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[Top 10% Journals by CiteScore548 in total]
[Corresponding Author* – 276 in total]
[Research Student/Associate's Contribution – 368 in total]
[Highly Cited Papers 97; Hot Paper - 3 as of September 2023]

Waste Valorization into Bio-based Chemicals,

Bio-energy, and Eco-friendly Products  

  1. Wang, M.; Liu, K.; Xu, Z.; Dutta, S.; Labianca, C.; Valix, M.; Zimmerman, J.B.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Integrated assessment of deep eutectic solvents questions solvometallurgy as a sustainable recycling approach for lithium-ion batteries. One Earth, 2023, in press.

  2. Wang, M.; Liu, K.; Xu, Z.; Dutta, S.; Valix, M.; Alessi, D.S.; Huang, L.; Zimmerman, J.B.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Selective extraction of critical metals from spent lithium-ion batteries. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2023, 57, 3940-3950. [Journal Cover] 

  3. Liu, K.; Wang, J.; Wang, M.Zhang, Q.; Valix, M.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Low-carbon recycling of spent lithium iron phosphate batteries via a hydro-oxygen repair route. Green Chem., 2023, 25, 6642-6651. [Journal Cover] 

  4. Zhu, X.; Luo, Z.; Zhang, Q.; He, M.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Valorization of slow pyrolysis vapor from biomass waste: Comparative study on pyrolysis characteristics, kinetics, evolved gas evaluation, and adsorption effects. Bioresource Technol., 2023, 386, 129543.

  5. He, M.; Cao, Y.; Fan, Y.; Masek, O.; Clark, J.H.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Revealing roles of CO2 and N2 in pressurized hydrothermal carbonization process for enhancing energy recovery and carbon sequestration. Bioresource Technol., 2023, 385, 129429.

  6. Zhu, X.; Zhang, Y.; Chen, L.; Wang, L.; Ma, B.; Li, J.; Poon, C.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Bonding mechanisms and micro-mechanical properties of the interfacial transition zone (ITZ) of between biochar and paste in carbon-sink cement-based composites. Cement Concrete Comp., 2023, 139, 105004.

  7. Yu, I.K.M.; Chan, O.Y.; Zhang, Q.; Wang, L.; Wong, K.H.*; Tsang, D.C.W.* Upcycling of spent tea leaves and spent coffee grounds into sustainable 3D-printing materials: Natural plasticization and low-energy fabrication. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2023, 11, 6230-6240. [Journal Cover] 

  8. Liu, K.; Wang, M.; Zhang, Q.; Xu, Z.; Labianca, C.; Komarek, M.; Gao, B.; Tsang, D.C.W.* A perspective on the recovery mechanisms of spent lithium iron phosphate cathode materials in different oxidation environments. J. Hazard. Mater., 2023, 445, 130502.

  9. Zhu, X.; Liu, B.; Sun, L.*; Li, R.; Deng, H.; Zhu, X.; Tsang, D.C.W. Machine learning-assisted exploration for carbon neutrality potential of municipal sludge recycling via hydrothermal carbonization. Bioresource Technol., 2023, 369, 128454.

  10. Wan, Z.; Cao, Y.; Xu, Z.; Duan, S.; Xu, S.; Hou, D.; Wang, S.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Revealing intrinsic relations between Cu scales and radical/nonradical oxidations to regulate nucleophilic/electrophilic catalysis. Adv. Funct. Mater., 2023, 33, 2212227.

  11. He, M.; Xu, Z.; Hou, D.; Gao, B.; Cao, X.; Ok, Y.S.; Rinklebe, J.; Bolan, N.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Waste-derived biochar for water pollution control and sustainable development. Nat. Rev. Earth Environ., 2022, 3, 444-460.

  12. Zhu, X.; He, M.; Xu, Z.; Luo, Z.; Gao, B.; Ruan, R.; Wang, C.H.; Wong, K.H.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Combined acid pretreatment and co-hydrothermal carbonization to enhance energy recovery from food waste digestate. Energ. Convers. Manage., 2022, 266, 115855.

  13. 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. 

  14. 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]

  15. 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]

  16. 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]

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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]

  22. 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.

  23. 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]

  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. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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. 

  28. 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. 

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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. A sustainable biochar catalyst synergized with copper heteroatoms and CO2 for singlet oxygenation and electron transfer routes. Green Chem., 2019, 21, 4800-4814. 

