Published, in press, or in review (*corresponding author, Villanova undergraduate student, Villanova graduate student)

  • Xu, W.*;  Segall, M. L.; Li, Z., "Reactivity of Pyrogenic Carbonaceous Matter (PCM) in mediating environmental reactions: Current knowledge and future trends." Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering 2020, 14(5), 86., DOI:10.1007/s11783-020-1265-6

  • Xu, X.;  Sivey, J. D.; Xu, W.* "Black carbon-enhanced transformation of dichloroacetamide safeners: Role of reduced sulfur species." Science of The Total Environment 2020, DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139908

  • Almassi, S.;  Samonte, P. R. V.;  Li, Z.;  Xu, W.; Chaplin, B. P.*, "Mechanistic Investigation of Haloacetic Acid Reduction Using Carbon-Ti4O7 Composite Reactive Electrochemical Membranes." Environmental Science & Technology 2020, 54 (3), 1982-1991. DOI:10.1021/acs.est.9b06744

  • Li, Z., Mao, J., Chu, W., Xu, W.* "Probing the surface reactivity of pyrogenic carbonaceous materials (PCM) through synthesis of PCM-like conjugated microporous polymers", Environ. Sci. Technol., 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b01772

  • Ding, K.; Duran, M, Xu, W.*"The synergistic interaction between sulfate reducing bacteria and pyrogenic carbonaceous matter in contaminant dechlorination",Chemosphere, 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.05.208

  • Zhao, H.; Huang, S.; Xu, W.; Wang, Y; Wang, Y; He, C.; Mu, Y.* "Undiscovered Mechanism for Pyrogenic Carbonaceous Matter (PCM)-Mediated Abiotic Transformation of Organic Pollutants by Sulfide" Environ. Sci. Technol., 2019DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b06692

  • Almassi, S.;Li, Z.Xu, W.; Chaplin, B.*"Simultaneous adsorption and electrochemical reduction of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in a flow-through reactor using carbon/Ti4O7  composite reactive electrochemical membranes", Environ. Sci. Technol., 2018DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b05933


  • Ding, K.; Byrnes, C; Bridge, J.; Grannas, A; Xu, W.* “Surface-promoted Hydrolysis of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene and 2,4-Dinitroanisole on Pyrogenic Carbon Matter”, Chemosphere, 2018, 197, pp.603-610. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.01.038


  • Xu, W. and Duran, M. “Chapter 6: Effects and removal of hazardous pollutants in full-scale treatment plants”, Hazardous Pollutants in Biological Treatment Systems, Publisher: International Water Association, 2017, ISBN-13: 9781780407715.


  • Pignatello, J.J.; Mitch, W.A; and Xu, W. “Activity and reactivity of pyrogenic carbonaceous matter toward organic compounds”, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017, 51, 8893-8908. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b01088

  • Li, ZChen,T; Xie Y.F.; Cui, F.Y.; Xu, W.* “Evaluation of the impact of chitosan on the formation of carbonaceous and nitrogenous disinfection by-products”, Chemosphere, 2017, 178, 26-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.02.140


  • Kai, D.Xu, W.* “Black Carbon Facilitated Dechlorination of DDT and its Metabolites by Sulfide”, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2016, 50,12976–12983. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b03154


  • Xu, W.; Pignatello, J.J.; Mitch, W.A. “Black Carbon as a Reactive Sorbent for the Reduction of Nitroaromatics by Sulfides”, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2015, 49, 3419-3426. DOI: 10.1021/es5045198


  • Xu, W.; Pignatello, J.J.; Mitch, W.A. “The role of black carbon conductivity in mediating hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) degradation on carbon surfaces by sulfides”, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2013, 47, 7129-7136. DOI: 10.1021/es4012367


  • Zhang, S.; Zeng, M.; Xu, W.; Li, J.; Li, J.; Xu, J.; Wang, X. “Polyaniline nanorods dotted on graphene oxide nanosheets as a novel super adsorbent for Cr(VI)”, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 7854-7858. DOI: 10.1039/C3DT50149C 


  • Zhang, S.; Li, J.; Niu, H.; Xu, W.; Xu, J.; Hu W; Wang, X. “Visible-Light Photocatalytic Degradation of Methylene Blue Using SnO2/α-Fe2O3Hierarchical Nanoheterostructures,” ChemPlusChem, 2013, 78, 192-199. DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201200272


  • Zhang, S.; Xu, W.; Zeng, M.; Li, J.; Xu, J.; Wang, X. “Hierarchically grown CdS/α-Fe2O3 heterojunction nanocomposites with enhanced visible-light-driven photocatalytic performance”, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 13417-13424. DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51492G


  • Xu, W.; Dana, K.E.; Mitch, W.A. “Black-carbon mediated destruction of nitroglycerin and RDX by hydrogen sulfide,” Environ. Sci. Technol., 2010, 44, 6409-6415. DOI: 10.1021/es101307n