Dr TSANG, Yiu Fai   曾耀輝
Associate Professor
Department of Science and Environmental Studies
Phone No: (852) 2948 8122
Email: tsangyf@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-5872-6504
Phone
(852) 2948 8122
Email
tsangyf@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
22954605700
Research Interest
  • Wastewater and Sludge Treatment
  • Bioremediation/Environmental Bioprocesses
  • Resource Recovery from Organic Waste
  • Microbial CO2 Fixation
  • Microfibres and Nanoplastics
  • Odour Pollution Control
Teaching Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Water Pollution and Wastewater Treatment
  • Pollution Control Technology
  • Principles of Environmental Engineering
  • Integrated Solid Waste Management
  • Environmental Quality Monitoring and Assessment
  • Air Pollution Studies and Control
  • Engineering Design and Scientific Investigation

Teaching at EdUHK

  • Environmental Science and Urban Sustainability (SES3042)/Environmental Science and Sustainability (SES3004)
  • Health and Environment (INS6027)
  • Education for Environmental Sustainability (SCG7023)
  • Scientific Inquiry and Engineering Design (SCG6029)
  • Scientific Investigation: Principles and Techniques (SCG1001)
  • Science II (SCI3031)
  • Exploring the Natural and Urban Landscapes in Hong Kong (GEH1024)
  • Understanding Hong Kong’s Environmental Performance through Practice (CSL1016/GEM1027)
External Appointment

Editorships

  1. Editor-in-Chief, Energy & Environment (SAGE) (IF: 2.945) [http://journals.sagepub.com/home/eae]
  2. Associate Editor, Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier)
  3. Subject Editor, Process Safety and Environmental Protection (Elsevier)

Visiting Professorships

  1. Specially Appointed Visiting Professor, Korea University, Korea
  2. Adjunct Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
  3. Adjunct Professor, Nanjing Normal University, China.
  4. Adjunct Professor, Nantong University, China.
  5. Adjunct Professor, Guizhou Academy of Sciences, China.
  6. Adjunct PhD Supervisor, Tongji University, China.

External Reviewers/External Examiners

  1. Assessor, Australian Research Council (ARC), Australia.
  2. Review Panel, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA.
  3. Expert Reviewer, Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research (MIUR), Italy.
  4. Expert Reviewer, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan.
  5. External Reviewer, Green Tech Fund (GTF), Hong Kong SAR Government.
  6. Advisory Peer Group Member, School of Science and Technology, The Open University of Hong Kong.
  7. External Examiner for Professional Diploma in Waste Management and Meat and Foods Inspection for Food & Environmental Hygiene Department, The Open University of Hong Kong.
  8. External Examiner for PhD thesis, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  9. External Examiner for PhD thesis, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia.
  10. External Examiner for DEng thesis, The Open University of Hong Kong.
  11. External Examiner for MPhil thesis, The Open University of Hong Kong.

Professional Society Services

  1. Executive Committee Member, The Education University of Hong Kong Schools Limited.
  2. Technical Consultant (Sewage Treatment Plant), Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.
  3. Mentor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Mentorship Scheme, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  4. Honorary Principal Consultant, Telemax Environmental and Energy Management Limited.
  5. Honorary Advisor, Acoustics and Air Testing Laboratory Company Limited.
  6. Advisory Committee Member, Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve - Environmental Association.

International Conference Organizations

  1. Chair, The 1st International Conference on Health, Environment, Education and Research 2020 (CHEER2020), Hong Kong, 1-3 December 2020.
  2. International Organizing Committee, The 4th International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology (BEEM2020), Incheon, Korea, 6-9 September 2020.
  3. Honorary Committee, The International Conference on Economics, Energy and Environment (ICEEE2020), Cappadocia, Turkey, 25-27 June 2020.
  4. Steering Committee, Sustainable Waste Management Workshop: Microplastics in the Environment, CREATE Tower NUS, Singapore, 7-9 January 2020.
  5. Co-Chair, The 4th International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource (BWR2019), Busan, Korea, 10-13 December 2019.
  6. International Organizing Committee, The 9th International Conference on Geochemistry in the Tropics & Sub-Tropics (GeoTrop2019), Brisbane, Australia, 28-31 July 2019.
  7. Local Organizing Committee, The 3rd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology (BEEM2019), Hong Kong, 12-15 June 2019.
  8. International Advisory Committee, The 8th International Forum on Industrial Bioprocessing (IBA-IFIBiop 2019), Sarawak, Malaysia, 1-5 May 2019.
  9. Advisory Board Member, The International Conference on Innovative Applied Energy (IAPE'19), University of Oxford, UK, 14-15 March 2019.
  10. International Scientific Committee, The 2019 E2S2-CREATE and AIChE Waste Management Conference, CREATE Tower NUS, Singapore, 11-13 March 2019.
  11. Chair, The 3rd International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource (BWR2018), Hong Kong, 17-19 December 2018.
  12. International Scientific Committee, ARC Conference 2018 - Resilience and New Leadership in the World (ARC2018), Seoul, Korea, 26-28 November 2018.
  13. International Scientific Committee, The International Conference on Construction, Aviation and Environmental Engineering (ICCAE2018), Taoyuan City, Taiwan, 23-25 November 2018.
  14. International Scientific Committee, The 4th Asia Pacific Biochar Conference (APBC 2018): Advances in Biochar Research & Applications, Foshan, China, 3-8 November 2018.
  15. Local Organizing Committee, The 4th International Conference on Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation 2018 (CLEAR2018), Hong Kong, 16-18 August 2018.
  16. International Scientific Committee, 2nd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology (BEEM2018), Gangwon-do, Korea, 10-12 June 2018.
  17. International Organizing Committee, The 6th International Conference on Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Chemical Process (CCECP2018), Singapore, 12-13 March 2018.
  18. International Scientific Committee, 2nd International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC2018), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 15-16 February 2018.
  19. Local Organizing Committee, 8th International Conference on Geochemistry in the Tropics & Sub-Tropics (GeoTrop2017), Shenzhen, China, 9-12 December 2017.
  20. International Organizing Committee, The 2nd International Conference on Education and Development (ICED2017), Shanghai, China, 8-10 September 2017.
  21. International Scientific Committee, 2nd International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource (BWR2017), Hong Kong, 25-28 May 2017.
  22. Local Organizing Committee, STEM Education Conference-cum-Carnival 2016 (STEMCC2016), Hong Kong, 16-17 Dec 2016.
  23. International Organizing Committee, International Conference on Chemical Engineering (ICCE'16), San Francisco, USA, 19-21 October 2016.
  24. International Scientific Committee, Ajman 4th International Environment Conference, UAE, 2-3 March 2016.
  25. Local Organizing Committee, 1st International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource (BWR2014), Hong Kong, 1-3 December 2014.
  26. Local Organizing Committee, International Conference on Biodiversity and Conservation of Wetland in South China - From Preservation to Green Development, Hong Kong, 27-30 May 2014.
  27. Local Organizing Committee, 1st International Conference on Beneficial Uses of Algal Biomass, Hong Kong, 5-8 November 2013.

Guest Editors

  1. Lead Guest Editor, Chemical Engineering Journal, S.I.: Thermochemical Conversion of Biowaste on Energy and Resource Recovery and Pollution Abatement.
  2. Managing Guest Editor, Journal of CO2 Utilization, S.I.: Innovative and Effective CO2 Conversion and Utilization Practices.
  3. Managing Guest Editor, Journal of Environmental Management, S.I.: Biowaste and Biomass Valorization, Recycling and Recovery Practices.
  4. Lead Guest Editor, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, S.I.: Biowaste for Energy Recovery and Environmental Remediation.
  5. Lead Guest Editor, Biodegradation, S.I.: Bioremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water.
  6. Lead Guest Editor, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, S.I.: Biowaste for Environmental Remediation and Sustainable Waste Management.

Outstanding Reviewers

  1. Bioresource Technology
  2. Chemosphere
  3. Energy Conversion and Management
  4. Environmental Pollution
  5. Journal of Environmental Management
  6. Journal of Cleaner Production
  7. Journal of CO2 Utilization
  8. Journal of Geochemical Exploration
  9. Journal of Hazardous Materials
  10. Science of the Total Environment
  11. Waste Management
  12. Water Research

Journal Reviewers

  1. Applied Geochemistry
  2. Biotechnology Advances
  3. Catalysis Today
  4. Desalination and Water Treatment
  5. Environment International
  6. Environmental Geochemistry and Health
  7. Environmental Science: Nano
  8. Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  9. Environmental Science & Technology
  10. Environmental Technology
  11. FEMS Microbiology Ecology
  12. Fuel
  13. Journal of Applied Microbiology
  14. Journal of Membrane Science
  15. Materials Science and Engineering: C
  16. npj Clean Water
  17. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews
  18. Soil Biology and Biochemistry
  19. Trends in Analytical Chemistry
  20. Waste and Biomass Valorization

Community Services

  1. Judging Panel, Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Hong Kong Regional Final).
  2. Judging Panel, Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition.
  3. Judging Panel, Hong Kong Education for Sustainable Development Association: UNDESD Project Hong Kong Award Scheme.
  4. Judging Panel, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition.
  5. Judging Panel, Hong Kong Primary Science Project Competition.
  6. Judging Panel, Hong Kong Youth Science & Technology Innovation Competition.
  7. Mentor, Mentorship Scheme, Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association.
  8. Invited Speaker, Institute of Professional Education and Knowledge.
  9. Invited Speaker, Hong Kong Education for Sustainable Development Association: UNDESD Project Hong Kong Award Scheme.
  10. Invited Speaker and Coordinator, Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme, Environmental Campaign Committee.
Professional Profile

Dr Yiu Fai Tsang is an Associate Professor of the Department of Science and Environmental Studies and Assistant Dean of Graduate School at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). He received his BEng and PhD in Environmental Engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Prior to joining EdUHK, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and a Research Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at PolyU. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Energy & Environment (SAGE), Associate Editor of Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier), and Subject Editor of Process Safety and Environmental Protection (Elsevier). He also received the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research (Research Excellent Award) in 2017/18.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • PhD in Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • BEng (1st Class Honours) in Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Member, International Water Association (IWA)
  • Member, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)
  • Member, Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA)
  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Member, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Research Interest

  • Wastewater and Sludge Treatment
  • Bioremediation/Environmental Bioprocesses
  • Resource Recovery from Organic Waste
  • Microbial CO2 Fixation
  • Microfibres and Nanoplastics
  • Odour Pollution Control
Teaching Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Water Pollution and Wastewater Treatment
  • Pollution Control Technology
  • Principles of Environmental Engineering
  • Integrated Solid Waste Management
  • Environmental Quality Monitoring and Assessment
  • Air Pollution Studies and Control
  • Engineering Design and Scientific Investigation

Teaching at EdUHK

  • Environmental Science and Urban Sustainability (SES3042)/Environmental Science and Sustainability (SES3004)
  • Health and Environment (INS6027)
  • Education for Environmental Sustainability (SCG7023)
  • Scientific Inquiry and Engineering Design (SCG6029)
  • Scientific Investigation: Principles and Techniques (SCG1001)
  • Science II (SCI3031)
  • Exploring the Natural and Urban Landscapes in Hong Kong (GEH1024)
  • Understanding Hong Kong’s Environmental Performance through Practice (CSL1016/GEM1027)
External Appointment

Editorships

  1. Editor-in-Chief, Energy & Environment (SAGE) (IF: 2.945) [http://journals.sagepub.com/home/eae]
  2. Associate Editor, Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier)
  3. Subject Editor, Process Safety and Environmental Protection (Elsevier)

Visiting Professorships

  1. Specially Appointed Visiting Professor, Korea University, Korea
  2. Adjunct Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
  3. Adjunct Professor, Nanjing Normal University, China.
  4. Adjunct Professor, Nantong University, China.
  5. Adjunct Professor, Guizhou Academy of Sciences, China.
  6. Adjunct PhD Supervisor, Tongji University, China.

External Reviewers/External Examiners

  1. Assessor, Australian Research Council (ARC), Australia.
  2. Review Panel, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA.
  3. Expert Reviewer, Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research (MIUR), Italy.
  4. Expert Reviewer, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan.
  5. External Reviewer, Green Tech Fund (GTF), Hong Kong SAR Government.
  6. Advisory Peer Group Member, School of Science and Technology, The Open University of Hong Kong.
  7. External Examiner for Professional Diploma in Waste Management and Meat and Foods Inspection for Food & Environmental Hygiene Department, The Open University of Hong Kong.
  8. External Examiner for PhD thesis, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  9. External Examiner for PhD thesis, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia.
  10. External Examiner for DEng thesis, The Open University of Hong Kong.
  11. External Examiner for MPhil thesis, The Open University of Hong Kong.

