MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR RESEARCH

Dr. Faisal Ibney Hai

Associate Editor, Water Science & Technology (IWA Publishing, UK)

Strategic Water Infrastructure Laboratory

School of Civil Mining and Environmental Engineering
University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia

Office: +61-2-4221-3177 - Fax: +61-2-4221-3238 - Email: faisal@uow.edu.au

                                                                        

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Refereed Journal Articles (70+)

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 Topics:

  • Water/wastewater treatment/reuse--membrane, biological and adsorption technologies
  • Groundwater management
  • Waste management and energy recovery

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[57] Skouteris, G., Saroj, D., Melidis, P., Hai, F. I., Ouki, S., The effect of activated carbon addition on membrane bioreactor processes for wastewater treatment and reclamation — A critical review. Bioresource Technology, xx (2015) xx-xx

[56] Luo, W., Hai, F. I., Price, W. E., Nghiem, L. D.,  Water extraction from mixed liquor of an aerobic bioreactor by forward osmosis: Membrane fouling and biomass characteristics assessment. Separation and Purification Technology, xx (2015) xx-xx

 [55] Phan, H. V., Hai, F. I.*, McDonald, J. A., Khan, S. J., Zhang, R., Price, W. E., Broeckmann, A., Nghiem, L. D.,  Nutrient and trace organic contaminant removal from wastewater of a resort town: Comparison between a pilot and a full scale membrane bioreactor. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, xx (2015) xx

[54] Luong N. Nguyen, Faisal I. Hai*, William E. Price, Jinguo Kang, Frederic D. L. Leusch, Felicity Roddick, Jason Van De Marwe, Saleh F. Magram and Long D. Nghiem,  Degradation of a broad spectrum of trace organic contaminants by an enzymatic membrane reactor: Complementary role of membrane retention and enzymatic degradation. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 99 (2015) 115-122.

[53] Wenhai Luo, Faisal I. Hai, Jinguo Kang, William E. Price, Wenshan Guo, Huu H. Ngo, Kazuo Yamamoto, and Long D. Nghiem,  Effect of salinity build-up on biomass characteristics and trace organic chemical removal: Implications on the development of high retention membrane bioreactors. Bioresource Technology, 177 (2015) 274-281.

[52] Faisal I. Hai*, Thomas Riley, Samia Shawkat, Saleh F. Magram, and Kazuo Yamamoto, Removal of pathogens by membrane bioreactors: A review of the mechanisms, influencing factors and reduction in chemical disinfectant dosing. Water, 6 (2014) 3603-3630.

 [51] Wenhai Luo, Faisal I. Hai, William E. Price, Wenshan Guo, Huu H. Ngo, Kazuo Yamamoto, and Long D. Nghiem,  High retention membrane bioreactors: challenges and opportunities. Bioresource Technology, 167 (2014) 539-546

[50] Luong N. Nguyen, Faisal I. Hai*, William E. Price, Frederic D. L. Leusch, Felicity Roddick, Huu H. Ngo, Wenshan Guo, Saleh F. Magram, and Long D. Nghiem,  The effects of mediator and granular activated carbonn addition on degradation of trace organic contaminants by an enzymatic membrane reactor. Bioresource Technology, 167 (2014) 169-177

[49] Luong N. Nguyen, Faisal I. Hai*, William E. Price, Frederic D. L. Leusch, Felicity Roddick, Ewan J. McAdam, Saleh F. Magram and Long D. Nghiem,  Continuous biotransformation of bisphenol A and diclofenac by laccase in an enzymatic membrane reactor. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 95 (2014) 25-32

[48] Hop V. Phan, Faisal I. Hai*, Jinguo Kang, Hoa K. Dam, Ren Zhang, William E. Price, Andreas Broeckmann, Long D. Nghiem (2014) Trace organic contaminant (TrOC) removal by an anoxic—aerobic membrane bioreactor (MBR) : Biological stability and trace organic compound removal., Bioresource Technology,165 (2014) 96-104.

[47] Wijekoon, K.C., Hai, F. I., Kang, J., Price, W. E., Guo, W., Ngo, H. H., Cath, T.  and Nghiem, L. D. (2014) A novel membrane distillation - thermophilic bioreactor system: Biological stability and trace organic compound removal., Bioresource Technology,159 (2014) 334-341.

