Carlos Lopez Vazquez PhD, MSc

Associate Professor of Sanitary Engineering

Biography

Carlos Manuel Lopez Vazquez holds a BSc. degree (Civil Engineer) and MSc. degree (cum laude) on Water Sciences (Specialty on Wastewater Treatment) from the Faculty of Engineering, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, in Toluca, Mexico. In 2009, he received his doctoral degree on Environmental Biotechnology (cum laude) from Delft University of Technology and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education. For outstanding academic achievement, he has been awarded different prizes, grants and scholarships. During his professional career and besides being involved in research and education at MSc and PhD-level, he has also taken part in different consultancy projects for both public and private sector concerning municipal and industrial wastewater treatment systems.

His main professional, academic and research interests focus on:

  • Cost-effective/environmentally-friendly anaerobic and aerobic wastewater treatment systems.
  • Microbial population dynamics in (nutrient removal) wastewater treatment systems.
  • Mathematical modelling of wastewater treatment systems.
  • Energy and resource recovery from wastewater
  • Innovative urban wastewater management

 

Linkedin profile: nl.linkedin.com/in/cmlopezvazquez 

Google scholar profile: https://scholar.google.nl/citations?hl=en&user=33ra3kYAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

 

Present scope and expertise covers:

  1. Post-graduate education on wastewater treatment technologies (graduate level, distance-learning, training and capacity building).
  2. Research on wastewater treatment technologies (PhD and MSc supervision).
  3. Advisory and consultancy in the field of urban and industrial wastewater treatment systems.
  4. Acquisition, management and implementation of wastewater treatment technology projects. 

 

He is Associated Editor of Water Science and Technology, and member of the International Water Association (IWA), Water Environment Federation (WEF), of the Red de Talentos Mexicanos en Paises Bajos, and coordinator of the Online Course on "Biological wastewater treatment: Principles, modelling and design". 

Publications

BOOKS:

1) van Loosdrecht M.C.M., Nielsen P.H., LopezVazquez C.M., Brdjanovic D. (2016Experimental Methods in Wastewater Treatment. IWA Publishing, London, U.K. ISBN: 9781780404752 (eBook); ISBN: 9781780404745 (Print).

2) Brdjanovic D, Meijer SCF, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Hooijmans CM, van Loosdrecht MCM (2015) Applications of Activated Sludge Models. IWA Publishing, London,UK. ISBN: 9781780404639.

3) Tratamiento Biologico de Aguas Residuales: Principios, Modelacion y Diseno. Eds. M. Henze, M.C.M. van Loosdrecht, G.A. Ekama y D. Brdjanovic. Eds. (Spanish version) C.M. Lopez Vazquez, G. Buitron Mendez, H.A. Hernandez Garcia, F.J. Cervantes Carrillo. ISBN (printed version): 9781780409139, ISBN (e-Book): 9781780409146. IWA Publishing, London, UK

4) Lopez Vazquez CM (2009) The competition between poly-phosphate-accumulating organisms and glycogen-accumulating organisms: temperature effects and modeling. PhD Thesis, CRC Press/Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN 978-0-415-55896-9. 

 

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES:

44) Fall C, Silva-Hernandez BC, Hooijmans CM, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Esparza-Soto M, Lucero-Chavez M, van Loosdrecht MCM (2018) Sludge reduction by ozone: Insights and modeling of the dose-response effects. J Env Management, 206: 103-112.

43) Rada Ariza AM, Lopez-Vazquez CM, van der Steen NPV, Lens PNL (2017) Nitrification by microalgal-bacterial consortia for ammonium removal in flat panel sequencing batch photo-bioreactors. Biores Technol, 245(A): 81-89.

42) Rubio-Rincon FJ, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Welles L, van Loosdrecht MCM, Brdjanovic D (2017) Sulphide effects on the physiology of Candidatus Accumulibacter phosphatis type I.  App Microbiol Biotechnol, 101 (4): 1661-1672.

41) Rubio Rincon FJ, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Welles L, van Loosdrecht MCM, Brdjanovic D (2017) Cooperation between Competibacter sp and Accumulibacter in denitrification and phosphate removal processes. Water Research, 120:156-164.

