Record of publications

Peer-reviewed papers

Trzcinski, A., Hernandez, J.E. and Webb, C (2012). A novel process for enhancing oil production in algae biorefineries through bioconversion of solid by-products. Bioresource Technology, 116, 295-301.

Hernandez, J. E. and Edyvean, R. G. J. (2011). Comparison between a two-stage and single-stage digesters when treating a synthetic wastewater contaminated with phenol. Water SA, 37 (1), 1-6.

Hernandez, J. E. and Edyvean, R. G. J. (2008) Inhibition of biogas production and biodegradability by substituted phenolic compounds in anaerobic sludge. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 160(1), 20–28.

Hernandez, J. E., Bachmann, R. T. & Edyvean, R. G. (2006). A cost-benefit analysis of methods for the determination of biomass concentration in wastewater treatment. Anaerobe, 12(5-6):254-9.

 

Book chapters

Hernandez, E. and S. S. Pandiella (2014). Development of Probiotics and Prebiotics. Engineering Aspects of Food Biotechnology. Eds. Teixeira, J. A. and Vicente, A.A. CRC Press: 21-60.

Bachmann, R.T., Johnson, A.C. & Hernandez J.E. (2008). Biogas production from cheese whey: Past, present and future. In: Advances in Cheese Whey Utilization, 2008: ISBN: 978-81-7895-359-5.; Editors: Ma Esperanza Cerdán, Ma Isabel González-Siso and Manuel Bacerra.

Published gene sequences

 

Hernandez, J.E., Blanco, D. and Edyvean, R.G. (2007). EF373707 to EF590285. Uncultured bacterium clone GM5F-RD2 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence. gi|124494219|gb|EF373707.1|[124494219].

 

Hernandez, J.E., Blanco, D. and Edyvean, R.G. (2007). EF373707 Uncultured bacterium clone GM5F-RD2 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence. gi|124494219|gb|EF373707.1|[124494219].

Bachmann, R. T., Eboigbodin, K. E., Scaife, M., Hernandez, E. J., Biggs, C. A., Wright, P. C. and Edyvean, R. G. (2005). DQ065779 Uncultured bacterium clone RB-C05 16S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence gi|67550183|gb|DQ065779.1|[67550183].

 

Published conference papers

Hernández, J.E., and Edyvean, R. “Anaerobic treatment of phenol in a two-stage anaerobic reactor.” Waste Management 2004, Rhodes, Greece, 203-211.

Hernandez, J. E & Edyvean, R. G. (2005) Anaerobic treatment of phenol in a two-stage anaerobic reactor; 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Glasgow.

Hernandez, J. E., Bachmann, R. T. & Edyvean, R. G. (2005) Inhibition of Biogas Production by phenol catechol and caffeic acid over Enriched Methanogenic Cultures. 4 th International symposium anaerobic digestion of solid waste. Copenhagen, Denmark, 2, 413-418.

Hernandez, J. E., Bachmann, R. T. & Edyvean, R. G. (2005) Inhibition of biogas production by substituted phenolic compounds in enriched methanogenic cultures. 13 th international biodeterioration and biodegradation symposium. Madrid, Spain., Int. Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 1, 189.

Hernandez, J. E., Bachmann, R. T. & Edyvean, R. G. (2005) Cost analysis and comparison of two organic mass concentration methods: volatile suspended solids and total organic carbon. Nutrient Management in wastewater treatment processes and recycle streams. Krakow, Poland. 1, 1029-1034.

Presentations and posters at conferences

Blanco, D., Hernandez, J.E., Mulas, D. and Gil, M.V. (2007). Genotypic characterization of phenol degrading microbes by applying Temperature Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (TGGE). XXXVI Congress of the Spanish Genetics Society, Leon, Spain.

Hernandez, J. E & Edyvean, R. G. (2005) Inhibition of biogas production by substituted phenolic compounds in enriched methanogenic cultures. 13 th international biodeterioration and biodegradation symposium. Madrid, Spain.

Hernandez, J. E., Bachmann, R. T. & Edyvean, R. G. (2005) Inhibition of Biogas Production by phenol catechol and caffeic acid over Enriched Methanogenic Cultures. 4 th International symposium anaerobic digestion of solid waste. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Hernandez, J. E., Bachmann, R. T. & Edyvean, R. G. (2005) Cost analysis and comparison of two organic mass concentration methods: volatile suspended solids and total organic carbon. Nutrient Management in wastewater treatment processes and recycle streams. Krakow, Poland.

Hernandez, J. E. & Edyvean, R. G. (2004) Anaerobic treatment of phenol in a two-stage anaerobic reactor: a renewable source of energy. Presentations in 2004 by younger engineers at the House of Commons. London, U.K. Poster.

Hernández, J.E. (2004). Anaerobic treatment of phenol in a two-stage anaerobic reactor. Paper presentation. Second International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment, 29 September- 1 October 2004, Rhodes, Greece.

Hernández, J.E. (2004). Anaerobic treatment of phenol in a two-stage anaerobic reactor. Poster presentation. The 2004 Younger European Chemists’ Conference, 25 to 29 august, Turin, Italy.

