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PATENTS

  • Liu, Y., Liao, W., Frear, C., Chen, S.  2010. Pelletization process to control filamentous fungi morphology for enhanced reactor rheology and bioproduct formation. U.S. Patent 12/132,130

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed journal articles

[67]         Li, Q., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Powers, W. 2017. Microalgal cultivation using animal production exhaust air: technical and economic feasibility. CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water (In press)

[66]         MacLellan, J., Chen, R., Yue, Z.B., Kraemer, R., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2017. Effects of protein and lignin on cellulose and xylan analyses of lignocellulosic biomass. Journal of Integrative Agriculture (In press)

[65]         Bustamante-Roman, M., Liao, W. 2017. A self-sustaining high-strength wastewater treatment system using solar-bio-hybrid power generation. Bioresource Technology 234, 415-423

[64]         Pelaez-Samaniego, M. R., Hummel, R. L., Liao, W., Ma, J., Jensen, J., Kruger, C., Frear, C. 2017. Approaches for adding value to anaerobically digested dairy fiber. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Review 72, 254-268

[63]         Liu, Z., Liu, Y., Oyetunde, T., Hollinshead, W. D., Hermanns, A., Tang, Y., Liao, W. 2017. Exploring eukaryotic formate metabolisms to enhance microbial growth and lipid accumulation. Biotechnology for Biofuels 10, 22

[62]        Zhong Y., Liu, Z., Isaguirre, C., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2016. Fungal fermentation on anaerobic digestate for lipid-based biofuel production. Biotechnology for Biofuels 9, 253

[61]        Aguilar, R., Bustamante, M., Kirk, D., Miranda, J., Baudrit, D., Aguilar, J., Rodriguez, W., Reinhold, D., Liao, W. 2016. Technical and economic feasibility of an on-site solar-bio-powered organic wastes utilization system in Central America. Journal of Environmental Management 184, 371-379

[60]        Yang, F., Chen, R., Yue, Z.B., Liao, W., Marsh, T. L. 2016. Phylogenetic analysis of anaerobic co-digestion of animal manure and corn stover reveals linkages between bacterial communities and digestion performance. Advances in Microbiology 6, 879-897

[59]        Liu, Z., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2016. A sustainable bioreifinery concept to convert agricultural residues into value-added chemicals. Biotechnology for Biofuels 9, 197.

[58]        Zanotti, M., Ruan, Z., Bustamante-Roman, M., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2016. A sustainable lignocellulosic biodiesel production integrating solar- and bio-power generation. Green Chemistry 18, 5059-5068.

[57]     Li, Q., Powers, W., Rozeboom, D., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2016. An integrated curtain-microalgal culture system (WCMC) to recover nutrients and mitigate air emissions from animal feeding operations. Algal Research 18, 166-174.

[56]     Sanyal, O., Liu, Z., Yu, J., Meharg, B. M., Hong, J. S., Liao, W., Lee, I. 2016. Designing fouling-resistant clay-embedded polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes for wastewater effluent treatment. Journal of Membrane Science 512, 21-28.

[55]     Chen, R., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2016. Using an environmentally friendly process combining electrocoagulation and algal cultivation to treat high strength wastewater. Algal Research 16, 330-337.

[54]     Chen, R., Roos, M., Zhong, Y., Marsh T., Bustamante-Roman, M., Ascencio, W., Uribe, L., Lorio, L., Kirk, D., Reinhold D., Miranda, J., Baudrit, D., Aguilar, J., Rodriguez, W., Srivastava, A., Liao, W. 2016. Response of anaerobic microorganisms to different culture conditions and corresponding effects on biogas production a solid digestate quality. Biomass and Bioenergy 85, 84-93.

[53]     Wang, D., Zhu, Z., Wang, X., Bustamante, M., Xu, Y., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2015. Improving mycelium-bound lipase production by aggregating Rhizopus chinensis on a draft tube in a modified stirred tank fermentor. Process Biochemistry 50, 2019-2028

[52]     Sanyal, O., Liu, Z., Meharg, B. M., Liao, W., Lee, I. 2015. Development of polyelectrolyte multilayer membranes to reduce the COD removal of electrocoagulation treated high-strength wastewater. Journal of Membrane Science 496, 259-266

[51]     Wang, X. Q., Ruan, Z. H., Sears, B. B., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2015. Transgenic expression of a bacterial thermophilic amylase in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii chloroplast. BioEnergy Research 8(2), 527-536

[50]     Zhong, Y., Bustamante-Roman, M., Zhong, Y., Archer, S., Chen, R., Deitz, L., Hochhalter, D., Balaze, K., Sperry M., Werner, E., Kirk, D., Liao, W. 2015. Using anaerobic digestion of organic wastes to biochemically store solar thermal energy. Journal of Energy 83, 638-646

[49]     Ruan, Z., Hollinshead, W., Isaguirre, C., Tang, Y. J., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2015. Effects of inhibitory compounds in lignocellulosic hydrolysates on Mortierella isabellina growth and carbon utilization. Bioresource Technology 183, 18-24

[48]     Chen, R., Rojas-Downing, M., Zhong, Y., Saffron, C., Liao, W. 2015. Life cycle assessment of anaerobic co-digestion of dairy manure and food waste. Journal of Industrial Biotechnology 11(2), 127-139

