Tarabara Research Group

 

Research presentations

 

2017
  83. Crock, C. A. Sengur-Tasdemir, R., Koyuncu, I.; Tarabara, V. V. High throughput dechlorination by nanocomposite membranes with graphene-supported Pd and Pd-Au catalysts. 8th IWA Membrane Technology Conference and Exhibition for Water and Wastewater Treatment and Reuse, Singapore, September 7, 2017.
  82. Hejase, C. A.; Tummons, E. N.; Chew, J.-W.; Fane, A. G.; Tarabara, V. V. Deoiling of saline emulsions: understanding oil droplet behavior at the membrane surfaces. 2017 International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes, San Francisco, CA, August 1, 2017.
  81. Lasareishvili, B.; Shi, H.; Osepashvili, M.; Gogibedashvili, L.; Tediashvili, M.; Jaiani, E.; Tarabara, V. Podoviridae phages as surrogates for validating efficacy of membrane filters: How to select a bacteriophage to serve as a suitable surrogate? Centennial Celebration of Bacteriophage Research, G. Eliava Institute of Bacteriophages, Microbiology and Virology, Tbilisi, Georgia, June 29, 2017.
  80. (Invited) Reactive membranes for water treatment and reuse: Materials and process design, Environmental Nanotechnology Gordon Research Conference, Stoweflake, VT, June 20, 2017.
  79. Shi, H.; Xagoraraki, I.; Parent, K. N.; Bruening, M. L.; Tarabara, V. V. Understanding virus adhesion to surfaces: Example of human adenovirus 40 recovery from tap and surface water for detection. 2017 Borchardt Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, February 21, 2017.
2016
  78. (Invited) Understanding virus adhesion to polymeric membranes: Applications to virus removal and recovery from water, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, October 12, 2016.
  77. (Invited) Understanding virus adhesion to polymeric membranes: Application to virus recovery from tap and surface water, Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, September 20, 2016.
  76. (Invited) Yin, Z.; Shi, H. Xagoraraki, I.; Tarabara, V. V. Virus removal in MBRs: Mechanisms and implications. European Institute of Membranes, Montpellier, France, June 20, 2016.
  75. Yin, Z.; Tarabara, V. V.; Xagoraraki, I. Removal of human adenovirus 40 in membrane bioreactors: Roles of membrane pore size, fouling, pressure relaxation and membrane cleaning. 2016 North American Membrane Society meeting, Bellevue, WA, May 25, 2016.
  74. Guo, B.; Starr, B.; Xagoraraki, I.; Tarabara, V. V. Photocatalytic membrane reactors for high throughput virus removal and inactivation. 2016 North American Membrane Society meeting, Bellevue, WA, May 23, 2016.
  73. (Invited) (Keynote) Photocatalytic membranes for high throughput virus removal and inactivation. 2016 IWA Nano & Water Specialist Conference: Addressing the Water-Food-Energy Nexus, Rice University, Houston, TX, May 17, 2016.
  72. (Invited) Human adenovirus removal in MBRs: Mechanisms and implications. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri, Colombia, MO, April 22, 2016.
  71. Guo, B.; Starr, B. S.; Tarabara, V. V. Hybrid membrane filtration-UV disinfection process with photocatalytic membrane, 2016 American Water Works Association and American Membrane Technology Association Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX, February 3, 2016.
2015
  70. Didebulidze, K.; Giorgadze, A; Glurjidze, T; Kobaladze, A.; Lomidze, I.; Maludze, S.; Metreveli, Z.; Patashuri, A.; Sakevarashvili, A.; Tarabara, V. Filterability of natural surface water from Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers: Water quality and ultrafiltration blocking law analyses. “Membrane and Sorption Processes and Technologies” conference, Kyiv, Ukraine, December 4, 2015.
  69. Calderon, C. M.; Tummons, E. N.; Gorobets, A. V.; Shan, W.; Tarabara, V. V. Separation of oil-water emulsions by porous membranes. Membrane and Sorption Processes and Technologies” conference, Kyiv, Ukraine, December 3, 2015.
  68. (Invited) New membranes and membrane processes for water treatment and reuse: Highlights from the NSF PIRE project. Singapore Membrane Technology Center, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, September 25, 2015.
  67. Yin, Z.; Tarabara, V. V.; Xagoraraki, I. Human adenovirus removal by hollow fiber membranes, Effect of membrane fouling by suspended and dissolved matter. 250th American Chemical Society national meeting, Boston, MA, August 18, 2015.
  66. (Invited) Membrane-based separation of oil-water dispersions: Understanding oil droplet behavior in the vicinity of a membrane pore. Seminar at the European Institute of Membranes, Montpellier, France, June 12, 2015.
