Professor K. Shih

Professor (Water and Environmental Engineering)
Professor Kaimin SHIH

BS, National Cheng Kung University
MS, National Cheng Kung University
MS, Stanford University
PhD, Stanford University




Office: HW 6-30
Phone: +852 2859 1973
Fax: +852 2559 5337


Teaching Activities
  • ENGG1201 Engineering for Sustainable Development
  • CIVL1012 Environmental Engineering and Fluid Mechanics
  • CIVL3015 Solid Waste Management
  • CIVL6023 Environmental Chemistry
  • CIVL6040 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Engineering
  • CIVL6081/CIVL8011 Advanced Topics in Water and Environmental Engineering
  • ENVM7014 Environmental Quality Management


Research Interests
  • Stabilization of hazardous metal sludge/ashes by ceramic materials
  • Novel catalysts and membranes for water purification technology
  • Nanomaterials for sustainable solid waste and energy strategies
  • Soil contamination and remediation techniques
  • Fate and transport of pharmaceuticals and perfluorochemicals
  • Crystallographic studies for nuclear waste immobilization


Representative Research / Consultancy Projects
  • Fabrication of Anti-Biofouling PVDF Water Membrane through Impregnation o Alumina Nanomaterials
  • Pd-In catalyzed reduction of N-nitrosodimethylamine
  • Novel photocatalytic materials and architectures
  • Sorption of Perfluorochemicals on Sediments and Sludge of Hong Kong
  • Spinel Formation in Recycling Sludge-Incineration Ash for Fabrication of Ceramic Materials
  • Study on the Characteristics and Formation Mechanisms of Solid Deposition and
  • Marine Growth within Saltwater Mains in Hong Kong and Recommendation of Minimization Methods
  • Metakaolin Promoting Metal Incorporation under Thermal Conditions
  • KDS Micronex System for Sludge Drying


10 Selected Representative Publications
  • Li, H.; Zhu, L.; Wang, J.; Li, L.; Shih, K. Development of Nano-Sulfide Sorbent for Efficient Removal of Elemental Mercury from Coal Combustion Fuel Gas. Environmental Science & Technology 2016, 50, 9551-9557.
  • Tan, G. Y. A.; Lee, P.-H., Shih, K. One for All, and All for One: Exploiting Microbial Mutualism for a New Renaissance in Anaerobic Digestion. Waste Management 2016, 53, 1-2.
  • Yan, H.; Shih, K. Effects of Calcium and Ferric Ions on Struvite Precipitation: A New Assessment Based on Quantitative X-ray Diffraction Analysis. Water Research 2016, 95, 310-318.
  • Feng, Y.; Wu, D.; Deng, Y.; Zhang, T.; Shih, K. Sulfate Radical-Mediated Degradation of Sulfadiazine by CuFeO2 Rhombohedral Crystal-Catalyzed Peroxymonosulfate: Synergistic Effects and Mechanisms. Environmental Science & Technology 2016, 50, 3119-3127.
  • Su, M.; Liao, C.; Chung, K.-H.; Wey, M.-Y.; Shih, K. Cadmium Stabilization Efficiency and Leachability by CdAl4O7 Monoclinic Structure. Environmental Science & Technology 2015, 49, 11452-11459.
  • Lu, X.; Shih, K.; Liu, C.; Wang, F. Extraction of Metallic Lead from Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Funnel Glass by Thermal Reduction with Metallic Iron. Environmental Science & Technology 2013, 47, 9972-9978.
  • Tang, Y.; Lee, P.-H.; Shih, K. Copper Sludge from Printed Circuit Board Production/Recycling for Ceramic Materials: A Quantitative Analysis of Copper Transformation and Immobilization. Environmental Science & Technology 2013, 47, 8609-8615.
  • Wang, F.; Shih, K. Adsorption of Perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) on Alumina: Influence of Solution pH and Cations. Water Research 2011, 45, 2925-2930.
  • Wang, X.-M.; Li, X.-Y.; Shih, K. In-Situ Embedment and Growth of Anhydrous and Hydrated Aluminum Oxide Particles on Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Membranes. Journal of Membrane Science 2011, 368, 134-143.
  • Shih, K.; White, T. J.; Leckie, J. O. Spinel Formation for Stabilizing Simulated Ni-Laden Sludge with Aluminum-Rich Ceramic Precursors. Environmental Science & Technology 2006, 40, 5077-5083.


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