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Di WU (吳鏑)

Research Assistant Professor

Email: cewudi@ust.hk
Homepage: https://facultyprofiles.ust.hk/profiles.php?profile=di-wu-cewudi


My current research is under the scheme of Urban Environmental Resource Management, with specific focuses on the fundamental study of water & wastewater treatment, and environmental biotechnology & bioprocess innovations. My long-term scientific goal is to understand more about biofilm & bioprocess and harness/alleviate their powers/detriments in the Nexus of MICRObiome-Water–hEALTH (Micro-wealthn).



  • Liang, Z.S., Zhang, L., Wu, D., Chen, G.H., Jiang, F. *, 2019. Systematic evaluation of a dynamic sewer process model for prediction of odor formation and mitigation in large-scale pressurized sewers in Hong Kong. (Water Research, in press).
  • Wang, B. Wu, D.*, Ekama, G., Dai, J., Hao, X. D., Chen, G. H., 2019. Elucidating the effets of starvation and reactivation on anaerobic sulfidogenic granular sludge: reactor performance and granular sludge transformation. Water Research 151, 44-53 (link).
  • Guo, G., Wu, D.*, Ekama, G.A., Hao, T.W., Mackey, H.R., Chen, G.H.*, 2018. Denitrifying sulfur conversion-associated EBPR: effects of temperature and carbon source on anaerobic metabolism and performance, Water Research 141, 9-18. (link)
  • Wang, B., Wu, D.*, Ekama, G.A., Tsui, T., Jiang, F., Chen, G.H.*, 2018. Characterization of a new continuous gas-mixing sulfidogenic anaerobic bioreactor: hydrodynamics and sludge granulation. Water Research 135, 251-261. (link)
  • Lu, H, Huang, H.Q., Yang, W.M., Mackey, H.R., Khanal, S., Wu, D.*, Chen G.H., 2018. Elucidating the stimulatory and inhibitory effects of dissolved sulfide on sulfur-oxidizing bacteria (SOB) driven autotrophic denitrification. Water Research 133, 165-172. (link)
  • Guo, G., Wu, D.*, Hao, T.W.*, Mackey, H.R., Wei, L., Chen, G.H., 2017. Denitrifying sulfur conversion-associated EBPR: the effect of pH on anaerobic metabolism and performance. Water Research 123, 687-695. (link)
  • Wang, B., Wu, D.*, Ekama, G.A, Huang H., Lu, H., Chen G.H.*, 2017. Optimizing mixing mode and intensity to prevent sludge flotation in sulfidogenic anaerobic sludge bed reactors. Water Research 122, 481-491. (link)
  • Guo, G., Wu, D.*, Hao, T.W.*, Mackey, H.R., Wei, L., Lu, H., Chen, G.H., 2016. Granulation of susceptible sludge under carbon deficient conditions: a case of denitrifying sulfur conversion-associated EBPR process. Water Research 103, 444-452. (link)
  • Guo, G., Wu, D.*, Hao, T.W., Mackey, H.R., Wei, L., Wang, H.G., Chen, G.H.*, 2016. Functional bacteria and process metabolism of the denitrifying sulfur conversion-associated enhanced biological phosphorus removal (DS-EBPR) system: an investigation by operating the system from deterioration to restoration. Water Research 95, 289-299. (link)
  • Wu, D., Ekama, G.A., Chui, H.K., Wang, B., Cui, Y.X., Hao, T.W., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., Chen, G.H.*, 2016. Large-scale demonstration of sulfate reduction autotrophic denitrification nitrification integrated (SANI®) process in saline sewage treatment. Water Research 100, 496-507. (link)
  • Wu, D., Ekama, G.A., Wang, H.G., Wei, L., Lu, H., Chui, H.K., Liu, W.T., Brdjanovic, D., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., Chen, G. H.*, 2014. Simultaneous nitrogen and phosphorus removal in the sulfur cycle-associated enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) process. Water Research 49, 251-264. (link)
  • Wu, D., Ekama, G.A., Lu, H., Chui, H.K., Liu, W.T., Brdjanovic, D., van Loosdrecht, M.C.M., Chen G.H.*, 2013. A new biological phosphorus removal process in association with sulfur cycle. Water Research 47, 3057-3069. (link)