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Special Issue: Algae as Biofuel

The December 2014 issue of WER is a special issue on algae, guest edited by Rao Y. Surampalli, Tian C. Zhang, and R.D. Tyagi .  According to them, "Algae, including microalgae, cyanobacteria (the so called “blue-green algae”), and macroalgae (or seaweed), holds great promise towards sustainable and cost-effective production of biofuel (e. g., biodiesel) and bioenergy (e. g., methane, hydrogen) as well as abatement of greenhouse gases emissions. As a vital renewal fuel source, algae have many positive attributes, such as higher photosynthetic efficiency, higher biomass productivity, faster growth rate than higher plants, and highest carbon dioxide fixation and oxygen production." Click here to read the issue. 

 Check out an open access article in Water Environment Research and discover why it’s become a leading industry source for original water research that’s always ahead of the curve.  

 Multispectral Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Champlain, USA, by Elizabeth M. Isenstein, Adam Trescott, and Mi-Hyun Park, is this month's featured article in WER's open-access program. 

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January's Open Access Article

Check out the latest open access article in the first issue of the year: EBPR Using Crude Glycerol: Assessing Process Resiliency and Exploring Metabolic Anomalies by Erik R. Coats, Zachary T. Dobroth, Cynthia Brinkman.  

According to Tim Ellis, Water Environment Research's editor-in-chief, "In this article, Coats et al. explore the use of an auxiliary carbon source, spent glycerol resulting from biodiesel production, to stimulate enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) with interesting results.  The carbon cycling observed was consistent with expectations, however, the release of phosphorus into the bulk solution in the anaerobic zone was less than theory would predict.  While the VFA-fed reactors exhibited a more stable EBPR response than the glycerol-fed reactors, this study shows the potential for improved phosphorus removal using available waste carbon sources." 


Check out WER's most-downloaded articles:

  1. Multivariate Analyses for Monitoring EDCs and PPCPs in a Lake Water 
    Park, Minji; Reckhow, David; Lavine, Michael; Rosenfeldt, Erik; Stanford, Benjamin; Park, Mi-Hyun
  2. A Critical Review of Nuisance Foam Formation and Biological Methods for Foam Management or Elimination in Nutrient Removal Facilities
    Parker, Denny; Bratby, John; Esping, Don; Hull, Ted; Kelly, Rick; Melcer, Henryk; Merlo, Rion; Pope, Rod; Shafer, Todd; Wahlberg, Eric; Witzgall, Robert
  3. Production of Biodiesel and Biogas from Algae: A Review of Process Train Options
    Wiley, Patrick E; Campbell, J. Elliott; McKuin, Brandi
  4. Effects of Pollution on Marine Organisms
    Mearns, Alan J.; Reish, Donald J.; Oshida, Philip S.; Ginn, Thomas; Rempel-Hester, Mary Ann; Arthur, Courtney; Rutherford, Nicolle
  5. Ammonia-Based Feedforward and Feedback Aeration Control in Activated Sludge Processes
    Rieger, Leiv; Jones, Richard M.; Dold, Peter L.; Bott, Charles B.
  6. CFD Simulation of Vertical Linear Motion Mixing in Anaerobic Digester Tanks
    Meroney, Robert N.; Sheker, Robert E.

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Why publish with WER?

In the last year, WER has an average time from submission to print publication of seven months, making it the destination for active academics and researchers.  Accepted papers are published online upon acceptance, and subscribers receive innovative research from a diverse and international group of authors. Out of more than  16,200 titles, WER is ranked 16th for number of full-text download on Ingentaconnect, proof of WEF's author's prominence in their fields.

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