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PEER-REVIEWED Journal papers

  • Albertsen M, Karst SM, Ziegler AS, Kirkegaard RH and Nielsen PH (2015): Back to basics – the influence of DNA extraction and primer choice on phylogenetic analysis in activated sludge communities. PLoSONE 10(7): e0132783. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132783.
  • de Almeida Neves Xavier, Cristiane; Hernandez, Veronica Moset; Wahid, Radziah; Møller, Henrik Bjarne. (2015) The efficiency of shredded and briquetted wheat straw in anaerobic co-digestion with dairy cattle manure. Biosystems Engineering, Vol. 139, s. 16-24.
  • Arriaga, S., de Jonge, N., Nielsen, M.L., Andersen, H., Borregaard, V., Jewel, K., Ternes, T., Nielsen, J.L. (2016). Evaluation of a membrane bioreactor system as post-treatment waste water treatment for better removal of micropollutants. Water Research 107: 37-46.
  • Bahrndorff, S., Alemu, T., Alemneh, T., and Nielsen, J.L. The microbiome of animals – implications for conservation biology. International Journal of Genomics, in press.
  • Bernstad, A., la Cour Jansen, J. (2012) Review of comparative LCAs of food waste management systems – current status and potential improvements. Waste Management, 32(12); 2439-2455.
  • Bernstad, A., la Cour Jansen, J. (2012) Separate collection of household food waste for anaerobic degradation – comparison of different techniques from a systems perspective. Waste Management, 32(5); 807-816.
  • Bernstad, A., Malmqvist, L., Truedsson, C., la Cour Jansen, J. (2013) Need for improvements in physical pre-treatment of source-separated household food waste. Waste Management 33; 746-754.
  • Chen, X., Vollertsen, J., Nielsen, J.L., Gieraltowska, A., and Bester, K. Degradation of PPCPs in activated sludge from different WWTPs in Denmark. Ecotoxicology 24(19):2073-2080.
  • Chen, X., Casas, M.E., Nielsen, J.L., Wimmer, R., and Bester, K. (2015). Identification of Triclosan-O-Sulfate and other transformation products of Triclosan formed by activated sludge. Science of the Total Environment 505: 39-46.
  • Davidsson, Å., Eriksson, E., Fick, J. (2013) Ozonation and Thermal Pre-treatment of Municipal Sewage Sludge – implications for Toxicity and Methane Potential. Journal of Residuals Science & Technology, 10(2); 95-101.
  • Davidsson, Å., Kjerstadius, H., Haghighatafshar, S., Fick, J., Olsson, M., Wachtmeister, H., Eriksson, E., la Cour Jansen, J. (2014) Effect of anaerobic digestion at 35, 55 and 60 ºC on pharmaceuticals and organic contaminants. Water Science and Technology, 69(6); 1282-1288.
  • Dueholm, MS, P Larsen, K Finster, MR Stenvang, G Christiansen, BS Vad, A Bøggild, DE Otzen, PH Nielsen (2015): The tubular sheaths encasing Methanosaeta thermophila are functional amyloids. J. Biol. Chem. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.654780.
  • Dueholm M.S. and P.H. Nielsen (2016): Amyloids - A neglected child of the slime. Chapter in “The Perfect Slime: Microbial Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS)”, Eds: H.-C. Flemming, T.R. Neu and J. Wingender. ISBN: 9781780407418, IWA Publishing, London, UK.
  • Dueholm, M.S., Marques, I.G., Karst, S.M., D'Imperio, S., Tale, V.P., Lewis, D., Nielsen, P.H., and Nielsen, J.L. (2015). Survival and activity of individual bioaugmentation strains. Bioresource Technology, 186: 192-199.
  • Feng, Lu, et al. "Removal of antibiotics during the anaerobic digestion of pig manure." Science of The Total Environment 603 (2017): 219-225.
  • Feng, Lu, et al. "Anaerobic co-digestion of cattle manure and meadow grass: Effect of serial configurations of continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTRs)." Biosystems Engineering 160 (2017): 1-11. 
