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DANG Zhi, Ph.D


School of Environment and Energy

South China University of Technology
Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center
Guangzhou, Guangdong Province 510006
Phone: +86(20)87110198





1992.8-1996.2     Ph.D in Environmental Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dissertation: “Study on the chemical states and releasing kinetics of trace metals from coal mine spoil at 60°C and different acidities and environmental effect”


1985.8-1988.10    M.S. in Analytical Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Thesis: “Oxidation-reduction kinetics of iron during basalt-water interaction”


1979.10-1983.7   BS in Chemistry, Ningxia University                                 




2000.2 – present: Professor in School of Environment and Energy, South China University of Technology.


1998. 10 – 2000.1 Research fellow in Dept. of Environmental Geochemistry Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Research topics: heavy metal bio-utilization, bioremediation of contaminated ore soil, heavy metal tolerance and toxicity in plants.


1997.2 - 1998.09 Postdoc in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). Research topic: sorption/desorption of organic contaminants (PAH) in soil/water systems’


1996.3-1997.1   Research associate in Dept. of Environmental Geochemistry Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Research topic: the release, migration and                                   fate of heavy metals in environment.       


1992.6-1993.9 Visiting scholar in School of Biological and Molecular Sciences, Oxford Brookes University.


1988.11 - 1992.6   Research assistant in Dept. of Environmental Geochemistry Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.



1.     Heavy metal and toxic elements storage, release, migration, and transformation mechanism and contaminated soil remediation (especially bioremediation) in ore area.


2.     Organic contaminants migration, enrichment, degradation, and fate in soil/precipitation – water system.


3.     Heavy metal chemical formation, bio-utilization, and toxicity in environment.


4.     Rock-water interaction mechanism.




1.     Environmental Organic Chemistry


2.     Environmental Chemistry


3.     Introduction to Environmental Engineering





1.     Yanfu Wei, Xujun Liang, Weijia Lin, Chuling Guo*, Zhi Dang*2015, Clay mineral dependent desorption of pyrene from soils by single and mixed anionicnonionic surfactants. Chemical Engineering Journal. 264:(807-814).

2.     Ze-hua Liu*, Gui-ning Lu, Hua Yin, Zhi Dang, Heather Littier, Yu Liu, 2015, Sample-preparation methods for direct and indirect analysis of natural estrogens. Trends in Analytical Chemistry. 64: 149164.

3.     Changjun Liao, Xujun Liang, Guining, Lu*, Truonggiang Thai, Wending Xu, Zhi Dang*, 2015, Effect of surfactant amendment to PAHs-contaminated soil for phytoremediation by maize (Zea mays L.). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 112:1-6.

4.     Xingjian Yang, Guining Lu*, Bojia She, Xujun Liang, Rongrong Yin, Chuling Guo, Xiaoyun Yi, Zhi Dang*, 2015, Cosolubilization of 4,40-dibromodiphenyl ether, naphthalene and pyrene mixtures in various surfactant micelles. Chemical Engineering Journal. 260 : 7482

5.     Meiqin Chen, Guining Lu*, Chuling Guo, Chengfang Yang, Jingxiong Wu, Weilin Huang, Nathan Yee, Zhi Dang*, 2015, Sulfate migration in a river affected by acid mine drainage from the Dabaoshan mining area, South China. Chemosphere,119:734-743.

6.     Yanjie Li, Chen Yang*, Xuetao Guo, Zhi Dang, Xiaoqin Li, Qian Zhang. 2015, Effects of humic acids on the aggregation and sorption of nano-TiO2. Chemosphere,119: 171-176.

7.     Zehua Liu*, Hua Yin, Zhi Dang, Yu Liu, 2014, Dissolved methane: A hurdle for anaerobic treatment of municipal wastewater. Environmental Science & Technology. 48:889-890.

8.     Xiaorong Wang, Pingxiao Wu*, Yonghong Lu, Zhujian Huang, Nengwu Zhu, Chen Lin Zhi Dang, 2014, NiZnAl layered double hydroxides as photocatalyst under solar radiation for photocatalytic degradation of orange G. Separation and Purification Technology, 132:195-205.

9.     Chunxi Kang, Pingxiao Wu*, Yuewu Li, Bo Ruan, Nengwu Zhu, Zhi Dang, 2014, Estimates of heavy metal tolerance and chromium(VI) reducing ability of Pseudomonas aeruginosa CCTCC AB93066: chromium(VI) toxicity and environmental parameters optimization. World J Microbiol Biotechnol, 30:27332746.

