[Top 10% Journals by CiteScore504 in total]
[Corresponding Author* – 243 in total]
[Research Student/Associate's Contribution – 324 in total]
[Highly Cited Papers in Web of Science – 80 as at March 2022

Waste Valorization into Bio-based Chemicals,

Bio-energy, and Eco-friendly Products  

  1. Chen, L.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, L.*; Ruan, S.; Chen, J.; Li, H.; Yang, J.; Mechtcherine, V.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Biochar-augmented carbon negative concrete. Chem. Eng. J., 2022, 431, 133946. 

  2. He, M.; Zhu, X.; Dutta, S.; Khanal, S.K.; Lee, K.T.; Masek, O.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Catalytic co-hydrothermal carbonization of food waste digestate and yard waste for energy application. Bioresource Technol., 2022, 344, 126395. [Journal Cover]

  3. Yuan, X.; Kumar, N.M.; Brigljevic, B.; Li, S.; Deng, S.; Byun, M.; Lee, B.; Lin, C.S.K.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Lee, K.B.; Chopra, S.S.*; Lim, H.*; Ok, Y.S.* Waste PET plastic-derived porous carbons for CO2 capture: A sustainable pathway. Green Chem., 2022, 2022, 24, 1494-1504. [Journal Cover]

  4. Dutta, S.; Yu, I.K.M.; Fan, J.; Clark, J.H.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Critical factors for levulinic acid production from starch-rich food waste: Reaction pressure and phase separation. Green Chem., 2022, 24, 163-175. [Journal Cover]

  5. Cao, Y.; He, M.; Dutta, S.; Luo, G.; Zhang, S.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Hydrothermal carbonization and liquefaction for sustainable production of hydrochar and aromatics. Renew. Sust. Energ. Rev., 2021, 152, 111722.

  6. Dutta, S.; He, M.; Xiong, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Sustainable management and recycling of food waste anaerobic digestate: A review. Bioresource Technol., 2021, 341, 125915.

  7. He, M.; Xu, Z.; Sun, Y.; Chan, P.S.; Lui, I.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Critical impacts of different pyrolysis conditions and activation methods on application-oriented production of wood waste-derived biochar. Bioresource Technol., 2021, 341, 125811.

  8. Wan, Z.; Xu, Z.; Sun, Y.; He, M.; Hou, D.; Cao, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Critical impact of nitrogen vacancies in nonradical carbocatalysis on nitrogen-doped graphitic biochar. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2021, 55, 7004-7014.

  9. Wang, L.; Chen, L.; Poon, C.S.; Wang, C.H.*; Ok, Y.S.; Mechtcherine, V.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Roles of biochar and CO2 curing in sustainable magnesia cement-based composites. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2021, 9, 8603-8610.

  10. Liu, Y.; Sun, Y.; Wan, Z.; Jing, F.; Li, Z.; Chen, J.*; Tsang, D.C.W.* Tailored design of food waste hydrochar for efficient adsorption and catalytic degradation of refractory organic contaminant. J. Clean. Prod., 2021, 310, 127482.

  11. Kumar, M.; Dutta, S.; You, S.; Luo, G.; Zhang, S.; Show, P.L.; Sawarkar, A.D.; Singh, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.* A critical review on biochar for enhancing biogas production from anaerobic digestion of food waste and sludge. J. Clean. Prod., 2021, 305, 127143.

  12. Xiong, X.; Yu, I.K.M.*; Dutta, S.; Masek, O.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Valorization of humins from food waste biorefinery for synthesis of biochar-supported Lewis acid catalysts. Sci. Total Environ., 2021, 775, 145851.

  13. Wang, L.; Rehman, N.U.; Curosu, I.*; Zhu, Z.; Beigh, M.A.B.; Liebscher, M.; Chen, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Hempel, S.; Mechtcherine, V. On the use of limestone calcined clay cement (LC3) in high-strength strain-hardening cement-based composites (HS-SHCC). Cement Concrete Res., 2021, 144, 106421.

  14. Yeh, J.Y.; Chen, S.S.; Li, S.C.; Chen, C.H.; Shishido, T.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Yamauchi, Y.; Li, Y.P.; Wu, K.C.W.* Diels-Alder conversion of acrylic acid and 2,5-dimethylfuran to para-xylene over heterogeneous Bi-BTC metal-organic framework (MOF) catalysts under mild conditions. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2021, 60, 624-629. [Journal Cover]

  15. Yu, I.K.M.; Chen, H.; Abeln, F.; Auta, H.; Fan, J.*; Budarin, V.L.; Clark, J.H.; Parsons, S.; Chuck, C.J.; Zhang, S.*; Luo, G.; Tsang, D.C.W. Chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass: A critical comparison between biochemical, microwave and thermochemical conversion methods. Crit. Rev. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2021, 51, 1479-1532.

  16. Zheng, S.; Wang, R.; Mak, T.M.W.; Hsu, S.C.*; Tsang, D.C.W.* How energy service companies moderate impact of industrialization and urbanization on carbon emissions in China? Sci. Total Environ., 2021, 751, 141610.

  17. Yu, I.K.M.; Fan, J.*; Budarin, V.L.*; Bouxin, F.P.; Clark, J.H.; Tsang, D.C.W.* NaCl-promoted phase transition and glycosidic bond cleavage under microwave for energy-efficient biorefinery of rice starch. Green Chem., 2020, 22, 7355-7365. [Journal Cover]

  18. Yu, I.K.M.; Fan, J.*; Budarin, V.L.*; Bouxin, F.P.; Clark, J.H.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Evidences of starch-microwave interactions under hydrolytic and pyrolytic conditions. Green Chem., 2020, 22, 7109-7118.

