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Qiquan (Josh) Wang, PhD

Qiquan (Josh) WangProfessor
Chemistry Department
Delaware State University
qwang [at] desu.edu

Education and Training

Postdoctoral research fellowship 06/2000-06/2004
Graduate Field of Environmental Study, TXA Department
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Supervisor: Dr. Ann T. Lemley
Research Area: Wastewater Treatment using Anodic Fenton Technology

PhD in Environmental Science (Chemistry) 09/1996-05/2000
Department of Environmental Sciences (Chemistry-Focus)
Zhejiang University, China
Advisor: Dr. Weiping Liu
Dissertation Research: Environmental Behaviors of Chloroacetanide Herbicides

MS in Environmental Chemistry 09/1991-03/1994
Department of Chemistry
Zhejiang University, China
Advisor: Dr. Weichuan Jiang
Thesis Research: Titanium Dioxide Photo-Catalytic Degradation of Organic Contaminants in Aqueous Solutions

BS in Chemistry 09/1987-07/1991
Department of Chemistry
Zhejiang University, China
Advisor: Dr. Weichuan Jiang
Thesis Research: Titanium Dioxide Photo-Catalytic Degradation of Chloroform and Carbon Tetrachloride in Aqueous Solutions

Research Interests

  1. Enhanced degradation of emerged organic contaminants in water, soil, and manure treatment process.
  2. Analysis of phthalates and macrocyclic trichothecenes in indoor environmental dust and food.
  3. Impact of contamination on soil microbial functional stability.
  4. Water quality analysis.
  5. Water and wastewater treatment.



