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Wen-Hui Kuan

Professor,

Department of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering, Ming Chi University of Technology

Phone:+886229089899 ext. 4653

Fax+886229080346

E-mail:whkuan@mail.mcut.edu.tw


 

Research and Teaching Interests

  1. Water treatment and reclamation
  2. Pollutants' fate and distribution
  3. Waste-to-energy
  4. Waste-to-resource

 

Education

  1. Ph.D. – Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2000
  2. M.S. - Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1994
  3. B.S. - Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Nat. Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, 1992

 

National Certificate

  1. Professional Engineer in Environmental Engineering, Taiwan
  2. Professional Engineer in Safety Engineering, Taiwan
  3. Registered Patent Agent, Taiwan

 

Working Experience

  1. Dean of Safety, Health and Environmental Office (2/2015-now), Ming Chi University of Tech. Taiwan.
  2. Professor (5/2013-now), Dept. of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering, Ming Chi University of Tech. Taiwan.
  3. Associate Professor (7/2005-4/2013), Dept. of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering, Ming Chi University of Tech. Taiwan.
  4. Assistant Professor (8/2001– 6/2005), Dept. of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering, Ming Chi University of Tech. Taiwan.
  5. Adjunct Assistant Professor (9/2000 – 2/2000), Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University.
  6. Post-Doc. (8/2000 - 7/2001), Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
  7. Associate Technical Specialist in Safety, Hygiene and Environment (7/1994 - 8/1995), Taipei City Hospital, Taiwan.

 

Awards and Honors

  1. 2020-2021 Guest editor for Catalysts on special issue Catalysis for Energy and En-vironmental Applications
  2. 2020/09 Gold medal award on “Uniform treatment system in plasma-treated water for water purification,” XVI INTERNATIONAL SALON OF INVENTIONS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES «NEW TIME»
  3. 2010-2020 A total of 9 years, received subsidies from the Taiwan’s Ministry of Sci-ence and Technology, flexible salary for special and outstanding researchers in universities
  4. 2014/11 2014 Best Paper Award of the Waste Treatment Technology Seminar of the Society of Environmental Engineering of ROC
  5. 2017/08 National Taiwan University Graduate of Environmental Engineering Alum-ni Outstanding Career Achievement Award
  6. 2010/09 Ming Chi University of Science and Technology’s 2010 Annual Excellent Research Award
  7. 2010/09 Ming Chi University of Science and Technology’s 2010 Annual Excellent Teaching Award
  8. 2010/01 Ming Chi University of Science and Technology 2009 Annual Excellent Teaching Material Competition third place
  9. 2007/09 Ming Chi University of Science and Technology's 1996 Annual Excellent Research Award
  10. 2006/09 Ming Chi University of Science and Technology's 1996 Annual Excellent Research Award
  11. 2005/09 Ming Chi University of Science and Technology's 1995 Annual Excellent Research Award
  12. 1992/06 Elected as a member of the Fei Tao Fei Honor Society of the Republic of China

 