  19. Wang, T.; Wang, Y.; Sun, M.; Hanif, A.; Wu, H.; Gu, Q.; Ok, Y.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Li, J.*; Yu, J.*; Shang, J.* Thermally treated zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) for visible light photocatalytic degradation of gaseous formaldehyde. Chem. Sci., 2020, 11, 6670-6681. [Journal Cover] 

  20. Dutta, S.; Yu, I.K.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Fan, A.; Clark, J.H.; Jiang, Z.; Su, Z.; Hu, C.; Poon, C.S. Efficient depolymerisation of cellulosic paper towel waste using organic carbonate solvents. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2020, 8, 13100-13110. [Journal Cover]

  21. Lui, J.; Chen, W.H.; Tsang, D.C.W.; You, S.* A critical review on the principles, applications, and challenges of Waste-to-Hydrogen technologies. Renew. Sust. Energ. Rev., 2020, 134, 110365.

  22. Deng, Y.; Zhang, T.*; Clark, J.H.; Aminabhavi, T.; Kruse, A.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Sharma, B.K.; Zhang, F.; Ren, H. Mechanisms and modelling of phosphorus solid-liquid transformation during the hydrothermal processing of swine manure. Green Chem., 2020, 22, 5628-5638. [Journal Cover]

  23. Wan, Z.; Sun, Y.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Hou, D.; Cao, X.; Zhang, S.; Gao, B.; Ok, Y.S. Electroactive biochars for green and sustainable environmental remediation: Mechanisms and outlook. Green Chem., 2020, 22, 2688-2711.

  24. Chen, S.S.; Cao, Y.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Tessonnier, J.P.; Shang, J.; Hou, D.; Shen, Z.; Zhang, S.; Ok, Y.S.; Wu, K.C.W.* Effective dispersion of MgO nanostructure on biochar support as a basic catalyst for glucose isomerization. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2020, 8, 6990-7001. [Journal Cover]

  25. Kumar, M.; Xiong, X.; Sun, Y.; Yu, I.K.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Hou, D.; Gupta, J.; Bhaskar, T.; Pandey, A. Critical review on biochar-supported catalysts for pollutant degradation and sustainable biorefinery. Adv. Sustain. Sys., 2020, 4, 1900149. [Journal Cover]

  26. Zhu, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Wang, L.; Su, Z.; Hou, D.; Li, L.; Shang, J.* Machine learning exploration of the critical factors for CO2 adsorption capacity on porous carbon materials at different pressures. J. Clean. Prod., 2020, 273, 122915.

  27. Kumar, M.; Xiong, X.; Wan, Z.; Sun, Y.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Gupta, J.; Gao, B.; Cao, X.; Tang, J.; Ok, Y.S. Ball milling as a mechanochemical technology for fabrication of novel biochar nanomaterials. Bioresource Technol., 2020, 312, 123613.

  28. Shen, F.; Xiong, X.; Fu, J.; Yang, J.; Qiu, M.; Qi, X.*; Tsang, D.C.W.* Recent advances in mechanochemical production of chemicals and carbon materials from sustainable biomass resources. Renew. Sust. Energ. Rev., 2020, 130, 109944.

  29. Ren, S.; Usman, M.; Tsang, D.C.W.; O-Thong, S.; Angelidaki, I.; Zhu, X.; Zhang, S.; Luo, G.* Hydrochar facilitated anaerobic digestion: Evidence for direct interspecies electron transfer mediated through surface oxygen-containing functional groups. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2020, 54, 5755-5766.

  30. Cao, L.; Yu, I.K.M.; Xiong, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Zhang, S.; Clark, J.H.; Hu, C.; Ng, Y.H.; Shang, J.; Ok, Y.S. Biorenewable hydrogen production through biomass gasification: A review and future prospects. Environ. Res., 2020, 186, 109547.

  31. Guan, C.Y.; Chen, S.S.; Lee, T.H.; Yu, C.P.*; Tsang, D.C.W.* Valorization of biomass from plant microbial fuel cells into levulinic acid by using liquid/solid acids and green solvents. J. Clean. Prod., 2020, 260, 121097. 

  32. Shang, S.; Tao, Z.; Yang, C.; Hanif, A.; Li, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Gu, W.*; Shang, J.* Facile synthesis of CuBTC and its graphene oxide composites as efficient adsorbents for CO2 capture. Chem. Eng. J., 2020, 393, 124666. 

  33. Chen, L.; Wang, L.*; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Mechtcherine, V.; Poon, C.S. Efficacy of green alternatives and carbon dioxide curing in reactive magnesia cement-bonded particleboards. J. Clean. Prod., 2020, 258, 120997. 

  34. Wang, L.; Chen, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Guo, B.; Yang, J.; Shen, Z.; Hou, D.; Ok, Y.S.; Poon, C.S. Biochar as green additives in cement-based composites with carbon dioxide curing. J. Clean. Prod., 2020, 258, 120678.

  35. Cao, Y.; Chen, S.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Clark, J.H.; Budarin, V.L.; Wu, K.C.W.; Hu, C.; Zhang, S.* Microwave-assisted depolymerization of various types of waste lignin over two-dimensional CuO/BCN catalyst. Green Chem., 2020, 22, 725-736. 

  36. Dissanayake, P.D.; Choi, S.W.; Igalavithana, A.D.; Yang, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Wang, C.H.; Kua, H.W.; Lee, K.B.*; Ok, Y.S.* Sustainable gasification biochar as a high efficiency adsorbent for CO2 capture: A facile method to designer biochar fabrication. Renew. Sust. Energ. Rev., 2020, 124, 109785.

  37. Kumar, M.; Sun, Y.; Rathour, R.; Pandey, A.; Thakur, I.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Algae as potential feedstock for the production of biofuels and value-added products: Opportunities and challenges. Sci. Total Environ., 2020, 716, 137116. 

