清华大学环境学院

School of Environment

 
NameXianlai ZENG
DivisionDivision of Solid Waste Management
PositionAssociate Professor
AddressSchool of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Tel+8610-6279-7361
E-mailxlzeng@tsinghua.edu.cn


Education background

Ph. D, Environmental Science & Engineering, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 09/2010-06/2014

M. S., Environmental Engineering, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, Shaanxi, China, 09/2002-07/2005

B. S., Environmental Ecology, College of Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, Shaanxi, China, 09/1998-07/2002

Experience

Associate Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, China, 08/2016-present

Postdoctoral researcher, Civil Engineering, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, China, 07/2014-07/2016

Technical Advisor, United Nations Development Programme, 10/2015-10/2016

Visiting Staff, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Coventry University, UK, 03-05/2012

Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Science and Technology, Macau University, Macau SAR, 07-12/2011

Lecturer, Department of Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management College of China, China, 05/2006-08/2010

Assistant Professor, Energy Research Institute of Shandong Province Academy of Sciences, China, 07/2005-04/2006

Advised Students
Mr Jian Yuan (Master), Treatment and disposal of construction waste residue. Tsinghua University, 2015-2017
Mr OMS AXEL RAYMOND GEORGES (Master), Transitioning from feed-in-tariff to liberalized market: Consequences and recommendations for a wind power and photovoltaic electricity company. Tsinghua University, 2014-2016
Ms. BOQUET KATHLEEN MARINE (Master), Management of sustainable neighborhood projects: what tools to ensure goals achievement? Tsinghua University, 2014-2016
Dr. Abhishek Kumar Awasthi (Post-doc), E-waste management and recycling in India. Tsinghua University, 2015-2017 (Co-supervisor with Prof. Jinhui Li)
Ms. Lingyu Sun (Master), Pollution Controlling of E-waste Recycling. Tsinghua University, 2014-2017 (Co-supervisor with Prof. Jinhui Li)
Mr. Narendra Singh (Ph. D), Research on Waste Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) Management and Recovery of Lead from Funnel Glass. Tsinghua University, 2012-2016 (Co-supervisor with Prof. Jinhui Li)
Mr. Chen Zhang (Bachelor), Assessing Lead Resource Utilization and Recycling Potential in China. Tsinghua University, 2015 (Co-supervisor with Prof. Jinhui Li)
About 30 students, Graduation thesis and design. Environmental Management College of China, 2006-2010.

Concurrent Academic

Editorial Board,Resource, 2016-present

Editorial Board,International Journal of Earth and Environmental Science, 2016-present

Editorial Board,International Journal Environmental & Agricultural Science, 2016-present

Editorial Board,Environment and Pollution, 2014-present

Committee member, Solid Waste Branch of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences (2009-2014)

Membership, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2013-2014

Membership, Operations Research Society of China, 2006-2010

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

(1) Urban mining;

(2) Resource evaluation;

(3) E-waste management;

(4) Circular economy.

Research Status

Main projects

PI. “Evaluation and its implication of recycling potential in urban mines”, Open Fund from School of Environment, Tsinghua University. 2017.

PI, “Short-cut and High-efficient Recovery of Nonferrous Metals from Spent Lithium-ion Battery”, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2016T90104), 2016.

PI, “Resource Capacity Assessment of Typical Energy Metals Based on Closed-loop Supply Chains”, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2015M571056), 2015-2016.

PI, “Short-cut and High-efficient Recovery of Nonferrous Metals from Spent Lithium-ion Battery”, Key Laboratory for Solid Waste Management and Environmental Safety (Tsinghua University) (SWMES 2015-01), Ministry of Education of China, Beijing, China, 2016.

Recycling for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment: Pollution Controlling and Product’s Environmental-Safe Controlling. National Key Technologies R&D Program (2014BAC03B04), 2014-2017.