Journal Publications

  1. 1. Blolouki, N.; Kuan, W.H.; Huan, Y.Y.; Hsieh, J.H.* Characterizations of a Plasma-Water System Generated by Repetitive Microsecond Pulsed Discharge with Air, Nitrogen, Oxygen, and Argon Gases Species. Applied Sciences 2021.
  2. Kuan, W.-H.*; Hu, Y.-S.; Chiu, C.-Y.; Hung, K.-Y.; Chou, S.-S. Microwave-Catalyzed Conversion of Phenolic Resin Waste to Activated Carbon and Its Applications for Removing Ammonium from Water. Catalysts 2021, 11, 783.
  3. Hu, C.-Y.*; Kuan, W.-H.; Lee, I.-J.; Liu, Y.-J. pH-Dependent Mechanisms and Kinetics of the Re-moval of Acetaminophen by Manganese Dioxide. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 2021, 105129.
  4. Kuan, W.H.; Liu, Y.J.; Hu, C.Y.* Effects of Surfactants on the Degradation of Diclofenac by Man-ganese Oxide. Int J Env Res Pub He 2020, 17, 4513.
  5. Hu, C.-Y.; Liu, Y.-J.; Kuan, W.-H.* pH-Dependent Degradation of Diclofenac by a Tunnel-Structured Manganese Oxide. Water 2020, 12, 2203.
  6. Chen, Y.-L.; Kuan, W.-H.*; Liu, C.-L. Comparative study of the composition of sweat from eccrine and apocrine sweat glands during exercise and in heat. Int J Env Res Pub He 2020, 17, 3377-3387.
  7. Kuan, W.*; Chen, Y.; Yeh, C.; Huang, Y. Integrated habitat monitoring of environmental features to site the releasing of cultivated Oncorhynchus masou formosanus. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 2019, 344, 012018, doi:10.1088/1755-1315/344/1/012018.
  8. Huang, Y.-F.; Kuan, W.-H.*; Chang, C.-Y. Effects of particle size, pretreatment, and catalysis on mi-crowave pyrolysis of corn stover. Energy 2018, 143, 696-703.
  9. Huang, Y.-F.; Chiueh, P.-T.; Kuan, W.-H.; Lo, S.-L.* Product distribution and heating performance of lignocellulosic biomass pyrolysis using microwave heating. Energy Procedia 2018, 152, 910-915.
  10. Chan, Y.T.; Liu, Y.T.; Tzou, Y.M.*; Kuan, W.H.; Chang, R.R.; Wang, M.K. Kinetics and equilibrium adsorption study of selenium oxyanions onto Al/Si and Fe/Si coprecipitates. Chemosphere 2018, 198, 59-67.
  11. Lo, S.-L.; Huang, Y.-F.; Chiueh, P.-T.; Kuan, W.-H. Microwave pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass. Energy Procedia 2017, 105, 41-46.
  12. Chang, H.-Y.; Chiu, M.-C.; Chuang, Y.-L.; Tzeng, C.-S.; Kuo, M.-H.; Yeh, C.-H.; Wang, H.-W.; Wu, S.-H.; Kuan, W.-H.; Tsai, S.-T.; Shao, K.-T.; Lin, H.-J.* Community responses to dam removal in a subtropical mountainous stream. Aquat Sci 2017, 79, 967-983.
  13. Kuo, Y.-M.; Yu, H.-L.; Kuan, W.-H.; Kuo, M.-H.; Lin, H.-J.* Factors controlling changes in epilithic algal biomass in the mountain streams of subtropical Taiwan. Plos One 2016, 11, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0166604.
  14. Kuan, W.H.; Chen, Y.L.* Bottle material and cleansing procedures on the cleanliness of infant feed-ing bottles. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 2016, 47, 142-151.
  15. Huang, Y.-F.; Chiueh, P.-T.; Kuan, W.-H.; Lo, S.-L. Microwave pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass: Heating performance and reaction kinetics. Energy 2016, 100, 137-144.
