清华大学环境学院

School of Environment

 

Name: CHEN Chao
Division: Division of Drinking Water Safety
Address: School of Environment,Tsinghua University,Beijing
Telephone: +86-10-62781779
E-mail: chen_water@tsinghua.edu.cn
Title: Associate Professor

 

Education background

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, July 2005, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

M.S. in Environmental Engineering, March 2002, Shandong University, Jinan, China

B.S. in Environmental Engineering, July 1999, Shandong University, Jinan, China

Experience

2010-present  Faculty, School of Environment, Tsinghua University

2012-2013      Visiting Scholar, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, CA, USA

2007-2010      Faculty, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University

2005-2007      Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University

Concurrent Academic

Member, International Water Association (IWA), 2004 – present

Management Committee member, Specialist Group of Disinfection, IWA, 2005 – present

Management Committee member, Specialist Group of Off-flavor, IWA, 2011 – present

Young Water Professional committee member, IWA, 2006 - 2008

Young Water Professional committee advisor, IWA, 2008 - present

Member of Chinese Microbiology Association, 2005 - present

Editorial board, China Environmental Information Journal, 2008 – present

Social service

Member, International Water Association (IWA), 2004 – present

Management Committee member, Specialist Group of Disinfection, IWA, 2005 – present

Management Committee member, Specialist Group of Off-flavor, IWA, 2011 – present

Young Water Professional committee member, IWA, 2006 - 2008

Young Water Professional committee advisor, IWA, 2008 - 2010

Council Member of Chinese Young Water Professional committee, 2012-present

Board Member of Chinese Research Association of Drinking Water Advanced Treatment, 2013-present

Senior Member of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, 2014-present

Member of Chinese Society for Microbiology, 2005- present

Responsible Editor, Frontier of Environmental Science and Engineering, 2010-2013

Editorial board, China Environmental Information Journal, 2008 – present

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

1. Disinfection, disinfection by-products and precursor

2. Technology and framework for emergency drinking water treatment

3. Taste and Odor control in drinking water treatment

Research Status

1. Development and application of polarity rapid assessment method for nitrosamine precursor characterization. National Science Foundation Committee, China, 2015-2018. PI

2. Research on the short-term exposure of drinking contaminants due to chemical spill accidents  and the emergency response technologies, China National Grand Special Program for Water Pollution Control, 2015-2016. Co-PI

3. Emergency drinking water treatment technology and process: research and demonstration, China National Grand Special Program for Water Pollution Control, 2008-2012. PI

4. Drinking water treatment for high-algae-laden source water in Lake Taihu, Ministry of Science and Technology, China, 2008-2012. PI

5. Inactivation of Microorganism in complex niche in drinking water system, National Science Foundation Committee, China, 2008-2010. PI

6. Precursor of Emerging Disinfection By-products: Characterization and Control Technologies. Tsinghua University Initiative Scientific Research Program. 2014-2016. PI

7. Nitrosamine as the disinfection by-products in drinking water: precursor identification and treatment process, National Science Foundation Committee, China, 2010-2012. Co-PI

8. Emergency drinking water treatment technology, Ministry of House and Urban-rural Construction, China, 2006-2008. Co-PI

9. Controlling the formation of nitrosamines during water treatment. Water Research Foundation 4370. USA. 2012-2014. Investigator.

10. Drinking water source and water environment in Wenchuan Earthquake hit area: assessment and measures, Ministry of Environmental Protection, China, 2008-2009. Investigator

11. Drinking water treatment for micro-polluted source water: research and development of instrument, Ministry of Science and Technology, China, 2007-2009. Investigator

12. Drinking water stability in distribution system: research and development, Ministry of Science and Technology, China, 2007-2009. Investigator

Honors And Awards

2014  Award of Science and Technology Progress on Construction, China (3rd Class), 2nd investigator, issued by Ministry of House and Urban-Rural Construction, China

