Florencio C. Ballesteros Jr.

Associate Professor IV

Environmental Process Engineering Laboratory


PhD Envi Sci, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2008
MS EnE, University of Illinois, 1998
BS ChE, Saint Louis University, 1982 

Research and Publications


  • Ensano, B.M., Borea,L.,Naddeo,V.,Berlgiorno,V., de Luna, M.G., & Ballesteros, F.C. Jr. Removal of pharmaceuticals from wastewater using electrochemical processes. Water Journal. Accepted January 24, 2017.
  • Belgiorno, V., Naddeo,V., Secondes, M., Borea, L., & Ballesteros, F.C. (2016). Controllo di Contaminanti Emergenti Nelle Acque Reflue Mediante Ultrafiltrazione Migliorate Com Ultrasuon. Ingegneria dell’Ambiente 3(4).
  • Cerbo, A.A., Ballesteros, F.C., Chen, T.C., & Lu, M.-C. Solidification/stabilization of fly ash from city refuse incinerator facility and heavy metal sludge with cement additive. Environmental Science and Pollution. (accepted October 19, 2016) Article in press.
  • Prado, M., Borea, L., Cesaro, A., Liu, H., Naddeo, V. , Belgiorno, V., & Ballesteros, F. (2016). Removal of emerging contaminant and fouling control in membrane bioreactors by combined ozonation and sonolysis. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation , http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2016.10.044
  • Ballesteros, F.C., Salcedo, A.F.S., Vilando, A.C., Huang, Y.-H., & Lu, M.-C. (2016). Removal of nickel by homogeneous granulation in a fluidized-bed reactor. Chemosphere, 164, 59-67.
  • Medina, R.P., Nadres, E.T., Ballesteros, F.C. & Rodrigues, D.F. (2016). Incorporation of graphene oxide into a chitosan–poly(acrylic acid) porous polymer nanocomposite for enhanced lead adsorption, Environ. Sci.: Nano. 3, 638-646 , doi: 10.1039/C6EN00021E, Paper
  • Ensano, B., Borea, L., Naddeo, V., Belgiorno, V., de Luna, M.G., & Ballesteros, F. Jr., (2016). Combination of electrochemical processes with membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment and fouling control: A review. Frontiers in Environmental Science, section Wastewater Management. doi 10.3389/fenvs.201600057
  • Salcedo, A.M., Ballesteros, F.C., Vilando, A.C., & Lu, M.C. (2016). Nickel recovery from synthetic Watts bath electroplating wastewater by homogeneous fluidized bed granulation process. Separation and Purification Technology, 169, 128–136.
  • Teng-Chien C., Sapitan, J.F., Ballesteros, F.C. Jr, & Lu, M.C. (2016). Using activated clay for adsorption of sulfone compounds in diesel. Journal of Cleaner Production, 124, 378-382.
  • Yoshida, A., Terazono, A., Ballesteros, F., Nguyen, D., Sukandar, Kojima, M., Sakata, S., (2016), E-waste recycling processes in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam: A case study of cathode ray tube TVs and monitors. Resource, Conservation and Recycling, 106, 48-58.
  • Ballesteros, F, Vuong, T., Secondes, M., & Tuan, P. (2016) Removal efficiencies of constructed wetland and efficacy of plant on treating benzene. Sustainable Environment Research, 26 (1).
  • Naddeo, V., Uyguner-Demirel, C. S., Prado, M., Cesaro, A., Belgiorno, V., & Ballesteros, F. (2015). Enhanced ozonation of selected pharmaceutical compounds by sonolysis. Environmental Technology, 36(15), 1876-1883.
  • Pandan, M. & Ballesteros, F. (2015). A new approach to evaluate the ecological status of a river by visual assessment, Hydrology: Current Research, 6: 185 2015, 6: 185 doi: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000185
  • Naddeo, V., Belgiorno, V., Borea, L., Secondes, M. F. N., & Ballesteros, F. (2015). Control of fouling formation in membrane ultrafiltration by ultrasound irradiation. Environmental Technology (United Kingdom), 36(10), 1299-1307. doi:10.1080/09593330.2014.985731
  • Secondes, M.F.N., Naddeo, V., Ballesteros, F.C. Jr., & Belgiorno, V. (2014). Adsorption of emerging contaminants enhanced by ultrasound irradiation. Sustainable Environment Research., 24(5), 349-355.
  • Secondes, M. F., Naddeo, V., Belgiorno, V., & Ballesteros, F.C. Jr. (2014). Removal of emerging contaminants by simultaneous application of membrane ultrafiltration, activated carbon adsorption, and ultrasound irradiation. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 264, 342-349.
  • Fujimori, T., Takigami, H. Agusa, T. Eguchi, A., Bekki, K., Yoshida, A., Terazono, A., & Ballesteros Jr., F. C. (2012). Impact of metals in surface matrices from formal and informal electronic-waste recycling around Metro Manila, the Philippines, and intra-Asian Comparison. Journal of Hazardous Materials 221-222, 139-146.
  • Bongolan, V., Ballesteros, F.C. Jr., Baritua,K.A., & Santos. M.J. (2013). Prioritizing the components of vulnerability: A genetic algorithm minimization of flood risk. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 15.
  • Ballesteros, F.C. Jr., & Qiu. Z. (2012). An integrated parcel-based land use change model using cellular automata and decision tree. Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2 (2), 53-69.
  • Ballesteros, F. C. Jr. (2012). Indigenous peoples and the management of natural resources in ancestral domains: Conflicts during development aggression. Policy Options. Integritas Journal, 4.
  • Lejano, R., Ballesteros, F.C. Jr., & Tallod. R. (2012). Patchwork of land use, tapestry of risk,” Journal of Environmental Planning & Management. 55(1), 1-15.
  • Manegdeg, F., de Sales- Papa, L., Pamintuan, G., Raneses, N., Alcayde, A., & Ballesteros, F.C. Jr. (2011). Quezon City Solid Waste Disposal Facility: Waste analysis and characterization study. Philippine Engineering Journal, 22(2), 31-50.
  • Jackson, N., & Ballesteros, F. (2004). Small-Scale spatial variations in aeolian sediment transport on a fine-sand beach. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 39 ICS 2004 Proceedings Brazil ISSN 0749-0208


Book chapters

  • Terazono, A., Oguchi, M., Yoshida, A., Medina, R. P., Ballesteros, F.C. Jr. Material Recovery and Environmental Impact by Informal E-Waste Recycling Site in the Philippines. In: Mitsutaka, M., Keijiro, M., Fukushige, S., & Kondoh, S., (editors) Sustainability Through Innovation in Product Life Cycle Design, Springer Singapore. Print ISBN 978-981-10-0469-8. Online ISBN 978-981-10-0471-1. pp.197-213. DOI: 1007/978-981-10-0471-1-14. September 2017.