Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Edited By: Jack Melling

Impact Factor: 2.494

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 29/133 (Engineering Chemical); 50/148 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary); 63/165 (Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology)

Online ISSN: 1097-4660

Associated Title(s): Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, Chemistry & Industry, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Pest Management Science, Polymer International

  1. Research Articles

  2. Mini-reviews

    1. Green solvents for green technologies

      Marina Cvjetko Bubalo, Senka Vidović, Ivana Radojčić Redovniković and Stela Jokić

      Article first published online: 5 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4668

  3. Research Articles

    1. Thermophilic biohydrogen production using a UASB reactor: performance during long-term operation

      Adriana FM Braga, Antônio D N Ferraz Júnior and Marcelo Zaiat

      Article first published online: 5 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4665

    2. A novel integrated downstream processing approach to recover sinapic acid, phytic acid and proteins from rapeseed meal

      Alexander Thiel, Kai Muffler, Nils Tippkötter, Kirstin Suck, Ulrich Sohling, Steffen M Hruschka and Roland Ulber

      Article first published online: 5 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4664

  4. Research Article

  5. Mini-reviews

    1. Catalytic upgrading of bio-oils by esterification

      Lachlan Ciddor, James A Bennett, James A Hunns, Karen Wilson and Adam F Lee

      Article first published online: 27 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4662

  6. Research Articles

    1. Enhanced biodegradation of aged petroleum hydrocarbons in soils by glucose addition in microbial fuel cells

      Xiaojing Li, Xin Wang, Lili Wan, Yueyong Zhang, Nan Li, Desheng Li and Qixing Zhou

      Article first published online: 20 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4660

    2. Impact of laterite characteristics on fluoride removal from water

      Juliet Osei, Simon KY Gawu, Andrea I Schäfer, Faustina A Atipoka and Francis WY Momade

      Article first published online: 20 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4656

    3. Continuous acetate production through microbial electrosynthesis from CO2 with microbial mixed culture

      Pau Batlle-Vilanova, Sebastià Puig, Rafael Gonzalez-Olmos, Maria Dolors Balaguer and Jesús Colprim

      Article first published online: 20 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4657

    4. Evaluation of remediation processes for explosive-contaminated soils: kinetics and Microtox® bioassay

      Seok-Young Oh, Hyun-Su Yoon, Tae-Yong Jeong and Sang Don Kim

      Article first published online: 19 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4658

    5. Functionalised activated carbon modified polyphenylsulfone composite membranes for adsorption enhanced phenol filtration

      Rameshkumar Saranya, Muthaiyan Kumar, Rengasamy Tamilarasan, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail and Gangasalam Arthanareeswaran

      Article first published online: 17 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4641

    6. A one-dimensional and two-phase flow model of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell

      Rui B Ferreira, Daniela S Falcão, Vânia B Oliveira and Alexandra Maria FR Pinto

      Article first published online: 16 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4651

    7. Surface modified Fe/silica floating magnetic materials for efficient oil removal

      Lílian Amaral Carvalho, Bárbara Carolina Lourenço Papa Martins, Rochel Montero Lago and Maria Helena Araujo

      Article first published online: 16 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4645

    8. Hydrogenation of biomass-derived levulinic acid to γ-valerolactone over copper catalysts supported on ZrO2

      Putrakumar Balla, Vijayanand Perupogu, Pavan Kumar Vanama and VR Chary Komandur

      Article first published online: 16 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4643

    9. Microwave-assisted hydrodistillation of juniper berry essential oil: kinetic modeling and chemical composition

      Vladimir P Pavićević, Miljana S Marković, Svetomir Ž Milojević, Mihailo S Ristić, Dragan S Povrenović and Vlada B Veljković

      Article first published online: 13 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4653

    10. The fate of oxytetracycline in two-phase and single-phase anaerobic cattle manure digesters and its effects on microbial communities

      Çağrı Akyol, Orhan Ince, Zeynep Cetecioglu, Fulya Ustun Alkan and Bahar Ince

      Article first published online: 12 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4649

    11. Shrimp (Penaueus vannamei) cooking wastewater as a source of astaxanthin and bioactive peptides

      Isabel Rodríguez Amado, Mª Pilar González, Miguel Anxo Murado and José Antonio Vázquez

      Article first published online: 12 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4647

    12. Effect of co-inoculation with yeast and bacteria on chemical and sensory characteristics of commercial Cabernet Franc red wine from Switzerland

      Andrea Versari, Chiara Patrizi, Giuseppina Paola Parpinello, Alessia Umberta Mattioli, Luca Pasini, Matteo Meglioli and Giuseppe Longhini

      Article first published online: 11 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4652