Professional Society Services

  1. Executive Committee Member, The Education University of Hong Kong Schools Limited.
  2. Technical Consultant (Sewage Treatment Plant), Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.
  3. Mentor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Mentorship Scheme, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  4. Honorary Principal Consultant, Telemax Environmental and Energy Management Limited.
  5. Honorary Advisor, Acoustics and Air Testing Laboratory Company Limited.
  6. Advisory Committee Member, Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve - Environmental Association.

International Conference Organizations

  1. Chair, The 1st International Conference on Health, Environment, Education and Research 2020 (CHEER2020), Hong Kong, 1-3 December 2020.
  2. International Organizing Committee, The 4th International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology (BEEM2020), Incheon, Korea, 6-9 September 2020.
  3. Honorary Committee, The International Conference on Economics, Energy and Environment (ICEEE2020), Cappadocia, Turkey, 25-27 June 2020.
  4. Steering Committee, Sustainable Waste Management Workshop: Microplastics in the Environment, CREATE Tower NUS, Singapore, 7-9 January 2020.
  5. Co-Chair, The 4th International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource (BWR2019), Busan, Korea, 10-13 December 2019.
  6. International Organizing Committee, The 9th International Conference on Geochemistry in the Tropics & Sub-Tropics (GeoTrop2019), Brisbane, Australia, 28-31 July 2019.
  7. Local Organizing Committee, The 3rd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology (BEEM2019), Hong Kong, 12-15 June 2019.
  8. International Advisory Committee, The 8th International Forum on Industrial Bioprocessing (IBA-IFIBiop 2019), Sarawak, Malaysia, 1-5 May 2019.
  9. Advisory Board Member, The International Conference on Innovative Applied Energy (IAPE'19), University of Oxford, UK, 14-15 March 2019.
  10. International Scientific Committee, The 2019 E2S2-CREATE and AIChE Waste Management Conference, CREATE Tower NUS, Singapore, 11-13 March 2019.
  11. Chair, The 3rd International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource (BWR2018), Hong Kong, 17-19 December 2018.
  12. International Scientific Committee, ARC Conference 2018 - Resilience and New Leadership in the World (ARC2018), Seoul, Korea, 26-28 November 2018.
  13. International Scientific Committee, The International Conference on Construction, Aviation and Environmental Engineering (ICCAE2018), Taoyuan City, Taiwan, 23-25 November 2018.
  14. International Scientific Committee, The 4th Asia Pacific Biochar Conference (APBC 2018): Advances in Biochar Research & Applications, Foshan, China, 3-8 November 2018.
  15. Local Organizing Committee, The 4th International Conference on Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation 2018 (CLEAR2018), Hong Kong, 16-18 August 2018.
  16. International Scientific Committee, 2nd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology (BEEM2018), Gangwon-do, Korea, 10-12 June 2018.
  17. International Organizing Committee, The 6th International Conference on Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Chemical Process (CCECP2018), Singapore, 12-13 March 2018.
  18. International Scientific Committee, 2nd International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC2018), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 15-16 February 2018.
  19. Local Organizing Committee, 8th International Conference on Geochemistry in the Tropics & Sub-Tropics (GeoTrop2017), Shenzhen, China, 9-12 December 2017.
  20. International Organizing Committee, The 2nd International Conference on Education and Development (ICED2017), Shanghai, China, 8-10 September 2017.
  21. International Scientific Committee, 2nd International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource (BWR2017), Hong Kong, 25-28 May 2017.
  22. Local Organizing Committee, STEM Education Conference-cum-Carnival 2016 (STEMCC2016), Hong Kong, 16-17 Dec 2016.
  23. International Organizing Committee, International Conference on Chemical Engineering (ICCE'16), San Francisco, USA, 19-21 October 2016.
  24. International Scientific Committee, Ajman 4th International Environment Conference, UAE, 2-3 March 2016.
  25. Local Organizing Committee, 1st International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource (BWR2014), Hong Kong, 1-3 December 2014.
  26. Local Organizing Committee, International Conference on Biodiversity and Conservation of Wetland in South China - From Preservation to Green Development, Hong Kong, 27-30 May 2014.
  27. Local Organizing Committee, 1st International Conference on Beneficial Uses of Algal Biomass, Hong Kong, 5-8 November 2013.

Guest Editors

  1. Lead Guest Editor, Chemical Engineering Journal, S.I.: Thermochemical Conversion of Biowaste on Energy and Resource Recovery and Pollution Abatement.
  2. Managing Guest Editor, Journal of CO2 Utilization, S.I.: Innovative and Effective CO2 Conversion and Utilization Practices.
  3. Managing Guest Editor, Journal of Environmental Management, S.I.: Biowaste and Biomass Valorization, Recycling and Recovery Practices.
  4. Lead Guest Editor, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, S.I.: Biowaste for Energy Recovery and Environmental Remediation.
  5. Lead Guest Editor, Biodegradation, S.I.: Bioremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water.
  6. Lead Guest Editor, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, S.I.: Biowaste for Environmental Remediation and Sustainable Waste Management.

Outstanding Reviewers

  1. Bioresource Technology
  2. Chemosphere
  3. Energy Conversion and Management
  4. Environmental Pollution
  5. Journal of Environmental Management
  6. Journal of Cleaner Production
  7. Journal of CO2 Utilization
  8. Journal of Geochemical Exploration
  9. Journal of Hazardous Materials
  10. Science of the Total Environment
  11. Waste Management
  12. Water Research

Journal Reviewers

  1. Applied Geochemistry
  2. Biotechnology Advances
  3. Catalysis Today
  4. Desalination and Water Treatment
  5. Environment International
  6. Environmental Geochemistry and Health
  7. Environmental Science: Nano
  8. Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  9. Environmental Science & Technology
  10. Environmental Technology
  11. FEMS Microbiology Ecology
  12. Fuel
  13. Journal of Applied Microbiology
  14. Journal of Membrane Science
  15. Materials Science and Engineering: C
  16. npj Clean Water
  17. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews
  18. Soil Biology and Biochemistry
  19. Trends in Analytical Chemistry
  20. Waste and Biomass Valorization

Community Services

  1. Judging Panel, Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Hong Kong Regional Final).
  2. Judging Panel, Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition.
  3. Judging Panel, Hong Kong Education for Sustainable Development Association: UNDESD Project Hong Kong Award Scheme.
  4. Judging Panel, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition.
  5. Judging Panel, Hong Kong Primary Science Project Competition.
  6. Judging Panel, Hong Kong Youth Science & Technology Innovation Competition.
  7. Mentor, Mentorship Scheme, Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association.
  8. Invited Speaker, Institute of Professional Education and Knowledge.
  9. Invited Speaker, Hong Kong Education for Sustainable Development Association: UNDESD Project Hong Kong Award Scheme.
  10. Invited Speaker and Coordinator, Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme, Environmental Campaign Committee.
Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Khan, M.T., Cheng, Y.L., Hafeez, S., Tsang, Y.F.*, Yang, J., Nawab, A. (2020). Microplastics in wastewater. T. Rocha-Santos, M. Costa, & C. Mouneyrac (Eds.), Handbook of Microplastics in the Environment (1-33). Switzerland: Springer Nature.
Bolan, N.S., Kirkham, M.B., Bolan, S.S., Tsang, D., Tsang, Y.F., Wang, H. (2020). Particulate Plastics and Human Health. In N.S. Bolan, M.B. Kirkham, C. Halsband, Y.S. Ok, & D. Nugegoda (Eds.), Particulate Plastics in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments (273-291). Oxford, UK: CRC Press.
Vikrant, K., Roy, K., Goswami, M., Tiwari, H., Giri, B.S., Kim, K.H., Tsang, Y.F., Singh, R.S. (2020). The Potential Application of Biochars for Dyes with an Emphasis on Azo Dyes: Analysis Through an Experimental Case Study Utilizing Fruit-Derived Biochar for the Abatement of Congo Red as the Model Pollutant. In. J.S. Singh, & C. Singh (Eds.), Biochar Applications in Agriculture and Environment Management (53-76). Switzerland: Springer Nature.
Sumargo, B., Mardiyah, W., Tsang, Y.F.* (2019). Categorizing Environmental Knowledge Using a Classification Table Based on Median Score. In. Y. Rahmawati, & P.C. Taylor (Eds.), Empowering Science and Mathematics for Global Competitiveness (460-471). London, UK: CRC Press.
Wang, N., Tsang, Y.F.*, Chua, H., Yi, H., Yang, Y., Yu, C-F., Yu, P.H.F. (2019). Utilizing Different Forms of Waste Sludge in Eco-construction Material Production. In W.M.W. So, C.F. Chow, & J.C.K. Lee (Eds.), Environmental Sustainability and Education for Waste Management (271-303). Singapore: Springer Nature.
Sarkar, B., Mandal, S., Tsang, Y.F., Vithanage, M., Biswas, J.K., Yi, H., Dou, X., Ok, Y.S. (2019). Sustainable Sludge Management by Removing Emerging Contaminants from Urban Wastewater Using Carbon Nanotubes. In M.N.V. Prasad, P. Favas, M. Vithanage, & V. Mohan (Eds.), Industrial and Municipal Sludge (553-574). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
Tsang, Y.F.*, Wang, Y.N., Wang, H.W., Yang, Y., Zhang, Y., Chua, H (2017). Biodegradation of Ammonia in Biofiltration Systems: Changes of Metabolic Products and Microbial Communities. In I.X. Zhu (Ed.), Nitrification and Denitrification (57-74). Rijeka, Croatia: InTech.
李揚津、陳文豪、陳偉康、霍年亨、郭炳偉、李凱雯、吳永水、曾耀輝、楊志豪(2017):STEM教育-從理論到實踐,香港,香港教育大學。
曾耀輝和李揚津(2017):STEM的兩大重要元素:科學與工程的關係,輯於李掦津、陳文豪、陳偉康、霍年亨、郭炳偉、李凱雯、吳永水、曾耀輝和楊志豪編,《STEM教育:從理論到實踐》,(頁13-19),香港,香港教育大學。
Tsang, Y. F., Chow, C. F., So W. M. W., Liu, W., Kwok, N.S., Ho, K.C. (2017). An Interactive Conceptual Approach to Support the Teaching and Learning of Green Technology. In Kong, S. C., Wong, T. L.,Yang, M., Chow, C. F., & Tse, K. H. (Eds.), Emerging Practices in Scholarship of Learning and Teaching in a Digital Era (141-150). Singapore: Springer Nature.
Tsang, Y.F. (2015). Environmental Protection and Pollution Management in China. In S. Sindakis, C. Walter (Eds.), The Entrepreneurial Rise in Southeast Asia - The Quadruple Helix Influence on Technological Innovation (309-336). New York, USA: Palgrave Macmillan.

