Publications


Peer-reviewed publications

*indicates corresponding author

Manning, I.M.; Chew, N.G.P.; Macdonald, H.P.; Miller, K.E.; Strynar, M.J.; Coronell, O.*; Leibfarth, F.A.* (2022) Hydrolytically stable ionic fluorogels for high-performance PFAS remediation from natural water. Angewandte Chemie, e202208150. DOI: 10.1002/ange.202208150

Armstrong, M.D.; Vickers, R.; Coronell, O.* (2022) Dataset of reverse osmosis membrane transport properties calculated with and without assumptions about concentration polarization and solute rejection and the errors associated with each assumption. Data in Brief, 44, 108538. DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2022.108538

Armstrong, M.D.; Vickers, R.; Coronell, O.* (2022) Trends and errors in reverse osmosis membrane performance calculations stemming from test pressure and simplifying assumptions about concentration polarization and solute rejection. Journal of Membrane Science, 660, 120856. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2022.120856

Fraser, A.C; Chew, N.G.P.; Hegde, M.; Liu, F.; Liu, C.W.; Coronell, O.*; Dingemans, T.J.* (2022) The role of polyamide geometry in salt exclusion of thin-film composite membranes. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 14, 36143–36156. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.2c09810

Liu, F.; Kingsbury, R.S.; Rech, J.J.; You, W.; Coronell, O.* (2022) Effect of osmotic ballast properties on the performance of a concentration gradient battery. Water Research, 212, 118076. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2022.118076

Grzebyk, K.; Armstrong, M.D.; Coronell, O.* (2022) Accessing greater thickness and new morphology features in polyamide active layers of thin-film composite membranes by reducing restrictions in amine monomer supply. Journal of Membrane Science, 644, 120112. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2021.120112

Vickers, R.; Weigand, T.M.; Miller, C.T.*; Coronell, O.* (2022) Molecular methods for assessing the morphology, topology, and performance of polyamide membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 644, 120110. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2021.120110

Kingsbury, R.S.; Hegde, M.; Wang, J.; Kusoglu, A.; You, W.; Coronell, O.* (2021) Tunable anion exchange membrane conductivity and permselectivity via non-covalent, hydrogen bond crosslinking. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 13, 52647-52658. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c15474

Atkinson, A.J.; Armstrong, M.A.; Eskew, J.T.; Coronell, O.* (2021) 2-aminoimidazole membranes reduce mass of fouling and improve performance. Journal of Membrane Science, 629, 119262. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2021.119262

Jutaporn, P.; Cory, R.M.; Singer, P.C.; Coronell, O.* (2021) Efficacy of selected pretreatment processes in the mitigation of low-pressure membrane fouling and its correlation to their removal of microbial DOM. Chemosphere, 277, 130284. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130284

Wang, J.; Armstrong, M.D.; Grzebyk, K.; Vickers, R.; Coronell, O.* (2021) Effect of feed water pH on the partitioning of alkali metal salts from aqueous phase into the polyamide active layers of reverse osmosis membranes. Environmental Science & Technology, 55, 3250-3259. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c06140

Kingsbury, R.S.; Coronell, O.* (2021) Modelling and validation of concentration dependence of ion exchange membrane permselectivity: significance of convection and Manning’s counter-ion condensation theory. Journal of Membrane Science, 620, 118411. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2020.118411

Liu, F.; Coronell, O.; Call, D.F.* (2020) Effect of cross-chamber flow electrode recirculation on pH and Faradaic reactions in capacitive deionization. Desalination, 492, 114600. DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2020.114600

Hossen, E.H.; Gobetz, Z.E.; Kingsbury, R.S.; Liu, F.; Palko, H.C.; Dubbs, L.L.; Coronell, O.; Call, D.F.* (2020) Temporal variation of power production via reverse electrodialysis using coastal North Carolina waters and its correlation to temperature and conductivity. Desalination, 491, 114562. DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2020.114562

Gorzalski, A.S.*; Harrington, G.W.; Coronell, O. (2020) Impact of Model Selection on Predicted Contaminant Degradation in Water Treatment. AWWA Water Science, 2, e1178. DOI: 10.1002/aws2.1178

Kumarasamy, E.; Manning, I.M.; Collins, L.B.; Coronell, O.*; Leibfarth, F.L.* (Journal issue cover) (2020) Ionic fluorogels for remediation of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances from water. ACS Central Science, 6, 487-492. DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.9b01224 (“First Reaction” article on this work at DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.0c00164)

Kingsbury, R.S.; Wang, J.; Coronell, O.* (2020) Comparison of water and salt transport properties of ion exchange, reverse osmosis, and nanofiltration membranes for desalination and energy applications. Journal of Membrane Science, 604, 117998. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2020.117998

Jutaporn, P.*; Armstrong, M.D.; Coronell, O. (Invited) (2020) Assessment of C-DBP and N-DBP formation potential and its reduction by MIEX® DOC and MIEX® GOLD resins using fluorescence spectroscopy and parallel factor analysis. Water Research, 172, 115460. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.115460

Kingsbury, R.S.; Bruning, K.; Zhu, S.; Flotron, S.; Miller, C.T.; Coronell, O.* (Invited, Class of Influential Researchers Special Edition) (2019) Influence of water uptake, charge, Manning parameters and contact angle on water and salt transport in commercial ion exchange membranes. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 58, 18663-18674. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b04113

