Name: RUAN, Huada Daniel
Position: Professor, Environmental Science
Email: hruan@uic.edu.hk
Office:
T8-401-R2

Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • Ph.D. Chemistry (QueenslandUniversity of Technology) 2001
  • Ph.D. Mineralogy (The University of Western Australia) 1995
  • BSc / Environmental Science and Resources (South China Agricultural University) 1982
  • Certified Auditor (ISO 9001, 14001) Hong Kong Institute of Certified Auditors, since 2004
  • Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, Australia, since 2009
  • Visiting Professor, College of Natural and Environment, South China Agricultural University
  • Visiting Research Fellow (Professor), Research Institute of Ecology and Soil Science, Guangdong Academy of Science
Research Areas
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Mineral Chemistry
  • Environmental remediation
  • Sustainable development
  • Waste treatment and recycling
  • Renewable energy
Selected Publications

Published more 110 articles including 2 monographs/textbooks, 2 teaching materials and more than 70 research papers, abstracts and more than 40 technical reports. The following are some recent selected publications:

  1. S. Y. N. Jiang, L. C. Su, H. D. Ruan, G. F. Zhang, S. Y. Lai, C. H. Lee, C. F. Yu, Z. Wu, X. Chen, S. He (2014) Adsorption of phosphorus by modified clay mineral waste material relating to removal of it from aquatic system. International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis (accepted).
  2. Y.Q. Li, S.Y.N. Jiang, L.C. Su, H.D. Ruan, C.H. Lee and C.F. Yu (2013) Adsorption of Acesulfame Potassium in Water by Activated Organic Carbon Derived from Organic Waste Materials. Proceedings of the Hong Kong International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science Hong Kong -- Environmental Science HKICEAS-788, pp171-178.
  3. Zhong, C.C., Ruan Huada, Wu, Zhihui and Liang Jiayou (2013) Investigation and analysis of dissolved heavy metal temporal and spatial distribution status in the Modaomen Estuary of the Pearl River. Guangdong Chemical Industry, 40(13), 47-48.
  4. Li, Y.Q., S.Y.N. Jiang, S.Y.N., Su, L.C., Ruan, H.D., Lee C.H. and Yu, C.F. (2013) Adsorption of Acesulfame Potassium in Water by Activated Organic Carbon Derived from Organic Waste Materials. 2013 Hong Kong International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science, 19-21, Dec. 2013.
  5. Chunying Li, Huada Daniel Ruan (2013) CFD simulation of liquid-filled solar window for building energy saving. 2013 International Symposium on Engineering and Natural Science (ISEANS189), pp291-300, August 29-31, Macau.
  6. Jiang, Y.N., Ruan, H.D., Zhang, G.F., Lai, S.Y., Lee, C.H., Yu, C.F., Wu, Z., Chen, X., He, S. (2013) Recycling of Solid Waste Material: II. Phosphate Adsorption by Modified Clay Mineral Waste Material Relating to Remediation of Eutrophication in Aquatic Systems. 2013 International Symposium on Engineering and Natural Science (ISEANS140), pp42-55, August 29-31, Macau.
  7. Jiang, Y.N., Ruan, H.D., Lai, S.Y., Lee, C.H., Yu, C.F., Wu, Z., Chen, X., He, S. (2013) Recycling of solid waste material in Hong Kong: I. Properties of modified clay mineral waste material and its application for removal of cadmium in water. Earth Sci. 2(2): 40-46.
