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%

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. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. Zeng, X. and J. Li, 2015. On the sustainability of cobalt utilization in China. Resour. Conserv. Recycl., 104: 12-18.
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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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.
  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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  51. 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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  52. 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).
  53. 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).
  54. 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).