Gorzalski, A.S.*; Harrington, G.W.; Coronell, O. (2019) Assessing Reactor Segregation and Mixing by Modeling Residual Disinfectant Conversion. AWWA Water Science, 1, e1154. DOI: 10.1002/aws2.1154

Atkinson, A.J.; Wang, J.; Grzebyk, K.; Zhang, Z.; Jung, D.; Zeng, D.; Pollard, A.; Gold, A.; Coronell, O.* (2019) Scalable Fabrication of Anti-biofouling Membranes through 2-Aminoimidazole Incorporation during Polyamide Casting. Journal of Membrane Science, 579, 151-161. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.02.033

Jutaporn, P.*; Laolertworakul, W.; Armstrong, M.; Coronell, O. (2019) Fluorescence spectroscopy for assessing trihalomethane precursors removal by MIEX resin. Water Science & Technology, 79, 820-832. DOI: 10.2166/wst.2019.036

Kingsbury, R.S.; Zhu, S.; Flotron, S.; Coronell, O.* (2018) Microstructure determines water and salt permeation in commercial ion exchange membranes. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10, 39745–39756. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b14494 (ChemRxiv version at DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.6987248.v4, Corrigendum available at DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b11784)

Lin, L.; Weigand, T.M.; Farthing, M.W.; Jutaporn, P.; Miller, C.T.; Coronell, O.* (2018) Relative importance of geometrical and intrinsic water transport properties of active layers in the water permeability of polyamide thin-film composite membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 564, 935-944. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2018.08.002

Gorzalski, A.S.*; Harrington, G.W.; Coronell, O. (2018) Modeling water treatment reactor hydraulics using reactor networks. Journal of the American Water Works Association, 110, 13-29. DOI: 10.1002/awwa.1071

Atkinson, A.J.; Wang, J.; Zhang, Z.; Gold, A.; Jung, D.; Zeng, D.; Pollard, A.; Coronell, O.* (2018) Grafting of bioactive 2-aminoimidazole into active layer makes commercial RO/NF membranes anti-biofouling. Journal of Membrane Science, 556, 85-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2018.03.044

Kingsbury, R.S.; Flotron, S.; Zhu, S.; Call, D.F.; Coronell, O.* (2018) Junction potentials bias measurements of ion exchange membrane permselectivity. Environmental Science & Technology, 52, 4929-4936. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b05317

Zhu, S.; Kingsbury, R.S.; Call, D.F.; Coronell, O.* (2018) Impact of solution composition on the resistance of ion exchange membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 554, 39-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2018.02.050

Jutaporn, P.*; Coronell, O. (2017) Characterization of ultrafiltration membrane foulant using fluorescence signature of natural organic matter in surface water. Thai Environmental Engineering Journal, 31, 1-9.

Kingsbury, R.S.; Liu, F.; Zhu, S.; Boggs, C.; Armstrong, M.D.; Call, D.F.*; Coronell, O.* (2017) Impact of natural organic matter and inorganic solutes on energy recovery from five real salinity gradients using reverse electrodialysis. Journal of Membrane Science, 541, 621-632. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2017.07.038

Byun, S.; Atkinson, A.J.; Coronell, O.* (2017) Method for monitoring chloride levels in steam condensate in thermal power plants using reverse osmosis membranes and an ion selective electrode. Separation Science and Technology, 52, 2473-2486. DOI: 10.1080/01496395.2017.1344248

Liu, F.; Coronell, O.; Call, D.F.* (2017) Electricity generation using continuously recirculated flow electrodes in reverse electrodialysis. Journal of Power Sources, 355, 206-210. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.04.061

Wang, J.; Kingsbury, R.S.; Perry, L.A.; Coronell, O.* (2017) Partitioning of alkali metal salts and boric acid from aqueous phase into the polyamide active layers of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes. Environmental Science & Technology, 51, 2295-2203. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b04323

Kingsbury, R.S.; Coronell, O.* (2017) Osmotic ballasts enhance faradaic efficiency in closed-loop, membrane-based energy systems. Environmental Science & Technology, 51, 1910-1917. DOI:10.1021/acs.est.6b03720

Gorzalski, A.S.; Donley, C.; Coronell, O.* (2017) Elemental composition of membrane foulant layers using EDS, XPS, and RBS. Journal of Membrane Science, 522, 31-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2016.08.055

Suzuki, T.; Tanaka, R.; Tahara, M.; Niinae, M.; Lin, L.; Wang, J.; Luh, J.; Coronell, O.* (2016) Relationship between performance deterioration of a polyamide reverse osmosis membrane used in a seawater desalination plant and changes in its physicochemical properties. Water Research, 100, 326-336. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.04.068

Jutaporn, P.; Singer, P.C.; Cory, R.M.; Coronell, O.* (2016) Minimization of Low-Pressure Membrane Fouling Using a Magnetic Ion Exchange (MIEX®) Resin. Water Research, 98, 225-234. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.04.007

Wong, M.C.Y.; Lin, L.; Coronell, O.; Hoek, E.M.V.; Ramon, G.Z.* (2016) Impact of liquid-filled voids within the active layer on transport through thin-film composite membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 500, 124-135. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2015.11.033

