RAMESH GOEL portrait
  • Professor, Civil And Environmental Engin
  • Graduate Director, Civil And Environmental Engin
  • Associate Professor, Civil And Environmental Engin
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Publications

  • Su, J.-Y., & Goel, R., Burian, S.J. and Barber, M.E. (2020). Assessing climate change linkages related to water quality trading effectiveness for incorporating ancillary benefits. International Journal of Environmental Impacts. Published, 10/06/2020.
  • Hanyan Li & Barber, M., Jingrang, L. and Goel, R. (2020). Microbial community successions and their dynamic functions during harmful cyanobacterial blooms in a freshwater lake. Water Research. Published, 09/24/2020.
  • Podder, A., & Reinhart, D. and Goel, R (2020). Nitrogen management in landfill leachate using single-stage anammox process-illustrating key nitrogen pathways under an ecogenomics framework. Bioresource Technology. Published, 09/15/2020.
  • Kainthola, J & Podder, J., Fechner, M. and Goel, R (2020). An overview of fungal pretreatment processes for anaerobic digestion: Applications, bottlenecks and future needs. Bioresource Technology. Published, 06/17/2020.
  • Podder, A., & Reinhart, D. and Goel, R. (2020). Integrated leachate management approach incorporating nutrient recovery and removal. Waste Management. Published, 05/19/2020.
  • Gilcrease, E., & William, R. and Goel, R (2020). Evaluating the effect of silver nanoparticles on bacteriophage lytic infection cycle-a mechanistic understanding. Water Research. Published, 04/15/2020.
  • Dasgupta, S., & Podder, A. and Goel, R (2020). Response of an aerobic granular and conventional flocculated reactors against changing feed composition from simple to complex. Chemosphere. Published, 04/14/2020.
  • Jamal, R., & Mubark, S., Sahulka, S.Q., Kori, J.A., Tajammul, A., Ahmed, J., Mahar, R.B., Olsen, M.S., Goel, R. and Weidhaas, J (2020). Informing water distribution line rehabilitation through quantitative microbial risk assessment Science of the Total Environment Research Paper. The Science of the Total Environment. Published, 02/05/2020.
  • Rubayat (2019). Probabilistic risk assessment of water distribution system in Hyderabad, Pakistan reveals unacceptable health hazards and areas for rehabilitation. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety;. Published, 12/25/2019.
  • Aditi Podder & Reinhart, D. and Goel, R. (2019). (2020). Integrated leachate management approach incorporating nutrient recovery and removal. Waste Management; 102: 420-431. Journal of Waste MAnagement. Published, 11/21/2019.
  • A. Podder (2019). Single Stage Partial Nitritation/ Anammox in Treatment of Complicated Urban Waste-streams. WEF Nutrient Conference. Published, 09/17/2019.
  • A. Kori (2019). Metagenomic analysis of drinking water samples collected from treatment plants of Hyderabad City and Mehran University Employees Cooperative Housing Society. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Published, 09/17/2019.
  • Windy Tanner (2019). Multi-state study of Enterobacteriaceae harboring extended-spectrum beta-lactamase and carbapenemase genes in U.S. drinking water. Nature Scientific Reports. Published, 08/15/2019.
  • Sunayna Dasgupta (2019). Short operational differences support granulation in a lab scale reactor in comparison to another conventional activated sludge reactor. Bioresource TEchnology. Published, 07/17/2019.
  • S. Dasgupta (2019). Short operational differences support granulation in a lab scale reactor in comparison to another conventional activated sludge reactor. Bioresource Technology. Published, 06/14/2019.
  • Jyoti Kainthola (2019). Fungal pretreatment and associated kinetics of rice straw hydrolysis to accelerate methane yield from anaerobic digestion. Bioresource Technology Journal. Published, 06/14/2019.
  • Ramesh Goel (2019). Molecular Insight into a Fresh Water Lake Harmful Algal Blooms. AEESP Conference. AEESP International conference. Published, 05/15/2019.
  • Hanyan Li & 5. Hanyan, L., Alsanea, A., Barber, M. and Goel, R (2018). High-throughput DNA sequencing reveals the dominance of pico- and other filamentous cyanobacteria in an urban freshwater Lake; Science of the Total Environment. Science of the Total Environment. Published, 12/26/2018.
  • Safar KM & Safar KM, Mahar RB, Aslam UQ, Shankar BA, Goel R. (2018). (2018). The feasibility of putrescible components of municipal solid waste for biomethane production at Hyderabad, Pakistan. Waste Manag Res. 36(2):169-182. Published, 11/14/2018.
  • Mitch Hogsett & 6. Hogsett, M., Li, H. and Goel, R. (2018). The role of internal nutrient cycling in a Freshwater shallow alkaline lake. Environmental Engineering Science. Published, 10/25/2018.
  • Weidhaas (2017). Whole community transcriptome of a sequencing batch reactor transforming 2,4-dinitroanisole (DNAN) and 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one (NTO),. Biodegradation. Published, 11/16/2017.
  • Ananda Bhattacharjee (2017). Complete genome sequence of lytic bacteriophage RG-2014 that infects the multidrug resistant bacterium Delftia tsuruhatensis ARB-1. Standards in Genomic Sciences. Standard in Genomic Sciences. Published, 10/15/2017.
