Publications

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2019

  1. Ki D#, Kupferer III R, Torres CI. 2019. High-rate stabilization of primary sludge in a single-chamber microbial hydrogen peroxide producing cell. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 5, 1124-1131. 

2018

  1. Lusk BG, Peraza I, Albal G, Marcus AK, Popat SC, Torres CI. 2018. pH Dependency in Anode Biofilms of Thermincola ferriacetica Suggests a Proton-Dependent Electrochemical Response. Journal of the American Chemical Society 140 (16), 5527-5534.

  2. Tejedor-Sanz S, Fernández-Labrador P, Hart SG, Torres CI, Esteve-Nuñez A*. 2018. Geobacter dominates the inner layers of a stratified biofilm on a fluidized anode during brewery wastewater treatment.  Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 378.

  3. Lusk BG*, Colin A, Parameswaran P, Rittmann BE, Torres CI. 2018. Simultaneous fermentation of cellulose and current production with an enriched mixed culture of thermophilic bacteria in a microbial electrolysis cell. Microbial Biotechnology 11(1): 63-73.

  4. Esquivel-Elizondo S, Miceli III JF, Torres CI, Krajmalnik-Brown R*. 2018. Impact of carbon monoxide partial pressures on methanogenesis and medium chain fatty acids production during ethanol fermentation.  Biotechnology and Bioengineering 115 (2), 341-350.

2017

  1. Mahmoud M*, Torres CI, Rittmann BE. 2017.  Changes in glucose fermentation pathways as a response to the free ammonia concentration in microbial electrolysis cells. Environmental Science & Technology 51(22): 13461-13470.

  2. Ki D#, Popat SC#, Rittmann BE, Torres CI*. 2017. H2O2 production in microbial electrochemical cells fed with primary sludge. Environmental Science & Technology 51: 6139-6145. 

  3. Young MN, Chowdhury N, Garver E, Evans PJ, Popat SC, Rittmann BE, Torres CI. 2017. Understanding the impact of operational conditions on performance of microbial peroxide producing cells. Journal of Power Sources, in press.

  4. Zhou D, Dong S, She J, Cui X, Ki D, Torres CI, Rittmann BE. 2017. Intimate coupling of N-doped TiO2 photocatalyst and anode respiring bacteria for enhancing 4-chlorophenol degradation and current generation. Chemical Engineering Journal, 317, 882-889.

  5. Park Y, Park S, Nugyen VK, Yu J, Torres CI, Rittmann BE, Lee T*. 2017. Complete nitrogen removal by simultaneous nitrification and denitrification in flat-panel air-cathode microbial fuel cells treating domestic wastewater. Chemical Engineering Journal, 316, 673-679. 

  6. Mahmoud M*, Parameswaran P, Torres CI, Rittmann BE. 2017. Electrochemical techniques reveal that total ammonium stress increases electron flow to anode respiration in mixed-species bacterial anode biofilms. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, in press.

  7. Ki D*, Parameswaran P, Popat SC, Rittmann BE, Torres CI. 2017.  Maximizing Coulombic recovery and solids reduction from primary sludge by controlling retention time and pH in a flat-plate microbial electrolysis cell.  Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 3, 333-339.

2016

  1. Young MN, Stadie M, Popat SC#, Rittmann BE, Torres CI*. 2016. Tailoring microbial electrochemical cells for production of hydrogen peroxide at high concentrations and efficiencies. ChemSusChem, 9 (23), 3345-3352.

  2. Miceli JF, Torres CI, Krajmalnik-Brown R*. 2016. Shifting the balance of fermentation products between hydrogen and volatile fatty acids: microbial community structure and function. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92 (12), fiw195.

  3. Lusk BG, Parameswaran P, Popat SC, Rittmann BE, Torres CI*. 2016. The effect of pH and buffer concentration on anode biofilms of Thermincola ferriacetica. Bioelectrochemistry, 112: 47-52.

  4. Sosa-Hernández O, Parameswaran P, Alemán-Nava GS, Torres CI, Parra-Saldívar R*. 2016.  Evaluating biochemical methane production from brewer's spent yeast. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, 6: 1-10.

