Civil Engineering

Shijian Ge

Shijian Ge, Post-doctoral Fellow

Email: sg143@queensu.ca

Hometown: China


  • B.S. in Environmental Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

Research areas:

  1. Microalgal and macroalgal cultivation with wastewater and flue gas for biofuel production and wastewater remediation.
  2. Microalgal harvesting technologies.
  3. Conventional and novel biological wastewater treatment technologies and processes.
  4. Agricultural waste bioconversion through anaerobic digestion. 


  1. S.J. Ge, M. Agbakpe, W. Zhang. Heteroaggregation between PEI-coated Magnetic Nanoparticles and Algae: Effect of Particle Size on Algal Harvesting Efficiency. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7(11):6102-6108. (IF: 6.723)
  2. S.J. Ge , M. Agbakpe, Z.Y. Wu, L.Y. Kuang, W. Zhang, X.Q. Wang. Influences of surface coating, UV irradiation and magnetic field on the algae removal using magnetite nanoparticles. Environmental Science and Technology, 2015, 49(2):1190-1196. (IF: 5.481)
  3. S.J. Ge , M. Agbakpe, W. Zhang. Recovering Magnetic Fe3O4-ZnO Nanocomposites from Algal Biomass Based on Hydrophobicity Shift under UV Irradiation. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, Accepted. (IF: 6.723).
  4. S.J. Ge, Y.Z. Peng, S. Qiu, Ao. Zhu, N.Q. Ren. Complete nitrogen removal from municipal wastewater via partial nitrification by appropriately alternating anoxic/aerobic conditions in a continuous plug-flow step feed process. Water Research, 2014, 55 (0): 95-105. (IF: 5.323)
  5. S.J. Ge, J. G. Usack, C. M. Spirito, L.T. Angenent. Long-term n-caproic acid production from yeast-fermentation beer in an anaerobic bioreactor with continuous product extraction. Environmental Science and Technology, 2015, 49(13):8012-8021. (IF: 5.330).
  6. S.J. Ge, S.Y. Wang, X. Yang, S. Qiu, Y.Z. Peng. Detection of nitrifiers involved and evaluation of partial nitrification for wastewater treatment: a critical review. Chemosphere, 2015, 140:85-98. (IF: 3.499, Invited paper).
  7. M. Agbakpe, S.J. Ge (Co-first), W. Zhang, X.Z. Zhang, P. Kobylarz. Algae harvesting for biofuel production: Influences of UV irradiation  and polyethylenimine (PEI) coating on bacterial biocoagulation. Bioresource Technology, 2014,166, 266–272. (IF:5.039)
  8. S.J. Ge, Y.P. Zhu, S. Qiu, X. Yang, B. Ma, D.H. Huang, Y.Z. Peng. Evaluation of upgrading a full-scale activated sludge process integrated with floating biofilm carriers. Water Science and Technology, 2014,  70(10):1594-601. (IF:1.212)
  9. S.J. Ge, Y.P. Zhu, C.C. Lu, Y.Z. Peng. Full-scale demonstration of step feed concept for improving an anaerobic/anoxic/aerobic nutrient removal process. Bioresource Technology, 2012,120: 305–313.(IF:5.039)
  10. S.J. Ge, Y.Z. Peng, S.Y. Wang, C.C. Lu, X. Cao, Y.P. Zhu. Nitrite accumulation under constant temperature in anoxic denitrification process: The effects of carbon sources and COD/NO3-N. Bioresource Technology, 2012,114: 137-143. (IF:5.039)
  11. S.J. Ge, Y.Z. Peng, S.Y. Wang, J.H. Guo, B. Ma, L. Zhang, X. Cao. Enhanced nutrient removal in a modified step feed process treating municipal wastewater with different inflow distribution ratios and nutrient ratios. Bioresource Technology, 2010,101 (23): 9012-9019. (IF:5.039)
  12. S.J. Ge, Y.Z. Peng, C.C. Lu. S.Y. Wang. Practical consideration for design and optimization of the step feed process. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering, 2013, 7 (1):135-142. (IF:0.881)
  13. S.J. Ge, P. Champagne. Nutrient removal, microalgal biomass growth, harvesting and lipid yield in response to centrate wastewater loadings. Water Research, 2015, Submitted. (IF: 5.323)
  14. Y.Z. Peng, S.J. Ge (Co-first). Enhanced nutrient removal in three types of step feeding process from municipal wastewater. Bioresource Technology, 2011,102 (11): 6405-6413. (IF:5.039)
  15. J.H. Guo, Y.Z. Peng, S.Y. Wang, B. Ma, S.J. Ge, Zh. W. Wang, H.J. Huang, J.R. Zhang, L. Z. Pathways and organisms involved in ammonia oxidation and nitrous oxide emission. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. 2013, 43(21): 2213-2296. (IF:3.238)
  16. B. Ma, S.Y. Wang, G.B. Zhu, S.J. Ge, J.M. Wang, N.Q. Ren, Y.Z. Peng. Denitrification and phosphorus uptake by DPAOs using nitrite as an electron acceptor by step-feed strategies, Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering, 2013, 7(2): 267-272. (IF:0.881)
  17. J.H. Guo, S.Y. Wang; H.J. Huang, Y.Z. Peng, S.J. Ge, C.Y. Wu, Z.R. Sun. Efficient and integrated start-up strategy for partial nitrification to nitrite treating low C/N domestic wastewater. Water Science and Technology, 2009, 60(12):3243-3251. (IF:1.212)
  18. J.H. Guo, Y.Z. Peng, S.Y. Wang, Y.N. Zheng, S.J. Ge. Effective and robust partial nitrification to nitrite by real-time aeration duration control in an SBR treating domestic wastewater. Process Biochemistry, 2009, 44(9): 979–985. (IF:2.524)
  19. J.H. Guo, Y.Z. Peng, H.J. Huang, S.J. Ge, Z.W. Wang. Short- and long-term effects of temperature on partial nitrification in a SBR with enriched ammonia-oxidizing bacteria. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2010, 179(1-3): 471-479. (IF:4.331)