 [46] Luong N. Nguyen, Faisal I. Hai*, Jinguo Kang, Frederic D. L. Leusch, Felicity Roddick, Saleh F. Magram, William E. Price, and Long D. Nghiem,  Enhancement of trace organic contaminant degradation by crude enzyme extract from Trametes versicolor culture: Effect of mediator type and concentration. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 45 (2014) 1855-1862

 [45] Luo, Y., Guo, W., Ngo, H. H., Nghiem, L. D., Hai, F. I., Kang, J., Xia, S., Zhang, Z., Price, W. E. (2014) Removal and fate of micropollutants in a sponge-based moving bed bioreactor. Bioresource Technology,159 (2014) 311-319.

 [44] Semblante, G. U., Hai, F. I.*, Ngo, H. H., Guo, W., You, S. J.,  Price, W. E. and Nghiem, L. D. (2014)Sludge cycling between aerobic, anoxic and anaerobic regimes to reduce sludge production during wastewater treatment: performance, mechanisms, and implications. Bioresource Technology, 155 (2014) 395-409 .

 [43] Nguyen, L. N., Hai, F. I.*, Yang, S., Kang, J., Leusch, F. D. L., Roddick, F., Price, W. E. and Nghiem, L. D. (2014) Removal of pharmaceuticals, steroid hormones, phytoestrogens, UV-filters, industrial chemicals and pesticides by Trametes versicolor: Role of biosorption and biodegradation. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation , 88 (2014) 169-175 .

 [42] Nguyen, L. N., Hai, F. I.*, Kang, J., Magram, S. F., Price, W. E. and Nghiem, L. D. (2014) Impact of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole dosing on trace organic contaminant degradation by laccase. Journal of Water Sustainability, 4 (2014) 41-48.or [pdf]

 [41] Wijekoon, K.C., Hai, F. I., Kang, J., Price, W. E., Cath, T.  and Nghiem, L. D. (2014) Rejection and fate of trace organic compounds (TrOCs) during membrane distillation. Journal of Membrane Science, 453 (2014) 636-642.

 [40] Luo, T., Guo, W., Ngo, H. H., Nghiem, L .D., Hai, F. I., Zhang, J., Liang, S., Wang, X. C. (2014)A review on the occurrence of micropollutants in the aquatic environment and their fate and removal during wastewater treatment. Science of the Total Environment 473-474 (2014) 619-641.

 [39] Hossain, M. A., Ngo, H. H., Guo, W.,  Nghiem, L. D., Hai, F. I., Vigneswaran, S.,  and Nguyen, T. V.  (2014) Competitive adsorption of metals on cabbage waste from multi-metal solutions. Bioresource Technology, 160 (2014) 79-88 .

 [38] Nguyen, L. N., Hai, F. I.*, Yang, S., Kang, J., Leusch, F. D. L., Roddick, F., Price, W. E. and Nghiem, L. D. (2013) Removal of trace organic contaminants by an MBR comprising a mixed culture of bacteria and white-rot fungi. Bioresource Technology, 148 (2013) 234-241) .

 [37] Wijekoon, K.C., Hai, F. I., Kang, J., Price, W. E., Guo, W., Ngo, H. H. and Nghiem, L. D. (2013) The fate of pharmaceuticals, steroid hormones, phytoestrogens, UV-filters and pesticides during MBR treatment. Bioresource Technology, 144 (2013) 247-254) .

 [36] Nguyen, L. N., Hai, F. I.*, Nghiem, L. D., Kang, J., Price, W. E., Park, C. and Yamamoto, K. (2014) Enhancement of removal of trace organic contaminants by powdered activated carbon dosing into membrane bioreactors .Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 45 (2014) 571-578 .

 [35] Hai, F.I.,* Yamamoto, K.., Nakajima F., Fukushi, K., Nghiem, L. D., Price, W. and Jin, B. (2013) Degradation of azo dye acid orange 7 in a membrane bioreactor by pellets and attached growth of Coriolus versicolour. Bioresource Technology, 141 (2013) 29-34 .

[34] Nguyen, L. N., Hai, F. I., Kang, J., Price, W. E., Nghiem, L. D. (2013) Removal of emerging trace organic contaminants by MBR-based hybrid treatment processes. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 85 (2013) 474-482.

