Here you can find a list of Journal Papers and Presentations that our founders have worked on or been a part of since the inception of GIEES.


  1. Genepe, J.R., Tyagi, R.D., Brar, S.K., Surampalli, R.Y., and Valero, J.R.(2014). “Corrosion and Stability Study of Bacillus Thuringiensis var. kurstaki Starch Industry Wastewater-Derived Biopesticide Formulation.” Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part B, 49(11), p889-896.
  2. Yadav, J.S.S., Yan, S., More, T.T., Tyagi, R.D. and Surampalli, R.Y. (2014). “Recovery of Residual Soluble Protein by Two-Step Precipitation Process with Concomittant COD Reduction from Yeast-Cultivated Cheese Whey.” Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 37, p1825-1837.
  3. Yadav, J.S.S., Yan, S., Tyagi, R.D. and Surampalli, R.Y. (2014). “Permealilization of Kluyveromyces Marxianus with Mild Detergent for Whey Lactose Hydrolysis and Augmentation of Mixed Culture.” Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 172(6), p3207-3222.
  4. Yadav, J.S.S.S., Bezawada, J., Ajila, C.M., Yan, S., Tyagi, R.D. and Surampalli, R.Y. (2014). “Mixed Culture of Kluyveromyces Marxianus and Candida Krusei for Single-Cell Protein Production and Organic Load Removal from Whey.” Bioresource Technology, 164, p119-127.
  5. Pulicharla, R., Brar, Drougi, P., Verma, M. and Surampalli, R.Y. (2014). “Removal Process of Antibiotics in waters and wastewaters – Crucial Link to Physical-Chemical Properties and Degradation.” ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste. (Accepted)
  6. More, T.T., Yadav, J.S.S, Yan, S., Tyagi, R.D. and Surampalli, R.Y. (2014). “Extracellular Polymeric Substances of Bacteria and Their Potential Environmental Applications.” Journal of Environmental Management, 144, p1-25.
  7. More, T.T., Yan, S., Tyagi, R.D. and Surampalli, R.Y. (2014). “Biopolymer Production by Mixed Culture and Their Application in Water and Wastewater Treatment.” Water Environment Research, 86, p1-14.
  8. Zhang, X., Yan, S., Tyagi, R.D., Surampalli, R.Y. and Valero, J.R. (2014). “Wastewater Sludge as Raw Material for Microbial Oils Production.” Applied Energy, 135, p192-201.
  9. Zhang, X., Yan, S., Tyagi, R.D., Drougi, P. and Surampalli. R.Y. (2014). “Ultrasonification Assisted Lipid Extraction from Oleaginous Microorganisms.” Bioresource Technology, 158, p253-261.
  10. Shan, G., Jin, W., Chen, H., Zhao, M., Surampalli, R.Y., Ramakrishnan, A., Zhang, T.and Tyagi, R.D. (2014). “Flame Retardant Polymer Nanocomposites: A Review.” Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste. (Accepted)
  11. Zhang, X., Yan, S., Tyagi, R.D., Surampalli. R.Y. and Valero, J.R. (2014). “Lipid Production from Trichosporon Oleaginous Cultivated with Pre-Treated Secondary Wastewater Sludge.” Fuel, 134, p274-282.
  12. Zhang, X., Yan, S., Tyagi, R.D., Surampalli. R.Y. and Valero, J.R. (2014). “Ultrasonification Aided in-situ Transesterification of Microbial Lipids to Biodiesel.” Bioresource Technology, 169, p175-180.
  13. Pilli, S., Ghangrekar, M.M., Tyagi, R.D. and Surampalli, R.Y. (2014). “Effect of Cathode Biofilm and Non-Fedding Condition on the Performance of Membrane-Less Microbial Fuel Cell Operated Under Different Organic Loading Rates.” International Journal of Environmental Protection, 2(4), p8-14.
  14. Mohapatra, D.P., Brar, S.K., Daghrir, R., Tyagi, R.D., Surampalli, R.Y. and Picard, P. (2014). “Photocatalytic Degradation of Carbamazepine in Wastewater by using a new Class of Whey-Stabilized Nanocrystalline Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide” Science of the Total Environment, 485, p263-269.
  15. Ramakrishnan, A., Surampalli, R.Y., Zhang, T.C., Blaney, L., Tyagi, R.D. and Kao, C.M. (2014). “Emerging Contaminants in Landfill Leachate and Their Sustainable Management.” Environmental Earth Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-014-3489-x.
  16. Gosu, V., Gurjar, B.R., Surampalli, R.Y. and Zhang, T.C. (2014). “GAC-Mediated Advanced Catalytic Per-Oxidation for Pharmaceutical Wastewater Treatment.” Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2(4), p1996-2004.
