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Wetsus scientific publications


Abromaitis, V.; V. Racys, P. van der Marel, G. Ni, M. Dopson, A.L. Wolthuizen, R.J.W. Meulepas, Effect of shear stress and carbon surface roughness on bioregeneration and performance of suspended versus attached biomass in metoprolol-loaded biological activated carbon systems, Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 317, pp. 503-511(2017).

Arredondo, Mariana Rodríguez; Philipp Kuntke, Annemiek ter Heijne, Hubertus V.M. Hamelers, Cees J.N. Buisman, Load ratio determines the ammonia recovery and energy input of an electrochemical system, Water Research, Vol. 111, pp. 330-337 (2017).

Barbosa, S. G. ; L. Peixoto, A. Ter Heijne, P. Kuntke, M. M. Alves and M. A. Pereira, "Investigating bacterial community changes and organic substrate degradation in microbial fuel cells operating on real human urine," Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2017,3, 897-904.

Belila, A.; J. El-Chakhtoura, P.E. Saikaly, M.C.M. van Loosdrecht, J.S. Vrouwenvelder, "Eukaryotic community diversity and spatial variation during drinking water production (by seawater desalination) and distribution in a full-scale network," Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2017,3, 92-105.

Beyer, Florian; Judita Laurinonyte, Arie Zwijnenburg, Alfons J. M. Stams; Caroline M. Plugge, "Membrane Fouling and Chemical Cleaning in Three Full-Scale Reverse Osmosis Plants Producing Demineralized Water," Journal of Engineering, Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 6356751.

Bucs, Szilárd S.; Rodrigo Valladares Linares, Nadia Farhat, Asif Matin, Zafarullah Khan, Mark C.M. van Loosdrecht, Rong Yang, Minghui Wang, Karen K. Gleason, Joop C. Kruithof, Johannes S. Vrouwenvelder, "Coating of reverse osmosis membranes with amphiphilic copolymers for biofouling control," Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 68, pp. 1-11 (2017).

Butkovskyi, A.; L. Hernandez Leal, G. Zeeman, H.H.M. Rijnaarts, Micropollutants in source separated wastewater streams and recovered resources of source separated sanitation, Environmental Research, Volume 156, 2017, Pages 434-442.

Cabrera-Rodríguez, Carlos I.; Laura Paltrinieri, Louis C.P.M. de Smet; Luuk A. M. van der Wielen; Adrie J. J. Straathof, "Recovery and esterification of aqueous carboxylates by using CO2-expanded alcohols with anion exchange," Green Chemistry, Vol. 19, pp 729-738 (2017).

Chawla, C.; A. Zwijnenburg, A.J.B. Kemperman, Kitty Nijmeijer, Fouling in gravity driven Point-of-Use drinking water treatment systems, Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 319, pp. 89-97 (2017).

Cunha, J.R.; T. Tervahauta, R.D. van der Weijden, L. Hernández Leal, G. Zeeman, C.J.N. Buisman, Simultaneous recovery of calcium phosphate granules and methane in anaerobic treatment of black water: Effect of bicarbonate and calcium fluctuations, Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 216, pp. 399-405 (2017).

Delgadillo, Hector Hernandez; Richard Loendersloot, Remko Akkerman, Doekle Yntema, "Development of an inline water mains inspection technology.
Dickhout, J.M.; J. Moreno, P.M. Biesheuvel, L. Boels, R.G.H. Lammertink, W.M. de Vos, "Produced water treatment by membranes: A review from a colloidal perspective," J. Colloid Interface Sci., Volume 487, 2017, Pages 523-534.

Dijkshoorn, J.P.; M.A.I. Schutyser, R.M. Wagterveld, C.G.P.H. Schroën, R.M. Boom, A comparison of microfiltration and inertia-based microfluidics for large scale suspension separation, Separation and Purification Technology, Vol. 173, 2017, 86-92.

Dijkshoorn, J.P.; R.M. Wagterveld, R.M. Boom, M.A.I. Schutyser, "Sieve-based lateral displacement technology for suspension separation," Separation and Purification Technology, Volume 175, 2017, Pages 384-390.

Dijkshoorn, J.P.; M. A. I. Schutyser, M. Sebris, R. M. Boom, R. M. Wagterveld, "Reducing the critical particle diameter in (highly) asymmetric sieve-based lateral displacement devices", Scientific Reports, volume 7 (2017).
Dykstra, J.E.; K.J. Keesman, P.M. Biesheuvel, A. van der Wal, Theory of pH changes in water desalination by capacitive deionization, Water Research, Volume 119, 2017, Pages 178-186.

