Dr. Yan Zhao
Data of birth: May 26th, 1982
Position: Associate Professor
Institution: School of Environment, Beijing Normal University
2004-2009 Ph.D., School of Environment, Tsinghua University
2006 Exchange Ph.D. student at Venice International University, Italy
2007 Visiting scholar at Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
2000-2004 B.E., School of Environment, Tsinghua University
Combined Supercritical/Subcritical Pretreatment and Hydrolysis of Stalks for Ethanol Production, supervised by Prof. Hongtao Wang, Tsinghua University
2015- Associate Prof., School of Environment, Beijing Normal University
2011-2015 Lecturer/Assistant Prof., School of Environment, Beijing Normal University
2009-2011 Post Doc., School of Environment, Tsinghua University
Solid Waste Technology and Management
a) Resources technologies for biomass waste
Special focus on hydrothermal conversion of lignocellulosic waste and microbiological technologies of other organic waste.
b) Life cycle assessment and management of solid waste systems
Special focus on environmental impact assessment and pollution control of treatment technologies and systems for municipal solid waste and sludge.
1) Awarded a scholarship under the State Scholarship Fund from China Scholarship Council to pursue study in Technical University of Denmark as a visiting scholar, 2016-2017.
2) Broad cooperation with Technical University of Denmark, Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, the Hong Kong Institute of Education and so on.
Honours and Awards
2013 Nomination for Eni Award 2014 by Eni Award Scientific Commission
2009 Excellent Doctor Degree Disseration of Tsinghua University
2009 Outstanding PhD Graduates of Tsinghua University
1) 2016-2019 Immobilization with modified natural carrier and metabolic pathway variation of extreme thermophilic bacteria in lignocellulosic ethanol fermentation, funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, PI.
2) 2013-2015 Mechanism investigation on synchronous dissolution and hydrolysis of lignocellulosic waste with a multilevel low-temperature hydrothermal technology, funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, PI.
3) 2013-2015 Environmental impact assessment of treatment technologies and management system of municipal sewage sludge by using LCA method, funded by the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China, PI.
4) 2011-2013 Modelling and assessment of impacts on ecological environment from municipal solid waste, funded by the Special fund of the State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control, PI.
5) 2011-2013 Study on separate dissolution and asynchronous hydrolysis of cellulose, hemi-cellulose and lignin in hydrothermal conversion of plant stalks, funded by the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, PI.
6) 2012-2014 Environmental safety assessment technology for solid waste treatment and disposal facilities, funded by the Special Fund of Environmental Protection Research for Public Welfare of China, Co-I.
7) 2014-2016 Technical guidelines for environmental impact assessment - Constructional project of landfill, funded by the Program of National Environmental Protection Standard, Co-I.
8) 2012-2015 Practical techniques for the low-carbon eco-remediation and landscaping of terrestrial abandoned fields in villages and towns, funded by the National Science and Technology Support Program, Co-I.
9) 2007-2010 Combined Supercritical/Subcritical Pretreatment and Hydrolysis of Stalks for Ethanol Production, funded by the National High-tech Research and Development Program of China, Co-I.
More than 40 papers are published with total citations around 500 times, among which 28 are indexed by ISI, and 27 are published as the first author or the corresponding author.