  38. Wang, L.; Chen, L.; Provis, J.L.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Poon, C.S. Accelerated carbonation of reactive MgO and Portland cement blends under flowing CO2 gas. Cement Concrete Comp., 2020, 106, 103489. 

  39. Dutta, S.; Yu, I.K.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Su, Z.; Hu, C.; Wu, K.C.W.; Yip, A.C.K.; Ok, Y.S.; Poon, C.S. Influence of green solvent on levulinic acid production from lignocellulosic paper waste. Bioresource Technol., 2020, 298, 122544. 

  40. Mak, T.M.W.; Xiong, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Yu, I.K.M.; Poon, C.S. Sustainable food waste management towards circular bioeconomy: Policy review, limitations and opportunities. Bioresource Technol., 2020, 297, 122497.

  41. Chen, S.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Tessonnier, J.P.* Comparative investigation of homogeneous and heterogeneous Brønsted base catalysts for the isomerization of glucose to fructose in aqueous media. Appl. Catal. B, 2020, 261, 118126.

  42. Matsagar, B.M; Hsu, C.Y.; Chen, S.S.; Ahamad, T.; Alshehri, S.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Wu, K.C.W.* Selective hydrogenation of furfural to tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol over a Rh-loaded carbon catalyst in aqueous media under mild conditions. Sustain. Energ. Fuels, 2020, 4, 293-301.

  43. Dissanayake, P.D.; You, S.; Igalavithana, A.D.; Xia, Y.; Bhatnagar, A.; Gupta, S.; Kua, H.W.; Kim, S.; Kwon, J.H.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Ok, Y.S.* Biochar-based adsorbents for carbon dioxide capture: A critical review. Renew. Sust. Energ. Rev., 2020, 119, 109582. 

  44. Igalavithana, A.D.; Choi, S.W.; Dissanayake, P.D.; Shang, J.; Wang, C.H.; Yang, X.; Kim, S.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Lee, K.B.*; Ok, Y.S.* Gasification biochar from biowaste (food waste and wood waste) for effective CO2 adsorption. J. Hazard. Mater., 2020, 391, 121147. 

  45. Xu, X.; Xu, Z.; Gao, B.*; Zhao, L.; Zheng, Y.; Huang, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.; Cao, X.* New insights into CO2 sorption on biochar/Fe oxyhydroxide composites: Kinetics, mechanisms, and in situ characterization. Chem. Eng. J., 2020, 384, 123289. 

  46. Wan, Z.; Sun, Y.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Yu, I.K.M.; Fan, J.; Clark, J.H.; Zhou, Y.; Cao, X.; Gao, B.; Ok, Y.S. Sustainable biochar catalyst synergized with copper heteroatoms and CO2 for singlet oxygenation and electron transfer routes. Green Chem., 2019, 21, 4800-4814. 

  47. Mak, T.M.W.; Chen, P.C.; Wang, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Hsu, S.C.*; Poon, C.S. System dynamics approach to determine construction waste disposal charge in Hong Kong. J. Clean. Prod., 2019, 241, 118309.

  48. Yu, I.K.M.; Xiong, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Ng, Y.H.; Clark, J.H.; Fan, J.; Zhang, S.; Hu, C.; Ok, Y.S. Aluminium-impregnated graphite oxide and graphene oxide catalysts for facile glucose isomerisation in an organic solvent-free medium. Green Chem., 2019, 21, 4341-4353. [Journal Cover]

  49. Wang, L.; Chen, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Kua, H.W.; Yang, J.; Ok, Y.S.; Ding, S.; Hou, D.; Poon, C.S. The roles of biochar as green admixture for sediment-based construction products. Cement Concrete Comp., 2019, 104, 103348.

  50. Xiong, X.; Yu, I.K.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Bolan, N.S.; Ok, Y.S.*; Igalavithana, A.D.; Kirkham, M.B.; Kim, K.H.*; Vikrant, K. Value-added chemicals from food supply chain wastes: State-of-the-art review and future prospects. Chem. Eng. J., 2019, 375, 121983.

  51. Dutta, S.; Yu, I.K.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Ng, Y.H.; Ok, Y.S.*; Sherwood, J.; Clark, J.H. Green synthesis of gamma-valerolactone (GVL) through hydrogenation of biomass-derived levulinic acid using non-noble metal catalysts: A critical review. Chem. Eng. J., 2019, 372, 992-1006.

  52. Cho, D.W.; Yoon, K.; Ahn, Y.; Sun, Y.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Hou, D.; Ok, Y.S.; Song, H.* Fabrication and environmental applications of multifunctional mixed metal-biochar composites (MMBC) from red mud and lignin wastes. J. Hazard. Mater., 2019, 374, 412-419.

  53. Yu, I.K.M.; Xiong, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Wang, L.; Hunt, A.J.; Song, H.; Shang, J.; Ok, Y.S.; Poon, C.S. Aluminium-biochar composites as sustainable heterogeneous catalysts for glucose isomerisation in biorefinery. Green Chem., 2019, 21, 1267-1281. [Journal Cover]

  54. Yang, X.; Yu, I.K.M.; Cho, D.W.; Chen, S.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Shang, J.; Yip, A.C.K.; Wang, L.; Ok, Y.S.* Tin-functionalized wood biochar as a sustainable solid catalyst for glucose isomerization in biorefinery. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 4851-4860.

  55. Yu, I.K.M.; Attard, T.M.; Chen, S.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Hunt, A.J.*; Jerome, F.; Ok, Y.S.; Poon, C.S. Supercritical carbon dioxide-assisted extraction of value-added products and synthesis of platform chemicals from food waste. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 2821-2829.

  56. Yu, I.K.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Yip, A.C.K.; Su, Z.*; De Oliveira Vigier, K.; Jerome, F.; Poon, C.S.; Ok, Y.S.* Organic acid-regulated Lewis acidity for selective catalytic hydroxymethylfurfural production from rice waste: An experimental-computational study. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 1437-1446.

