Dr. Xianlai  Zeng

Dr. Xianlai Zeng

Associate Professor
Tsinghua University, China


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

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Area of Interest:

Environmental Sciences
100%
Cyclical Chemistry
62%
Circular Economy
90%
Urban Mining
75%
Metal Capacity
55%

Education

2014

Ph.D.

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Environmental Engineering

Selected Publications

  1. Zeng, X.L., Y. P. Zhang, X.Y. Yan, Y.P. Miao and J.H. Li, 2018. Importation, exportation, and productivity of resources in China: Evolution, challenges, and solutions. J. Nat. Resour., 33: 552-562.

  2. Zeng, X.L. and J.H. Li, 2018. Urban mining and its resources adjustment: Characteristics, sustainability, and extraction. Sci. Sin. Terrae, 48: 288-298.

  3. Zeng, X., J.A. Mathews and J. Li, 2018. Urban mining of e-waste is becoming more cost-effective than virgin mining. Environ. Sci. Technol., 52: 4835-4841.
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  4. Yang, C., Q. Tan, X. Zeng, Y. Zhang, Z. Wang and J. Li, 2018. Measuring the sustainability of tin in China. Sci. Total Environ., 635: 1351-1359.
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  5. Jiang, D., W.Q. Chen, X. Zeng and L. Tang, 2018. Dynamic stocks and flows analysis of bisphenol a (BPA) in China: 2000–2014. Environ. Sci. Technol., 52: 3706-3715.
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  6. Awasthi, A.K., F. Cucchiella, I.D. Adamo, J. Li and P. Rosa et al., 2018. Modelling the correlations of e-waste quantity with economic increase. Sci. Total Environ., 613: 46-53.
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  7. Zlamparet, G.I., W. Ijomah, Y. Miao, A.K. Awasthi, X. Zeng and J. Li, 2017. Remanufacturing strategies: A solution for WEEE problem. J. Cleaner Prod., 149: 126-136.
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  8. Zeng, X., H. Zheng, R. Gong, D. Eheliyagoda and X. Zeng, 2017. Uncovering the evolution of substance flow analysis of nickel in China. Resour. Conserv. Recycl., 10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.10.014.
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  9. Zeng, X., H. Duan, F. Wang and J. Li, 2017. Examining environmental management of e-waste: China's experience and lessons. Renewable Sustainable Energy Rev., 72: 1076-1082.
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  10. Zeng, X., F. Wang, J. Li and R. Gong, 2017. A simplified method to evaluate the recycling potential of e-waste. J. Cleaner Prod., 168: 1518-1524.
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  11. Zeng, X., C. Yang, J.F. Chiang and J. Li, 2017. Innovating e-waste management: From macroscopic to microscopic scales. Sci. Total Enviro., 575: 1-5.
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  12. Yu, M., Y.P. Zhang, J.H. Li, X.Y. Yan, Y.P. Miao and X.L. Zeng, 2017. Discussion for global e-waste management and its implications for China. Environ. Prot., 45: 31-35.