Journal Publications
Kwon, D., Jung, S., Lin, A.K.Y., Tsang, Y.F, Park, Y.K., & Kwon, E.E. (2021). Synergistic effects of CO2 on complete thermal degradation of plastic waste mixture through a catalytic pyrolysis platform: A case study of disposable diaper. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 419, 126537.
Jo, J.Y., Kim, J.G., Tsang, Y.F., Bake, K. (2021). Removal of ammonium, phosphate, and sulfonamide antibiotics using alum sludge and low-grade charcoal pellets. Chemosphere, 281, 130960.
Jung, S., Kwon, D., Park, S., Kwon, K., Tsang, Y.F., & Kwon, E.E. (2021). Valorization of a spent lithium-ion battery electrolyte through syngas formation using CO2-assisted catalytic thermolysis over a battery cathode material. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 50, 101591.
Lopez, C., Nnorom, M.A., Tsang, Y.F.*, Knapp, C.W.* (2021). Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) impact enriched nitrifying cultures. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, in press, xxx-xxx.
Choi, D., Jung, S., Lee, D.-J., Kim, H., Tsang, Y.F., Kwon, E.E. (2021). A new upgrading platform for livestock lignocellulosic waste into syngas using CO2-assisted thermo-chemical process. Energy Conversion and Management, 236, 114084.
Jung, S., Kim, M., Jeon, Y.J., Tsang, Y.F., Kwon, E.E. (2021). Valorization of aflatoxin contaminated peanut into biodiesel through non-catalytic transesterification. Journal of Hazardous Materials, in press, xxx-xxx.
Lee, S.B.#, Lee, J.#, Tsang, Y.F.#, Kim, Y.-M., Jae, J., Jung, S.-C., Park, Y.-K.* (2021). Production of value-added aromatics from wasted COVID-19 mask via catalytic pyrolysis. Environmental Pollution, 283, 117060.
Sonwani, R.K., Kim, K.H., Zhang, M., Tsang, Y.F., Lee, S.S., Giri, B.S., Singh, R.S., Rai, B.N. (2021). Construction of platforms for biological treatment of aromatic hydrocarbons and their future perspectives. Journal of Hazardous Materials, in press, xxx-xxx.
Choi, D., Jung, S., Lee, S.S., Lin, K.Y.A., Park, Y.-K., Tsang, Y.F., Kwon, E.E. (2021). Leveraging carbon dioxide to control the H2/CO ratio in catalytic pyrolysis of fishing net waste. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 138, 110559.
Choi, D., Jung, S., Jung, M.-K., Park, Y.-K., Tsang, Y.F., Kwon, H.H., Kwon, E.E. (2021). Strategic disposal of flood debris via CO2-assisted catalytic pyrolysis. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 412, 125242.
Jo, J.Y., Choi, J.H., Tsang, Y.F., Beak, K. (2021). Pelletized adsorbent of alum sludge and bentonite for removal of arsenic. Environmental Pollution, 277, 116747.
Jung, S., Kim, J.-H., Lee, D.-J., Lin, K.Y.A., Tsang, Y.F., Yoon, M.-H., Kwon, E.E (2021). Virtuous utilization of biochar and carbon dioxide in the thermochemical process of dairy cattle manure. Chemical Engineering Journal, 416, 129110.
Lam, S.S., Tsang, Y.F., Quitain, A.T., Hosseini, S.E., Vo, D.-V.N. (2021). Energy and resource valorization of biomass and waste toward sustainable environment via thermochemical and biological application. Frontiers in Energy Research, 8, 632403.
Wang, H.W., Lv, Z., Wang, Y.N., Sun, Y.*, Tsang, Y.F.* (2021). Recycling of biogenic hydroxyapatite (HAP) for cleaning of lead from wastewater: Performance and mechanism. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, in press, xxx-xxx.
Zhang, S., Wang, L., Fu, X.H., Tsang, Y.F., Maiti, K. (2021). A continuous flow membrane bio-reactor releases the feedback inhibition of self-generated free organic carbon on cbb gene transcription of a typical chemoautotrophic bacterium to improve its CO2 fixation efficiency. Science of the Total Environment, 761, 143186.
Bolan, N., Sarkar, B., Yan, Y., ……. Tsang, Y.F., Hou, D., Rinklebe, J. (2021). Remediation of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contaminated soils- To mobilize or to immobilize or to destroy?. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 401, 123892.
Chen, H., Tang, M., Yang, X., Tsang, Y.F., Wu, Y., Wang, D., Zhou, Y. (2021). Polyamide 6 microplastics facilitate methane production during anaerobic digestion of waste activated sludge. Chemical Engineering Journal, 408, 127251.
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Lee, T., Jung, S., Lin, K.Y.A., Tsang, Y.F., Kwon, E.E. (2021). Mitigation of harmful chemical formation from pyrolysis of tobacco waste using CO2. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 401, 123416.
Man YB, Zhang F, Ma KL, Mo WY, Kwan HS, Chow KL, Man KY, Tsang YF, Li WC, Wong MH (2020). Growth and intestinal microbiota of Sabah giant grouper reared on food waste-based pellets supplemented with spirulina as a growth promoter and alternative protein source. Aquaculture Reports, 18, 100553.
Wang, Y.N, Wang, H.W., Wu, Y., Sun, Y., Gong, Z., Liu, K., Tsang, Y.F., Zhan, M. (2020). Effective removal of contaminants from biotreated leachate by a combined Fe(III)/O3 process: Efficiency and mechanisms. Journal of Cleaner Production, 276, 123379.
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Ahmad, M., Usman, A.R.A., Hussain, Q., Al-Farraj, A.S.F., Tsang, Y.F., Bundschuh, J., Al-Wabel, M. (2020). Fabrication and evaluation of silica embedded and zerovalent iron composited biochars for arsenate removal from water. Environmental Pollution, 266, 115256.
Hu, X., Deng, Y., Zhou, J., Liu, B.*, Yang, A., Jin, T., Tsang, Y.F.* (2020). N- and O self-doped biomass porous carbon cathode in an electro-Fenton system for chloramphenicol degradation. Separation and Purification Technology, 251, 117376.
Zhang, M., Shen, J., Zhong, Y., Ding, T., Dissanayake, P.D., Yang, Y., Tsang, Y.F.*, Ok, Y.S. (2020). Sorption of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) from water and wastewater by carbonaceous materials: A review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, in press, xxx-xxx.
Ahmad, M., Usman, A.R.A., Al-Farraj, A.S.F., Tsang, Y.F., Akanji, M., Al-Wabel, M. (2020). Turning date palm waste into carbon nanodots and nano zerovalent iron composites for excellent removal of methylthioninium chloride from water. Scientific Reports, 10, 16125.
Cho, S.H., Jung, S., Park, Y.-K., Tsang, Y.F., Ryu, C., Kwon, E.E. (2020). Synergistic effects of CO2 on ex situ catalytic pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass over a Ni/SiO2 catalyst. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 39, 101182.
Kwon, D., Lee, S.S., Jung, S., Park, Y.-K., Tsang, Y.F., Kwon, E.E. (2020). CO2 to fuel via pyrolysis of banana peel. Chemical Engineering Journal, 392, 123774.
Jung, S., Choi, D., Park, Y.-K., Tsang, Y.F., Klinghoffer, N.B., Kim, K.H., Kwon, E.E. (2020). Functional use of CO2 for environmentally benign production of hydrogen through catalytic pyrolysis of polymeric waste. Chemical Engineering Journal, 399, 125889.
Kim, K.B., Jung, M.-K., Tsang, Y.F., Kwon, H.-H. (2020). Stochastic modeling of chlorophyll-a for probabilistic assessment and monitoring of algae blooms in the Lower Nakdong River, South Korea. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 400, 123066.
Lee, S., Kim, S.-H., Jung, S. Park, Y.-K., Tsang, Y.F., Kwon, E.E. (2020). Use of steel slag as a catalyst in CO2-cofeeding pyrolysis of pine sawdust. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 392, 122275.
Devi, J., Deb, U., Darman, S., Das, S., Bhattacharya, S.S., Tsang, Y.F., Lee, J.-H., Kim, K.H. (2020). Appraisal of lignocellusoic biomass degrading potential of three earthworm species using vermireactor mediated with spent mushroom substrate: Compost quality, crystallinity, and microbial community structural analysis. Science of the Total Environment, 716, 135215.
Jung, S., Kim, H., Tsang, Y.F., Lin, K.Y.A., Park, Y.-K., Kwon, E.E. (2020). A new biorefinery platform for producing (C2-5) bioalcohols through the biological/chemical hybridization process. Bioresource Technology, 311, 123568.
Kim, J., Lee, J.E., Lee, H.W., Jeon, J.-K., Song, J., Jung, S.-C., Tsang, Y.F., Park, Y.-K. (2020). Catalytic ozonation of toluene using Mn-M bimetallic HZSM-5 (M: Fe, Cu, Ru, Ag) catalysts at room temperature. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 397, 122577.
Lee, Y., Lee, S.W., Tsang, Y.F., Kim, Y.T., Lee, J. (2020). Engineered rice-straw biochar catalysts for the production of value-added chemicals from furan. Chemical Engineering Journal, 387, 124194.
Rarotra, S., Sahu, S., Kumar, P., Kim, K.H., Tsang, Y.F., Kumar, V., Kumar, P., Srinivasan, Veksha, A., Lisak, G. (2020). Progress and challenges on battery waste management: A critical review. ChemistrySelect, 5, 6182-6193.
Wang, Y.N., Yan, K., Wang, L.*, Tsang, Y.F.*, Fu, X.H., Hu, J.J., Xie, Y. (2020). Key internal factors leading to the variability in CO2 fixation efficiency of different sulfur-oxidizing bacteria during autotrophic cultivation. Journal of Environmental Management, 271, 110957.
Xie, H., Li, Z., Wang, Z., Mao, G., Zhang, H., Wang, F., Chen, H., Yang, S., Tsang, Y.F., Lam, S.S. (2020). Instant catapult steam explosion: A rapid technique for detoxification of aflatoxin-contaminated biomass for sustainable utilization as animal feed. Journal of Cleaner Production, 255, 120010.
Yan, J.F., Qian, L., Fu, X.H., Wu, J., Tsang, Y.F.*, Wang, L.* (2020). Conversion behaviors of litter-derived organic carbon of two halophytes in soil and their influence on SOC stabilization of wetland in the Yangtze River Estuary. Science of the Total Environment, 716, 137109.
Ge, S.,Wu, Y., Peng, W., Xia, C., Mei, C., Cai, L., Shi, S.Q., Lam, S.S., Tsang, Y.F. (2020). High-pressure CO2 hydrothermal pretreatment of peanut shells for enzymatic hydrolysis conversion into glucose. Chemical Engineering Journal, 385, 123949.
Jung, S., Kwon, D., Tsang, Y.F., Park, Y.-K., Kwon, E.E. (2020). CO2-cofeeding catalytic pyrolysis of macadamia nutshell. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 37, 97-105.
Palansooriya, K.N., Yang, Y., Tsang, Y.F., Sarkar, B., Hou, D., Gao, X., Meers, E., Rinklebe, J., Kim, K.H., Ok, Y.S. (2020). Occurrence of contaminants in drinking water sources and the potential of biochar for water quality improvement: A review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 50, 549-611.
Wang, Y.N., Tsang, Y.F., Wang, H.W., Sun, Y., Song, Y., Pan, X. (2020). Effective stabilization of arsenic in contaminated soils with biogenic manganese oxide (BMO) materials. Environmental Pollution, 258, 113481.
Younis, S.A., El-Salamony, R.A., Tsang, Y.F., Kim, K.H. (2020). Use of rice straw-based biochar for batch sorption of barium/strontium from saline water: Protection against scale formation in petroleum/desalination industries. Journal of Cleaner Production, 250, 119442.
Abdin, Y., Usman, A., Ok, Y.S., Tsang, Y.F., Al-Wabel, M. (2020). Competitive sorption and availability of coexisting heavy metals in mining-contaminated soil: Contrasting effects of mesquite and fishbone biochars. Environmental Research, 181, 108846.
Cho, S.H., Oh, J.I., Jung, S., Park, Y.-K., Tsang, Y.F., Ok, Y.S., Kwon, E.E. (2020). Catalytic pyrolytic platform for scrap tires using CO2 and steel slag. Applied Energy, 259, 114164.
Kumar, V., Lee, Y.S., Shin, J.W., Kim, K.H.*, Kukkar, D.*, Tsang, Y.F.* (2020). Potential applications of graphene-based nanomaterials as adsorbent for removal of volatile organic compounds. Environment International, 135, 105356.
Shafaghat, H., Tsang, Y.F., Jeon, J.-K., Kim, J.M., Park, Y., Park, Y.-K. (2020). In-situ hydrogenation of bio-oil/bio-oil phenolic compounds with secondary alcohols over a synthesized mesoporous Ni/CeO2 catalyst. Chemical Engineering Journal, 382, 122912.
Yan, J.F., Wang, L.*, Tsang, Y.F.*, Qian, L., Fu, X.H., Sun, Y., Wu, P. (2020). Conversion of organic carbon from decayed native and invasive plant litter in Jiuduansha wetland and its implications for SOC formation and sequestration. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 20, 675-689.
Hou, R., Shi, J., Ma, X., Wei, H., Hu, J.J., Tsang, Y.F., Gao, M.T. (2020). Effect of phenolic acids derived from rice straw on Botrytis cinerea and infection on tomato. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 11, 6555-6563.
Kailasa, S.K., Koduru, J.R., Vikrant, K., Tsang, Y.F., Singhal, R.K., Hussain, C.M., Kim, K.H. (2020). Recent progress on solution and materials chemistry for the removal of hydrogen sulfide from various gas plants. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 297, 111886.
Kim, J.H., Oh, J.I., Tsang, Y.F., Park, Y.-K., Lee, J., Kwon, E.E. (2020). CO2-assisted catalytic pyrolysis of digestate with steel slag. Energy, 191, 116529.
Kabir, E., Raza, N., Kumar, V., Singh, J., Tsang, Y.F., Lim, D.K., Szulejko, J.E., Kim, K.H. (2019). Recent advances in nanomaterial-based human breath analytical technology for clinical diagnosis and the way forward. CHEM, 5, 3020-3057.
Fu, X.H., Wang, Y.N., Tsang, Y.F., Li, H., Le, Y.Q., Wang, L. (2019). Cloning of cbb gene promoters from the sulfur-oxidizing bacteria Thiobacillus thioparus and Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, and assessment of their promoter efficacies. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 22, 891-899.
Wang, X., Hu, J.J., Chi, S., Ma, X., Zhang, T.A., Tsang, Y.F., Li, J., Gao, M.T. (2019). Saccharides in straw hydrolysate decrease cell membrane damage by phenolics by inducing the formation of extracellular matrix in yeast. Carbohydrate Polymers, 219, 414-422.
Cho, D.W., Kim, S., Tsang, Y.F., Song, H. (2019). Preparation of nitrogen-doped Cu-biochar and its application into catalytic reduction of p-nitrophenol. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 41(4), 1729-1737.
Cui, S., Ma, X., Wang, X., Zhang, T.A., Hu, J.J., Tsang, Y.F., Gao, M.T. (2019). Phenolic acids derived from rice straw generate peroxides which reduce the viability of Staphylococcus aureus cells in biofilm. Industrial Crops and Products, 140, 111561.
Lee, J., Tsang, Y.F., Oh, J.I., Hong, S., Kim, C., Kwon, E.E. (2019). Analysis of fatty acids in mouse tissue via in situ transmethylation with biochar. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 41(4), 1723-1728.
Qian, L., Duan, H., Yan, J.F., Tsang, Y.F., Qiao, J., Fu, X., Wang, L. (2019). Can multiple harvests of plants improve nitrogen removal from the point-bar soil of lake?. Journal of Environmental Management, 249, 109371.
Singh, J., Kumar, V., Jolly, S.S., Kim, K.H., Rawat, M., Kukkar, D., Tsang, Y.F. (2019). Biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles and its photocatalytic applications for removal of organic pollutants in water. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 80, 247-257.
Grover, A., Kaur, R., Mohiuddin, I., Malik, A.K., Aulakh, J.S., Tsang, Y.F., Kim, K.H. (2019). Surfactant-modified Zn/Al-layered double hydroxides for efficient extraction of alkyl phenols from aqueous samples. Environmental Research, 177, 108605.
Lam, S.S, Azwar, E., Peng, W., Tsang, Y.F., Ma, N.L., Liu, Z., Park, Y.-K., Kwon, E.E. (2019). Cleaner conversion of bamboo into carbon fibre with favourable physicochemical and capacitive properties via microwave pyrolysis combining with solvent extraction and chemical impregnation. Journal of Cleaner Production, 236, 117692.
Park, Y.-K., Lee, B., Watanabe, A., Jae, J., Tsang, Y.F.*, Kim, Y.-M.* (2019). Co-feeding effect of waste plastic films on the catalytic pyrolysis of Quercus variabilis over microporous HZSM-5 and HY catalysts. Chemical Engineering Journal, 378, 122151.
Tian, X., Wang, L., Hou, Y., Wang, H., Tsang, Y.F., Wu, J. (2019). Responses of soil microbial community structure and activity to incorporation of straws and straw biochars and their effects on soil respiration and soil organic carbon turnover. Pedosphere, 29, 492-503.
Ma, X., Hu, J.J., Wang, X., Choi, S., Zhang, T.A., Tsang, Y.F., Gao, M.T. (2019). An integrated strategy for the utilization of rice straw: Production of plant growth promoter followed by ethanol fermentation. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 129, 1-7.
Tsang, Y.F., Kumar, V., Samadar, P., Yang, Y., Lee, J., Ok, Y.S., Song, H., Kwon, E.E.*, Kim, K.H.*, Jeon, Y.J. (2019). Production of bioplastic through food waste valorization. Environment International, 127, 625-644.
Hu, J.J., Guo, H., Xue, Y., Go, M.T., Zhang, S.P.*, Tsang, Y.F.*, Li, J., Wang, Y.N., Wang, L. (2019). Using a mixture of microalgae, biochar, and organic manure to increase the capacity of soil to act as carbon sink. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 19(11), 3718-3727.
Kumar, P., Anand, B., Tsang, Y.F., Kim, K.H., Khullar, S., Wang, B. (2019). Regeneration, degradation, and toxicity effect of MOFs: Opportunities and challenges. Environmental Research, 176, 108488.
Lam, S.S.#, Tsang, Y.F.#, Yek, P.N.Y., Liew, R.K., Osman, M.S., Peng, W., Lee, W.H., Park, Y.-K.* (2019). Co-processing of oil palm waste and waste oil via microwave co-torrefaction: A waste reduction approach for producing solid fuel product with improved properties. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 128, 30-35.
Ma, X., Chen, X., Wang, X., Choi, S., Zhang, T.A., Hu, J.J., Tsang, Y.F., Gao, M.T. (2019). Extraction of flavonoids from the saccharification of rice straw is an integrated process for straw utilization. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 189, 249-261.
Mondal, M., Biswas, J.K., Tsang, Y.F., Sarkar, B., Sarkar, D., Rai, M., Sarkar, S.K., Hooda, P.S. (2019). A wastewater bacterium Bacillus sp. KUJM2 acts as an agent of remediation of potentially toxic elements and promoter of plant (Lens culinaris) growth. Chemosphere, 232, 439-452.
Ryu, H.W.#, Tsang, Y.F.#, Lee, H.W.#, Jae, J., Jung, S.-C., Lam, S.S., Park, E.D., Park, Y.-K.* (2019). Catalytic co-pyrolysis of cellulose and linear low-density polyethylene over MgO-impregnated catalysts with different acid-base properties. Chemical Engineering Journal, 373, 375-381.
Wang, H.W., Lv, Z., Wang, B., Wang, Y.N., Sun, Y.J., Tsang, Y.F., Zhao, J., Zhan, M. (2019). Effective stabilization of antimony in waste-to-energy fly ash with recycled laboratory iron-rich residuals. Journal of Cleaner Production, 230, 685-693.
Lee, T., Oh, J.I., Yi, H., Tsang, Y.F.*, Kwon, E.E.* (2019). Fabrication of carbon-slag composite via a pyrolytic platform and its environmental application for arsenic removal as a case study. Chemical Engineering Journal, 361, 1630-1639.
Wang, H.W., Lv, Z., Song, Y., Wang, Y.N., Zhang, D., Sun, Y.J., Tsang, Y.F., Pan, X.L. (2019). Adsorptive removal of Sb(III) from wastewater by environmentally-friendly biogenic manganese oxide (BMO) materials: Efficiency and mechanisms. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 124, 223-230.
Yoon, K., Cho, D.W., Tsang, Y.F., Tsang, D.C.W., Kwon, E.E., Song, H. (2019). Synthesis of functionalised biochar using red mud, lignin, and carbon dioxide as raw materials. Chemical Engineering Journal, 361, 1597-1604.
