Associate Professor

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Academic Areas: Advanced oxidation process (Persulfate/Oxone/UV/Ozone); Formation and control of disinfection byproducts; Membrane separation.

Research Interests:

Academic Degrees

08/2015 – Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Science & Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

09/2011 – 07/2015 Ph.D, Municipal Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology

09/2009 – 07/2011 M.A, Municipal Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology

09/2005 – 06/2009 B.S, Water Supply & Sewerage Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology


Selected Publications

1) Pengchao Xie, Jun Ma*, Jingyun Fang*, Yinghong Guan, Xuchun Li, Siyang Yue, Liwei Chen. Comparison of permanganate preoxidation and preozonation on algae containing water: cell integrity, characteristics and chlorinated disinfection byproduct formation. Environmental Science and Technology. 2013, 47(24): 14051-14061. (SCI, EI  IF=5.481)

2) Pengchao Xie, Jun Ma*, Wei Liu, Jing Zou, Siyang Yue, Xuchun Li, Mark R. Wiesner, Jingyun Fang. Removal of 2-MIB and geosmin using UV/persulfate: contributions of hydroxyl and sulfate radicals. Water Research. 2015, 69:223-233. (SCI, EI  IF=5.991)

3) Pengchao Xie, Charles-Francois de Lannoy, Jun Ma*, Zongping Wang, Songlin Wang, Jingjing Li, Mark R. Wiesner*, Improved chlorine tolerance of a polyvinyl pyrrolidone-polysulfone membrane enabled by carboxylated carbon nanotubes. Water Research. 2016, 104, 497-506. (SCI, EI  IF=5.991)

4) Pengchao Xie, Charles de Lannoy, Jun Ma*, Mark R. Wiesner*. Chlorination of polyvinyl pyrrolidone-polysulfone membranes: Organic compound release, byproduct formation, and changes in membrane properties. Journal of Membrane Science. 2015, 489: 28-35. (SCI, EI  IF=5.557)

5) Pengchao Xie, Jun Ma*, Wei Liu, Jing Zou, Siyang Yue. Impact of UV/persulfate pretreatment on the formation of disinfection byproducts during subsequent chlorination of natural organic matter. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2015, 269: 203-211. (SCI, EI  IF=5.310)

6) Pengchao Xie, Yiqun Chen, Jun Ma*, Xiang Zhang, Jing Zou, Zongping Wang*. A mini review of preoxidation to improve coagulation. Chemosphere. 2016, 155: 550-563. (SCI, EI  IF=3.698)

7)  Zongping Wang, Yiqun Chen, Pengchao Xie*, Ran Shang*, Jun Ma. Removal of Microcystis aeruginosa by UV-activated persulfate: Performance and characteristics. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2016, 300: 245-253. (SCI, EI  IF=5.310)

8)  Yiqun Chen, Pinya Deng, Pengchao Xie*, Ran Shang, Zongping Wang*, Songlin Wang. Heat-activated persulfate oxidation of methyl- and ethyl- parabens: Effect, kinetics, and mechanism. Chemosphere. 2016, Accepted. (SCI, EI  IF=3.698)

Courses Taught

Water Quality Engineering, Management of Water Production, Program Design for Water Engineering, Experiments for Water Quality Engineering, New Techniques of Water Treatment, Productive Fieldwork, Graduate Fieldwork


Formation and Control of toxic byproducts during chemically cleaning typical membrane foulants by hypochlorite solution. National Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51608219, PI), RMB 200,000, 2017-2019;

Formation of toxic byproducts during chemically cleaning algae derived membrane foulants by hypochlorite solution. Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (HUST), (Grant No. 2016YXZD070), RMB 150,000, 2016-2018.

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