University of Delaware - College of Engineering

Chin-Pao (C.P.) Huang

Ph.D, Harvard University

Donald C. Philips Professor

Office: 352A DuPont Hall
Phone: (302) 831-8428
Fax: (302) 831-3640
Curriculum Vitae:  view

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Short Bio

Research Interests:

Industrial wastewater management; aquatic chemistry;soil and groundwater remediation; environmental nanomaterials and processes


1971: Ph.D, Harvard University
1967: Master, Harvard University
1965: Bachelor, National Taiwan University

Honors and Awards

Francis Alison Award: University of Delaware, 2009
Graduate Advising and Mentoring Award: University of Delaware, 2008
Wesley H. Horner Award: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008
Best Theoretical Paper Award: Water and Environmental Resources Congress. American Society of Civil Engineers, 2005
Gordon Maskew Fair Medal: Water Environment Federation, 1999
Gold Medal in Research Achievements: Chinese Society of Environmental Engineering, 1996
Best Paper Award: Chinese Society of Environmental Engineering, 1994
Author: Citation Classics, 1994
Nominated for Excellence-in-Teaching Award: University of Delaware, 1977

Select Publication

163    Fan, M. C. P., Huang, T. A., Hatton, A. E., Bland, R. R., Judkins, and Z. L. Wang. Application of nanotechnologies in separation and purification. Separation and Purification Technology, 58 (1): 1-1 (2007) (editorial)

164     Wang, D. M., C. P. Huang, J. G., Chen, H. Y., Lin, and S. I. Shah. Reduction of perchlorate in dilute aqueous solutions over monometallic nano-catalysts: Exemplified by tin. Separation and Purification Technology, 58 (1): 129-137 (2007).

165    Lin, Y. T., M. Sung, P. F. Sanders, A. Marinucci, and C. P. Huang. Separation of nano-sized colloidal particles using cross-flow electro-filtration. Separation and Purification Technology, 58 (1): 138-147 (2007).  

166     Kuo, C. S. Y. H., Tseng, H. Y., Lin, C. H., Huang, C. Y., Shen, Y. Y. Lin, S. I., Shah, and C. P. Huang. Synthesis of a CNT-grafted TiO2 nanocatalyst and its activity triggered by a DC voltage. Nanotechnology, 18 (46): Art. No. 465607 (2007).

167    Wang, J. M. C. P. Huang, and H. E. Allen. Effect of pH on metal uptake by anaerobic sludge. Environmental Engineering Science, 24 (8): 1095-1104 (2007).

168    Huang, C. P. Environmental nanotechnology: A Near-term opportunity assessment. Water Environment Research, 79 (9): 939-939 (2007).(Editorial)

169    Li, N. M. H. Fan, J. van Leeuwen, B. Saha, H. Q., Yang, and C. P. Huang. Oxidation of As(III) by potassium permanganate. J. Environmental Sciences-China, 19 (7): 783-786 (2007).

170    Zhang, H., M. Jiang, M. H. Sung, and C. P. Huang. Mathematical modeling of gaseous ozone transport for in-situ chemical oxidation. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 16 (6): 617-620 (2007).

171    Sung M. H., C. P. Huang, Y. H. Weng, Y. T. Lin, and K. C. Li. Enhancing the separation of nano-sized particles in low-salt suspensions by electrically assisted cross-flow filtration. Separation and Purification Technology, 54 (2): 170-177 (2007).  

172    Sung M. H. and C. P. Huang. Kinetics of the degradation of 2-chlorophenol by ozonation at pH 3. J. Hazardous Materials, 141 (1): 140-147 MAR 6 (2007).

173    Kim, I. K., S. Hong, I. Hwang, D. Kwon, J. Kwon, and C. P. Huang. TOC and THMFP reduction by ultrasonic irradiation in wastewater effluent. Desalination, 202 (1-3): 9-15 (2007).

174    Dong, C. D., Y. L., Liao, C. M. Kao, C.W. Chen, H. Y., Lin, and C. P. Huang. Preparation of crystalline nanosized titania by microemulsion: Evaluation of process variables. Advanced Oxidation Technology, 10 (2): 399-404 (2007).

175    Huang, C. P. and P. S. Myoda. Sonochemical treatment of wastewater effluent for the removal of pathogenic protozoa exemplified by Cryptosporidium. Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE 11(2): 114-122 (2007). (Wesley W. Horner Award, ASCE).

176    Khan, E. M. H. Li, and C.P. Huang. Hazardous waste treatment technologies. Water Environment Research, 45: 1858-1902, (2007).

177    Wang, D.M., C.P. Huang, J.G. Chen, H.Y. Lin and S.I. Shah. Reduction of perchlorate in dilute aqueous solutions over monometallic nano-catalysts: Exemplified by tin. Separation and Purification Technology, 58 (2007) 129–137 (2007).   