Cheng, W.N.#, Yi, H.#, Yu, C.F., Wong, H.F., Wang, G., Kwon, E.E., Tsang, Y.F.* (2019). Biorefining waste sludge from water and sewage treatment plants into eco-construction material. Frontiers in Energy Research, 7, 22.
Rajapaksha, A.U., OK, Y.S., El-Naggar, A., Kim, H., Song, F., Kang, S.*, Tsang, Y.F.* (2019). Dissolved organic matter characterization of biochars produced from different feedstock materials. Journal of Environmental Management, 233, 393-399.
Thulasinathan, B., Obeth, J., Nainamohamed, S., Soorangkattan, S., Muthuramalingam, J.B., Kulanthaisamy, M., Balasubramani, R., Chang, S.W., Bolan, N., Tsang, Y.F., Alagarsamy, A., Nguyuen, D.D. (2019). Comparative study on Cronobacter sakazakii and Pseudomonas otitidis isolated from septic tank wastewater in microbial fuel cell for bioelectricity generation. Fuel, 248, 47-55.
Hu, J.J., Guo, H., Wang, X., Gao, M.T., Yao, G., Tsang, Y.F., Li, J., Yan, J., Zhang, S. (2019). Utilization of the saccharification residue of rice straw in the preparation of biochar is a novel strategy for reducing CO2 emissions. Science of the Total Environment, 650, 1141-1148.
Li, R., Liu, D., Zhang, Y., Zhou, J., Tsang, Y.F., Duan, N., Liu, Z., Zhang, Y.H. (2019). Improved methane production and energy recovery of post-hydrothermal liquefaction waste water via integration of zeolite adsorption and anaerobic digestion. Science of the Total Environment, 651, 61-69.
Shafaghat, H.#, Lee, H.W.#, Tsang, Y.F.#, Oh, D., Jae, J., Jung, S.-C., Ko, C.H., Lam, S.S., Park, Y.-K.* (2019). In-situ and ex-situ catalytic pyrolysis/co-pyrolysis of empty fruit bunches using mesostructured aluminosilicate catalysts. Chemical Engineering Journal, 366, 330-338.
Wang, H.W., Liang, D.D., Wang, Y.N., Sun, Y.J.*, Li, W.H., Zhang, D.Y., Tsang, Y.F.*, Pan, X.L. (2019). Fabricating biogenic Fe(III) flocs from municipal sewage sludge using NAFO processes: Characterization and arsenic removal ability. Journal of Environmental Management, 231, 268-274.
Kim, J.H., Jung, J.M., Cho, S.H., Tsang, Y.F., Wang, C.H., Lee, J., Kwon, E.E. (2019). Upgrading bio-heavy oil via esterification of fatty acids and glycerol. Journal of Cleaner Production, 217, 633-638.
Kim, S., Tsang, Y.F., Kwon, E.E., Lin, K.Y.A, Lee, J. (2019). Recently developed methods to enhance stability of heterogeneous catalysts for conversion of biomass-derived feedstocks. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 36, 1-11.
Kim, Y., Lee, J., Yi, H., Tsang, Y.F., Kwon, E.E. (2019). Investigation into role of CO2 in two-stage pyrolysis of spent coffee grounds. Bioresource Technology, 272, 48-53.
Rai, P.K., Lee, S.S., Zhang, M., Tsang, Y.F., Kim, K.H. (2019). Heavy metals in food crops: Health risks, fate, mechanisms, and management. Environment International, 125, 365-385.
Cho, D.W., Chon, C.M., Yang, H., Tsang, Y.F., Song, H. (2018). Effect of Mn substitution on the oxidation/adsorption abilities of iron(III) oxyhydroxides for arsenic treatment. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 20, 2201-2208.
Guo, J., Li, Z., Su, L., Tsang, Y.F., An, A.K., Yu, C.F. (2018). Optimization of acid pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis on the production of ethanol fuel from waste banana peels. Energy & Environment, 29, 1354-1364.
Oh, J.I., Lee, J., Lin, K.Y.A., Kwon, E.E.*, Tsang, Y.F.* (2018). Biogas production from food waste via anaerobic digestion with wood chips. Energy & Environment, 29, 1365-1372.
Tsang, Y.F.*, Kwon, E.E., Song, H., Lee, J., Man, Y.B. (2018). Biowaste for environmental remediation and sustainable waste management. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 20, 2155.
Wang, H.W., Tsang, Y.F.*, Wang, Y.N., Sun, Y.J., Zhang, D.Y., Pan, X.L. (2018). Adsorption capacities of poorly crystalline Fe minerals for antimonate and arsenate removal from water: Adsorption properties and effects of environmental and chemical conditions. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 20, 2169-2179.
Chen, X., Wang, X., Xue, Y., Zhang, T.A., Hu, J.J., Tsang, Y.F., Gao, M.T. (2018). Tapping the bioactivity potential of residual stream from its pretreatments may be a green strategy for low-cost bioconversion of rice straw. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 186, 507-524.
Zhang, S., Wang, Y.N., Wang, L., Tsang, Y.F., Li, H., Fu, X.H. (2018). Role of electron donor in CO2 fixation of chemoautotrophic bacteria and its preconditions: verification in Alcaligenes hydrogenophilus. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 118, 37-43.
Goud, K.Y., Kalisa, S.K., Kumar, V., Tsang, Y.F., Lee, S.E., Gobi, K.V., Kim, K.H. (2018). Progress on nanostructured electrochemical sensors and their recognition elements for detection of mycotoxins: A review. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 121, 205-222.
Tsang, Y.F.*, Ok, Y.S., Sarmat, A.K., Cao, B., Wong, M.H. (2018). Bioremediation of contaminated soil and water: GeoTrop 2017. Biodegradation, 29, 311-312.
Wang, N.X., Lu, X.Y., Tsang, Y.F., Mao, Y., Tsang, C.W., Au Yeung, V. (2018). A comprehensive review of anaerobic digestion of organic solid wastes in relation to microbial community and enhancement process. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 99, 507-516.
Zhang, S., Wang, L., Wei, W., Hu, J.J., Mei, S., Zhao, Q., Tsang, Y.F. (2018). Enhanced roles of biochar and organic fertilizer in microalgae for soil carbon sink. Biodegradation, 29, 313-321.
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Lee, T., Oh, J.I., Baek, K., Tsang, Y.F., Kim, K.H., Kwon, E.E. (2018). Compositional modification of pyrogenic products using CaCO3 and CO2 in the thermolysis of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Green Chemistry, 20, 1583-1593.
Wang, Y.N.#, Tsang, Y.F. #, Wang, L.*, Fu, X.H., Hu, J.J., Li, H., Le, Y.Q. (2018). Inhibitory effect of self-generated extracellular dissolved organic carbon on carbon dioxide fixation in sulfur-oxidizing bacteria during a chemoautotrophic cultivation process and its elimination. Bioresource Technology, 252, 44-51.
Chen, X., Wang, X., Xue, Y., Zhang, T.A., Li, Y., Hu, J.J., Tsang, Y.F., Zhang, H., Gao, M.T. (2018). Influence of rice straw-derived dissolved organic matter on lactic acid fermentation by Rhizopus oryzae. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 125, 703-709.
Duan, H., Wang, L., Zhang, Y.N, Fu, X.H., Tsang, Y.F., Wu, J.H., Le, Y.Q. (2018). Variable decomposition of two plant litters and their effects on the carbon sequestration ability of wetland soil in the Yangtze River estuary. Geoderma, 319, 230-238.
Sarkar, B., Mandal, S., Tsang, Y.F., Kumar, P., Kim, K.H., Ok, Y.S. (2018). Designer carbon nanotubes for contaminant removal in water and wastewater: A critical review. Science of the Total Environment, 612, 561-581.
Yan, J.F., Wang, L., Hu, Y., Tsang, Y.F., Zhang, Y.N., Wu, J.H., Fu, X.H., Sun, Y. (2018). Plant litter composition selects different soil microbial structures and in turn drives different litter decomposition pattern and soil carbon sequestration capability. Geoderma, 319, 194-203.
Hu, J., Zhou, J., Zhou, S.*, Wu, O., Tsang, Y.F.* (2018). Occurrence and fate of antibiotics in a wastewater treatment plant and their biological effects on receiving waters in Guizhou. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 113, 483-490.
Man, Y.B., Chow, K.L., Tsang, Y.F., Lau, F.T.K., Fung, W.C., Wong, M.H. (2018). Fate of bisphenol A, perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctanesulfonate in two different types of sewage treatment works in Hong Kong. Chemosphere, 190, 358-367.
Rai, P.K., Lee, J., Kailasa, S.K., Kwon, E.E., Tsang, Y.F., Ok, Y.S., Kim, K.H. (2018). A critical review of ferrate(VI)-based remediation of soil and groundwater. Environmental Research, 160, 420-448.
Vikrant, K., Kim, K.H., Ok, Y.S., Tsang, D.C.W., Tsang, Y.F., Giri, B.S., Singh, R.S. (2018). Engineered/designer biochar for the removal of phosphate in water and wastewater. Science of The Total Environment, 616-617, 1242-1260.
Wang, H.W., Wang, Y.N., Sun, Y.J., Pan, X.L., Zhang, D.Y., Tsang, Y.F.* (2018). Differences in Sb(V) and As(V) adsorption onto a poorly crystalline phyllomanganate (δ-MnO2): Adsorption kinetics, isotherms, and mechanisms. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 113, 40-47.
Lee, S.R., Lee, J., Lee, T., Tsang, Y.F., Jeong, K.H., Oh, J.I., Kwon, E.E. (2017). Strategic use of CO2 for co-pyrolysis of swine manure and coal for energy recovery and waste disposal. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 22, 110-116.
Jeong, Y., Cho, K., Kwon, E.E., Tsang, Y.F., Rinklebe, J., Park, C. (2017). Evaluating the feasibility of pyrophyllite-based ceramic membranes for treating domestic wastewater in anaerobic ceramic membrane bioreactors. Chemical Engineering Journal, 328, 567-573.
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Wang, Y.N., Tsang, Y.F.*, Wang, L.*, Fu, X.H., Li, H., Hu, J.J., Le, Y. (2017). Influence of reduced sulfur on carbon fixation efficiency of Halothiobacillus neapolitanus and its mechanism. Chemical Engineering Journal, 326, 249-256.
Zheng, W., Chen, X., Xue, Y., Hu, J.J., Gao, M.T., Tsang, Y.F. (2017). The influence of soluble polysaccharides derived from rice straw upon cellulase production by Trichoderma reesei. Process Biochemistry, 61, 130-136.
Wang, H.W., Wang, Y.N., Sun, Y.J., Tsang, Y.F., Zhang, D.Y., Pan, X.L. (2017). A microscopic and spectroscopic study of rapid antimonite sequestration by a poorly crystalline phyllomanganate: differences from passivated arsenite oxidation. RSC Advances, 7, 38377-38386.
Seo, K.W., Choi, Y.S., Gu, M.B., Kwon, E.E., Tsang, Y.F., Rinklebe, J., Park, C. (2017). Pilot-scale investigation of sludge reduction in aerobic digestion system with endospore-forming bacteria. Chemosphere, 186, 202-208.
Lee, J., Lee, T., Tsang, Y.F., Oh, J.I, Kwon, E.E. (2017). Enhanced energy recovery from polyethylene terephthalate via pyrolysis in CO2 atmosphere while suppressing acidic chemical species. Energy Conversion and Management, 148, 456-460.
Cho, D.W., Kwon, G., Yoon, K., Tsang, Y.F., Ok, Y.S., Kwon, E.E., Song, H. (2017). Simultaneous production of syngas and magnetic biochar via pyrolysis of paper mill sludge using CO2 as reaction medium. Energy Conversion and Management, 145, 1-9.
Yang, Y., Ok, Y.S., Kim, K.H., Kwon, E.E., Tsang, Y.F.* (2017). Occurrences and removal of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in drinking water and water/sewage treatment plants: a review. Science of the Total Environment, 596-597, 303-320.
Alvin, A., Kim, J., Jeong, G.T., Tsang, Y.F., Kwon, E.E., Neilan, B.A., Jeon, Y.J. (2017). Industrial robustness linked to the gluconolactonase from Zymomonas mobilis. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 101, 5089-5099.
Chen, X., Xue, Y., Hu, J.J., Tsang, Y.F., Gao, M.T. (2017). Release of polyphenols is the major factor influencing the bioconversion of rice straw to lactic acid. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 183(3), 685-698.
Choi, D., Lee, J., Tsang, Y.F., Kim, K.H., Rinklebe, J., Kwon, E.E. (2017). Modification of hydrothermal liquefaction products from Arthrospira platensis by using carbon dioxide. Algal Research, 24, 148-153.
Lam, W., Wang, Y.J., Chan, P.L., Chan, S.W., Tsang, Y.F.*, Chua, H., Yu, P.H.F.* (2017). Production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) using sludge from different wastewater treatment processes and the potential for medical and pharmaceutical applications. Environmental Technology, 38(13-14), 1779-1791.
Lee, J., Choi, D., Tsang, Y.F., Oh, J.I., Kwon, E.E. (2017). Employing CO2 as reaction medium for in-situ suppression of the formation of benzene derivatives and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons during pyrolysis of municipal solid waste. Environmental Pollution, 224, 476-483.
Lee, J., Tsang, Y.F., Oh, J.I., Lee, S.R., Kwon, E.E. (2017). Evaluating the susceptibility of pyrolysis of monosaccharide, disaccharide, and polysaccharide to CO2. Energy Conversion and Management, 138, 338-345.
Hasan, Z., Ok, Y.S., Rinklebe, J., Tsang, Y.F., Cho, D.W., Song, H. (2017). N doped cobalt-carbon composite for reduction of p-nitrophenol and pendimethalin. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 703, 118-124.
Hu, J.J., Xue, Y., Guo, H., Gao, M.T., Li, J., Zhang, S., Tsang, Y.F. (2017). Design and composition of synthetic fungal-bacterial microbial consortia that improve lignocellulolytic enzyme activity. Bioresource Technology, 227, 247-255.
Lee, J., Tsang, Y.F., Kim, S., Ok, Y.S., Kwon, E.E. (2017). Energy density enhancement via pyrolysis of paper mill sludge using CO2. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 17, 305-311.
Wang, H.W., Sun, Y.J., Hao, Z.P., Wang, Y.N.*, Li, W.H., Tsang, Y.F.* (2017). Transformation of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in concentrated leachate from nanofiltration during ozone-based oxidation processes (O3, O3/H2O2 and O3/UV). Journal of Environmental Management, 191, 244-251.
Lee, J., Tsang, Y.F., Jung, J.M, Oh, J.I. Kim, H.W., Kwon, E.E. (2016). In-situ pyrogenic production of biodiesel from swine fat. Bioresource Technology, 220, 442-447.
Hu, Y., Wang, L., Fu, X.H., Yan, J.F., Wu, J.H., Tsang, Y.F., Le, Y.Q., Sun, Y. (2016). Salinity and nutrient contents of tidal water affects soil respiration and carbon sequestration of high and low tidal flats of Jiuduansha wetlands in different ways. Science of The Total Environment, 565, 637-648.
Wang, Y.N., Wang, L.*, Tsang, Y.F.*, Fu, X.H., Hu, J.J., Li, H., Le, Y.Q. (2016). Response of cbb gene transcription levels of four typical Thiobacillus species to the CO2 concentration and its effect on their carbon fixation efficiency during sulfur oxidation. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 92, 31-40.
Wang, Y.N., Wang, L., Tsang, Y.F., Fu, X.H., Hu, J.J., Li, H., Le, Y.Q. (2016). The variability in carbon fixation characteristics of several typical chemoautotrophic bacteria at low and high concentrations of CO2 and its mechanism. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 113, 105-112.
Wong, Y.K., Ho, K.C., Tsang, Y.F.*, Wang, L., Yung, K.K.L. (2016). Cultivation of Chlorella vulgaris in column photobioreactor for biomass production and lipid accumulation. Water Environment Research, 88, 39-45.
Wong, Y.K., Yung, K.K.L., Tsang, Y.F.*, Xia, Y., Wang, L., Ho, K.C. (2015). Scenedesmus quadricauda for nutrient removal and lipid production in wastewater. Water Environment Research, 87, 2037-2044.
Tsang, Y.F.*, Wang, L., Chua, H. (2015). Effects of high ammonia loads on nitrogen mass balance and treatment performance of a biotrickling filter. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 98, 253-260.
Tsang, Y.F.*, Wang, L., Chua, H. (2015). Simultaneous hydrogen sulphide and ammonia removal in a biotrickling filter: crossed inhibitory effects among selected pollutants and microbial community change. Chemical Engineering Journal, 281, 389-396.
Hu, J.J., Wang, L., Zhang, S.P., Xi, X.F., Le, Y.Q., Fu, X.H., Tsang, Y.F., Gao, M.T. (2015). Interactions between autotrophic and heterotrophic strains improve CO2 fixing efficiency of non-photosynthetic microbial communities. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 176, 1459-1471.
Wang, Y.N., Wang, L., Shan, Y.N., Hu, J.J., Tsang, Y.F., Hu, Y., Fu, X.H., Le., Y.Q. (2015). Optimization of inorganic carbon sources to improve the carbon fixation efficiency of non-photosynthetic microbial community with different electron donors. Environmental Technology, 36, 1246-1255.
Xi, X.F., Wang, L., Hu, J.J., Tang, Y.S., Hu, Y., Fu, X.H., Sun, Y., Tsang, Y.F., Zhang, Y.N., Chen, J.H. (2014). Salinity influence on soil microbial respiration rate of tidal wetland in the Yangtze River estuary through changing microbial community. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 26, 2562-2570.
Tsang, Y.F.* (2013). The use of the interactive conceptual approach for maximizing the enjoyment of learning green technology. The Newsletter of the East-Asian Association for Science Education, 6(4), 11.
He, D., Zhang, B.B., Tsang, Y.F., Chua, H. (2008). Study of PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates) production from activated sludge. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 109, 837-844.
Zhang, B.B., He, D., Chua, H., Tsang, Y.F. (2008). A brief study on environmental protection management in P.R.C. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 109, 675-684.
Chan, S.Y., Tsang, Y.F., Chua, H., Sin, S.N., Cui, L.H. (2008). Performance study of vegetated sequencing batch coal slag bed treating domestic wastewater in suburban area. Bioresource Technology, 99(9), 3774-3781.
Tsang, Y.F.*, Sin, S.N., Chua, H. (2008). Nocardia foaming control in activated sludge process treating domestic wastewater. Bioresource Technology, 99(9), 3381-3388.
Chan, S.Y., Tsang, Y.F., Chua, H. (2008). Domestic wastewater treatment using tidal-flow cinder bed with Cyperus alternifolius. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 11(2), 206-211.
Hua, F.L., Tsang, Y.F.*, Chua, H. (2008). Progress of water pollution control in Hong Kong. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 11(2), 225-229.
Chan, S.Y., Tsang, Y.F., Cui, L.H., Chua, H. (2008). Domestic wastewater treatment using batch-fed constructed wetland and predictive model development for NH3-N. Process Biochemistry, 43(3), 297-305.
Tsang, Y.F.*, Chua, H., Sin, S.N., Chan, S.Y. (2008). Treatment of odorous volatile fatty acids using a biotrickling filter. Bioresource Technology, 99(3), 589-595.
Ren, N.Q., Chua, H., Chan, S.Y., Tsang, Y.F., Wang, Y.J., Sin, S.N. (2007). Assessing optimal fermentation type for bio-hydrogen production in continuous-flow acidogenic reactors. Bioresource Technology, 98(9), 1774-1780.
Tsang, Y.F.*, Hua, F.L., Chua, H., Sin, S.N., Wang, Y.J. (2007). Optimization of biological treatment of paper mill effluent in a sequencing batch reactor. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 34(3), 193-199.
Wang, Y.J., Hua, F.L., Tsang, Y.F., Chan, S.Y., Sin, S.N., Chua, H., Yu, P.H.F., Ren, N.Q. (2007). Synthesis of PHAs from waste under various C: N ratios. Bioresource Technology, 98(8), 1690-1693.
Ren, N.Q., Chua, H., Chan, S.Y., Tsang, Y.F., Sin, S.N. (2007). Effects of COD/SO42- ratios on acidogenic sulfate-reducing reactor. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 46(6), 1661-1666.
Tsang, Y.F.*, Chua, H., Sin, S.N., Tam, C.Y. (2006). A novel technology for bulking control in biological wastewater treatment plant for pulp and paper making industry. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 32(3), 127-134.

