PROF. WONG, Jonathan Woon Chung (黃煥忠)

Professor
EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Murdoch University)
M.Phil., B.Sc. (Hons.) (CUHK)

EDITORIAL BOARD

  • Regional Editor, Environmental Technology (1996 to present).
  • Co-editor, Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment (2003-2004).

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Waste management
  • Composting of organic wastes including sludge, food waste, livestock wastes and green waste
  • Sludge stabilization
  • Land application of industrial and municipal wastes
  • Soil pollution investigation
  • Bioremediation of PAH contaminated soil
  • Phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Title: High Nutrient Compost Production from Food Waste
Aim: The aim is to increase the compost nutrient content by conserving the nitrogen through struvite formation.
Sponsor: Innovation and Technology Commission
Fund:
Period: 10/2010 – 9/2011

Title: International Conference on Solid Waste: Moving Towards a Sustainable Resource Management
Aim: To provide a forum for exchange ideas on solid waste treatment towards a sustainable resource management
Sponsor: Environmental Conservation Fund
Fund:
Period: 12/2009

Title: Pilot Trial on Organic Fish Farming in Hong Kong
Aim: The aim is evaluate the feasibility of organic fish farming in Hong Kong and the develop of a Guidelines on Organic Fish Farming in Hong Kong.
Sponsor: Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Fund:
Period: 1/5/2009 – 30/4/2010

Title: Green Living at Sha Tin – Green Living for Schools and Parents Environmental Education Programme and a research program to benchmark green roof project design and implementation
Aim:The aim is to assist 20 primary and secondary schools to develop their green roofs with the purpose to bench marking the design and construction and operation and maintenance of green roof in Hong Kong, and to develop curriculum related to green roof.
Sponsor: Environmental Conservation Fund
Fund:
Period: 22/7/2009 – 21/7/20012

Title: Pilot trials on composting of various organic wastes including pig manure, sewage sludge and abattoir blood meal.
Aim: The aim is to study the feasbility of composting these waste materials with horse stable waste.
Sponsor: Electrical and Mechanical Service Trading Fund
Fund:
Period: 1/7/2009 – 31/10/2009

Title: Provision of services for development of code of practices for organic fish farming
Aim: The aim is to develop a local code of practices for organic fish farming in Hong Kong..
Sponsor: Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Fund:
Period: 1/7/2008 – 31/10/2008

Title: Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for Pearl River Delta Environment
Aim: To develop a research centre to investigate and formulate solutions for improving the environmental status of PRD.
Sponsor: Sino-Forest Corporation, Mr. Allan Chan and Woofo Foundation
Fund:
Period: 8/2008 – 7/2011

Title: Mechanisms responsible for the degradation of veterinary antibiotics during composting of livestock excretions.
Aim: The aim is to study the degradation of veterinary antibiotics during composting of livestock excretions and hence to develop an understanding of potential reisk of veterinary antibiotics in the environment.
Sponsor: GRF
Fund:
Period: 1/2009 – 6/2011

Title: Bioremediation of Organochlorine Pesticides Contaminated Soil with Microemulsion
Aim: The aim is to develop an optimum formulation of microemulsion for bioremediation of pesticides contaminated soil.
Sponsor: GRF
Fund:
Period: 1/2008 – 6/2010

Title: Animal Waste Composting Facility
Aim: The aim is to build and operate a composting facility for the Olympic Equestrians.
Sponsor: Electrical and Mechanical Service Department, HKSAR Government
Fund: HK$37,000,000
Period: 7/2007 – 5/2010

Title: Municipal Solid Waste Charging Trial Scheme
Aim: The aim is to study the logistic during execution of waste charging Scheme.
Sponsor: Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR Government
Fund: HK$250,000
Period: 8/2006 – 5/2007

Title: Review of Environmental Acceptability of Using Chemical Waste Treatment Centre for Hazardous Waste Treatment
Aim: The aim is to provide independent review on the risk associated with the incineration of hazardous waste at Chemical Waste Treatment . .
Sponsor: Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR Government
Fund: HK$100,000
Period: 8/2006 – 12/2006

