University of California, Riverside

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Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

29. Henrie, T.; Plummer, S.; Orta, J.; Bigley, S.; Seidel, C.; Liu, H. Full-scale demonstration testing of hexavalent chromium reduction via stannous chloride application. 2018. Submitted.

28. Chen, G.; Hanukovich, S.; Chebeir, M.; Christopher, P.; Liu, H. Nitrate removal via formate radical-induced homogeneous photochemical denitrification. 2018. Submitted.

27. Patton. S.; Romano, M.; Naddeo, V.; Ishida, K. P.; Liu, H. Impacts of chloramines on UV photolysis of hydrogen peroxide: removal of trace organic contaminants for potable reuse. Environmental Science & Technology2018. Accepted. DOI/10.1021/acs.est.8b01023

2018 EST chloramine H2O2

26. Li, W.; Xu, E.; Schlenk, D.; Liu, H. Cyto- and geno-toxicity of 1,4-dioxane transformation products during UV/AOP for potable water reuse. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology2018, 4 (9), 1213-1218. DOI: 10.1039/C8EW00107C

2018 ESWRT Toxicity

25. Chebeir, M.; Liu, H. Formation of Cr(VI) in drinking water via iron chromite oxidation by chlorine: role of iron, bromide, pH and carbonate. Environmental Science & Technology201852 (14), 7663-7670. DOI/10.1021/acs.est.7b06013


24. Li, W.; Ishida, K. P.; Mezyk, S. P.; Liu, H. Simultaneous UV photolysis of chloramine and persulfate in reserve osmosis permeate for potable water reuse. Environmental Science & Technology. 2018, 52 (11), 6417-6425. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b06042


23.M13 bacteriophage spheroids as scaffolds for directed synthesis of spiky gold nanostructures. Nanoscale2018, 10 (27), 13055-13063. DOI: 10.1039/C8NR03229G


22. Chen, G.; Liu, H. Understanding the kinetics and mechanisms of aqueous vanadium(V) reductive reactions using electrochemical techniques. Environmental Science & Technology. 201751 (20), 11643-11651. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02021


21. Orta, J.; Patton, S.; Liu, H. Bromide-assisted catalytic oxidation of lead(II) solids by chlorine in drinking water distribution systems. Chemical Communications, 201753 (62), 8695-8698. DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02533E 



20. Wordofa, D.; Walker, S.L.; Liu, H. Sulfate radical-induced disinfection of pathogenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 via iron activation persulfate. Environmental Science & Technology Letters20174 (4), 154-160. DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00035

2017 ESTL E. coli

19. Li, W.; Orozco, R.; Camargos, N.; Liu, H. Impacts of pH, alkalinity and chloride on heterogeneous persulfate activation for groundwater remediation. Environmental Science & Technology2017, 51 (7), 3948-3959. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b04849


18. Duan, W.; Chen, G.; Chen, C.; Sanghvi, R.; Walker, S.; Liu, H.; Ronen, A.; Jassby, D. Electrochemical removal of hexavalent chromium using electrically conducting carbon nanotube/polymer composite ultrafiltration membranes. Journal of Membrane Science2017, 531, 160-171. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2017.02.050

2017 JMS Cr

17. Pari, S.; Wang, I.; Liu, H.; Wong, B.M. Sulfate radical oxidation of aromatic contaminants: a detailed assessment of density functional theory and high-level quantum chemical methods. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. 2017,19 (3), 395-404. DOI: 10.1039/C7EM00009J


16. Patton, S.; Li, W.; Couch, K.; Mezyk, S.; Ishida, K.; Liu, H. The impact of the UV Photolysis of monochloramine on 1,4-dioxane removal: implications on potable water reuse. Environmental Science & Technology Letters2017, 4 (1), 26-30. DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00444

2016 ESTL

15. Chen, G.; Feng, J.; Wang, W.; Yin, Y.; Liu, H. Photocatalytic removal of hexavalent chromium by newly designed and highly reductive TiO2 nanocrystals. Water Research. 2017, 108, 383-390. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.11.013


14. Prado, M.; Borea, L.; Cesaro, A.; Liu, H.; Naddeo, V.; Belgiorno, V.; Ballesteros, F. Removal of emerging contaminant and fouling control in membrane bioreactors by combined ozonation and sonolysis. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation2017, 119, 577-586. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibiod.2016.10.044