Egmond, W.J. van; U.K. Starke, M. Saakes, C.J.N. Buisman, H.V.M. Hamelers, Energy efficiency of a concentration gradient flow battery at elevated temperatures, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 340, 2017, Pages 71-79.

Figaroa, P., Miedema, H., Euverink, G., et al. (2017). Functional polyketones for the removal of calcium and magnesium from water (part I): synthesis and chemical characterization. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 89(1), pp. 41-50.

Figaroa, P., Miedema, H., Euverink, G., F. Picchioni (2017). Functional polyketones for the removal of calcium and magnesium from water (Part II): cross-linking and functional characterization. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 89(1), pp. 51-60.

Fortunato, Luca; Szilárd Bucs, Rodrigo Valladares Linares, Corrado Cali, Johannes S. Vrouwenvelder, TorOve Leiknes, "Spatially-resolved in-situ quantification of biofouling using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and 3D image analysis in a spacer filled channel," J. Mem. Sci. 2017; vol 524; 673-681.

Guyes, Eric N.; Amit N. Shocron, Anastasia Simanovski, P.M. Biesheuvel, Matthew E. Suss, "A one-dimensional model for water desalination by flow-through electrode capacitive deionization," Desalination, Volume 415, 2017, Pages 8-13.

Heijne A. Ter, Geppert F., Sleutels T.H.J.A., Batlle-Vilanova P., Liu D., Puig S. (2017) "Mixed Culture Biocathodes for Production of Hydrogen, Methane, and Carboxylates" Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology.

Kristensen, Mette Birch; Anders Bentien, Michele Tedesco, Jacopo Catalano, Counter-ion transport number and membrane potential in working membrane systems, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 504, 2017, Pages 800-813.

Kumar, Prashanth Suresh; Thomas Prot, Leon Korving, Karel J. Keesman, Iulian Dugulan, Mark C.M. van Loosdrecht, Geert-Jan Witkamp, Effect of pore size distribution on iron oxide coated granular activated carbons for phosphate adsorption – Importance of mesopores, Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 326, 2017, Pages 231-239.

Kuntke, Philipp; Mariana Rodríguez Arredondo, Laksminarastri Widyakristi, Annemiek ter Heijne, Tom H. J. A. Sleutels, Hubertus V. M. Hamelers, and Cees J. N. Buisman, Hydrogen Gas Recycling for Energy Efficient Ammonia Recovery in Electrochemical Systems. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017, 51:3110–3116.

Laurinonyte, J., Meulepas, R.J.W., van den Brink, P.; Temmink, H. ,"Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) as Alternative to a Conventional Activated Sludge System Followed by Ultrafiltration (CAS-UF) for the Treatment of Fischer-Tropsch Reaction Water from Gas-to-Liquids Industries," Water Air Soil Pollut (2017) 228: 137.

Lei, Yang; Bingnan Song, Renata D. van der Weijden, Michel Saakes, and Cees J. N. Buisman, Electrochemical Induced Calcium Phosphate Precipitation: Importance of Local pH, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017, vol. 51, pp 11156–11164.

Li, Zhenyu; Rodrigo Valladares Linares, Szilárd Bucs, Luca Fortunato, Claus Hélix-Nielsen, Johannes S. Vrouwenvelder, Noreddine Ghaffour, TorOve Leiknes, Gary Amy, "Aquaporin based biomimetic membrane in forward osmosis: Chemical cleaning resistance and practical operation," Desalination, Volume 420, 2017, Pages 208-215.

Molenaar, Sam D.; Pradip Saha, Annemerel R. Mol, Tom H. J. A. Sleutels, Annemiek ter Heijne and Cees J. N. Buisman, Competition between Methanogens and Acetogens in Biocathodes: A Comparison between Potentiostatic and Galvanostatic Control, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18:204.

Moreno, J.; N. de Hart, M. Saakes, K. Nijmeijer, CO saturated water as two-phase flow for fouling control in reverse electrodialysis, Water Research, Volume 125, 2017, Pages 23-31.

Oever, J.J.F. van 't; D. Thompson, F. Gaastra, H.A. Groendijk, H.L. Offerhaus, "Early interferometric detection of rolling contact fatigue induced micro-cracking in railheads," NDT & E International, Volume 86, 2017, Pages 14-19.

