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Dr. Victor Lo obtained a B.Sc. from National Taiwan University (1967), an M.Sc. from the University of Hawaii (1970), a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts (1975) and served as an Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Nova Scotia prior to becoming a faculty member at UBC in 1980. Dr. Lo’s research focuses on biological process applications in waste treatment and applications of microwave enhanced advanced oxidation processes in solid reduction, nutrients solubilization and recovery from organic slurries. His work has led to advancements in the treatment of swine waste and improvements in composting practices in many B.C. communities. Dr. Lo has served as the Director of the UBC/UNBC Environmental Engineering program since 2011.

Research Interests

Biological process applications in waste treatment and utilization [aerobic and anaerobic treatments of and nutrients recovery from food processing and agricultural wastewaters and solid wastes including composting, and anaerobic digestion. Application of microwave enhanced advanced oxidation process in nutrients solubilization from organic slurries.

Publications

  • I. Chan, Srinivasan, A., Liao, P. H., Lo, K. V., Mavinic, D. S., Atwater, J. W., and Thompson, J. R., “The effects of microwave pretreatment of Dairy Manure on Methane Production”, Earth and Environmental Sciences, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 246-256, 2013.
  • K. V. Lo, Chan, W. I., Yawson, S. K., and Liao, P. H., “Microwave enhanced advanced oxidation process for treating dairy manure at low pH”, Journal of Environmental and Health Sciences, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 362-367, 2012.
  • S. Kosari, Rezania, B., Lo, W., and Lo, K. V., “Nitrous oxide and nitric oxide emission from partial nitrification and Anammox process treating municipal dewatered digested sludge liquor (centrate)”, Water Science & Tech, 2011.
  • S. K. Yawson, Liao, P. H., and Lo, K. V., “Two-stage dilute acid hydrolysis of dairy manure for nutrient release, solids reduction and reducing sugar production”, Earth and Environmental Sciences, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 224-233, 2011.
  • I. W. Lo, Lo, K. V., Mavinic, D. S., Shishkowski, D., and Ramey, W., “Contributions of biofilm and suspended sludge to nitrogen transformation and nitrous oxide emission in hybrid sequencing batch system”, Journal of Environmental Sciences, vol. 22, no. 7, pp. 953-960, 2010.
  • Y. Yu, Chan, W. I., Liao, P. H., and Lo, K. V., “Disinfection and Solubilization of Sewage Sludge Using the Microwave Enhanced Advanced Oxidation Process”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 181, 2010.
  • W. I. Chan, Liao, P. H., and Lo, K. V., “Effects of Irradiation Intensity and pH on Nutrients Release and Solids Destruction of Waste Activated Sludge Using the Microwave Enhanced Advanced Oxidation Process”, Water Environment Research, vol. 82, no. 11, pp. 2229-2238, 2010.
  • K. V. Lo, Chan, W. I., Lo, I. W., Koch, F., and Liao, P. H., “Extraction of nutrient from foam in a membrane activated sludge system”, Environmental Technology, vol. 31, no. 11, pp. 1281-1288, 2010.
  • Y. Yu, Lo, I. W., Chan, W. I., Liao, P. H., and Lo, K. V., “Nutrient release from extracted activated sludge cells using the microwave enhanced advanced oxidation process”, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, vol. 45, no. 9, pp. 1071-1075, 2010.
  • Y. Yu, Chan, W. I., Lo, I. W., Liao, P. H., and Lo, K. V., “Sewage Sludge Treatment Using Continuous Microwave Enhanced Advanced Oxidation Process”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 796-804, 2010.
  • Y. Yu, Lo, I. W., Liao, P. H., and Lo, K. V., “Treatment of dairy manure using the microwave enhanced advanced oxidation process under a continuous mode operation”, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, vol. 45, no. 8, pp. 804-809, 2010.