Dr. Wendong Tao, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Resources Engineering

 

Research Interests/ Projects

 

  • Struvite recovery from dairy manure; Watch ESF P3 Team2

  • Ammonia recovery from dairy manure;

  • Engineered ecosystems for water quality improvement -- constructed wetlands, gravel biofilters, and stabilization ponds;

  • Simultaneous nitritation and anammox in engineered ecosystems; Watch ESF P3 Team1

  • Anaerobic digestion of food waste and dairy manure;

  • Wood leachate treatment in subsurface flow wetlands in colder climates;

  • Aquatic microbial ecology of natural and engineered systems.

 

Recent Peer-Reviewed Articles

 

  • Tao W., Shi S., and Kroll C.N. 2013. Influences of wood preservation, lumber size, and weather on field leaching of red pine lumber. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 260: 296-304.

  • Lin H., Diemont S.A.W., Toland T., Tao W., Daley D., and Johnson D. 2013. Vermifiltration ecological treatment for the use of food waste digestate. Water Environment Research. In press.

  • Wen J., Tao W., Wang Z., and Pei Y. 2013. Enhancing simultaneous nitritation and anammox in recirculating biofilters: Effects of unsaturated zone depth and alkalinity dissolution of packing materials. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 244-245: 671-680.

  • Shi S., and Tao W. 2013. Numerical modeling of nitrogen removal processes in biofilters with simultaneous nitritation and anammox. Water Science and Technology, 67(3): 549-556.

  • Tao W., Wen J., Han Y., and Huchzermeier M. 2012. Nitrogen removal in constructed wetlands using nitrification-denitrification and nitritation-anammox. Water Environment Research, 84: 2099-2105.

  • Tao W., He Y., Wang Z., Smith R., Shayya W., and Pei Y. 2012. Effects of pH and temperature on coupling nitritation and anammox in biofilters treating dairy wastewater. Ecological Engineering, 47: 76-82.

  • He Y., Tao W., Wang Z., and Shayya W. 2012. Effects of pH and seasonal temperature variation on simultaneous partial nitrification and anammox in free-water surface wetlands. Journal of Environmental Management, 110: 103-109.

  • Xia M., Tao W., Wang Z., and Pei Y. 2012. Treatment of anaerobically digested dairy manure in a two-stage biofiltration system. Water Science and Technology, 65(11): 1975-1981.

  • Xia M., Tao W., Shayya W., and Lu Z. 2012. Passive solid-liquid separation of anaerobically digested dairy manure using two-stage filtration. Biosystems Engineering, 111(4): 392-397.

  • Huchzermeier M., and Tao W. 2012. Overcoming challenges to struvite recovery from anaerobically digested dairy manure. Water Environment Research, 84(1): 34-41.

  • Bai J., Wang Q., Deng W., Gao H., Tao W. and Xiao R. 2012. Spatial and seasonal distribution of nitrogen in marsh soils of a typical floodplain wetland in Northeast China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 184(3): 1253-1263.

  • Tao W, Wen J., and Norton C. 2011. Laboratory study on factors influencing nitrogen removal in marble chip biofilters incorporating nitritation and anammox. Water Science and Technology, 64(6): 1211-1217.

  • Tao W., Wen J., and Huchzermeier M. 2011. Batch operation of biofilter - free water surface wetland series for enhancing nitritation and anammox. Water Environment Research, 83(6): 541-548.

  • Cui B, Hua Y., Wang C., Liao X., Tan X., and Tao W. 2010. Estimation of ecological water requirements based on habitat response to water level in Huanghe River Delta, China. Chinese Geographical Science, 20(4): 318-329.

  • Tao W. 2010. Investigation into heterotrophic activities and algal biomass in surface flow stormwater wetlands. International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2(4): 218-221.

  • Cui B., Wang C., Tao W., and You Z. 2009. River channel network design for drought and flood control: A case study of Xiaoqinghe River basin, Jinan City, China. Journal of Environmental Management, 90(11): 3675-3686.

  • Tao W., and Wang J. 2009. Effects of vegetation, limestone and aeration on nitritation, anammox and denitrification in wetland treatment systems. Ecological Engineering, 35(5): 836-842.

  • Tao W., Hall K., and Ramey W. 2007. Effects of influent strength on microorganisms in surface flow mesocosm wetlands. Water Research, 41(19): 4557-4565.

