Water is our most useful and necessary resource. It is also becoming a scarce resource in many parts of the world. Water borne diseases claim more lives and make more people sick than any other cause. As our population continues to increase and urbanize, clean water becomes more and more scarce. The pollutants in our water are also becoming more difficult to remove. Levels of antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, and many other substances in our drinking water are all on the rise. It is clear that water issues are at the core of sustainability. Our research on water treatment methods, such as Advanced Oxidation Processes and membrane technologies, are at the forefront of the subject. BBISS director, John Crittenden, is the lead author of the classic text on the subject of water treatment.
Integration of a Photo-Fenton Reaction and a Membrane Filtration Using CS/PAN@FeOOH/g-C3N4 Electrospun Nanofibers: Synthesis, Characterization, Self-cleaning Performance and Mechanism
Shengyang Zheng, Haisheng Chen, XinTong, Zhiwei Wang, John C. Crittenden, Manhong Huang, 2021, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 281, 119519, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2020.119519.
Rare Earth Elements Occurrence and Economical Recovery Strategy from Shale Gas Wastewater in the Sichuan Basin, China
Lun Tian, Haiqing Chang, Peng Tang, Tong Li, Xiaofei Zhang, Shi Liu, Qiping He, Ting Wang, Jiaqi Yang, Yuhua Bai, Radisav D. Vidic, John C. Crittenden, Baicang Liu, 2020, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8, 32, 11914–11920, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c04971.
Effective Degradation of Aqueous Carbamazepine on a Novel Blue-colored TiO2 Nanotube Arrays Membrane Filter Anode
Lei Xu, Junfeng Niu, Hongbin Xie, Xiao Ma, Yunqing Zhu, John C. Crittenden, 2020, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 402, 123530, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.123530.
Contrasting Abiotic As(III) Immobilization by Undissolved and Dissolved Fractions of Biochar in Ca2þ-rich Groundwater Under Anoxic Conditions
Delai Zhong, Zezhou Zhao, Yi Jiang, Xiao Yang, Linling Wang, Jing Chen, Chung-Yu Guan, Yanrong Zhang, Daniel C.W. Tsang, John C. Crittenden, 2020, Water Research, 183, 116106, DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2020.116106.
Oil Refining and Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment
David Kujawski, John C. Crittenden, 2020, Water Technology, May/June, p.8, link to article. (non-refereed trade journal)
Opportunities for Nanotechnology to Enhance Electrochemical Treatment of Pollutants in Potable Water and Industrial Wastewater – a Perspective
Sergi Garcia-Segura, Xiaolei Qu, Pedro J. J. Alvarez, Brian P. Chaplin, Wei Chen, John C. Crittenden, Yujie Feng, Guandao Gao, Zhen He, Chia-Hung Hou, Xiao Hu, Guibin Jiang, Jae-Hong Kim, Jiansheng Li, Qilin Li, Jie Ma, Jinxing Ma, Alec Brockway Nienhauser, Junfeng Niu, Bingcai Pan, Xie Quan, Filippo Ronzani, Dino Villagran, T. David Waite, W. Shane Walker, Can Wang, Michael S. Wong, Paul Westerhoff, 2020, Environmental Science: Nano, DOI:10.1039/D0EN00194E.
Quantitative Structure-activity Relationship Models for Predicting Singlet Oxygen Reaction Rate Constants of Dissociating Organic Compounds
Tiantian Li, Yu Huang, Gaoliang Wei, Ya-nan Zhang, Yuanhui Zhao, John C.Crittenden, Chao Li, 2020, Science of The Total Environment, 735, 139498, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139498.
Development of a Highly Efficient Electrochemical Flow-through Anode Based on Inner Iin-site Enhanced TiO2-nanotubes Array
Min Chen, Can Wang, Xin Zhao, Yingcai Wang, Weiqiu Zhang, Zefang Chen, Xiaoyang Meng, Jinming Luo, John C. Crittenden, 2020, Environment International, 140, 105813, DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105813.
Study on the Transport Mechanism of a Freestanding Graphene Oxide Membrane for Forward Osmosis
Su Liu, Xin Tong, Lei Huang, Runlong Hao, Haiping Gao, Yongsheng Chen, and John C. Crittenden, 2020, Environmental Science and Technology, 2020, 54, 9, 5802–5812, DOI:10.1021/acs.est.9b05597.
Adsorption Mechanism for Removing Different Species of Fluoride by Designing of Core-shell Boehmite
Lei Huang, Zhihui Yang, Yingjie He, Liyuan Chai, Weichun Yang, Haoyu Deng, Haiying Wang, Yongsheng Chen, John C. Crittenden, 2020, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 394, 122555, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.122555.
