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Aktij, S. A.; Taghipour, A.; Rahimpour, A.*; Mollahosseini, A.; Tiraferri, A. “A Critical Review on Ultrasonic-Assisted Fouling Control and Cleaning of Fouled Membranes”, Ultrasonics, Accepted

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.* “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, 2020, 118352, 10.1016/j.memsci.2020.118352

Salestan, S. K.; Seyedpour, S. F.; Rahimpour, A.*; Shamsabadi, A. A.; Tiraferri, A.; Soroush, M.* “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, In Press, 10.1021/acs.iecr.0c00330

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.* “Tailoring the Biocidal Activity of Novel Silver-Based Metal Azolate Frameworks“, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8 (20), 2020, 7588,7599, 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c00201

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

Eggensperger, C.; Giagnorio, M.; Holland, M.; Dobosz, K.; Schiffman, J.; Tiraferri, A.; Zodrow, K.* “Sustainable Living Filtration Membranes”, Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 7 (3), 2020, 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.* “Recent Advances in Functionalized Polymer Membranes for Biofouling Control and Mitigation in Forward Osmosis”, Journal of Membrane Science, 596, 2020, 117604, 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.117604

Aktij, S. A.; Zirehpour, A.*; Mollahoseeini, A.; Taherzadeh, M. J.; Tiraferri, A.; Rahimpour, A.* “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, 2020, 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. “First Exploration on Poly (vinyl chloride) Ultrafiltration Membrane Prepared by Using the Sustainable Green Solvent PolarClean”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8 (1), 91-101, 2020, 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b04287


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

Wu, Q.; Tiraferri, A.; Wu, H.; Xie, W.; Liu, B.* “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), 2019, 19799-19807, 10.1021/acsomega.9b02674, Open Access

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

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

Shang, W.; Tiraferri, A.; He, Q.; Li, N.; Chang, H.; Liu, C.; Liu, B.* “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, 2019, 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.* “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, 2019, 117200, 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.117200

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Giagnorio, M.; Steffenino, S.; Meucci, L.; Zanetti M.C.; Tiraferri, A.* “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, 2018, 4467-4475, DOI: 10.1016/j.jece.2018.06.055

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

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


Bianco, C.; Patiño Higuita, J. E.; Tosco, T.; Tiraferri, A.; Sethi, R.* “Controlled Deposition of Particles in Porous Media for Effective Aquifer Nanoremediation”, Scientific Reports7, Article number: 12992, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-13423-y (OPEN ACCESS)

Amelio, A.; Sangermano, M.; Kasher, R.; Bernstein, R.; Tiraferri A.* “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, 2017, 269-276, DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2017.08.067

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Tiraferri, A.* and Borkovec, M. “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, December 2105, 131-140, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.11.063


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Ang, W.S.; Tiraferri, A.; Chen, K.L.; Elimelech, M.* “Fouling and Cleaning of RO Membranes Fouled by Mixtures of Organic Foulants Simulating Wastewater Effluent”, Journal of Membrane Science, 376, July 2011, 196-206, DOI: 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.* “Thin-Film Composite Pressure Retarded Osmosis Membranes for Sustainable Power Generation from Salinity Gradients”, Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (10), May 2011, 4360-4369, DOI: 10.1021/es104325z

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

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


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


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

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


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