Publications

Refereed Journals

2015

  • Choi, J.D, Ahn, Y.H., El‐Din, M.G., Kim, E.S. (2015.9). Desalination of basal depressurization water in Alberta, Canada by ordered mesoporous carbons nanocomposite membrane. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol., 00(0), 000‐000. (SCI, IF=1.556) (in press)
  • Valipour, A., Ahn, Y.H. (2015). Constructed wetlands as sustainable ecotechnologies in decentralization practices: a review. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 00(0), 000‐000.(DOI: 10.1007/s11356‐015‐5713‐y) (SCI, IF=2.828)
  • Valipour, A., Hamnabard, N., Ahn, Y.H. (2015.10.). Performance evaluation of highly conductive graphene (RGOHI‐AcOH) and graphene/metal nanoparticle composite (RGO/Ni) coated on carbon cloth for supercapacitor applications. RSC Advances, 5, 92970‐92979. (DOI:10.1039/c5ra14806e) (SCI, IF=3.84)
  • Choi, J.D., Ahn, Y.H. (2015.5). Enhanced bioelectricity harvesting in microbial fue cells treating food waste leachate produced from biohydrogen fermentation. Bioresource Technol., 183(5), 53‐60. (SCI, IF=5.039)
  • Choi, J.D., Ahn, Y.H. (2015.3). Biohydrogen fermentation from sucrose and piggery waste with high level of bicarbonate alkalinity, Energies, 8(3), 1716‐1729. (online‐150302) (SCIE, IF=2.072)
  • Valipour, A., Raman, V.K., Ahn, Y.H. (2015.1). Effectiveness of domestic wastewater treatment using bio‐hedge water hyacinth wetland system, Water, 7(1), 329‐347.(online‐150119) (SCIE, IF=1.428)

2014

  • Choi, J.D., Ahn, Y.H. (2014. 12). Increased power generation from primary sludge in microbial fuel cells coupled with prefermentation. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 37(12), 2549-2557. (online-140619) (SCI, IF=1.997)
  • Valipour, A., Hamnabard, N., Woo, K.S., Ahn, Y.H. (2014. 12). Performance of high-rate constructed phytoremediation process with attached growth for domestic wastewater treatment: effect of high TDS and Cu. J. Environ. Manage., 145, 1-8. (online-140623) (SCI, IF=2.723)
  • Choi, J.D., Ahn, Y.H. (2014. 6). Effect of hydrogen producing mixed culture on performance of microbial fuel cells. Inter. J. Hydrogen Energy, 39(17), 9482-9489. (online-140516) (SCI, IF=3.313)
  • Jang, W.S., Sun, H., Bae, S.H., Kim, H.J., Ahn, Y.H., Park, H.K. (2014). Snow melting from solar radiation to mitigate the road freezing. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 543-547, 4073-4076.
  • Choi, J.D., Ahn, Y.H. (2014. 2). Characteristics of biohydrogen fermentation from various substrates. Inter. J. Hydrogen Energy, 39(7), 3152-3159. (SCI, IF=3.313)
  • Choi, J.D., Ahn, Y.H. (2014. 2). Comparative performance of air-lift partial nitritation processes with attached growth and suspended growth without biomass retention. Environ. Technol., 35(11), 1328-1337. (SCI, IF=1.560)

2013

  • Choi, J.D., Ahn, Y.H. (2013). Continuous electricity generation in stacked air cathode microbial fuel cell treating domestic wastewater. J. Environ. Manage., 130, 146-152. (SCI, IF=3.188)
  • Choi, J.D., Jung, S.H., Ahn, Y.H. (2013). Increased hydrazine during partial nitritation process in upflow air-lift reactor fed with supernatant of anaerobic digester effluent. The Korean J. Chemical Engineering, 30(6), 1235-1240. (SCIE, IF=1.241)
  • Ahn, Y.H. (2013). Implementation of microbial fuel cells (MFCs)-based wastewater treatment. Advanced Materials Research, 684, 230-233.

