Oskar Modin

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Water Environment Technology

Oskar is an Associate Professor in the Division of Water Environment Technology at Chalmers. Oskar conducts research in the fields of environmental biotechnology, water/wastewater engineering, and membrane technology. He is interested in developing new technologies to recover resources from waste and wastewater, to reliably and energy-efficiently produce safe drinking water, and to clean up contaminated sites. He is also interested in the fundamental science behind such technologies. Examples of research areas include microbial electrochemistry (e.g. microbial fuel cells), biological uptake of organics, membrane bioreactors, and membrane biofilm reactors. He is a member of the Bioresource Labs research group.

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2019

PAC dosing to an MBBR – Effects on adsorption of micropollutants, nitrification and microbial community

M. Cimbritz, Ellen Edefell, Elias Thörnqvist et al
Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 677, p. 571-579
Journal article
2019

A variety of hydrogenotrophic enrichment cultures catalyze cathodic reactions

Soroush Saheb Alam, Frank Persson, Britt-Marie Wilen et al
Scientific Reports. Vol. 9
Journal article
2019

Combined deterministic and stochastic processes control microbial succession in replicate granular biofilm reactors

Raquel Liebana, Oskar Modin, Frank Persson et al
Environmental Science & Technology
Journal article
2019

Combined Deterministic and Stochastic Processes Control Microbial Succession in Replicate Granular Biofilm Reactors

Raquel Liebana, Oskar Modin, Frank Persson et al
Environmental Science & Technology
Journal article
2019

Thickness determines microbial community structure and function in nitrifying biofilms via deterministic assembly

Carolina Suarez, Maria Piculell, Oskar Modin et al
Scientific Reports. Vol. 9
Journal article
2018

Metal recovery by microbial electro-metallurgy

Xochitl Dominguez-Benetton, Jeet Chandrakant Varia, Guillermo Pozo et al
Progress in Materials Science. Vol. 94 (May), p. 435-461
Review article
2018

Integration of aerobic granular sludge and membrane bioreactor for wastewater treatment

Raquel Liebana, Oskar Modin, Frank Persson et al
Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
Review article
2018

A mathematical model of aerobic methane oxidation coupled to denitrification

Oskar Modin
Environmental Technology (United Kingdom). Vol. 39 (9), p. 1217-1225
Journal article
2018

Integration of aerobic granular sludge and membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment

Raquel Liebana, Oskar Modin, Frank Persson et al
Critical Reviews in Biotechnology. Vol. 38 (6), p. 801-816
Review article
2018

The mechanisms of granulation of activated sludge in wastewater treatment, its optimization, and impact on effluent quality

Britt-Marie Wilen, Raquel Liebana, Frank Persson et al
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. Vol. 102 (12), p. 5005-5020
Review article
2018

Effect of start-up strategies and electrode materials on carbon dioxide reduction on biocathodes

Soroush Saheb Alam, Abhijeet Singh, Malte Hermansson et al
Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Vol. 84 (4)
Journal article
2017

Microbial Population Dynamics and Ecosystem Functions of Anoxic/Aerobic Granular Sludge in Sequencing Batch Reactors Operated at Different Organic Loading Rates

Enikö Barbara Szabo, Raquel Liebana, Malte Hermansson et al
Frontiers in Microbiology. Vol. 8 (MAY)
Journal article
2017

Comparison of the bacterial community composition in the granular and the suspended phase of sequencing batch reactors

Enikö Barbara Szabo, Raquel Liebana, Malte Hermansson et al
AMB Express. Vol. 7 (1), p. art no 168-
Journal article
2017

Electricity-driven production of polyhydroxybutyrate and soluble organics under feast/famine conditions

Soroush Saheb Alam, Frank Persson, Britt-Marie Wilen et al
10th International Conference on Biofilm Reactors
Conference poster
2017

Effect of start-up strategies and electrode materials on carbon dioxide reduction on bio-cathodes

Soroush Saheb Alam, Abhijeet Singh, Malte Hermansson et al
Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Vol. 84 (4)
Journal article
2017

