Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

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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

    1. Effect of electrolytes/polyelectrolytes on the removal of solids and organics from olive mill wastewater

      Iakovos C Iakovides, Alexis G Pantziaros, Dimitris P Zagklis and Christakis A Paraskeva

      Article first published online: 31 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4563

  2. Mini-reviews

  3. Research Articles

    1. Development of a protein nanoparticle platform for targeting EGFR expressing cancer cells

      Jakob W. Buecheler, Christopher B. Howard, Christopher J. de Bakker, Stephen Goodall, Martina L. Jones, Thinzar Win, Tao Peng, Cher Heng Tan, Akhil Chopra, Stephen M. Mahler and Sierin Lim

      Article first published online: 27 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4545

    2. High-performance interpenetrating polymer network polyurethane pervaporation membranes for butanol recovery

      Mingjie Hu, Le Gao, Wei Fu, Xinhai Liu, Fucai Huang, Yunbai Luo and Chi Huang

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4533

    3. Photocatalytic ozonation of clopyralid, picloram and triclopyr. Kinetics, toxicity and influence of operational parameters

      Rafael R. Solís, F. Javier Rivas, Olga Gimeno and José Luis Pérez-Bote

      Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4542

    4. Analysis of microbial fuel cell operation in acidic conditions using the flocculating agent ferric chloride

      Jonathan Winfield, John Greenman, Julian Dennis and Ioannis Ieropoulos

      Article first published online: 20 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4552

    5. Primary recovery of bioactive compounds from stressed carrot tissue using aqueous two-phase systems strategies

      Juan C. Sánchez-Rangel, Daniel A. Jacobo-Velázquez, Luis Cisneros-Zevallos and Jorge Benavides

      Article first published online: 16 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4553

  4. Reviews

    1. Platform chemical production from food wastes using a biorefinery concept

      Esra Uçkun Kıran, Antoine P. Trzcinski and Yu Liu

      Article first published online: 15 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4551

  5. Research Articles

    1. Effect of modification of citraconic anhydrides on catalytic activity and thermostability of enzymes

      Michiaki Matsumoto, Takashi Nakagawa, Yosuke Uchida, Kumiko Seki, Masayoshi Ohba and Kazuo Kondo

      Article first published online: 15 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4556

    2. Photoelectrocatalytic degradation of potential water pollutants in the presence of NaCl using nanocrystalline titania films

      Iosif Tantis, Elias Stathatos, Dionissios Mantzavinos and Panagiotis Lianos

      Article first published online: 15 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4549

    3. Nitrogen and residual organic matter removal from anaerobic reactor effluent in a fixed-bed reactor with biogas for denitrification

      Jorge Luis Rodrigues Pantoja Filho, Márcia H. R. Zamariolli Damianovic, Débora Faria Fonseca and Eugenio Foresti

      Article first published online: 15 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4537

    4. Fermentation brines from Spanish style green table olives processing: treatment alternatives before recycling or recovery operations

      Eva Ferrer-Polonio, Alicia Iborra-Clar, José A. Mendoza-Roca and Laura Pastor-Alcañiz

      Article first published online: 14 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4550

  6. Mini-reviews

    1. Role of oxygen in the polymerization and de-polymerization of alginate produced by Azotobacter vinelandii

      Celia Flores, Alvaro Díaz-Barrera, Fabiola Martínez, Enrique Galindo and Carlos Peña

      Article first published online: 10 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4548

  7. Research Articles

    1. Estimation of kinetic parameters of phenol degradation by bacteria isolated from activated sludge using a genetic algorithm

      Nádia M. Heilbuth, Valter R. Linardi, Andrea S. Monteiro, Roney A. da Rocha, Luis A. Mimim and Vera L. Santos

      Article first published online: 10 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4518

    2. Nutrient removal via nitrite from reject water and polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) storage during nitrifying conditions

      Nicola Frison, Evina Katsou, Simos Malamis, Adrian Oehmen and Francesco Fatone

      Article first published online: 6 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4487