2010  Award of Young Scientist of China Environment Society

2009  Award of Science and Technology Progress on Construction, China (2nd Class), 3rd investigator, issued by Ministry of House and Urban-Rural Construction, China

2009  Honor of Excellent Postdoctoral in Tsinghua University (Top 10)

2008  Honor of National Labor Day Team, member, issued by All China Federation of Trade Unions

2008  Honor of Beijing’s Labor Day Team, member, issued by Beijing Federation of Trade Unions

2007  Award of Science and Technology Progress of Tianjin (2nd Class)

2002  Award of Science and Technology Progress of Shandong Province, China (1st Class), 6th investigator

Academic Achievement

BOOKS

1. CHEN Chao, ZHANG Xiaojian, Chapter 11 Treatment technologies and processes for contaminated source water. In LU Wenqing in chief. Water pollution and health. Wuhan, Hubei Science and Technology Press, Wuhan, 2015

2. ZHANG Xiaojian, CHEN Chao, Chapter 2 Protection of aquatic environment and drinking water safety in the affected area. In Chen Jining in chief. Envrionmental safety assessment of Wenchuan Earthquake: methods and practices, China Environmental Sciences Press, Beijing, 2012

3. ZHANG Xiaojian, LIN Pengfei, CHEN Chao, et al. Arsenic emergency treatment and disposal. China Environmental Sciences Press, Beijing, 2010

4. Yue ZHANG, Xiaojian ZHANG, Chao CHEN, Huan WANG and Suexia ZHANG, Guidelines for emergency drinking water treatment, China Architecture and Building Press, Beijing, 2009.

5. Xiaojian ZHANG, Chao CHEN, Chapter 9 Disinfection, In Wenjie HE, Weiguang LI, Xiaojian ZHANG, Tinglin HUANG and Hongda HAN, Technology for Safe Drinking Water, China Architecture and Building Press, Beijing, 2006.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1. Xiaobin Liao#, Chao Chen#, Jingxu Zhang, Yu Dai, Xiaojian Zhang, Shuguang Xie. Dimethylamine biodegradation by mixed culture enriched from drinking water biofilter. Chemosphere. 2015, 119: 935–940

2. Xiaobin Liao, Chao Chen#, Jingxu Zhang, Yu Dai, Xiaojian Zhang & Shuguang Xie. Operational performance, biomass and microbial community structure: impacts of backwashing on drinking water biofilter. Environ Sci Pollut Res. DOI 10.1007/s11356-014-3393-7

3. HuitingWu, Jingxu Zhang, Zilong Mi, Shuguang Xie*, Chao Chen* & Xiaojian Zhang. Biofilm bacterial communities in urban drinking water distribution systems transporting waters with different purification strategies. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2015. DOI 10.1007/s00253-014-6095-7.

4. Pengfei Lin, Xiaojian Zhang, Jun Wang, Yani Zeng, Shuming Liu, Chao Chen*. Comparison of different combined treatment processes to address the source water with high concentration of natural organic matter during snowmelt period. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2015. DOI 10.1016/j.jes.2014.04.013

5. Lin Pengfei, Zhang Xiaojian, Yang Hongwei, Yong Li, Chao Chen*. Applying chemical sedimentation process in drinking water treatment plant to address the emergent arsenic spills in water sources. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering. 2015. Accepted.

6. Pengfei LIN, Yuan ZHANG, Xiaojian ZHANG, Chao CHEN*, Yuefeng XIE, I. H. (Mel) SUFFET. Adsorption kinetic and isotherm of chlorinated aromatic compounds on activated carbon to tackle the chemical spills in drinking water. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering, 2015. Accepted.