  • Bhattacharjee (2017). Complete genome sequence of lytic bacteriophage RG-2014 that infects the multidrug resistant bacterium Delftia tsuruhatensis ARB-1. Standards in Genomic Sciences. Standards in Genomic Sciences. Published, 10/12/2017.
  • Safar (2017). The feasibility of putrescible components of municipal solid waste for biomethane production at Hyderabad, Pakistan. Waste Management and Research. Published, 07/05/2017.
  • Dasgupta (2017). Coupling Autotrophic denitrification with prtial nitritation-anammox (PNA) for efficient total inorganic nitrogen removal. Bioresource Technology. Published, 04/06/2017.
  • Wu, S., Bhattacharjee, A and Goel, R. (2017). Comparison of performance and microbial communities in single stage suspended and atatched growth partial nitritation/anammox reactors under different temperatures. Environmental Engineering Science; 34(2): 63-72. Published, 01/18/2017.
  • Huang, P., Mukherji, S.T., Wu, S., Muller, J. and Goel, R. (2016). Fate of 17B-Estradiol in source separated urine during integrated chemical P recovery and treatment using partial nitritation-anammox process. Water Research; 103(15): 500-509. Published, 08/17/2016.
  • Wu, S., Bhattacharjee, A.S., Weissbrodt, D. Morgenroth, E. and Goel, R. (2016). Effect of external perturbations on the microbial ecology and key functional genes in a partial nitritation-anammox reactor. Bioresource Technology; 219: 527-535. Published, 06/14/2016.
  • LI, L., Zhou, Y., Zhang, Y., Huang, Y and Goel, R. (2016). Enhanced electrolytic nitrate reduction with three dmensional electrolysis reactor packed with activated carbon and foamed copper. Environmental Engineering Science; 33(8): 525-535. Published, 02/17/2016.
  • Abedin, S., Barber, M. and Goel, R. (2015). Understanding nutrient dynamics and organic matter sources in the Jordan River. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, North America 36th Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, November, 1-5th. Published, 11/03/2015.
  • Bhattacharjee, A. and Goel, R. (2015). Gaseous electron donors for denitrification-the potential of novel anoxic methane oxidizers. International Water Association (IWA) conference. May 17th-21st, Gdansf, Poland. Published, 10/21/2015.
  • Weissbrodt, DG., Well, GF., Goel, RK., Laureni, M. Burgmann, H., Johnson, DR., Men, Y., Fischer, S., Minder, A., Aluri, S., Harhangi, HR., Kidf, M., Joss, A., Christensen, M., Nielsen., JL. and Morgenroth, E. (2015). A process engineering vista in the ecogenomics of aerobic-anaerobic ammonium oxidation. In IWA conference, Gdansk, Poland. Proceedings of the International Water Association conference proceedings on Nutrient Removal and Rcovery conference. Published, 10/21/2015.
  • Motlagh, A.M. Bhattacharjee, A. and Goel, R. (2016). Biofilm control with natural and genetically modified phages. World Journal of Mcirobiology and Biotechnology. 32)4): 1-10. Published, 10/15/2015.
  • Lawson, C.E., Wu,S., Bhattacharjee, A., McMahon, K.D. and Noguera, D.R. (2015). Ecogenomcis reveals distributed netwroks in suspended and attached growth anammox bioreactors. At WEFTEC, Chicago. Published, 09/28/2015.
  • Bhattacharjee, A., Wu, S. and Goel, R. (2015). MEtagenomics reveals different microbial community structures in suspended and atatched growth anammox reactors. WEFTEC, 26th Spetember. Chicago. Published, 09/28/2015.
  • Weissbrodt, DG., Wells,,GF., Goel, RK., Morgenroth, E. (2015). Systems microbiology of aerobic-anaerobic ammonium oxidation processes toward energy-efficient nitrogen removal from wastewater. In WEF, ed., Water Environment Federation. Washington, DC, USA. Proceedings of water and energy confrence. Published, 09/28/2015.
  • Weiddbrodt, DG. Wells, GF., Goel, RK and Morgenroth, E. (2015). How to sustainbly engineer the bacteria community of aerobic-anaerobic ammonium oxidation processes in a system microbiology framework. In Kim et al., AEESP Conference at Yale University. Proceedings of AEESP REsearch and Innovation Conference. Published, 09/28/2015.
  • Wu, S., Morgenroth, E. and Goel, R. (2015). Resilinecy of anammox agaisnt external stress factors-effect of temperature and wastewater cosntituents. WEFTEC, Chicago, September 26th-29th. Published, 09/28/2015.
  • Dasgupta, S. Wu, S. and Goel, R. (2015). Coupling Autotrophic denitrification and anammox for efficient removal of inorganic nitrogen. WEFTEC, Chicago, Spetember 26th- 29th. Published, 09/26/2015.
  • Motlagh, A.M., Bhattacharjee, A.S. and Goel, R. (2015). Microbiological study of bacteriophage induction in the presecne of chemcial stress factors in enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR). Water Research. 81: 1-14. Published, 09/15/2015.