  57. Zhang, T.*; Wu, X.; Fan, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Li, G.; Shen, Y. Corn waste valorization to generate activated hydrochar to recover ammonium nitrogen from compost leachate by hydrothermal assisted pretreatment. J. Environ. Manage., 2019, 236, 108-117.

  58. Cao, L.; Cho, D.W.; Yu, I.K.M.; Wang, D.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Zhang, S.; Ding, S.; Wang, L.; Ok, Y.S. Microwave-assisted low-temperature hydrothermal treatment of red seaweed (Gracilaria lemaneiformis) for production of levulinic acid and algae hydrochar. Bioresource Technol., 2019, 273, 251-258.

  59. Mak, T.M.W.; Yu, I.K.M.; Wang, L.; Hsu, S.C.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Li, C.N.; Yeung, T.L.Y.; Zhang, R.; Poon, C.S.* Extended theory of planned behaviour for promoting construction waste recycling in Hong Kong. Waste Manage., 2019, 83, 161-170.

  60. Chen, S.S.; Yu, I.K.M.; Cho, D.W.; Song, H.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Tessonnier, J.P.*; Ok, Y.S.; Poon, C.S. Selective glucose isomerization to fructose via a nitrogen-doped solid base catalyst derived from spent coffee grounds. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 16113-16120.

  61. Yu, I.K.M.Tsang, D.C.W.*; Su, Z.; Yip, A.C.K.; Shang, J.; Ok, Y.S.; Kim, K.H.*; Poon, C.S. Contrasting roles of maleic acid in controlling kinetics and selectivity of Sn(IV)- or Cr(III)-catalyzed production of hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF). ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 14264-14274.

  62. You, S.; Ok, Y.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Kwon, E.E.; Wang, C.H.* Towards practical application of gasification: A critical review from syngas and biochar perspectives. Crit. Rev. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2018, 48, 1165-1213.

  63. Cao, L.; Yu, I.K.M.; Liu, Y.; Ruan, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Hunt, A.J.; Ok, Y.S.; Song, H.; Zhang, S. Lignin valorization for the production of renewable chemicals: State-of-the-art review and future prospects. Bioresource Technol., 2018, 269, 465-475.

  64. Mak, T.M.W.; Yu, I.K.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Hsu, S.C.*; Poon, C.S. Promoting food waste recycling in the commercial and industrial sector by extending the theory of planned behaviour: A Hong Kong case study. J. Clean. Prod., 2018, 204, 1034-1043.

  65. Lam, C.M.; Yu, I.K.M.; Hsu, S.C.*; Tsang, D.C.W.* Life-cycle assessment on food waste valorisation to value-added products. J. Clean. Prod., 2018, 199, 840-848.

  66. Wang, L.; Chen, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Li, J.S.; Baek, K.; Hou, D.; Ding, S.; Poon, C.S.* Recycling contaminated sediments into fill materials, partition blocks, and paving blocks: Technical and economic assessment. J. Clean. Prod., 2018, 199, 69-76.

  67. Yu, I.K.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Yip, A.C.K.; Hunt, A.J.; Sherwood, J.; Shang, J.; Song, H.; Ok, Y.S.*; Poon, C.S. Propylene carbonate and γ-valerolactone as green solvents enhance Sn(IV)-catalysed hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) production from bread waste. Green Chem., 2018, 20, 2064-2074.

  68. Lam, C.M.; Yu, I.K.M.; Medel, F.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Hsu, S.C.*; Poon, C.S. Life-cycle cost-benefit analysis on sustainable food waste management: The case of Hong Kong International Airport. J. Clean. Prod., 2018, 187, 751-762.

  69. Cao, L.; Yu, I.K.M.; Chen, S.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Wang, L.; Xiong, X.; Zhang, S.; Ok, Y.S.; Kwon, E.E.; Song, H.; Poon, C.S. Production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural from starch-rich food waste catalyzed by sulfonated biochar. Bioresource Technol., 2018, 252, 76-82.

  70. Chen, S.S.; Wang, L.; Yu, I.K.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Hunt, A.J.; Jerome, F.; Zhang S.; Ok, Y.S.; Poon, C.S. Valorization of lignocellulosic fibres of paper waste into levulinic acid using solid and aqueous Brønsted acid. Bioresource Technol., 2018, 247, 387-394.

  71. Kwon, E.E.; Lee, T.; Ok, Y.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Park, C.*; Lee, J.* Effects of calcium carbonate on pyrolysis of sewage sludge. Energy, 2018, 153, 726-731.

  72. Poulose, A.M.*; Elnour, A.Y.; Anis, A.; Shaikh, H.; Al-Zahrani, S.M.; George, J.; Al-Wabel, M.I.; Usman, A.R.; Ok, Y.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Sarmah, A.K. Date palm biochar-polymer composites: An investigation of electrical, mechanical, thermal and rheological characteristics. Sci. Total Environ., 2018, 619-620, 311-318.

  73. Wang, L.; Zou, F.; Fang, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Poon, C.S.*; Leng, Z.; Baek, K. A novel type of controlled low strength material derived from alum sludge and green materials. Constr. Build. Mater., 2018, 165, 792-800.

  74. Wang, L.; Yu, I.K.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Yu, K.; Li, S.; Poon, C.S.*; Dai, J.G. Upcycling wood waste into fibre-reinforced magnesium phosphate cement particleboards. Constr. Build. Mater., 2018, 159, 54-63.

  75. Lee, J.; Yang, X.; Cho, S.H.; Kim, J.K.; Lee, S.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.*; Kwon, E.E.* Pyrolysis process of agricultural waste using CO2 for waste management, energy recovery, and biochar fabrication. Appl. Energ., 2017, 185, 214-222.