  16. Hsu, L.-C.; Chen, K.-Y.; Chan, Y.-T.; Deng, Y.; Hwang, C.-E.; Liu, Y.-T.; Wang, S.-L.; Kuan, W.-H.; Tzou, Y.-M. Catalytic oxidation and removal of arsenite in the presence of Fe ions and zero-valent Al metals Journal of Hazardous Materials 2016, 317, 237-245.
  17. Fan, S.; Kuan, W.; Fan, C.*; Chen, A. Rainfall threshold assessment corresponding to the maximum allowable turbidity for source water. Water Environ. Res 2016, 88, 2285-2291.
  18. Chan, Y.-T.; Kuan, W.-H.; Tzou, Y.M.*; Chen, T.-Y.; Liu, Y.-T.; Wang, M.-K.; Teah, H.-Y. Molecular Structures of Al/Si and Fe/Si Coprecipitates and the Implication for Selenite Removal. Scientific Reports 2016, 6, 24716.
  19. Huang, Y.-F.; Chiueh, P.-T.; Kuan, W.-H.; Lo, S.-L.* Effects of lignocellulosic composition and mi-crowave power level on the gaseous product of microwave pyrolysis. Energy 2015, 89, 974-981.
  20. Kuan, W.H.*; Chen, Y.L. Land-use type of catchment varying nitrogen cycle in an endangered salmon inhabited stream. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 2014, 13, 971-978.
  21. Hu, C.Y.; Lo, S.L.; Kuan, W.H.* High concentration of arsenate removal by electrocoagulation with calcium. Sep. Purif. Technol. 2014, 126, 7-14.
  22. Chen, Y.L.; Kuan, W.H.* Is a plastic or glass feeding bottle easier to be cleaned? Iranian journal of Public Health 2014, 43, 1716-1717.
  23. Wu, C.C.; Hus, L.C.; Chiang, P.N.; Liu, J.C.; Kuan, W.H.; Chen, C.C.; Tzou, Y.M.*; Wang, M.K.; Hwang, C.E. Oxidation removal of arsenite by Fe(II)- and polyoxometalate (POM)-amended ze-ro-valent aluminum (ZVAl) under oxic conditions. Water Res. 2013, 47, 2583-2591.
  24. Kuan, W.H.; Huang, Y.F.; Chang, C.C.; Lo, S.L.* Catalytic pyrolysis of sugarcane bagasse by using microwave heating. Bioresour. Technol. 2013, 146, 324-329.
  25. Kuan, W.H.*; Hu, C.Y.; Liu, B.S.; Tzou, Y.M. Degradation of antibiotic amoxicillin using 1 x 1 mo-lecular sieve-structured manganese oxide. Environ. Technol. 2013, 34, 2443-2451.
  26. Kuan, W.H.*; Chen, C.Y.; Hu, C.Y.; Tzou, Y.M. Kinetic modeling for microwave-enhanced degra-dation of methylene blue using manganese oxide. Int J Photoenergy 2013, 2013, Article ID 916849, 9 pages, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/916849.
  27. Huang, Y.F.; Kuan, W.H.*; Chang, C.C.; Tzou, Y.M. Catalytic and atmospheric effects on micro-wave pyrolysis of corn stover. Bioresour. Technol. 2013, 131, 274-280.
  28. Huang, Y.F.; Chiueh, P.T.; Kuan, W.H.; Lo, S.L.* Pyrolysis kinetics of biomass from product infor-mation. Applied Energy 2013, 110, 1-8.
  29. Huang, Y.F.; Chiueh, P.T.; Kuan, W.H.; Lo, S.L.* Microwave pyrolysis of rice straw: Products, mechanism, and kinetics. Bioresour. Technol. 2013, 142, 620-624.
  30. Wang, M.J.; Huang, Y.F.; Chiueh, P.T.; Kuan, W.H.; Lo, S.L.* Microwave-induced torrefaction of rice husk and sugarcane residues. Energy 2012, 37, 177-184.
  31. Shen, Y.S.; Wang, S.L.; Tzou, Y.M.*; Yan, Y.Y.; Kuan, W.H. Removal of hexavalent Cr by coconut coir and derived chars - the effect of surface functionality. Bioresour. Technol. 2012, 145, 165-172.