Three promising applications of microbial electrochemistry for the water sector

Oskar Modin, Federico Aulenta
Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology. Vol. 3 (3), p. 391-402
Journal article
2017

Microbial electrochemical recovery of zinc

Oskar Modin, Nafis Fuad, Sebastien Rauch
Electrochimica Acta. Vol. 248, p. 58-63
Journal article
2016

Challenges in upscaling microbial electrochemical reactors for copper recovery from acidic leachates

Nafis Fuad, Oskar Modin
The 3rd European Meeting of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemical Technology, Rome, Italy, Sept. 26-28
Paper in proceedings
2016

Nonoxidative removal of organics in the activated sludge process

Oskar Modin, Frank Persson, Britt-Marie Wilen et al
Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 46 (7), p. 635-672
Journal article
2016

Microbial electrochemical reactors for metal recovery from leachate

Oskar Modin, Karin Karlfeldt Fedje
67th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, The Hague, Netherlands, Sept. 21-26
Paper in proceedings
2016

Effects of Wash-Out Dynamics on Nitrifying Bacteria in Aerobic Granular Sludge During Start-Up at Gradually Decreased Settling Time

Enikö Barbara Szabo, Malte Hermansson, Oskar Modin et al
Water (Switzerland). Vol. 8 (5), p. 172-
Journal article
2015

Sorption and Release of Organics by Primary, Anaerobic, and Aerobic Activated Sludge Mixed with Raw Municipal Wastewater

Oskar Modin, Soroush Saheb Alam, Frank Persson et al
PLoS ONE. Vol. 10 (3), p. e0119371-
Journal article
2015

Stability of nitrifying granules exposed to water flux through a coarse pore mesh.

Raquel Liebana, Enikö Barbara Szabo, Oskar Modin et al
Paper in proceedings
2015

Effects of storage on mixed-culture biological electrodes

Soroush Saheb Alam, Frank Persson, Britt-Marie Wilen et al
Scientific Reports. Vol. 5, p. no. 18433-
Journal article
2015

Copper Recovery from Polluted Soils Using Acidic Washing and Bioelectrochemical Systems

Karin Karlfeldt Fedje, Oskar Modin, Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall
Metals. Vol. 5 (3), p. 1328-1348
Journal article
2015

How to start-up biocathodes for carbon dioxide reduction - a comparison of strategies and electrode materials

Soroush Saheb Alam, Frank Persson, Britt-Marie Wilen et al
Conference poster
2015

A mathematical model describing denitrification coupled to aerobic methane oxidation

Oskar Modin, Soroush Saheb Alam, Britt-Marie Wilen
IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery: Moving Innovations into Practice, Gdansk, Poland, May 18-21
Paper in proceedings
2014

Back to basics: high-loaded activated sludge

Oskar Modin, David J. I. Gustavsson, Susanne Tumlin et al
Activated sludge - 100 years and counting
Paper in proceedings
2014

Opportunities for microbial electrochemistry in municipal wastewater treatment – an overview

Oskar Modin, David Gustavsson
Water Science and Technology. Vol. 69 (7), p. 1359-1372
Journal article
2014

Gas-diffusion, extractive, biocatalytic, and electrochemical membrane biological reactors

Oskar Modin, Faisal I. Hai, Long D. Nghiem et al
Membrane Biological Reactors: Theory, modeling, design, management and applications to wastewater reuse, p. 299-333
Book chapter
2014

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ZN RECOVERY FROM SWEDISH MSWI FLY ASHES

Karin Karlfeldt Fedje, Sven Andersson, Oskar Modin et al
Proceedings SUM 2014, Second Symposium on Urban Mining, Bergamo, Italy; 19 – 21 May 2014, 2014 by CISA Publisher, Italy
Paper in proceedings
2013

Integrating bioelectrochemical systems with anaerobic digestion

Oskar Modin
IWA Leading Edge Technologies conference, Bordeaux, France, June 2-6
Conference poster
2013

Ammonium recovery from reject water combined with hydrogen production in a bioelectrochemical reactor

