ZENG Xianlai

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Name

Xianlai ZENG

Division

Division of Environmental Ecology

Position

Associate Professor

Address

Rm 825, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

Tel

+8610-6279-7361

E-mail

xlzeng@tsinghua.edu.cn


Education background

 Fulbright visiting fellow, Center of Industrial Ecology, Yale University, USA, 09/2018-06/2019

 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

 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

Working 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

 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

Areas of Research Interests

(1) Material Metabolism; (2) Metal sustainability; (3) E-waste management; (4) Circular economy

Advised Students

1. Ms. Albane Bauby (Master), On-site construction waste management: A case study of Paris-Ouest Construction, 2019-2020

2. Ms. Ahawo Immelda (Master), Examining the circular economy potential and pattern of a small electrical protection device, 2019-2020

3. Mr. Yongzhi Xiao (Bachelor), Material flow analysis for coal tar in China. Tsinghua University, 2020-2021

4. Mr. Junlin Liao (Bachelor), Measuring the supply potential of silver contained in waste, 2020-2021

5. Mr. Mahmoud Bakry (Master), Measuring the End-of-life Scrap of Typical Critical Metals in China, 2020-2023

6. Ms. Xintong Zhou (Bachelor), Life cycle metabolism and its temporal & spatial evolution of gold metal [SRT], 2020-2021

7. Ms. Junlin Liao (Bachelor), Life cycle metabolism and its temporal & spatial evolution of silver metal [SRT], 2020-2021

8. Ms. Francesca Dal Mas (Bachelor), Quantifying material flow of oily sludge in China and its implications,2019-2020

9. Ms. Marie Fregonara (Master), Sustainable Train Stations: Towards the Development of Ecological Conception, 2018-2019

10. Ms. Alice Frantz Schneider (visiting Ph. D candidatefrom University of Oslo, Norway). E-waste management from informal to formal way. July 2019-September 2019

11. Ms. Tongxin Xiao (Bachelor), SRT: Measuring the economic performance of virgin mining and urban mining for copper and aluminum metals. Tsinghua University, 2018-2019

12. Mr. Jiachen Liu (Bachelor), Recycling route of powder battery from pure electric vehicle. Tsinghua University, 2018-2019 [Further study in Harvard University]

13. Ms. Jing Feng (Bachelor), Key and synergic recycling process of different source spent lithium-ion battery. Tsinghua University, 2018-2019

14. Ms. Léna Boztepe (Master), Measuring hazardous substances under the frame of circular economy. Tsinghua University, 2017-2018

15. Ms. Eva Albalghiti (Yale-Tsinghua Joint Master program), Measuring the environmental and resource performance of typical waste. Sep. 2018-July 2020

16. Mr. Robert Pell (visiting masterfrom University of Exeter, UK), Rare earth and its environmental impact. Feb. 2018-Jan. 2019

17. Mr. Jinhan Ma (Master), Measuring the operation of urban mining base in Chongqing. Tsinghua University, 2016-2018

18. Mr. Yuanlin Zhang (Master), Quantifying resource efficiency and its evolution of the steel structure Industry. Tsinghua University, 2016-2018

19. Mr. Kuong Iohou (Bachelor), Uncovering the recycling potential and its evolution in Hongkong. Tsinghua University, 2017-2018 [Further study in The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology]

20. Mr. Deji Zhaxi (Bachelor), Mapping the importation and exportation of global solid waste, and their environmental risk. Tsinghua University, 2017-2018 [Further study in Tsinghua University]

21. Ms. Disna Eheliyagoda (Ph. D), Copper sustainability. Tsinghua University, 2016- (Co-supervisor with Prof. Jinhui Li)

22. Mr. Kévin LE BLEVENNEC (Master), Integration of an efficient eco-design approach into current design process of complex and safety-critical systems. Tsinghua University, 2016-2017

23. Ms. Dezi Zuli (Bachelor), SRT: Non-ferrous metals recycling from spent LiBs using short-cut process. Tsinghua University, 2016-2017 [Further study in Tsinghua University]

