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Prof. Xijun HU

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Research Area

Advanced Materials, Energy Technologies, Environmental Engineering - Heterogeneous catalysis; Adsorption equilibrium and kinetics; Nanostructured materials; Wastewater treatment.

Research Interests

Environmental catalysis and reaction; nanomaterials; adsorption.

Current Research Activities

Development of heterogeneous nano-porous catalyst by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) and its application in wastewater treatment by catalytic wet oxidation, photo-oxidation; Nanocomposite particles of Fe/clay as catalyst for photo-Fenton reaction; Continuous wastewater treatment by catalytic wet oxidation using a trickle bed reactor; Modified MCM-41 materials for efficient storage and rapid release of hydrogen; Multicomponent adsorption equilibrium and kinetics in heterogeneous porous media; Characterization of microporous solids; fabrication of Meso-Structured Crystals for Electrical and Optical Applications.

Teaching Assignments

2019-20 Fall: UROP1100Y - Undergraduate Research Opportunities Series 1
2019-20 Fall: CENG4920 - Chemical Engineering Capstone Design
2019-20 Fall: CENG4710 - Environmental Control
2019-20 Spring: UROP1100Z - Undergraduate Research Opportunities Series 1
2019-20 Spring: CENG5210 - Advanced Separation Processes
2019-20 Spring: CENG4920 - Chemical Engineering Capstone Design
2018-19 Spring: CENG4911 - Chemical Engineering Project
2018-19 Spring: CENG4912 - Chemical and Environmental Engineering Project
2018-19 Spring: CENG4913 - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Project
2018-19 Spring: CENG5210 - Advanced Separation Processes
2018-19 Summer: UROP1000 - Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Recent Publications

  • Li, Yingying; Sabbaghi, Aghil; Huang, Jiale; Li, Ka Chun; Tsui, Lok Sze; Lam, Leung Yuk Frank; Hu, Xijun "Aerobic oxidation of benzyl alcohol: Influence from catalysts basicity, acidity, and preparation methods", Molecular Catalysis, v. 485, April 2020, article number 110789 (2020)
  • Khan, Wasim U.; Chen, Season S.; Tsang, Daniel C. W.; Teoh, Wey Yang; Hu, Xijun; Lam, Leung Yuk Frank; Yip, Alex C. K. "Catalytically active interfaces in titania nanorod-supported copper catalysts for CO oxidation", Nano Research, v. 13, (2), February 2020, p. 533-542 (2020)
  • Si, Fan; Zhang, Yongqing; Yao, Chenhui; Du, Meimei; Hussain, Imtyaz; Huang, Shaobin; Wen, William; Hu, Xijun "Degradation of Ronidazole by Electrochemically Simultaneously Generated Persulfate and Ferrous Ions", Chemosphere, v. 238, January 2020, article number 124579 (2020)
  • Li, Cong; Mei, Xuanhao; Lam, Leung Yuk; Hu, Xijun "Hybridizing amorphous nickel cobalt phosphate and nickel phosphide as an efficient bifunctional nanocatalyst towards overall water splitting", Catalysis Today (2020)
  • Li, Yingying; Chatterjee, Amrita; Chen, Levana Bernadetta; Lam, Leung Yuk Frank; Hu, Xijun "Pd doped Co functionalized SBA-15 as an active magnetic catalyst for low temperature solventless additive-base-free selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol", Molecular Catalysis, v. 488, June 2020, article number 110869 (2020)

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