Co-PI (PI: Jinhui Li), “Resource Capacity Assessment of Energy Metals in China Based on Closed-loop Supply Chains”. Natural Sciences Foundation of China (71373141), 2014-2017.

Leaching Mechanism of Lead from Scrap Cathode Ray Tube Funnel Glass by Mechanical Activation. Natural Sciences Foundation of China (2177069), 2012-2015.

Pollution Prevention Technology and Pilot of Vehicle Emission and E-waste in Macau, National High Technology Research and Development Scheme (National 863 Plan), Ministry of Science and Technology, 2010-2012.

Co-PI (PI: Jinhui Li), “Hazardous Waste Treatment and Utilization Technology”, Dongjiang Environment Group, 2012-2013.

Co-PI (PI: Jinhui Li), “Valuable Material Recycling Technology”, Dongjiang Environment Group, 2011-2012.

Globally Recoverable and Eco-friendly E-equipment Network with Distributed Information Service Management. European Union FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES (269122), 2011-2014.

PI, “Precious Metals Recovery from Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment”, Foxconn Group, 2008-2010.

Solid waste Management and Pollution Controlling Pilot in Macau, Environmental Protection Agency of Macau, 2010-2011.

The Public Welfare Research Project for Environmental Risk Assessment and Management during Treatment and Disposal of Waste from Human Life and Consumption, Science and Technology Standard Branch of Ministry of Environmental Protection, 2011-2013.

EU-China Network for Capacity Building on Municipal Waste Management, European Union FP7EU-Asia Pro Eco II, 2006-2008.

Academic Achievement


Refereed Papers (* Corresponding author)

2017

1. X. L. Zeng, C. Yang, J. F. Chiang, and J. H. Li. Innovating e-waste management: From macroscopic to microscopic scales. Science of the Total Environment 2017, 575: 1-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.078. (SCI/EI, WOS:000390373400001)

2. X. L. Zeng, H. B. Duan, F. Wang, and J. H. Li. Examining environmental management of e-waste: China's experience and lessons. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.10.015. (SCI)

3. J. H. Li, X. He, and X. L. Zeng*. Designing and examining e-waste recycling process: Methodology and case studies. Environmental Technology 2016, DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2016.1207711. (SCI/EI)

4. G. U. Adie, L. Y. Sun, X. L. Zeng*, L. X. Zheng, O. Osibanjo O, and J. H. Li*. Examining the evolution of metals utilized in printed circuit boards. Environmental Technology 2016, DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2016.1237552. (SCI/EI)

2016

5. X. L. Zeng, R. Y. Gong, W. Q. Chen, and J. H. Li. Uncovering the Recycling Potential of ‘New’ WEEE in China. Environmental Science & Technology 2016, 50(3): 1347-1358. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b05446. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000369471300032)

6. X. L. Zeng and J. H. Li. Measuring the recyclability of electronics: innovative method and its implications. Journal of Cleaner Production 2016, 131: 156-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.05.055. (SCI/EI, WOS:000379270900016)

7. A. Abhishek, X. L. Zeng*, and J. H. Li*. Relationship between e-waste recycling and human health in India: A critical review. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2016, 23: 11509-11532. (SCI, WOS:000377476700010)

8. L. Y. Sun, C. Zhang, J. H. Li*, and X. L. Zeng*. Assessing the Sustainability of Lead Utilization in China. Journal of Environmental Management 2016, 183: 275-279. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.05.063. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000386415200029)

9. A. Abhishek, X. L. Zeng*, and J. H. Li*. Response to Letter to the editor re: Awasthi et al.,2016 (Environ Sci Pollut Res 23(12): 11509?11532)? Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2016, 23(24): 25512-25514. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-7765-z. (SCI, WOS:000389301700090)

10. M. Yu, X. L. Zeng, Q. B. Song, L. L. Liu, and J. H. Li. Examining regeneration technologies for etching solutions: a critical analysis of the characteristics and potentials. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2016, 113: 973-980. (SCI/EI, WOS:000370993200091)