40) Rubio Rincon FJ, Welles L, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Nyerychlo M, Abbas B, Nielsen PH, van Loosdrecht MCM, Brdjanovic D (2017) Long-term effects of sulphide on the biological removal of phosphorus: The role of Thiothrix sp. Caldifontis. Water Research, 116:53-64.

39) Rubio Rincon FJ, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Welles L, van den Brand TPH, van Loosdrecht MCM, Brdjanovic D (2017) Effects of electron acceptors on sulphate reduction activity at WWTP. App Microbiol Biotechnol, 101(15): 6229–6240.

38) Saad S, Welles L, Abbas B, Lopez-Vazquez CM, van Loosdrecht MCM, Brdjanovic D (2017) Sulfide Effects on the Anaerobic Metabolism of Polyphosphate-Accumulating Organisms, Chem Eng J, 326(15):68-77.

37) Tian WD, Ma C, Lin YM, Welles L, Lopez-Vazquez CM, van Loosdrecht MCM (2017) Enrichment and characterization of a psychrophilic 'Candidatus Accumulibacter phosphatis' culture. Int Biodet Biodeg. 124: 267-275.

36) Welles L, Abbas B, Sorokin DY, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Hooijmans CM, van Loosdrecht MCM, Brdjanovic D (2017) Metabolic Response of “Candidatus Accumulibacter Phosphatis” Clade II C to Changes in Influent P/C Ratio. Frontiers Microbiol 7, 2121.

35) Fall C, Millan Lagunas EL, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Hooijmans CM, Comeau Y (2016) Sludge reduction via biodegradation of the endogenous residue (XE): experimental verification and modeling. Water Sci Technol, 75(3):561-570.

34) Fall C, Millan Lagunas EL, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Hooijmans CM, Comeau Y (2017) Sludge reduction via biodegradation of the endogenous residue (XE): experimental verification and modeling. Water Sci Technol, 75 (3):561-570. 

33) Rubio-Rincon FJ, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Welles L, van Loosdrecht MCM, Brdjanovic D (2016) Sulphide effects on the physiology of Candidatus Accumulibacter phosphatis Type I. App Microbiol Biotech (accepted), 101 (4):1661-1672

32) SA Saad, L Welles, B Abbas, Lopez-Vazquez CM, MCM van Loosdrecht (2016) Denitrification of nitrate and nitrite by 'Candidatus Accumulibacter phosphatis clade IC. Water Res, 105:97-109.

31) Welles L, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Hooijmans CM, van Loosdrecht MCM, Brdjanovic D (2016) Prevalence of 'Candidatus Accumulibacter phosphatis' type II under phosphate limiting conditions, AMB Express, 6:44

30) Sanchez Guillen, Lopez-Vazquez CM, de Oliveira Cruz LM ,Brdjanovic D, van Lier JB (2016) Long-term performance of the Anammox process under low nitrogen sludge loading rate and moderate to low temperature. Biochem Eng J, 110, 59-106.

29) Borges LI, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Garcia H, van Lier JB (2015) Nitrite reduction and methanogenesis in a single stage UASB reactor. Wat Sci Technol. 72 (12), 2236-2242.

28) van Loosdrecht MCM, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Meijer SCF, Hooijmans CM, Brdjanovic D (2015) Twenty-five years of ASM1: The past, present and future of wastewater treatment modelling. J Hydroinformatics. J Hydroinformatics, 17(5):697-718.

27) van der Steen P, Rahsilawati K, Rada A, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Lens P (2015) A new photo-activated sludge system for nitrification by an algal-bacterial consortium in a photo-bioreactor with biomass recycle. Wat Sci Technol, 72(3):443–450.

26) Welles L, Tian WD, Abbas B, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Hooijmans CM, van Loosdrecht MCM, Brdjanovic D (2015) Accumulibacter clades Type I and II performing kinetically different glycogen-accumulating organisms metabolisms for anaerobic substrate uptake. Wat Res, 83:354-366. 

25) Sanchez Guillen JA, Jayawaradana L.K.M.C.B., Lopez-Vazquez CM, de Oliveira LM, Brdjanovic D, van Lier JB (2015) Autotrophic nitrogen removal over nitrite in a sponge-bed trickling filter. Biores Technol, 187:314-325. 

