Publications

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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.