  32. 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. Graphite oxide- and graphene oxide-supported catalysts for microwave-assisted glucose isomerisation in water. Green Chem., 2019, 21, 4341-4353. [Journal Cover]

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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 a biorefinery. Green Chem., 2019, 21, 1267-1281. [Journal Cover]

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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]

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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. Hou, D.*; Al-Tabbaa, A.; O’Connor, D.; Hu, Q.; Zhu, Y.G.; Wang, L.; Kirkwood, N.; Ok, Y.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Bolan, N.S.; Rinklebe, J. Sustainable remediation and redevelopment of brownfield sites. Nat. Rev. Earth Environ., 2023, 4, 271-286.

  2. Xu, Z.; Sun, M.; Xu, X.; Cao, X.*; Ippolito, J.A.; Mohanty, S.M.; Ni, B.J.; Xu, S.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Electron donation of Fe-Mn biochar for chromium(VI) immobilization: Key roles of embedded zero-valent iron clusters within iron-manganese oxide. J. Hazard. Mater., 2023, 131632.

  3. Yao, S.; Ni, N.; Li, X.; Wang, N.; Bian, Y.; Jiang, X.; Song, Y.*; Bolan, N.S.; Zhang, Q.; Tsang, D.C.W. Interactions between white and black carbon in water: A case study of concurrent aging of microplastics and biochar. Water Res., 2023, 238, 120006.

  4. Zhang, Y.; Wan, Z.; Wang, L.*; Guo, B.; Ma, B.*; Chen, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Designing magnesium phosphate cement for stabilization/solidification of Zn-rich electroplating sludge. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2022, 56, 9398-9407. 

  5. Palansooriya, K.N.; Li, J.; Dissanayake, P.D.; Suvarna, M.; Li, L.; Yuan, X.; Sarkar, B.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Rinklebe, J.; Wang, X.*; Ok, Y.S.* Prediction of soil heavy metal immobilization by biochar using machine learning. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2022, 56, 4187-4198.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  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. 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]

  19. Tang, P.; Chen, W.; Xuan, D.; Cheng, H.; Poon, C.S.*; Tsang, D.C.W.* Immobilization of hazardous municipal solid waste incineration fly ash by novel alternative binders derived from cementitious waste. J. Hazard. Mater., 2020, 393, 122386.

  20. 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.

  21. 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. 

  22. 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. 

  23. 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. 

  24. 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. 

  25. 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. 

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. Wang, L.; Cho, D.W.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Cao, X.; Hou, D.; Shen, Z.; Alessi, D.S.; Ok, Y.S.; Poon, C.S. Green remediation of As and Pb contaminated soil using cement-free clay-based stabilization/solidification. Environ. Int., 2019, 126, 336-345.

  30. Chen, L.; Wang, L.*; Cho, D.W.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Tong, L.; Zhou, Y.; Yang, J.; Hu, Q.; Poon, C.S. Sustainable stabilization/solidification of municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash by incorporation of green materials. J. Clean. Prod., 2019, 222, 335-343.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. Li, J.S.; Wang, L.; Cui, J.L.; Poon, C.S.*; Beiyuan, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Li, X.D. Effects of low-alkalinity binders on stabilization/solidification of geogenic As-containing soils: Spectroscopic investigation and leaching tests. Sci. Total Environ., 2018, 631-632, 1486-1494.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. Yoo, J.C.; Beiyuan, J.; Wang, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Baek, K.*; Bolan, N.S.; Ok, Y.S.; Li, X.D. A combination of ferric nitrate/EDDS-enhanced washing and sludge-derived biochar stabilization of metal-contaminated soils. Sci. Total Environ., 2018, 616-617, 572-582.

  41. Beiyuan, J.; Li, J.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Wang, L.; Poon, C.S.; Li, X.D.; Fendorf, S. Fate of arsenic before and after chemical-enhanced washing of an arsenic-containing soil in Hong Kong. Sci. Total. Environ., 2017, 599-600, 679-688.

  42. Li, J.S.; Beiyuan, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Wang, L.; Poon, C.S.*; Li, X.D.; Fendorf, S. Arsenic-containing soil from geogenic source in Hong Kong: Leaching characteristics and stabilization/solidification. Chemosphere, 2017, 182, 31-39.

  43. Beiyuan, J.; Awad, Y.M.; Beckers, F.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Ok, Y.S.*; Rinklebe, J.* Mobility and phytoavailability of As and Pb in a contaminated soil using pine sawdust biochar under systematic change of redox conditions. Chemosphere, 2017, 178, 110-118.

