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Journal Paper 

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28. Ao Xie, Zilan Yang, Shiqiang Zou*. Perspective paper on selenium removal. In Preparation

27. Jiaxiang Zhao, Zilan Yang, Brandon Alderman, Shiqiang Zou*. Electrooxidation of organic pollutants. In Preparation

26. Zilan Yang, Jiaxiang Zhao, Emil Graf Sullivan, Shiqiang Zou*. Cost-effective cathode materials to electrochemically tackle aquatic selenite pollution. ACS ES&T Engineering 2023, In Press.     <Link>     <Researchgate

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25. Matthew Ferby, Shiqiang Zou, Zhen He*. Effects of Draw Solutes on an Integrated Forward Osmosis – Microbial Fuel Cell System Treating a Synthetic Wastewater. Water Environment Research 2022, 94 (11), e10802.     <Link>     <Researchgate 


24. Shiqiang Zou, Meagan S. Mauter*. Competing ion behavior in direct electrochemical selenite reduction. ACS ES&T Engineering 2021, 1(6), 1028–1035.     <Link>     <Researchgate

23. Shiqiang Zou, Meagan S. Mauter*. Direct electrochemical pathways for selenium reduction in aqueous solutions. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2021, 9(5), 2027-2036   <Link>    <Researchgate>

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22. Matthew FerbyShiqiang Zou, Zhen He*. Reduction of reverse solute flux induced solute buildup in the feed solution of forward osmosis. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 2020, 6(3), 423-425.     <Link>    <Researchgate

21. Min Li, Baogang Zhang*Shiqiang Zou, Qingsong Liu, Meng Yang. Highly Selective Adsorption of Vanadium (V) by Nano-Hydrous Zirconium Oxide Modified Anion Exchange Resin. Journal of Hazardous Materials 2020, 384, 121386.    <Link>    <Researchgate> 

20. Shiqiang Zou#, Ethan D. Smith#, Shihong Lin, Stephen M. Martin*, Zhen He*. Mitigation of Bidirectional Solute Flux via Surface Coating of Zwitterion Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes in Forward Osmosis Process. Environment International 2019, 131, 104970.     <Link>    <Researchgate

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19. Shiqiang Zou, Mohan Qin,  Zhen He*. Tackle Reverse Solute Flux in Forward Osmosis towards Sustainable Water Recovery: Reduction and Perspectives. Water Research 2019, 49, 362-374.      <Link>    <Researchgate

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18. Shiqiang Zou#Lu Guan#, Daniel P. Taylor, David Kuhn, Zhen He*. Nitrogen Removal from the Water of a Recirculating Aquaculture System by a Bioelectrochemical System. Aquaculture 2018, 497, 74-81.     <Link>    <Researchgate> 

17. Simiao Wu, Shiqiang Zou,  Yuli Yang, Guangren Qian, Zhen He*. Enhancing the Performance of an Osmotic Microbial Fuel Cell through Self-buffering with Reverse-fluxed Sodium Bicarbonate. Chemical Engineering Journal 2018, 349, 241–248.     <Link>    <Researchgate> 

16. Daniele Cecconet, Shiqiang Zou,  Andrea G. Capodaglio, Zhen He*. Evaluation of Energy Consumption of Treating Nitrate-Contaminated Groundwater by Bioelectrochemical Systems. Science of the Total Environment 2018, 636, 881-890.     <Link>    <Researchgate>

15. Shiqiang Zou#, Eurydice Kanimba#, Thomas E. Diller, Zhiting Tian*, Zhen He*. Modelling Assisted Evaluation of Direct Electricity Generation from Waste Heat of Wastewater via a Thermoelectric Generator. Science of the Total Environment 2018635, 1215-1224.     <Link>    <Researchgate>

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14. Zhenyu Wu, Shiqiang Zou, Bo Zhang, Lijun Wang, Zhen He*. Forward Osmosis Promoted in-situ Formation of Struvite with Simultaneous Water Recovery from Digested Swine Wastewater. Chemical Engineering Journal 2018, 342, 274-280.     <Link>    <Researchgate>


13. Shiqiang Zou, Zhen He*. Efficiently “Pumping Out” Value-Added Resources from Wastewater by Bioelectrochemical Systems: A Review from Energy Perspectives. Water Research 2018, 131, 62-73.      <Link>    <Researchgate>

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12. Mohan Qin, Christian White, Shiqiang Zou, Zhen He*. Passive Separation of Recovered Ammonia from Catholyte for Reduced Energy Consumption in Microbial Electrolysis Cell. Chemical Engineering Journal 2018, 334, 2303-2307.     <Link>    <Researchgate>

