Articles in peer reviewed journals (last 5 years)

Carrère, H., Antonopoulou, G., Affes, R., Passos, F., Battimelli, A., Lyberatos, G., Ferrer, I. (2015) Review of feedstock pretreatment strategies for improved anaerobic digestion: from lab-scale research to full-scale application. Bioresource Technology, in press.

Passos, F., Hom-Diaz, A., Blanquez, P., Vicent, T.,  Ferrer, I. (2015) Improving biogas production from microalgae by enzymatic pretreatment. Bioresource Technology, in press.

Passos, F., Carretero, J., Ferrer, I. (2015) Comparing pretreatment methods for improving microalgae anaerobic digestion: thermal, hydrothermal, microwave and ultrasound. Chemical Engineering Journal, 279, 667-672.

Passos, F., Gutiérrez, R., Brockmann, D., Steyer, J-P., García, J. Ferrer, I., (2015) Microalgae production in wastewater treatment systems, anaerobic digestion and modelling using ADM1. Algal Research, 10, 55-63.

Gutiérrez, R., Passos, F., Ferrer, I., Uggetti, E., García, J. (2015) Harvesting microalgae from wastewater treatment systems with natural flocculants: effect on biomass settling and biogas production. Algal Research, 9, 204-211.

Gutiérrez, R., Ferrer, I., García, J., Uggetti, E. (2015) Influence of starch on microalgal biomass recovery, settleability and biogas production. Bioresource Technology, 185, 341-345.

Matamoros, V., Gutiérrez, R., Ferrer, I., García, J., Bayona, J.M. (2015) Capability of microalgae-based wastewater treatment systems to remove emerging organic contaminants: a pilot-scale study. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 288, 34-42.

 Passos, F., Ferrer, I. (2015) Influence of hydrothermal pretreatment on microalgal biomass anaerobic digestion and bioenergy production. Water Research, 68, 364-373.

Garfí, M., Puigagut, J. (2015) Reusing industrial by-products to enhance phosphorus removal in waste stabilization ponds: laboratory approach. Desalination and Water Treatment Journal. In press. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19443994.2014.977957

Corbella, C. and Puigagut, J. Effect of primary treatment and organic loading on methane emissions from horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands treating urban wastewater. Ecological Engineering. In press. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.09.071.

Passos, F., Ferrer, I. (2014) Microalgae conversion to biogas: thermal pretreatment contribution on net energy production. Environmental Science and Technology, 48, 7171-7178.

Passos, F., Astals, S., Ferrer, I. (2014) Anaerobic digestion of microalgal biomass after ultrasound pretretament. Waste Management, 34, 2098-2103.

Passos, F., Uggetti, E., Carrère, H., Ferrer, I. (2014) Pretreatment of microalgae to improve biogas production: a review. Bioresource Technology, 172, 403-412.

Samsó, R., Blázquez, J., Agulló, N., Grau, J., Torres, R. and García, J. (2014). Effect of bacteria density and accumulated inert solids on the effluent pollutant concentrations predicted by constructed wetlands model BIO_PORE. Ecological Engineering, in press. Doi: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.09.069

Ávila, C., Bayona, J.M., Martín, I., Salas, J.J. and García, J. (2014). Emerging organic contaminant removal in a full-scale constructed wetland system for wastewater treatment and reuse. Ecological Engineering, in press. Doi: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.07.056.

Garfí, M., Pedescoll, A., Carretero, J., Puigagut, J. and García, J. (2014). Reliability and economic feasibility of online monitoring of constructed wetlands performance. Desalination and Water Treatment 52, 5848-5855.

Ávila, C., Nivala, J., Olsson, L., Kassa, K., Headley, T., Mueller, R.A., Bayona, J.M. and García, J. (2014). Emerging organic contaminants in vertical subsurface flow constructed wetlands: Influence of media size, loading frequency and use of active aeration. Science of the Total Environment, 494, 211-217.

Morató, J. Codony, R., Sánchez, O., Martín Pérez, L., García, J. and Mas, J. (2014). Key design factors affecting microbial community composition and pathogenic organisms removal in horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands. Science of the Total Environment, 481, 81-89.

Samsó, R. and García, J. (2014). The Cartridge Theory: a high-level description of horizontal-flow wetlands' functioning based on modelling results. Science of the Total Environment, 473-474, 651-658.

