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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:


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, Accepted

Tiraferri, A.*; 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, In Press, 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 and 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. and 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. and 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 and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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.; and 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. and 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., and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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. and Elimelech, M.* “High Performance Thin-Film Composite Forward Osmosis Membrane”, Environmental Science & Technology, 44 (10), April 2010, 3812-3818, DOI: 10.1021/es1002555x


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.; 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. and 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