Microbial ECOLOGY LAB
A selection of Recent Publications
A detailed list can be found on the link to Professor O'Flaherty's Google Scholar profile on the left
Liu Y.C. et al. 2023. Psychrophilic and mesophilic anaerobic treatment of synthetic dairy wastewater with long chain fatty acids. Bioresource Technology, 380, p.129124.
Nicholls, J.W. et al 2023. On the potential roles of phosphorus in the early evolution of energy metabolism. Frontiers in Microbiology, 14.
Mills, S. et al. 2023. Unifying concepts in methanogenic, aerobic, and anammox sludge granulation. Environmental Science and Ecotechnology, p.100310.
Trego, A. et al. 2022. Beyond basic diversity estimates—Analytical tools for mechanistic interpretations of amplicon sequencing data. Microorganisms, 10 (10), p.1961.
Nzeteu, C. et al. 2022. Current trends in biological valorization of waste-derived biomass: the critical role of VFAs to fuel a biorefinery. Fermentation, 8(9), p.445.
Palmeiro-Sánchez, T. et al 2022. Temperature Influence in the Biosynthesis of Polyhydroxyalkanoates by Mixed Microbial Cultures–Systems’ Performance and Biopolymer Properties. Available at SSRN 4009572.
Thorn, C.E. et al. 2022. Novel slurry additive reduces gaseous emissions during storage thereby improving renewable energy and fertiliser potential. Journal of Cleaner Production, 358, p.132004.
Teagasc PhD Walsh Scholarship: System optimization for the anaerobic co-digestion of slurry with mono-culture and mixed species grass feedstocks. [ Read More ]
METH-ABATE, funded by the DAFM (Dept. of Agriculture, Food and the Marine): Development and validation of novel technologies to reduce methane emissions from Irish agricultural systems. [ Read More ]
MAME (Managing Agricultural Methane Emissions), funded by SFI (Science Foundation Ireland): Transforming the greenhouse gas footprint and bio-economic value of ruminant agriculture by selective inhibition of methanogenic archaea. [ Read More ]
S-BREW (Sustainable Bio-Renewable Energy from Wastewater), funded by DTIF (Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund) for the Food & Drink wastewater sector that will reduce land-spread waste and produce high-quality renewable energy. [ Read More]
GEBTech (Green Energy Boosting Technology) with Teagasc, funded by SEAI and Enterprise Ireland: A novel treatment for farm slurries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to generate energy. [ Read More ]
DPTC (Dairy Processing Technology Centre), funded by Enterprise Ireland: Collaborative Industry-Academic Research Projects [ Read More ]
INSP (Irish Nutrient Sustainability Platform) funded by EPA Ireland: Addressing the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) [ Read More ]
Sustainable nutrient recovery for management of nitrogen rich residue streams, funded by EPA Ireland: Sustainable Nitrogen will investigate development of a sustainable system to improve bioenergy and nutrient recovery from ammoniacal wastes/residues. [ Read More ]
The conversion of wastewater from food processing facilities to chemicals, such as VFAs and MCCAs, by adapting anaerobic digestion, funded by SFI. [ Read More ]
GreenGas (GG) Cluster: Developing the data sets underpinning validation of the technical, economic and environmental performance arising from operation of an integrated GG Cluster. [ Read More ]
Validation of High Rate Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Wastewaters, funded by SFI. [ Read More ]
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