Publications

Keywords: wastewater treatment, bioprocesses and nitrous oxide


Publications 

(*stands for the corresponding author

 


35. Exploring
community and kinetic shifts in nitrifying microbial communities in low dissolved oxygen activated
sludge facilities for energy-efficient biological nitrogen removal

-> Sabba, F., Redmond, E., Ruff, C., Ramirez, M., Campbell, P., Young, M., Song, MJ., Yoon, S., Downing, L
-> ES&T: Water, 2024,
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsestwater.3c00715
<Link>

   

 


34. Functional guild dynamics in a single-sludge shortcut nitrogen and phosphorus removal reactor: a modeling study

-> Yuan, Q.,, Jia, Z., Roots, P., Sabba, F., Wells, G.
-> Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2023,
http://DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/D3EW00562C
<Link>

   

 


33. Innovations in Wastewater Treatment: Harnessing Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulations with Cutting-Edge Technologies and Advanced Control Systems

-> Drewnowski, J., Szeląg, B., Sabba, F., Piłat-Rożek, M., 
Piotrowicz, A., Łagód, G., 
-> Journal of Ecological Engineering, 2023,
https://doi.org/10.1021/acsestwater.3c00083
<Link>

   

 


32. Impact of operational strategies on a sidestream enhanced biological phosphorus removal (S2EBPR) reactor in a carbon limited wastewater plant

-> Farmer, M., Sabba, F.*, Jia, Z., Dunlap, P., Barnard, J., Qin, C. D., Straka, L., Kozak, J. A., Downing, L., Wells, G.
-> ES&T Water, 2023,
https://doi.org/10.1021/acsestwater.3c00083
<Link>

   

 


31. Impact of operational strategies on a sidestream enhanced biological phosphorus removal (S2EBPR) reactor in a carbon limited wastewater plant

-> Sabba, F.*, Farmer, M., Jia, Z., Di Capua, F., Dunlap, P., Barnard, J., Dongqi Qin, C., Kozak, J.A., Wells, G., Downing, L.
-> Science of the Total Environment, 2023,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.159280
<Link>

   


30. Leachate – A key to unlocking the chain of recirculating PFAS forever?

-> Sabba, F.*, Kassar, C., McNamara, P., Hunter, G.
-> Water Online, 2023,
https://www.wateronline.com/doc/leachate-a-key-to-unlocking-the-chain-of-recirculating-pfas-forever-
<Link>

    


29. Partial Nitritation/Anammox and biological phosphorus removal integration in a single bioreactor under mainstream conditions

-> Jia, Z., Yuan, Q., Roots, P., Sabba, F., Rosenthal, A. F., Kozak, J. A., Wells, G.,
-> Bioresource Technology, 2023,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2023.128714
<Link>

    


28. Comparison of carbon sources in a partial denitrification/anammox MBBR using glycerol, acetate, and methanol

-> Klaus, S., Campolong, C., Rosenthal, A., Sabba, F., Baideme, M.,  Wells, G., De Clippeleir, H., Chandran, K., Bott, C.,
-> Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2023,
https://doi.org/10.1039/D2EW00332E
<Link>

    


27. Effect of nitrous oxide (N2O) on the structure and function of nitrogen-oxide reducing microbial communities

-> Read-Daily, B., Ben Maamar, S., Sabba, F., Green, S., Nerenberg, R.
-> Chemosphere, 2022,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.135819
<Link>

    


26. Tailoring polyvinyl alcohol-sodium alginate (PVA-SA) hydrogel beads by controlling crosslinking pH and time

-> Candry, P., Godfrey, B.J., Wang, Z., Sabba, F., Dieppa, E., Fudge, J., Balogun, O., Wells, G., Winkler, M.-K. H.
-> Nature Scientific Reports, 2022,
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-25111-7
<Link>

    


25. Enhancing resource recovery via cranberry syrup waste at the Wisconsin Rapids WRRF: an experimental and modeling study

-> Sabba, F.*, Farmer, M., Barnard, J., Dunlap, P.,  Marroquin, S., Giefer, R., Budberg, D., Downing L.
-> Journal of Environmental Management, 2022,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.116190
<Link>

    


24. Simultaneous nitrification-denitrification in biofilm systems for wastewater treatment: Key factors, potential routes, and engineered applications

-> Di Capua, F., Iannaccone, F., Sabba, F., Esposito, G.
-> Bioresource Technology, 2022,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2022.127702
<Link>

    


23. Lab-scale data and microbial community structure suggest shortcut nitrogen removal as the predominant nitrogen removal mechanism in post-aerobic digestion (PAD)

-> Sabba, F.*, McNamara, P., Redmond, E., Ruff, C., Young, M., Downing, L. 
-> Environmental Science: Advances, 2022,
https://doi.org/10.1002/wer.10762  
<Link>



22. Post aerobic digestion (PAD) is a solids sidestream nutrient removal process that utilizes native carbon: performance and key operational parameters from two full-scale PAD reactors