  65. (Invited) Membrane-based separation of oil-water dispersions: Understanding oil droplet behavior in the vicinity of a membrane pore. King Abdulla University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, May 9, 2015.
  64. (Invited) Virus separation by synthetic membranes: Concentration, removal and purification applications. Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK), Istanbul, Turkey, May 5, 2015.
2014
  63. (Invited) Virus separation by synthetic membranes: Concentration, removal and purification applications. Giorgi Eliava Institute of Bacteriophages Microbiology and Virology, Tbilisi, Georgia, November 27, 2014.
  62. Gorobets, A. V.; Starr, B.; Motin, A.; Bénard, A.; Bruening, M. L.; Tarabara, V. V. Produced water treatment using crossflow filtration hydrocyclone based on ceramic membranes. 21st International Petroleum Environmental Conference, Houston, TX, October 15, 2014.
  61. (Invited) Yin, Z.; Tarabara, V. V.; Xagoraraki, I. Effect of fouling on the removal of viruses by hollow fiber membranes: Implications for MBR design and operation. International Workshop on Next Generation MBRs, Istanbul, Turkey, September 11, 2014.
  60. (Invited) (Keynote) Crock, C. A.; Tarabara, V. V. Hierarchical materials as a design concept for reactive membranes. 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 10, 2014.
  59. (Invited) (Keynote) Hierarchical materials as a design concept for catalytic membrane reactors. International Water Association Leading-Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 28, 2014.
  58. (Invited) Membrane-based separation of oil-water dispersions. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, February 14, 2014.
  57. Petty, C. A.; Motin. A.; Bénard, A.; Tarabara, V. V. Hydrocyclone separation principles for cleaning produced water (co-presented with Dr. C. A. Petty). 2014 Produced Water Society seminar, Houston, TX, January 14, 2014.
  56. Gorobets, A.; Starr, B.; Shan, W.; Tarabara, V.; Ji, P.; Yang, Z.; Hogg, S.; Bruening, M.; Motin, A.; Bénard, A. Separation of oil-water dispersions using rotating flow and charged hydrophilic membranes. 2014 Produced Water Society seminar, Houston, TX, January 14, 2014.
  55. Gorobets, A.; Starr, B.; Ji, P.; Shan, W.; Hogg, S.; Motin, A.; Bénard, A.; Bruening, M.; Tarabara, V. Affinity-based hydrocyclone filter for oil-water separation and oil spill cleanup (teleconference presentation). 24th NO SPILLS Conference, Traverse City, MI, January 8, 2014.
2013
  54. (Invited) Functional membrane materials for water purification: Examples of ceramic and polymer composite formulations. Saint-Gobain Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes Européen, Cavaillon, France, December 13, 2013.
  53. (Invited) Multifunctional membranes for water treatment applications. Seminar at the European Institute of Membranes, Montpellier, France, December 6, 2013.
  52. (Invited) Polyelectrolyte multilayers as regenerable membranes: Design, removal and environmental applications. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA, November 18, 2013.
  51. Crock, C. A.; Rogensues, A. R.; Shan, W.; Tarabara, V. V. Multifunctional water treatment membranes based on hierarchical nanoarchitectures, Third International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, Sorrento, Italy, March 3-7, 2013.
  50. Ji, P; Shan, W.; Hogg, S.; Motin, A.; Tummons, E.; Bénard, A.; Bruening, M.; Tarabara, V. Affinity-based hydrocyclone filter for oil-water separation and oil spill cleanup. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 21, 2013.
2012
  49. (Invited) Pasco, E.; Xagoraraki, I.; Hashsham, S.; Bruening, M.; Tarabara, V. Virus concentration and recovery using antiadhesive sacrificial membrane nanocoatings. 2012 NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Conference, Arlington, VA, December 3, 2012.
  48. (Invited) Multifunctional water treatment membranes based on hierarchical nanomaterials. French-American Innovation Day, Cambridge, MA, November 29, 2012.
  47. (Invited) Multifunctional water treatment membranes based on hierarchical nanomaterials. WEFTEC, New Orleans, LA, October 1, 2012.
  46. Pasco, E. V.; Xagoraraki, I.; Hashsham. S. A.; Bruening, M. L; Tarabara, V. V. Polyelectrolyte multilayers as antiadhesive membrane films for virus concentration and recovery from water prior to detection. 2012 North American Membrane Society annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 9-13, 2012.
2011
  45. (Invited) Multifunctional materials for directed agent transport and concentration, Presented at Water Environment Research Foundation subscriber luncheon, Los Angeles, CA, September 18, 2011.
  44. Rogensues, A. R.; Crock, C. A.; Shan, W.; Tarabara, V. V. Polymer nanocomposite materials with hierarchical fillers as a conceptual framework for the design of multifunctional membranes. 242nd ACS national meeting, Denver, CO, August 28 - September 1, 2011.