2012

  • Jung, S.H., Ahn, Y.H., Oh, S.E., Lee, J.H., Cho, K.T., Kim, Y.J., Kim, M.W., Shim, J.M., Kang, M.S. (2012). Impedance and thermodynamic analysis of bioanode, abiotic anode and riboflavin-amended anode in microbial fuel cells. Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society, 33(10), 3340-3354. (SCIE, IF=0.835)

2010

  • Ahn, Y.H., Logan, B.E. (2010). Effectiveness of domestic wastewater treatment using microbial fuel cells at ambient and mesophilic temperatures. Bioresource Technol., 101(2), 469-475. (SCI, IF=5.039)

2008

  •  Ahn, Y.H. (2008). Comments on "Sustainable Power Generation in Microbial Fuel Cells Using Bicarbonate Buffer and Proton Transfer Mechanisms". Environ. Sci. Technol. 42(16), 6303-6305. (SCI, IF=4.458)

2006

  • Ahn, Y.H., Speece, R.E. (2006). Waste lime as a potential cation source in the phosphate crystallization process. Environ. Technol., 27(11), 1225-1231. (SCI, IF=0.528)
  • Ahn, Y.H., Speece, R.E. (2006). Waste lime for P-recovery, SCOPE Newsletter, Aug, 69, 5-6.
  • Ahn Y.H., Lee, J.W., Kim H.C., Kwon, S.Y. (2006). Autotrophic nitrogen removal with anaerobic granular sludge and its microbial community. Environ. Eng. Res., 11(4), 173-180.
  • Ahn, Y.H., Choi, H.C. (2006). Autotrophic nitrogen removal from sludge digester liquids in upflow sludge bed reactor with external aeration. Process Biochemistry, 41(9), 1945-1950. (SCI, IF=2.008) (Corrigendum to this paper: Ahn, Y.H. and Choi, H.C. (2007). Process Biochemistry, 42(2), 294.)
  • Ahn, Y.H., Speece, R.E. (2006). A novel process for organic acids and nutrient recovery from municipal wastewater sludge. Wat. Sci. Tech., 53(12), 101-109. (SCI, IF=1.240)
  • Ahn, Y.H., Speece, R.E. (2006). Elutriated acid fermentation of municipal primary sludge. Water Research, 40(11), 2210-2220. (SCI, IF=2.459)
  • Ahn, Y.H. (2006). Sustainable nitrogen elimination biotechnologies: a review. Process Biochemistry, 41(8), 1709-1721. (SCI, IF=2.008)

2004

  • Ahn, Y.H., Choi, H.C. (2004). Municipal sludge treatment and disposal in South Korea: status and a new sustainable approach. Wat. Sci. Tech., 50(9), 245-253. (SCI, IF=0.586)
  • Ahn, Y.H., Kim, H.C. (2004). Nutrient removal and microbial granulation in anaerobic process treating inorganic and organic nitrogenous wastewater. Wat. Sci. Tech., 50(6), 207-216. (SCI, IF=0.586)
  • Ahn, Y.H., Hwang, I., Min, K., (2004). Anammox and partial denitritation in anaerobic nitrogen removal process treating piggery waste. Wat. Sci. Tech. 49(5-6), 145-153.(Also, published in Virtual Journal of Industrial Effluent. 1(8), 10-1~10-8) (SCI, IF=0.586)
  • Ahn, Y.H., Bae, J.Y., Park, S.M., Min, K., (2004). Anaerobic digestion elutriated phased treatment (ADEPT) of piggery waste. Wat. Sci. Tech. 49(5-6), 181-189. (SCI, IF=0.586)

2003

  • Ahn, Y.H., Speece, R.E. (2003). Settleability assessment protocol for anaerobic granular sludge and its application. Water SA, 29(4), 419-426. (SCI, IF=0.6)
  • Kim, M., Gomec, C.Y. Ahn, Y.H., Speece. R.E. (2003). Hydrolysis and acidogenesis of particulate organic material in mesophilic and thermophilic anaerobic digestion. Environ. Technol., 24(9), 1183-1190. (SCI, IF=0.563)

2002

  • Gomec, C.Y., Kim, M., Ahn, Y.H., Speece. R.E. (2002). The role of pH in mesophilic anaerobic sludge solubilization. J. Environ. Sci. Health, A37(10), 1871-1878. (SCIE)
  • Kim, M., Ahn, Y.H., Speece R.E. (2002). Comparative process stability and efficiency of anaerobic digestion: mesophilic vs. thermophilic. Water Res., 36(17), 4369-4385. (SCI, IF=1.611)
  • Boonyakitsombut, S., Kim, M., Ahn, Y.H., Speece, R.E. (2002). Degradation of propionate and its precursors: the role of nutrient supplementation. KSCE Journal of Civil Eng., 6(4), 243-253