  • Bhattacharjee, A., Choi,.D., Motlagh, A.M. Sachiyo, S.T. and Goel, R. (2015) Bacteriophage theray for membane iofling in mebrane bioracos and antibitoic resistan bacteial biofilms. Biotechnology adBioengineering. 112(8): 1644-1654. Published, 08/21/2015.
  • Bhattacharjee, A. and Goel, R. (2015). The use of dissolved methane gas for denitrification-process kinectis and microbiology. American Chemical Soceity Conference, Boston, 16th-20th August. Published, 08/19/2015.
  • Huang, P. and Mukherji, S. Goel, R. (2015). Coupling chemical and biological processes for nutrient recovery and removal for better source separated urine management. American Chemical Society. Boston, 16th-20th August. Published, 08/18/2015.
  • Motlagh, A., Bhattacharjee, A. and Goel, R. (2015). MEtagenomic analysis of ssDNA and dsDNA bacteriophage diversity and their role in fucntional gene transfer in GSL. American Society for Microbiology Conference, NEw Orleans, Louisiana, June 30th- MAy 2nd, 2015. Published, 06/15/2015.
  • Motlagh, A., Bhattacharjee, A. and Goel, R. (2015). Identification of host-phage interaction network in Great Salt Lake reveals the role of bacteriophages in bacterial diversity and population. In Water Microbiology Conference at UNC Chapel Hill, May 18-21, 2015. Published, 05/20/2015.
  • Lawson, C., Bhattacharjee, A., McMAhon, K.D., Goel, R. and Noguera, D. (2015). Distributed metabolism in suspended and attached growth anammox bioreactors revealed through metagenomic sequencing. Water Microbiology Conference, UNC Chapel Hill, MAy 18-21, 2015. Published, 05/20/2015.
  • Bhattacharjee, A., Motlagh, A. and Goel R. (2015). Mtagenomis to unlok the nnovative nitrogen transformation in aquatic ecsystem. Deirifictaion coupled with methn oxiation. I Water Mirobology Conferene UNC Chapel Hill. May 18-22, 2015. Published, 05/20/2015.
  • Huang, P., Kotay, M. and Goel, R. (2014). Carbon mass balance and microbial ecology in a laboratory scale reactor achieving simultaneous sludge reduction and nutrient removal. Water Research; 53: 153-167. Published, 03/19/2015.
  • Weissbrodt, DG., Wells GF., Goel, RK, Morgenroth, E and Looserdrecht, M. (2015). How far can genetic signatures be used to anticipate and trigger the behaviour of environmental biotechnology systems in the water engineering domain. In WEF, Chicago, AEESP cutting edge research session. Published, 03/18/2015.
  • Huang P and Goel, R. (2015). REsponse of a sludge minimizing lab-scale BNR reactor when the operation is changed to real primary effluent from synthetic wastewater. Water Research; 81: 301-310. Published, 03/18/2015.
  • Tanner, W., VAnderslice, J., Toor, D., BEnson, S., Poruczink, C. Goel, R., Atkinson, R. (2015). Development and field evaluation of a method for detecting carbapenem resiatnt bacteria in drinking water. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 38: 351-357. Published, 03/18/2015.
  • Damasceno de Oliveira L., Motlagh, A., Goel R.K., de Souza Missagia B., Alves de Abreu FilhoB., Lautenschlager, S.R. (2014). The use of bottle caps as submerged aerated filter media. Water Science and technology. 67(7): 1518-1525. Published, 03/12/2015.
  • Shaikha, A. Barber, M. and Goel, R. (2015). Understanding nutrient dynamics and organic matter sources in the Jordan River. Present at Urban Riparian Symposium-REstoration, collaboration, Innovation. Austin, Texas, February, 11-13th. Published, 02/18/2015.
  • Bhattacharjee, A., Mukherjee, T. and Goel, R. (2015). Ecological perspective on new conenctivity between nitrogen and carbon cycles. In Urban Riparian Symposium, Feb 11-13, Austin, Texas. Published, 02/11/2015.
  • Motlagh, A. and Goel, R. (2014). Sustainability of Activted Sudge Processes. Book Chapter in Water Reclamation and Sustainability; 391-414. Published, 09/18/2014.
  • Motlagh, A. and Goel, R. (2014). Biological Phosphorus Removal: Reference module In Earth Systems and Environemntal Sciences from Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification; Volume 3: 150-162. Published, 03/13/2014.
  • Sustainability of Activated sludge Processes. Published, 12/2013.
  • The role of bacteriopgaes in controlling the bacterial diversity- an invited talk at Arizona State University. Published, 11/2013.
  • Anaerobic ammonia oxidation. Published, 10/2013.
  • Sources, sinks and the fate of organic carbon in Urban Streams- in the context of Jordan River. Published, 10/2013.
  • SUSTAINABILITY OF ACTIVATED SLUDGE PROCESSES FOR ZERO WASTE PRODUCTION. Published, 10/2013.
  • Bacteriophages in activated sludhge reactors and their dynamics- invited talk at the University of Pittsburgh. Published, 10/2013.
  •  Nutrient Fluxes from Farmington Bay Wetlands. Published, 09/2013.
  •  Nutrient recovery from flitrate of full scale plants. Published, 07/2013.
  • Sustainability of activated sludge processes for zero waste production. Published, 07/2013.
