1.      Book: Karanfil, Mitch, Westerhoff & Xie (eds), Recent Advances in Disinfection Byproducts, Oxford University Press, 2016.

2.      Book: Karanfil, Krasner, Westerhoff & Xie (eds), Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water: Occurence, Formation, Health Effects and Control , Oxford University Press, 2008.

3.      Book: Yuefeng F. Xie, Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water: Formation, analysis, and control, Lewis Publishers, 2003. 

4.      Book: H.Wu, H.-H.Tung, Y.F. Xie, Haloacetic Acid Removal Using Granular Activated Carbon, Water Research Foundation (AWWA Research Foundation), 2005 (Published AWWARF Report)

5.      EPA Method: Domino, Pepich, Munch, Fair, Xie EPA Method 552.3, Determination of Haloacetic Acids and Dalapon in Drinking Water by Liquid-Liquid Microextraction, Derivatization, and Gas Chromatography with Electron Capture Detection , US EPA, EPA 815-B-03-002, 2003, p 55.


6.      Kuan Z. Huang, Yuefeng F. Xie, Hao L. Tang, Formation of disinfection by-products under influence of shale gas produced water, Science of The Total Environment, 2019, 647:744-751.

7.      Yan-ling Liu, Xiao-mao Wang, Hong-wei Yang, Yuefeng F. Xie,  Xia Huang, Preparation of nanofiltration membranes for high rejection of organic micropollutants and low rejection of divalent cations, Journal of Membrane Science, 2019, 572:152-160.

8.      Yan-ling Liu, Kang Xiao, Ai-qian Zhang, Xiao-mao Wang, Hong-wei Yang, Xia Huang, Yuefeng F. Xie, Exploring the interactions of organic micropollutants with polyamide nanofiltration membranes: A molecular docking study, Journal of Membrane Science, 2019, 577:285-293.

9.      Xiaofeng Wang,Yin Li, Ruiyang Li, Hongwei Yang, Beihai Zhou, Xiaomao Wang, Yuefeng Xie, Comparison of chlorination behaviors between norfloxacin and ofloxacin: Reaction kinetics, oxidation products and reaction pathways, Chemosphere, 2019, 215:124-132.

10.  Fan-xin Kong, Xiao-feng Lin, Guang-dong Sun, Jin-fu Chen, Chun-mei Guo, Yuefeng F. Xie, Enhanced organic removal for shale gas fracturing flowback water by electrocoagulation and simultaneous electro-peroxone process, Chemosphere, 2019, 218:258


11.  Hao L. Tang, Linlin Tang, and Yuefeng F. Xie, Aerated Electrolysis for Reducing Impacts of Shale Gas Production Wastewater on Water Sources regarding Disinfection Byproduct Formation, Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2018, 5 (11):681–686

12.  Kuan Z. Huang, Hao L. Tang, Yuefeng F. Xie, Impacts of shale gas production wastewater on disinfection byproduct formation: An investigation from a non-bromide perspective, Water Research, 2018, 144:656-664.

13.  Yan-ling Liu, Wei Wei Xiao-mao Wang, Hong-wei Yang, Yuefeng F. Xie, Relating the rejections of oligomeric ethylene glycols and saccharides by nanofiltration: Implication for membrane pore size determination, Separation and Purification Technology, 2018, 205:151-158.

14.  Yan-ling Liu, Xiao-mao Wang, Hong-wei Yang, Yuefeng F.Xie, Quantifying the influence of solute-membrane interactions on adsorption and rejection of pharmaceuticals by NF/RO membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, 2018, 551:37-46.

15.  Yan-ling Liu, Xiao-mao Wang, Hong-wei Yang, Yuefeng F. Xie, Adsorption of pharmaceuticals onto isolated polyamide active layer of NF/RO membranes, Chemosphere, 2018, 200:36-47.

