Xuan Thanh Bui


Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering,
BIOSEP Research Group (Founder)
Dept. of Water Science & Technology (Head)
Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources,
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT)
268 Ly Thuong Kiet st, ward 14, dist. 10, HCMC, Viet Nam
[C] +84-8-965-37-6073
[E] bxthanh@hcmut.edu.vn; thanhait@yahoo.com
[I] www.buixuanthanh.com
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1413-4985
Google Scholar (H-index = 13)


Research Interest
- Membrane separation processes, water and wastewater treatment processes, biological processes, advanced oxidation processes, solid waste treatment and management & green technologies for climate change adaptation.

Professional Experiences
- 2014 - present: Head, Dept. of Water Science & Technology, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, HCMC University of Technology (HCMUT), Viet Nam.
- 2013 (Nov): Associate Professor, HCMC University of Technology (HCMUT), Viet Nam.
- 2011-2013: Deputy Head, Environmental Technology Laboratory, Faculty of Environment, HCMUT
- 2009-2013: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environment, HCMUT, Viet Nam.
- 2006-2008: Team Leader, research group under Prof. C. Visvanathan, AIT, Thailand.
- 2001-2005: Researcher, Institute for Environment and Resources, HCMC, Viet Nam.
- 2001-2002: Lecturer, Chemical Engineering Dept., Industry University, HCMC, Viet Nam.
- 2001-2005: Independent Consultant - Design of waste treatment systems; consultancy/training for environmental projects.


- 2006-2009: Ph. D, Environmental Engineering (French Government Full Scholarship, exchange program), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand & Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Toulouse (INSA-Toulouse), France.
- 2003-2005: M.Eng, Environmental Engineering (The Netherlands Government Full Scholarship), AIT, Thailand.
- 1996-2001: Engineer Degree, Chemical Engineering, HCMUT, Viet Nam.


Selected Publications
a. SCI/SCIE/Scopus Journals: (*Corresponding author)
1) Nguyen T.T, Bui X.T.*, Dang B.T, Ngo H.H., Dinh Q.T., Guo W., Nguyen P.T.V. (2018). Effect of Ciprofloxacin dosage on the performance of sponge membrane bioreactor treating hospital wastewater Bioresource Technology, Submitted. (SCI, IF: 6.102, ISSN: 0960-8524).

2) Effects of Dissolved Oxygen Concentration on the Performance of Sponge Membrane Bioreactor Treating Hospital Wastewater, Desalination and Water Treatment, Submitted. (SCIE, IF = 1.631, ISSN: 0301-4797).

3) Vo T.K.Q., Bui X.T*., Nguyen P.D., Vo, H.N.P., Nguyen, T.T., Cao, N.D.T. (2018). Antibiotics removal from hospital wastewater by sponge membrane bioreactor coupling with ozonation, in preparation. (SCIE, IF = 2.051; ISSN: 1521-4125).

4) Son N.T. & Thanh B.X. (2018). Flood assessment using multi-temporal remotely sensed data in Cambodia, Journal of Flood Risk Management (submitted), x.x. (SCIE, IF:2.483, ISSN: 1753-318X).

5) van Emmerik T., Kieu-Le T.C., Loozen M., van Oeveren K., Strady E., Bui X.T., Egger M., Gasperi J., Lebreton L., Nguyen P.D., Schwarz A., Slat B., Tassin B. (2018). A Methodology to Characterize Macroplastic Dynamics in Rivers, Frontiers in Marine Science, submitted x.x. (Scopus, IF, ISSN: 2296-7745).

6) Dan N.P., Sang N.N., Viet T.T., Strady E., Tuc D.Q., Thanh B.X., Han S., Tuyet L.T.B., Viet T.N., (2018). Heavy metals in sediment and hard clam (meretrix lyrata) in coastal area near Tien River estuary - Mekong Delta, Vietnam and assessment of human health risk to clam consumers, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, submitted, x.x. (SCI, IF = 2.760, ISSN: 0944-1344).

7) Vo H.N.P., Bui X.T.*, Nguyen T.M.H., Koottatep T & Bandyopadhyay A. (2018). Insights of the Removal Mechanisms of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in Constructed Wetlands, Current Pollution Reports, 4, 93-103. (SCIE, IF: , ISSN: 2198-6592)

8) Vo T.D.H., Lin C., Weng C.E., Yuan C.S., Lee C.W., Hung C.H., Bui X.T., Lo K.C., Lin J.X. (2018). Vertical Stratification of Volatile Organic Compounds and Their Photochemical Product Formation Potential in an Industrial Urban Area, 217, 327-336, Journal of Environmental Management. (SCI, IF = 4.712, ISSN: 0301-4797).

