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HU Chengzhi
  Vice Director, State Key Laboratory of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry Party Branch Secretary
Highest Education  
  18 Shuangqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China
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Education and Appointments:

Prof. Hu received the doctorate degree in environmental engineering from the Research Center for Eco-Environmental of the Chinese academy of sciences in 2006. He currently works in water purification group in the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Water Quality since 2006, and is the associate director of the laboratory. He has been to the Menachem Elimelech Research Group at Yale University as a visiting scholar in 2016. He focus on the principle and application of electrokinetic technology for water treatment, develops decentralized water treatment equipment. He mainly engaged in electrically conductive membrane fabrication and separation mechanism, selective electroadsorption electrode and interface process, and electrochemical membrane separation reactor. He has published more than 70 academic papers on the journal of J. Mater. Chem. A, Environ. Sci. Technol., and Water Res. etc. He has issued more than 20 Chinese patents, and 8 of them have been authorized. He designed and implemented 8 water treatment projects, and drafted 4 provincial and ministerial advisory reports. He has been awarded by National Second Prize for Technological Invention, First Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, First Prize in Science and Technology Progress of the Ministry of Education etc.

Research Interest:

Water purification and resource recovery technology

Public Services:

2016.9- now Core course teacher in the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
2018.8-now Member of the Technical forecasting expert Group in the Field of Environment for the Ministry of Science and Technology
2017- 2018 Member of the drafting group for “the Global Environmental Engineering Frontier of Chinese Academy of Engineering"
2017.1-12 Member of the drafting group for the implementation plan of major scientific and technological project for comprehensive environment control in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei
2015.1-12 Member of the drafting group of the 13th Five-Year Plan of Environmental Science and Technology for the M


Chengzhi Hu(2/10), Auxiliary electro-reduction/coagulation and high efficiency separation of water purification technology and application, First prize in science and technology of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, 2016
Chengzhi Hu(14/18), Research on optimal management and control technology of environmental risk in the whole process, First prize for scientific and technological progress of the Ministry of Education, 2016
Chengzhi Hu(4/6), Repolarization induction electrochemical water treatment technology, Second prize for Technical invention, State Council of the people's Republic of China, 2012
Chengzhi Hu(5/6), Repolarization Induction Coagulation Water purification Technology, Third prize for scientific and technological progress, Beijing Municipal Committee of Science and Technology, 2008
Award for Excellence by President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006

Selected Publications:

1.Chengzhi Hu, Zhongtao Liu, Xinglin Lu, Jingqiu Sun, Huijuan Liu and Jiuhui Qu ,Enhancement of the Donnan effect through capacitive ion increase using an electroconductive rGO-CNT nanofiltration membrane, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,4737–4745.
2.Yi Zhou , Kai Zhao , Chengzhi Hu * , Huijuan Liu , Ying Wang , Jiuhui Qu ,Electrochemicaloxidation of ammonia accompanied with electricity generation based on reverse electrodialysis,Electrochimica Acta, 2018,269 :128-135.
3.Xiaoqiang An, Chengzhi Hu,* Huachun Lan, Huijuan Liu,and Jiuhui Qu,Strongly Coupled Metal Oxide/Reassembled Carbon Nitride/Co?Pi Heterostructures for Efficient Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, Acs Appl Mater Interfaces,2018, 10 (7):6424-6432.
4.Baiwen Ma, Yanyan Ding, Wenjiang Li, Chengzhi Hu, Min Yang, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Ultrafiltration membrane fouling induced by humic acid with typical inorganic salts,Chemosphere,2018,197:793-802.
5.Jingqiu Sun, Chengzhi Hu*, Kai Zhao, Jiuhui Qu, Huijuan Liu,Enhanced Membrane Fouling Mitigation by Modulating Cake Layer Porosity and Hydrophilicity in an Electro-Coagulation/Oxidation Membrane Reactor (ECOMR),J Membrane. Sci,2018,550:72-79.
6.Chengzhi Hu, Jingjing Dong, Ting Wang, Ruiping Liu, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu,Nitrate electro-sorption/reduction in capacitive deionization using a novel Pd/NiAl-layered metal oxide film electrode,Chem. Eng. J. 2018,335:475–482.
7.Jinming Luo, Xiaoyang Meng, John Crittenden, Jiuhui Qu, Chengzhi Hu*,Huijuan Liu, Ping Peng. Arsenic adsorption on α-MnO2 nanofibers and the significance of (100) facet as compared with (110),Chem. Eng. J.2018,331:492-500.
8.Ruiping Liu, Chuan Tian, Chengzhi Hu*, Zenglu Qi, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu,Effects of bromide on the formation and transformation of disinfection by-products during chlorination and chloramination,Science of the Total Environment 2018,625:252-261.
9.Weixiao Qi , Hua Zhang, Chengzhi Hu*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu,Effect of ozonation on the characteristics of effluent organic matter fractions and subsequent associations with disinfection by-products formation,Science of the Total Environment,2018, 610-611:1057–1064.
10.Xiaoqiang An, Chengzhi Hu,* Huijuan Liu and Jiuhui Qu,Oxygen vacancy mediated construction of anatase/brookite heterophase junctions for high-efficiency photocatalytic hydrogen evolution ,Journal of Materials Chemistry A,2017,5:24989-24994.
11.Jingqiu Sun, Chengzhi Hu*, Tiezheng Tong, Kai Zhao, Jiuhui Qu, Huijuan Liu, and Menachem Elimelech,Performance and Mechanisms of Ultrafiltration Membrane Fouling Mitigation by Coupling Coagulation and Applied Electric Field in a Novel Electrocoagulation Membrane Reactor,Environ. Sci. Technol.2017,51 (15):8544–8551.
12.Fayuan Chen, Chengzhi Hu*, Meng Sun, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Zhiying Tao, Enhancing destruction of copper (I) cyanide and subsequent recovery of Cu(I) by a novel electrochemical system combining activated carbon fiber and stainless steel cathodes, Chem. Eng. J.2017,330:1187-1194.
13.Chengzhi Hu, Jingqiu Sun, Shuqing Wang, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Enhanced efficiency in HA removal by electrocoagulation through optimizing flocs properties: Role of current density and pH, Sep. Purif. Technol.2017,175: 248-254.
14.Baiwen Ma, Xing Wang, Chengzhi Hu*, William A. Jefferson, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu,Antifouling by pre-deposited Al hydrolytic flocs on ultrafiltration membrane in the presence of humic acid and bovine serum albumin,J Membrane. Sci.2017,538:34-40.
15.Jinming Luo, Xubiao Luo, Chengzhi Hu*, John C.Crittenden, Jiuhui Qu,Zirconia (ZrO2) Embedded in Carbon Nanowires via Electrospinning for Efficient Arsenic Removal from Water Combined with DFT Studies,ACS Appl. Mat. Interfaces,2016,8(29):18912-18921.
16.Chengzhi Hu, Shuqing Wang, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu,An effective method for improving electrocoagulation process: Optimization of Al13 polymer formation,Colloid and Surface A.2016,489:234–240.
17.Ruiping Liu, Zhongchao Yang, Ziliang He, Liyuan Wu, Chengzhi Hu*,Wenzhu Wu, Jiuhui Qu,Treatment of strongly acidic wastewater with high arsenic concentrations by ferrous sulfide (FeS): Inhibitive effects of S(0)-enriched surfaces,Chem. Eng. J.2016,304:986-992.
18.Ruiping Liu, Jiawei Ju, Ziliang He, Chengzhi Hu*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu,Utilization of annealed aluminum hydroxide waste with incorporated fluoride for adsorptive removal of heavy metals,Colloid and Surface A.2016,504:95-104,IF:2.714
19.Huachun Lan,Xiaobin Liu,Huijuan Liu,Ruiping Liu,Chengzhi Hu*,Jiuhui Qu,Efficient Nitrate Reduction in a Fluidized Electrochemical Reactor Promoted by Pd-Sn/AC Particles,Catalysis Letters,2016,146:91-99.
20.Ruiping Liu, Feng Liu, Zan He,Huijuan Liu,Jiuhui Qu, Chengzhi Hu*,Simultaneous removal of Cd(II) and Sb(V) by Fe–Mn binary oxide: Positive effects of Cd(II) on Sb(V) adsorption,J. Hazard. Mater.2015,300:847-854.
21.Lili Zhang, Chao Zhang, Chengzhi Hu*, Huijuan Liu, Yaohui Bai, Jiuhui Qu,Sulfur-based Mixotrophic Denitrification Corresponding to Different Electron Donors and Microbial Profiling in Anaerobic Fluidized-bed Membrane Bioreactors,Water Res.2015,85:422-431.
22.Chengzhi Hu, Fangyuan Liu, Huachun Lan, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu,Preparation of a MnO2/Carbon Fiber Electrode for Electrosorptive Removal of Copper Ions from Water,J. Colloid Interface Sci.2015,446:359-365.
23.Chengzhi Hu, Qingxin Chen, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Coagulation of Methylated Arsenic from Drinking Water: Influence of Methyl Group Substitution, J. Hazard. Mater.2015, 293: 97-104.
24.Chengzhi Hu, Guixia Chen, Qingxin Chen, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Removal of Se(IV) and Se(VI) from Drinking Water by Coagulation, Sep. Purif. Technol, 2015,142: 65-70.
25.Chengzhi Hu, Liyan You, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Effective treatment of cadmium-cyanide complex by a reagent with combined function of oxidation and coagulation, Chem. Eng. J.2015,262:96–100.
26.Lili Zhang, Chao Zhang, Chengzhi Hu*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Denitrification of groundwater using a sulfur-oxidizing autotrophic denitrifying anaerobic fluidized-bed MBR: performance and bacterial community structure, Appl Microbiol Biotechnol, 2015,99: 2815-2827.
27.Baiwen Ma, Chengzhi Hu*, Xiao Wang, Yiruiwen Xie, William A. Jefferson, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Effect of aluminum speciation on ultrafiltration membrane fouling by low dose aluminum coagulation with bovine serum albumin (BSA), J Membrane. Sci.2015,492 (15):88–94.
28.Chengzhi Hu, Huijuan Liu, Guixia Chen, William A. Jefferson, and Jiuhui Qu,As(III) Oxidation by Active Chlorine and Subsequent Removal of As(V) by Al13 Polymer Coagulation Using a Novel Dual Function Reagent,Environ. Sci. Technol. 2012,46: 6776-6782.
29.Chengzhi Hu, Guixia Chen, Huijuan Liu, He Zhao, Jiuhui Qu, Characterization of Flocs Generated by Preformed and In-situ Formed Al13 Polymer, Chem. Eng. J. 2012,197:10-15.
30.Chengzhi Hu, Huijuan Liu*, Guixia Chen, Jiuhui Qu, Effect of aluminum speciation on arsenic removal during coagulation process, Sep. Purif. Technol. 2012, 86: 35–40.
31.Chengzhi Hu, Huijuan Liu*, Jiuhui Qu, Optimum conditions for the formation of Al13 polymer and active chlorine in electrolysis process with Ti/RuO2-TiO2 anodes, J. Environ. Sci. 2012 24(2): 1–6.
32.Chengzhi Hu, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu*, Ying Wang.Coagulation and disinfection efficiency of an electrochemically prepared dual-function reagent in municipal wastewater, J. Environ. Sci. Health, Part A,2006,41: 2387-2398.
33.Chengzhi Hu,Huijuan Liu,Jiuhui Q*.Coagulation properties of an electrochemically prepared polyaluminum chloride containing active chlorine,Chinese Science Bulletin, 2006, 51(1): 1-6.
34.Chengzhi Hu, Huijuan Liu,Jiuhui Qu*.Preparation and characterization of polyaluminum chloride containing high content of Al13 and active chlorine.Colloids and Surfaces A:Physicochem.Eng.Aspects. 2005, 260(1-3): 109-117.