16.  Fan-xin Kong, Guang-dong Sun, Jin-fu Chen, Jin-dong Han, Chun-mei Guo, Tong-Zhang, Xiao-feng Lin, Yuefeng F. Xie, Desalination and fouling of NF/low pressure RO membrane for shale gas fracturing flowback water treatment, Separation and Purification Technology, 2018, 195:216-223.

17.  Yuqin Mao, Di Guo, Weikun Yao, Xiaomao Wang, Hongwei Yang, Yuefeng F. Xie, Sridhar Komarneni, Gang Yu, Yujue Wang, Effects of conventional ozonation and electro-peroxone pretreatment of surface water on disinfection by-product formation during subsequent chlorination, Water Research, 2018, 130:322-332.

18.  Qiwan Chai, Allen Hu, Yukun Qian, Xiuwei Ao, Wenjun Liu, Hongwei Yang, Yuefeng F. Xie, A comparison of genotoxicity change in reclaimed wastewater from

different disinfection processes, Chemosphere, 2018, 191:335-341.

19.  Xu-di Chen, Zhi Wang, Dan-yang Liu, Kang Xiao, Jing Guan, Yuefeng F. Xie, Xiao-mao Wang, T. David Waite, Role of adsorption in combined membrane fouling by biopolymers coexisting with inorganic particles, Chemosphere, 2018, 191:226-234.


20.  Yang-ying Zhao, Fan-xin Kong, Zhi Wang, Hong-wei Yang, Xiao-mao Wang, Yuefeng F. Xie, T. David Waite, Role of membrane and compound properties in affecting the rejection of pharmaceuticals by different RO/NF membranes, Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering, 2017, 11(6):20-

21.  Jing Fu, Xiaomao Wang, Weiliang Bai, Hongwei Yang, Yuefeng F. Xie, Azo compound degradation kinetics and halonitromethane formation kinetics during chlorination, Chemosphere, 2017, 174:110-116.

22.  Qiwan Chai, Shujuan Zhang, Xiaomao Wang, Hongwei Yang, Yuefeng F. Xie, Effect of bromide on the transformation and genotoxicity of octyl-dimethyl-p-aminobenzoic acid during chlorination, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2017, 324:626-633.

23.  Zhao Li, Ting Chen, Fuyi Cui, Yuefeng Xie, Wenqing Xu, Impact of chitosan and polyacrylamide on formation of carbonaceous and nitrogenous disinfection by-products, Chemosphere, 2017, 178:26-33.

24.  Fan-xin Kong, Jin-fu Chen, He-ming Wang, Xiao-ning Liu, Xiao-mao Wang, Xia Wen, Chun-mao Chen, Yuefeng F. Xie, Application of coagulation-UF hybrid process for shale gas fracturing flowback water recycling: Performance and fouling analysis, Journal of Membrane Science, 2017, 524:460-469.

25.  ShunTang, Xiao-mao Wang, Shi-ting Liu, Hong-wei Yang, Yuefeng F. Xie, Xiao-yi Yang, Chemosphere, 2017, 178:119-128.

26.  Fan-xin Kong, Xiao-mao Wang, Hong-wei Yang, Jin-fu Chen, Chun-mei Guo, Tong Zhang, Yuefeng F. Xie, The role of solubility on the rejection of trace organics by nanofiltration membrane: exemplified with disinfection by-products, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2017, 24(22):18400-18409.


27.  Wendong Wang, Mariem Esparra, H. Liu, Yuefeng F. Xie, Application of forward osmosis in reusing the brackish concentrate produced in reverse osmosis plants with secondary treated wastewater as feed solution: a case study, Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 2016, 6(4):533-534.

28.  Shujuan Zhang, Xiaomao Wang, Hongwei Yang, Yuefeng F Xie, Chlorination of oxybenzone: Kinetics, transformation, disinfection byproducts formation, and genotoxicity changes, Chemosphere, 2016, 154:521-527.