Ávila, C., Matamoros, V., Reyes-Contreras, C., Piña, B., Casado, M., Mita, L., Rivetti, C., Barata, C., García, J. and Bayona, J.M. (2014). Attenuation of emerging contaminants in a hybrid constructed wetlands system under different hydraulic loading rates and their associated toxicological effects in wastewater. Science of the Total Environment 470-471, 1272-1280.

Passos, F., Hernández-Mariné, M., García, J. and Ferrer, I. (2014). Long-term anaerobic digestion of microalgae grown in HRAP for wastewater treatment. Effect of microwave pretreatment. Water Research 49, 351-359.

Catalán, Pla-Rabés, García, J. and Camarero, L. (2014). Air temperature-driven CO2 consumption by rock weathering at short timescales: evidence from a Holocene lake sediment record. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 136, 67-79.

Puigagut, J., Chazarenc, F. and Comeau, Y. (2014). Influence of tubificid worms on nutrients fluxes across water-sediment interface of fish farm settling ponds. . Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems (Accepted).

Pérez, I., Garfí, M., Cadena, E., Ferrer, I. (2014) Technical, economic and environmental assessment of household biogas digesters for rural communities. Renewable Energy, 62,313-318.

Corbella, C., Garfí, M., and Puigagut, J., (2013). Vertical redox profiles in treatment wetlands as function of hydraulic regime and macrophytes presence: surveying the optimal scenario for microbial fuel cell implementation. Science of The Total Environment, 470-471, 754-758

Corbella, C., and Puigagut, J., (2013). Improving the reliability of closed chamber methodologies for methane emissions measurement in treatment wetlands. Water, Science and Technology, 69(9), 2097-2102

Lindeboom, R., Ferrer, I., Weijma, J., van Lier, J.B. (2013) Effect of substrate and cation requirement on anaerobic volatile fatty acid conversion rates at elevated biogas pressure. Bioresource Technology, 150, 60-66.

Lindeboom, R., Ferrer, I., Weijma, J., van Lier, J.B. (2013) Silicate minerals for CO2 scavenging from biogas in Autogenerative High Pressure Digestion. Water Research, 47, 3742-3751.

Pedescoll, A.*, Sidrach-Cardona, R., Sánchez, J.C., Carretero, J., Garfí, M., Bécares, E. (2013) Design configurations affecting flow pattern and solids accumulation in horizontal free water and subsurface flow constructed wetlands. Water Research, 47(3), 1448-1458

Ávila, C., Matamoros, V., Reyes-Contreras, C., Piña, B., Casado, M., Mita, L., Rivetti, C., Barata, C., García, J. and Bayona, J.M. (2014). Attenuation of emerging contaminants in a hybrid constructed wetlands system under different hydraulic loading rates and their associated toxicological effects in wastewater. Science of the Total Environment 470-471, 1272-1280.

Garfí, M., Pedescoll, A., Carretero, J., Puigagut, J. and García, J. (2013). Reliability and economic feasibility of online monitoring of constructed wetlands performance. Desalination and Water Treatment, doi: 10.1080/19443994.2013.811443.

Passos, F., Hernández-Mariné, M., García, J. anf Ferrer, I. (2013). Long-term anaerobic digestion of microalgae grown in HRAP for wastewater treatment. Effect of microwave pretreatment. Water Research, accepted. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2013.10.013.

Ávila, C., Garfí, M. and García, J. (2013). Three-stage hybrid constructed wetland system for wastewater treatment and reuse in warm climate regions. Ecological Engineering 61, 43-49.

Samsó, R. and García, J. (2013). Bacteria distribution and dynamics in constructed wetlands based on modeling results. Science of the Total Envinronment 461-462, 430-440.

Passos, F., García, J. and Ferrer, I. (2013). Impact of low temperature pretreatment on the anaerobic digestion of microalgal biomass. Bioresource Technology 138, 79-86.

Passos, F., Solé, M., García, J. and Ferrer, I. (2013). Biogas production from microalgae grown in wastewater:  effect of microwave pre-treatment. Applied Energy 108, 168-175.

Samsó, R. and García, J. (2013). BIO_PORE, a mathematical model to simulate biofilm growth and water quality improvement in porous media: application and calibration for constructed wetlands. Ecological Engineering 54, 116-127.

Mburu, N., Rousseau, D.P.L., van Bruggen, J.A., Thumbi, G., Llorens, E., García, J. and Lens, P. (2013). Simulation of reactive transport in tropical horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland treating domestic wastewater. Science of the Total Environment 449, 309–319.

