University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering

Jun Zhu, Professor and Extension Engineer

Jun ZhuPhone: 507-837-5625

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Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)

BS (82) and MS (85), Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, China
PhD (95), Bioenvironmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

Areas of Interest

Dr. Zhu's research covers a wide range of topics in studying advanced technologies to treat animal manure for nutrients management and odor control. His research areas include biological systems, bioreactors, and physical and chemical processes for animal manure and organic waste treatment and nutrient management including evaluation, research, development, improvement, and application of various treatment techniques, odor control techniques and applications; livestock manure odorous compounds determination; odor dispersion modeling; bioresource recovery, bioenergy and biohydrogen, nutrient cycling to produce value-added products, and bioconversion and bioremediation; and environmental microbiology and biochemistry.

Selected Publications

Wu, X., J. Zhu, and C. Miller. 2008. Dairy Milking Wastewater Treatment Using a Lab-Scale Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR). Transactions of ASABE: 51(3): 1057-1065.

Zhu, J., Z. Zhang, and C. Miller. 2008. Odor and Aeration Efficiency Affected by Solids in Swine Manure during Post-Aeration Storage. Transactions of ASABE: 51(1): 293-300.

Han, Z, W. Wu, Y. Ding, J. Zhu, and Y. Chen. 2008. Optimization of Main Factors Associated with Nitrogen Removal in Hybrid Sludge Sequencing Batch Reactor with Step Feeding of Swine Wastewater. Journal of Environ. Sci. & Health Part A A43(2): 161-170.

Han, Z, W. Wu, J. Zhu, and Y. Chen. 2008. Oxidization Reduction Potential and pH for Optimization of Nitrogen Removal in a Twice-fed Sequencing Batch Reactor Treating Pig Slurry. Biosystems Engineering 99(2): 273-281.

Zhu, J., C. F. Miller, C. Dong, X. Wu, L. Wang, and S. Mukhtar. 2007. Aerator Module Development Using Venturi Air Injectors to Improve Aeration Efficiency. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 23(5): 661-667.

Xiao, J., J. Zhu, S. Chen, W. Ruan, and C. Miller. 2007. A Novel Use of Anaerobically Digested Swine Manure to Potentially Control Soybean Cyst Nematode. J. Environ. Sci. & Health Part B B42(6): 749-757.

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