  •  Bacteriophage-Induction Due to Stresses Can Cause EBPR-Upsets: An Engineering and Microbial- Ecology Perspective. Published, 07/2013.
  •  Complete‐genome‐sequencing of multidrug‐resistant‐bacteria reveals insights into emergence of resistance genes. Published, 07/2013.
  •  Evidence of novel PAOs participating in EBPR in sludge‐minimizing bioreactors. Published, 07/2013.
  • EBPR Book Chapter in Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification- ISBN- 978-0-12-382182-9. Published, 05/2013.
  • Enhanced biological P removal. Published, 04/2013.
  • Nutrient recovery from Central Valley Centrate. Published, 04/2013.
  • simultaneous sludge minimization and nutrient removal. Published, 04/2013.
  • Sustainability of activated sludge processes for sludge reduction. Published, 01/2013.
  • Shaily Mahendra, Phillip Gedalanga1, Shireen M. Kotay, César I. Torres Caitlyn S. Butler, and Ramesh Goel. (2012). Advancements in Molecular Techniques and Applications in Environmental Engineering. Water Environment Research. doi: 10.2175/106143012X13407275694671. Published, 09/30/2012.
  • Shireen M. Kotay,Bryan L. Mansell, Mitch Hogsett, Huang Pei, and Ramesh Goel. (2012). Side-stream Treatment of Anaerobic Digester Filtrate using Anaerobic Ammonia Oxidation-process performance and microbiology. In print in Biotechnology and Bioengineering. . Published, 08/15/2012.
  • Racz, L., Muller, J.G. and Goel R. (2012) Fate of selected estrogens in two laboratory scale sequencing batch reactors fed 3 with different organic carbon sources under varying solids retention times. Bioresource Technology. 110: 35-42. Published, 06/15/2012.
  • Bacteriophage-based biocontrol of biological sludge bulking in wastewater - In Bioengineering Bugs. Published, 10/2011.
  • Molecular Biological Methods in Environmental Engineering. Water Environment Research- In Water Environmental Research. Published, 06/2011.
  • Biodegradation of naphthalene and BTEX in batch and membrane bioreactors- Environmental Engineering Science. Published, 06/2011.
  • Datta, T., Racz, L., Kotay, S. M. and Goel, R. (2010). Seasonal Variations of Nitrifying Community in Trickling Filter-Solids Contact (TF/SC) Activated Sludge Systems. Bioresource Technology, accepted. Published, 12/12/2010.
  • Datta, T. and Goel, R. (2010). Evidence and long term feasibility of Enhanced biological phosphorus removal in oxidation ditch type of aerated-anoxic activated sludge systems. ASCE-Journal of Environmental Engineering; 136(11): 1237-1247. Published, 11/2010.
  • Liang, L. and Goel R. (2010) Role of hydroxyl radical during electrolytic degradation of contaminants. Published, 10/2010.
  • Racz, L., Datta, T. and Goel, R. (2010). Effect of organic carbon on ammonia oxidizing bacteria in a mixed community. Bioresource Technology; 101: 6454-6460. Published, 09/2010.
  • Choi, J., Kotay, S.M. and Goel, R. (2010). Various physico-chemical stress factors cause prophage induction in Nitrosospira multiformis 25196-an ammonium oxidizing bacteria. Water Research;44(15): 4550-4558. Published, 08/2010.
  • Racz, L. and Goel R. (2010). Organic Carbon Effect on nitrifying bacteria in a mixed community. In press in Water Science & Technology. Published, 05/2010.
  • Racz, L. and Goel, R. (2010). Fate and removal of estrogens in municipal wastewater. Journal of Environmental Monitoring; (12): 58-70. Published, 04/2010.
  • Racz, L. and Goel, R. (2010). Fate and removal of estrogens in municipal wastewater. Journal of Environmental Monitoring; (12): 58-70. Published, 11/15/2009.
  • Datta, T., Liu, Y. and Goel, R. (2009). A novel treatment approach to simultaneously achieve nutrient removal and sludge reduction in activated sludge process. Chemosphere: 76: 697-705. Published, 08/15/2009.
  • 6. Srinivasan, S., Harrington, G., Xagoraraki, I. and Goel, R. (2008). Factors Affecting Bulk to Total Bacteria Ratio in Drinking Water Distribution Systems. Accepted in Water Research; 42: 3393 - 3404. Published, 08/15/2008.

Presentations

  • Jennifer Weidhaas, Saraswati Poudel Acharya, Dana Tran, Vedansh Gupta, Ramesh Goel. (2018). Ion exchange and biological treatment of NTO wastewater. Presented at Joint Army-Navy-Nasa-Air Force (JANNAF) Interagency Committee conference in Vancouver, WA: December 10-13, 2018 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/12/2018.
  • Li, H., Alsanea, A., Goel, R., Barber, M. Harmful Algal Blooms in Utah Lake: A Molecular Insight, Salt Lake Watershed Symposium (2018), Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/15/2018.
  • Hollstein, M., Li, H., Gupta, V., Goel, R. What Happens to Cyanotoxins Once They Are Out? 2018 SLC Watershed Symposium, Nov14-15. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/14/2018.