  32. Kuan, W.H.*; Chan, Y.C. pH-dependent mechanisms of methylene blue reacting with tunneled manganese oxide pyrolusite. J. Hazard. Mater. 2012, 239, 152-159.
  33. Huang, Y.F.; Chen, W.R.; Chiueh, P.T.; Kuan, W.H.; Lo, S.L.* Microwave torrefaction of rice straw and pennisetum. Bioresour. Technol. 2012, 123, 1-7.
  34. Huang, S.W.; Chiang, P.N.; Liu, J.C.; Hung, J.T.; Kuan, W.H.; Tzou, Y.M.*; Wang, S.L.; Wang, J.H.; Chen, C.C.; Wang, M.K., et al. Chromate reduction on humic acid derived from a peat soil – Ex-ploration of the activated sites on HAs for chromate removal. Chemosphere 2012, 87, 587-594.
  35. Chen, K.Y.; Liu, J.C.; Chiang, P.N.; Wang, S.L.; Kuan, W.H.; Tzou, Y.M.*; Chen, C.C.; Deng, Y.J.; Wang, M.K. Chromate removal as influenced by the structural changes of soil components upon carbonization at different temperatures. Environ. Pollut. 2012, 162, 151-158.
  36. Shie, J.L.; Chang, C.Y.*; Chen, C.S.; Shaw, D.G.; Chen, Y.H.; Kuan, W.H.; Ma, H.K. Energy Life Cycle Assessment of Rice Straw Bio-energy Derived from Potential Gasification Technologies. Bi-oresour. Technol. 2011, 102, 6735-6741.
  37. Kuan, W.H.*; Hu, C.Y.; Chen, C.Y. Removal of methylene blue from water by γ-MnO2. Water Sci. Technol. 2011, 64, 899-903.
  38. Huang, Y.F.; Kuan, W.H.; Chiueh, P.T.; Lo, S.L.* Pyrolysis of biomass by thermal analysis-mass spectrometry (TA-MS). Bioresour. Technol. 2011, 102, 3527-3534.
  39. Huang, Y.F.; Kuan, W.H.; Chiueh, P.T.; Lo, S.L.* A sequential method to analyze the kinetics of biomass pyrolysis. Bioresour. Technol. 2011, 102, 9241-9246.
  40. Chen, S.Y.; Huang, S.W.; Chiang, P.N.; Liu, J.C.; Kuan, W.H.; Huang, J.H.; Hung, J.H.; Tzoua, Y.M.*; Chen, C.C.; Wang, M.K. Influence of chemical compositions and molecular weights of hu-mic acids on Cr(VI) photo-reduction. J. Hazard. Mater. 2011, 197, 337-344.
  41. Huang, Y.F.; Kuan, W.H.; Lo, S.L.*; Lin, C.F. Hydrogen-rich fuel gas from rice straw via micro-wave-induced pyrolysis. Bioresour. Technol. 2010, 19, 1968-1973.
  42. Hsu, L.C.; Wang, S.L.; Lin, Y.C.; Wang, M.K.; Chiang, P.N.; Liu, J.C.; Kuan, W.H.; Chen, C.C.; Tzou, Y.M.* Cr(VI) removal on fungal biomass of Neurospora crassa: the importance of dissolved organic carbons derived from the biomass to Cr(VI) reduction. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2010, 44, 6202-6208.
  43. Hsu, C.B.; Tzeng, C.S.; Yeh, C.H.; Kuan, W.H.; Kuo, M.H.; Lin, H.J.* Habitat use by the critically endangered Formosan landlocked salmon Oncorhynchus masou formosanus in mountain streams of subtropical Taiwan. Aquatic Biology 2010, 10, 227-239.
  44. Chen, C.L.; Lo, S.L.*; Kuan, W.H.; Hsieh, C.H. A case study of the microwave sintering for the stabilization of MSWI fly ash. Sustain. Environ. Res. 2010, 20, 381-385.
  45. Chang, C.L.; Kuan, W.H.*; Lui, P.S. Modeling watershed responses to typhoon events – A case study of WuLin catchment in Taiwan. Fresen Environ Bull 2010, 19, 658-663.
  46. Kuan, W.H.; Hu, C.Y.*; Chiang, M.C. Treatment of As(V) and As(III) by electro-coagulation using Al and Fe electrodes. Water Sci. Technol. 2009, 60, 1341-1346.
