Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Dr. Tiezheng Tong


  Journal Articles  
62 Du, X., Carlson, K.H., Tong, T. (2022) The water footprint of hydraulic fracturing under different hydroclimate conditions in the Central and Western United States. Science of The Total Environment, 840, 156651. 2022
61 Du, X., Alipanahrostami, M., Wang, W., Tong, T. (2022) Long-Chain PFASs-Free Omniphobic Membranes for Sustained Membrane Distillation. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 14, 20, 23808-23816. 2022
60 Sun, C., Lyu, Q., Si, Y., Tong, T., Lin, L., Yang, F., Tang, C.Y., Dong, Y. (2022) Superhydrophobic carbon nanotube network membranes for membrane distillation: high-throughput performance and transport mechanism. Environmental Science & Technology, 56, 9, 5775-5785. 2022
59 Zhao, Y., Tong, X., Kim, J., Tong, T., Huang, C.-H., Chen, Y. (2022) Capillary-Assisted Fabrication of Thin-Film Nanocomposite Membranes for Improved Solute–Solute Separation. Environmental Science & Technology, 56, 9, 5849-5859. 2022
58 Cole, G.M., Robbins, C.A., Grauberger, B., Garland, S., Tong, T., Bandhauer, T.M., Quinn, J.C. (2022) Optimization of mobile oil and gas produced water treatment unit deployment logistics to achieve economic feasibility. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 181,106249. 2022
57 Christie, K.S.S., Horseman, T., Wang, R., Su, C., Tong, T., and Lin, S. (2022) Gypsum scaling in membrane distillation: Impacts of temperature and vapor flux. Desalination, 525, 115499. 2022
56 Robbins, R.A. , Yin, Y. , Hanson, A.J., Blotevogel, J., Borch, T., and Tong, T. (2022) Mitigating membrane wetting in the treatment of unconventional oil and gas wastewater by membrane distillation: A comparison of pretreatment with omniphobic membrane. Journal of Membrane Science, 645, 120198 2022
55 Wang, X., Lyu, Q., Tong, T., Sun, K., Lin, L., Tang, C., Yang, F., Guiver, M., Quan, X., Dong, Y. (2022) Robust ultrathin nanoporous MOF membrane with intra-crystalline defects for fast Water transport. Nature Communications, 13, 266. 2022
54 Yin, Y., Kalam, S., Livingston, J.L., Minjarez, R., Lee, J., Lin, S., and Tong, T. (2022) “The use of anti-scalants in gypsum scaling mitigation: Comparison with membrane surface modification and efficiency in combined reverse osmosis and membrane distillation.” Journal of Membrane Science, 643, 120077 2022
53 Robbins, R.A. , Du, X. , Bradley, T.H., Quinn, J.C., Bandhauer, T.M., Conrad, S.A., Carlson, K.H., Tong, T. (2022). Beyond treatment technology: Understanding motivations and barriers for wastewater treatment and reuse in unconventional energy production. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 177, 106011. 2022
52 Hejase, C., Weitzel, K., Stokes, S., Grauberger, B., Young, R., Arias-Paic, M., Kong, M., Chae, S., Bandhauer, T., Tong, T., Herber, D., Stout, S., Miara, A., Huang, Z., Evans, A., Kurup, P., Talmadge, M., Kandt, A., Stokes-Draut, J., Macknick, J., Borch, T., Dionysiou, D. (2021) “Opportunities for Treatment and Reuse of Agricultural Drainage in the U.S.” ACS ES&T Engineering, 2, 3, 292-305. 2021
51 Jeong, N. , Chung, T. , and Tong, T. (2021) Predicting Micropollutant Removal by Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membranes: Is Machine Learning Viable? Environmental Science & Technology, 55, 16, 11348-11359. 2021
50 Qi, Y., Tong, T., and Liu, X. (2021) Mechanisms of silica scale formation on organic macromolecule-coated surfaces. ACS ES&T Engineering, 1, 8, 1826-1836. 2021
49 Sun, Y., Wu, M., Tong, T., Liu, P., Tang, P., Gan, Z., Yang, P., He, Q., and Liu, B. (2021) Organic compounds in Weiyuan shale gas produced water: Identification, detection and rejection by ultrafiltration-reverse osmosis processes. Chemical Engineering Journal, 412, 128699. 2021
48 Liu, L., He, H., Wang, Y., Tong, T., Li, X., Zhang, Y., and He, T. (2021) Mitigation of gypsum and silica scaling in membrane distillation by pulse flow operation. Journal of Membrane Science, 624, 119107 2021