-> McNamara, P., Sabba, F., Redmond, E., Dunlap, P., Worley-Morse, T., Marks, C., Downing, L.*
-> Environmental Science: Advances, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1039/D2VA00045H 
<Link>

    Graphical abstract: Post aerobic digestion (PAD) is a solids sidestream nutrient removal process that utilizes native carbon: performance and key operational parameters from two full-scale PAD reactors


21. Integrated experimental and modeling evaluation of removal efficiency and energy consumption for an autotrophic denitrifying biocathode

-> Cecconet, D., Sabba, F., Anastasi, V., Bolognesi, S., Callegari, A., He, Z., Capodaglio, A.*
-> Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2022,
https://doi.org/10.1039/D2EW00165A 
<Link>

    Graphical abstract: Integrated experimental and modeling evaluation of removal efficiency and energy consumption for an autotrophic denitrifying biocathode


20. Layered Viscoelastic Properties of Granular Biofilms

->Liou, H-C., Sabba, F., Wang, Z., Wells, G., Balogun, O.*
-> Water Research, 2021,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2021.117394
<Link>

    


19. Plant-wide Systems Microbiology for the Wastewater Industry 

-> Cerruti, M., Guo, B., Delatolla, R., de Jonge, N., de Vos van Steenwijk, A. H., Kadota, P., Lawson, C. E., Mao, T., Oosterkamp, M. J., Sabba, F., Stokholm-Bjerregaard, M., Watson, I., Frigon, D., Weissbrodt, D. G.*
-> Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2021,
https://doi.org/10.1039/D1EW00231G 
<Link>


18. Functionalizing a Polyelectrolite Complex with Chitosan Derivatives to Tailor Membrane Surface Properties 

-> Won, Y., Stein, G., Sadman, K., Sabba, F., Shull, K., Gray, A.K.*
-> Langmuir, 2020,  36 (43): 12784–12794
<Link>

               


17. Pushing the Limits of Solids Retention Time for Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal: Process Characteristics and Accumulibacter Population Structure 

-> Roots, P., Rosenthal, A., Wang, Y., Sabba, F., Jia, Z., Yang, F., Zhang, H., Kozak, J., Wells, G.*
> Water Science & Technology 202082 (8): 1614–1627
<Link>

               


16. In situ Groundwater Treatment with BES: a Critical Review and Future Perspectives 

-> Cecconet, D., Sabba, F., Devecseri, M., Callegari, A., Capodaglio, A.G.*
-> Environment International2020,Apr;137:105550
<Link> <ResearchGate>

Civil and Environemental Engineering: In situ groundwater treatment with BES


15. Differential Kinetics of Nitrogen Oxides Reduction Leads to Elevated N2O Production by a Nitrite Fed Granular Denitrifying EBPR Bioreactor

-> Gao, H., Zhao, H., Zhou, L., Sabba, F., Wells, G.F.*
-> Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology2020, 6 (4), 1028-1043
<Link> <ResearchGate>

Integrated Shortcut Nitrogen and Biological Phosphorus Removal from Mainstream Wastewater


14. Integrated Shortcut Nitrogen and Biological Phosphorus Removal from Mainstream Wastewater: Process Operation and Modeling

-> Roots, P., Sabba, F., Rosenthal, F. A., Wang, Y., Yang, F., Kozak, A. J., Zhang, H., Wells, G.*
-> Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2020, 6:566-580
<Link> <ResearchGate>


13. Towards Mechanical Characterization of Granular Biofilms by Optical Coherence Elastography Measurements of Circumferential Elastic Waves

-> Liou, H.-C., Sabba, F., Packman, A., Rosenthal, A., Wells, G., Balogun, O.*
-> Soft Matter, 2019, 15(28): 5562-5573
<Link> <ResearchGate>


12. Using Kinetics and Modeling to Predict Denitrification Fluxes in Elemental Sulfur (So) Based Biofilms

->Wang, Y., Sabba, F., Bott, C., Nerenberg, R.*
->Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2019, 116(10):2698-2709
<Link> <ResearchGate>


11. Comammox Nitrospira are the Dominant Ammonia Oxidizers in a Mainstream Low Dissolved Oxygen Nitrification Reactor

-> Roots, P.; Wang, Y., Rosenthal, A., Griffin, J., Sabba, F., Petrovich, M., Yang, F., Kozak, J., Zhang, H., Wells, G.*
-> Water Research, 2019, 157(15):396-405
<Link> <ResearchGate>


10. A Serial Biofiltration System for Effective Removal of Low-concentration Nitrous Oxide in Oxic Gas Streams: Mathematical Modelling of Reactor Performance and Experimental Validation

-> Yoon, H., Joon Song, M., Kim, D. D., Sabba. F., Yoon, S.*
-> Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 19;53(4):2063-2074
<Link> <ResearchGate>


09. Nondestructive Characterization of Soft Materials and Biofilms by Measurement of Guided Elastic Wave Propagation Using Optical Coherence Elastography

