Inez Hua

Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Purdue University

Lyles School of Civil Engineering

550 Stadium Mall Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone (765) 494-2409
Fax (765) 496-1988
Office HAMP 2127
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1995
M.S., California Institute of Technology, 1992
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1990
Specialty Group(s)
Research Interests
Water treatment, fate and transport of chemical contaminants, inorganic and organic environmental chemistry, groundwater and soil remediation, sustainability, and industrial ecology.
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Recent Publications
  • Ahn*, M.-Y.; Filley, T. R.; Jafvert, C. T.; Nies, L.; Hua, I.; "Birnessite Mediated Debromination of Decabromodiphenyl Ether", Chemosphere 64(11), 1801-1807, 2006.
  • Kang*, N., Hua, I., Xiao, C., "Impacts of Sonochemical Process Variables on Number Average Molecular Weight Reduction of Asphaltene", Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 45(15), pp. 5239-5245, 2006.
  • Ahn, M.-Y.; Filley, T. R.; Jafvert, C. T.; Nies, L.; Hua, I.; Bezares-Cruz, J., "Photodegradation of Decabromodiphenyl Ether Adsorbed onto Clay Minerals", Metal Oxides, and Sediment, Environ. Sci. Technol. 40(1), pp. 215-220, 2006.
  • Zhai, X., Hua, I., Rao, P. S. C., Lee, L. S., "Co-solvent Enhanced Chemical Oxidation of Perchloroethylene by Potassium Permanganate", Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 82(1-2), pp. 61-74, 2006.
  • Kang, N., Hua., I., Rao, P. S. C., "Enhanced Fenton's Destruction of Non-aqueous Phase Perchloroethylene in Soil Systems", accepted for publication in Chemosphere (available on-line November 30, 2005).