Zhang, Yongqing





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.

Field of research

  • Water pollution control;

  • Environmental analysis and monitoring;

  • The main research includes:

  • Water and wastewater treatment research, specifically on degradation of organic pollutants by using ozone advanced oxidation technology and advanced oxidation technology based on sulfate radicals.

  • Research on the efficient removal of VOCs by ozone advanced oxidation technology, advanced oxidation technology based on sulfate radicals, and biological filtration methods.

  • Environmental analysis technology research, aiming to develop rapid detection methods for pollutants in the environment.

Recent research projects

  • Research on Fe3O4@CuO/graphene magnetic nanocomposites and their non-radical activated persulfate for efficient degradation of chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons, National Natural Science Foundation of China (51572089).

  • Research and Demonstration of Key Technologies for Rural Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment in Western Deserted Areas, Key R&D Program of Ministry of Science and Technology (Subproject) (2016YFC0400708).

  • Magnetic field-enhanced pyrite activating persulfate for in-situ oxidation of persistent organic pollutants in groundwater, Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Program (x2hjE8160470 ).

  • Construction of a novel in situ regenerative controlled sulfate radical oxidation system and its low-temperature denitrification study, Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province *2015A030313232).

Academic achievements

Recent representative publications:

  1. I. Hussain, M. Li, Y. Yongqing Zhang*. Li, S. Huang, X. Du, G. Liu, W. Hayat, N. Anwar Insights into the mechanism of persulfate activation with nZVI/BC nanocom-posite for the degradation of nonylphenol. Chemical Engineering Journal.  2017, 311: 163–172

  2. Xiaodong Du, Yongqing Zhang*, Imtyaz Hussain , Shaobin Huang, Weilin Huang.Insight into reactive oxygen species in persulfate activation with copper oxide: activated persulfate and trace radicals. Chemical Engineering Journal.  2017,313 : 1023–1032.

  3. Yongqing Zhang* , Hien Phuong Tran, Xiaodong Du, Imtyaz Hussain, Shaobin Huang ,Shaoqi Zhou , William Wen.Efficient pyrite activating persulfate process for degradation of p-chloroaniline in aqueous systems: a mechanistic study. Chemical Engineering Journal.  2017, 308: 1112-1119

  4. Shaofeng Zhou, Shaobin Huang*, Jiaxin He, Han Li, Yongqing Zhang. Electron transfer of Pseudomonas aeruginosa CP1 in electrochemical reduction of nitric oxide. Bioresource Technology. 2016. 218. 1271–1274

  5. Han Li, Shaofeng Zhou, Shaobin Huang*, Yongqing Zhang. Study of extracellular polymeric substances in the biofilms of a suspended biofilter for nitric oxide removal. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2016. 100. 9733–9743

  6. Han Li, Shaobin Huang*, Yongqing Zhang. Cr(VI) removal from aqueous solution by thermophilic denitrifying bacteriumChelatococcusdaeguensis TAD1 in the presence of single and multiple heavy metals. Journal of Microbiology. 2016. 54(9). 602–610

  7. Li Han, HuangShaobin*, Wei Zhendong, Chen Pengfei, Zhang Yongqing. Performance of a new suspended filler biofilter for removal of nitrogen oxides under thermophilicconditions and microbial community analysis. Science of the Total Environment. 2016(4). 562. 533-541

  8. Han Li, Menglan Pan, Shaofeng Zhou, Shaobin Huang*, Yongqing Zhang.Characterization of nitrous oxide emissions from a thermophilic denitrifying bacterium Chelatococcus daeguensis TAD1 in an aerated sequencing batch reactor. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 2016,112: 233–240

  9. Imtyaz Hussain, Yongqing Zhang *, Shaobin Huang. Degradation of p-chloroaniline by FeO3-xH3-2x/Fe0 in the presence of persulfate in aqueous solution.RSC Adv., 2015,5, 41079-41087.

  10. Zhang Y*, Hien Phuong Trana,Imtyaz Hussain, Yanqing Zhong, Huang S,. Degradation of p-chloroaniline by pyrite in aqueous solutions. Chemical engineering Journal., 2015,279, 396-401.

  11. Imtyaz Hussaina, Zhang Y , Huang S, Du X.. Degradation of aniline with zero-valent iron as an activator of persulfate in aqueous solution. RSC Adv., 2014, 4: 3502-3511.

  12. Zhang Y, Xie X, Liang H. Effect of chelating agent on the oxidation rate of aniline in ferrous ion activated persulfate system at neutral pH. J. Cent.South Univ.2014, 21(4): 1441−1447

  13. Liang H, Zhang Y*, Huang S. Oxidative degradation of p-chloroaniline by copper oxidate activated persulfate, Chem. Eng. J., 2013,218(3):384-391

  14. Imtyaz Hussain, Zhang Y* , Huang S, Du X. Degradation of p-chloroaniline by persulfate activated with zero-valent iron. Chem. Eng. J., 2012, 203:269-276.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Prof. Zhang received her Ph.D from Sun Yat-sen University in 2002 and was a visiting scholar at Rugters University from 2008 to 2009. Her studies mainly focus on technical research and application of water pollution control theory and technology, ecological engineering and environmental remediation, environmental analysis and environmental functional materials. In recent years, she has hosted and completed more than 20 projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, as well as provincial and municipal industry-academia-research projects, and projects entrusted by industry-academia-research and enterprises. So far, she has published more than 70 academic papers, including more than 30 SCI papers, and has been granted 7 invention patents.