Diana Calvo Martinez is corresponding author on "Impact of Drinking Water Biofilms Detachment in Water Quality" in Revista de Ingeniería. Universidad de los Andes. This is Calvo Martinez's first article as a committee advisor. The manuscript will be published in Issue 39 of Revista de Ingeniería. Universidad de los Andes later this year.
Several members and alumni of the Swette Center had a manuscript accepted for publication in Water Research. The manuscript, "Removal of multiple electron acceptors by pilot-scale, two-stage membrane biofilm reactors," focused on the use of two pilot-scale membrane biofilm reactors (MBfRs) in series to remove perchlorate, sulfate and nitrate from contaminated groundwater. The project was funded by ESTCP, in partnership with APTWater and CDM-Smith. ASU authors include current center members Dr. Bruce Rittmann, Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, and Aura Ontiveros and alumni Dr. He-Ping Zhao (corresponding author), Dr. Youneng Tang, and Dr. Steven Van Ginkel.
The Biodesign Institute Confocal Microscope Facility, located at the Swette Center, has opened for ASU researchers to use. The facility features a Zeiss 510 confocal microscope using laser lines ranging from 405 to 633 nm. The facility is available for use by ASU and non-ASU researchers for a nominal fee.
Dr. Bruce Rittmann has been awarded the Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Award by the American Association of Engineering Societies. The Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Award is awarded to individuals who foster cooperation between engineering professionals and environmentalists to provide solutions to major environmental issues. In particular, Dr. Rittmann is recognized for his innovation using membrane biofilm reactors for bioremedation. He will be awarded the medal in April in Washington, D.C. For more information, click here.
Dr. Bruce Rittmann is corresponding author on the article "Coupled photocatalytic-biodegradation of 2,4,5-trichlorophenol: effects of photolytic and photocatalytic effluent composition on bioreactor process performance, community diversity, and resistance and resilience to perturbation" just published in Water Research. Click here to check out the article.