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NERENBERG RESEARCH GROUP

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Peer Reviewed

 

 

  1. Brenda Read, Jennifer Tank, and Robert Nerenberg (accepted).  Stimulating Denitrification in Agricultural Headwater Streams with Elemental Sulfur. Ecological Engineering.

 

  1. Caitlyn Shea, Peter Clauwaert, Stefan Green, Willy Verstraete, and Robert Nerenberg (2010).  Bioelectrochemical Perchlorate Reduction in a Microbial Fuel Cell.  Environmental Science & Technology.  44:12:4685-4691.  DOI: 10.1021/es901758z. 

 

  1. Caitlyn Shea and Robert Nerenberg (2010).  Performance and Microbial Ecology of Air-Cathode Microbial Fuel Cells with Layered Electrode Assemblies.  Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 86:5: 1399-1408.  DOI: 10.1007/s00253-009-2421-x

 

  1. Leon S. Downing, Kyle J. Bibby, Kathleen Esposito, Tom Fascianella, Ryujiro Tsuchihashi, and Robert Nerenberg (2010).  Nitrogen Removal from Wastewater using the Hybrid Membrane-Biofilm Process (HMBP): Pilot Scale Studies.  Water Environment Research 82:3: 195-201.   DOI: 10.2175/106143009X426103

 

  1. Peter Clauwaert, Joachim Desloover, Caitlyn Shea, Rob Nerenberg, Nico Boon and Willy Verstraete (2009).  Enhanced Nitrogen Removal in Bio-Electrochemical Systems by pH Control.  Biotechnology Letters 31:10:1537-1543.  DOI 10.1007/s10529-009-0048-8

 

  1. Bhoopesh Mishra, Maxim Boyanov, Shelly D. Kelly, Kenneth M. Kemner, Bruce A. Bunker, Brenda L. Read, Robert Nerenberg, Jeremy B. Fein (2009).  X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study of Cd Adsorption onto Bacterial Consortia.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.  73:15:4311-4325.  DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2008.11.032

 

  1. Kelly Martin, Leon Downing and Robert Nerenberg (2009).  Evidence of Specialized Bromate-Reducing Bacteria in a Hollow Fiber Membrane Biofilm Reactor.  Water Science & Technology  59:10:1969-1974.  DOI: 10.2166/wst.2009.216.

 

  1. Caitlyn Shea, Peter Clauwaert, Willy Verstraete, and Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Adapting a Denitrifying Biocathode for Perchlorate Reduction.  Water Science and Technology 58:10:1941-1946.  DOI: 10.2166/wst.2008.551

 

  1. Leon Downing and Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Sustainable Nitrogen Removal from Wastewater with the Hybrid Membrane Biofilm Process (HMBP): Bench-Scale Studies.  Water Science and Technology 58:9:473-479.  DOI: 10.2166/wst.2008.550

 

  1. Kelly Martin, Leon Downing and Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Evidence of specialized bromate-reducing bacteria in a hollow fiber membrane biofilm reactor.  Water Science & Technology: Water Supply 8:4:473-479.  DOI: 10.2166/wst.2009.216

 

  1. Leon Downing and Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Effect of Bulk Liquid BOD Concentration on Activity and Microbial Community Structure of a Nitrifying, Membrane-Aerated Biofilm.  Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 81:153-162.  DOI: 10.1007/s00253-008-1705-x

 

  1. Leon Downing and Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Effect of Oxygen Gradients on the Activity and Microbial Community Structure of a Nitrifying, Membrane-Aerated Biofilm. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 101:6:1193-1204.  DOI: 10.1002/bit.22018

 

  1. Leon Downing and Robert Nerenberg (2008). Total Nitrogen Removal in a Hybrid, Membrane-Aerated Activated Sludge Process.  Water Research 42:14: 3697-3708.  DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2008.06.006

 

  1. Margaret Dudley, Anna Salamone, and Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Kinetics of a Novel Chlorate Accumulating, Perchlorate-Reducing Bacterium.  Water Research 42:10-11:2403-2410.  DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2008.01.009

 

  1. Robert Nerenberg, Yasunori Kawagoshi, Bruce E. Rittmann (2008).  Microbial Ecology of a Perchlorate-Reducing, Hydrogen-Based Membrane Biofilm Reactor.  Water Research 42:4-5:1151-1159.  DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2007.08.033

 

  1. Leon Downing and Robert Nerenberg (2007).  Kinetics of Microbial Bromate Reduction in a Hydrogen-Oxidizing, Denitrifying Biofilm Reactor.  Biotechnology and Bioengineering.  98:3:543-550.  DOI: 10.1002/bit.21442

 

  1. Leon Downing and Robert Nerenberg (2007).  Performance and microbial ecology of the hybrid membrane biofilm process (HMBP) for concurrent nitrification and denitrification of wastewater.  Water Science and Technology 55:8-9:355-362. 

