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Research Assistant Professor

Peng Liao

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Peng completed his PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), and postdoctoral training at Southern University of Science and Technology. In 2014-2015 He was a visiting Research Associate at Washington University in St. Louis. He has authored and coauthored more than 30 research articles. Peng’s research focuses in redox reactions that affect the fate and transport of colloids and associated contaminants and constituents in natural and engineered aquatic systems. He is particularly interested in reactions occurring at anoxic-oxic interfaces.

 

Education

2016.12 Ph.D.    Environmental Science and Engineering, China University of Geosciences
2013.3 M.S.      Municipal  Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
2010.6 B.S.      Water Supply and Sewerage Engineering, Huazhong University of Science   and Technology

 

Professional Experience
2019/04-present    Research Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
2017/01-2019/03   Post-doctoral Fellow, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
2014/09-2015/10   Visiting Research Associate, Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

 

Awards

2015   Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Innovation Fund, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan
2014   The Young Doctor of Outstanding Scholarship, Supported by Shanghai Tongji Gao Tingyao Environmental Science and Technology Development Foundation (STGEF)
2014    First Prize of the Eighth Organo (Water and Environment) Scholarship


Research Interests
• Environmental colloidal geochemistry
• Soil and groundwater remediation


Publications
1. He L. Y., Xie L., Wang D. J., Li W. L., John D. Fortner, Li Q. Q., Duan Y. H., Shi Z. Q.,  Liao P.*, Liu C. X*. Elucidating the Role of Sulfide on the Stability of Ferrihydrite Colloids under Anoxic Conditions. Environmental Science & Technology. Accepted. 2019. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b05694.
2. Li Q. Q., Xie L., Jiang Y., John D. Fortner, Yu K., Liao P.*, Liu C. X*. Formation and Stability of NOM-Mn(III) Colloids in Aquatic Environments.. Water Research. 2019, 149, 190−201.
3. Liao P., Liang Y. Z., Shi Z. Q. Impact of Divalent Cations on Dark Production of Hydroxyl Radicals from Oxygenation of Reduced Humic Acids at Anoxic-Oxic Interfaces. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. Accepted. 2019. DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00181.
4. Liao P., Yu K., Lu Y., Liang Y. Z., Shi Z .Q. Extensive Dark Production of Hydroxyl Radicals from Oxygenation of River Sediments in the Maozhou River Watershed, Southern China. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2019, 368, 700−709.
5. Luo H. Y., Zeng X. Y., Liao P., Rong H. W., Zhang T. C., Zhang Z. J., Meng X. C. Phosphorus removal and recovery from water with macroporous bead adsorbent constituted of alginate-Zr4+ and PNIPAM-interpenetrated networks. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 2019, 126, 1133−1144.
6. Li W. L., Liao P., Oldham T., Jiang Y., Pan C., Yuan S. H., John D. Fortner. Real-time evaluation of natural organic matter deposition processes onto model environmental surfaces. Water Research. 2018, 129, 231−239.
7. Liao P., Li W. L., Jiang Y., Yuan S. H. Effect of Reduced Humic Acid on the Transport of Ferrihydrite Colloids Under Anoxic Conditions. Water Research, 2017, 109, 347–357.
8. Liao P., Li W. L., Jiang Y., Wu J. W., Yuan S. H., John D. Fortner, Daniel E. Giammar. Formation, Aggregation, and Deposition Dynamics of NOM-Iron Colloids at Anoxic−Oxic Interfaces. Environmental Science & Technology 2017, 51, 12235-12245.
9. Xie S. W., Yuan S. H., Liao P., Tong M., Gan Y. Q., Wang Y. X. Iron anode enhanced sand filter for arsenic removal from tube well water. Environmental Science & Technology. 2017, 51, 889−896.
10. Zhu J., Zhang P., Yuan S. H., Liao P., Qian A., Liu X. X., Tong M., Li L. N. Production of hydroxyl radicals from oxygenation of simulated AMD due to CaCO3- induced pH increase. Water Research. 2017, 111, 118−126.
11. Jiang Y., Raliya R., Liao, P., Biswas P., John D. Fortner. Graphene Oxide Aggregation in Water: assessing stability as a function of material and natural organic matter properties. Environ. Sci.: Nano 2017, 4, 1484−1493.
12. Pan C., Lyndsay D. Troyer, Liao P., Jeffrey G. Catalano, Li W. L., Daniel E. Giammar. Effect of humic acid on the removal of chromium(VI) and the production of solids in iron electrocoagulation. Environmental Science & Technology 2017, 51, 6308−6318.
13. Liao P., Yuan S. H., Wang D. J. Impact of redox reactions on colloid transport in saturated porous media: An example of ferrihydrite colloids transport in the presence of sulfide. Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50, 10968–10977.
14. Cheng, D., Yuan S. H.*, Liao P., Zhang P. Oxidizing impact induced by mackinawite (FeS) nanoparticles at oxic condition due to production of hydroxyl radical. Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50, 11646–11653.