  • Feng L, Moset V, Li W, et al. In-situ injection of potassium hydroxide into briquetted wheat straw and meadow grass–Effect on biomethane production[J]. Bioresource Technology, 2017, 239: 258-265.
  • Gough, H.L., and Nielsen, J.L. Bioaugmentation, In Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols, McGenity, Timmis, Nogales Fernández (Eds.) Springer Journals. In press.
  • Gunnigle, E., Nielsen, J.L., Fuszard, M., Botting, C.H., O’Flaherty, V., and Abram, F. (2015). Functional responses and adaptation of mesophilic microbial communities to psychrophilic anaerobic digestion. FEMS Microbial Ecology 91:fiw132.
  • Haghighatafshar, S., Kjerstadius, H., la Cour Jansen, J., Davidsson, Å. (2012) Management of hydrogen sulfide in anaerobic digestion of enzyme pretreated marine macro-algae, The Journal of Water Management and Research (VATTEN), 68; 265-274.
  • Haghighatafshar, S., Ossiansson, E., Koch, K., Kjerstadius, H., la Cour Jansen, J., Davidsson, Å. (2014) Modeling of anaerobic digestion with focus on estimation of hydrolysis constants at 35, 55, and 60°C. Water Environment Research (online).
  • Herbst, F-H., V. Lünsmann, H. Kjeldal, N. Jehmlich, A. Tholey, M. von Bergen, J.L. Nielsen, R.L. Hettich, J. Seifert, P.H. Nielsen (2016): Enhancing metaproteomics - The value of models and defined environmental microbial systems. Proteomics 16: 783-798.  DOI:10.1002/pmic.201500305.
  • Hernandez, Veronica Moset; Xavier, Cristiane de Almeida Neves; Møller, Henrik Bjarne. (2015) Optimization of methane yield by using straw briquettes- influence of additives and mold size. Industrial Crops and Products, Vol. 74, s. 925-932.
  • Hernandez, Veronica Moset; Ottosen, Lars Ditlev Mørck; de Almeida Neves Xavier, Cristiane; Møller, Henrik Bjarne. (2016) Anaerobic digestion of sulfate-acidified cattle slurry: One-stage vs. two-stage. Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 173, s. 127-133.
  • Hernandez, Veronica Moset; Poulsen, Morten; Wahid, Radziah; Højberg, Ole; Møller, Henrik Bjarne. (2015) Mesophilic versus thermophilic anaerobic digestion of cattle manure: Methane productivity and microbial ecology. Microbial Biotechnology, Vol. 8, 5, s. 787–800.
  • Hernandez, Veronica Moset; Al-Zohairi, Nawras Awayed Rahma; Møller, Henrik Bjarne. (2015) The impact of inoculum source, inoculum to substrate ratio and sample preservation on methane potential from different substrates. Biomass & Bioenergy, Vol. 83, s. 474-482.
  • Karst, S.M, M. Albertsen, R.H. Kirkegaard, M.S. Dueholm, P. H. Nielsen (2016): Molecular Methods. Chapter 8 (p. 285-323) in “Experimental Methods In Wastewater Treatment” edited by M.C.M. van Loosdrecht, P.H. Nielsen, C.M. Lopez-Vazquez and D. Brdjanovic. ISBN: 9781780404745 (Hardback), ISBN: 9781780404752 (eBook). Published by IWA Publishing, London, UK.
  • Kindaichi, T., Yamaoka, S., Uehara, R., Ozaki, N., Ohashi, A., Albertsen, M., Nielsen, P.H., and Nielsen, J.L. (2016). Microbial Community Structure and Ecophysiology of Candidate Phylum Saccharibacteria in Activated Sludge. FEMS Microbial Ecology 92: fiw078.
  • Kirkegaard, R.H., M.S. Dueholm, S.J. McIlroy, M. Nierychlo, S.M. Karst, M. Albertsen, and P.H. Nielsen (2016): Genomic insights into members of the candidate phylum Hyd24-12 common in mesophilic anaerobic digesters. ISME Journal; DOI:10.1038/ismej.2016.14
  • Kjeldal, H., Zhou, N., Wissenbach, D.K., von Bergen, M., Gough, H., and Nielsen, J.L. (2016). Genomic, proteomic and metabolite characterization of gemfibrozil-degrading organism Bacillus sp. GeD10. Environmental Science and Technology, 50(2): 744-755.