Xue Wu, Oskar Modin
Bioresource Technology. Vol. 146, p. 530-536
Journal article
2013

Production of high concentrations of H2O2 in a bioelectrochemical reactor fed with real municipal wastewater

Oskar Modin, K. Fukushi
Environmental Technology (United Kingdom). Vol. 34 (19), p. 2737-2742
Journal article
2013

Application of membrane technology for the development of sustainable biotechnology processes

Faisal Ibney Hai, Oskar Modin
Membrane Processes for Sustainable Growth, p. 193-224
Book chapter
2013

Biocatalytic membrane reactors for the removal of recalcitrant and emerging pollutants from wastewater

Faisal Ibney Hai, Long Duc Nghiem, Oskar Modin
Handbook of Membrane Reactors Volume 2: Reactor types and industrial applications, p. 763-807
Book chapter
2012

Pesticide removal by a mixed culture of bacteria and white-rot fungi

F.I. Hai, Oskar Modin, K. Yamamoto et al
Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers. Vol. 43 (3), p. 459-462
Journal article
2012

Combined wastewater treatment and recovery of copper from ash leachate

Oskar Modin, Karin Karlfeldt Fedje
Proceedings of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, Busan, Korea, Sept. 16-31
Paper in proceedings
2012

A novel bioelectrochemical BOD sensor operating with voltage input

Oskar Modin, Britt-Marie Wilen
Water Research. Vol. 46 (18), p. 6113-6120
Journal article
2012

Development and testing of bioelectrochemical reactors converting wastewater organics into hydrogen peroxide

Oskar Modin, K. Fukushi
Water Science and Technology. Vol. 66 (4), p. 831-836
Journal article
2012

Bioelectrochemical recovery of Cu, Pb, Cd, and Zn from dilute solutions

Oskar Modin, Xiaofei Wang, Xue Wu et al
Journal of Hazardous Materials. Vol. 235-236, p. 291-297
Journal article
2011

Redistribution of wastewater alkalinity with a microbial fuel cell to support nitrification of reject water

Oskar Modin, K. Fukushi, K. Rabaey et al
Water Research. Vol. 45 (8), p. 2691-2699
Journal article
2011

Membrane diffusion microbial fuel cell

Oskar Modin, Kensuke Fukushi
Patent application
2010

Nitrate removal and biofilm characteristics in methanotrophic membrane biofilm reactors with various gas supply regimes

Oskar Modin, Kensuke Fukushi, Fumiyuki Nakajima et al
Water Research. Vol. 44 (1), p. 85-96
Journal article
2010

Bioelectrochemical hydrogen peroxide production – an opportunity for sustainable mitigation of membrane bioreactor fouling

Oskar Modin, Kensuke Fukushi, Korneel Rabaey et al
Proceedings of the Biofilm Reactor Technology Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2010, p. 449-461
Paper in proceedings
2010

Aerobic methane oxidation coupled to denitrification: Kinetics and effect of oxygen supply

Oskar Modin, Kensuke Fukushi, Fumiyuki Nakajima et al
Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE. Vol. 136 (2), p. 211-219
Journal article
2008

Simultaneous removal of nitrate and pesticides from groundwater using a methane-fed membrane biofilm reactor (M-MBfR)

Oskar Modin, Kensuke Fukushi, Kazuo Yamamoto
Water Science and Technology. Vol. 58 (6), p. 1273-1279
Journal article
2008

Performance of a membrane biofilm reactor for denitrification with methane

Oskar Modin, Kensuke Fukushi, Fumiyuki Nakajima et al
Bioresource Technology. Vol. 99 (17), p. 8054-8060
Journal article
2008

A membrane biofilm reactor achieves aerobic methane oxidation coupled to denitrification (AME-D) with high efficiency

Oskar Modin, Kensuke Fukushi, Fumiyuki Nakajima et al
Water Science and Technology. Vol. 58 (1), p. 83-87
Journal article
2007

Denitrification with methane as external carbon source

Oskar Modin, Kensuke Fukushi, Kazuo Yamamoto
Water Research. Vol. 41 (12), p. 2726-2738
Journal article

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