  8. Ruan, H.D., Mai, S.C. and Lee, W.K. (2011) No boundary for environmental protection --- proposal for remediation of Ya Chong River in Macao (III). J. of Macao Environmental Protection and Industry. 4, 17
  9. Ruan, H.D., Mai, S.C. and Lee, W.K. (2011) No boundary for environmental protection --- proposal for remediation of Ya Chong River in Macao (II). J. of Macao Environmental Protection and Industry. 3, 12-14
  10. Ruan, H.D., Mai, S.C. and Lee, W.K. (2011) No boundary for environmental protection --- proposal for remediation of Ya Chong River in Macao (I). J. of Macao Environmental Protection and Industry. 2, 20-24
  11. Zhi Junning, Yu Chunfai, Wu Zhihui, Lee Chiuhong, Ruan Huada (2010). "A study of using indoor potted plants to purify formaldehyde released from newly laid wooden floor. Chinese Agricultural Science Bulletin, 26(2), 196-198.
  12. Chen, N.C., Ruan, H.D., Xu, S.G., Xu, Y.L. and Xie Z.Y., (2009) High Cd exposure risk in Southern China. Control of Cd content in rice grain: water management vs. rice varieties. 10th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Chihuahua, Chih, Mexico, 13-18 July 2009, Symposium 8, p10.
  13. Xu, Y.L., Chen, N.C., Ruan, H.D., Xu, S.G. and Xie, Z.Y. (2009) Control of Cd content in rice grain: water management vs. rice varieties. 10th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Chihuahua, Chih, Mexico, 13-18 July 2009, Symposium 8, p9.
  14. Fangbai Li, Xugang Wang, Yongtao Li, Chengshuai Liu, Fang Zeng, Lijia Zhang, Mingde Hao, Huada Ruan (2008) Enhancement of the reductive transformation of pentachlorophenol by polycarboxylic acids at the iron oxide-water interface. Journal of colloid and interface science. 321, Issue 2, pp 332-341.
  15. Haojie Cui, Xiangwen Liu, Wenfeng Tan, Xionghan Feng, Fan Liu and Huada Daniel Ruan (2008) Influence of Mn(III) availability on the phase transformation from layered buserite to tunnel-structured todorokite. Clays and Clay Minerals. 56, no. 4, 397-403.
  16. Ruan, H.D. Wong, J.W.C., Zee, S.Y. and Wu, Z. (2010) Source and distribution of pollutants in water and sediment relating to waste discharge in Yak Chong River, Macao. International conference on Solid Waste 2011, Moving towards Sustainable Resource Management. Hong Kong SAR, China, 3-7 May 2011. (accepted)
  17. Jiang, Y.N., Ruan, H.D., Lai, S.Y., Yu, C.F., Lee, C.H., Wu Z., Chen, X. and He, S. (2010) Effects of ionic strength and pH on phosphate adsorption by modified clay mineral waste material. International conference on Solid Waste 2011, Moving towards Sustainable Resource Management. Hong Kong SAR, China, 3-7 May 2011.
  18. Jiang, Y.N., Lin, Z.Q., Ruan, H.D., Lai, S.Y., Yu, C.F., Lee, C.H. and Wu Z. (2010) Application of a modified clay mineral waste material for the removal of cadmium (II) in water. International conference on Solid Waste 2011, Moving towards Sustainable Resource Management. Hong Kong SAR, China, 3-7 May 2011.
  19. Wu, Z., Wong, J.W.C., Chen, N.C., Zee, S.Y. and Ruan, H.D. (2010) Monitoring of Heavy metal pollution in soils and vegetables from the vegetable bases for Hong Kong and Macao as affected by solid waste disposal. International conference on Solid Waste 2011, Moving towards Sustainable Resource Management. Hong Kong SAR, China, 3-7 May 2011.
  20. FENG Xionghan TAN Wenfeng LIU Fan Huada Daniel RUAN and HE Jizheng (2006) Oxidation of AsⅢ by Several Manganese Oxide Minerals in Absence and Presence of Goethite. ACTA GEOLOGICA SINICA. 80 (2)
  21. Xiong Han Feng, Fan Liu, Wen Feng Tan, Jian Bo Wang and Huada Daniel Ruan (2004) Synthesis of Todorokite at Atmospheric Pressure. Chemistry of Materials 16, 4330-4336
  22. Frost, R.L., Ding, Z. and Ruan, H.D. (2003) Thermal analysis of goethite, relevance to Australian indigenous art. J. Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 71, 783-797.