Ondimu, O.M.; V.A. Ganesan, M.J. Gatari, J.C.M. Marijnissen, L.L.F. Agostinho, Modeling simple-jet mode electrohydrodynamic-atomization droplets' trajectories and spray pattern for a single nozzle system, Journal of Electrostatics, Volume 89, 2017, Pages 77-87.

Paltrinieri, Laura; Min Wang; Sumit Sachdeva; Nicolaas A. M. Besseling ; Ernst J. R. Sudhölter ; Louis C. P. M. de Smet, "Fe3O4 nanoparticles coated with a guanidinium-functionalized polyelectrolyte extend the pH range for phosphate binding," J. Mater. Chem. A, vol. 5, pp. 18476-18485 (2017).

Paulitsch-Fuchs, Astrid H.; Andrea Zsohár, Adam D. Wexler, Andrea Zauner, Clemens Kittinger, Joeri de Valença, Elmar C. Fuchs, Behavioral study of selected microorganisms in an aqueous electrohydrodynamic liquid bridge, Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports, Volume 10, 2017, Pages 287-296.

Pawlowski, Sylwin; Timon Rijnaarts, Michel Saakes, Kitty Nijmeijer, João G. Crespo, Svetlozar Velizarov, Improved fluid mixing and power density in reverse electrodialysis stacks with chevron-profiled membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 531, 1 June 2017, Pages 111-121, ISSN 0376-7388.

Porada, S.; A. Shrivastava, P. Bukowska, P.M. Biesheuvel, K. C. Smith, "Nickel Hexacyanoferrate Electrodes for Continuous Cation Intercalation Desalination of Brackish Water", Electrochimica Acta, Volume 255 (2017), pp. 369-378.

Rijnaarts, Timon; Elisa Huerta, Willem van Baak, and Kitty Nijmeijer, Effect of Divalent Cations on RED Performance and Cation Exchange Membrane Selection to Enhance Power Densities, Environ. Sci. Technol., Vol. 51, pp. 13028-13035 (2017).

Rodenas Motos, Pau; Molina, Gonzalo; ter Heijne, Annemiek; Sleutels, Tom; Saakes, Michel; Buisman, Cees, "Prototype of a scaled-up microbial fuel cell for copper recovery," Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology., Vol. 92, pp. 2817-2824.

Rodenas, P.; Zhu, F.; ter Heijne, A; Sleutels, T.H.J.A.; Saakes, M; Buisman, C.J.N., "Gas Diffusion Electrodes improve hydrogen gas mass transfer for a hydrogen oxidizing bioanode," Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology.

Siebdrath N., W. Ding, E. Pietsch, J. Kruithof, W. Uhl, J. Vrouwenvelder, "Construction and validation of a long-channel membrane test cell for representative monitoring of performance and characterization of fouling over the length of spiral-wound membrane modules", DESALINATION AND WATER TREATMENT, vol. 89 (2017), pp. 1–16.

Siddiqui, A.; I. Pinel, E.I. Prest, Sz.S. Bucs, M.C.M. van Loosdrecht, J.C. Kruithof, J.S. Vrouwenvelder, "Application of DBNPA dosage for biofouling control in spiral wound membrane systems, vol. 68 (2017) pp. 12–22 Desalination and Water Treatment.

Siddiqui, A.; S. Lehmann, Sz. S. Bucs, M. Fresquet, L. Fel, E.I.E.C. Prest, J. Ogier, C. Schellenberg, M.C.M. van Loosdrecht, J.C. Kruithof, J.S. Vrouwenvelder, Predicting the impact of feed spacer modification on biofouling by hydraulic characterization and biofouling studies in membrane fouling simulators, Water Research, Volume 110, 2017, Pages 281-287.

Siddiqui, A.; S. Lehmann, V. Haaksman, J. Ogier, C. Schellenberg, M.C.M. van Loosdrecht, J.C. Kruithof, J.S. Vrouwenvelder, Porosity of spacer-filled channels in spiral-wound membrane systems: Quantification methods and impact on hydraulic characterization, Water Research, Volume 119, 2017, Pages 304-311.

Sleutels, Tom H. J. A.; Annemiek ter Heijne, Philipp Kuntke, Cees J. N. Buisman, Hubertus V. M. Hamelers, "Membrane Selectivity Determines Energetic Losses for Ion Transport in Bioelectrochemical Systems," Chemistry Select, Volume 2, Issue 12, 2017, Pages 3462–3470. DOI: 10.1002/slct.201700064

Sorokin, Dimitry Y; ..., Pawel Roman, ... "Discovery of anaerobic lithoheterotrophic haloarchaea, ubiquitous in hypersaline habitats," The ISME Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 1245-1260 92017).