9) Vo H.N.P., Bui X.T.*, Nguyen T.T., Nguyen D.D., Dao T.S., Cao N.D.T, Vo T.K.Q. (2018). Effect of nutrient ratios and carbon dioxide bio-sequestration on biomass growth of Chlorella sp. in bubble column photobioreactor, Journal of Environmental Management, 219, 1-8. (SCI, IF = 4.712, ISSN: 0301-4797).

10) Chung W.J., Nguyen D.D., Bui X.T., An S.W., Banu R., Lee S.M., Kim S.S., Moon D.H., Jeon B.H., Chang S.W. (2018). A magnetically separable and recyclable Ag-supported magnetic TiO2 composite catalyst: fabrication, characterization, and photocatalytic activity, Journal of Environmental Management, 213, 541-548. (SCI, IF = 4.712, ISSN: 0301-4797).

11) Vo H.N.P., Ngo H.H., Guo W., Chang S.W., Nguyen D.D., Nguyen P.D., Bui X.T., Zhang X.B., Guo J.B. (2018). Can algae-based technology be a green approach for biofuel production and wastewater remediation?, Bioresource Technology, 256, 491-501. (SCI, IF: 6.102, ISSN: 0960-8524).

12) Bach Q.V., Le V.T., Yoon Y.S., Bui X.T., Woojin C., Chang S.W., Ngo H.H., Guo W., Nguyen D.D. (2018) A new hybrid sewage treatment system combining a rolled pipe system and membrane bioreactor to improve the biological nitrogen removal efficiency: A pilot study, Journal of Cleaner Production, 178, 937-946. (SCI, IF = 6.207, ISSN: 0959-6526).

13) Ray S.S., Chen S.S., Nguyen N.C., Nguyen T.H., Nguyen P.D., Bui, X.T., Le T.T. (2018). Exploration of polyelectrolyte incorporated with Triton-X 114 surfactant based osmotic agent for forward osmosis desalination, Journal of Environmental Management, 209, 346-353. (SCI, IF = 4.712, ISSN: 0301-4797).

14) Son N.T. & Thanh B.X. (2018). Decadal assessment of urban sprawl and its effects on local temperature using Landsat data in Cantho city, Vietnam. Sustainable Cities and Society, 36, 81-91. (SCIE, IF = 1.968, ISSN: 2210-6707)

15) Vo T.D.H., Bui X.T.*, Nguyen D.D., Nguyen V.T., Ngo H.H., Guo W., Nguyen P.D., Nguyen C.N., Lin C. (2018). Wastewater treatment and biomass growth of eight plants for shallow bed wetland roofs, Bioresource Technology, 247, 992-998. (SCI, IF: 6.102, ISSN: 0960-8524).

16) Cheng D., Ngo H.H., Guo, W., Liu Y., Zhou J., Chang S.W., Nguyen D.D., Bui X.T., Zhang X.B. (2018). Bioprocessing for elimination antibiotics and hormones from swine wastewater, Science of Total Environment, 621, 1664-1682. (SCI, IF: 5.102, ISSN: 0048-9697).

17) Phong V.H.N., Thanh B.X.*, Tin N.T., Phuoc N.T., T.H.H. Le, T.S. Nguyen, T.D.H. Vo & C. Lin (2017). An in-situ transesterification of municipal activated sludge for biodiesel production, Desalination and Water Treatment, 98, 169-175. (SCI, IF = 1.631, ISSN: 0301-4797).

18) Nguyen D.D., Yoon Y.S., Kim S., Thanh B.X., Chang S.W., Guo W., Ngo H.H. (2017). Influences of operational parameters on phosphorus removal in batch and continuous electrocoagulation process performance, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(32), 25441-25451. (SCI, IF = 2.760, ISSN: 0944-1344).

19) Hien V.T.D., Ngoc D.T.B, Thanh B.X.*, Truc N.V., Duc N.D., Sthiannopkao, S. & Lin, C. (2017). Improvement of septic tank effluent and green coverage by shallow bed wetland roof system, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 124, 138-145 (SCIE, IF: 3.202, ISSN: 0964-8305).

20) Tin N.T., Thanh B.X.*, Phuc L.V., Dan N.P., Guo W., Ngo H.H. (2017). Removal of antibiotics in sponge membrane bioreactors treating hospital wastewater: Comparison between hollow fiber and flat sheet membrane systems, Bioresource Technology, 240, 42-49. (SCI, IF: 6.102, ISSN: 0960-8524).

