Tarabara Research Group


Journal papers



  57. Shi, H.; Pasco, E. V.; Tarabara, V. V. Membrane-based methods of virus concentration from water: A review of process parameters and their effects on virus recovery. Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol. 3 (2017) 778-792.
DOI: 10.1039/C7EW00016B
  56. Tummons, E. N.; Chew, J.-W.; Fane, A. G.; Tarabara, V. V. Ultrafiltration of saline oil-in-water emulsions stabilized by an anionic surfactant: Effect of surfactant concentration and divalent counterions. J. Membr. Sci. 537 (2017) 384-395.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2017.05.012
  55. Motin, M.; Tarabara, V. V.; Petty, C. A.; Benard, A. Hydrodynamics within flooded hydrocyclones during excursion in the feed rate: Understanding of turndown ratio. Separ. Purif. Technol. 185 (2017) 41-53.
DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2017.05.015
  54. Ürper, G. M.; Sengür-Tasdemir, R.; Türken, T.; Genceli, E. A.; Tarabara, V. V.; Koyuncu, I. Hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes: A comparative review of interfacial polymerization and phase inversion fabrication methods. Separ. Sci. Technol. 52 (2017) 2120-2136.
DOI: 10.1080/01496395.2017.1321668
  53. Sovadinova, I.; Babica, P.; Adamovsky, O.; Alpatova, A.; Tarabara, V.; Upham, B. L.; Ludek, B. Chlorination and ozonation differentially reduced the microcystin content and tumour promoting activity of a complex cyanobacterial extract. Adv. Oceangr. Limnol. 8 (2017) 107-120.
DOI: 10.4081/aiol.2017.6342
  52. Tanudjaja, H. J.; Tarabara, V. V.; Fane, A. G.; Chew, J. W. Effect of cross-flow velocity, oil concentration and salinity on the critical flux of an oil-in-water emulsion in microfiltration. J. Membr. Sci. 530 (2017) 11-19.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2017.02.011
  51. Crock, C. A.; Sengur-Tasdemir, R.; Koyuncu, I.; Tarabara, V. V. High throughput catalytic dechlorination of TCE by hollow fiber nanocomposite membranes with embedded Pd and Pd-Au catalysts. Separ. Purif. Technol. 179 (2017) 265-273.
DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2017.02.015
  50. O'Brien, E.; Munir, M.; Marsh, T.; Heran, M.; Lesage, G.; Tarabara, V. V.; Xagoraraki, I. Diversity of DNA viruses in effluents of membrane bioreactors in Traverse City, MI (USA) and La Grande Motte (France). Water Res. 111 (2017) 338-345.
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2017.01.014
  49. Mamouri, S. J.; Tarabara, V. V.; Benard, A. Analytical solutions for laminar flow in membrane channels with cylindrical symmetry: Single- and dual-membrane systems. J. Membr. Sci. 523 (2017) 373-384.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2016.09.037


  48. Shi, H.; Xagoraraki, I.; Parent, K. N.; Bruening, M. L.; Tarabara, V. V. Elution is a critical step for human adenovirus 40 recovery from tap and surface water by cross-flow ultrafiltration. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 82 (2016) 4982-4993.
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.00870-16
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  47. Sengür-Tasdemir, R.; Ürper, G. M.; Türken, T.; Genceli, E. A; Tarabara, V. V.; Koyuncu, I. Combined effects of hollow fiber fabrication conditions and casting mixture composition on the properties of polysulfone ultrafiltration membranes. Separ. Sci. Technol. 51 (2016) 2070 - 2079.
DOI: 10.1080/01496395.2016.1198811
  46. Starr, B. J.; Tarabara, V. V.; Herrera-Robledo, M.; Zhou, M.; Roualdes, S.; Ayral, A. Coating porous membranes with a photocatalyst: Comparison of LbL self-assembly and plasma-enhanced CVD techniques. J. Membr. Sci. 514 (2016) 340-349.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2016.04.050
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2016.08.063 (Corrigendum)
  45. Crock, C. A.; Tarabara, V. V. Pd and Pd-Au nanocatalysts supported on exfoliated graphite for high throughput dehalogenation by nanocomposite membranes. Environ. Sci.: Nano. 3 (2016) 453-461.
DOI: 10.1039/c5en00245a
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  44. Ji, P.; Motin, A.; Shan, W.; Bénard, A.; Bruening, M. L.; Tarabara, V. V. Dynamic crossflow filtration with a rotating tubular membrane: Using centripetal force to decrease fouling by buoyant particles. Chem. Eng. Res. Des. 106 (2016) 101-114.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2015.11.007
  43. Tummons, E. N.; Tarabara, V. V.; Chew, J.-W.; Fane, A. G. Behavior of oil droplets at the membrane surface during crossflow microfiltration of oil-water emulsions. J. Membr. Sci. 500 (2016) 211-224.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2015.11.005
  42. Yin, Z.; Tarabara, V. V.; Xagoraraki, I. Effect of pressure relaxation and membrane backwash on adenovirus removal in a membrane bioreactor. Water Res. 88 (2016) 750-757.
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2015.10.066
  41. Lu, R.; Li, Q.; Yin, Z.; Xagoraraki, I.; Tarabara, V. V.; Nguyen, T. H. Effect of virus influent concentration on its removal by microfiltration: the case of human adenovirus 2. J. Membr. Sci. 497 (2016) 120-127.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2015.08.065