15. Zhang, P., Yuan, S. H.*, Liao, P. Mechanisms of hydroxyl radical production from abiotic oxidation of pyrite at acidic conditions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2016, 172, 444–457.
16. Cheng, D., Liao P., Yuan S. H.* Effects of ionic strength and cationic type on humic acid facilitated transport of tetracycline in porous media. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2016, 284, 389–394.
17. Cheng, D., Liao P., Yuan S. H.* Effect of FeS Colloids on Desorption of As(V) Adsorbed on Ferric Iron. Earth Science, 2016, 41, 325–330.
18. Liao P.*, Yasir, A. A., Zainab, M. I., Wu, X. H. * Insights into the role of humic acid on Pd-catalytic electro-Fenton transformation of toluene in groundwater. Scientific Reports, 2015, 5, 9239–9245.
19. Xie, S. W., Yuan S. H.*, Liao P., Jia, M. Q., Wang, Y. Pd-catalytic hydrodechlorination of chlorinated hydrocarbons in groundwater using H2 produced by a dual-anode system. Water Research, 2015, 86, 74–81.
20. Yuan S. H.*, Liao P, Response to comment on electrolytic manipulation of persulfate reactivity by iron electrodes for TCE degradation in groundwater. Environmental Science & Technology, 2014, 48, 4632–4633.
21. Yuan S. H.*, Liao, P. Akram, N. A., Electrolytic manipulation of persulfate reactivity by iron electrodes for TCE degradation in groundwater. Environmental Science & Technology, 2014, 48, 656–663.(等同一作)
22. Qian A., Liao P., Yuan S. H.*, Luo M. S. Efficient reduction of Cr(VI) in groundwater by a hybrid electro-Pd process. Water Research, 2014, 48, 326–334.
23. Tong M., Yuan S. H.*, Zhang P., Liao P., Akram, N. A., Xie X. J., Wang Y. X., Electrochemically induced oxidative precipitation of Fe(II) for As(III) oxidation and removal in synthetic groundwater. Environmental Science & Technology, 2014, 48, 5145–5153.
24. Zhang, P., Tong, M., Yuan S. H.*, Liao P. Transformation and removal of arsenic in groundwater by sequential anodic oxidation and electrocoagulation. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 2014, 164, 299–307.
25. Liao P., Yuan S. H.*, Chen M. J., Tong M., Xie W. J., Zhang P. Regulation of electrochemically generated ferrous ions from an iron cathode for Pd-catalytic transformation of MTBE in groundwater. Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47, 7918–7926.
26. Liao P., Yuan S. H.*, Zhang W. B., Tong M., Wang K. Adsorption of N-heterocyclic organic compounds on bamboo charcoal: Kinetics, thermodynamic and microwave regeneration. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2013, 390, 189–195.
27. Liao P., Zhan Z. Y., Wu X. H.*, Dai J., Zhang W. B., Yuan S. H.*, Adsorption of chloramphenicol and tetracycline in aqueous solutions by bamboo charcoal: a batch and fixed-bed column study. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2013, 228, 496–505.
28. Liao P., Yuan S. H.*, Tong M., Long, H. Y., Zuo, J. L., Zhang W. B., Bamboo juice enhanced desorption of heavy metals from soil, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 2013, 17, 45–51.
29. Xu X. F., Liao P., Yuan S. H.*, Tong M., Luo M. S., Xie W. J. Cu-catalytic generation of reactive oxidizing species from H2 and O2 produced by water electrolysis for Electro-Fenton degradation of organic contaminants. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2013, 233, 117–123.
30. Xie W. J., Yuan S. H.*, Mao X. H., Hu W., Liao P., Tong M., Alshawabkeh A. N. Electrocatalytic activity of Pd-loaded Ti/TiO2 nanotubes cathode for TCE reduction in groundwater. Water Research, 2013, 47, 3573–3582.
31. Luo M. S., Yuan S. H.*, Tong M., Liao P., Xie W. J., Xu X. F. An integrated catalyst of Pd supported on magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles: Simultaneous production of H2O2 and Fe2+ for efficient electro-Fenton degradation of organic contaminants. Water Research, 2013, 48, 190–199.
32. Liao P., Zainab M. I., Zhang W. B., Yuan S. H.*, Tong M., Wang K., Bao J. G. Adsorption of dyes from aqueous solutions by microwave modified bamboo charcoal, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2012, 195–196, 339–346. [被Elsevier评为2011-2012年度高引用论文]
33. Liao P., Yuan S. H.*, Zhang W. B., Tong M., Wang K. Mechanistis aspect of N-heterocyclic organic compound adsorption on bamboo charcoal, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2012, 382, 74–81.
34. Zheng M. M., Bao J. G.*, Liao P., Wang K., Yuan S. H., Tong M., Long H. Y. Electrogeneration of H2 for Pd-catalytic hydrodechlorination of 2,4-dichlorophenol in groundwater. Chemosphere, 2012, 87, 1097–1104.
35. Yuan S. H.*, Long H. Y., Xie W. J., Liao P., Tong M. Electrokinetic transport of CMC-stabilized Pd/Fe nanoparticles for the remediation of PCP contaminated soil. Geoderma, 2012, 185–186, 18–25.
36. Yuan S. H.*, Fan Y., Zhang Y.C., Tong M., Liao P. Pd-catalytic in situ generation of H2O2 from H2 and O2 produced by water electrolysis for the efficient electro-Fenton degradation of Rhodamine B. Environmental Science & Technology, 2011, 45, 8514–8520.