  47. Kuan, W.H.; Hu, C.Y.* Chemical evidences for the optimal coagulant dosage and pH adjustment of silica removal from chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) wastewater. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2009, 342, 1-7.
  48. Kuan, W.H.*; Chang, C.L.; Lui, P.S. A variety of meteorological and geographical characteristics effects on watershed responses to a storm event. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 2009, 59, 466-469.
  49. Chen, C.L.; Lo, S.L.*; Kuan, W.H.; Hsieh, C.H. Stabilization of copper-contaminated sludge using the microwave sintering. J. Hazard. Mater. 2009, 168, 857-861.
  50. Chan, Y.T.; Kuan, W.H.; Chen, T.Y.; Wang, M.K.* Adsorption mechanism of selenate and selenite on the binary oxide systems. Water Res. 2009, 4412-4420.
  51. Kuan, W.H.; Chen, C.L.; Lo, S.L.* Application of microwave energy on the stabilization of copper containing industrial sludge. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment 2008, 12, 77-81.
  52. Huang, Y.F.; Kuan, W.H.; Lo, S.L.*; Lin, C.F. Total recovery of resources and energy from rice straw using microwave-induced pyrolysis. Bioresour. Technol. 2008, 99, 8252-8258.
  53. Hu, C.Y., Lo, S.L.*, Kuan, W.H., Lee, Y.D. Treatment of high fluoride containing wastewater by a continuous bipolar electrocoagulation-flotation system with aluminum electrodes. Sep. Purif. Tech-nol. 2008, 60, 1-5.
  54. Hsieh, C.H.; Lo, S.L.*; Hu, C.Y.; Shih, K.; Kuan, W.H.; Chen, C.L. Thermal detoxification of haz-ardous metal sludge by applied electromagnetic energy. Chemosphere 2008, 71, 1693-1700.
  55. Chang, C.L.; Kuan, W.H.*; Lui, P.S.; Hu, C.Y. Relationship between landscape characteristics and surface water quality. Environ. Monit. Assess. 2008, 147, 57-64.
  56. Hu, C.Y.; Lo, S.L.*; Kuan, W.H. Simulation the kinetics of fluoride removal by electrocoagulation (EC) process using aluminum electrodes. J. Hazard. Mater. 2007, 145, 180-185.
  57. Hsieh, C.H.; Lo, S.L.*; Chiueh, P.T.; Kuan, W.H.; Chen, C.L. Microwave enhanced sabilization of heavy metal sludge. J. Hazard. Mater. 2007, B139, 160-166.
  58. Chen, C.L.; Lo, S.L.*; Chiueh, P.T.; Kuan, W.H.; Hsieh, C.H. The assistance of microwave process in sludge stabilization with sodium sulfide and sodium phosphate. J. Hazard. Mater. 2007, 147, 930-937.
  59. Liou, Y.H.; Lo, S.L.*; Kuan, W.H.; Lin, C.J.; Weng, S.C. Effect of Precursor Concentration on the Characteristics of Nanoscale Zerovalent Iron and Its Reactivity of Nitrate. Water Res. 2006, 40, 2485-2492.
  60. Hsieh, C.H.; Lo, S.L.*; Kuan, W.H.; Chen, C.L. Adsorption of Copper Ions onto Microwave Stabi-lized Heavy Metal Sludge. J. of Hazard. Mater. 2006, 136, 338-344.
  61. Liou, Y.H.*; Lo, S.L.; Lin, C.J.; Kuan, W.H.; Weng, S.C. Effects of Iron Surface Pretreatment on Kinetics of Aqueous Nitrate Reduction. J. Hazard. Mater. 2005, 126, 189-194.
  62. Liou, Y.H.; Lo, S.L.; Lin, C.J.*; Kuan, W.H.; Weng, S.C. Chemical Reduction of an Unbuffered Ni-trate Solution Using Catalyzed and Uncatalyzed Nanoscale Iron Particles. J. Hazard. Mater. 2005, 127, 102-110.