2001

  • Ahn, Y.H., Min, K.S., Speece, R.E. (2001). Pre-acidification in anaerobic sludge bed process treating brewery wastewater. Water Res., 35(18), 4267-4276. (SCI, IF=1.376)
  • Ahn, Y.H., Min, K.S., Speece, R.E. (2001). Full scale UASB reactor performance in the brewery industry. Environ. Technol., 22(5), 463-476. (SCI, IF=0.756)

2000

  • Ahn, Y.H. (2000). Physicochemical and microbial aspects of anaerobic granular biopellets. J. Environ. Sci. Health, A35(9), 1617-1635. (SCIE)
  • Ahn, Y.H., Min, K.S., Yun, Z. (2000). Enhancement of reactor performance and pelletization by reactor modification in UASB system. J. Environ. Sci. Health, A35(9), 1719-1733. (SCIE)
Refereed Conference Proceedings and Presentations
  • Ahn, Y.H., Choi, J.D., Bae, J.H., Logan, B. (2008). Microbial fuel cell coupling biohydrogen fermentation of food waste to energy harvesting. The 1st International Symposium on MFCs, May 27-29, The Pennstate University, State College, U.S.A.
  • Ahn, Y.H., Logan, B.E. (2008). Low solids profuation by using microbial fuel cells for power generation and domestic wastewater treatment. The 1st International Symposium on MFCs, May 27-29, The Pennstate University, State College, U.S.A.
  • Choi, J.D., Ahn, Y.H. (2007). Anaerobic reductive dechlorination of chlorinated ethylene in TCE-contaminated soil columns. Proc. 11th IWA World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion (AD11), 23-27 Sept., Brisbane, Australia (CD version).
  • Ahn, Y.H. (2007). Infiltration/inflow and combined sewer overflows (CSOs) of municipal sewage collection systems in Korea. Proc. of 4th IWA Specialist Conference on Efficient Use and management of Urban Water Supply (Efficient 2007), May. 20-23, Jeju island, Korea.
  • Kim, Y., Kim, J., Ha, C., Kim, N., Park, H., Ahn, Y-H., Kwon, S-Y. (2005). Single-Well Natural Gradient Drift and Push-Pull Tests for Assessing In-Situ Aerobic Come_ej_tabolism of Trichlororethylene (TCE). Proc. of KOSSGE International Symposium on Soil & Groundwater Environment, Oct. 27-28, Seoul, Korea.
  • Ahn, Y.H., Choi, H.C. (2005). Nitrogen removal from sludge digester liquids in upflow sludge bed reactor with external aeration. Proc. IWA Specialized Conf. on Nutrient Management in Wastewater Treatment Processes and Recycle Streams. Krakow, Poland, 18-21 Sept.
  • Ahn, Y.H., Speece, R.E. (2005). A novel process for organic acids and nutrient recovery from municipal sludge. Proc. IWA Specialized Conf. on Nutrient Management in Wastewater Treatment Processes and Recycle Streams. Krakow, Poland, 18-21 Sept.
  • Ahn, Y.H., Speece, R.E., Kim Y. (2005). Waste lime as potential cation source in phosphate crystallization process. Proc. 1st Inter. Conf. on Engineering for Waste Treatment: Beneficial Use of Waste and By-Products, Albi, France, 17-19 May, Platform Session 6, D6, 1-7.
  • Kim, Y, Kim, J.-W., Ha, C.Y., Kim, N.-H., Ha, J.-S., Park, H.-W., Ahn, Y.H., Lee, J.-W., Kwon, S.-Y. (2005). Natural gradient drift tests for assessing in-situ aerobic come_ej_tabolism of trichloroethylene using tolune as a substrate. Proc. 1st Inter. Conf. on Engineering for Waste Treatment: Beneficial Use of Waste and By-Products, Albi, France, 17-19 May, Poster Session F, 256TC, 1-8.
  • Lee, J.W., Kim H.C., Kwon, S.Y. and Ahn, Y.H. (2004). Autotrophic nitrogen removal with anaerobic granular sludge and its microbial community. Proc. 10th IWA World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion (AD10), Montreal, Canada, 30 August- 3 Sept., 1183-1187.
  • Ahn, Y.H., Choi, J.D. (2004). A new approach for resources recovery from municipal sludge. Proc. IWA World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion (AD10), Montreal , Canada, 30 August- 3 Sept., 1229-1232.
