Research Publications

Naidu, G., et al. (December, 2014). “Application of vacuum membrane distillation for small scale drinking water production.” Desalination 354(0): 53-61.

Milne, N. A., et al. (November, 2014). “Chemistry of silica scale mitigation for RO desalination with particular reference to remote operations.” Water Research 65(0): 107-133.

Rahimi, B., et al. (October, 2014). “A novel process for low grade heat driven desalination.” Desalination 351(0): 202-212.

Zaviska, F. and L. Zou (October, 2014). “Using modelling approach to validate a bench scale forward osmosis pre-treatment process for desalination.” Desalination 350(0): 1-13.

Naidu, G., et al. (August, 2014). “Organic fouling behavior in direct contact membrane distillation.” Desalination 347(0): 230-239.

Lai, C. Y., et al. (June, 2014). “Preparation and characterization of poly(vinylidene fluoride)/nanoclay nanocomposite flat sheet membranes for abrasion resistance.” Water Research 57(0): 56-66.

Sahin, O., et al. (June, 2014). “Paradigm shift to enhanced water supply planning through augmented grids, scarcity pricing and adaptive factory water: A system dynamics approach.” Environmental Modelling & Software(0).

Sahin, O., et al. (May, 2014). “Water security through scarcity pricing and reverse osmosis: a system dynamics approach.” Journal of Cleaner Production(0).

Sanciolo, P., et al. (May, 2014). “Silica scale mitigation for high recovery reverse osmosis of groundwater for a mining process.” Desalination 340(0): 49-58.

Phuntsho, S., et al. (March, 2014). “Osmotic equilibrium in the forward osmosis process: Modelling, experiments and implications for process performance.” Journal of Membrane Science 453(0): 240-252

Christ, A., et al. (March, 2014). “Thermodynamic optimisation of multi effect distillation driven by sensible heat sources.” Desalination 336(0): 160-167.

Christ, A., et al. (February, 2014). “Low-grade waste heat driven desalination technology.” International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization 5: A02.

Jeong, S., et al. (January, 2014). “Experimental investigation and modeling of dissolved organic carbon removal by coagulation from seawater.” Chemosphere 95(0): 310-316.

Lai, C. Y., et al. (January, 2014). “Enhanced abrasion resistant PVDF/nanoclay hollow fibre composite membranes for water treatment.” Journal of Membrane Science 449(0): 146-157.

Miao, J., et al. (December, 2013). “Amphoteric composite membranes for nanofiltration prepared from sulfated chitosan crosslinked with hexamethylene diisocyanate.” Chemical Engineering Journal 234(0): 132-139.

Jeong, S., et al. (November, 2013). “Bacterial community structure in a biofilter used as a pretreatment for seawater desalination.” Ecological Engineering 60(0): 370-381.

Lawler, W., et al. (November, 2013). “Production and characterisation of UF membranes by chemical conversion of used RO membranes.” Journal of Membrane Science 447(0): 203-211.

Blandin, G., et al. (November, 2013). “Validation of assisted forward osmosis (AFO) process: Impact of hydraulic pressure.” Journal of Membrane Science 447(0): 1-11.

Feng, Y., K. Wang, et al. (September, 2013). “Effect of the addition of polyvinylpyrrolidone as a pore-former on microstructure and mechanical strength of porous alumina ceramics.” Ceramics International(0).

Zhang, J., J.-D. Li, et al. (September, 2013). “Influence of module design and membrane compressibility on VMD performance.” Journal of Membrane Science 442(0): 31-38.

Leong, J., et al. (August, 2013). “Review of high recovery concentrate management options.” Desalination and Water Treatment: 1-19.

Jeong, S., G. Naidu and S. Vigneswaran (August, 2013). “Submerged membrane adsorption bioreactor as a pretreatment in seawater desalination for biofouling control.” Bioresource Technology.

Wimalasiri, Y. and L. Zou (August, 2013). “Carbon nanotube/graphene composite for enhanced capacitive deionization performance.” Carbon 59(0): 464-471.

