Liu Research Group
Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering


Peer-reveiwed Journal Articles (58)

1.      Zanotti, M., Ruan, Z., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2015. A detailed technical analysis of lignocellulosic fungal biodiesel production and potential solution to realize sustainable aerobic biofuel refining (Under review).

2.      MacLellan, J., Chen, R., Yue, Z.B., Kraemer, R., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2015. Effects of protein and lignin on carbohydrate analysis of lignocellulosic biomass (Under review).

3.      Li, Q., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Powers, W. 2015. Microalgal cultivation using animal production exhaust air: technical and economic feasibility (Under review).

4. Wang, D., Zhu, Z., Wang, X., Bustamante, M., Xu, Y., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2015. Improving mycelium-bound lipase production using immobilized Rhizopus chinensis in a modified stirred tank fermentor with a draft tube (Under review)

5. Liu, Z., Liu, Y. 2015. Synergistic Integration of Electrocoagulation and Algal cultivation to Treat Liquid Anaerobic Digestion Effluent and Accumulate Algal Biomass (under review)

6. Wang, X., Ruan, Z., Guan, W., Kraemer, R., Zhong, Y., Liu, Y.2015. Glycerol utilization by Rhizopus oryzae for lactic acid accumulation.  Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering 20, 389-395. Impact factor 1.22

7.      Selke, S., Auras, R., Nguyen, T., Castro A., Cheruvathur, R., Liu, Y. 2015. Evaluation of Biodegradation-Promoting Additives for Plastics. Environmental Science & Technology 49(6), 3769-77. Impact factor 5.48.

8.      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. Impact factor 4.49.

9.      Wang, X., Ruan, Z., Sheridan, P., Boileau, D., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2015. Two-stage photautotrophic cultivation to improve carbohydrate production in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Biomass and Bioenergy 74, 280-287. Impact factor 3.41.

10.  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, 527-536. Impact factor 3.40.

11.  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. Impact factor 4.33.

12.  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. Impact factor 4.49.

13. 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. Impact factor 4.49

14. 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. Impact factor 4.49. Impact factor 4.49.

15. 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. Impact factor 3.41.

16. Ji, S., Lu, J., Liu, Z., Srivastava, D., Song, A., Liu, Y., Lee, I. 2014. Dynamic encapsulation of hydrophilic nisin in hydrophobic poly (lactic acid) particles with controlled morphology by a single emulsion process. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 423, 85-93. Impact factor 3.55.

17. Zhang, L., Wang, X.Q., Ruan, Z.H., Liu, Y., Niu, X.R., Yue, Z.B., Li, Z. M., Liao, W., Liu, Y., 2014 Fungal cellulase/xylanase production and corresponding hydrolysis using pretreated corn stover. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 172, 1045-1054. Impact factor 1.69.

18. Xiao, Y., Ruan, Z., Liu, Z., Wu, S., Varman, A., Liu, Y., Tang, Y. 2013. Engineering Escherichia coli to convert acetic acid to free fatty acids. Biochemical Engineering Journal 76, 60-69. Impact factor 2.37.

19. Lu, J., Weerasiri, R., Liu, Y., Wang, W., Ji, S., Lee, I. 2013. Enzyme Production by the Mixed Fungal Culture with Nano-Pretreated Biomass and Enzymatic Hydrolysis. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 110, 2123-2130. Impact factor 4.16.

20. Shi, R., Li, Z., Ye, Q., Xu, J., Liu, Y. 2013. Heterologous expression and characterization of a novel thermo-halotolerant endoglucanase Cel5H from Dictyoglomus thermophilum.  Bioresource Technology 142, 338-44. Impact factor 5.04.

21. Liu, Z., Ruan, Z., Xiao, Y., Yi, Y., Tang, Y. Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2013. Integration of sewage sludge digestion with advanced biofuel synthesis. Bioresource Technology 132, 166-172. Impact factor 5.04.

22. Ruan, Z., Zanotti, M., Ducey, C., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2013. Co-hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass for microbial lipid accumulation. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 110(4), 1039-49.Impact factor 4.16.

23. 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, 418-23. Impact factor 5.04.