  17. Mahapatra, D.P., Brar, S.K., Tyagi, R.D., Picard, P. and Surampalli, R.Y. (2014). “Analysis and Advanced Oxidation Treatment of a Persistent Pharmaceutical Compound in Wastewater and Wastewater Sludge – Carbamazepine.” Science of the Total Environment, 470, p58-75.
  18. Lin, C.E., Hong, P.K.A., Chiu, H.Y., Surampalli, R.Y., Lin, C.T. and Kao, C.M. (2014). “Pressure Assisted Cyclic Washing of Heavy-Metal-Contaminated Sediments.” International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 11(4), p1017-1026.
  19. Xu, S., Sun, M., Zhang, C., Surampalli, R.Y. and Hu, Z. (2014). “Filamentous Sludge Bulking Control by Nano Zero-Valent Iron in Activated Sludge Treatment Systems.” Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, DOI: 10.1039/C4EM00333K.
  20. Sarma, S.J., Bhattacharya, I., Brar, S.K., Tyagi, R.D. and Surampalli, R.Y. (2014). “Carbon Nanotube-Bioaccumulation and Recent Advances in Environmental Monitoring.” Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2014.924177.
  21. Fu, D.F., Gong, W., Xu, Y., Singh, R.P., Surampalli, R.Y. and Zhang, T.C. (2014). “Nutrient Mitigation Capacity of Agricultural Drainage Ditches in Tai Lake Basin.” Ecological Engineering, 71, p101-107.
  22. Singh, R.P., Fu, D.F., Ojha, C.P., Surampalli, R.Y. and Zhang, T.C. (2014). “High Way Run-Off Treatment by Lab-Scale Horizontal Sub-Surface Constructed Wetlands.” Ecological Engineering, 64, p193-201.
  23. Pulicharla, R., Mohapatra, D.P., Brar, S.K., Drougi, P., Auger, S. and Surampalli, R.Y. (2014). “A Persistent Antibiotic Partitioning and Co-relation with Metals in Wastewater Treatment Plant – Chlortetracycline.” Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2 (3), p1596-1603.
  24. Verma, A.K., Bhunia, P., Dash, R.R., Tyagi, R.D., Surampalli, R.Y. and Zhang, T.C. (2014). “Sonolytic Decolorization of Textile Wastewater Containing a Mixture of Reactive, Acid and Disperse Dyes.” CLEAN-Soil, Air, Water, DOI: 10.1002/clen.201400256.
  25. Ramakrishnan, A. and Surampalli, R.Y. (2014). “Effect of Media Packing Density on the Performance of Anaerobic Hybrid Reactors for the Treatment of Complex Phenolic Wastewater.” ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 140(2), 04013005.
  26. Pilli, S., Yan, S., Tyagi, R.D., and Surampalli, R.Y. (2014). “Thermal Pre-Treatment of Sewage Sludge to Enhance Anaerobic Digestion.” Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2013.876527.
  27. Ma, R., Zhang, T.C., Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Qi, Y., Kranz, W.L., Snow, D.D., Mader, T.L., Shapiro, C.A., Shelton, D.P., van Donk, S.J., Tarkalson, D.D., and Ensley, S. (2015). Influence of soil properties and test conditions on sorption and desorption of testosterone. J. Environ. Eng., (in press).
  28. Ren, Y.Z., Gong, Q.L., Zhang, T.C. , Kang, J.X., and Liu, D.Q. (2015). Wavy subsurface- and vertical-flow constructed wetlands: effects of aeration and wastewater composition on their clogging. J. Environ. Eng., (in press).
  29. Hu, M. , Zhang, T.C., Zhou, J., Chen, H., Stansbury, J., Shi, J., and Neal, J. (2015). Internal/external membrane fouling in MBRs and modeling. J. Environ. Engineering, (in press).
  30. Luo, H., Wang, Q., Zhang, T.C., Tao, T., Zhou, A., Chen, L., and Bie, X. (2014). A review on the recovery methods of draw solutes in forward osmosis. J. Water Process Engineering, 4, 212-223.
  31. Qi, Y., Zhang, T.C., and Ren, Y.Z. (2014). Testosterone sorption and desorption: Effects of soil particle size. J. Hazardous Materials, 279(30), 493-501.
  32. Luo, H.Y., Tao, T., Zhang, T.C., Wang, Q., and Zhou, A.J. (2014). Performance of strong ionic hydrogels based on 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonate as draw agents for forward osmosis. J. Environ. Eng., 140, 04014044.
  33. Huang, Y.H., Zhang, T.C., Shea, P.J., and Comfort, S.D. (2014). Competitive reduction of nitrate, nitrate and nitrobenzene in Fe0. J. Environ. Eng. 04014029.
  34. Hu, M., Zhang, T.C., Stansbury, J., Neal, J., and Zhou, A. (2014). Graywater reclamation by a shredded tire biofilter and a membrane bioreactor in series. J. Environ. Eng., 140(1), 84-91.