  1. Cheng, P.P.; Sun, T.F.; Wang, W.; Feng, J.W.; Hu, Z.H.; Yuan, S.J.; Wang Q.Q. Oxidative degradation of the antineoplastic drugs 5-fluororacil and cytarabine in aqueous solution bu potassium permanganate. Desal. Wat. Treat. 2017, 70, 339-346.
  2. Mao, Q.H.; Ji, F.; Wang, W.; Wang, Q.Q.; Hu, Z.H.; Yuan, S.J. Chlorination of parabens: reaction kinetics and transformation product identification. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 2016, 23, 23081-23091.
  3. Cao, F.; Zhang, M.T.; Yuan, S.J.; Feng, J.W.; Wang, Q.Q.; Wang, W.; Hu, Z.H. Transformation of acetaminophen during water chlorination treatment: kinetics and transformation products identification. Environ. Sci.  Pollut. Res. 2016, 23, 12303-12311.
  4. Zhang, M.T.; Mao, Q.H.; Feng, J.W.; Yuan, S.J.; Wang, Q.Q.; Huang, D.Y.; Zheng, J.B. Validation and application of an analytical method for the determination of selected acidic pharmaceuticals and estrogenic hormones in wastewater and sludge. J. Environ. Sci. Health A 2016, 51, 914-920.
  5. Bi, X.L.; Yuan, S.J.; Pan, X.J.; Winstead, C.; Wang, Q.Q. Comparison, association, and risk assessment of phthalates in floor dust at different environments in Delaware, USA. J. Environ. Sci. Health A 2015, 50, 1428-1439.
  6. Yuan, S.J.; Li, K.B.; Chen, T.H.; Bi, X.L.; Wang. Q.Q. Soil contamination by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons at natural recreational areas in Delaware, USA. Environ. Earth Sci. 2014, 72, 387-398.
  7. Bi, X.-L.; Pan, X.-J.; Yuan, S.-J.; Wang, Q.-Q. Plasticizer contamination in edible vegetable oil in a U.S. retail market. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2013,61(39), 9502–9509.
  8. D’Souza, M.J.; Wang, Q.-Q. Inter-institutional partnerships propel a successful collaborative undergraduate degree program in chemistry. J. College Teach. Learn. 2012, 9(4).
  9. Wang, Q.-Q.; Iriowen, E.; Yuan, S.-J.; Sparks, D.L. Impact of sediment from St. Jones River, Delaware, USA on microbial functional stability in two local soils. J. Biorem. Biodegr. 2011, S1- 005. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2155-6199.S1-005.
  10. Yates, S.R.; Knuteson, J.; Zheng, W.; Wang, Q. Effect of organic material on field-scale emissions of 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D). J. Environ. Qual. 2011, 40, 1470-1479.
  11. Yuan, S.-J.; Wang, Q.-Q.; Yates, S.R.; Peterson, N.G. Extraction of oxytetracycline from different kinds of manure with direct analysis of HPLC. J. Environ. Sci. Health B 2010, 45, 612-620.
  12. Xuan, R.-C.; Arisi, L.; Wang, Q.-Q.; Yates, S.R.; Biswas, K.C. Hydrolytic and photolytic degradation of oxytetracycline. J. Environ. Sci. Health B 2010, 45, 1-9.
  13. Yates, S.R.; Knuteson, J.; Ernst, F.F.; Zheng, W.; Wang, Q.-Q. Measuring Field-scale Emissions of 1,3-D with Sequential Surface Irrigations. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008, 42, 8753-8758.
  14. Xuan, R.-C.; Blassengale, A.A.; Wang, Q.-Q. Degradation of estrogenic hormones in a silt loam soil. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2008, 56, 9152-9158.
  15. Bradford, S.A.; Segal, E.; Zheng, W.; Wang, Q.-Q.; Hutchins, S.R. Reuse of concentrated animal feeding operation wastewater on agricultural lands. J. Environ. Qual. 2008, 37, S97-S115.
  16. Wang, Q.-Q.; Yates, S.R. Laboratory study of oxytetracycline degradation kinetics in animal manure and soil. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2008, 56: 1683-1688.
  17. Wang, Q.-Q.; Zheng, W.; Bradford, S.A.; Yates, S.R. Sulfadimethoxine degradation kinetics in manure as affected by initial concentration, moisture, and temperature. J. Environ. Qual. 2006, 35, 2162-2169.
  18. Wang, Q.-Q.; Guo, M.-X.; Yates, S.R. Degradation kinetics of manure-derived sulfadimethoxine in amended soil. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2006, 54, 157-163.
  19. Wang, Q.-Q.; Lemley, A.T. Reduced adsorption of ametryn in clay, humic acid, and soil by interaction with ferric ion under Fenton treatment conditions. J. Environ. Sci. Health, B 2006, 41, 223-236.
  20. Zheng, W.; Yates, S.R.; Papiernik, S.K.; Wang, Q.-Q. Reducing 1,3-dichloropropene emission from soil columns amended with thiourea. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2006, 40, 2402-2407.
  21. Wang, Q.-Q.; Lemley, A.T. Kinetic effect of humic acid on alachlor degradation by anodic Fenton treatment. J. Environ. Qual. 2004, 33, 2343-2352.
  22. Scherer, E.M., Wang, Q.-Q., Lemley, A.T. The binary treatment of aqueous metribuzin using anodic Fenton treatment and biodegradation. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 2004, 47, 154-161.
  23. Wang, Q.-Q.; Scherer, E.M.. Lemley, A.T. Metribuzin degradation by membrane anodic Fenton treatment and its interaction with ferric ion. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2004, 38, 1221-1227.
  24. Lemley, A.T.; Wang, Q.-Q.; and Saltmiras, D.A. Anodic Fenton Degradation of Pesticides. In Pesticide Decontamination and Detoxification (ACS Symposium Series 863). Edited by Gan, J.J.; Zhu, P.C.; Aust, S.D.; and Lemley, A.T. Washington, DC, 2003, pp65-83.
  25. Wang, Q.-Q.; Lemley, A.T. Competitive degradation and detoxification of carbamates by membrane anodic Fenton treatment. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2003. 51, 5382-5390.
  26. Wang, Q.-Q.; Lemley, A.T. Oxidative degradation and detoxification of carbofuran by membrane anodic Fenton treatment. J. Hazard. Mater. 2003. B98, 241-255.
  27. Gan, J; Wang, Q.Q.; Yates, S.R.; Koskinen, W.C.; and Jury, W.A. Dechlorination of chloroacetanilide herbicides by thiosulfate Salts. P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 2002. 99(8), 5189-5194.
  28. Wang, Q.-Q.; Lemley, A.T. Oxidation of carbaryl in aqueous solution by membrane anodic Fenton treatment. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2002, 50(8); 2331-2337.
  29. Wang, Q.-Q.; Lemley, A.T. Oxidation of diazinon by anodic Fenton treatment. Water Res. 2002, 36, 3237-3244.
  30. Wang, Q.-Q. Lemley, A.T. Kinetic model and optimization of 2,4-D degradation by anodic Fenton treatment. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2001, 35, 4509-4514.
  31. Wang, Q.-Q.; Gan, J.; Papiernik, S.K.; Yates, S.R. Isomeric effects on thiosulfate transformation and detoxification of 1,3-dicloropropene. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 2001, 20(5), 960-964.
  32. Wang, Q.-Q.; Gan, J.; Papiernik, S.K.; Yates, S.R. Transformation and detoxification of halogenated fumigants by ammonium thiosulfate. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2000, 34, 3717-3721.
  33. Wang, Q.-Q.; Yang, W.-C.; Liu, W.-P. Adsorption of acetanilide herbicides on soils and its correlation with soil properties. Pestic. Sci. 1999, 55, 1103-1108.
  34. Wang, Q.-Q.; Liu, W.-P. Correlation of imazapyr adsorption and desorption with soil properties. Soil Sci. 1999, 104(6), 411-416.


  • CHEM 100 Introductory Chemistry
  • CHEM 101-102 General Chemistry
  • CHEM 310-Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 508-Theory and Applications of Chromatography
  • CHEM 510- Advanced Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM (planning)-Principles for Water and Wastewater Treatment

Professional Activities

  • ACS Associate Member