21) Chen C., Guo W., Ngo H.H., Chang S.W., Nguyen, D.D., Nguyen, P.D., Thanh B.X., Wu, Y. (2017). Impact of reactor configurations on the performance of a granular anaerobic membrane bioreactor for municipal wastewater treatment, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 121, 131-138 (SCIE, IF: 3.202, ISSN: 0964-8305)

22) Son N.T., Chen C.F., Chen C.R., Thanh B.X., Vuong T.H. (2017). Assessment of urbanization and urban heat islands in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam using Landsat data, Sustainable Cities and Society, 30, 150-161. (SCIE, IF = 1.968, ISSN: 2210-6707)

23) Nhat P.T., Van T.T.T., Biec H.N., Dan N.P., Thanh B.X., Trong D.B., Tuan D.V., Park J., Guo W. Hao N.H. (2017). High rate nitrogen removal by ANAMMOX internal circulation reactor (IC) for old landfill leachate treatment, Bioresource Technology, 234, 281-288. (SCI, IF: 6.102, ISSN: 0960-8524).

24) Nguyen D.D., Yoon Y.S., Nguyen N.D., Bach Q.V., Thanh B.X., Chang, S.W., Le H.S., Guo W., Ngo H.H. (2017). Enhanced efficiency for better wastewater sludge hydrolysis conversion through ultrasonic hydrolytic pretreatment, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 71, 244-252. (SCI, IF: 3.788; ISSN: 1876-1070)

25) Hien V.T.D., Thanh B.X.*, Thanh C.N.D., Phuc L.V., Tin N.T., Trong D.B., Quan T.M., Duc N.D., Son N.T., Tuc D.Q., Son D.T (2016). Investigation of antibiotics in health care wastewater in Ho Chi Minh city - Vietnam, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 188(12), 686-695. (SCIE, IF = 1.687, ISSN: 0167-6369).

26) Son N.T., Thanh B.X., Da C.T. (2016). Monitoring mangrove forest changes from multi-temporal Landsat data in Can Gio Biosphere Reserve, Vietnam, Wetlands, 36(3), 565-576 (SCIE, IF = 1.572; ISSN: 0277-5212). DOI 10.1007/s13157-016-0767-2.

27) Thanh B.X., Tram V.T.P., Guo W., Tin N.T., Ngo H.H. (2016). Multicriteria assessment of advanced treatment technologies for micropollutants removal at large-scale applications, Science of Total Environment, 563-564, 1050-1067. (SCI, IF: 5.102, ISSN: 0048-9697).

28) Tin N.T., Thanh B.X., Duyen P.M., Wenshan G. & Ngo H.H. (2016). Effect of Tris-(hydroxymethyl)-amino methane on microalgae biomass growth in a photobioreactor, Bioresource Technology, 208, 1-6. (SCI, IF: 6.102, ISSN: 0960-8524).

29) Tuyet N.T., Dan N.P., Vu N.C., Trung N.L.H., Thanh B.X., De Wever H., Goemans M. and Ludo D. (2016). Laboratory-scale membrane up-concentration and co-anaerobic digestion for energy recovery from sewage and kitchen waste, Water Science & Technology, 73(3), 597-606 (SCIE, IF = 1.197; ISSN: 0273-1223).

30) Tin N.T., Thanh B.X.*, Hien V.T.D., Dat N.D., Dan N.P., Chi D.H.L., Ngo H.H. & Guo W. (2016). Performance and membrane fouling of two lab-scale sponge membrane bioreactors for hospital wastewater treatment at low flux condition, Separation & Purification Technology, 165, 123-129. (SCIE, IF = 3.843; ISSN: 1383-5866)

31) Thanh C.N.D., Tin N.T., Thanh B.X.*, Hien V.T.D., Son T.C.H., Son N.T., Son D.T., Duc P.A., Chi N.T.L., Huong N.L. & Visvanathan C. (2016). Low Cost Spiral Membrane for Improving Effluent Quality of Septic Tank, Desalination and Water Treatment, 57, 12409-12414 (SCIE, IF = 1.631; ISSN: 1944-3994)

32) T.A.H. Nguyen, H.H. Ngo, W.S. Guo, T.Q. Pham, F.M. Li, T.V. Nguyen & Bui X.T. (2015). Adsorption of phosphate from aqueous solutions and sewage using zirconium loaded okara (ZLO): Fixed-bed column study, Science of Total Environment, 523, 40-49 (SCI, IF: 5.102, ISSN: 0048-9697).

33) Vo P.T., Ngo H.H., Guo W., Zhou J.L., Listowski A., Du B., Wei Q., Bui X.T. (2015). Stormwater Quality Management in Rail Transportation - Past, Present and Future, Science of Total Environment, 512-513, 353-363 (SCI, IF: 5.102, ISSN: 0048-9697).

