Tongzhou LIU
Address:
Room 202C, Building E, HIT Campus, University Town, Xili, Shenzhen, China (518055)
Email:
liutongzhou@hit.edu.cn; liutz.tony@gmail.com
Phone:
+86-13902442376
PERSONAL PROFILE
 
RESEARCH INTEREST
 
Research interests focus in physio-chemical treatment of wastewater, fate and transport of contaminants in subsurface environment, management/treatment/disposal of municipal solid waste, contaminated site remediation, contaminated sediment/dredged material management and treatment.
EDUCATION  
2005-2009
PhD in Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Thesis: Removal of Chromium(VI) and Arsenic(V) BY Zero-valent Iron from Humic Acid-Rich Groundwater with Various Geochemical Constituents
2002-2005
Master in Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University.
Thesis: Experiment Study of the Treatment for Waste Cd-Ni and Zn-Mn Batteries Using Vacuum aided Distillation
1996-2000
Bachelor in Environmental Engineering, Tongji University.
RESEARCH & WORK EXPERIENCE  
2011-present
Associate Professor, postgraduate student supervisor. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School
2009-2011
Environmental Consultant, AECOM Asia Company Ltd.
2000-2002
Research Assistant, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION & ACADEMIC SERVICE
 
2014-present
Member of International Water Association (IWA)
RESEARCH PROJECTS
2014-2017
National Key Technology R&D Program: Study on automatic control system for municipal solid waste mechanical dewatering process, 2014BAC12B03-03. (Principal Investigator)
2013-2015
Shenzhen Overseas Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship Special Fund: Study of In-situ Control and Remediation of Urban River Sediment Contamination Using Combined Bio-chemial Techniques, KQCX20120802102417034. (Principal Investigator)
2013-2015
NSFC Young Scientists Fund Project: Transformation of Heavy Metal Distribution and Speciation during Contaminated Sediment Chemical and Biological Remediation, Approval No. 51208145. (Principal Investigator)
2011-2013
Guangdong Natural Science Foundation: Effects of Humic Substances on Organic Pollutants Removal in Groundwater Using Zero-Valent Iron: performance and mechanism study, S2011040003313. (Principal Investigator)
2011-2013
Shenzhen River Contaminated Sediment Remediation Strategy Joint Study: Laboratory Study of Ex-situ Sediment Washing Technology, SZR-WRDN-YJ-DNLX. (Co-Principal Investigator)
2011-2012
Shenzhen River Contaminated Sediment Remediation Strategy Joint Study: Field Study of In-situ Sediment Bioremediation Technology- Additional Study. (Co-Principal Investigator)
2009-2011
Shenzhen River Contaminated Sediment Remediation Strategy Joint Study. (Key Member)
2005-2009
Hong Kong Research Grants Council Project: Removal of TCE and Cr(VI) from NOM-rich groundwater by zero valent iron: performance and mechanism study. (Key Member)
RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT & AWARDS
2013
Best paper of Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society Annual Conference 2013
2011
Shenzhen Oversea High-Caliber Personnel "Peacock Plan" (Level C)
PATENT
   
PAPER & BOOK PUBLICATIONS
(* Corresponding author)

Liu, T., Zhang, Z., Dong, W., Wu, X., Wang, H., 2017. Bioremediation of PAHs contaminated river sediment by an integrated approach with sequential injection of co-substrate and electron acceptor: Lab-scale study. Environmental Pollution 230, 413-421 .

Gu, Y., Liu, T., Wang, H., Han, H., Dong, W., 2017. Hydrated electron based decomposition of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in the VUV/sulfite system. Science of the Total Environment 607-608, 541-548.

Gu, Y., Liu, T.*, Zhang, Q., Dong, W., 2017. Efficient decomposition of perfluorooctanoic acid by a high photon flux UV/sulfite process: Kinetics and associated toxicity. Chemical Engineering Journal 326, 1125-1133.

Liu, T., Wang, H., Zhang, Z., Zhao, D., 2017. Application of synthetic iron-oxide coated zeolite (IOCZ) for the pollution control of river sediments. Chemosphere 180, 160-168.

Wang, H., Liu, T.*, Feng, S., Zhang, W., 2017. Metal removal and associated binding fraction transformation in contaminated river sediment washed by different types of agents. Plos One 12, e0174571.

Wang, H., Liu, T.*, Tsang, D. C. W., Feng, S., 2017. Transformation of heavy metal fraction distribution in contaminated river sediment treated by chemical-enhanced washing. Journal of Soil & Sediments 17, 1208-1218.

Gu, Y., Dong, W., Luo, C., Liu, T.*, 2016. Efficient reductive decomposition of perfluorooctane sulfonate in a high photon flux UV/sulfite system. Environmental Science & Technology 50, 10554-10561.