  5. Popat SC#, Torres CI. 2016*. Critical transport rates that limit the performance of microbial electrochemistry technologies. Bioresource Technology, 215: 265-273.45. 

  6. Mahmoud M, Parameswaran P#, Torres CI, Rittmann BE*. 2016. Relieving the fermentation inhibition enables high electron recovery from landfill leachate in a microbial electrolysis cell. RSC Advances, 6: 6658 – 6664.

  7. Ki, D, Popat SC#, Torres CI*. 2016. Reduced overpotentials in microbial electrolysis cells through improved design, operation, and electrochemical characterization. Chemical Engineering Journal, 287: 181-188.

2015

  1. Lusk BG, Khan QF, Parameswaran P#, Hameed A, Ali N, Rittmann BE, Torres CI*. 2015. Characterization of electrical current- generation capabilities from thermophilic bacterium Thermoanaerobacter pseudethanolicus using xylose, glucose, cellobiose, or acetate with fixed anode potentials.  Environmental Science & Technology, 49(24): 14725-14731.

  2. Yoho RA, Popat SC, Rago L, Guisasola A, Torres CI. 2015.  Anode biofilms of Geoalkalibacter ferrihydriticus exhibit electrochemical signatures of multiple electron transport pathways. Langmuir, 31: 12552-12559.

  3. Lusk BG, Badalamenti J, Parameswaran P#, Bond DR, Torres CI. 2015. Draft Genome Sequence of the Gram-Positive Thermophilic Iron Reducer Thermincola ferriacetica Strain Z-0001T. Genome Announcements 3(5): e01072-15.

  4. Ki D, Parameswaran P#, Popat SC#, Rittmann BE, Torres CI. 2015. Effects of pre-fermentation and pulsed-electric-field treatment of primary sludge in microbial electrochemical cells. Bioresource Technology, 195: 83-88.

  5.  Ki D, Parameswaran P#, Rittmann BE, Torres CI. 2015. Effect of pulsed electric field (PEF) pretreatment on primary sludge for enhanced bioavailability and energy capture. Environmental Engineering Science, 32(10): 831-837.

  6. Badalamenti JP, Krajmalnik-Brown R, Torres CI, Bond DR*. 2015. Genomes of Geoalkalibacter ferrihydriticus Z-0531T and Geoalkalibacter subterraneus Red1T, Two Haloalkaliphilic Metal-Reducing Deltaproteobacteria. Genome Announcements 3(2): e00039-15. 

  7. Sosa-Hernández O, Popat SC#, Torres CI, Parameswaran P#, Alemán-Navaa GS, Buitrón G, Parra-Saldívara R*. 2015. Application of Microbial Electrolysis Cells to Treat Spent Yeast from an Alcoholic Fermentation. Bioresource Technology, 200, 342-349.

2014

  1. R. A. Yoho, S. C. Popat, C. I. Torres.  Dynaminc potential-dependent electron transport pathway shifts in anode biofilms of Geobacter sulfurreducens.  ChemSusChem, 2014, in press.

  2. S. C. Popat, D. Ki, M. N. Young, B. E. Rittmann, C. I. Torres.  Buffer pKa and transport govern concentration overpotential in electrochemical oxygen reduction at neutral pH.  ChemElectroChem, 2014, in press.

  3. J. F. Miceli III, I. Garcia-Pena, P. Parameswaran, C. I. Torres, R. Krajmalnik-Brown.  Combining microbial cultures for the efficient production of electricity from butyrate in a microbial electrochemical cell.  Bioresource Technology2014, 169, 169-174.

  4. H. Ren, C. I. Torres, P. Parameswaran, B. E. Rittmann, J. Chae.  Improved current and power density with a micro-scale microbial fuel cell due to a small characteristic length.  Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2014, 61, 587-592.

  5. C. I. Torres.  On the importance of identifying, characterizing, and predicting fundamental phenomena towards microbial electrochemistry applications.  Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 2014, 27, 107-114.