34) Son N.T., Chen C.F., Chang N.B., Chen C.R., Chang L.Y., Thanh B.X. (2015). Mangrove Mapping and Change Detection in Ca Mau Peninsula, Vietnam Using Landsat Data and Object-Based Image Analysis, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 8(2), 503-510 (SCI, IF: 3.026, ISSN: 1939-1404).

35) Van P.T.H., Tin N.T., Hien V.T.D., Quan T.M., Thanh B.X.*, Hang V.T., Tuc D.Q., Dan N.P., Khoa L.V., Phu V.L., Son N.T., Luong N.D., Kwon E., Park C., Jung J., Yoon I. & Lee S. (2015). Nutrient removal by different plants in wetland roof systems treating domestic wastewater, Desalination and Water Treatment, 54(4-5), 1344-1352 (SCIE, IF = 1.631; ISSN: 1944-3994).

36) Thanh B.X.*, Hien V.T.M., Trung T.C., Da C.T., Berg H. (2015). Reuse of sediment from catfish pond through composting with water hyacinth and rice straw, Sustainable Environment Research, 25, (1), 59- 63. (Scopus, ESCI, ISSN: 1022-7630).

37) Thanh B.X.*, Thy L.L., Dan N.P., Visvanathan C. (2014). Industrial wastewater reuse by airlift external membrane bioreactor, Sustainable Environment Research, 24(1), 41-47. (Scopus, ESCI, ISSN: 1022-7630).

38) T.A.H. Nguyen, H.H. Ngo, W.S. Guo, J. Zhang, S. Liang, D.J. Lee, P.D. Nguyen, X.T. Bui.(2014). Modification of agricultural waste/by-products for enhanced phosphate removal and recovery: Potential and obstacles, Bioresource Technology, 169, 750-762 (SCI, IF: 6.102, ISSN: 0960-8524).

39) Vijayalayan P., Thanh B.X. & Visvanathan C. (2014). Simultaneous Nitrification Denitrification in a Batch Granulation Membrane Airlift Bioreactor, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 95, 139-143. (SCIE, IF: 3.202, ISSN: 0964-8305)

40) Nhat P.T., Biec H.N., Mai N.T.T., Thanh B.X.*, Dan N.P. (2014). Application of a Partial nitritation and Annammox System for the Old landfill leachate treatment, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 95(Part A), 144-150. (SCIE, IF: 3.202, ISSN: 0964-8305)

41) Trang V.N., Dan N.P., Phuong L.D., Thanh B.X.* (2014). Pilot study on the removal of TOC, THMs and HAAs in drinking water using ozone/UV - BAC, Desalination and Water Treatment, 52(4-6), 990- 998 (SCIE, IF = 1.631; ISSN: 1944-3994).

42) Thanh B.X.*, Tin N.T., Van P.T.H., Hien V.T.D., Dan N.P., Koottatep T. (2014). Performance of wetland roof with Melampodium paludosum treating septic tank effluent, Desalination and Water Treatment, 52(4-6), 1070-1076 (SCIE, IF = 1.631; ISSN: 1944-3994).

43) Noh S., Choi M., Kim E. Dan N.P., Thanh B.X., Ha N.T.V., Sthiannopkao S., Han S. (2013). Influence of salinity intrusion on the speciation and partitioning of mercury in the Mekong River Delta, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 106, 379-390. (SCI, IF: 4.933, ISSN: 0016-7037).

44) Thanh B.X., Dan N.P., Visvanathan C. (2013). Low flux submerged membrane bioreactor treating high strength leachate from a solid waste transfer station, Bioresource Technology, 141, 25-28. (SCI, IF: 6.102, ISSN: 0960-8524).

45) Thanh B.X., Visvanathan C., Ben Aim R. (2013). Fouling characterization and nitrogen removal in a batch granulation membrane bioreactor, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 85, 491-498. (SCIE, IF: 3.202, ISSN: 0964-8305).

46) Thanh B.X.*, Berg H., Nguyen L.N.T, Da C.T (2013). Effects of hydraulic retention time on organic and nitrogen removal in sponge membrane bioreactor treating catfish farm wastewater in the tropics, Environmental Engineering Science, 30(4), 194-199. (SCIE, IF: 1.426, ISSN: 1092-8758)

47) Son N.T., Chen C.F., Chen C.R., Chang L.Y., Thanh B.X. (2012). Urban growth mapping from Landsat data using linear mixture model in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS), 6(01), 063543. (SCIE, IF=1.309, ISSN: 1931-3195).

48) Hung C.D., Han H.N., Dan N.P., Thanh B.X., Kwon J.C., Shin H.S. and Lee E.T. (2012). Application of upflow multi-layer bioreactor (UMBR) for domestic wastewater treatment in HCMC, Membrane Water Treatment, 3(2), 77-85. (SCIE, IF: 0.625; ISSN: 2005-8624).