Authorized patents
1. Yuan S. H., Liao P., Alshawabkeh A. N. A method for in situ remediation of organic contaminants in groundwater.    (ZL 2012 1 0430378.6) (In Chinese)
2. Yuan S. H., Liao P. An iron cathode electro-Fenton technology for groundwater remediation. (ZL 2012 1 0493036.9) (In Chinese)
3. Xie S. W., Yuan S. H., Liao P., Luo Z. J. A method of iron anode coupled with Pd-catalytic hydrodechlorination for groundwater remediation. (ZL 2014 1 0292449. X) (In Chinese)


 

Research Interests
• Environmental colloidal geochemistry
• Soil and groundwater remediation

Publications
1. He L. Y., Xie L., Wang D. J., Li W. L., John D. Fortner, Li Q. Q., Duan Y. H., Shi Z. Q.,  Liao P.*, Liu C. X*. Elucidating the Role of Sulfide on the Stability of Ferrihydrite Colloids under Anoxic Conditions. Environmental Science & Technology. Accepted. 2019. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b05694.
2. Li Q. Q., Xie L., Jiang Y., John D. Fortner, Yu K., Liao P.*, Liu C. X*. Formation and Stability of NOM-Mn(III) Colloids in Aquatic Environments.. Water Research. 2019, 149, 190−201.
3. Liao P., Liang Y. Z., Shi Z. Q. Impact of Divalent Cations on Dark Production of Hydroxyl Radicals from Oxygenation of Reduced Humic Acids at Anoxic-Oxic Interfaces. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. Accepted. 2019. DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00181.
4. Liao P., Yu K., Lu Y., Liang Y. Z., Shi Z .Q. Extensive Dark Production of Hydroxyl Radicals from Oxygenation of River Sediments in the Maozhou River Watershed, Southern China. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2019, 368, 700−709.
5. Luo H. Y., Zeng X. Y., Liao P., Rong H. W., Zhang T. C., Zhang Z. J., Meng X. C. Phosphorus removal and recovery from water with macroporous bead adsorbent constituted of alginate-Zr4+ and PNIPAM-interpenetrated networks. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 2019, 126, 1133−1144.
6. Li W. L., Liao P., Oldham T., Jiang Y., Pan C., Yuan S. H., John D. Fortner. Real-time evaluation of natural organic matter deposition processes onto model environmental surfaces. Water Research. 2018, 129, 231−239.
7. Liao P., Li W. L., Jiang Y., Yuan S. H. Effect of Reduced Humic Acid on the Transport of Ferrihydrite Colloids Under Anoxic Conditions. Water Research, 2017, 109, 347–357.
8. Liao P., Li W. L., Jiang Y., Wu J. W., Yuan S. H., John D. Fortner, Daniel E. Giammar. Formation, Aggregation, and Deposition Dynamics of NOM-Iron Colloids at Anoxic−Oxic Interfaces. Environmental Science & Technology 2017, 51, 12235-12245.
9. Xie S. W., Yuan S. H., Liao P., Tong M., Gan Y. Q., Wang Y. X. Iron anode enhanced sand filter for arsenic removal from tube well water. Environmental Science & Technology. 2017, 51, 889−896.
10. Zhu J., Zhang P., Yuan S. H., Liao P., Qian A., Liu X. X., Tong M., Li L. N. Production of hydroxyl radicals from oxygenation of simulated AMD due to CaCO3- induced pH increase. Water Research. 2017, 111, 118−126.
11. Jiang Y., Raliya R., Liao, P., Biswas P., John D. Fortner. Graphene Oxide Aggregation in Water: assessing stability as a function of material and natural organic matter properties. Environ. Sci.: Nano 2017, 4, 1484−1493.