  23. Ruan, H.D., Frost, R.L., Kloprogge, J.T., Schulze, D. G. and Duong, L. (2003) FT-IR photoacoustic spectroscopy of kaolinite and gibbsite surfaces. 2001 a Clay Odyssey, Proceedings of the International Clay Conference, 12th, Bahia Blanca, Argentina, July 22-28, 2001,Meeting Date 2001,537-543.
  24. Ruan, H.D., Frost, R.L., Kloprogge, J.T., Schulze, D. G. and Duong, L. (2003) FT-Raman spectroscopy of gibbsite, bayerite, boehmite and diaspore in relation to the characterization of bauxite. 2001 a Clay Odyssey, Proceedings of the International Clay Conference, 12th, Bahia Blanca, Argentina, July 22-28, 2001,Meeting Date 2001,545-552.
  25. Duong, Loc and Frost, Ray L. and Kloprogge, J. Theo and Ruan, Huada and Schulze, D. (2003) FT-Raman spectroscopic and SEM of gibbsite, bayerite, boehmite and diaspore in relation to the characterization of bauxite. In: 12th International Clay Conference, 22-28 July 2001, Bahia Blanca, Argentina.
  26. Duong, Loc and Frost, Ray L. and Kloprogge, J. Theo and Ruan, Huada and Schulze, D. (2003) FT-IR photoacoustic spectroscopy of kaolinite and gibbsite surfaces. In: 12th International Clay Conference, 22 - 28 July 2001, Bahia Blanca, Argentina.
  27. Ruan, H.D., Frost, R.L., Kloprogge, J.T. and Duong, L (2002) Infrared spectroscopy of goethite dehydroxylation: III. FT-IR microscopy of in situ study of the thermal transformation of goethite to hematite. Spect. Acta Part A. 58 (5), 967-981.
  28. Kloprogge, J.T., Ruan, H.D. and Frost, R.L. (2002) Thermal decomposition of bauxite minerals: infrared emission spectroscopy of gibbsite, boehmite and diaspore. J. Mater. Sci. 37(6), 1121-1129.
  29. Kloprogge, J. Theo and Schuiling, Roelof D. and Ding, Zhe and Hickey, Leisel and Ruan, Huada D. and Wharton, David and Frost, Ray L. (2002) Vibrational spectroscopic study of syngenite formed during the treatment of liquid manure with sulphuric acid. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 28(2). pp. 209-221.
  30. Ruan, H.D., Frost, R.L., Kloprogge, J.T. and Duong, L (2002) Infrared spectroscopy of goethite dehydroxylation: II. Effect of aluminium substitution on the behavior of hydroxyl units. Spect. Acta Part A. Vol. 58(3), 479-491.
  31. Kloprogge, J.T., Ruan, H.D. and Frost, R.L. (2002) FT-IR and Raman microscopic study at 293 K and 77 K of celestine, SrSO4, from the middle traissic limestone (Muschelkalk) in Winterswijk, the Netherlands. Geologie en Mijnbouw/Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 80 (2), 41-47.
  32. Ruan, H.D., Frost, R.L., Kloprogge, J.T. and Duong, L (2002) Far-infrared spectroscopy of alumina phases. Spect. Acta Part A. 58, 265-272.
  33. Kloprogge, J.T., Visser, D. Ruan, H.D. and Frost, R.L. (2001) Infrared and Raman spectroscopy of holmquistite, Li2(Mg,Fe2+)3(Al,Fe3+)2(Si,Al)8O22(OH)2. J. Materials Science Lett. 20, 1497-1499.
  34. Ruan, H.D., Frost, R.L. and Kloprogge, J.T. (2001) The behavior of hydroxyl units of synthetic goethite and its dehydroxylated product hematite. Spect. Acta. Part A, 57, 2575-2586.
