Wei, Chaohai



Tel:020-39380588, 13302238303


Admissions Major

  • Master's admissions major:

  • Master of academic degree: 083000| Environmental science and engineering.

  • Master of professional degree: 085700| Resources and environment.

  • Doctoral admissions major:

  • Doctor of academic degree: 083000| Environmental science and engineering.

  • Doctor of professional degree: 085700| Resources and environment.

Working experience

  • 1983.06-1986.08: Assistant Engineer, Test Research Center of Guangxi Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.

  • 1989.05-1995.10: Assistant and Lecturer, Institute of Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology.

  • 1995.11-2000.06: Associate Professor, Institute of Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology.

  • 2001.01-2001.04: Senior visiting scholar, Gifu University, Japan.

  • 2018.01-2018.05: Visiting Professor, Gifu University, Japan.

  • 2000.06-present: Professor, Doctoral supervisor, School of Environment and Energy, South China University of Technology. Second-level professor since 2014.

Educational experience

  • 1979.09-1983.05: Undergraduate, Rock and Mineral Analysis, China University of Geosciences;

  • 1986.09-1989.04: Postgraduate, Environmental Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology;

  • 1994.02-1997.07: Doctoral candidate, Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology.

Field of research

  • Theory and technology of water pollution control; New principles of water resources and water cycle; Environmental productivity and energy-saving materials; Industrial wastewater quality; New reactor and theory of wastewater biological treatment; Advanced oxidation technology foundation for wastewater treatment; Compound pollution control in drainage basin; Urban sewage treatment ecological technology; Functional environmental materials; Biomass energy process and its engineering application; etc.

Recent research projects

  • Formation, resource utilization and pollution control of industrial wastewater:taking steel, metallurgy and mining industry wastewater as an example. Contract amount: 3 million CNY, National Natural Science Foundation of China-Guangdong Joint Fund (U1901218), Project date: 2020.01-2023.12.

  • Sources, fate/separation pathways and in-situ process control of heavy metals in sludge during urbanization. Contract amount: 1 million CNY, Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province of China (2018A050506009), Project date: 2019.01-2020.12.

  • Effective control of mass transfer, interface reaction and competitive aqueous reaction in the oxidation of pollutants by ozone. Contract amount: 6 hundred thousand CNY, National Natural Science Foundation of China (51878290), Project date: 2019.01-2022.12.

  • Integrated technology and engineering equipment for advanced treatment and recycling of coal/petrochemical wastewater. Contract amount: 5 million CNY, Applied Science and Technology Research Foundation of Guangdong Province of China (2015B020235005), Project date: 2016.01-2020.12.

  • An upgrade project of full-scale advanced treatment plant for coking wastewater (from #6 & #7 coking oven), located at Shaogang Songshan Co. Ltd, Shaoguan city in Guangdong province (Mode: Engineering Procurement Construction). Total contract amount: 39.4 million CNY, Contract amount for design: 3 million CNY, Project date: 2020.04-2020.09.

Academic achievements

Recent representative publications:

  1. Luo P, Pang Z, Qin Z, Wei C, et al. Strategies for improving Co/Ni-based bimetal-organic framework to water splitting [J]. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2020, 45(53): 28240-28251.

  2. Li Z, Wei C, Chen Y, et al. Achieving nitritation in an aerobic fluidized reactor for coking wastewater treatment: Operation stability, mechanisms and model analysis [J]. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2021, 406: 126816.

  3. Chen B, Zhao Y, Li Z, Wei C, et al. Immobilization of Phosphatidylserine by Ethanol and Lysozyme on the Cell Surface for Evaluation of Apoptosis-Like Decay in Activated-Sludge Bacteria [J]. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2020, 86(14): e320-e345.

  4. Yang X, Wei J, Ye G, Wei C, et al. The correlations among wastewater internal energy, energy consumption and energy recovery/production potentials in wastewater treatment plant: An assessment of the energy balance [J]. Science of The Total Environment, 2020, 714: 136655.

  5. Wei C, Wei J, Kong Q, Wei C, et al. Selection of optimum biological treatment for coking wastewater using analytic hierarchy process [J]. Science of The Total Environment, 2020, 742: 140400.

  6. Ye G, Luo P, Zhao Y, Wei C, et al. Three-dimensional Co/Ni bimetallic organic frameworks for high-efficient catalytic ozonation of atrazine: Mechanism, effect parameters, and degradation pathways analysis [J]. Chemosphere, 2020, 253: 126767.

  7. Luo P, Li S, Zhao Y, Wei C, et al. In-situ Growth of a Bimetallic Cobalt-Nickel Organic Framework on Iron Foam: Achieving the Electron Modification on a Robust Self-supported Oxygen Evolution Electrode [J]. ChemCatChem, 2019, 11(24): 6061-6069.

  8. Zhu S, Wu H, Wu C, et al. Structure and function of microbial community involved in a novel full-scale prefix oxic coking wastewater treatment O/H/O system [J]. Water Research, 2019, 164: 114963.

  9. Zhang T, Wei C, Feng C, Wei C, et al. Advances in characteristics analysis, measurement methods and modelling of flow dynamics in airlift reactors [J]. Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, 2019, 144: 107633.

  10. Chen B, Yang Z, Pan J, Wei C, et al. Functional identification behind gravity-separated sludge in high concentration organic coking wastewater: Microbial aggregation, apoptosis-like decay and community [J]. Water Research, 2019, 150: 120-128.


  1. Chaohai Wei, Chaofei Wu, Haizhen Wu. Jet anaerobic bioreactor for high concentration organic wastewater treatment [P]. Guangdong: CN206886795U, Jan 16, 2018.

  2. Chaohai Wei, Bingbing Fu, Jianxin Pan, Haizhen Wu, Jingde Wu. A method for advanced nitrogen removal of wastewater using sulfur-containing iron chemical sludge is described [P]. Guangdong: CN108101209A, Jun 1, 2018.

Others (teaching activities / honors, etc.)


  • Trans-Century Training Programs Foundation for the Talents by Ministry of Education of China, The second and third prizes of Guangdong Science and Technology Award (three times), Second prize of National Environmental Protection Science and Technology Progress Award (one time).

Courses history:

  • Science and Engineering in the Environment, Water Resources and Water Reuse, Energy Saving in Water Treatment Process.

Students under instruction:

  • There are ten doctoral students and ten master students.