178    E. Khan, M. Li, and C.P. Huang. Hazardous waste treatment technologies. Water Environment Research, 80:1654-1708, (2008).  

179    Wang, D. M. and C. P. Huang. Electrodialytically-assisted catalytic reduction (EDACR) of perchlorate in dilute aqueous solutions. Separation and Purification Technology, 59(1): 33-0-341 (2008).

180    Wang, D. M., S. I. Shah, J. G. Chen, and C. P. Huang. Catalytic reduction of perchlorate by H2 gas in dilute aqueous solutions.  Separation and Purification Technology, 60(1):24-41 (2008).

181    Mahmudov, R. Y. Y. Shu, S. Rykov, J. G. Chen and C. P. Huang. The reduction of perchlorate by novel hydrogenation catalysts. Applied Catalysis, B. Environment, 81(1-2):78-87 (2008).

182    Li, M. H. M. Boggs, T.  P. Beebe, and C. P. Huang. Oxidation of single-walled carbon nanotubes in dilute aqueous solutions by ozone as affected by ultrasound. Carbon, 46(3):446-475 (2008).

183    Wang, Jianmin, Tian Wang, Joel G. Burken, Charles C. Chusuei, Heng Ban, Ken Ladwig, and C.P. Huang. Adsorption of arsenic(V) onto fly ash: A Speciation-based approach. Chemosphere, 72(3):381-388 (2008).

184    Sung. M. H. and C. P. Huang. Ozonation of pentachlorophenol in unsaturated soils. J. Contaminant Hydrology, 98(3-4):75-84 (2008).  

185    Hsieh, Lin-Han Chiang, Weng, Yu-Hsiang, Huang, Chin-Pao and Li, Kung-Cheh. Removal of arsenic from groundwater by electro-ultrafiltration. Desalination, 234 (1-3): 402-408, (2008).  

186    Lin, Y. T. and C. P. Huang, Reduction of chromium (VI) by pyrite in dilute aqueous solutions. Separation and Purification Technology, 63(1):191-199 (2008).

187    Lin H, Rumaiz AK, Schulz M, Wang, Demin, Rock, Reza, Huang, C. P. and Shah, S. Ismat. Photocatalytic activity of pulsed laser deposited TiO2 thin film. Materials Science and Engineering B-Advanced Functional Solid-State Materials, 151(2): 133-139, (2008).

188    Qiang, Z M, Weiwei Ben, and C.P.Huang. Fenton process for degradation of selected chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons exemplified by trichloroethylene, 1,1,-dichloroethylene and chloroform. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering, China 2(4):397-409 (2008).

189    Hou, Y. N., J. H. Qu, X. Zhao, P. Lei, D. Wan, and C. P. Huang. Electro-photocatalytic degradation of acid orange II using a novel TiO2/ACF photoanode. The Science of Total Environment, 407(7): 2431-2439 (2009).

190    Zhang, H., H.J. Choi, P. Cazano, and C.P. Huang. Multivariate approach to the Fenton process for the treatment of leachate. J. Hazardous Materials, 161(2-3): 1306-1312 (2009).

191    Daphne Hermosilla, Manuel Cortijo, and C. P, Huang. Optimizing the treatment of landfill leachate by conventional Fenton and photo-Fenton processes. The Science of Total Environment 407: 3473-3481(2009).

192    Wang, D. M. Wang, H. Y. Lin, S. Ismat Shah, C. Y. Ni, and C. P. Huang.. Indirect electrochemical reduction of perchlorate and nitrate in dilute aqueous solutions at the Ti-water interface. Separation and Purification Technology, 67:127-134 (2009).

193    Zhou, Bin, Meghan Schulz, H. Lin, S. Ismat Shah, Jiuhui Qu, and C.P. Huang. Photoeletrochemical generation of hydrogen over carbon-doped TiO2 photoanode. Applied Catalysis. B. Environment, 92(1-2):41-49 (2009).

194    Chiang, P. C., E. E. Chang, P. C. Chang and C. P. Huang. Effects of pre-ozonation on the removal of THM precursors by coagulation, The Science of Total Environment, 407(21): 5735-5742 (2009).

195    Chang, J.H., Qiang ZM, Huang CP, Huang, Ellis, Amanda V. Phenanthrene removal in unsaturated soils treated by electrokinetics with different surfactants-Triton X-100 and rhamnolipid. Colloid and Surfaces A-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 348(1-3):157-163 (2009).

196    Li, M. H. and C. P. Huang.  Hazardous waste treatment technologies. Water Environment Research, 81(10):1817-1835(2009).

