Dr. C.Y. Tang

Professor (Environmental Engineering)

Professor Chuyang Y. TANG

BEng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
MEng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
PhD, Stanford University


Office: HW 6-19B
Phone: +852 28591976
Fax: +852 25595337


Teaching Activities

  •   CIVL1105 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  •   CIVL3013 Final Year Project
  •   CIVL3115 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
  •   CIVL6006 Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment
  •   CIVL6023 Environmental Chemistry
  •   CIVL6040 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Engineering
  •   CIVL6062 Advanced Topics in Water and Environmental Engineering
  •   CIVL8011 Advanced Topics in Water/Environmental Engineering


Research Interests

  •   Membrane technology (reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, forward osmosis,
          pressure retarded osmosis, reverse electrodialysis, etc.)
  •   Desalination
  •   Water reclamation
  •   Water and wastewater treatment
  •   Resource recovery from waste and wastewater
  •   Clean energy production/recovery
  •   Nano-/bio-technology enhanced separation
  •   Water chemistry


Representative Research / Consultancy Projects

  •   Novel membrane materials and processes
  •   Water chemistry in membrane processes
  •   Biomimetic membrane synthesis and characterization
  •   Desalination in Hong Kong


Representative Publications

Book Chapters:

  • A.G. Fane, C.Y. Tang, R. Wang, Membrane Technology for Water: Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, and Reverse Osmosis, in: P. Wilderer (Ed.) Treatise on Water Science, 3Academic Press, Oxford, 2011, pp. 301-335.
  • F. Wicaksana, A.G. Fane, C.Y. Tang, R. Wang, Forward Osmosis: Theory, Membranes, and Applications (Chapter 2), in: C. Helix-Nielsen (Ed.) Biomimetic Membrane for Sensor and Separation Applications, Springer, 2012, pp 21-42.
  • A.G. Fane, F. Wicaksana, C.Y. Tang, R. Wang, Reverse Osmosis Beneficiation, in: S. Burn and S. Gray (Ed.) Efficient Desalination by Reverse Osmosis – A Best Practice Guide to RO, IWA Publishing, 2015 (ISBN: 9781780405056).
  • J. Wei, C.Y. Tang, Chapter 2: Modeling of Forward Osmosis Process, in: H.K. Shon, S. Phuntsho, T.C. Zhang, and R.Y. Surampalli (Ed.) Forward Osmosis: Fundamentals and Applications, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2015, pp 15-48 (ISBN: 9780784414071).
  • Q. She, C.Y. Tang, Contaminants Removal by Forward Osmosis Membranes, in: A. Figoli, J. Hoinkis, J. Bundschuh (Ed.) Membrane Technologies for Water Treatment: Removal of Toxic Trace Elements with Emphasis on Arsenic, Fluoride and Uranium, CRC Press, 2015 (ISBN 9781138027206).
  • C.Y. Tang, Z. Wang, and C. Hélix-Nielsen, Bio-mimetic Membranes for Water Purification and Wastewater Treatment, in N. Hankins and R. Singh (Ed.) Emerging Membrane Technology for Sustainable Water Treatment, CRC Press, 2015 (ISBN 9781138027206).
127 refereed papers; cited 4861 times; H-index = 39)

  • S. Qi, Y. Li, Y. Zhao, W. Li, C.Y. Tang*, Highly efficient forward osmosis based on porous membranes - Applications and implications, Environmental Science & Technology, 49 (2015) 4690-4695. (Cited 2 times)
  • Y. Gao, S. Haavisto, W. Li*, C.Y. Tang*, J. Salmela*, A.G. Fane, Novel approach to characterizing the growth of a fouling layer during membrane filtration via optical coherence tomography, Environmental Science & Technology, 48 (2014) 14273-14281. (Cited 3 times)
  • J.Y. Lee, C.Y. Tang*, F. Huo*, Fabrication of porous matrix membrane (PMM) using metal-organic framework as green template for water treatment, Scientific Reports, 4 (2014) 1-5.
  • J. Wei, C. Qiu, C.Y. Tang*, R. Wang, A.G. Fane, Synthesis and characterization of flat-sheet thin film composite forward osmosis membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, 372 (2011) 292-302. (Cited 155 times)
  • S. Zou, Y. Gu, D. Xiao, C.Y. Tang*, The role of physical and chemical parameters on forward osmosis membrane fouling during algae separation, Journal of Membrane Science, 366 (2011) 356-362.
  • R. Wang*, L. Shi, C.Y. Tang, S. Chou, C. Qiu, A.G. Fane, Characterization of novel forward osmosis hollow fiber membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, 355 (2010) 158–167.
  • C.Y. Tang*, Q. She, W.C.L. Lay, R. Wang, A.G. Fane, Coupled effects of internal concentration polarization and fouling on flux behavior of forward osmosis membranes during humic acid filtration, Journal of Membrane Science, 354 (2010) 123-133.
  • C.Y. Tang*, Y.-N. Kwon, J.O. Leckie, Effect of membrane chemistry and coating layer on physiochemical properties of thin film composite polyamide RO and NF membranes. I. FTIR and XPS characterization of polyamide and coating layer chemistry, Desalination, 242 (2009) 149-167.
  • C.Y. Tang*, J.O. Leckie, Membrane independent limiting flux for RO and NF membranes fouled by humic acid, Environmental Science & Technology, 41 (2007) 4767-4773.
  • C.Y. Tang*, Y.-N. Kwon, J.O. Leckie, Probing the nano- and micro-scales of reverse osmosis membranes -- A comprehensive characterization of physiochemical properties of uncoated and coated membranes by XPS, TEM, ATR-FTIR, and streaming potential measurements, Journal of Membrane Science, 287 (2007) 146-156.



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