24. Mr. Jian Yuan (Master), Treatment and disposal of construction waste residue. Tsinghua University, 2015-2017

25. 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

26. Ms. BOQUET KATHLEEN MARINE (Master), Management of sustainable neighborhood projects: what tools to ensure goals achievement? Tsinghua University, 2014-2016

27. Dr. Abhishek Kumar Awasthi (Post-doc), E-waste management and recycling in India. Tsinghua University, 2015- (Co-supervisor with Prof. Jinhui Li)

28. Ms. Lingyu Sun (Master), Pollution Controlling of E-waste Recycling. Tsinghua University, 2014-2017 (Co-supervisor with Prof. Jinhui Li)

29. 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)

30. Mr. Chen Zhang (Bachelor), SRT: Assessing Lead Resource Utilization and Recycling Potential in China. Tsinghua University, 2015 (Co-supervisor with Prof. Jinhui Li) [Further study in Stanford University]

Academic role

1. Co-chairman, The International Conference on Waste Management and Technology. June 25-28, 2021. Beijing, China

2. Editorial Board Member, Mineral Choices, https://mineral-choices.com/

3. Advisory Board Member, the initiative TREASURE - " leading the TRansion of the European Automotive SUpply chain towards a circulaR futurE", EU H2020 project, Politecnico di Milano

4. Member of the Scientific Committee, 5th MatER Meeting & 6th Conference on Final Sinks. June 7th -9th, 2021. Piacenza, Italy

5. Associate Editor/Editorial Board, Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 09/2019- present

6. Organizing Committee, 5th International Conference on Final Sinks (icfs2019). December 9-10, 2019, Vienna, Austria

7. National Organizing Committee, International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Treatment and Managements. May 6-9, 2019, Yangling, China

8. Expert Member, 3R regional forum, UNCRD, 11/2018-present

9. Observer, International Resource Panel, UNEP, 05/2018-present

10. Chief Technical Advisor, Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, UNEP, 09/2016-present

11. Scientific Committee, 2018 International Conference on Resource Sustainability, June 27-29, 2018, Beijing, China (2017-2018)

12. Gest editor for International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Circular Economy from Process to Policy, 2018-2019

13. Gest editor for China Environmental Science journal. Solid Waste, Urban mining, and Circular Economy, 2018

14. Scientific Committee, International Conference on WEEE & Used Battery Management and EPR Principle, Beijing (2017- present)

15. Scientific Committee, The 18th European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (2017- present)

16. Secretary General, Circular Economy Branch of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences (2017- present)

17. Membership, American Geophysical Union (823395), 2017- present

18. Academic Editorial Board, Journal of Cleaner Production, 01/2020-present

19. Editorial Board, Resources, Environment and Sustainability, 11/2020-present

20. Editor/Editorial Board, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 04/2018-present

21. Gest editor for Resources journal. Urban mining for resources supply, 2017-2018

22. Editor/Editorial Board, Resources, 2016-present

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

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

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

26. Membership, American Association for the Advancement of Science (40936967), 2013-2014

27. Membership, Operations Research Society of China, 2006-2010

Research

Main projects

1. PI. “Accurate Assessment of the Resource Potential and Urban Metabolism Mechanism of End-of-life Vehicles in China and Japan”. Tsinghua University - Tohoku University Collaborative Research Fund 2021, 150,000 CNY, 2021-2023.

2. PI. “Examining industry chain analysis and trade policy of critical metal mineral resources”. National Natural Science Foundation of China (92062111), 560,000 CNY, 2021-2023.

3. PI. “Measuring sustainable supply pathway of typical strategic resources”, Brunch project under National Key R&D Program of China (2019YFC1903711). 740,000 CNY, 2020.11-2024.10

4. PI. “Uncovering the influencing law of interacting properties of environment and resource in solid waste”, National Key R&D Program of China (2018YFC1900101). 4,100,000 CNY, 2018.12-2022.12

5. PI. “Measuring sustainable supply pathway of typical strategic resources”, Brunch project under National Key R&D Program of China (2019YFC1903711). 740,000 CNY, 2020.01-2023.12

6. PI. “Measuring carrying capacity and recycling potential of copper and aluminum”, International Copper Association. 600,000 CNY, 2018.6-2019.6