  7. Reviews

    1. Insight on the fundamentals of advanced oxidation processes. Role and review of the determination methods of reactive oxygen species

      Pablo Fernández-Castro, Marta Vallejo, Mª Fresnedo San Román and Inmaculada Ortiz

      Article first published online: 11 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4634

  8. Research Articles

    1. Cross-linked aggregation of glutamate decarboxylase to extend its activity range toward alkaline pH

      Thu Huong Dinh, Nan Young Jang, Karen A McDonald and Keehoon Won

      Article first published online: 9 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4640

    2. Water vapour adsorption by a coffee-based microporous carbon: effect on CO2 capture

      Marta G Plaza, Ana Silvia González, Fernando Rubiera and Covadonga Pevida

      Article first published online: 6 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4636

    3. Rapid adsorption for oil using superhydrophobic and superoleophilic polyurethane sponge

      Beibei Li, Xiaoyan Liu, Xinying Zhang, Junchen Zou, Wenbo Chai and Yanyan Lou

      Article first published online: 5 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4646

    4. Towards the scale-up of electrolysis with diamond anodes: effect of stacking on the electrochemical oxidation of 2,4 D

      Fernanda Souza, Cristina Saéz, Marcos Lanza, Pablo Cañizares and Manuel A Rodrigo

      Article first published online: 2 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4639

    5. Synthesis of novel polyesters for potential applications in skin tissue engineering

      Akanksha Kanitkar, Mollie Smoak, Cong Chen, Giovanna Aita, Thomas Scherr, Lee Madsen and Daniel Hayes

      Article first published online: 2 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4638

    6. Combined chemical oxidation and biological processes for herbicide degradation

      Tamara B Benzaquén, Miguel A Isla and Orlando M Alfano

      Article first published online: 2 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4635

    7. Adsorption kinetics of DowexTM OptiporeTM L493 for the removal of the furan 5-hydroxymethylfurfural from sugar

      Anne Corine IJzer, Erik Vriezekolk, Tanja Ðekic Zivkovic and Kitty Nijmeijer

      Article first published online: 2 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4631

    8. Phosphate removal from aqueous solution using a hybrid impregnated polymeric sorbent containing hydrated ferric oxide (HFO)

      Xialei You, Diana Guaya, Adriana Farran, César Valderrama and José Luis Cortina

      Article first published online: 2 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4629

    9. Coupled ARTP and ALE strategy to improve anaerobic cell growth and succinic acid production by Escherichia coli

      Jiang-feng Ma, Ming-ke Wu, Chang-qing Zhang, Ai-yong He, Xiang-ping Kong, Gan-lu Li, Ce Wei and Min Jiang

      Article first published online: 30 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4633

    10. Prioritisation approach to score and rank synthetic musk compounds for environmental risk assessment

      Vera Homem, José Avelino Silva, Nuno Ratola, Lúcia Santos and Arminda Alves

      Article first published online: 29 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4628

    11. Effect of hydraulic retention time, temperature, and organic load on a horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland treating cheese whey wastewater

      Mar-Yam Sultana, Christina Mourti, Triantafyllos Tatoulis, Christos S Akratos, Athanasia G Tekerlekopoulou and Dimitrios V Vayenas

      Article first published online: 29 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4637

    12. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
      Direct fermentation of potato starch and potato residues to lactic acid by Geobacillus stearothermophilus under non-sterile conditions

      Marina Smerilli, Markus Neureiter, Stefan Wurz, Cornelia Haas, Sabine Frühauf and Werner Fuchs

      Article first published online: 29 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4627

    13. The inhibitory effect of fluoride on anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox)

      Yu-Xin Ji, Mei-Hong Zhu, Xiao-Qing Ye, Ting-Yu Peng and Ren-Cun Jin

      Article first published online: 29 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4616

  9. Research Article

    1. Methanol feeding strategy design enhances recombinant human growth hormone production by Pichia pastoris

      Hande Güneş, Erdem Boy, Özge Ata, Gül H Zerze, Pınar Çalık and Tunçer H Özdamar

      Article first published online: 22 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4619

  10. Research Articles

    1. Structural study of a lead (II) organic complex – a key precursor in a green recovery route for spent lead-acid battery paste

      Wei Zhang, Jiakuan Yang, Xinfeng Zhu, Xiaojuan Sun, Wenhao Yu, Yuchen Hu, Xiqing Yuan, Jinxin Dong, Jingping Hu, Sha Liang and Ramachandran Vasant Kumar

      Article first published online: 21 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4620

    2. Electricity generation and struvite recovery from human urine using microbial fuel cells

      Jiseon You, John Greenman, Chris Melhuish and Ioannis Ieropoulos

      Article first published online: 21 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4617

