Publications

  • Chen, H.Y. & Ng, K.K., Lee, C.H., Chen, T.Y., Hong, A., Yang, P.Y., Lin, C.F. (2018). Entrapped biomass for removal of organics and total nitrogen from anaerobic reactor effluents. Biresource Technology. 642-649. Published, 11/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2018.07.091
  • P.H. Wu & K.K. Ng, P.K.A. Hong, P.-Y. Yang, C.-F. Lin (2017). Treatment of low-strength wastewater at mesophilic and psychrophilic conditions using immobilized anaerobic biomass. Chemical Engineering Journal. Vol. 311, 46-54. Published, 12/2017.
  • P.-H. Wu, K.K. Ng, P.K.A. Hong, P.-Y. Yang, C.-F. Lin, Treatment of low-strength wastewater at mesophilic and psychrophilic conditions using immobilized anaerobic biomass, Chemical Engineering Journal, 311, 46-54 (2017). (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2016.11.077). Published, 12/2016.
  • K.-H. Yang, C.-J. Ruan, Y.-C. Lin, M.-D. Fang, C.-H. Wu, P.K.A. Hong, C.-F. Lin. Role of Dissolved Organic Matter in Sorption of Perfluorooctanoic Acid to Metal Oxides. Water Environment Research, 88, 779-784 (2016). Published, 01/2016.
  • S.Y. Wang, Y.C. Kuo, A. Hong, C.C. Chen, C. M. Kao, Bioremediation of diesel and lubricant oil-contaminated soils using enhanced landfarming system, Chemosphere, 164, 558-567 (2016). Published, 01/2016.
  • C.-S. Kuo, C. –F. Lin, P.K.A. Hong, Photocatalytic mineralization of codeine by UV-A/TiO2 - Kinetics, intermediates, and pathways, Journal of Hazardous Materials301, 137-144 (2016). (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.08.030). Published, 01/01/2016.
  • Haon-Yao Chen, Cheng-Fang Lin, Pui-Kwan Andy Hong, Ping-Yi Yang, Kok-Kwang Ng, Sheng-Fu Yang A Pilot Study on Suspended Activated Sludge Process Augmented with Immobilized Biomass for Simultaneous Nitrification and Denitrification, Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 2015, 5 (2) 157-165. Published, 12/2015.
  • C.-S. Kuo, C.-F. Lin, P.-K.A. Hong, Photocatalytic degradation of methamphetamine by UV/TiO2 – Kinetics, intermediates, and products. Water Research 74 (2015) 1-9. Published, 12/2015.
  • X. Zhao, P.K.A. Hong. Sequential treatments of oil sand tailings from green extraction by settling, ozonation, and sand filtration. Sustain. Environ. Res., 25(3), 151-157 (2015). Published, 12/2015.
  • Chung-Hsin Wu, Chao-Yin Kuo, Jui-Tai Wu, Pui-Kwan Andy Hong, Chih-Hao Lai, Wei-Yang Chung. Effects of nitrogen and carbon doping on properties and photocatalytic activity of TiO2-In2O3 composite. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 32(5), 860-866, 2015. Published, 02/2015.
  • Haon-Yao Chen, Cheng-Fang Lin, Pui-Kwan Andy Hong, Ping-Yi Yang, Kok-Kwang Ng, Sheng-Fu Yang A Pilot Study on Suspended Activated Sludge Process Augmented with Immobilized Biomass for Simultaneous Nitrification and Denitrification, Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 5(2) 157-165, 2015. Published, 01/2015.
  • A.Y. Lin, J.H. Hsueh, P.K.A. Hong. Removal of antineoplastic drugs cyclophosphamide, ifosfamide, and 5-fluorouracil and a vasodilator drug pentoxifylline from wastewaters by ozonation. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. Int. 2015 Jan; 22(1):508-515. Published, 01/2015.