-> Liou, H.-C., Sabba, F., Packman, A., Wells, G., Balogun, O.*
-> Soft Matter, 2019, 15(4):575-586
<Link> <ResearchGate>


08. Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Biofilm Processes for Wastewater Treatment

-> Sabba, F., Terada, A. Wells, G., Nerenberg, R.*
-> Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2018, 102(22):9815–9829
<Link> <ResearchGate>


07. Detection of Wastewater Treatment Process Disturbances in Bioreactors Using the e-nose Technology

-> Łagód, G.*, Guz, Ł., Sabba, F., Sobczuk, H.
-> Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S., 2018, 25(3):405-418
<Link> <ResearchGate>


06. Mechanisms of Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Formation and Reduction in Denitrifying Biofilms

-> Sabba, F., Picioreanu, C., Nerenberg, R.*
-> Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2017, 114(12):2753-2761
<Link> <ResearchGate>


05. Potential Use of Sulfite as a Supplemental Electron Donor for Water and Wastewater Denitrification

-> Sabba, F., DeVries, A., Druschel, G., Bott C., Nerenberg R.*
-> Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology, 2016, 15(4):563-572
<Link> <ResearchGate>


04. Kinetics of Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Reduction by Paracoccus pantotrophus

-> Read-Daily, B.L., Sabba, F., Pavissich, J.P., Nerenberg, R.*
-> Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Express, 2016, 6(1):85
<Link> <ResearchGate>


03. Predicting N2O Emissions from Nitrifying and Denitrifying Biofilms: A Modeling Study

-> Sabba, F., Picioreanu, C., Boltz, J.P., Nerenberg, R.*
-> Water Science & Technology¸ 2016, 75(3):530-538
<Link> <ResearchGate>


02. Bioaugmentation of a Sequencing Batch Reactor with Archaea for the Treatment of Reject Water

-> Szaja, A., Łagód, G.*, Drewnowski, J., Sabba, F.
-> Journal of Water Chemistry and Technology, 2016, 38(4):238-243
<Link> <ResearchGate>


01. Hydroxylamine Diffusion Can Enhance N2O Emissions in Nitrifying Biofilms: A Modeling Study

-> Sabba, F., Picioreanu, C., Perez, J., Nerenberg, R.*
-> Environmental Science & Technology, 2015, 49(3):1486–1494
<Link> <ResearchGate>



PROCEEDINGS

09.  Use of Hotelling test to evaluate the impacts of treated wastewater discharge on river water quality
-> Majerek, D., Łagód, G., Szeląg, B., Sabba, F. 
-> Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1736 (1), 012041, MATEC Web of Conferences, 2021


08. Comparison of external carbon sources for a polishing partial denitrification/ anammox MBBR
-> Campolong, C., Klaus, S., Rosenthal, A., Sabba, F., Baidme, M., Wells, G., Wett, B., De Clippeleir, H., Chandran, K., Bott, C.*
-> Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2020, Chicago, IL (USA), vol. 8, pp. 56-63


07. Using kinetics and modeling to predict denitrification fluxes in elemental sulfur-based biofilms,
-> Nerenberg, R.*, Wang, Y., Sabba, F., Bott, C.
-> Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2019, Chicago, IL (USA)


06. Mechanical Characterization of Biofilms by Optical Coherence Elastography (OCE) Measurements of Elastic Waves
-> Liou, H.-C., Sabba, F., Wells, G., Balogun, O.*
-> IEEE IUS International Ultrasonics Symposium, 2019 Glasgow, Scotland


05. Bench-scale comparison of a new mobile biofilm process and traditional IFAS technology
-> Sabba, F.*, Calhoun, J.
-> Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 2017, 254th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC (USA)


04. Treating Refinery Waste with a Novel Mobile Biofilm Process
-> Sabba, F.*, Calhoun, J.
-> Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 2017, 254th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC (USA)


03. Modeling Mechanisms of Formation of Nitrous Oxide (N2O) in Nitrifying and Denitrifying Biofilms
-> Sabba F., Picioreanu C., Perez J., Nerenberg R.*
-> Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2015, vol. (6), pp. 4898-4904


02. Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Reduction by Denitrifying Bacteria: Relating Kinetics and Gene Expression
-> Pavissich, J.P., Read-Daily, B.L., Sandberg, K., Sabba F., Nerenberg R.*
-> Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2012, New Orleans, LA (USA)


01. Elemental Sulfur (So) as a Supplemental Electron Donor for Wastewater Denitrification
-> Wang Y., Pavissich J.P., Sabba F., Bott C., Nerenberg R.*
-> Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2011, vol. (8), pp. 1590-1597(8)



BOOK CHAPTER

Applications of Mobile Carrier Biofilm Modelling for Wastewater Treatment Processes,
Sabba, F., Calhoun, J., Johnson, B.R., Daigger, G.T., Kovács, R., Takács, I., Boltz J.
Frontiers International Conference on Wastewater Treatment and Modelling, 2017, pp 508-512 Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Vol 4. Springer

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