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Wetsus scientific publications


Abromaitis, V., Racys, V., Marel, P. van der, Meulepas R.J.W., Biodegradation of persistent organics can overcome adsorption–desorption hysteresis in biological activated carbon systems, Chemosphere, vol. 149 (2016) pp. 183-189.

Angenent, L.T., Richter H., Buckel, W., Spirito, C.M., Steinbusch, K.J.J., Plugge, C.M., Strik, D.P.B.T.B., Grootscholten, T.I.M., Buisman, C.J.N., Hamelers, H.V.M., Chain Elongation with Reactor Microbiomes: Open-Culture Biotechnology To Produce Biochemicals, Environ. Sci. Technol. (2016) vol. 50, pp 2796–2810.

Bang, H., Slokar, Y.M., Ferrero, G., Kruithof, J.C., Kennedy, M.D., Removal of taste and odor causing compounds by UV/H2O2 treatment: effect of the organic and inorganic water matrix, Desal. Water Treatment, pp. 27485-27494, 2016.

Belila, A., El-Chakhtoura, J., Otaibi, N., Muyzer, G., Gonzalez-Gil, G., Saikaly, P.E., Loosdrecht, M.C.M., van, Vrouwenvelder, J.S., Bacterial community structure and variation in a full-scale seawater desalination plant for drinking water production, Water Research, Vol. 94 (2016), pp. 62-72.

Bevacqua, M., Carubia, A., Cipollina, A., Tamburini, A., Tedesco, M., Micale, G., Performance of a RED system with ammonium hydrogen carbonate solutions, Desalination and Water Treatment Vol. 57 , Iss. 48-49, 2016.

Borsje, C., Dandan L., Sleutels, T.H.J.A., Buisman, C.J.N., Heijne, A. ter, Performance of single carbon granules as perspective for larger scale capacitive bioanodes, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 325, 2016, pp. 690-696.

Bucs, Sz.S., Farhat, N., Siddiqui, A., Valladares Linares, R., Radu, A., Kruithof, J.C., Vrouwenvelder, J.S.,  Development of a setup to enable stable and accurate flow conditions for membrane biofouling studies. Desalination and Water Treatment. vol. 57, 2016, pp. 12893-12901.

Butkovskyi, A., Ni, G., Hernandez Leal, L., Rijnaarts, H.H.M., Zeeman, G., Mitigation of micropollutants for black water application in agriculture via composting of anaerobic sludge, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 303, 2016, pp. 41-47.

Butkovskyi, A., Rijnaarts, H.H.M., Zeeman, G., Hernandez Leal, L., Fate of personal care and household products in source separated sanitation, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 320, 2016, pp. 427-434.

Caizan Juanarena, L., Heijne, A. ter, Buisman, C.J.N., Wal, A. van der, Wood degradation by thermotolerant and thermophilic fungi for sustainable heat production; ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2016.

Cao, Zh., Gordiichuk, P.I., Loos, K., Sudhölter, E.J.R., Smet, L.C.P.M. de, The effect of guanidinium functionalization on the structural properties and anion affinity of polyelectrolyte multilayers, Soft Matter, vol. 12, 2016, pp. 1496-1505.

Casadellà, A., Galama, A.H., Schaetzle, O., Loos, K., Effect of Diffusion and Migration on the Selectivity of a Polymer Inclusion Membrane Containing Dicyclohexano-18-crown-6, Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2016.

Casadellà, A., Schaetzle, O., Nijmeijer, K., Loos, K., Polymer Inclusion Membranes (PIM) for the Recovery of Potassium in the Presence of Competitive Cations, Polymers 2016,
vol. 8, p. 76.

Casadellà, A., Kuntke, P., Schaetzle, O., Loos, K., Clinoptilolite-based mixed matrix membranes for the selective recovery of potassium and ammonium, Water Research, vol. 90, (2016) pp. 62-70.

Casadellà, A., Schaetzle, O., Loos, K., Ammonium across a Selective Polymer Inclusion Membrane: Characterization, Transport, and Selectivity, Macromol. Rapid Commun. (2016).

Catalano, J., Hamelers, H.V.M., Bentien, A., Biesheuvel, P.M., Revisiting Morrison and Osterle 1965: the efficiency of membrane-based electrokinetic energy conversion, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 2016. vol 28. no. 324001.