  43.. (Invited) Nanomaterial-enabled membranes for water purification. International Water Association specialist conference “Nano Water 2011”, Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland, May 18, 2011.
  42. 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. 11th American Water Works Association Membrane Technology Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 28-31, 2011.
  41. Wang, F.; Tarabara, V. V. Mechanisms of combined fouling of reverse osmosis membranes by gypsum scale and colloids. 11th American Water Works Association Membrane Technology Conference, Long Beach, CA, March 30, 2011.
  40. Tarabara, V.; Davis, T.; Shan, W.; Petty, C.; Koppula, K.; Muthu, S.; Bénard, A.; Gaustad, M.; Rieck, R.; Mohan, R.; Brito, D.; Pacheco, J. Crossflow filtration hydrocyclones (CFFH): Challenges and opportunities for cleaning produced water. 21st Produced Water Seminar, Houston, TX, January 19, 2011.
2010
  39. (Invited) (Keynote) Shan, W.; Gaustad, M.; Rieck, R.; Bénard, A.; Petty, C.; Tarabara, V. Crossflow filtration hydrocyclone for produced water treatment. International Water Association Joint Membrane Technology and Water Reuse conference, Istanbul, Turkey, October 21, 2010.
  38. 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. International Water Association Joint Membrane Technology and Water Reuse conference, Istanbul, Turkey, October 19, 2010.
  37. Tubular ceramic membranes as a platform for hydrocyclone separators. Presented at NSF I/UCRC-MTP Teleconference, 10th Biannual Research Review Meeting, May 2010, East Lansing, MI.
  36. (Invited) Nanomaterial-enabled membranes for water purification (presented via teleconference). Membrane and Sorption Processes and Technologies conference, Kyiv, Ukraine, April 20, 2010.
  35. (Invited) Nanomaterial-enabled membranes for a sustainable future. Department of Environmental Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, April 14, 2010.
  34. (Invited) Nanomaterial-enabled membranes for water purification. NanoAQUA conference, Cairo, Egypt, April 12, 2010.
2009
  33. Kim, J.; Shan, W.; Davies, S. H. R.; Baumann, M. J.; Masten, S. J.; Tarabara, V. V. Physicochemical bases of ceramic membrane fouling by ozonated NOM: Implications for ultrafiltration-ozonation hybrid process. 2009 North American Membrane Society meeting, Charleston, SC, June 23, 2009.
  32. Tarabara, V. V. Nanomaterial-enabled improvements in membranes for water treatment. NSF I/UCRC 2009 research summit, Houston, TX, April 22, 2009.
  31. (Invited) Multifunctional nanoparticles-enabled membranes for water treatment. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, February 17, 2009.
  30. (Invited) Toxicity of nanoparticles, MSU Center for Nanomaterials Design and Assembly seminar, East Lansing, MI, November 6, 2008.
2008
  29. (Invited) Multifunctional nanoparticles-enabled membranes for water treatment. Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, October 30, 2008.
  28. (Invited) Shan, W.; Kim, J.; Davies, S.; Baumann, M.; Masten, S.; Tarabara, V. Interactions of aqueous NOM with TiO2 nanoparticles: Implications for ceramic membrane filtration, Presented at the CEINT International Partners Meeting on Environmental Nanotechnology, Embassy of France, Washington, DC, October 27, 2008.
  27. (Invited) Shan, W.; Bacchin, P.; Aimar, P.; Bruening, M. L.; Tarabara, V. V. Facile control of colloidal fouling and scaling in polyelectrolyte multilayer-based nanofiltration systems, 2008 IWA North American Membrane Research Conference, Amherst, MA, August 10, 2008.
  26. (Invited) 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, 5th Polish-Ukrainian conference “Polymers of Special Applications”, Radom, Poland, June 18, 2008.
  25. Tarabara, V. V. Nanomaterial-enabled improvements in membranes for water treatment. 2008 IWA Regional Conference - Membrane Technologies in Water and Waste Water Treatment, Moscow, Russia, June 2-4, 2008.
  24. Kim, J.; Davies, S.; Baumann, M.; Masten, S.; Tarabara, V. V. Control of NOM fouling in a hybrid ozonation-ceramic ultrafiltration system: Combined effects of hydrodynamics and solution chemistry, 2008 IWA Regional Conference - Membrane Technologies in Water and Waste Water Treatment, Moscow, Russia, June 2-4, 2008.
  23. (Invited) Controlling colloidal fouling in polyelectrolyte multilayer-based nanofiltration systems.¬† Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX, April 1, 2008.
