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(023) 8059 5439
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Dr Bing Tao BSc, MSc, PhD

Research Fellow

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Dr Bing Tao is a Research Fellow within the Water and Environmental Engineering Group at School of Engineering Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Southampton.

His PhD at University of Strathclyde was focused on development of materials and methods for remediation of metaldehyde from drinking water using porous and polymeric materials through the chemical engineering processes of adsorption, ion-exchange and catalysis.

After completion of PhD, he worked as a post doctorate researcher at the University of South Wales, with research interest centred at chemical and biochemical engineering. The research projects included the topics of advanced separation and purification processes, anaerobic digestion, anaerobic fermentation and biomethanisation of CO2.

Currently, he is a team member of a collaborative project funded by Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst and other industrial partners, which aims to maximise the biomethanisation of CO2 in anaerobic digestion plants. His main role in this project is to undertake experimental trials in the field of in-situ biomethanisation of CO2 by injecting H2 into anaerobic reactors to match solid and gaseous substrate inputs to achieve a methane concentration equal to natural gas; and to test the components of the hybrid system in long-term operation at a bench/pilot scale.

Qualifications

B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry

M.Sc. in Environmental Science

PGCert in Higher Education, Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Ph.D. in Chemical and Process Engineering

Career History

Oct 2016 – Present: Research Fellow at Water and Environmental Engineering Group School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Southampton.

March 2014 – Oct 2016: Researcher at Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion, Sustainable Environment Research Centre, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales.

November 2010 – February 2014: PhD Candidate at Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

 

Research interests

His research interests mainly focused on the field of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, including:

  • Optimise and upgrade anaerobic digestion process to integrate CO2 biomethanisation, which will maximise the conversion of the available carbon in waste biomass and other source of CO2 into a fuel product that has a wide range of applications, e.g. transport fuel and direct gas grid injection.
  • Integrate CO2 carbon utilisation with renewable energy storage to convert CO2 and renewable H2 into platform chemicals. e.g. organic acids and biodegradable plastics.
  • Advanced separation and purification technologies for resource recovery.
  • Remediation of emerging pollutants contaminated water resource.

For more information of the Group’s research, please see links below:

Google Scholar Citations

Water and Environmental Engineering Group

Bioenergy and organic resources

 

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Bing Tao, Anna M. Alessi, Yue Zhang, James P.J. Chong, Sonia Heaven and Charles J Banks; Simultaneous biomethanisation of endogenous and imported CO2 in organically loaded anaerobic digesters; Applied Energy; 2019, 247, 670-681.

Bing Tao, Joanne Donnelly, Ivo Oliveira, Ruth Anthony, Victoria Wilson, and Sandra R. Esteves; Enhancement of microbial density and methane production in advanced anaerobic digestion of secondary sewage sludge by continuous removal of ammonia; Bioresource Technology; 2017, 232, 380-388.

Bing Tao, Pearl Passanha, Philemon Kumi, Victoria Wilson, Dean Jones and Sandra R. Esteves. “Recovery and concentration of thermally hydrolysed waste activated sludge derived volatile fatty acids and nutrients by microfiltration, electrodialysis and struvite precipitation for polyhydroxyalkanoates production.” Chemical Engineering Journal. Volume 295, 1 July 2016, Pages 11–19.

Bing Tao and Ashleigh J.Fletcher. “Development of a novel dual-stage method for metaldehyde removal from water.” Chemical Engineering Journal, 2016, 284: 741-749.

Bing Tao and Ashleigh J. Fletcher; Catalytic degradation and adsorption of metaldehyde from drinking water by functionalized mesoporous silicas and ion-exchange resin; Separation and Purification Technology; 2014, 124,195-200.

Bing Tao and Ashleigh J. Fletcher; Metaldehyde removal from aqueous solution by adsorption and ion exchange mechanisms onto activated carbon and polymeric sorbents; Journal of Hazardous Materials; 244–245, 15, 2013, 240–250.

Bing Tao, Yue Zhang, Sonia Heaven and Charles J. Banks; Biomethanisation of CO2 in anaerobic digestion; Conference poster presentation at 4th International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology (REGATEC 2017) on 22-23 May 2017, Verona, Italy.

Bing Tao, Yue Zhang, Sonia Heaven and Charles J. Banks; Simultaneous biomethanisation of endogenous and exogeneous CO2 in organically loaded anaerobic digesters; Conference platform presentation at ADNetwork Early Career Researcher event on 16-17 July 2018, York, UK

Bing Tao, Yue Zhang, Sonia Heaven and Charles J. Banks; Biomethanisation of CO2 in anaerobic digestion; Conference platform presentation at ADNetwork Early Career Researcher event on 3-4 July 2017, Birmingham, UK.

Bing Tao, Pearl Passanha, Philemon Kumi and Sandra R. Esteves.; Concentration of volatile fatty acids and removal of nutrients from anaerobic hydrolysates of thermally pretreated waste activated sludges for polyhydroxyalkanoates production; Conference poster at 14th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion, 13-15 November 2015Viña del Mar, Chile.

 

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Dr Bing Tao
Water and Environmental Engineering, Engineering and the Environment, School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Telephone: (023) 8059 5439

Email: bing.tao@soton.ac.uk

Room Number: 25/2032

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