7. PI. “Environmental responsibility assessment of typical solid waste controlling”, Fund from Asia Research Center of Tsinghua University. 42,000 CNY, 2018.8-2020.7

8. PI. “The 7th AEARU Environmental Workshop”, Fund from The Association of East Asian Research Universities. 10,000 USD, 2018.1-2018.12

9. PI, “Short-cut and High-efficient Recovery of Nonferrous Metals from Spent Lithium-ion Battery”, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2016T90104), 150,000 CNY, 2016-2017

10. PI, “Resource Capacity Assessment of Typical Energy Metals Based on Closed-loop Supply Chains”, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2015M571056), 50,000 CNY, 2015-2016.

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

12. 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), 540,000 CNY, 2014-2017.

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

14. 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.

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

16. PI, “Precious Metals Recovery from Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment”, Foxconn Group, 1,000,000 CNY, 2008-2010.

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

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

19. CDM & urban air pollution: Partnerships enhancing synergies in urban air quality and Kyoto mechanisms, EU-Asia Pro Eco II, 2006-2008.

Academic Achievement

Journal articles: Crucial Metals Sustainability

1. Xianlai Zeng, Tongxin Xiao, Guochang Xu, Eva Albalghiti, Guijuan Shan, and Jinhui Li*. Comparing the costs and benefits of virgin and urban mining. Journal of Management Science and Engineering, 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmse.2021.05.002

2. Qudsia Kanwal, Xianlai Zeng, and Jinhui Li*. Drivers-Pressures-State-Impact-Response framework of hazardous waste management in China. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 2021, DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2021.1902225

3. Congren Yang, Xianlai Zeng, Haodong Li, Zuyuan Tian, Wei Liu, Wenqing Qin*, Jinhui Li*. Uncovering the evolution of tin use in the United States and its implications. Front. Environ. Sci. Eng. 2021, 15(6): 118.

4. Yuanlin Zhang, Shang Zhang, Jinhui Li, Xianlai Zeng*. Measuring material flow performance of China’s steel structure buildings. Resources Science, 2021, 43(3): DOI: 10.18402/resci.2021.03.00 (in Chinese)

5. Xianlai Zeng* and Jinhui Li*. Emerging Anthropogenic Circularity Science: Principles, Practices, and Challenges. iScience, 2021, 24, 102237.

6. Disna Eheliyagoda, Xianlai Zeng, and Jinhui Li*. A method to assess national metal criticality: the environment as a foremost measurement.Humanities and Social Sciences Communications2020, 7, 43

7. Disna Eheliyagoda, Fan Wei, Guijuan Shan, Eva Albalghiti, Xianlai Zeng*, and Jinhui Li*. Examining the Temporal Demand and Sustainability of Copper in China. Environmental Science & Technology 2019, 53 (23), 13812-13821 (SCI/SSCI/EI)

8. Robert Pell∗, Frances Wall, Xiaoyu Yan, Jinhui Li, Xianlai Zeng. Mineral processing simulation based-environmental life cycle assessment for rare earth project development: A case study on the Songwe Hill project. Journal of Environmental Management 2019, 249, 109353.

9. Disna Eheliyagoda, Xianlai Zeng*, Zhishi Wang, and Jinhui Li*. Forecasting the temporal stock generation and recycling potential of metals towards a sustainable future: The case of gallium in China. Science of The Total Environment 2019, 689, 332-340. (SCI/EI)

10. Robert Pell, Frances Wall, Xiaoyu Yan, Jinhui Li, Xianlai Zeng. Temporally explicit life cycle assessment as an environmental performance decision making tool in rare earth project development. Minerals Engineering 2019, 135, 64-73. (SCI/EI)

11. Pell, R.; Tijsseling, L.; Palmer, L. W.; Glass, H. J.; Yan, X.; Wall, F.; X. L. Zeng; Li, J., Environmental optimisation of mine scheduling through life cycle assessment integration. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 2019, 142, 267-276. (SCI/SSCI/EI)

12. X. L. Zeng, M. Xu, J. H. Li. Examining the sustainability of China’s nickel supply: 1950-2050. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 2018, 139, 188-193. (SCI/EI)