47 Yin, Y., Jeong, N. , Minjarez, R., Robbins, C.A., Carlson, K.H., and Tong, T. (2021). Contrasting behaviors between gypsum and silica scaling in the presence of anti-scalants during membrane distillation. Environmental Science & Technology, 55, 8, 5335-5346. 2021
46 Zhao, Y., Tong, T., Wang, X., Lin, S., Reid, E., and Chen, Y. (2021). “Differentiating solutes with precise nanofiltration for next generation environmental separations: A review.” Environmental Science & Technology, 55, 3, 1359-1376. 2021
45 Horseman, T., Yin, Y., Christie, K.S.S., Wang, Z., Tong, T., Lin, S. (2021). “Wetting, scaling, and fouling in membrane distillation: State-of-the-art insights on fundamental mechanisms and mitigation strategies.” ACS ES&T Engineering 1(1), 117-140 2021
44 Robbins, C.A., Carlson, K.H., Garland S., Bandhauer, T., Grauberger, B., Tong, T. (2020). Spatial analysis of membrane distillation powered by waste heat from natural gas compressor stations for unconventional oil and gas wastewater treatment in Weld County, Colorado. ACS ES&T Engineering, 1, 2, 192-203 2020
43 Du, X., Li, H., Robbins, C.A., Carlson, K.H., Tong, T. (2020). “Activity and Water Footprint of Unconventional Energy Production under Hydroclimate Variation in Colorado.” ACS ES&T Water, 1, 2, 281-290. 2020
42 Robbins, C.A., Grauberger, B., Garland S., Carlson, K.H., Lin, S., Bandhauer, T., and Tong, T. (2020). “On-site treatment capacity of membrane distillation powered by waste heat or natural gas for unconventional oil and gas production in the Denver-Julesburg Basin.” Environment International 145, 106142 2020
41 Chang, H., Liu, S., Tong, T., He, Q., Crittenden, J.C., Vidic, R.D., Liu, B. (2020). “On-site treatment of shale gas flowback and produced water in Sichuan Basin by fertilizer drawn forward osmosis for irrigation.” Environmental Science & Technology, 54(17), 10926–10935 2020
40 Li, C., Li, X., Du, X., Zhang, Y., Wang, W., Tong, T., Kota, A.K., Lee, J. (2020). “Elucidating the trade-off between membrane wetting resistance and water vapor flux in membrane distillation.” Environmental Science & Technology 54(16), 10333–10341 2020
39 Yin, Y., Jeong, N., Tong, T. (2020). “The effects of membrane surface wettability on pore wetting and scaling reversibility associated with mineral scaling in membrane distillation.” Journal of Membrane Science 614, 118503 2020
38 Qi, Y., Tong, T., Zhao, S., Zhang, W., Wang, Z., and Wang, J. (2020) “Reverse osmosis membrane with simultaneous fouling-and scaling-resistance based on multilayered metal-phytic acid assembly” Journal of Membrane Science 2020
37 Christie, K.S.S., Yin, Y., Lin, S., and Tong, T. (2020) “Distinct behaviors between gypsum and silica scaling in membrane distillation” Environmental Science & Technology, 54, 568-576 2020
36 Yin,Y., Wang, W., Kota, A.K., Zhao, S., and Tong, T. (2019) “Elucidating mechanisms of silica scaling in membrane distillation: effects of membrane surface wettability” Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology ,2019, 5, 2004-2014 2019
35 Pica, N.E., Funkhouser, J., Yin, Y., Zhang, Z., Ceres, D., Tong, T., and Blotevogel, J. (2019): “Electrochemical oxidation of hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid(GenX):Mechanistic insights and efficient treatment trainwith nanofiltration” Environmental Science & Technology, 53, 12602-12609 2019
34 Wang, W., Du, X., Vahabi, H., Zhao, S., Yin, Y., Kota, A.K., and Tong, T. (2019) Trade-off in Membrane Distillation with Monolithic Omniphobic Membranes. Nature Communications, 10, 3220. Read this online 2019
33 Tong, T., Carlson, K.H., Robbins, C.A., Zhang, Z., and Du, X. (2019) Membrane-based treatment of shale oil and gas wastewater: The current state of knowledge. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering, 13, 63 (featured as cover article).
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32 Li, C., Li, X., Du, X. , Tong, T., Cath, T.Y., and Lee, J. (2019) Antiwetting and antifouling Janus membrane for desalination of saline oily wastewater by membrane distillation. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11, 18456-18465.