[33] Yang, S., Hai, F.I.*, Nghiem, L. D., Nguyen, L. N., Roddick, Price, W. (2013) Removal of bisphenol A and diclofenac by a novel fungal membrane bioreactor operated under non-sterile conditions. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 85 (2013) 483-490.

[32] Zuthi, M. F., Ngo, H. H., Guo, W., Nghiem, L.D. and Hai, F. I. (2013) A mini review of phosphorus removal and its mathematical modeling for activated sludge and membrane bioreactor processes in wastewater treatment. Bioresource Technology, 139 (2013) 363-374 .

[31] Yang, S., Hai, F.I.*, Nghiem, L. D., Price, W., Roddick, F., Moreira, M. T. and Magram, S.F. (2013) Understanding the factors controlling the removal of trace organic contaminants by white-rot fungi and their lignin modifying enzymes: a critical review. Bioresource Technology, 141 (2013) 97-108).

[30] Nguyen, L. N., Hai, F. I.*, Kang, J., Price, W. E. and Nghiem, L. D. (2013) Coupling granular activated carbon adsorption with membrane bioreactor treatment for trace organic contaminant removal: breakthrough behavior of persistent and hydrophilic compounds. Journal of Environmental Management, 119 (2013) 173-181.

[29] Wijekoon, K.C., Fujioka, T., McDonald, J., Khan, S. J., Hai, F. I., Price, W. E.  and Nghiem, L.D. (2013) Removal of N-nitrosamines by an aerobic membrane bioreactor. Bioresource Technology, 141 (2013) 41-45.

[28] Yang, S., Hai, F.I.*, Nghiem, L. D., Roddick, F. and Price, W. (2012) Removal of trace organic contaminants by nitrifying activated sludge and whole-cell and crude enzyme extract of Trametes versicolor. Water Science and Technology, 67 (2013) 1216-1223.

 [27] Nguyen, L. N., Hai, F. I.*, Kang, J., Nghiem, L. D., Price, W. E., Guo, W., Ngo, H. H. and Tung, K.-L., Comparison between sequential and simultaneous application of activated carbon with membrane bioreactor for trace organic contaminant removal. Bioresource Technology, 130 (2013) 412-417

[26] J.T. Alexander, F.I. Hai*, T.M. Alaboud, Chemical coagulation-based processes for trace organic contaminant removal: Current state and future potential, Journal of Environmental Management, 111 (2012) 195-207.

 [25] A. Alturki, J. McDonald, S,J.Khan, F.I. Hai, W. Price, L.D. Nghiem, Performance of a novel osmotic membrane bioreactor (OMBR) system: flux stability and removal of trace organics, Bioresource Technology,113 (2012) 201-206.

[24] F.I. Hai*, K. Yamamoto, F. Nakajima, K. Fukushi, Application of a GAC-coated hollow fiber module to couple enzymatic degradation of dye on membrane to whole cell biodegradation within a membrane bioreactor, Journal of Membrane Science, 389 (2012) 67-75.

[23] F.I. Hai*, O. Modin, K. Yamamoto, K. Fukushi, F. Nakajima, L.D. Nghiem, Pesticide Removal by a Novel Mixed Culture of Bacteria and White Rot Fungi, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 43 (2012) 459-462.

[22] L.N. Nguyen, F.I. Hai, J. Kang, W.E. Price, L.D. Nghiem, Removal of trace organic contaminants by a membrane bioreactor – granular activated carbon (MBR–GAC) system, Bioresource Technology, 113 (2012) 169-173 .

 [21] N. Tadkaew, F.I. Hai, J.A. McDonald, S.J. Khan, L.D. Nghiem, Removal of trace organics by MBR treatment: The role of molecular properties, Water Research, 45 (2011) 2439-2451.

 [20] L.D. Nghiem, F. Hildinger, F.I. Hai, T. Cath, Treatment of saline aqueous solutions using direct contact membrane distillation, Desalination and Water Treatment, 32 (2011) 234-241.

 [19] X. Li, F.I. Hai*, N. Tadkaew, S. Gilbertson, L.D. Nghiem, Strategies to enhance the removal of the persistent pharmaceutically active compound carbamazepine by membrane bioreactors, Desalination and Water Treatment, 34 (2011) 402-407.