    3. Purifying condensed water with ceramic ultrafiltration membranes

      Zhaoxiang Zhong, Fangsong Xu, Ying Cao, Ze-Xian Low, Feng Zhang and Weihong Xing

      Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4534

  8. Reviews

    1. The potential of microbial processes for lignocellulosic biomass conversion to ethanol: a review

      Davide Dionisi, James A. Anderson, Federico Aulenta, Alan McCue and Graeme Paton

      Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4544

  9. Research Articles

    1. Air stripping process for ammonia recovery from source-separated urine: modeling and optimization

      Bianxia Liu, Apostolos Giannis, Jiefeng Zhang, Victor W.-C. Chang and Jing-Yuan Wang

      Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4535

    2. Preparation and adsorption studies of β-cyclodextrin grafted onto multi-walled carbon nanotube

      Yi He, Zhonghao Xu, Feng Wu, Qiangbin Yang and Jie Zhang

      Article first published online: 29 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4541

    3. Biphasic recognition enantioseparation of ofloxacin enantiomers by an aqueous two-phase system

      Feipeng Jiao, Jun Wang, Xinyu Jiang, Hua Yang, Shuyun Shi, Xiaoqing Chen and Jingang Yu

      Article first published online: 29 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4538

    4. Biorefinery options to valorize the spent liquor from sulfite pulping

      Cristina Rueda, Pedro A. Calvo, Gabriel Moncalián, Gema Ruiz and Alberto Coz

      Article first published online: 26 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4536

    5. Enhanced saccharification of lignocellulosic biomass by pretreatment with quaternary ammonium hydroxide

      Chao Zhong, Chunming Wang, Fengxue Wang, Honghua Jia, Ping Wei and Yin Zhao

      Article first published online: 25 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4530

    6. Design and control of an alternative distillation sequence for bioethanol purification

      Massimiliano Errico, César Ramírez-Márquez, Carlo Edgar Torres Ortega, Ben-Guang Rong and Juan Gabriel Segovia-Hernandez

      Article first published online: 25 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4529

  10. Perspectives

  11. Research Articles

    1. Dielectric spectroscopy-based estimation of VCD in CHO cell culture

      Hae Woo Lee, John Carvell, Kurt Brorson and Seongkyu Yoon

      Article first published online: 23 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4522

  12. Reviews

    1. Microwave assisted water extraction of plant compounds

      Noelia Flórez, Enma Conde and Herminia Domínguez

      Article first published online: 22 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4519

  13. Research Articles

    1. Manganese oxide coated river sand for Mn(II) removal from groundwater

      Han Jia, Jialu Liu, Shuang Zhong, Fengjun Zhang, Zhuo Xu, Xijun Gong and Cong Lu

      Article first published online: 19 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4524

    2. Functional expression and synergistic cooperation of xylan-degrading enzymes from Hypocrea orientalis and Aspergillus niger

      Hailong Li, Jinlian Wu, Fengjiao Jiang, Yong Xue, Jian Liu, Lihui Gan, Nasir Ali and Minnan Long

      Article first published online: 19 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4521

    3. Autotrophic nitrogen removal of landfill leachate at lab-scale and pilot- scale: feasibility and cost evaluation

      Junling Gao, Yanling He, Michael Chys, Bjorge Decostere, Wim T.M. Audenaert and Stijn W.H. Van Hulle

      Article first published online: 19 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4526

    4. Heavy and toxic metal ion removal by a novel polymeric ion-exchanger: synthesis, characterization, kinetics and equilibrium studies

      Raja S. Azarudeen, Mohamed A. Riswan Ahamed, R. Subha and Abdul R. Burkanudeen

      Article first published online: 19 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4528

    5. Enzymatic surface treatment of poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB), and poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV)

      Nathalie Berezina, Bopha Yada, Thomas Godfroid, Tangi Senechal, Ren Wei and Wolfgang Zimmermann

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4513

    6. An EGFR targeting nanoparticle self assembled from a thermoresponsive polymer

      Stephen Goodall, Christopher B. Howard, Martina L. Jones, Trent Munro, Zhongfan Jia, Michael J. Monteiro and Stephen Mahler

      Article first published online: 11 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4509