 

  1. Jinwook Chung, Robert Nerenberg, and Bruce, E. Rittmann (2007).  Evaluation for biological reduction of nitrate and perchlorate in brine water using the hydrogen-based membrane biofilm reactor.  Journal of Environmental Engineering-ASCE 133 (2): 157-164 FEB 2007

 

  1. Robert Nerenberg, Yasunori Kawagoshi, Bruce E. Rittmann (2006).  Kinetics of a Hydrogen Oxidizing, Perchlorate-Reducing Bacterium.  Water Research 40:17:3290-3296. 

 

  1. Jinwook Chung, Robert Nerenberg, and Bruce E. Rittmann (2006).  Bio-reduction of Selenate Using a Hydrogen-Based Membrane Biofilm Reactor.  Environmental Science & Technology 40:5:1164-1671

 

  1. Jinwook Chung, Robert Nerenberg, and Bruce E. Rittmann (2006).  Bio-reduction of Soluble Chromate Using a Hydrogen-based Membrane Biofilm Reactor.  Water Research 40 (8): 1634-1642.

 

  1. Robert Nerenberg, Bruce E. Rittmann* (2004).  Reduction of oxidized water contaminants with a hydrogen-based, hollow-fiber membrane biofilm reactor.  Water Science and Technology.  49:11-12:223-230. 

 

23.  Bruce E. Rittmann, Robert Nerenberg, Kuan-Chun Lee, Issam Najm, Thomas E. Gillogly, Geno E. Lehman, Samer S. Adham (2004).  Hydrogen-Based Hollow-Fiber Membrane Biofilm Reactor (MBfR) for Removing Oxidized Contaminants. Water Science and Technology 4:1:127-133. 

 

  1. Robert Nerenberg, Bruce E. Rittmann, and Issam Najm (2002).  Perchlorate Reduction in a Hydrogen-Based Membrane-Biofilm Reactor. Journal of the American Water Works Association 94:11:103-114

 

  1. Robert Nerenberg and Bruce E. Rittmann (2002).  Perchlorate as a Secondary Substrate in a Denitrifying Hollow-Fiber Membrane Biofilm Reactor.  Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 2:2:259-265

 

  1. Robert Nerenberg, Bruce E. Rittmann, and William Soucie (2000).  Ozone/Biofiltration for Removing MIB and Geosmin. Journal of the American Water Works Association 92:12:85-95

 

 

 

Non Peer-Reviewed

 

 

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  2. Katherine D. McMahon, April Z. Gu, Robert Nerenberg, and Belinda Sturm (2009).  Molecular methods in biological systems.  Water Environment Research 81:10 : 986-1002. DOI : 10.2175/106143009X12445568399370

 

  1. Katherine D. McMahon, April Z. Gu, Robert Nerenberg, and Belinda Sturm (2008).  Molecular methods in biological systems.  Water Environment Research.

 

  1. Katherine D. McMahon, April Z. Gu, Robert Nerenberg, and Largus T. Angenent (2007).  Molecular methods in biological systems.  Water Environment Research, Vol. 79, No. 10, 1109-1151.

 

  1. Angenent, L. T., McMahon K. D., Gu A. Z. and Nerenberg R. (2006). Molecular methods in biological systems.  Water Environment Research, Vol. 78, No. 6, Literature Review.

 

 

Conferences

1.    Leon S. Downing, Robert Nerenberg (2008).  A Hybrid Membrane-Biofilm Process for Concurrent Nitrification and Denitrification.  AIChE Annual Meeting 2008.  Philadelphia, PA (11/16-21/2008)

2.    Robert Nerenberg.  Reduction of Perchlorate and Other Micropollutants In a Hydrogen-Based, Hollow-Fiber Membrane Biofilm Reactor (2008).  AIChE Annual Meeting 2008.  Philadelphia, PA (11/16-21/2008)

3.    Caitlyn Shea and Robert Nerenberg (2008).  A High-Performance, Air-Cathode Microbial Fuel Cell with Potential for Retrofitting into Activated Sludge Plants.  WEFTEC.  10/18-22/2008.  Chicago, IL.

4.    Leon Downing, Kyle Bibby, Kathleen Esposito, Tom Fascianella, Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Pilot-Scale Testing of the Hybrid Membrane Biofilm Process (HMBP) for Total Nitrogen Removal from Municipal Wastewater.  WEFTEC.  10/18-22/2008.  Chicago, IL.

