Faculty Profile

Dr. Xiaoguang Meng

Building: Nicoll Lab
Phone: 201.216.8014
Fax: 201.216.8303
Email: [email protected]
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
Program:  Environmental Engineering / Nanotechnology
Research Center:  Center for Environmental Systems (CES)
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, August 1993, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • M.S. in Marine Chemistry, July 1985, Shandong College of Oceanography, China
  • B.S. in Chemistry, July 1982, Shandong College of Oceanography, China

Research Interest:

  • Physicochemical treatment and of arsenic and heavy metals in water and solids.
  • Interaction of heavy metals, uranium and inorganic compounds at metal hydroxide-water interface.
  • Fate and transport of arsenic and heavy metals in aquatic environment.

Technologies Developed:

  • Development of a titanium-based adsorbent for treatment of arsenic and heavy metals from drinking water (patent pending). The adsorbent has been used successfully for the removal of arsenic and uranium in contaminated water
  • Development of household filtration units for removal of arsenic from well water in Bangladesh. An effective, simple, and inexpensive filtration process has been developed for treatment of arsenic in well water. Three arsenic free villages were established in Bangladesh to demonstrate Stevens filtration process. The Technical Advisory Group of Bangladesh Arsenic Mitigation Water Supply Project has recommended Stevens filtration process for nationwide use
  • Development of water treatment technologies for removal of heavy metals with metallic iron. A cost-effective water treatment technology using metallic iron filters has been developed (patent pending). A full-scale unit has been installed in Georgia for treatment of contaminated groundwater
  • Development of a direct coprecipitation filtration process. Full-scale units have been used successfully for arsenic removal from contaminated groundwater at environmental remediation sites in Texas and Washington since 1997

Current and Funded Projects:

