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BEN Weiwei
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  18 Shuangqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China
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Education and Appointments:

Dr. Ben received her Ph.D. degree from the Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2010. Then she joined the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry in RCEES as an assistant professor (Associate Professor from 2018). She worked in Georgia Institute of Technology as a visiting scholar from 2012 to 2013. Dr. Ben has presided several research projects sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and other scientific research management departments in China. She has published over 30 papers in SCI Journals and one national invention patent.

Research Interest:

Detection, fate and control of emerging contaminants in typical pollution sources

Public Services:

Selected Publications:
  1. Weiwei Ben, Bing Zhu, Xiangjuan Yuan, Yu Zhang, Min Yang, Zhimin Qiang*. Occurrence, removal and risk of organic micropollutants in wastewater treatment plants across China: Comparison of wastewater treatment processes. Water Research, 2018, 130, 38-46.
  2. Weiwei Ben, Bing Zhu, Xiangjuan Yuan, Yu Zhang, Min Yang, Zhimin Qiang*. Transformation and fate of natural estrogens and their conjugates in wastewater treatment processes: Influence of operational parameters and removal pathway evaluation. Water Research, 2017, 124, 244-250.
  3. Weiwei Ben, Yanwei Shi, Weiwei Li, Zhimin Qiang*. Oxidation of sulfonamide antibiotics by chlorine dioxide in water: Kinetics and reaction pathways. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2017, 327, 743-750.
  4. Weiwei Ben, Jian Wang, Rukun Cao, Min Yang, Yu Zhang, Zhimin Qiang*. Distribution of antibiotic resistance in the effluents of ten municipal wastewater treatment plants in China and the effect of treatment processes. Chemosphere, 2017, 172, 392-398.
  5. Weiwei Ben, Jian Wang, Xun Pan, Zhimin Qiang*. Dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes and their potential removal by on-farm treatment processes in nine swine feedlots in Shandong Province, China. Chemosphere, 2017, 167, 262-268.
  6. Weiwei Ben, Peizhe Sun, Ching-Hua Huang*. Effect of combined UV and chlorine treatment on chloroform formation from triclosan. Chemosphere, 2016, 150, 715-722.
  7. Weiwei Ben, Zhimin Qiang*, Xiaowei Yin, Jiuhui Qu, Xun Pan. Adsorption behavior of sulfamethazine in an activated sludge process treating swine wastewater. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2014, 26 (8), 1623-1629.
  8. Weiwei Ben, Xun Pan, Zhimin Qiang*. Occurrence and partition of antibiotics in the liquid and solid phases of swine wastewater from concentrated animal feeding operations in Shandong Province, China. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 2013, 15 (4), 870-875.
  9. Weiwei Ben, Zhimin Qiang*, Xun Pan, Yafeng Nie. Degradation of veterinary antibiotics by ozone in swine wastewater pretreated with sequencing batch reactor. Journal of Environmental Engineering - ASCE, 2012, 138 (3), 272-277.
  10. Jian Wang, Weiwei Ben*, Min Yang, Yu Zhang, Zhimin Qiang*. Dissemination of veterinary antibiotics and corresponding resistance genes from a concentrated swine feedlot along the waste treatment paths. Environmental International, 2016, 92-93, 317-323.

Supported Projects:
  1. National Natural Science Foundation of China: “Technical principle for efficient control of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) during aerobic composting of livestock manure” (Grant No. 51678559, 2017 – 2020)
  2. National Natural Science Foundation of China: “The transfer and transformation mechanisms of antibiotic resistance genes in swine wastewater and compost” (Grant No. 21107127, 2012 – 2014)
  3. A sub project of National Natural Science Foundation of China: “Development of wastewater treatment technologies for the targeted elimination of antibiotic potencies and blocking the dissemination of antibiotic resistant genes”. (Grant No.21590814, 2016 – 2020)
  4. A sub project of National High Technology Research and Development Program of China: “Technologies development for the removal of PPCPs in drinking water”. (Grant No. 2012AA062606, 2012 – 2014)
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