"Smart Water System Laboratory" for
Water Treatment and Resource Recovery
1. C. Y. Lee, H. S. Shin, S. R. Chae, S. Y. Nam, B. C. Paik. Nutrient removal using   anaerobically fermented leachate of food waste in the BNR process. Water Science and Technology, 47(1), 159 – 165, 2002.


1. S. R. Chae, S. H. Lee, J. O. Kim, B. C. Paik, Y. C. Song, H. S. Park, H. S. Shin. Simultaneous removal of organic and strong nitrogen from sewage in a pilot-scale BNR process supplemented with food waste. Water Science and Technology, 49(5-6), 257 – 264, 2004.  

2. S. R. Chae, H. S. Jeong, J. L. Lim, S. T. Kang, H. S. Shin, B. C. Paik, J. H. Yoon. Behaviors of intercellular materials and nutrients in biological nutrient removal process supplied with domestic wastewater and food waste. Water Environment Research, 76(3), 272 – 279, 2004.

1. Y. T. Ahn, S.T. Kang, S. R. Chae, J. L. Lim, S. H. Lee, H. S. Shin. Effect of internal recycle rate on high-strength nitrogen wastewater treatment in the combined UBF/MBR system. Water Science and Technology, 51(10), 241 – 247, 2005.
1. S. R. Chae and H. S. Shin. Kinetic estimation of low excess sludge yield and extracellular polymeric substance accumulation in a vertical submerged membrane bioreactor (VSMBR). Water Practice and Technology, 1(3), doi10.2166/wpt.2006.055 (ISSN Online: 1751-231X), 2006.

2.  S. R. Chae, Y. T. Ahn, S.T. Kang, H. S. Shin. Mitigated membrane fouling in a vertical submerged membrane bioreactor (VSMBR). Journal of Membrane Science, 280(1-2), 572 – 581, 2006.

3. S. R. Chae, S. T. Kang, Y. Watanabe, H. S. Shin. Development of an innovative vertical submerged membrane bioreactor (VSMBR) for simultaneous removal of organic matter and nutrients. Water Research, 40(11), 2161 - 2167, 2006.

4. Y. T. Ahn, Y. K. Choi, H. S. Jeong, S. R. Chae, H. S. Shin. Modeling of extracellular polymeric substances and soluble microbial products production in a submerged membrane bioreactor at various SRTs. Water Science and Technology, 53(7), 209 – 216, 2006.

5. S. R. Chae, E. J. Hwang, H. S. Shin. Single cell protein production of Euglena gracilis and carbon dioxide fixation in an innovative photo-bioreactor. Bioresource Technology, 97(2), 322-329, 2006.
1. S. R. Chae, S. T. Kang, S. M. Lee, E. S. Lee, S. E. Oh, Y. Watanabe, H. S. Shin. High reuse potential of effluent from an innovative vertical membrane bioreactor treating municipal wastewater. Desalination, 202(1-3), 83 – 89, 2007.

2. Y. T. Ahn, S.T. Kang, S. R. Chae, C. Y. Lee, B. U. Bae, H. S. Shin. Simultaneous High-Strength Organic and Nitrogen Removal with combined Anaerobic Upflow Bed Filter and Aerobic Membrane Bio-reactor (UBF-MBR). Desalination, 202(1-3), 114 - 121, 2007.

3. S. T. Kang, W.T. Lee, S. R. Chae, H. S. Shin. Positive roles of biofilm during the operation of membrane bioreactor for water reuse. Desalination, 202(1-3), 129 – 134, 2007.

4. S. R. Chae and H. S. Shin. Effect of condensate of food waste (CFW) on nutrient removal and behaviours of intercellular materials in a vertical submerged membrane bioreactor (VSMBR). Bioresource Technology, 98(2), 373 – 379, 2007.

