Chao Ji

Chao Ji

PhD Candidate

Contact Details
T: +61-2-93854382

Room 206, Chemical Sciences Bldg
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, 2052, Australia



  • Harbin Institute of Technology, China, BE Environmental Engineering (2009)
  • Harbin Institute of Technology, China, ME Environmental Engineering (2011)

Research Project

Project title: Development of High Performance Bio-catalytic Membrane Systems for Elimination of Recalcitrant Chemicals and Micro-contaminants during Wastewater Treatment

The biological elimination of very persistent xenobiotics such as endocrine disrupting chemicals from municipal and industrial sewage treatment plants is an ambitious challenge as existing physico-chemical methods, such as advanced oxidation processes, are energy-intensive and consume high amounts of chemicals. Based on recent progresses in nanotechnology, new developments in catalysis and environmental applications can be foreseen for the near future. The aims of this project are to:

  1. Develop an optimized immobilization procedure to produce novel enzymatic active nano-materials with enzymes immobilized onto functionalized nanoparticles where high bio-catalytic activity and stability can be achieved.
  2. Incorporate nano-catalysts with membrane filtration systems for the degradation of recalcitrant chemicals (endocrine disrupting chemicals) in wastewater treatment.
  3. Optimize the structure and operational parameters of the hybrid bio-catalytic membrane system for continuous and efficient treatment of real secondary effluent during long-term operation.