Concordia University

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Chunjiang An, PhD, PEng

Assistant Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

Office: S-EV 6237 
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 7857
Email: chunjiang.an@concordia.ca

Dr. Chunjiang An is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering at Concordia University. Dr. An obtained his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Systems Engineering from University of Regina in 2013, M.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China in 2006, and B.Eng. degree in Environmental Engineering from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China in 2002. Before joining the department, Dr. An was the research scientist of the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities, and the Adjunct Professor of Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Regina. His research interests include a broad range of topics related to pollution control, risk assessment and systems analysis. Dr. An's interdisciplinary activities have been supported by several significant research grants including NSERC Discovery Grant. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer and Managing Editor for the international journal of Environmental Systems Research.

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Society of Civil Engineering
  • International Society for Environmental Information Sciences
  • Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan

Other Professional Experience

  • International Expert, Program of Rural Environmental Management, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2015-present
  • Research Intern, Science Horizons Youth Internship Program, Environment and Climate Change Canada-University of Regina, Canada, 2010-2011
  • Visiting Laboratory Researcher, National Research Council (NRC) Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure Research, Regina, Canada, 2008-2009

Research Interests

  • Solid Waste Composting and Digestion
  • Waste Utilization and Resource Recovery
  • Advanced Physiochemical and Biological Treatment
  • Contaminant Transport in Multiphase
  • Environmental Risk Assessment and Management 
  • Synchrotron-Assisted Environmental Process Analysis
  • Surface Water and Groundwater Quality
  • Environmental Sustainability


Teaching activities

  • CIVI 361 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • CIVI 468 - Waste Management
  • CIVI 6641 - Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering
  • ENGR 242 - Statics


Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. X. Xin, G. Huang, C. An, R. Raina-Fulton, and H. Weger, Insights into Long-Term Toxicity of Triclosan to Freshwater Green Algae in Lake Erie, Environmental Science and Technology (American Chemical Society), 53(4), 2189-2198 (2019).
  2. X. Chen, G. Huang, C. An, R. Feng, Y. Wu, and C. Huang, Plasma-induced PAA-ZnO Coated PVDF Membrane for Oily Wastewater Treatment: Preparation, Optimization, and Characterization through Taguchi OA Design and Synchrotron-based X-ray Analysis, Journal of Membrane Science (Elsevier), 582, 70-82 (2019).
  3. P. Zhang, G. Huang, C. An, H. Fu, P. Gao, Y. Yao, and X. Chen, An Integrated Gravity-Driven Ecological Bed for Wastewater Treatment in Subtropical Regions: Process Design, Performance Analysis, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assessment, Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier), 212, 1143-1153 (2019).
  4. X. Xin, G. Huang, C. An, H. Weger, G. Cheng, J. Shen, and S. Rosendahl, Analyzing Biochemical Alteration of Green Algae During Chronic Exposure to Triclosan Based on Synchrotron-Based Fourier Transform Infrared Spectromicroscopy, Analytical Chemistry (American Chemical Society), 91(12), 7798-7806 (2019).
  5. X. Geng, A. Abdollahi-Nasab, C. An, Z. Chen, K. Lee, and M. Boufadel, High Pressure Injection of Chemicals in a Gravel Beach, Processes (MDPI), 7(8), 525 (2019).
  6. P. Song, G. Huang, C. An, P. Zhang, X. Chen, and S. Ren, Performance Analysis and Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emission Assessment of An Integrated Gravitational-Flow Wastewater Treatment System for Rural Areas, Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer), 26(25), 25883-25897 (2019).
  7. X. Xin, G. Huang, C. An, and R. Feng, Interactive Toxicity of Triclosan and Nano-TiO2 to Green Alga Eremosphaera viridis in Lake Erie: A New Perspective Based on Fourier Transform Infrared Spectromicroscopy and Synchrotron-Based X-ray Fluorescence Imaging, Environmental Science and Technology (American Chemical Society), 53(16), 9884-9894 (2019).
  8. C. Dong, G. Huang, G. Cheng, C. An, Y. Yao, X. Chen, and J. Chen, Wastewater Treatment in Amine-based Carbon Capture, Chemosphere (Elsevier)222, 742-756 (2019).
  9. Y. Hong, G. Huang, C. An, P. Song, X. Xin, X. Chen, P. Zhang, Y. Zhao, and R. Zheng, Enhanced Nitrogen Removal in the Treatment of Rural Domestic Sewage Using Vertical-Flow Multi-Soil-Layering Systems: Experimental and Modeling Insights. Journal of Environmental Management (Elsevier), 240, 273-284 (2019).
  10. S. Guo, F. Zhang, C. Zhang, C. An, S. Wang, and P. Guo, A Multi-Objective Hierarchical Model for Irrigation Scheduling in the Complex Canal System, Sustainability (MDPI), 11(1), 24 (2019).
  11. X. Chen, G. Huang, C. An, R. Feng, Y. Yao, S. Zhao, C. Huang, and Y. Wu, Plasma-induced Poly (Acrylic Acid)-TiO2 Coated Polyvinylidene Fluoride Membrane for Produced Water Treatment: Synchrotron X-Ray, Optimization, and Insight studies, Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier), 227, 772-783 (2019). 
  12. J. Shen, G. Huang, C. An, X. Xin, C. Huang, and S. Rosendahl, Removal of Tetrabromobisphenol A by Adsorption on Pinecone-Derived Activated Charcoals: Synchrotron FTIR, Kinetics and Surface Functionality Analyses, Bioresource Technology (Elsevier)247, 812-820 (2018).
  13. X. Xin, G. Huang, C. An, C. Huang, H. Weger, S. Zhao, Y. Zhou, and S. Rosendahl, Insights into the Toxicity of Triclosan to Green Microalga Chlorococcum sp. using Synchrotron-based Fourier Transform Infrared Spectromicroscopy: Biophysiological Analyses and Roles of Environmental Factors, Environmental Science and Technology (American Chemical Society), 52(4), 2295-2306 (2018).
  14. X. Chen, G. Huang, C. An, S. Zhao, and Y. Yao, Emerging N-nitrosamines and N-nitramines from Amine-based Post-combustion CO2 Capture: A Review on Their Occurrence, Fate and Pollution Mitigation, Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier), 335, 921-935 (2018).
  15. P. Song, G. Huang, C. An, J. Shen, P. Zhang, X. Chen, J. Shen, Y. Yao, R. Zheng, and C. Sun, Treatment of Rural Domestic Wastewater Using Multi-Soil-Layering Systems: Performance Evaluation, Factorial Analysis and Numerical Modeling, Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier), 644, 536-546 (2018).
  16. J. Huang, G. Huang, C. An, Y. He, Y. Yao, P. Zhang, and J. Shen, Performance of Ceramic Disk Filter Coated with Nano ZnO for Removing Escherichia Coli from Water in Small Rural and Remote Communities of Developing Regions, Environmental Pollution (Elsevier), 238, 52-62 (2018).
  17. W. Wang, G. Huang, C. An, S. Zhao, X. Chen, and P. Zhang, Adsorption of Anionic Azo Dyes from Aqueous Solution on Cationic Gemini Surfactant-Modified Flax Shives: Synchrotron Infrared, Optimization and Modeling Studies, Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier), 172, 1986-1997 (2018).
  18. Y. He, G. Huang, C. An, and J. Huang, Reduction of Escherichia Coli Using Ceramic Disk Filter Decorated by Nano-TiO2: A Low-Cost Solution for Household Water Purification, Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier), 616-617, 1628-1637 (2018).
  19. X. Zeng, C. Chen , Y. Sheng, C. An, X. Kong, S. Zhao, and G. Huang, Planning Water Resources in an Agroforest Ecosystem for Improvement of Regional Ecological Function Under Uncertainties, Water (MDPI), 10(4), 415 (2018).
  20. G. Li, W. Sun, G. Huang, Y. Lv, Z. Liu, and C. An, Planning of Integrated Energy-environment Systems under Dual Interval Uncertainties, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems (Elsevier), 100, 287-298 (2018).