Demčenko, A., Visser, H.A., Akkerman, R., Ultrasonic measurements of undamaged concrete layer thickness in a deteriorated concrete structure, NDT & E International, Volume 77, 2016, pp. 63-72.

Doornbusch, G.J., Dykstra, J.E., Biesheuvel, P.M., Suss, M.E., Fluidized bed electrodes with high carbon loading for water desalination by capacitive deionization, J. Mater. Chem. A (2016) vol. 4, pp. 3642-3647.

Dykstra, J.E., Dijkstra, J., Wal, A. van der, Hamelers, H.V.M., Porada, S., On-line method to study dynamics of ion adsorption from mixtures of salts in capacitive deionization, Desalination, Volume 390, 2016, pp. 47-52.

Dykstra, J.E., Zhao, R., Biesheuvel, P.M., Wal, A. van der, Resistance identification and rational process design in Capacitive Deionization, Water Research, Volume 88, 2016, pp. 358-370.

Egmond, W.J. van, Saakes, M., Porada, S., Meuwissen, T., Buisman, C.J.N., Hamelers, H.V.M., The concentration gradient flow battery as electricity storage system: Technology potential and energy dissipation, J. Power Sources, Volume 325, 2016, 129-139.

Farhat, N.M., Vrouwenvelder, J.S., Loosdrecht, M.C.M. van, Bucs, S.S., Staal, M., Effect of water temperature on biofouling development in reverse osmosis membrane systems, Water Research, Volume 103, 2016, pp. 149-159.

Farhat, N.M., Staal, M., Bucs, S.S., Loosdrecht, M.C.M. van, Vrouwenvelder, J.S., Spatial heterogeneity of biofouling under different cross-flow velocities in reverse osmosis membrane systems, Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 520, 2016, pp. 964-971.

Fernández, M.M., Wagterveld, R.M., Ahualli, S., Liu, F., Delgado, A.V., Hamelers, H.V.M., Polyelectrolyte-versus membrane-coated electrodes for energy production by capmix salinity exchange methods, J. Power Sources, vol. 302 (2016) pp. 387-393.

Fuchs, E.C., Sammer, M., Wexler, A.D., Kuntke, P., Woisetschläger, J., A floating water bridge produces water with excess charge, J. Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 49 (2016).

Galama, A.H., Hoog, N.A., Yntema, D.R., Method for determining ion exchange membrane resistance for electrodialysis systems, Desalination, vol. 380 (2016), pp. 1-11.

Gao, X., Porada, S., Omosebi, A., Liu k.L., Biesheuvel, P.M., Landon, J., Complementary surface charge for enhanced capacitive deionization, Water Research, vol. 92 (2016) 275-282.

Haaksman, V.A., Siddiqui, A., Schellenberg, C., Kidwell, J., Vrouwenvelder, J.S., Picioreanu, C., Characterization of feed channel spacer performance using geometries obtained by X-ray computed tomography, Journal of Membrane Science, 2016.

Jarzembowska, M., Sousa, D.Z., Beyer, f., Zwijnenburg, A., Plugge, C.M., Stams, A.J.M., Lachnotalea glycerini, an anaerobe isolated from a nanofiltration unit treating anoxic groundwater, Int. J. Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (2016), vol. 66, 774–779.

Koziara, B.T., Kappert, E.J., Ogieglo, W., Nijmeijer, K., Hempenius, M.A., Benes, N.E., Thermal Stability of Sulfonated Poly(Ether Ether Ketone) Films: on the Role of Protodesulfonation, Macromol. Mater. Eng., 2016, vol 301, pp. 71-80.

Koziara, B.T., Akkilic, N., Nijmeijer, K., Benes, N.E., The effects of water on the morphology and the swelling behavior of sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone) films, J Mater Sci, vol. 51, p. 1074–1082 (2016). DOI 10.1007/s10853-015-9437-7.

Kuntke, P., Zamora, P., Saakes, M., Buisman C.J.N., Hamelers, H.V.M., Gas-permeable hydrophobic tubular membranes for ammonia recovery in bio-electrochemical systems, Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol. (2016), vol. 2, 261-265.

Laarhoven, B., Elissen, H.J.H., Temmink, H., Buisman, C.J.N., Agar Sediment Test for Assessing the Suitability of Organic Waste Streams for Recovering Nutrients by the Aquatic Worm Lumbriculus variegatus, PLOS One (2016).

