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Special Issue: Algae as Biofuel

The December 2014 issue of WER is a special issue on algae, guest edited by Rao Y. Surampalli, Tian C. Zhang, and R.D. Tyagi .  According to them, "Algae, including microalgae, cyanobacteria (the so called “blue-green algae”), and macroalgae (or seaweed), holds great promise towards sustainable and cost-effective production of biofuel (e. g., biodiesel) and bioenergy (e. g., methane, hydrogen) as well as abatement of greenhouse gases emissions. As a vital renewal fuel source, algae have many positive attributes, such as higher photosynthetic efficiency, higher biomass productivity, faster growth rate than higher plants, and highest carbon dioxide fixation and oxygen production." Click here to read the issue. 

 Check out an open access article in Water Environment Research and discover why it’s become a leading industry source for original water research that’s always ahead of the curve.  

 Multispectral Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Champlain, USA, by Elizabeth M. Isenstein, Adam Trescott, and Mi-Hyun Park, is this month's featured article in WER's open-access program. 

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February's Open Access Article

Check out the latest open access article in the second issue of the year: Total Phosphorus Input to the Cache la Poudre River in Northern Colorado by Ji-Hee Son; Stephen Goodwin; and Kenneth Carlson.  

According to Tim Ellis, Water Environment Research's editor-in-chief, "in the article by Son et al., in-stream phosphorus concentrations were found to vary with land use and rainfall events even in the pristine sections of the Cache la Poudre River is Northern Colorado.  Aqueous and sediment monitoring showed that target phosphorus loads could not be met by point source control alone, especially during moderate and high rainfall events." 


Check out WER's most-downloaded articles:

  1. EBPR Using Crude Glycerol: Assessing Process Resiliency and Exploring Metabolic Anomalies  
    Coats, Erik R.; Dobroth, Zachary T.; Brinkman, Cynthia K.
  2. Multispectral Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Champlain, USA 
    Isenstein, Elizabeth M.; Trescott, Adam; Park, Mi-Hyun
  3.  Multivariate Analyses for Monitoring EDCs and PPCPs in a Lake Water 
    Park, Minji; Reckhow, David; Lavine, Michael; Rosenfeldt, Erik; Stanford, Benjamin; Park, Mi-Hyun
  4. Effects of Pollution on Marine Organisms
    Mearns, Alan J.; Reish, Donald J.; Oshida, Philip S.; Ginn, Thomas; Rempel-Hester, Mary Ann; Arthur, Courtney; Rutherford, Nicolle
  5. Simultaneous Biological Nutrient Removal: A State-of-the-Art Review
    Daigger, Glen T.; Littleton, Helen X.
  6. Production of Biodiesel and Biogas from Algae: A Review of Process Train Options
    Wiley, Patrick E; Campbell, J. Elliott; McKuin, Brandi
  7. A Critical Review of Nuisance Foam Formation and Biological Methods for Foam Management or Elimination in Nutrient Removal Facilities
    Parker, Denny; Bratby, John; Esping, Don; Hull, Ted; Kelly, Rick; Melcer, Henryk; Merlo, Rion; Pope, Rod; Shafer, Todd; Wahlberg, Eric; Witzgall, Robert
  8. Ammonia-Based Feedforward and Feedback Aeration Control in Activated Sludge Processes
    Rieger, Leiv; Jones, Richard M.; Dold, Peter L.; Bott, Charles B.
  9. CFD Simulation of Vertical Linear Motion Mixing in Anaerobic Digester Tanks
    Meroney, Robert N.; Sheker, Robert E.

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In the last year, WER has an average time from submission to print publication of seven months, making it the destination for active academics and researchers.  Accepted papers are published online upon acceptance, and subscribers receive innovative research from a diverse and international group of authors. Out of more than  16,200 titles, WER is ranked 16th for number of full-text download on Ingentaconnect, proof of WEF's author's prominence in their fields.

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