Lin, L.; Feng, C.; Lopez, R.; Coronell, O.* (2016) Identifying facile and accurate methods to measure the thickness of the active layers of thin-film composite membranes – a comparison of seven characterization techniques. Journal of Membrane Science, 498, 167-179. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2015.09.059

Lin, L.; Lopez, R.; Ramon, G.Z.; Coronell, O.* (2016) Investigating the void structure of the polyamide active layers of thin-film composite membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 497, 365-376. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2015.09.020

Powell, J.; Luh, J.; Coronell, O.* (2015) Amide link scission in the polyamide active layers of thin-film composite membranes upon exposure to free chlorine – Kinetics and mechanisms.  Environmental Science & Technology, 49, 12136–12144. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b02110

Kingsbury, R.S.*; Chu, K.; Coronell, O. (2015) Energy storage by reversible electrodialysis: The concentration battery. Journal of Membrane Science, 495, 502-516. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2015.06.050

Gorzalski, A.S.; Coronell, O.* (2014) Fouling of nanofiltration membranes in full- and bench-scale systems treating groundwater containing silica. Journal of Membrane Science, 468, 349-359. DOI: 1016/j.memsci.2014.06.013

Powell, J.; Luh, J.; Coronell, O.* (2014) Bulk chlorine uptake by polyamide active layers of thin-film composite membranes upon exposure to free chlorine – kinetics, mechanisms, and modeling.  Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 2741-2749. DOI:1021/es4047632

Coronell, O.*; ter Horst, M.; Donley, C. (Invited) (2013) Microanalysis of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes. In Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and Technology, Hoek, E.M.V.; Tarabara, V.V., Eds. Wiley, Great Britain. DOI: 10.1002/9781118522318.emst148

Coronell, O.*; Mariñas, B. J.; Mi, B.; Cahill, D. G. (2013) Modeling the effect of charge density in the active layers of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes on the rejection of arsenic (III) and potassium iodide. Environmental Science & Technology, 47, 420-428. DOI: 1021/es302850p

Perry, L.A.; Coronell, O.* (2013) Reliable, bench-top measurements of charge density in the active layers of thin-film composite and nanocomposite membranes using quartz crystal microbalance technology. Journal of Membrane Science, 429, 23-33. DOI: 1016/j.memsci.2012.11.023

Matthews, T.*; Yan, H.; Cahill, D.G.; Coronell, O.; Mariñas, B.J. (2013) Growth dynamics of interfacially polymerized polyamide layers by diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and Rutherford backscattering spectrometry. Journal of Membrane Science, 429, 71-80. DOI: 1016/j.memsci.2012.11.040

Attayek, P.J.; Meyer, E.S.; Lin, L.; Rich, G.C.; Clegg, T.B.; Coronell, O.* (2012) A remotely-controlled, semi-automatic target system for Rutherford backscattering spectrometry and elastic recoiled detection analyses of polymeric membrane samples. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics A, 676, 21-25. DOI: 1016/j.nima.2012.02.005

Coronell, O.; Mariñas, B.J.*; Cahill, D.G. (2011) Depth heterogeneity of fully aromatic polyamide active layers in reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes.  Environmental Science & Technology, 45, 4513-4520. DOI:1021/es200007h

Coronell, O.; González, M. I.; Mariñas, B. J.*; Cahill, D. G. (2010) Ionization behavior, stoichiometry of association and accessibility of functional groups in the active layers of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes. Environmental Science & Technology, 44, 6808-6814. DOI:1021/es100891r

Coronell, O.; Mariñas, B.J.*; Cahill, D.G. (2009) Accessibility and ion exchange stoichiometry of ionized carboxylic groups in the active layer of FT30 reverse osmosis membrane. Environmental Science & Technology, 43, 5042-5048. DOI:1021/es803595f

Zhang, X.*; Cahill, D.G.; Coronell, O.*; Mariñas, B.J. (2009) Absorption of water in the active layer of reverse osmosis membranes. Journal of Membrane Science, 331, 143-151. DOI: 1016/j.memsci.2009.01.027

Coronell, O.; Mariñas, B.J.*; Zhang, X.; Cahill, D.G. (2008) Quantification of functional groups and modeling of their ionization behavior in the active layer of FT30 reverse osmosis membrane. Environmental Science & Technology, 42, 5260-5266. DOI:1021/es8002712

Zhang, X.*; Cahill, D.G.; Coronell, O.; Mariñas, B.J. (2007) Partitioning of salt ions in FT30 reverse osmosis membranes. Applied Physics Letters, 91, 181904. DOI: 1063/1.2802562

Mi, B.; Coronell, O.; Mariñas, B.J.*; Watanabe, F.; Cahill, D.G.; Petrov, I. (2006) Physico-chemical Characterization of NF/RO Membrane Active Layers by Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry. Journal of Membrane Science, 282, 71-81. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2006.05.015


Refereed Conference Proceedings

Coronell, O. (Invited) Concentration dependence of ion exchange membrane permselectivity: Modelling and experimental validation (oral). Proceedings of the 2021 American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 7-11, 2021.

Gorzalski, A.S.; Harrington, G.W.; Coronell, O. Quantifying treatment efficacy for pathogens and emerging contaminants using the Damköhler number (oral). Proceedings of the 2021 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Virtual Summit, Online, February 10-11, 2021.