García, J., Salas, J.J., Martín, I. and Vymazal, J. (2013). Research and innovation on ecotechnologies applied to improve wastewater treatment efficiency. Ecological Engineering 50, 1-4.

Ávila, C., Salas, J.J., Martín, I., Aragón, C. and García, J. (2013). Integrated treatment of combined sewer wastewater and stormwater in a hybrid constructed wetland system in southern Spain and its further reuse. Ecological Engineering 50, 13-20.

Ávila, C., Reyes, C., Bayona, J.M. and García, J. (2013). Emerging organic contaminant removal depending on primary treatment and operational strategy in horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands: influence of redox. Water Research 47, 315-325.

Garfí, M., Ferrer-Martí, L., Velo, E., Ferrer, I. (2012) Evaluating benefits of low-cost household digesters for rural Andean communities. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16, 575-581.

Puigagut, J., Maltais-Laundry, G., Gagnon, V. and Brisson, J. (2012). Are ciliated protozoa affected by macrophyte species, date of sampling and location in horizontal sub-surface flow constructed wetlands? Water Research, 46(9), 3005-3013.

Ferrer-Martí, L.*, Garwood, A., Chiroque, J., Ramirez, B., Marcelo, O., Garfí, M., Velo., E. (2012) Evaluating and comparing three community small-scale wind electrification projects. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, 16(7), 5379–5390

Pedescoll, A., Knowles, P., Davies, P., García, J. and Puigagut, J. (2012). A comparison of in situ constant and falling head permeameter tests to assess the distribution of clogging within horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 223, 2263-2275.

Garfí, M., Pedescoll, A., Bécares, E., Hijosa-Valsero, M., Sidrach-Cardona, R. and García, J. (2012). Effect of climate and wastewater quality on removal efficiency in two experimental plants of constructed wetlands located in Spain. Science of the Total Environment 437, 61-67.

Uggetti, E., Ferrer, I., Arias, C., Brix, H. and García, J. (2012). Carbon footprint of sludge treatment reed beds. Ecological Engineering 44, 298-302.

Uggetti, E., Ferrer, I., Nielsen, S., Arias, C., Brix, H. and García, J. (2012). Characteristics of biosolids from sludge treatment wetlands for agricultural reuse. Ecological Engineering 40, 210-216.

Uggetti, E., Argilaga, A., Ferrer, I., García, J. (2012). Dewatering model for optimal operation of sludge treatment wetlands. Water Research 46, 335-344.

Nivala, J., Knowles, P., Dotro, G., García, J. and Wallace, S. (2012). Clogging in subsurface-flow treatment wetlands: Measurement, modeling and management. Water Research 46, 1625-1640.

Uggetti, E., Ferrer, I., Lind, S., Martikainen, P. and García, J. (2012). Quantification of greenhouse gas emissions from sludge treatment wetlands. Water Research 46, 1755-1762.

Uggetti, E., Ferrer, I., Carretero, J. and García, J. (2012). Performance of sludge treatment wetlands using different plant species and porous media. Journal of Hazardous Materials 217-218, 263-270.

Puigagut, J., Angles, H., Chazarenc, F. and Comeau, Y. (2011). Decreasing phosphorus discharge in fish farm ponds by treating the sludge generated with sludge drying beds. Aquaculture (Accepted).

Garfí, M., Gelman, P., Comas, J., Carrasco, W., Ferrer, I. (2011) Agricultural reuse of the digestate from low-cost tubular digesters in rural Andean communities. Waste Management, 31, 2584-2589.

Ferrer, I., Garfí, M., Uggetti, E., Ferrer-Martí, L., Calderón, A., Velo, E. (2011) Biogas production in low-cost household digesters at the Peruvian Andes. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35, 1668-1674.

Garfí, M., Ferrer-Martí, L., Villegas, V., Ferrer, I. (2011) Psychrophilic anaerobic digestion of guinea pig manure in low-cost tubular digesters at high altitude. Bioresource Technology, 102, 6356-6359.

Garfí, M., Ferrer-Martí, L., Pérez, I., Flotats, X., Ferrer, I. (2011) Codigestion of cow and guinea pig manure in low-cost tubular digesters at high altitude. Ecological Engineering, 37, 2066-2070.

Ferrer, I., Vázquez, F., Font, X. (2011) Comparison of the mesophilic and thermophilic anaerobic sludge digestion from an energy perspective. Journal of Residuals Science and Technology, 8, 81-87.