  13. Song, Q., Z. Wang, J. Li, H. Duan, D. Yu and X. Zeng, 2017. Characterizing the transboundary movements of UEEE/WEEE: Is Macau a regional transfer center. J. Cleaner Prod., 157: 243-253.
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  14. Li, J., X. He and X. Zeng, 2017. Designing and examining e-waste recycling process: Methodology and case studies. Environ. Technol., 38: 652-660.
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  15. Awasthi, A.K., G.I. Zlamparet, X. Zeng and J. Li, 2017. Evaluating waste printed circuit boards recycling: Opportunities and challenges, a mini review. Waste Manage. Res., 35: 346-356.
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  16. Awasthi, A.K., G.I. Zlamparet, X. Zeng and J. Li, 2017. Evaluating waste printed circuit boards recycling: Opportunities and challenges, a mini review. Waste Manage. Res., 35: 346-356.
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  17. Adie, G.U., L. Sun, X. Zeng, L. Zheng, O. Osibanjo and J. Li, 2017. Examining the evolution of metals utilized in printed circuit boards. Environ. Technol., 38: 1696-1701.
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  18. Zeng, X., R. Gong, W.Q. Chen and J. Li, 2016. Uncovering the recycling potential of 'New' WEEE in China. Environ. Sci. Technol., 50: 1347-1358.
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  19. Zeng, X. and J. Li, 2016. Measuring the recyclability of e-waste: An innovative method and its implications. J. Cleaner Prod., 131: 156-162.
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  20. Yu, M., X. Zeng, Q. Song, L. Liu and J. Li, 2016. Examining regeneration technologies for etching solutions: A critical analysis of the characteristics and potentials. J. Cleaner Prod., 113: 973-980.
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  21. Sun, L., C. Zhang, J. Li and X. Zeng, 2016. Assessing the sustainability of lead utilization in China. J. Environ. Manage., 183: 275-279.
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  22. Singh, N., J. Li and X. Zeng, 2016. Solutions and challenges in recycling waste cathode-ray tubes. J. Cleaner Prod., 133: 188-200.
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  23. Singh, N., J. Li and X. Zeng, 2016. Global responses for recycling waste CRTs in e-waste. Waste Manage., 57: 187-197.
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  24. Singh, N., J. Li and X. Zeng, 2016. An innovative method for the extraction of metal from waste cathode ray tubes through a mechanochemical process using 2-[Bis(carboxymethyl)amino] acetic acid chelating reagent. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 4: 4704-4709.
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  25. Awasthi, A.K., X. Zeng and J. Li, 2016. Relationship between e-waste recycling and human health risk in India: A critical review. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 23: 11509-11532.
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  26. Awasthi, A.K., X. Zeng and J. Li, 2016. Integrated bioleaching of copper metal from waste printed circuit board-a comprehensive review of approaches and challenges. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 23: 21141-21156.
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  27. Awasthi, A.K., X. Zeng and J. Li, 2016. Environmental pollution of electronic waste recycling in India: A critical review. Environ. Pollut., 211: 259-270.
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  28. Adie, G.U., L. Sun, X. Zeng, L. Zheng, O. Osibanjo and J. Li, 2016. Examining the evolution of metals utilized in printed circuit boards. Environ. Technol., (In Press). 10.1080/09593330.2016.1237552.
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  29. Zeng, X., Q. Song, J. Li, W. Yuan, H. Duan and L. Liu, 2015. Solving e-waste problem using an integrated mobile recycling plant. J. Cleaner Prod., 90: 55-59.
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  30. Zeng, X., J. Li and L. Liu, 2015. Solving spent lithium-ion battery problems in China: Opportunities and challenges. Renew. Sustain. Energy Rev., 52: 1759-1767.
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  31. Zeng, X., J. Li and B. Shen, 2015. Novel approach to recover cobalt and lithium from spent lithium-ion battery using oxalic acid. J. Hazard. Mater., 295: 112-118.
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  32. Zeng, X., F. Wang, X. Sun and J. Li, 2015. Recycling indium from scraped glass of liquid crystal display: Process optimizing and mechanism exploring. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 3: 1306-1312.
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  33. Zeng, X. and J. Li, 2015. On the sustainability of cobalt utilization in China. Resour. Conserv. Recycl., 104: 12-18.
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  34. Tan, Q., J. Li and X. Zeng, 2015. Rare earth elements recovery from waste fluorescent lamps: A review. Crit. Rev. Environ. Sci. Technol., 45: 749-776.
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  35. Song, Q., X. Zeng, J. Li, H. Duan and W. Yuan, 2015. Environmental risk assessment of CRT and PCB workshops in a mobile e-waste recycling plant. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 22: 12366-12373.
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  36. Song, Q., J. Li and X. Zeng, 2015. Minimizing the increasing solid waste through zero waste strategy. J. Cleaner Prod., 104: 199-210.
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  37. Li, J., X. Zeng, M. Chen, O.A. Ogunseitan and A. Stevels, 2015. 'Control-Alt-Delete': Rebooting solutions for the e-waste problem. Environ. Sci. Technol., 49: 7095-7108.
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  38. Li, J., X. Zeng and A. Stevels, 2015. Ecodesign in consumer electronics: Past, present and future. Crit. Rev. Environ. Sci. Technol., 45: 840-860.
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  39. Zeng, X., J. Li and N. Singh, 2014. Recycling of spent lithium-ion battery: A critical review. Crit. Rev. Environ. Sci. Technol., 44: 1129-1165.
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  40. Zeng, X. and J. Li, 2014. Spent rechargeable lithium batteries in e-waste: Composition and its implications. Frontiers Environ. Sci. Eng., 8: 792-796.
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  41. Zeng, X. and J. Li, 2014. Innovative application of ionic liquid to separate Al and cathode materials from spent high-power lithium-ion batteries. J. Hazard. Mater., 271: 50-56.
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  42. Tan, Q., X. Zeng, W.L. Ijomah, L. Zheng and J. Li, 2014. Status of end‐of‐life electronic product remanufacturing in China. J. Ind. Ecol., 18: 577-587.
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  43. Zeng, X., J. Li, H. Xie and L. Liu, 2013. A novel dismantling process of waste printed circuit boards using water-soluble ionic liquid. Chemosphere, 93: 1288-1294.
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  44. Zeng, X., J. Li, A.L.N. Stevels and L. Liu, 2013. Perspective of electronic waste management in China based on a legislation comparison between China and the EU. J. Cleaner Prod., 51: 80-87.
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  45. Zeng, X. and J. Li, 2013. Implications for the carrying capacity of lithium reserve in China. Resour. Conservat. Recycl., 80: 58-63.
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  46. Song, Q., Z. Wang, J. Li and X. Zeng, 2013. The life cycle assessment of an e-waste treatment enterprise in China. J. Mater. Cycles Waste Manage., 15: 469-475.
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  47. Song, Q., Z. Wang, J. Li and X. Zeng, 2012. Life cycle assessment of TV sets in China: A case study of the impacts of CRT monitors. Waste Manage., 32: 1926-1936.
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  48. Mingyan, Y., Z. Xianlai and Z. Xiaoqi, 2011. Screening of complex thermophilic microbial community and application during municipal solid waste aerobic composting. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 10: 15163-15169.