  • Ahn, Y.H., Choi, H.C. (2004). Status of municipal sludge treatment and disposal in South Korea. Proc. of IWA Conf. on Resources from Sludge - Forging New Frontiers, Singapore, 2-3 March, 1, 20-1~8.
  • Ahn, Y.H., Kim, H.C. (2004). Nutrient removal and microbial granulation in anaerobic process treating inorganic and organic nitrogenous wastewater. Proc. of IWA Conf. on Wastewater Treatment for Nutrient Removal & Reuse, AIT, Thailand, 26-29 Jan., 1, 162-171.
  • Ahn, Y.H., Hwang, I., Min, K., (2003). ANAMMOX and partial denitritation in anaerobic nitrogen removal treating piggery waste. Proc. of IWA 6th Strong N and Agro-Wastewater, Seoul, Korea, 11-13 June, 1, 395-402.
  • Ahn, Y.H., Bae, J.Y., Park, S.M., Min, K., (2003). Anaerobic digestion elutriated phased treatment (ADEPT) of piggery waste. Proc. of IWA 6th Strong N and Agro-Wastewater, Seoul, Korea, 11-13 June, 1, 429-436.
  • Min, K., Ahn, Y.H., Hwang, I., Choi, E. (2002). Feasibility of ammonium removal in anaerobic sludge bed reactor treating piggery wastes. Proc. of Animal Residuals 2002 Conference and Workshop, Washington DC. U.S.A., Session 11, No. 3.
  • Kim, M.I., Ahn, Y.H., Gomec, C.Y., Speece, R.E. (2001). Anaerobic digestion elutriated phased treatment (ADEPT): the role of pH and nutrient. Proc. of 9th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion 2001, Antwerp, Belgium, 2-6 Sept., 1, 799-804.
  • Ahn, Y.H., Nam K.H., Min, K S (1999). UASB-reactor performance in the brewery industry. Asian Waterqual '99, Proceedings of 7th IAWQ Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. 18-20 Oct. 2, 1287-1292
  • Nam, K.H. , Ahn, Y.H., Min, K. S. (1999). Biological nutrient removal of low strength sewage from rural areas using the fermenter supernatant as an external carbon source. Asian Waterqual '99, Proceedings of 7th IAWQ Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. 18-20 Oct. 1, 41-46
  • Ahn, Y.H., Min, K.S., Yun, Z. (1998). Enhancement of reactor performance and pelletization by reactor modification in UASB system. WEFTEC '98, Proceedings of 71th Water Environment Federation (WEF) Annual Conference, Orlando, U.S.A., 3-7, Oct. 3, 587-599.
  • Ahn, Y.H., Min, K.S. (1998). Characteristics of anaerobic biopellets on type of substrate. WEFTEC '98, Proceedings of 71th Water Environment Federation (WEF) Annual Conference, Orlando, U.S.A., 3-7, Oct. 9.
  • Ahn, Y.H., Min, K.S. (1998). Physicochemical and microbial characteristics of anaerobic biopellets. Water Quality International '98, 19th IAWQ Biennial International Conference (Poster Presentations), Vancouver, Canada, 21-26 June.
  • Min, K.S., Ahn, Y.H. (1997). The effects of hydrogen partial pressure on anaerobic pelletization. Proceedings of 8th IAWQ International Conference on Anaerobic Digestion (AD-97), Sendai, Japan, 25-29 May, 2, 571-578.
  • Min, K.S., Ahn, Y.H. (1997). The effects of pH on pelletization and anaerobic phase separation in hydrogen partial pressure. Asian Waterqual '97, Proceedings of 6th IAWQ Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Seoul, Korea, 20-23 May, 2, 721-728.
  • Min, K.S., Ahn, Y.H., Yun, Z. (1994). Reactor performance and pelletization in upflow anaerobic sludge bed system. Water Quality International '94, Proceedings of IAWQ 17th Biennial International Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 24-29, July, 13
Other Publications
  • Ahn, Y.H., Choi, J.D., Bae, H.D., Lee, D.S. (2006). GenBank accession numbers, DQ656567-DQ656582, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).( Nucleotide sequences of anaerobic come_ej_tabolic/reductive dechlorination bacteria, YU-ARD-G1 to YU-ARD-G16)
  • Lee, J.W., Ahn, Y.H. and Kwon, S.Y. (2004). GenBank accession numbers, AY609339-AY609349, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).( Nucleotide sequences of anaerobic nitrogen elimination bacteria, AD-1 to AD-11)