49) Thanh B.X.*, Dan N.P., Binh N.T. (2012). Fouling mitigation in submerged membrane bioreactor treating dyeing and textile wastewater, Desalination and Water Treatment, 47(1-3), 150-156. (SCIE, IF = 1.631; ISSN: 1944-3994).

50) Nhat P.T., Dan N.P., Thanh B.X.*, Hira D., Furukawa K. (2012). Study on Application of Annamox Process Using Polyester Non-woven Carrier Reactor (PNBCR) for Latex Processing Wastewater Treatment, Journal of Water and Environment Technology, 10(2), 217-227. (SCIE, Scopus, ISSN: 1348-2165).

51) Phuong D.T.T., Thanh B.X.*, Dan N.P. (2012). Impact of nitrogen loading rates on nitrogen transformation for anaerobic effluent from latex processing industry, International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 12(2-4), 179-189. (Scopus, ISSN: 1741-5136).

52) Le N., Thanh B.X.*, Dan N.P. (2012). Study of swim-bed technology for cod removal and nitrification for latex wastewater treatment, International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 12(2-4), 190-203. (Scopus, ISSN: 1741-5136).

53) Thanh B.X., Sperandio M., Guigui C., Ben Aim R., Wan J.F., Visvanathan C. (2010). Coupling sequencing batch airlift reactor (SBAR) and membrane filtration: Influence of nitrate removal on sludge characteristics, effluent quality and filterability, Desalination, 250(2), 850-854. (SCI, IF = 5.905; ISSN: 0011-9164).

54) Thanh B.X., Visvanathan C., Ben Aim R. (2009). Characterization of aerobic granules at various organic loading rates, Process Biochemistry, 44(2), 242-245. (SCI, IF = 3.393; ISSN: 1359-5113).

55) Thanh B.X., Visvanathan C., Sperandio M., Ben Aim R. (2008). Fouling characterization in aerobic granulation coupled baffled membrane bioreactor, Journal of Membrane Science, 318(1-2), 334-339. (SCI, IF = 5.983; ISSN: 0376-7388).

b. Book/Book chapter:
1) Xuan-Thanh Bui* (Lead Editor), Chart Chiemchaisri, Takahiro Fujioka & Sunita Vajarni (2018). Introduction to Recent Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies in Book "Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies"€, Springer. ISBN:

2) Manh-Ha Bui & Xuan-Thanh Bui (2018). Chapter "Degradation of Complex Organic Pollutants in Wastewater by homogeneous Electro-Fenton"€ in Book "Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies"€, Springer. ISBN:

3) Huu-Hao Ngo, Hoang-Nhat-Phong Vo, Wenshan Guo, Xuan-Thanh Bui, Phuoc-Dan Nguyen, Xinbo Zhang (2018). Chapter "Advances of photobioreactors in wastewater treatment: Engineering aspects, applications and future perspectives"€ in Book "Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies"€, Springer. ISBN:

4) Dan N.P., Thanh B.X., An H.K. (2017). Abstract Book - The 5th International Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry, International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IEAEC) - University of Technology - Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam National University Publisher. ISBN: 978-604-73-4968-5.

5) Hai V.P., Dan N.P., Thanh B.X*. (2016): Membrane Bioreactor for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment: A Case Study, p.1-5 in the book of Encyclopedia of Membranes: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015 (Editors: Drioli & E., Giorno, L). DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-40872-4_2006-1.

6) Triet L.M. & Nhue T.H. (2015). Xử lý nước thải – Vol. 1 [Wastewater treatment - Vol. 1]. NXB Xây Dựng [Construction Publisher, Vietnam] – Thanh B.X*., Tin N.T. & Tam N.D. Chương 8: Xử lý nito và photpho [Chapter 8: Nitrogen and phosphorus removal], p.290-342. ISBN: 978-604-82-1609-2.

7) Triet L.M. & Nhue T.H. (2015). Xử lý nước thải – Vol. 1 [Wastewater treatment - Vol. 1]. NXB Xây Dựng [Construction Publisher, Vietnam] – Thanh B.X*. & Tin N.T. Chương 1: Màng lọc và công nghệ sinh học màng ứng dụng trong xử lý nước thải [Chapter 1: Membrane and application of membrane bioreactor for wastewater treatment], p.9-38. ISBN: 978-604-82-1609-8.

8) Thanh B.X. & Dan N.P. (2014). Book of Abstract “The 4th Regional Conference on Membrane Technology”, December 3rd-6th, 2014, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The International Water Association. ISBN: ISBN: 978-604-73-2958-8 (Co-chairman of Organizer).