  • Chung-Hsin Wu, Chao-Yin Kuo, Pui-Kwan Andy Hong, Meng-Jia Chen. Removal of copper by surface-modified celluloses: kinetics, equilibrium, and thermodynamics. Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol 55, Issue 5, 2015. Published, 01/2015.
  • Y. Huang, P.K.A. Hong, D. Zhang and L. Li, “Comparison of cell rupturing by ozonation and ultrasonication for algal lipid extraction from Chlorella vulgaris.” Environmental Technology, Environ Technol. 2014; 35(5-8): 931-937. Published, 09/2014.
  • Y.-N. Chao, J.-H. Lin, K.-K. Ng, C.-H. Wu, P.K.A. Hong and C.-F. Lin, “Improving total nitrogen removal in aeration basin retrofitted with entrapped biomass,” Water Science and Technology, 2014; 69(7): 1558-1564. Published, 07/2014.
  • Y.-N. Chao, K.-K. Ng, C.-H. Wu, P.K.A Hong and C.-F. Lin, “Enhancing total nitrogen removal from wastewater of science and industrial park using entrapped biomass,” Environmental Technology, 2014, 35(9-12): 1401-1408. Published, 03/2014.
  • C.-H. Wang, K.-K. Ng, J.C.-W. Liu, C.-J. Wu, C.-F. Lin and P.K.A. Hong, “The performance of immobilized membrane bioreactor with different membrane operation modes,” Desalination and Water Treatment, vol. 51, pp. 3090-3096, 2013. Published, 12/2013.
  • C.-J. Cheng and P.K.A. Hong, “Anaerobic of activated sludge after pressure-assisted ozonation digestion,” Bioresource Technology, vol. 142, pp. 69-76, 2013. Published, 12/2013.
  • X. Li, C.-C. Lin, D. Sweeney, J. Earl and P.K.A. Hong, “Composting and trickling filter for treatment of olive mill waste,” Advances in Environmental Research, vol. 2, pp. 131-141, 2013. Published, 12/2013.
  • C.-C. Liu, K.-K. Ng, C.-J. Wu, C.-F. Lin, P.K.A. Hong and P.-Y. Yang, “Organics and Nitrogen Removal from Wastewater Across Plate of Entrapped Mixed Microbial Cells,” Journal of Environmental Science and Management, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 29-35, 2013. Published, 12/2013.
  • C.-F. Lin, Y.-J. Shiu, C.-S. Kuo, A. Y.-C. Lin, C.-H. Wu and P.K.A. Hong, “Photocatalytic Degradation of Morphine, Methamphetamine, and Ketamine by Illuminated TiO2 and ZnO,” Reac Kinet Mech Cat, vol. 110, pp. 559-574, 2013. Published, 12/2013.
  • H.Y. Chiu, P.K.A. Hong, R.Y. Surampalli, S.L. Lin and C.M. Kao, “Application of natural attenuation for the control of petroleum hydrocarbon plume: mechanisms and effectiveness evaluation,” Journal of Hydrology, vol. 505, pp. 126-137, Nov. 2013.. Published, 12/2013.
  • K.-H. Yang,Y.-C. Lin, M.-D. Fang, C.-H. Wu, S.C. Panchangam, P.K.A. Hong, C.-F. Lin. Sorption of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) onto sediment in the presence of dissolved natural organics. Separation Science and Technology.1473-1478, 2013. DOI: 10.1080/01496395.2012.737887. Published, 05/2013.
  • P.K.A. Hong and T. Xiao, “Treatment of oil spill water by ozonation and sand filtration,” Chemosphere, vol. 91, pp. 641-647, 2013. Published, 05/2013.
