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Book Chapters

Akunna J.C. Anaerobic treatment of brewery wastes. In, Brewing Microbiology: Managing Microbes, Ensuring Quality and Valorising Waste. Edited by A.E. Hill. Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier. [In press]

Akunna J.C. and Bartie J. (2014). Wastewater treatment, infrastructure and design. In, Water Resources in the Built Environment – Management Issues and Solutions. Edited by C. Booth and S. Charlesworth. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, United Kingdom, ISBN 978-0-470-67091-0, 350-370.


Selected Journal Papers

Obata, O., Akunna, J. C. and Walker, G (2015). Hydrolytic effects of acid and enzymatic pre-treatment on the anaerobic biodegradability of Ascophyllum nodosum and Laminaria digitata species of brown seaweed. Biomass and Bioenergy, 80, 140-146 (doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.05.001). http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1R3~D3QkGxbtQM 

Hierholtzer, A. and Akunna, J.C. (2014). Modelling start-up performance of anaerobic digestion of saline-rich macro-algae. Water Science & Technology, 69(10), 2059-2064 (doi: 10.2166/wst.2014.100).

Hierholtzer, A., Chatellard, L., Kierans, M., Akunna, J.C. and Collier, P.J. (2013).The impact and mode of action of phenolic compounds extracted from brown seaweed on mixed anaerobic microbial cultures. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 114 (4), 964-973 (doi:10.1111/jam.12114).

Hierholtzer, A. and Akunna, J.C. (2012). Modelling sodium inhibition on the anaerobic digestion process. Water Science & Technology, 66(7), 1656-1573. (doi: 10.2166/wst.2012.345).

Kwiatkowska, B., Bennett, J., Akunna, J.C., Walker G.M. and Bremner, D.H. (2011). Stimulation of Bioprocesses by Ultrasound. Review article. Biotechnology Advances, 29(6),  768-780, November. (doi: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2011.06.005).

Al-Alm Rashed, I. G., Akunna J., El-Halwany M. M.,   Abou Atiaa, A. F. F (2010). Improvement in the efficiency of hydrolysis of anaerobic digestion in sewage sludge by the use of enzymes. Desalination and Water Treatment, 21, 280-285. (doi: 10.5004/dwt.2010.1575).

Mallick P., Akunna J.C. and Walker G. (2010). Anaerobic digestion of distillery spent wash: influence of enzymatic pre-treatment of intact yeast cells. Bioresource Technology, 101, 1681-1685.

Shanmugam, A. and Akunna J.C. (2010). Modelling head losses in granular bed anaerobic baffled reactors at high flows during start-up. Water Research, 44, 5474-5480. (doi:10.1016/j.watres.2010.06.062).

Akunna J.C., Kazi H. and Kerr K. (2009). Estimating methane production potential of an old municipal landfill. The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 35(3), 156-161.

Abdullahi, Y.A., Akunna, J.C., White, N.A., Hallett, P.D. and Wheatley R. (2008). Investigating the effects of anaerobic and aerobic post-treatment on quality and stability of organic fraction of municipal solid waste as soil amendment. Bioresource Technology, 99, 8631-8636. Akunna, J.C., Abdullahi, Y.A. and Stewart, N.A. (2007). Anaerobic digestion of municipal solid wastes containing variable proportions of waste types. Water Science & Technology, 56(8), 143-149.

Baloch, M.I., Akunna, J.C., M. Kierans and Collier, P.J. (2008). Structural analysis of anaerobic granules in a phase separated reactor by electron microscopy. Bioresource Technology, 99, 922-929.

Shanmugam, A. and Akunna J.C. (2008). Comparison of the performance of GRABBR and UASB for the treatment of low strength wastewaters. Water Science & Technology, 58(1), 225-232.

Baloch, M.I., Akunna, J.C., and Collier, P.J. (2006). Carbon and nitrogen removal in a granular bed baffled reactor. Environmental Technology, 27(2), 201-208.

Baloch, M.I., Akunna, J.C.; Collier, P.J.  (2006). Assessment of Morphology for Anaerobic-Granular Particles. Water Environment Research, 78(6), 643-646.

Baloch, M. I. and Akunna, J.C. (2003). Granular bed baffled reactor (GRABBR): A solution to a two-phase anaerobic digestion system. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Environmental Engineering, 29(11), 1015-1021.

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