  • Hollstein, M., Li, H., Gupta, V., Goel, R. What Happens to Cyanotoxins Once They are Released?" presented at Salt Lake County Annual Watershed Conference 14th November 2018. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/14/2018.
  • Mackey, B., Heck, P., Goel, R. “Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal (EBPR) Study for Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility“ Presented at Salt Lake County Annual Watershed Conference 14th November 2018. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/14/2018.
  • Podder, A., Gupta, V., Goel, R., 2018, “Implementation of Circular Economy in Treatment of Landfill Leachate”, presented at 8th International Network of Environmental Forensics (INEF), organized by Royal Society of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (June 2018). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/14/2018.
  • Podder, A., Reinhart, D., Goel, R., 2018, “Implementation of Circular Economy in Landfill Leachate Treatment”, Poster Presentation at 9th Annual Canadian Waste to Resource Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (October 2018). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/10/2018.
  • Bhattacharjee, A. and Goel, R. (2018) Effects of temperature gradients on anammox activity – a genome wide approach. WEFTEC, New Orleans, October 3rd- Wednesday- 1:30 PM. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/02/2018.
  • Podder, A., Reinhart, D., Goel, R., 2018, “Where do landfills fit in the changing paradigm of Circular Economy – Resource Recovery & Social Aspects”, presented at 6thInternational Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, Naxos island, Greece (June 2018). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/20/2018.
  • H. Li, C. Hansen, N. Von Stackelberg, R. Goel, S. Burian, and M. Barber. (2018). Assessing and Modeling Climate Change Impacts on Cyanobacteria in Utah Lake. WR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference, June 26-28, Pittsburgh, PA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/15/2018.
  • Podder, A., Gupta, V., Goel, R., 2018, “Implementation of Circular Economy in Treatment of Landfill Leachate”, presented at 8th International Network of Environmental Forensics (INEF), organized by Royal Society of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (June 2018). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/13/2018.
  • Dasgupta, S., Podder, A., Goel, R., 2018, “Aerobic Granular Sludge Transformation: Reactor Operation Switched from Synthetic to Real Wastewater", Presenter at ecoSTP 2018, 4th IWA specialized International Conference, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada (June 2018). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/13/2018.
  • Li, Hanyan, Alsanea, A., Goel, R, Barber, M. Cyanobacteria in Utah Lake - Toxin and Non-Toxin Producing: Molecular Level Study.2018 WEAU meeting, St. George, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/11/2018.
  • Mackey, B., Heck, P., Goel, R. “Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal (EBPR) Study for Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility” presented at WEAU Mid Year conference 13th November 2018. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/11/2018.
  • Islam, M., Chahal, S., Goel, R. Energy and Resource Positive Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs). WEAU Annual Conference 26th-29th April 2016. St. George, Utah, USA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/11/2018.
  • Podder, A., Goel, R., 2018, “Aerobic Granular Sludge Technology in Treatment of Landfill Leachate”, Speaker at Water Environment Association of Utah (WEAU) conference in St. George, Utah (April, 2018). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/11/2018.
  • 2. Harmful algal blooms in Utah lake- deciphering dynamics using DNA technology- UVU Seminar Series- April 10th, 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/10/2018.
  • Podder, A., Reinhart, D., Goel, R., 2018, “Implementation of Circular Economy in Solid Waste Management”, Poster Presentation at Environment & Sustainability Research Symposium in University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (February 2018). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/15/2018.
  • All about cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins- why and where they flourish- WEAU Workshop- February 6th, 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/06/2018.
  • Ramesh Goel, Hanyan Li, Anwar Alsanea, Michael Barber (2017, November). Identifying harmful algal blooms at Utah Lake via advanced molecular tools. Salt Lake Watershed Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/17/2017.
  • Dasgupta S., Bhattacharjee A.S. and Goel R. (2017). A Comparative Study on Kinetics, Process Performance and Microbial Ecology for Aerobic Granular and Conventional Activated Sludge reactors. WEFTEC, September 2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/29/2017.
  • Gupta, V., Dasgupta, S., Goel, R. (2017). Managing Dissolved Methane Gas in Anaerobic Effluents. WEFTEC, October 2017, Chicago. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/27/2017.
  • Dasgupta S., Bhattacharjee A.S. and Goel R. (2017) Evaluation of Process Kinetics and Toxicity on Granular Activated Sludge. Nutrient Symposium, USA, June 2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/07/2017.
  • Podder. A., Martheswaran. T, Goel. R., Simultaneous Recovery of Nutrients and Treatment of Landfill Leachate using Innovative Technologies. EREF Summit at WasteExpo. May 8 2017. New Orleans, Louisiana. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/08/2017.
  • Karimi, A., Goel, R. Microbial Source Tracking; A Unique Approach to microbial pollution in water bodies. 2017 WEAU Annual Conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/25/2017.
  • Hanyan Li and Ramesh Goel (2017, April). Cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in Utah Lake. WEAU Annual Conference. St. George, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/25/2017.
  • Dasgupta S. and Goel R. (2017). Innovation in Wastewater Treatment with Reduced Footprint. 11th Asia Pacific Conference, Bihar, India March 2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/23/2017.
  • Hanyan Li and Ramesh Goel (2017, February). Cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in Utah Lake (poster). Urban Riparian Symposium, Houston, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/15/2017.
