Brown, R., 2014, In : Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation. 34, 2, p. 60-70 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Natural attenuation
Hazardous materials spills
natural attenuation
aliphatic hydrocarbon
chlorinated hydrocarbon
55 Citations (Scopus)

Nitrate shaped the selenate-reducing microbial community in a hydrogen-based biofilm reactor

Lai, C. Y., Yang, X., Tang, Y., Rittmann, B. & Zhao, H. P., 2014, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 48, 6, p. 3395-3402 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Selenic Acid
Proteobacteria
selenate
Biofilms
Nitrates
30 Citations (Scopus)
Microbiological Phenomena
Electrochemistry
Technology
Electrochemical cells
Microorganisms
122 Citations (Scopus)

On the need and speed of regulating triclosan and triclocarban in the United States

Halden, R., Apr 1 2014, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 48, 7, p. 3603-3611 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbanilides
Triclosan
Environmental Pollutants
Health risks
Anti-Infective Agents
22 Citations (Scopus)

Pyrosequencing analysis yields comprehensive assessment of microbial communities in pilot-scale two-stage membrane biofilm reactors

Ontiveros-Valencia, A., Tang, Y., Zhao, H. P., Friese, D., Overstreet, R., Smith, J., Evans, P., Rittmann, B. & Krajmalnik-Brown, R., Jul 1 2014, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 48, 13, p. 7511-7518 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofilms
biofilm
microbial community
Bacteria
perchlorate
13 Citations (Scopus)

Remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated sites by DNA diagnosis-based bioslurping technology

Kim, S., Krajmalnik-Brown, R., Kim, J. O. & Chung, J., 2014, In : Science of the Total Environment. 497, p. 250-259 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bioremediation
Petroleum
petroleum hydrocarbon
Hydrocarbons
Remediation
29 Citations (Scopus)

Removal of multiple electron acceptors by pilot-scale, two-stage membrane biofilm reactors

Zhao, H. P., Ontiveros-Valencia, A., Tang, Y., Kim, B. O., VanGinkel, S., Friese, D., Overstreet, R., Smith, J., Evans, P., Krajmalnik-Brown, R. & Rittmann, B., May 1 2014, In : Water Research. 54, p. 115-122 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofilms
biofilm
membrane
Membranes
electron
4 Citations (Scopus)
Carbanilides
Triclosan
Environmental Pollutants
triclocarban
need
18 Citations (Scopus)

Selective enrichment yields robust ethene-producing dechlorinating cultures from microcosms stalled at cis-dichloroethene

Delgado, A., Kang, D. W., Nelson, K. G., Fajardo-Williams, D., Miceli, J. F., Magee, H., Popat, S. C. & Krajmalnik-Brown, R., Jun 20 2014, In : PLoS One. 9, 6, e100654.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dehalococcoides
dechlorination
Dechlorination
ethylene
Sediments
1 Citation (Scopus)
Gas chromatography
Groundwater
Environmental Protection Agency
Chromatographic analysis
Dechlorination
14 Citations (Scopus)
Trichloroethylene
Bicarbonates
Electrons
Vinyl Chloride
Environmental Biodegradation
25 Citations (Scopus)

The source of inoculum plays a defining role in the development of MEC microbial consortia fed with acetic and propionic acid mixtures

Ruiz, V., Ilhan, Z. E., Kang, D. W., Krajmalnik-Brown, R. & Buitrón, G., Jul 20 2014, In : Journal of Biotechnology. 182-183, 1, p. 11-18 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Regenerative fuel cells
Microbial Consortia
Electrolysis
Propionic acid
Acetic acid
41 Citations (Scopus)

Transformation products and human metabolites of triclocarban and triclosan in sewage sludge across the United States

Pycke, B. F. G., Roll, I. B., Brownawell, B. J., Kinney, C. A., Furlong, E. T., Kolpin, D. W. & Halden, R., Jul 15 2014, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 48, 14, p. 7881-7890 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Triclosan
Sewage sludge
Metabolites
metabolite
Wastewater treatment
31 Citations (Scopus)
Sewage sludge
Sewage
repository
Engineers
resource
36 Citations (Scopus)

Uranium removal and microbial community in a H2-based membrane biofilm reactor

Zhou, C., Ontiveros-Valencia, A., Cornette de Saint Cyr, L., Zevin, A. S., Carey, S. E., Krajmalnik-Brown, R. & Rittmann, B., Nov 1 2014, In : Water Research. 64, p. 255-264 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofilms
Uranium
biofilm
microbial community
uranium
28 Citations (Scopus)

UV photolysis for accelerating pyridine biodegradation

Zhang, Y., Chang, L., Yan, N., Tang, Y., Liu, R. & Rittmann, B., Jan 7 2014, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 48, 1, p. 649-655 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Photolysis
photolysis
Biodegradation
biodegradation
Succinic Acid
46 Citations (Scopus)

Wastewater treatment plants as chemical observatories to forecast ecological and human health risks of manmade chemicals

Venkatesan, A. K. & Halden, R., Jan 16 2014, In : Scientific Reports. 4, 3731.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Waste Water
Sewage
Health
Poisons
Flame Retardants
2013
36 Citations (Scopus)

A biofilm model to understand the onset of sulfate reduction in denitrifying membrane biofilm reactors

Tang, Y., Ontiveros-Valencia, A., Feng, L., Zhou, C., Krajmalnik-Brown, R. & Rittmann, B., Mar 2013, In : Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 110, 3, p. 763-772 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofilms
Sulfates
Membranes
Nitrates
Bacteria
3 Citations (Scopus)
Anaerobic digestion
Methane
Wastewater treatment
activated sludge
Recycling

Demonstration and commercialization of ARoNite™, a novel hydrogen-based membrane biofilm biological reduction process

Friese, D., Hills, R., Overstreet, R. & Rittmann, B., 2013, Biological Treatment Symposium 2013. p. 252-268 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

commercialization
biofilm
hydrogen
membrane