  76. Xiong, X.; Yu, I.K.M.; Cao, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Zhang, S.; Ok, Y.S. A review of biochar-based catalysts for chemical synthesis, biofuel production, and pollution control. Bioresource Technol., 2017, 246, 254-270.

  77. You, S.; Ok, Y.S.; Chen, S.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Kwon, E.E.; Lee, J.; Wang, C.H.* A critical review on sustainable biochar system through gasification: Energy and environmental applications. Bioresource Technol., 2017, 246, 242-253.

  78. Cao, L.; Zhang, C.; Chen, H.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Luo, G.; Zhang, S.*; Chen, J. Hydrothermal liquefaction of agricultural and forestry wastes: State-of-the-art review and future prospects. Bioresource Technol., 2017, 245, 1184-1193.

  79. Yu, I.K.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Conversion of biomass to hydroxymethylfurfural: A review of catalytic systems and underlying mechanisms. Bioresource Technol., 2017, 238, 716-732.

  80. Yu, I.K.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Yip, A.C.K.; Chen, S.S.; Wang, L.; Ok, Y.S.; Poon, C.S. Catalytic valorization of food waste into hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF): Controlling relative kinetics for high productivity. Bioresource Technol., 2017, 237, 222-230. [Journal Cover]

  81. Chen, S.S.; Maneerung, T.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Ok, Y.S.; Wang, C.H.* Valorization of biomass to hydroxymethylfurfural, levulinic acid, and fatty acid methyl ester by heterogeneous catalysts. Chem. Eng. J., 2017, 328, 246-273.

  82. Chen, S.S.; Yu, I.K.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Yip, A.C.K.; Khan, E.; Wang, L.; Ok, Y.S.*; Poon, C.S. Valorization of cellulosic food waste into levulinic acid catalyzed by heterogeneous Brønsted acids: Temperature and solvent effects. Chem. Eng. J., 2017, 327, 328-335.

  83. He, P.P.; Poon, C.S.*; Tsang, D.C.W. Effect of pulverized fuel ash and CO2 curing on the water resistance of magnesium oxychloride cement (MOC). Cement Concrete Res., 2017, 97, 115-122.

  84. Wang, L.; Yeung, T.L.K.; Lau, A.Y.T.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Poon, C.S. Recycling contaminated sediment into eco-friendly paving blocks by a combination of binary cement and carbon dioxide curing. J. Clean. Prod., 2017, 164, 1279-1288.

  85. Yu, I.K.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Yip, A.C.K.; Chen, S.S.; Ok, Y.S.; Poon, C.S. Valorization of food waste into hydroxymethylfurfural: Dual role of metal ions in successive conversion steps. Bioresource Technol., 2016, 219, 338-347.

  86. Wang, L.; Chen, S.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Poon, C.S.; Shih, K. Recycling contaminated wood into eco-friendly particleboard using green cement and carbon dioxide curing. J. Clean. Prod., 2016, 137, 861-870.

  87. Wang, L.; Chen, S.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Poon, C.S.; Shih, K. Value-added recycling of construction waste wood into noise and thermal insulating cement-bonded particleboards. Constr. Build. Mater., 2016, 125, 316-325.

  88. Wang, L.; Kwok, J.S.H.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Poon, C.S. Mixture design and treatment methods for recycling contaminated sediment. J. Hazard. Mater., 2015, 283, 623-632.

  89. Wang, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Poon, C.S. Green remediation and recycling of contaminated sediment by waste-incorporated stabilization/solidification. Chemosphere, 2015, 122, 257-264.

Environmental Pollution and Green Remediation

  1. Xu, Z.; Yu, Y.; Xu, X.*; Tsang, D.C.W.; Yao, C.; Fan, J.; Zhao, L.; Qiu, H.; Cao, X.* Direct and indirect electron transfer routes of chromium(VI) reduction with different crystalline ferric oxyhydroxides in the presence of pyrogenic carbon. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2022, 56, 1724-1735.

  2. Chen, L.; Wang, L.*; Zhang, Y.; Ruan, S.; Mechtcherine, V.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Roles of biochar in cement-based stabilization/solidification of municipal solid waste incineration fly ash. Chem. Eng. J., 2022, 430, 132972.

  3. Sun, J.; Wang, L.*; Yu, J.; Guo, B.; Chen, L.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, D.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Cytotoxicity of stabilized/solidified municipal solid waste incineration fly ash. J. Hazard. Mater., 2022, 424, 127369.

  4. Wang, L.; Zhang, Y.; Chen, L.; Guo, B.; Tan, Y.; Sasaki, K.*; Tsang, D.C.W. Designing novel magnesium oxysulfate cement for stabilization/solidification of municipal solid waste incineration fly ash. J. Hazard. Mater., 2022, 423, 127025.

  5. Jing, F.; Sun, Y.; Liu, Y.; Wan, Z.; Chen, J.*; Tsang, D.C.W.* Interactions between biochar and clay minerals in changing biochar carbon stability. Sci. Total Environ., 2022, 151124.

  6. He, M.; Xiong, X.; Wang, L.; Hou, D.; Bolan, N.S.; Ok, Y.S.; Rinklebe, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.* A critical review on performance indicators for evaluating soil biota and soil health of biochar-amended soils. J. Hazard. Mater., 2021, 414, 125378.

  7. Zhang, Y.; Wang, L.*; Chen, L.; Ma, B.; Zhang, Y.; Ni, W.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Treatment of municipal solid waste incineration fly ash: State-of-the-art technologies and future perspectives. J. Hazard. Mater., 2021, 411, 125132.