Conference Papers
Cheng, Y.L., Khan, M.T., Wang, Y., & Tsang, Y.F. (2019, December). Effects of Microplastics on Removal Performance of Drinking Water Treatment Processes. Paper presented at The 4th International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource 2019 (BWR2019), Busan, Korea.
Cheng, Y.L., Wang, Y., Khan, M.T., & Tsang, Y.F. (2019, December). Occurrence of Microplastics in Catchment Area: Implications to Drinking Water Contamination. Paper presented at The CleanUp Korea 2019, Seoul, Korea.
Khan, M.T., Cheng, Y.L., Wang, Y., & Tsang, Y.F. (2019, December). Wastewater Treatment Plants: A Potential Source of Microplastics in the Environment. Poster present at The 4th International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource 2019 (BWR 2019), Busan, Korea.
Li, Z., Man, Y.B., Wu, R.S.S., & Tsang, Y.F. (2019, December). Potential Exposure and Health Risks of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Children. Paper presented at The 4th International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource 2019 (BWR2019), Busan, Korea.
Wang, Y., Cheng, Y.L., & Tsang, Y.F. (2019, December). Abundance and Identification of Microfragments and Microfibres in Hong Kong Food and Drinks. Paper presented at The CleanUp Korea 2019, Seoul, Korea.
Wang, Y., Cheng, Y.L., Khan, M.T., & Tsang, Y.F. (2019, December). Occurrence and Sources of Microplastics in Drinking Water Treatment Plants. Paper presented at The 4th International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource 2019 (BWR2019), Busan, Korea.
Yang, Y., Tsang, Y.F., Rinklebe, J., & Ok, Y.S. (2019, December). Elimination of Selected Personal Care Products Using Biological Augmentation with Biochars. Paper presented at The 4th International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource 2019 (BWR2019), Busan, Korea.
Cheng, Y.L., Wang, Y., Khan, M.T., & Tsang, Y.F. (2019, July). Occurrences and Removal of Microplastics and Microfibres in Water Purification Facilities. Paper presented at The 9th International Conference on Geochemistry in the Tropics and Sub-Tropics, Queensland, Australia.
Yang, Y., Ok, Y.S., Rinklebe, J., Tsang, Y.F.* (2018, November). Removal of Selected Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) using Bioreactors with Engineered Biochars. ARC Conference 2018 (ARC2018) - Resilience and New Leadership in the World, Seoul, Korea.
Sumargo, B., Kasuma, K.A.P., Tsang, Y.F. (2018, October). Social-Environment Factor as a Weak Point of Sustainable Development in Indonesia. AIP Conference Proceedings, Malang City, Indonesia.
Yang, Y., Tsang, Y.F.* (2018, August). Removal of Selected Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) using Bioreactors with Engineered Biochars. The 4th International Conference on Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation (CLEAR2018), Hong Kong.
Palansooriya, K.N., Yang, Y., Tsang, Y.F., Sarkar, B., Kim, K.H., Ok, Y.S. (2018, June). Removal of Contaminants from Drinking Water Sources and Water Quality Improvement by Biochar: A Review. The 2nd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology (BEEM2018), Gangwon, Korea.
Song, X., Lu, X.Y., Mak, T.Y., Tsang, Y.F., Tsang, C.W., Ng, K.M. (2018, June). Advanced Treatment of Biologically Treated Coking Wastewater by Persulfate Oxidation with Activated Carbon as A Catalyst. The 2nd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology (BEEM2018), Gangwon, Korea.
Yang, Y., Tsang, Y.F.* (2018, June). Occurrence, Sorption Behavior and Biodegradability of DEET in Wastewater Treatment Plants. The 2nd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology (BEEM2018), Gangwon, Korea.
Tsang, Y.F. (2017, December). Organic Wastes as Raw Materials for Biopolymer Production. The 8th International Conference on Geochemistry in the Tropics & Sub-Tropics (GeoTrop2017), Shenzhen, China.
Yang, Y., Tsang, Y.F.* (2017, December). Occurrence, Sorption Behavior and Biodegradability of Personal Care Products (PCPs) in Sewage Treatment Plants in Hong Kong. The 8th International Conference on Geochemistry in the Tropics & Sub-Tropics (GeoTrop2017), Shenzhen, China.
Song, Y., Tsang, Y.F., Yeung, Y.Y. (2017, November). Promoting STEM education in senior secondary schools in Hong Kong through STEM Olympiad. Paper presented at the WERA Focal Meeting & HKERA International Conference 2017 (WERA-HKERA 2017): Innovation, Hong Kong.
Yeung, Y.-Y., Wu, P. Y., Tsang, C. Y.-F., Cheang, C.-C. F., & Lee, H.-M. S. (2017, November). Development and implementation of case study teaching in Hong Kong STEM education: Preliminary findings from an education university. Paper presented at the WERA Focal Meeting & HKERA International Conference 2017 (WERA-HKERA 2017): Innovation, Hong Kong.
Hu, J., Zhou, J., Zhou, S., Wu, P., Yang, Y., Tsang, Y.F.* (2017, May). Occurrence and Fate of Antibiotics in a Wastewater Treatment Plant and Receiving Waters in Guizhou. The 2nd International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource 2017 (BWR2017), Hong Kong.
Wong, H.F., Wong, W.G., Leung, L.M., Lim, K.W., Tsang, Y.F. (2016, December). Eco-friendly Concrete Pavement Blocks using Waste Sludge. The 21st International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, Hong Kong.
Yang, Y. Tsang, Y.F.* (2016, December). Occurrence and Fate of Personal Care Products in Surface Water and Sewage Treatment Plants in Hong Kong. Asia-Pacific Conference on Biotechnology for Waste Conversion (BioWC2016), Hong Kong.
Tsang, Y.F. (2015, July). Pollutants Removal of Biofilter with Cyperus alternifolus for Water Reuse. The 10th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, Harbin, China.
Cheng, W.N., Tsang, Y.F.* (2015, June). Production of Eco-concrete Blocks from Sludge and Coal Combustion Residuals. The 12th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies, Hong Kong.
He, D., Tsang, Y.F.*, Lu, X., Liu, Y., Chua, H. (2015, June). Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) from Treated Industrial Effluent and Their Characteristics. The 12th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies, Hong Kong.
Tsang, Y.F.*, Law, M. (2015, June). An Investigation of Cyanobacteria in Surface Water in Yantian Reservoir, China. The 12th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies, Hong Kong.
Tsang, Y.F.*, Law, M., Chua, H. (2015, June). A Novel Biofiltration for Taste and Odour Removal in Potable Water. The 12th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies, Hong Kong.
Wong, Y.K., Tsang, Y.F.*, Ho, K.C., Yung, K.K.L. (2015, June). Algal Cultivation and Lipid Production in Column Photobioreactor. The 12th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies, Hong Kong.
Wong, Y.K., Tsang, Y.F., Yung, K.K.L., Ho, K.C. (2015, June). Optimization of Algal Cultivation and Lipid Production in Internally Illuminated Photobioreactors. The 12th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies, Hong Kong.
He, D., Tsang, Y.F.* (2015, January). Biosynthesis of PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates) from Treated Industrial Effluent and Their Characteristics. The 3rd Water Research Conference 2015, Shenzhen, China.
Wong, Y.K., Tsang, Y.F.*, Leung, C.C., Ho, K.C. (2015, January). Enhancement of Lipid Production Using Scenedesmus quadricauda under Different Nutrient Starvation Conditions. The 3rd Water Research Conference 2015, Shenzhen, China.
Wong, Y.K., Tsang, Y.F., Leung, C.C., Yung, K.K.L., Ho, K.C. (2015, January). Utilization of Wastewater for Algal Biomass Cultivation and Lipid Production in Internal LEDs-illuminated Photobioreactor. The 3rd Water Research Conference 2015, Shenzhen, China.
Cheng, W.N., Tsang, Y.F.* (2014, December). Utilizing Sludge and Coal Combustion Residuals in Eco-brick Production. The 1st International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource 2014 (BWR2014), Hong Kong.
Lam, W., Chan, P.L., Chan, S.W., Tsang, Y.F., Chua, H., Yu, P.H.F. (2014, December). Biosynthesis of Bioplastics (PHA) from Activated Sludge for Medical and Pharmaceutical Applications. The 1st International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource 2014 (BWR2014), Hong Kong.
Liu, Y.H., Tsang, Y.F.*, Zhong, D., Sin, S.N., Yu, P.H.F., Chua, H. (2014, December). Production of Biodegradable Plastic from Excess Sludge under Optimized Carbon to Phosphorus (C:P) and Carbon to Nitrogen (C:N) ratios. The 1st International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource 2014 (BWR2014), Hong Kong.
Wong, Y.K., Leung, C.C., Lam, Y.H., Ho, K.C., Tsang, Y.F.* (2014, December). Carotenoid and Lipid Production by Autotrophic Microalgae Chlorella vulgaris under Different Nutritional Conditions. The 1st International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource 2014 (BWR2014), Hong Kong.
Wong, Y.K., Tsang, Y.F., Leung, C.C., Lam, Y.H., Yung, K.K.L., Ho, K.C. (2014, December). Enhanced Biomass and Lipid Production of Chlorella vulgaris by Adjustment of Cultivation Conditions. The 1st International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource 2014 (BWR2014), Hong Kong.
Zhong, D., Tsang, Y.F.*, Liu, Y.H., Sin, S.N., Kan, C.W., Chua, H. (2014, December). Synthesis of Co-polymers (Poly-hydroxybutyrate-valerate) in Activated Sludge by Adjusting Medium Composition. The 1st International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource 2014 (BWR2014), Hong Kong.
Cheng, W.N., Kwok, C.W., Lai, C., Yu, H.F., Yau, Y.H., Lau, D.C.C., Ho, K.C., Tsang, Y.F.* (2014, May). Feasibility of eco-brick production from various sludges. International Conference on Biodiversity and Conservation of Wetland in South China - From Preservation to Green Development, Hong Kong.
Tsang, Y.F. (2014, May). Control of Filamentous Growth in Activated Sluge Process Treating Papermaking Effluent. International Conference on Biodiversity and Conservation of Wetland in South China - From Preservation to Green Development, Hong Kong.
Tsang, Y.F. (2014, May). Pollutants Removal of Vertical Flow Cinder Bed with Cyperus Alternifolus. International Conference on Biodiversity and Conservation of Wetland in South China - From Preservation to Green Development, Hong Kong.
Ren, N.Q., Chua, H., Chan, S.Y., Hua, F.L., Wang, Y.J., Tsang, Y.F. (2006, February). Controlling Optimal Fermentation Types by pH and Redox Potential for Bio-Hydrogen Production. Second IASTED International Conference on Advanced Technology in the Environmental Field, Canary Islands, Spain.
Tsang, Y.F.*, Chua, H., Tam, C.Y., Chan, S.Y., Hua, F.L., Wang, Y.J. (2006, February). A Novel Symbiotic-Bioreactor for Treating Odorous Compounds in Waste Gas Emissions. Second IASTED International Conference on Advanced Technology in the Environmental Field, Canary Islands, Spain.
Tam, C.Y., Chua, H., Tsang, Y.F.* (2005, November). Control of Filamentous Growth in Activated Sludge Process. Eighth AEHMS International Conference: Restoration and Remediation of Aquatic Ecosystems, Nanjing, China.