 [18] X. Li, F.I. Hai, L.D. Nghiem, Simultaneous activated carbon adsorption within a membrane bioreactor for an enhanced micropollutant removal, Bioresource Technology, 102 (2011) 5319-5324.

 [17] A. Kiss, F.I. Hai*, L.D. Nghiem, Roadside rest area wastewater treatment system: Performanceevaluation and improvement, Desalination and Water Treatment, 32 (2011) 389-396.

 [16] F.I. Hai*, K. Yamamoto, F. Nakajima, K. Fukushi, Bioaugmented membrane bioreactor (MBR) with a GAC-packed zone for high rate textile wastewater treatment, Water Research, 45 (2011) 2199-2206.

[15] F.I. Hai, K. Tessmer, L.N. Nguyen, J. Kang, W.E. Price, L.D. Nghiem, Removal of micropollutants by membrane bioreactor under temperature variation, Journal of Membrane Science, 383 (2011) 144-151.

[14] F.I. Hai*, N. Tadkaew, J.A. McDonald, S.J. Khan, L.D. Nghiem, Is halogen content the most important factor in the removal of halogenated trace organics by MBR treatment?, Bioresource Technology, 102 (2011) 6299-6303.

[13] F.I. Hai*, X. Li, W.E. Price, L.D. Nghiem, Removal of carbamazepine and sulfamethoxazole by MBR under anoxic and aerobic conditions, Bioresource Technology, 102 (2011) 10386-10390.

[12] F.I. Hai*, K. Yamamoto, Suitability of membrane bioreactor for treatment of recalcitrant textile dye wastewater utilising white-rot fungi, International Journal of Environmental Engineering, 2 (2010) 43-55.

[11] K.M. Hassan, T. Fukuhara, F.I. Hai, Q.H. Bari, K.M.S. Islam, Development of a bio-physicochemical technique for arsenic removal from groundwater, Desalination, 249 (2009) 224-229.

[10] K.M. Hassan, F. Ahmed, S.F. Magram, Approaches to development of a user-friendly community based arsenic/iron removal unit in Bangladesh, Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2(2009) 243-251.

[9] F.I. Hai*, K. Yamamoto, F. Nakajima, K. Fukushi, Factors governing performance of continuous fungal reactor during non-sterile operation - The case of a membrane bioreactor treating textile wastewater, Chemosphere, 74 (2009) 810-817.

[8] F.I. Hai*, K. Yamamoto, F. Nakajima, K. Fukushi, Removal of structurally different dyes in submerged membrane fungi reactor--Biosorption/PAC-adsorption, membrane retention and biodegradation, Journal of Membrane Science, 325 (2008) 395-403.

[7] F.I. Hai*, K. Yamamoto, K. Fukushi, F. Nakajima, Fouling resistant compact hollow-fiber module with spacer for submerged membrane bioreactor treating high strength industrial wastewater, Journal of Membrane Science, 317 (2008) 34-42.

[6] F.I. Hai*, Managing our waste, World Cement 39 (2008) 63-64.

[5] F.I. Hai*, K. Yamamoto, K. Fukushi, Hybrid Treatment Systems for Dye Wastewater, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 37 (2007) 315-377.

[4] F.I. Hai*, K. Yamamoto, K. Fukushi, Performance of newly developed hollow fiber module with spacer in integrated anaerobic-aerobic fungi reactor treating textile wastewater, Desalination, 199 (2006) 305-307.

[3] F.I. Hai*, K. Yamamoto, K. Fukushi, Development of a submerged membrane fungi reactor for textile wastewater treatment, Desalination, 192 (2006) 315-322.

[2] F.I. Hai*, K. Yamamoto, K. Fukushi, Membrane-coupled fungi reactor--an innovative approach to bioremediation of hazardous dye wastewater, Environmental sciences : an international journal of environmental physiology and toxicology, 13 (2006) 317-325.

[1] F.I. Hai*, K. Yamamoto, K. Fukushi, Different fouling modes of submerged hollow-fiber and flat-sheet membranes induced by high strength wastewater with concurrent biofouling, Desalination, 180 (2005) 89-97.