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  • Zhaohui "George" Li

  • Professor - Geosciences
  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1994
  • Geosciences
  • (262) 595-2487
  • li@uwp.edu
Publications
Selected Publications

2017: Investigation of intercalation of diphenhydramine into the interlayer of smectite by XRD, FTIR, TG-DTG analyses and molecular simulation, Arabian J. Chem. (855-861 pp.)

2017: Modification of clays and zeolites by ionic liquids for the uptake of chloramphenicol from water, Chem. Eng. J. (336-344 pp.)

2017: Extending surfactant-modified 2:1 clay minerals for the uptake and removal of diclofenac from water, J. Hazard. Mater. (567-574 pp.)

2017: Sorption and retention of diclofenac on zeolite in the presence of cationic surfactant, J. Hazard. Mater. (584-592 pp.)

2016: Hydrogeochemistry of groundwater and arsenic adsorption characteristics of subsurface sediments in an alluvial plain, SW Taiwan, Sustainability (17 pages pp.)

2016: Mineralogical characteristics of a powder and purified quartz from Yunnan province, Open Geosciences (606-611 pp.)

2016: Tunable high-performance microwave absorption for manganese dioxides by one-step Co doping modification, The Scientific Reports (11 pages pp.)

2016: Hydrochemistry of hot springs in geothermal fields of central, northern and northeastern Taiwan: Implication on occurrence and enrichment of arsenic, Environ. Earth Sci. (13 pages pp.)

2016: Targeting T1 and T2 dual modality for enhanced MR imaging of tumor vascular endothelial cells based on peptides-conjugated manganese ferrite nanomicelles, Int. J. Nanomedicine (4051-4063 pp.)

2016: Structure and luminescence properties of Eu3+-activated phosphor Ba3LaK(PO4)3F for n-UV white-LEDs, Polyhedron (223-226 pp.)

2016: Synthesis and characterization of Mn intercalated Mg-Al hydrotalcite, J. Colloid Interface Sci. (115-120 pp.)

2016: Controllable regulation of the crystal-structure symmetry for K-MnO2 and its influence on the frequency of microwave absorption, RSC Advances (58844-58853 pp.)

2016: Influence of supercritical CO2 on the mobility and desorption of trace elements from CO2 storage rock sandstone and caprock shale in a potential CO2 sequestration site in Taiwan, Aerosol Air Qual. Res. (1730-1742 pp.)

2016: Palygorskite for the uptake and removal of pharmaceuticals for wastewater treatment, Process Safety Environ. Protection (292-299 pp.)

2016: Amitriptyline removal using palygorskite (PFl-1), Chemosphere (292-299 pp.)

2016: Ionic-liquid-crafted zeolite for the removal of anionic dye methyl orange, J. Taiwan Institute Chem. Engineer. (237-243 pp.)

2016: Structure and fluorescent properties of Ba3Sc(PO4)3: Sm3+red-orange phosphor for n-UV w-LEDs, Chem. Phys. Lett. (212-215 pp.)

2016: Early middle Miocene tectonic uplift of the northwestern part of the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau evidenced by geochemical and mineralogical records in the western Tarim Basin, Int. J. Earth Sci. (1021-1037 pp.)

2016: Interaction of ciprofloxacin and probe compounds with palygorskite, J. Hazard. Mater. (55-63 pp.)

2016: Interference of 1:1 and 2:1 layered phyllosilicates as excipients with ranitidine, Colloids Surf. B. (67-73 pp.)

2016: Halloysite nanotubes as a carrier for the uptake of selected pharmaceuticals, Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. (298-307 pp.)

2015: Adjusting the layer charges of host phyllosilicates to prevent luminescence quenching of fluorescence dyes, J. Phys. Chem. C (22625-22631 pp.)

2015: Antibiotic tetracycline in the environments — A review, J. Pharma. Anal. (86-111 pp.)