24) Sanchez Guillen JA, Cuellar Guardado PR, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Brdjanovic D, van Lier JB (2015) Anammox cultivation in a closed sponge-bed trickling filter. Biores Technol, 186:252–260.

23) Welles L, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Hooijmans CM, van Loosdrecht MCM, Brdjanovic D (2015) Impact of salinity on the aerobic metabolism of phosphate accumulating organisms and glycogen accumulating organisms. App Microbiol Biotechnol, 99(8):3659-3672.

22) Sanchez Guillen JA, Yimman Y, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Brdjanovic D, van Lier J (2014) Effects of organic carbon source, COD/N ratio and temperature on Anammox organisms. Water Sci Tech 69(10):2079-2084.

21) Welles L, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Hooijmans CM, van Loosdrecht MCM, Brdjanovic D (2014) Impact of salinity on the anaerobic metabolism of phosphate accumulating organisms (PAO) and glycogen accumulating organisms (GAO). App Microbiol Biotech, 98(17):7609-7622.

20) Rubio Rincon FJ, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Ronteltap M, Brdjanovic D (2014) Seawater for phosphorus recovery from urine. Desalination, 348:49-56.

19) Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Kubare M., Saroj D., Chikomba C., Brdjanovic D. (2013) Thermophilic biological nitrogen removal in industrial activated sludge wastewater treatment systems. Applied Microbiol Biotech 98(2):945-956.

18) Saroj D., Inchauste-Daza A., Lopez-Vazquez C.M. (2013) Simultaneous sludge disintegration and carbon source generation for enhanced biological phosphorus removal using ozonation. European Journal of Marketing, DOI: 10.2175/193864713813536561.

17) Wende T.W., Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Brdjanovic D., van Loosdrecht M.C.M. (2013) Low temperature induced the shift from a GAO culture to a PAO I enriched EBPR culture. Chemosphere, 92(10):1314–132.

16) Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Mithaiwala M., Moussa M.S., van Loosdrecht M.C.M., Brdjanovic D. (2013) Coupling ASM3 and ADM1 for wastewater treatment process optimization and biogas production in a developing country: Case-study Surat, India. J Water Sanitation Development, 3(1):12-25.

15) Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Brdjanovic D., Hooijmans C.M., Gonzalez-Diaz OA (2013) Uso de aguas de segunda calidad en ciclo urbano del agua para las condiciones cubanas. Ingenieria Hidraulica y Ambiental 34(3):86-94.                                                  

14) Saroj D.P., Inchauste-Daza A., Lopez-Vazquez C.M. and Brdjanovic D. (2011) Ozonation for sludge reduction and improved biological nutrient removal in activated sludge systems. J Res Sci Technol.

13) Oehmen A., Carvalho G., Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Reis M.A.M., van Loosdrecht M.C.M. (2010) Modelling the Population Dynamics and Metabolic Diversity of Organisms Relevant in Anaerobic/Anoxic/Aerobic Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Processes. Water Research, 44(15): 4473-4486.

12) Oehmen A., Carvalho G., Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Reis M.A.M., van Loosdrecht M.C.M. (2010) Incorporating Microbial Ecology into the Metabolic Modelling of Polyphosphate Accumulating Organisms and Glycogen Accumulating Organisms. Water Research, 44(17): 4992-5004.

11) van Loosdrecht M. C. M., Oehmen A, Hooijmans C. M., Brdjanovic D., Gijzen H., Yuan Z., Lopez-Vazquez C. M. (2009) Response to comment on “Modelling the PAO-GAO competition: effects of carbon source, pH and temperature” by Dwight Houweling et al. Wat Res, 43(11): 43(11):2950-2951.

10) Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Hooijmans C. M., Brdjanovic D., Gijzen H., van Loosdrecht M. C. M. (2009) Temperature effects on Glycogen Accumulating Organisms. Water Res, 43(11):2852-2864 .

9) Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Oehmen A., Zhiguo Y., Hooijmans C. M., Brdjanovic D., Gijzen H., van Loosdrecht M. C. M. (2009) Modelling the PAO-GAO competition: Effects of carbon source, pH and temperature. Water Res, 43(2):450-62.

8) Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Hooijmans C. M., Brdjanovic D., Gijzen H., van Loosdrecht M. C. M. (2008) Temperature effects on the aerobic metabolism of Glycogen Accumulating Organisms Biotechnol Bioeng, 101(2):295-306.

7) Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Brdjanovic D., van Loosdrecht M. C. M. (2008) Comment on “Could polyphosphate-accumulating organisms (PAOs) be glycogen–accumulating organisms (GAOs)?” by Zhou et al. Water Res, 42(13): 3561-3562.

6) Lopez-Vazquez C. M., Brdjanovic D., Hooijmans C. M., Gijzen H., van Loosdrecht M. C. M. (2008) Factors affecting the occurrence of Phosphorus Accumulating Organisms (PAO) and Glycogen Accumulating Organisms (GAO) at full-scale Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal (EBPR) wastewater treatment plants. Water Res, 42(10-11): 2349-2360.

5) Lopez-Vazquez C. M., Hooijmans C. M., Brdjanovic D., Gijzen H., van Loosdrecht M. C. M. (2007) A practical method for the quantification of PAO and GAO populations in activated sludge systems. Water Environ Res, 79(13):2487-2498.

4) Pinzon Pardo A.L., Brdjanovic D., Moussa M.S., Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Meijer S.C.F., Van Straten H.H.A., Janssen A.J.H., Amy G., van Loosdrecht M. C. M. (2007) Application of ASM3 to an oil refinery wastewater treatment plant. Environ Technol, 28(11):1273-1284.

3) Fall C., Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Jimenez-Moleon M.C., Ba K.M., Diaz-Delgado C., Garcia-Pulido D., Lucero-Chavez M. (2007) Carwash wastewaters: characteristics, volumes, and treatability by gravity oil separation. Revista Mexicana de Ingenieria Quimica, 6(2): 175-184.

2) Lopez-Vazquez C. M., Song Y.I., Hooijmans C. M., Brdjanovic D., Moussa M. S., Gijzen H., van Loosdrecht M. C. M. (2007) Short-term temperature effects on the anaerobic metabolism of Glycogen Accumulating Organisms. Biotechnol Bioeng, 97(3):483-495.

1) Lopez-Vazquez C. M., Fall C. (2004) Improvement of a gravity oil separator using a designed experiment. Water Air Soil Pollution, 157(1-4): 33-52. 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Hooijmans C.M., Meijer S.C.F., Brdjanovic D., van Loosdrecht M.C.M. (2015) Past, present and future of activated sludge modeling. In: Applications of Activated Sludge Models. Brdjanovic D, Meijer SCF, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Hooijmans CM, van Loosdrecht MCM eds. IWA Publishing, London,UK. ISBN: 9781780404639.

Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Dangol B., Hooijmans C.M., Brdjanovic D.  (2014) Co-treatment of faecal sludge in municipal wastewater treatment plants. In: Faecal sludge management. Eds: Strande L., Ronteltap M, Brdjanovic D. IWA Publishing. London, UK.

Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Hooijmans Christine M., Guang-Hao Chen, Mark C.M. van Loosdrecht and Damir Brdjanovic (2010) Use of saline water in sanitation: change of paradigm in water resources management in urban environments. La Gestion Integrada del Recurso Hidrico Frente al Cambio Climatico. Universidad de Cali, Colombia.

Lopez-Vazquez C. M., Hooijmans C. M., Brdjanovic D., Gijzen H., van Loosdrecht M. C. M. (2006) Competition between Phosphorus Accumulating Organisms (PAO) and Glycogen Accumulating Organisms (GAO) - In a mixed culture. In: Richard Stuetz and Lim Teik-Thye (Ed.), 2006 IWA Young Researchers Conference. Water and Environmental Management Series (WEMS), IWA Publishing, London, UK, pp. 475-483. ISBN: 1-84339-5134. ISSN: 1-476-1785.