  63. Liou, Y.H.; Lo, S.L.; Lin, C.J.*; Hu, C.Y.; Kuan, W.H.; Weng, S.C. Methods for Accelerating Ni-trate Reduction Using Zerovalent Iron at Near-Neutral pH: Effects of H2-Reducing Pretreatment and Copper Deposition. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2005, 39, 9643-9648.
  64. Kuan, W.H.; Wang, M.K.*; Wu, C.W.; Huang, P.M.; Wang, S.L.; Chang, C.M. Effect of Citric Acid on Aluminum Hydrolytic Speciation. Water Res. 2005, 39, 3457-3466.
  65. Hu, C.Y.; Lo, S.L.; Li, C.M.; Kuan, W.H.* Treating chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) wastewater by electro-coagulation-flotation process with surfactant. J. Hazard. Mater. 2005, A120, 15-20.
  66. Hu, C.Y.; Lo, S.L.; Kuan, W.H.*; Lee, Y.D. Removal of Fluoride from Semiconductor Wastewater by Electrocoagulation-Flotation (ECF). Water Res. 2005, 39, 895-901.
  67. Hu, C.Y.; Lo, S.L.; Kuan, W.H.* Effects of the Molar Ratio of Al(III) to Hydroxide and Fluoride on Fluoride Removal by Coagulation and Electrocoagulation. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2005, 283, 472-476.
  68. Chen, C.L.*; Lo, S.L.; Kuan, W.H.; Hsieh, C.H. Stabilization of Cu in Acid-Extracted Industrial Sludge Using a Microwave Process. J. Hazard. Mater. 2005, 123, 256-261.
  69. Kuan, W.H.; Lo, S.L.; Wang, M.K. Modeling and electrokinetic evidences on the processes of the Al(III) sorption continuum in SiO2(s) suspension. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2004, 272, 489-497.
  70. Hu, C.Y.*; Lo, S.L.; Kuan, W.H. Effects of Co-Existing Anions on Fluoride Removal in Electro-coagulation (EC) Process Using Aluminum Electrodes. Water Res. 2003, 37, 4513-4523.
  71. Kuan, W.H.; Lo, S.L.*; Wang, M.K. pH Effect on the Surface and Bulk Characteristics of Metallic Cations/SiO2 Suspensions. Water Sci. Technol. 2000, 42, 441-446.
  72. Kuan, W.H.*; Lo, S.L.; Chang, C.M.; Wang, M.K. A Geometric Approach to Determine Adsorption and Desorption Kinetic Constants. Chemosphere 2000, 41, 1741-1747.
  73. Kuan, W.H.*; Lo, S.L.; Wang, M.K.; Lin, C.F. Removal of Se (IV) and Se (VI) from Water by Alu-minum-Oxide-Coated Sand. Water Res. 1998, 32, 915-923.

 

Patents

  1. Kuan W.-H., Lo, S.-L., Chen, C.-L. Microwave equipment for sludge stabilization, Utility model pa-tent, Republic of China, Certificate number M261506, announcement (opening) date: 2005.4.11.
  2. Hu C.-Y., Lo S.-L., Kuan W.-H. Method for removing suspended particles in water, Invention Patent, Republic of China, Certificate No. I250044, Announcement (Opening) Date: 2006.3.1.
  3. Kuan, W.-H., Lo, S.-L., Chen C.-L., Methods for enhancing the effectiveness of stabilizers for heavy metal sludge stabilization, Invention Patent, Republic of China, Certificate No. I278435, An-nouncement (Opening) Date: 2007.4.11.
  4. Hu, C.-Y., Lo, S.-L., Kuan W.-H., The Optimal Addition Method for Removing Fluoride using Alu-minum Salt Coagulation, Invention Patent, Republic of China, Certificate number I307682, An-nouncement (Opening) Date: 2009.3.21.
  5. Kuan, W.-H., Huang, Y.-F., Lo S.-L., Microwave-induced pyrolysis of biomass waste is fully recov-ered into usable resources and energy methods, Invention Patent, Republic of China, Certificate number I347331, announcement (opening) date: 2011.8.21