Rao, P., Liu, T. *, Liang, X., Ding, G., 2016. Dual effects of humic acid in trichloroethylene removal from groundwater by zero-valent iron: Hydrophobic partition and surface adsorption. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 227, 137.

Liu, T., Zhang, Z., Mao, Y., Yan, D. Y. S., 2016. Induced metal redistribution and bioavailability enhancement in contaminated river sediment during in situ biogeochemical remediation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23, 6353-6362.

Liu, T., Yuan, J., Dong, W., Wu, H., Wang, H., 2015. Effects on Inorganic Nitrogen Compounds Release of Contaminated Sediment Treatment with In-situ Calcium Nitrate Injection. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22, 1250-1260.

Wang, H., Dong, W., Li, T., Liu, T.*, 2015. A modified BAF system configuring synergistic denitrification and chemical phosphorus precipitation: Examination on pollutants removal and clogging development. Bioresource Technology 189, 44-52.

Yan, D. Y. S., Liu, T.*, Lo, I. M. C, 2015. Treatment of urban river contaminated sediment with ex situ advanced oxidation processes: Technical feasibility, environmental discharges and cost-performance analysis. Environmental Technology 36, 2060-2068.

Tang, I. Y., Yan, D. Y. S., Lo, I. M. C., Liu, T., 2015. Pulverized fuel ash solidification/stabilization of waste: Comparison between beneficial reuse of contaminated marine mud and sediment. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape management 23, 202-210.

Yao, W., Rao, P., Du, Y., Zhang, W., Liu, T., 2015. Synthesis of magnetic silica with quaternary ammonium salt and its application for chromium(VI) removal. Desalination and Water Treatment 55, 173-182.

Han, Q., Wang, H., Dong, W., Liu, T., Yin, Y., Fan, H., 2015. Degradation of bisphenol A by ferrate(VI) oxidation: Kinetics, products and toxicity assessment. Chemical Engineering Journal 262, 34-40.

Wang, H., Dong, W., Li, T., Liu, T.*, 2014. Enhanced synergistic denitrification and chemical precipitation in a modified BAF process by using Fe2+. Bioresource Technology 151, 258–264.

Li, T., Wang, H., Dong, W., Liu, T., Ouyang, F., Zhang, Q., 2014. Phosphate removal during Fe(II) oxidation in the presence of Cu(II): Characteristics and application for electro-plating wastewater treatment. Separation and Purification Technology 132, 388-395.

Li, T., Wang, H., Dong, W., Liu, T., Ouyang, F., Zhang, Q., Dong, X., 2014. Performance of an anoxic reactor proposed before BAF: Effect of ferrous sulfate on enhancing denitrification during simultaneous phosphorous removal. Chemical Engineering Journal 248, 41-48.

Han, Q., Wang, H., Dong, W., Liu, T., Yin, Y., 2013. Formation and inhibition of bromate during ferrate(VI) – Ozone oxidation process. Separation and Purification Technology 118, 653-658.

Han, Q., Dong, W., Wang, H., Liu, T., Sun, F., Yin, Y., Yan, X., 2013. Effects of coexisting anions on decolorization of azo dye X-3B by ferrate(VI) and a comparative study between ferrate(VI) and potassium permanganate. Separation and Purification Technology 108, 74-82.

Rao, P., Liu, T.*, Zhang, W., Yao, W., Du, Y., 2013. Removal of Cu2+ from aqueous environments using zero-valent iron: Effects of pH, dissolved oxygen and humic acid. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment 17, 52-56.

Dong, W., Zhang, X., Wang, H, Sun, F., Liu, T., 2012. Enhanced denitrification with external carbon sources in a biological anoxic filter. Water Science & Technology 66, 2243-2250.

Mak, M. S.H., Lo, I. M. C., Liu, T., 2011. Synergistic effect of coupling zero-valent iron with iron oxide-coated sand in columns for chromate and arsenate removal from groundwater: Influences of humic acid and the reactive media configuration. Water Research 45, 6575-6584.

Liu, T., Lo, I. M. C., 2011. Influences of humic acid on Cr(VI) removal by zero-valent iron from groundwater with various constituents: Implication for long-term PRB performance. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 216, 473-481.

Liu, T., Rao, P., Mak, M. S. H., Wang, P., Lo, I. M. C., 2009. Removal of co-present chromate and arsenate by zero-valent iron in groundwater with humic acid and bicarbonate. Water Research 43, 2540-2548.

Liu, T., Rao, P., Lo, I. M. C., 2009. Influences of humic acid, bicarbonate, and calcium on Cr(VI) reductive removal by zero-valent iron. Science of the Total Environment 407, 3407-3414.

Liu, T., Tsang, D. C. W., Lo, I. M. C., 2008. Chromium(VI) reduction kinetics by zero-valent iron in moderately hard water with humic acid: Iron dissolution and humic acid adsorption. Environmental Science & Technology 42, 2092-2098.