7. Xiaobin Liao#, Chao Chen#, Zhao Wang, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Xiaojian Zhang, Shuguang Xie. Bacterial community change through drinking water treatment processes. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s13762-014-0540-0

8. Xiaojian Zhang, Zilong Mi, Yang Wang, Shuming Liu Zhangbin Niu, Pinpin Lu, Jun Wang, Junnong Gu, Chao Chen*. Red Water Occurrence in Drinking Water Distribution Systems Caused by Changes in Water Source in Beijing, China: Mechanism Analysis and Control Measures. Frontier of Environmental Science and Engineering. 2014, 8, 3: 417-426.

9. WU Hui Ting, MI Zi Long, ZHANG Jing Xu, CHEN Chao and XIE Shu Guang. Bacterial Communities Associated with An Occurrence of Colored Water in An Urban Drinking Water Distribution System. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences. 2014, 27(8): 646-650.

10. Chao Chen*, Shannon Leavey, Stuart W Krasner; Mel H Suffet, Applying Polarity Rapid Assessment Method and Ultrafiltration to Characterize NDMA Precursors in Wastewater Effluents. Water Research. 2014. 57: 115-126. WOS:000337261400012

11. Xiaobin Liao, Chengkun Wang, Jun Wang, Xiaojian Zhang, Chao Chen*, Stuart W. Krasner, and I. H. (Mel) Suffet. Nitrosamine Precursor and DOM Control in a Wastewater-Impacted Drinking Water. Journal of American Water Works Association. 2014, 106, 7: 307-318. WOS:000338757400015

12. Pinpin Lu, Xiaojian Zhang, Chiqian Zhang, Zhangbin Niu, Shuguang Xie, Chao Chen*. Biostability in distribution systems in one city in southern China: characteristics, modeling and control strategy. Journal of Environmental Sciences-China. 2014; 26(2):323–331.

13. Chengkun Wang, Xiaojian Zhang, Jun Wang, Shuming Liu, Chao Chen*, Yuefeng Xie. Effects of organic fractions on the formation and control of N-nitrosamine precursors during conventional drinking water treatment processes. Science of the Total Environment. 2013, 449, 295-301

14. Wang C.K., Zhang X.J., Wang J., Chen C*. Characterization of dissolved organic matter as N-nitrosamine precursors based on hydrophobicity, molecular weight and fluorescence. Journal of Environmental Sciences-China. 2013, 25(1). 85-95.

15. Wang C.K., Zhang X.J., Wang J., Chen C*.  Factors controlling N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) formation from dissolved organic matter. Frontier of Environmental Science and Engineering, 2013. 7(2): 151-157.

16. Pinpin Lu, Chao Chen, Qingfeng Wang, Zhao Wang, Xiaojian Zhang, Shuguang Xie. Phylogenetic diversity of microbial communities in real drinking water distribution systems. Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering. 2013, 18: 119-124

17. Liao X. B. Chen C. Zhang X. J. Xie S. G. Changes of biomass and bacterial communities in biological activated carbon filters for drinking water treatment. Process Biochemistry. 2013, 48: 312-316.

18. Xiaobin Liao, Chao Chen, Zhao Wang, Rui Wan, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Xiaojian Zhang, Shuguang Xie. Pyrosequencing analysis of bacterial communities in drinking water biofilters receiving influents of different types. Process Biochemistry. 2013, 48: 703-707.

19. Shuo Feng, Chao Chen, Qingfeng Wang, Zhiyu Yang, Xiaojian Zhang, Shuguang Xie. Microbial community in a full-scale drinking water biosand filter. Journal of Environmental Biology. 2013, 34, 321-324.

20. S. Feng, C. Chen, Q. F. Wang, X. J. Zhang, Z. Y. Yang, S. G. Xie. Characterization of microbial communities in a granular activated carbon–sand dual media filter for drinking water treatment. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2013,10,5: 917-922  

21. Meng, FL, Liu, SM, Ostfeld, A, Chen, C, Burchard-Levine, A. A deterministic approach for optimization of booster disinfection placement and operation for a water distribution system in Beijing. Journal of Hydroinfomatics. 2013, 15, 3: 1042-1058.