5. S. R. Chae and H. S. Shin. Characteristics of simultaneous organic and nutrient removal in a pilot-scale vertical submerged membrane bioreactor (VSMBR) treating municipal wastewater at various temperatures. Process Biochemistry, 42(2), 193 – 198, 2007.

6. H. Yamamura, S. R. Chae, K. Kimura, Y. Watanabe. Transition in fouling mechanism in microfiltration of a surface water. Water Research, 41, 3812 – 3822, 2007.

7. S. R. Chae and Y. Watanabe. Fouling characteristics of PVDF microfiltration membranes in a pilot-scale drinking water production system after a coagulation/sedimentation using PSI (polysilicato-iron) and PACl (polyaluminium chloride). Journal of Water and Environment Technology, 5(2), 45 – 48, 2007.

8. S. R. Chae, H. Yamamura, K. Ikeda, G. Ozawa, Y. Watanabe. Effect of pre-treatment on membrane fouling of PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride) microfiltration membrane with different structures in a pilot-scale drinking water production system. Journal of Water and Environment Technology, 5(2), 79 – 85, 2007.
1 .S. R. Chae, H. Yamamura, K. Ikeda, Y. Watanabe. Comparison of fouling characteristics of two different poly-vinylidene fluoride microfiltration membranes in a pilot-scale drinking water treatment system using pre-coagulation/sedimentation, sand filtration and chlorination. Water Research, 42, 2029 - 2042, 2008.
1. S. R. Chae, E. M. Hotze, M. R. Wiesner. Evaluation of the oxidation of organic compounds by aqueous suspensions of photosensitized hydroxylated-C60 fullerene aggregates. Environmental Science & Technology, 43(16), 6208 – 6213, 2009.

2. S. R. Chae, H. Yamamura, B. Choi, Y. Watanabe. Fouling characteristics of pressurized and submerged PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) microfiltration membranes in a pilot-scale drinking water production system under low and high turbidity conditions. Desalination, 244, 215 - 226, 2009.

3. F. Meng, S. R. Chae, A. Drews, M. Kraume, H. S. Shin, F. Yang. Recent advances in membrane bioreactors (MBRs): Membrane fouling and membrane material. Water Research, 43, 1489 - 1512, 2009.

4. S. R. Chae, S. Wang, Z. Hendren, M. R. Wiesner, Y. Watanabe, C. K. Gunsch. Effects of fullerene nanoparticles on Escherichia coli K12 respiratory activity in aqueous suspension and potential use for membrane biofouling control. Journal of Membrane Science, 329, 68 – 74, 2009.
1. S. R. Chae, A. R. Badireddy, S. Lin, Y. Xiao, J. F. Budarz, M. Therezien, M. R. Wiesner. Heterogeneities in fullerene nanoparticle aggregates affecting reactivity, bioactivity, and transport. ACS Nano, 4(9), 5011-5018, 2010.

2. S. R. Chae, E. M. Hotze, Y. Xiao, J. Rose, M. R. Wiesner. Comparison of methods for fullerene detection and measurements of reactive oxygen production in cosmetic products. Environmental Engineering Science, 27(9), 797 - 804, 2010.

3. D. Jassby, S. R. Chae, Z. Hendren, M. R. Wiesner. Membrane filtration of fullerene nanoparticle suspensions: Effects of derivatization, pressure and electrolyte concentration. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 346(2), 296-302, 2010.
1. S. R. Chae, M. Therezien, J. F. Budarz, L. Wessel, S. Lin, Y. Xiao, and M. R. Wiesner. Comparison of the photosensitivity and bacterial toxicity of spherical and tubular fullerenes of variables aggregate size. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13, 5121 - 5127, 2011.

2. Yao Xiao, So-Ryong Chae, Mark R. Wiesner. Quantification of fullerene (C60) in aqueous samples and use of C70 as surrogate standard. Chemical Engineering Journal, 170, 555 – 561, 2011.