13. X. Y. Zeng, H. X. Zheng, R. Y. Gong, D. Eheliyagoda, X. L. Zeng*. Uncovering the evolution of substance flow analysis of nickel in China. Resources, Conservation & Recycling 2018, 135, 210-215. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.10.014. (SCI/EI)

14. C. R. Yang, Q. Y. Tan, X. L. Zeng, Y. P. Zhang, Z. S. Wang, J. H. Li. Measuring the sustainability of tin in China. Science of the Total Environment2018, 635, 1351-1359. (SCI/EI)

15. X. L. Zeng, Y. P. Zhang, X. Y. Yan, Y. P. Miao, J. H. Li. Importation, Exportation, and Productivity of Resources in China: Evolution, Challenges, and Solutions. Journal of Natural Resources 2018, 33(4): 552-562. (in Chinese)

16. X. L. Zeng and J. H. Li. Paul H. Brunner and Helmut Rechberger, 2017. Handbook of Material Flow Analysis: For Environmental, Resource, and Waste Engineers Second ed. 2017. CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA, (xvii+435pp. ISBN 978-1-498-72134-9, hardcover, Price £108). Resources Policy 2017, 53, 64-65. (SSCI)

17. Song, Q.; Wang, Z.; Li, J.; Duan, H*.; Yu, D.; Zeng, X.*, Characterizing the transboundary movements of UEEE/WEEE: Is Macau a regional transfer center? J. Clean Prod. 2017, 157, 243-253. (SCI/EI, JCR: Q1)

18. 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. (SCI/EI)

19. X. L. Zeng and J. H. Li. On the Sustainability of Cobalt Utilization in China. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 2015, 104 A, 12-18. (SCI/EI)

20. 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)

Journal articles: Property Identification of Solid Waste

1. Xianlai Zeng, Tongxin Xiao, Guochang Xu, Eva Albalghiti, Guijuan Shan, and Jinhui Li*. Comparing the costs and benefits of virgin and urban mining. Journal of Management Science and Engineering, 2021, in press

2. Francesca Dal Mas, Xianlai Zeng, Qifei Huang, Jinhui Li*. Quantifying material flow of oily sludge in China and its implications. Journal of Environmental Management, 2021, 287, 112115

3. Xianlai Zeng*, Saleem H. Ali, and Jinhui Li. Estimation of waste outflows for multiple product types in China from 2010-2050. Scientific Data, 2021, 8, 15.

4. Anying Zhang, Xin Tong*, Xianlai Zeng. Recycling potentials of Platinum-group metals from end-of-life vehicle in China (in Chinese). China Environmental Science 2020, 40(11), 4821-4830

5. Xianlai Zeng, Saleem H. Ali, Jinping Tian, and Jinhui Li*. Mapping anthropogenic mineral generation in China and its implications for a circular economy. Nature Communications 2020, 11, (1), 1544. (SCI/SSCI)

6. Jian Yuan, Xianlai Zeng*, Ming Chen. Estimating the construction waste residue generation in Jinan using the grey system theory (in Chinese). China Environmental Science 2020, 40(9), 3894-3902

7. Io Hou Kuong, Jinhui Li, Jian Zhang, and Xianlai Zeng*. Estimating the Evolution of Urban Mining Resources in Hong Kong, up to the Year 2050. Environmental Science & Technology 2019, 53, (3), 1394-1403. (SCI/EI)

8. Duan, H.; Miller, T. R.; Liu, G.; X. L. Zeng; Yu, K.; Huang, Q.; Zuo, J.; Qin, Y.; Li, J., A Chilling Prospect: Climate change effects of mismanaged refrigerants in China. Environmental Science & Technology 2018, 52, (11), 6350-6356. (SCI/EI, JCR: Q1)

9. X. L. Zeng; J. A. Mathews; J. H. Li, Urban Mining of E-Waste is Becoming More Cost-Effective Than Virgin Mining. Environmental Science & Technology 2018, 52(8), 4835-4841. (SCI/SSCI/EI)

10. D. Q. Jiang, W. Q. Chen, X. L. Zeng, L. B. Tang. Dynamic Stocks and Flows Analysis of Bisphenol A (BPA) in China: 2000-2014. Environmental Science & Technology 2018, 52, (6), 3706-3715. (equal contribution with the first author, SCI/EI, JCR: Q1)