Gorzalski, A.S.; Harrington, G.W.; Coronell, O. What a ‘free chlorine burn’ can tell us about reactor mixing, and why it matters for disinfection (oral). Proceedings of the 2019 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition, Dallas, TX, November 3-7, 2019.

Jutaporn, P.; Coronell, O. Parallel Factor Analysis of Fluorescence EEM Spectra to Assess Reduction of Trihalomethanes and Haloacetonitriles Formation Potentials by MIEX Resin (oral). Proceedings of the 2019 International Water Association (IWA) Specialist Conference on Natural Organic Matter in Water 2019, Tokyo, Japan, October 7-9, 2019.

Jutaporn, P.; Laolertworakul, W.; Coronell, O. Fluorescence spectroscopy for assessing THM precursors removal by MIEX resin (oral). Proceedings of the 2018 Regional International Water Association (IWA) Diffuse Pollution Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 19-22, 2018.

Gorzalski, A.S.; Harrington, G.W.; Coronell, O. Modeling Residence Time Distribution in Clearwells and Ozone Contactors Using Reactor Networks (oral). Proceedings of the 2018 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition, Toronto, ON, Canada, November 11-15, 2018.

Gorzalski, A.S.; Harrington, G.W.; Hayden, A.; Spiesman, A.; Coronell, O. Real-time modeling of cyanotoxin oxidation in clearwells (oral). Proceedings of the 2017 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition, Portland, OR, November 12-16, 2017.

Atkinson, A.J.; Wang, J.; Zhang, Z.; Jung, D.; Pollard, A.; Gold, A.; Coronell, O. (Invited) Incorporation of novel anti-biofilm molecules into NF/RO membranes for biofouling control (oral). Proceedings of the 2016 American Water Works Association (AWWA)-American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX, February 1-5, 2016.

Jutaporn, P.; Singer, P.C.; Arias, M.; Coronell, O. Membrane fouling minimization by a magnetic ion exchange (MIEX) resin (oral). Proceedings of the 2014 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA, November 16-20, 2014.

Gorzalski, A.S.; Coronell, O. Challenges in replicating full-scale fouling of nanofiltration membranes treating groundwater in laboratory crossflow systems (oral). Proceedings of the 2013 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference, Long Beach, CA, November 3-7, 2013.

Wang, C.; Singer, P.C.; Coronell, O. Dissolved copper and lead removal using granular brass media (oral). Proceedings of the 2012 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference, Toronto, Canada, November 4-8, 2012.

Lin, L.; Perry, L.A.; Feng, C.; Coronell, O. Relating water permeability of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes to the polymer density of their active layers (oral). Proceedings of the 2012 American Water Works Association (AWWA)-American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, Glendale, AZ, February 27- March 01, 2012.

Matthews, T.; Coronell, O.; Mariñas, B.J.; Yan, H.; Cahill, D.G. Linking polyamide active layer structure and chemistry to reverse osmosis membrane performance (oral). Proceedings of the 2011 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, Long Beach, CA, March 28-31, 2011.

Coronell, O.; González, M.; Mariñas, B.J.; Cahill, D.G. Depth heterogeneity of elemental composition, concentration of functional groups and degree of crosslinking in the active layers of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes (poster). Proceedings of the 2009 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, Memphis, TN, March 15-18, 2009.

Coronell, O.; González, M.; Mariñas, B.J.; Zhang, X.; Cahill, D.G. Quantification of carboxylic groups in FT30 (RO) membrane and modeling approach of their acid/base behavior (oral). Preprints of Papers Presented at the 235th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Division of Environmental Chemistry, Vol 48, No. 1, New Orleans, LA, April 6-10, 2008.

Minier-Matar, J.; Coronell, O.; Mi, B.; Mariñas, B.J.; Falkenberg, C.V.; Chen, D.; Georgiadis, J.G. Concentration polarization disruption in reverse osmosis and nanofiltration processes (oral). Preprints of Papers Presented at the 235th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Division of Environmental Chemistry, Vol 48, No. 1, New Orleans, LA, April 6-10, 2008.

Coronell, O.; Mariñas, B.J.; Zhang, X.; Cahill, D.G. Quantification of functional groups in the active layer of high-pressure membranes (oral). Preprints of Papers Presented at the 233rd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Division of Environmental Chemistry, Vol 47, No. 1, Chicago, IL, March 25-29, 2007.

Zhang, X.; Cahill, D.G.; Coronell, O.; Mariñas, B.J. Ion partitioning behavior in FT30 RO membranes (oral). Preprints of Papers Presented at the 233rd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Division of Environmental Chemistry, Vol 47, No. 1, Chicago, IL, March 25-29, 2007.

Minier-Matar, J.; Coronell, O.; Mi, B.; Mariñas, B.J.; Falkenberg, C.V.; Georgeadis, J.G. Concentration polarization disruption in high-pressure membranes (oral). Preprints of Papers Presented at the 233rd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Division of Environmental Chemistry, Vol 47, No. 1, Chicago, IL, March 25-29, 2007.

Coronell, O.; Mariñas, B.J.; Zhang, X.; Cahill, D.G. Quantification of functional groups in the active layer of nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) membranes (oral). Proceedings of the 2007 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, Tampa, FL, March 18-21, 2007.

Coronell, O.; Mi, B.; Mariñas, B.J. The role of concentration polarization in the rejection of viruses by nanofiltration membranes (oral). Proceedings of the 2005 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference, Quebec City, Canada, November 6-10, 2005.

