Skip to main content
Menu
Close Search

Guanghui Hua

Guanghui Hua

Title

Associate Professor

Office Building

Crothers Engineering Hall

Office

116

Mailing Address

Crothers Engineering Hall 116
Civil & Environ Engineering-Box 2219
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Education

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2006
M.S. Environmental Engineering, Qingdao Technological University, 2000
B.S. Water and Wastewater Engineering, Qingdao Technological University, 1997

Academic Interests/Expertise

Environmental Engineering

Academic Responsibilities

CEE323 Water Supply and Wastewater Engineering
CEE422 Environmental Engineering Instrumentation
CEE423 Municipal Water Distribution and Collection System Design
CEE720 Water Treatment Plant Design
CEE726 Physical Chemical Principles of Environmental Engineering
CEE792 Water Chemistry

Awards and Honors

Excellent Paper Award (with Morgan Salo and Abdoul Kouanda), the GSRD International Conference on Chemical, Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Seoul, South Korea, July 2019.
Major Advisor to Student Poster Award (1st Place, Abdoul Kouanda), Eastern South Dakota Water Conference, Brookings, SD, 2018
Major Advisor to Student Poster Award (1st Place, Peng Dai), Eastern South Dakota Water Conference, Brookings, SD, 2017
Major Advisor to Student Poster Award (2nd Place, Ibrahim Abusallout), Eastern South Dakota Water Conference, Brookings, SD, 2017
Major Advisor to Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award (Bjorn Sellner, 2nd Place in MS Category), American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2016
Major Advisor to Outstanding Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award (Bjorn Sellner), Student Water Conference, Stillwater, OK, 2016
Major Advisor to Outstanding Graduate Student Poster Award (Bjorn Sellner), Student Water Conference, Stillwater, OK, 2015
Major Advisor to Student Poster Award (1st Place, Morgan Salo), Eastern South Dakota Water Conference, Brookings, SD, 2014
Major Advisor to Student Poster Award (2nd Place, Bjorn Sellner), Eastern South Dakota Water Conference, Brookings, SD, 2014
AWWA Water Science & Research Division Best Paper Award, 2009
AWWA Water Quality & Technology Division Best Poster Award, AWWA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2008
AWWA Water Quality & Technology Conference Best Student Paper Award, Denver, CO, 2006

Grants

1. PI, Evaluation of Nitrate Removal Rates of Denitrification Bioreactors Using Agricultural Residue Media. $136,274, USGS 104b, East Dakota Water Development District, and SDSU, 03/2017-06/2019.
2. Co-PI, The Role of Volatile Organic Compounds in Chemical Reactions and Mechanisms in the Water and Soil. $203,952, US DoD/Army Research Office, 04/2017-04/2018.
3. Co-PI, Nutrient and Bacteria Removal in Subsurface Drainage Using Denitrification Bioreactors and Filters. $129,635, SD Soybean Research & Promotion Council, 07/2016-06/2018.
4. PI, Development of Mixed Media Filtration for Stormwater Runoff Treatment. $140,384, USDOT-Mountain Plains Consortium, East Dakota Water Development District, James River Water Development District, and SDSU, 09/2015-08/2017.
5. PI, Reuse of Aqueous Waste Streams in Transportation-Related Applications. $65,000, USDOT-Mountain Plains Consortium, and SDDOT, 07/2015-02/2016.
6. Co-PI, Controlling Harmful Algal Blooms in Eutrophic Lakes by Combined Phosphorus Precipitation and Sediment Capping. $129,985, USGS 104b, East Dakota Water Development District, and SDSU, 03/2015-02/2017.
7. Co-PI, Using Denitrification Bioreactors and Phosphate Adsorption Media to Remove Nutrients from Agricultural Subsurface Drainage. $115,548, SD Soybean Research & Promotion Council, 07/2014-07/2016.
8. PI, Nutrient Removal from Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Using Denitrification Bioreactors and Phosphate Adsorbents. $140,653, USGS 104b, East Dakota Water Development District, and SDSU, 03/2014-02/2016.
9. PI, Using Flocculation to Reduce Turbidity of Construction Site Runoff. $53,154, USDOT-Mountain Plains Consortium, and SDSU, 10/2013-11/2015.
10. PI, Factors Affecting the Formation of Total Organic Halogen During Drinking Water Chlorination. $6,000, SDSU Scholarly Excellence Fund, 10/2012-8/2013.