3. H. A. Shawky, S. R. Chae, S. Lin, M. R. Wiesner. Synthesis and characterization of a carbon nanotube/polymer nanocomposite membrane for water treatment. Desalination, 272(1-3), 46 – 50, 2011.

4. S. R. Chae, Y. Watanabe, M. R. Wiesner. Comparative photochemical reactivity of spherical and tubular fullerene nanoparticles in water under ultraviolet (UV) irradiation. Water Research, 45(1), 308-314, 2011.
1. S. R. Chae, Y. Xiao, S. Lin, T. Noeiaghaei, J. O. Kim, M. R. Wiesner. Effects of humic acid and electrolytes on photocatalytic reactivity and transport of carbon nanoparticle aggregates in water. Water Research, 46(13), 4053-4062, 2012.

2. Liwei Zhang, So-Ryong Chae, Zachary Hendren, Jin-Soo Park, and Mark R. Wiesner. Recent advances in proton exchange membranes for fuel cell applications. Chemical Engineering Journal, 204-206, 87-97, 2012.

3. Zhongbo Zhou, Fangang Meng, So-Ryong Chae, Guocheng Huang, Wenjie Fu, Xiaoshan Jia, Shiyu Li, and Guang-Hao Chen. Microbial Transformation of Biomacromolecules in a Membrane Bioreactor: Implications for Membrane Fouling Investigation. PLoS ONE, 7(8): e42270. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042270, 2012.
4. Benjamin Espinasse, So-Ryong Chae, Cyril Marconnet, Claire Coulombel, Claire Mizutani, Malik Djafer, Veronique Heim, and Mark R. Wiesner. Comparison of chemical cleaning reagents and characterization of foulants of nanofiltration membranes used in surface water treatment. Desalination, 296, 1 - 6, 2012.

5. Fangang Meng, So-Ryong Chae, Hang-Sik Shin, Fenglin Yang, and Zhongbo Zhou. Recent advances in membrane bioreactors: Configuration development, pollutant elimination, and sludge reduction. Environmental Engineering Science, 29(3), 139 - 160, 2012.

6. Liwei Zhang, So-Ryong Chae, Shihong Lin, and Mark R. Wiesner. Proton-conducting composite membranes derived from ferroxane-polyvinyl alcohol complex. Environmental Engineering Science, 29(2), 124 - 132, 2012.

7. Gregory V. Lowry, Benjamin P. Espinasse, Appala Raju Badireddy, Curtis J. Richardson, Brian C. Reinsch, Lee D. Bryant, Audrey Bone, Amrika Deonarine, So-Ryong Chae, Mathieu Therezien, Benjamin P. Colman, Heileen Hsu-Kim, Emily S. Bernhardt, Cole W. Matson, Mark R.
Wiesner. Long-Term Transformation and Fate of Manufactured Ag Nanoparticles in a Simulated Large Scale Freshwater Emergent Wetland. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(13), 7027-7036, 2012.

8. E. Jeong, S. R. Chae, S. T. Kang, H. S. Shin. Effects of silver nanoparticles on biological nitrogen removal processes. Water Science & Technology, 65(7), 1298 – 1303, 2012.
1. S. R. Chae, E. M. Hotze, A. R. Badireddy, S. Lin, J. O. Kim, M. R. Wiesner. Environmental Implications and Applications of Carbon Nanomaterials in Water Treatment. Water Science and Technology, 67(11), 2582 - 2586, 2013.

2. Xiaoshuang Yang, Jieun Lee, Lixiang Yuan, So-Ryong Chae, Vanessa K. Peterson, Andrew I. Minett, Yongbai Yin, Andrew T. Harris. Removal of natural organic matters in water using functionalised carbon nanotube buckypaper. Carbon, 59, 160-166, 2013.
1. Tahereh Noeiaghaei, Jong-Oh Kim, and So-Ryong Chae. Recent advances in nano-hybrid membranes for advanced water treatment. Current Organic Chemistry, 18(18), 2381 - 2404, 2014.
2. So-Ryong Chae, Dana E. Hunt, Kaoru Ikuma, Sungwoo Yang, Jinhyun Cho, Claudia K. Gunsch, Jie Liu, and Mark R. Wiesner. Aging of C60 Fullerene Nanoparticles in Water. Water Research, 65, 282 - 289, 2014.

