May 2022

  • Zexuan Ju (Amy) and Raeanna Willsey joined the lab under NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA). Welcome, Amy and Raeanna!
  • Dylan Anderson, an undergraduate student from the Engineering Physics program, joined the lab under the I-STEAM Pathways Environmental Education Program for Indigenous Students at the University of Alberta. Welcome, Dylan!

April 2022

  • Dhar lab welcomes visiting professor Dr. Linyu Deng from the School of Environmental and Municipal Engineering, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, China.
  • Nervana’s review article on the significance of different process parameters on the fate of antibiotic resistance genes during anaerobic digestion has now been accepted in Bioresource Technology. Congratulations, Nervana!

  • Nervana’s article on the propagation of antibiotic resistance genes during anaerobic digestion of thermally hydrolyzed sludge and their correlation with extracellular polymeric substances has been accepted in Scientific Reports. Congratulations, Nervana and her collaborators!

  • Calvin’s article on improving the electrical sensitivity of a microbial electrochemical biosensor with quorum sensing autoinducers for oil sands-related naphthenic acids detection has been accepted in Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Congratulations, Calvin and others involved in the project!!

  • Basem received Philip H. Jones Award at the 57th Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research in Toronto, Canada. Congratulations, Basem!
  • Basem’s review article on antibiotics removal from wastewater using microbial electrochemical systems has been accepted for publication in Processes. Congratulations, Basem!

  • Basem’s article on stimulating direct interspecies electron transport in electro-assisted anaerobic digestion using intermittent power supply has been accepted for publication in the Chemical Engineering Journal. Congratulations, Basem!

March 2022

  • Basem’s article on the functional roles of propionate to acetate ratios on microbial syntrophy and competition in electro-assisted anaerobic digestion has been accepted for publication in Water Research. In this work, we collaborated with Dr. Kim’s team from McMaster University for numerical modeling work. Congratulations, Basem, and others involved in the project!

February 2022

  • Seyed’s article on using sludge thermal hydrolysis to counteract polystyrene nano-plastic particles induced stress on anaerobic digestion has been accepted in ACS ES&T Engineering. Congratulations, Seyed and others involved in the project!

  • Seyed received the Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship. Congratulations, Seyed!
  • Nesma’s paper on enzyme-assisted dewatering of oil sands tailings has been accepted for publication in Chemical Engineering Journal. Congratulations, Nesma!