2015: Early middle Miocene tectonic uplift of the northwestern part of the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau evidenced by geochemical and mineralogical records in the western Tarim Basin, Int. J. Earth Sci. (Geol Rundsch)

2015: Surface chemistry and reactivity of SiO 2 polymorphs: A comparative study on α-quartz and α-cristobalite, Appl. Surf. Sci. (1161-1167 pp.)

2015: Interlayer configuration of ionic liquids in a Ca-montmorillonite as evidenced FTIR, TG-DTG, and XRD analyses, Mater. Chem. Phys. (417-424 pp.)

2015: Mechano-chemical effects of ZnO powder in a wet super-fine grinding system, Int. J. Miner. Process. (15-19 pp.)

2015: Adsorption of atenolol on talc – an indication of drug interference with an excipient, Adsorption Sci. Technol. (379-392 pp.)

2015: Adsorption of tetracycline on montmorillonite: Influence of exchangeable cations, solution pH, and temperature, Desalin. Water Treat. (1380-1392 pp.)

2015: Contrasting mechanisms of metoprolol uptake on kaolinite and talc, Chem. Engineer. J. (48-57 pp.)

2015: Adsorption of atenolol on kaolinite, Adv. in Mater. Sci. Engineer (Article ID 897870 pp.)

2015: Earth materials and environmental applications, Adv. in Mater. Sci. Engineer. (Article ID 404561 pp.)

2015: Experimental investigation of trace element dissolution in formation water in the presence of supercritical CO2 fluid in a potential site for geological storage of CO2 in Taiwan, J. Natural Gas Sci. Engineer. (304-314 pp.)

2015: Sorption and desorption of tetracycline on layered manganese dioxide birnessite, Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. (1695-1704 pp.)

2015: Surface silylation of natural mesoporous/macroporous diatomite for adsorption of benzene, J. Colloid Interface Sci. (545-552 pp.)

2014: Characterization of the hydroxy-interlayered vermiculite from the weathering of illite in Jiujiang red earth sediments, Soil Res. (554-561 pp.)

2014: Mechanism and efficiency of methylene blue degradation by microwave-induced birnessites with different Mn average oxidation states, Materials Express (539-544 pp.)

2014: Ionic liquid modification of zeolite and its removal of chromate from water, Green Chem. Lett. Rev. (191-198 pp.)

2014: Mechanism of amitriptyline adsorption on Ca-montmorillonite (SAz-2), J. Hazard. Mater. (44-52 pp.)

2014: Photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue using TiO2 impregnated diatomite, Adv. in Mater. Sci. Engineer. (Article IS 170148 pp.)

2014: Removal of methylene blue from aqueous solution using oil shale ash, Oil Shale (161-173 pp.)

2014: Using probing compounds to investigate adsorption mechanism of ciprofloxacin on montmorillonite, Mater. Technol. Adv. Biomater. (B100-B107 pp.)

2014: Binding sites of chlorpheniramine on 1:1 kaolinite from aqueous solution, J. Colloid Interface Sci. (16-21 pp.)

2014: Desorption of tetracycline from montmorillonite by aluminum, calcium and sodium: an indication of intercalation stability, Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. (633-644 pp.)

2014: Mechanism and process of degradation of methylene blue under microwave induced manganese oxides, Appl. Catal. B: Environmental (211-216 pp.)

2014: Modification of a Ca-montmorillonite with ionic liquids and its application for chromate removal, J. Hazard. Mater. (169-175 pp.)

2014: Interactions between sulfa drug sulfadiazine and hydrophobic talc surfaces, Colloids Surf. A (172-178 pp.)

2014: Microstructure and process of intercalation of imidazolium ionic liquids into montmorillonite, Chem. Engineer. J. (306-313 pp.)

2014: Pedogenic alteration of illite in subtropical China, Clay Miner. (379-390 pp.)

