Prof Brian Shutes


NameProf Brian Shutes
Job titleEmeritus Professor
Research institute
Primary appointmentSchool Leadership
Email addressB.Shutes@mdx.ac.uk
Contact categoryResearcher

Research outputs

Layered double hydroxides, an effective nanomaterial to remove phosphorus from wastewater: Performance, mechanism, factors and reusability

Feng, W., Cui, H., Zhu, H., Shutes, B., Yan, B. and Hou, S. 2023. Layered double hydroxides, an effective nanomaterial to remove phosphorus from wastewater: Performance, mechanism, factors and reusability. Science of the Total Environment. 884. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.163757

Nitrogen migration and transformation in a saline-alkali paddy ecosystem with application of different nitrogen fertilizers

Wang, X., Wang, M., Chen, L., Shutes, B., Yan, B., Zhang, F., Lyu, J. and Zhu, H. 2023. Nitrogen migration and transformation in a saline-alkali paddy ecosystem with application of different nitrogen fertilizers. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-023-25984-9

Factors influencing gaseous emissions in constructed wetlands: a meta-analysis and systematic review

Hu, S., Zhu, H., Bañuelos, G., Shutes, B., Wang, X., Hou, S. and Yan, B. 2023. Factors influencing gaseous emissions in constructed wetlands: a meta-analysis and systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20 (5). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20053876

Effect of butachlor on microcystis aeruginosa: cellular and molecular mechanisms of toxicity

Yu, J., Zhu, H., Wang, H., Shutes, B. and Niu, T. 2023. Effect of butachlor on microcystis aeruginosa: cellular and molecular mechanisms of toxicity. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 449, p. 131042. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2023.131042

Integration of MFC reduces CH4, N2O and NH3 emissions in batch-fed wetland systems

Zhu, H., Niu, T., Shutes, B., Wang, X., He, C. and Hou, S. 2022. Integration of MFC reduces CH4, N2O and NH3 emissions in batch-fed wetland systems. Water Research. 226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2022.119226

Salt-alkalization may potentially promote Microcystis aeruginosa blooms and the production of microcystin-LR

Yu, J., Zhu, H., Shutes, B. and Wang, X. 2022. Salt-alkalization may potentially promote Microcystis aeruginosa blooms and the production of microcystin-LR. Environmental Pollution. 301, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2022.118971

Removal of microcystin (MC-LR) in constructed wetlands integrated with microbial fuel cells: Efficiency, bioelectricity generation and microbial response

Cheng, R., Zhu, H., Wang, J., Hou, S., Shutes, B. and Yan, B. 2022. Removal of microcystin (MC-LR) in constructed wetlands integrated with microbial fuel cells: Efficiency, bioelectricity generation and microbial response. Journal of Environmental Management. 309, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.114669

Biochar-amended constructed wetlands for eutrophication control and microcystin (MC-LR) removal

Cheng, R., Hou, S., Wang, J., Zhu, H., Shutes, B. and Yan, B. 2022. Biochar-amended constructed wetlands for eutrophication control and microcystin (MC-LR) removal. Chemosphere. 295, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.133830

High removal efficiencies of antibiotics and low accumulation of antibiotic resistant genes obtained in microbial fuel cell-constructed wetlands intensified by sponge iron

Wen, H., Zhu, H., Yan, B., Bañuelos, G., Shutes, B., Wang, X., Cao, S., Cheng, R. and Tian, L. 2022. High removal efficiencies of antibiotics and low accumulation of antibiotic resistant genes obtained in microbial fuel cell-constructed wetlands intensified by sponge iron. Science of the Total Environment. 806 (Part 1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150220

Improving denitrification efficiency in constructed wetlands integrated with immobilized bacteria under high saline conditions

Wang, X., Zhu, H., Yan, B., Shutes, B., Bañuelos, G., Wen, H. and Cheng, R. 2021. Improving denitrification efficiency in constructed wetlands integrated with immobilized bacteria under high saline conditions. Environmental Pollution. 287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117592

Removal of chlorpyrifos and its hydrolytic metabolite in microcosm-scale constructed wetlands under soda saline-alkaline condition: mass balance and intensification strategies

Zhu, H., Yu, X., Xu, Y., Yan, B., Bañuelos, G., Shutes, B. and Wen, Z. 2021. Removal of chlorpyrifos and its hydrolytic metabolite in microcosm-scale constructed wetlands under soda saline-alkaline condition: mass balance and intensification strategies. Science of the Total Environment. 777, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145956

