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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  1. Brame, J., Long, M., Li, Q., and Alvaerz, P.J.J. Inhibitory effect of natural organic matter or other background constituents on photocatalytic oxidation processes: mechanistic model development and validation. Water Research. 2015, 84: 362-371.
  2. Jung, S-K., Qu, X., Aleman-Meza, B., Wang, T., Riepe, C., Zheng,L., Li, Q. and Zhong, W. Multi-endpoint, high-throughput study of nanomaterial toxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans. Environmental Science&Technology. 2015, 49(4): 2477-2485.
  3. Wu, J., Yu, C. and Li, Q. Regenerable antimicrobial activity in polyamide thin film nano-composite membranes, Journal of Membrane Science. 2015, 476: 119-127.
  4. Guo, X., Li, Q., Zhang, M., Long, M., Kong, L., Zhou, Q., Shao, H. and Wei T. Enhanced photocatalytic performance of N-nitrosodimethylamine on TiO2 nanotube based on the role of singlet oxygen. Chemosphere. 2015, 120C: 521-526.
  5. Monzon, O., Yang, Y., Yu, C., Li, Q. and Alvarez, P.J.J. Microbial fuel cells under extreme salinity: performance and microbial analysis. Environmental Chemistry (in press, published online on June 20, 2014) http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/EN13243
  6. Farrell, J.S., Fortner, J., Work, S., Avendano, C., Gonzalez-Pech, N., Araiza, R.Z., Li, Q., Alvarez, P.J.J., Colvin, V., Kan, A., Tomson, M. Arsenic Removal by Nanoscale Magnetite in Guanajuato, Mexico. Environmental Engineering Science. 2014, 31(7): 393-402.
  7. Yu, C., Ma, J., Zhang, J., Lou, J., Wen, D., Li, Q. Modulating Particle Adhesion with Micro-patterned Surfaces. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 2014, 6(11): 8199-8207.
  8. Mauter, M.S., Alvarez, P.J.J., Burton, A., Cafaro, D.C., Chen, W., Gregory, K.B., Jiang, G.B., Li, Q., Pittock, J., Reible, D., Schnoor, J. Regional Variation in Water-Related Impacts of Shale Gas Development and Implications for Emerging International Plays. Environmental Science & Technology, 2014, 48(15): 8298-8306.
  9. Brame, J., Long, M., Li, Q., Alvarez, P.J.J. Trading Oxidation Power for Efficiency: Differential Inhibition of Photo-Generated Hydroxyl Radicals versus Singlet Oxygen. Water Research, 2014, 60: 259-266.
  10. Gu, L., Li, Q., Quan, X., Cen, Y. and Jiang, X. Comparison of Nanosilver Removal by Flocculent and Granular Sludge and Short- and Long-term Inhibition Impacts. Water Research, 2014, 58: 62-70.
  11. Wu, J., Contreras, A.E. and Li, Q. Studying the Impact of RO Membrane Surface Functional Groups on Alginate Fouling in Seawater Desalination. Journal of Membrane Science. 2014, 458: 120-127.
  12. Si, X., Quang, X., Li, Q. and Wu, Y. Effect of D-amino Acids and Norspermidine on the Disassembly of Large, Old-aged Microbial Aggregates. Water Research, 2014, 54: 247-253.
  13. Wang, S., Liu, C. and Li, Q. Impact of Polymer Flocculants on Treated Water Quality in Surface Water Treatment by Coagulation-Microfiltration. Separation Science and Technology. 2014, 49(5): 682-690.
  14. Brame, J., Fattori, V., Clarke, R., Mackeyev, Y., Wilson, L.J., Li, Q. and Alvarez, P.J.J. Water disinfection using nanotechnology for safer irrigation: A demonstration project in Swaziland. Environmental Engineer and Scientist: Applied Research and Practice. 2014, 16: 1-9.
  15. Huang, X., Xue, J.J., Li, Q., Tang, Y.C. Desorption of metals from aquifer soil during infiltration of low ionic strength water by pH effect. Asian Journal of Chemistry. 2014, 26(5): 1271-1274.
  16. Qu, X., Brame, J. Li, Q.* and Alvarez, P.J.J.* Nanotechnology for a Safe and Sustainable Water Supply: Enabling Integrated Water Treatment and Reuse. Accounts of Chemical Research. 2013, 46(3): 834-843.
