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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
2023 Wu, C., Dai, X., Sun, X., & Zhang, J. (230115). Preparation and characterization of fluoroalkyl activated carbons/PVDF composite membranes for water and resources recovery by membrane distillation. Separation and Purification Technology, 305

doi: 10.1016/j.seppur.2022.122519

2023 Zhang, J., Gao, L., Bergmann, D., Bulatovic, T., Surapaneni, A., & Gray, S. (230101). Review of influence of critical operation conditions on by-product/intermediate formation during thermal destruction of PFAS in solid/biosolids. Science of the Total Environment, 854

doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.158796

2022 Pang, H., Dorian, B., Gao, L., Xie, Z., Cran, M., Muthukumaran, S., Sidiroglou, F., Gray, S., & Zhang, J. (220625). Remediation of poly-and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contaminated soil using gas fractionation enhanced technology. Science of the Total Environment, 827

doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154310

2022 Zhang, J., & Cran, M. J. (220615). Production of polyhydroxyalkanoate nanoparticles using a green solvent. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 139(23),

doi: 10.1002/app.52319

2022 Liu, B., Zhang, J., & Guo, H. (220301). Research Progress of Polyvinyl Alcohol Water-Resistant Film Materials. Membranes, 12(3),

doi: 10.3390/membranes12030347

2022 Zhang, J., Huang, Z., Gao, L., Gray, S., & Xie, Z. (220201). Study of MOF incorporated dual layer membrane with enhanced removal of ammonia and per-/poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in landfill leachate treatment. Science of the Total Environment, 806

doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.151207

2021 Wu, X. Q., Mirza, N. R., Huang, Z., Zhang, J., Zheng, Y. M., Xiang, J., & Xie, Z. (211215). Enhanced desalination performance of aluminium fumarate MOF-incorporated electrospun nanofiber membrane with bead-on-string structure for membrane distillation. Desalination, 520

doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2021.115338

2021 Huang, Z., Yang, G., Zhang, J., Gray, S., & Xie, Z. (211215). Dual-layer membranes with a thin film hydrophilic MOF/PVA nanocomposite for enhanced antiwetting property in membrane distillation. Desalination, 518

doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2021.115268

2021 Cainglet, H. E., Saavedra, T., Burgmayr, S., Zhang, J., Xie, Z., Garnier, G., & Tanner, J. (211201). Recycled paper mill process water pre-treatment using ultrafiltration for water system closure. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 44

doi: 10.1016/j.jwpe.2021.102407

2021 Han, N., Zhang, J., Hoang, M., Gray, S., & Xie, Z. (211101). A review of process and wastewater reuse in the recycled paper industry. Environmental Technology and Innovation, 24

doi: 10.1016/j.eti.2021.101860

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 in development of seaweed originated biopolymer for greenhouse gas and microplastic reduction
From: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government (DFAT)
For period: 2022-2023
$144,987
PFAS Decontamination from Recycling Water
From: The Environmental Group Limited
For period: 2022-2022
Not disclosed
Review of thermal destruction of PFAS in solids and soils
From: South East Water
For period: 2022-2022
Not disclosed

PFAS removal from leachate water
From: The Environmental Group Limited
For period: 2021-2021
Not disclosed
Oxygen permeability of polymer membranes in solution
From: Captix Biomedical Pty Ltd
For period: 2021-2021
Not disclosed
Collaboration with EGL for PFAS decontamination
From: The Environmental Group Limited
For period: 2021-2021
Not disclosed

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
Other 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: Dept of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Australian Government, The Environmental Group Limited
For period: 2019-2019
$76,046

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, Science, Energy and Resources
Other investigators: Prof Stephen Gray
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed
PFASs/CECs Removal by Oxidation and Boosted Adsorption
From: South East Water
Other investigators: Prof Stephen Gray
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed
Ozone CCP validation for chemicals of concern
From: Melbourne Water Corporation
Other investigators: Prof Stephen Gray
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed

Development of the commercial membrane distillation heat exchanger prototype model.
From: Institute for Sustainability and Innovation, Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Entrepreneurs’ Programme: Research Connections, Pinches Industries Pty Ltd
Other investigators: Dr Mikel Duke, Mr Noel Dow
For period: 2017-2018
$110,990

Supervision of research students at VU

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Completed supervision of research students at VU

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

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor
Masters by Research (2) Associate supervisor

Careers

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