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31 Tong, T., Wallace, A.F., Zhao, S*, Wang, Z. (2019) Mineral scaling in membrane desalination: mechanisms, mitigation strategies, and feasibility of scaling-resistant membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 579, 52-69.
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30 Zhang, Z., Du, X., Carlson, K.H., Robbins, C.A., and Tong, T. (2019) Effective treatment of shale oil and gas produced water by membrane distillation coupled with precipitative softening and walnut shell filtration. Desalination, 454, 82-90. Read this online 2018
29 Du, X., Zhang, Z., Carlson, K.H., Lee, J., and Tong, T. (2018) Effects of membrane surface wettability on the desalination of shale oil and gas produced water by membrane distillation. Journal of Membrane Science, 567, 199-208.
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28 Quay, A.N., Tong, T., Hashmi, S., Zhou, Y., Zhao, S., Elimelech, M. (2018) Combined organic fouling and inorganic scaling in reverse osmosis: Role of protein-silica interactions. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(16), 9145-9153. (co-first author).
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27 Cheng, W., Liu, C., Tong, T., Epsztein, R., Sun, M., Ma, J., Elimelech, M. (2018) Selective removal of divalent cations by multilayer polyelectrolyte nanofiltration membrane: Role of ion size, polyelectrolyte charge, and ionic strength. Journal of Membrane Science, 559, 98-106.
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26 Deshmukh, A., Boo, C., Karanikola, V., Lin, S., Straub, A.P., Tong, T., Warsinger, D.M., Elimelech, M. (2018) Membrane Distillation at the Water-Energy Nexus: Limits, Opportunities, and Challenges. Energy & Environmental Science, 11, 1177-1196. Read this online 2018
25 Guo, N., Wang, Y., Tong, T., Wang, S. (2018) The fate of antibiotic resistance genes and their potential hosts during bio-electrochemical treatment of high-salinity pharmaceutical wastewater. Water Research, 133, 78-86.
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24 Tong, T., (2018) Environmental nanotoxicology: Where are we now? Journal of Industrial and Environmental Chemistry, 2(1), 11-13 (Invited editorial contribution).
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23 Zhao, S., Huang, L., Tong, T., Zhang, W., Wang, Z., Wang, J., and Wang, S. (2017) Antifouling and antibacterial properties of polyethersulfone membrane incorporating polyaniline@silver nanocomposites. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 3, 710-719.  Read this online 2017
22 Tong, T., Zhao, S., Boo, C., Hashimi, S., and Elimelech, M. (2017) Relating silica scaling in reverse osmosis to membrane surface properties. Environmental Science & Technology, 51 (8), 4396-4406.  Read this online 2017
21 Sun, J., Hu, C., Tong, T., Zhao, K., Qu, J., Elimelech, M. (2017) Performance and mechanisms of ultrafiltration membrane fouling mitigation by coupling coagulation and applied electric field in a novel electrocoagulation membrane reactor. Environmental Science & Technology, 51 (15), 8544-8551.  Read this online 2017
20 Wilke, C.M., Tong, T., Gaillard, J.-F., and Gray, K.A. (2016) Attenuation of microbial stress due to to n-Ag and n-TiO2 interactions under dark conditions. Environmental Science & Technology, 50 (20), 11302–11310.  Read this online 2016
19 Wang, N., Tong, T., Xie, M., and Gaillard, J.-F. (2016) Lifetime and dissolution kinetics of zinc oxide nanoparticles in aqueous media. Nanotechnology, 27(32), 324001.   Read this online 2016
18 Binh, C.T.T., Adams, E., Vigen, E., Tong, T., Gaillard, J.-F., Gray, K.A., Peterson, C., and Kelly, J.J. (2016) Chronic addition of a common engineered nanomaterial alters biomass, activity and composition of stream biofilm communities. Environmental Science: Nano, 3, 619-630.   Read this online 2016
17 Tong, T. and Elimelech, M. (2016) The global rise of zero liquid discharge for wastewater management: Drivers, technologies, and future directions. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(13), 6846–6855.  Read this online 2016