  • P.K.A. Hong, Z. Cha, X. Zhao, C.-J. Cheng and W. Duyvesteyn, “Extraction of bitumen from oil sands with hot water and pressure cycles,” Fuel Processing Technology, vol. 106, pp. 460-467, 2013. Published, 02/2013.
  • K.-K. Ng, C.-J. Wu, H.-L. Yang, S. C. Panchangam, Y.-C. Lin, P.K.A. Hong, C.-H. Wu, C.F. Lin. Effect of ultrasound on membrane filtration and cleaning operations. Separation Science and Technology (2012) 48, 215-222. Published, 12/2012.
  • A.Y.C. Lin, S.C. Panchangam, C.-Y. Chang, P.K.A. Hong, H.-F. Hsueh. Removal of perflurooctanoic acid perflurooctane sulfonate via ozonation under alkaline condition. Journal of Hazardous Materials (2012) 243, 272– 277. Published, 10/2012.
  • P.K.A. Hong, Z. Cha, X. Zhao, C.-J. Cheng, W. Duyvesteyn. Extraction of bitumen from oil sands with hot water and pressure cycles. Fuel Processing Technology (2013) 106, 460 – 467. Published, 09/2012.
  • C.-H. Wu, P.K.A. Hong, M.-Y. Jian. Decolorization of Reactive Red 2 in Fenton and Fenton-like systems: effects of ultrasound and ultraviolet irradiation. Reac Kinet Mech Cat (2012) 106:11–24. Published, 05/2012.
  • C.-J. Cheng, P.K.A. Hong, C.-F. Lin. Improved solubilization of activated sludge by ozonation in pressure cycles. Chemosphere 87 (2012) 637–643. Published, 05/2012.
  • C.-H. Wang, J.C.-W. Liu, K.-K. Ng, C.-F. Lin, P.K.A. Hong, P.-Y. Yang. Immobilized bioprocess for organic carbon and nitrogen removal. Desalination and Water Treatment 37 (2012) 296–301. Published, 01/2012.
  • Sheng-Fu Yang, Cheng-Fang Lin, Chien-Ju Wu, Kok-Kwang Ng, Angela Yu-Chen Lin, Pui-Kwan Andy Hong. Fate of sulfonamide antibiotics in contact with activated sludge e Sorption and biodegradation. Water Research 46 (2012) 1301-1308. Published, 12/2011.
  • Wan-I Wu, Cheng-Fang Lin, Sri Chandana Panchangam, Chung-Hsin Wu , P.K. Andy Hong. Recovery of Metallic Copper by Integrated Chemical Reduction and High Gradient Magnetic Separation. Environmental Technology, 32 (2011) 817-824. Published, 07/2011.
  • Wan-I Wu, Chung-Hsin Wu , P.K. Andy Hong, Cheng-Fang Lin. Capture of Metallic Copper by High Gradient Magnetic Separation System. Environmental Technology, 32 (2011) 1427-1433. Published, 07/2011.
  • C. E. Lin, C. T. Chen, C. M. Kao, A. Hong, C.Y. Wu. Development of the Sediment and Water Quality Management Strategies for the Salt-water River, Taiwan. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 63 (2011) 528-534. Published, 07/2011.
  • C.H. Wu, C.Y. Kuo, P.K.A. Hong. Effects of operational parameters on decolorization of C.I. Reactive Black 5 in UV/TiO2 system. Water Sci. Technol., 63.5 (2011) 1032-1036. Published, 07/2011.
  • Kok-Kwang Ng, Cheng-Fang Lin, Sri Chandana Panchangam, Pui-Kwan Andy Hong, Ping-Yi Yang. Reduced membrane fouling in a novel bio-entrapped membrane reactor for treatment of food and beverage processing wastewater. Water Research, 45 (2011) 4269-78. Published, 01/2011.
  • Sheng-Fu Yang, Cheng-Fang Lin, Angela Yu-Chen Lin, Pui-Kwan Andy Hong. Sorption and biodegradation of sulfonamide antibiotics by activated sludge: Experimental assessment using batch data obtained under aerobic conditions. Water Research, 45 (2011) 3389-3397. Published, 01/2011.