Page, M.; Coronell, O.; Mariñas, B.J. Effect of pH, alkalinity, and hardness on the inactivation of viruses with chlorine (oral). Proceedings of the 2005 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference, Quebec City, Canada, November 6-10, 2005.

Coronell, O.; Page, M.; Mariñas, B.J. Water quality effects on the inactivation kinetics of MS2 phage with free chlorine (oral). Proceedings of the 2004 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference, San Antonio, TX, November 14-18, 2004.

Coronell, O.; Page, M.; Mariñas, B.J. Sequential disinfection strategies with UV, ozone and chlorine for optimum control of viruses, spores and Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts (oral). Proceedings of the 2003 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2-5, 2003.


Refereed Conference abstracts

Manning, I.M.; Kumarasamy, E.; Chew, N.G.P.; Macdonald, H.P.; Collins, L.B.; Coronell, O.; Leibfarth, F.A. Ionic fluorogels for remediation of PFAS from water (oral). Presented at the 264th Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Chicago, IL, August 21-25, 2022.

Manning, I.M.; Chew, N.G.P.; Macdonald, H.P.; Collins, L.B.; Coronell, O.; Leibfarth, F.A. Ionic fluorogels for remediation of PFAS from water (poster). Presented at the 3rd National PFAS Conference, Wilmington, NC, June 15-17, 2022.

Armstrong, M.D.; Grzebyk, K.; Coronell, O. Polyamide thickness and morphology features of thin-film composite membranes depend on the extent of restriction of the amine monomer supply during interfacial polymerization (oral). Presented at the 2022 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Tempe, AZ, May 14-18, 2022.

Zhang, W.; Chew, N.G.P.; Coronell, O. Polyethylenimine (PEI)-based surface treatment for facile synthesis of conductive membranes: Active material doesn’t matter (oral and poster). Presented at the 2022 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Tempe, AZ, May 14-18, 2022.

Manning, I.M.; Kumarasamy, E.; Chew, N.G.P.; Macdonald, H.P.; Collins, L.B.; Coronell, O.; Leibfarth, F.A. Ionic fluorogels for remediation of PFAS from water (poster). Presented at the Triangle Soft Matter Symposium, Durham, NC, May 9, 2022.

Armstrong, M.D.; Vickers, R.; Coronell, O. Quantifying uncertainties in water-solute selectivity of reverse osmosis membranes caused by not accounting for concentration polarization (oral). Presented at the 2021 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Estes Park, CO, August 28-September 2, 2021

Vickers, R.; Weigand, T.M.; Miller, C.T.; Coronell, O. Molecular dynamics simulation methods for assessing hydration and performance of polyamide active layers (oral). Presented at the 2021 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Estes Park, CO, August 28-September 2, 2021

Kingsbury, R.S.; Wang, J.; Hegde, M.; Kusoglu, A.; You, W.; Coronell, O. Independent tuning of anion exchange membrane conductivity and permselectivity via non-covalent crosslinking (oral). Presented at the 2021 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Estes Park, CO, August 28-September 2, 2021

Haflich, H.; Armstrong, M.; Liu, F.; Coronell, O. Experimental evaluation of the effects of physical and operating parameters on the performance of a concentration gradient battery to enhance saltwater-based energy storage (oral). Presented at the 2021 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Estes Park, Colorado, August 28-September 2, 2021.

Manning, I.M.; Kumarasamy, E.; Collins, L.B.; Coronell, O.; Leibfarth, F.A. Ionic fluorogels for remediation of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances from water (oral). Presented at the National Graduate Research Polymer Conference, Blacksburg, VA, July 26-28, 2021.

Armstrong, M.D.; Coronell, O. New reverse osmosis membrane modification method may result in better arsenic removal and higher water productivity than unmodified counterparts (oral). Presented at the Annual Spring Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Virtual, April 5-May 1, 2021.

Vickers, R.; Weigand, T. M.; Miller, C. T.; Coronell, O. Molecular dynamics simulations of water transport through crosslinked aromatic polyamide reverse osmosis membranes (poster). Presented at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting, Online, December 14-15, 2020.

Armstrong, M.D.; Coronell, O. Modifying commercial reverse osmosis membranes with solvent pre-treatment and additional polymerization can enhance water productivity and salt rejection (poster). Presented at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting, Online, December 14-15, 2020.

Manning, I.M.; Kumarasamy, E.; Collins, L.B.; Coronell, O.; Leibfarth, F.A. Ionic fluorogels for remediation of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances from water (oral). Presented at the 260th meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Online, August 18, 2020.

Vickers, R.; Weigand, T.M.; Miller, C.T.; Coronell, O. Estimating fluid pressure gradients within crosslinked aromatic polyamide using molecular dynamics (oral).  Presented at the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Online, May 18-21, 2020.

Liu, F.; Kingsbury, R.S.; Armstrong, M.D.; Coronell, O. Experimental evaluation of an optimized salinity gradient battery (oral). Presented at the 2020 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Online, May 18-21, 2020.

Kingsbury, R.S.; Coronell, O. Modelling and validation of concentration dependence of ion exchange membrane permselectivity: significance of convection and Manning’s counter-ion condensation theory (oral). Presented at the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Online, May 18-21, 2020.

