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Zhiyong Ren

TitleAsst Professor Adjoint
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
DepartmentCivilEng-Civil,Env&Arch Engin

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    1. Song P, Xiao Y, Ren ZJ, Brooks JP, Lu L, Zhou B, Zhou Y, Freguia S, Liu Z, Zhang N, Li Y. Electrochemical biofilm control by reconstructing microbial community in agricultural water distribution systems. J Hazard Mater. 2020 Aug 02; 403:123616. PMID: 32781280.
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    2. Chen X, Zhu X, He S, Hu L, Ren ZJ. Advanced Nanowood Materials for the Water-Energy Nexus. Adv Mater. 2020 Jul 29; e2001240. PMID: 32725940.
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    3. Bian Y, Chen X, Ren ZJ. pH Dependence of Phosphorus Speciation and Transport in Flow-Electrode Capacitive Deionization. Environ Sci Technol. 2020 Jul 21; 54(14):9116-9123. PMID: 32584558.
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    4. Wang H, Cui Y, Lu L, Jin S, Zuo Y, Ge Z, Ren ZJ. Moisture retention extended enhanced bioelectrochemical remediation of unsaturated soil. Sci Total Environ. 2020 Jul 01; 724:138169. PMID: 32408443.
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    5. Wang H, Lu L, Chen H, McKenna AM, Lu J, Jin S, Zuo Y, Rosario-Ortiz FL, Ren ZJ. Molecular Transformation of Crude Oil Contaminated Soil after Bioelectrochemical Degradation Revealed by FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry. Environ Sci Technol. 2020 02 18; 54(4):2500-2509. PMID: 31986023.
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    6. Park E, Jack J, Hu Y, Wan S, Huang S, Jin Y, Maness PC, Yazdi S, Ren Z, Zhang W. Covalent organic framework-supported platinum nanoparticles as efficient electrocatalysts for water reduction. Nanoscale. 2020 Jan 28; 12(4):2596-2602. PMID: 31939958.
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    7. Pan YR, Wang X, Ren ZJ, Hu C, Liu J, Butler D. Characterization of implementation limits and identification of optimization strategies for sustainable water resource recovery through life cycle impact analysis. Environ Int. 2019 12; 133(Pt B):105266. PMID: 31655277.
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    8. Hou D, Jassby D, Nerenberg R, Ren ZJ. Hydrophobic Gas Transfer Membranes for Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery. Environ Sci Technol. 2019 Oct 15; 53(20):11618-11635. PMID: 31512850.
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    9. Zhang B, Jiang Y, Zuo K, He C, Dai Y, Ren ZJ. Microbial vanadate and nitrate reductions coupled with anaerobic methane oxidation in groundwater. J Hazard Mater. 2020 01 15; 382:121228. PMID: 31561197.
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    10. Hou D, Li T, Chen X, He S, Dai J, Mofid SA, Hou D, Iddya A, Jassby D, Yang R, Hu L, Ren ZJ. Hydrophobic nanostructured wood membrane for thermally efficient distillation. Sci Adv. 2019 Aug; 5(8):eaaw3203. PMID: 31414047.
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    11. Wang H, Lu L, Chen X, Bian Y, Ren ZJ. Geochemical and microbial characterizations of flowback and produced water in three shale oil and gas plays in the central and western United States. Water Res. 2019 Nov 01; 164:114942. PMID: 31401327.
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    12. Wang H, Lu L, Mao D, Huang Z, Cui Y, Jin S, Zuo Y, Ren ZJ. Dominance of electroactive microbiomes in bioelectrochemical remediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils with different textures. Chemosphere. 2019 Nov; 235:776-784. PMID: 31280046.
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    13. Jiang Y, May HD, Lu L, Liang P, Huang X, Ren ZJ. Carbon dioxide and organic waste valorization by microbial electrosynthesis and electro-fermentation. Water Res. 2019 02 01; 149:42-55. PMID: 30419466.
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    14. Hou D, Iddya A, Chen X, Wang M, Zhang W, Ding Y, Jassby D, Ren ZJ. Nickel-Based Membrane Electrodes Enable High-Rate Electrochemical Ammonia Recovery. Environ Sci Technol. 2018 08 07; 52(15):8930-8938. PMID: 29939725.
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    15. Li T, Wang X, Zhou Q, Liao C, Zhou L, Wan L, An J, Du Q, Li N, Ren ZJ. Swift Acid Rain Sensing by Synergistic Rhizospheric Bioelectrochemical Responses. ACS Sens. 2018 07 27; 3(7):1424-1430. PMID: 29968464.