  35. Yang, H.J., Xu, Z., Xiong, R., Li, H.R, Zhang, T.C., Liu, X., and Woradechjumroen, D. (2014). Simplifying manufacturers’ data in unitary HVAC equipment through a DX cooling coil modeling. Energy and Buildings, 74, 152-162.
  36. Yang, H.J., Shi, Y.F., Lau, J., and Zhang, T. C. (2014). An optimal control strategy based on virtual flow measuring for variable flow primary pumping. HVAC&R Research, 20, 411-423.
  37. Xu, Y., Lin, X.Y., Kao, C.M. and Chen, S.H. (2014). Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Landfill Leachate Treatment Plants: A Comparison Of Young And Aged Landfill, Waste Management, 34(7), 1156-1164.
  38. Chien, C.C., Kao, C.M., Chen, D.Y., Chen, S.C. and Chen, C.C. (2014).  Biotransformation Of Trinitrotoluene (Tnt) By Pseudomonas Spp. Isolated From a TNT-Contaminated Environment, Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry, 33(5), 1059-1063.
  39. Liang, S.H., Chen, K.F., Wu, C.S., Lin, Y.H. and Kao, C.M. (2014). Development Of Kmno4-Releasing Composites For In Situ Chemical Oxidation Of TCE-Contaminated Groundwater, Water Research, 54, 149-158.
  40. Tsai, T.T., Liu, J.K., Chang, Y.M., Chen, K.F. and Kao, C.M. (2014). Application Of Polycolloid-Releasing Substrate To Remediate Trichloroethylene-Contaminated Groundwater: A Pilot-Scale Study, Journal Of Hazardous Materials, 268, 92-101.
  41. Tu, Y. T., Chiang, P. C., Yang, J. and Kao, C.M. (2014). Application of A Constructed Wetland System for Polluted Stream Remediation, Journal of Hydrology, 510, 70-78.
  42. Wang, X., Yang, X., Zhang, Z. and Kao, C.M. (2014). Long-Term Effect of Temperature on N2O Emission From The Denitrifying Activated Sludge, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 117(3), 298-304.
  43. Yang, B.M., and Kao, C. M. (2014). Recovery of Chlorinated Solvent Trichloroethylene Contaminated Groundwater Using a Hybrid Treatment System. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 11(1), 149-158.
  44. Kuo, Y. C., Wang, S. Y., Chang, Y. M. and Kao, C.M. (2014). Control of Trichloroethylene Plume Migration Using a Biobarrier System: A Field-Scale Study, Water Science and Technology, 69(10), 2074-2078.
  45. Lin, W.C., Chang-Chien, G.P., Kao, C.M. and J.K. Liu. (2014). Biodegradation of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-P-Dioxins by Pseudomonas Mendocina Strain sysu, ournal of Environmental Quality, 43(1), 349-357.
  46. Hsu, Y.C., Ho, H.J., Kao, C.M., Chen, J.J., Chiu, C.Y. and Lai, W.L. (2014). Spectrometric Characteristic of Superficial Chlorella Sp. Grown in Photo-Bioreactor under Different Flow Rates. Applied Mechanics And Materials, 448-453, P 521-525.
  47. Lien, B.R., Huang, W.H., Sheu, Y.T., Lin, S.L. and  Kao, C.M. (2014). Risk-Based Approaches for The Remediation Of A Ust Site: A Case Study. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 496-500, 2959-2962.
  48. Yang, B.M., Yang, Z.H., Liu, J.K., Lee, H.Y. and Kao, C.M. (2014).  Evaluation of Groundwater Quality at an Industrial Park Site Zone Using Statistical Analyses: A Case Study In Taiwan. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 457-458, 1581-1584.
  49. Huang, W.H., Sheu, Y.T., Lien, P.J., Hsiao, Y.S., Kao, C.M. (2014). Investigation and Remedial Approach Development for a TCE Spill Site: A Case Study. Advanced Materials Research, 912-914, 1884-1887.


  1. Invited by the Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency to make a plenary presentation on “Sustainable Development and Management of Brownfields” at the 11th International Conference on Remediation and Management of Soil and Groundwater Contaminated Site, Taipei, Taiwan, Nov 26-28, 2014.
  2. Invited by the Civil Engineering University to make a keynote presentation on “Sustainable Development: Green Buildings and Green Materials” at the International Conference on Civil Engineering Design and Construction, Varna, Bulgaria, September 11-13, 2014.
  3. Invited by the BIT’s 4th International Congress of Environment to make a keynote presentation on “Marine Pollution: Oil Spills” at the 4th International Congress of Environment, Xingdao, China, Sept 21-23, 2014.
  4. Invited by the Korean Soil and Groundwater Remediation Association and the International Society of Environmental Geologists to make a plenary presentation on “Emerging Contaminants in the Landfill Leachate” at the International Conferene on Soil and Groundwater Environment, Seoul, Korea, April 28-30, 2014.