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Eunsung Kan, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor - Sustainable agriculture, water and energy
Contact Information
Email:kan@tarleton.edu
Office:Autry 201
Phone:254-968-4144

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Research and Scholarly Activities

Research Activities
  • Production of biofuels, bioproducts and biomaterials from dairy and agricultural wastes
  • Removal of contaminants from dairy and agricultural wastewater
  • Reuse of wastewater for agricultural irrigation and energy production
  • Capture and conversion of greenhouse gases to valuable products
Scholarly Activities
  • PI, US EPA, 2015-2016, Control of pathogens and pharmaceutical compounds by biochar-support photocatalysts under solar light irradiation
  • PI, USDA NIFA, 2013-2015, Capture and valorisation of CO2 in biogas by a novel biocatalyst/ nanoparticle-assisted foam bioreactor

Publications

Refereed Publications
  • Kim JH, Park S, Kim H, Kim HJ, Yang Y, Kim YH, Jung S, Kan E, Lee S. 2017. Alginate/bacterial cellulose nanocomposite beads prepared using Gluconacetobacter xylinus and their application in lipase immobilization. Carbohydrate Polymers, 157: 137–145.
  • Kim JR, Kan E. 2016. Heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of sulfamethoxazole in water using a biochar-supported TiO2 photocatalyst. Journal of Environmental Management, 180: 94–101.
  • Watson SK, Han Z, Su WW, Deshusses MA, Kan E. 2016. Carbon dioxide capture using Escherichia coli expressing carbonic anhydrase in a foam bioreactor. Environmental Technology 37: 3186-3192.
  • Kim SH, Park S, Yu H, Kim JH, Kim HJ, Yang Y, Kim YH, Kim KJ, Kan E, Lee SH. 2016. Effect of deep eutectic solvent mixtures on lipase activity and stability. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, 128: 65–72.
  • Hoh DH, Watson SK, Kan E. 2016. Algal biofilm reactors for integrated wastewater treatment and biofuel production: a review. Chemical Engineering Journal, 287: 466 – 473.
  • Kim HJ, Park S, Kim SH, Kim JH, Yu H, Kim HJ, Yang Y, Kan E, Kim YH, Lee SH. 2015. Biocompatible cellulose nanocrystals as supports to immobilize lipase. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, 122: 170-178.
  • Watson SK, Kan E. 2015. Effects of Novel Auto-Inducible Medium on Growth, Activity and CO2 Capture Capacity of Escherichia coli Expressing Carbonic Anhydrase. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 117: 139–143.
  • Kim JR, Huling SG, Kan E. 2015. Effects of temperature on adsorption and oxidative degradation of bisphenol A in a surface modified iron-amended granular activated carbon. Chemical Engineering Journal, 262: 1260-1267.
  • Park T, Kim YS, Kan E, Lee SH. 2015. Influence of ionic liquids as solvents for the chemical synthesis of poly(3-octylthiophene) with FeCl3. RSC Advance, 5: 25590-25593.
  • Kim JR, Kan E. 2015. Heterogeneous photo-Fenton oxidation of methylene blue using CdS-carbon nanotube/TiO2 under visible light. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. 21: 644-652.
  • Kan E, Koh CI, Lee KH, Kang JW. 2015. Decomposition of aqueous chlorinated contaminants by UV irradiation with H2O2. Frontier in Environmental Science and Engineering, 9: 429-435 (online publication: February 2014).
  • Cleveland V, Bingham JP, Kan E. 2014. Heterogeneous Fenton Degradation of Bisphenol A by Carbon Nanotube-supported Fe3O4. Separation and Purification Technology, 133:388-395.
  • Kim JR, Santiano B, Kim HS, Kan E. 2013. Heterogeneous Oxidation of Methylene Blue with Surface-Modified Iron-Amended Activated Carbon. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 4:115-122. Google-based impact factor: 1.12.
  • Kan E. 2013. Effects of pretreatment of anaerobic sludge and culture conditions on hydrogen productivity in dark anaerobic fermentation. Renewable Energy, 49: 227–231.
  • Huling SG, Kan E, Wingo C, Park SH. 2012. Pilot study of Fenton-driven regeneration of MTBE-spent granular activated carbon. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 205/206: 55-62.
  • Huling SG, Ko SB, Park S, Kan E. 2011. Persulfate oxidation regeneration of spent granular activated carbon. Journal of Hazardous Materials 192: 1484-1490.
  • Huling SG, Kan E, Wingo C. 2009. Fenton-driven regeneration of MTBE-spent granular activated carbon – Effects of particle size and Iron Amendment Procedures. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 89: 651-658.