Response of the microbial community to salt stress and its stratified effect in constructed wetlands

Wang, X., Zhu, H., Yan, B., Shutes, B., Bañuelos, G. and Cheng, R. 2021. Response of the microbial community to salt stress and its stratified effect in constructed wetlands. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 28 (14), pp. 18089-18101. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-11937-z

Removal of sulfamethoxazole and tetracycline in constructed wetlands integrated with microbial fuel cells influenced by influent and operational conditions

Wen, H., Zhu, H., Xu, Y., Yan, B., Shutes, B., Bañuelos, G. and Wang, X. 2021. Removal of sulfamethoxazole and tetracycline in constructed wetlands integrated with microbial fuel cells influenced by influent and operational conditions. Environmental Pollution. 272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.115988

Constructed wetlands integrated with microbial fuel cells for COD and nitrogen removal affected by plant and circuit operation mode

Wen, H., Zhu, H., Yan, B., Shutes, B., Yu, X., Cheng, R., Chen, X. and Wang, X. 2021. Constructed wetlands integrated with microbial fuel cells for COD and nitrogen removal affected by plant and circuit operation mode. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 28 (3), pp. 3008-3018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-10632-3

Treatment of microcystin (MC-LR) and nutrients in eutrophic water by constructed wetlands: Performance and microbial community

Cheng, R., Zhu, H., Shutes, B. and Yan, B. 2021. Treatment of microcystin (MC-LR) and nutrients in eutrophic water by constructed wetlands: Performance and microbial community. Chemosphere. 263. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128139

Isolation and characterization of a salt-tolerant denitrifying bacterium Alishewanella sp. F2 from seawall muddy water

Cheng, R., Wang, X., Zhu, H., Yan, B., Shutes, B., Xu, Y., Fu, B. and Wen, H. 2020. Isolation and characterization of a salt-tolerant denitrifying bacterium Alishewanella sp. F2 from seawall muddy water. Scientific Reports. 10 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-66989-5

Isolation and characterization of a salt-tolerant denitrifying bacterium Alishewanella sp. F2 from seawall muddy water

Cheng, R., Wang, X., Zhu, H., Yan, B., Shutes, B., Xu, Y., Fu, B. and Wen, H. 2020. Isolation and characterization of a salt-tolerant denitrifying bacterium Alishewanella sp. F2 from seawall muddy water. Scientific Reports. 10 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-66989-5

Bioaugmented constructed wetlands for denitrification of saline wastewater: a boost for both microorganisms and plants

Wang, X., Zhu, H., Yan, B., Shutes, B., Bañuelos, G. and Wen, H. 2020. Bioaugmented constructed wetlands for denitrification of saline wastewater: a boost for both microorganisms and plants. Environment International. 138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.105628

Saline and Alkaline tolerance of wetland plants — what are the most representative evaluation indicators?

Cheng, R., Zhu, H., Cheng, X., Shutes, B. and Yan, B. 2020. Saline and Alkaline tolerance of wetland plants — what are the most representative evaluation indicators? Sustainability. 12 (5). https://doi.org/10.3390/su12051913

Treatment of typical antibiotics in constructed wetlands integrated with microbial fuel cells: roles of plant and circuit operation mode

Wen, H., Zhu, H., Yan, B., Xu, Y. and Shutes, B. 2020. Treatment of typical antibiotics in constructed wetlands integrated with microbial fuel cells: roles of plant and circuit operation mode. Chemosphere. 250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.126252

Identification and denitrification characteristics of a salt-tolerant denitrifying bacterium Pannonibacter phragmitetus F1

Wang, X., Zhu, H., Shutes, B., Fu, B., Yan, B., Yu, X., Wen, H. and Chen, X. 2019. Identification and denitrification characteristics of a salt-tolerant denitrifying bacterium Pannonibacter phragmitetus F1. AMB Express. 9 (1), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13568-019-0918-y

Influence of salt stress on propagation, growth and nutrient uptake of typical aquatic plant species

Chen, X., Cheng, X., Zhu, H., Bañuelos, G., Shutes, B. and Wu, H. 2019. Influence of salt stress on propagation, growth and nutrient uptake of typical aquatic plant species. Nordic Journal of Botany. 37 (12). https://doi.org/10.1111/njb.02411