  17. Wiesner M., Li, Q., Burgess, J., Kaeji, R., Dixon, D. Progress towards the responsible application of nanotechnology for water treatment. Water Research. 2013, 47(12): 3865.
  18. Qu, X, Alvarez, P.J.J. and Li, Q. Photochemical Transformation of Carboxylated Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes: Role of Reactive Oxygen Species. Environmental Science & Technology. 2013, 47(24): 14080-14088.
  19. Liao, Y., Brame, J., Que, W., Xiu, Z., Xie, H., Li, Q., Fabian, M. and Alvarez, P.J.J. Photocatalytic Generation of Multiple ROS Types Using Low-Temperature Crystallized Anodic TiO2 Nanotube Arrays. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2013, 260: 434-441.
  20. Liga, M., Maguire-Boyle, S.J., Jafry, H.R., Barron, A.R. and Li, Q.* Silica Decorated TiO2 for Virus Inactivation in Drinking Water – Green Synthesis Method and Mechanisms of Enhanced Inactivation Kinetics. Environmental Science & Technology. 2013, 47(12): 6463–6470
  21. Wang, S., Liu, C. and Li, Q. Impact of Polymer Flocculants on Coagulation-Microfiltration of Surface Water. Water Research, 2013, 47(13): 4538-4546.
  22. Yazdani, A., Berryhill, B., Duenas-Osorio, L., Li, Q., and Wu, J. An Ensemble Approach to Characterize the Topology of 58 U.S. Power Transmission Networks. Chaos (in revision)
  23. Yazdani, A., Duenas-Osorio, L. and Li, Q. A Scoring Mechanism to Support the Ranking of Complex Network Topology Robustness. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation. 2013, 18(10): 2722-2732.
  24. Qu, X., Alvarez, P.J.J. and Li, Q.* Applications of Nanotechnology in Water and Wastewater Treatment. Special Issue on Nanotechnology for Water and Wastewater Treatment, Water Research, 2013, 47: 3931-3946.
  25. Hwang, Y.S., Qu, X. and Li, Q.* The Role of Photochemical Transformations in the Aggregation and Deposition of Carboxylated Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Suspended in Water. Carbon, 2013, 55: 81-89.
  26. Wen, D., Zhang, N., Yu, C., Li, Q. Community Structure and Contaminant Degradation Function of Biofilm in Environmental Engineering Systems. Microbiology China.  41(7): 1394-1401, 2013.
  27. Qu, X., Alvarez, P.J.J. and Li, Q.* Impact of Sunlight and Humic Acid on the Deposition Kinetics of Aqueous Fullerene Nanoparticles (nC60). Environmental Science & Technology, 2012, 46: 13455-13462.
  28. Yu, C., Wu, J., Contreras, A.E. and Li, Q.* Control of Nanofiltration Membrane Biofouling byPseudomonas aeruginosa Using D-Tyrosine. Journal of Membrane Science, 2012, 423–424 (15): 487-494.
  29. Maguire-Boyle, S.J., Liga, M.V., Li, Q.* and Barron, A.R.* Alumoxane/ferroxane nanoparticles for the removal of viral pathogens: the importance of surface functionality to nanoparticle activity. Nanoscale, 2012, 4: 5627-5632.
  30. Ma, J., Sun, Y., Gleichauf, K., Lou, J. and Li, Q*. Nanostructure on Taro Leaves Resists Fouling by Colloids and Bacteria under Submerged Conditions. Langmuir, 2011, 27: 10035-10040.
  31. Contreras, A.E., Steiner, Z., Jing, M., Kasher, R. and Li, Q*. Studying the Role of Common Membrane Surface Functionalities on Adsorption and Cleaning of Organic Foulants Using QCM-D. Environmental Science & Technology 2011, 45 (15): 6309–6315.
  32. Brame, J., Li, Q. and Alvarez, P.J.J*. Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment and Reuse: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges for Developing Countries. Trends in Food Science and Technology, Special issue: Food nano applications. 2011, 618-624.
  33. Raciny, I., Zodrow, K., Li, D., Li, Q. and Alvarez, P.J.J*. Addition of a Magnetite Layer onto a Polysulfone Water Treatment Membrane to Enhance Virus Removal. Water Science and Technology. 2011, 63(10): 2346-2352.
