Sarina Ergas

Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator, College of Engineering, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Organization: University of South Florida

Education: Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA

Environmental biotechnology including wastewater treatment; biological nutrient removal from stormwater and wastewater from municipal, industrial and agricultural sources; anaerobic digestion of livestock waste, biosolids and municipal solid waste; recirculating aquaculture and aquaponic systems; algal wastewater treatment and biofuel production systems.

Subject Areas:
Aquatic Biology, Aquatic Chemistry, Water Treatment

Title Sponsor(s) Dates
Cost-Effective Hybrid Constructed Wetlands for Landfill Leachate Reclamation Hinkley Center for Solid Hazardous Waste Management 2020 - 2020 2020
  • He, Q., Dasi, E., Cheng, Z., Talla, E., Main, K., Feng, C., & Ergas, S.J. (2021). Wood and sulfur-1 based cyclic denitrification filters for treatment of saline wastewaters. Bioresource Technology, 328(12848). doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2021.124848
  • Priyanka, A., Zalivina, N., Le, T., Riffat, R., Ergas, S.J., Wett, B., Murthy, S., Al-Omari, A., DeBarbadillo, C., Bott, C., & De Clippeleir, H. (2020). Primary sludge fermentate as carbon source for mainstream partial denitrification - anammox (PdNA). Water Environment Research, 2020, 1-16. doi: 10.1002/wer.1492
  • Keely, R.F., Rodriguez-Gonzalez, L.C., Briggs, G., Frazier, V.E., Mancera, P.A., Manzer, H.S., Ergas, S.J., & Scott, K.M. (2020). Degenerate PCR Primers for Assays to Track Steps of Nitrogen Metabolism by Taxonomically Diverse Microorganisms in a Variety of Environments. Microbiological Methods, 175(105990). doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2020.105990
  • He, Q., Cheng, Z., Zhang, D., Main, K., Feng, C., & Ergas, S.J. (2020). A sulfur-based cyclic denitrification filter for marine recirculating aquaculture systems. Bioresource Technology, 310(2020).
  • Rahman, M.Y.A., Nachabe, M., & Ergas, S.J. (2020). Biochar amendment of stormwater bioretention systems for nitrogen and Escherichia coli removal: Effect of hydraulic loading rates and antecedent dry periods. Bioresource Technology, 310(123428). doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2020.123428
  • Skornia, K., Safferman, S., Rodriguez-Gonzalez, L., & Ergas, S.J. (2020). Treatment of Winery Wastewater Using a Vertical Flow Constructed Wetland with Adsorption Media,. Applied Sciences, 10(1063). doi: 10.3390/app10031063
  • Lee, E., Oliveira, D.S.B.L., Oliveira, L.S.B.L., Jimenez, E., Kim, Y., Wang, M., Ergas, S.J., & Zhang, Q. (2020). Comparative environmental and economic life cycle assessment of high solids anaerobic co-digestion for biosolids and organic waste management. Water Research, 2019(115443). doi: 10.1016/j.watres
  • Lopez-Ponnada, E.V., Lynn, T., Ergas, S.J., & Mihelcic, J.R. (2020). Long-Term Field Performance of a Conventional and Modified Bioretention System for Removing Dissolved Nitrogen Species in Stormwater Runoff. Water Research, 170(1). doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.115336
  • Rodriguez-Gonzalez, L., Miriyala, A., Rice, M., Delgado, D., Marshall, J., Henderson, M., Ghebremichael, K., Mihelcic, J.R., & Ergas, S.J. (2020). A Pilot-Scale Hybrid Adsorption Biological Treatment System (HABiTS) for Nitrogen Removal in Onsite Wastewater Treatment. Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, 6(1). doi: 10.1061/JSWBAY.0000898
  • Lee, E., Bittencourt, P., Casimir, L., Jimenez, E., Wang, M., Zhang, Q., & Ergas, S.J. (2019). Biogas production from high solids anaerobic co-digestion of food waste, yard waste and waste activated sludge. Waste Management, 95, 432-439. doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2019.06.033
  • Alsultan, J., Rice, M., Feldman, A., Nkrumah, T., Kenney, I.A., Yang, X, Navarro-O’Hara, M., Ergas, S.J., & Ghebremichael, K. (2021). Authentic Science and Engineering with Biosand Filters for Water Purification. The Science Teacher, 88(4).

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