Publications

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Journal Articles 

  1. Dhar, B.R., Ren, H., Chae, J., Lee, J., Lee, H.S. (2017). Biofilm conductivity dynamics in an electrically conductive biofilm anode: substrate effect, submitted (under review).
  2. Al-Mamun, A., Baawain, M.S., Dhar, B.R., Kim, I.S. (2017). Improved recovery of bioenergy and osmotic water in an osmotic microbial fuel cell using micro-diffuser assisted marine aerobic biofilm on cathode, Biochemical Engineering Journal 128, 235-242
  3. Dhar, B.R., Sim, J., Ryu, H., Ren, H., Santo Domingo, J. W., Chae, J., Lee, H.S. (2017). Microbial activity influences electrical conductivity of biofilm anode, Water Research 127, 230-238.
  4. Barua, S.; Dhar, B.R. (2017). Advances towards understanding and engineering direct interspecies electron transfer in anaerobic digestion,  Bioresource Technology 244, 698-707. 
  5. Elbeshbishy, E., Dhar, B.R., Nakhla, G., Lee, H.S (2017). A critical review on inhibition of dark biohydrogen fermentation, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 79, 656–668.
  6. Dhar, B.R., Ryu, H., Ren, H., Santo Domingo, J. W., Chae, J., Lee, H.S. (2016). High biofilm conductivity maintained despite anode potential changes in a Geobacter-enriched biofilm, ChemSusChem 9, 3485 –3491.  
  7. Lee, H.S., Dhar, B.R., An, J., Rittmann, B.E., Ryu, H., Santo Domingo, J. W., Ren, H., Chae, J. (2016). The roles of biofilm conductivity and donor substrate kinetics in a mixed-culture biofilm anode, Environmental Science & Technology  50(23), 12799–12807. 
  8. Dhar, B.R., Ryu, H., Santo Domingo, J. W., Lee, H.S. (2016). Ohmic resistance affects microbial community and electrochemical kinetics in a multi-anode microbial electrochemical cell,  Journal of Power Sources 331, 315-321.
  9. Dhar, B.R., Elbeshbishy, E., Hafez, H., Lee, H.S. (2015). Hydrogen production from sugar beet juice using an integrated biohydrogen process of dark fermentation and microbial electrolysis cell, Bioresource Technology 198, 223-230.
  10. Elbeshbishy, E., Dhar, B.R., Hafez, H., Lee, H.S. (2015). Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol production in a novel continuous flow system, Bioresource Technology 190, 315-320.
  11. Elbeshbishy, E., Dhar, B.R., Nakhla, G. (2015). Assessing non-biodegradable fraction of the thickened waste activated sludge, Water Environment Research 87(8), 707-711.
  12. Dhar, B.R., Lee, H.S. (2014). Evaluation of limiting factors for current density in microbial electrochemical cells (MXCs) treating domestic wastewater, Biotechnology Reports 4, 80–85.
  13. Qiaosi, D.; Dhar, B.R.; Elbeshbishy, E., Lee, H.S. (2014). Ammonium nitrogen removal from the permeates of anaerobic membrane bioreactors: economic regeneration of exhausted zeolite, Environmental Technology 35(16), 2008-2017.
  14. Dhar, B.R.; Gao, Y.; Yeo, H.; Lee, H.S. (2013). Separation of microorganisms using anaerobic membrane bioreactors as pretreatment to microbial electrochemical cells, Bioresource Technology 148, 208-214.
  15. Dhar, B.R., Lee, H.S. (2013). Membranes for bio-electrochemical Systems: challenges and research advances, Environmental Technology 34, 13-14, 1751-1764.
  16. Dhar, B.R., Elbeshbishy, E., Nakhla, G. (2012). Influence of iron on sulfide inhibition in dark biohydrogen fermentation, Bioresource Technology 126, 123-130.
  17. Dhar, B.R., Nakhla, G., Ray, M. B. (2012). Techno-economic evaluation of ultrasound and thermal pretreatment for enhanced anaerobic digestion of municipal waste activated sludge, Waste Management 32(3), 542–549.
  18. Dhar, B.R., Elbeshbishy, E., Hafez, H., Nakhla, G., Ray, M. B. (2011). Thermo-oxidative pretreatment of municipal waste activated sludge for volatile sulfur compounds removal and enhanced anaerobic digestion, Chemical Engineering Journal 174 (1), 166-174.
  19. Dhar, B.R., Youssef, E., Nakhla, G., Ray, M. B. (2011). Pretreatment of waste activated sludge for volatile sulfur compounds control in anaerobic digestion, Bioresource Technology 102 (4), 3776-3782.
  20. Elbeshbishy, E., Hafez, H., Dhar, B.R., Nakhla, G. (2011). Single and combined effect of various pretreatment methods for biohydrogen production from food waste, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36 (17), 11379-11387.
  21. Dhar, B.R., Kirtania, K. (2009). Excess methanol recovery in biodiesel production process using a distillation column: a simulation study, Chemical Engineering Research Bulletin 13(2), 45-50.    