  • Tao W., Hall K.J., and Duff S.J.B. 2007. Microbial biomass and heterotrophic production of surface flow mesocosm wetlands treating woodwaste leachate: responses to hydraulic and organic loading and relations with mass reduction. Ecological Engineering, 31(2): 132-139.

  • Tao W., Hall K., and Hall E. 2007. Laboratory study on potential mechanisms for treatment of woodwaste leachate in constructed wetlands. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, 6(1): 85-94.

 

Book Chapters

 

  • Tao W. 2012. Design Ecological Treatment Systems for Nitrogen Removal through Nitritation and Anammox. In: Denitrification: Processes, Regulation and Ecological Significance. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY. ISBN 978-1-61470-879-7. Chapter 6. pp. 189-209. https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=22341.

  • Xia M., Lu Z., Tao W, Liu Z., Miao Y., and Pei D. 2011. Effects of paper mill effluent, sludge and wheat straw residue on remediation of heavily degraded coastal saline wetlands in Yellow River Delta, China. In: 2010 5th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, iCBBE 2011. IEEE. ISBN: 978-1-4244-5088-6. pp. 1-6.

  • Tao W., Hall K., and Zeng W. 2011. Solar Photodegradation of Tannins in Wood Leachate. In: G.K. Petridis (ed.), Tannins: Types, Foods Containing, and Nutrition. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY. ISBN: 978-1-61761-127-8. Chapter 15.¬†pp. 327-334. https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=12884.

  • Xia, M., Tao, W., Lu, Z., and Shayya, W. 2010. Solid-liquid separation and treatment of anaerobically digested dairy manure with stage filtration. In: F. Masi, J. Nivala (eds.), Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control. Palombi Editori, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy. pp.1078-1084. ISBN: 978-88-6060-300-5.

 

Other Publications and Recent Presentations

 

  • Agyeman F., Tao W., and Kroll C. 2013. Effects of particle size of food waste on methane gas production and dewaterability of digestate in co-digestion with dairy manure. Oral presentation in NYWEA Spring Technical Conference and Exhibition, Syracuse, NY, June 3-5, 2013.

  • Agyeman F., Tao W., and Kroll C. 2013. Effects of particle size of food waste on methane gas production and dewaterability of digestate in co-digestion with dairy manure. Master's Level Graduate Research Conference, Brockport, NY, April 20, 2013. Digital Commons @Brockport.

  • Ukwuani A., and Tao W. 2013. Ammonia recovery from manure filtrate using distillation technique. Poster presentation in Spotlight for Graduate and Undergraduate Research, Syracuse, NY, April 12, 2013.

  • Agyeman F., Kroll C., and Tao W. 2013. Effects of particle size of food waste on methane gas production and dewaterability of digestate in co-digestion with dairy manure. Poster presentation in Spotlight for Graduate and Undergraduate Research, Syracuse, NY, April 12, 2013.

  • Agyeman F., Tao W., and Kroll C. 2013. Effects of particle size of food waste on methane gas production and dewaterability of digestate in co-digestion with dairy manure. Oral presentation in Central Chapter NYWEA Spring Meeting, Skaneateles, NY, April 9, 2013.

  • Agyeman F., Tao W., and Kroll C. 2013. Effects of particle size of food waste on biogas production and digestate dewaterability in co-digestion with dairy manure. Poster presentation in New York Water Environment Association annual meeting, New York City, NY on February 4-6, 2013.

  • Agyeman F., Kroll C., and Tao W. 2012. Effects of particle size of food waste on biogas production and digestate dewaterability in co-digestion with dairy manure. Poster presentation in Central New York Chapter of Air and Waste Management Association dinner meeting, Syracuse, NY on November 15, 2012.

  • Tao W., and Wen J. 2012. Enhancing simultaneous nitritation and anammox in recirculating biofilters for nitrogen removal from dairy wastewater. Oral presentation in American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, in Dallas, Texas on July 29-August 1, 2012.

  • Tao W. 2012. Wood leachate remains an issue of the forest industry. Editorial in Journal of Forest Research: Open Access, 1(1): e101.

  • Agyeman F., Mayer D., Shi S., Wen J., and Tao W. 2012. Using an air-lift crystallizer to recover struvite from anaerobically digested dairy manure. Poster presentation in 2012 Spotlight on Student Research, Syracuse, NY on April 12, 2012.

