Renzun Zhao, Ph.D.




Recent Publications

  • Chanil Jung, Yang Deng, Renzun Zhao, Kevin Torrens. 2016. Chemical Oxidation for Mitigation of UV-Quenching Substances (UVQS) from Municipal Landfill Leachate: Fenton Process versus Ozonation. Water Research.108, 260-270.
  • Yang Deng, Renzun Zhao. 2015. Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) in Wastewater Treatment. Current Pollution Reports. 1, (3): 167-176.
  • Abhinav Gupta, John T Novak, Renzun Zhao. 2015. Characterization of organic matter in the thermal hydrolysis pretreated anaerobic digestion return liquor. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 3 (4A), 2631-2636.
  • Abhinav Gupta, Renzun Zhao, John T Novak, C, Douglas Goldsmith. 2014. Variation in organic matter characteristics of landfill leachates in different stabilization stages. Waste Management & Research. 32(12), 1192-1199
  • Abhinav Gupta, Renzun Zhao, John T Novak, C, Douglas Goldsmith. 2014. Application of Fenton's reagent as a polishing step for removal of UV quenching organic constituents in biologically treated landfill leachates. Chemosphere. 105, 82-86.

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Environmental), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.S., Civil Engineering (Municipal), Harbin Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Civil Engineering (Water and Wastewater), Harbin Institute of Technology

Awards & Honors

  • Virginia Water Environment Association (VWEA) Sonny Roden Scholarship, Hampton, VA, 2010
  • Champion in the Design competition in the Sixth Annual VA AWWA Student Water Challenge, Richmond VA, 2009
  • “Guanghua” Scholarship, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, 2006
  • Placed No. 1 in graduate entrance exam of municipal engineering dept., Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, 2005
  • “Renmin” Scholarship, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, 2004