    3. Coated nickel foam electrode for the implementation of continuous electro-Fenton treatment

      Elvira Bocos, David Pérez-Álvarez, Marta Pazos, Maria Carmen Rodríguez-Argüelles and Maria Ángeles Sanromán

      Article first published online: 21 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4626

    4. Preparation and characterization of nanomagnetic cross-linked cellulase aggregates for cellulose bioconversion

      Kaveh Jafari Khorshidi, Hengameh Lenjannezhadian, Mostafa Jamalan and Majid Zeinali

      Article first published online: 20 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4615

  11. Research Article

    1. Enzymatic treatment applied as a final stage in E. globulus kraft pulp bleaching

      Joana IT Sousa, Ana IG Moura, Dmitry V Evtuguin and M Graça VS Carvalho

      Article first published online: 19 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4624

  12. Research Articles

    1. Properties of adsorbents used for bleaching of vegetable oils and animal fats

      Vilppu Kuuluvainen, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Anne-Riikka Rautio, Krisztian Kordas, Jorma Roine, Atte Aho, Blanka Toukoniitty, Heidi Österholm, Martti Toivakka and Dmitry Yu Murzin

      Article first published online: 19 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4621

    2. SPEEK/cSMM membrane for simultaneous electricity generation and wastewater treatment in microbial fuel cell

      Alireza Mayahi, Hamid Ilbeygi, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Juhana Jaafar, Wan Ramli Wan Daud, Daryoush Emadzadeh, Ezzatollah Shamsaei, Darren Martin, Masoud Rahbari-Sisakht, Mostafa Ghasemi and Javaid Zaidi

      Article first published online: 19 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4622

  13. Research Article

  14. Research Articles

    1. Optimization of bioleaching conditions for metal removal from spent zinc-manganese batteries using response surface methodology

      Zhirui Niu, Qifei Huang, Baoping Xin, Chenhao Qi, JunFei Hu, Shi Chen and Yuping Li

      Article first published online: 30 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4611

    2. Modelling wet-air oxidation of phenol in a trickle-bed reactor using active carbon as a catalyst

      Daniel Janecki, Anna Szczotka, Andrzej Burghardt and Grażyna Bartelmus

      Article first published online: 30 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4610

    3. A facile method for formation of synthetic activated sludge granules with enhanced tolerance to metal ion toxicity

      Dmitry V. Tyupa, Sergei V. Kalenov, Marina M. Baurina, Victor I. Panfilov, Alexander Ye. Kuznetsov and Dmitry A. Skladnev

      Article first published online: 23 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4609

  15. Reviews

    1. Bioactive compounds and advanced processing technology: Phaleria macrocarpa (sheff.) Boerl, a review

      Mst. Sabina Easmin, Md. Zaidul Islam Sarker, Sahena Ferdosh, Siti Hadijah Shamsudin, Kamaruzzaman Bin Yunus, Md. Salim Uddin, Md. Moklesur Rahman Sarker, Md. Jahurul Haque Akanda, Md. Sohrab Hossain and HPS Abdul Khalil

      Article first published online: 23 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4603

  16. Research Article

  17. Research Articles

    1. Removal of Arsenic (III) from groundwater applying a reusable Mg-Fe-Cl layered double hydroxide

      Jia-Qian Jiang, S.M. Ashekuzzaman, Justin S. J. Hargreaves, Andrew R. McFarlane, A Borhan M Badruzzaman and Mehedi Hasan Tarek

      Article first published online: 19 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4607

    2. Simultaneously enhanced production and molecular weight of pullulan using a two-stage agitation speed control strategy

      Dahui Wang, Juanjuan Bian, Gongyuan Wei, Min Jiang and Mingsheng Dong

      Article first published online: 19 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4600

    3. Experimental study on vapour splitter in packed divided wall column

      Ge Huaqiang, Chen Xiangwu, Chen Nan and Chen Wenyi

      Article first published online: 19 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4598

    4. Reactive extraction of amino acids mixture in hydrolysate from cottonseed meal with di(2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid

      Jian Zhang, Shunxi Zhang, Xinni Yang, Ling Qiu, Bing Gao, Rui Li and Jiwang Chen

      Article first published online: 15 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4602

    5. Absorption of CO2 with supported imidazolium-based ionic liquid membranes

      Baichuan Cao, Weiheng Yan, Jin Wang, Hong Ding and Yang Yu

      Article first published online: 15 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4597

    6. Cyanuric chloride functionalized silica nanoparticles for covalent immobilization of lipase

      Katarina Banjanac, Mladen Mihailović, Nevena Prlainović, Marija Stojanović, Milica Carević, Aleksandar Marinković and Dejan Bezbradica

