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Research funding
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Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Membrane separation in water and wastewater treatment
  • Water and wastewater treatment

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About Jianhua Zhang

Dr. Jianhua Zhang is the senior research fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities (ISILC), Victoria University, Australia. His major research direction is water treatment and membrane related technology. He is the one of the key designers of the first direct potable reuse plant in Antarctica, which is operating in Davis station, Australia.

In recent five years, Jianhua has published 36 papers, the total citations are 1506 and H-indexes are 19. He is also the inventor for six patents. The total funds he has achieved and been involved are $1,533,972.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University, Australia, 2011

Key publications

Year Citation
2020 Zhang, J., Xie, Z., Gao, Y., Shi, Z., & Gray, S. (200101). Achievements in membrane distillation processes for wastewater and water treatment (pp. 221-238). Elsevier.

doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-817378-7.00008-2

Year Citation
2020 Zhang, J., Weston, G., Yang, X., Gray, S., & Duke, M. (201215). Removal of herbicide 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) from saline industrial wastewater by reverse osmosis and nanofiltration. Desalination, 496

doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2020.114691

2020 Gao, L., Li, J. D., Yang, G., Zhang, J., & Xie, Z. (201101). De-ammonification using direct contact membrane distillation - An experimental and simulation study. Separation and Purification Technology, 250

doi: 10.1016/j.seppur.2020.117158

2020 Cheng, D., Li, N., Bai, H., Zhang, J., Wang, Z., Zeng, F., Sun, J., & Xie, Z. (200701). Simulation and multi-objective optimization of heat and mass transfer in direct contact membrane distillation by response surface methodology integrated modeling. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 159 (565-581).

doi: 10.1016/j.cherd.2020.05.018

2020 Bolto, B., Zhang, J., Wu, X., & Xie, Z. (200401). A review on current development of membranes for oil removal from wastewaters. Membranes, 10(4),

doi: 10.3390/membranes10040065

2020 Zhao, L., Wu, C., Lu, X., Ng, D., Truong, Y. B., Zhang, J., & Xie, Z. (200215). Theoretical guidance for fabricating higher flux hydrophobic/hydrophilic dual-layer membranes for direct contact membrane distillation. Journal of Membrane Science, 596

doi: 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.117608

2019 Dai, X., Xie, Z., Dorian, B., Gray, S., & Zhang, J. (191101). Comparative study of PFAS treatment by UV, UV/ozone, and fractionations with air and ozonated air. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, 5(11), (1897-1907).

doi: 10.1039/c9ew00701f

2019 Cheng, D., Zhao, L., Li, N., Smith, S. JD., Wu, D., Zhang, J., Ng, D., Wu, C., Martinez, M. R., & Batten, M. P. (191015). Aluminum fumarate MOF/PVDF hollow fiber membrane for enhancement of water flux and thermal efficiency in direct contact membrane distillation. Journal of Membrane Science, 588

doi: 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.117204

2019 Yang, X., Duke, M., Zhang, J., & Li, J. D. (191001). Modeling of heat and mass transfer in vacuum membrane distillation for ammonia separation. Separation and Purification Technology, 224 (121-131).

doi: 10.1016/j.seppur.2019.05.004

2019 Gao, L., Zhang, J., Gray, S., & Li, J. D. (191001). Modelling mass and heat transfers of Permeate Gap Membrane Distillation using hollow fibre membrane. Desalination, 467 (196-209).

doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2019.06.014

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Collaboration with EGL for PFAS Decontamination
From: The Environmental Group Limited
For period: 2020-2020
Not disclosed

Subcontract to VIC-JS Textile Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Project
From: CSIRO
For period: 2019-2021
Not disclosed
PFASs/CECs removal by oxidation and boosted adsorption-second stage: enhancement of adsorption, adsorbent separation and fluorine reuse
From: South East Water
Investigators: Prof Stephen Gray
For period: 2019-2021
Not disclosed
Pilot Tests of Ozone/UV Combined Advance Oxidation Rig in PFAS Containing Water Treatment
From: The Environmental Group Limited, Dept of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Australian Government
For period: 2019-2019
$76,046

Industry Test of the Membrane Distillation Heat Exchanger Prototype Module Extension
From: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (Commonwealth), Pinches Industries Pty Ltd
Investigators: Dr Mikel Duke, Mr Noel Dow
For period: 2018-2019
Not disclosed
PFAS Removal Capacity Tests for Different Types of IX Resins
From: OPEC Systems Pty Ltd ABN: 16 095 639 437
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed
Ozone/UV Combined Advance Oxidation in Municipal Wastewater, High BOD Water and PFAS Containing Water Treatment
From: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (Commonwealth)
Investigators: Prof Stephen Gray
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed
PFASs/CECs Removal by Oxidation and Boosted Adsorption
From: South East Water
Investigators: Prof Stephen Gray
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed
Ozone CCP validation for chemicals of concern
From: Melbourne Water Corporation
Investigators: Prof Stephen Gray
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed

Treatment of Wastewater Containing Dimethoxymethane, Formaldehyde and Methanol
From: Foshane E-Go Water Pty Ltd
Investigators: Prof Stephen Gray
For period: 2017-2017
$42,000
Development of the commercial membrane distillation heat exchanger prototype model.
From: Pinches Industries Pty Ltd, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (Commonwealth)
Investigators: Mr Noel Dow, Dr Mikel Duke
For period: 2017-2018
$100,000

Innovative membrane technologies for sustainable low energy nitrogen recovery.
From: City West Water
Investigators: Dr Jun-de Li, Dr Xing Yang, Dr Mikel Duke
For period: 2013-2016
$130,000

Membrane Distillation
From: Coliban Water
Investigators: Dr Jun-de Li, Prof Stephen Gray
For period: 2012-2017
$20,000

Supervision of research students at VU

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Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 Masters by Research Associate supervisor
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
Masters by Research (1) Associate supervisor
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Careers

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