  • Tsung-Hsien Yu, Angela Yu-Chen Lin, Sri Chandana Panchangam, Pui-Kwan Andy Hong,Ping-Yi Yang, Cheng-Fang Lin. Biodegradation and bio-sorption of antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs using immobilized cell process. Chemosphere, (2011) 1216-1222. Published, 01/2011.
  • Kok-Kwang Ng, Cheng-Fang Lin, Sri Chandana Panchangam, Pui-Kwan Andy Hong, Ping-Yi Yang. Reduced Membrane Fouling in a New Bio-Entrapped Membrane Reactor. Water Research, 72 (2010) 98-104. Published, 12/2010.
  • Yen-Ching Lin, Sri Chandana Panchangam , Chung-Hsin Wu, Pui-Kwan Andy Hong, Cheng-Fang Lin. Effects of Water Washing on Removing Organic Residues in Bottom Ash of Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators. Chemosphere, 2011, 502–506. Published, 12/2010.
  • Chih-Ju G. Jou, Chien-Li Lee, Chung-Rung Wu, Shih-Chieh Hsieh, P.K. Andy Hong. Enhanced dechlorination of chlorobenzene by microwave-induced zero-valent iron: particle effects and activation energy, Environmental Chemistry Letters (2010) doi:10.1007/s10311-010-0286-Y. Published, 09/2010.
  • Kok-Kwang Ng, Cheng-Fang Lin, Shaik Khaja Lateef, Pui-Kwan Andy Hong, Ping-Yi Yang. The effect of Soluble Microbial Products on Membrane Fouling in Fixed Carrier Biological System, Separation and Purification Science, 72 (2010) 98-104. Published, 08/2010.
  • Yu, C. H., Wu, C. H., Ho, T. H., and Hong, P. K. A. Decolorization of C.I. Reactive Black 5 in UV/TiO2, UV/oxidant and UV/TiO2/oxidant systems: A comparative study. Chem. Eng. Journal. 158 (2010) 578-583. Published, 07/2010.
  • Yen-Ching Lin, Jui-Hung Yen, Shaik Khaja Lateef, Pui-Kwan Andy Hong, Cheng-Fang Lin. Characteristics of Residual Organics in Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator Bottom Ash, Journal of Hazardous Materials 182 (2010) 337-345. Published, 07/2010.
  • Chien-Hwa Yu, Chung-Hsin Wu, Tsung-Han Ho, P.K. Andy Hong. Decolorization of C.I. Reactive Black 5 in UV/TiO2, UV/oxidant and UV/TiO2/oxidant systems: A comparative study, Chemical Engineering Journal 158 (2010) 578-583. Published, 06/2010.
  • Zhixiong Cha, Cheng-Fang Lin, Chia-Jung Cheng, P.K. Andy Hong. Removal of Oil and Oil Sheen from Produced Water by Pressure-Assisted Ozonation and Sand Filtration, Chemosphere 78 (2010) 583-590. Published, 02/2010.
  • Andy Hong, P.K., Nakra, S., Rapid extraction of sediment contaminants by pressure cycles, Chemosphere 74 (2009), 1360-1366. Published, 01/2009.
  • A. Hong, S. Nakra, J. Kao, D. Hayes. Pressure-Assisted Ozonation of PCB and PAH Contaminated Sediments. Chemosphere 72 (2008) 1757-1764. Published, 07/2008.
  • T.T. Tsai, C.M. Kao, A. Hong, S.H. Liang, H.Y. Chien. Remediation of TCE-Contaminated Aquifer by an In Situ Three-Stage Treatment Train System. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 322 (2008) 130-137. Published, 07/2008.
  • Young-Ik Choi and Andrew Hong. Ozonation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon in hexane and water: Identification of intermediates and pathway, Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2008, 24, 1003-1008. Published, 2008.