22. David Hanigan, Jinwei Zhang, Pierre Herckes, Stuart Krasner, Chao Chen, and Paul Westerhoff.  Adsorption of N-Nitrosodimethylamine Precursors by Powdered and Granular Activated Carbon.  Environ. Sci. Technol. 2012, 46 (22), 12630–12639.

23. Liao XB, Chen C, Chang CH, Wang Z, Zhang XJ, Xie SG. Heterogeneity of microbial community structures inside the up-flow biological activated carbon (BAC) filters for the treatment of drinking water. Biotechnol Bioprocess Eng. 2012, 17: 881–886.

24. Shuo Feng, Shuguang Xie, Xiaojian Zhang, Zhiyu Yang, Wei Ding, Xiaobin Liao, Yuanyuan Liu, Chao Chen*. Ammonium removal pathways and microbial community in GAC-sand dual media filter in drinking water treatment. Journal of Environmental Sciences-China. 2012, 24(8): 1-8.

25. Feng, S, Zhang, XJ, Wang, QF, Wan, R, Chen, C, Xie, SG. Heterogeneity of ammonia-oxidizing community structures in a pilot-scale drinking water biofilter. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 2012, 70: 148-152.

26. Yuqiao Chen, Chao Chen*, Xiaojian Zhang, Qi Zheng and Yuanyuan Liu. Inactivation of persistent Mycobacteria mucogenicum in water: chlorine resistance and mechanism analysis. Biomed. Environ. Sci. 2012, 25(2): 230-237.

27. Wang C.K., Zhang X.J., Wang J., Chen C*. Detecting N-nitrosamines in water treatment plants and distribution systems in China using ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Frontier of Environmental Science and Engineering. 2012, 6(6): 770-777.

28. Du, PF, Chen, JN, Chen, C, Liu, Y, Liu, JG, Wang, HT, Zhang, XJ. Environmental risk evaluation to minimize impacts within the area affected by the Wenchuan earthquake. Science of the Total Environment. 2012, 419: 16-24.

29. X. J. Zhang, C. Chen*, P. Lin, A. Hou, Z. Niu, J. Wang. Emergency Drinking Water Treatment during Source Water Pollution Accidents in China: Origin Analysis, Framework and Technologies. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2011, 45, 1: 161-167.

30. LI Y. H., WANG J., ZHANG W., ZHANG X. J., CHEN C.*. Effect of Powdered Activated Carbon on Immersed Hollow Fiber Ultrafiltration Membrane Fouling Caused by Particles and Natural Organic Matter. Desalination. 2011, 278, 1-3: 443-446 .

31. LI Y. H., WANG J., ZHANG W., ZHANG X. J., CHEN C.*. Effects of coagulation on submerged ultrafiltration membrane fouling caused by particles and natural organic matter. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2011, 56, 6:584-590.

32. C. Chen*, X. J.  Zhang, L. X. Zhu, W.J. He, H. D. Han. Changes in different organic matter fractions during conventional treatment followed by advanced treatment. Journal of Environmental Sciences-China. 2011, 23, 4: 582-586.

33. W. Zhang, X. J. Zhang, Y. H. Li, J. Wang, C. Chen*. Membrane flux dynamic in the submerged ultrafiltration hybrid treatment process when removing particles and natural organic matter. Journal of Environmental Sciences-China. 2011, 23, 12: 1970-1976.

34. X.J. Zhang, C. Chen*, J. Ding, A. Hou, Y. Li , Z. Niu, X. Su, Y. Xu, E. Laws. The 2007 water crisis in Wuxi, China: analysis of the origin. Journal of Hazardous Material. 2010, 182, 130-135.

35. Y. H. Li, W Zhang, X. J. Zhang, C. Chen*, J. Wang. Characterization of fouling in immersed polyvinylidence fluoride hollow fibre membrane ultrafiltration by particles and natural organic matter. Desalination and Water Treatment. 2010 18: 309-314.