12. Pan C., Lyndsay D. Troyer, Liao P., Jeffrey G. Catalano, Li W. L., Daniel E. Giammar. Effect of humic acid on the removal of chromium(VI) and the production of solids in iron electrocoagulation. Environmental Science & Technology 2017, 51, 6308−6318.
13. Liao P., Yuan S. H., Wang D. J. Impact of redox reactions on colloid transport in saturated porous media: An example of ferrihydrite colloids transport in the presence of sulfide. Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50, 10968–10977.
14. Cheng, D., Yuan S. H.*, Liao P., Zhang P. Oxidizing impact induced by mackinawite (FeS) nanoparticles at oxic condition due to production of hydroxyl radical. Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50, 11646–11653.
15. Zhang, P., Yuan, S. H.*, Liao, P. Mechanisms of hydroxyl radical production from abiotic oxidation of pyrite at acidic conditions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2016, 172, 444–457.
16. Cheng, D., Liao P., Yuan S. H.* Effects of ionic strength and cationic type on humic acid facilitated transport of tetracycline in porous media. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2016, 284, 389–394.
17. Cheng, D., Liao P., Yuan S. H.* Effect of FeS Colloids on Desorption of As(V) Adsorbed on Ferric Iron. Earth Science, 2016, 41, 325–330.
18. Liao P.*, Yasir, A. A., Zainab, M. I., Wu, X. H. * Insights into the role of humic acid on Pd-catalytic electro-Fenton transformation of toluene in groundwater. Scientific Reports, 2015, 5, 9239–9245.
19. Xie, S. W., Yuan S. H.*, Liao P., Jia, M. Q., Wang, Y. Pd-catalytic hydrodechlorination of chlorinated hydrocarbons in groundwater using H2 produced by a dual-anode system. Water Research, 2015, 86, 74–81.
20. Yuan S. H.*, Liao P, Response to comment on electrolytic manipulation of persulfate reactivity by iron electrodes for TCE degradation in groundwater. Environmental Science & Technology, 2014, 48, 4632–4633.
21. Yuan S. H.*, Liao, P. Akram, N. A., Electrolytic manipulation of persulfate reactivity by iron electrodes for TCE degradation in groundwater. Environmental Science & Technology, 2014, 48, 656–663.(等同一作)
22. Qian A., Liao P., Yuan S. H.*, Luo M. S. Efficient reduction of Cr(VI) in groundwater by a hybrid electro-Pd process. Water Research, 2014, 48, 326–334.
23. Tong M., Yuan S. H.*, Zhang P., Liao P., Akram, N. A., Xie X. J., Wang Y. X., Electrochemically induced oxidative precipitation of Fe(II) for As(III) oxidation and removal in synthetic groundwater. Environmental Science & Technology, 2014, 48, 5145–5153.
24. Zhang, P., Tong, M., Yuan S. H.*, Liao P. Transformation and removal of arsenic in groundwater by sequential anodic oxidation and electrocoagulation. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 2014, 164, 299–307.
25. Liao P., Yuan S. H.*, Chen M. J., Tong M., Xie W. J., Zhang P. Regulation of electrochemically generated ferrous ions from an iron cathode for Pd-catalytic transformation of MTBE in groundwater. Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47, 7918–7926.