Sousa, João A.B.; Martijn F.M. Bijmans, Alfons J.M. Stams, and Caroline M. Plugge, Thiosulfate Conversion to Sulfide by a Haloalkaliphilic Microbial Community in a Bioreactor Fed with H2 Gas, ES&T Environ. Sci. technol., Vol. 51 pp. 914-923 (2017).

Strazdaite, S.; J. Versluis, N. Ottosson, and Huib J. Bakker, Orientation of Methylguanidinium Ions at the Water–Air Interface,, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, pp 23398–23405.

Tas, Sinem, Zoetebier, Bram, Sukas, Ozlem Sardan, Bayraktar, Muharrem, Hempenius, Mark; Vancso, G.J.; Nijmeijer, K., "Ion-Selective Ionic Polymer Metal Composite (IPMC) Actuator Based on Crown Ether Containing Sulfonated Poly(Arylene Ether Ketone)," Macromol. Mater. Eng., Vol. 302, article 1600381, 2017.

Tedesco, M.; H.V.M. Hamelers, P.M. Biesheuvel, Nernst-Planck transport theory for (reverse) electrodialysis: II. Effect of water transport through ion-exchange membranes, J. Membrane Sci. 31 172-182 (2017).

Valença, Joeri C. de; Aziz Kurniawan, R. Martijn Wagterveld, Jeffery A. Wood, and Rob G. H. Lammertink, "Influence of Rayleigh-Bénard convection on electrokinetic instability in overlimiting current conditions," Phys Rev Fluids (2017) vol. 2, no. 033701.

Van Nevel, S.; S. Koetzsch, C.R. Proctor, M.D. Besmer, E.I. Prest, J.S. Vrouwenvelder, A. Knezev, N. Boon, F. Hammes, Flow cytometric bacterial cell counts challenge conventional heterotrophic plate counts for routine microbiological drinking water monitoring, Water Research, Volume 113, 15 April 2017, Pages 191-206, ISSN 0043-1354.

Villacorte, L.O.; Y. Ekowati, H.N. Calix-Ponce, V. Kisielius, J.M. Kleijn, J.S. Vrouwenvelder, J.C. Schippers, M.D. Kennedy, "Biofouling in capillary and spiral wound membranes facilitated by marine algal bloom," Desalination, Volume 424, 2017, Pages 74-84.

Virga, E.; W. M. de Vos, P. M. Biesheuvel, "Theory of gel expansion to generate electrical energy", EPL, 120 (2017) 46002.

Vries, Hendrik J. de; Ian P. G. Marshall; Lars Schreiber; Caroline M. Plugge, "Draft Genome Sequence of Sphingomonas sp. Strain Sph1(2015), Isolated from a Fouled Membrane Filter Used To Produce Drinking Water," Genome Announc. June 2017 vol. 5 no. 24 e00517-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00517-17.

Winter, L. de; I.T.D. Cabanelas, A.N. Órfão, E. Vaessen, D.E. Martens, R.H. Wijffels, M.J. Barbosa, The influence of day length on circadian rhythms of Neochloris oleoabundans, Algal Research, Volume 22, 2017, Pages 31-38.
Ye, Y.; H. Bruning, D. Yntema, M. Mayer, H. Rijnaarts, Homogeneous photosensitized degradation of pharmaceuticals by using red light LED as light source and methylene blue as photosensitizer, Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 316, 15 May 2017, Pages 872-881, ISSN 1385-8947.

Ye, Y.; Y. Feng, H. Bruning, D. Yntema, H.H.M. Rijnaarts, Photocatalytic degradation of metoprolol by TiO nanotube arrays and UV-LED: effects of catalyst properties, operational parameters, commonly present water constituents, and photo-induced reactive species, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol. 220, pp. 171-181 (2017).

Ye, Y.; Y. Luo, H. Bruning, D. Yntema, H.H.M Rijnaarts, Operational parameters affecting MB/Red-light photosensitized degradation of pharmaceuticals, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, Vol. 348, pp. 96-101 (2017).

Zamora, Patricia; Tanya Georgieva, Annemiek Ter Heijne, Tom H.J.A. Sleutels, Adriaan W. Jeremiasse, Michel Saakes, Cees J.N. Buisman, Philipp Kuntke, Ammonia recovery from urine in a scaled-up Microbial Electrolysis Cell, Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 356, pp. 491-499 (2017)

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