Research Statement

Dr. Hong’s recent research focuses on energy from oil sands resources, renewable energy from biomass including activated sludge and algae, and treatment and reuse of process waters of the oil and gas industry.  

Research Keywords

  • Water Treatment & Reuse
  • Produced Water
  • Oil sands
  • Energy & Water
  • Energy & Biomass

Presentations

  • Interfacial Processes for Remediation of Environmental Media, presented at 2019 KKNN Conference, Taiwan. Andy Hong and Cheng-Fang Lin . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/03/2019.
  • Harvest and Conversion of Algal Biomass for Energy, presented at The 8th Omics in the Ocean International Symposium, Taiwan, June 21, 2019 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/21/2019.
  • P. K. ANDY HONG (2019) Harvest and Conversion of Algal Biomass for Energy. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/21/2019.
  • 36) A. Hong. Expanding Ozone Microbubble – Sand Filtration Technology for Produced Water Management and Groundwater Remediation, Presented to Renewable Energy Initiatives. Other, Presented, 12/28/2017.
  • X. Zhao, A. Hong. Algal Lipid Harvesting by Rupturing with Pressure Cycles of Ozonation and Coalescing Filtration. Algae Biomass Summit, 10/29-11/1, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/30/2017.
  • A. Hong. Expanding Microbubble Technologies in Environmental & Energy Fields: Applications. Presented at Pingtung Univesrity of Science and Technology, July 9, 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/09/2017.
  • A. Hong. PRESSURE CYLCES-ASSISTED OZONATION TREATMENT OF PRODUCED WATER BEFORE AND AFTER ALGAE CULTIVATION, Presented at Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar, U of U, April 5, 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/05/2017.
  • X. Zhao, C.C. Lin, A. Hong, PRESSURE CYCLES-ASSISTED OZONATION TREATMENT OF PRODUCED WATER BEFORE AND AFTER ALGAE CULTIVATION. Presented at IBE 2017 Conference, 3/30-4/1, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2017.
  • A. Hong. Expanding Ozone Microbubble - Sand Filtration Technology for Produced Water Management and Groundwater Remediation. Presented at Beijing Petrochemical Engineering Co., LTD. 1/1/2017, Beijing, China. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/01/2017.
  • Harvest and Conversion of Cultivated Algae for Biodiesel National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences Taiwan . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/27/2015.
  • Invited talk at Sinotech Consultants, Inc., Taiwan: Expanding Microbubble Technologies in Environmental & Energy Fields: Applications. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/02/2013.
  • Invited Workshop hosted by Environmental Protection Agency of New Taipei City Government co-hosted by TESC, Inc., Taiwan on: Soil and Groundwater Protection in the US - Research, Management, and Development . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/26/2013.
  • A. Hong, P. Romero, M. Vrtis, X. Zhao. Green Extraction of Bitumen from Tar Sands for Pavement Binder. 2012 UDOT Annual Conference Research & Innovation, South Towne Expo Center, Sandy, UT. Oct. 30, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/30/2012.
  • Efficient Reactor for Algae Collection and Biofuel conversion Presented to Taipower, Taiwan . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/06/2012.
  • Xinyue Zhao, Zhixion CHa, Chia-Jung Cheng, Andy Hong, Willem Duyvesteyn. 2011. HOSE: Pressure Assisted Extraction of Bitumen From Oil Sands For High Yield And Environmentally Acceptable Byproducts. AlChE 2011 Annual Meeting, October 17-19, 2011. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2011.
  • Produced Water Treatment toward Sustainability in the Water-Energy Nexus. Presented at the Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. August 3, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2011.
  • • Ching-Chieh Lin, Chia-Jung Cheng, and P. K. Hong. Concentrating and Rupturing of Algae for Lipid.1st International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels & Bioproducts, July 17-20, 2011, Westin St Louis, St Louis, USA. Conference Paper, Presented, 07/2011.
  • Ozonation Process for Produced Water Treatment toward Sustainable Energy Development. Given at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. May 27, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2011.
  • • Rupturing Biomass for Renewable Energy. Given at Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. May 25, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2011.
  • Chia-Jung Cheng and Andy Hong. 2010. Pressure Cycles of Ozonation and Aeration for Activated Sludge Solubilization. AIChE 2010 Annual Meeting, November 7-12, 2010. Salt Lake City, Utah. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2010.
  • Andy Hong. Pressure-Assisted Ozonation of PCB and PAH contaminated Sediments. The 26th International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy October 18-21, 2010 Amherst, MA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Chien-Hwa Yu, Chung-Hsin Wu, Tsung-Han Ho, P.K. Andy Hong. Effects of operational parameters on decolorization of C.I. Reactive Black 5 in UV/TiO2 system. 2010 World Water Congress, Montreal, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2010.
  • Chia-Jung Cheng, Andy Hong, Cheng-Fang Lin, Tor Palmgren. 2010. Integrated Treatment for Removing Oil and Oil Sheen in Produced and Flowback Water. 2010 Energy Resources Produced Water Conference, May 25-26, 2010, Laramie, Wyoming. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2010.

Research Groups

  • Ting Xiao, Graduate Student. 08/2010 - 12/2011.
  • Ching-Chieh Lin, Graduate Student. 08/2010 - 05/2015.
  • Xinyue Zhao, Graduate Student. 08/2010 - 05/2015.
  • Wing-Lok Lee, Technician. 03/2010 - 08/15/2011.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • China
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China