29.  Shi-ting Liu, Hong-wei Yang, Wen-jun Liu, Yu Zhao, Xiao-mao Wang, Yuefeng F Xie, Evaluation of backwash strategies on biologically active carbon filters by using chloroacetic acids as indicator chemicals, Process Biochemistry, 2016, in press

30.  Yu Zhao, Hong-wei Yang, Shi-ting Liu, Shun Tang, Xiao-mao Wang, Yuefeng F. Xie Effects of metal ions on disinfection byproduct formation during chlorination of natural organic matter and surrogates, Chemosphere, 2016, 144:1074-1082

31.  Shengqi Qi, Yuqin Mao, Miao Lv, Lili Sun, Xiaomao Wang, Hongwei Yang, Yuefeng F. Xie Pathway fraction of bromate formation during O3 and O3/H2O2 processes in drinking water treatment, Chemosphere, 2016, 144:2436-2442

32.  Fan-xin Kong, Hong-wei Yang, Xiao-mao Wang, Yuefeng F. Xie Assessment of the hindered transport model in predicting the rejection of trace organic compounds by nanofiltration, Journal of Membrane Science, 2016, 498:57-66

33.  Xiaofeng Wang, Beihai Zhou, Hongwei Yang, Xiaomao Wang, Yuefeng Xie, Effect of oxidation on nitro-based pharmaceutical degradation and trichloronitromethane formation, Chemosphere, 2016, 146:154-161

34.  Hao Tang and Yuefeng Xie, Biologically active carbon filtration for haloacetic acid removal from swimming pool water, Sci Total Environ, 2016, 541:58-64



35.  Hao L. Tang, Ricky J. Ristau, II, and Yuefeng F. Xie, Disinfection By-Products in Swimming Pool Water: Formation, Modeling, and Control, Recent Advances in Disinfection Byproducts, Karanfil, Mitch, Westerhoff & Xie (eds), American Chemical Society, 2015.

36.  Xiaofeng Wang, Hongwei Yang, Beihai Zhou, Xiaomao Wang, Yuefeng Xie, Effect of Oxidation on Amine-Based Pharmaceutical Degradation and N-Nitrosodimethylamine Formation, WATER RESEARCH, 2015, 87:403-411

37.  Lei-xi Dong, Hong-wei Yang, Shi-ting Liu, Xiao-mao Wang, Yuefeng F. Xie, Fabrication and anti-biofouling properties of alumina and zeolite nanoparticle embedded ultrafiltration membranes, Desalination, 2015, 365:70-78

38.  Zhang, Xiao-lu; Yang, Hong-wei; Wang, Xiao-mao; Karanfil, Tanju; Xie, Yuefeng F. Trihalomethane hydrolysis in drinking water at elevated temperatures. WATER RESEARCH, 2015, 78:18-27

39.  Shun Tang, Xiaomao Wang, Yuqin Mao, Yu Zhao, Hongwei Yang, Yuefeng Xie. Effect of dissolved oxygen concentration on iron efficiency: Removal of three chloroacetic acids. Water Research. 2015, 73: 342-352.

40.  Fan-xin Kong, Hong-wei Yang, Yu-qiao Wu, Xiao-mao Wang, Yuefeng F. Xie Rejection of pharmaceuticals during forward osmosis and prediction by using the solution-diffusion model. Journal of Membrane Science, 2015, 476, pp 410–420.

41.  Xiaomao Wang, Hongwei Yang, Zhenyu Li, Shaoxia Yang, Yuefeng Xie Pilot study for the treatment of sodium and fluoride-contaminated groundwater by using high-pressure membrane systems. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering, 2015, 9(1), pp 155-163.  

42.  Pengfei Lin, Yuan Zhang, Xiaojian Zhang, Chao Chen, Yuefeng Xie, Irwin H. Suffet The influence of chlorinated aromatics’ structure on their adsorption characteristics on activated carbon to tackle chemical spills in drinking water source, Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering, 2015, 9(1), pp 138-146.