Armstrong, M.D.; Coronell, O. Does modifying commercial reverse osmosis membranes with solvent activation and additional polymerization result in improved membrane performance? (poster). Presented at the 2020 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Online, May 18-21, 2020.

Gorzalski, A.S.; Harrington, G.W.; Coronell, O. Effect of Reactor Model Selection on Predictions of Contaminant Degradation (poster). Presented at the 2019 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition, Dallas, TX, November 3-7, 2019.

Kingsbury, R.S.; Wang, J.; Coronell, O. (Invited) Comparison of water and salt transport properties in ion exchange and desalination membranes (oral). Presented at the 258th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), San Diego, CA, August 25-29, 2019.

Grzebyk, K.; Coronell, O. Empirical evidence suggests that polyamide film formation during interfacial polymerization in thin film composite (TFC) membranes is not self-limiting (oral). Presented at the 2019 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, May 11-15, 2019.

Vickers, R.; Wang, J.; Weigand, T.; Miller, C.; Coronell, O. Estimating salt diffusion coefficients in polyamide active layers of reverse osmosis membranes using microscale continuum modeling (poster). Presented at the 2019 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, May 11-15, 2019.

Liu, F.; Kingsbury, R.S.; Rech, J.J.; You, W.; Coronell, O. Effect of organic ballast properties on the energy efficiency of a concentration gradient flow battery (poster). Presented at the 2019 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, May 11-15, 2019.

Armstrong, M.D.; Kingsbury, R.S.; Grzebyk, K.; Coronell, O. Ion exchange polymer coatings enhance solute rejection of polyamide thin-film composite membranes (poster). Presented at the 2019 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, May 11-15, 2019.

Kingsbury, R.S.; Wang, J.; Hegde, M.; Dingemans, T.; You, W.; Coronell, O. Physically-crosslinked ion exchange membranes defy conductivity-selectivity tradeoff (oral). Presented at the 2019 Annual Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 22-26, 2019.

Kingsbury, R.S.; Wang, J.; Coronell, O. (Invited) Beyond swelling degree: Counter-ion hydration and its effect on ion exchange membrane performance (oral). Presented at the 257th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Orlando, FL, March 31-April 4, 2019.

Grzebyk, K., Coronell, O. A closer look at interfacial polymerization of polyamide high-pressure membranes (poster). Presented at the 2019 American Water Works Association (AWWA)-American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, February 25-28, 2019

Kingsbury, R.S.; Bruning, K.; Zhu, S.; Flotron, S.; Miller, C.T.; Coronell, O. Towards understanding the conductivity-selectivity-permeability tradeoff in ion exchange membranes: Swelling modulates water and salt transport (oral). Presented at the 2018 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY, June 10-13, 2018.

Kingsbury, R.S.; Flotron, S.; Zhu, S.; Call, D.F.; Coronell, O. Junction potentials bias measurements of ion exchange membrane permselectivity (poster). Presented at the 2018 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY, June 10-13, 2018.

Jutaporn, P.; Coronell, O. Fluorescence spectroscopy and PARAFAC modeling for assessing the reduction of THM and halogenated volatiles precursors by MIEX resin (oral). Presented at the 2018 Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ACSEE), Kobe, Japan, June 08-10, 2018.

Grzebyk, K., Weinberg. H.S., Coronell, O. (Invited) Optimizing and evaluating thin film nanocomposite (TFN) membranes for water reuse applications (poster). Presented at the 2018 American Water Works Association (AWWA)-American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition, West Palm Beach, FL, Apr 12-16, 2018

Wang, J.; Kingsbury, R.S.; Perry, L.A.; Coronell, O. Partitioning of inorganic solutes in active layers of RO membranes and the effect of feed water pH on solute partition coefficients (poster). Presented at the 131st Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Raleigh, NC, November 17, 2017

Wang, J.; Kingsbury, R.S.; Perry, L.A.; Coronell, O. Partitioning of inorganic solutes in the active layers of RO membranes and the effect of feed water pH on solute partitioning coefficients (oral). Presented at the 11th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2017), San Francisco, CA, July 28-August 4, 2017.

Zhu, S.; Kingsbury, R.S.; Call, D.F.; Coronell, O. Impact of solution composition on the resistance of ion-exchange membranes (oral). Presented at the 11th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2017), San Francisco, CA, July 28-August 4, 2017.

Kingsbury, R.S.; Coronell, O. Osmotic ballasts enhance efficiency in closed-loop membrane systems for energy conversion and storage (oral). Presented at the 11th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2017), San Francisco, CA, July 28-August 4, 2017.

Liu, F.; Kingsbury, R.S.; Zhu, S.; Boggs, C.; Armstrong, M.D.; Coronell, O.; Call, D.F. Effect of natural organic matter and ionic composition on electricity generation from five natural salinity gradients using reverse electrodialysis (poster). Presented at the 11th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2017), San Francisco, CA, July 28-August 4, 2017.

Atkinson, A.; Armstrong, M.D.; Eskew, J.T.; Zhang, Z.; Gold, A.; Coronell, O. Performance evaluation of bioactive 2-aminoimidazole anti-biofouling reverse osmosis membrane under operationally realistic conditions (poster). Presented at the 11th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM 2017), San Francisco, CA, July 28-August 4, 2017.