[47]     Hussain J., Liu, Y., Araujo-Lopes, W., de-Souze, C. O., de-Carvalho, G. C., Nascimento, I. A., Liao, W. 2015. Effects of different lipid extraction methods on algal lipid yield, fatty acid profile and biodiesel quality. Journal of Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 175(6), 3048-3057

[46]     Wang, X., Ruan, Z., Sheridan, P., Boileaud, D., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2015. Two-stage photautotrophic cultivation to improve carbohydrate production in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Biomass and Bioenergy 74, 280-287

[45]     Liu, Z., Stromberg, D., Liu, X., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2015. A new multiple-stage electrocoagulation process on anaerobic digestion effluent to simultaneously reclaim water and clean up biogas. Journal of Hazardous Materials 285, 483-490

[44]     Zhong, Y., Ruan, Z., Zhong, Y., Archer, S., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2015. A self-sustaining advanced lignocellulosic biofuel production by integration of anaerobic digestion and aerobic fungal fermentation. Bioresource Technology 179, 173-179

[43]     Hussain, J., Ruan, Z., Nascimento, I. A., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2014. Lipid profiling and corresponding biodiesel quality of Mortierella isabellina using different drying and extraction methods. Bioresource Technology 169, 768-772

[42]     Nascimento, I. A., Izabel-Marques, S. S., de-Carvalho, G. C., Druzian, J. I., de-Souza, C. O., Nascimento, M. A., Hussain, J., Liao, W. 2014. Microalgae versus land-crops as feedstock for biodiesel: productivity, quality and compliance to standards. BioEnergy Research 7,1002-1013

[41]     Chen, R., Thomas, B. D., Liu, Y., Mulbry, W., Liao, W. 2014. Effects of algal hydrolysate as reaction medium on enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocelluloses. Biomass and Bioenergy 67,72-78

[40]     Ruan, Z., Zanotti, M., Archer, S., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2014. Oleaginous fungal lipid fermentation on combined acid- and alkali-pretreated corn stover hydrolysate for advanced biofuel production. Bioresource Technology 163,12-17

[39]     Zhang, L., Wang, X. Q., Ruan, Z. H., Liu, Y., Niu, X. R., Yue, Z. B., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2014. Fungal cellulase/xylanase production and corresponding hydrolysis using pretreated corn stover as substrates. Journal of Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 172(2), 1045-1054

[38]     Yue, Z. B., MacLellan, J., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2013. Effects of corn stover as carbon supplement on an integrated anaerobic digestion and ethanol fermentation process. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 5, 063116

[37]     Liu, Z. G., Ruan, Z. H., Xiao, Y., Yi, Y., Tang, Y., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2013. Integration of sewage sludge digestion with advanced fuel synthesis. Bioresource Technology 132, 166-170.

[36]     MacLellan, J., Chen, R., Kraemer, R., Zhong, Y., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2013. Anaerobic treatment of lignocellulosic material to co-produce methane and digested fiber for ethanol biorefining. Bioresource Technology 130, 418-423.

[35]     Ruan, Z. H., Zanotti, M., Ducey, C., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2013. Co-hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass for microbial lipid accumulation. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 110(4), 1039-1049. (Spotlight of the journal)

[34]     Yue, Z. B., Chen, R., Yang, F., MacLellan, J., Marsh, T., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2013. Effects of dairy manure and corn stover co-digestion on anaerobic microbes and corresponding digestion performance. Bioresource Technology 128, 65-71.

[33]     Mulbry, W., Reeves, J., Liu, Y., Ruan, Z., Liao, W. 2012. Near- and mid-infrared spectroscopic determination of algal composition. Journal of Applied Phycology 24(5), 1261-1267.

[32]     Chen, R., Yue, Z., Dietz L., Liu, Y., Mulbry, W., Liao. W. 2012. Use of an algal hydrolysate to improve enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulose. Bioresource Technology 108, 149-154.

[31]     Chen, R., Li, R., Dietz, L., Liu, Y., Stevenson, J., Liao, W. 2012. Freshwater algal cultivation with animal waste for nutrient removal and biomass accumulation. Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy 39, 128-138.

[30]     Zhang, L., Liu, Y., Niu, X., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2012. Effects of acid and alkali treated lignocellulosic materials on cellulase/xylanase production by Trichoderma reesei Rut C-30 and corresponding enzymatic hydrolysis. Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy 37, 16-24.

[29]     Yue, Z., Teater, C., MacLellan, J., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2011. Development of a new bioethanol feedstock – anaerobically digested fiber from confined dairy operations using different digestion configurations. Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy 35, 1946-1953.

[28]     Li, Z., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Chen, S., Zemetra, R. S. 2011. Bioethanol production using genetically modified and mutant wheat and barley straws. Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy 35, 542-548.

[27]     Teater, C., Yue, Z., MacLellan, J., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2011. Assessing solid digestate from anaerobic digestion as feedstock for ethanol production. Bioresource Technology 102, 1856-1862.

[26]     Liao, W., Frear, C., Oakley, K., Chen, S. 2010. Leaching-bed reactor for producing stabilized plant growing media from dairy manure. Biosystems Engineering 106, 278-285.