9) Thanh B.X. & Khoa L.V. (2013). Thuật ngữ chuyên ngành kỹ thuật và quản lý nước-nước thải [Technical terms for water engineering and management], NXB Đại Học Quốc Gia TPHCM [Ho Chi Minh City National University Publisher], Viet Nam. ISBN: 978-604-73-1807-0.

10) Thanh B.X. (2012). Manual for design of biological treatment processes [So Tay Huong Dan Thiet Ke Cac Cong Trinh Xu Ly Sinh Hoc], Ho Chi Minh City National University, Viet Nam. ISBN: 978-604-73-1409-6.

11) Thanh B.X. (2009). Fouling behaviour and nitrogen removal in aerobic granulation Membrane Bioreactor, PhD Dissertation, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand.

12) Jegatheesan V., Shu L., Visvanathan C., Thanh B.X. (2008). Aerobic Environmental Process: Chapter 23 in Advances in Fermentation Technology, Ed. Ashok Pandey et al., pp. 622-654, Asiatech Press, New Delhi. ISBN: 81-87680-18-0.

13) Dan N.P., Ha N.T.V., Thanh B.X., Khoa L.V. (2007). Chapter 3: Water resources management in Ho Chi Minh City, Sustainable Groundwater Management in Asian Cities. International Global Environmental Strategy (IGES) Hayama, Japan, IGES, pp. 68-92. ISBN: 4-88788-039-9.

14) Dan N.P., Thanh B.X., Khoa L.V., Truong B.D. (2006). Case study: Groundwater resources management in HCMC, Part III, pp. 81-87: Chapter in Sustainable groundwater management in Asian cities - A summary report of Research on Sustainable Water Management in Asia, Fresh Water Resources Management Project, IGES, Japan. ISBN 4-88788-029-4.

15) Thanh B.X. (2005). Aerobic granulation in Membrane Bioreactor, Master Thesis, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand.


Keynote/Invited Speakers/Trainers
1) Invited Speaker - The 4th International Conference on Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation 2018 (CLEAR-2018), August 16th-18th, 2018 organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

2) Keynote speaker - Second International Conference of International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (ISEES) on "Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges"€ (SEEC 2018), organized jointly by Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore and International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, J.N Tata Auditorium, India, January 1-3, 2018. Topic title "Membrane bioreactor versus removal of antibiotics"€.

3) Invited Speaker - The 7th International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses - International Bioprocesses Association (IFIBiop), May 21-25, 2017, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China. Topic title "Investigation of Domestic Wastewater Treatment Capacity & Nutrient Accumulation by Wetland Roof with Different Local Plants"€.

4) Trainer - The 3nd Franco-Vietnamese School on "Membrane Separation and Renewable Energy for Drinking Water Production and Wastewater Reuse"€, April 24rd-26th, 2017, Institute of Environmental Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology & UNESCO - SIMEV.

5) Invited Speaker - International Conference on Environmental Issue in Asian Countries, January 13rd- 14th, 2017, Myongji University, Yongin, Republic of Korea. Topic title "Pollution and Management of Water Environment in Vietnam: Challenges and Opportunity"€.

6) Invited Speaker - The Fourth Korea-ASEAN Engineering Forum: Korea-ASEAN Engineering Nexus for Better Tomorrow organized by National Academy of Engineering of Korea & ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology, July 29th, 2016, Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Topic title "Water management in Ho Chi Minh City"€.

7) Invited Speaker - Department of Science and Technology of Dong Nai province, November 25th, 2016. Topic title: "Current situation and suitable technology solutions for the field of wastewater treatment technologies of Dong Nai province"€.

8) Trainer - The 2nd Franco-Vietnam training course on "Membrane Technology for wastewater treatment in Agricultural and Food Industry", March 23rd-27th, 2014, Institute of Environmental Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology & UNESCO - SIMEV.

9) Trainer - Training workshop on operation and management for operators of wastewater treatment systems in Tra Noc I industrial zone, Can Tho, October 11th-12th, 2012. Funded by GIZ-Vietnam, Germany.

10) Trainer - Training workshop for inspector of Department of Natural Resource and Environment (DONRE), HCMC on monitoring and management for textile and dyeing industries, November 4th- 5th, 2012. Funded by JICA, Japan.

11) Trainer - Training workshop on operation and control of Coopmart wastewater treatment systems, December 2012, HCMC.

12) Trainer - Training workshop for operators of Central wastewater treatment plant - Bien Hoa Sugar factory, 2011, Bien Hoa, Dong Nai province.

13) Trainer - Training workshop for Phu My Fertilizer (Dam Phu My), Calculation and Design of Wastewater Treatment Unit Processes, Le Thanh Ton Str., District 1, HCMC, May 9th-11th, 2011.

