Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Chong Tzyy Haur

Deputy Director, Singapore Membrane Technology Centre
Assistant Professor

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering

Phone: (+65)65138126/69081438
Office: N1-01c-91

  • PhD Nanyang Technological University 2008
  • BEng(Chem.Eng) (Hons) The University of New South Wales 1999
Nanyang Technological University, Assistant Professor (2014 - Present)
Singapore Membrane Technology Centre, Nanyang Technological University
- Senior Research Fellow (2011 - 2014)
- Research Fellow (2008 - 2011)
Research Interests
Membrane science and technology:
- Water and wastewater treatment, seawater desalination and water reclamation, food application
- Membrane fouling and cleaning; sensors for membrane processes
- Module design and hydrodynamics
- Energy related to membrane processes
Current Projects
  • A novel nanofiltration based membrane bioreactor (NF-MBR) + reverse osmosis (RO) for water reclamation
  • Aquaporin Based Biomimetic Forward Osmosis Membranes: From Lab Scale Production of Membranes to Pilot Scale Production and Industrial Test Bedding of Membranes Modules
  • Evaluation of Biocide Efficacy for Reverse Osmosis Biofouling Control in Seawater Desalination Application
  • Evaluation of Ceramics Adsorption Filter (CAF) Performance as Pre-Treatment for Reverse Osmosis (RO) Durable Life Enhancement in Seawater Desalination Application
  • The Design of Nanofiltration (NF) System and Process Optimization for Pretreament of Seawater Desalination
  • The Feasibility Studies of Membrane Prcoesses for Decolorization of Nestec's Fermented Sauce Samples
  • Towards High Recovery in Water Reclamation Processes: High Performance NF-MBR+RO Hybrid System
Selected Publications
  • S.R. Suwarno, S. Hanada, T.H. Chong, S. Goto, M. Henmi, A.G. Fane. (2016). The effect of different surface conditioning layers on bacterial adhesion on reverse osmosis membranes. Desalination, 387, 1-13.
  • Muhammad Faisal Siddiqui, Hyun-Suk Oh, Miles Rzechowicz, Harvey Winters, Tzyy Haur Chong, Anthony G. Fane. (2015). Biofouling control potential of tannic acid, ellagic acid and epigallocatechin against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and reverse osmosis membrane multispecies community. Journal of Industrial And Engineering Chemistry, , 29 May 2015, Accepted.
  • Muhammad Faisal Siddiqui, Miles Rzechowicz, Hyun-Suk Oh, Nazanin Saeidi, Low Jiun Hui, Harvey Winters, Anthony G. Fane,Tzyy Haur Chong. (2015). The efficacy of tannic acid in controlling biofouling by Pseudomonas aeruginosa is dependent on nutrient conditions and bacterial density. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 104, 74-82 , Accepted 4 May 2015.
  • T. H. Chong, S-L. Loo, A. G. Fane, W. B. Krantz. (2015). Energy-efficient reverse osmosis desalination: Effect of retentate recycle and pump and energy recovery device efficiencies. Desalination, .
  • A. H. Taheri, L. N. Sim, T. H. Chong, W. B. Krantz, A. G. Fane. (2014). Prediction of reverse osmosis fouling using the feed fouling monitor and salt tracer response technique. Journal of Membrane Science, 475, 433 - 444.

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