Book Chapter 

  1. Dhar, B.R., A., Hussain, A., Lee, H.S. (2017). Electron transfer kinetics in biofilm anodes, in Microbial Electro-chemical Technology: Platform for Fuels, Chemicals and Remediation, Edited by S.V. Mohan, S. Varjani, and A. Pandey, Elsevier (submitted).
  2. Dhar, B.R., Elbeshbishy, E., Nakhla, G., Ray, M. B.; (2012). State of the art of biogas production from solid waste and wastewater, in Biogas: Production, Consumption and Applications, Edited by Raphaël Litonjua and Irene Cvetkovski, ISBN: 9781621000235, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA.

Selected Conference Proceedings (Out of >25) 

  1. Dhar, B.R., Chae, J., Ryu, H., Lee, H.S. (2017). Significance of proton accumulation on conductivity of biofilm anode,  presented in 52nd Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research, February 23, Toronto, ON, Canada (invited).
  2. Elbeshbishy, E., Dhar, B.R., Nakhla, G. (2016). Long-term biochemical methane potential (BMP) test for estimation of non-biodegradable fraction in biosolids, WEF Residuals and Biosolids Conference, April 3-6, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
  3. Dhar, B.R., Ryu, H., Chae, J., Lee, H.S. (2016). Kinetics to change of anode potential in biofilm anodes: Can extracellular electron transfer be rate-limiting? 51st Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research, February 23-24, Toronto, ON, Canada (Philip H. Jones Award).
  4. Dhar, B.R., An, J., Ren, H., Chae, J., Ryu, H., Lee, H.S. (2015). Characterization of electron transfer kinetics from donor substrate to the anode: Implication of biofilm conductivity, poster presented in ISMET 5th international meeting on microbial electrochemistry and technologies, October 1-4, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
  5. Dhar, B.R., Elbeshbishy, E., Hafez, H., Nakhla, G., Ray, M. B. (2014). Comparison between different pretreatment techniques for enhancement of the anaerobic digestibility of different waste streams, 87th Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), September 27-October 1, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  6. Dhar, B.R., Lee, H.S. (2014). Microbial Electrochemical Cells (MECs) Operation with Municipal Wastewater: A Systematic Evaluation of the Factors Limiting Current, 49th Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research and Wastewater Management Conference, March 5-7, Niagara, ON, Canada.
  7. Dhar, B.R., Elbeshbishy, E., Hafez, H., Nakhla, G., Ray, M. B. (2013). Assessing optimum SRT for anaerobic digester with sludge pretreatment for sulfide control, 86th Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), October 5-9, Chicago, USA.
  8. Dhar, B.R., Elbeshbishy, E., Hafez, H., Nakhla, G., Ray, M. B. (2012). Simulating the impact of thermo-chemical pretreatment on continuous anaerobic digestion of municipal waste activated sludge, 1st Waterloo International Conference on Sustainable Wastewater Treatment, August 8-9, Waterloo, Canada.
  9. Dhar, B.R., Nakhla, G., Ray, M. B. (2011). Ultrasound assisted thermal pretreatment prior to anaerobic digestion of sludge, 61st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, October 23-26, London, ON, Canada.
  10. Dhar, B.R., Elbeshbishy, E., Nakhla, G., Ray, M. B. (2011). Sono-thermal pretreatment for enhanced anaerobic digestion and volatile sulfur compounds control in biogas, Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), October 15-19, California, LA, USA.
  11. Dhar, B.R., Nakhla, G., Ray, M. B. (2011). Thermo-chemical pretreatment of sludge for volatile sulfur compounds control in anaerobic digestion, 46th Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research, February 22-23, Burlington, ON, Canada.
  12. Dhar, B.R., Nakhla, G., Ray, M. B. (2010). Combination of ultrasound & thermal pretreatment for sludge solubilization and enhanced anaerobic digestion, AIChE Annual Meeting, November 7-12, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
  13. Dhar, B.R., Aldin, S., Youssef, E., Nakhla, G., Ray, M. B. (2010). Pretreatment of waste activated sludge for odor precursors control, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, October 24-27, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.