  34. Jafry, H., Liga, M., Li, Q.* and Barron, A.R*. Simple Route to Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity of P25 Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles by Silica Addition. Environmental Science and Technology. 2011, 45(4): 1563-1568 .
  35. Jafry, H., Liga, M., Li, Q.* and Barron, A.R*. Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) as Templates for the Growth of TiO2: The Effect of Silicon in Coverage and the Positive and Negative Synergies for the Photocatalytic Degradation of Congo Red Dye. New Journal of Chemistry. 2011, 35(2): 400-406.
  36. Wang, S., Liu, X.S. and Li, Q*. Fouling of Microfiltration Membranes by Organic Polymer Coagulants and Flocculants: Controlling Factors and Mechanisms. Water Research, 2011, 45: 357-365.
  37. Liga, M.V., Bryant, E.L., Colvin, V.L. and Li, Q*. Virus Inactivation by Silver Doped TitaniumDioxide Nanoparticles for Drinking Water Treatment. Water Research, 2011, 45(2): 535-544.
  38. Li, D., Fortner, J.D. Johnson, D.R., Chen, C., Li, Q., Alvarez, P.J.J*. Bioaccumulation of 14C60 by the Earthworm Eisenia foetida. Environmental Science and Technology. 2010, 44(23): 9170-9175.
  39. Hadduck, N.A., Hindagolla, V., Contreras, H.E., Li, Q. and Bakalinsky, A.T*. Does aqueous fullerene inhibit growth of Saccharomyces cerevisiae or E. coli? Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2010, 76(34): 8239-8242.
  40. Qu, X., Y. S. Hwang, Alvarez, P.J.J., Bouchard, D. and Li, Q.* UV Irradiation and Humic AcidMediate Aggregation of Aqueous Fullerene (nC60) Nanoparticles. Environmental Science and Technology, 2010, 44(20): 7821-7826.
  41. Kong, L.L., Guo, X.Y.*, Zhou, Q.X., Li, Q., Hu, W.L. and Lu, Jinfeng. Degradation Methods of NDMA in Surface and Drinking Water. Progress in Chemistry, 2010, 22(4): 734-739.
  42. Hwang, Y.S. and Li, Q.* Characterizing Photochemical Transformation of Aqueous nC60 under Environmentally Relevant Conditions. Environmental Science and Technology, 2010, 44(8): 3008-3013.
  43. Law, C.M.C., Li, X.Y. and Li, Q.* The Combined Colloid-Organic Fouling on Nanofiltration Membranes for Wastewater Treatment and Reuse. Separation Science and Technology, 2010, 45(7): 935-940.
  44. Kim, A.*, Contreras, A., Li, Q. and Rong, Y. Fundamental Mechanisms of Three-Component Combined Fouling with Experimental Verification. Langmuir, 2009, 25(14): 7815-7827.
  45. Li, Q.*, Xie, B., Hwang, Y.S. and Xu, Y. Kinetics of C60 Fullerene Dispersion in Water Enhanced by Natural Organic Matter and Sunlight. Environmental Science and Technology, 2009, 43(10): 3574-3579.
  46. Zodrow, K., Brunet, L., Mahendra, S., Li, D., Zhang, A., Li, Q. and Alvarez, P.J.J.* Polysulfone Ultrafiltration Membrane Impregnated with Silver Nanoparticles Show Improved Biofouling Resistance and Virus Removal. Water Research, 2009, 43(3): 715-723.
  47. Contreras, A., Kim, A. and Li, Q.* Combined Fouling Behavior of Nanofiltration Membranes: Mechanisms and Effect of Organic Matter. Journal of Membrane Science, 2009, 327(1-2): 87-95.
  48. Guo, X.*, Li, Q., Hu, W., and Liu, D. Ultrafiltration of Dissolved Organic Matter in Natural Water. Journal of Membrane Science, 2009, 327(1-2): 254-263.
  49. Li, Q.*, Mahendra, S., Lyon, D. Y., Brunet, L., Liga, M. L., Li, D. and Alvarez, P. J. J.* Antimicrobial Nanomaterials for Water Disinfection and Microbial Control: Potential Applications and Implications. Water Research, 2008, 42(18): 4591-4602.
  50. Li, D., Lyon, D., Li, Q. and Alvarez, P.* Effect of Natural Organic Matter on Antibacterial Activity of Fullerene Water Suspension. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2008, 27(9): 1888-1894.
  51. Xie, B., Xu, Z., Guo, W. and Li, Q.* Impact of Natural Organic Matter on the Physicochemical Properties of Aqueous C60 Nanoparticles. Environmental Science and Technology, 2008, 42(8): 2853-2859.