11. A. Abhishek, X. L. Zeng, and J. H. Li. Environmental pollution of electronic waste recycling in India: A critical review. Environment Pollution, 2016, 211: 259-270. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2015.11.027. (SCI/EI, WOS:000376696800030)

12. N. Singh, J. H. Li, and X. L. Zeng. An Innovative Metal Extraction Method from Waste Cathode Ray Tubes Through Mechano-chemical Process Using 2-[Bis(carboxymethyl)amino] Acetic Acid (NTA) Chelating Reagent. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2016, 4 (9): 4704–4709. (SCI/EI, WOS:000382713100026)

13. A. Abhishek, X. L. Zeng, and J. H. Li. Integrated bioleaching of copper metal from waste printed circuit board—a comprehensive review of approaches and challenges. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2016, 23 (21), 21141–21156, (SCI, WOS:000387599600002,)

14. N. Singh, J. H. Li, and X. L. Zeng. Solutions and challenges in recycling waste cathode-ray tubes. Journal of Cleaner Production 2016, 133: 188-200. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.04.132. (SCI/EI, WOS:000381545200018)

15. N. Singh, J. H. Li, and X. L. Zeng. Global responses for recycling waste CRTs in e-waste. Waste Management 2016, 57, 187-197. doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2016.03.013. (SCI/EI, WOS:000387518700019)

16. L. Y. Sun, X. L. Zeng, and J. H. Li. Pollutants Release and Control during WEEE Recycling: A Critical Review. Procedia Environmental Sciences 2016, 31: 867-872. (ISTP, WOS:000387449800113)

17. A. Abhishek, X. L. Zeng, and J. H. Li. Comparative Examining and Analysis of E-waste Recycling in Typical Developing and Developed Countries. Procedia Environmental Sciences 2016, 35: 676-680. (ISTP, WOS:000387295000071)

2015

18. X. L. Zeng, J. H. Li, and L. L. Liu. Solving spent lithium-ion battery problems in China: opportunities and challenges. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 2015, 52: 1759-1767. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.08.014. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000367757800145)

19. J. H. Li, X. L. Zeng*, M. J. Chen, O. A. Ogunseitan, and Ab Stevels. “Control-Alt-Delete”: Rebooting Solutions for the E-waste Problem. Environmental Science & Technology 2015, 49(12): 7095-7108. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b00449. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000356755200003)

20. X. L. Zeng, F. Wang, X. F. Sun, and J. H. Li. Recycling Indium from Scraped Glass of Liquid Crystal Display: Process Optimizing and Mechanism Exploring. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2015, 3(7): 1306-1312. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b00020. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000357708800007)

21. X. L. Zeng and J. H. Li. On the Sustainability of Cobalt Utilization in China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 2015, 104 A, 12-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2015.09.014. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000367861900002)

22. X. L. Zeng, Q. B. Song, J. H. Li, W. Y. Yuan, H. B. Duan, and L. L. Liu. Solving e-waste problem using an integrated mobile recycling plant. Journal of Cleaner Production 2015, 90(0), 55-59. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000350084000006)

23. Q. B. Song, J. H. Li, and X. L. Zeng. Minimizing the increasing solid waste through Zero waste strategy. Journal of Cleaner Production 2015, 104, 199-210. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.08.027. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000357552900020)

24. Q. B. Song, X. L. Zeng, J. H. Li, H. B. Duan, and W. Y. Yuan. Environmental risk assessment of CRT and PCBs workshops in a mobile e-waste recycling plant. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2015, 22, 12366-12373. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-4350-9. (SCI, WOS: 000358579700038)

25. X. L. Zeng, J. H. Li, and B. Y. Shen. Novel approach to recover cobalt and lithium from spent lithium-ion battery using oxalic acid. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2015, 295, 112-118. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.02.064. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000356127400015)

