Irene Man Chi LO 勞敏慈

Irene Man Chi

PhD in Civil Engineering
Chair Professor
Senior Fellow of HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study
Program Director of Environmental Engineering and Management
Research Area
Research Interests
Fate and transport of nanoparticles
Nanotechnology for environmental application
Soil and groundwater remediation
Solid waste treatment and disposal
Wastewater treatment

PhD , University of Texas-Austin

Recent Funded Research Projects

Photoelectrochemical technology for emerging pollutant degradation and bacteria photodisinfection with hydrogen evolution for treatment of secondary wastewater effluents (1/1/2019-31/12/2021)
Source: General Research Fund (GRF), RGC
Project No.: 16200918

Simultaneous Endocrine Disruptor Photodegradation and Sewage Disinfection using Magnetically Separable Photocatalysts Activated by Visible Light(01/01/ 2018 – 31/12/ 2020)
Source: General Research Fund (GRF), RGCProject No.: 16200117

Environmental Behaviors of Arsenic-loaded Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles in Subsurface System (01/01/2017 - 31/12/2020)
Source: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)/ Research Grants Council (RGC) Joint Research Scheme
Project No.: N_HKUST603/16

Development and application of highly efficient bismuth oxyhalide-based visible-light-driven magnetic photocatalysts for PPCP removal from sewage (1/11/2016-30/04/2018)
Source: Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF)
Project No.: ITS_024-16

Selected Publications

Zeng, X., Lan, S., and Lo, I.M.C. (2019). Rapid Disinfection of E. coli by Ternary BiVO4/Ag/g-C3N4 Composite under Visible Light: Photocatalysis Mechanism and Performance Investigation in Authentic Sewage. Environmental Science: Nano. 6, 610-623.

Fang, Liping; Shi, Qiantao; Nguyen, Jessica; WU, Baile; Wang, Zimeng; Lo, I.M.C.* (2107). Removal Mechanisms of Phosphate by Lanthanum Hydroxide Nanorods: Investigations using EXAFS, ATR-FTIR, DFT, and Surface Complexation Modeling Approaches. Environment Science & Technology. 51(21), 12377-12384.

Fang, L.P.; Wu, B. and Lo, I.M.C.* (2017) Fabrication of silica-free superparamagnetic ZrO2@ Fe3O4 with enhanced phosphate recovery from sewage: Performance and adsorption mechanism, Chemical Engineering Journal, 319, 258-267.

Khan, M. and Lo, I.M.C.* (2016). A holistic review of hydrogel applications in the adsorptive removal of aqueous pollutants: Recent progress, challenges, and perspectives. Water Research, 259–271.

Xia, D.H. and Lo, I.M.C.* (2016). Synthesis of magnetically separable Bi2O4/Fe3O4 hybrid nanocomposites with enhanced photocatalytic removal of ibuprofen under visible light irradiation. Water Research, 100, 393-404.