Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Chong Tzyy Haur

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

Office: N1 01C 91
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
  • Evaluation of Biocide Efficacy for Reverse Osmosis Biofouling Control in Seawater Desalination Application
  • Low Energy Consumption Membrane Technologies for Industrial Water Recycling
  • Membrane Separation Technology
  • Towards High Recovery in Water Reclamation Processes: High Performance NF-MBR+RO Hybrid System
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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