26. J. H. Li, X. L. Zeng, and Ab Stevels. Ecodesign in Consumer Electronics: Past, Present and Future. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 2015, 45, (8), 840-860. (SCI/SSCI/EI, WOS: 000347529800002)

27. Q. Y. Tan, J. H. Li, and X. L. Zeng. Rare Earth Elements Recovery from Waste Fluorescent Lamps: A Review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 2015, 45, (7), 749-776. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000347039600002)

2014

28. X. L. Zeng and J. H. Li. Spent rechargeable lithium batteries in e-waste: composition and its implications. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering 2014, 8(5): 792-796. (SCI, WOS: 000338276400018)

29. X. L. Zeng, J. H. Li, and N. Singh. Recycling of Spent Lithium-ion Battery: A Critical Review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 2014, 10(44):1129-1165. (SCI/EI, WOS:000334399600003)

30. X. L. Zeng and J. H. Li. Innovative Application of Ionic Liquid to Separate Al and Cathode Materials from Spent High-power Lithium-ion Batteries. Journal of Hazardous Materials 2014, 271:50-56. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000335275100007)

31. Q. Y. Tan, X. L. Zeng, L. X. Zheng, W. l. Ijomah, and J. H. Li. Status of End-of-life Electronic Products Remanufacturing in China. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 2014, 18(4): 577-587. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000340539000010)

2013

32. X. L. Zeng, and J. H. Li. Implications for the carrying capacity of lithium reserve in China. Resources, Conservation & Recycling 2013, 80, (0), 58-63. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000327231700007)

33. Q. B. Song, Z. S. Wang, J. H. Li, and X. L. Zeng. The life cycle assessment of an e-waste treatment enterprise in China. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management 2013, 15: 469-475. (SCI, WOS: 000325144600007)

34. X. L. Zeng, J. H. Li, H. H Xie, and L. L. Liu. A Novel Dismantling Process of Waste Printed Circuit Boards Using Water-Soluble Ionic Liquid. Chemosphere 2013, 93, (7), 1288-1294. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000326858100004)

35. X. L. Zeng, J. H. Li, ALN Stevels, and L. L. Liu. Perspective of Electronic Waste Management in China Based on a Legislation Comparison between China and the EU. Journal of Cleaner Production 2013, 51, (0), 80-87. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000320419500008)

2010-2012

36. Q. B. Song, Z. S. Wang, J. H. Li, and X. L. Zeng. Life cycle assessment of TV sets in China: A case study of the impacts of CRT monitors. Waste Management 2012, 32(10):1926-1936. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000309627100022)

37. M.Y. Yang, X.L. Zeng, Tianjia, X.Q. Zhang, Screening of complex thermophilic microbial community and application during municipal solid waste aerobic composting, African Journal of Biotechnology, 10 (2011) 15163-15169. (SCI, WOS: 000299738200009)

38. X. L. Zeng, Q. N. Sun, B. Q. Huo, H. F. Wang, C. Y. Jing. Integrated Solid Waste Management under Global Warming. The Open Waste Management Journal 2010, 3, 13-17.

39. J. J. Jiang, X. L. Zeng*, and J. H. Li*, Feasibility analysis of recycling and disposal of spent lithium-ion batteries in China. Applied Mechanics and Materials 2015, 768, 622-626. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.768.622

40. X. L. Zeng, J. H. Li, and Y. S. Ren. Prediction of Various Discarded Lithium Batteries in China. Selected Proceedings of 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, 16-18 May 2012, Boston, MA, USA. (EI/ISTP, WOS: 000309221700046)

41. X. L. Zeng, L. X. Zheng, H. H. Xie, B. Lu, K. Xia, K. M. Chao, W. D. Li, J. X. Yang, S. Y. Lin, and J. H. Li. Current Status and Future Perspective of Waste Printed Circuit Boards Recycling, Procedia Environmental Sciences, 16 (2012), 590-597. (ISTP, WOS: 000314024400080)