Jia, B. and L. Zou (August, 2013). “Functionalized Graphene as Electrode Material for Capacitive Deionization.” Science of Advanced Materials 5(8): 1111-1116.

Jeong, S. and S. Vigneswaran (July, 2013). “Assessment of biological activity in contact flocculation filtration used as a pretreatment in seawater desalination.” Chemical Engineering Journal 228(0): 976-983.

Lawler, W., et al (July, 2013). “Production and characterisation of UF membranes by chemical conversion of used RO membranes.” Journal of Membrane Science(0).

Zhang, W., M. Mossad and L. Zou (July, 2013). “A study of the long-term operation of capacitive deionisation in inland brackish water desalination.” Desalination 320(0): 80-85.

Schibeci, R. A. and A. J. Williams (June, 2013). “Science Communication and Desalination Research: Water experts’ views.” International Journal of Science Education, Part B: 1-15.

Phuntsho, S., et al. (June, 2013). “Forward osmosis desalination of brackish groundwater: Meeting water quality requirements for fertigation by integrating nanofiltration.” Journal of Membrane Science 436(0): 1-15.

Kim, J. E., S. Phuntsho and H. K. Shon (May, 2013). “Pilot-scale nanofiltration system as post-treatment for fertilizer-drawn forward osmosis desalination for direct fertigation.” Desalination and Water Treatment: 1-9.

Zhang, J., J.-D. Li, et al. (May, 2013). “Modelling of vacuum membrane distillation.” Journal of Membrane Science 434(0): 1-9.

Jia, B. and L. Zou (May, 2013). “Langmuir–Blodgett assembly of sulphonated graphene nanosheets into single- and multi-layered thin films.” Chemical Physics Letters 568–569(0): 101-105.

Mossad, M. and L. Zou (May, 2013). “Evaluation of the salt removal efficiency of capacitive deionisation: Kinetics, isotherms and thermodynamics.” Chemical Engineering Journal 223(0): 704-713.

Porter, M. (April, 2013). A Tale of Two Cities: Desalination and Drought in Perth and Melbourne.

Jeong, S., et al. (April, 2013). “Ti-salt flocculation for dissolved organic matter removal in seawater.” Desalination and Water Treatment 51(16-18): 3591-3596.

La Vars, S. M., M. R. Johnston, et al. (April, 2013). “29Si{1H} CP-MAS NMR comparison and ATR-FTIR spectroscopic analysis of the diatoms Chaetoceros muelleri and Thalassiosira pseudonana grown at different salinities.” Anal Bioanal Chem 405(10): 3359-3365.

Resosudarmo, A., Y. Ye, et al. (February, 2013). “Analysis of UF membrane fouling mechanisms caused by organic interactions in seawater.” Water Research 47(2): 911-921.

Jeong, S., S.-J. Kim, et al. (February, 2013). “A detailed organic matter characterization of pretreated seawater using low pressure microfiltration hybrid systems.” Journal of Membrane Science 428(0): 290-300.

Jeong, S., S.-J. Kim, et al. (February, 2013). “Foulant analysis of a reverse osmosis membrane used pretreated seawater.” Journal of Membrane Science 428(0): 434-444.

Naidu, G., S. Jeong, S. Vigneswaran and S. A. Rice (January, 2013). “Microbial activity in biofilter used as a pretreatment for seawater desalination.” Desalination 309(0): 254-260.

Mossad, M., W. Zhang, et al. (January, 2013). “Using capacitive deionisation for inland brackish groundwater Naidu, G., S. Jeong, et al. (2013). Desalination 308(0): 154-160.

Valade, D., L. K. Wong, et al. (January, 2013). “Polyacrylamide hydrogel membranes with controlled pore sizes.” Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 51(1): 129-138.

Mossad, M. and L. Zou (January, 2013). “Study of fouling and scaling in capacitive deionisation by using dissolved organic and inorganic salts.” Journal of Hazardous Materials 244–245(0): 387-393.

Yao, J., K. Wang, et al. (December, 2012). “Phase inversion spinning of ultrafine hollow fiber membranes through a single orifice spinneret.” Journal of Membrane Science 421-422(0): 8-14.