11. Baogang Zhang*,#Shiqiang Zou#, Ruquan Cai, Min Li, Zhen He*. High-efficient Photocatalytic Disinfection of Escherichia coli under Visible Light Using Carbon Supported Vanadium Tetrasulfide Nanocomposites. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2018, 224, 383-393.     <Link>    <Researchgate>

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10. Simiao Wu, Shiqiang Zou, Guannan Liang, Guangren Qian, Zhen He*. Enhancing Recovery of Magnesium as Struvite from Landfill Leachate by Treatment of Calcium with Simultaneous Reduction of Liquid Volume via Forward Osmosis. Science of the Total Environment 2018, 610-611, 137-146.     <Link>    <Researchgate>      

9. Shiqiang Zou, Zhen He*. Electrodialysis Recovery of Reverse-fluxed Fertilizer Draw Solute during Forward Osmosis Water Treatment. Chemical Engineering Journal 2017, 330, 550-558.     <Link>    <Researchgate>


8. Yuli Yang, Mingtao Chen, Shiqiang Zou, Timothy Long, Xiaoli Yang, Zhen He*. Efficient Recovery of Polyelectrolyte Draw Solutes in Forward Osmosis towards Sustainable Water Treatment. Desalination 2017, 422, 134-141.      <Link>    <Researchgate>


7. Shiqiang Zou, Mohan Qin, Yann Moreau, Zhen He*. Nutrient-Energy-Water Recovery from Synthetic Sidestream Centrate Using a Microbial Electrolysis Cell – Forward Osmosis Hybrid System. Journal of Cleaner Production 2017, 154, 16-25.     <Link>    <Researchgate>

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6. Syeed M. Iskander, Shiqiang Zou, Brian Brazil, John Novak, Zhen He*. Energy Consumption by Forward Osmosis Treatment of Landfill Leachate for Water Recovery. Waste Management 2017, 63, 284-291.      <Link>    <Researchgate>

5. Shiqiang Zou, Zhen He*. Electrolysis-Assisted Mitigation of Reverse Solute Flux in a Three-Chamber Forward Osmosis System. Water Research 2017, 115, 111-119.     <Link>    <Researchgate>

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4. Xiaoxue Xiang, Shiqiang Zou, Zhen He*. Energy Consumption of Water Recovery from Wastewater in a Submerged Forward Osmosis System with Commercial Liquid Fertilizers as Draw Solutes. Separation and Purification Technology 2017, 174, 432-438.      <Link>    <Researchgate>

3. Shiqiang Zou, Heyang Yuan, Amy Childress*, Zhen He*. Energy Consumption by Recirculation: A Missing Parameter When Evaluating Forward Osmosis. Environmental Science & Technology 2016, 50 (13), 6827-6829.      <Link>    <Researchgate>

2. Shiqiang Zou, Zhen He*. Enhancing Wastewater Reuse by Forward Osmosis with Self-Diluted Commercial Fertilizers as Draw Solutes. Water Research 2016, 99, 235-243.      <Link>    <Researchgate>


1. Shiqiang Zou, Shuo Yao, Jinren Ni*. High-Efficient Nitrogen Removal by Coupling Enriched Autotrophic-Nitrification and Aerobic-Denitrification Consortiums at Cold Temperature. Bioresource Technology 2014, 161, 288-296.      <Link>    <Researchgate>

Book Chapter

1. Akshay Jain, Shiqiang Zou, Zhen He. Integration of Membranes into Bioelectrochemical Systems for Enhanced Treatment Performance. Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes, 2020, 35-51


4. Application of psychrotolerant heterotrophic consortium capable of anoxic nitrogen removal in water treatment (Jinren Ni, Shiqiang Zou, Shuo Yao. Chinese patent, Peking University. Grant No.: CN 103342417 B)

3. Application of psychrotolerant autotrophic nitrifying consortium in wastewater treatment (Jinren Ni, Shuo Yao, Shiqiang Zou. Chinese patent, Peking University. Grant No.: CN 103319000 B)

2. Application of Comamonas testosteroni with denitrification and dephosphorization function (Jinren Ni, Qian Chen, Dongkang Fu, Shiqiang Zou. Chinese patent, Peking University. Granted No.: CN 102531202 B)

1. Application of Achromobacter xylosoxidans with denitrification and dephosphorization function (Qian Chen, Jinren Ni, Shiqiang Zou. Chinese patent, Peking University. Granted No.: CN 102533623 B)