  21. G. Gao, X. Zeng, C. An, and L. Yu, A Sustainable Industry-Environment Model for the Identification of Urban Environmental Risk to Confront Air Pollution in Beijing, China, Sustainability (MDPI), 10(4), 962 (2018).
  22. Z. Wang, G. Huang, C. An, W. Li, L. Chen, and S. Zhang, Transport of Reactive X-3B Dye at the Interface between Cationic Surfactant-Modified Water-Quenched Blast Furnace Slag and Aqueous Solution, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (Wiley InterScience), 96(6), 1240-1249 (2018).
  23. J. Shen, G. Huang, C. An, P. Song, X. Xin, Y. Yao, and R. Zheng, Biophysiological and Factorial Analyses in the Treatment of Rural Domestic Wastewater Using Multi-Soil-Layering Systems, Journal of Environmental Management (Elsevier), 226, 83-94 (2018).
  24. C. An, G. Huang, Y. Yao, and S. Zhao, Emerging Usage of Electrocoagulation Technology for Oil Removal from Water: A Review, Science of The Total Environment (Elsevier), 579, 537-556 (2017).
  25. J. Shen, G. Huang, C. An, S. Zhao, and S. Rosendahl, Immobilization of Tetrabromobisphenol A by Pinecone-Derived Biochars at Solid-Liquid Interface: Synchrotron-Assisted Analysis and Role of Inorganic Fertilizer Ions, Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier), 321, 346-357 (2017).
  26. X. Xin, G. Huang, X. Liu, C. An, Y. Yao, H. Weger, P. Zhang, and X. Chen, Molecular Toxicity of Triclosan and Carbamazepine to Green Algae Chlorococcum sp.: A Single Cell View Using Synchrotron Fourier Transform Infrared Spectromicroscopy, Environmental Pollution (Elsevier), 226, 12-20 (2017).
  27. W. Wang, G. Huang, C. An, X. Xin, Y. Zhang, and X. Liu, Transport Behaviors of Anionic Azo Dyes at Interface between Surfactant-Modified Flax Shives and Aqueous Solution: Synchrotron Infrared and Adsorption Studies, Applied Surface Science (Elsevier), 405, 119-128 (2017).
  28. Y. Zhang, G. Huang, C. An, X. Xin, X. Liu, M. Raman, Y. Yao, W. Wang, M. Doble, Transport of Anionic Azo Dyes from Aqueous Solution to Gemini Surfactant-Modified Wheat Bran: Synchrotron Infrared, Molecular Interaction and Adsorption Studies, Science of The Total Environment (Elsevier), 595, 723-732 (2017).
  29. Y. Yao, G. Huang, C. An, G. Cheng, and J. Wei, Effects of Freeze-Thawing Cycles on Aging Behaviors of PAH-contaminated Soil in the Presence of Biosurfactant: A Case Study in Western Canada, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts (Royal Society of Chemistry), 19(6), 874-882 (2017).
  30. X. Chen, G. Huang, H. Fu, C. An, Y. Yao, and G. Cheng, Allelopathy Inhibitory Effects of Hydrodictyon reticulatum on Chlorella pyrenoidosa under Co-culture and Liquor Cultured Conditions, Water (MDPI), 9(6), 416 (2017).
  31. C. An, Y. Shi, Y. He, G. Huang, Y. Liu, and S. Yang, Biodegradation of RDX and HMX by Anaerobic Granular Sludge with Enriched Sulfate and Nitrate, Water Environment Research (Water Environment Federation Publishing), 89(5), 472-479 (2017).
  32. S. Zhao, G. Huang, S. Mu, C. An, X. Chen, Immobilization of Phenanthrene onto Gemini-Modified Sepiolite at Solid/Aqueous Interface: Equilibrium, Thermodynamic and Kinetic Studies, Science of The Total Environment (Elsevier), 598, 619-627 (2017).
  33. L. Yu, Y. Li, G. Huang, and C. An, A Robust Flexible-Probabilistic Programming Method for Planning Municipal Energy System with Considering Peak-Electricity Price and Electric Vehicle, Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier), 137, 97-112 (2017).
  34. C. An, G. Huang, S. Yang, S. Zhao, P. Zhang, and Y. Yao, Removal of Sulfonated Humic Acid from Aqueous Phase by Modified Coal Fly Ash Waste: Equilibrium and Kinetic Adsorption Studies, Fuel (Elsevier), 165, 264-271 (2016).
  35. S. Zhao, G. Huang, J. Wei, C. An, and P. Zhang, Phenanthrene Sorption on Palygorskite Modified with Gemini Surfactants: Insights from Modelling Studies and Effects of Aqueous Solution Chemistry, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution (Springer), 227, 17 (2016). 
  36. Z. Wang, G. Huang, C. An, L. Chen, and J. Liu, Removal of Copper, Zinc and Cadmium Ions through Adsoption on Water-quenched Blast Furnace Slag, Desalination and Water Treatment (Taylor and Francis), 57, 22493-22506 (2016).
  37. C. An, E. McBean, G. Huang, Y. Yao, P. Zhang, X. Chen, and Y. Li, Multi-Soil-Layering Systems for Wastewater Treatment in Small and Remote Communities, Journal of Environmental Informatics (International Society of Environmental Information Sciences), 27(2), 131-144 (2016).
  38. S. Zhao, Y. Zhao, Y. Han, C. An, J. Wei, and Y. Yao, Prevention of Stack Corrosion under Wet Flue Gas Desulfurization Conditions in A Coal-Fired Power Plant: Performance Analysis and Comparative Study, Environmental Systems Research (Springer), 5, 21 (2016).
  39. C. An and G. Huang, Environmental Concern on Biochar: Capture, then What?, Environmental Earth Sciences (Springer), 74(12), 7861-7863 (2015).
  40. S. Yang, G. Huang, C. An, H. Li, and Y. Shi, Adsorption Behaviors of Sulfonated Humic Acid at Fly Ash-Water Interface: Investigation of Equilibrium and Kinetic Characteristics, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (Wiley InterScience), 93(11), 2043-2050 (2015).
  41. N. Han, G. Huang, C. An, S. Zhao, and Y. Yao, Removal of Sulfonated Humic Acid through a Hybrid Electrocoagulation-Ultrafiltration Process, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (American Chemical Society), 54(21), 5793-5801 (2015).
  42. S. Zhao, G. Huang, C. An, J. Wei, and Y. Yao, Enhancement of Soil Retention for Phenanthrene in Binary Cationic Gemini and Nonionic Surfactant Mixtures: Characterizing Two-Step Adsorption and Partition Processes through Experimental and Modeling Approaches, Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), 286, 144-151 (2015).