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    16. Zhang B, Qiu R, Lu L, Chen X, He C, Lu J, Ren ZJ. Autotrophic Vanadium(V) Bioreduction in Groundwater by Elemental Sulfur and Zerovalent Iron. Environ Sci Technol. 2018 07 03; 52(13):7434-7442. PMID: 29874055.
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    17. Hao S, Zhu X, Liu Y, Qian F, Fang Z, Shi Q, Zhang S, Chen J, Ren ZJ. Production Temperature Effects on the Structure of Hydrochar-Derived Dissolved Organic Matter and Associated Toxicity. Environ Sci Technol. 2018 07 03; 52(13):7486-7495. PMID: 29804453.
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    18. Fang Y, Zhou W, Tang C, Huang Y, Johnson DM, Ren ZJ, Ma W. Brönsted Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Microcystin-LR by Siderite. Environ Sci Technol. 2018 06 05; 52(11):6426-6437. PMID: 29697970.
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    19. Jiang Y, Liang P, Huang X, Ren ZJ. A novel microbial fuel cell sensor with a gas diffusion biocathode sensing element for water and air quality monitoring. Chemosphere. 2018 Jul; 203:21-25. PMID: 29604426.
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    20. Qian F, Zhu X, Liu Y, Shi Q, Wu L, Zhang S, Chen J, Ren ZJ. Influences of Temperature and Metal on Subcritical Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Hyperaccumulator: Implications for the Recycling of Hazardous Hyperaccumulators. Environ Sci Technol. 2018 02 20; 52(4):2225-2234. PMID: 29376328.
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    21. Shrestha N, Chilkoor G, Wilder J, Ren ZJ, Gadhamshetty V. Comparative performances of microbial capacitive deionization cell and microbial fuel cell fed with produced water from the Bakken shale. Bioelectrochemistry. 2018 Jun; 121:56-64. PMID: 29413865.
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    22. Lu L, Williams NB, Turner JA, Maness PC, Gu J, Ren ZJ. Microbial Photoelectrosynthesis for Self-Sustaining Hydrogen Generation. Environ Sci Technol. 2017 Nov 21; 51(22):13494-13501. PMID: 29039194.
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    23. Zhou H, Liu B, Wang Q, Sun J, Xie G, Ren N, Ren ZJ, Xing D. Pulse electromagnetic fields enhance extracellular electron transfer in magnetic bioelectrochemical systems. Biotechnol Biofuels. 2017; 10:238. PMID: 29075322.
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    24. Zhu X, Liu Y, Qian F, Lei Z, Zhang Z, Zhang S, Chen J, Ren ZJ. Demethanation Trend of Hydrochar Induced by Organic Solvent Washing and Its Influence on Hydrochar Activation. Environ Sci Technol. 2017 Sep 19; 51(18):10756-10764. PMID: 28823154.
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    25. Mihelcic JR, Ren ZJ, Cornejo PK, Fisher A, Simon AJ, Snyder SW, Zhang Q, Rosso D, Huggins TM, Cooper W, Moeller J, Rose B, Schottel BL, Turgeon J. Accelerating Innovation that Enhances Resource Recovery in the Wastewater Sector: Advancing a National Testbed Network. Environ Sci Technol. 2017 Jul 18; 51(14):7749-7758. PMID: 28534608.
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    26. Zhao Q, Ji M, Li R, Ren ZJ. Long-term performance of sediment microbial fuel cells with multiple anodes. Bioresour Technol. 2017 Aug; 237:178-185. PMID: 28320568.
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    27. Hou D, Lu L, Sun D, Ge Z, Huang X, Cath TY, Ren ZJ. Microbial electrochemical nutrient recovery in anaerobic osmotic membrane bioreactors. Water Res. 2017 05 01; 114:181-188. PMID: 28249209.
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    28. Huggins TM, Whiteley JM, Love CT, Lee K, Lee SH, Ren ZJ, Biffinger JC. Controlled Growth of Nanostructured Biotemplates with Cobalt and Nitrogen Codoping as a Binderless Lithium-Ion Battery Anode. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2016 Oct 12; 8(40):26868-26877. PMID: 27636014.
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    29. Zhao Q, Li R, Ji M, Ren ZJ. Organic content influences sediment microbial fuel cell performance and community structure. Bioresour Technol. 2016 Nov; 220:549-556. PMID: 27619708.