11. A. K. Awasthi, C. Federica, I. D’Adamo, J. H. Li, P. Rosa, S. Terzic, G. Y. Wei, X. L. Zeng*. Modelling the correlations of e-waste quantity with economic increase. Science of the Total Environment 2018, 613-614, 46-53. (SCI/EI, JCR: Q1)

12. X. L. Zeng, F. Wang, J. H. Li, and R. Y. Gong. A simplified method to evaluate the recycling potential of e-waste J. Clean Prod. 2017, 168, 1518-1524. (SCI/EI, JCR: Q1)

13. 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. Environ. Technol. 2017, 38 (13-14), 1696-1701. (SCI/EI)

14. 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. (SCI/EI)

15. 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. (SCI/EI)

16. 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)

17. X. L. Zeng, Z. Q. Zhang, and X. H. Liu. Building and verifying the weight model for different components of urban domestic garbage. Journal of Agro-Environment Science, 2004, 23(4): 774-776 (in Chinese)

18. X. L. Zeng, X. H. Liu, and Z. Q. Zhang. Overall assessment of environmental quality based on Euclidean distance clustering. China Water & Wastewater, 2003, 19: (12): 99-100 (in Chinese)

19. Qudsia Kanwal, Xianlai Zeng, and Jinhui Li*. Drivers-Pressures-State-Impact-Response framework of hazardous waste management in China. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 2021. DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2021.1902225 (X.Z. and Q.K. had the equal contribution)

20. Kathleen BOQUET, Charline FROITIER, Jinhui LI, Kaihua XU, and Xianlai ZENG*, Eco-districts in France: What tools to ensure goals achievement? SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences 2020, 63(6), 865-874 (SCI/SSCI/EI)

21. Fang, S.; Tao, T.; Cao, H.; He, M.; Zeng, X.; Ning, P.; Zhao, H.; Wu, M.; Zhang, Y.; Sun, Z., Comprehensive characterization on Ga (In)-bearing dust generated from semiconductor industry for effective recovery of critical metals. Waste Management 2019, 89, 212-223. (SCI/EI)

22. X. H. Liu, T. T. Li, X. L. Zeng. Preparation of magnetic solid acid catalyst from walnut peel and its catalytic activity in synthesis of biodiesel. China Environmental Science 2018, 38(11): 4205-4210. (in Chinese)

23. Chen, M.; Ogunseitan, O. A.; Duan, H.; Zeng, X.; Li, J., China E-waste management: Struggling for future success. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 2018, 139, 48-49. (SCI/EI)

24. X. L. Zeng, J. Yuan, J. H. Li, G. J. Shan. Analysis of theoretic basis of ecology in circular economy. Journal of EMCC 2018, 28(3). (in Chinese)

25. N. Juldez, J. H. Li, X. L. Zeng*. Short-cut and high-efficiency process to recycle copper from spent lithium-ion battery. SCIENTIA SINICA Technologica 2018, 48(9):991-998. (in Chinese) (EI)

26. X. L. Zeng and J. H. Li. Urban Mining and Its Resources Adjustment: Characteristics, Sustainability, and Extraction. SCIENTIA SINICA Terrae 2018, 48, (3), 288-298. (in Chinese).

27. M. Yu, Y. P. Zhang, J. H. Li, X. Y. Yan, Y. P. Miao, X. L. Zeng*. Discussion for Global E-waste Management and its implications for China. Environmental Protection 2017, 45(622), 31-35. (in Chinese)

28. G. I. Zlamparet, X. L. Zeng and J. H. Li. Evaluating waste printed circuit boards recycling: Opportunities and challenges, a mini review. Waste Manage. Res. 2017, 35, (4), 346-356.