  40. Yang, Z.; Tarabara, V. V.; Bruening, M. L. Adsorption of anionic or cationic surfactants in polyanionic brushes and its effect on brush swelling and fouling resistance during emulsion filtration. Langmuir 31 (2015) 11790-11799.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01938
  39. Ahmadiannamini, P.; Bruening, M. L.; Tarabara, V. V. Sacrificial polyelectrolyte multilayer coatings as an approach to membrane fouling control: Disassembly and regeneration mechanisms. J. Membr. Sci. 491 (2015) 149-158.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2015.04.041
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  38. Guo, B.; Pasco, E. V.; Xagoraraki, I.; Tarabara, V. V. Virus removal and inactivation in a hybrid microfiltration-UV process with a photocatalytic membrane. Separ. Purif. Technol. 149 (2015) 245-254.
DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2015.05.039
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  37. Byun, S.; Taurozzi, J. S.; Tarabara, V. V. Ozonation as a pretreatment for nanofiltration: Effect of oxidation pathway on the permeate flux. Separ. Purif. Technol. 149 (2015) 174-182.
DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2015.05.035
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  36. Yin, Z.; Tarabara, V. V.; Xagoraraki, I. Human adenovirus removal by hollow fiber membranes: Effect of membrane fouling by suspended and dissolved matter. J. Membr. Sci. 482 (2015) 120-127.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2015.02.028
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  35. Amjad, H.; Khan, Z.; Tarabara, V. V. Fractal structure and permeability of membrane cake layers: Effect of coagulation-flocculation and settling as pretreatment steps. Separ. Purif. Technol. 143 (2015) 40-51.
DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2015.01.020
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  34. Motin, A.; Tarabara, V. V.; Bénard, A. Numerical investigation of the performance and hydrodynamics of a rotating tubular membrane used for liquid–liquid separation. J. Membr. Sci. 473 (2015) 245-255.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2014.09.025


  33. Pasco, E. V.; Shi, H.; Xagoraraki, I.; Hashsham, S. A.; Parent, K. N.; Bruening, M. L.; Tarabara, V. V. Polyelectrolyte multilayers as anti-adhesive membrane coatings for virus concentration and recovery. J. Membr. Sci. 469 (2014) 140-150.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2014.06.032
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  32. Dulebohn, J.; Ahmadiannamini, P.; Wang, T.; Kim, S.-S.; Pinnavaia, T. J.; Tarabara, V. V. Polymer mesocomposites: Ultrafiltration membrane materials with enhanced permeability, selectivity and fouling resistance. J. Membr. Sci. 452 (2014) 478-488.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2013.11.042
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  31. Redko, M. Y.; Manes, K. M.; Taurozzi, J. S.; Jackson, J. E.; Tarabara, V. V. Synthesis and characterization of Aza222-based polymers for the removal of mercury from aqueous solutions. React. Funct. Polym. 74 (2014) 90-100.
DOI: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2013.10.010