[25]     Yue, Z., Teater, C., Liu, Y., MacLellan, J., Liao, W. 2010. A sustainable pathway of cellulosic ethanol production integrating anaerobic digestion with biorefining. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 105(6) 1031-1039.

[24]     Safferman, S., Liao, W., Saffron, C. 2009. Engineering the Bioeconomy. Journal of Environmental Engineering – ASCE 135(11), 1085-1085.

[23]     Liao, W., Liu, Y., Wen, Z., Frear, C., Chen, S. 2008. Kinetic modeling of enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose in differently pretreated fibers from a nitrogen-rich lignocellulosic material – dairy manure. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 101(3), 441-451.

[22]     Wu, B., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Chen, S. 2008. A numerical model for predicting diffusivity in a biocatalyst particle with heterogeneous reactions. Journal of AiChE 54(8), 2182-2189.

[21]     Liu, Y., Liao, W., Chen, S. 2008. Co-production of L-(+)-lactic acid and chitin using a pelletized filamentous fungus Rhizopus oryzae NRRL 395 cultured on cull potatoes and glucose. Journal of Applied Microbiology 105, 1521-1528.

[20]     Liao, W., Liu, Y., Frear, C., Chen, S. 2008. Co-production of fumaric acid and chitin from a nitrogen-rich agricultural residue — dairy manure using fungal fermentation. Bioresource Technology 99(13), 5859-5866.

[19]     Liu, Y., Liao, W., Chen, S. 2008. Study of pellet formation of filamentous fungi—Rhizopus oryzae using a multiple logistic regression model. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 99(1), 117-128.

[18]     Liao, W., Liu, Y., Chen, S. 2007. Studying pellet formation of a filamentous fungus – Rhizopus oryzae to enhance organic acid production. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 136-140, 689-701.

[17]     Liao, W., Liu, Y., Chen, S. 2007. A new approach of pellet formation of a filamentous fungus – Rhizopus oryzae. Bioresource Technology 98 (18), 3415-3423.

[16]     Liao, W., Liu, Y., Wen, Z., Frear, C., Chen, S. 2007. Studying the effects of acid treatment on components of dairy manure and cellulose accumulation using dilute acid treatment. Bioresource Technology 98(10), 1992-1999.

[15]   Liao, W., Liu, Y., Liu, C., Wen, Z., Chen, S. 2006. Acid hydrolysis of fiber from dairy manure. Bioresource Technology 97(14), 1687 - 1695.

[14]     Liu, Y., Liao, W., Chen, S. 2006. Optimization of L-(+)-lactic acid production using pellet-form Rhizopus oryzae NRRL 395. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 129-132, 844-853.

[13]     Wen, Z., Liao, W., Chen. S. 2005. Production of cellulose/β-glucosidase by the mixed fungi culture Trichoderma reesei and Aspergillus phoenicis on dairy manure. Process Biochemistry. 40(9), 3087-3094.

[12]     Liao, W., Wen, Z., Hurley, S., Liu, Y., Liu, C., Chen, S. 2005. Effects of hemicellulose, lignin on enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose from dairy manure. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 121-124, 1017-1030.

[11]     Liu, Y., Wen, Z., Liao, W., Liu, C., Chen, S. 2005. Optimization of L-(+)-lactic acid production process from cull potato by Rhizopus oryzae. Engineering in Life Sciences 5(4), 343 – 349.

[10]     Chen, S., Wen, Z., Liao, W., Liu, C., Kincaid, R. L., Harrison, J. H., Elliott, D. C., Stevens, D. J. 2005. Studies into using manure for biorefinery. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 121-124, 999-1015.

[9]     Wen, Z., Liao, W., Chen, S. 2005. Production of cellulase by Trichoderma reesei from dairy manure. Bioresource Technology 96(4), 491-499.

[8]     Liao, W., Liu, Y., Liu, C., Chen, S. 2004. Optimizing dilute acid hydrolysis of hemicellulose in a nitrogen-rich cellulosic material—dairy manure. Bioresource Technology 94(1), 33 – 41.

[7]     Liu, C., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Wen, Z., Chen, S. 2004. Simultaneous production of nisin and lactic acid from cheese whey: optimization of fermentation conditions through statistically based experimental designs. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 114(1-3), 627-638.

[6]     Wen, Z., Liao, W., Chen, S., 2004. Hydrolysis of animal manure lignocellulosics for reducing sugar production. Bioresource Technology 91(1), 31-39.

[5]   Liu, C., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Wen, Z., Chen, S., 2003. Application of statistically-based experimental designs for the optimization of nisin production from whey. Biotechnology Letter 25(11), 877 – 882.

[4]     Liu, Y., Jiang, X., Liao, W., Guan, H., 2002. Analysis of oligoguluronic acids with NMR, electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry and high-performance anion-exchange chromatography. J. Chromatography A. 968(1-2), 71-78.

[3]     Liao, W., Gu, G., Zhao, G. 1997. Further studies on peroxidase, polyphenol oxidase, lipoxygenase, catalase during malting and mashing. Food and Fermentation Industry 136, 1-7. (In Chinese)

[2]     Liao, W., Gu, G., Zhao, G. 1996. Flavor staling in beer. Brewing 112, 1-15. (In Chinese)

[1]     Liao, W., Gu, G., Zhao, G. 1996. The effect of rice on beer flavor staling. Brewing Technology 46, 16-20. (In Chinese)

 

Peer-reviewed book chapter

[3]        Hodge, D., Liao, W. 2016. Enzymatic Hydrolysis, In Bioenergy: Principles and Applications, Li, Y., Khanal, S. K. (Ed.), WILEY Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ.