  • Shi S., and Tao W. 2012. Numerical modeling of nitrogen removal in batch-fed anammox-enhancing biofilters. NY Water Environment Association 84th Annual Meeting, New York City, New York, February 6-8, 2012.

  • Tao W., and Xia M. 2011. Solid-liquid separation and treatment of anaerobically digested dairy manure in a 2-stage biofiltration system. Oral presentation in 2011 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky, August 7-10, 2011.

  • Shi S., Tao W., and Kroll C. 2011. Leaching of heavy metals from preservative treated wood during rainfall events. Poster presentation in 2011 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky, August 7-10, 2011.

  • Wen J., and Tao W. 2011. Nitrogen removal and kinetics in vertical flow constructed wetlands. Oral presentation in 2011 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky, August 7-10, 2011.

  • Huchzermeier M., and Tao W. 2011. Overcoming challenges to recovering phosphorus as struvite from anaerobically digested dairy waste. Oral presentation in 2011 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky, August 7-10, 2011.

  • Huchzermeier M., and Tao W. 2011. Dealing with challenges to phosphorus recovery from dairy manure. Clear Waters, 41(2), 44-51.

  • Xia M., Lu Z., and Tao W. 2011. Effects of paper mill effluent, sludge and wheat straw residue on remediation of heavily degraded coastal saline wetlands in Yellow River Delta, China. Oral presentation in IEEE International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Public Health (EPPH2011), Wuhan, China, May 10-12, 2011.

  • He Y., Tao W., Hassett J., and Shayya W. 2011. Nitrogen removal from dairy wastewater in constructed wetland systems. Poster presentation in 2011 Spotlight on Student Research, Syracuse, NY on April 12, 2011.

  • Huchzermeier M., and Tao W. 2011. Overcoming challenges to struvite recovery from anaerobically digested solids. Poster presentation in 2011 Spotlight on Student Research, Syracuse, NY on April 12, 2011.

  • Shi S., Tao W., and Kroll C. 2011. Leaching of heavy metals from preservative treated wood during rainfall events. Poster presentation in 2011 Spotlight on Student Research, Syracuse, NY on April 12, 2011.

  • Wen J., and Tao W. 2011. Effects of unsaturated zones on biological nitrogen removal in constructed wetlands using nitritation-anammox process. Poster presentation in 2011 Spotlight on Student Research, Syracuse, NY on April 12, 2011.

  • Shi S., Tao W., and Kroll C.N. 2011. Field-scale leaching of heavy metals from preservative treated wood. Poster presentation in NYWEA 83rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, New York, NY, February 7-9, 2011.

  • Huchzermeier M., and Tao W. 2011. Overcoming challenges to recover phosphorus from anaerobically digested dairy manure. Oral presentation in NYWEA 83rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, New York, NY, February 7-9, 2011.

  • He Y., Tao W., Hassett J., and Shayya W. Nitrogen removal by partial nitrification, anammox and denitrification in constructed wetlands. Poster presentation in NYWEA 83rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, New York, NY, February 7-9, 2011.

  • Tao W., and Huchzermeier M.P. 2011. Sustainable phosphorus recovery from anaerobically digested dairy manure. Proceedings of WEF/IWA Nutrient Recovery and Management 2011 Conference, January 9-12, 2011, Miami, FL.

  • Huchzermeier M., and Tao W. 2011. Overcoming challenges to phosphors recovery from anaerobically digested dairy manure. Poster presentation in NSF CMMI Research and Innovation Conference 2011, Atlanta, GA, 4-7 January 2011.

  • Shi S., Tao W., and Kroll C.N. 2011. Copper leaching from preservative-treated wood. Poster presentation in NSF CMMI Research and Innovation Conference 2011, Atlanta, GA, 4-7 January 2011.

  • Wen J., and Tao W. 2011. Nitrogen Removal and Kinetics in Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands. Poster presentation in NSF CMMI Research and Innovation Conference 2011, Atlanta, GA, 4-7 January 2011.

  • Norton C., and Tao W. 2010. Novice evaluation of composting biologically digested dairy manure. Poster presentation in CNY Air and Waste Management Association Meeting, Syracuse, NY, 9 November 2010.

  • Xia M., and Tao W. Solid-liquid separation and treatment of anaerobically digested dairy manure with stage depth filtration. Proceedings of the IWA 12th International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control, Venice, Italy, 4-8 October 2010.