3. Emma Jeong, Wan-Tack Im, Dong-Hoon Kim, Mi-Sun Kim, Seoktae Kang, Hang-Sik Shin and So-Ryong Chae. Different susceptibilities of bacterial community to silver nanoparticles in wastewater treatment systems, Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A, 49, 687 - 695, 2014.
1. Prabhsharan Kaur, Mun-Sik Shin, So-Ryong Chae, Moon-Sung Kang, Jin-Soo Park, Satpal Singh Sekhon. Functionalization of multiwall carbon nanotubes with nitrogen containing polyelectrolyte by a simple method. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 85, 155-159, 2015.

2. Farideh Heidarpour, Jeffrey Shi, and So-Ryong Chae. Recycling of coal seam gas-associated water using vacuum membrane distillation. Water Science and Technology, 72(6), 908 – 916, 2015.

3. Jinwook Chung, Minseok Kim, So-Ryong Chae, Jong-Oh Kim. Treatment and reuse of electronic wastewater using activated carbon based solid-phase advanced oxidation process. Desalination and Water Treatment, 54(4-5), 1038 - 1043, 2015.
4. T. Noeiaghaei, J. H. Yun, S. W. Nam, K. D. Zoh, V. G. Gomes, J. O. Kim, S. R. Chae. The influence of geometrical characteristics on the photocatalytic activity of TiO2 nanotube arrays for degradation of refractory organic pollutants in wastewater. Water Science and Technology, 71(9), 1301 - 1309, 2015.

5. Hyun-Chul Kim, Jin Hyung Noh, So-Ryong Chae, Jaewon Choi, Yunho Lee, Sung-Kyu Maeng. A multi-parametric approach assessing microbial viability and organic matter characteristics during managed aquifer recharge. Science of the Total Environment, 524-525, 290 - 299, 2015.

6. S. R. Chae, J. H. Chung, Y. R. Heo, S. T. Kang, S. M. Lee, and H. S. Shin. Full-scale implementation of a vertical membrane bioreactor for simultaneous removal of organic and nutrients from municipal wastewater. Water, 7(3), 1164 - 1172, 2015.

7. Seoktae Kang, So-Ryong Chae, Am Jang, Jong-Oh Kim. Modeling of a monopolar ion-exchange membrane for nutrient salts removal. Desalination and Water Treatment, 53(10), 2825 - 2830, 2015.

8. Prabhsharan Kaur, Mun-Sik Shin, Neha Sharma, Namarta Kaur, Anjali Joshi, So-Ryong Chae, Jin-Soo Park, Moon-Sung Kang, Satpal Singh Sekhon. Non-covalent functionalization of graphene with poly(diallyl dimethylammonium) chloride: Effect of a non-ionic surfactant. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(3), 1541 – 1547, 2015.

9. So-Ryong Chae, Tahereh Noeiaghaei, Hee-Chan Jang, Soleyman Sahebi, David Jassby, Ho-Kyong Shon, Pyung-Kyu Park, Jong-Oh Kim, and Jin-Soo Park. Effects of natural organic matter on separation of the hydroxylated fullerene nanoparticles by cross-flow ultrafiltration membranes from water. Separation and Purification Technology, 140, 61 – 68, 2015.

10. Zhongbo Zhou, Fangang Meng, Xiang He, So-Ryong Chae, Yujia An, and Xiaoshan Jia. Metaproteomic analysis of biocake proteins to understand membrane fouling in a submerged membrane bioreactor. Environmental Science & Technology, 49(2), 1068 – 1077, 2015.
Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es504489r
1. Su-Yoon Lee, Ye-Jin Jeong, So-Ryong Chae, Kyeong-Ho Yeon, Yunkyu Lee, Chan-Soo Kim, Nam-Jo Jeong, Jin-Soo Park. Porous carbon-coated graphite electrodes for energy production from salinity gradient using reverse electrodialysis. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 91, 34-40, 2016.