  44. Igalavithana, A.D.; Lee, S.E.; Lee, Y.H.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Rinklebe, J.; Kwon, E.E.; Ok, Y.S.* Heavy metal immobilization and microbial community abundance by vegetable waste and pine cone biochar of agricultural soils. Chemosphere, 2017, 174, 593-603.

  45. Beiyuan, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Valix, M.; Zhang, W.; Yang, X.; Ok, Y.S.; Li, X.D. Selective dissolution followed by EDDS washing of an e-waste contaminated soil: Extraction efficiency, fate of residual metals, and impact on soil quality. Chemosphere, 2017, 166, 489-496.

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  47. Beiyuan, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Ok, Y.S.*; Zhang, W.; Yang, X.; Baek, K.; Li, X.D. Integrating EDDS-enhanced washing with low-cost stabilization of metal-contaminated soil from an e-waste recycling site. Chemosphere, 2016, 159, 426-432.

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Industrial Wastewater, Stormwater, and Groundwater Treatment 

  1. Zhang, Q.; Sun, Y.; Xu, W.; Yang, C.; Wu, C.; Wang, C.H.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Efficient microwave-assisted mineralization of oxytetracycline driven by persulfate and hypochlorite over Cu-biochar catalyst. Bioresource Technol., 2023, 372, 128698.

  2. Sun, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Clark, J.H.; Graham, N.J.D.; Hou, D.; Ok, Y.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Tailoring wood waste biochar as a reusable microwave absorbent for pollutant removal: Structure-property-performance relationship and iron-carbon interaction. Bioresource Technol., 2022, 362, 127838.

  3. Xu, Z.; Wan, Z.; Sun, Y.; Gao, B.; Hou, D.; Cao, X.; Komarek, M.; Ok, Y.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Electroactive Fe-biochar for redox-related remediation of arsenic and chromium: Distinct redox nature with varying iron/carbon speciation. J. Hazard. Mater., 2022, 430, 128479.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  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.

  10. Zhong, C.*; Zolfaghari, A.; Hou, D.; Goss, G.G.; Lanoil, B.D.; Gehman, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.; He, Y.; Alessi, D.S.* Comparison of the hydraulic fracturing water cycle in China and North America: A critical review. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2021, 55, 7167-7185.

  11. Xu, Z.; He, M.; Xu, X.; Cao, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Impacts of different activation processes on the carbon stability of biochar for oxidation resistance. Bioresource Technol., 2021, 338, 125555. 

  12. Sun, Y.; Xiong, X.; He, M.; Xu, Z.; Hou, D.; Zhang, W.; Ok, Y.S.; Rinklebe, J.; Wang, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Roles of biochar-derived dissolved organic matter in soil amendment and environmental remediation: A critical review. Chem. Eng. J., 2021, 424, 130387.

  13. Xu, Z.; Xu, X.*; Yu, Y.; Yao, C.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Cao, X. Evolution of redox activity of biochar during interaction with soil minerals: Effect on the electron donating and mediating capacities for Cr(VI) reduction. J. Hazard. Mater., 2021, 414, 125483.

  14. Zhong, D.; Ren, S.; Dong, X.; Yang, X.; Wang, L.*; Chen, J.*; Zhao, Z.; Zhang, Y.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Crittenden, J.C. Rice husk-derived biochar can aggravate arsenic mobility in ferrous-rich groundwater during oxygenation. Water Res., 2021, 200, 117264.

  15. Valenca, R.; Le, H.; Zu. Y.; Dittrich, T.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Datta, R.; Sarkar, D.; Mohanty, S.K.* Nitrate removal uncertainty in stormwater control measures: Is the design or climate a culprit? Water Res., 2021, 190, 116781.

  16. Zhu, X.; Wan, Z.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; He, M.; Hou, D.; Su, Z.; Shang, J. Machine learning for the selection of carbon-based materials for tetracycline and sulfamethoxazole adsorption. Chem. Eng. J., 2021, 406, 126782.

  17. Peng, Y.; Sun, Y.; Hanif, A.; Shang, J.; Shen, Z.; Hou, D.; Zhou, Y.; Chen, Q.; Ok, Y.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Design and fabrication of exfoliated Mg/Al layered double hydroxides on biochar support. J. Clean. Prod., 2021, 289, 125142.

  18. Chen, S.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; He, M.; Sun, Y.; Lau, L.S.Y.; Leung, R.W.M.; Lau, E.S.C.; Hou, D.; Liu, A.; Mohanty, S. Designing sustainable drainage systems in subtropical cities: Challenges and opportunities. J. Clean. Prod., 2021, 280, 124418.