  43. C. An, Y. Shi, Y. He, G. Huang, J. Liang, and Z. Liu, Effect of Different Carbon Substrates on the Removal of Hexahydro-1,3,5-Trinitro-1,3,5-Triazine (RDX) and Octahydro-1,3,5,7-Tetranitro-1,3,5,7-Tetrazocine (HMX) by Anaerobic Mesophilic Granular Sludge, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution (Springer), 225(11), 2174 (2014).
  44. M. Hu, G. Huang, W. Sun, Y. Li, D. Ding, C. An, X. Zhang, and T. Li, Multi-objective Ecological Reservoir Operation Based on Water Quality Response Models and Improved Genetic Algorithm: A Case Study in Three Gorges Reservoir, China, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier), 36, 332-346 (2014).
  45. W. Sun, C. An, G. Li, and Y. Lv, Applications of Inexact Programming Methods to Waste Management under Uncertainty: Current Status and Future Directions, Environmental Systems Research (Springer), 3, 15 (2014).
  46. H. Li, G. Huang, C. An, J. Hu, and S. Yang, Removal of Tannin from Aqueous Solution by Adsorption onto Treated Coal Fly Ash: Kinetic, Equilibrium and Thermodynamic Studies, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (American Chemical Society), 52(45), 15923-15931 (2013).
  47. X. Ding, Y. Gong, C. An, and M. Lin, Spatial Distribution of Non-point Source Nitrogen in Urban Area of Beijing City, China, Environmental Systems Research (Springer), 2, 12 (2013).
  48. S. Li, G. Huang, C. An, and H. Yu, Effect of Different Buffer Agents on In-Vessel Composting of Food Waste: Performance Analysis and Comparative Study, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substance and Environmental Engineering (Taylor and Francis), 48(7), 772-780 (2013).
  49. C. An and G. H. Huang, Stepwise Adsorption of Phenanthrene at the Fly Ash-Water Interface as Affected by Solution Chemistry: Experimental and Modeling Studies, Environmental Science and Technology (American Chemical Society), 46(22), 12742-12750 (2012).
  50. J. Wei, G. Huang, L. Zhu, S. Zhao, C. An, and Y. Fan, Enhanced Aqueous Solubility of Naphthalene and Pyrene by Binary and Ternary Gemini Cationic and Conventional Nonionic Surfactants, Chemosphere (Elsevier), 89(11), 1347-1353 (2012).
  51. C. An, G. Huang, S. Li, H. Yu, W. Sun, and K. Peng, Influence of Uric Acid Amendment on the In-Vessel Composting Process of Composite Food Waste, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (Wiley InterScience), 87(11), 1558-1566 (2012).
  52. H. Li, G. Huang, C. An, and W. Zhang, Kinetic and Equilibrium Studies on the Adsorption of Calcium Lignosulfonate from Aqueous Solution by Coal Fly Ash, Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier), 200-202, 275-282 (2012).
  53. C. An, G. Huang, H. Yu, and J. Wei, Influence of Short-Chain Aliphatic Acids on the Phenanthrene Desorption and Mobilization from Contaminated Soil, Soil and Sediment Contamination (Taylor and Francis), 21(2), 192-206 (2012).
  54. H. Zhang, G. Huang, D. Wang, X. Zhang, G. Li, C. An, Z. Cui, R. Liao, and X. Nie, An Integrated Multi-Level Watershed-Reservoir Modeling System for Examining Hydrological and Biogeochemical Processes in Small Prairie Watersheds, Water Research (Elsevier), 46(4), 1207-1224 (2012).
  55. C. An, G. Huang, Y. Yao, W. Sun, and K. An, Performance of In-Vessel Composting of Food Waste in the Presence of Coal Ash and Uric Acid, Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), 203-204, 38-45 (2012).
  56. J. Wei, G. Huang, C. An, and H. Yu, Investigation on the Solubilization of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Presence of Single and Mixed Gemini Surfactants, Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), 190(1-3), 840-847 (2011).
  57. C. An, G. Huang, J. Wei, and H. Yu, Effect of Short-Chain Organic Acids on the Enhanced Desorption of Phenanthrene by Rhamnolipid Biosurfactant in Soil-Water Environment, Water Research (Elsevier), 45(17), 5501-5510 (2011).
  58. H. Yu, G. Huang, C. An, and J. Wei, Combined Effects of DOM Extracted from Site Soil/Compost and Biosurfactant on the Sorption and Desorption of PAHs in A Soil-Water System, Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), 190(1-3), 883-890 (2011).
  59. J. Wei, G. Huang, H. Yu, and C. An, Efficiency of Single and Mixed Gemini/Conventional Micelles on Solubilization of Phenanthrene, Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier), 168(1), 201-207 (2011).
  60. H. Yu, G. Huang, J. Wei, and C. An, Solubilization of Mixed Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons through A Rhamnolipid Biosurfactant, Journal of Environmental Quality (CSSA), 40(2), 477-483 (2011).
  61. C. An, G. Huang, H. Yu, J. Wei, W. Chen, and G. Li, Effect of Short-Chain Organic Acids and pH on the Behaviors of Pyrene in Soil-Water System, Chemosphere (Elsevier), 81(11), 1423-1429 (2010).  
  62. C. An, Y. He, G. Huang, and S. Yang, Degradation of Hexahydro-1,3,5-Trinitro-1,3,5- Triazine (RDX) by Anaerobic Mesophilic Granular Sludge from UASB Reactor, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (Wiley InterScience), 85(6), 831-838 (2010).
  63. C. An, Y. He, G. Huang, and Y. Liu, Performance of Mesophilic Anaerobic Granules for Removal of Octahydro-1,3,5,7-Tetranitro-1,3,5,7-Tetrazocine (HMX) from Aqueous Solution, Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), 179(1-3), 526-532 (2010).
  64. Y. Liu, Y. He, S. Yang, and C. An, Studies on the Expansion Characteristics of the Granular Bed Present in EGSB Bioreactors, Water SA (WRC), 32(4), 555-560 (2006).

