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Wang, B., Y. H. Rezenom, K. C. Cho, J. L. Tran, D. G. Lee, D. Russell, J. J. Gill, R, Young, and K.  H. Chu. 2014. “Cultivation of lipid-producing bacteria with lignocellulosic biomass: effects of inhibitory compounds of lignocellulosic hydrolysates.  Bioresource Technology.  2014. 161C:162-170.
Kim, M. H., N. Wang, and K. H. Chu.  2014. “6:2 Fluorotelomer alcohol (6:2 FTOH) biodegradation by multiple microbial species under different physiological conditions.” Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 98:1831-1840.  2013 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print]
Li, M. H., M. Swapp, M.H. Kim, K. H. Chu, and C.Y. Sung.  2014.  “Comparing bioretention designs with and without an internal water storage layer for highway runoff.”  Water Environment Research. 85 (5): 387-397.  doi:10.2175/106143013X13789303501920
Lee, D. G. and K. H. Chu. 2013. “Effects of growth substrate on triclosan biodegradation potential of oxygenase-expressing cultures Chemosphere. 2013 Jul 23. doi:pii: S0045-6535(13)00926-0. 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.06.069. [Epub ahead of print].
Lee, D. G., K. C. Cho, and K. H. Chu,  2013. “Identification of triclosan-utilizing bacteria in a triclosan enrichment culture using stable isotope probing.  Biodegradation. 2013 April 17 [Epub ahead of print].
Cho, K. C., H. K. Roh, D. Lee, M. Fuller, P. Hatzinger, and K. H. Chu.  2013.  "Application of 13C-stable isotope probing to identify RDX-utilizing microorganisms in groundwater.  Environmental Pollution. 178:350-360.
Kim, M., N. Wang, T. McDonald and K. H. Chu.  2012. Biodefluorination and biotransformation of fluorotelomer alcohols by two alkane-degrading Pseudomonas strains.”  Biotechnology and Bioengineering.  2012. 109(12):3041-3018.  Article first published on line: 4 June 2012.  DOI:10.1002/bit.24561.
Li, M.-H., Sung, C.Y., Kim, M.H., and K. H. Chu. 2012. Performance of bioretention system in treating urban highway runoff: a comparison study of designs with and without an internal water storage layer. Landscape Architecture, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China, ISSN 1673-1530 (in English and Chinese), 140-147.
Lee, D., F. Zhao, Y. H. Rezenom, D. H. Russell and K. H. Chu. 2012.Biodegradation of triclosan by a wastewater microorganism. Water Research, 46(13):4226-4234.
Hu, A., He, J., Chu, K. H., and C.-P. Yu. 2011. “Genome sequence of a 17β-estradiol-utilizing bacterium Sphingomonas sp. KC8 Journal of Bacteriology. 193(16):4266-4267.
Kim, M.H., Sung, C.Y., Li, M.-H., and K. H. Chu. 2011 Bioretention for stormwater quality improvement in Texas: Removal effectiveness of Escherichia coli Separation and Purification Technology. 84 (2012):120-124. 
Roh, H., and K. H. Chu. 2011 “Effects of solid retention time on the performance of bioreactors bioaugmented with a 17b-estradiol-utilizing bacterium, Sphingomonas strain KC8.”  Chemosphere.  84(2):227-233.
M. H. Li, C. Y. Sung, M. Kim, and K. H. Chu. 2011 “Assessing performance of bioretention boxes in hot and semi-arid regions: A highway application pilot study.” accepted by Journal of the Transportation Research Board.
Roh, H. and K. H. Chu. 2010.  "A 17b-estradiol-utilizing bacterium, Sphingomonas strain KC8: Part I - Characterization and abundance in wastewater treatment plants. Environmental Science and Technology.  44(13): 4943-4950.  
Yu, C. P. and K. H. Chu.  2010. "Molecular quantification of virulence gene-containing Aeromonas in water samples collected from different drinking water treatment processes.”  Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 176 (1-4): 225-238.   
Roh, H., N. Subramanya, F. Zhao, C. P. Yu, J. Sandt, and K. H. Chu.  2009. Biodegradation of wastewater micropollutants by ammonia-oxidizing bacteria. Chemosphere. 2009. 77(8):1084-1089.     

Yu, C. P. and K. H. Chu.  2009. Occurrence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products along the West Prong Little Pigeon River in east Tennessee, USA.” Chemosphere. 75(10):1281-1286. 

 Roh, H., C. P. Yu, M. E. Fuller, and K. H. Chu. 2009. "Identification of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX)-degrading microorganisms via 15N-stable isotope probing.” Environmental Science and Technology. 43(7):2505-2511.
Yu, C. P., S. K. Farrell, B. Robinson, and K. H. Chu.  2008 Development and applications of real-time PCR assays for quantifying total and aerolysin gene-containing Aeromonas in source, intermediate, and finished drinking water.”   Environmental Science and Technology. 42: 1191-1200.
Yu, C. P., H. Roh, and K. H. Chu.  2007 17b-Estradiol-degrading bacteria isolated from activated sludge.”   Environmental Science and Technology. 41: 486-492.
Su, C. B., J. Kameoka, B. Ilic, K.H. Chu, and K. A. Chang.  2006 “The property of an optical multi-pass surface plasm on resonance technique. Applied Physics Letters.  89(7), 071101/1-071101/3.
Templeton, A. S., K. H. Chu, M. E. Conrad and L. Alvarez-Cohen.  2006 “Causes of variable carbon isotope fractionations produced by methane-oxidizing bacteria.” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 70:1739-1572.
Yu, C. P., and K. H. Chu.  2005. A quantitative assay for linking microbial community function and structure of a Naphthalene-degrading consortium.”  Environmental Science and Technology. 39(24): 9611-9619.
Yu, C. P., R. Ahuja, G. Sayler, and K. H. Chu.  2005. Quantitative molecular assay for fingerprinting microbial communities of wastewater and estrogen-degrading consortia.”  Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 71(3):1433-1444.
Chu, K. H. S. Mahendra, D. L. Song, M. E. Conrad, and L. Alvarez-Cohen. 2004. " Stable carbon isotope fractionation during aerobic degradation of chlorinated ethenes"  Environmental Science and Technology. 38(11): 3126-3130.

Deeb, R. A., K. H. Chu, T. Shih, S. Linder, M. Suffet, M. C. Kavanaugh, and L. Alvarez-Cohen.  2003. “MTBE and other oxygenases: Environmental sources, analysis, occurrence, and treatment.” Environmental Engineering Science. 20(5): 433-447.

Chu, K. H. and L. Alvarez-Cohen.  2000. “Treatment of chlorinated solvents by nitrogen-fixing and nitrate-supplied methane oxidizer in columns packed with unsaturated porous media.” Environmental Science and Technology.  34(9):1784-1793.
Chu, K. H. and L. Alvarez-Cohen.  1999. “Evaluation of toxicity due to aeration and TCE oxidation on methanotrophic cultures grown with different nitrogen sources.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 65(2):766-772.
Chu, K. H. and L. Alvarez-Cohen.  1998. "Effect of nitrogen source on growth and TCE degradation by methane-oxidizing bacteria.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 64(9):3451-3457.
Chu, K. H. and L. Alvarez-Cohen.  1996. “TCE degradation by methane oxidizing cultures grown with various nitrogen sources.” Water Environment Research. 68(1):76-82.
Chu, K. H. and W. J. Jewell.  1994.“Treatment of tetrachloroethylene with anaerobic attached film process.” Journal of Environmental Engineering-ASCE. 120(1):58-71.