  • Kjeldal, H., Pell, L., Pommerening-Röser, A., and Nielsen, J.L. (2014). Influence of p-cresol on the proteome of the autotrophic nitrifying bacterium Nitrosomonas eutropha C91. Archives of Microbiology. 196 (7): 497-511.
  • Kjerstadius, H., la Cour Jansen, J., De Vrieze, J., Haghighatafshar, S., Davidsson, Å. (2013) Hygienization of sludge through anaerobic digestion at 35, 55 and 60 ºC. Water Science and Technology, 68(10); 2234-2239.
  • Laureni, M., Falås, P., Robin, O., Wick, A., Weissbrodt, D.G., Nielsen, J.L., Ternes, T., Morgenroth, E., and Joss, A. Mainstream partial nitritation/anammox: long-term process stability and overall effluent quality at low temperatures. Water Research 101: 628-639.
  • Laureni, M., Weissbrodt, D.G., Szivák, I., Robin, O., Nielsen, J.L., Morgenroth, E., and Joss, A. (2015). Activity and growth of anammox sludge on aerobically pre-treated municipal wastewater. Water Research 80:325-336.
  • van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., P.H. Nielsen, C.M. Lopez-Vazquez and D. Brdjanovic. (2016): “Experimental Methods in Wastewater Treatment”. Editors. ISBN: 9781780404745 (Hardback), ISBN: 9781780404752 (eBook). Published by IWA Publishing, London, UK. 2016.
  • McIlroy SJ, Saunders AM, Albertsen M, Nierychlo M, McIlroy B, Hansen AA, Karst SM, Nielsen JL, Nielsen PH (2015): MiDAS: the field guide to the microbes of activated sludge. Database bav062. doi: 10.1093/database/bav062.
  • McIlroy, S.J., Szyszka, A., Starnawski, P., Saunders, A.M., Nierychlo, M., Nielsen, P.H., and Nielsen, J.L. (2016). Identification of active denitrifiers in full-scale nutrient removal wastewater treatment systems. Environmental Microbiology, 18(1):50-64.
  • Mosbæk, F., Kjeldal, H., Mulat, D., Albertsen, M., Ward, A., Feilberg, A., and Nielsen, J.L. Identification of syntrophic acetate-oxidizing bacteria in anaerobic digesters by combined protein-based stable isotope probing and metagenomics. ISME Journal 10(10): 2405-2418.
  • Nielsen, J.L., J.R. Seviour, P.H. Nielsen (2016): Microscopy. Chapter 7 (p. 263-284) in “Experimental Methods In Wastewater Treatment” edited by M.C.M. van Loosdrecht, P.H. Nielsen, C.M. Lopez-Vazquez and D. Brdjanovic. ISBN: 9781780404745 (Hardback), ISBN: 9781780404752 (eBook). Published by IWA Publishing, London, UK.
  • Nierychlo, M, JL Nielsen and PH Nielsen (2015): Studies of the ecophysiology of single cells in microbial communities by (quantitative) Microautoradiography and Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (MAR-FISH). In T.J. McGenity et al. (eds.), Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols, Springer Protocols Handbooks, DOI 10.1007/8623_2015_66, © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Nousiainen, A.O., Björklöf, K., Sagarkar, S., Nielsen, J.L., Kapley, A., and Jørgensen, K.S. (2015). Bioremediation strategies for atrazine removal in the boreal groundwater zone. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 99:10249-10259.
  • Poulsen, A-S. R., de Jonge, N., Sugiharto, S., Nielsen, J.L., Lauridsen, C., Canibe, N. (2017). The microbial community of the gut differs between piglets fed sow milk, milk replacer or bovine colostrum. British Journal of Nutrition, in press.
  • Sarker, Shiplu; Møller, Henrik Bjarne. (2014) Regulating feeding and increasing methane yield from co-digestion of C5 molasses and cattle manure. Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 84, s. 7-12.
