Mr Yunlong Luo

Yunlong Luo
PhD Candidate
Field of Research: 
Wastewater Treatment, Microalgae, Membrane Photobioreactor
Contact details: 

Phone: +61 2 9385 6915


Yunlong Luo is a Ph.D. candidate in wastewater treatment at UNSW and is currently a recipient of Australian Postgraduate Award. Prior to beginning the Ph.D. program at UNSW, Yunlong spent two years on a master’s program in the Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater at UTS where he conducted research on wastewater treatment with moving bed bioreactors and membrane bioreactors. As a doctoral student, he is continuing to explore potential innovations in wastewater treatment. His research centers on the optimisation of microalgae membrane photobioreactor (MPBR) operation for enhanced nutrient removal from wastewater. To provide a comprehensive understanding of MPBR technology, he examines the impact of operational conditions (such as hydraulic retention time, N/P ratio, light intensities and temperature) and microalgae species on nutrient update by microalgae during MPBR treatment.


Research Topic

Optimising operation of microalgae membrane photobioreactors



Luo, Y.,Jiang, Q., Ngo, H.H., Nghiem, L.D., Hai, F.I., Price, W.E., Wang, J. and Guo, W. (2015) Evaluation of micropollutant removal and fouling reduction in a hybrid moving bed biofilm reactor-membrane bioreactor system. Bioresource Technology, 191, 355-359.

Luo, Y., Guo, W., Ngo, H.H., Nghiem, L.D., Hai, F.I., Kang, J., Xia, S., Zhang, Z. and Price, W.E. (2014) Removal and fate of micropollutants in a sponge-based moving bed bioreactor. Bioresource Technology, 159, 311-319.

Luo, Y., Guo, W., Ngo, H.H., Nghiem, L.D., Hai, F.I., Zhang, J., Liang, S. and Wang, X.C. (2014) A review on the occurrence of micropollutants in the aquatic environment and their fate and removal during wastewater treatment. Science of the Total Environment, 473-474, 619-641.