Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringWestern Engineering


Journal Publications

  1. Ward, V., Munch, G., Cicek, N., Rehmann, L., (2017), Direct conversion of the oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium diobovatum to biodiesel using the ionic liquid [C2mim][EtSO4], ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (in press)

  2. Kim, J-W., Rehmann, L., Ray.M., (2017),Development of microalgal bioassay based on the community level physiological profiling (CLPP), A;gal Research 25:47-53

  3. Kiesslich., S., Sarchami, T., Munch, G., Gao, K., Rehmann,L., Kujawski, W., Johnson, E., (2017), Pervaporative butanol removal from PBE fermentation broths for the bioconversion of glycerol by Clostridium pasteurianum, Journal of Membrane Science 535:79-88

  4. Schelden, M., Lima, W., Doerr, E.W., Wunderlich, M., Rehmann, L., Büchs, J., Regestein, L., (2017), Online measurement of viscosity for biological systems in stirred tank bioreactors, Biotechnology and Bioengineering 114:990-997

  5. Luque, L., Oudenhoven, S., Westerhof, R., Van Rossum, G., Berruti, F., Kersten, S., Rehmann, L., (2016), Comparison of ethanol production from corn cobs and switchgrass following a pyrolysis-based biorefinery approach, Biotechnology for Biofuels 9:242

  6. Orr, V., Rehmann,L., (2016), Ionic liquids for the fractionation of microalgae biomass, Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry 2:22-27

  7. Gao, K., Rehmann, L., (2016), Combined Detoxification and In-situ Product Removal by a Single Resin During Lignocellulosic Butanol Production, Scientific Reports 6:30533

  8. Sarchami, T., Munch, G., Johnson, E., Kiesslich., S., Rehmann,L., (2016), A Review of Process-Design Challenges for Industrial Fermentation of Butanol from Crude Glycerol by Non-Biphasic Clostridium pasteurianum, Fermentation 2
  9. Luque, L., Orr, V., Chen, S., Westerhof, R., Oudenhoven, S., Van Rossum, G., Kersten, S., Berruti, F., Rehmann, L., (2016), Lipid accumulation from pinewood pyrolysates by Rhodosporidium diobovatum and Chlorella vulgaris for biodiesel production. Bioresource Technology 214:660-669

  10. Li, X., Luque, L., Oudenhoven, S., Rehmann, L., Kersten, S., Schurr, B.,(2016), Aromatics extraction from pyrolytic sugars using ionic liquid to enhance sugar fermentability, Bioresource Technology 216:2-18

  11. Tian,X., Rehmann,L., Xu,C., Fang,Z., (2016), Pretreatment of Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobes L.) for Enzymatic Hydrolysis and Ethanol Production by Organic Electrolyte Solutions, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 4:2822–2829

  12. Johnson, E., Sarchami, T., Munch, G., Kiesslich., S., Rehmann,L., (2016), Consolidating biofuel platforms through the fermentative bioconversion of crude glycerol to butanol, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 32:103-

  13. Johnson, E., Rehmann,L., (2016), The role of 1,3-propanediol production in fermentation of glycerol by Clostridium pasteurianum, Bioresource Technology 209:1-7

  14. Sarchami, T., Johnson, E., Rehmann, L., (2016), Optimization of fermentation condition favoring butanol production from glycerol by Clostridium pasteurianum DSM 525, Bioresource Technology 208:73-80

  15. Yedahalli, S., Rehmann, L., Bassi, A., (2016), Expression of exo-inulinase gene from Aspergillus niger 12 in E-coli strain Rosetta-gami B (DE3) and its characterization, Biotechnology Progress (in press)

  16. Zheng, J., Choo, K., Rehmann, L., (2016), Xylose Removal from Lignocellulosic biomass via a Twin-screw Extruder: The Effects of Screw Configurations and Operating Conditions, Biomass and Bioenergy 88:10-16

  17. Gao, K., Orr, V., Rehmann, L., (2016), Butanol fermentation from microalgae-derived carbohydrates after ionic liquid extraction, Bioresource Technology 206: 77-85