42. Y. H. Zhang, S. L. Liu, H. H. Xie, X. L. Zeng, and J. H. Li. Current Status on Leaching Precious Metals from Waste Printed Circuit Boards, Procedia Environmental Sciences, 16 (2012), 560-568. (ISTP, WOS: 000314024400076)

43. G. Zainescu, X.L. Zeng*, V. Petre, R. Constantinescu, L. Sandru, O. Vizitiu, E. Barna, Biopolymers systems from leather wastes for agariculture, in: L. Albu, V. Deselnicu (Eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advanced Materials and Systems, Incdtp-Icpi, Bucharest, 2010, pp. 423-426. (EI/ISTP)

Granted patents

1. X. L. Zeng, C. H. Yu, H. B. Duan, et al. A moving equipment for comprehensive recycling of pre-dismantling waste printed circuit boards. 2012, China, Patent No: CN201220359950.X

2. J. H. Li, X. L. Zeng, H. H. Xie, L. L. Liu, Y. H. Zhang. An environmentally sound approach to high-efficient dismantling waste printed circuit boards using [BMIm]BF4. 2013, China, Patent No: CN103071662A

3. J. H. Li, X. L. Zeng, B. Y. Shen, L. L. Liu. Leaching process and equipment for spent lithium-ion battery with oxalic acid. 2014, China, Patent No: CN103594754A

4. J. H. Li, X. L. Zeng, H. B. Duan, et al. A mechanical-physical process for many types of electronic waste recycling. 2012, China, Patent No: CN10193106.9 A

5. J. H. Li, X. L. Zeng. Process and equipment for metal recycling from spent Li-ion battery using water-soluble ionic liquid. 2013, China, Application No: 201310180812.4.

6. J. H. Li, W. Y. Yuan, X. L. Zeng, et al. An equipment for environmental-sound cleaning waste CRT glass. 2012, China, Patent No: CN20277128.9

7. W. Y. Yuan, Y. S. Ren, X. L. Zeng, et al. A moving equipment for comprehensive recycling of waste monitor and main machine. 2012, China, Patent No: CN20359805.1

8. J. H. Li, Y. Zhi, J. F. Zhu, X. L. Zeng, L. L. Liu, Q. Y. Dong. Prepare method of composite material with ABS resin and nonmetal powder from waste printed circuit boards. 2013, China, Patent No: CN 103087458A

9. Y. H. Zhang, Y. Y. Bian, Y. Yuan, X. L. Zeng, J. Q. Wu. Flowerpot production using composite material with wood flour and nonmetal powder from waste printed circuit boards. 2013, China, Patent No: ZL 2013 2 0036700.7

Books

1. Xianlai Zeng. E-Waste: Regulations, Management Strategies and Current Issues. Hauppauge, NY, USA: Nova Science Publishers; 2017. ISBN: 978-1-53610-617-6.

2. X. L. Zeng, S. L. Su, Y. T. Zhang, et al. Solid Waste Treatment & Disposal and Its Cases. Chinese Environmental Sciences Press, Beijing, 2011 (in Chinese).

3. Ab. Stevels, J. H. Li, and X. L. Zeng. Ecodesign of Electronics and Its Waste Management. Chinese Environmental Sciences Press, Beijing, 2012 (in Chinese).

4. J. H. Li, and X. L. Zeng, 'Recycling Printed Circuit Boards', in Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Handbook ed. by V. Goodship and Ab. Stevels, Woodhead Publishing, 2012, pp287-310.

5. J. H. Li, X. L. Zeng, L. X. Zheng, H. Liu, et al (Translation). Handbook of Environmental Sound Management. Chemistry Industry Press, Beijing, 2012 (in Chinese).

6. X. L. Zeng. Translation of Curriculum Waste Containment and Remediation Technology, MIT OpenCourseware, http://www.core.org.cn/OcwWeb/Civil-and-Environmental-Engineering/1-34Spring2004/CourseHome/index.htm