36. Xiaojian ZHANG, Chao CHEN*. Emergency drinking water treatment in source water pollution incident: Technology and practice in China. Frontier of Environmental Science and Engineering in China. 2009, 3(3):364-368.

37. Li Y, Zhang X, Chen C. Reviews on Analytical Technologies of Sulfur Odorants in Water with Chromatography. Progress in Chemistry. 2009. 21(12):2718-2725.

38. Wang, Y, Zhang, XJ, Feng S, Chen C. Study on inactivation of iron bacteria isolated from real drinking water distribution systems by free chlorine and chloramine. Annals of Microbiology, 2009, 59 (2): 353-358.

39. C. Chen*, X. J. Zhang, L. Zhu, J. Liu, W. He, and H. Han. Disinfection by-products and their precursors in a water treatment plant in north China: seasonal changes and fraction analysis. Science of the Total Environment. 2008, 397: 140-147. 

40. S. B. Xie, J. Yang, C. Chen, X. J. Zhang, Q. L. Wang, C. Zhang. Study on biosorption kinetics and thermodynamics of uranium by Citrobacter freudii. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2008. 99, 1, 126-133.

41. C. Chen*, X. J. Zhang, W. J. He, and H. D. Han. Comparison of seven kinds of drinking water treatment processes to enhance organic material removal: a pilot test. Science of the Total Environment. 2007, 382: 93-102.  

42. C. Chen*, X. J. Zhang, W. J. He, and H. D. Han. Simultaneous Control of Microorganisms, Disinfection By-products by Sequential Chlorination. Biomed. Environ. Sci. 2007, 20:119-125.

43. X. J. Zhang, C. Chen*, and Y. Wang. Synergetic inactivation of microorganisms by short-term free chlorination and subsequent monochloramination in drinking water disinfection. Biomed. Environ. Sci. 2007, 20:373-380.

44. C. Chen*, X. J. Zhang, Y. wang, L. Zhu and J. Liu. Waste water disinfection during SARS epidemic: aiming for microbiological and toxicological control. Biomed. Environ. Sci., 2006, 19: 173-178.

* Corresponding author

PATENTS

1. Xiaojian ZHANG, Deyang SHENG, Chao CHEN, et al. A method for removing thallium in drinking water source. Chinese Patent: ZL 2011102312273

2. Xiaojian ZHANG, Zilong MI, Chao CHEN, et al. A method for investigating the iron stability of inner scale of drinking water pipeline. Chinese Patent: ZL 2011102583805

3. Wenjie HE, Xiaojian ZHANG, Jianwei BO, Chao CHEN, et al. A mobile pilot test instrument for emergency drinking water treatment. Chinese Patent: ZL 2011102978000

4. Hong DONG, Xiaojian ZHANG, Nan YANG, Chao CHEN, et al. An integrated and mobile instrument of powder reagents solution and feeding. Chinese Patent: ZL 2011101552104. 2012

5. Xiaojian Zhang, Chao Chen, et al. The air stripping for halogenated hydrocarbon removal in drinking water supply. Chinese Patent: ZL 2010105233550. 2012

6. Xiaojian Zhang, Wei Zhang, Chao Chen, et al. A waterfall biofilter for pre-treatment of drinking water supply in rural area. Chinese Patent: ZL  2010102754679, 2012

7. Xiaojian Zhang, Yue Zhang, Chao Chen, et al. Removal of metal contaminants in water by alkaline sedimentation, Chinese Patent: ZL 2008100560046, 2010.10

8. Xiaojian Zhang, Chao Chen, Wenjie He and Hongda Han, System for addition and quick mixing of ammonia in clear well, Chinese Patent: ZL 2005100866096, 2007.3

9. Xiaojian Zhang, Chao Chen, Wenjie He and Hongda Han, Sequential chlorination of short-term free chlorination and subsequent monochloramination, Chinese Patent: ZL 2004100427906, 2006.10.