All Other Outputs
Tsang, Y.F. (2019). Associate Editor, Chemical Engineering Journal . Elsevier.
Tsang, Y.F. (2018). Editor, Water Science and Technology . IWA Publishing.
Tsang, Y.F. (2017). Editor-in-Chief, Energy & Environment . SAGE.
Tsang, Y.F. (2016). Associate Editor, Environmental Engineering Research . Korean Society of Environmental Engineers.
Tsang, Y.F. (2016). Associate Editor, Water Environment Research . Water Environment Federation.
Tsang, Y.F. (2016). Subject Editor, Process Safety and Environmental Protection . Elsevier.
Tsang, Y.F. (2015). Associate Editor, RSC Advances . Royal Society of Chemistry.
Withgott, J., Laposata, M. (2014). Environment: The Science Behind the Stories, 5th Edition. Boston, USA: Pearson Higher Education.

Project

A Novel Pyrolytic Biorefinery Approach for Production of Bioplastics Using Plastic Waste, Aquaculture Solid Waste, and Algal Biomass
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Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Concentrating on an Edge-cutting Area: Establishing a Research Hub for STEM Integration in Primary Schools
In recent ten years, there is an increasing emphasis in governments’ policies worldwide to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. Although the significance of promoting STEM education has been widely recognized and considerable numbers of studies have been conducted in recent years, the research on the integration in STEM education as a distinct field of study is still in its embryonic stages. This cluster will target at this significant but under-investigate . . .
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): WAN, Zhihong 萬志宏 (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Investigator)
 