1.Yan Zhao, Wen-Jing Lu, Hong-Tao Wang, Dong Li. Combined supercritical and subcritical process for cellulose hydrolysis to fermentable hexoses, Environmental Science and Technology. 2009, 43(5): 1565-1570. (ISI)
2.Yan Zhao, Wenjing Lu, Huayong Wu, Jinwen Liu, Hongtao Wang. Optimization of supercritical phase and combined supercritical/ subcritical conversion of lignocellulose for hexose production by using a flow reaction system. Bioresource Technology. 2012, 126: 391-396. (ISI)
3.Yan Zhao, Wen-Jing Lu, Hong-Tao Wang, Jin-Long Yang. Fermentable hexose production from corn stalks and wheat straw with combined supercritical and subcritical hydrothermal technology. Bioresource Technology. 2009, 100(23): 5884-5889. (ISI)
4.Yan Zhao, Wen-Jing Lu, Hong-Tao Wang. Volatile trace compounds released from municipal solid waste at the transfer stage: Evaluation of environmental impacts and odour pollution. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2015, 300C: 695-701. (ISI)
5.Yan Zhao, Siyuan Zhang, Jiajun Chen. Mechanisms of sequential dissolution and hydrolysis for lignocellulosic waste using a multilevel hydrothermal process. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2015, 273: 37-45. (ISI)
6.Yan Zhao, Hongtao Wang, Wenjing Lu, Hao Wang. Combined supercritical and subcritical conversion of cellulose for fermentable hexose production in a flow reaction system. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2011, 166(3): 868-872. (ISI)
7.Yan Zhao, Wen-Jing Lu, Hong-Tao Wang. Supercritical hydrolysis of cellulose for oligosaccharide production in combined technology. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2009, 150(2-3): 411-417. (ISI)
8.Yan Zhao, Wenjing Deng. Environmental impacts of different food waste resource technologies and the effects of energy mix. Resources, Conservation, & Recycling. 2014, 92: 214-221. (ISI)
9.Yan Zhao, Wenjing Lu, Anders Damgaard, Yu Zhang, Hongtao Wang. Assessment of co-composting of sludge and woodchips in the perspective of environmental impacts (EASETECH). Waste Management. 2015, 42: 55-60. (ISI)
10.Yan Zhao, Wei Xing, Wenjing Lu, Xu Zhang, Thomas Christensen. Environmental impact assessment of the incineration of municipal solid waste with auxiliary coal in China. Waste Management. 2012, 32(10): 1989-1998. (ISI)
11.Yan Zhao, Thomas H. Christensen, Wenjing Lu, Huayong Wu, Hongtao Wang. Environmental impact assessment of solid waste management in Beijing City, China. Waste Management. 2011, 31(4): 793-799. (ISI)
12.Yan Zhao, Anders Damgaard, Hong-tao Wang, Wen-jing Lu, Thomas H. Christensen. Life cycle assessment of the municipal solid waste management system in Hangzhou, China (EASEWASTE), Waste Management and Research. 2009, 27(4): 399-406. (ISI)
13.Yan Zhao, Wenjing Lu, Jiajun Chen, Xiangfeng Zhang, Hongtao Wang. Research progress on hydrothermal dissolution and hydrolysis of lignocellulose and lignocellulosic waste. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering. 2014, 8(2): 151-161. (ISI)
14.Yan Zhao, Dong Li, Wen-jing Lu, Hong-tao Wang, Xue-song Piao, Supercritical pretreatment and hydrolyzation of cellulose. Acta Chimica Sinica. 2008, 66(20): 2295-2301. (In Chinese, ISI)
15.Yan Zhao, Hongtao Wang, Wenjing Lu, Dong Li. Supercritical/subcritical technology for pretreatment and hydrolyzation of stalks. Progress in Chemistry, 2007, 19(11): 1832-1838. (In Chinese, ISI)
16.Yan Zhao, Wenjing Lu, Hongtao Wang, Zhenhan Duan. Evaluation index system of odor pollution for municipal solid waste treatment facilities. China Environmental Science. 2014, 34(7): 1804-1810. (In Chinese, EI)
