Scientific Papers

New! Van Den Hende, S., Beyls, J., De Buyck, P-J., & Rousseau, D.P.L. 2016. Food-industry-effluent-grown microalgal bacterial flocs as a bioresource for high-value phycochemicals and biogas. Algal Research, 18, 25-32. doi:10.1016/j.algal.2016.05.031


New! Van Den Hende, S., Laurent. C., Bégué, M. 2015. Anaerobic digestion of microalgal bacterial flocs from a raceway pond treating aquaculture wastewater: Need for a biorefinery. Bioresour Technol., 196, 184-193. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2015.07.058

Taelman, S.E., Champenois, J., Edwards, M.D., De Meester, S. Dewulf, J. 2015. Comparative environmental life cycle assessment of two seaweed cultivation systems in North West Europe with a focus on quantifying sea surface occupation. Algal Research, 11, 173-183. 


Gerardo, M.L., Van Den Hende, S., Vervaeren, H., Coward, T. & Skill, S. 2015. Harvesting of microalgae within a biorefinery approach: A review of the developments and case studies from pilot-plants. Algal Research, 11, 248-262.


Biller P, Ross A.B, Skill S C. 2015. Investigation of the presence of an aliphatic biopolymer in cyanobacteria: Implications for kerogen formation. Organic Geochemistry Volume 81, April 2015, Pages 64–69  doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2015.01.010 


Sfez, S., Van Den Hende, S., Taelman S.E., De Meestar, S. & Dewulf, J. 2015. Environmental sustainability assessment of a microalgae raceway pond treating aquaculture wastewater: from up-scaling to system integration.  Bioresource Technology, 190, 321-331. 


Taelman, S.E., De Meester, S., Van Dijk, W. , da Silva, V. & Dewulf, J. 2015. Environmental sustainability analysis of a protein-rich livestock feed ingredient in The Netherlands: Microalgae production versus soybean import. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 101, 61-72.


Oatley-Radcliffe, D.L., Williams, S.R., Ainscough, T.J., Lee, C., Johnson, D.J. & Williams, P.M. 2015. Experimental determination of the hydrodynamic forces within nanofiltration membranes and evaluation of the current theoretical descriptions. Separation and Purification Technology, 149, 339–348. 


R.L. Airs , B. Temperton, C. Sambles, G. Farnham, S.C. Skill, C.A. Llewellyn. 2014. Chlorophyll f and chlorophyll d are produced in the cyanobacterium Chlorogloeopsis fritschii when cultured under natural light and near-infrared radiation. It can be accessed here

Van Den Hende, S., Claessens, L., De Muylder, E., Boon, N. & Vervaeren, H.  2014.  Microalgal bacterial flocs originating from aquaculture wastewater treatment as diet ingredient for Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone). Aquaculture Research, 2014, 1–15.


Taelman, S.E., De Meeser, S., Schaubroeck, T., Sakshaug, E., Alvarenga, R.A.F. & Dewulf, J.  2014.  Accounting for the occupation of the marine environment as a natural resource in life cycle assessment: An exergy based approach. Resources, Conservation and Recycling91, 1-10.


Mayers, J.J, Flynn, K.J., Shields, R.J.  2014. Influence of the N:P supply ratio on biomass productivity and time-resolved changes in elemental and bulk biochemical composition of Nannochloropsis spBioresource Technology169, 588-595.


Kenny, P. & Flynn, K.J. 2014. In silico optimization for production of biomass and biofuel feedstocks from microalgae. J Appl Phycol, 16pp.  doi:10.1007/s10811-014-0342-2.


Holdt, S. & Edwards, M.  2014.  Cost Effective IMTA: a comparison of the production efficiencies of mussels and seaweed. Journal of Applied Phycology, 26 (2), 933-945.


Gerardo, M.L., Oatley-Radcliffe, D.L., Lovitt, R.W. 2014 Intergration of membrane technology in microalgae biorefineries. Journal of Membrane Science, 464, 86-99. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2014.04.010.


Van Den Hende, S., Carré, E., Cocaud, E., Beelen, V., Boon, N., Vervaeren, H. 2014. Treatment of industrial wastewaters by microalgal bacterial flocs in sequencing batch reactors. Bioresource Technology 161, 245-254.

Van Den Hende, S., Beelen, V., Bore, G., Boon, N., Vervaeren, H. 2014. Up-scaling aquaculture wastewater treatment by microalgal bacterial flocs: from lab reactors to an outdoor raceway pond. Bioresource Technology,  159, 342-354.


Van Den Hende, S., 2014. Microalgal bacterial flocs for wastewater treatment: from concept to pilot scale. Ph.D. dissertation. Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. ISBN 978-90-5989-684-0. (please contact the author for more information - Sofie.VanDenHende[a]


Gerardo, M.L., Oatley-Radcliffe, D.L. and Lovitt, R.W.  2014.  Minimizing the Energy Requirement of Dewatering Scenedesmus sp. by Microfiltration: Performance, Costs, and Feasibility. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48, 845−853.


Mayers, J.J., Flyn, K.J. & Shields, R.J.  2013.  Rapid determination of bulk microalgal biochemical composition by Fourier-Transform Infrared spectroscopy. Bioresource Technology, 148, 215–220.


Taelman et al. 2013. The environmental sustainability of microalgae as feed for aquaculture: A life cycle perspective. Bioresource Technology, 150, 513–522.