    7. Microwave heating and hydrolysis of rubber wood biomass in ionic liquids

      Dazylah Darji, Yatimah Alias, Fauzi Mohd Som and Nurul Hainiza Abd Razak

      Article first published online: 11 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4516

    8. An effective two-step ionic liquids method for cornstalk pretreatment

      Junli Xu, Xiaoqian Yao, Jiayu Xin, Xingmei Lu and Suojiang Zhang

      Article first published online: 10 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4517

    9. Aerobic biological treatment of second cheese whey in suspended and attached growth reactors

      Triantafyllos I. Tatoulis, Athanasia G. Tekerlekopoulou, Christos S. Akratos, Stavros Pavlou and Dimitrios V. Vayenas

      Article first published online: 10 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4515

  14. Reviews

    1. Polymeric siRNA delivery vectors: knocking down cancers with polymeric-based gene delivery systems

      Aditya Ardana, Andrew K. Whittaker, Nigel A.J. McMillan and Kristofer J. Thurecht

      Article first published online: 9 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4508

  15. Research Articles

  16. Reviews

  17. Research Articles

    1. Imaging tumour distribution of a polymeric drug delivery platform in vivo by PET-MRI

      Simon Puttick, Nathan R.B. Boase, Idriss Blakey and Kristofer J. Thurecht

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4489

    2. A mass transport/kinetic model for the description of inulin hydrolysis by immobilized inulinase

      Stefano Curcio, Emanuele Ricca, Alessandra Saraceno, Gabriele Iorio and Vincenza Calabrò

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4485

    3. Study on active coke-based adsorbents for SO2 removal in flue gas

      Yanran Zuo, Honghong Yi, Xiaolong Tang, Shunzheng Zhao, Bowen Zhang, Zhixiang Wang and Fengyu Gao

      Article first published online: 26 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4499

    4. Bioconversion of cholesterol to 4-cholesten-3-one by recombinant Bacillus subtilis expressing choM gene encoding cholesterol oxidase from Mycobacterium neoaurum JC-12

      Minglong Shao, Zhiming Rao, Xian Zhang, Meijuan Xu, Taowei Yang, Hui Li, Zhenghong Xu and Shangtian Yang

      Article first published online: 26 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4491

    5. Combined processes for wastewater purification: treatment of a typical landfill leachate with a combination of chemical and biological oxidation processes

      Deniss Klauson, Arthur Kivi, Eneliis Kattel, Kati Klein, Marika Viisimaa, Juri Bolobajev, Siiri Velling, Anna Goi, Taavo Tenno and Marina Trapido

      Article first published online: 26 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4484

    6. Application of high-temperature Fenton oxidation for the treatment of sulfonation plant wastewater

      Jose L. Díaz de Tuesta, Cristina García-Figueruelo, Asuncion Quintanilla, Jose A. Casas and Juan J. Rodriguez

      Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4494

    7. Lignin solubility in non-imidazolium ionic liquids

      Daan Glas, Charlie Van Doorslaer, Daphne Depuydt, Falk Liebner, Thomas Rosenau, Koen Binnemans and Dirk E. De Vos

      Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4492

    8. The electrochemical production of boric acid

      İffet Yakar Elbeyli, Abdullah Zahid Turan and İ. Ersan Kalafatoğlu

      Article first published online: 19 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4496

    9. Treatment of cellulose bleaching effluents and their filtration permeates by anodic oxidation with H2O2 production

      Claudio Salazar, Ignasi Sirés, Ricardo Salazar, Héctor D. Mansilla and Claudio A. Zaror

      Article first published online: 15 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4501

  18. Perspectives

    1. The use of carbonic anhydrase to accelerate carbon dioxide capture processes

      Joel K. J. Yong, Geoff W. Stevens, Frank Caruso and Sandra E. Kentish

      Article first published online: 14 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4502

  19. Research Articles

    1. Removal of nitrates from spiked clay soils by coupling electrokinetic and permeable reactive barrier technologies

      Yoana García, Clara Ruiz, Esperanza Mena, José Villaseñor, Pablo Cañizares and Manuel A. Rodrigo

      Article first published online: 13 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4488