Bravo, L., Ferrer, I. (2011) Life Cycle Assessment of an intensive sewage treatment plant in Barcelona (Spain) with focus on energy aspects. Water Science and Technology, 64(2), 440-447.

Garfí, M.*, Ferrer-Martí, L., (2011). Decision-making criteria and indicators for water and sanitation projects in developing countries. Water Science and Technology, 64(1), 83-101.

Hijosa-Valsero, M., Matamoros, V., Sidrach-Cardona, R., Pedescoll, A., Martín-Villacorta, J., García, J., Bayona, J.M. and Bécares, E. (2011). Influence of design, physico-chemical and environmental parameters on pharmaceuticals and fragances removal by constructed wetlands. Water Science and Technology 63, 2527-2534.

Pedescoll, A., Corzo, A., Álvarez, E., García, J. and Puigagut, J. (2011). The effect of primary treatment and flow regime on clogging development in horizontal subsurface flow constrcuted wetlands: an experimental evaluation. Water Reserch 45, 3579-3589.

Pedescoll, A., Passos, F., Alba, E., García, J. and Puigagut, J. (2011). Mechanical resistance properties of gravel used in subsurface flow constructed wetlands: implications for clogging. Water Science and Technology 63, 1801-1807.

Hijosa-Valsero, M., Matamoros, V., Pedescoll, A., Martín-Villacorta, J., Bayona, J.M., Bécares, E. and García, J. (2011). Evaluation of primary treatment and loading regimes in the removal of pharmaceuticals and personal care products from urban wastewaters by subsurface- flow constructed wetlands. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 91, 632-653.

Alfranca, O., García, J. and Varela, H. (2011). Economic valuation of a created wetland fed with treated wastewater located in a peri-urban park in Catalonia, Spain. Water Science and Technology 63, 891-898.

García, J. (2011). Advances in pollutant removal processes and fate in natural and constructed wetlands. Ecological Engineering 37, 663-665.

Pedescoll, A., Corzo, A., Álvarez, E., Puigagut, J. and García, J. (2011). Contaminant removal efficiency depending on primary treatment and operational strategy in horizontal subsurface flow treatment wetlands. Ecological Engineering 37, 372-380.

Pedescoll, A., Samsó, R., Romero, E., Puigagut, J. and García, J. (2011). Reliability, repeatability and accuracy of the falling head method for hydraulic conductivity measurements under laboratory conditions. Ecological Engineering 37, 754-757.

Vera, L., García, J., Sáez, K., Moragas, L. and Vidal, G. (2011). Performance evaluation of eight years experience from constructed wetlands systems in Catalonia as alternative treatment for small communities. Ecological Engineering 37, 364-371.

Knowles, P., Dotro, G., Nivala, J. and García, J. (2011). Clogging in subsurface-flow treatment wetlands: Occurrence and contributing factors. Ecological Engineering 37, 99-112.

Llorens, E., Saaltink, M., Poch, M and García, J. (2011). Bacterial transformation and biodegradation processes simulation in horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands using CWM1-RETRASO". Bioresource Technology 102, 928-936.

Llorens, E., Saaltink, M. and García, J. (2011). CWM1 implementation in RetrasoCodeBright: first results using horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland data. Chemical Engineering Journal 166, 224-232.

Ferrer, I., Vázquez, F., Font, X. (2010) Long term operation of a thermophilic anaerobic reactor: process stability and efficiency at decreasing sludge retention time. Bioresource Technology, 101(9), 2972-2980.

Lefrançois, P., Puigagut, J., Chazarenc, F. and Comeau, Y. (2010). Minimizing phosphorus discharge from aquaculture earth ponds by a novel sediment retention system. Aquaculture Engineering, 43(3), 94-100 .

Gagnon, V., Maltais-Landry, G., Puigagut, J., Chazarenc, F. and Brisson, J. (2010).Treatment of hydroponics wastewater using constructed wetlands in winter conditions Water, Air and Soil Pollution 212(1-4), 483-490.

Carrère, H., Dumas, C., Battimelli, A., Batstone, D.J., Delgenès, J.P., Steyer, J-P., Ferrer, I. (2010) Pretreatment methods to improve sludge anaerobic degradability: a review. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 183, 1-15.