  8. Chen, L.; Wang, Y.S.; Wang, L.*; Zhang, Y.; Li, J.; Tong, L.; Hu, Q.; Dai, J.G.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Stabilisation/solidification of municipal solid waste incineration fly ash by phosphate-enhanced calcium aluminate cement. J. Hazard. Mater., 2021, 408, 124404.

  9. Jien, S.H.; Kuo, Y.L.; Liao, C.S.; Wu, Y.T.; Igalavithana, A.D.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.* Effects of field scale in situ biochar incorporation on soil environment in a tropical highly weathered soil. Environ. Pollut., 2021, 272, 116009.

  10. Gujre, N.; Soni, A.; Rangan, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Mitra, S.* Sustainable improvement of soil health utilizing biochar and arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi: A review. Environ. Pollut., 2021, 268, 115549.

  11. Wang, X.; Bolan, N.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Sarkar, B.; Bradney, L.; Li, Y.* A review of microplastics aggregation in aquatic environment: Influence factors, analytical methods, and environmental implications. J. Hazard. Mater., 2021, 402, 123496.

  12. Wang, L.; Wu, W.M.; Bolan, N.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Li, Y.; Qin, M.; Hou, D.* Environmental fate, toxicity and risk management strategies of nanoplastics in the environment: Current status and future perspectives. J. Hazard. Mater., 2021, 401, 123415.

  13. Wang, L.; O’Connor, D.; Rinklebe, J.; Ok, Y.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Shen, Z.; Hou, D.* Biochar aging: Mechanisms, physicochemical changes, assessment, and implications for field applications. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2020, 54, 14797-14814.

  14. Hou, D.; O’Connor, D.; Igalavithana, A.D.; Alessi, D.S.; Luo, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Sparks, D.L.; Yamauchi, Y.; Rinklebe, J.; Ok, Y.S.* Metal contamination and bioremediation of agricultural soils for food safety and sustainability. Nat. Rev. Earth Environ., 2020, 1, 366-381.

  15. Wang, L.; Geddes, D.A.; Walkley, B.; Provis, J.L.; Mechtcherine, V.; Tsang, D.C.W.* The role of zinc in metakaolin-based geopolymers. Cement Concrete Res., 2020, 136, 106194.

  16. Hossain, Md.U.; Wang, L.*; Chen, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Ng, S.T.; Poon, C.S.; Mechtcherine, V. Evaluating the environmental impacts of stabilization and solidification technologies for managing hazardous wastes through life cycle assessment: A case study of Hong Kong. Environ. Int., 2020, 145, 106139.

  17. Wang, L.; Chen, L.; Guo, B.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Huang, L.; Ok, Y.S.; Mechtcherine, V. Red mud-enhanced magnesium phosphate cement for remediation of Pb and As contaminated soil. J. Hazard. Mater., 2020, 400, 123317.

  18. Kumar, M.; Xiong, X.; He, M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Khan, E.; Harrad, S.; Hou, D.; Ok, Y.S.; Bolan, N.S. Microplastics as pollutants in agricultural soils. Environ. Pollut., 2020, 265, 114980.

  19. Zhao, B.; O’Connor, D.; Shen, Z.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Rinklebe, J.; Hou, D.* Sulfur-modified biochar as a soil amendment to stabilize mercury pollution: An accelerated simulation of long-term aging effects. Environ. Pollut., 2020, 264, 114687.

  20. Wang, L.; Ok, Y.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Alessi, D.S.; Rinklebe, J.; Wang, H.; Masek, O.; Hou, R.; O’Connor, D.; Hou, D.* New trends in biochar pyrolysis and modification strategies: Feedstock, pyrolysis conditions, sustainability concerns and implications for soil amendment. Soil Use Manage., 2020, 36, 358-386. [Top Cited Article 2019-2020]

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  23. Ji, M.; Sang, W.*; Tsang, D.C.W.; Usman, M.; Zhang, S.; Luo, G.* Molecular and microbial insights towards understanding the effects of hydrochar on methane emission from paddy soil. Sci. Total Environ., 2020, 714, 136769.

  24. Gao, J.; Zhao, T.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Zhao, N.*; Wei, H.; Feng, M.; Liu, K.; Zhang, W.*; Qiu, R. Effects of Zn in sludge-derived biochar on Cd immobilization and biological uptake by lettuce. Sci. Total Environ., 2020, 714, 136721. 

  25. Xiang, W.; Zhang, X.*; Chen, K.; Fang, J.; He, F.; Hu, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.; Gao, B.* Enhanced adsorption performance and governing mechanisms of ball-milled biochar for the removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Chem. Eng. J., 2020, 385, 123842. 

  26. Zhang, X.; Xiang, W.; Wang, B.; Fang, J.; Zou, W.; He, F.; Li, Y.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.; Gao, B.* Adsorption of acetone and cyclohexane onto CO2 activated hydrochars. Chemosphere, 2020, 245, 125664. 

  27. Beiyuan, J.; Awad, Y.M.; Beckers, F.; Wang, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Ok, Y.S.*; Wang, S.L.; Wang, H.; Rinklebe, J.* (Im)mobilization and speciation of lead under dynamic redox conditions in a contaminated soil amended with pine sawdust biochar. Environ. Int., 2020, 135, 105376. 

  28. Palansooriya, K.N.; Shasheen, S.M.; Chen, S.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Hashimoto, Y.; Hou, D.; Bolan, N.S.; Rinklebe, J.*; Ok, Y.S.* Soil amendments for immobilization of potentially toxic elements in contaminated soils: A critical review. Environ. Int., 2020, 134, 105046. 

  29. Ramanayaka, S.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Hou, D.; Ok, Y.S.*; Vithanage, M.* Green synthesis of graphitic nanobiochar for the removal of emerging contaminants in aqueous media. Sci. Total Environ., 2020, 706, 135725. 