Laarhoven, B., Elissen, H.J.H., Buisman, C.J.N., Temmink, H., The carbon to nitrogen ratio in isoenergetic wheat based diets controls the growth rate of the aquatic worm Lumbriculus variegatus, Journal of Insects as Food and Feed: 0 (0) - pp. 1-8.

Liszka, B.M., Lenferink, A.T.M., Otto, C., Growth Rate and Morphology of a Single Calcium Carbonate Crystal on Polysulfone Film Measured with Time Lapse Raman Micro Spectroscopy. J Anal Bioanal Tech 7: 321 (2016).

Liszka, B.M., Wagterveld, R.M., Witkamp, G.J., Otto, C., Calcium Carbonate Nucleation Investigated in a Double Pulse Experiment, Cryst. Growth Des., vol. 16, pp. 4839–4845 (2016).

Liu, F., Donkers, T.F.W., Wagterveld, R.M., Schaetzle, O., Saakes, M., Buisman, C.J.N., Hamelers, H.V.M., Parallel up-scaling of Capacitive Mixing (CapMix) system enhances the specific performance, Electrochimica Acta, Volume 187, 2016, pp. 104-112.

Martijn, B.J., Rompay, A.R. van, Penders, E.J.M., Alharbi, Y., Baggelaar, P.K., Kruithof, J.C., Rietjens, I.M.C.M., Development of a 4-NQO toxic equivalency factor (TEF) approach to enable a preliminary risk assessment of unknown genotoxic compounds detected by the Ames II test in UV/H2O2 water treatment samples, Chemosphere, Volume 144, 2016, pp. 338-345.

Matar, G., Gonzalez-Gil, G., Maab, H., Nunes, S., Le-Clech, P., Vrouwenvelder, J., Saikaly, P.E., Temporal changes in extracellular polymeric substances on hydrophobic and hydrophilic membrane surfaces in a submerged membrane bioreactor, Water Research, Vol. 95 (2016), pp. 27-38.
Molenaar, S.D., Mol, A.R., Sleutels, T.H.J.A., Heijne, A., ter, Buisman, C.J.N., Microbial Rechargeable Battery: Energy Storage and Recovery through Acetate, Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett.

Moreno, J., Slouwerhof, E., Vermaas, D.A., Saakes, M., Nijmeijer, K., The Breathing Cell: Cyclic Intermembrane Distance Variation in Reverse Electrodialysis; ES&T 2016.

Ni, G., Christel, S., Roman, P., Lim Wong, Z., Bijmans, M.F.M., Dopson, M., Electricity generation from an inorganic sulfur compound containing mining wastewater by acidophilic microorganisms, Research in Microbiology, 2016.

Ni, Zh., Gaans, P. van, Smit, M., Rijnaarts, H.H.M., Grotenhuis, T., Combination of aquifer thermal energy storage and enhanced bioremediation: resilience of reductive dechlorination to redox changes, Environmental biotechnology: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2016), vol. 100, pp. 3767-3780.

Obergfell, C., Bakker, M., Maas, K., A time-series analysis framework for the flood-wave method to estimate groundwater model parameters, Hydrogeology Journal, 2016, 1-13.

Osch, D.J.G.P. van, Parmentier, D., Dietz, C., Bruinhorst, A. van den, Tuinier, R., Kroon, M.C., Removal of Alkali and Transition Metal Ions from Water with Hydrophobic Deep Eutectic Solvents, Chem. Commun., 2016.

Parmentier, D., Rybaltowska, A., Smeden, J. van, Kroon, M.C., Marijnissen, J.C.M., Lemos, L., Applying electrohydrodynamic atomization to enhance mass transfer of metal salts from an aqueous phase towards ionic liquids, J. Electrostatics, vol. 80 (2016), pp. 1-7.

Parmentier, D., Paradis, S., Metz, S.J., Wiedmer, S.K., Kroon, M.C., Continuous process for selective metal extraction with an ionic liquid, Chemical Engineering Research and Design (2016) vol. 109. 

Parmentier, D., Hoogerstraete, T. vander, Banerjee, D., Valia, Y.A., Metz, S.J., Binnemans, K., Kroon, M.C., A mechanism for solvent extraction of first row transition metals from chloride media with the ionic liquid tetraoctylammonium oleate, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 9661-9668.

Parmentier, D., Lavenas, M., Güler, E., Metz, S.J., Kroon, M.C., Selective removal of sodium from alkali-metal solutions with tetraoctylammonium monensin, Desalination, Volume 399, 2016, pp. 124-127.