  • Huchzermeier, M., and Tao, W. 2010. Optimization of anaerobically digested dairy manure parameters for phosphorus recovery. Oral presentation in NYWEA 2010 Watershed Science and Technical Conference, West Point, NY, September 15-16, 2010.

  • Wen J., Tao W, and Norton C. 2010. Enrichment of ANAMMOX bacteria in baffled biofilters. Proceedings of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 2010 International Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, June 20-23, 2010.

  • Huchzermeier M., and Tao W. 2010. Optimization of anaerobically digested dairy manure parameters for phosphorus recovery. Poster presentation in Spotlight Research, Syracuse, NY, April 13, 2010.

  • Shi S., and Tao W. 2010. Influence of rainfall events and wood log sizes on leaching of copper from alkaline copper quaternary treated wood. Poster presentation in Spotlight Research, Syracuse, NY, April 13, 2010.

  • He Y., and Tao W. 2010. Effects of pH on partial nitrification and anaerobic ammonium oxidation in ecological treatment systems. Poster presentation in Spotlight Research, Syracuse, NY, April 13, 2010.

  • Wen J., and Tao W. 2010. Biological nitrogen removal in constructed wetlands using nitritation and anammox process. Poster presentation in Spotlight Research, Syracuse, NY, April 13, 2010.

  • Huchzermeier M., Tao W, and Wen J. 2009. Nitrogen removal by wetlands using anammox. Poster presentation in Central New York Air and Waste Management Association Meeting, Syracuse, NY, November 19, 2009.

  • Huchzermeier M., Tao W., and Wen J. 2009. A novel process for biological nitrogen removal from dairy wastewater using constructed wetlands. Proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 9-12, 2009.

  • Tao W., Wen J., and Norton C. 2009. Enrichment of anammox bacteria in baffled biofilters: design considerations of gravel size and influent nitrite concentration. Proceedings of the IWA Specialist Conference: Biofilm Processes, 13-16 September 2009, Davis, CA.

  • Tao W., Wen J., Diemont S., and Huchzermeier M. 2009. Batch operation of integrated biofilters and free water surface wetlands: fortifying microbial diversity for biological nitrogen removal. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of American Ecological Engineering Society, Corvallis, OR, 24-26 June 2009.

  • Huchzermeier M., et al. (including Tao W.). A novel process for biological nitrogen removal from dairy wastewater in constructed wetlands. Poster presentation in the 5th National Sustainable Design Expo and P3 Student Competition at Washington, DC on April 18-20, 2009.

  • Ofori D., Wen J., Huchzermeier M., and Tao W. 2009. An ecological treatment system for nitrogen removal from dairy wastewater. Cross-disciplinary Seminars in Hydrological and Biogeochemical Processes, Syracuse, NY, March 31, 2009.

  • Tao W., Diemont S., Shayya W., Hassett J., and Huchzermeier M. 2009. A novel process for biological nitrogen removal from dairy wastewater in constructed wetlands. P3 project phase I report submitted on March 23, 2009 to U.S. EPA at Washington, DC.

  • Wen J., Lin H., Norton C., and Tao W. 2008. Alternative pathways for biological nitrogen removal in wetland treatment systems. Poster presentation in Central New York Chapter Air and Waste Management Association Semi-Monthly Meeting, Syracuse, NY, November 13, 2008.

  • Wang J., and Tao W. 2008. Anammox in constructed wetlands. Poster presentation in Central New York Chapter Air and Waste Management Association Semi-Monthly Meeting, Syracuse, NY, November 13, 2008.

  • Tao W. 2008. Ecosystems for wastewater treatment. Environment and Society Interdisciplinary Brown Bag Lunch Series, Syracuse, NY, October 29, 2008.

  • Tao W. 2008. Towards sustainable design of wetland treatment systems. Invited presentation at School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, July 28, 2008.

  • Tao W. 2007. Comments on Groundwater Impacts of the Leachate from the Kiln-dried Sawdust Pile of Pope & Talbot Mill. Prepared for Ray Randall, Technical & Engineering Manager, Pope & Talbot Ltd., Mackenzie, BC, Canada.

  • Mackenzie Green Energy LP. 2007. Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate for the Mackenzie Green Energy Centre. Tao W. is listed as one of the lead authors for this Levelton file 406-0154.

  • Tao W. 2007. MGEC Baseline Water Quality Monitoring Program. Consulting report to Levelton Consultants, Richmond, BC, Canada.