Title: Pilot Plant Development of Biodegradable Waste Treatment Facilities
Aim: The aim of this project is to develop a pilot in-vessel composting for treating biodegradable waste.
Sponsor: Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR Government
Fund: HK$3,960,000
Period: 7/2006 – 6/2008

Title: The Establishment of an Organic Resource Centre for Developing an Organic Standard and Certification System for Hong Kong – An Extension
Aim: The aim is to further develop the program for the farmers and to educate the public about organic products and certification.
Sponsor: Agricultural Development Fund, Vegetable Market organization
Fund: HK$2,800,000
Period: 4/2006 -3/2009

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Zhao, Z.Y. and J.W.C. Wong. 2009. Biosurfactants from Acinetobacter calcoaceticus BU03 enhance the solubility and biodegradation of phenanthrene. Environmental Technology. 30(3):291-300.
  2. Selvam, A. and J.W.C. Wong. 2009. Cadmium uptake potential of Brassica napus cocropped with Brassica parachinensis and Zea mays. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 167:170-178.
  3. Wong, J.W.C., A. Selvam, and S.O. Fung. 2009. Coal fly ash and lime addition enhances the rate and efficiency of decomposition of food waste during composting. Bioresource Technology. 100(7):3324-3331.
  4. Wong, J.W.C. and A. Selvam. 2009. Reduction of indicator and pathogenic microorganisms in pig manure through fly ash and lime addition during alkaline stabilization. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 169:882-889.
  5. Wong, J.W.C. and A. Selvam. 2009. Growth and Elemental Accumulation of Plants Grown in Acidic Soil Amended With Coal Fly Ash–Sewage Sludge Co-compost. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 57(3):515-523.
  6. Selvam, A., S.Y. Xu a, X.Y. Gu, J.W.C. 2010. Wong, Food waste decomposition in leachbed reactor: Role of neutralizing solutions on the leachate quality. Bioresource Technology 101: 1707–1714.
  7. Tyagi, R.D., J.W.C. Wong and S.K. Brar. 2008. Metals removal, recovery, leaching and disposal – many ways, one goal! Practice Periodical of Hazardour, Toxic and Radioactive Waste Management. 12(3): 133-134.
  8. Su, D.C., H.M. Yao and J.W.C. Wong. 2008. Co-cropping or successive cropping with cd accumulator oilseed rape can reduce cd uptake of sensitive oilseed rape species. Practice Periodical of Hazardour, Toxic and Radioactive Waste Management. 12(3): 224-228.
  9. Selvam, A. and J.W.C. Wong. 2008. Phytochelatin synthesis and cadmium uptake of Brassica napus. Environmental Technology. 29(7):765-774.
  10. J.W.C Wong and X.Y. Gu. 2008. Optimization of Fe2+/solids content ratio for a novel sludge heavy metal bioleaching process. Water Sci. and Technol. 57(3): 445-450.
  11. Wong, J.W.C. 2008. China: Management of Sewage Sludge in Urban Areas, Hong Kong Special Administrative Regions (of China). In R.J. LeBlanc, P. Matthew and R. Roland (ed.), Global Atlas of Excreta, Wastewater Sludge and Biosolids Management Moving Toward The Sustainable and Welcome Uses of A Global Resource. United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT). Sept. 2008. pp. 247-248.
  12. Li, C.F., J.W.C. Wong, C.W. Huie, M.M.F. Choi. 2008. Online flow injection cloud point preconcentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons coupled with HPLC system. J. Chromatography A. 1214: 11-16.
  13. Cheng, K.Y., K.M. Lai and J.W.C. Wong. 2008. Effects of pig manure compost and nonionic-surfactant Tween 80 on phenanthrene and pyrene removal from soil vegetated with Agropyron elongatum. Chemosphere. 73(5): 791-797.