Supported Projects:

Project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 51678556, The principle of water purification by electrical control on grapheme-carbon nanotubes membrane with three dimensional hybrid architentures, 700000 yuan , 2017/01-2020/12.
Major Science and Technology Program for Water Pollution Control and Treatment Sub-project, 2015ZX07402003, Study and demonstration of high fluorine groundwater treatment technology in rural areas, 4.5 million yuan, 2015/01-2017/12
The National Natural Science Foundation of China, 51378490, The speciation matching mechanism between organic arsenic and aluminum hydrolytic polymers and its principle of optimal coagulation, 800,000 yuan, 2014.01-2017.12.
Major Science and Technology Program for Water Pollution Control and Treatment Sub-project, 2012ZX07408001, Study on nitrate removal technology for small water supply facilities, 2.32 million yuan,2013/01-2016/12
Project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 41171377, Study on formation and regulation mechanism of biological manganese oxide in constructed wetland, 700,000 yuan, 2012/01-2015/12
863 Plan Project, 2009AA06Z303, Research on water treatment technology identification system, 1.85 million yuan, 2009/06-2012/06
Project Youth Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 40701165, Distribution behavior and fate of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in water in the presence of surfactants, 240000 yuan, 2008/01-2010/12
Special Fund for Scientific Research Start-up of the winners of the Presidential Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Electrochemical on-line preparation technology with rich Al13 and active chlorine flocculant, 100000 yuan, 2007.1-2008.1

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