10.  Xiaorong Wang, Pingxiao Wu*, Zhujian Huang, Nengwu Zhu, Jinhua Wu, Ping Li , Zhi Dang. 2014. Solar photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue by mixed metal oxide catalysts derived from  ZnAlTi layered double hydroxides. Applied  Clay Science. 95:95-103.

11.  Xiaohui Ren, Zilong Zhang, Hanjin Luo*, Bingjie Hu, Zhi Dang, Chen Yang, Luye Li, 2014, Adsorption of arsenic on modified montmorillonite. Applied Clay Science. 97-98:17-23.

12.  Jing Lu, Chuling Guo*, Menglu Zhang, Guining Lu, Zhi Dang. 2014, Biodegradation of single pyrene and mixtures of pyrene by a fusant bacterial strain F14. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 87: 7580.

13.  Fei Huang, Chu-Ling Guo, Gui-Ning Lu*, Lian-Dong Zhu, Xiao-Yun Yi, Zhi Dang*, 2014, Bioaccumulation characterization of Cd(II) by growing Bacillus cereus RC-1 and its mechanism. Chemosphere, 109:134142

14.  Xujun Liang, Menglu Zhang, Chuling Guo*, Stéphane Abel, Xiaoyun Yi, Guining Lu, Chen Yang, Zhi Dang. Competitive solubilization of low-molecular-weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons mixtures in single and binary surfactant micelles. Chemical Engineering Journal, 244:522-530.

15.  Wei Cao, Zhi Dang*, Bao-Ling Yuan, Chun-Hua Shen, Jin Kan, Xiu-Ling Xue, 2014, Sorption kinetics of sulphate ions on quaternary ammonium-modified rice straw. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. 20:26032609

16.  Xing-Jian Yang, Zhi Dang, Fang-Li Zhang, Zhao-Ying Lin, Meng-Yao Zou, Xue-Qin Tao, and Gui-Ning Lu*, 2013, Determination of Decabrominated Diphenyl Ether in Soils by Soxhlet Extraction and High Performance Liquid Chromatography. The ScientificWorld Journal. ID 840376.

17.  Wending Xu, Guining Lu, Zhi Dang*, Changjun Liao, Qiangpei Chen, and Xiaoyun Yi, 2013, Uptake and Distribution of Cd in Sweet Maize Grown on Contaminated Soils: A Field-Scale Study. Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications,

18.  Qian Zhang, Chen Yang*, Weilin Huang, Zhi Dang, Xiaohua Shu, 2013, Sorption of tylosin on clay minerals, Chemosphere 93, 21802186.Jing Lu, Chuling Guo*, Jing Li, Hui Zhang, Guining Lu, and Zhi Dang, Renren Wu, 2013, A fusant of Sphingomonas sp. GY2B and Pseudomonas sp. GP3A with high capacity of degrading phenanthrene. World J Microbiol Biotechnol, 29:16851694.

19.  Yun Liu*, Zhi Dang, Yin Xu, and Tianyuan Xu, 2013, Pyrite Passivation by Triethylenetetramine: An Electrochemical Study. Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry,

20.  Xuetao Guo, Chen Yang*, Zhi Dang, Qian Zhang, Yanjie Li, Qingyu Meng, 2013, Sorption thermodynamics and kinetics properties of tylosin and sulfamethazine on goethite. Chemical Engineering Journal, 223: 5967.

21.  Dan Peng, Zhoulin Lan, Chuling Guo, Chen Yang, Zhi Dang*, 2013, Application of cellulase for the modi?cation of corn stalk: Leading to oil sorption. Bioresource Technology, 137:414-418.

22.  Ge-xin You*, Chang-chun Yu, Yi Lu,  Zhi Dang, 2013, Evaluation of the protective effect of polysiloxane coating on pyrite with electrochemical techniques. Electrochimica Acta, 93: 65 71.

23.  Fei Huang, Zhi Dang*, Chu-Ling Guo,Gui-Ning Lu, Roy R. Gu, Hong-Juan Liu, Hui Zhang, 2013. Biosorption of Cd(II) by live and dead cells of Bacillus cereus RC-1isolated from cadmium-contaminated soil. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 107 :11 18

24.  Wei Cao, Zhi Dang*, Xiao-Yun Yi,Chen Yang, Gui-Ning Lu, Yun-Feng Liu, Se-Yan Huang, Liu-Chun Zheng, 2013, Removal of chromium (VI) from electroplating wastewater using an anion exchanger derived from rice straw. Environmental Technology. 34, (1):714.

25.  Yongliao Wang, Pingxiao Wu*, Yuewu Li, Nengwu Zhu, Zhi Dang, 2013. Structural and spectroscopic study of tripeptide/layered double hydroxide hybrids. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 394: 564572.