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    30. Wang X, Zhou L, Lu L, Lobo FL, Li N, Wang H, Park J, Ren ZJ. Alternating Current Influences Anaerobic Electroactive Biofilm Activity. Environ Sci Technol. 2016 09 06; 50(17):9169-76. PMID: 27485403.
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    31. Liu Q, Ren ZJ, Huang C, Liu B, Ren N, Xing D. Multiple syntrophic interactions drive biohythane production from waste sludge in microbial electrolysis cells. Biotechnol Biofuels. 2016; 9:162. PMID: 27489567.
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    32. Mao D, Lu L, Revil A, Zuo Y, Hinton J, Ren ZJ. Geophysical Monitoring of Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soils Remediated with a Bioelectrochemical System. Environ Sci Technol. 2016 08 02; 50(15):8205-13. PMID: 27386889.
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    33. Hou D, Lu L, Ren ZJ. Microbial fuel cells and osmotic membrane bioreactors have mutual benefits for wastewater treatment and energy production. Water Res. 2016 07 01; 98:183-9. PMID: 27105032.
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    34. Huang Z, Jiang D, Lu L, Ren ZJ. Ambient CO2 capture and storage in bioelectrochemically mediated wastewater treatment. Bioresour Technol. 2016 Sep; 215:380-385. PMID: 27020397.
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    35. Lu L, Ren ZJ. Microbial electrolysis cells for waste biorefinery: A state of the art review. Bioresour Technol. 2016 Sep; 215:254-264. PMID: 27020129.
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    36. Huggins TM, Haeger A, Biffinger JC, Ren ZJ. Granular biochar compared with activated carbon for wastewater treatment and resource recovery. Water Res. 2016 May 01; 94:225-232. PMID: 26954576.
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    37. Lobo FL, Wang H, Huggins T, Rosenblum J, Linden KG, Ren ZJ. Low-energy hydraulic fracturing wastewater treatment via AC powered electrocoagulation with biochar. J Hazard Mater. 2016 May 15; 309:180-4. PMID: 26894291.
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    38. Ren ZJ, Umble AK. Water treatment: Recover wastewater resources locally. Nature. 2016 Jan 07; 529(7584):25. PMID: 26738584.
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    39. Lu G, Zhu Y, Xu K, Jin Y, Ren ZJ, Liu Z, Zhang W. Metallated porphyrin based porous organic polymers as efficient electrocatalysts. Nanoscale. 2015 Nov 21; 7(43):18271-7. PMID: 26486413.
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    40. Huang Z, Lu L, Cai Z, Ren ZJ. Individual and competitive removal of heavy metals using capacitive deionization. J Hazard Mater. 2016 Jan 25; 302:323-331. PMID: 26476320.
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    41. Li X, Wang X, Ren ZJ, Zhang Y, Li N, Zhou Q. Sand amendment enhances bioelectrochemical remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soil. Chemosphere. 2015 Dec; 141:62-70. PMID: 26135976.
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    42. Lu L, Huang Z, Rau GH, Ren ZJ. Microbial Electrolytic Carbon Capture for Carbon Negative and Energy Positive Wastewater Treatment. Environ Sci Technol. 2015 Jul 07; 49(13):8193-201. PMID: 26076212.
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    43. Huggins TM, Pietron JJ, Wang H, Ren ZJ, Biffinger JC. Graphitic biochar as a cathode electrocatalyst support for microbial fuel cells. Bioresour Technol. 2015 Nov; 195:147-53. PMID: 26141670.
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    44. Lu L, Xing D, Ren ZJ. Microbial community structure accompanied with electricity production in a constructed wetland plant microbial fuel cell. Bioresour Technol. 2015 Nov; 195:115-21. PMID: 26066972.
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    45. Wang H, Luo H, Fallgren PH, Jin S, Ren ZJ. Bioelectrochemical system platform for sustainable environmental remediation and energy generation. Biotechnol Adv. 2015 May-Aug; 33(3-4):317-34. PMID: 25886880.
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    46. Wang H, Park JD, Ren ZJ. Practical energy harvesting for microbial fuel cells: a review. Environ Sci Technol. 2015 Mar 17; 49(6):3267-77. PMID: 25670167.
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    47. Yazdi H, Alzate-Gaviria L, Ren ZJ. Pluggable microbial fuel cell stacks for septic wastewater treatment and electricity production. Bioresour Technol. 2015 Mar; 180:258-63. PMID: 25616240.
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    48. Wang H, Heil D, Ren ZJ, Xu P. Removal and fate of trace organic compounds in microbial fuel cells. Chemosphere. 2015 Apr; 125:94-101. PMID: 25532765.