  • Kan E, Huling SG. 2009. Effects of temperature and acidic pre-treatment on Fenton-driven oxidation of MTBE-spent granular activated carbon. Environmental Science and Technology, 43 (5): 1493-1499.
  • Kan E, Deshusses MA. 2009. Modeling of the foamed emulsion bioreactor for air pollution control. II. Process and parametric sensitivity studies. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 102: 708-713.
  • Kan E, Deshusses MA. 2008. Modeling of the foamed emulsion bioreactor for air pollution control. I. Model development and experimental validation. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 99: 1096-1106.
  • Kan E, Kim S, Deshusses MA. 2007. Fenton oxidation of TCE vapors in a foam reactor. Environmental Progress, 26(3): 226-232.
  • Choi D, Fung A, Moon H, Ho D, Chen Y, Kan E, Rheem Y, Yoo B, Myung N. 2007. Transport of living cells with magnetically assembled nanowires. Biomedical microdevices, 9(2): 143-148.
  • Kan E, Deshusses MA. 2006. Scale-up and cost evaluation of the foamed emulsion bioreactor. Environmental Technology, 27(6): 645-652.
  • Kan E, Deshusses MA. 2006. Cometabolic degradation of TCE vapors in a foamed emulsion bioreactor. Environmental Science and Technology, 40: 1022 -1028.
  • Kan E, Deshusses MA. 2005. Continuous operation of foamed emulsion bioreactors treating toluene vapors. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 92: 364-371.
  • Kan E, Deshusses MA. 2003. Development of foamed emulsion bioreactor for air pollution control. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 84:240-244.
  • Koh C, Lee S, Kan E, Kang J. 1999. New evaluation method of physicochemical parameters in the ozone/UV process. Environmental Engineering Research, 4: 51-57.
  • Kan E, Yoon CH. 1997. The economical review of paper mill effluent treatment by advanced oxidation process. Chemical Industry & Technology, 15: 533-537.
  • Kan E, Park CB, Lee SB. 1997. Optimization in culture conditions of hyperthermophilic Sulfolobus solfataricus. Korean Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 12: 121-126.
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Presentations
  • Watson SK, Beeker B, Yanos R, Kan E. 2015. A novel foam photobioreactor for algal wastewater treatment, CO2 capture and biofuel production. 2015 AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 8-13, 2015.
  • Kan E. 2015. Effective photocatalytic oxidation of antibiotics in water: Effects of carbon support and inorganic anions. 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 8-13, 2015.
  • Watson SK, Kan E. 2015. Detailed analysis of a foam bioreactor using Escherichia coli expressing carbonic anhydrase for optimization of CO2 capture. 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 8-13, 2015.
  • Watson SK, Kan E. 2014. Mathematical Modeling of Carbon Capture by Carbonic Anhydrase-Displaying Escherichia coli in a foam bioreactor. 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 16-21, 2014.
  • Watson SK, Han ZL, Su WW, Kan E. 2014. Carbon Capture Using Carbonic Anhydrase-Displaying Escherichia coli in biologically active foams. 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 16-21, 2014.
  • Kim JR, Kan E. 2014. Integrated Solar Photocatalytic Oxidation and Biodegradation for Degradation of Antibiotics and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Wastewater and Water. 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 16-21, 2014.
  • Kim JR, Kan E. 2014. Adsorption and Oxidative Degradation of Bisphenol A on Surface Modified Iron-Amended Activated Carbon: Effects of temperature on adsorption and Fenton oxidation. 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 16-21, 2014.
  • Kim JR, Kan E. 2014. Visible Light Mediated Heterogeneous Photo-Fenton Oxidation of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Wastewater and Water Using CdS/Carbon nanotube-Iron Oxide Composite Photocatalyst. 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 16-21, 2014.
  • Cleveland V, Kan E. 2013. Simultaneous Adsorption and Heterogeneous Oxidation of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Wastewater Using Nano Metal Catalyst-Deposited Carbon Nanotubes. 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, November 3-8, 2013.
  • Kim JR, Santiano B, Kim HS, Kan E. 2013. Heterogeneous Fenton Oxidation of Synthetic Dye in Water With Surface-Modified Iron-Amended Activated Carbon. 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, November 3-8, 2013.
  • Cleveland V, Bingham JP, Kan E. 2013. Novel Synthesis of Nano Iron Oxide-deposited Carbon Nanotube For Enhancing Heterogeneous Fenton Oxidation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Water. 2013 9th World congress of Chemical Engineering, Seoul, Korea, August 19-23, 2013.
  • Ko SB, Huling SG, Kan E, Park S. 2010. The Feasibility Study of Persulfate Oxidation to Regenerate Organic Contaminant-Spent Granular Activated Carbon In Leading Edge Technology 2010 , Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 2-4 June 2010.
  • Huling SG, Kan E. 2010. Fenton-Driven Regeneration of MTBE-spent Granular Activated Carbon In Seventh International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, California, U.S.A, May 24-27, 2010.
  • Kan E, Kang JW. Cost-effective photochemical decomposition of chlorinated contaminants: Effects of various UV light irradiations in H2O2/UV processes In 2009 Multilingual Interdisciplinary Conference on Chemical, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Melbourne, Australia, December 7-20, 2009.
  • Kan, E. (Invited Speaker) Advanced Treatment Of Industrial Wastewater For Water Reuse In Wastewater Tech 2009, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 14-15, 2009.
  • Kan E, Kim S, Deshusses MA. 2006. Fenton oxidation of TCE vapors in a foam reactor. In Pro. 2006 USC-TRG Conference on Biofiltration, F.E. Reynolds Jr. and J.S. Devinney (eds.). The Reynolds Group, Tustin, CA, and the University of Southern California, Long Beach, CA, October 18-20. 2006.
  • Kan E, Deshusses MA. 2005. Cometabolic degradation of TCE by bioactive foam bioreactor. In the 229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA
  • Kan E, Deshusses MA. 2004. Detailed analysis of new bioactive foam bioreactor for treating air pollutants. In Proc. 2004 USC-TRG Conference on Biofiltration, p. 97-107. F.E. Reynolds Jr. and J.S. Devinny (eds.). The Reynolds Group, Tustin, CA, and the University of Southern California, Redondo Beach, CA, October 20-22. 2004.
  • Kan E, Deshusses MA. 2004. Bioactive Foam for air pollution control. In the 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
  • Kan E, Deshusses MA. 2003. Bioactive Foamed Emulsions, a new technique for air pollution control. Paper #69665. In Proc. Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Air and Waste Management Association. AWMA, Pittsburg, PA, San Diego, CA, June 22-26, 2003.
  • Kan E, Deshusses MA. 2002. Development of foamed emulsion bioreactor for air pollution control. In Proc. 2002 USC-TRG Conference on Biofiltration, p. 225-230. F.E. Reynolds Jr. and J.S. Devinny (eds.). The Reynolds Group, Tustin, CA, and the University of Southern California, Newport Beach, CA, October 31- November 1, 2002.

Professional Affiliations & Accreditations

  • Leadership in Environmental Division, Chairs in Hazardous Waste & Emerging contaminant sections, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (since 2014)
  • Editor-in-chief, Open Journal of Water Pollution and Treatment (since 2014)
  • Editorial Board, Open Journal of Chemical Engineering and Science (since 2014)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Agriculture and Biosciences (since 2016)

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of California at Riverside
  • M.S., Pohang University of Science and Technology
  • B.S., Inha University

Graduate Group Memberships

  • Tarleton State University Graduate Faculty Status
  • Texas A&M University System Graduate Faculty Status

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Dr. Eunsung Kan has joined Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Stephenville in 2016. Prior to current position, he worked at several universities, US Environmental Protection Agency and the private sectors for 16 years in the fields of bioenergy, water treatment, greenhouse gas control, and bioprocesses. His primary interest lies in sustainable agriculture, water, and energy (food-water-energy NEXUS) including conversion of wastes/wastewater to biofuels, reuse of wastewater for agricultural and energy production, energy efficient water treatment, and CO2 capture.