  • Anwar Alsanea, Hanyan Li, and Ramesh Goel. (February, 2017). Utah Lake Eutrophication: Algae blooms and the role of Sediment-Water Column Interactions. Urban Riparian Symposium. Houston, TX . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/15/2017.
  • Pappu, A. R., Goel, R. Revealing intrinsics of nitrogen transformation in green infrastructure. The 10th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium. 15th - 16th November 2016. Salt Lake City, Utah. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/15/2016.
  • Wu S., Bhattacharjee A.S., Dulith B.E., Goel R. Developing robust parameters through nitro-genomics approach for partial nitritation/anammox system under low temperature. WEFTEC 2016. 24th – 29th September – 1st October. New Orleans, Louisiana. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/24/2016.
  • Christensen, H., Huang, P., Mukherji, S.T., Goel R. Feasibility studies on lab-scale ammonia oxidizing archaea/anammox system for nitrogen removal. WEFTEC 2016. 24th – 29th September – 1st October 2016. New Orleans, Louisiana. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/24/2016.
  • Dasgupta S. and Goel R. Aerobic granules and activated sludge biomass exposed to lead and erythromycin: a comparative study of toxicity assessment and removal efficiency. WEFTEC 2016. 24th – 29th September 2016.New Orleans, Louisiana. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/24/2016.
  • Motlagh, A.M., Bhattacharjee, A.S., Goel, R. Metagenomic approach to understand the role of bacteriophages in bacterial population, diversity, and their nutrient cycling. MEWE and Biofilms IWA specialist conference. 4th-7th September 2016. Copenhagen, Denmark. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/04/2016.
  • Dasgupta, S., Bhattacharjee, A. S. and Goel, R. Comparative analysis of micro-ecosystem in a biofilm based aerobic granules and conventional flocs. MEWE and Biofilms IWA specialist conference. 4th -7th September 2016. Copenhagen, Denmark. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/04/2016.
  • Pappu A.R. and Goel R. Innovative engineering techniques to manage nutrients in storm-water using urban green infrastructure. 22nd National Nonpoint Source (NPS) Monitoring Workshop. 23rd – 24th August 2016. Salt Lake City, Utah. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/23/2016.
  • Karimi, A., Goel R. Microbial source tracking: a practical approach to nonpoint microbial pollution in water bodies. The 22nd National Nonpoint Source (NPS) Monitoring Workshop. 23rd – 25th August 2016. Salt Lake City, Utah. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/23/2016.
  • Motlagh, A.M., Bhattacharjee, A.S., Goel, R. Metagenomic analysis to understand the interaction network of bacteriophages and their bacterial hosts in hypersaline environment of Great Salt Lake. ISME 16. 21st – 26th August 2016. Montreal, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/21/2016.
  • Bhattacharjee, A.S., Wu S., Dulith, B. E., Goel, R. Effects of temperature on metabolic networks of partial nitritation/anammox (PN/A) reactor. ISME 16. 21st – 26th August 2016. Montreal, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/21/2016.
  • Lawson, C. E., Hamilton, J. J., Wu, S., Bhattacharjee, A.S., McMahon, K. D., Goel, R., Noguera, D. R. Distributed metabolic networks define microbial community assembly in anammox bioreactors. ISME 16. 21st – 26th August 2016. Montreal, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/21/2016.
  • Motlagh, A.M., Goel, R. The role of lytic phage and prophage induction in bacterial population, diversity, and nutrient cycling in hypersaline ecosystem. ISME 16. 21st – 26th August 2016. Montreal, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/21/2016.
  • Mahar, R.B., Motlagh, A.M., Bhattacharjee, A.S., Goel, R. Evaluation of various disinfection processes for isolated multidrug resistant bacteria in wastewater treatment plant. American Chemical Society (ACS). August 2016. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2016.
  • Wu S., Islam M.I., Bhattacharjee A.S., Goel R. Effect of temperature variations and sulfide toxicity on the bacterial activity and key functional genes in a partial nitritation-anammox reactor. IWA Nutrient removal and recovery. 10th – 13th July 2016. Denver, Colorado. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/10/2016.
  • Goel, R., Huang, P., Islam, M.I. Fate of estrogens in source separated urine during integrated chemical P recovery and treatment using partial nitritation-anammox process. IWA Nutrient removal and recovery. 10th – 13th July 2016. Denver, Colorado. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/10/2016.
  • Bhattacharjee A.S., Wu S., Dulith B.E., Goel R. Temperature effects on distributed metabolisms of partial nitritation/anammox (PN/A) reactor. ASM 116th General Meeting. 16th – 20th June 2016. Boston, Massachusetts. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/16/2016.
  • Dasgupta S. and Goel R. A comparative study of toxicity assessment of erythromycin and lead on aerobic granules and conventional activated sludge process. The 13th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies. 13th – 16th June 2016. Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/13/2016.
  • Motlagh, A.M., Bhattacharjee, A.S., Goel, R. Bacteriophage dynamics and their role in bacterial communities in hypersaline environment of Great Salt Lake. American Society for Microbiology (ASM). June 2016. Boston, Massachusetts. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2016.