26.  Zhujian Huang, Pingxiao Wu, Yonghong Lu, Xiaorong Wang, Nengwu Zhu, Zhi Dang, 2013. Enhancement of photocatalytic degradation of dimethyl phthalate with nano-TiO2 immobilized onto hydrophobic layered double hydroxides: A mechanism study. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 246 247: 70 78.

27.  Xiaohua Shu, Zhi Dang*, Qian Zhang, Xiaoyun Yi, Guining Lu, Chuling Guo, and Chen Yang. 2013, Passivation of metal-sulfide tailings by covalent coating. Mineral Engineering,  (42):36-42.

28.  Yongliao Wang, Pingxiao Wu,* Yakun Hou, Nengwu Zhu, and Zhi Dang, 2012, Intercalation of L-Alanyl-Glutamine Dipeptide into Layered Double Hydroxides: Configuration Stabilization in Confined Interlayer Region. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 51, 1112811136.

29.  Chu Ling Guo*, Lin Ke, Zhi Dang, and Nora Fungyee Tam*, 2012, Effect of Exposure Time, Contamination Level, and Type of PAH Compound on Biodegradation Capacity of Mangrove Sediment. Soil and Sediment Contamination, 21:291304.

30.  Liuchun Zheng, Chaofei Zhu, Zhi Dang*, Hui Zhang, Xiaoyun Yi, Congqiang Liu, 2012, Preparation of cellulose derived from corn stalk and its application for cadmium ion adsorption from aqueous solution. Carbohydrate Polymers 90:1008 1015

31.  Nengwu Zhu*, Xi Chen, Lixing Tu, Pingxiao Wu, and Zhi Dang, 2012, Voltage reversal during stacking microbial fuel cells with or without diodes. Advanced Materials Research (396-398): 188-193.

32.  Jing Lu, Zhi Dang*, Guining Lu, Chen Yang, Xiaoyun Yi & Chuling Guo*,2012, Biodegradation Kinetics of Phenanthrene by a Fusant Strain. Current Microbiology, 65(3): 225-230.

33.  .      Pingxiao Wu*, Shuzhen Li, Liting Ju, Nengwu Zhu, Jinhua Wu, Ping Li, Zhi Dang, 2012, Mechanism of the reduction of hexavalent chromium by organo-montmorillonite supported iron nanoparticles. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 219 220:283 288.

34.  Pingxiao Wu*, Yaping Dai, Hang Long, Nengwu Zhu, Ping Li, Jinhua Wu, Zhi Dang, 2012, Characterization of organo-montmorillonites and comparison for Sr(II) removal:Equilibrium and kinetic studies Chemical Engineering Journal, 191:288 296.

35.  Juan Fu, Zhi Dang*, Yan Deng, and Guining Lu, 2012, Regulation of c-Myc and Bcl-2 Induced Apoptosis ofHuman Bronchial Epithelial Cells by Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles. Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology. 8:17.

36.  19.   Qian Zhang, Chen Yang*, ZhiDang, and Weilin Huang, 2011, Sorption of Tylosin on Agricultural Soils. Soil Sci, 176 (8): 407-412.

37.  Pingxiao Wu, Jianbing Zhou, Xiaorong Wang, Yaping Dai, Zhi Dang, Nengwu Zhu, Ping Li and Jinhua Wu, 2011, Adsorption of Cu-EDTA complexes from aqueous solutions by polymeric Fe/Zr pillared montmorillonite: Behaviors and mechanisms. Desalination. 277(1-3): 288-295.

38.  Pingxiao Wu, Yini Tang, Wanmu Wang, Nengwu Zhu, Ping Li, Jinhua Wu, Zhi Dang, Xiangde Wang, 2011, Effect of dissolved organic matter from Guangzhou landfill leachate on sorption of phenanthrene by Montmorillonite. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 361:618-627.

39.  Nengwu Zhu, Yun Xiang, Ting Zhang, Pingxiao Wu, Zhi Dang, Ping Li, Jinhua Wu, 2011, Bioleaching of metal concentrates of waste printed circuit boards by mixed culture of acidophilic bacteria. Journal of Hazardous Materials 192: 614 619.

40.  Wei Cao, Zhi Dang* , Xing-Qiu Zhou**, Xiao-Yun Yi, Ping-Xiao Wu, Neng-Wu Zhu, Gui-Ning Lu, 2011, Removal of sulphate from aqueous solution using modified rice straw: Preparation, characterization and adsorption performance. Carbohydrate Polymers 85:571577.