  14. Cheng, K.Y. and J.W.C. Wong. 2008. Fate of 14C-Pyrene in Soil-Plant System Amended with Pig Manure Compost and Tween 80: A Growth Chamber Study. Bioresource Technol. 99(17):8406-8412.
  15. Su, D.C., J.P. Xing, W.P. Jiao and J.W.C. Wong. 2008. Cadmium uptake and speciation changes in the rhizosphere of cadmium accumulator and non-accumulator oilseed rape varieties. Journal of Environmental Sciences 21(2009) 1125–1128.
  16. J.W.C. Wong, L.X. Zhou and A. Selvam. The Sorption of Cd and Zn by Different Soils in the Presence of Dissolved Organic Matter from Sludge. Geoderma. 137:310-317 (2007).
  17. Q.T. Wu, H. Liang, J.W.C. Wong, C. Schwartz and J.L. Morel, “Co-cropping for phyto-separation of zinc and potassium from sewage sludge’, Chemosphere 68: 1954-1960 (2007).
  18. X.Y. Gu and J.W.C. Wong, “Degradation of inhibitory substances by heterotrophic microorganisms during bioleaching of heavy metals from anaerobically digested sewage sludge”, Chemosphere 69:311-318 (2007).
  19. J.W.C. Wong and A. Selvam, “The Sorption of Cd and Zn by Different Soils in the Presence of Dissolved Organic Matter from Sludge”, Geoderma 137:310-317 (2006).
  20. K.Y. Cheng and J.W.C Wong, “Combined effect of nonionic surfactant Tween 80 and DOM on the behaviours of PAHs in soil-water system”, Chemosphere 62, 1907-1916 (2006).
  21. X.Y. Gu and J.W.C. Wong, “A simple procedure for elimination of fungal contamination for enumeration of iron-oxidizing bacteria from bioleaching matrix of sewage sludge”, Can. J. of Microbiology 51:637-641 (2005).
  22. X.Y. Gu and J.W.C. Wong, “Identification of inhibitory substances involved in bioleaching of heavy metals from anaerobically digested sludge”, Environmental Science and Technology 38(10): 2934- (2004).
  23. J.W.C. Wong, M. Fang, Z.Y. Zhao and B.S. Xing, “Effect of surfactants on solubilization and degradation of phenanthrene under thermophilic conditions”, J. Environ. Qual. 33:2015-2025 (2005).
  24. D.C. Su, H. Jagadeesan and J.W.C. Wong, “Implications of rhizospheric heavy metals and nutrients for the growth of alfalfa in sludge amended soil”, Chemosphere 56: 957-965 (2004).
  25. Z.G. Wei, D.Y. Chen and J.W.C. Wong, “Speciation of heavy metals binding non-protein thiols (NPTs) in Agropyron elongatum by size-exclusion HPLC-ICP-MS”, Microchem. 74:207-213 (2003).
  26. J.W.C. Wong, R.F. Jiang and M. Fang, “Persistency of bacterial indicators in biosolids stabilization with coal fly ash and lime”, Water Environ. Research 73 (5): 607-611 (2002).
  27. L.X. Zhou and J.W.C. Wong, “Effects of dissolved organic matter from sludge and sludge compost on soil Cu sorption”, J. Environ. Qual. 30: 878-883 (2001).
  28. S.S.S. Lau, M. Fang and J.W.C. Wong, “Effects of composting process and fly ash amendment on phytotoxicity of sewage sludge”, Arch. Environ. Contam. And Toxicol. 40(2): 184-191 (2001).
  29. J.W.C. Wong and L. Xiang, “Removal of heavy metals from anaerobically digested sewage sludge by isolated indigenous iron-oxidizing bacteria”, Chemosphere 41: 283-287 (2000).
  30. J.W.C. Wong and M. Fang, “Effects of lime addition on sewage sludge composting process”, Water Research 34(15): 3691-3698 (2000).
  31. L.X. Wong and J.W.C. Wong, “Microbial decomposition of dissolved organic matter and its control during sorption experiment”, J. Environ. Qual. 29(6): 1852-1856 (2000).
  32. J.W.C. Wong and M. Fang, “Lime amendment on availability of heavy metals and maturation in sewage sludge composting”, Environ. Pollut. 106: 83-89 (1999).

CONTACT DETAILS

Email: jwcwong@hkbu.edu.hk
Office: T1115
Office Tel: (+852) 3411 7056
External Website Link: http://staffweb.hkbu.edu.hk/jwcwong/