2014: Randomly interstratified illite–vermiculite from weathering of illite in red earth sediments in Xuancheng, southeastern China, Geoderma (42-49 pp.)

2014: Removal of Cr(VI) from water using Fe(II)-exchanged zeolite, Chem. Engineer. Res. Design (394-390 pp.)

2013: Influence of montmorillonite on antimicrobial activity of tetracycline and ciprofloxacin: A preliminary study, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (6 pages pp.)

2013: Simultaneous removal of low concentrations of ammonium and humic acid from simulated groundwater by vermiculite/palygorskite column, Appl. Clay Sci. (119-124 pp.)

2013: Climatic and tectonic evolution in north Qaidam since Cenozoic: Evidence from sedimentology and mineralogy, J. Earth Sci. (314-327 pp.)

2013: Enrofloxacin uptake and retention on different types of clays, J. Asian Earth Sci. (287-294 pp.)

2013: Geochemical constraints on provenance of the mid-Pleistocene red earth sediments in subtropical China, Sedimentary Geol. (97-108 pp.)

2013: Influence of montmorillonite on antimicrobial activity of tetracycline and ciprofloxacin, J. Asian Earth Sci. (281-286 pp.)

2013: Adsorption of the quinolone antibiotic nalidixic acid onto montmorillonite and kaolinite, Appl. Clay Sci. (66-73 pp.)

2013: Hydroxy-interlayered vermiculite genesis in Jiujiang late-Pleistocene red earth sediments and significance to climate, Appl. Clay Sci. (20-27 pp.)

2013: Intercalation of ciprofloxacin accompanied by dehydration in rectorite, Appl. Clay Sci. (74-80 pp.)

2013: Preparation and characterization of red mud sintered porous material for water defluoridation, Appl. Clay Sci. (74-80 pp.)

2013: The Eocene-Oligocene Climate Transition in Tarim Basin, Northwest China: Evidence from Clay Mineralogy, Appl. Clay Sci. (10-19 pp.)

2013: Desorption of ciprofloxacin from clay mineral surfaces, Water Res. (259-268 pp.)

2012: Cr(VI) retention and transport through Fe(III) coated natural zeolite, J. Hazard. Mater. (118-123 pp.)

2012: Influence of types and charges of exchangeable cations on ciprofloxacin sorption by montmorillonite, J. Wuhan Univ. Technol. - Mater. Sci. Ed. (516-522 pp.)

2012: Probing the interactions between chlorpheniramine and 2:1 phyllosilicates, J. Colloid Interface Sci. (218-225 pp.)

2011: Adsorption of ciprofloxacin on 2:1 dioctahedral clay minerals, Appl. Clay Sci. (723-728 pp.)

2011: Biogeochemical interactions among arsenic, iron, humic substances, and microbes in mud volcanoes in southern Taiwan, J. Environ. Sci. Health Part A (1218-1230 pp.)

2011: Characterization on arsenic sorption and mobility of the sediments of Chia-Nan plain, where black foot disease occurred, Environ. Earth Sci. (823-831 pp.)

2011: Combination of hydrous iron oxide precipitation with zeolite filtration to remove arsenic from contaminated water, Desalination (203-207 pp.)

2011: Effects of Solution pH on Adsorption of Chlorophenols by Cross-linked Polyvinyl Pyrrolidone (PVP) Polymers, Environ. Prog. Sustainable Energy (416-423 pp.)

2011: Low-concentration adsorption of ammonium onto vermiculite from Hebei Province, China, Clays Clay Miner. (459-465 pp.)

2011: Mechanism of acridine orange removal from water by low-charge swelling clays, Chem. Engineer. J. (603-611 pp.)

2011: Mechanism of chlorpheniramine adsorption on Ca-montmorillonite, Colloids Surf. A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (213-218 pp.)

2011: Mechanism of methylene blue removal from water by swelling clays, Chem. Engineer. J. (1193-1200 pp.)