[2]        Liao, W., Liu, Y., Hodge, D. 2014. Integrated farm-based biorefinery, in Biorefineries, Qureshi, N., Hodge, D., Vertes, A. (Ed.), Elsevier, New York, NY.

[1]        Wen, Z., Liao, W., Liu, C., Chen, S. 2007. Value-added products from animal manure, in Bioprocessing for Value-Added Products from Renewable Resources, Yang, S. T., (Ed.), Elsevier, New York, NY. pp 629-651.

 

Other publications

[12]        Kirk, D., Tang, Y., Liao, W. 2014. Improvement of bioengineering courses through systems biology and bioprocess modeling. The ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings.

[11]        Li, Q., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Powers, W. 2014. Microalgae cultivation from animal production exhaust air: mitigate air emissions and recovery nutrients. The ASABE Annual International Meeting proceedings, 5:3314-3328.

[10]        Faivor, L., Liao, W., Kirk, D. 2013. Farm-based biorefining: anaerobic digestion and algal raceway system. Biocycle, 54(5), 29-31.

[9]        MacConnell, C., Frear, C., Liao, W. 2010. Pretreatment of AD-treated fibrous solids for value-added container media market. WSU CSANR Research Report 2010-001.

[8]        Frear, C., Liao, W., Ewing, T., Chen, S. 2010. Baseline performance monitoring of commercial diary anaerobic digester. WSU CSANR Research Report 2010-001.

[7]        Liao, W. 2008. A Primer on Anaerobic Digestion. The Scoop 2(4) 1.

[6]        Liao, W., Frear, C., Chen, S. 2007. Biomass inventory technology and economics assessment – Report 1. Characteristics of biomass. Washington State Department of Ecology, Seattle, WA.

[5]        Chen, S., Liao, W., Liu, C., Wen, Z., Kincaid, R. L., Harrison, J. H., Elliot, D. C., Brown, M. D., Solana, A. E., Stevens, D. J. 2003. Value-added chemicals from animal manure. Technical report no. 1. Northwest Bioproducts Research Institute. Richland, WA.

[4]        Chen, S., Liao, W., Liu, C., Kincaid, R., Harrison, J. 2003. Use of animal manure as feedstock for bio-products. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Animal, Agricultural, and Food Processing Wastes. pp 50-57. ASAE, St. Joseph, MI.

[3]     Liao, W., Wen, Z., Liu, C., Chen, S. 2003. Comparison of hydrolysis processes for dairy manure conversion. ASAE paper no. 037055. Las Vegas, NV.

[2]     Liu, Y., Wen, Z., Liao, W., Liu, C., Chen, S. 2003. Optimization of the L (+)-Lactic acid production process from cull potato by Rhizopus oryzae. ASAE paper no. 036024. Las Vegas, NV.

[1]     Liao, W., Chen, S., Kincaid, R. L., Harrison, J. H. 2002. Value-added chemicals from animal manures. Paper no. 2021. Bioenergy2002. Boise, ID.

 

Conference and symposium presentation

[89]        Liao, W., Aguilar-Alvarez, R. E., Bustamante-Roman, M., Kirk, D., Reinhold, D., Chen, R., Murillo-Roos, M., Zhong, Y., Uribe, L., Uribe-Lorio, L., Miranda-Chavarria, J. A., Baudrit-Ruiz, D., Aguilar-Pereira, J. F., Rodriguez-Montero, W.. 2016. A self-sustaining concept to convert organic wastes into valuable products. Oral presentation at the 8th ENCUENTRO RedBioLAC. San Jose, Costa Rica. November 10.

[88]        Wang, X., Ruan, Z., Sheridan, P., Boileau, D., Sears, B., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2016. Enhancement of microalgal biomass for carbohydrate accumulation. Oral presentation at the 2016 CSCHE Conference and Exhibition, Quebec City, Canada. October 17-20.

[87]        Liu, Z., Chen, R., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2016. Combining electrocoagulation with algal cultivation to accumulate algal biomass and reclaim water from liquid anaerobic digestion effluent. Oral presentation at the 2016 CSCHE Conference and Exhibition, Quebec City, Canada. October 17-20.

[86]        Bustamante, M., Liao, W. 2016. Small-scale solar-bio-hybrid power generation using Brayton and Rankine cycles. Oral presentation at the 2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Orlando, FL. July 17-20.

[85]        Aguilar, R., Miranda, A., Reinhold, D., Kirk, D., Liao, W. A simple solution to clean up biogas for electricity generation in rural Central America. Oral presentation at the 2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Orlando, FL. July 17-20.

[84]        Zhong, Y., Liu, Z., Isaguirre, C., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2016. Fungal fermentation on anaerobic digestate for lipid-based biofuel production. Oral presentation at the 2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Orlando, FL. July 17-20.