Ferrer, I., Palatsi, J., Campos, E., Flotats, X. (2010) Mesophilic and thermophilic anaerobic biodegradability of water hyacinth pre-treated at 80ºC. Waste Management, 30, 1763-1767.

Uggetti, E., Ferrer, I., Molist, J. and García, J. (2010). Technical, economic and environmental assessment of sludge constructed wetlands. Water Research 45, 573-582.

Ávila, C., Pedescoll, A., Matamoros, V., Bayona, J.M. and García, J. (2010). Capacity of a horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland system for the removal of emerging pollutants: an injection experiment. Chemosphere 81, 1137-1142.

Tyroller, L., Rousseau, D.P.L, Santa, S. and García, J. (2010). Application of the gas tracer method for measuring oxygen transfer rates in subsurface flow constructed wetlands. Water Research 44, 4217-4225.

Ruíz, I., Díaz, M.A., Crujeiras, B., García, J. and Soto, M. (2010). Solids hydrolysis and accumulation in a hybrid anaerobic digester-constructed wetlands system. Ecological Engineering 36, 1007-1016.

García, J., Rousseau, D.P.L, Morató, J., Lesage, E., Matamoros,V. and Bayona, J.M. (2010). Contaminant removal processes in subsurface-flow constructed wetlands: a review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 40, 561-661.

Uggetti, E., Llorens, E., Ferrer, I. and García, J. (2010). Sludge treatment wetlands: A review on the state of the art . Bioresource Technology 101, 2905-2912.

Ferrer, I., Gamiz, M., Almeida, M., Ruiz, A. (2009) Pilot project of biogas production from pig manure and urine mixture at ambient temperature in Ventanilla (Lima, Peru). Waste Management, 29(1), 168-173.

Palatsi, J., Giménez-Lorang, A., Ferrer, I., Flotats, X. (2009) Start-up strategies of thermophilic anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge. Water Science and Technology, 59(9), 1777-1784.

Ferrer, I., Serrano, E., Ponsá, S., Vázquez, F., Font, X. (2009) Enhancement of thermophilic anaerobic sludge digestion by 70ºC pre-treatment: energy considerations. Journal of Residuals Science and Technology, 6(1), 11-18.

Langergraber, G., Rousseau, D., García, J., Mena, J. (2009): CWM1 – A general model to describe biokinetic processes in subsurface flow constructed wetlands. Water Sci Technol 59 (9), 1687-1697.

Pedescoll, A., Uggetti, E., Llorens, E., Granés, F., García, D. and García, J. (2009). Practical method based on saturated hydraulic conductivity used to assess clogging in subsurface flow constructed wetlands. Ecological Engineering  35, 1216–1224.

Uggetti, E., Llorens, E., Pedescoll, A., Ferrer, I., Castellnou, R. and García, J. (2009). Sludge dewatering and stabilization in drying reed beds: characterization of three full-scale systems in Catalonia, Spain. Bioresource Technology 100, 3882-3890.

Uggetti, E., Llorens, E., Pedescoll, A., Ferrer, I., Castellnou, R. and García, J. (2009). Sludge drying reed beds: a case study. Journal of Residuals Science and Technology 6, 57-59.

Tapia, F., Gíacoman, G., Herrera, J., Quintal, C., García, J., and Puigagut, J. (2009). Treatment of swine wastewater with subsurface-flow constructed wetlands in Yucatán, Mexico: influence of plant species and contact time. Water SA 35, 335-342.

Puigagut, J., Salvadó, H. and García, J. (2009). Microfauna community as an indicator of effluent quality and operational parameters in an activated sludge system for treating piggery wastewater. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 203, 207-216.

Seguí, L., Alfranca, O. and García, J. (2009). Techno-economical evaluation of water reuse for wetland restoration: a case study in a Natural Parc in Catalonia, Northeastern Spain. Desalination 246, 179-189.

Llorens, E., Matamoros, V., Domingo, V., Bayona J.M. and García, J. (2009). Water quality improvement in a full-scale tertiary constructed wetland: Effects on conventional and specific organic contaminants. Science of the Total Envinronment 407, 2517-2524.

Catalan, J., Pla, S., García, J.  and Camarero, L. (2009). Climate and CO2 saturation in an alpine lake throughout the Holocene. Limnology and Oceanography 54, 2542-2552.

Llorens, E., Puigagut, J. and García, J. (2009). Distribution and biodegradability of sludge accumulated in a full-scale horizontal subsurface-flow constructed wetland. Desalination and Water Treatment 4, 54-58.