  18. Orr, V., Plechkova, N., Seddon, K., Rehmann, L., (2016), Disruption and Wet Extraction of the Microalgae Chlorella vulgaris Using Room-temperature Ionic Liquids, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering: 2016, 4 (2), pp 591–600

  19. Regestein, L., Doerr, E., Staaden, A., Rehmann, L., (2015), Impact of Butyric Acid on Butanol Formation by Clostridium pasteurianum, Bioresource Technology 196:153-159

  20. Procentese, A., Johnson, E., Orr, V., Garruto, A., Wood, J., Marzocchella, A., Rehmann,L., (2015), Deep eutectic solvent pretreatment and subsequent saccharification of corncob, Bioresource Technology 192:31–36

  21. Restrepo, J., Wood, J., Bassi, A., Rehmann, L., Thompson, M., (2015), Effect of Biodiesel on Biofilm Biodeterioration of Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) in a Simulated Fuel Storage Tank. Journal of Energy Resources Technology 137(3)

  22. Zheng, J., Choo, K., Rehmann, L., (2015), The Effects of Screw Elements on Enzymatic Digestibility of Corncobs after Pretreatment in a Twin-Screw Extruder. Biomass and Bioenergy 74:224-232

  23. Sarchami, T., Rehmann, L., (2015), Optimizing Acid Hydrolysis of Jerusalem Artichoke-Derived Inulin for Fermentative Butanol Production. Bioenergy Research 8, Issue 3:1148-1157

  24. Orr, V., Rehmann, L., (2015), Improvement of the Nile Red fluorescence assay for determination of total lipid content in microalgae independent of chlorophyll content. Journal of Applied Phycology 27:2181-2189

  25. Wood,J., Orr, V., Luque, L., Nagendra, V., Berruti, F., Rehmann, L., (2015), High-throughput Screening of Inhibitory Compounds on Growth and Ethanol Production of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Bioenergy Research 1:423-430

  26. Gao, K., Boiano, S., Marzocchella, A., Rehmann, L., (2014), Cellulosic Butanol Production from Alkali-Pretreated Switchgrass (Panicumvirgatum) and Phragmites (Phragmites australis). Bioresource Technology 174:176-81

  27. Zheng,J., Rehmann,L., (2014), Extrusion Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass: A Review. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 15:18967-18984

  28. Sarchami, T., Rehmann, L., (2014), Optimizing Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Inulin from Jerusalem Artichoke Tubers for Fermentative Butanol Production. Biomass and Bioenergy 69:175-182

  29. Chawla,C., Sarkar, S., Ali, S., Rehmann, L., Nakhla, G., Ray, M., (2014), Anaerobic Digestibility of Estrogens in Wastewater Sludge: Effect of Ultrasonic Pretreatment. Journal of Environmental Management 145:307-313

  30. Zheng,J., Choo,K., Bradt, C., Lehouxc, R., Rehmann,L., (2014), Enzymatic hydrolysis of steam exploded corncob residues after pretreatment in a twin-screw extruder. Biotechnology Reports 3:99-107

  31. Sarkar, S., Ali, S., Rehmann, L., Nakhla, G., Ray, M., (2014), Degradation of Estrone in Water and Wastewater by Various Advanced Oxidation Processes. Journal of Hazardous Materials 278: 16-24

  32. Wood, J., Rehmann, L., (2014), Geometric Effects on Non-DLVO Forces: Relevance for Nanosystems. Langmuir 30:4623-4632

  33. Luque, L., Westerhof, R., Van Rossum, G., Oudenhoven, S., Kersten, S., Berruti, F., Rehmann, L., (2014), Pyrolysis based bio-refinery for the production of bioethanol from demineralized ligno-cellulosic biomass. Bioresource Technology 161:20-28

  34. Gao, K., Rehmann, L., (2014), ABE Fermentation from Enzymatic Hydrolysate of NaOH-Pretreated Corncobs. Biomass and Bioenergy 66:110-115