[83]        Liu, Z., Vanderberg, M., Sanyal, O., Lee, I., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2016. A novel approach to simultaneously clean up biogas and reclaim water from anaerobic digestion. Oral presentation at the 2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Orlando, FL. July 17-20.

[82]        Zanotti, M., Ruan, Z., Bustamente, M., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2016. A sustainable lignocellulosic biodiesel production integrating solar and bio-power generation. Oral presentation at the 38th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Baltimore, MD. April 25 – April 28. 

[81]        Liu, Z., Liu, Y. Liao, W. 2016. A self-sustaining biorefining concept to convert agricultural residues into high-value chemicals. Poster presentation at the 38th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Baltimore, MD. April 25 – April 28. 

[80]     Liao, W., Dana, K., Reinhold, D. 2016. Technical and economic analysis of integrated anaerobic digestion system for value-added utilization of organic wastes. Oral presentation at the 26th Annual Solid Waste Technical Conference, The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) Michigan Waste Industries Association (MWIA). East Lansing, MI. April 18-19, 2016.

[79]     Liu, Z., Vanderberg, M., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2015. An integrated process to clean up biogas, reclaim water and utilize solid residues – magnifying sustainability of anaerobic digestion. Oral presentation at the 2015 AICHE Annual International Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. November 9-13.

[78]     Sanyal, O., Liu, Z., Meharg, B., Liao, W., Lee, I. 2015. Evaluating the applicability of polyelectrolyte-based membranes to treating real wastewater effluents. Oral presentation at the 2015 AICHE Annual International Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. November 9-13.

[77]     Sanyal, O., Liu, Z., Meharg, B., Liao, W., Hong, J. S., Lee, I. 2015. Designing clay-polyeletrolyte based hybrid membranes for effluent treatment. Oral presentation at the 2015 AICHE Annual International Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. November 9-13.

[76]     Roman, M., Liao, W. 2015. Design of a Fresnel lens solar thermal collector for power generation. Oral presentation at the 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA. July 26-29.

[75]     Liao, W., Chen, R., Murillo, M., Zhong, Y., Marsh, T., Uribe-Lorio, L., Uribe-Lorio, L., Kirk, D. 2015. Responses of anaerobic microorganisms on different culture conditions and corresponding effects on anaerobic digestion performance. Oral presentation at the 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA. July 26-29.

[74]     Liao, W., Chen, R., Roman, M., Liu, Z., Sanyal, O., Liu, Y., Lee. I. 2015. Integrating solar-bio-nano-technologies to develop a self-sustaining organic waste utilization system. Oral presentation at the 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA. July 26-29.

[73]     Zhong, Y., Ruan, Z., Zhong, Y., Archer, S., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2015. A self-sustaining advanced lignocellulosic biofuel production by integration of anaerobic digestion and aerobic fungal fermentation. Oral presentation at the 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA. July 26-29.

[72]     Li, Q., Powers, W., Rozeboom, D., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2015. Mitigate air emissions from animal feeding operations and recover nutrients using an integrated water curtain-microalgal culture system. Oral presentation at the 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA. July 26-29.

[71]     Liu, Z., Liao, W., Liu. Y. 2015. Integrating electrocoagulation (EC) and biological routes to convert organic residues into value-added chemicals. Poster presentation at the 37th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Sand Diego, CA. April 27 – April 30. 

[70]     Liao, W. 2014. A self-sustaining solar-bio-nano-based concept to convert organic wastes into valuable products. Oral presentation at the 2014 Yangling International Agri-science Forum, Yangling, China. November 4-8.

[69]     Li, Q., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Powers, W. 2014. Integrated wet scrubbers-microalgae culture system: design and evaluation. Oral presentation at the 2014 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Canada. July 13-17.

[68]     Li, Q., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Powers, W. 2014. Cultivating microalgae using animal production exhaust air as a nutrient source – a laboratory scale study. Oral presentation at the 2014 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Canada. July 13-17.

[67]     Liu, Z., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2014. A new anaerobic digestion effluent utilization system integrating electrocoagulation and algal accumulation. Oral presentation at the 2014 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Canada. July 13-17.

[66]     Chen, R., Murillo, M., Zhong, Y., Marsh, T., Uribe-Lorio, L., Uribe-Lorio, L., Kirk, D., Liao, W. 2014. Effects of climate region, reaction temperature and feed composition on microbial community and anaerobic digestion performance. Oral presentation at the 2014 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Canada. July 13-17.

[65]     Tang, Y., Dolan, K., Liao, W. 2014. Improvement of bioengineering courses through systems biology and kinetic fermentation bioprocessing modeling. Poster presentation at the 121st ASEE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN. June 15-18. 

[64]     Wang, X., Ruan, Z., Sheridan, P., Boileau, D., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2014. Enhancement of microalgal biomass for bioethanol production. Oral presentation at the 36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Clearwater, FL. April 28 – May 1. 

[63]     Ruan, Z., Zanotti, M., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2014. Development of an advanced biological process to convert lignocellulose into lipid-based fuel. Poster presentation at the 36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Clearwater, FL. April 28 – May 1. 

[62]     Liao, W. 2013. A self-sustaining and scalable solar-bio-nano-based organic waste utilization concept. Oral presentation at the 13th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy from Organic Recycling, Columbus, OH. October 20-23.