Professional Memberships

American Society of Civil Engineers
American Water Works Association
AWWA Organic Contaminant Research Committee
SD Water and Wastewater Association
Registered Professional Engineer – FL

Area(s) of Research

Physical Chemical Treatment Processes
Disinfection Byproducts
Natural Organic Matter
Stormwater Treatment
Biological Filtration

Applications of Research

1. Sellner, B.M., Hua, G., Ahiablame, L.M. (2019) “Fixed bed column evaluation of phosphate adsorption and recovery from aqueous solutions using recycled steel byproducts.” Journal of Environmental Management 233, 595-602.
2. Sellner, B.M., Hua, G., Ahiablame, L.M., Trooien, T.P., Hay, C.H., Kjaersgaard, J. (2019) “Evaluation of industrial byproducts and natural minerals for phosphate adsorption from subsurface drainage.” Environmental Technology 40, 756-767.
3. Abusallout, I., Rahman, S., Hua, G. (2017) "Effect of temperature and pH on dehalogenation of total organic chlorine, bromine and iodine in drinking water." Chemosphere 187, 11-18.
4. Abusallout, I., Hua, G. (2017) "Characterization of dissolved organic carbon leached from a woodchip bioreactor." Chemosphere 183, 36-43.
5. Hua, G., Salo, M.W., Schmit, C.G., Hay, C.H. (2016) “Nitrate and phosphate removal from agricultural subsurface drainage using laboratory woodchip bioreactors and recycled steel byproduct filters.” Water Research 102, 180-189.
6. Abusallout, I., Hua, G. (2016) "Photolytic dehalogenation of disinfection byproducts in water by natural sunlight irradiation." Chemosphere 159, 184-192.
7. Abusallout, I., Hua, G. (2016) "Natural solar photolysis of total organic chlorine, bromine and iodine in water." Water Research 92, 69-77.
8. Hua, G., Reckhow, D.A., Abusallout, I. (2015) “Correlation between SUVA and DBP formation during chlorination and chloramination of NOM fractions from different sources.” Chemosphere 130, 82-89.
9. Hua, G., Kim, J., Reckhow, D.A. (2014) “Disinfection byproduct formation from lignin precursors.” Water Research 63, 285-295.
10. Hua, G., Reckhow, D.A. (2013) “Effect of pre-ozonation on the formation and speciation of DBPs.” Water Research 47 (13), 4322-4330.
11. Hua, G., Reckhow, D.A. (2012) “Evaluation of bromine substitution factors of DBPs during chlorination and chloramination.” Water Research 46 (13), 4208-4216.
12. Hua, G., Reckhow, D.A. (2012) “Effect of alkaline pH on the stability of halogenated DBPs.” Journal American Water Works Association 104 (2), E107-E120.
13. Hua, G., Reckhow, D.A. (2008) “DBP formation during chlorination and chloramination: Effect of reaction time, pH, dosage, and temperature.” Journal American Water Works Association 100 (8), 82-95.
14. Hua, G., Reckhow, D.A. (2008) “Hydrophobicity and molecular size distribution of unknown TOX in drinking water.” Journal of Environmental Engineering 134, 152-160.
15. Hua, G., Reckhow, D.A. (2007) “Characterization of disinfection byproduct precursors based on hydrophobicity and molecular size.” Environmental Science and Technology 41 (9), 3309-3315.
16. Hua, G., Reckhow, D.A. (2007) “Comparison of disinfection byproduct formation from chlorine and alternative disinfectants.” Water Research 41, 1667-1678.
17. Hua, G., Reckhow, D.A. (2006) “Determination of TOCl, TOBr and TOI in drinking water by pyrolysis and off-line ion chromatography.” Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 384, 495-504.
18. Hua, G., Reckhow, D.A., Kim, J. (2006) “Effect of bromide and iodide ions on the formation and speciation of disinfection byproducts during chlorination.” Environmental Science and Technology 40, 3050-3056.

Department(s)

Links

Google Scholar