  • M. Barber, M. Hasan, J. Petrie, & R. Goel, “Impacts of woody biomass biofuel production on sustainable river basin management.” 2016 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference, Oral Presentation, Pensacola Beach, FL, June 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2016.
  • Bhattacharjee A. S., Wu S, Dulith B. E, Goel R. Developing robust parameters through nitro-genomics approach for partial nitritation/anammox system under low temperature. Water Microbiology Conference. 18th – 22nd May 2016. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/18/2016.
  • Dasgupta S., Bhatacharjee A.S. and Goel R. Metagenomics approach for comparative study of microbial community structure in granular and conventional activated sludge. UNC Water Microbiology Conference 2016. 17th – 19th May 2016. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/17/2016.
  • Motlagh, A.M., Bhattacharjee, A.S., Goel, R. Delineating the ecology of phage-prokaryotes in hypersaline environment through "omics" approach. Water Microbiology Conference. May 2016. Chapel Hill, NC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2016.
  • Motlagh, A., Goel, R. Statistical and comparative analysis of biological phosphorus removal process configurations and technologies in wastewater treatment plants across the US, EWRI, June 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/18/2015.
  • M. Hasan, M. Barber, R. Goel, & R. Mahler “Understanding the Consequences of Land Use Changes on Sustainable River Basin Management in the Pacific Northwest, USA.” 8th International conference on River Basin Management including aspects of Hydrology, Ecology, Environmental Management, Flood Plains and Wetlands, A Coruna, Spain, June 17-19, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/18/2015.
  • Huang P. and Goel, R. (2014). The fate of illicit drugs and estrogens during urine treatment and resource recovery. IWA speciality international conference on nutrient recovery in Nepal. October 26-30, 2014 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/28/2014.
  • Bhattacharjee, A., Huang, P., Mukherjee, S., Goel, R. New connectivity between carbon and nitrogen cycles- nitrite/nitrate coupled methane oxidation, WEFTEC New Orleans, September 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/30/2014.
  • Wu, S., Bhattacharjee, A., Goel, R. Evaluation of hybrid deammonification reactor for filtrate treatment in lab-scale: Start-up and performance, WEFTEC, September 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/29/2014.
  • Huang, P and Goel, R. (2014). Phosphorus Recovery Followed by Deammonification of Urine for Nutrient Management. WEFTEC in New Orleans-September 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/10/2014.
  • Motlagh, A., Goel, R. Statistical and comparative analysis of biological phosphorus removal process configurations and technologies in wastewater treatment plants across the US, EWRI, June 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/18/2014.
  • Bhattacharjee, A., Wu, S., Goel, R. An insight into the complex microbial communities of Attached Growth and Suspended Growth Anammox Reactors for real centrate treatment process, American Society for Microbiology, May 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/15/2014.
  • Motlagh, A., Bhattacharjee, A., Goel, R. Potential of bacteriophages in defining the diversification of microbial communities in natural ecosystems: Wetlands, American Society for Microbiology, May 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/15/2014.
  • Tanner, W., VanDerslice, J., Toor, D., Benson, S., Porucznik, C., Goel, R., Atkinson, R. Carbapenem-resistant bacteria in drinking water: Method Development and Field Testing in New Delhi, India, AWWA, International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens, April 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/17/2014.
  • Johnson, J., Nieminski, E. and Goel, R. (2013). Biofiltration- a feasibility study using a pilot scale Drinking Water Treatment. AWWA Conference March 28-29, 2013 Denver. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 10/20/2012.
  • Hogsett, M and Goel, R. (2012). Sediment-Water Column Dissolved Oxygen Interactions in an Urbanized Stream. WEFTEC: October 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/03/2012.
  • Ramesh K. Goel1,* Shireen M. Kotay and Huang Pei. (2012). Sludge Minimization Coupled with Biological Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal - A Step towards Sustainable AS Process Operation. WEFTEC: October 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/02/2012.
  • Bhattacharya, A. Kotay, S.M. and Goel, R. (2012). Potential of Biofilm Disintegration by Phage Infection Lysate-EPS Depolymerase. September 2012. American Society for Microbiology Conference in San Francisco . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2012.
  • Goel, R. (2012) Nutrient Removal- an overview on current practices with a detailed insight on EBPR and anaerobic ammonia oxidation- April 18, 2012 St George. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/18/2012.
  • The Robustness of ANAMMOX Communities Treating Full-Scale Sidestream Municipal Anaerobic Digester Filtrate. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2011.
  • Feasibility study on Biocontrol of Membrane Biofouling using Lytic Bacteriophages. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2011.
  • THE EFFECT OF URBANIZATION ON URBAN RIVERS- SEDIMENT WATER INTERACTIONS. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2011.
  • Nutrients- Current trends and what else we can do about these. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Who is responsible- Wastewater effluents or sediment-water interactions or none in Jordan River for its Current Water Quality. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Racz L. and Goel R. (2010). Fate of selected estrogens in two laboratory scale sequencing batch reactors fed with different organic carbon sources. 83rd Annual Conference of the Water Environment Federation, New Orleans, October, 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Kotay, S.M., Choi, J. and Goel, R. (2010). Phage therapy for sludge bulking using a novel bacteriophage infecting filamentous bacterium, Sphaerotilus natans. 83rd Annual Conference of the Water Environment Federation, New Orleans, October, 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Kotay, S.M., Choi, J. and Goel, R. (2010). Phage Biocontrol to Mitigate Filamentous Bulking- Application of Novel Bacteriophages Infecting Filamentous Bacteria S. natans and H. hydrossis. American Society of Microbiology; 110th General Meeting; May 2010 in San Diego, CA . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2010.
