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Sustainable desalination can be accomplished by using bioenergy or advanced membrane technologies.


26. Iskander, S., Novak, J.T. and He, Z.* (2018) Enhancing forward osmosis water recovery from landfill leachate by desalinating brine and recovering ammonia in a microbial desalination cell. Bioresource Technology. Vol 255, pp 76-82. [Link to Full Text]

25. Yuan, H., Sun, S., Abu-Reesh, I.M., Badgley, B.D.* and He, Z.* (2017) Unravelling and reconstructing the nexus of salinity, electricity and microbial ecology for bioelectrochemical desalination. Environmental Science & Technology. Vol 51, pp 12672–12682. [Link to Full Text]

24. Surajbhan, S., Abu-Reesh, I.M.,* Yuan, H. and He, Z. (2017) Bioelectricity generation from treatment of petroleum refinery wastewater with simultaneous seawater desalination in microbial desalination cells. Energy Conversion and Management. Vol 141, pp 101-107. [Link to Full Text]

23. Ping, Q., Abu-Reesh, I.M. and He, Z.* (2016) Enhanced boron removal by electricity generation in a microbial fuel cell. Desalination. Vol 398, pp 165-170. [Link to Full Text]

22. Ping, Q., Abu-Reesh, I.M. and He, Z.* (2016) Mathematical modeling based evaluation and simulation of boron removal in bioelectrochemical systems. Science of the Total Environment. Vol 569-570, pp 1380-1389. [Link to Full Text]

21. Lu, Y., Abu-Reesh, I.M. and He, Z.* (2016) Treatment and desalination of domestic wastewater for water reuse in a four-chamber microbial desalination cell. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Vol 23, pp 17236-17245. [Link to Full Text]

20. Yuan, H., Abu-Reesh, I.M. and He, Z.* (2016) Mathematical modeling assisted investigation of forward osmosis as pretreatment for microbial desalination cells to achieve continuous water desalination and wastewater treatment. Journal of Membrane Science. Vol 502, pp 116-123. [Link to Full Text]

19. Ping, Q., Porat, O., Dosoretz, C.* and He, Z.* (2016) Bioelectricity inhibits back diffusion from the anolyte into the desalinated streams in microbial desalination cells. Water Research. Vol 88, pp 266-273. [Link to Full Text]

18. Ping, Q., Abu-Reesh, I.M. and He, Z.* (2015) Boron removal from saline water by a microbial desalination cell integrated with Donnan dialysis. Desalination. Vol 376, pp 55-61. [Link to Full Text]

17. Surajbhan, S., Yuan, H., He, Z. and Abu-Reesh, I.M.* (2015) Microbial desalination cells as a versatile technology: functions, optimization and perspective. Desalination. Vol 371, pp 9-17. [Link to Full Text]

16. Ping, Q., Huang, Z., Dosoretz, C. and He, Z.* (2015) Integrated experimental investigation and mathematical modeling of brackish water desalination and wastewater treatment in microbial desalination cells. Water Research. Vol 77, pp 13-23. [Link to Full Text]

15. Yuan, H., Abu-Reesh, I.M. and He, Z.* (2015) Enhancing desalination and wastewater treatment by coupling microbial desalination cells with forward osmosis. Chemical Engineering Journal. Vol 270, pp 437-443. [Link to Full Text]

14. Zhang, F. and He, Z.* (2015) Scaling up microbial desalination cell system with a post-aerobic treatment process for simultaneous wastewater treatment and seawater desalination. Desalination. Vol 360, pp 28-34. [Link to Full Text]

13. Ping, Q., Zhang, C., Chen, X., Zhang, B., Huang, Z.* and He, Z.* (2014) Mathematical model of dynamic behavior of microbial desalination cells for simultaneous wastewater treatment and water desalination. Environmental Science & Technology. Vol 48, pp 13010-13019. [Link to Full Text]

12. Ge, Z., Dosoretz, C. and He, Z.* (2014) Effects of numbers of cell pairs on the performance of microbial desalination cells. Desalination. Vol 341, pp 101-106. [Link to Full Text]

11. Ping, Q. and He, Z.* (2014) Effects of inter-membrane distance and hydraulic retention time on the desalination performance of microbial desalination cells. Desalination and Water Treatment. Vol 52, pp 1324-1331.[Link to Full Text]

10. Ping, Q., Cohen, B., Dosoretz, C. and He, Z.* (2013) Long-term investigation of fouling of cation and anion exchange membranes in microbial desalination cells. Desalination. Vol 325, pp 48-55. [Link to Full Text]

9. Ping, Q. and He, Z.* (2013) Improving the flexibility of microbial desalination cells through spatially decoupling anode and cathode. Bioresource Technology. Vol 144, pp 304-310. [Link to Full Text]

8. Zhang, B. and He, Z.* (2013) Improving water desalination by hydraulically coupling an osmotic microbial fuel cell with a microbial desalination cell. Journal of Membrane Science. Vol 441, pp 18-24. [Link to Full Text]

7. Brastad, K.S. and He, Z.* (2013) Water softening using microbial desalination cell technology. Desalination. Vol 309, pp 32-37. [Link to Full Text]

6. Zhang, B. and He, Z.* (2012) Energy production, use and saving in a bioelectrochemical desalination system. RSC Advances. Vol 2, pp 10673-10679. [Link to Full Text]

5. Arugula, M. A., Brastad, K.S., Minteer, S.D. and He, Z.* (2012) Enzyme catalyzed-electricity driven water softening system. Enzyme and Microbial Technology. Vol 51, pp 396-401. [Link to Full Text]

4. Zhang, B. and He, Z.* (2012) Integrated salinity reduction and water recovery in an osmotic microbial desalination cells. RSC Advances. Vol 2, pp 3265-3269. [Link to Full Text]

3. Zhang, F., Tian, L. and He, Z.* (2011) Powering a wireless temperature sensor using sediment microbial fuel cells with vertical arrangement of electrodes. Journal of Power Sources. Vol 196, pp 9568-9573. [Link to Full Text]

2. Jacobson, K.S., Drew, D. and He, Z.* (2011) Use of a liter-scale upflow microbial desalination cell as a platform to study bioelectrochemical desalination with salt solution or artificial seawater. Environmental Science & Technology. Vol 45, pp 4652-4657. [Link to Full Text]

1. Jacobson, K.S., Drew, D. and He, Z.* (2011) Efficient salt removal in a continuously operated upflow microbial desalination cell with an air cathode. Bioresource Technology.Vol 102, pp 376-380. [Link to Full Text]

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