Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Chong Tzyy Haur

Assistant Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Deputy Director, Singapore Membrane Technology Centre

Asst Prof Chong Tzyy Haur

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
  • 3D Printed Feed Channel Spacers for Spiral Wound Membrane Module
  • A novel nanofiltration based membrane bioreactor (NF-MBR) + reverse osmosis (RO) for water reclamation
  • Development of Novel Smart Sensor for Reverse Osmosis Fouling Detection
  • Evaluation of Biocide Efficacy for Reverse Osmosis Biofouling Control in Seawater Desalination Application
  • Low Energy Consumption Membrane Technologies for Industrial Water Recycling
  • MIEX Pilot Plant Trial and Waste Brine Treatment for Reuse
Selected Publications
  • L.N. Sim, T.H. Chong, A.H. Taheri, S.T.V. Sim, L. Lai, W.B. Krantz, A.G. Fane. (2018). A review of fouling indices and monitoring techniques for reverse osmosis. Desalination, 434, 169-188.
  • Omar Labban, Chang Liu, Tzyy Haur Chong, John H. Lienhard. (2018). Relating Transport Modeling to Membrane Fabrication: Navigating the Permeability-Selectivity Trade-off in Desalination Pretreatment. Journal of Membrane Science, 554, 26-38.
  • Ming Feng Tay, Chang Liu, Emile R. Cornelissen, Bing Wu, Tzyy Haur Chong. (2017). The Feasibility of Nanofiltration Membrane Bioreactor (NF-MBR)+Reverse Osmosis (RO) Process for Water Reclamation: Comparison with Ultrafiltration Membrane Bioreactor (UF-MBR)+RO Process. Water Research, 129, 180-189.
  • Bing Wu, Tino Christen, Hwee Sin Tan, Florian Hochstrasser, Stanislaus Raditya Suwarno, Xin Liu, Tzyy Haur Chong, Michael Burkhardt, Wouter Pronk, Anthony G. Fane. (2017). Improved performance of gravity-driven membrane filtration for seawater pretreatment: Implications of membrane module configuration. Water Research, 114, 59-68.
  • Omar Labbana, Chang Liu, Tzyy Haur Chong, John H. Lienhard V. (2017). Fundamentals of low-pressure nanofiltration: Membrane characterization, modeling, and understanding the multi-ionic interactions in water softening. Journal of Membrane Science, 521, 18-32.

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