26. Liao P., Yuan S. H.*, Zhang W. B., Tong M., Wang K. Adsorption of N-heterocyclic organic compounds on bamboo charcoal: Kinetics, thermodynamic and microwave regeneration. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2013, 390, 189–195.
27. Liao P., Zhan Z. Y., Wu X. H.*, Dai J., Zhang W. B., Yuan S. H.*, Adsorption of chloramphenicol and tetracycline in aqueous solutions by bamboo charcoal: a batch and fixed-bed column study. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2013, 228, 496–505.
28. Liao P., Yuan S. H.*, Tong M., Long, H. Y., Zuo, J. L., Zhang W. B., Bamboo juice enhanced desorption of heavy metals from soil, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 2013, 17, 45–51.
29. Xu X. F., Liao P., Yuan S. H.*, Tong M., Luo M. S., Xie W. J. Cu-catalytic generation of reactive oxidizing species from H2 and O2 produced by water electrolysis for Electro-Fenton degradation of organic contaminants. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2013, 233, 117–123.
30. Xie W. J., Yuan S. H.*, Mao X. H., Hu W., Liao P., Tong M., Alshawabkeh A. N. Electrocatalytic activity of Pd-loaded Ti/TiO2 nanotubes cathode for TCE reduction in groundwater. Water Research, 2013, 47, 3573–3582.
31. Luo M. S., Yuan S. H.*, Tong M., Liao P., Xie W. J., Xu X. F. An integrated catalyst of Pd supported on magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles: Simultaneous production of H2O2 and Fe2+ for efficient electro-Fenton degradation of organic contaminants. Water Research, 2013, 48, 190–199.
32. Liao P., Zainab M. I., Zhang W. B., Yuan S. H.*, Tong M., Wang K., Bao J. G. Adsorption of dyes from aqueous solutions by microwave modified bamboo charcoal, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2012, 195–196, 339–346. [被Elsevier评为2011-2012年度高引用论文]
33. Liao P., Yuan S. H.*, Zhang W. B., Tong M., Wang K. Mechanistis aspect of N-heterocyclic organic compound adsorption on bamboo charcoal, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2012, 382, 74–81.
34. Zheng M. M., Bao J. G.*, Liao P., Wang K., Yuan S. H., Tong M., Long H. Y. Electrogeneration of H2 for Pd-catalytic hydrodechlorination of 2,4-dichlorophenol in groundwater. Chemosphere, 2012, 87, 1097–1104.
35. Yuan S. H.*, Long H. Y., Xie W. J., Liao P., Tong M. Electrokinetic transport of CMC-stabilized Pd/Fe nanoparticles for the remediation of PCP contaminated soil. Geoderma, 2012, 185–186, 18–25.
36. Yuan S. H.*, Fan Y., Zhang Y.C., Tong M., Liao P. Pd-catalytic in situ generation of H2O2 from H2 and O2 produced by water electrolysis for the efficient electro-Fenton degradation of Rhodamine B. Environmental Science & Technology, 2011, 45, 8514–8520.


Authorized patents
1. Yuan S. H., Liao P., Alshawabkeh A. N. A method for in situ remediation of organic contaminants in groundwater.    (ZL 2012 1 0430378.6) (In Chinese)
2. Yuan S. H., Liao P. An iron cathode electro-Fenton technology for groundwater remediation. (ZL 2012 1 0493036.9) (In Chinese)
3. Xie S. W., Yuan S. H., Liao P., Luo Z. J. A method of iron anode coupled with Pd-catalytic hydrodechlorination for groundwater remediation. (ZL 2014 1 0292449. X) (In Chinese)