  • Choi, J., Kotay, S. M., Datta, T. and Goel, R. (2009). Dynamics of viruses infecting bacterial population doing biological nutrient removal in activated sludge processes. 82nd Annual Conference of the Water Environment Federation, Orlando, FL, October, 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2009.
  • Racz, L. and Goel, R. (2009). A systematic approach to evaluate the biodegradation kinetics of estrogens by nitrifying activated sludge. 82nd Annual Conference of the Water Environment Federation, Orlando, FL, October, 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2009.
  • Tahir, S., Haries, J. and Goel, R. (2009). Setting up TMDL for Jordan River-Role of Sediment Oxygen Demand and Nutrient Flux. WEF TMDT Conference, Minnesota September, 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/23/2009.
  • Racz, L. and Goel, R. (2009). Effect of Carbon Source on Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria Community. International conference on Nitrification in Louiville Kentucky, July 2009. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2009.
  • Kotay, S.M., Datta, T and Goel, R. (2009) Microbial Ecology of Viruses in an EBPR Activated Sludge Process Performing Phosphorus Release under Aerated-Anaerobic Condition. American Society of Microbiology; 109th General Meeting; May 17-21 in Philadelphia, PA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/20/2009.
  • • Goel, R. (2008). Research at the interface of environmental engineering and environmental microbiology. Invited talk at Madurai Kamraj University, India. December, 15th, 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/15/2008.
  • 7. Yilmaz, L. S., Goel, R., Harrington, G. W., and Noguera, D. R. (2008) “Identification of Heterotrophic Bacteria that Colonize Pilot- and Full-Scale Chloraminated Distribution Systems”, WQTC 2008, Cincinnati, OH . Conference Paper, Other, 11/20/2008.
  • Goel, R. and Datta, T. (2008). Microbial Source Tracking and other water quality issues in Utah- Salt Lake City Watershed Symposium, October 28, 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/28/2008.
  • Datta, T., Tahir, S. and Goel, R. (2008) Polyphosphate accumulating organisms and nitrifying population ecology in an activated sludge process aimed to acheiev nutrient removal and sludge reduction simultaneously. WEFTEC, Chicago, OCtober 2008. Other, Presented, 10/23/2008.
  • • Goel, R. (2008). Water Quality issues in Utah-an overview- Invited talk, Center of Environmental Biotechnology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. May 23rd, 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/23/2008.

Research Groups

  • Bhisav, Graduate Student. Civil & Environmental Engineering. 08/15/2018 - 07/15/2022.
  • Imdad Islam, Graduate Student. Civil & Environemntal Engineering. 08/14/2015 - 11/21/2019.
  • Ahmed Karimi, Graduate Student. Civil & Environemntal Engineering. 08/14/2015 - 12/15/2016.
  • Simmi Chahal, Graduate Student. Civil & Environmental Engineering. 07/16/2015 - 12/22/2016.
  • Aiswarya Rani, Graduate Student. Civil & Environemntal Engineering. 05/15/2015 - 12/15/2016.
  • Sukanya Dasgupta, Graduate Student. Civil & Environmental Engineering. 08/15/2014 - 08/16/2018.
  • Sachiyo T Mukherjee, Postdoc. Civil & Environmental Engineering. 02/01/2014 - 06/30/2015.
  • Sha Wu, Graduate Student. Civil & Environmental. 08/15/2011 - 05/15/2015.
  • Anand Bhattacharya, Graduate Student. CIvil & Environmental. 08/15/2011 - 05/15/2015.
  • Ramin, Graduate Student. Civil & Environmental. 08/15/2011 - 05/15/2015.
  • Amir Seyed, Graduate Student. Civil & Environmental. 08/15/2011 - 05/15/2015.
  • Austin Orr, Undergraduate Student. Civil Engineering. 01/01/2011 - 05/15/2011.
  • Huang Pei, Graduate Student. Civil Engineering. 08/15/2010 - 05/2015.
  • Ran Jing, Graduate Student. Civil Engineering. 08/15/2010 - 05/2012.
  • Nicole Comber, Graduate Student. Civil Engineering. 08/2010 - 01/2012.
  • Bryan Mansell, Graduate Student. Civil Engineering. 01/01/2010 - 05/15/2011.
  • Choi J, Graduate Student. Civil Engineering. 01/2009 - 08/2012.
  • Mitch Hogsett, Graduate Student. Civil Engineering. 01/2009 - 12/31/2012.
  • Shireen Meher Kotay, Postdoc. Civil Engineering. 08/2008 - 12/31/2011.
  • Suzan Tahir, Graduate Student. Civil Engineering. 01/2008 - 08/2011.
  • LEeAnn Racz, Graduate Student. Civil Engineering. 08/15/2007 - 07/15/2010.
  • Liang Li, Graduate Student. Civil Engineering. 08/2007 - 12/2010.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Australia
  • Caribbean
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa