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Li, X.; Li, X.; Chen, G.; Li., H.; Duan, Y.; Sun, Y.; Tiraferri, A.; Liu, B.* (2024) “Efficient recovery of lithium from spent lithium-ion battery raffinate by Mn and Al-based adsorbents: pretreatment, adsorption mechanism, and performance comparison”, Separation & Purification Technology, 354 (Part 1), 128652, 10.1016/j.seppur.2024.128652

Hong, S.; Di Vincenzo, M.; Tiraferri, A.; Bertozzi, E.; Górecki, R.; Davaasuren, B.; Li, X.; Nunes, S. P.* (2024) “Precision ion separation via self-assembled channels”, Nature Communications, 15, 3160, 10.1038/s41467-024-47083-0

Mohamed, M.; Tagliabue, M.*; Tiraferri, A.* (2024) “Technical Feasibility of Extraction of Freshwater from Produced Water with Combined Forward Osmosis and Nanofiltration”, Membranes, 14(5), 107, 10.3390/membranes14050107

Malaguti, M.; Presson, L. K.; Tiraferri, A.; Hickenbottom, K.; Achilli, A.* (2024) “Productivity, selectivity, and energy consumption of pilot-scale vacuum assisted air-gap membrane distillation for the desalination of high-salinity streams”, Desalination, 582, 117511, 10.1016/j.desal.2024.117511

Wu, Q.; Chen, C.; Shu, J.; Ren, X.; Zhang, Y.; Tiraferri, A.; Liu, B.* (2024) “Efficiency of a Combined Biological Aerated Filter and Ultrafiltration Process for Removal of Odor Compounds in Rural Drinking Water”, Separation and Purification Technology, 321, 126991, 10.1016/j.seppur.2024.126991

Sheikhi, M.; Lupato, S.; Bianco, C.; Sethi, R.*; Tiraferri, A.* (2024) “Plastic Microfibers from Household Textile Laundering: A Critical Review of their Release and Impact Reduction”, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, In press, 10.1080/10643389.2024.2329513

Shu, J.; Wu, Q.; Ren, X.; Tang, P.; Chen, G.; Cheng, X.; Chen, C.; Tiraferri, A.; Liu, B.* (2024) “Efficiency and mechanisms of biochar aerogels-assisted biodegradation of taste & odor compounds in a one-step membrane bioreactor for rural drinking water production”, ACS ES&T Engineering, 4 (2), 300-309, 10.1021/acsestengg.3c00233

Morciano, M.; Malaguti, M.; Ricceri, F.; Tiraferri, A.*; Fasano, M.* (2024) “Process optimization of osmotic membrane distillation for the extraction of valuable resources from water streams”, npj Clean Water, 7, 1, 10.1038/s41545-023-00294-2, Open Access

Bertozzi, E.; Craveri, L.; Malaguti, M.; Ricceri, F.; Carone, M.; Riggio, V.; Tiraferri, A.* (2024) “Concentration of phycocyanin and coffee extracts in aqueous solutions with osmotically-assisted membrane distillation”, Separation and Purification Technology, 330 part B, 125360, 10.1016/j.seppur.2023.125360, Open Access

Naeimi Tabasian, A.; Ricceri, F.; Morciano, M.; Boscheri, G.; Perelli, R.; Fasano, M.*; Tiraferri, A.* (2024) “Modeling and Experimental Evaluation of Membrane Distillation aimed at Urine Treatment for Direct Potable Reuse in Space Stations”, Desalination, 572, 117119, 10.1016/j.desal.2023.117119, Open Access


Tian, L.; Yang, Y.; Chen, G.; Tiraferri, A.; Liu, B.* (2023) “Efficient lithium extraction from shale gas wastewater using sodium alginate/H1.33Mn1.67O4 composite granular adsorbents”, ACS ES&T Engineering, 3 (11), 1676-1685, 10.1021/acsestengg.3c00167

Ren, X.; Wu, Q.; Shu, J.; Chen, C.; Tiraferri, A.; Liu, B.* (2023) “Efficient removal of organic matters and typical odor substances in rural drinking water using Ozone-BAC-UF combined system to meet new water quality standards in China”, Separation and Purification Technology, 327, 124899, 10.1016/j.seppur.2023.124899

Farinelli, G.*; Garcia Gil, A.; Marugan, J.; Minella, M.; Fabbri, D.; Laurenti, E.; Tiraferri, A.; Vione, D. (2023) “The dominant role of the peroxymonosulfate radical for removing contaminants in a Fenton process with metabisulfite”, Environmental Chemistry Letters, 10.1007/s10311-023-01645-8

Ricceri, F.; Blankert, B.; Ranieri, L.; Picioreanu, C.; Ghaffour, N.; Vrouwenvelder, J. S.; Tiraferri, A.; Fortunato, L.* (2023) “Understanding the evolution of organic fouling in membrane distillation through driving force and resistance analysis”, Journal of Membrane Science, 686, 121993, 10.1016/j.memsci.2023.121993

Malaguti, M.; Craveri, L.; Ricceri, F.; Riggio, V.; Zanetti, M.; Tiraferri, A.* (2023) “Dewatering of Scenedesmus o. substrate of cultivation with microfiltration: potential and challenges for water reuse and effective harvesting”, Engineering, In Press, 10.1016/j.eng.2023.07.010, Open Access

Tiraferri, A.; Malaguti, M.; Mohamed, M.; Giagnorio, M.; Aschmoneit, F. J.* (2023) “Standardizing practices and flux predictions in membrane science via simplified equations and membrane characterization“, npj Clean Water, 6, 58, 10.1038/s41545-023-00270-w, Open Access

Ji, X.; Tiraferri, A.; Zhang, X; Liu, P.; Gan, Z.; Crittenden J. C.; Ma, J.; Liu, B.* (2023) “Dissolved organic matter in complex shale gas wastewater analyzed with ESI FT-ICR MS: Typical characteristics and potential of biological treatment”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 447, 130823, 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2023.130823

Wu, Q.; Chen, C.; Zhang, Y.; Tang, P.; Ren, X.; Shu, J.; Liu, X.; Cheng, X.; Tiraferri, A.; Liu, B.* (2023) “Safe Purification of Rural Drinking Water by Biological Aerated Filter Coupled with Ultrafiltration”, Science of the Total Environment, 868, 161632, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.161632


Giagnorio, M.*; Morciano, M.*; Zhang, W.; Hélix-Nielsen, C.; Fasano, M.; Tiraferri, A. (2022) “Coupling of forward osmosis with desalination technologies: System-scale analysis at the water-energy nexus”, Desalination, 543, 116083, 10.1016/j.desal.2022.116083, Open Access

Yang, Y.; Tian, L.; Borch, T.; Tariq, H.; Li, T.*; Bai, Y.; Su, Y.; Tiraferri, A.; Crittenden, J. C.; Liu, B.* (2022) “Safety and Technical Feasibility of Sustainable Reuse of Shale Gas Flowback and Produced Water after Advanced Treatment Aimed at Wheat Irrigation”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 10, 38, 12540–12551, 10.1021/acssuschemeng.2c02170

Ricceri, F.; Blankert, B.; Ghaffour, N.; Vrouwenvelder, J. S.; Tiraferri, A.*; Fortunato, L.* (2022) “Unraveling the role of feed temperature and cross-flow velocity on organic fouling in membrane distillation using response surface methodology”, Desalination, 540, 115971, 10.1016/j.desal.2022.115971

Xie, W.; Tian, L.; Tang, P.; Cui, J.; Wang, T.; Zhu, Y.; Bai, Y.; Tiraferri, A.; Crittenden, J. C.; Liu, B.* (2022) “Shale gas wastewater characterization: comprehensive detection, evaluation of valuable metals, and environmental risks of heavy metals and radionuclides”, Water Research, 220, 118703, 10.1016/j.watres.2022.118703

Ricceri, F.; Malaguti, M.; Derossi, C.; Zanetti, M.; Riggio, V.; Tiraferri, A.* (2022) “Microalgae Biomass Concentration and Reuse of Water as New Cultivation Medium using Ceramic Membrane Filtration”, Chemosphere, 307 (Part 1), 135724, 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.135724

Song, Z.; Tiraferri, A.; Yuan, r.; Cao, J.; Tang, P.; Xie, W.; Crittenden, J. C.; Liu, B.* (2022) “Theoretical evaluation of the evaporation rate of 2D solar-driven interfacial evaporation and of its large-scale application potential”, Desalination, 537, 115891, 10.1016/j.desal.2022.115891

Malaguti, M.; Novoa, A. F.; Ricceri, F.; Giagnorio, M.; Vrouwenvelder J. S.; Tiraferri, A.*; Fortunato, L.* (2022) “Control strategies against algal fouling in membrane processes applied for microalgae biomass harvesting”, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 47, 102787, 10.1016/j.jwpe.2022.102787

Tian, L.; Liu, Y.; Tang, P.; Yang, Y.; Wang, X.; Chen, T.; Bai, Y.; Tiraferri, A.; Liu, B.* (2022) “Lithium Extraction from Shale Gas Flowback and Produced Water Using H1.33Mn1.67O4 Adsorbent”, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 185, 106476, 10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106476

Nejad, S. M.; Seyedpour, S. F.; Aktij, S. A.; Firouzjaei, M. D.; Elliott, M.; Tiraferri, A.; Sadrzadeh, M.*; Rahimpour, A.* (2022) “Loose Nanofiltration Membranes Functionalized with in Situ-Synthesized Metal Organic Framework for Water Treatment”, Materials Today Chemistry, 24, 100909, 10.1016/j.mtchem.2022.100909

Farinelli, G.*; Coha, M..; Vione, D.; Minella, M.; Tiraferri, A.* (2022) “Formation of Halogenated By-products upon Water Treatment with Peracetic Acid”, Environmental Science & Technology, 56 (8), 5123-5131, 10.1021/acs.est.1c06118, Open Access

Bert, R.*; Manes, C.; Tiraferri, A. (2022) “New facility for membrane fouling investigations under customisable hydrodynamics: validation and preliminary experiments with pulsating cross-flow”, Membranes, 12 (3), 34, 10.3390/membranes12030334, Open Access

Baig, M. I.; Pejman, M.; Willott, J.; Tiraferri, A.; de Vos, W.* (2022) “Polyelectrolyte complex hollow fiber membranes prepared via Aqueous Phase Separation”, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 4 (2), 1010-1020, 10.1021/acsapm.1c01464, Open Access

Liu, X.; Tang, P.; Liu, Y.; Xie, W.; Chen, C.; Li, T.; He, Q.; Bao, J.; Tiraferri, A.; Liu, B.* (2022) “Efficient removal of organic compounds from shale gas wastewater by coupled ozonation and moving-bed-biofilm submerged membrane bioreactor”, Bioresource Technology, 344 (A), 126191, 10.1016/j.biortech.2021.126191

Ricceri, F.; Farinelli, G.; Giagnorio, M.; Zamboi, A.; Tiraferri, A.* (2022) “Optimization of physico-chemical and membrane filtration processes to remove high-molecular weight polymers from produced water in enhanced oil recovery operation”, Journal of Environmental Management, 302 (A), 114015, 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.114015

Firouzjaei, M. D.; Pejman, M.; Sharifian, M. G.; Aktij, S. A.; Zolghadr, E.; Rahimpour, A.*; Sadrzadeh, M.; Shamsabadi, A. A.; Tiraferri, A.*; Elliott, M.* (2022) “Functionalized Polyamide Membranes Yield Suppression of Biofilm and Planktonic Bacteria while Retaining Flux and Selectivity”, Separation and Purification Technology, 282 (A), 119981, 10.1016/j.seppur.2021.119981

Xie, W.; Tang, P.; Wu, Q.; Chen, C.; Song, Z.; Li, T.; Bai, Y.; Lin, S.; Tiraferri, A.; Liu, B.* (2022) “Solar-driven desalination and resource recovery of shale gas wastewater by on-site interfacial evaporation”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 428, 132624, 10.1016/j.cej.2021.132624


Di Vincenzo, M.; Tiraferri, A.; Musteata, V.-E.; Chisca, S.; Deleanu, M.; Ricceri, F.; Cot, D.; Nunes; S. P.; Barboiu, M.* (2021) “Tunable membranes incorporating artificial water channels for high-performance brackish/low salinity water reverse osmosis desalination”, PNAS, 118 (37), ,

Tang, P.; Shi, M.; Zhang, Y.; Lin, D.; Li, T.; Zhang, W.; Tiraferri, A.; Liu, B.* (2021) “Can pre-ozonation be combined with gravity-driven membrane filtration to treat shale gas wastewater?”, Science of the Total Environment, 797, 149181, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.149181

Hu, M.; Wu, Q.; Chen, C.; Liang, S.; Liu, Y.; Bai, Y.; Tiraferri, A.; Liu, B.* (2021) “Facile preparation of antifouling nanofiltration membrane by grafting zwitterions for reuse of shale gas wastewater”, Separation and Purification Technology, 276, 119310, 10.1016/j.seppur.2021.119310

Farinelli, G.; Coha, M.; Minella, M.; Fabbri, D.; Pazzi, M.; Vione, D.; Tiraferri, A.* (2021) “Evaluation of Fenton and modified Fenton oxidation coupled with membrane distillation for produced water treatment: Benefits, challenges, and effluent toxicity”, Science of the Total Environment, 796, 148953, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148953

Pejman, M.; Firouzjaei, M. D.; Aktij, S. A.; Zolghadr, E.; Das, P.; Elliott, M.*; Sadrzadeh, M.; Sangermano, M.; Rahimpour, A.*; Tiraferri, A.* (2021) “Effective strategy for UV-mediated grafting of biocidal Ag-MOFs on polymeric membranes aimed at enhanced water ultrafiltration”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 426, 130704, 10.1016/j.cej.2021.130704

Tang, P.; Xie, W.; Tiraferri, A.; Zhang, Y.; Zhu, J.; Li, J.; Lin, D.; Crittenden, J. C.; Liu, B.* (2021) “Organics removal from shale gas wastewater by pre-oxidation combined with biologically active filtration”, Water Research, 192, 117041, 10.1016/j.watres.2021.117041

Giagnorio, M.*; Casasso, A.; Tiraferri, A. (2021) “Environmental sustainability of forward osmosis: the role of draw solute and its management”, Environment International, 152, 106498, 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106498, Open Access

Xie, W.; Tiraferri, A.; Ji, X.; Chen, C.; Bai, Y.; Crittenden, J. C.; Liu, B.* (2021) “Green and sustainable method of manufacturing anti-fouling zwitterionic polymers-modified poly(vinyl chloride) ultrafiltration membranes”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 591, 343-351, 10.1016/j.jcis.2021.01.107

Farinelli, G.; Di Luca, A.; Kaila, V. R. I.; MacLachlan, M. J.*; Tiraferri, A.* (2021) “Fe-Chitosan Complexes for Oxidative Degradation of Emerging Contaminants in Water: Structure, Activity, and Reaction Mechanism”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 408, 124662, 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124662, Open Access

Di Vincenzo, M.; Tiraferri, A.; Musteata, V.-E.; Chisca, S.; Sougrat, R.; Huang, L.-B.; Nunes, S. P.; Barboiu, M.* (2021) “Biomimetic artificial water channels membranes for enhanced desalination”, Nature Nanotechnology, 16, 190-196, 10.1038/s41565-020-00796-x

Coha, M.; Farinelli, G.; Tiraferri, A.*; Minella, M.*; Vione, D. (2021) “Advanced oxidation processes in the removal of organic substances from produced water: Potential, configurations, and research needs”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 414, 128668, 10.1016/j.cej.2021.128668

Tang, P.; Li, J.; Tian, L.; Sun, Y.; Xie, W.; He, Q.; Chang, H.; Tiraferri, A.; Liu, B.* (2021) “Efficient integrated module of gravity driven membrane filtration, solar aeration and GAC adsorption for pretreatment of shale gas wastewater”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 405, 124166, 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124166

Ricceri, F.; Giagnorio, M.; Zodrow, K.; Tiraferri, A.* (2021) “Organic fouling in forward osmosis: Governing factors and a direct comparison with membrane filtration driven by hydraulic pressure”, Journal of Membrane Science, 619, 118759, 10.1016/j.memsci.2020.118759

Farinelli, G.; Giagnorio, M.; Ricceri, F.; Giannakis, S.*; Tiraferri, A.* (2021) “Evaluation of the Effectiveness, Safety, and Feasibility of 9 Potential Biocides to Disinfect Acidic Landfill Leachate from Algae and Bacteria”, Water Research, 191, 116801, 10.1016/j.watres.2020.116801

Xie, W.; Li, T.; Tiraferri, A.; Drioli, A.; Figoli, A.; Crittenden, J. C.; Liu, B.* (2021) “Toward the Next Generation of Sustainable Membranes from Green Chemistry Principles”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 9 (1), 50-75, 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c07119


Holland, M.; Eggensperger, C.; Giagnorio, M.; Schiffman, J.; Tiraferri, A.; Zodrow, K.* (2020) “Facile Post-Processing Alters Permeability and Selectivity of Microbial Cellulose Ultrafiltration Membranes”, Environmental Science & Technology, 54 (20), 13249-13256, 10.1021/acs.est.0c00451

Wu, Q.; Tiraferri, A.; Li, T.; Xie, W.; Bai, Y.; Liu, B.* (2020) “Super-Wettable PVDF/PVDF-g-PEGMA Ultrafiltration Membranes”, ACS Omega, 5 (36), 23450-23459, 10.1021/acsomega.0c03429, Open Access

Seyedpour, S. F.; Firouzjaei, M. D.; Rahimpour, A.*; Zolghadr, E.; Shamsabadi, A. A.; Das, P.; Akbari Afkhami, F.; Sadrzadeh, M.; Tiraferri, A.; Elliott, M.* (2020) “Toward Sustainable Tackling of Biofouling Implications and Improved Performance of TFC FO Membranes Modified by Ag-MOFs Nanorods”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12 (34), 38285–38298, 10.1021/acsami.0c13029

Aktij, S. A.; Taghipour, A.; Rahimpour, A.*; Mollahosseini, A.; Tiraferri, A.* (2020) “A Critical Review on Ultrasonic-Assisted Fouling Control and Cleaning of Fouled Membranes”, Ultrasonics, 108, 106228, 10.1016/j.ultras.2020.106228

Salestan, S. K.; Seyedpour, S. F.; Rahimpour, A.*; Shamsabadi, A. A.; Tiraferri, A.; Soroush, M.* (2020) “Molecular Dynamics Insights into the Structural and Water Transport Properties of a Forward Osmosis Polyamide Thin Film Nanocomposite Membrane Modified with Graphene Quantum Dots”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59 (32), 14447-14457, 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c00330

Pejman, M.; Firouzjaei, M. D.; Aktij, S. A.; Das, P.; Zolghadr, E.; Jafarian, H.; Shamsabadi, A. A.; Elliott, M.*; Sadrzadeh, M.; Sangermano, M.; Rahimpour, A.*; Tiraferri, A.* (2020) “In-Situ Ag-MOFs Growth on Pre-Grafted Zwitterions Imparts Outstanding Antifouling Properties to Forward Osmosis Membranes”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12 (32), 36287–36300, 10.1021/acsami.0c12141, Open Access

Seyedpour, S. F.; Shamsabadi, A. A.; Salestan, S. K.; Firouzjaei, M. D.; Sharifian Gh., M.; Rahimpour, A.*; Afkhami, F. A.; Shirzad Kebria, M. R.; Elliott, M.*; Tiraferri, A.; Sangermano, M.; Esfahani, M.R.; Soroush, M.* (2020) “Tailoring the Biocidal Activity of Novel Silver-Based Metal Azolate Frameworks“, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8 (20), 7588-7599, 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c00201

Farinelli, G.; Minella, M.; Pazzi, M.; Giannakis, S.; Pulgarin, C.; Vione, D.*; Tiraferri, A.* (2020) “Natural Iron Ligands Promote a Metal-Based Oxidation Mechanism for the Fenton Reaction in Water Environments”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 393, 122413, 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.122413

Pejman, M.; Firouzjaei, M. D.; Aktij, S. A.; Das, P.; Zolghadr, E.; Jafarian, H.; Shamsabadi, A. A.; Elliott, M.; Esfahani, M. R.; Sangermano, M.; Sadrzadeh, M.; Wujcik, E. K.; Rahimpour, A.*; Tiraferri, A.* (2020) “Improved Antifouling and Antibacterial Properties of Forward Osmosis Membranes through Surface Modification with Zwitterions and Silver-based Metal Organic Frameworks”, Journal of Membrane Science, 611, 118352, 10.1016/j.memsci.2020.118352

Eggensperger, C.; Giagnorio, M.; Holland, M.; Dobosz, K.; Schiffman, J.; Tiraferri, A.; Zodrow, K.* (2020) “Sustainable Living Filtration Membranes”, Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 7 (3), 213-218, 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00019

Firouzjaei, M. D.; Seyedpour, S. F.; Aktij, S. A.; Giagnorio, M.; Bazrafshan, N.; Mollahosseini, A.; Samadi, F.; Ahmadalipour, S.; Firouzjaei, F. D.; Esfahani, M. R.*; Tiraferri, A.*; Elliott, M.; Sangermano, M.; Abdelrasoul, A.*; McCutcheon, J. R.*; Sadrzadeh, M.; Esfahani, A. R.; Rahimpour, A.* (2020) “Recent Advances in Functionalized Polymer Membranes for Biofouling Control and Mitigation in Forward Osmosis”, Journal of Membrane Science, 596, 117604, 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.117604

Aktij, S. A.; Zirehpour, A.*; Mollahoseeini, A.; Taherzadeh, M. J.; Tiraferri, A.; Rahimpour, A.* (2020) “Feasibility of Membrane Processes for the Recovery and Purification of Bio-Based Volatile Fatty Acids: A Comprehensive Review”, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 81, 24-40, 10.1016/j.jiec.2019.09.009

Xie, W.; Tiraferri, A.; Liu, B.*; Tang, P.; Wang, F.; Chen, S.; Figoli, A.; Chu, L.-Y. (2020) “First Exploration on Poly (vinyl chloride) Ultrafiltration Membrane Prepared by Using the Sustainable Green Solvent PolarClean”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8 (1), 91-101, 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b04287


Farinelli, G.; Minella, M.; Sordello, F.; Vione, D. V.*; Tiraferri, A.* (2019) “Metabisulfite as Unconventional Reagent for Green Oxidation of Emerging Contaminants Using an Iron-based Catalyst”, ACS Omega, 4 (24), 20732-20741, 10.1021/acsomega.9b03088, Open Access

Wu, Q.; Tiraferri, A.; Wu, H.; Xie, W.; Liu, B.* (2019) “Improving the Performance of PVDF/PVDF-g-PEGMA Ultrafiltration Membranes by Partial Solvent Substitution with Green Solvent Dimethyl Sulfoxide During Fabrication”, ACS Omega, 4 (22), 19799-19807, 10.1021/acsomega.9b02674, Open Access

Ricceri, F.; Giagnorio, M.; Farinelli, G.; Blandini, G.; Minella, M.; Vione, D.; Tiraferri, A.* (2019) “Desalination of Produced Water by Membrane Distillation: Effect of the Feed Components and of a Pre-treatment by Fenton Oxidation”, Scientific Reports, 9, 14964, 10.1038/s41598-019-51167-z, Open Access

Yazdani, M.*; Duimovich, N.; Tiraferri, A.; Laurell, P.; Borghei, M.; Zimmerman, J.B.; Vahala, R. (2019) “Tailored mesoporous biochar sorbents from pinecone biomass for the adsorption of natural organic matter from lake water”, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 291, 111248, 10.1016/j.molliq.2019.111248

Shang, W.; Tiraferri, A.; He, Q.; Li, N.; Chang, H.; Liu, C.; Liu, B.* (2019) “Reuse of shale gas flowback and produced water: effects of coagulation and adsorption on ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis combined process”, Science of the Total Environment, 689, 47-56, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.365

Mozafari, M.; Seyedpour, F.; Salestan, S.K.; Rahimpour, A.*; Shamsabadi, A.A.; Firouzjaei, M.D.; Esfahani, M.R.; Tiraferri, A.*; Mohsenian, H.; Sangermano, M.; Soroush, M.* (2019) “Facile Cu-BTC Surface Modification of Thin Chitosan Film Coated Polyethersulfone Membranes with Improved Antifouling Properties for Sustainable Removal of Manganese”, Journal of Membrane Science, 588, 117200, 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.117200

Chang, H.; Liu, B.*; Wang, H.; Zhang, S-Y.; Chen, S.; Tiraferri, A.; Tang, Y. (2019) “Evaluating the performance of gravity-driven membrane filtration as desalination pretreatment of shale gas flowback and produced water”, Journal of Membrane Science, 587, 117187, 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.117187

Giagnorio, M.; Ricceri, F.; Tagliabue, M.; Zaninetta, L.; Tiraferri, A.* (2019) “Hybrid Forward Osmosis-nanofiltration for Wastewater Reuse: System Design”, Membranes, 9(5), 61, 10.3390/membranes9050061, Open Access

Giagnorio, M.; Ricceri, F.; Tiraferri, A.* (2019) “Desalination of brackish groundwater and reuse of wastewater by forward osmosis coupled with nanofiltration for draw solution recovery”, Water Research, 153, 134-143, 10.1016/j.watres.2019.01.014, Open Access

Manna, P.; Tiraferri, A.; Sangermano, M.; Bernstein, R.*; Kasher, R.* (2019) “Stepwise synthesis of oligoamide coating on a porous support: Fabrication of a membrane with controllable transport properties”, Separation and Purification Technology, 213, 11-18, 10.1016/j.seppur.2018.12.014

Gallo, A.; Bianco, C.; Tosco, T.; Tiraferri, A.; Sethi, R.* (2019) “Synthesis of eco-compatible bimetallic silver/iron nanoparticles for water remediation and reactivity assessment on bromophenol blue”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 211, 1367-1374, 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.10.298


Tiraferri, A.* and Maroni, P. (2018) “Rapid Desorption of Polyelectrolytes from Solid Surfaces Induced by Changes of Aqueous Chemistry”, Langmuir, 34 (41), 12302–12309, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b02573

Grinic, D.; Giagnorio, M.; Cosola, A.; Ricceri, F.; Zanetti M.C.; Sangermano, M.; Tiraferri, A.* (2018) “Maximizing the degree of sulfonation of polysulfone supports in TFC membranes for osmotically-driven processes”, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 303, 1800384, 10.1002/mame.201800384

Minella, M.; De Bellis, N.; Gallo, A.; Giagnorio, M.; Minero, C.; Bertinetti, S.; Sethi, R.; Tiraferri, A.*; Vione, D.* (2018) “Coupling of nanofiltration and thermal Fenton reaction for the abatement of carbamazepine in wastewater”, ACS Omega, 3 (8), 9407-9418, 10.1021/acsomega.8b01055, Open Access

Giagnorio, M.; Steffenino, S.; Meucci, L.; Zanetti M.C.; Tiraferri, A.* (2018) “Design and Performance of a Nanofiltration Plant for the Removal of Chromium Aimed at the Production of Safe Potable Water”, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 6, 4467-4475, 10.1016/j.jece.2018.06.055

Giagnorio, M.; Ruffino, B.; Grinic D.; Steffenino, S.; Meucci, L.; Zanetti M.C.; Tiraferri, A.* (2018) “Achieving Low Concentrations of Chromium in Drinking Water by Nanofiltration: Membrane Performance and Selection”, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25 (25), 25294-25305, 10.1007/s11356-018-2627-5

Imbrogno, A.*; Tiraferri, A.; Abbenante, S.; Weyand, S.; Schwaiger, R.; Luxbacher, T.; Schaefer, A. (2018) “Organic Fouling Control through Magnetic Ion Exchange‐Nanofiltration (MIEX‐NF) in Water Treatment”, Journal of Membrane Science, 549, 474-485, 10.1016/j.memsci.2017.12.041


Bianco, C.; Patiño Higuita, J. E.; Tosco, T.; Tiraferri, A.; Sethi, R.* (2017) “Controlled Deposition of Particles in Porous Media for Effective Aquifer Nanoremediation”, Scientific Reports, 7, 12992, 10.1038/s41598-017-13423-y, Open Access

Amelio, A.; Sangermano, M.; Kasher, R.; Bernstein, R.; Tiraferri A.* (2017) “Fabrication of Nanofiltration Membranes via Stepwise Assembly of Oligoamide on Alumina Supports: Effect of Number of Reaction Cycles on Membrane Properties”, Journal of Membrane Science, 543, 269-276, 10.1016/j.memsci.2017.08.067

Di Vincenzo, M.; Barboiu, M.; Tiraferri, A.; Legrand, Y.-M.* (2017) “Polyol-functionalized Thin-Film Composite Membranes with Improved Transport Properties and Boron Removal in Reverse Osmosis”, Journal of Membrane Science, 540, 71-77, 10.1016/j.memsci.2017.06.034

Farrukh, M.M.; Sangermano, M.*; Prudence Gule, N.; Tiraferri, A.; Mallon, P.E. (2017) “On – line UV curing of electrospun polysulfone fibers containing an acrylate as crosslinker”, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 218 (15), 1700125, 10.1002/macp.201700125

Giagnorio, M.; Amelio, A.*; Grüttner, H.; Tiraferri, A. (2017) “Environmental Impacts of Detergents and Benefits of their Recovery in the Laundering Industry”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 154, 593-601, 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.04.012

Tiraferri, A.; Saldarriaga Hernandez, L. A.; Bianco, C.; Tosco, T.; Sethi, R.* (2017) “Colloidal Behavior of Goethite Nanoparticles Modified with Humic Acid and Implications for Aquifer Reclamation”, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 19, 107, 10.1007/s11051-017-3814-x

Capozzi, L.C.; Farrukh, M.M.; Giagnorio, M.; Tiraferri, A.; Cerruti, M.; Sangermano, M.* (2017) “Ultrafiltration Membranes Functionalized with Polydopamine with Enhanced Contaminant Removal by Adsorption”, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 302 (5), 1600481,

Farrukh, M.M.; Bosch, P.; Giagnorio, M.; Tiraferri, A.*; Sangermano, M.* (2017) “Solvent Stable UV cured Acrylic Polysulfone Membranes”, Polymer International, 66 (1), 64-69, 10.1002/pi.5263

Giagnorio, M.*; Fjerbæk Søtoft, L.; Tiraferri, A. and Grüttner, H. (2017) “Ultrafiltration to Reuse Laundering Wash Water: Evaluation of Membranes and Permeate Flux”, Desalination and Water Treatment, 62, 22-30, 10.5004/dwt.2017.20133


Sangermano, M.*; Farrukh, M.M.; Tiraferri, A.; Dizman, C.; Yagci, Y. (2015) “Synthesis, preparation and characterization of uv-cured methacrylated polysulfone-based membranes”, Materials Today Communications, 5, 64-69, 10.1016/j.mtcomm.2015.10.002

Maroni, P.; Montes Ruiz-Cabello, F. J.; Cardoso, C.; Tiraferri, A.* (2015) “Adsorbed Mass of Polymers on Self-Assembled Monolayers: Effect of Surface Chemistry and Polymer Charge”, Langmuir, 31 (22), 6045–6054, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01103

Tiraferri, A.; Maroni, P.; Borkovec, M.* (2015) “Adsorption of polyelectrolytes to like-charged substrates induced by multivalent counterions as exemplified by poly(styrene sulfonate) and silica”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17, 10348-10352, 10.1039/C5CP00910C

Tiraferri, A.* and Borkovec, M. (2015) “Probing effects of polymer adsorption in colloidal particle suspensions by light scattering as relevant for the aquatic environment: An overview”, Science of the Total Environment, 535, 131-140, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.11.063


Maroni, P.; Montes Ruiz-Cabello, F. J; Tiraferri, A.* (2014) “Studying the Role of Surface Chemistry on Polyelectrolyte Adsorption Using Gold-thiol Self-assembled Monolayer with Optical Reflectivity”, Soft Matter, 10 (46), 9220 – 9225, 10.1039/C4SM02093F

Tiraferri, A.; Maroni, P.; Rodriguez, D.C.; Borkovec, M.* (2014) “Mechanism of chitosan adsorption on silica from aqueous solutions”, Langmuir, 30, 4980-4988, 10.1021/la500680g

Szilagyi, I.; Trefalt, G.; Tiraferri, A.; Maroni, P.; Borkovec, M.* (2014) “Polyelectrolyte adsorption, interparticle forces, and colloidal aggregation”, Soft Matter, 10, 2479-2502, 10.1039/C3SM52132J


Tiraferri, A.; Yip, N.Y.; Straub, A.P.; Romero-Vargas Castrillòn, S.; Elimelech, M.* (2013) “A Method for the Simultaneous Determination of Transport and Structural Parameters of Forward Osmosis Membranes”, Journal of Membrane Science, 444, 523-538, 10.1016/j.memsci.2013.05.023

Liang S.; Kang, Y.; Tiraferri, A.; Giannelis, E.P.; Huang, X.; Elimelech, M.* (2013) “A Highly Hydrophilic Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Ultrafiltration Membrane via Post-Fabrication Grafting of Surface-Tailored Silica Nanoparticles”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 5 (14), 6694-6703, 10.1021/am401462e


Mo, Y.H.; Tiraferri A.; Yip, N.Y.; Elimelech, M.* (2012) “Improved Antifouling Properties of Nanofiltration Membranes by Reducing the Density of Surface Carboxyl Groups”, Environmental Science & Technology, 46 (24), 13253-13261, 10.1021/es303673p

Tiraferri, A.; Kang, Y.; Giannelis, E.P.; Elimelech, M.* (2012) “Superhydrophilic Thin-Film Composite Forward Osmosis Membranes for Organic Fouling Control: Fouling Behavior and Antifouling Mechanisms”, Environmental Science & Technology, 46 (20), 11135-11144, 10.1021/es3028617

Tiraferri, A.; Kang, Y.; Giannelis, E.P.; Elimelech, M.* (2012) “Highly Hydrophilic Thin-film Composite Forward Osmosis Membranes Functionalized with Surface-Tailored Nanoparticles”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 4 (9), 5044-5053, 10.1021/am301532g

Tiraferri, A. and Elimelech, M.* (2012) “Direct Quantification of Negatively-Charged Functional Groups on Membrane Surfaces”, Journal of Membrane Science, 389, 499-508, 10.1016/j.memsci.2011.11.018


Hoover, L.; Phillip, W.A.; Tiraferri, A.; Yip, N.Y.; Elimelech, M.* (2011) “Forward with Osmosis: Emerging Applications for Greater Sustainability”, Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (23), 9824-9830, 10.1021/es202576h

Ang, W.S.; Yip, N.Y.; Tiraferri, A.; Elimelech, M.* (2011) “Chemical Cleaning of RO Membranes Fouled by Wastewater Effluent: Achieving Higher Efficiency with Dual-step Cleaning”, Journal of Membrane Science, 382, 100-106, 10.1016/j.memsci.2011.07.047

Tiraferri, A.; Vecitis, C.; Elimelech, M.* (2011) “Covalent Binding of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes to Polyamide Membrane for Antimicrobial Surface Properties”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 3 (8), 2869-2877, 10.1021/am200536p

Ang, W.S.; Tiraferri, A.; Chen, K.L.; Elimelech, M.* (2011) “Fouling and Cleaning of RO Membranes Fouled by Mixtures of Organic Foulants Simulating Wastewater Effluent”, Journal of Membrane Science, 376, 196-206, 10.1016/j.memsci.2011.04.020

Yip, N.Y.; Tiraferri, A.; Phillip, W.A.; Schiffman, J.D.; Hoover, L.A.; Kim, Y.C.; Elimelech, M.* (2011) “Thin-Film Composite Pressure Retarded Osmosis Membranes for Sustainable Power Generation from Salinity Gradients”, Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (10), 4360-4369, 10.1021/es104325z

Tiraferri, A.; Yip, N.Y.; Phillip, W.A.; Schiffman, J.D.; Elimelech, M.* (2011) “Relating Performance of Thin-Film Composite Forward Osmosis Membranes to Support Layer Formation and Structure”, Journal of Membrane Science, 367 (1-2), 340-352, 10.1016/j.memsci.2010.11.014

Tiraferri, A.; Tosco, T.; Sethi, R.* (2011) “Transport and Retention of Microparticles in Packed Sand Columns at Low and Intermediate Ionic Strengths: Experiments and Mathematical Modeling”, Environmental Earth Sciences, 63 (4), 847-859, 10.1007/s12665-010-0755-4


Yip, N.Y.; Tiraferri, A.; Phillip, W.A.; Schiffman, J.D.; Elimelech, M.* (2010) “High Performance Thin-Film Composite Forward Osmosis Membrane”, Environmental Science & Technology, 44 (10), 3812-3818, 10.1021/es1002555


Tosco, T.; Tiraferri, A.; Sethi, R.* (2009) “Ionic Strength-dependent Transport of Microparticles in Saturated Porous Media: Modeling Mobilization and Immobilization Phenomena under Transient Chemical Conditions”, Environmental Science & Technology, 42 (12), 4425-31, 10.1021/es900245d

Tiraferri, A. and Sethi, R.* (2009) “Enhanced Transport of Zerovalent Iron Nanoparticles in Saturated Porous Media by Guar Gum”, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 11 (3), 635-645, 10.1007/s11051-008-9405-0


Tiraferri, A.; Chen, K.L.; Sethi, R.; Elimelech, M.* (2008) “Reduced Aggregation and Deposition of Zerovalent Iron Nanoparticles in the Presence of Guar Gum”, Journal of Colloids and Interface Science, 324 (1-2), 71-79, 10.1016/j.jcis.2008.04.064