[61]     Zhong, Y., Bustanmante-Roman, M., Zhong, Y. K., Archer, S., Chen, R., Kirk, D., Liao, W. 2013. Using anaerobic digestion of organic wastes to biochemically store solar thermal energy. Poster presentation at the 2013 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri. July 21-24.

[60]     Zanotti, M., Ruan, Z. H., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2013. Mass and energy balance for a solar-powered lignocellulosic biodiesel refinery. Poster presentation at the 2013 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri. July 21-24.

[59]     Liu, Z. G., Stromberg, D., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2013. Reclaiming water from anaerobic digestion effluent using electrocoagulation (EC) treatment – integration of EC and biogas purification. Oral presentation at the 2013 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri. July 21-24.

[58]     Liao, W. 2013. Improving access to clean energy in rural Central America using on-site solar-biopower generation. Oral presentation at the 13th Annual Ecosystems Engineering Society Meeting, East Lansing, MI. June 10-12.

[57]     Liu, Z., Ruan, Z., Xiao, Y., Yi, Y., Tang, Y., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2012. Microbial conversion of sewage sludge for advanced fuel production. Oral presentation at the Fecal Sludge Management Conference 2012, Durban, South Africa. October 29-31.

[56]     Faivor, L., Kirk, D., Liao, W. 2012. Operation of a plug flow digester utilizing dairy manure and food waste as primary feedstocks. Oral presentation at the 12th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy from Organic Recycling, St. Louis, MO. October 29-31.

[55]     Liao, W. 2012. Integrated Farm-based Biorefining Converts Agricultural Wastes into Value-added Products. Oral presentation at the 12th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy from Organic Recycling, St. Louis, MO. October 29-31.

[54]     Chen, R., Yue, Z., Yang, F., MacLellan, J., Marsh, T., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2012. Effects of farm wastes co-digestion on microbial community, methane production, and fiber quality as biorefining feedstock. Oral presentation at the 2012 AIChE Annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. October 28-November 2.

[53]     Wang, X., Sears, B. B., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2012. Transgenic expression of a bacterial exo-acting intracellular amylase in the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii chloroplast. Oral presentation at the 2012 AIChE Annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. October 28-November 2.

[52]     Ruan, Z., Zanotti, M., Zhong, Y., Ducey, C., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2012. Comparison of fungal lipid accumulation on different lignocellulosic feedstocks. Oral presentation at the 2012 AIChE Annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. October 28-November 2.

[51]     Liao, W. 2012. Biological processes for biomass conversion to bioenergy. Oral presentation at the conference of United Nations 67th Anniversary Program – Sustainable Energy for Sustainable Development, East Lansing, MI. October 21-23. 

[50]     Moscoso, J.L., Chen, R., Kumar, S., Liao, W. 2012. Flash hydrolysis for producing algal hydrolysate hydrolysate and its application in enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulose biomass. Oral presentation at the 2012 AIChE Annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. October 28-November 2.

[49]     Liao, W. 2012. A novel integrated farm-based biorefining on agricultural wastes for value-added fuels/chemical production. Oral presentation at the 22nd Annual Solid Waste Technical Conference, The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) Michigan Waste Industries Association (MWIA). East Lansing, MI. March 27-28, 2012.

[48]     Liao, W., Yue, Z.B., Teater C., Liu, Y., Chen, R., MacLellan, J., Deitz, L., Stevenson, J. 2011. Integrated farm-based biorefining concept for agricultural residue utilization. Poster presentation at the National Academics Keck Futures Initiative Conference. Irvine, CA. November 10-13, 2011.

[47]     MacLellan, J., Yue, Z.B., Chen, R., Liao, W. 2011. An anaerobic bacterial culture on lignocellulosic materials for bioenergy production. Oral presentation at the AIChE 2011 Annual meeting. Minneapolis, MN. October 17-21.

[46]     Chen, R., Yue, Z. B., Deitz, L.A., Mulbry, W., Liao, W. 2011. Improving enzymatic hydrolysis of anaerobically digested manure fiber using algal hydrolystate. Oral presentation at the AIChE 2011 Annual meeting. Minneapolis, MN. October 17-21.

[45]     Wang, X.Q., Ruan, Z. H., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2011. Comparison of glucose and glycerol metabolism of Rhizopus oryzae. Oral presentation at the AIChE 2011 Annual meeting. Minneapolis, MN. October 17-21.

[44]     Liao, W., Yue, Z.B., Teater C., Liu, Y., Chen, R., MacLellan, J., Deitz, L., Stevenson, J. 2011. Integrated Farm-based Biorefining. Oral presentation at the ASABE 2011 Annual International Meeting. Lousville, KY. August 7-10.

[43]     Liao, W. 2011. Environmental benign approaches to convert agricultural wastes into value-added energy and chemical products. Invited presentation at the Sino-U.S. Symposium on Treatment and Utilization of Animal Farm Residues. Beijing, China. May 28-29.

[42]     Liao, W. 2010. Integrated biorefining for value added energy/chemical production. Oral presentation at the Biomass Waste to Energy Summit. East Lansing, MI. December 7.

[41]     Yue, Z. B., Teater, C., MacLellan, J., Liao, W. 2010. Anaerobic co-digestion of lignocellulose with dairy manure to produce feedstock for ethanol production. Oral presentation at the ASABE 2010 Annual International Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. June 20-23.