Liu, F.; Coronell, O.; Call, D.F. Electricity generation from salinity gradients using continuously recirculated flow electrodes in reverse electrodialysis (oral). Presented at the 2017 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, June 20-22, 2017.

Kingsbury, R.S.; Boggs, C.; Liu, F.; Zhu, S.; Armstrong, M.D.; Call, D.F.; Coronell, O. Impact of natural organic matter and ionic composition on energy recovery from five real salinity gradients using reverse electrodialysis (oral). Presented at the 2017 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, June 20-22,2017.

Liu, F.; Kingsbury, R.S.; Zhu, S.; Boggs, C.; Armstrong, M.D.; Coronell, O.; Call, D. F. Energy recovery from five natural salinity gradients in North Carolina using reverse electrodialysis. Presented at the 19th Annual Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) Conference, Raleigh, NC, March 15-16, 2017.

Kingsbury, R.S.; Coronell, O. Osmotic ballasts improve the energy efficiency of closed-loop electrodialytic processes (oral). Presented at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Division of Environmental Chemistry, Philadelphia, PA, August 21-25,2016.

Call, D.F.; Kingsbury, R.S.; Boggs, C.; Zhu, S.; Liu, F.; Coronell, O. Electricity generation from natural and engineered salinity gradients using reverse electrodialysis (oral). Presented at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Division of Environmental Chemistry, Philadelphia, PA, August 21-25,2016.

Tanaka, R.; Tahara, M.; Isamu, Y.; Suzuki, T.; Niinae, M.; Lin, L.; Wang, J. ; Luh, J.; Coronell, O.Changes in the physicochemical properties of a polyamide reverse osmosis membrane used in a seawater desalination plant and their relation to changes in performance (poster). Presented at the 10th Conference of Aseanian Membrane Society, Nara, Japan, July 26-29, 2016.

Boggs, C.; Liu, F.; Call, D.F.; Kingsbury, R.S.; Zhu, S.; Coronell, O. Sustainable electricity generation in North Carolina from salinity gradients (poster). Presented at the 2016 Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) Annual Conference and North Carolina Water Resources Association (NCWRA) Symposium, Raleigh, NC, March 17-18, 2016.

Lin, L.; Lopez, R.; Ramon, G.; Coronell, O. (Invited) Water-filled voids account for a significant volume fraction of the polyamide active layers of thin-film composite membranes and affect their water and solute transport properties (oral). Abstracts of the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA, March 10-17, 2016.

Wang, J.; Perry, L.A.; Coronell, O. Partitioning of inorganic contaminants into the polyamide active layers of thin-film composite membranes for water purification (oral). Abstracts of the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA, March 10-17, 2016.

Kingsbury, R.S.; Chu, K.; Coronell, O. Energy storage by reversible desalination: A concentration battery based on electrodialysis (oral). Abstracts of the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA, March 10-17, 2016.

Atkinson, A.; Wang, J.; Zhang, Z.; Zeng, D.; Pollard, A.; Jung, D.; Gold, A.; Coronell, O. Development of innovative anti-biofouling polyamide thin film composite membranes with biofilm inhibiting 2-aminoimidazoles incorporated (oral). Abstracts of the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA, March 10-17, 2016.

Byun, S.; Atkinson, A.J.; Coronell, O. Enhanced monitoring of chloride ions for steam condensate water in thermal power plants (poster). Presented at the 2015 International Environmental Engineering Conference and Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of Environmental Engineers, BEXCO, Busan, Korea, October 28-30, 2015.

Lin, L.; Lopez, R.; Ramon, G.Z.; Coronell, O. The existence of water-filled voids in the polyamide active layers of thin-film composite (TFC) membranes challenges their current understanding as dense films (poster).  Presented at the 2015 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Conference, New Haven, CT, June 13-16,2015.

Powell, J.; Luh, J.; Coronell, O. Kinetics and mechanisms of amide link scission in the polyamide active layer of thin-film composite membranes upon exposure to free chlorine (poster). Presented at the 2015 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Meeting, Boston, MA, May 30-June 3, 2015.

Lin, L.; Lopez, R.; Ramon, G.Z.; Coronell, O. Water-filled pores exist in the active layers of polyamide thin-film composite membranes (oral and poster). Presented at the 2015 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Meeting, Boston, MA, May 30-June 3, 2015.

Wang, J.; Perry, L.A.; Coronell, O. Characterization of the partitioning of alkali metal salts and boric acid from aqueous solution into the active layers of RO/NF membranes (oral and poster). Presented at the 2015 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Meeting, Boston, MA, May 30-June 3, 2015.

Wong, M.C.Y.; Ramon, G.Z.; Lin, L.; Coronell, O.; Hoek, E.M.V. Transport through composite membranes: impact of liquid-filled voids in the thin film (poster). Presented at the 2015 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Meeting, Boston, MA, May 30-June 3, 2015.

Atkinson, A.J.; Wang, J.; Jung, D.; Pollard, A.; Garland, E.; Coronell, O. (Invited) Development and application of a novel anti-biofouling membrane (poster). Presented at the 2015 American Water Works Association (AWWA)-American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) Membrane Technology Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 2-6, 2015.

Wang, C.; Holcomb, D.; Singer, P.C.; Coronell, O. Granular brass media as a technology for the removal of dissolved copper and lead from water (poster). Presented at the 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, Chapel Hill, NC, October 13-17, 2014.