Greenhouse gas emissions and wastewater treatment performance by three plant species in subsurface flow constructed wetland mesocosms

Chen, X., Zhu, H., Yan, B., Shutes, B., Xing, D., Banuelos, G., Cheng, R. and Wang, X. 2020. Greenhouse gas emissions and wastewater treatment performance by three plant species in subsurface flow constructed wetland mesocosms. Chemosphere. 239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.124795

Removal of chlorpyrifos and its hydrolytic metabolite 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol in constructed wetland mesocosms under soda saline-alkaline conditions: Effectiveness and influencing factors

Yu, X., Zhu, H., Yan, B., Xu, Y., Bañuelos, G., Shutes, B., Wen, H. and Cheng, R. 2019. Removal of chlorpyrifos and its hydrolytic metabolite 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol in constructed wetland mesocosms under soda saline-alkaline conditions: Effectiveness and influencing factors. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 373, pp. 67-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.03.052

The biological impacts of urban runoff waters

Shutes, B. 1995. The biological impacts of urban runoff waters. PhD thesis Middlesex University School of Health & Education

Sustainable ecological restoration of brownfield sites through engineering or managed natural attenuation? a case study from Northwest England

Hartley, W., Dickinson, N., Riby, P. and Shutes, B. 2012. Sustainable ecological restoration of brownfield sites through engineering or managed natural attenuation? a case study from Northwest England. Ecological Engineering. 40, pp. 70-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2011.12.020

Planting woody crops on dredged contaminated sediment provides both positive and negative effects in terms of remediation

Hartley, W., Riby, P., Dickinson, N., Shutes, B., Sparke, S. and Scholz, M. 2011. Planting woody crops on dredged contaminated sediment provides both positive and negative effects in terms of remediation. Environmental Pollution. 159 (12), pp. 3416-3424. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2011.08.030

Constructed wetlands for flood prevention and water reuse

Shutes, B., Revitt, D. and Lundy, L. 2010. Constructed wetlands for flood prevention and water reuse. 12th International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control. Venice 04 - 08 Oct 2010

Overcoming the dark side: issues and protocols for urban stormwater wetland operation and maintenance

Ellis, J., Revitt, D. and Shutes, B. 2003. Overcoming the dark side: issues and protocols for urban stormwater wetland operation and maintenance. 2nd National UK Conference on Sustainable Drainage. Coventry, UK 23 - 24 Jun 2003

Practical experiences of the use of vegetated ponds for the treatment of highway runoff

Revitt, D., Shutes, B., Jones, H., Forshaw, M. and Winter, B. 2003. Practical experiences of the use of vegetated ponds for the treatment of highway runoff. Pratt, C., Davies, J., Newman, A. and Perry, J. (ed.) 2nd National UK Conference on Sustainable Drainage. Coventry, UK 23 - 24 Jun 2003 School of Science and the Environment, Coventry University. pp. 19-29

Sustainable stormwater management in the city of the future

Shutes, B., Revitt, D., Ellis, J. and Lundy, L. 2010. Sustainable stormwater management in the city of the future. International forum on construction of water system and waterfront living environment in urban areas.. Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The collection and comparison of stakeholders' opinions on urban stormwater control measures: consulting experience within the UK

Shutes, B., Oldham, J. and Lundy, L. 2006. The collection and comparison of stakeholders' opinions on urban stormwater control measures: consulting experience within the UK. 17th Scientific sessions of the environment: the city, the citizen & the environment. Hotel du Department, Créteil 23 - 24 May 2006

Effects of temperature on metal tolerance and the accumulation of Zn and Pb by metal-tolerant fungi isolated from urban runoff treatment wetlands

Purchase, D., Lundy, L., Revitt, D. and Shutes, B. 2009. Effects of temperature on metal tolerance and the accumulation of Zn and Pb by metal-tolerant fungi isolated from urban runoff treatment wetlands. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 106 (4), pp. 1163-1174. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2672.2008.04082.x

Constructed wetland control of BOD levels in airport runoff

Adeola, S., Revitt, D., Shutes, B., Garelick, H., Jones, H. and Jones, C. 2009. Constructed wetland control of BOD levels in airport runoff. International Journal of Phytoremediation. 11 (1), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1080/15226510802363220

Nutrient removal in a pilot and full scale constructed wetland, Putrajaya City, Malaysia