Diaz-Delgado C., Fall C., Quentin E., Jimenez-Moleon M. C., Esteller-Alberich M. V., Garrido-Hoyos S. E., Lopez-Vazquez C. M., Garcia-Pulido D. Ed. (2003) Drinking water for rural communities, reclamation and advanced treatments for domestic wastewater. Red Iberoamericana de Potabilizacion y Depuracion del Agua (RIPDA-CYTED) y Centro Interamericano de Recursos del Agua, Facultad de Ingenieria de la Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico (CIRA-UAEM). ISBN: pending. E-book: http://tierra.rediris.es/hidrored/ebooks/ripda/index.html  (in Spanish).

Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Fall C. (2002) “Hydrodynamic study and optimisation of the efficiency of a gravity oil/water separator”. XVII National Congress of Hydraulics. November 2002. Monterrey, Mexico.  ISBN: 968-5536-06-06 (in Spanish).

Fall C., Cuenca E., Garcia D., Lopez-Vazquez C.M. (2001) “Used antifreezings: options for managing them and respirometric evaluation of their impact in biological wastewater treatment systems”, Proceedings of the III Simposium for the linkage of Technology-Research-Industry. Metepec, Mexico. (e-book) 27-28th September 2001 (in Spanish).

Fall C., Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Garcia D., Ba. K. (2001) “Hydrodynamic study and optimisation of the efficiency of a gravity oil/water separator used in garages and cars’ services”, Proceedings of the III Simposium for the linkage among Technology-Research-Industry. Metepec, Mexico. (e-book) 27-28th September 2001 (in Spanish).

Fall C., Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Garcia D., Ba. K. (2001) “Hydrodynamic study and optimisation of the efficiency of a gravity oil/water separator used in garages and cars’ services”, Proceedings of the III Simposium for the linkage among Technology-Research-Industry. Metepec, Mexico. (e-book) 27-28th September 2001 (in Spanish).

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:

Rubio Rincon FJ, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Welles L, van Loosdrecht MCM, Brdjanovic D (2016) Aerobic sulphide effects on EBPR. 2016 WEF-IWA WEF/IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery: Advances in Process Intensification, Resource Extraction, and Reuse. July 10-13 th, 2016. Denver, Colorado USA.

Welles L, Prabodini J, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Hooijmans CM, van Loosdrecht MCM, Brdjanovic D (2016) Long-term effects of salinity on enhanced biological phosphorus removal. 2016 WEF-IWA WEF/IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery: Advances in Process Intensification, Resource Extraction, and Reuse. July 10-13 th, 2016. Denver, Colorado USA. 

Rada-Ariza AM, Alfonso-Martinez A, Leshem U, Lopez-Vazquez CM, van der Steen NP, Lens PNL (2016) Nitrification in Pilot-Scale High Rate Algae Ponds Operated as Sequencing Batch Photo-bioreactors for Anaerobically Treated Domestic Wastewater. IWA 11th Specialist Group Conference on Wastewater Pond Technologies – Innovations in Pond Technology for Achieving Sustainable Wastewater Treatment. March 21-23th, 2016. Leeds, UK.

Salinas Villafane AA, Lopez-Vazquez CM, van Lier JB  (2014) Simultaneous methanogenesis and denitrification over nitrite: batch and continuous experiments. XI Anaerobic Conference. XI DAAL Latinamerican Symposium on Anaerobic Digestion. November 24 to 27th, Havana, Cuba.

Sanchez Guillen J.A., Cuellar Guardado P.R., Lopez Vazquez C.M., Brdjanovic D., van Lier J.B. (2014) Low cost Anammox cultivation in a closed sponge-bed trickling filter. XI Anaerobic Conference. XI DAAL Latinamerican Symposium on Anaerobic Digestion. November 24 to 27th, Havana, Cuba.

Borges-Fitipaldo LI, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Garcia-Hernandez HA, van Lier JB (2014) Simultaneous detrification and methanogenesis via nitrite. XI Anaerobic Conference. XI DAAL Latinamerican Symposium on Anaerobic Digestion. November 24 to 27th, Havana, Cuba.

Bilal ZGarcia HLopez-Vazquez CM, Hooijmans CM, Milligan C, Herrara A, Brdjanovic D (2014) Redefining maximum achievable mixed liquor suspended solids concentrations in membrane bioreactors: Introducing dissolved oxygen in membrane bioreactors by means of an innovative delivery technology. AWWA/AMTA 2014 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition. March 10th-14th, 2014. Las Vegas, NV. USA.