    2. Monitoring fermentation processes using in-process measurements of different orders

      Carina Svendsen, Thomas Skov and Frans W. J. van den Berg

      Article first published online: 13 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4483

    3. Optimization of degradation of winery-derived biomass waste by Ascomycetes

      Avinash V. Karpe, David J. Beale, Ian H. Harding and Enzo A. Palombo

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4486

    4. Degradation of organic pollutants by heterogeneous electro-Fenton process using Mn–alginate composite

      Maria Ángeles Fernández de Dios, Emilio Rosales, María Fernández-Fernández, Marta Pazos and Maria Ángeles Sanromán

      Article first published online: 6 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4446

  20. Mini-reviews

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      Membranes for separation of biomacromolecules and bioparticles via flow field-flow fractionation

      Ulku Bade Kavurt, Maria Marioli, Wim Th. Kok and Dimitrios Stamatialis

      Article first published online: 5 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4473

  21. Research Articles

    1. Regeneration of spent NOx scrubber liquor using a dual-chamber microbial fuel cell

      Jichen Sun, Yu Zhang, Xiyang Dong, Mingxiang Chen and Jiti Zhou

      Article first published online: 1 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4479

    2. Anchorage of anthraquinone molecules onto activated carbon fibers to enhance the reduction of 4-nitrophenol

      Hector Javier Amezquita-Garcia, Elías Razo-Flores, Francisco Javier Cervantes and José Rene Rangel-Mendez

      Article first published online: 1 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4478

  22. Mini-reviews

  23. Research Articles

    1. Poly(lactic acid)/graphene oxide–ZnO nanocomposite films with good mechanical, dynamic mechanical, anti-UV and antibacterial properties

      Ying Huang, Tongwen Wang, Xiaolei Zhao, Xinlong Wang, Lu Zhou, Yuanyuan Yang, Fenghui Liao and Yaqing Ju

      Article first published online: 30 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4476

    2. Selective oxidation of benzylamine to N-benzyl benzaldimine over nanogold immobilized SBA-15 under solvent-free conditions

      Chinna Krishna Prasad Neeli, Marella Ravi Kumar, Ganji Saidulu, Kamaraju Seetha Rama Rao and David Raju Burri

      Article first published online: 25 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4474

    3. Parametric study of copper electrowinning using a pulsed-bed electrode reactor

      Pedro H. Britto-Costa and Luís A. M. Ruotolo

      Article first published online: 22 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4472

    4. Effect of hydrothermal pretreatment of sugarcane bagasse on enzymatic digestibility

      Xinshu Zhuang, Qiang Yu, Zhenhong Yuan, Xiaoying Kong and Wei Qi

      Article first published online: 16 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4467

    5. Microbial community dynamics in two-chambered microbial fuel cells: effect of different ion exchange membranes

      Ana Sotres, Jordi Díaz-Marcos, Miriam Guivernau, Josep Illa, Albert Magrí, Francesc Xavier Prenafeta-Boldú, August Bonmatí and Marc Viñas

      Article first published online: 16 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4465

    6. Spent coffee grounds as a renewable source for ecopolyols production

      Belinda Soares, Nuno Gama, Carmen S.R. Freire, Ana Barros-Timmons, Inês Brandão, Rui Silva, Carlos Pascoal Neto and Artur Ferreira

      Article first published online: 9 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4457

    7. Online prediction of product titer and solubility of recombinant proteins in Escherichia coli fed-batch cultivations

      Markus Luchner, Gerald Striedner, Monika Cserjan-Puschmann, Florian Strobl and Karl Bayer

      Article first published online: 9 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4463

    8. Liquid phase propylene epoxidation with H2O2 on TS-1/SiO2 catalyst in a fixed-bed reactor: experiments and deactivation kinetics

      Wenping Feng, Yaquan Wang, Guoqiang Wu, Yi Lin, Juan Xu, Hainan Shi, Teng Zhang, Shuhai Wang, Xiaoxue Wu and Pengxu Yao

      Article first published online: 4 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4462

    9. Flocculation of kaolin and lignin by bovine blood and hemoglobin

      George J. Piazza, Jairo H. Lora and Rafael A. Garcia

      Article first published online: 3 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/jctb.4443