  • Development of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) technique for rapid analysis of chemicals in water
  • Treatment of perchlorate in water and on exchange resins
  • Treatment of arsenic and chromium in contaminated water
  • Filtration testing of adsorptive media for removal of arsenic from groundwater
  • Field Pilot Filtration Testing for Removal of Arsenic from Groundwater
  • Naturally occurring heavy metal contaminant removal from groundwater
  • Development and demonstration of technologies for treatment of depleted uranium at Aberdeen Proving Grounds
  • Removal of arsenic by coprecipitation with ferric chloride
  • In-situ remediation of arsenic in groundwater by metallic iron
  • Study of selenocyanate interaction with metallic iron in aqueous solution
  • Evaluation of leaching tests of heavy metal contaminated soil matrices treated by solidification/stabilization technologies
  • Removal of heavy metals by metallic iron treatment and enhanced filtration
  • Removal of mercury, SO2, and NOx from flue gases by iron treatment
  • Stabilization/solidification of organic contaminated soil and sludge
  • Field pilot demonstration of enhanced sand filtration for heavy metal removal
  • Removal of heavy metals by adsorptive filtration
  • Inorganic removal treatability testing
Professional Societies
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Water Works Association
  • Chinese American Association for Engineering
Selected Publications
  1. Han, M. J., Hao, J. M., Xu, Z. H., Meng, X. G.. (2011). "Silver nanostructure multilayer films for arsenate detection by surface-enhanced Raman scattering", Analytica Chimica Acta (in press).
  2. Hao, J. M., Han, M. J., Xu, S. Y., Li, J. W., Meng, X. G.. (2011). "Fabrication and evolution of multilayer silver nanofilms for surface-enhanced Raman scattering sensing of arsenate", Nanoscale Research Letters (in press).
  3. Baidas, S., Gao, B. Y., Meng, X. G.. (2011). "Perchlorate Removal by Quaternary Amine Modified Reed", J. Hazardous Materials (in press).
  4. Hao, J. M., Xu, Z. H., Han, M. J., Xu, S. Y., Meng, X. G.. (2010). "Surface-enhanced Raman scattering analysis of perchlorate using silver nanofilms deposited on copper foils", Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 366 163-169.
  5. Xu, Z. H., Jumin Hao, J. M., Li, F. S., Meng, X. G.. (2010). "Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of As(V) and As(III) Using Ag Nanofilm Prepared by Modified Mirror Reaction", J. Colloid Interface Science 347, 90-95.
  6. Wang, C., Huang, Z. D., Lippincott, L., Meng, X. M. (2010). "Rapid Ti(III) reduction of perchlorate in the presence of -alanine: Kinetics, pH effect, complex formation, and -alanine effect", J. Hazardous Materials 175, 159-164.
  7. Wang, C., Lippincott, L., Yoon, I. H., Meng, X. G. (2009) “Modeling, Rate-Limiting Step Investigation, and Enhancement of the Direct Bio-Regeneration of Perchlorate Laden Anion-Exchange Resin” Water Research 4 3, 1 2 7 – 1 3 6.
  8. Krishnani, K., Meng, X. G., Dupont, L. (2009) “Metal Ions binding onto lignocellulosic biosorbent” J. Environ. Sci. Health, Part A, A44(7).
  9. Hao, J. M., Han, M. J., Wang, C., Meng, X. G. (2009) “Enhanced removal of arsenite from water by a mesoporous hybrid material – thiol functionalized silica coated activated alumina” Microporous & Mesoporous Materials 124, 1-7.
  10. Yoon, I. H., Meng, X. G., Wang, C., Bang, S. B., Choe, E. Y., Lippincott, L., Kim, K. W. (2009) “Perchlorate adsorption and desorption on activated carbon and anion exchange resin” J. Hazardous Materials 164, 87-94.
  11. Hao, J., Han, M. J., Meng, X. G. (2009). "“Preparation and characterization of thiol-functionalized activated alumina for arsenite removal from water” J. Hazardous Materials 167, 1215-1221.".
  12. Xu, Z. H., Meng, X. G. (2009). "Size effects of nanocrystalline TiO2 on As(V) and As(III) adsorption and As(III) photooxidation", J. Hazardous Materials 168, 747-752.
  13. Wang, C., Lippincott, L., Meng, X. G. (2008) “Feasibility and kinetics study on the direct bio-regeneration of perchlorate laden anion-exchange resin” Water Research 42, 4619-4628.
  14. Wang, C., Lippincott, L., Meng, X. G. (2008) “Kinetics of Biological Perchlorate Reduction and pH Effect” J. Hazardous Materials, 153, 663-669.
  15. Xu, Z. H., Jing, C. Y., Li, F. S., Meng, X. G. (2008) “Mechanisms of Photocatalytical Degradation of Monomethylarsonic and Dimethylarsenic Acid using Nanocrystalline Titanium Dioxide" Environmental Science Technology, 42, 2349-2354.
  16. Chin Choy, C., Wazne, M., Meng, X. G. (2008) “Application of an empirical transport model to simulate retention of nanocrystalline titanium dioxide in sand columns” J. Hazardous Materials, 71, 1794-1801.
  17. Jing, C. Y., Liu, S. Q., Meng, X. M. (2008) “Arsenic Remobilization in Water Treatment Adsorbents under Reducing Conditions: Part I. Incubation Study” Science Total Environment, 389, 188-194.
  18. Krishnani, K., Meng, X. G., Christodoulatos, C., Buddu, V. M. (2008) “Biosorption Mechanisms of Nine Different Heavy Metals onto Biomatrix from Rice Husk” J. Hazardous Materials, 153, 1222-1234.
  19. Wang, C., Lippincott, L., Meng, X. G. (2008) “Kinetics of Biological Perchlorate Reduction and pH Effect” J. Hazardous Materials, 153, 663-669.
  20. Han, M. J., Hao, J. J., Christodoulatos, C., George P. Korfiatis, G. P., Wan, L. J. and Meng, X. G. (2007). "Direct Evidence of Arsenic(III)-Carbonate Complexes Obtained Using ECSTM", Analytical Chemistry. 79 3615-3622.
  21. Han, M. J., Meng, X. G., Lippincott, L. (2007) “Determination of Configuration of Arsenite-Glutathione Complexes Using ECSTM” Toxicology Letters, 175, 57-63.
  22. Pena, M. E., Meng, X. G., Korfiatis, G. P., Jing, C. Y. (2006). "Adsorption Mechanism of Arsenic on Nanocrystalline Titanium Dioxide", Environmental Science Technology. 40 1257-1262.
  23. Krishnani, K., Parimala, V., Gupta, B. P., Azad, I. S., Meng, X. G., Abraham, M. (2006). "Bagasse-Assisted Bioremediation of Ammonia from Shrimp Farm Wastewater", Water Environmental Research. 78 938-950.
  24. Chin Choy, C., Korfiatis, G. P., Meng, X. G. (2006). " Removal of Depleted Uranium from Contaminated Soils", J. Hazardous Materials. 136 53-60.
  25. Jing, C. Y., Liu, S., Korfiatis, G. P., Meng, X. G. (2006). "Leaching Behavior of Cr(III) in Stabilized/Solidified Soil", Chemosphere. 64 379-385.
  26. Wazne, M., Meng, X. G., Korfiatis, G. P., Christodoulatos, C. (2006). "Carbonate effects on hexavalent uranium removal from water by nanocrystalline titanium dioxide", J. Hazardous Materials. 136 47-52.
  1. Jing, C. Y., Meng, X. G., Liu, S., Baidas, S., Patraju, R., Christodoulatos, C., Korfiatis, G. K. (2005). "Surface Complexation of Organic Arsenic on Nanocrystalline Titanium Oxide", J. Colloid Interface Science . 290 14-21.
  2. Jing, C. Y., Liu, S. Q., Patel, M., Meng, X. G.. (2005). "Arsenic Leachability in Water Treatment Adsorbents", Environmental Science Technology . 39 5481-5487.
  3. Pena, M. E., Korfiatis, G. P., Patel, M., Lippincott, L. and Meng, X. G.. (2005). "Adsorption of As(V) and As(III) by Nanocrystalline Titanium Dioxide", Water Research . 39 2327-2337.
  4. Bang, S. B., Patel, M., Lippincott, L, Meng, X. G.. (2005). "Removal of Arsenic from Groundwater by Granular Titanium Dioxide Adsorbent", Chemosphere . 60 389-397.
  5. Bang, S. B., Korfiatis, G. P., Meng, X. G.. (2005). "Removal of Arsenic from Water by Zero-Valent Iron", J. Hazardous Materials . 121 61-67.
  6. Bang, S. B., Johnson, M. D., Korfiatis, G. P., Meng, X. G.. (2005). "Chemical Reactions between Arsenic and Zero-Valent Iron in Water", Water Research . 39 763-770.
  7. Jing, C. Y., Liu, S., Meng, X. G.. (2005). "Arsenic Leachability and Speciation in Cement Immobilized Water Treatment Sludge", Chemosphere . 59 1241-1247.
  8. Cheng, Z., van Geen, A, Jing, C. Y., Meng, X. G., Seddique, A., Ahmed, K. M.. (2004). "Performanceof a Household-Level Arsenic Removal System during 4-Month Developments in Bangladesh", Environmental Science Technology. 38 3442-3448.
  9. Jing, C. Y., Meng, X. G., Korfiatis, G. P.. (2004). "Lead Leachability in Stabilized/Solidified Soil Samples Evaluated with Different Leaching Tests", J. Hazardous Materials . 114 101-110.
  10. Jing, C. Y., Korfiatis, G. P., Meng, X. G.. (2003). "Immobilization Mechanisms of Arsenate in Iron Hydroxide Sludge Stabilized with Cement", Environmental Science Technology. 37 5050-5056.
  11. Wazne, M., Korfiatis, G. P., Meng, X. G.. (2003). "Carbonate Effects on Hexavalent Uranium Adsorption by Iron Oxyhydroxide", Environmental Science Technology. 37 3619-3624.
  12. Meng, X. G., Korfiatis, G. P., Bang, S. B. and Bang, K. W.. (2002). "Combined Effects of Anions on Arsenic Removal by Iron Hydroxides", Toxicology Letters. 133 103-111.
  13. Meng, X. G., Bang, S. B. and Korfiatis, G. P.. (2002). "Removal of Selenocyanate from Water Using Elemental Iron", Water Research. 36 3867-3873.
  14. Meng, X. G., Korfiatis, G. P., Jing, C. Y., Christodoulatos, C.. (2001). "Redox Transformations of Arsenic and Iron in Water Treatment Sludge during Aging and TCLP Extraction", Environmental Science Technology. 35 3476-3481.
  15. Meng, X. G., Korfiatis, G. P., Christodoulatos, C. and Bang, S. B.. (2001). "Treatment of Arsenic in Bangladesh Well Water Using a Household Co-precipitation and Filtration System", Water Research . 35 2805-2710.
  16. Meng, X. G., Bang, S. B. and Korfiatis, G. P.. (2000). "Effect of Silicate, Sulfate and Carbonate on Arsenic Removal by Ferric Hydroxide", Water Research . 34 1255-1261.
  • EN 379 Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  • EN 423 Engineering Design VII
  • EN 424 Engineering Design VIII
  • EN 550 Environmental Chemistry of Atmospheric Processes
  • EN 551 Environmental Chemistry of Soils and Natural Surfaces