Saad SA, Welles L, Lopez-Vazquez CM, van Loosdrecht MCM, Brdjanovic D. (2013) Sulfide effects on the anaerobic kinetics of phosphorus-accumulating organisms. Proceedings of 13th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion, 25-28 th June 2013 Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Sanchez-Guillen J., Yimman Y., Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Brdjanovic D., van Lier J.B. Effect of carbon source, temperature and C/N ratios on Anammox organisms. WEF/IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery 2013: Trends in Resource Recovery and Use. July 28-31st, 2013. Vancouver, Canada.

Hooijmans CM, Dangol B, Lopez-Vazquez CM, Brdjanovic D (2013) Assessing the feasibility of faecal sludge co-treatment in sewage treatment plants - A practical guideline. 3rd IWA Development Congress. October 14-17th, Nairobi, Kenya.

Welles L., Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Hooijmans C.M., Ekama G.A., Chen G.H., van Loosdrecht M.C.M., Brdjanovic D. (2012) Use of saline water in the urban water cycle to alleviate fresh water stress: A feasibility assessment for biological nutrient removal from wastewater. IWA World Water Congress. September 16-21st, 2012, Busan, Korea.                                                

Ramirez-Higareda B.L., Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Hooijmans C.M., Brdjanovic D. (2012) Modelling the effects of process configurations on the occurrence of microbial populations and their impact on the performance of enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) systems. IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery 2012: Trends in Nutrient Removal and Recovery. September 23-25th, Harbin, China.

Ramirez-Higareda B.L., Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Hooijmans C.M., Brdjanovic D. (2012) Modelling the effects of process configurations on the occurrence of microbial populations in enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) systems. 6th IWA International Conference for Young Water Professionals. July 10-13th, Budapest, Hungary.

Asfaw, H.B., Lopez-Vazquez, C.M., Brdjanovic, D., van Lier, J. (2011) Assessing the effects of nitrate on methanogenic sludge activity through ADM modelling. In: X Latin American workshop and symposium on anaerobic digestion. October 2011, Mina Gerais, Brazil.

Lake O., Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Hooijmans C.M., Brdjanovic D. (2011) Steady-state models as cost-effective tools for design and assessment of wastewater systems in developing countries. 2nd IWA Development Congress, November 21-24th, 2011,  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Lopez-Vazquez  C.M. and  Brdjanovic  D. (2010) Modeling  activated  sludge  wastewater  treatment  plants: Part  1  -  Developments.  IWA  CIS  YWP  Conference  on  Modernization  of Wastewater  Treatment Plants. Moscow, Russia, June 2010. 

Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Hooijmans Christine M., Guang-Hao Chen, Mark C.M. van Loosdrecht and Damir Brdjanovic (2010) Use of saline water in sanitation: change of paradigm in water resources management in urban environments. La Gestion Integrada del Recurso Hidrico Frente al Cambio Climatico. 1st Development Congress, November 15th-19th, 2009. Mexico, City, Mexico.

Oehmen A., Lopez-Vazquez C.M., Carvalho G., van Loosdrecht M.C.M., Reis M. A. M. (2009) Assessing the population dynamics of polyphosphate accumulating organisms and glycogen accumulating organism through metabolic modeling. Microbial population dynamics in biological wastewater treatment. Proceedings of the Activated Sludge Population Dynamics No. 5, Specialized Conference,. May 24-27th, 2009. Aalborg, Denmark.

Lopez-Vazquez C. M., Hooijmans C. M., Brdjanovic D., Gijzen H., van Loosdrecht, M. C. M. (2007) Occurrence of Glycogen Accumulating Organisms (GAO) at full-scale Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal (EBPR) wastewater treatment plants. Proceedings of the 2007 Nutrient Removal Conference, March 4th-7th, Baltimore, US.

Lopez-Vazquez C. M., Hooijmans C. M., Brdjanovic D., Gijzen H., van Loosdrecht, M. C. M. (2007) A practical method for the quantification of phosphorus-accumulating organisms and glycogen-accumulating organisms populations in activated sludge systems.. Proceedings of the 2007 Nutrient Removal Conference, March 4th-7th, Baltimore, US.