  22. (Invited) Facile control of colloidal fouling and scaling in polyelectrolyte multilayer-based nanofiltration systems. 21st Triennial Borchardt Conference Symposium on Advancements in Water and Wastewater, Ann Arbor, MI, February 28, 2008.
2007
  21. Kim, J.; Davies, S.; Baumann, M.; Masten, S.; Tarabara, V. V. Hybrid ozonation-ultrafiltration for water purification: Combined effect of ozonation and hydrodynamics on flux and water quality, 2007 AEESP conference, Blacksburg, VA, July 30, 2007,
  20. (Invited) Inside or Outside the Membrane, or where can a nanoparticle help purify water? Presented at the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, May 5, 2007.
  19. Wang, F.; Tarabara, V. V. Coupled effects of scaling and colloidal deposition on the performance of reverse osmosis membranes. 233rd ACS annual meeting, Chicago, IL, March 28, 2007.
  18. (Invited) Inside or Outside the Membrane, or where can a nanoparticle help purify water? ¬†Department of Civil Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, March 8, 2007.
2006
  17. Dhawan, A.; Taurozzi, J. S.; Pandey, A. K.; Shan, W.; Miller, S. M.; Hashsham, S. A.; Tarabara, V. V. Stable colloidal dispersions of C60 fullerenes in water: Evidence for genotoxicity. 2006 AIChE Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 16, 2006.
2001 - 2005
  16. (Invited) Yin and yang of particle deposition in membrane-based separation processes. Science at the Edge seminar, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, November 18, 2005.
  15. Taurozzi, J. S.; Tarabara, V. V. Membrane-supported nanoparticle sensors for water quality control, Presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Nanotechnology and Occupational Health, Minneapolis, MN, October 4, 2005.
  14. Tarabara, V. V.; Bruening, M. L. Taurozzi, J. S. Membrane-supported nanoparticle sensors for water quality control, Presented at the AEESP-ACS Symposium on Environmental Nanotechnology, Division of Environmental Chemistry, 230th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, September 1, 2005.
  13. Tarabara, V. V.; Wiesner, M. R. Morphological design of nanoparticle assemblies: Application to environmental sensing. Presented at 2004 AIChE Annual Conference, Austin, TX, November 10, 2004.
  12. Tarabara, V. V.; Wiesner, M. R. Design of in situ caps for the isolation of contaminated sediments, Presented at 2004 AIChE Annual Conference, Austin, TX, November 10, 2004.
  11. (Invited) Coupled effects of scaling and colloidal deposition on the performance of reverse osmosis membrane filters. Presented at the Research Advisory Board Meeting of the National Water Research Institute, Deerfield, IL, October 16, 2004.
  10. Tarabara, V. V. Application of reverse osmosis membranes for desalination: Understanding the physicochemical basis for permeate flux performance. Presented at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, September 23, 2004.
  9. (Invited) Coupled effects of chemistry and hydrodynamics on permeate flux in cross flow ultrafiltration. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, November 11, 2003.
  8. Tarabara, V. V.; Wiesner, M. R. Bench-scale investigation of the performance of subaqueous reactive barriers. Presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments: Characterization, Evaluation, Mitigation/Restoration, Management Strategy Performance, Quebec City, QC, Canada, May 26, 2003.
  7. (Invited) Coupled effects of chemistry and hydrodynamics on permeate flux in cross flow ultrafiltration. Department of Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 22, 2003.
  6. Tarabara, V. V.; Koyuncu, I.; Wiesner, M. R. Direct experimental observation of filter cake cross sections: Effect of hydrodynamics and solution chemistry on permeate flux in crossflow filtration. Presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the North American Membrane Society, Jackson Hole, WY, May 17, 2003.
  5. (Invited) Morphology of particle deposits: Implications for environmental transport. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, March 6, 2003.
  4. Tarabara, V. V.; Wiesner, M. R. In situ containment and treatment: Engineering cap integrity and reactivity, Presented at the Annual Meeting of Hazardous Substance Research Centers/South and Southwest, Baton Rouge, LA, November 8, 2002.
  3. Tarabara, V. V.; Wiesner, M. R.; Bottero, J.-Y.; Parron, C. Effect of suspension heterogeneity on the morphology of fouling cakes. Presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of North American Membrane Society, Lexington, KY, May 17, 2001.
  2. Tarabara, V. V.; Wiesner, M. R. Morphological properties of fouling layers formed from heterogeneous suspensions: Implications for membrane filtration. Presented at Texas Water 2001, University Forum, Houston, TX, April 4, 2001.
  1. Tarabara, V. V.; Wiesner, M. R. Morphological properties of fouling cakes formed from heterogeneous suspensions. Presented at the 2001 American Water Works Association Membrane Technology Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 6, 2001.