  30. Darvishzadeh, T.; Tarabara, V. V.; Priezjev, N. V. Oil droplet behavior at a pore entrance in the presence of crossflow: Implications for microfiltration of oil-water dispersions. J. Membr. Sci. (2013) 442-451.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2013.07.029
  29. Taurozzi, J. S.; Redko, M. Y.; Manes, K. M.; Jackson, J. E.; Tarabara, V. V. Microsized particles of Aza222 polymer as a regenerable ultrahigh affinity sorbent for the removal of mercury from aqueous solutions. Separ. Purif. Technol. 116 (2013) 415-425.
DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2013.06.005
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  28. Crock, C. A., Rogensues, A. R., Shan, W., Tarabara, V. V. Polymer nanocomposites with graphene-based hierarchical fillers as materials for multifunctional water treatment membranes. Water Res. 47 (2013) 3984-3996.
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2012.10.057


  27. Taurozzi, J. S.; Crock, C. A.; Tarabara, V. V. C60-polysulfone nanocomposite membranes: Entropic and enthalpic determinants of C-60 aggregation and its effects on membrane properties. Desalination 269 (2011) 111-119.
DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2010.10.049
  26. Corneal, L. M.; Baumann, M. J.; Masten, S. J.; Davies, S. H. R.; Tarabara, V. V.; Byun, S. Mn oxide coated catalytic membranes for hybrid ozonation-membrane filtration: Membrane microstructural characterization. J. Membr. Sci. 369 (2011) 182-187.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2010.11.071
  25. Byun, S.; Taurozzi, J. S.; Alpatova, A. L.; Wang, F.; Tarabara, V. V. Performance of polymeric membranes treating ozonated surface water: Effect of ozone dosage. Separ. Purif. Technol. 81 (2011) 270-278.
DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2011.07.021
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  24. Byun, S.; Davies, S. H.; Alpatova, A. L.; Corneal, L. M.; Baumann, M. J.; Tarabara, V. V.; Masten, S. J. Mn oxide coated catalytic membranes for a hybrid ozonation-membrane filtration: Comparison of Ti, Fe and Mn oxide coated membranes for water quality. Water Res. 45 (2011) 163-170.
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2010.08.031


  23. Wang, F.; Davis, T. E.; Tarabara, V. V. Crystallization of calcium sulfate dihydrate in the presence of colloidal silica. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 49 (2010) 11344-11350.
DOI: 10.1021/ie100309b
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  22. Shan, W.; Bacchin, P.; Aimar, P.; Bruening, M. L.; Tarabara, V. V. Polyelectrolyte multilayer films as backflushable nanofiltration membranes with tunable hydrophilicity and surface charge. J. Membr. Sci. 349 (2010) 268-278.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2009.11.059
  21. Davies, S. H. R.; Baumann, M. J.; Byun, S.; Corneal, L. M.; Tarabara, V. V.; Masten, S. J. Fabrication of catalytic ceramic membranes for water filtration. Water Sci. Technol. 10 (2010) 81-86.
DOI: 10.2166/ws.2010.789
  20. Corneal, L. M.; Masten, S. J.; Davies, S. H. R.; Tarabara, V. V.; Byun, S.; Baumann, M. J. AFM, SEM and EDS characterization of manganese oxide coated ceramic water filtration membranes. J. Membr. Sci. 360 (2010) 292-302.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2010.05.026
  19. Alpatova, A. L.; Shan, W.; Babica, P.; Upham, B. L.; Rogensues, A. R.; Masten, S. J.; Drown, E.; Mohanty, A. K.; Alocilja, E. C.; Tarabara, V. V. Single-walled carbon nanotubes dispersed in aqueous media via non-covalent functionalization: Effect of dispersant on the stability, cytotoxicity, and epigenetic toxicity of nanotube suspensions. Water Res. 44 (2010) 505-520.
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2009.09.042


  18. Wang, F.; Tarabara, V. V. Permeability of fiber-filled porous media: Kozeny-Carman-Ethier modeling approach. Environ. Eng. Sci. 26 (2009) 1149-1155.
DOI: 10.1089/ees.2008.0401
  17. Kim, J.; Shan, W.; Davies, S. H. R.; Baumann, M. J.; Masten, S. J.; Tarabara, V. V. Interactions of aqueous NOM with nanoscale TiO2: Implications for ceramic membrane filtration-ozonation hybrid process. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43 (2009) 5488-5494.
DOI: 10.1021/es900342q