  6. M. Mahmoud, P. Parameswaran, C. I. Torres, and B. E. Rittmann.  Fermentation pre-treatment of landfill leachate for enhanced electron recovery in a microbial electrolysis cell.  Bioresource Technology, 2014, 151, 151-158.

  7. A. G. Delgado, D. Fajardo-Williams, S. C. Popat, C. I. Torres, and R. Krajmalnik-Brown.  Successful operation of continuous reactors at short retention times results in high-density, fast-rate Dehalococcoides dechlorinating cultures.  Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2014, 98, 2729-2737.

  8. J. P. Badalamenti, C. I. Torres, and R. Krajmalnik-Brown.  Coupling dark metabolism to electricity generation using photosynthetic cocultures.  Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2014, 111, 223-231.


2013

  1. P. Parameswaran, T. Bry, S. C. Popat, B. G. Lusk, B. E. Rittmann, and C. I. Torres.  Kinetic, electrochemical, and microscopic characterization of the thermophilic, anode-respiring bacterium Thermincola ferriacetica.  Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47, 4934-4940.

  2. J. P. Badalamenti, R. Krajmalnik-Brown, and C. I. Torres.  Generation of high current densities by pure cultures of anode-respiring Geoalkalibacter spp. under alkaline and saline conditions in microbial electrochemical cells.  mBio, 2013, 4, e00144-13.

  3. J. P. Badalamenti, C. I. Torres, and R. Krajmalnik-Brown.  Light-responsive current generation by phototrophically enriched anode biofilms dominated by green sulfur bacteria.  Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2013, 110, 1020-1027.


2012

  1. S. Mahendra, P. Gedalanga, S. M. Kotay, C. I. Torres, C. S. Butler, and R. Goel.  Advancements in molecular techniques and applications in environmental engineering.  Water Environment Research, 2012, 84, 814-844.

  2. J. F. Miceli, P. Parameswaran, D. W. Kang, R. Krajmalnik-Brown, and C. I. Torres.  Enrichment and analysis of anode-respiring bacteria from diverse anaerobic inocula.  Environmental Science & Technology, 2012, 46, 10394-10355.

  3. S. C. Popat, D. Ki, B. E. Rittmann, and C. I. Torres.  Importance of OH- transport from cathodes in microbial fuel cells.  ChemSusChem, 2012, 5, 1071-1079.

  4. D. R. Bond, S. M. Strycharz-Glaven, L. M. Tender, and C. I. Torres.  On electron transport through Geobacter biofilms.  ChemSusChem, 2012, 5, 1099-1105.

  5. P. Parameswaran, C. I. Torres, D. W. Kang, B. E. Rittmann, and R. Krajmalnik-Brown.  The role of homoacetogenic bacteria as efficient hydrogen scavengers in microbial electrochemical cells (MXCs).  Water Science and Technology, 2012, 65, 1-6.


2011

  1. R. Goel, S. M. Kotay, C. S. Butler, C. I. Torres, and S. Mahendra.  Molecular biological methods in environmental engineering.  Water Environment Research, 2011, 83, 927-955.

  2. C. I. Torres, S. Ramakrishna, C. A. Chiu, K. G. Nelson, P. Westerhoff, and R. Krajmalnik-Brown.  Fate of sucralose during wastewater treatment.  Environmental Engineering Science, 2011, 28, 325-331.

  3. A. K. Marcus, C. I. Torres, and B. E. Rittmann.  Analysis of a microbial electrochemical cell using the proton condition in biofilm (PCBIOFILM) model.  Bioresource Technology, 2011, 102, 253-262.

  4. P. Parameswaran, C. I. Torres, H. S. Lee, B. E. Rittmann, and R. Krajmalnik-Brown.  Hydrogen consumption in microbial electrochemical systems (MXCs): The role of homo-acetogenic bacteria.  Bioresource Technology, 2011, 102, 263-271.

  5. S. Choi, H. S. Lee, Y. Yang, P. Parameswaran, C. I. Torres, B. E. Rittmann, and J. Chae.  A microliter-scale micromachined microbial fuel cell having high power density.  Lab on a Chip, 2011, 11, 1110-1117.


2010

  1. A. K. Marcus, C. I. Torres, and B. E. Rittmann.  Evaluating the impacts of migration in the biofilm anode using the model PCBIOFILM.  Electrochimica Acta, 2010, 55, 6964-6972.

  2. P. Parameswaran, H. S. Zhang, C. I. Torres, B. E. Rittmann, and R. Krajmalnik-Brown.  Microbial community structure in a biofilm anode fed with a fermentable substrate: The significance of hydrogen scavengers.  Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2010, 105, 69-78.

  3. C. I. Torres, A. K. Marcus, H. S. Lee, P. Parameswaran, R. Krajmalnik-Brown, and B. E. Rittmann.  A kinetic perspective on extracellular electron transfer by anode-respiring bacteria.  FEMS Microbiology Reviews, 2010, 34, 3-17.


2009

  1. C. I. Torres, R. Krajmalnik-Brown, P. Parameswaran, A. K. Marcus, G. Wanger, Y. A. Gorby, and B. E. Rittmann.  Selecting anode-respiring bacteria based on anode potential: Phylogenetic, electrochemical, and microscopic characterization.  Environmental Science & Technology, 2009, 43, 9519-9524.

  2. H. S. Lee, C. I. Torres, P. Parameswaran, and B. E. Rittmann.  Fate of H2 in an upflow single-chamber microbial electrolysis cell using a metal-catalyst-free cathode.  Environmental Science & Technology, 2009, 43, 7971-7976.

  3. H. S. Lee, C. I. Torres, and B. E. Rittmann.  Effects of substrate diffusion and anode potential on kinetic parameters for anode-respiring bacteria.  Environmental Science & Technology, 2009, 43, 7571-7577.

  4. P. Parameswaran, C. I. Torres, H. S. Lee, R. Krajmalnik-Brown, and B. E. Rittmann.  Syntrophic interactions among anode respiring bacteria (ARB) and non-ARB in a biofilm anode: Electron balances.  Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2009, 103, 513-523.


2008

  1. C. I. Torres, H. S. Lee, and B. E. Rittmann.  Carbonate species as OH- carriers for decreasing the pH gradient between cathode and anode in biological fuel cells.  Environmental Science & Technology, 2008, 42, 8773-8777.

  2. M. D. Marsolek, C. I. Torres, M. Hausner, and B. E. Rittmann.  Intimate coupling of photocatalysis and biodegradation in a photocatalytic circulating-bed biofilm reactor.  Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2008, 101, 83-92.

  3. C. I. Torres, A. K. Marcus, P. Parameswaran, and B. E. Rittmann.  Kinetic experiments for evaluating the Nernst-Monod model for anode-respiring bacteria (ARB) in a biofilm anode.  Environmental Science & Technology, 2008, 42, 6593-6597.

  4. C. I. Torres, A. K. Marcus, and B. E. Rittmann.  Proton transport inside the biofilm limits electrical current generation by anode-respiring bacteria.  Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2008, 100, 872-881.

  5. H. S. Lee, P. Parameswaran, A. K. Marcus, C. I. Torres, and B. E. Rittmann.  Evaluation of energy-conversion efficiencies in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) utilizing fermentable and non-fermentable substrates.  Water Research, 2008, 42, 1501-1510.


Prior to 2006

  1. A. K. Marcus, C. I. Torres, and B. E. Rittmann.  Conduction-based modeling of the biofilm anode of a microbial fuel cell.  Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2007, 98, 1171-1182.

  2. C. I. Torres, A. K. Marcus, and B. E. Rittmann.  Kinetics of consumption of fermentation products by anode-respiring bacteria.  Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2007, 77, 689-697.

  3. J. Cowman, C. I. Torres, and B. E. Rittmann.  Total nitrogen removal in an aerobic/anoxic membrane biofilm reactor system.  Water Science and Technology, 2005, 52, 115-120.

 


Book Chapters

B. E. Rittmann, C. I. Torres, and A. K. Marcus.  Perspectives on microbial fuel cells and other biomass-based renewable energy technologies.  In Emerging Environmental Technologies, 2008, V. Shah ed., Springer ISBN: 978-1-4020-8785-1.