17.Yan Zhao, Jitao Si, Baoguo Tian, Hongtao Wang, Wenjing Lu. Method of technology choosing of municipal solid waste treatment and disposal (II): Case study. Acta Sientiarum Naruralium Universitatis Pekinensis. 2008, 44(2): 217-223. (In Chinese, EI)
18.Yan Zhao, Jitao Si, Baoguo Tian, Hongtao Wang, Wenjing Lu. Method of technology choosing of municipal solid waste treatment and disposal (I): Model study. Acta Sientiarum Naruralium Universitatis Pekinensis. 2007, 43(6): 834-838. (In Chinese, EI)
19.Yan Zhao. Asynchronous dissolution and hydrolysis of lignocellulosic waste with a multilevel hydrothermal process, International Conference on Solid Waste 2015 –Knowledge Transfer for Sustainable Resource Management, 19-23 May, 2015, Hong Kong, China. (Oral report)
20.Yan Zhao, Hongtao Wang, Wenjing Lu, Jinwen Liu, Rong Han. Combined supercritical/ subcritical conversion of biomass waste for ethanol production by using batch and flow reaction system, International Conference on Solid Waste 2011 – Moving Towards Sustainable Resource Management, 3-7 May, 2011, Hong Kong, China. (Oral report)
21.Yan Zhao, Hongtao Wang, Thomas H. Christensen, Zifang Chi, Wenjing Lu. Environmental impacts of different municipal solid waste systems in Xicheng, Beijing with a life cycle assessment model – EASEWASTE, The 5th International Conference on Waste Management & Technology, 15-17 Dec., 2010, Beijing, China. (ISTP)
22.Yan Zhao, Wenjing Lu, Huayong Wu, Jinwen Liu, Hongtao Wang. Combined supercritical/ subcritical rretreatment and hydrolysis of stalks for ethanol production, Conference on China Technological Development of Renewable Energy Source, 18-19 Dec., 2010, Beijing, China. (ISTP)
23.Yan Zhao, Wenjing Lu, Hongtao Wang. Combined supercritical/subcritical pretreatment and hydrolysis of stalks for ethanol production, International ORBIT 2009 China Conference, 19-21 Nov., 2009, Beijing, China. (Oral report)
24.Yan Zhao, Hongtao Wang, Wenjing Lu. Aerobic fermentation technology for producing solid-liquid mixing fertilizer from livestock waste. Journal of Agro-Environment Science, 2007, 26(1): 339-343. (In Chinese)
25.Yan Zhao, Wei Xing, Wenjing Lu, Hongtao Wang. Environmental impact assessment of municipal solid waste transfer and treatment system with life cycle assessment model. Aunnual Conference of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, 25-26 June, 2012, Nanning, China. (In Chinese, Oral report)
26.Huayong Wu, Yan Zhao, Yuyang Long, Yong Zhu, Hongtao Wang, Wenjing Lu. Evaluation of the biological stability of waste during landfill stabilization by thermogravimetric analysis and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Bioresource Technology. 2011. 102, 9403-9408. (ISI)
27.Wei Xing, Yan Zhao, Jiane Zuo. Microbial activity and community structure in a lake sediment used for psychrophilic anaerobic wastewater treatment. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 2010, 109(5): 1829-1837. (ISI)
28.Yaxin Zhang, Yan Zhao, Yong Zhu, Huayong Wu, Hongtao Wang, Wenjing Lu. Adsorption of mixed cationic-nonionic surfactant and its effect on bentonite structure. Journal of Environmental Science. 2012, 24(8): 1525-1532. (ISI)
29.Jinlong Yang, Yan Zhao, Wenjing Lu, Hongtao Wang. Supercritical pretreatment and hydrolyzation of corn stalks. Journal of Tsinghua University (Science and Technology). 2010, 50(9): 1408-1411. (In Chinese, EI)
30.Ling Zhang, Yan Zhao, Hongtao Wang, Wenjing Lu. Experimental analysis on additivity of the biogas production from the digestion processes of starch, protein, cellulose and fat, The 5th International Conference on Waste Management & Technology, 15-17 Dec., 2010, Beijing, China. (ISTP)