  35. Restrepo, J., Bassi, A., Rehmann, L., Thompson, M., (2014), Investigation of Biofilm Formation on Polyethylene in a Diesel/Biodiesel Fuel Storage Environment. Fuel 128:240-247

  36. Rehmann, L., Ivanova, E., Gunaratne, N., Seddon, K.R., Stephens, G., (2014), Enhanced laccase stability through mediator partitioning into hydrophobic ionic liquids. Green Chemistry 16:1462-1469

  37. Weber, K., Petersen, E., Bissegger, S., Rehmann, L., ; Slawson, R., Legge, R., O’Carroll, D., (2014), Effect of Gold Nanoparticles and Ciprofloxacin on Microbial Catabolism: A Community-based Approach", Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33:44-51

  38. Schwab, K., Wood, J., Rehmann, L., (2013), Pyrolysis by-products as feedstocks for fermentative bio-fuel production: An evaluation of inhibitory compounds via a synthetic aqueous phase. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 551:18234-18240

  39. Restrepo, J., Bassi, A., Rehmann, L., Thompson, M., (2013), Effect of biodiesel addition on microbial community structure in a simulated fuel storage system. Bioresource Technology 147:456–463

  40. Rehmann, L., Ivanova, E., Gunaratne, N., Seddon, K., Stephens, G., (2012), Measuring the effect of ionic liquids on laccase activity using a simple, parallel method. Green Chemistry 14:725-733

  41. Rehmann, L., Prpich, G., Daugulis, A., (2008), Remediation of PAH Contaminated Soils: Application of a Solid-Liquid Two-Phase Partitioning Bioreactor. Chemosphere 73:798-804

  42. Prpich, G., Rehmann, L., Daugulis, A., (2008), On The Use, and Re-Use, of Polymers for the Treatment of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Water Via a Solid-Liquid Partitioning Bioreactor. Biotechnology Progress 24:839-844

  43. Rehmann, L., Daugulis, A., (2008), Biodegradation of PCBs in Two-Phase Partitioning Bioreactors Following Solid Extraction from Soil. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 99:1273-1280

  44. Rehmann, L., Daugulis, A., (2008), Enhancement of PCB Degradation by Burkholderia xenovorans LB400 in Biphasic Systems by Manipulating Culture Conditions. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 99:521-528

  45. Rehmann, L., Daugulis, A., (2008), Bioavailability of PCBs in Biphasic Bioreactors. Biochemical Engineering Journal 38:219-225

  46. Rehmann, L., Sun, B., Daugulis, A., (2007), Polymer Selection for Biphenyl Degradation in a Solid-Liquid Two-Phase Partitioning Bioreactor. Biotechnology Progress 23:814-819

  47. Rehmann, L., Daugulis, A., (2007), Biodegradation of Biphenyl in a Solid-Liquid Two-Phase Partitioning Bioreactor. Biochemical Engineering Journal 36:195-201

  48. Rehmann, L., Daugulis, A., (2006), Biphenyl Degradation Kinetics by Burkholderia xenovorans LB400 in Two-Phase Partitioning Bioreactors. Chemosphere 63:972-979

  49. Furuta, T., Kusuya, Y., Neoh, T., Rehmann, L., Beak, S., Yoshii, H., (2006), Inclusion and Release of Hinokitiol into/from MCT-β-CD Fixed on Japanese Washi Paper. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry 56:107-111

  50. Rehmann, L., Yoshii, H., Furuta, T., (2003), Characteristics of Modified β-Cyclodextrin Bonded to Cellulose Powder. Starch – Stärke 55:313–318


  1. Stephens, G., Rehmann, L., Ivanova, E., Gunaratne, N., Seddon, K., UK Patent Application Number: Not yet assigned. Compositions and Methods for the Removal of Chewing Gum Residues from Substrates. (Filed September 2, 2008) – Patent pending

  2. Rehmann, L., Daugulis, A., Prpich, G., Canadian Patent Application No. 2,604,418, U.S. Patent Application No. 12/238,127, Recovery of Organic Contaminants from Terrestrial Environments. (Filed September 26, 2007) – Patent pending