29. Zlamparet, G. I.; Ijomah, W.; Miao, Y.; Awasthi, A. K.; Zeng, X.; Li, J., Remanufacturing strategies: A solution for WEEE problem. J. Clean Prod. 2017, 149, 126-136. (SCI/SSCI)

30. Awasthi, A. K.; Zlamparet, G. I.; Zeng, X.; Li, J., Evaluating waste printed circuit boards recycling: Opportunities and challenges, a mini review. Waste Manage. Res. 2017, 35, (4), 346-356. (SCI/EI)

31. 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. (SCI/EI)

32. 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, 2017, 72: 1076-1082. (SCI/EI)

33. J. H. Li, X. He, and X. L. Zeng*. Designing and examining e-waste recycling process: Methodology and case studies. Environ. Technol. 2017, 38 (6), 652-660. (SCI/EI)

34. 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. (SCI)

35. 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)

36. 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)

37. 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. (SCI/EI)

38. N. Singh, J. H. Li, and X. L. Zeng. Global responses for recycling waste CRTs in e-waste. Waste Management 2016, 57, 187-197. (SCI/EI, JCR: Q2)

39. 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. (SCI/EI)

40. 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, JCR: Q1)

41. 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. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000367757800145, JCR: Q1)

42. 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. (SCI/EI)

43. 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, 973-980. (SCI/EI, JCR: Q1)

44. 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. (SCI/EI, WOS: 000357708800007, JCR: Q1)

45. 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)

46. 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. (SCI/EI)

47. 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. (SCI)

48. 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. (SCI/EI)

49. 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)

50. 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)

51. 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)

52. 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)

53. 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)

54. 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)

55. 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)

56. 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)

57. 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)

58. 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)

59. 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.

60. X. L. Zeng, Z. Q. Zhang, and X. Q. Zhang. Design of a composting reactor for municipal solid waste composting. Techniques and Equipment for Environmental Pollution Control, 2006 (in Chinese)

61. X. L. Zeng, Z. Q. Zhang, C. L. Tang, et al. Dynamics of Leachate from Municipal Solid Waste Composting. Journal of Agro-Environment Science, 2007(3) (in Chinese)

62. X. L. Zeng, Z. Q. Zhang, X. D. Liu, et al. Comparison between Municipal Solid Waste Composting Leachate and Landfilling Leachate. Research of Soil and Water Conservation, 2007(6) (in Chinese)

63. X. L. Zeng, Z. Q. Zhang, Y. T. Zhang, et al. Leachate recycling during municipal solid waste aerobic composting process. Journal of Northwest A & F University (Natural Science Edition), 2007(7) (in Chinese)

64. X. L. Zeng, Z. Q. Zhang, et al. Treatment countermeasure of municipal solid waste in Yangling demonstration zone. Environmental Sanitary Engineering, 2005 (in Chinese)

65. 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)

Books & Book chapter

1. Zeng, X.; Li, J., Circular Economy in China. In Circular Economy: Global Perspective, Ghosh, S. K., Ed. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.: 2020.

2. Parajuly, K.; Kuehr, R.; Awasthi, A. K.; Fitzpatrick, C.; Lepawsky, J.; Smith E.; Widmer, R.; Zeng, X. (2019). Future E-waste Scenarios; StEP (Bonn), UNU ViE-SCYCLE (Bonn) & UNEP IETC (Osaka).

3. J. H. Li & X. L. Zeng. Circular Economic Opportunities for Greening SMEs - The Chinese Experience. Background paper for UNCRD 8th Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific. http://www.uncrd.or.jp/?page=view&nr=1019&type=13&menu=198

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

5. X. L. Zeng. The continental/regional status reports of East and Southeast Asia. In: B Baldé, C.P., Forti V., Gray, V., Kuehr, R., Stegmann,P. : The Global E-waste Monitor – 2017, United Nations University (UNU), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) & International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), Bonn/Geneva/Vienna, ISBN: 978-92-808-9054-9. [European Advanced SDG Award, May 28, 2018]

6. J. H. Li, X. L. Zeng, L. L. Liu, Kaihua Xu, and G. J. Shan. The Adventure of Circular Economy Development. Beijing: China Environmental Press, 2017, ISBN: 978-7-5111-3179-9 (in Chinese)

7. 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).

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

9. 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.

10. 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).

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

12. X. L. Zeng  (Co-author). Handbook of Municipal Solid Waste Management. Chinese Environmental Sciences Press, Beijing, 2007