41.  Yun Liu, Zhi Dang*, Guining Lu, Pingxiao Wu, Chunhua Feng, Xiaoyun Yi, 2011, Utilization of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for monitoring pyrite oxidation in the presence and absence of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. Minerals Engineering, 24: 833-838.

42.  Yun Liu, Zhi Dang*, PingXiao Wu, Jing Lu, Xiaohua Shu, Liuchun Zheng, 2011, Influence of ferric iron on the electrochemical behavior of pyrite. Ionics, 17:169176.

43.  Ren-Ren WuZhi Dang* Xiao-Yun Yi, Chen Yang, Gui-Ning Lu, Chu-Ling Guo, Cong-Qiang Liu, 2011, The effects of nutrient amendment on biodegradation and cytochrome P450 activity of an n-alkane degrading strain of Burkholderia sp. GS3C. Journal of Hazardous Materials 186: 978983.

44.   Chuling Guo*, Lin Ke, Zhi Dang, Nora Fungyee Tam*, 2011, Temporal changes in Sphingomonas and Mycobacterium populations in mangrove sediments contaminated with different concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Marine Pollution Bulletin. 62:133139.

45.  Shuzhen Li, Pingxiao Wu*, Hailing Li, Nengwu Zhu, Ping Li, Jinhua Wu, Xiangde Wang, Zhi Dang, 2010, Synthesis and characterization of organo-montmorillonite supported iron nanoparticles. Applied Clay Science, 50:330-336.

46.  Qiuqiang Chen, Pingxiao Wu*, Zhi Dang, Nengwu Zhu, Ping Li, Jinhua Wu, Xiangde Wang, 2010, Iron pillared vermiculite as a heterogeneous photo-Fenton catalyst for photocatalytic degradation of azo dye reactive brilliant orange X-GN. Separation and Purification Technology 71:315-323.

47.  Jianbing Zhou, Pingxiao Wu*, Zhi Dang, Nengwu Zhu, Ping Li, Jinhua Wu, Xiangde Wang, 2010, Polymeric Fe/Zr pillared montmorillonite for the removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solutions. Chemical Engineering Journal, 162: 1035-1044.

48.  Xidan Feng, Zhi Dang*, Weilin Huang, Longyi Shao and Weijun Li,2010, Microscopic morphology and size distribution of particles in PM2.5 of Guangzhou City. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry. 64:3751.

49.  Chuling Guo, Zhi Dang, Yukshan Wong, Nora Fungyee Tam, 2010, Biodegradation ability and dioxgenase genes of PAH-degrading Sphingomonas and Mycobacterium strains isolated from mangrove sediments. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 64:419-426.

50.  Tang X., L.Y. He, X.Q. Tao, Z. Dang,C.L. Guo, G.N. Lua, X.Y. Yi, 2010, Construction of an artificial microalgal-bacterial consortium that efficiently degrades crude oil. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 181: 11581162.

51.  Lixian Yao, Guoliang Li, Zhi Dang, Baomei Yang, Zhaohuan He, and Changmin Zhou, 2010, Uptake and transport of roxarsone and its metabolites in water spinach as affected by phosphate supply. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 294):947951.

52.  Liuchun Zheng, Zhi Dang*, Chaofei Zhu, Xiaoyun Yi, Hui Zhang, Congqiang Liu, 2010 Removal of cadmium(II) from aqueous solution by corn stalk graft copolymers. Bioresource Technology, 101: 58205826.

53.  Gui-Ning Lu, Xue-Qin Tao, Weilin Huang, Zhi Dang*, Zhong Li, Cong-Qiang Liu, 2010, Dechlorination pathways of diverse chlorinated aromatic pollutants conducted by Dehalococcoides sp. Strain CBDB. Science of the Total Environment, 408, 25492554.

54.  Gui-ning Lu, Xue-qin Tao, Zhi Dang*, Weilin Huang, and Zhong Li, 2010, Quantitative structureproperty relationships on dissolvability of pcdd/fs using quantum chemical descriptors and partial least squares. Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, 9, Supp. 1, 922.

55.  Gui-Ning Lu, Zhi Dang*, Donna E. Fennell, Weilin Huang*, Zhong Li, Cong-Qiang Liu, 2010, Rules of thumb for assessing reductive dechlorination pathways of PCDDs in specific systems, Journal of Hazardous Materials. 177:11451149.

56.  Liuchun Zheng, Zhi Dang*, Xiaoyun Yi, Hui Zhang, 2010, Equilibrium and kinetic studies of adsorption of Cd (II) from aqueous solution using modified corn stalk. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 176: 650656.