Vulgarisation of knowledge

Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery. Hernandez, J.E. 2009. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Microbial_enhanced_oil_recovery

Rhodosporidium Toruloides, Hernandez, J.E. 2010 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodosporidium _toruloides

My research cited in vulgarisation of knowledge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_waste_in_the_United_Kingdom. Work cited: Hernandez, J.E.; R.G. Edyvean (PDF). Anaerobic treatment of phenol in a two-stage anaerobic reactor.

http://imaechem06.blog.com/. Work cited: Hernández, E., Edyvean, R., 2007, Treatment Of Phenol In A Two-Stage Anaerobic Reactor: A Renewable Source Of Energy, Biological And Environmental Systems Group Department Of Chemical And Process Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK

 

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Beacon Award winner 2010.

Best seller, British Science Association selection. CLIMATE CHANGE TESTIMONIES FROM REFUGEES: CONNECTING SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIAL DEBATES. Alarming numbers of people do not believe scientific assertions that climate change is man-made, yet in the UK there are local members of refugee communities who have recent experience and are able to testify personally to such changes and their causes. This event brought together scientists, social scientists and community members in a debate and appraisal of the eyewitness data from this project compiled using video and multimedia.

Researcher: Dr Ernesto Hernandez, School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science

Partners: Prof Simon Guy School of Environment & Development, Prof Nina Glick Schiller, Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures, University of Manchester, and Manchester Refugee Support Network.

Beacon Award winner 2010.

THE DRAGON’S DEN. A panel of young people (the Dragons) judged a number of scientists who pitched a fun idea to them. The Dragons chose the idea they most wanted to fund and spent the afternoon planning an event alongside the scientists. They then ran the event together in Science week. The Dragons selected a “bacteria Party”, which included cakes and goodie bags along with games, interactive exhibits and poster displays to celebrate the good and bad sides of bugs, germs and bacteria.

Award: Manchester Science Festival Community Awards 2010

Researcher: Dr Ernesto Hernandez, School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science

Partners: Dr Stuart Allan, Dr Catherine Lawrence, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Dr Kevin Kane, Salford Business School, and the Institute for Cultural Affairs

BBSRC Project

A selection of high quality films on bioenergy. This work will benefit community groups with different educational backgrounds at local, national and international levels. A jury selection of the best films on bioenergy can be presented to the public with the purpose of fostering public awareness on issues related to bioenergy. This will help to build bridges between bioenergy specialists and the general public.

European Judge for World Water Monitoring Day award programme 2010 and 2011.

My responsibility was to assess the entries of young European contestants who had to analyse water samples in local streams. The aim of the programme is to recognize participants for outstanding achievement in boosting awareness of water quality issues. In 2010 there were more than 200,000 tests submitted.

 

My research in the news

http://www.verticalnews.com/newsletters/Ecology,-Environment-and-Conservation/2009-01-16/67534EC.html

My research used by industry

Anaerobic Treatment of Phenol in a Two-Stage Anaerobic Reactor: A Renewable Source of Energy [Poster pdf]. http://pwg.group.shef.ac.uk/research/index.html

 

 

Health and safety public open sources

Anaerobic biodegradation of phenolic compounds. COSHH. Hernandez, J.E. (2006). Sheffiled University. http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/content/1/c6/06/14/01/CoSHH%20002_Phenol%20bio degradation.pdf

Sugarcane Bagasse. Material Safety Datasheet. Hernandez, J.E. (2011). University of Manchester. http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/ernesto.hernandez/

Lectures

Biorefineries: biofuels from biomass bioprocessing. 30th January 2012. Cordoba University (Universidad de Cordoba), Spain. Support material: PowerPoint.

Introduction to biorefineries. 6th February 2012. The University of Manchester, U.K. Support material: PowerPoint, video and sound.

Biorefineries: The reasons behind. 7th February 2012. The University of Manchester, U.K. . Support material: PowerPoint.

What is a Biorefinery? 13th February 2012. The University of Manchester, U.K. Support material: PowerPoint.

Chemistry of renewables. 14th February 2012. The University of Manchester, U.K. Support material: PowerPoint.

Crops for biorefineries. 20th February 2012. The University of Manchester, U.K. Support material: PowerPoint, video and sound.

Ligno-cellulosic feedstocks. 21th February 2012. The University of Manchester, U.K. Support material: PowerPoint, video and sound.

Polysaccharide hydrolysis. 27th February 2012. The University of Manchester, U.K. Support material: PowerPoint, video and sound.

Fermentation. 28th February 2012. The University of Manchester, U.K. Support material: PowerPoint, video and sound.

Biofuels. 5th March 2012. The University of Manchester, U.K. Support material: PowerPoint, video and sound.

Gasification. 6th March 2012. The University of Manchester, U.K. Support material: PowerPoint.

Land usage. 12th March 2012. The University of Manchester, U.K. Support material: PowerPoint, video and sound.

Biorefinery process integration. 13th March 2012. The University of Manchester, U.K. Support material: PowerPoint, video and sound.

Life cycle assessment for biorefineries. 19th March 2012. The University of Manchester, U.K. Support material: PowerPoint, video and sound.

Challenges for sustainable biorefineries. 7th May 2012. The University of Manchester, U.K. Support material: PowerPoint, video and sound.

Complex Microbial Biocatalysts for Future Bioprocesses and Biorefineries. 1st May 2012. The University of Manchester, UK. . Support material: PowerPoint.

Biogas production from cheese whey: Past, present and future. 17th July 2009. Biotechnology and dairy industry: waste revalorization. Menéndez Pelayo International University. La Coruña, Spain. Support material: PowerPoint, video and sound.

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