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Forward osmosis extracts high quality water by using an osmotic pressure gradient across semipermeable membrane.


33. Zou, S., Qin, M. and He, Z.* (2019) Tackle reverse solute flux in forward osmosis towards sustainable water recovery: reduction and perspectives. Water Research. Vol 149, pp 362-374. [Link to Full Text]

32. Wu. S., Zou, S., Yang. Y., Qian. G. and He, Z.* (2018) Enhancing the performance of an osmotic microbial fuel cell through self-buffering with reverse-fluxed sodium bicarbonate. Chemical Engineering Journal. Vol 349, pp 241–248. [Link to Full Text]

31. Yang, Y., Yang, X. and He, Z.* (2018) Bioelectrochemically-assisted mitigation of salinity buildup and recovery of reverse-fluxed draw solute in an osmotic membrane bioreactor. Water Research. Vol 141, pp 259-267. [Link to Full Text]

30. Wu, Z., Zou, S., Zhang, B., Wang, L. and He, Z.* (2018) Forward osmosis promoted in-situ formation of struvite with simultaneous water recovery from digested swine wastewater. Chemical Engineering Journal. Vol 342, pp 274-280. [Link to Full Text]

29. 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]

28. Wu. S., Zou, S., Liang, G., Qian. G. and He, Z.* (2018) Enhancing recovery of magnesium as struvite from landfill leachate by pretreatment of calcium with simultaneous reduction of liquid volume via forward osmosis. Science of the Total Environment. Vol 610-611, pp 137-146. [Link to Full Text]

27. Zou, S. and He, Z.* (2017) Electrodialysis recovery of reverse-fluxed fertilizer draw solute during forward osmosis water treatment. Chemical Engineering Journal. Vol 330, pp 550-558. [Link to Full Text]

26. Yang, Y., Qin, M., Yang, X.* and He, Z.* (2017) Sustainable operation of osmotic microbial fuel cells through effective reproduction of polyelectrolyte draw solutes facilitated by cathodic pH increase. Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol 168, pp 1143-1149. [Link to Full Text]

25. Yang, Y., Chen, M., Zou, S., Yang, X., Long, T.E. and He, Z.* (2017) Efficient recovery of polyelectrolyte draw solutes in forward osmosis towards sustainable water treatment. Desalination. Vol 422, pp 134–141. [Link to Full Text]

24. Qin, M. and He, Z.* (2017) Resource recovery by osmotic bioelectrochemical systems towards sustainable wastewater treatment. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. Vol 3, pp 583-592. (Front Cover) [Link to Full Text]

23. Zou, S., Qin, M., Morean, Y. and He, Z.* (2017) Nutrient-energy-water recovery from synthetic sidestream centrate using a microbial electrolysis cell - forward osmosis hybrid system. Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol 154, pp 16-25. [Link to Full Text]

22. Iskander, S., Zou, S., Brazil, B., Novak, J. and He, Z.* (2017) Energy consumption by forward osmosis treatment of landfill leachate for water recovery. Waste Management. Vol 63, pp 284-291. [Link to Full Text]

21. Zou, S. and He, Z.* (2017) Electrolysis-assisted mitigation of reverse solute flux in a three-chamber forward osmosis system. Water Research. Vol 115, pp 111-119. [Link to Full Text]

20. Qin, M., Hynes, E.A., Abu-Reesh, I.M. and He, Z.* (2017) Ammonium removal from synthetic wastewater promoted by current generation and water flux in an osmotic microbial fuel cell. Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol 149, pp 856-862. [Link to Full Text]

19. Xiang, X., Zou, S. and He, Z.* (2017) Energy consumption of water recovery from wastewater in a submerged forward osmosis system with commercial liquid fertilizers as draw solutes. Separation and Purification Technology. Vol 174, pp 432-438. [Link to Full Text]

18. Qin, M., Abu-Reesh, I.M. and He, Z.* (2016) Effects of current generation and electrolyte pH on reverse salt flux across thin film composite membrane in osmotic microbial fuel cells. Water Research. Vol 105, pp 583-590. [Link to Full Text]

17. Zou, S., Yuan, H., Childress, A.* and He, Z.* (2016) Energy consumption by recirculation: a missing parameter when evaluating forward osmosis. Environmental Science & Technology. Vol 50, pp 6827-6829. (Viewpoint) [Link to Full Text]

16. Zou, S. and He, Z.* (2016) Enhancing wastewater reuse by forward osmosis with self-diluted commercial fertilizers as draw solutes. Water Research. Vol 99, pp 234-243. [Link to Full Text]

15. Li, X., Sun, S., Badgley, B.D. and He, Z.* (2016) Long-term performance and microbial community characterization of an osmotic anammox system for removing reverse-fluxed ammonium. Bioresource Technology. Vol 211, pp 628-635. [Link to Full Text]

14. 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]

13. Qin, M., Molitor, H., Brazil, B., Novak, J. and He, Z.* (2016) Recovery of nitrogen and water from landfill leachate by a microbial electrolysis cell - forward osmosis system. Bioresource Technology. Vol 200, pp 485-492. [Link to Full Text]

12. Li, X., Lu, Y. and He, Z.* (2015) Removal of reverse-fluxed ammonium by anammox in a forward osmosis system using ammonium bicarbonate as a draw solute. Journal of Membrane Science. Vol 495, pp 424-430. [Link to Full Text]

11. Lu, Y. and He, Z.* (2015) Mitigation of salinity buildup and recovery of wasted salts in a hybrid osmotic membrane bioreactor - electrodialysis system. Environmental Science & Technology. Vol 49, pp 10529-10535. [Link to Full Text]

10. Yuan, H., Lu, Y., Abu-Reesh, I.M. and He, Z.* (2015) Bioelectrochemical production of hydrogen in an innovative pressure retarded osmosis - microbial electrolysis cell system: experiments and modeling. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 8: 116. [Link to Full Text] (open access)

9. Qin, M., Ping, Q., Lu, Y., Abu-Reesh, I.M. and He, Z.* (2015) Understanding electricity generation in osmotic microbial fuel cells through integrated experimental investigation and mathematical modeling. Bioresource Technology. Vol 195, pp 194-201.[Link to Full Text]

8. 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]

7. Lu, Y., Qin, M., Yuan, H., Abu-Reesh, I.M.* and He, Z.* (2015) When bioelectrochemical systems meet forward osmosis: accomplishing wastewater treatment and reuse through synergy. Water. Vol 7, pp 38-50. [Link to Full Text] (open access)

6. Qin, M. and He, Z.* (2014) Self-supplied ammonium bicarbonate draw solute for achieving wastewater treatment and recovery in a microbial electrolysis cell - forward osmosis coupled system. Environmental Science & Technology Letters. Vol 1, pp 437-441. [Link to Full Text] (open access)

5. 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]

4. Ge, Z., Ping, Q., Xiao, L. and He, Z.* (2013) Reducing effluent discharge and recovering bioenergy in an osmotic microbial fuel cell treating domestic wastewater. Desalination. Vol 312, pp 52-59. [Link to Full Text]

3. 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]

2. Ge, Z. and He, Z.* (2012) Effects of draw solutions and membrane conditions on electricity generation and water flux in osmotic microbial fuel cells. Bioresource Technology. Vol 109, pp 70-76. [Link to Full Text]

1. Zhang, F., Brastad, K.S. and He, Z.* (2011) Integrating forward osmosis into microbial fuel cells for wastewater treatment, water extraction and bioelectricity generation. Environmental Science & Technology. Vol 45, pp 6690-6696. [Link to Full Text]

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