43.  Xiaomao Wang, Yuqin Mao, Shun Tang, Hongwei Yang, Yuefeng Xie, Disinfection byproducts in drinking water and regulatory compliance: A critical review.  Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering, 2015, 9(1), pp 3-15. 


44.  Yuqin Mao, Xiaomao Wang, Hongwei Yang, Haoyu Wang, Yuefeng F Xie (2014) Effects of ozonation on disinfection byproduct formation and speciation during subsequent chlorination. Chemosphere, 117:515-520.

45.  Xiaomao Wang, Garcia Leal MI, Xiaolu Zhang, Hongwei yang, Yuefeng Xie, Haloacetic acids in swimming pool and spa water in the United States and China. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering, 8(6), 820-824.

46.  McGuire, Michael J.; Karanfil, Tanju; Krasner, Stuart W.; Reckhow, David A.; Roberson, J. Alan; Summers, R. Scott; Westerhoff, Paul; Xie, Yuefeng (2014) Not your granddad's disinfection by-product problems and solutions, Journal American Water Works Association, 106(8), 54-73.

47.  Fan-xin Kong, Yang, Xiao-mao Wang, Hong-wei Yang, Yuefeng F. Xie (2014)  Rejection of nine haloacetic acids and coupled reverse draw solute permeation in forward osmosis, Desalination, 341, 1-9.

48.  J.-J. Liu, X.-Y. Li, Y-F Xie, H. Tang (2014) Characterization of soluble microbial products as precursors of disinfection byproducts in drinking water supply, Science of the Total Environment, 472, 818-824.

49.  Wendong Wang, Yinting Zhang, Mariem Esparra-Alvarado, Xiaomao Wang, Hongwei Yang, Yuefeng Xie (2014) Effects of pH and temperature on forward osmosis membrane flux using rainwater as the makeup for cooling water dilution, Desalination, 351, 70-76.


50.  Xiao-lu Zhang, Hong-wei Yang, Xiao-mao Wang, Jing Fu, Yuefeng F. Xie Formation of disinfection by-products: Effect of temperature and kinetic modeling, Chemosphere 90, 634-639.

51.  Wang, CK ; Zhang, XJ ; Wang, J; Liu, SM ; Chen, C ; Xie, YF, 2013, Effects of organic fractions on the formation and control of N-nitrosamine precursors during conventional drinking water treatment processes, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 449: 295-301.

52.  Shun Tang, Xiao-mao Wang, Hong-wei Yang, Yuefeng F. Xie (2013) Technical Note, Haloacetic acid removal by sequential zero-valent iron reduction and biologically active carbon degradation, Chemosphere 90, 1563–1567.


53.  Hao L. Tang , Yen-Chih Chen , John M. Regan and Yuefeng F. Xie (2012) Disinfection by-product formation potentials in wastewater effluents and their reductions in a wastewater treatment plant, J. Environ. Monit., 14, 1515-1522

54.  Hao L Tang, Yuefeng F Xie, and Yen-Chih Chen (2012) Use of Bio-Amp, a commercial bio-additive for the treatment of grease trap wastewater containing fat, oil, and grease. Bioresour Technol, 124 (11), 52-58.


55.  H.H. Tung, Xie Y.F. (2011) “Evaluate HAA removal in biologically active carbon filters using the ICR database”, Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering, 5(4):489-496.


56.  H.L.Tang, J.M.Regan, S.E.Clark, Y.F.Xie (2010) "Prediction of Clean-bed Head Loss in Crumb Rubber Filters", Journal of Environmental Engineering, 137(1),55-62.


57.  Zhang, P.; Lapara, T.; Goslan, E.; Xie, Y.; Parsons, S.; Hozalski, R. (2009) "Biodegradation of Haloacetic Acids by Bacterial Isolates and Enrichment Cultures from Drinking Water Systems", Environmental Science & Technology, 43,3169-3175.