24. 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. Impact factor 5.04.

25.  Ruan, Z., Zanotti, M., Wang, X., Ducey, C., Liu, Y. (2012) Evaluation of lipid accumulation from lignocellulosic sugars by Mortierella isabellina for biodiesel production. Bioresource Technology 110, 198-205. Impact factor 4.75.

26.  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. Biomass and Bioenergy 39, 128-138. Impact factor 2.98.

27.  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. Impact factor 4.75.

28.  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. Biomass and Bioenergy 37, 16-24. Impact factor 2.98.

29.  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, 1261-1267. Impact factor 2.33.

30.  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. Impact factor 4.98.

31.  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. Biomass and Bioenergy 35, 1946-1953. Impact factor 3.65.

32.  Li, Z., Liu Y, Liao, W., Chen, S., Zemetra, RS. (2011) Bioethanol production using genetically modified and mutant wheat and barley straws. Biomass and Bioenergy 35, 542-548. Impact factor 3.65.

33.  Li, Z., Liu, Y., Chi, Z., Chen, S. (2011). Effects of Pluronic F68 on Manganese Peroxidase Production by Pelletized Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 164, 487-96. Impact factor 1.94.

34.  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. Impact factor 3.70.

35.  Liu, Y., Miller, S. A., Safferman, S. 2009. Screening co-digestion of food waste water with manure for biogas production. Biofuels Bioproducts & Biorefining – BIOFPR 3(1) 11-19. Impact factor 4.89.

36.  Chi, Z., Liu, Y., Frear, C., Chen, S. 2009. Study of a two-stage growth of DHA-producing marine algae Schizochytrium limacinum SR21 with shifting dissolved oxygen level. Applied microbiology and biotechnology 81 (6), 1141-1148. Impact factor 2.90.

37.  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. Impact factor 2.03.

38.  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. Impact factor 1.88.

39.  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. Impact factor 2.92.

40.  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.Impact factor 4.45.

41.  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. Impact factor 2.92.

42.  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. Impact factor 1.04.

43.  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. Impact factor 4.45.

44.  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. Impact factor 4.45.

45.  Chi, Z., Wen, Z., Hu, B. Liu, Y., Frear, C., Chen, S. 2007. Production of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from cull potato using a high density algae culture process. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 136-140, 805-815. Impact factor 1.04.

46. Liao, W., Liu, Y., Liu, C., Wen, Z., Chen, S. 2006. Acid hydrolysis of fiber from a nitrogen-rich cellulosic material — dairy manure. Bioresource Technology 97, 1687 - 1695. Impact factor 4.45.

47.  Liu, C., Hu, B., Liu, Y., Chen, S. 2006. Stimulation of nisin production from whey by a mixed culture of Lactococcus lactis and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 129-132, 751-761. Impact factor 1.04.

48.  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. Impact factor 1.04.

49.  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. Impact factor 1.04.

50.  Liu, C., Liu, Y., Chen, S. 2005. Effects of nutrient supplements on simultaneous fermentation of nisin and lactic acid from cull potatoes. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 121, 475-483. Impact factor 1.04.

51.  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. Impact factor 1.20.

52.  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. Impact factor 4.45.

53.  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 113, 627-638. Impact factor 1.04.

54. 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. Impact factor 1.60.

55.  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. Impact factor 3.10.

56.  Liu, Y., Jiang, X., Guan, H., Cui, H. 2000. Analysis of oligomannuronic acids and oligoguluronic acids by high-performance anion-exchange chromatography and electrospray-ionization mass spectrometry. J. Chromatography A. 884, 105-111. Impact factor 2.55.

57.  Liu, Y., Jiang, X., Lu, Q., Guan, H. 2000. Effects of polymannuronic acids on the activities of immune enzymes in Penaeus chinensis. Chinese Journal of Fishery. 6, 1-5 (In Chinese). Impact factor N/A.

58.  Liu, Y., Wang, Z., Xu, S. 1998. Study on Purification and Property of b-amylase from Malt. Journal of Wuxi University of light industry. 17(1), 39-43 (In Chinese). Impact factor N/A.