  16. Wang, F.; Tarabara, V. V. Pore blocking mechanisms during early stages of membrane fouling by colloids. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 328 (2008) 464-469.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2008.09.028
  15. Taurozzi, J. S.; Arul, H.; Bosak, V. Z.; Burban, A. F.; Voice, T. C.; Bruening, M. L.; Tarabara, V. V. Effect of filler incorporation route on the properties of polysulfone-silver nanocomposite membranes of different porosities. J. Membr. Sci. 325 (2008) 58-68.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2008.07.010
  14. Kim, J.; Davies, S. H. R.; Baumann, M. J.; Tarabara, V. V.; Masten, S. J. Effect of ozone dosage and hydrodynamic conditions on the permeate flux in a hybrid ozonation-ceramic ultrafiltration system treating natural waters. J. Membr. Sci. 311 (2008) 165-172.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2007.12.010


  13. Wang, F.; Tarabara, V. V. Coupled effects of colloidal deposition and salt concentration polarization on reverse osmosis membrane performance. J. Membr. Sci. 293 (2007) 111-123.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2007.02.003
  12. Taurozzi, J. S.; Tarabara, V. V., Silver nanoparticle arrays on track etch membrane support as flow-through optical sensors for water quality control. Environ. Eng. Sci. 24 (2007) 122-137.
DOI: 10.1089/ees.2007.24.122
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  11. Chen, X. Y.; Wang, J.; Paszti, Z.; Wang, F.; Schrauben, J. N.; Tarabara, V. V.; Schmaier, A. H.; Chen, Z. Ordered adsorption of coagulation factor XII on negatively charged polymer surfaces probed by sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 388 (2007) 65-72.
DOI: 10.1007/s00216-006-0999-8


  10. Dhawan, A.; Taurozzi, J. S.; Pandey, A. K.; Shan, W.; Miller, S. M.; Hashsham, S. A.; Tarabara, V. V. Stable colloidal dispersions of C-60 fullerenes in water: Evidence for genotoxicity. Environ. Sci. Technol. 40 (2006) 7394-7401.
DOI: 10.1021/es0609708

2001 - 2005

  9. Wiesner, M. R.; Tarabara, V.; Cortalezzi, M. Processes of particle deposition in membrane operation and fabrication. Water Sci. Technol. 51 (2005) 345-348.
  8. Tarabara, V. V.; Wiesner, M. R. Physical and transport properties of bentonite-cement composites: A new material for in situ capping of contaminated underwater sediments. Environ. Eng. Sci. 22 (2005) 578-590.
DOI: 10.1089/ees.2005.22.578
  7. Tarabara, V. V.; Koyuncu, I.; Wiesner, M. R. Effect of hydrodynamics and solution ionic strength on permeate flux in cross-flow filtration: direct experimental observation of filter cake cross-sections. J. Membr. Sci. 241 (2004) 65-78.
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2004.04.030
  6. Tarabara, V. V.; Wiesner, M. R. Computational fluid dynamics modeling of the flow in a laboratory membrane filtration cell operated at low recoveries. Chem. Eng. Sci. 58 (2003) 239-246.
DOI: 10.1016/S0009-2509(02)00436-0
  5. Tarabara, V. V.; Pierrisnard, F.; Parron, C.; Bottero, J. Y.; Wiesner, M. R. Morphology of deposits formed from chemically heterogeneous suspensions: Application to membrane filtration. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 256 (2002) 367-377.
DOI: 10.1006/jcis.2002.8617
  4. Tarabara, V. V.; Hovinga, R. M.; Wiesner, M. R. Constant transmembrane pressure vs. constant permeate flux: Effect of particle size on crossflow membrane filtration. Environ. Eng. Sci. 19 (2002) 343-355.
DOI: 10.1089/109287502320963355
  3. Tarabara, V. V.; Wiesner, M. R., Effect of collision efficiency on the evolution of the surface of diffusion-limited deposits. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 237 (2001) 150-151. Note.
DOI: 10.1006/jcis.2001.7479
  2. Tarabara, V.; Hovinga, R.; Wiesner, M. Transient permeate flux analysis: model validation. Water Sci. Technol.: Water Supply 1 (2001) 21-30.


  1. Tarabara, V. V.; Nabiev, I. R.; Feofanov, A. V. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) study of mercaptoethanol monolayer assemblies on silver citrate hydrosol. Preparation and characterization of modified hydrosol as a SERS-active substrate. Langmuir 14 (1998) 1092-1098.
DOI: 10.1021/la9709711