Identification, Characterisation, and Process Modification for Enhancing Removal Efficiency of Microplastics in Sewage Treatment Works with Different Designs in Hong Kong
The overall aim of this research is to evaluate removal efficiency of microplastics in sewage treatment works with different treatment levels and process designs in Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Study on Recycling of Waterworks Sludge for Production of Paving Blocks
The overall aim of this research is to evaluate the suitability for incorporation of waterworks sludge in the production of paving blocks and to examine the environmental compatibility and the associated environmental risks of the waterworks sludge paving blocks.
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Analysis Service of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane in Marine Fish Cultured in Hong Kong
The overall aim of this research is to design and develop protocols for the analysis of selected organic pollutants in marine fish cultured in Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Effect of Biochar on Microbial Diversity and Removal of Persistent Toxic Substances by a Wetland Plant, Taro (Colocasia Esculenta)
Biochar is a newly arising and promising technical product widely applied in soil remediation. Waste wood is potential low-cost feedstock for production of biochar with higher fixed carbon content and subsequently higher stability in soil application. Therefore, the present study aims at investigating (1) the production of biochar from waste wood; (2) the influence of biochar on the microbial diversity of rhizosphere of Colocasia esculenta; (3) as well as their association with removal and/or de . . .
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): MAN, Yu Bon 文裕邦 (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Investigator)
 
Enhancing Primary Students' Collaborative Science Inquiry Through Meta-cognitive Scaffolding in a Mobile Learning Environment
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Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): SONG, Yanjie 宋燕捷 (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Investigator)
 
Environmental Remediation Through Novel Practices for Wastewater Treatment
Through the collaboration with Queensland University of Technology, Qingdao University of Technology, Shanghai University, and Guizhou University, different treatment systems were designed and developed for water pollution control and management, including wastewater and sludge treatment, bioremediation, resource recovery from sewage sludge, and microfibre detection and remediation.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Inhibition Mechanisms of Micro(nano)plastics (MNPs) in Microbial Community in Biological Wastewater and Sludge Treatment Systems
The overall aim of this research is to evaluate the MNP-induced inhibition mechanisms on microbial community structure in various biological wastewater and sludge treatment systems using advanced analytical and molecular-based techniques.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme (SEPAS) 2020/21, Environmental Training Workshops for Teachers
To familiarize teachers with knowledge on environmental protection, with particular reference to local context; To equip teachers with teaching skills in implementing environmental education and devising school-based activities for students.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Synergistic Mechanisms between Autotrophs and Heterotrophs in CO2 Fixation using Non-photosynthetic Microbial Community (NPMC) and NPMC Structure Modification
The overall aim of this research is to clarify the detailed mechanisms of synergistic effect between chemoautotrophs and heterotrophs to improve the overall CO2 fixation efficiency through the investigation of their carbon metabolism and energy utilisation.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Application of Biochars in Constructed Wetland Treatment System for Removal of Multi-heavy Metals under Dynamic Redox Conditions
The overall aim of this research is to investigate the effects of different types of well characterised biochars (or engineered biochars) on heavy metal removal in wastewater treatment systems under different reducing and oxidizing conditions.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Development of a Green and Sustainable Method to C-H Activate Inert Plastic Wastes into Useful Resources (EdUHK/Departmental Research Fund)
The great demand for synthetic plastics and the ineffective recycling of plastic waste threaten our environment at a time when fossil fuels are gradually running out. The development of an economically viable C–H activation system for alkanes remains a major unsolved problem in this millennium. In this study, we will develop new high-valent metal-oxo catalysts to activate carbon-hydrogen bonds of PE, PP, PS, and PVC by solid green oxidants.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CHOW, Cheuk Fai Stephen 周卓輝 (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Investigator)
 
Eco-Garden: Experiencing and Experimenting 2019
The aims of the project were to educate the public about the knowledge related to biodiversity through guided tours and hands-on educational activities; to promote public awareness of Hong Kong biodiversity through guided tours and hands-on educational activities; and to let the public realize the significance of Eco-Garden in conserving urban biodiversity
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): MAN, Yu Bon 文裕邦 (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Investigator)
 
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Their Alternatives in Water Environment: Environmental and Health Risks, Remediation, and Community Education
The overall aim of this research is to assess and evaluate the environmental and health risks of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and their alternatives (e.g., BPF and BPS) in the water environment and urine samples collected from kindergarten and primary school students.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Environmental Engineering (Pollution Control and Management)
Through the collaboration with University of Wuppertal, Sejong University, Tongji University, South China University of Technology, and University of Strathclyde, different treatment systems were designed and developed for pollution control and management, including wastewater and sludge treatment, bioremediation, resource recovery, microfibre detection and remediation, and microbial CO2 fixation.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Removal Mechanisms of Selected Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in Bioreactors with Biochars
The overall aim of this research is to evaluate the removal mechanisms of selected EDCs under dynamic redox conditions in different engineered biochar-enhanced bioreactors.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Removal Mechanisms of Selected Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) by Complexus of Engineered Biochars and Algal-bacterial Consortium in Photobioreactors
The overall aim of this research is to evaluate the removal mechanisms of selected PPCPs and EDCs in different photobioreactors with engineered biochars and algal-bacterial consortium.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Removal Mechanisms of Selected Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in Bioreactors with Engineered Biochars
The overall aim of this research is to evaluate the removal mechanisms of selected PPCPs and EDCs in bioreactors with engineered biochars.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Resources Recovery from Forestry and Aquatic Biomass in Malaysia via Thermal and Catalytic Techniques
The overall aim of this research is to convert selected forestry and aquatic biomass into value-added products using thermal techniques for environmental remediation and energy recovery.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): LAM, Su Shiung (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Scientific Investigation on Selected Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) and Their Mitigation Measures in Fung Yuen Valley SSSI
The overall aim of this research is to study the environmental and health risks of selected contaminants of emerging concern, including PPCPs and EDCs, in Fung Yuen Valley SSSI.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme (SEPAS) 2019/20, Environmental Training Workshops for Teachers
To familiarize teachers with knowledge on environmental protection, with particular reference to local context; To equip teachers with teaching skills in implementing environmental education and devising school-based activities for students.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Biological Processes for Removal of Selective Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) from Wastewater: Inhibitory Mechanisms, Microbial Community Modification, and Process Optimization
The overall aim of this research is to investigate the effects of the selected EDCs on the removal efficiency and microbial community by using dose-response experiments.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
EcoGarden: Experiencing and Experimenting 2018
A continued project in promoting Hong Kong Biodiversity
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Investigator)
 
Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme (SEPAS) 2018/19 - Environmental Training Workshops for Teachers
To familiarize teachers with knowledge on environmental protection, with particular reference to local context; To equip teachers with teaching skills in implementing environmental education and devising school-based activities for students.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): WONG, Tai Choi Richard 黃棣才 (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Uptake of Persistent Toxic Substances by Marine Fish Fed with Food waste-Based Feed: The Role of Fish Gut Microbiota
This study focuses on the feasibility of recycling food waste for production of fish feed for feeding marine fish. More importantly, the removal mechanisms of pollutants in microbial reactions and bioaccessibility of pollutants in fish gut will be identified.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): MAN, Yu Bon 文裕邦 (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Investigator)
 
Ecogarden: Experiencing and Experimenting II
This is a continuing project of environmental education, supported by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department under the "Biodiversity Festival 2017". The aim of the project is, through guided tours and hands-on educational activities in the campus Ecogarden of EdUHK, to educate the public about the knowledge related to biodiversity and to promote public awareness of Hong Kong biodiversity.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Investigator)
 
Effects of Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care Products (PPCPs) on Removal Efficiency and Bacterial Community in Biological Sewage Treatment Plants with Varying Designs and Process Optimization
The overall aim of this research is to conduct an in-depth investigation on the removal mechanisms of PPCPs in biological treatment systems with varying designs, which are commonly used in Hong Kong, China, and Scotland.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Joint University Collaboration to Develop Students’ Competence and Leadership in Promoting Integrated STEM Education
This project facilitates STEM undergraduates and pre-service teachers to cross programme and subject boundaries between different majors of the university partners so that students in different universities could collaborate with each other in undertaking problem solving projects characteristic of STEM. The project involves two stages. The first stage is to provide the necessary inputs of a wide range of content knowledge from different STEM disciplines to further the students’ understanding of . . .
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Yeung Chung 李揚津, YEUNG, Chi Ho 楊志豪 (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Investigator)
 
Provision of School-based Professional Support (SBPS) under University-School Support Programmes (USP) Financed by Education Development Fund - Promoting STEM Education at the Upper Primary and Secondary Levels by Using Self-directed Learning as a Strategy
This project aims to develop upper primary and secondary teachers’ capacity to promote STEM education in their schools using SDL as the major strategy. It provides school based support for teachers to master the essential content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and pedagogical skills for promoting STEM education in general, and developing teachers’ competence in using SDL to empower students learning and applying STEM knowledge and skills in particular.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Yeung Chung 李揚津 (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Investigator)
 
Resource Recovery from Organic Wastes: Utilization of Different Organic Wastes as Substrates for Production of Biodegradable Plastics with Specific Characteristics for Industrial Applications
The overall aim of this research is to provide a potentially inexpensive source of carbon substrate from different organic wastes for the production of industrially relevant bio-derived biodegradable materials with specific properties through the exploration of novel and advanced routes for resource recovery.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme (SEPAS) 2017/18 - Environmental Training Workshops for Teachers
To familiarize teachers with knowledge on environmental protection, with particular reference to local context; To equip teachers with teaching skills in implementing environmental education and devising school-based activities for students.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Synergistic Effect between Chemoautotrophs and Heterotrophs in Microbial CO2 Fixation
The overall aim of this research is to investigate the possible synergistic effect on CO2 fixation using typical chemoautotrophs to develop a simple bioreactor to eliminate the self-generated extracellular free organic carbon in culture medium.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Case Study Teaching in Hong Kong STEM Education: Development of Pilot Cases and Evaluation of Learning Effectiveness
Educational research reveals that case studies can be a pedagogically powerful method for teaching scientific concepts and contents as well as scientific investigation skills and critical thinking. However, there has been rather little use of case study teaching in local science education. In response to the Chief Executive 2015 Policy Address in enriching the curricular and learning activities of Science, Technology and Mathematics, and thereby allowing primary and secondary students to fully r . . .
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Investigator)
 
Ecogarden: Experiencing and Experimenting 遊園學藝
This is a project of environmental education, supported by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department under the "Biodiversity Festival 2016". The aim of the project is, through guided tours and hands-on educational activities in the campus Ecogarden of EdUHK, to educate the public about the knowledge related to biodiversity and to promote public awareness of Hong Kong biodiversity. Twelve sections have been organized between October and December 2016, in which around 300 primary, sec . . .
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Team Member)
 