  • Sutaryo, Sutaryo; Ward, Alastair James; Møller, Henrik Bjarne. (2014) The effect of mixed-enzyme addition in anaerobic digestion on methane yield of dairy cattle manure. Environmental Technology, Vol. 35, Nr. 19, s. 2476-2482.
  • Vrieze, JD, AM Saunders, Y He, J Fang, PH Nielsen, W Verstraete, N Boon (2015): Ammonia and temperature determine potential clustering in the anaerobic digestion microbiome. Wat. Res. 75: 312-323.
  • Wahid, Radziah; Hjorth, Maibritt; Kristensen, Simon; Møller, Henrik Bjarne. (2015) Extrusion as pretreatment for boosting methane production: Effect of screw configurations. Energy & Fuels, Vol. 29, 7, s. 4030-4037.
  • Wahid, Radziah; Ward, Alastair James; Møller, Henrik Bjarne; Søegaard, Karen; Eriksen, Jørgen. (2015) Biogas potential from forbs and grass-clover mixture with the application of near infrared spectroscopy. Bioresource Technology, Vol. 198, s. 124-132.
  • Urakawa, H., Garcia, J.C., Nielsen, J.L., Le, V.Q., Kozlowski, J.A., Stein, L.Y., Lim, C.K., Pommerening-Röser, A., Martens-Habbena, W., Stahl, D.A., Klotz, M.G. (2015). Nitrosospira lacus sp. nov., a psychrotolerant ammonia-oxidizing bacterium from sandy lake sediment. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 65:242-250.
  • Zhou, N., Kjeldal, H., Gough, H.L., and Nielsen, J.L. (2015). Identification of putative genes involved in bisphenol A degradation using differential protein abundance analysis of Sphingobium sp. BiD32. Environmental Science & Technology 49(20):12232-41.
  • Zielińska, M., Rusanowska, P., Jarząbek, J., and Nielsen, J.L. (2016). Community dynamics of denitrifying bacteria in full-scale wastewater treatment plants. Environmental Technology, 18: 2358-2367.

NON Peer-reviewed papers

  • Møller, Henrik Bjarne; Møller Hansen, Mogens. (2014) Briketter af halm og tørt græs kan fordoble gasproduktionen. Forskning i Bioenergi, Brint & Brændselsceller, Vol. 47, s. 3-5.
  • Nielsen P.H., Albertsen M., Karst S., Kirkegaard R., Nierychlo M. (2014). Ny DNA-metode til analyse af bakterier giver helt nye muligheder. Spildevandsteknisk Tidsskrift 42(5): 37-39.
  • Nielsen P.H., Albertsen M., Karst S., Kirkegaard R., Nierychlo M. (2014). Kom slamprøver i fryseren. Spildevandsteknisk Tidsskrift 42(5): 40.
  • Nielsen P.H. et al., (2016): Ny viden om mikroberne i rådnetanke. Spildevandsteknisk Tidsskrift “Spildevand” 5(16): 6.
  • Reitzel, K., P.H. Nielsen, M.L. Christensen, H. Qu, R. Wimmer, M. Nierychlo, C. Jørgensen,  U.G Nielsen (2015): ReCoverP – genvinding af fosfor fra spildevandsslam. Dansk Kemi 96(6/7): 25-27.
  • Reitzel, K., P.H. Nielsen, L.B. Staahl, M. Nierychlo, U.G Nielsen C. Jørgensen (2016): Ny metode til måling af polyfosfat i spildevandsslam. Dansk Kemi 97(6/7): 24-27.


Project leader: Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen
Center for Microbial Communities, Section of Biotechnology, Aalborg University
Email: phn@bio.aau.dk
Tel.: (45) 9940 8503 / Mobile: (45) 2173 5089

Scientific Coordinator: Associate Professor Morten Simonsen Dueholm 
Center for Microbial Communities, Section of Biotechnology, Aalborg University
Email: md@bio.aau.dk
Tel.: (45) 9940 3573 / Mobile: (45) 2162 7116

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