Dr. Chow Ka Lai, Karen (周嘉麗博士)

Lecturer II
Ph.D. HKBU (Hong Kong)

Office: SMC 12/F, College of International Education, Shek Mun
Tel: (852) 3411 3179
Fax: (852) 3411 5990
Email: karenchow@hkbu.edu.hk

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Applied Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

TEACHING

Environmental Biotechnology
Laboratory Environmental Analysis
Environmental Pollution and Toxicology
Integrated Waste Management
Internship for Environment and Resources Management

RESEARCH INTEREST

Persistent Organic Pollutants in sewage
Environmental remediation
Constructed wetland in sewage treatment

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Man, Y.B., Chow, K.L., Cheng, Z., Mo, W.Y., Chan, Y.H., Lam, J.C.W., Lau, F.T.K., Fung, W.C., Wong, M.H., (2016). Profiles and removal efficiency of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by two different types of sewage treatment plants in Hong Kong. Journal of Environmental Sciences, In Press.

Chow, K.L., Man, Y.B., Tam, N.F.Y., Liang, Y., Wong, M.H., 2015. Uptake and transport mechanisms of decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) by rice (Oryza sativa). Chemosphere, 119: 1262-1267.

Man, Y.B., Chow, K.L., Wang, H.S., Sun, X.L., Wu, S.C., Cai, Z.W., Kang, Y., Li, H., Zheng, J.S., Giesy, J.P., Wong, M.H., 2015. Human health risk assessment of soil dioxin/furans contamination and dioxin-like activity determined by ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase bioassay. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22: 5218-27.

Man, Y.B., Chow, K.L., Man, M., Lam, J.C.W., Lau, F.T.K., Fung, W.C., Wong, M.H., 2015. Profiles and removal efficiency of polybrominated diphenyl ethers by two different types of sewage treatment work in Hong Kong. Science of the Total Environment, 505: 261-268. Ka Lai Chow and Yu Bon Man contributed equally to this work.

Man, Y.B., Chow, K.L., Kang, Y., Wong, M.H., 2013. Mutagenicity and genotoxicity of Hong Kong soils contaminated by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and dioxins/furans. Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, 752: 47-46.

Man, Y.B., Kang, Y., Wang, H.S., Lau, K.Y., Li, H., Sun, X.L., Giesy, J.P., Chow, K.L., Wong, M.H., 2013. Cancer risk assessment of Hong Kong soils contaminated by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 261: 770-776.

Man, Y.B., Lopez, B.N., Wang, H.S., Leung, A.O.W., Chow, K.L., Wong, M.H., 2011. Cancer risk assessment of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in former agricultural soils in Hong Kong. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 15: 92-99.

Chow, K.L., Man, Y.B., Zheng, J.S., Liang, Y., Tam, N.F.Y., Wong, M.H., 2011. Characterizing the optimal operation of photocatalytic degradation of BDE-209 by nano-sized TiO2. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 24: 1670-1678.

Man, Y.B., Chow, K.L., Wang, H.S., Lau, K.Y., Sun, X.L., Wu, S.C., Cheung, K.C., Chung, S.S., Wong, M.H., 2010. Health risk assessment of organochlorine pesticides with emphasis on DDTs and HCHs in abandoned agricultural soils. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 13: 2250-2259.

Chow, K.L., Mak, N.K., Wong, M.H., Zhou, X.F., Liang, Y., 2010. Generation of reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress in Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus by a novel semiconductor catalyst. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13:1007-1017.