Dr. Hua has secured funding for and completed research projects on various aspects of industrial ecology and sustainability, water pollution control technologies, environmental chemistry, contaminant fate, and remediation technologies. Dr. Hua’s publications have been cited over 600 times. One major theme in Dr. Hua’s research is technology development for water pollution control. Dr. Hua’s work during the past decade has significantly advanced the choice of viable technologies. She has conducted research on innovative technologies such as supercritical water oxidation, ultrasonic irradiation, and engineered photochemical systems. The outcomes of her research provide information on the mechanisms by which water pollutants are destroyed by specific technologies. This information is crucial for optimizing treatment efficiency.