Shutes, B., Ho, S., Sim, C. and Yusoff, M. 2008. Nutrient removal in a pilot and full scale constructed wetland, Putrajaya City, Malaysia. Journal of Environmental Management. 88 (2), pp. 307-317. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2007.03.011

The role of constructed wetlands in cities of the future. A strategy for creating ‘utopia’

Shutes, B., Revitt, D., Ellis, J. and Lundy, L. 2008. The role of constructed wetlands in cities of the future. A strategy for creating ‘utopia’. 11th International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control. Indore, India 01 - 07 Nov 2008

Environmental factors influencing the prevalence of respiratory diseases and allergies among schoolchildren in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sriyaraj, K., Priest, N. and Shutes, B. 2008. Environmental factors influencing the prevalence of respiratory diseases and allergies among schoolchildren in Chiang Mai, Thailand. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 18 (2), pp. 129-148. https://doi.org/10.1080/09603120701694109

Landfill leachate treatment by an experimental subsurface flow constructed wetland in tropical climate countries

Shutes, B., Ujang, Z., Soedjono, E. and Salim, M. 2005. Landfill leachate treatment by an experimental subsurface flow constructed wetland in tropical climate countries. Water Science & Technology. 52 (12), pp. 243-250.

The performance of vegetative treatment systems for highway runoff during dry and wet weather conditions

Revitt, D., Forshaw, M., Jones, H. and Shutes, B. 2004. The performance of vegetative treatment systems for highway runoff during dry and wet weather conditions. Science of the Total Environment. 334-335. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2004.04.046

Hydrocarbon removal in an experimental gravel bed constructed wetland

Shutes, B., Katima, J., Omari, K., Revitt, D. and Garelick, H. 2003. Hydrocarbon removal in an experimental gravel bed constructed wetland. Water Science & Technology. 48 (5), pp. 275-282. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2003.0333

Treatment of agricultural wastewater in two experimental combined constructed wetland systems in a tropical climate

Kantawanichkul, S., Somprasert, S., Aekasin, U. and Shutes, B. 2003. Treatment of agricultural wastewater in two experimental combined constructed wetland systems in a tropical climate. Water Science & Technology. 48 (5), pp. 199-205. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2003.0319

Guidance manual for constructed wetlands

Ellis, J., Shutes, B. and Revitt, D. 2003. Guidance manual for constructed wetlands. Environment Agency.

Constructed wetlands and links with sustainable drainage systems

Ellis, J., Shutes, B. and Revitt, D. 2003. Constructed wetlands and links with sustainable drainage systems. Environment Agency.

The effect of early coastal development on the fringing coral reefs of Langkawi: a study in small scale changes

Shutes, B., Abdullah, A., Yasin, Z., Ismail, W. and Fitzsimons, M. 2002. The effect of early coastal development on the fringing coral reefs of Langkawi: a study in small scale changes. Malaysian Journal of Remote Sensing and GIS. 3, pp. 1-10.

Artificial wetlands and water quality improvement

Shutes, B. 2001. Artificial wetlands and water quality improvement. Environment International. 26 (5-6), pp. 441-447. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0160-4120(01)00025-3

An assessment of the impact of motorway runoff on a pond, wetland and stream

Shutes, B. and Sriyaraj, K. 2001. An assessment of the impact of motorway runoff on a pond, wetland and stream. Environment International. 26 (5-6), pp. 433-439. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0160-4120(01)00024-1

Nutrient removal in a combined system: vertical vegetated bed over horizontal flow sand bed

Shutes, B., Kantawanichkul, S. and Neamkam, P. 2001. Nutrient removal in a combined system: vertical vegetated bed over horizontal flow sand bed. Water Science & Technology. 44 (11), pp. 137-142.

An experimental constructed wetland system for the treatment of highway runoff in the UK

Shutes, B., Revitt, D., Lundy, L., Forshaw, M. and Winter, B. 2001. An experimental constructed wetland system for the treatment of highway runoff in the UK. Water Science & Technology. 44 (11), pp. 571-578.

The microbiology associated with glycol removal in constructed wetlands

Chong, S., Garelick, H., Revitt, D., Shutes, B., Worrall, P. and Brewer, D. 1999. The microbiology associated with glycol removal in constructed wetlands. Water Science & Technology. 40 (3), pp. 99-107. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1999.0145
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