[40]     Teater, C., Yue, Z. B., MacLellan, J., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2010. Assessing solid digestate from anaerobic digestion as a feedstock for ethanol production. Oral presentation at the ASABE 2010 Annual International Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. June 20-23.

[39]     Chen, R., Deitz, L., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Stevenson, J. 2010. Algal cultivation on anaerobic digested animal wasets for nutrient removal and biofuel production. Oral presentation at the ASABE 2010 Annual International Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. June 20-23.

[38]     Liao, W., Yue, Z. B., Teater, C., Liu, Y., Wang, J., Chen, R., MacLellan, J., Deitz, L., Stevenson, J. 2010. Integrated anaerobic digestion/algal cultivation system for value added energy/chemical production. Oral presentation at the 1st Canada – U.S. symposium on microalgae for bioenergy and other applications. Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. June 14, 2010.

[37]     Wang, X. Q., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2010. Transgenic microalgae for thermophilic alpha-amylase production. Oral presentation at the 1st Canada – U.S. symposium on microalgae for bioenergy and other applications. Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. June 14, 2010.

[36]     Zhang, L., Niu, X. R., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2010. Enzymatic hydrolysis of ammonia fiber expansion (AFEX) treated corn stover using different enzyme cocktails. Poster presentation at the Northeast Sun Grant Regional Conference. Syracuse, NY. May 24 – May 26.

[35]     Liao, W., Yue, Z. B., Teater, C., Chen, R., MacLellan, J., Deitz, L., Liu, Y., Stevenson, J. 2010. Integrated farm-based biorefinery (IFBBR). Poster presentation at the 32nd symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. Clearwater, FL. April 19- April 23.

[34]     Zhang, L., Liu, Y., Niu, X. R., Liu, Y., Yue, Z. B., Liao, W. 2010. Hydrolysis of cellulosic materials using fungal enzymes cultured on different carbon sources. Poster presentation at the 32nd symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. Clearwater, FL. April 19- April 23.

[33]     Liu, Y., Zhang, L., Yue, Z. B., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2009. Enhanced cellulase and xylanase production from pelletized Trichoderma Reesei fermentation. Oral presentation at the AIChE Annual Meeting 2009. Nashville, TN. November 9 – November 13.

[32]     Liao, W., Liu, Y., Wu, B., Chen, S. 2009. Coupled mixing flow and mass transfer model for pelletized fungal fermentation. Oral presentation at the Inverse Problems Symposium 2009. East Lansing, MI. June 1-2.

[31]     Liu, Y., Li, R., Chen, R., Liao, W., Stevenson, J. 2009. Algae research for energy/chemical products. Oral presentation at the Michigan Agri-energy conference 2009. Kalamazoo, MI. March 30 – March 31.

[30]     Liao, W., Yue, Z. B., Teater, C., Liu, Y., Safferman, S. 2009. Integrated anaerobic digestion system for small-medium farms. Oral presentation at the Michigan Agri-energy conference 2009. Kalamazoo, MI. March 30 – March 31.

[29]     Liu, Y., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2009. Mixture culture of pelletized fungi to produce a high efficient cellulytic-lignolytic-xylanolytic enzyme system for lignocellulosic ethanol biorefining. Poster presentation at the 2009 Sun Grant Initiative Energy Conference. Washington, DC. March 10 – 13. 

[28]     Liao, W., Safferman, S., Liu, Y., Stevenson, J. 2009. Alternative energy production on the farm. Oral presentation at the 2009 agriculture’s conference on the environment. Lansing, MI. January 28. (invited talk)

[27]     Liao, W., Liu, Y., Chen, S. 2008. Production of lignocellulosic enzymes using mixture culture of pelletized fungi. Oral presentation at the northeast renewable energy conference. State College, PA. August 25 – August 28.

[26]     Li, Z., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Jiang, A., Johnson, R. L., Wilson, J., Liu, C., Chen, S., Koehler, T., Zemetra, R. S., Souza, E. J. 2008. Effects of genetic modified and mutant straws on bio-ethanol production. Oral presentation at the 30th symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. New Orleans, LA. May 4 – May 7.

[25]     Liu, Y., Liao, W., Li, Z., Chen, S. 2008. Production of ligninase from wheat straw using a pelletized Phanerochaete chrysosposium Culture. Poster presentation at the 30th symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. New Orleans, LA. May 4 – May 7.

[24]     Wu, B., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Chen, S. 2007. Numerical simulation of coupled mixing flow and mass transfer model in fungal fermentation process. Oral presentation at the AIChE Annual Meeting 2007. Salt Lake City, UT. November 5-10.

[23]     Wu, B., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Chen, S. 2007. A numerical model to predict the diffusivity for the heterogeneous reactions on a biocatalyst particle. Oral presentation at the ASABE Annual International Meeting 2007. Minneapolis, MN. June 17 – June 20.

[22]     He, B., Huber, K., McDonald, A., Unlu, G., Chen, S., Liao, W., Van Wie, B. 2007. Offering a biomass and biorefinery curriculum to undergraduate seniors and graduate students. Workshop at the ASABE Annual International Meeting 2007. Minneapolis, MN. June 17 – June 20.