Peters, P.B., Roij, R. van, Bazant, M.Z., Biesheuvel, P.M., Analysis of electrolyte transport through charged nanopores, Phys. Rev. E (2016) Volume 93, no. 053108.

Prest, E.I., Hammes, F., Kötzsch, S., Loosdrecht, M.C.M. van, Vrouwenvelder, J.S., A systematic approach for the assessment of bacterial growth-controlling factors linked to biological stability of drinking water in distribution systems, Water Sci. Techn. (2016).

Prest, E.I., Weissbrodt, D.G., Hammes, F., Loosdrecht, M.C.M. van, Vrouwenvelder, J.S., Long-Term Bacterial Dynamics in a Full-Scale Drinking Water Distribution System 2016, PLoS ONE 11: e0164445.

Radu, A.I., Bergwerff, L., Loosdrecht, M.C.M. van, Picioreanu, C., Combined biofouling and scaling in membrane feed channels: a new modeling approach, Biofouling, pp. 83-100, 2015.

Roman, P., Lipińska, J., Bijmans, M.F.M., Sorokin, D.Y., Keesman, K.J., Janssen, A.J.H., Inhibition of a biological sulfide oxidation under haloalkaline conditions by thiols and diorgano polysulfanes, Water Research, Vol. 101, 2016, 448-456.

Roman, P., Bijmans, M.F.M., Janssen, A.J.H., Influence of methanethiol on biological sulphide oxidation in gas treatment system, Environmental Technology.

Roman, P., Johannes B., Klok, M., Sousa, J.A.B., Broman, E., Dopson, M., Zessen, E. van, Bijmans, M.F.M., Sorokin, D.Y., Janssen, A.J.H.,Selection and Application of Sulfide Oxidizing Microorganisms Able to Withstand Thiols in Gas Biodesulfurization Systems, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2016, 50, pp. 12808–12815.

Sammer, M., Kamp, C., Paulitsch-Fuchs, A.H., Wexler, A.D., Buisman, C.J.N., Fuchs, E.C., Strong Gradients in Weak Magnetic Fields Induce DOLLOP Formation in Tap Water, Water 2016, 8, 79.

Sandrini, G., Ji, X., Verspagen, J.M.H., Tann, R.P., Slot, P.C., Luimstra, V.M., Schuurmans, J.M., Matthijs, H.C.P., Huisman, J., Rapid adaptation of harmful cyanobacteria to rising CO2, PNAS (2016) vol. 113 (33) 9315-9320; 2016.

Semitsoglou-Tsiapou, S., Mous, A., Templeton, M.R., Graham, N.J.D., Hernández Leal, L., Kruithof, J.C., The role of natural organic matter in nitrite formation by LP-UV/H2O2 treatment of nitrate-rich water, Water Research, vol. 106, (2016) 312-319.

Semitsoglou-Tsiapou, S., Templeton, M.R., Graham, N.J.D., Hernández Leal, L., Martijn, B.J., Royce, A., Kruithof, J.C., Low pressure UV/H2O2 treatment for the degradation of the pesticides metaldehyde, clopyralid and mecoprop – Kinetics and reaction product formation, Water Research, vol. 91 (2016) pp. 285-294.

Serrano, A., Hendrickx, T.L.G., Elissen, H.H.J., Laarhoven, B., Buisman, C.J.N., Temmink, H., Can aquatic worms enhance methane production from waste activated sludge?, Bioresource Technology, Vol. 211, 2016, pp. 51-57.

Siddiqui, A., Farhat, N., Bucs, S.S., Valladares Linares, R., Picioreanu, C., Kruithof, J.C., Loosdrecht, M.C.M. van, Kidwell, J., Vrouwenvelder, J.S., Development and characterization of 3D-printed feed spacers for spiral wound membrane systems, Water Research, vol. 91 (2016), pp. 55-67.

Silva, P.D.M.P. da, Lima, F., Madalena Alves, M., Bijmans, M.F.M., Alcina Pereira, M., Valorization of lubricant-based wastewater for bacterial neutral lipids production: Growth-linked biosynthesis, Water Research, Volume 101, 2016, pp. 17-24.

Szilárd R.S., Valladares Linares, R., Vrouwenvelder, J.S., Picioreanu, C., Biofouling in forward osmosis systems: An experimental and numerical study, Water Research, Volume 106, 2016, pp. 86-97.