16 Ozaki, A., Adams, E., Binh, C.T.T., Tong, T., Peterson, C., Gaillard, J.-F., Gray, K.A., and Kelly, J.J. (2016) One-time addition of nano-TiO2 triggers short-term responses in benthic bacterial communities in artificial streams. Microbial Ecology, 71, 266-275.   Read this online 2016
15 Tong, T., Wilke, C.M., Wu, J., Binh, C.T.T., Kelly, J.J., Gaillard, J.-F., and Gray, K.A. (2015) Combined toxicity of nano-ZnO and nano-TiO2: From single- to multi-ENMs systems. Environmental Science & Technology, 49(13), 8113-8123.   Read this online 2015
14 Tong, T., Hill, A., Alsina, M., Wu, J., Shang, K., Kelly, J.J., Gray, K.A., and Gaillard, J.-F. (2015) Spectroscopic characterization of TiO2 polymorphs in wastewater treatment and sediment samples. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 2(1), 12-18.   Read this online 2015
13 Binh, C.T.T., Peterson, C., Tong, T., Gaillard, J.-F., Gray, K.A., and Kelly, J.J. (2015) Comparing acute effects of nano-TiO2 on cosmopolitan freshwater phototrophic microbes using high-throughput screening. PLoS One, 10(4), e0125613.  Read this online 2015
12 Tong, T., Fang, K., Thomas, S.A., Kelly, J.J., Gray, K.A, and Gaillard, J.-F. (2014) Chemical interactions between nano-ZnO and nano-TiO2 in a natural aqueous medium. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(14), 7924-7932.  Read this online 2014
11 Binh, C.T.T., Tong, T., Gaillard, J.-F., Gray, K.A., and Kelly, J.J. (2014) Acute effects of TiO2 nanomaterials on the viability and taxonomic composition of aquatic bacterial communities assessed via high-throughput screening and next generation sequencing. PLoS One, 9(8), e106280.  Read this online 2014
10 Thomas, S.A., Tong, T., and Gaillard, J.-F. (2014) Hg(II) bacterial biouptake: The role of anthropogenic and biogenic ligands present in solution and spectroscopic evidence of ligand exchange reactions at the cell surface. Metallomics, 6(12), 2213-2222.  Read this online 2014
9 Binh, C.T.T., Tong, T., Gaillard, J.-F., Gray, K.A., and Kelly, J.J. (2014) Common freshwater bacteria vary in their responses to short-term exposure to nano-TiO2. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 33, 317-327.  Read this online 2014
8 Li, D., Tong, T., Zeng, S., Lin, Y., Wu, S., and He, M. (2014) Quantification of viable bacteria in wastewater treatment plants by using propidium monoazide combined with quantitative PCR (PMA-qPCR). Journal of Environmental Sciences, 26 (2), 299-306.  Read this online 2014
7 Tong, T., Shereef, A., Wu, J., Binh, C.T.T., Kelly, J.J., Gaillard, J.-F., and Gray, K.A. (2013) Effects of material morphology on the phototoxicity of nano-TiO2 to bacteria. Environmental Science & Technology, 47 (21), 12486-12495.  Read this online 2013
6 Tong, T., Binh, C.T.T., Kelly, J.J., Gaillard, J.-F., and Gray, K.A. (2013) Cytotoxicity of commercial nano-TiO2 to Escherichia coli assessed by high-throughput screening: Effects of environmental factors. Water Research, 47 (7), 2352-2362.  Read this online 2013
5 Long, F., Wu, S., He, M., Tong, T., and Shi, H. (2011) Ultrasensitive quantum dots-based DNA detection and hybridization kinetics analysis with evanescent wave biosensing platform. Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 26, 2390-2395.  Read this online 2011
4 Tong, T., Wu, S., Li, D., He, M., Yang, T., and Shi, H. (2011) Evaluation of pathogen disinfection efficacy by chlorine and monochloramine disinfection based on quantitative PCR combined with propidium monoazide (PMA-qPCR). Environmental Science, 32 (4), 1120-1126. (In Chinese)  Read this online 2011
3 Zheng, S., Zhang, Y., Tong, T., Cui, C., and Sun, J. (2010) Dominance of yeast in activated sludge under acidic pH and high organic loading. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 52, 282-288.   Read this online 2010
2 Wu, S., Shi, H., Tong, T, He, M., Zhu, A., Long, F., and Han, S. (2010) Development and performance study of novel DNA optic fiber biosensor. Chinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 38(10), 1528. (In Chinese)  Read this online 2010
1 Tong, T., Zhang, Y., Zheng, S., and Yang, J. (2008) Control of microbial communities achieved by pH adjustment and its influences on batch treatment of antibiotic wastewater. Environmental Science, 29 (2), 338-343. (In Chinese)  Read this online 2008