31.Huayong Wu, Yan Zhao, Tan Chen, Hongtao Wang, Wenjing Lu. Application of Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy for assessment of degradation and stabilization of land-filled municipal solid waste, The 5th International Conference on Waste Management & Technology, 15-17 Dec., 2010, Beijing, China. (ISTP)
32.Zifang Chi, Yan Zhao, Wenjing Lu, Hongtao Wang, Bojing Yang, Zisheng Mou. Aerogenic characters of cellulose digestion under simulated landfill condition, Conference on Environmental Pollution and Public Healthy 2010, 10-11 Sep., 2010, Wuhan, China. (ISTP)
33.Jinwen Liu, Rong Han, Yan Zhao, Hongtao Wang, Wenjing Lu, Tongfeng Yu, Yaxin Zhang. Enhanced photoactivity of V?N codoped TiO2 derived from a two-step hydrothermal procedure for the degradation of PCP?Na under visible light irradiation. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2011, 115(11): 4507-4515. (ISI)
34.Wei Xing, Wenjing Lu, Yan Zhao, Xu Zhang, Wenjing Deng, Thomas H. Christensen. Environmental impact assessment of leachate recirculation in landfill of municipal solid waste by comparing with evaporation and discharge (EASEWASTE). Waste Management. 2013, 33(2): 382-389. (ISI)
35.Huayong Wu, Hongtao Wang, Yan Zhao, Tan Chen, Wenjing Lu. Evolution of unsaturated hydraulic properties of municipal solid waste with landfill depth and age. Waste Management, 2012. 32(3): 463-470. (ISI)
36.Hongtao Wang, Jinwen Liu, Yan Zhao, Wenjing Lu, Huayong Wu. Stepwise superposition approach for the analytical solutions of multi-dimensional contaminant transport in finite- and semi-infinite aquifers. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 2011, 25(1-4): 86-101. (ISI)
37.Hongtao Wang, Rong Han, Yan Zhao, Wenjing Lu, Yaxin Zhang. Stepwise superposition approximation approach for analytical solutions with non-zero initial concentration using existing solutions of zero initial concentration in contaminate transport. Journal of Environmental Science. 2011, 23(6): 923-930. (ISI)
38.Wenjing Lu, Zhonge Fu, Yan Zhao. Combined reticular blind drainage and vertical hierarchical drainage system for landfills located in areas with high rainfall and high groundwater level. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering. 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s11783-014-0710-9. (ISI)
39.Baoguo Tian, Jitao Si, Yan Zhao, Hongtao Wang, Jiming Hao. Approach of technical decision-making by element flow analysis and Monte-Carlo simulation of municipal solid waste stream. Journal of Environmental Science. 2007, (5): 633-640. (ISI)
40.Jinwen Liu, Rong Han, Hongtao Wang, Yan Zhao, Zhuang Chu, Huayong Wu. Photoassisted degradation of pentachlorophenol in a simulated soil washing system containing nonionic surfactant Triton X-100 with La–B codoped TiO2 under visible and solar light irradiation. Applied Catalysis B – Environment. 2011, 103(3-4): 470-478. (ISI)
41.Jinwen Liu, Rong Han, Hongtao Wang, Yan Zhao, Wenjing Lu, Huayong Wu, Tongfeng Yu, Yanxin Zhang. Degradation of PCP-Na with La-B co-doped TiO2 series synthesized by the sol-gel hydrothermal method under visible and solar light irradiation. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical. 2011, 344(1-2): 145-152. (ISI)
42.Hao Wang, Hongtao Wang, Wenjing Lu, Yan Zhao. Digestibility improvement of sorted waste with alkaline hydrothermal pretreatment. Tsinghua Science and Technology. 2009, 14(3): 378-382. (EI)
43.Yuyang Long, Dongsheng Shen, Hongtao Wang, Wenjing Lu, Yan Zhao. Heavy metal source analysis in municipal solid waste: Case study on Cu and Zn. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2011, 186(2-3): 1082-1087. (ISI)
44.Jinlong Yang, Qiong Du, Dong Li, Rong Han, Yan Zhao, Hongtao Wang. The influence of Accessories backflow ratio on sludge bio-physics co-drying in fed operation. Environmental Science – China. 2011, 32(8): 2365-2370. (In Chinese)