58.  Zhang P, Hozalski RM, Leach LH, Camper AK, Goslan EH, Parsons SA, Xie YFF, LaPara TM (2009) Isolation and characterization of haloacetic acid-degrading Afipia spp. from drinking water, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 297, 203-208.

59.  AWWA Inorganic Committee and AWWA Inorganic Contaminant Research Committee (2009), "Committee Report: A Survey of the 'Other' Inorganics", Journal American Water Works Association, 101(8), 79-86 (Primary authors: Baldwin, J.; Funck, S.; Gillogly, T.; Gurian, P.; Ghurye, G.; Kwan, P.; Brown, J.; Xie, Y.)

60.  Tang, Z., Butkus, M.A., Xie, Y.F. (2009) “Enhanced performance of crumb rubber filtration for ballast water treatment, Chemosphere, 74, 1396-1399.

61.  Tung, H.-H., Xie,Y.F. (2009) “Association between haloacetic acid degradation and heterotrophic bacteria in water distribution systems, Water Research, 43, 971-978.



62.  Krach, K.R.; Burns, B.R.; Li, B.; Shuler A.; Cole, C.; Xie, Y. (2008) “Odor Control for Land Application of Lime Stabilized Biosolids”, Water Air Soil Pollut: Focus (2008) 8:369–378


63.  Spear, M., Zhou, M., Cole, C.A. and Xie, Y.F. (2006) Evaluation of Arsenic Field Test Kits, Journal of American Water Works Association, 98(12), 97-105.

64.  Tung, H.-H., Regan, J.M.,Unz, R.F., Xie, Y.F., (2006) “Microbial Community Structure in a Drinking Water GAC Filter, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 6(2), 267-271.

65.  Tung, H.-H., Unz, R.F., Xie, Y.F., (2006) “Haloacetic Acid Removal by Granular Activated Carbon Adsorption, Journal American Water Works Association, 98(6), 107-112.

66.  Z, Tang, M.A. Butkus, Y.F. Xie, (2006) “The Effects of Various Factors on Ballast Water Treatment using Crumb Rubber Filtration: Pilot Study and Statistic Analysis, Environmental Engineering Science, 23(3), 561-569. 

67.  Z, Tang, M.A. Butkus, Y.F. Xie, (2006) “Crumb Rubber Filtration: A Potential Technology for Ballast Water Treatment, Marine Environmental Research, 61(4), 410-423.


68.  H. Wu and Y.F. Xie (2005) “Effects of EBCT and Water Temperature on HAA Removal using BAC Journal American Water Works Association, 97(11), 94-101.



69.  Y. Xie, I. Rashid, L. Gammie and H. Zhou (2002) "Acidic Methanol Methylation for HAA Analysis: Limitations and Possible Solutions" Journal American Water Works Association, 94(11):115-122.

70.  H. Zhou and Y. Xie (2002) "Biologically Active Carbon for HAA removal: Part I, Batch Study" Journal American Water Works Association, 94:4:194-200, April 2002.

71.  Y. Xie and H. Zhou (2002) "Biologically Active Carbon for HAA removal: Part II, Column Study" Journal American Water Works Association, 94:5:126-134, May 2002.


72.  Y. Xie (2001) "Analyzing Haloacetic Acids Using Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometry", Water Research, 35(6):1599-1602.

73.  Y. Xie, C.A. Cole, D.A. Long (2001) "Environmental Training Center: A New Concept for Operator Training in Pennsylvania", Keystone Water Quality Manager, 34(6):12-15.


74.  C. Graf, Y. Xie (2000) "Wastewater Filtration in Crumb Rubber Medium Filters", Keystone Water Quality Manager, 34(6):12-15.

75.  Y. Xie (2000) "Disinfection Byproduct Analysis in Drinking Water", American Laboratory, 32(22):50-54.

76.  Y. Xie and C.J. Huang (2000) "Analysis of Cyanogen Chloride and Cyanogen Bromide in Drinking Water" in Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry, R.A. Meyers, Editor-in-Chief (Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.). 2333-2343.