2011: Removal of Arsenic from Water Using Fe-Exchanged Zeolite, J. Hazard. Mater. (318-323 pp.)

2011: Removal of diphenhydramine from water by swelling clay minerals, J. Colloid Interface Sci. (227-232 pp.)

2011: Role of organic matter and humic substances in the binding and mobility of arsenic in a Gangetic aquifer, J. Environ. Sci. Health Part A (1231-1238 pp.)

2011: A mechanistic study of ciprofloxacin removal by kaolinite, Colloids Surf. B. ( 339-344 pp.)

Selected Awards & Honors

Teaching Awards

2015: nominated to Stella Gray Award,

Research/Creative Awards

2013: Second Place in Best Poster Award, National Sun Yat-Sen University
2011: The only person in UWP history to receive the second award, which needs a minimum of ten years since the reception of the first award, UW - Parkside CRCA Award , UW- Parkside
Courses Taught

Spring 2018

GEOS 431 AQUEOUS & CONTAMINANT GEOCHEM
GEOS 431 AQUEOUS & CONTAMINANT GEOCHEM
GEOS 105 OCEANOGRAPHY

Winterim 2018

GEOS 100 EARTH IN PERSPECTIVE
ENVS 101 INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
GEOS 105 OCEANOGRAPHY

Fall 2017

GEOS 100 EARTH IN PERSPECTIVE
ENVS 101 INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
GEOS 331 INTRO TO GEOCHEMISTRY

Summer 2017

GEOS 100 EARTH IN PERSPECTIVE
ENVS 101 INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
GEOS 105 OCEANOGRAPHY

Spring 2017

GEOS 330 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY
GEOS 330 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY
GEOS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
GEOS 200 MINERALS AND ROCKS
GEOS 200 MINERALS AND ROCKS

Winterim 2017

GEOS 100 EARTH IN PERSPECTIVE
ENVS 101 INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
GEOS 105 OCEANOGRAPHY

Fall 2016

GEOS 431 AQUEOUS & CONTAMINANT GEOCHEM
GEOS 431 AQUEOUS & CONTAMINANT GEOCHEM
GEOS 100 EARTH IN PERSPECTIVE

Summer 2016

GEOS 100 EARTH IN PERSPECTIVE
GEOS 103 ENVR SCI: EARTH RES APPROACH

Spring 2016

GEOS 330 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY
GEOS 207 FIELD METHODS
GEOS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
GEOS 331 INTRO TO GEOCHEMISTRY

Winterim 2016

GEOS 100 EARTH IN PERSPECTIVE
GEOS 103 ENVR SCI: EARTH RES APPROACH

Fall 2015

GEOS 100 EARTH IN PERSPECTIVE
GEOS 200 MINERALS AND ROCKS
GEOS 200 MINERALS AND ROCKS

Summer 2015

GEOS 100 EARTH IN PERSPECTIVE
GEOS 103 ENVR SCI: EARTH RES APPROACH

Spring 2015

GEOS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
INTS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Winterim 2015

GEOS 100 EARTH IN PERSPECTIVE
GEOS 103 ENVR SCI: EARTH RES APPROACH

Fall 2014

GEOS 431 AQUEOUS & CONTAMINT GEOCHEM
GEOS 431 AQUEOUS & CONTAMINT GEOCHEM
GEOS 100 EARTH IN PERSPECTIVE
GEOS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
INTS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
GEOS 497 SENIOR THESIS

Summer 2014

GEOS 100 EARTH IN PERSPECTIVE
GEOS 103 ENVR SCI: EARTH RES APPROACH
GEOS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
GEOS 290 SPECIAL TOPICS

Spring 2014

GEOS 207 FIELD METHODS
INTS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
GEOS 331 INTRO TO GEOCHEMISTRY

Winterim 2014

GEOS 100 EARTH IN PERSPECTIVE
GEOS 103 ENVR SCI: EARTH RES APPROACH

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