Powell, J.; Luh, J.; Coronell, O. Kinetics, mechanisms, and modeling of bulk chlorine uptake by polyamide active layers of reverse osmosis membranes upon exposure to free chlorine (oral and poster). Presented at the 2014 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Meeting, Houston, TX, May 31-June 4, 2014.

Attayek, P.J.; Meyer, E.S.; Lin, L.; Rich, G.C.; Clegg, T.B.; Wang, J.; Coronell, O. A sample stage for remotely-controlled, semi-automatic analysis of polymeric membrane samples using Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (poster). Presented at the 2014 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Meeting, Houston, TX, May 31-June 4, 2014.

Meyer, E.S.; Lin, L.; Clegg, T.B.; Coronell, O. Nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membrane support degradation due to ion beam irradiation during Rutherford backscattering spectrometry analysis chlorine (poster). Presented at the 2014 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Meeting, Houston, TX, May 31-June 4, 2014.

Perry, L.A.; Coronell, O. User-friendly, bench-top method to quantify the volume-averaged charge density in isolated active layers of thin-film composite and nanocomposite membranes using a quartz crystal microbalance (poster). Presented at the 2013 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Conference, Golden, CO, July 14-16, 2013.

Powell, J.; Coronell, O. Measuring chlorine uptake and chain scission in the polyamide active layers of reverse osmosis membranes upon exposure to free chlorine (poster). Presented at the 2013 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Conference, Golden, CO, July 14-16, 2013.

Jutaporn, P.; Singer, P.C.; Arias, M.; Coronell, O. Minimization of membrane fouling by a magnetic ion exchange (MIEX) resin (poster). Presented at the 2013 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Conference, Golden, CO, July 14-16, 2013.

Lin, L.; Coronell, O. Relating water permeability of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes to the absorption of water by their active layers (oral). Presented at the 2013 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Conference, Golden, CO, July 14-16, 2013.

Perry, L.A.; Coronell, O. Measuring the volume-averaged charge density of active layers of thin-film composite and thin-film nanocomposite membranes using a quartz crystal microbalance (oral). Presented at the 2013 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Meeting, Boise, ID, June 8-12, 2013.

Gorzalski, A.S.; Coronell, O. Identification of Foulants and Optimum Cleaning Strategies for Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis Membranes Treating Groundwaters of Coastal North Carolina (oral). Presented at the 2013 Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) Annual Conference and North Carolina Water Resources Association (NCWRA) Symposium, Raleigh, North Carolina, March 20, 2013.

Perry, L.A.; Coronell, O. Measuring charge density in thin-film composite and thin-film nanocomposite membranes (poster). Presented at the 2012 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 9-13, 2012.

Coronell, O.; Mi, B.; Mariñas, B.J.; Cahill, D.G. Relating contaminant rejection by thin-film composite membranes to the charge density in membrane active layers (oral). Presented at the 2012 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 9-13, 2012.

Gorzalski, A.S.; Coronell, O. Identification of membrane foulants for NF and RO membranes treating groundwaters from the Castle Hayne and Peedee aquifers in North Carolina (oral). Presented at the 2012 Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, March 27-28, 2012.

Coronell, O.; Mariñas, B.J.; Cahill, D.G. Characterization of the depth heterogeneity of the active layers of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes (oral). Presented at the 2010 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Meeting, Washington, D.C., July 17-22, 2010.

Coronell, O.; Mariñas, B.J.; Cahill, D.G. Accessibility and Ion Exchange Stoichiometry of Ionized Carboxylic Groups in the Active Layer of FT30 Reverse Osmosis Membrane (poster). Presented at the 2009 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Conference, Iowa City, IA, July 26-29, 2009.

Coronell, O.; Gonzalez, M.; Martínez, A.; Cahill, D.G.; and Mariñas, B.J. Steric Effects on Ionic Contaminants in the Active Layer of Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membranes (oral). Presented at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 13-17, 2009.

Suzuki, T.; Matthews, T.; Gonzalez, M.; Coronell, O.; Cahill, D.G.; and Mariñas, B.J. Partitioning of water contaminants into the active layer of thin-film composite nanofiltration membranes (oral). Presented at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 13-17, 2009.

Mi, B.; Coronell, O.; Mariñas, B.J.; Watanabe, F.; Cahill, D.G. Characterization of arsenic (III) partitioning at the NF/RO membrane active layer-aqueous interface by Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS) (oral). Presented at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 17-21, 2006.


Books, manuals and others

Coronell, O.; Jaiswal, A.; Torrey, J. (Invited) Quartz crystal microbalance. In Advances in Membrane Characterization. Pellegrino, J., Ed. John Wiley. 2016 (ISBN: 978-0-470-71154-5)

Coronell, O.; Clegg, T.B. (Invited) Rutherford backscattering spectrometry. In Advances in Membrane Characterization. Pellegrino, J., Ed. John Wiley. 2016 (ISBN: 978-0-470-71154-5)

Manga, J.; Amar, J.; Abello, R.; Logreira, N.; Coronell, O. Guía de gestión ambiental urbana. Cómo elaborar un plan de acción concertado en una ecorregión. (A guide for urban environmental management. How to prepare a plan of environmental management in an eco-region.) 2005. Ediciones Uninorte. Barranquilla, Colombia, 99 pages