  35. Ruan, H.D., Frost, R.L. and Kloprogge, J.T. (2001) Comparison of Raman spectra in characterizing gibbsite, bayerite, diaspore and boehmite. J. Raman Spectr. 32 745-750.
  36. Frost, R.L., Locos, O.B. Ruan, H.D. and Kloprogge, J.T. (2001) Near-Infrared and Mid-infrared spectroscopic study of sepiolites and palygorskites. Vibrational. Spect. 27 1-13.
  37. Ruan, H.D., Frost, R.L. and Kloprogge, J.T. (2001) Application of near-infrared spectroscopy to the study of alumina phases. J. App. Spect. 55, 190-196.
  38. Kloprogge, J.T., Ruan, H.D. and Frost, R.L. (2001) Near-infrared spectroscopic study of basic aluminium sulfate and nitrate. J. Mat. Sci. 36, 603-607.
  39. Ruan, H.D. and Gilkes, R.J. (2000) Accumulation of phosphorus in farm ponds and dams in South-Western Australia. J. Environ. Qual. 29, 1875-1881.
  40. Kloprogge, J.T., Ruan, H.D. and Frost, R.L. (2000) Near-infrared spectroscopic study of [AlO4 Al12(OH)23(H2O)12]7+-O-Si(OH)3 nitrate crystals formed by forced hydrolysis of Al3+ in the presence of teos. Spect. Acta. Part A 56, 2405-2411.
  41. Kloprogge, J.T., Ruan, H.D. and Frost, R.L. (2000) Near-infrared spectroscopic study of synthetic and natural pyrophyllite. Neues. Jb. Miner. Monat. 8, 337-347.
  42. Frost, R.L., Ruan, H.D. Kloprogge, J.T. and Gates, W.P. (2000) Dehydroxylation and dehydroxylation of nontronites and ferruginous smectite. Thermochimica Acta 346, 63-72.
  43. Frost, R.L., Ruan, H.D. and Kloprogge, J.T. (2000) Application of infrared emission spectroscopy to the study of natural and synthetic inorganic materials. Internet J. Vibrational spect. 4, 1-5.
  44. Ruan, H.D., Frost, R.L., Kloprogge, J.T. and Cox, M. (2000) Phosphorus accumulation in farm dams and streams: The applicability of findings from southern Western Australia to the Pumicestone catchment. Proceedings of PASSCON 2000, Pumicestone Passage & Deception Bay Catchment Conference, November, 22-23, Brisbane. 67-68.
Awards and Academic Services
  • Received more than 30 research grants from Australia, the U.S., Hong Kong, Macao and Mainland China with more than 30 million RMB;
  • Visiting Professor, College of Natural and Environment, South China Agricultural University;
  • Visiting Research Fellow (Professor), Research Institute of Ecology and Soil Science, Guangdong Academy of Science, P. R. China since 2005;
  • Jury Member of Court, Queensland, Australia, 2000-02;
  • Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, Australia since 2009;
  • Honorary Consultant, Hong Kong Institute of Environmentalist since 2011;
  • Zhuhai City Committee Member of Emergency Management since 2011;
  • A number of times elected as a Biographee of Distinctive Individual, U.S.A. and UK editions (e.g. Who's Who in the World; 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century, etc.) 1998-2007;
  • The Staff Development Award, The University of Western Australia, 1998.
  • Journal Editor: Earth Sciences; International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
  • International Conference Committee Board: International Symposium on Engineering and Natural Science (ISEANS).
Courses Taught at UIC
  • General Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Environmental Chemistry and Pollution Control
  • Water Science and Engineering
  • Integrated Solid Waste Management
  • Land Contamination and Remediation
  • Environmental Nanotechnology
  • Introduction to Environmental Geology
  • General Biology and Chemistry Laboratory
  • Environmental Study Laboratory