Zhiwu (Drew) Wang, Ph.D., P.E.

Zhiwu (Drew) Wang, Ph.D., P.E.

Director, Renewable Energy Program

1328 Dover Road
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Office: (330) 287-1268
Fax: (330) 287-1333

Works

Chapters

Wang Z.W. and Liu Y., "Dissolved oxygen biological process for sludge reduction" In Biological sludge minimization and biomaterials/bioenergy recovery technologies. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. 2012.
Shen L., Wang Z.W., Fang S.Q. and Liu Y.,, "Bisorption isotherms and thermodynamics" In Fundamentals and applications of biosorption isotherms, kinetics and thermodynamics. New York: Nova Science Publishers. 2009.
Shen L, Liu Y and Wang Z.W.,, "Biosorption kinetics" In Fundamentals and applications of biosorption isotherms, kinetics and thermodynamics. New York: Nova Science Publishers. 2009.
Liu Y., Wang Z.W., "Essential roles of extracellular polymeric substances in aerobic granulation" In Wastewater purification: aerobic granulation in sequencing batch reactor. Florida: Taylor & Francis Group LLC - CRC Press. 2007.
Liu Y., Wang Z.W. and Liu Q.S, "Influence of starvation on aerobic granulation" In Wastewater purification: aerobic granulation in sequencing batch reactor. Florida: Taylor & Francis Group LLC - CRC Press. 2007.
Wang Z.W. and Liu Y., "Internal structure of aerobic granule" In Wastewater purification: aerobic granulation in sequencing batch reactor. Florida: Taylor & Francis Group LLC - CRC Press. 2007.
Wang Z.W. and Liu Y., "Biodegradability of extracellular polymeric substances produced by aerobic granules" In Wastewater purification: aerobic granulation in sequencing batch reactor. Florida: Taylor & Francis Group LLC - CRC Press. 2007.
Li Y., Wang Z.W. and Liu Y., "Diffusion of substrate and oxygen in aerobic granule" In Wastewater purification: aerobic granulation in sequencing batch reactor. Florida: Taylor & Francis Group LLC - CRC Press. 2007.
Liu Y., Wang Z.W., "Essential roles of cell hydrophobicity in aerobic granulation" In Wastewater purification: aerobic granulation in sequencing batch reactor. Florida: Taylor & Francis Group LLC - CRC Press. 2007.
Wang Z.W. and Liu Y., "Modeling of heavy metal biosorption by aerobic granules" In Focus on Colloid and Surface Research. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.. 2007.

Conferences

Xu F., Wang Z.W.*, Li Y.,, "A mass diffusion-based interpretation of the total solids effect on solid- state anaerobic digestion of cellulosic biomass" ASABE 2014 Annual International Meeting 2014.

Journal Articles

Xu F.Q., Wang Z.W. and Li Y.B., "Predicting the methane yield of lignocellulosic biomass in mesophilic solid-state anaerobic digestion based on feedstock characteristics and process parameters" Bioresource Technology 173 (2014)
Xu,Fuqing; Wang,Zhi-Wu; Tang,Li; Li,Yebo, "A mass diffusion-based interpretation of the effect of total solids content on solid-state anaerobic digestion of cellulosic biomass" BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY 167 (2014) 178-185
Li X.K, Wang S.T., Wang Z.W., and Ma J., "In-depth Characterization of Secondary Effluent from a Conventional Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant in Northern China for Tertiary Treatment" Water Science and Technology 69 7 (2014) 1482-1488
Zhiwu Wang; Yebo Li, "A theoretical derivation of the Contois equation for kinetic modeling microbial degradation of insoluble substrate" Biochemical Engineering Journal 82 (2013) 134-138
Wang Z.W., Lee S.H., Elkins J.G., Li Y.C., Hamilton-Brehm S., Morrell-Falvey, J.L., "Continuous live cell imaging of cellulose attachment by microbes under anaerobic and thermophilic conditions using confocal microscopy" Journal of Environmental Sciences 25 5 (2013) 1-8
Ma J, Frear C, Wang ZW, Yu L, Zhao Q, Li X, Chen S., "A simple methodology for rate-limiting step determination for anaerobic digestion of complex substrates and effect of microbial community ratio" Bioresour Technol. 134 (2013) 391-395
Wang Z.W., Elkins J.G., Morrell-Falvey J.L., "Microscopic imaging of the cellulolytic biofilm formation and cellulose degradation processes by Caldicellulosiruptor obsidiansis" AMB Express 1 (2011) 30-40
Borole A.P., Reguera G., Ringeisen B., Wang Z.W., Feng Y.J. and Kim, B.H., "Electro-Active Biofilms: Current Status and Future Research Needs" Energy and Environmental Science 4 (2011) 4813-4834
Wang,Zhi-Wu; Hamilton-Brehm,Scott,D; Lochner,Adriane; Elkins,James,G; Morrell-Falvey,Jennifer,L, "Mathematical modeling of hydrolysate diffusion and utilization in cellulolytic biofilms of the extreme thermophile Caldicellulosiruptor obsidiansis" BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY 102 3 (2011) 3155-3162
Frear,Craig; Wang,Zhi-Wu; Li,Chenlin; Chen,Shulin, "Biogas potential and microbial population distributions in flushed dairy manure and implications on anaerobic digestion technology" JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 86 1 (2011) 145-152

Patents

Wang, Z.W., Neal, S. Simulation Software for Anaerobic Digestion Process. Filed Mar 2013
Wang Z.W., and Morrell-Falvey, J.L. Method for visualizing microbial degradation of biomass in real time. Filed Jul 2011
Wang Z.W., Chen S.L., Kruger, C., Granatstein, D. and Frear, C. Advanced small-scale anaerobic digester design tailored for household user living in cold climate area. Filed Jan 2009
Wang Z.W., Frear, C., Chen S.L. Selection pressure driven biomass immobilization on influent solids for high-rate anaerobic digestion of diluted solids wastes at psychrophilic temperature. Filed Nov 2008

Presentations

"Total solid effect on the anaerobic digestion of high solid-containing wastewater." In2015 IWA Water reuse conference. Harbin: 2015.
"Technical-economical modeling of solid-state anaerobic digestion system for bioenergy production and waste management." InASABE 2014 Annual International Meeting. Montreal: 2014.
"Modeling solid state anaerobic digestion for process optimization and mechanism study." InASABE IBE 19th Annual Conference. 2014.