  52. Huang, X., Leal, M., and Li, Q.* Degradation of natural organic matter by TiO2 photocatalyticoxidation and its effect on fouling of low pressure membranes. Water Research, 2008, 42: 1142-1150.
  53. Li, Q.*, Xu, Z. and Pinnau, I. Fouling of Reverse Osmosis Membranes by Biopolymers in Wastewater Secondary Effluent: Role of Membrane Surface Properties and Initial Permeate Flux. Journal of Membrane Science, 2007, 290 (1-2): 173-181.
  54. Li, Q.* and Elimelech, M. Synergistic effects in Combined Fouling of a Loose Nanofiltration Membrane by Colloidal Material and Natural Organic Matter. Journal of Membrane Science, 2006, 278: 72-82.
  55. Ding, L., Mariñas, B.J., Schideman, L., Snoeyink, V.L.* and Li, Q. Competitive effects of natural organic matter: Parameterization and verification of the three-component adsorption model COMPSORB. Environmental Science and Technology, 2006, 40(1): 350-356.
  56. Escobar, I. C. et al. Committee Report: Recent Advances and Research Needs in Membrane Fouling. Journal of AWWA, 2005, Vol. 97(8): 79-89. (cited 47)
  57. Li, Q. and Elimelech, M.* Natural Organic Matter Fouling and Chemical Cleaning of Nanofiltration Membranes. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 2004, Vol. 4(5-6): 245–251. (cited 15)
  58. Li, Q., Mariñas, B. J., Snoeyink, V. L.* and Campos, C. Pore Blockage Effects on Atrazine Adsorption in a PAC/Membrane System. I: Model Development. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 2004, Vol. 130(11): 1242-1252.
  59. Li, Q., Mariñas, B. J., Snoeyink, V. L.* and Campos, C. Pore Blockage Effects on Atrazine Adsorption in a PAC/Membrane System. II: Model Verification and Application. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 2004, Vol. 130(11): 1253-1262.
  60. Li, Q. and Elimelech, M.* Organic Fouling and Chemical Cleaning of NOM-Fouled Nanofiltration Membranes: Measurements and Mechanisms. Environmental Science and Technology, 2004, Vol. 38(17): 4683-4693.
  61. Chen, J. C., Li, Q. and Elimelech, M.* In-situ Monitoring Techniques for Concentration Polarization and Fouling Phenomena in Membrane Filtration. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 2004, Vol. 107(2-3): 83-108.
  62. Li, Q., Snoeyink, V.L.*, Mariñas, B.J., and Campos, C. Pore Blockage Effect of NOM on Atrazine Adsorption Kinetics of PAC: the Roles of NOM Molecular Weight and PAC Pore Size Distribution. Water Research, 2003, Vol. 37(20): 4863-4872.
  63. Li, Q., Mariñas, B.J., Snoeyink, V.L.* and Campos, C. Three-Component Competitive Adsorption Model for Flow-Through PAC Systems. Part I: Model Development and Verification with a PAC/Membrane System. Environmental Science and Technology, 2003, Vol. 37(13): 2997-3004.
  64. Li, Q., Mariñas, B.J., Snoeyink, V.L.* and Campos, C. Three-Component Competitive Adsorption Model for Flow-Through PAC Systems. Part II: Model Application to a PAC/Membrane System. Environmental Science and Technology, 2003, Vol. 37(13): 3005-3011.
  65. Li, Q., Snoeyink, V.L.*, Mariñas, B.J. and Campos, C. Elucidating Competitive Adsorption Mechanisms of Atrazine and NOM Using Model Compounds. Water Research. 2003, Vol. 7(4): 773-784.
  66. Li, Q., Snoeyink, V.L.*, Campos, C. and Mariñas, B. J. Displacement Effect of NOM on Atrazine Adsorption by PACs with Different Pore Size Distributions. Environmental Science and Technology. 2002, Vol. 36 (8): 1510-1515.
  67. Hao, J.*, Zhou, X., Fu, L., and Li, Q. Sulfuric Deposition Modeling Research in the East Part of China: Model Application, China Environmental Science 1, 1996, Vol. 16 (5): 345-349. (citation: 5)
  68. Zhou, X.*, Hao, J. Fu, L., and Li, Q. Sulfuric Deposition Modeling Research in the East Part of China: Model Development and Performance Analysis. China Environmental Science i, 1996, Vol. 16 (4): 241-245.

