Dr. Hao Tang

Hao TangAssistant Professor

Office: 139 Weyandt Hall
Phone: 724-357-7925
Research Group Website


BS, Water and Wastewater Engineering, Hunan University
MS, Environmental Engineering, Penn State - University Park
PhD, Environmental Engineering, Penn State - University Park


Water Chemistry
Water and Wastewater Treatment

Courses Taught

CHEM 111 General Chemistry I
CHEM 481/581 Environmental Chemistry

Research Interests

Tang's research lab focuses on the engineering aspects of capacitive deionization technology for water desalination; emerging disinfection by-product control strategies for drinking water; and fat, oil, and grease removal from wastewater.

Select Publications

Danyang Liu, Xiaomao Wang, Yuefeng F. Xie, Hao L. Tang*. Effect of capacitive deionization on disinfection by-product precursors. Science of the Total Environment, 2016, 568, 19-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.219

Qihan Yao, Hao L. Tang*. Occurrence of re-adsorption in desorption cycles of capacitive deionization. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2016, 34, 180-185. DOI: 10.1016/j.jiec.2015.11.004

Hao L. Tang*, Yuefeng F. Xie. Biologically active carbon filtration for haloacetic acid removal from swimming pool water. Science of the Total Environment, 2016, 541, 58-64. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.059

Jian Yu, Xiaoli Wu, Youqun Song, Wenhui Ren, Hao L. Tang*. Metabolic degradation of 1,4-dichloronaphthalene by Pseudomonas sp. HY. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2015, 12, 10300-10313. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph120910300

Danyang Liu, Kuan Huang, Leijie Xie, Hao L. Tang*. Relation between operating parameters and desalination performance of capacitive deionization with activated carbon electrodes. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2015, 1, 516-522. DOI: 10.1039/C5EW00102A

Hao L. Tang*, Hongping Chen. Nitrification at full-scale municipal wastewater treatment plants: Evaluation of inhibition and bioaugmentation of nitrifiers. Bioresource Technology, 2015, 190, 76-81. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2015.04.063

Hao L. Tang, Ricky J. Ristau II, Yuefeng F. Xie. Disinfection by-products in swimming pool water: Formation, modeling, and control. in Recent Advances in Disinfection By-products, ACS Symposium Series, Vol 1190, American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2015, Chapter 20, pp 381-403. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2015-1190.ch020

Jin-lin Liu, Xiao-yan Li, Yue-feng Xie, Hao Tang. Characterization of soluble microbial products as precursors of disinfection byproducts in drinking water supply. Science of the Total Environment, 2014, 472, 818-824. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.11.139

Hao L. Tang, Yuefeng F. Xie, Yen-Chih Chen. Use of Bio-Amp, a commercial bio-additive for the treatment of grease trap wastewater containing fat, oil, and grease. Bioresource Technology, 2012, 124, 52-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.08.012

Hao L. Tang, Yen-Chih Chen, John M. Regan, Yuefeng F. Xie. Disinfection by-product formation potentials in wastewater effluents and their reductions in a wastewater treatment plant. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 2012, 14, 1515-1522. DOI: 10.1039/C2EM00015F

Hao L. Tang, John M. Regan, Shirley E. Clark, Yuefeng F. Xie. Prediction of clean-bed head loss in crumb rubber filters. Journal of Environmental Engineering - ASCE, 2011, 137, 55-62. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000296