Chekli, L., S. Phuntsho, et al. (November, 2012). “A review of draw solutes in forward osmosis process and their use in modern applications.” Desalination and Water Treatment 43: 167-184.

Phuntsho, S., H. K. Shon, et al. (November, 2012). “Blended Fertilizers as Draw Solutions for Fertilizer-Drawn Forward Osmosis Desalination.” Environmental Science & Technology 46(8): 4567-4575.

Xiao, F., G. Li, K. Alameh and A. Xu (November, 2012). “Fabry-Perot-based surface plasmon resonance sensors.” Optics Letters 37(22): 4582-4584.

Phuntsho, S., T. Majeed, et al. (October, 2012). “Influence of temperature and temperature gradient in the performance of forward osmosis desalination process.” Journal of Membrane Science 415-416: 734-733.

Jia, B. and L. Zou (October, 2012). “Wettability and its influence on graphene nansoheets as electrode material for capacitive deionization.” Chemical Physics Letters 548(0): 23-28.

Jeong, S., Y. J. Choi, et al. (September, 2012). “Submerged membrane hybrid systems as pretreatment in seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO): Optimisation and fouling mechanism determination.” Journal of Membrane Science 411-412(0): 173-181.

Kola, A., et al. (August, 2012). “Application of low frequency transverse vibration on fouling limitation in submerged hollow fibre membranes.” Journal of Membrane Science 409-410(0): 54-65.

Lawler, W., Z. Bradford-Hartke, et al. (August, 2012). “Towards new opportunities for reuse, recycling and disposal of used reverse osmosis membranes.” Desalination 299(0): 103-112.

Jeong, S., L. H. Kim, et al. (July, 2012). “Biofouling potential reductions using a membrane hybrid system as a pre-treatment to seawater reverse osmosis.” Applied Biochemistry & Biotechnology 167(6): 1716-1727.

Phuntsho, S., et al. (June, 2011). “Fertiliser drawn forward osmosis desalination: the concept, performance and limitations for fertigation.” Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology 11(2): 147-168.

Jia, B. and L. Zou (May, 2012). “Graphene nanosheets reduced by a multi-step process as high-performance electrode material for capacitive deionisation.” Carbon 50(6): 2315-2321.

Wang, X., A. Christ, et al. (December, 2011). “Low grade heat driven multi-effect distillation technology.” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 54(25-26): 5497-5503.

Jeong, S., F. Nateghi, et al. (December, 2011). “Pretreatment for seawater desalination by flocculation: Performance of modified poly ferric silicate (PFSi-δ) and ferric chloride as flocculants.” Desalination 283(0): 106-110.

Khorshed, C., et al. (September, 2011). “Assessment of Loddon water treatment processes: detailed organic matter characterisation and membrane fouling indices at the Loddon Water Treatment Plant, Victoria, Australia.” Water Science & Technology: Water Supply 11(3): 274–280.

Jeong, S., T. V. Nguyen, et al. (September, 2011). “Submerged membrane coagulation hybrid system as pretreatment to organic matter removal from seawater.” Water Science & Technology: Water Supply 11(3): 352–357.

Phuntsho, S., H. K. Shon, et al. (June, 2011). “A novel low energy fertilizer driven forward osmosis desalination for direct fertigation: Evaluating the performance of fertilizer draw solutions.” Journal of Membrane Science 375(1-2): 172-181.

Li, H., W. Zhang, et al. (April, 2011). “Synthesis of TiO2–graphene composites via visible-light photocatalytic reduction of graphene oxide.” Journal of Materials Research 26: 970-973.

Linh Viet, N., et al. (January, 2011). “Three-Wave Fiber Fabry-Perot Interferometer for Simultaneous Measurement of Temperature and Water Salinity of Seawater.” Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE 23(7): 450-452.

Li, H., L. Zou, et al. (November, 2010). “Novel Graphene-Like Electrodes for Capacitive Deionization.” Environmental Science & Technology 44(22): 8692-8697.

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