5.    Brenda Read-Daily, Jennifer Tank, and Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Stimulating Denitrification in Agricultural Headwater Streams by Amending with Elemental Sulfur.  WEFTEC.  10/18-22/2008.  Chicago, IL.

6.    K.J. Martin, L.S. Downing, R. Nerenberg (2008).  Evidence of Specialized Bromate-Reducing Bacteria in a Hollow Fiber Membrane Bioreactor.  IWA World Water Congress 2008.  9/7-12/2008 Vienna, Austria.

7.    Leon S. Downing, Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Performance of a Bench-Scale Hybrid Membrane Biofilm Process (HMBP) for Total Nitrogen Removal from Wastewater.  IWA World Water Congress 2008.  9/7-12/2008 Vienna, Austria.

8.    Robert Nerenberg, Leon Downing, Kyle Bibby, Kathleen Esposito, Tom Fascianella (2008).  A hybrid membrane-biofilm process for concurrent nitrification and denitrification: bench and pilot-scale studies.  IWA North American Membranes Research Conference.  August 2008.  Amherst, MA.

9.    Caitlyn Shea and Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Air-Cathode Microbial Fuel Cells with Layered-Electrode Assemblies.  Microbial Fuel Cells First International Symposium.  Penn State University (27-29/5/2008)

10.  Caitlyn Shea and Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Microbial Fuel Cells for Total Nitrogen Removal.  Microbial Fuel Cells First International Symposium.  Penn State University (27-29/5/2008)

11.  Caitlyn Shea and Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Microbial Fuel Cells for Total Nitrogen Removal.  Microbial Fuel Cells First International Symposium.  Penn State University (27-29/5/2008)

12.  Caitlyn Shea, Peter Clauwaert, Willy Verstraete, and Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Apdaptiing a Denitrifying Biocathode for Perchlorate Reduction. Microbial Fuel Cells First International Symposium.  Penn State University (27-29/5/2008)

13.  Caitlyn Shea, Peter Clauwaert, Willy Verstraete, and Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Adapting a Denitrifying Biocathode for Perchlorate Reduction.  IWA Leading Edge Technology Conference.  June 2008.  Zurich, Switzerland. 

14.  Caitlyn Shea and Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Microbial Fuel Cells for Total Nitrogen Removal.  IWA Leading Edge Technology Conference.  June 2008.  Zurich, Switzerland. 

15.  Leon S. Downing, Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Sustainable Nitrogen Removal from Wastewater with the Hybrid Membrane Biofilm Process (HMBP): Bench-Scale Studies.  IWA Leading Edge Technology Conference.  June 2008.  Zurich, Switzerland. 

16.  K.J. Martin, L.S. Downing, R. Nerenberg (2008).  Evidence of Specialized Bromate-Reducing Bacteria in a Hollow Fiber Membrane Bioreactor.  IWA Leading Edge Technology Conference.  June 2008.  Zurich, Switzerland. 

17.  Leon S. Downing, Kyle J. Bibby, Tom Fascianella, Kathleen Esposito, and Robert Nerenberg (2008).  The Hybrid Membrane Biofilm Process for TN Removal from Wastewater: Bench and Pilot Scale Studies.  EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress.  May 2008.  Honolulu, HI.

18.  Caitlyn Shea and Robert Nerenberg (2008).  Performance of Air-Cathode Microbial Fuel Cells with Layered-Electrode Assemblies.  IWA Young Professionals Research Conference.  June 2008.  Berkeley, CA.

19.  K.J. Martin, L.S. Downing, R. Nerenberg (2008).  Evidence of Specialized Bromate-Reducing Bacteria in a Hollow Fiber Membrane Bioreactor.  IWA Young Professionals Research Conference.  June 2008.  Berkeley, CA.

20.  Leon S. Downing, Stefan J. Green, Robert Nerenberg (2007).  Performance and microbial ecology of the hybrid membrane biofilm process (HMBP) for concurrent nitrification and denitrification of wastewater.  AEESP Annual Conference, August 7, 2007.  Blacksburg, VA.  Abstract, oral presentation.

21.  C. Shea and R. Nerenberg (2007).  Hollow-Fiber Membrane Microbial Fuel Cells: Retrofitting Activated Sludge for Direct Production of Electricity.  Indiana Water Environment Association Annual Conference 2007, November 13, 2007.  Oral presentation, abstract.

22.  L. S. Downing and R. Nerenberg (2007).  The Hybrid Membrane Biofilm Process (HMBP): A Novel Approach to Achieving Biological Nitrogen Removal in Activated Sludge.  WEFTEC 2007, October 14-17, 2007, San Diego. Oral presentation, paper.