Sleutels, T.H.J.A., Hoogland, B.J., Kuntke, P., Heijne, A. ter, Buisman C.J.N., Hamelers, H.V.M., Gas-permeable hydrophobic membranes enable transport of CO2 and NH3 to improve performance of bioelectrochemical systems, Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2016.

Sleutels, T.H.J.A., Molenaar, S.D., Heijne, A. ter, Buisman, C.J.N., Low Substrate Loading Limits Methanogenesis and Leads to High Coulombic Efficiency in Bioelectrochemical Systems, Microorganisms (2016) vol. 4, p. 7. 

Solovchenko, A., Verschoor, A.M., Jablonowski, N.D., Nedbal, L., Phosphorus from wastewater to crops: An alternative path involving microalgae, Biotechnology Advances (2016).

Steen, G., Wexler, A.D., Offerhaus, H.L., Optofluidic interferometry chip designs of differential NIR absorbance based sensors for identification and quantification of electrolytes.

Tamminga, G., Paulitsch-Fuchs, A.H., Jansen, G.J., Euverink, G.W., Different binarization processes validated against manual counts of fluorescent bacterial cells, Journal of Microbiological Methods, Volume 128, 2016, pp 118-124.

Tas, S., Zoetebier, B., Hempenius, M.A., Vancso, G.J., Nijmeijer, K., Monovalent cation selective crown ether containing poly(arylene ether ketone)/SPEEK blend membranes,
RSC Adv., 2016, vol. 6, 55635-55642.

Tas, S., Kaynan,O., Ozden-Yenigun, E., Nijmeijer, K., Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)/crown ether composite nanofibers for the selective adsorption of cations, RSC Adv. (2016) vol. 6,
pp. 3608-3616.

Tedesco, M., Scalici, C., Vaccari, D., Cipollina, A., Tamburini, A., Micale, G., Performance of the first Reverse Electrodialysis pilot plant for power production from saline waters and concentrated brines, J. Membrane Science, vol 500, pp. 33-45 (2016).

Tedesco, M., Hamelers, H.V.M., Biesheuvel, P.M., Nernst-Planck transport theory for (reverse) electrodialysis: I. Effect of co-ion transport through the membranes, Journal of Membrane Science (2016).

Valladares Linares, R., Wexler, A.D., Bucs, S.S., Dreszer, C., Zwijnenburg, A., Flemming, H.C., Kruithof J.C., Vrouwenvelder, J.C., Compaction and relaxation of biofilms, Desalination and Water Treatment, vol. 57 (2016). pp. 12902-12914.

Valladares Linares, R., Li, Z., Yangali-Quintanilla, V., Ghaffour, N., Amy, G., Leiknes, T., Vrouwenvelder, J.S., Life cycle cost of a hybrid forward osmosis – low pressure reverse osmosis system for seawater desalination and wastewater recovery, Water Research, Volume 88, 2016, pp. 225-234.

Valladares Linares, R., Li, Z., Yangali-Quintanilla, V., Li, Q., Vrouwenvelder, J.S., Amy, G.L., Ghaffour, N., Hybrid SBR–FO system for wastewater treatment and reuse: Operation, fouling and cleaning, Desalination (2016).

Wexler, A.D., Drusová, S., Woisetschläger, J., Fuchs, E.C., Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and collective vibrational modes of liquid water in an inhomogeneous electric field, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 16281-16292. 

Wilfert, P., Mandalidis, A., Dugulan, A.I., Goubitz, K., Korving, L., Temmink, H., Witkamp, G.J., Loosdrecht, M.C.M., van, Vivianite as an important iron phosphate precipitate in sewage treatment plants, Water Research, Volume 104, 2016, pp. 449-460.

Wilt, A. de, Butkovskyi, A., Tuantet, K., Hernandez Leal, L., Fernandes, T.V., Langenhoff, A., Zeeman, G., Micropollutant removal in an algal treatment system fed with source separated wastewater streams, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 304, 2016, pp. 84-92.

Yip, N.Y., Brogioli, D., Hamelers, H.V.M., Nijmeijer, K., Salinity Gradients for Sustainable Energy: Primer, Progress, and Prospects, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2016, 50, pp. 12072–12094.

Zamora, P., Georgieva, T., Inmaculada, S., Elzinga, N., Kuntke, P., Buisman, C., Long-term operation of a pilot-scale reactor for phosphorus recovery as struvite from source-separated urine, Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, 2016.

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