  30. El-Naggar, A.; Lee, M.H.; Hur, J.; Lee, Y.H.; Igalavithana, A.D.; Shaheen, S.M.; Ryu, C.; Rinklebe, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Ok, Y.S.* Biochar-induced metal immobilization and soil biogeochemical process: An integrated mechanistic approach. Sci. Total Environ., 2020, 698, 134112. 

  31. Xu, Z.; Xu, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Yang, F.; Zhao, L.; Qiu, H.; Cao, X.* Participation of soil active components in the reduction of Cr(VI) by biochar: Differing effects of iron mineral alone and its combination with organic acid. J. Hazard. Mater., 2020, 384, 121455.

  32. Wang, L.; Chen, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Zhou, Y.; Rinklebe, J.; Song, H.; Kwon, E.E.; Baek, K.; Ok, Y.S.* Mechanistic insights into red mud, blast furnace slag, or metakaolin-assisted stabilization/solidification of arsenic-contaminated sediment. Environ. Int., 2019, 133, 105247.

  33. Fan, X.; Ding, S.*; Chen, M.; Gao, S.; Fu, Z.; Gong, M.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, C. Peaked chromium pollution in summer and winter caused by high mobility of chromium in sediment of eutrophic lake: in situ evidence from high spatiotemporal sampling. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2019, 53, 4755-4764.

  34. Beckers, F.; Awad, Y.M.; Beiyuan, J.; Abrigata, J.; Mothes, S.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.*; Rinklebe, J.* Impact of biochar on mobilization, methylation, and ethylation of mercury under dynamic redox conditions in a contaminated floodplain soil. Environ. Int., 2019, 127, 276-290.

  35. Igalavithana, A.D.; Kwon, E.E.; Vithanage, M.; Rinklebe, J.; Moon, D.H.; Meers, E.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.* Soil lead immobilization by biochars in short-term laboratory incubation studies. Environ. Int., 2019, 127, 190-198.

  36. Purakayastha, T.J.*; Bera, T.; Bhaduri, D.; Sarkar, B.; Mandal, S.; Wade, P.; Kumari, S.; Biswas, S.; Menon, M.; Pathak, H.; Tsang, D.C.W. A review on biochar modulated soil condition improvements and nutrient dynamics concerning crop yields: Pathways to climate change mitigation and global food security. Chemosphere, 2019, 227, 345-365.

  37. Igalavithana, A.D.; Kim, K.H.; Jung, J.M.; Heo, H.S.; Kwon, E.E.; Tack, F.M.G.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Jeon, Y.J.*; Ok, Y.S.* Effect of biochars pyrolyzed in N2 and CO2, and feedstock on microbial community in metal(loid)s contaminated soils. Environ. Int., 2019, 126, 791-801.

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  40. El-Naggar, A.; El-Naggar, A.H.; Shaheen, S.M.; Sarkar, B.; Chang, S.X.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Rinklebe, J.*; Ok, Y.S.* Biochar composition-dependent impacts on soil nutrient release, carbon mineralization, and potential environmental risk: A review. J. Environ. Manage., 2019, 241, 458-467.

  41. Shen, Z.; Zhang, J.; Hou, D.*; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.; Alessi, D.S. Synthesis of MgO-coated corncob biochar and its application in lead stabilization in a soil washing residue. Environ. Int., 2019, 122, 357-362.

  42. Wang, L.*; Chen, L.; Cho, D.W.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Yang, J.; Hou, D.; Baek, K.; Kua, H.W.; Poon, C.S. Novel synergy of Si-rich minerals and reactive MgO for stabilisation/solidification of contaminated sediment. J. Hazard. Mater., 2019, 365, 695-706.

  43. Yang, X.; Tsibart, A.; Nam, H.; Hur, J.; El-Naggar, A.; Tack, F.M.G.; Wang, C.H.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Ok, Y.S.* Effect of gasification biochar application on soil quality: Trace metal behavior, microbial community and soil dissolved organic matter. J. Hazard. Mater., 2019, 365, 684-694.

  44. Shen, Z.; Hou, D.*; Jin, F.; Shi, J.; Fan, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Alessi, D.S. Effect of production temperature on lead removal mechanisms by rice straw biochars. Sci. Total Environ., 2019, 655, 751-758.

  45. Xu, Z.; Xu, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Cao, X.* Contrasting impacts of pre- and post-application aging of biochar on the immobilization of Cd in contaminated soils. Environ. Pollut., 2018, 242, 1362-1370.

  46. Wang, L.; Yu, K.; Li, J.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Poon, C.S.; Yoo, J.C.; Baek, K.; Ding, S.; Hou, D.; Dai, J.G. Low-carbon and low-alkalinity stabilization/solidification of high-Pb contaminated soil. Chem. Eng. J., 2018, 351, 418-427.

  47. Rai, P.K.; Kumar, V.; Lee, S.S.; Raza, N.; Kim, K.H.*; Ok, Y.S.*; Tsang, D.C.W.* Nanoparticle-plant interaction: Implications in energy, the environment, and agriculture. Environ. Int., 2018, 119, 1-19.

  48. Beiyuan, J.*; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Bolan, N.S.; Baek, K.; Ok, Y.S.; Li, X.D. Interactions of food waste compost with metals and metal-chelant complexes during soil remediation. J. Clean. Prod., 2018, 192, 199-206.

  49. Stefaniuk, M.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.; Oleszczuk, P.* A field study of bioavailable polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sewage sludge and biochar amended soils. J. Hazard. Mater., 2018, 349, 27-34.

  50. Beiyuan, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Valix, M.; Baek, K.; Ok, Y.S.; Zhang, W.; Bolan, N.S.; Rinklebe, J.; Li, X.D. Combined application of EDDS and EDTA for removal of potentially toxic elements under multiple soil washing schemes. Chemosphere, 2018, 205, 178-187.