Rao, P., Mak, M. S. H., Liu, T. Lai, K. C. K., Lo, I. M. C., 2009. Effects of humic acid on arsenic(V) removal by zero-valent iron from groundwater with special references to corrosion products analyses. Chemosphere 75, 156-162.

Liu, M. Y., Tsang, D. C. W., Hu, J., Ng, K. T. W., Liu, T., Lo, I. M. C., 2008. Adsorption of methylene blue and phenol by wood waste derived activated carbon. Journal of Environmental Engineering ASCE, 134: 338-345.

Tong, A. S. F., Lai, K. C. K., Ng, K. T. W., Tsang, D. C. W., Liu, T., Liu, J., Hu, J., Zhang, W., Lo, I. M. C., 2007. Renewable energy generation by full-scale biomass gasification system using agricultural and forestal residues. Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management ASCE, 11: 177-183.

Li, J., Tian, B., Liu, T., Liu, H., Weng, X., Honda, S., 2006. Status quo of E-waste management in mainland China. Journal of Material Cycles & Waste Management 8, 13-20.
CONFERENCE PAPERS/TALKS
 
(* Corresponding author)

Liu, T., Yan, D. Y. S., Lo, I. M. C. Remediation of Urban River Contaminated Sediment with Ex-situ Advanced Oxidation Processes: Case Study. 2014 KoSSGE-ISEG International Conference on Soil and Groundwater Environment, 28-30 April 2014 in Seoul, Korea.

Wang, H., Dong, W., Liu, T.*, Wu, X. Enhanced Anaerobic Degradation of TPH and PAHs in Contaminated River Sediment with In-situ Injection of Co-substrate. 2014 KoSSGE-ISEG International Conference on Soil and Groundwater Environment, 28-30 April 2014 in Seoul, Korea.

Liu, T., Lo, I. M. C. Influences of humic acid on hexavalent chromium reduction process by zero-valent iron: Kinetics study. International Conference on Waste Engineering and Management, 28-30 May 2008 in Hong Kong, China.

Liu, T., Lo, I. M. C. Hexavalent chromium reduction by zero-valent iron in the presence of humic acid and hardness. International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, 2-4 June 2008 in Hong Kong, China.

Liu, T., Lo, I. M. C. Influences of humic acid, calcium, and bicarbonate on hexavalent chromium reduction process by zero-valent iron: Kinetics study. 1st International Conference on Hazardous Waste Management, 1-3 October 2008 in Crete, Greece.
TEACHING/SUPERVISING EXPERIENCE
PhD and Master student supervisor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School
Courses Taught:
Contaminated Site Assessment and Remediation Technologies
Theoretical Fundamentals of Experiments
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School
PhD students

Yurong GU (Co-supervise), 2014-present.



Master students

Tingting PEI, 2015-present.

Shengran LIN, 2015-present.

Junyi GAO, 2015-present.

Longchao HE, 2015-present.

Pengfei LI, 2014-2016. Thesis: Study on evaluation of municipal solid waste treatment alternatives and enhancement in classification.

Jinlong XU, 2014-2016. Thesis:

Xiuwei WU, 2014-2016. Thesis: Removal of representative perfluorochemicals in wastewater by micro particles adsorption/desorption and ultrasonic treatment.

Dong XUE, 2014-2016. Thesis: The study on pretreatment of quick mechanical dewatering and separation for municipal solid waste.

Huiyan ZHANG, 2013-2015. Thesis: Migration and transformation of inorganic nitrogen in the process of contaminated sediment remediation in using in-situ injection of calcium nitrate.

Jing GU, 2013-2015. Thesis: Treatment of PFOS in wastewater by animated magnetite nanoparticle adsorption-chemical degradation.

Yuhang SHAO, 2013-2015. Thesis: The control of complexation-breaking pretreatment and its effect on AAS-BAF treatment for wastewater.

Da ZHAO, 2013-2015. Thesis: Synthesis of iron oxide coated zeolite (IOCZ) and its experimental investigation on controlling river pollutants.

Yanqing MAO, 2012-2014. Thesis: Study on the transformation of heavy metals speciation distribution in biological and chemical remediation for contaminated river sediment.

Shuai FENG, 2012-2014. Thesis: The transformation of heavy metal speciation distribution in washing treatment for contaminated river sediment.

Qijun JIANG, 2012-2014. Thesis: Research about determination and removal technologies of inorganic byproducts of chlorine dioxide on purification process.

Xihua LIANG, 2011-2013. Thesis: Study on the effects of humic acid on trichloroethylene removal in groundwater by zero-valent iron.

Lei ZHANG, 2011-2013. Thesis: Experimental study on short-cut nitrification and denitrification treatment for landfill leachate.
Updated:2018-09