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Dr Jersson E. Plácido-Escobar

Qualifications
BE Biological Engineering (National University of Colombia, 2008)
MSc Biotechnology (National University of Colombia, 2011)
PhD (Texas A&M University, 2014)

Areas of Expertise
  • Renewable energy
  • industrial biotechnology
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Thermal conversion (gasification/pyrolysis)
  • Bioethanol production
  • Multivariate statistical analysis
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Solar energy
  • Ligninolytic enzymes

Publications

2017

Kourmentza C, Plácido J, Venetsaneas N, Burniol-Figols A, Varrone C, Gavala HN, Reis MAM. Recent advances and challenges towards sustainable polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production. Bioengineering. 2017, 4(2), 55; doi:10.3390/bioengineering4020055.

Plácido J, Zhang Y. Evaluation of esterification and membrane based solvent extraction as methods for the recovery of short chain volatile fatty acids from slaughterhouse blood anaerobic mixed fermentation. Waste and Biomass Valorization. 2017, doi:10.1007/s12649-017-9952-7.

2016

Plácido J, Capareda S. Conversion of residues and by-products from the biodiesel industry into value-added products. Bioresources and Bioprocessing. 2016. 3:23.

Plácido J, Chanagá X, Ortiz-Monsalve S, Yepes M, Mora A. Degradation and detoxification of synthetic dyes and textile industry effluents by newly isolate Leptosphaerulina sp. from Colombia. Bioresources and Bioprocessing. 2016. 3:6.

Plácido J, Capareda S, Karthikeyan R. Production of humic substances from cotton stalks biochar by fungal treatment with Ceriporiopsis subvermispora. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. 2016, 13, 31-37.

2015

Plácido J, Capareda S. Ligninolytic enzymes: a biotechnological alternative for bioethanol production. Bioresources and Bioprocessing. 2015. 2:23.

Hsieh D, Capareda S, Plácido J. Batch pyrolysis of acid-treated rice straw and potential products for energy and biofuel production. Waste and Biomass Valorization. 2015, 6(3), 417-424.

Plácido J, Capareda S. Production of silicon compounds and fluvic acids from cotton wastes biochar using chemical depolymerization. Industrial Crops and Products. 2015, 67, 270-280.

Lacey D, Plácido J, Capareda S. An outline for economical and technical analysis of solar panels for agricultural uses: a case study on Texas weather conditions. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 2015, 6(4), 231-241.

2014

Plácido J, Capareda S. Analysis of alkali ultrasonication pretreatment in bioethanol production from cotton gin trash using FT-IR spectroscopy and principal component analysis. Bioresources and Bioprocessing. 2015, 1:23.

2013

Plácido J, Imam T, Capareda S. Evaluation of ligninolytic enzymes, ultrasonication and liquid hot water as pretreatments for bioethanol production from cotton gin trash. Bioresource Technology. 2013, 139, 203-208.

2012

Chanagá X, Plácido J, Marín M, Yepes M. Native fungi with industrial dye degrading potential in the Aburrá Valley, Colombia. Revista Facultad Nacional de Agronomía Medellín. 2012, 65(2), 6811-6821.


Conference Proceedings

2016

Plácido J, Zhang Y. Production and extraction of short chain carboxylic acids from the anaerobic mixed-culture fermentation of slaughterhouse blood. UK AD & Biogas 2016, National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, July 2016.

Plácido J, Bustamante-Lopez S, Meissner K, Kelly D, Kelly SL. Production of biochar-derived carbon dots and their biocompatibility for yeast imaging. British Yeast Group 2016, Swansea University, June 2016. 

2013

Plácido J, Capareda S. Alkali-ultrasonication, hot liquid water and ligninolytic enzymes pretreatments for bioethanol production from cotton gin trash (CGT). Proceedings of the Annual International Meeting American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Kansas City, Missouri, United States, July 2013

Lacey D, Plácido J, Capareda S. Economical and technical analysis of the performance of a GaAs high efficiency photovoltaic cell versus a conventional silicon photovoltaic cell under Texas conditions. Annual International Meeting American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Kansas City, Missouri, United States, July 2013

2012

Plácido J, Imam T, Capareda S. Bioethanol production from cotton gin trash: a new process route. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences Organized by the National Cotton Council of America, Orlando, FL., January 2012

2010

Plácido J, Yepes M, Mora A, Chanagá X, Ortiz S. Selection of fungi producers of ligninolytic enzymes for the discoloration of textile synthetic dyes. Proceedings of the XXIX Latin-American congress of chemistry, XVI Colombian congress of chemistry, XVI Colombian congress of chromatography. Cartagena, Colombia. October 2010

Chanagá X, Plácido J, Yepes M, Mora A, Ortiz S. Selection of native fungus with decolorizing activity. Proceedings of the XXIX Latin-American congress of chemistry, XVI Colombian congress of chemistry, XVI Colombian congress of chromatography. Cartagena, Colombia. October 2010

2009

Plácido J, Yepes M, Mora A, Chanagá X, Ortiz S. Decolorization of dye black reactive 5 using native ligninolytic fungi. Proceedings of the III Colombian symposium for environmental biotechnology and III Colombian symposium about anaerobic digestion. Andes University. Bogotá, October 2009

Sierra L, Plácido J, Agudelo D, Arias M. Ethanol production from sugarcane bagasse using Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Proceedings of the IV bio-factories symposium: research groups in biotechnology and the formation of researchers. National University of Colombia at Medellin. Medellin, Colombia, August 2009.

Plácido J, Yepes M, Mora A, González V, Chanagá X, Ortiz S, Vélez J. Poster presentation: Isolation and preselection of fungi with decolorazing activity of textile synthetic dyes Proceedings of the IV bio-factories symposium: research groups in biotechnology and the formation of researchers. National University of Colombia at Medellin. Medellin, Colombia, August 2009.