23.  M. Dudley, S.J. Green, and R. Nerenberg (2007).  Determining the Cause of Chlorate Accumulation in Dechlorosoma HCAP-C, a Novel Perchlorate-Reducing Bacterium.  ASM General Conference, May 2007, Toronto. Poster.

24.  B.L. Read, S.J. Green, and R. Nerenberg (2007).  Stimulating Denitrification in Agricultural Headwater Streams.  ASM General Conference, May 2007, Toronto.  Poster.

25.  C. Shea, S. J. Green, R. Nerenberg (2007).  Microbial Fuel Cells: Changes in Microbial Community Structure as a Function of Anode Potential.  4th ASM Conference on Biofilms.  March 2007, Quebec City.  Poster.

26.  K. Martin, L. S. Downing, S. J. Green, R. Nerenberg (2007).  Microbial Ecology of Bromate Reduction in a Hydrogen-Oxidizing Biofilm.  4th ASM Conference on Biofilms.  March 2007, Quebec City.  Poster.

27.  L. S. Downing, S. J. Green, R. Nerenberg (2007).  Performance and microbial ecology of the hybrid membrane biofilm process (HMBP) for concurrent nitrification and denitrification of wastewater.    4th ASM Conference on Biofilms.  March 2007, Quebec City.  Poster.

28.  Leon Downing and Robert Nerenberg (2007).  The Hybrid Membrane Biofilm Process (HMBP): A Novel Technology for Upgrading Activated Sludge Plants to Achieve Biological Nitrogen Removal IWA/WEF Nutrient Removal 2007: The State of the Art.  Baltimore, MD.  Oral presentation, paper.

29.  Leon Downing and Robert Nerenberg (2006).  Concurrent Nitrification, Denitrification, and BOD Removal in a Hybrid Membrane-Biofilm Reactor.  IWEA Annual Conference.  Indianapolis, IN.  Oral presentation, abstract.

30.  Robert Nerenberg (2006).  Membrane Biofilm Reactors for Water and Wastewater Treatment.  IWEA Annual Conference.  Indianapolis, IN.  Abstract.

31.  Leon Downing and Robert Nerenberg (2006).  Microbial Ecology and Performance of the Hybrid Membrane Biofilm Reactor (HMBP) for Concurrent Nitrification and Denitrification.  IWA Biofilm Systems VI, Amsterdam, September 2006.  Paper.

32.  Leon Downing and Robert Nerenberg (2006).  Bromate Reduction in a Hydrogen-Based, Hollow-fiber Membrane-Biofilm Reactor.  IWA Biofilm Systems VI, Amsterdam, September 2006.  Paper, poster.

33.  Leon Downing and Robert Nerenberg (2006).  Concurrent Nitrification, Denitrification, and BOD Removal in a Hybrid Membrane Biofilm Reactor.  IWA World Water Congress, Beijing, September 2006.  Paper.

34.  Leon Downing and Robert Nerenberg (2006).  Microbial Bromate Reduction in a Hydrogen-Based, Membrane Biofilm Reactor: Inhibitory Mechanisms.  AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio TX 2006.

35.  Anna Salamone and Robert Nerenberg (2006).  Novel Perchlorate-Reducing Bacteria Accumulate High Levels of Chlorate.  ASM General Meeting, Orlando, June 2006.

36.  Leon Downing and Robert Nerenberg (2006).  Reduction of Bromate to Bromide via Hydrogen Oxidizing Bacteria.  American Water Works Association Inorganic Contaminants Workshop, Austin, TX 2006.

37.  Robert Nerenberg (2006).  Challenges and Opportunities in Working with Minority/Overseas REU Students.  American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Chicago, June 2006.

38.  Robert Nerenberg (2005).  Membrane Biofilm Reactors for Water and Wastewater Treatment.  2005 Borchardt Conference: A Seminar on Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment.  February 23-25, Ann Arbor, MI.  Conference Proceedings, 20 pages.

 

  1. Robert Nerenberg, Yasunori Kawagoshi, and Bruce Rittmann (2004).  Kinetics and Microbial Ecology of Perchlorate-Reducing Bacteria: Implications for Remediation.  International Conference on Soils, Sediments, and Water.  Amherst, MA.  Abstract.

 

  1. Robert Nerenberg, Yasunori Kawagoshi, and Bruce Rittmann (2004).  Microbial Ecology of a Perchlorate-Reducing Biofilm Reactor with Nitrate as a Primary Electron Acceptor.  10th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology ISME 10.  Cancun, Mexico.   Abstract.