Performance Improvement for Thin-film Composite Nanofiltration Membranes Prepared on PSf/PSf-g-PEG Blended Substrates
Meibo He, Tong Li, Minli Hu, Chen Chen, Baicang Liu, John C. Crittenden, Liang-Yin Chu, How Yong Ng, 2020, Separation and Purification Technology, 230, 115855, DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2019.115855.
Spatial Variations and Periodic Changes in Heavy Metals in Surface Water and Sediments of the Three Gorges Reservoir, China
Li Lin, Chao Li, Wenjun Yang, Liangyuan Zhao, Min Liu, Qingyun Li, John C. Crittenden, 2020, Chemosphere, 240, 124837, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.124837.
Enhanced Persulfate Oxidation of Organic Pollutants and Removal of Total Organic Carbons Using Natural Magnetite and Microwave Irradiation
Limin Hu, Peng Wang, Guangshan Zhang, Guoshuai Liu, Yang Li, Tianyao Shen, John C. Crittenden, 2020, Chemical Engineering Journal, 383, 123140, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2019.123140.
Unique Applications and Improvements of Reverse Electrodialysis: A Review and Outlook
Hailong Tian, Ying Wang, Yuansheng Pei, John C. Crittenden, 2020, Applied Energy, 262, 114482, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114482.
Development of a Three-Dimensional Electrochemical System Using a Blue TiO2/SnO2–Sb2O3 Anode for Treating Low-Ionic-Strength Wastewater
Xiaoyang Meng, Zefang Chen, Can Wang, Weiqiu Zhang, Kaihang Zhang, Shiqing Zhou, Jinming Luo, Nian Liu, Dandan Zhou, Duo Li, John C. Crittenden, 2019, Environmental Science and Technology, 53, 23, 13784-13793, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b05488.
Resource Recovery and Reuse for Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater in Unconventional Shale Gas and Oil Extraction
Haiqing Chang, Baicang Liu, John C. Crittenden, Radisav D. Vidic, 2019, Environmental Science and Technology, 53, 23, 13547-13548, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b06240.
Simultaneous Removal of SO2 and NO Using a Novel Method of Ultraviolet Irradiating Chlorite–Ammonia Complex
Runlong Hao, Xingzhou Mao, Zhen Qian, Yi Zhao, Lidong Wang, Bo Yuan, Kaimin Wang, Zihan Liu, Meng Qi, John C. Crittenden, 2019, Environmental Science and Technology, 53, 15, 9014-9023, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b06950.
pH Dependence of Arsenic Oxidation by Rice-Husk-Derived Biochar: Roles of Redox-Active Moieties
Delai Zhong, Yi Jiang, Zezhou Zhao, Linling Wang, Jing Chen, Shupeng Ren, Zhenhua Liu, Yanrong Zhang, Daniel C. W. Tsang, John C. Crittenden, 2019, Environmental Science and Technology, 53, 15, 9034-9044, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b00756.
Can Virtual Water Trade Save Water Resources?
Xi Liu, Huibin Du, Zengkai Zhang, John C.Crittenden, Michael L.Lahr, Juan Moreno-Cruz, Dabo Guan, Zhifu Mi, Jian Zuo, 2019, Water Research, 163, 114848, DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.07.015.
A Critical Review on Energy Conversion and Environmental Remediation of Photocatalysts with Remodeling Crystal Lattice, Surface, and Interface
Jinming Luo, Shuqu Zhang, Meng Sun, Lixia Yang, Shenglian Luo, John C. Crittenden, 2019, ACS Nano, 13, 9, 9811-9840, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b03649.
Interactions between Nano/Micro Plastics and Suspended Sediment in Water: Implications on Aggregation and Settling
Yang Lia, Xinjie Wang, Wanyi Fu, Xinghui Xia, Changqing Liu, Jiacheng Min, Wen Zhang, John C. Crittenden, 2019, Water Research, 161, 486-495, DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.06.018.
Smart Ultrafiltration Membrane Fouling Control as Desalination Pretreatment of Shale Gas Fracturing Wastewater: The Effects Of Backwash Water
Haiqing Chang, Tong Li, Baicang Liu, Chen Chen, Qiping He, John C.Crittenden, 2019, Environment International, 130, 104869, DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.05.063.
Enhanced Photocatalytic Ozonation of Organic Pollutants Using an Iron Based Metal-Organic Framework
Deyou Yu, Lubiao Li, Minghua Wu, John C. Crittenden, 2019, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 251, 66-75, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.03.050.
Presentation - Summary of Adsorption Work of the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems
Jinming Luo, John C. Crittenden, presentation, September 9, 2018. Download ~1.7 MB
Presentation - Summary of Membrane Work at the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems
Su Liu, John C. Crittenden, presentation, August 3, 2018. Download PDF ~0.9 MB
Presentation - Summary of Advanced Oxidation Processes Work at the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems
Weiqiu Zhang, Xiaoyang Meng, John C. Crittenden, presentation, August 3, 2018. Download ~1.6 MB