Guanghao CHEN 陳光浩


Chair Professor
Director of Hong Kong Branch of Chinese National Engineering Research Center for Control and Treatment of Heavy Metal Pollution
Director of Wastewater Technology Laboratory
Director of Water Technology Center
Associate Director of Institute for the Environment
Research Area
Research Interests
Environmental engineering

DEng , Kyoto University

Research Projects

Sustainable Sulfur conversion wastewater treatment processes – Woody Wu, Tianwei Hao, and Guang-Hao CHEN

SANI process optimization, demonstration, and application –Demonstration - Woody Wu, Allen Leung, YW Ha, Bo Wang, and Guang-Hao CHEN

Sludge odor control and new resource recovery – Tianwei Hao and Guang-Hao CHEN

Scale-up of self-forming dynamic membrane bioreactor (SFMBR)– Dai Ji and Guang-Hao CHEN

Total Municipal Organic Waste Management by integrating Food Waste Disposal And Sewage Treatment (MOW-FAST) - Guang-Hao CHEN, T Zhang (HKU), J. Wang (HKBU), and G. Ekama (UCT)

Selected Publications

L. Chen, T.-H. Tsui, G. A. Ekama, H. R. Mackey, T. W. Hao, and G. H. Chen. (2018). Development of biochemical sulfide potential (BSP) test for sulfidogenic biotechnology application. Water Research, 135, pp.231-240.

D. Guan, J. Dai, Y. Watanabe and G. H. Chen (2018).  The Change of Physical Properties of Dynamic Layer and Its Correlation with Permeate Quality in Self-forming Dynamic Membrane Bio-reactor.  Water Research, 140, 67-76.

Li, X., Luo, J., Guo, G., Mackey, H. R., Hao, T., & Chen, G. H.. (2017). Seawater-based wastewater accelerates development of aerobic granular sludge: a laboratory proof-of-concept. Water Research, 115, 210-219. 

Wu, D., Ekama, G. A., Chui, H. K., Wang, B., Cui, Y. X., Hao, T. W. & Chen, G. H. (2016). Large-scale demonstration of the sulfate reduction autotrophic denitrification nitrification integrated (SANI®) process in saline sewage treatment. Water Research, 100, 496-507. 

Hao, T., Luo, J., Wei, L., Mackey, H. R., Liu, R., Morito, G. R., & Chen, G. H. (2015). Physicochemical and biological characterization of long-term operated sulfate reducing granular sludge in the SANI® process. Water Research, 71, 74-84. 

Hao, T. W., Xiang, P. Y., Mackey, H. R., Chi, K., Lu, H., Chui, H. K., & Chen, G. H. (2014). A review of biological sulfate conversions in wastewater treatment. Water Research, 65, 1-21. 

Luo, J., Hao, T., Wei, L., Mackey, H. R., Lin, Z., & Chen, G. H. (2014). Impact of influent COD/N ratio on disintegration of aerobic granular sludge. Water Research, 62, 127-135. 

Wu, D., Ekama, G. A., Wang, H. G., Wei, L., Lu, H., Chui, H. K., & 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. 

Lu, H., Wu, D., Jiang, F., Ekama, G. A., van Loosdrecht, M. C., & Chen, G. H. (2012). The demonstration of a novel sulfur cycle‐based wastewater treatment process: Sulfate reduction, autotrophic denitrification, and nitrification integrated (SANI®) biological nitrogen removal process. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 109(11), 2778-2789. 

Wang, J., Lu, H., Chen, G. H., Lau, G. N., Tsang, W. L., & van Loosdrecht, M. C. (2009). A novel sulfate reduction, autotrophic denitrification, nitrification integrated (SANI) process for saline wastewater treatment. Water Research, 43(9), 2363-2372.

Tam, L. S., Tang, T. W., Lau, G. N., Sharma, K. R., & Chen, G. H. (2007). A pilot study for wastewater reclamation and reuse with MBR/RO and MF/RO systems. Desalination, 202(1-3), 106-113. 

Guan, X. H., Chen, G. H., & Shang, C. (2005). Re-use of water treatment works sludge to enhance particulate pollutant removal from sewage. Water Research, 39(15), 3433-3440. 

Saby, S., Djafer, M., & Chen, G. H. (2003). Effect of low ORP in anoxic sludge zone on excess sludge production in oxic-settling-anoxic activated sludge process. Water Research, 37(1), 11-20. 

Chen, G. H., Wong, M. T., Okabe, S., & Watanabe, Y. (2003). Dynamic response of nitrifying activated sludge batch culture to increased chloride concentration. Water Research, 37(13), 3125-3135. 

Chen, G. H., An, K. J., Saby, S., Brois, E., & Djafer, M. (2003). Possible cause of excess sludge reduction in an oxic-settling-anaerobic activated sludge process (OSA process). Water Research, 37(16), 3855-3866.

Chen, G. H., Mo, H. K., & Liu, Y. (2002). Utilization of a metabolic uncoupler, 3, 3′, 4′, 5-tetrachlorosalicylanilide (TCS) to reduce sludge growth in activated sludge culture. Water Research, 36(8), 2077-2083. 

Saby, S., Djafer, M., & Chen, G. H. (2002). Feasibility of using a chlorination step to reduce excess sludge in activated sludge process. Water Research, 36(3), 656-666.