41.  Bruce Rittmann, Robert Nerenberg, Beverley Stinson, Dimitrios Katehis, Echo Leong, and James Anderson (2004).  Hydrogen-Based Membrane Biofilm Reactor for Wastewater Treatment.  IWA Leading Edge Technologies Conference, Prague, Czechoslovakia.   Eight pages.

42.  James Anderson, Beverley Stinson, Bruce Rittmann, and Robert Nerenberg* (2004).  Innovative Biofilm Membrane Reactor for Emerging Contaminants and Nitrogen Removal from Wastewater.  New York Water Environment Association Annual Conference.  New York, NY.  Eight pages.

 

  1. Robert Nerenberg, Bruce E. Rittmann, Yasunori Kawagoshi, Thomas E. Gillogly, Geno E. Lehman, Samer S. Adham (2003).  Microbial Ecology of a Perchlorate-Reducing, Hollow-Fiber Membrane Biofilm Reactor.  American Society for Microbiology Biofilms 2003 Conference.  Victoria, Canada.  Abstract.

 

  1. Robert Nerenberg, Bruce E. Rittmann*.  Reduction of oxidized water contaminants with a hydrogen-based, hollow-fiber membrane biofilm reactor.  IWA Biofilm Congress, Cape Town, South Africa.

 

  1. Robert Nerenberg, Bruce E. Rittmann, Thomas E. Gillogly, Geno E. Lehman, Samer S. Adham (2003).  Perchlorate reduction using the Hollow-Fiber Membrane Biofilm Reactor: Kinetics, Microbial Ecology, and Pilot-Scale Studies.  Battelle In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium.  Orlando, FL.    Proceedings on CD-ROM, 8 pages.

 

  1. Yasunori Kawagoshi, Robert Nerenberg, and Bruce E. Rittmann.  Bacterial community of perchlorate reducing, denitrifying hollow-fiber membrane biofilm reactor (2003).  Japan Society on Water Environment.  Prefectural University of Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan.  Abstract.

 

47.  Bruce E. Rittmann, Robert Nerenberg, Kuan-Chun Lee, Issam Najm, Thomas E. Gillogly, Geno E. Lehman, Samer S. Adham (2002).  Hydrogen-based, Hollow Fiber Membrane Biofilm Reactor (HFMBfR) for Removing Oxidized Contaminants.  International Specialized Conference for Densely Populated Urban Areas, Hong Kong, China. Nine Pages.

 

48.  Robert Nerenberg and Bruce E. Rittmann (2002).  Hydrogen-based, hollow fiber membrane biofilm reactor for reduction of oxidized contaminants.  AEESP 2002 Education and Research Conference.  Toronto, Canada.  Abstract.

 

49.  Bruce E. Rittmann, Robert Nerenberg Thomas E. Gillogly, Geno E. Lehman, Samer S. Adham (2002).  Membrane Biofilm Reactors for Perchlorate Removal.  Microfiltration III Conference, Contra Costa, CA.  Abstract.

 

50.  Robert Nerenberg and Bruce E. Rittmann (2001).  Perchlorate as a Secondary Substrate in a Denitrifying Hollow-Fiber Membrane Biofilm Reactor.  International Water Association Berlin 2001 Conference, Berlin, Germany, conference proceedings on CD-ROM, 8 pages.

 

51.  Robert Nerenberg and Bruce E. Rittmann (2001).  Concurrent Perchlorate and Nitrate Reduction in a Novel, Hollow Fiber Membrane Biofilm Reactor.  American Water Works Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, conference proceedings on CD-ROM, 19 pages.

 

  1. Bruce E. Rittmann, Robert Nerenberg, and Issam Najm (2000).  Autohydrogenotrophic Perchlorate Reduction. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Inorganic Contaminants Workshop, Albuquerque, NM, conference proceedings in binder, 8 Pages.

 

  1. Robert Nerenberg, Carol J. Miller, and Carrie Turner (1997).  Spreadsheet Models for Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport.  Proceedings of AWRA Symposium on Water Resources Education, Training, and Practice, Keystone, CO, 10 pages.

 

  1. Robert Nerenberg and Robert Butterworth (1996).  Using Chicago's Distribution/Tunnel Model for Practical Regional Decisions.  Proceedings of AWWA Computer Conference, Chicago, IL, pg. 233-237.

 

  1. Robert Nerenberg* and Krishna Mayenkar (1996).  The Environmental Audit - First Step Towards Strategic Environmental Management.  Proceedings of Power-Gen International Conference, Orlando, FL, pg. 121-145.