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Civil Engineering


Faculty

Tian Zhang

Tian Zhang, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor
Email: tzhang1@unl.edu
Phone: 402-554-3784
Office: 205D PKI, Omaha, NE 68182-0178

Research Areas: Non-point source Pollution Control Technologies, Constructed wetlands for Wastewater Treatment, Biofilm processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment.

Education:
Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1994
M.A.Sc., Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1985
B.A.Sc., Civil Engineering, Wuhan Polytechnic University, Wuhan, China, 1982

Honors and Awards
  • ASCE/EWRI State of the Art in Civil Engineering Award, 2011
  • UNL College of Engineering Research Award, 1999
  • Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (Olsson Associates), CE Dept., UNL, 2002
  • The 1995 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award, AEESP

Teaching Interests

CIVE 489 – Senior Design
CIVE 431/831 – Small Treatment Systems
CIVE 829 – Biological Waste Treatment

Selected Publications

Bhunia, P., Yan, S., LeBlanc, R.J., Tyagi, R.D., Surampalli, R.Y., and Zhang, T.C. (2010). Insight into nitrous oxide emissions from biological wastewater treatment and biosolids disposal. Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, 14(3):158-169.

Zhang, T. C., Dahab, M. F., Nunes, G., Hu, C., and Surampalli, R. (2007). Phosphorus fate and transport in soil columns loaded intermittently with influent of high phosphorus concentrations. Wat. Environ. Res., 79:2343-2351.

Huang, Y.H., and T.C. Zhang (2006). Nitrite reduction and formation of corrosion coating in a zerovalent iron system. Chemosphere, 64:937-943.

Zeng, H., and T.C. Zhang (2005). Evaluation of kinetic parameters of a sulfur-limestone autotrophic denitrification biofilm process. Water Res. 39(20):4941-4952.

Zhang, T.C., and Y.H. Huang (2005). Effects of selected good's pH buffers on nitrate reduction by iron powder. J. Env. Eng. (ASCE), 131(3):461-470

Bezbaruah, A.N., and T.C. Zhang (2004). Oxygen, pH and redox microprofiles in the rhizosphere of bulrush in a constructed wetland treating municipal wastewater. Biotech. Bioeng., 88(1):60-70.

Zhang, T.C. (2003). Modeling hydraulic characteristics and nitrogen removal in a fixed-bed reactor for septic tank effluent treatment. Environ. Eng. Sci., 32:347-360.