14) Trainer - Training workshop for Vina Kraft Paper Co. (SCG Paper), Operation and Management of Wastewater Treatment Plant, My Phuoc III Industrial Park, Ben Cat District, Binh Duong, 28-30 Aug & 30 Sep-2 Oct 2009.

15) Trainer - Training workshop on operation and management of industrial wastewater treatment systems for Vung Tau industries, September 2009.

16) Trainer - Training workshop for Viet Nam Brewery Factories, Operation and Management of Wastewater Treatment Plant, Asian Institute of Technology Center in Viet Nam (AITCV), 6-10 July 2009, HCMC.

17) Trainer - Training workshop for operators of Central wastewater treatment plant - Trang Bang Industrial Park, Tay Ninh Province (2011).

18) Trainer - Training workshop for operators of Central wastewater treatment plant - Amata industrial park, (2002), Bien Hoa, Dong Nai province.


Conference/Workshop organizer
- The 2nd Green Technologies for Sustainable Water (GTSW) Conference - 2019, in the series of GSTW chaired by University Technology of Sydney (Chairman of Organizing Committee GTSW 2019).
- Kick-Off workshop on Energy-efficient water management system for an industrial park in Vietnam (ERWIN), Technical University of Berlin - HCMUT - CARE (Chairman of Organizing Committee).
- The 5th International Symposium of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (ISEAC 5 - Asia), May 16th-20th 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Supported by the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC) - Switzerland (Co-chairman of Organizing committee).
- International Conference on Environmental Quality Concern, Control and Conservation (EQC 2015), May 08-09, 2015 Kaohsiung, Taiwan (International Program Committee).
- The 4th IWA Regional Conference on Membrane Technology, December 3rd-6th, 2014, REX hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. International Water Association (2014) (Co-chairman of organizing committee).
- Workshop on "Sustainable management of ecosystem services for long term aquaculture production in the Mekong Delta"€, March 20th-22nd, 2013, organized by HCMUT. Project funded by SIDA, Sweden.
- Workshop on "Environmentally Sound Treatment of Hazardous Chemicals in Asia"€, January 16th- 18th, 2013, jointly organized by HCMUT-AIT, HCMC, Viet Nam.
- International Forum for Green Technology and Management (IFGTM - 2012). Ho Chi Minh city University of Technology, July 30th-31st, 2012. Funded by Taiwan Universities (Co-chairman of organizing committee).
- Project kick-off workshop "Toward green city through application of a wetland roof system coupling with domestic wastewater treatment", August 27th-28th, 2013. Project supported by Korea Environment Corporation (KECO), Ministry of Environment, South Korea (Chairman of Organizing Committee).
- Workshop on "Sustainable water management in urban fringe areas through industrial wastewater reuse"€, December 21st, 2010, Ngoc Lan hotel, Viet Nam. Project funded by FRANCE/AIT - Network Regional Programme.
- Training on "Application of membrane Technology for water and wastewater treatment"€, December 22nd, 2010, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Viet Nam, organized by AIT-HCMUT.
- Workshop on "Sustainable water management policy project"€, Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, 2006, organized by HCMUT-Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan.


- The Grand Winner Award (300,000 Japanese Yen, Round trip tickets + Accomodation for 2): Project of Advanced Water Treatment Technology "Development of New Submerged Direct Contact Membrane Distillation Process for Saline Water Treatment"€ by BX Thanh, Tech Plant Demo Day in Vietnam 2018, Tech Planter organized by Leave a Nest (Japan), June 9th 2018, Saigon Innovation Hub, Vietnam.
- The Mitsui Chemicals award (2,500 SGD): Project of Advanced Water Treatment Technology "Development of New Submerged Direct Contact Membrane Distillation Process for Saline Water Treatment"€ by BX Thanh, Tech Plant Demo Day in Vietnam 2018, Tech Planter organized by Leave a Nest (Japan), June 9th 2018, Saigon Innovation Hub, Vietnam.
- The best poster award - Roland Frei Award: "Effect of sludge retention time on antibiotics removal in hospital wastewater by sponge membrane bioreactor"€ by Phuc L.V, Quyen VTK, Ngoc DTB & Thanh BX*. The 5th International Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry, May 16th-20th, 2017, REX hotel, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
- The best paper award: "Aerobic granulation in Sequencing Batch Airlift Reactor for Organic and nitrogen removal"€. The 4th AUNSEED-Net Regional Conference on Global Environment and Seminar of NRCT-JSPS Asian Core Program, January 18th-19th, 2012, Emerald Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
- SASAKAWA Young Leader Fellowship award (Tokyo Foundation) - 2003.
- Certificate of model lecturer from the Rector of HCMC University for the school year of 2012; 2014; 2016; 2017.
- Certificate of satisfactory progress from the Rector of HCMC University of Technology for the excellent teaching and scientific research of year 2013.
- Consolation prize on individual scientific publication in year 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017. Viet Nam National University - Ho Chi Minh.