13. Li, W.; Jain, T.; Ishida, K.; Remucal, C. K.; Liu, H. A mechanistic understanding of the degradation of trace organic contaminants by UV/hydrogen peroxide, UV/persulfate and UV/free chlorine for water reuse. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology2017, 3 (1) 128-138. DOI: 10.1039/C6EW00242K


12. Chebeir, M.; Chen, G.; Liu, H. Occurrence and speciation of chromium in drinking water distribution systems. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. 2016, 2 (6), 906-914. DOI: 10.1039/C6EW00214E.

2016 ESWRT Cr

11. Chebeir, M.; Liu, H. Kinetics and mechanisms of Cr(VI) formation via the oxidation of Cr(III) solid phases by chlorine in drinking water. Environmental Science & Technology201650 (2), 701-710.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b05739.

  Cr TOC art

10. Liu, H;. Bruton, T.; Li, W.; Van Buren, J.; Prasse, C.; Doyle, F.A.; Sedlak, D.L. Oxidation of benzene by persulfate in the presence of Fe(III)- and Mn(IV)-containing oxides: stoichiometric efficiency and transformation products. Environmental Science & Technology201650 (2), 890-898  DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b04815.



9. Qin, C.; Liu, H.; Liu, L.; Smith, S.; Sedlak, D.L.; Gu, A.Z. Bioavailability and characterization of dissolved organic nitrogen and dissolved organic phosphorus in wastewater effluents. Science of the Total Environment. 2015, 511 (1), 47-53. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.11.005


8. Liu, H.; Bruton, T.; Doyle, F.; Sedlak, D.L. A. In situ chemical oxidation of contaminated groundwater by persulfate: decomposition by Fe(III)- and Mn(IV)-containing oxides and Aquifer Materials. Environmental Science & Technology201448 (17), 10330-10336DOI: 10.1021/es502056d


7. Liu, H.; Schonberger, K. D.; Peng, C.Y.; Korshin, G.V.; Ferguson, J.F.; Meyerhofer, P; Desormeaux, E.; Luckenbach, H. Effects of blending of desalinated water and conventionally treated surface water on iron release from corroding surfaces and pre-existing scales. Water Research, 201347 (11), 3817-3826. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2013.03.052


6. Liu, H.; Kuznetsov, A. M.; Masliy, A. N.; Korshin, G.V.; Ferguson, J.F. Formation of Pb(III) intermediates in the electrochemically controlled Pb(II)/PbO2 System. Environmental Science & Technology201246 (3), 1430-1438. DOI: 10.1221/es203084n

EST EC 2012

5. Liu, H.; Jeong, J.; Gray, H.; Smith, S.; Sedlak, D.L. Algal uptake of hydrophobic and hydrophilic dissolved organic nitrogen in effluent from biological nutrient removal municipal wastewater treatment systems. Environmental Science & Technology201246 (2), 713-721DOI: 10.1021/es203085y


4. Liu, H.; Schonberger, K. D.; Korshin, G.V.; Ferguson, J.F.; Meyerhofer, P; Desormeaux, E.; Luckenbach, H. Effects of blending of desalinated water with treated surface drinking water on copper and lead release. Water Research201044 (14), 4057-4066. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2010.05.014

WR 2010

3. Liu, H.; Korshin, G.V.; Ferguson, J.F. Interactions of Pb(II)/Pb(IV) solid phases with chlorine and their effects on lead release. Environmental Science & Technology200943 (9), 3278-3284. DOI: 10.1021/es803179b


2. Liu, H.; Korshin, G.V.; Ferguson, J.F. Investigation of the kinetics and mechanisms of the oxidation of cerussite and hydrocerussite by chlorine. Environmental Science & Technology200842 (9), 3241-3247. DOI: 10.1021/es7024406

2008EST     EST2008

1. Liu, H.; Korshin, G.V.; Ferguson, J.F.; Jiang, W. Key parameters and kinetics of oxidation of lead (II) solid phases by chlorine in drinking water. Water Practice and Technology20061 (4), DOI: 10.2166/WPT.2006092.

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