197    Weng, Y.H., H. J. Wei, T. Y. Tsai, and C. P. Huang. Separation of acetic acid from xylose by nanofiltration . Separation and Purification Technology, 67(1):95-102 (2009).

198    Kuo, C. S., Y. Y. Li, Y. H. Tseng, and C. P. Huang.. Polymer-assisted synthesis of hydroxyapatite nanoparticle.  Materials Science&Engineering C-Biomimetic and Supermolecular Systems, 29(3):819-822 (2009).

199    Zhang, H, H.J. Choi, P. Canazo, and C. P. Huang.  Multivariate approach to the Fenton process for the treatment of landfill leachate. J. Hazardous Materials, 161 (2-3): 1306-1312 (2009).   

200    Hermosilla, D., M. Cortijo, and C. P. Huang.  The role of iron on the degradation and mineralization of organic compounds using conventional Fenton and photo-Fenton processes. Chemical Engineering Journal, 155 (3): 637-646 (2009).

201    Mahmudov R. and C. P. Huang. Perchlorate removal by activated carbon adsorption. Separation and Purification Technology, 70(3):329-337 (2010).

202     Lin, H., A.K. Rumaiz, M. Schulz, C. P. Huang, and S. Ismat Shah. Hydrogen generation under visible light using nitrogen doped titania anodes. J. Applied Physics, 107, 124305 (2010).

203    Weng, Y. H., Wei, H. J., Tsai, T.Y., Lin, T. H., Wei, T. Y., Guo, G.L. and Huang, C. P. Separation of furans and carboxylic acids from sugars in diluted acid rice straw hydrolyzates by nanofiltration. Bioresource Technology, 101(13):4889-4894 (2010).

204    Chiang, P. C., E.E. Chang, and C.P. Huang. Evaluating and elucidating the formation of nitrogen-contained disinfection by-products during pre-ozonation and chlorination. Chemosphere 80 (3): 327-333 (2010).

205    Chang, E. E., Guo, Hsiu Chi, Li, I. Shu, Chiang, Pen Chi and Huang, Chin Pao. Modeling the formation and assessing the risk of disinfection by-products in water distribution systems. J. Environmental Science and Health, Part A-Toxic/Hazardous Substances&Environmental Engineering, 45(10): 1185-1194 (2010).  

206    Ruey-an Doong, Tien-chin Hsieh, and Chin-pao Huang.  Photoassisted reduction of metal ions and organic dye by titanium dioxide nanoparticles in aqueous solution under anoxic conditions. The Science of the Total Environment, 408: 3334-3341, (2010). \

207    Li, M. H. and C. P. Huang.  Hazardous waste treatment technologies. Water Environment Research, 82(10):1720-1747(2009).

208    Minghua Li, C.P. Huang. Stability of oxidized single-walled carbon nanotubes in the presence of simple electrolytes and humic acid. Carbon, 48: 4 5 2 7 –4 5 3 4 (2010)

209    Bin Zhoua,Xu Zhao, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qua, C.P. Huang, Visible-light sensitive cobalt-doped BiVO4 (Co-BiVO4) photocatalytic composites for the degradation of methylene blue dye in dilute aqueous solutions. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 99: 214–221(2010).

210    Rovshan Mahmudov, Chin Pao Huang, Perchlorate removal by activated carbon adsorption, Separation and Purification Technology 70 (2010) 329–337.

211    Rovshan Mahmudov, Chin Pao Huang, Selective adsorption of oxyanions on activated carbon exemplified by Filtrasorb 400 (F400), Separation and Purification Technology 77 (2011) 294-300.

212    Minghua Li, C.P. Huang, The responses of Ceriodaphnia dubia toward multi-walled carbon nanotubes: Effect of physical–chemical treatment, Carbon 49:1672-1679 (2011).

213    Bin Zhou, XuZhao, HuijuanLiu, Jiuhui Qu, C.P.Huang, Synthesis ofvisible-lightsensitiveM–BiVO4 (M=Ag,Co,andNi)forthe photocatalytic degradationoforganicpollutants, Separation andPurificationTechnology, 77: 275–282(2011).

214    Minghua Li, Kirk J. Czymmek, C.P. Huang, Responses of Ceriodaphnia dubia to TiO2 and Al2O3 nanoparticles: A dynamic nano-toxicity assessment of energy budget distribution, Journal of Hazardous Materials 187: 502–508(2011).\

215    David M. Metzler, Minghua Li, Ayca Erdem, C.P. Huang, Responses of algae to photocatalytic nano-TiO2 particles with an emphasis on the effect of particle size, Chemical Engineering Journal (doi:/10.1018/cej.2011.02.002)

Courses Taught

Fall CIEG 632 Chemical Aspects of Environmental Engineering
Spring CIEG 433/633 Hazardous Waste Management

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