      Article first published online: 11 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4595

    7. Treatment of complex gaseous emissions emitted by a rendering facility using a semi-industrial biofilter

      Luc Malhautier, Stéphane Cariou, Paul Legrand, Evelyne Touraud, Philippe Geiger and Jean-Louis Fanlo

      Article first published online: 5 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4593

    8. Gas–liquid dielectric barrier discharge falling film reactor for the decoloration of dyeing water

      Xuelan Feng, Binhang Yan, Qianli Yang, Yong Jin and Yi Cheng

      Article first published online: 4 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4594

  18. Perspectives

  19. Research Articles

    1. Stabilization of iron arsenate solids by encapsulation with aluminum hydroxyl gels

      Karl Leetmaa, Fuqiang Guo, Levente Becze, Mario A. Gomez and George P. Demopoulos

      Article first published online: 2 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4590

    2. Retention of modified BSA by ultrafiltration membranes

      Inna Levitsky, Yafit Dahan, Elizabeth Arkhangelsky and Vitaly Gitis

      Article first published online: 24 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4588

    3. The effect of deactivation of H-zeolites on product selectivity in the oxidation of chlorinated VOCs (trichloroethylene)

      Asier Aranzabal, Manuel Romero-Sáez, Unai Elizundia, Juan Ramón González-Velasco and José Antonio González-Marcos

      Article first published online: 21 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4585

    4. The transformation of silicon species contained in used oils under industrially relevant alkali treatment conditions

      Antonina Kupareva, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Henrik Grénman, Kari Eränen, Jarl Hemming and Dmitry Yu. Murzin

      Article first published online: 21 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4582

    5. Performance of different advanced oxidation processes for tertiary wastewater treatment to remove the pesticide acetamiprid

      Irene Carra, José Antonio Sánchez Pérez, Sixto Malato, Olivier Autin, Bruce Jefferson and Peter Jarvis

      Article first published online: 17 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4577

    6. Removal of arsenic from drinking water by photo-catalytic oxidation on MoOx/TiO2 and adsorption on γ-Al2O3

      Giuseppina Iervolino, Vincenzo Vaiano, Luigi Rizzo, Giuseppe Sarno, Anna Farina and Diana Sannino

      Article first published online: 17 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4581

    7. Removal of algae from biological cultures: a challenge for electrocoagulation?

      Fernanda L. Souza, Salvador Cotillas, Cristina Saéz, Pablo Cañizares, Marcos R.V. Lanza, Aurora Seco and Manuel A. Rodrigo

      Article first published online: 13 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4580

    8. Synthesis of polyethyleneimine (PEI) and β-cyclodextrin grafted PEI nanocomposites with magnetic cores for lipase immobilization and esterification

      Mehdi Khoobi, Masoud Khalilvand-Sedagheh, Ali Ramazani, Zahra Asadgol, Hamid Forootanfar and Mohammad Ali Faramarzi

      Article first published online: 12 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4579

  20. Reviews

  21. Research Articles

    1. Production of pectin-derived oligosaccharides from lemon peels by extraction, enzymatic hydrolysis and membrane filtration

      Belén Gómez, Remedios Yáñez, Juan Carlos Parajó and José Luis Alonso

      Article first published online: 11 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4569

    2. Interfacial separation and characterization of Al–PE composites during delamination of post-consumer Tetra Pak materials

      Sufeng Zhang, Ke Luo, Lulu Zhang, Xingxian Mei, Shumiao Cao and Baiji Wang

      Article first published online: 10 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4573

    3. Multi-objective optimisation for design and operation of anaerobic digestion using GA-ANN and NSGA-II

      Mingzhi Huang, Wei Han, Jinquan Wan, Yongwen Ma and Xiaohong Chen

      Article first published online: 10 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4568

    4. Pentachlorophenol removal by Rhizopus oryzae CDBB-H-1877 using sorption and degradation mechanisms

      H Hugo León-Santiesteban, Kazmierz Wrobel, Sergio Revah and Araceli Tomasini

      Article first published online: 10 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4566

    5. The use of a combined respirometric–titrimetric setup to assess the effect of environmental conditions on micro-algal growth rate

      Bjorge Decostere, Stijn W.H. Van Hulle, Mathieu Duyck, Thomas Maere, Han Vervaeren and Ingmar Nopens

      Article first published online: 7 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4574

    6. An efficient liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry method for the quantification of borrelidin from Streptomyces rochei (ATCC 10739)

      Ankita Magotra, Yedukondalu Nalli, Manoj Kushwaha, Chand Raina, Ajai Prakash Gupta, Asif Ali, Ram A Vishwakarma and Asha Chaubey

      Article first published online: 5 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4562