Peer reviewed conference papers

  1. A. Yazdani, L. Duenas-Osorio, and Q. Li (2012), Analysis of Water Distribution Network Topologyto Support Vulnerability Assessment, PSAM11 & ESREL2012, Jun 2012, Helsinki, Finland.
  2. A. Yazdani, L. Duenas-Osorio, Q. Li (2012), Network topology analysis to support optimal design and performance of water distribution systems, ASCE-WDSA2012, Sep 2012, Adelaide, Australia.
  3. Wang, S., Liu, X. and Li, Q.* Effect of Polymer Flocculants on Microfiltration Membrane Flux. Proceedings of the 2009 IWA Membrane Technology Conference. Beijing, China, September 1-4, 2009.
  4. Contreras, A.E., Kim, A. and Li, Q.* Investigating Combined Fouling of Colloid and Organic Macromolecules on Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis Membranes. Proceedings of the 2009 IWA Membrane Technology Conference. Beijing, China, September 1-4, 2009.
  5. Hale, J.S., Harris, A., Li, Q., and Houchens, B.C.* The Fluid Mechanics of Membrane Filtration. Proceedings of 2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Seattle, Washington, November 11-15, 2007.

Book Chapter

  1. Mahendra, S., Li, Q., Lyon, D. Y., Brunet, L. and Alvarez, P. J. J. Nanotechnology Enabled Water Disinfection and Microbial Control: Merits and Limitations. In Nanotechnology pplications for Clean Water, Diallo et al., Ed., William Andrew Publishing: 2008.
  2. Snoeyink, V. L., Campos, C., Li, Q., Schideman, L. and Marinãs, B. J. Application of Powdered Activated Carbon in the Floc Blanket Reactor/Ultrafiltration Process. In Water Research and Water Supply in the 21st Century, Watanabe, Y. and Funamizu, N., Ed., Hokkaido University Press, Sapporo, Japan, 2003: 157-165.

Published Technical Reports

  1. Qu, X., Alvarez, P.J.J., Choi, Y.-C., Conlon, W., Li, Q. Review of Nanomaterial Research and Relevance for Water Reuse. WRF 10-13, WateReuse Foundation.
  2. Huang, X. and Li, Q. Leaching of Metals from Aquifer Soils during Infiltration of Low Ionic Strength Reclaimed Water: Determination of Kinetics and Potential Mitigation Strategies. 2009. WRF 06-005, WateReuse Foundation. ISBN: 978-1-934183-25-0
  3. Li, Q. and Kegley, L. Assessing the Effectiveness and Environmental Impacts of Using Natural Flocculants to Manage Turbidity. 2006. State Planning and Research Project Number 615, Oregon Department of Transportation Research Group.

 

 

 

 
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