  51. El-Naggar, A.; Awad, Y.M.; Tang, X.Y.; Liu, C.; Niazi, N.K.; Jien, S.H.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Song, H.; Ok, Y.S.*; Lee, S.S.* Biochar influences soil carbon pools and facilitates interactions with soil: A field investigation. Land Degrad. Dev., 2018, 29, 2162-2171. [Top Downloaded Article 2017-2018]

  52. El-Naggar, A.; Lee, S.S.; Awad, Y.M.; Yang, X.; Ryu, C.; Rizwan, M.; Rinklebe, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.* Influence of soil properties and feedstocks on biochar potential for carbon mineralization and improvement of infertile soils. Geoderma, 2018, 332, 100-108.

  53. Yang, X.; Igalavithana, A.D.; Oh, S.E.; Nam, H.; Zhang, M.; Wang, C.H.; Kwon, E.E.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.* Characterization of bioenergy biochar and its utilization for metal/metalloid immobilization in contaminated soil. Sci. Total Environ., 2018, 640-641, 704-713.

  54. Kim, H.B.; Kim, S.H.; Jeon, E.K.; Kim, D.H.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Alessi, D.S.; Kwon, E.E.; Baek, K.* Effect of dissolved organic carbon from sludge, rice straw and spent coffee ground biochar on the mobility of arsenic in soil. Sci. Total Environ., 2018, 636, 1241-1248.

  55. Leung, Y.F.*; Liu, W.; Li, J.S.; Wang, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Lo, C.Y.; Leung, M.T.; Poon, C.S. Three-dimensional spatial variability of arsenic-containing soil from geogenic source in Hong Kong: Implications on sampling strategies. Sci. Total Environ., 2018, 633, 836-847.

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  59. Qin, P.; Wang, H.*; Yang, X.; He, L.; Muller, K.; Shaheen, S.M.; Xu, S.; Rinklebe, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.; Bolan, N.S.; Song, Z.; Che, L.; Xu, X. Bamboo- and pig-derived biochars reduce leaching losses of dibutyl phthalate, cadmium, and lead from co-contaminated soils. Chemosphere, 2018, 198, 450-459.

  60. Wang, Y.S.; Dai, J.G.*; Wang, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Poon, C.S. Influence of lead on stabilization/solidification using ordinary Portland cement and magnesium phosphate cement. Chemosphere, 2018, 190, 90-96.

  61. Zhao, B.; O’Connor, D.; Zhang, J.; Peng, T.; Shen, Z.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Hou, D.* Effect of pyrolysis temperature, heating rate, and residence time on rapeseed stem derived biochar. J. Clean. Prod., 2018, 174, 977-987.

  62. He, L.; Fan, S.; Muller, K.; Wang, H.*; Che, L.; Xu, S.*; Song, Z.; Yuan, G.; Rinklebe, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.; Bolan, N.S. Comparative analysis biochar and compost-induced degradation of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in soils. Sci. Total Environ., 2018, 625, 987-993.

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  65. O’Connor, D.; Peng, T.; Zhang, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Alessi, D.S.; Shen, Z.; Bolan, N.S.; Hou, D.* Biochar application for the remediation of heavy metal polluted land: A review of in situ field trials. Sci. Total Environ., 2018, 619-620, 815-826.

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Industrial Wastewater, Stormwater, and Groundwater Treatment 

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  2. Wan, Z.; Xu, Z.; Sun, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Hou, D.; Gao, B.; Khan, E.; Graham, N.J.D.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Stoichiometric carbocatalysis via epoxide-like C-S-O configuration on sulfur-doped biochar for environmental remediation. J. Hazard. Mater., 2022, 428, 128223.

  3. Hudcova, B.*; Fein, J.B.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Komarek, M. Mg-Fe LDH-coated biochars for metal(loid) removal: Surface complexation modeling and structural change investigations. Chem. Eng. J., 2022, 432, 134360.

  4. Zhu, J.; Song, Y.; Wang, L.; Zhang, Z.; Gao, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.; Hou, D.* Green remediation of benzene contaminated groundwater using persulfate activated by biochar composite loaded with iron sulfide minerals. Chem. Eng. J., 2022, 429, 132292.

  5. Zhu, X.; Xu, Z.; You, S.; Komarek, M.; Alessi, D.S.; Yuan, X.; Palansooriya, K.N.; Ok, Y.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Machine learning exploration of the direct and indirect roles of Fe impregnation on Cr(VI) removal by engineered biochar. Chem. Eng. J., 2022, 428, 131967.

  6. Zhu, X.; He, M.; Sun, Y.; Xu, Z.; Wan, Z.; Hou, D.; Alessi, D.S.; Ok, Y.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Insights into the adsorption of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) on biochar and activated carbon with the aid of machine learning. J. Hazard. Mater., 2022, 423, 127060.

  7. Yang, X.; Hinzmann, M.; Pan, H.; Wang, J.; Bolan, N.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.; Wang, S.L.; Shaheen, S.M.; Wang, H.*; Rinklebe, J.* Pig carcass-derived biochar caused contradictory effects on arsenic mobilization in a contaminated paddy soil under fluctuating controlled redox conditions. J. Hazard. Mater., 2022, 421, 126647.

  8. Heidari, H.; Abbas, T.; Ok, Y.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Bhatnagar, A.; Khan, E.* GenX is not always a better per- and polyfluorinated compound than PFOA: A critical review on aqueous phase treatability by adsorption and cost. Water Res., 2021, 205, 117683.

  9. ​Xu, Z.; Wan, Z.; Sun, Y.; Cao, X.; Hou, D.; Alessi, D.S.; Ok, Y.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Unraveling iron speciation on Fe-biochar with distinct arsenic removal mechanisms and depth distributions of As and Fe. Chem. Eng. J., 2021, 425, 131489.

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