  19. Peng, Y.; Sun, Y.; Fan, B.; Zhang, S.; Bolan, N.S.; Chen, Q.*; Tsang, D.C.W.* Fe/Al (hydr)oxides engineered biochar for reducing phosphorus leaching from a fertile calcareous soil. J. Clean. Prod., 2021, 279, 123877.

  20. Liu, J.*; Ren, S.; Cao, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Beiyuan, J.; Peng, Y.; Fang, F.; She, J.; Yin, M.; Shen, N.; Wang, J.* Highly efficient removal of thallium in wastewater by MnFe2O4-biochar composite. J. Hazard. Mater., 2021, 401, 123311.

  21. Wan, Z.; Sun, Y.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Khan, E.; Yip, A.C.K.; Ng, Y.H.; Rinklebe, J. Ok, Y.S. Customised fabrication of nitrogen-doped biochar for environmental and energy applications. Chem. Eng. J., 2020, 401, 126136.

  22. Sun, Y.; Yu, I.K.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Fan, J.; Clark, J.H.; Luo, G.; Zhang, S.; Khan, E.; Graham, N.J.D. Tailored design of graphitic biochar for high-efficiency and chemical-free microwave-assisted removal of refractory organic contaminants. Chem. Eng. J., 2020, 398, 125505.

  23. Zhong, D.; Zhao, Z.; Jiang, Y.; Yang, X.; Wang, L.*; Chen, J.; Guan, C.Y.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Crittenden, J.C. Contrasting abiotic As(III) immobilization by undissolved and dissolved fractions of biochar in Ca2+-rich groundwater under anoxic conditions. Water Res., 2020, 183, 116106.

  24. Wan, Z.; Sun, Y.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Xu, Z.; Khan, E.; Liu, S.H.; Cao, X. Sustainable impact of tartaric acid as electron shuttle on hierarchical iron-incorporated biochar. Chem. Eng. J., 2020, 395, 125138.

  25. Wang, D.; Sun, Y.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Hou, D.; Khan, E.; Alessi, D.S.; Zhou, Y.; Gong, J.; Wang, L.* The roles of suspended solids in persulfate/Fe2+ treatment of hydraulic fracturing wastewater treatment: Synergistic interplay of inherent wastewater components. Chem. Eng. J., 2020, 388, 124243. 

  26. Xiang, W.; Zhang, X.*; Chen, J.; Zou, W.; He, F.; Hu, X.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.; Gao, B.* Biochar technology in wastewater treatment: A critical review. Chemosphere, 2020, 252, 126539.

  27. Li, Z.; Sun, Y.; Yang, Y.; Han, Y.; Wang, T.; Chen, J.*; Tsang, D.C.W.* Comparing biochar- and bentonite-supported Fe-based catalysts for selective degradation of antibiotics: Mechanisms and pathway. Environ. Res., 2020, 183, 109156.

  28. Xiang, Y.; Yang, X.; Xu, Z.; Hu, W.; Zhou, Y.*; Wan, Z.; Yang, Y.; Wei, Y.; Yang, J.; Tsang, D.C.W. Fabrication of sustainable manganese ferrite modified biochar from vinasse for enhanced adsorption of fluoroquinolone antibiotics: Effects and mechanisms. Sci. Total Environ., 2020, 709, 136079. 

  29. Wang, D.; Sun, Y.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Khan, E.; Cho, D.W.; Zhou, Y.; Qi, F.; Gong, J.; Wang, L.* Synergistic utilization of inherent halides and alcohols in hydraulic fracturing wastewater for radical-based treatment: A case study of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate removal. J. Hazard. Mater., 2020, 384, 121321. 

  30. Zhang, P.; O’Connor, D.; Wang, Y.; Jiang, L.; Xia, T.; Wang, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.; Ok, Y.S.; Hou, D.* A green biochar/iron oxide composite for methylene blue removal. J. Hazard. Mater., 2020, 384, 121286.

  31. Sun, Y.; Chen, S.S.; Lau, A.Y.T.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Mohanty, S.K.; Bhatnagar, A.; Rinklebe, J.; Lin, K.Y.A.; Ok, Y.S. Waste-derived compost and biochar amendments for stormwater treatment in bioretention column: Co-transport of metals and colloids. J. Hazard. Mater., 2020, 383, 121243. 

  32. Li, Z.; Sun, Y.; Yang, Y.; Han, Y.; Wang, T.; Chen, J.*; Tsang, D.C.W.* Biochar-supported nanoscale zero-valent iron as an efficient catalyst for organic degradation in groundwater. J. Hazard. Mater., 2020, 383, 121240. 