2. Jieun Lee, Yun Ye, Antony J. Ward, Cuifeng Zhou, Vicki Chen, Andrew I. Minett, Sanghyup Lee, Zongwen Liu, So-Ryong Chae, and Jeffery Shi. High flux and high selectivity carbon nanotube composite membrane for natural organic matter removal. Separation and Purification Technology, 163, 109-119, 2016.

1. Fangang Meng, Shaoqing Zhang, Yoontaek Oh, Zhongbo Zhou, Hang-Sik Shin, So-Ryong Chae. Fouling in membrane bioreactors: An updated review. Water Research, 114, 151-180, 2017.

2. Tahereh Noeiaghaei, Abhijit Mukherjee, Navdeep Dhami, So-Ryong Chae. Biogenic deterioration of concrete and its mitigation technologies, Construction and Building Materials, 149, 575-586, 2017.
Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0950061817310292

3. Seung-Woo Nam, Yeomin Yoon, Soryong Chae, Joo-Hyon Kang, and Kyung-Duk Zoh. Removals of Selected Micropollutant during Conventional and Advanced Water Treatment Processes, Environmental Engineering Science, 34(10), 752-761, 2017.

4. Noe T. Alvarez, Ryan Noga, So-Ryong Chae, George Sorial, Hodon Ryu, and Vesselin Shanov. Heatable Carbon Nanotube Composite Membranes for Sustainable Recovery from Biofouling, Biofouling (Published online: Oct 10, 2017).
Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2017.1376322
1. Yongmoon Jung, Abayomi Babatunde Alayande, Soryong Chae, In S. Kim. Applications of nisin for biofouling mitigation of reverse osmosis membranes. Desalination, 429(1), 52-59, 2018.

2. Elisabeth Martin, Jacob Lalley, Wenhu Wang, Mallikarjuna Nadagouda, Endalkachew Sahle-Demessie, So-Ryong Chae, Phosphate recovery from water using cellulose enhanced magnesium carbonate pellets: Kinetics, isotherms, and desorption, Chemical Engineering Journal, 352, 612-624, 2018.

3. Ki-Bum Park, Changkyoo Choi, Hye-Weon Yu, So-Ryong Chae, In S. Kim. Optimization of chemical cleaning for reverse osmosis membranes with organic fouling using statistical design tools. Environmental Engineering Research, 23(4), 474-484, 2018.

4. Yoontaek Oh, Yejin Jeong, Soo-Jin Han, Chan-Soo Kim, Han-Ki Kim, Ji-Hyung Han, Kyo-Sik Hwang, Nam-Jo Jeong, Jin-Soo Park, and Soryong Chae. Effects of divalent cations on electrical membrane resistance in reverse electrodialysis for salinity power generation. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (accepted).

5. Soryong Chae, Tahereh Noeiaghaei, Yoontaek Oh, In S. Kim, and Jin-Soo Park. Effective Removal of Emerging Dissolved Cyanotoxins from Water using Hybrid Photocatalytic Composites. Water Research (accepted).

6. Yoontaek Oh, Ryan Noga, Vesselin Shanov, Hodon Ryu, Brijesh Yadav, Jagjit Yadav, and Soryong Chae. Simultaneous Separation and Inactivation of Legionella pneumophila using Electrically Heatable Carbon Nanotube Sheet Composite Membranes. Environmental Science and Technology Letters (submitted).

7. Jongmoon Choi, Yoontaek Oh, Soryong Chae, and Seungkwan Hong. Membrane capacitive deionization-reverse electrodialysis hybrid system for improving energy efficiency of reverse osmosis seawater desalination. Desalination (submitted).