Boran Wu

PhD Student in Environmental Engineering at Tongji University, and Visiting Scholar at the Colorado School of Mines




Ph.D., Environmental Engineering In Progress, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Visiting Student, Material Science and Chemical Engineering, Stonybrook University, NY (2016-17)

B.S., Environmental Engineering (2014), Tongji University, Shanghai, China


Boran Wu is currently a joint Ph.D. student in environmental engineering at Tongji University and Colorado School of Mines. He received his bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Tongji University, Shanghai, China in 2014. His study interests include: (i) process development and relevant mechanitic investigations of enhanced dewatering techniques for sewage sludge; (ii) destruction of emerging micropollutants in the aquatic environment and activated sludge by hydrothermal methods.


Boran Wu, Bing-jie Ni, Kristine Horvat, Liyan Song, Xiaoli Chai, Xiaohu Dai, Devinder Mahajan. Occurrence state and molecular structure analysis of extracellular proteins with implications to the dewaterability of waste activated sludge. Environmental Science & Technology, 2017, 51: 9235−9243.

Boran Wu, Lianghu Su, Xiaohu Dai, Xiaoli Chai. Development of sludge-derived mesoporous material with loaded nano CaO2 and doped Fe for re-utilization of dewatered waste-activated sludge as dewatering aids. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2017.

Boran Wu, Lianghu Su, Liyan Song, Xiaohu Dai, Xiaoli Chai. Exploring the potential of iTRAQ proteomics for tracking the transformation of extracellular proteins from enzyme-disintegrated waste activated sludge. Bioresource Technology, 2017, 225: 75-83.

Boran Wu, Lianghu Su, Xiaohu Dai, Xiaoli Chai. Development of montmorillonite-supported nano CaO2, for enhanced dewatering of waste-activated sludge by synergistic effects of filtration aid and peroxidation. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2016, 307:418-426.

Boran Wu, Xiaohu Dai, Xiaoli Chai. Simultaneous enhancement of sludge dewaterability and removal of sludge-borne heavy metals through a novel oxidative leaching induced by nano-CaO2. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2017: 1-13.

Xiaoli Chai, Boran Wu, Zhongshuo Xu, Ning Yang, Liyan Song, Jingjing Mai, Yang Chen, Xiaohu Dai. Ecosystem activation system (EAS) technology for remediation of eutrophic freshwater. Scientific Reports, 2017, 7 (1).

Boran Wu, Xiaoli Chai, Youcai Zhao. Enhanced dewatering of waste-activated sludge by composite hydrolysis enzymes. Bioprocess & Biosystems Engineering, 2016: 1-13.

Boran Wu, Xiaoli Chai. Novel insights into enhanced dewatering of waste activated sludge based on the durable and efficacious radical generating. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 2016: 1995-2012.

Boran Wu, Dongyang Wang, Xiaoli Chai, Fumitake Takahshi, Takayuki Shimaoka. Characterization of chlorine and heavy metals for the potential recycling of bottom ash from municipal solid waste incinerators as cement additives. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering, 2016, 10(4): 08.

Selected  Presentations

Boran Wu, Mixed hydrolysis enzyme as an environmentally friendly conditioner for enhanced dewatering of waste activated sludge, Residuals and Biosolids Conference 2016, Water Environment Federation, Milwaukee, WI, USA, April 3-8, 2016


Select Awards

Chinese National Scholarship for Ph.D. Candidate (2016, 2017).

Contact Information

Colorado School of Mines, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1500 Illinois St., Golden, CO 80401. Email