  33. Zhong, D.; Jiang, Y.; Zhao, Z.; Wang, L.*; Chen, J.; Ren, S.; Liu, Z.; Zhang, Y.*; Tsang, D.C.W.; Crittenden, J.C. pH dependence of arsenic oxidation by rice-husk-derived biochar: Roles of redox-active moieties. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2019, 53, 9034-9044.

  34. Zhou, H.; Wu, S.; Zhou, Y.*; Yang, Y.; Zhang, J.; Zhou, Y.; Duan, X.; Wang, S.; Wang, L.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Insights into the oxidation of organic contaminants by iron nanoparticles encapsulated within boron and nitrogen co-doped carbon nanoshell: Catalyzed Fenton-like reaction at natural pH. Environ. Int., 2019, 128, 77-88.

  35. Sun, Y.; Yu, I.K.M.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Cao, X.; Lin, D.; Wang, L.; Graham, N.J.D.; Alessi, D.S.; Komarek, M.; Ok, Y.S.*; Feng, Y.; Li, X.D. Multifunctional iron-biochar composites for the removal of potentially toxic elements, inherent cations, and hetero-chloride from hydraulic fracturing wastewater. Environ. Int., 2019, 124, 521-532.

  36. Yang, F.; Zhang, S.; Sun, Y.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Cheng, K.; Ok, Y.S. Assembling biochar with various layered double hydroxides for enhancement of phosphorus recovery. J. Hazard. Mater., 2019, 365, 665-673.

  37. Yang, F.; Zhang, S.; Cho, D.W.; Du, Q.; Song, J.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Porous biochar composite assembled with ternary needle-like iron-manganese-sulphur hybrids for high-efficiency lead removal. Bioresource Technol., 2019, 272, 415-420.

  38. Yang, F.; Zhang, S.; Sun, Y.; Cheng, K.; Li, J.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Fabrication and characterization of hydrophilic corn stalk biochar-supported nanoscale zero-valent iron composites for efficient metal removal. Bioresource Technol., 2018, 265, 490-497.

  39. Yang, F.*; Zhang, S.; Li, H.; Li, S.; Cheng, K.; Li, J.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Corn straw-derived biochar impregnated with α-FeOOH nanorods for highly effective copper removal. Chem. Eng. J., 2018, 348, 191-201.

  40. Lei, C.; Sun, Y.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Lin, D.* Environmental transformations and ecological effects of iron-based nanoparticles. Environ. Pollut., 2018, 232, 10-30.

  41. Mohanty, S.K.*; Valenca, R.; Berger, A.; Yu, I.K.M.; Xiong, X.; Saunders, T.; Tsang, D.C.W.* Plenty of room for carbon on the ground: Potential applications of biochar for stormwater treatment. Sci. Total Environ., 2018, 625, 1644-1658.

  42. Sun, Y.; Lei, C.; Khan, E.; Chen, S.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Ok, Y.S.; Lin, D.; Feng, Y.; Li, X.D. Aging effects on chemical transformation and metal(loid) removal by entrapped nanoscale zero-valent iron for hydraulic fracturing wastewater treatment. Sci. Total Environ., 2018, 615, 498-507.

  43. Chen, S.S.; Sun, Y.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Graham, N.J.D.; Ok, Y.S.; Feng, Y.*; Li, X.D. Insights into the subsurface transport of As(V) and Se(VI) in flowback water from hydraulic fracturing. Environ. Pollut., 2017, 223, 449-456.

  44. Chen, S.S.; Sun, Y.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Graham, N.J.D.; Ok, Y.S.; Feng, Y.*; Li, X.D. Potential impact of flowback water from hydraulic fracturing on agricultural soil quality: Metal/metalloid bioaccessibility, Microtox bioassay, and enzyme activities. Sci. Total. Environ., 2017, 579, 1419-1426.

  45. Lau, A.Y.T.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Graham, N.J.D.; Ok, Y.S.; Yang, X.; Li, X.D. Surface-modified biochars in a bioretention system for Escherichia coli removal from stormwater. Chemosphere, 2017, 169, 89-98.

  46. Sun, Y.; Chen, S.S.; Tsang, D.C.W.*; Graham, N.J.D.; Ok, Y.S.; Feng, Y.*; Li, X.D. Zero-valent iron for the abatement of arsenate and selenate from flowback water of hydraulic fracturing. Chemosphere, 2017, 167, 163-170.

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