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    49. Stoll ZA, Forrestal C, Ren ZJ, Xu P. Shale gas produced water treatment using innovative microbial capacitive desalination cell. J Hazard Mater. 2015; 283:847-55. PMID: 25464328.
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    50. Haeger A, Forrestal C, Xu P, Ren ZJ. High performance spiral wound microbial fuel cell with hydraulic characterization. Bioresour Technol. 2014 Dec; 174:287-93. PMID: 25463810.
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    51. Forrestal C, Huang Z, Ren ZJ. Percarbonate as a naturally buffering catholyte for microbial fuel cells. Bioresour Technol. 2014 Nov; 172:429-432. PMID: 25241310.
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    52. Wang H, Ren ZJ. Bioelectrochemical metal recovery from wastewater: a review. Water Res. 2014 Dec 01; 66:219-232. PMID: 25216302.
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    53. Lu L, Yazdi H, Jin S, Zuo Y, Fallgren PH, Ren ZJ. Enhanced bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil using pilot-scale bioelectrochemical systems. J Hazard Mater. 2014 Jun 15; 274:8-15. PMID: 24762696.
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    54. Lu L, Huggins T, Jin S, Zuo Y, Ren ZJ. Microbial metabolism and community structure in response to bioelectrochemically enhanced remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated soil. Environ Sci Technol. 2014 Apr 01; 48(7):4021-9. PMID: 24628095.
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    55. Huggins T, Wang H, Kearns J, Jenkins P, Ren ZJ. Biochar as a sustainable electrode material for electricity production in microbial fuel cells. Bioresour Technol. 2014 Apr; 157:114-9. PMID: 24534792.
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    56. Chookaew T, Prasertsan P, Ren ZJ. Two-stage conversion of crude glycerol to energy using dark fermentation linked with microbial fuel cell or microbial electrolysis cell. N Biotechnol. 2014 Mar 25; 31(2):179-84. PMID: 24380781.
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    57. Wang H, Ren ZJ. A comprehensive review of microbial electrochemical systems as a platform technology. Biotechnol Adv. 2013 Dec; 31(8):1796-807. PMID: 24113213.
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    58. Rhodes EP, Ren Z, Mays DC. Zinc leaching from tire crumb rubber. Environ Sci Technol. 2012 Dec 04; 46(23):12856-63. PMID: 23145882.
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    59. Luo H, Xu P, Ren Z. Long-term performance and characterization of microbial desalination cells in treating domestic wastewater. Bioresour Technol. 2012 Sep; 120:187-93. PMID: 22797084.
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    60. Forrestal C, Xu P, Jenkins PE, Ren Z. Microbial desalination cell with capacitive adsorption for ion migration control. Bioresour Technol. 2012 Sep; 120:332-6. PMID: 22784594.
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    61. Wang H, Park JD, Ren Z. Active energy harvesting from microbial fuel cells at the maximum power point without using resistors. Environ Sci Technol. 2012 May 01; 46(9):5247-52. PMID: 22486712.
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    62. Luo H, Xu P, Roane TM, Jenkins PE, Ren Z. Microbial desalination cells for improved performance in wastewater treatment, electricity production, and desalination. Bioresour Technol. 2012 Feb; 105:60-6. PMID: 22178493.
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    63. Ren Z, Yan H, Wang W, Mench MM, Regan JM. Characterization of microbial fuel cells at microbially and electrochemically meaningful time scales. Environ Sci Technol. 2011 Mar 15; 45(6):2435-41. PMID: 21329346.
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    64. Luo H, Jenkins PE, Ren Z. Concurrent desalination and hydrogen generation using microbial electrolysis and desalination cells. Environ Sci Technol. 2011 Jan 01; 45(1):340-4. PMID: 21121677.
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    65. Ren Z, Ramasamy RP, Cloud-Owen SR, Yan H, Mench MM, Regan JM. Time-course correlation of biofilm properties and electrochemical performance in single-chamber microbial fuel cells. Bioresour Technol. 2011 Jan; 102(1):416-21. PMID: 20591659.
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    66. Ramasamy RP, Ren Z, Mench MM, Regan JM. Impact of initial biofilm growth on the anode impedance of microbial fuel cells. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2008 Sep 01; 101(1):101-8. PMID: 18646217.
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    67. Ren Z, Ward TE, Regan JM. Electricity production from cellulose in a microbial fuel cell using a defined binary culture. Environ Sci Technol. 2007 Jul 01; 41(13):4781-6. PMID: 17695929.
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