Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan
Dr. Huang's research focuses on physicochemical processes in both engineered and natural environmental systems. His current research interests include: 1) sorption and sequestration of organic pollutants on soils and sediments, 2) abiotic transformation of pesticides in the presence of minerals, 3) separation and chemical transformation of estrogenic chemicals in typical water treatment processes, and 4) characterization of soil/sediment-associated humic acids, kerogen and black carbon.
Yu, Z.; Huang, W.; Song, J.; Qian, Y.; Peng, P. (2006) Sorption of organic pollutants by pristine marine sediments: The role of kerogen and black carbon. Chemosphere. In press.
Zhao, L.; Yu, Z.; Peng, P.; Huang, W.; Feng, S.; Zhou, H. (2006) Rates and pathways of pentachlorophenol oxidation by MnO2. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. In press.
Kim, I.; Yu, Z.; Huang, W. (2006) Sorption of male hormones on soils and sediments. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. In press.
Li, L.; Jia, W.; Peng, P.; Sheng, G.; Fu, J.; Huang, W. (2006) Compositional and source characterization of base progressively extracted humic acids using pyrolytic gas chromatography mass spectrometry. Applied Geochemistry. In press.
Yu, Z; Sharma, S.; Song, J.; Huang, W. (2006) Differential roles of humic acid and particulate organic matter in the equilibrium sorption of atrazine by soils. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 25(8): 1975-1983.
Pignatello, J.J.; Lu, Y.; LeBoeuf, E.J.; Huang, W.; Song, J.; Xing, B. (2006) Nonlinear and competitive equilibrium sorption of apolar organic compounds in black carbon-free natural organic substances. Journal of Environmental Quality. 35(3): 1049-1059.
Deng, H.; Peng, P.; Song, S.; Huang, H. (2006) Distribution and fluxes of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Xijiang River in Guangdong, South China. Chemosphere. 64: 1401-1411.
Ren, M.; Peng.; Huang, W.; Liu, X. (2006) Kinetics of base-catalyzed dechlorination of hexachlorocyclohexanes: 1. Homogeneous systems. Journal of Environmental Quality. 35(2):880-888.
Liang, C.; Dang, Z.; Xiao, B.; Huang, W.; Liu, L. (2006) Equilibrium sorption of phenanthrene by soil humic acids. Chemosphere. 63(11): 1961-1968.
Song, J.; Peng, P.; Huang, W. (2005) Characterization of humic acid like materials isolated from the humin fraction of a topsoil. Soil Science. 170: 599-611.
Yu, Z.; Huang, W. (2005) Competitive sorption between 17-alpha-ethinyl estradiol and naphthalene/phenanthrene by sediments. Environmental Science and Technology. 39: 4878-4885.