Endocrine Disrupting Chemical in Hong Kong Water: Environmental Risk, Public Health Risk, Removal and Public Education
The specific objectives of this project are: (1) to quantify a typical endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC) in the local environment and assess its environmental and health risks; (2) to evaluate the levels of EDCs in primary school students; (3) to develop a novel treatment technology for effective removal of selected EDC in wastewater; and (4) to develop effective learning materials of EDCs for primary and secondary schools, general public education and professional training.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Inhibition Mechanisms of CO2 Fixation in Non-photosynthetic Microbial Community by the Typical Soil Organics
The overall aim of this research is to compare and characterize the inhibitory effects of typical soil organic(s) on the efficiency of CO2 fixation by NPMC under aerobic or semi-aerobic conditions.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Natural Conservation and Appreciation
Through the proposed project, the experimental activities will facilities teachers’ knowledge in teaching nature conservation and appreciation. They could enhance student learning and help students acquire a solid understanding about the theories and fundamental concepts of nature conservation and appreciation without having to memorize theoretical ecological concepts and scientific theories.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Scientific Investigation on Environmental Performance and Their Mitigation Measures in Fung Yuen Valley SSSI
The overall aim of this research is to study the environmental performance and their mitigation measures in Fung Yuen Valley SSSI.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Special Workshop--Sustainable Environment Program, UNESCO Hong Kong Association
This special workshop aims to foster sustainability awareness of the secondary school students who participate in the Sustainable Environment program
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): SAVELYEVA TAMARA (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme (SEPAS) 2016/17, Environmental Training Workshops for Teachers
To familiarize teachers with knowledge on environmental protection, with particular reference to local context; To equip teachers with teaching skills in implementing environmental education and devising school-based activities for students.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Utilization of Food Waste as Substrate for Biosynthesis of Biodegradable Plastics for Industrial Applications
The overall aim of this research is to provide a potentially inexpensive source of carbon substrate from sorted food waste for the production of industrially relevant bio-derived biodegradable materials with desirable properties through the exploration of novel and advanced routes for resource recovery.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Design and Production Services for Teaching Kit for Integrated Education Programme on Water Conservation
The teaching kit for Integrated Education Programme (IEP) on Water Conservation will be designed for pupils and their parents, principals and teaching staff of all primary schools in Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Monitoring and Analysis of Heavy Metals in Fresh Water Supply Facilities
The overall aim of this research is to assess the potential health effects from heavy metals in fresh water supply facilities.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Occurrence, Sorption behaviour, and Biodegradability of Personal Care Products (PCPs) in Sewage Treatment Plants Treating Wastewater with Different Salinities in Hong Kong
The overall aim of this research is to investigate the occurrence, fate, and removal of personal care products (PCPs) presented in sewage treatment plants.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Professional Training Programme on Practices of Environmental Monitoring and Green Technology for In-service Teachers/technicians in Secondary Schools
The specific objectives of this study are (1) to promote teaching effectiveness and quality of environmental related subjects by providing teaching resources for in-service teachers/technicians in secondary schools; (2) to transfer knowledge of environmental monitoring and green technology in generic issues and scientific inquiry to facilitators through an experiential and interactive workshop; and (3) to enhance in-service teachers/technicians’ knowledge and understanding of various practices o . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Scientific Investigation on the Effect of Bioaerosol on Indoor Environmental Quality of Green Buildings
The specific objectives of this study are (1) to design a study plan for the research of bioaerosol in green buildings; (2) to assess the potential environmental/health effects of bioaerosols; and (3) to supplement additional information to the existing indoor air quality guidelines to the analysis of airborne bacteria.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme (SEPAS) 2015/16, Environmental Training Workshops for Teachers
To familiarize teachers with knowledge on environmental protection, with particular reference to local context; To equip teachers with teaching skills in implementing environmental education and devising school-based activities for students.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Teaching and learning of municipal solid wastes using an evidence-based approach
The project aims to build the capacity of secondary school science and liberal studies teachers to develop teaching and learning activities with reference to MSW management issue by equipping them current knowledge and relevant problem solving techniques. Emphasis will be placed upon the current status and key areas of debate in MSW management strategies in both local and international contexts, accounting for both technical and socio-political aspects. The programme will adopt evidence-based, i . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀 (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Team Member)
 
Cultivation of Microalgae for Feed Supplement/ Biofuel Production and Carbon Dioxide Fixation
The overall aim of this research is to develop and optimize a microalgae cultivation system for production of feed supplement and biofuels.
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Development of an Education Programme to Primary School Children using Life-wide Learning Approach in a Coastal Environment
The project aims to develop an education programme to primary school students using the life-wide learning approach. Learning experiences built on real contexts and authentic environments in the coastal region of Ting Kok and associated natural habitat facilitate the whole-person development of the students in constructing environmental knowledge, and developing conservation attitudes and generic skills. Products developed by our professional team will be adopted as a study guide and learning ma . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): TSOI KWOK HO 蔡國豪 (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Investigator)
 
Environmental and Ecotoxicological Assessments of Eco-construction Materials Produced from Sewage Sludge Ashes with High Ferric Content and Waterworks Sludge with High Aluminium Content
The overall aim of this research is to investigate the feasibility to reuse sewage sludge ashes with high ferric content and waterworks sludge with high aluminium content for the production of eco-construction materials through the assessments of the environmental and ecotoxicological impacts of the final products so as to reduce the sludge quantities for disposal or further treatment.
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Provision of Services on Development of an Educational Resource Kit for Secondary School Students to Conduct a Field-based Study in Mangrove Habitat (Ting Kok)
The project aims to develop a bilingual educational resource kit (the Kit) for secondary school students. The Kit will facilitate a field-based study in a mangrove habitat. The involved learning experiences will be built on real contexts and authentic environments in the coastal region of Ting Kok and the associated marine habitats. These activities will help the participants to construct knowledge about the coastal environment, to develop conservation attitudes and generic skills, which are ess . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): FOK, Lincoln 霍年亨 (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Investigator)
 
Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme (SEPAS) 2014/15, Environmental Training Workshops for Teachers
To familiarize teachers with knowledge on environmental protection, with particular reference to local context; To equip teachers with teaching skills in implementing environmental education and devising school-based activities for students.
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Study on Current Practices of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis for Green Buildings
The overall aim of this research is to conduct a study on current practices of environmental monitoring, analysis, and assessment in green buildings.
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Provision of Services on Environmental Training Workshops for Teachers, Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme (SEPAS) 2013/14 (organized by Environmental Campaign Committee)
To familiarize teachers with knowledge on environmental protection, with particular reference to HK context; To equip teachers with teaching skills in implementing environmental education and devising school-based activities for students.
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
The Use of Interactive Conceptual Approach for Maximizing the Enjoyment from Learning Green Technology
This project proposes the development of a hardware kit consisting of components to enable student to build different green technology systems thereby facilitating learning. Using this kit, students have to create their own models based on selected topics or theories. This approach enables the student to connect conceptual ideas to physical/ mechanical systems in a more direct and meaningful way. Through the model making process, students will find learning Green Technology enjoyable.
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Utilization of Waste Sludge in Environment-friendly in Construction Materials
The aim of this project is to investigate the feasibility of using sewage sludge and by-products from incineration and power plants for construction materials production. In this study, different sludge samples collected from various wastewater treatment plants in Hong Kong will be analyzed and characterized; the feasibility of making construction materials from the wastewater sludge and improving the brick quality by the incorporation of waste resides collected from local power plants will be e . . .
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Development of Air Pollution Control System (Eco-Garden) for Street and Indoor Environment
The main objective is to develop an integrated biological treatment system in order to improve air quality at highly polluted street level and indoor environments.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): CHUA, Hong (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Novel Vegetated -Bioreactor for Concurrent Removal of Odorous Pollutants in Industrial Emission
This study aims to examine the feasibility of using waste materials as novel packing materials immobilized with some selected bacteria to achieve a performance-enhanced biological process with special plantation in treating mixed odorous compounds.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Renewable Energy (Ethanol) Production from Food Waste
This project aims to optimize the production of biofuel from food waste collected from local restaurants with the hydrothermal and enzymatic treatment.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): SIU, Yee Ming (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Reuse of Waste Sludge for Environment-friendly Materials Production
In this project, the yield of PHAs from waste sludge will be optimized and the optimal conditions of sewage sludge and additives for eco-bricks production will be investigated.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): CHUA, Hong (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Study of the Metabolism of Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) Using the Recombinant Strains with Desirable Characteristics
The objectives of this study are to access the feasibility of PHAs biosynthesis in recombinant E. coli/pksC using the proposed food wastes, to modify the pre-treatment processes of food waste for PHAs production and to determine the physical properties of the biosynthetic PHAs from different wastes.
Project Start Year: 2009, Principal Investigator(s): CHUA, Hong (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Investigator)
 
Development of Novel Biotrickling Reactor Treating H2S and NH3 in Contaminated Air
The main objective is to develop an integrated bioreactor in order to treat mixed odorous compounds.
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): CHUA Hong (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Investigator)
 
Study of Biofiltration Using Waste Materials as Packing Medium on Ammonia Removal in Swine Buildings
The overall goal of this study is to provide a fundamental understanding of removal mechanisms in the biotrickling reactor and to support the results obtained in previous chapters. The main objectives are to evaluate the removal kinetics; to identify and quantify the metabolic products in the biodegradation of H2S and NH3; and to characterize the bacterial community dynamics on the treatment performance.
Project Start Year: 2007, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝
 
Novel Photo-, Electro-Chemical and Biofiltration Technology for Water, Air and Odour Treatment in Urbanised Environments
The project consisted of three parts: (1) Biological system for odour abatement in refuse collection and grease interceptor stations;(2)Photocatalytic oxidation unit for indoor air quality improvement; and (3)RuO2 electrolytic - TiO2 photocatalytic integrated system for water disinfection.
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): (TSANG, Yiu Fai 曾耀輝 as Co-Investigator)
 
Prizes and awards

Dean’s Research Prize (Knowledge Transfer Prize)

Date of receipt: 7/5/2021, Conferred by: Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong
 
Silver Medal

Date of receipt: 24/3/2021, Conferred by: 2021 International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
 
Silver Medal

Date of receipt: /11/2020, Conferred by: The 11th International Innovation and Invention Competition (IIIC)
 
Stanford University’s List of the World’s Top 2% Scientists

Date of receipt: 16/10/2020, Conferred by: PLOS Biology and Stanford University
 
Gold Medal

Date of receipt: /9/2020, Conferred by: The 5th International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCAN)
 
Special Award

Date of receipt: /9/2020, Conferred by: Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced Skills (TISIAS)
 
Top 20 Best Invention Awards

Date of receipt: /9/2020, Conferred by: The 5th International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCAN)
 
Dean's Research Prize (Research Impact Prize)

Date of receipt: 15/5/2020, Conferred by: Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong
 
Dean's Research Prize (Research Output Prize)

Date of receipt: 15/5/2020, Conferred by: Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong
 
Departmental Teaching Excellence Award 2018/19

Date of receipt: /5/2020, Conferred by: Department of Science and Environmental Studies, EdUHK
 
Top Downloaded Paper 2018-2019 (Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture)

Date of receipt: 30/4/2020, Conferred by: Wiley
 
Gold Award

Date of receipt: 22/9/2019, Conferred by: International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA)
 
Dean's Research Prize (Research Impact Prize)

Date of receipt: 17/4/2019, Conferred by: Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong
 
Dean's Research Prize (Research Output Prize)

Date of receipt: 17/4/2019, Conferred by: Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong
 
Knowledge Transfer Prize, Dean’s Research Prize 2018, FLASS, EdUHK

Date of receipt: /4/2019, Conferred by: FLASS
 
Departmental Teaching Excellence Award 2017/18

Date of receipt: /2/2019, Conferred by: Department of Science and Environmental Studies, EdUHK
 
Dean's Research Prize (Research Output Prize)

Date of receipt: 4/4/2018, Conferred by: Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong
 
President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Research (Research Excellence Award)

Date of receipt: 16/3/2018, Conferred by: The Education University of Hong Kong
 
Excellence in Review Awards (Journal of Environmental Management)

Date of receipt: 18/1/2018, Conferred by: Elservier
 
Departmental Teaching Excellence Award 2015/16

Date of receipt: /12/2016, Conferred by: Department of Science and Environmental Studies, EdUHK
 
Outstanding Reviewer (Chemical Engineering Journal, Elsevier)

Date of receipt: /11/2016, Conferred by: Elsevier
 
Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing (Chemosphere)

Date of receipt: /8/2016, Conferred by: Elsevier
 
Grand Award, Knowledge Transfer Awards Scheme (as Team member)

Date of receipt: 13/1/2016, Conferred by: RDO
 
Departmental Teaching Excellence Award 2014/15

Date of receipt: /12/2015, Conferred by: Department of Science and Environmental Studies, EdUHK
 
Outstanding Reviewer (Journal of Environmental Management, Elsevier)

Date of receipt: /12/2015, Conferred by: Elsevier
 
Best Paper Award (Environmental, Hydraulics and Hydrology Discipline)

Date of receipt: /10/2004, Conferred by: Institution of Civil Engineers (Hong Kong Association)