77.  E.H. Popple, H. Zhou, Y. Xie, R.H. Hozalski (2000) "Chemical Species" (Review Article) Water Environment Research, 72(5):1-44.

78.  Y. Xie, H. Zhou, and J. Romano (2000) "Development of a Capillary Electrophoresis Method for Haloacetic Acids" in Natural Organic Matter and Disinfection By-Products, S. Barrett, S. Krasner and G.L. Amy, editors. 356-365.


79.  Y. Xie, H. Zhou, R.S. Bhangu, and B.Y. Li (1999)"Chemical Species" (Review Article). Water Environment Research, 71(5):519-530.

80.  Y. Xie, C.A. Cole, and D.A. Long (1999) "Training Center Targets Small System Operators" Journal American Water Works Association, 91(4):123-128.


81.  Y. Xie, D.A. Reckhow, and Denise C. Springborg (1998)"Analyzing HAAs and Ketoacids without Diazomethane" Journal American Water Works Association, 90(4):131-138.


82.  Y. Xie, D.A. Reckhow (1997)"Development of a method to identify ketoacids in ozonated fulvic acid solutions" Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 32:99-102.


83.  Y. Xie, D.A. Reckhow (1995) “Hydrolysis and Dehalogenation of Trihaloacetaldehydes in Disinfection Byproducts in Water Treatment: the chemistry of their formation and control. R.A. Minear and G.L. Amy, editors, (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Lewis Publishers). 283-291.

84.  E.R. Blatchley III, Y. Xie (1995) “Disinfection and Antimicrobial Processes”(Review Article). Water Environment Research. 67:475-481.


85.  Y. Xie, D.A. Reckhow (1994) “Formation of Halogenated Artifacts in Brominated, Chloraminated and Chlorinated Solvents. Environmental Science & Technology. 28:1357-1360.

86.  E.E. Moyer, D.W. Ostendorf, D.H. Kampbell, Y. Xie (1994) “Field Trapping of Subsurface Aviation Gasoline Vapors. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation. 14:110-119.


87.  Y. Xie, D.A. Reckhow, R.V. Rajan (1993) “Spontaneous Methylation of Haloacetic Acids in Methanolic Stock Solutions. Environmental Science & Technology. 27(6):1232-1234.

88.  Y. Xie, D.A. Reckhow (1993) “A Rapid and Simple Analytical Method for Cyanogen Chloride and Cyanogen Bromide in Drinking Water”. Water Research, 27(3):507-511.

89.  Y. Xie, D.A. Reckhow (1993) “Identification of Trihaloacetaldehydes in Ozonated and Chlorinated Fulvic Acid Solutions. Analyst, 118(1):71-72.

90.  D.W. Ostendorf, E.E. Moyer, Y. Xie, R.V. Rajan (1993) “Hydrocarbon Vapor Diffusion in Intact Core Sleeves. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation. 13:139-150.


91.  Y. Xie, R.V. Rajan, D.A. Reckhow (1992) “Mass Spectra of Synthesized Mixed Bromo/Chloroacetic Acids. Organic Mass Spectrometry, 27(7):807-810.

92.  Y. Xie, D.A. Reckhow (1992) “Formation of Ketoacids in Ozonated Drinking Water. Ozone Science & Engineering, 14(3):269-275.


93.  D.W. Ostendorf, L.E. Leach, E.S. Hinlein, Y. Xie (1991) “Field Sampling of Residual Aviation Gasoline in Sandy Soil. Ground Water Monitoring Review. 12:107-120.


Other Peer Reviewed Publications in Chinese: 

          The list of Peer Reviewed Publications in Chinese (Under Construction)



1.      Y. Xie (2001) " Xie's Bar Theory for Water Coagulation ", The Water News Source, 36(4):15. (CopyRight c, 2000 By Y. Xie)

2.      Y.Xie(1997) "We Lost of Our TripLeader, Dennis" , Stream-Lines, 21(10):4.

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