Selected Conference Abstracts

  1. C. An, G. Huang, and X. Chen, Biomass Waste-Derived Adsorbents for the Removal of Organic Pollutants from Water, 15th International Environmental Specialty Conference, CSCE 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 31-June 3, 2017. 
  2. X. Chen, G. Huang, and C. An, Treatment of Oily Wastewater Using Ultrafiltration Membranes Modified by Nano Particles, 15th International Environmental Specialty Conference, CSCE 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 31-June 3, 2017.
  3. C. An, G. Huang, X. Xin, Y. Yao, Y. Zhang, W. Wang, and X. Liu, Surfactant-modified Biomass Adsorbents for Enhanced Removal of Pollutants from Aqueous Solution, 14th International Environmental Specialty Conference, CSCE 2016, London, Ontario, Canada, June 1- 4, 2016. 
  4. C. An, G. Huang, Y. Yao, S. Zhao, H. Yu, and J. Wei, Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Soils: Effect of Environmental Factors and Performance of Enhanced Remediation Processes, CSCE 2015 Annual Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 27-30, 2015.
  5. C. An, G. Huang, X. Ding, G. Li, and R. Liao, Removal of Botanical Polyphenols from Aqueous Solution by Adsorption onto Coal Fly Ash, The International Conference on Marine and Freshwater Environments (iMFE 2014), St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, August 6-8, 2014.
  6. G. Huang, D. Wang, H. Zhang, X. Zhang, G. Li, C. An, and R. Liao, Managing the Effects of Climate Change on Drinking Water Supply in Small Prairie Communities, Canadian Water Resources Association 63rd Annual National Conference, June 14-17 2010.


Available positions

There are openings for graduate students and postdocs with background in environmental engineering and systems analysis. Motivated candidates may contact Dr. An for possibilities.

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