[21]     Liao, W., Liu, Y., Chen, S. 2007. Enhance the production of ligninases using a pelletized Phanerochaete chrysosposium culture. Poster presentation at the 29th symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. Denver, CO. April 30 – May 3.

[20]     Liu, Y., Liao, W., Chen, S. 2006. Production of L-(+)-lactic acid from a pelletized filamentous Rhizopus oryzae culture using cull potatoes and glucose as nutrients. Poster presentation at the 28th symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. Nashville, TN. April 30 – May 3.

[19]     Liao, W., Liu, Y., Chen, S. 2006. A new approach of pellet formation of a filamentous fungus – Rhizopus oryzae. Poster presentation at the 28th symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. Nashville, TN. April 30 – May 3.

[18]     Liao, W., Liu, Y., Wen, Z., Chen, S. 2006. Studying effects of acid treatment on components of dairy manure. Poster presentation at the 28th symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. Nashville, TN. April 30 – May 3.

[17]     Liao, W., Liu, Y., Wen, Z., Liu, C., Chen, S. 2005. Enzymatic hydrolysis of hydrogen peroxide pretreated fiber from an agricultural residue—dairy manure. Poster presentation at the 27th symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. Denver, CO. May 1-4.

[16]     Liu, Y., Liao, W., Chen, S. 2005. Optimization of L-(+)-lactic acid production using pellet-form Rhizopus oryzae NRRL 395. Poster presentation at the 27th symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. Denver, CO. May 1-4.

[15]     Liu, Y., Liao, W., Chen, S. 2005. Co-production of lactic acid from a pelletized filamentous Rhizopus oryzae culture using cull potatoes as raw material. Oral presentation at the world congress on industrial biotechnology and bioprocessing. Orlando, FL. April 19-22.

[14]     Liao, W., Liu, Y., Chen, S. 2005. Fumaric acid production from a nitrogen-rich agricultural residue — dairy manure using fungal fermentation. Oral presentation at the world congress on industrial biotechnology and bioprocessing. Orlando, FL. April 19-22.

[13]     Wen, Z., Demirer, G., Liao, W., Chen, S. 2004. Enhancement of anaerobic digestion of animal manure with fungal cellulose pretreatment. Poster presentation at the 10th congress on anaerobic digestion. Montreal, Canada. August 29 - September 3.

[12]     Chen, S., Liu, C., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2004. Using cull potatoes as feedstock for nisin and lactic acid production. Oral presentation at the ASABE Annual International Meeting 2004. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. August 1-4.

[11]     Liu, C., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Chen, S. 2004. Effects of nutrient supplements on simultaneous fermentation of nisin and lactic acid from cull potatoes. Poster presentation at the 26th symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. Chattanooga, TN. May 9-12.

[10]     Liao, W., Wen, Z., Hurley, S., Liu, Y., Liu, C., Chen, S. 2004. Effects of hemicellulose, lignin on enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose from dairy manure. Poster presentation at the 26th symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. Chattanooga, TN. May 9-12.

[9]     Liu, Y., Wen, Z., Liao, W., Liu, C., Chen, S. 2004. Optimization of L-(+)-lactic acid production process from cull potato by Rhizopus oryzae. Poster presentation at the 26th symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. Chattanooga, TN. May 9-12.

[8]     Wen, Z., Liao, W., Chen. S. 2004. Production of cellulose/b-glucosidase by the mixed fungi culture of Trichoderma reesei and Aspergillus phoenicis on dairy manure. Oral presentation at the 26th symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. Chattanooga, TN. May 9-12.

[7]     Chen, S., Wen, Z., Liao, W., Liu, C., Kincaid, R. L., Harrison, J. H., Elliott, D. C., Stevens, D. J. 2004. Studies into using manure for biorefinery. Poster presentation at the 26th symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. Chattanooga, TN. May 9-12.

[6]     Liu, C., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Wen, Z., Chen, S. 2003. Simultaneous production of nisin and lactic acid from cheese whey. Oral presentation at 25th symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. Breckenridge, CO. May 4-7.

[5]     Chen, S., Liao, W., Liu, C., Kincaid, R., Harrison, J. 2003. Use of animal manure as feedstock for bio-products. Oral presentation at the Animal, Agricultural and Food Processing Wastes, Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium. Raleigh, NC. October 11-14.

[4]     Liao, W., Wen, Z., Chen, S. 2003. Hydrolysis of fiber from dairy manure. Oral presentation at the ASAE Annual International Meeting 2003. Las Vegas, NV. July 26-29.

[3]     Liu, Y., Wen, Z., Liao, W., Liu, C., Chen, S. 2003. Optimization of the L (+)-Lactic acid production process from cull potato by Rhizopus oryzae. Poster presentation at ASAE 2003. Las Vegas, NV. July 26-29.

[2]     Liu, C., Kincaid, R., Harrison, J., Liao, W., Wen, Z., Chen, S. 2003. Characterization of animal manures for biorefinery. Poster presentation at the ASAE Annual International Meeting 2003. Las Vegas, NV. July 26-29.

[1]     Liao, W., Chen, S., Harrison, J., Kincaid, R. 2002. Value added chemical from animal manure. Oral presentation at Bioenergy 2002. Boise, ID. September 23-26.

 

 

 

 
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