Journal Editor/Reviewer
Role as Journal Editor:
- Lead Editor, Springer Book "Recent Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies"€, 2018.
- Guest Editor, Bioresource Technology Reports (Elsevier), 2018.
- Guest Editor, Journal of Applied Membrane Science & Technology (UTM, Malaysia), 2018.
- Guest Editor, Journal of Environmental Management (JEMA, Elsevier), 2017.
- Editor board member, Waste Technology - ISSN: 2338-6207 (Diponegoro University, Indonesia), 2013-present.
- Assistant Editor, Vietnam Journal of Science, Technology and Engineering, Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam (ISSN: 2525-2461), 2018.

Role as Journal Reviewer:
- ASCE: Journal of Environmental Engineering (Since 2017).
- Elsevier: Bioresource Technology (Since 2009); International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation (Since 2010); Journal of Hazardous Materials (Since 2010); Environmental Technology & Innovation (Since 2017); Ecological Engineering (Since 2016); Chemosphere (Since 2015); Sustainable Environment Research (Since 2010); Chemical Engineering Journal (Since 2017); Journal of Environmental Management (Since 2017).
- Springer: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (AMAB) (Since 2009); Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ESPR) (Since 2018).
- Taylor Francis: Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry (Since 2017); Desalination and Water Treatment (DWT) (Since 2010); Environmental Technology (Since 2015).
- Blackwell Publishing: Letters in Applied Microbiology (LAM) (Since 2009).
- IWA Publisher: Water Science and Technology (Since 2009).
- VERSITA: Polish Journal of Chemical Technology (PJCT) (Since 2012).
- Korean Society of Environmental Engineers: Environmental Engineering Research (Since 2014)
- InderScience: International Journal of Environmental Engineering (IJEE), (Since 2011).
- University of Technology Sydney: Journal of Water Sustainability (JWS), (Since 2011).
- Vietnamese Journals: Journal of Science & Technology - Viet Nam Academy of Science & Technology (Since 2009), other Vietnamese University journals.


- Member of Scientific Committees in the field of Earth Sciences and Environment, National Foundation of Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED), Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam on term of 2017-2019 (National Level).
- Member of Scientific Committee of several International conferences (IWA, IAEAC, CESE, SEEC, IBA, CLEAR, ABRES).
- Associate Fellow, ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET).
- Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU), USA.
- Member of Membrane Bioreactor Center
- International Water Association - IWA (ID No. 01061086).
- Life member of the "International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses (IFIBiop)"€ (ID No.: LM-112).
- Core member (Asia region) of International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry - IAEAC, Switzerland. http://www.iaeac.com.
- European Desalination Society.
- MBR network forum, European Commission.
- European Federation of Biotechnology, Barcelona - Spain.
- UEM Network, Southeast Asia Urban Environmental Management Applications (SEA-UEMA) Project, SERD, AIT, Thailand.
- Core member of the "International Forum on Green Technology and Management (IFGTM)"€ founded by Association of Technology Universities in Vietnam.
- Evaluation expert, Foundation of Science and Technology Development - Ton Duc Thang University.
- Member of Technology Assessment Board, Dept. of Science and Technology & Dept. of Natural Resource and Environment (HCMC, Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Vung Tau, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, etc.)
- Member of Environmental Impact Assesment board of Minitry of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam.
- Member of Technology Assessment Board of Minitry of Science and Technology, Viet Nam.


Partners with Industries: Research Application and Collaboration
- LAR Process Analysers AG, Germany.
- POLYMEM, France : Joint research collaboration on membrane testing.
- KOLON Membrane, South Korea: Joint research collaboration and application on membrane bioreactors for energy saving (LENA Membrane process).
- DAEYANG ENBIO : Joint training on operation and monitoring of wastewater treatment plant.
- JIU Corporation, South Korea: Joint research collaboration and application on ED water treatment system.
- Kyowakiden Industry Co.: Joint research collaboration and application on Oil-containing wastewater treatment.
- Korea Environment Corporation (KECO): Joint research collaboration.
- Hitachi Zosen - Vietnam, Japan: Joint research on anaerobic digestion of organic wastes for energy recovery.
- Hyosung Goodsprings, South Korea: Collaboration.
- Coopmart, Vietnam: Research application for supermarket wastewater treatment system.
- HEINEKEN - Vietnam Brewery Limited Company (Research collaboration, training on wastewater treatment and system operation).