  49. Li, H., X. Zeng, Q. Sun, B. Huo, C. Jing, H. Wang and L. Wang, 2011. Design of pilot device for municipal solid waste composting. J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Sci., 3: 193-197.
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  50. Zeng, X., Q. Sun, B. Huo, H. Wan and C. Jing, 2010. Integrated solid waste management under global warming. Open Waste Manage. J., 3: 13-17.
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  51. Zeng, X.L., Z.Q. Zhang, X.D. Liu, R.Y. Gong and X.Y. Zeng, 2007. Comparison between municipal solid waste composting leachate and landfilling leachate. Res. Soil Water Conserv., 6: 340-346, (In Chinese).
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  52. Zeng, X.L., Z.Q. Zhang, C.L. Tang, Y.T. Zhang, F.Y. Zhang and Y.X. Li, 2007. Dynamics of leachate from municipal solid waste composting. J. Agro-Environ. Sci., 26: 1147-1152, (In Chinese).
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  53. Zeng, X.L., Z.Q. Zhang, Y.T. Zhang and X.Q. Zhang, 2006. Design of a composting reactor for municipal solid waste composting. Tech. Equip. Environ. Pullut. Control, 7: 109-112, (In Chinese).

  54. Zeng, X.L., Z.Q. Zhang and X.H. Liu, 2004. Building and verifying the weight model for different components of urban domestic garbage. J. Agro-Environ. Sci., 23: 774-776, (In Chinese).

  55. Zeng, X.L., X.H. Liu and Z.Q. Zhang, 2003. Overall assessment of environmental quality based on euclidean distance clustering. China Water Wastewater, 19: 99-100, (In Chinese).