Hao TangAssociate Professor

Office: 155 Kopchick Hall
Phone: 724-357-7925
Email: htang@iup.edu
Research Lab Website


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


Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Engineering
Water Resources Engineering

Courses Taught

CHEM 111 General Chemistry I
ENVE 101 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
ENVE 300 Fluid Mechanics
ENVE 301 Environmental Aquatic Chemistry
ENVE 460 Water Resources Engineering
ENVE 461 Water and Wastewater Treatment
ENVE 471 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
ENVE 498 Environmental Engineering Design

Research Interests

Prof. Tang’s research aims on innovations in physical, chemical, and biological processes for water and wastewater treatment.

Recent Publications

  • Wang, W.; Xie, Y.F.; Tang, H.L.* The haloacetic acid leap in effluent of a biologically active carbon filter experiencing a disinfectant switch. Chemosphere, 2020, 244, 125435. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125435
  • Zhu, S. #; Yu, J.; Stewart, T.C.#; Tang, H.L.* Modeling and Interpretation of Membrane Capacitive Deionization Responses to Different Salt Load. AWWA Water Science, 2019, 1(6), e1166. DOI: 10.1002/aws2.1166
  • Huang, K.Z. #, Tang, H.L.* Temperature and desorption mode matter in capacitive deionization process for water desalination. Environmental Technology, 2019. DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2019.1611941
  • Berg, A.P.#; Fang, T.-A.#; Tang, H.L.* Variability of residual chlorine in swimming pool water and determination of chlorine consumption for maintaining hygienic safety of bathers with a simple mass balance model. Journal of Water and Health, 2019, 17(2), 227-236. DOI: 10.2166/wh.2018.217
  • Berg, A.P.#; Fang, T.-A.#; Tang, H.L.* Unlocked disinfection by-product formation potential upon exposure of swimming pool water to additional stimulants. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering, 2019. 13(1), 10. DOI: 10.1007/s11783-019-1098-3
  • Huang, K.Z.#; Xie, Y.F.; Tang, H.L.* Formation of disinfection by-products under influence of shale gas produced water. Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 647, 744-751. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.055