Renzun Zhao

Assistant Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Engineering

Industrial & Systems Engineering

McNair 437-A
B.S.Water Supply and Drainage Engineering / Harbin Institute of Technology
M.S.Municipal Engineering / Harbin Institute of Technology
Ph.D.Civil Engineering / Virginia Tech University

Research Interests

Water/Wastewater infrastructure, solid waste management, new emerging contaminants, water-energy nexus, infrastructure resilience, etc.

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Recent Publications

  • Syeed Iskander, Renzun Zhao (2018). (A review of landfill leachate induced ultraviolet quenching substances: Sources, characteristics, and treatment). (Water Research Journal) 145, pp. 297-311 ). Water Research.
  • Yang Deng, Renzun Zhao (2018). (Adsorption of UV-quenching substances (UVQS) from landfill leachate with activated carbon). 350, pp. 739-746 ). CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL.
  • Chanil Jung, Renzun Zhao (2018). (Characterization of ultraviolet-quenching dissolved organic matter (DOM) in mature and young leachates before and after biological pre-treatment). (5) 4, pp. 731-738 ). ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE-WATER RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY.
  • Hong Zhao, Renzun Zhao (2018). (Pilot scale study of sequencing batch reactor (SBR) retrofit with integrated fixed film activated sludge (IFAS): nitrogen removal and design consideration). (4) 4, pp. 569-581 ). ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE-WATER RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY.
  • Chanil Jung, Renzun Zhao (2017). (Chemical oxidation for mitigation of UV-quenching substances (UVQS) from municipal landfill leachate: Fenton process versus ozonation). 108, pp. 260-270 ). WATER RESEARCH.
  • Abhinav Gupta, Renzun Zhao (2017). (Evolution of nitrogen species in landfill leachates under various stabilization states). 69, pp. 225-231 ). WASTE MANAGEMENT.
  • Yang Deng, Renzun Zhao (2015). (Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) in Wastewater Treatment). (3) 1, pp. 167-176 ). CURRENT POLLUTION REPORTS.
  • Abhinav Gupta, Renzun Zhao (2015). (Characterization of organic matter in the thermal hydrolysis pretreated anaerobic digestion return liquor). (4) 3, pp. 2631-2636 ). JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING.
  • Abhinav Gupta, Renzun Zhao (2014). (Application of Fenton's reagent as a polishing step for removal of UV quenching organic constituents in biologically treated landfill leachates). 105, pp. 82-86 ). CHEMOSPHERE.
  • Abhinav Gupta, Renzun Zhao (2014). (Variation in organic matter characteristics of landfill leachates in different stabilisation stages). (12) 32, pp. 1192-1199 ). WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH.
  • Abhinav Gupta, Renzun Zhao (2013). (Characterization and treatment of organic constituents in landfill leachates that influence the UV disinfection in the publicly owned treatment works (POTWs)). 258, pp. 1-9 ). JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.
  • John Novak, Renzun Zhao (2013). (Treatment of organic matter and methylated arsenic in landfill biogas condensate). (5) 33, pp. 1207-1214 ). WASTE MANAGEMENT.
  • John Novak, Renzun Zhao (2012). (Evaluation of on-site biological treatment for landfill leachates and its impact: A size distribution study). (12) 46, pp. 3837-3848 ). WATER RESEARCH.