Assistant Professor School of Environmental Science and Engineering

Yang Lei (1989) was a Marine Sklodowska-Curie Fellow. He obtained PhD with Prof Cees Buisman from Wageningen University in 2019 on “electrochemical phosphorus removal and recovery”. Afterward, he worked on electrochemical P recovery at a large-scale in Wetsus as a post-doctoral researcher. In this period, he received the NWO Take-off Grant. In 2021, he joined SUSTech as an assistant professor. Currently, he is leading the Environmental Electrochemistry Laboratory at SUSTech. The mission of his lab is to initiate innovation in addressing the water-food-energy nexus challenge. His team works on energy-efficient wastewater treatment and resource recovery.

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Wastewater treatment and resource recovery; Environmental electrochemistry


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Selected/Recent Publications:

1.Lei, Yang*, Zhengshuo Zhan, Michel Saakes, Renata D. van der Weijden*, and Cees JN Buisman. “Electrochemical Recovery of Phosphorus from Wastewater using Tubular Stainless-steel Cathode for a Scalable Long-term Operation” Water Research, 2021. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2021.117199

2. Lei, Yang*, Zhengshuo Zhan, Michel Saakes, Renata D. van der Weijden*, and Cees JN Buisman. “Electrochemical Recovery of Phosphorus from Acidic Cheese Wastewater: Feasibility, Quality of Products, and Comparison with Chemical Precipitation” ACS ES&T Water, 2021. DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.0c00263

3. Lei, Yang*, Emilio Geraets, Michel Saakes, Renata D. van der Weijden*, and Cees JN Buisman. “Electrochemical removal of phosphate in the presence of calcium at extremely low current density: Precipitation or adsorption?” Water Research, 169 (2020): 115207

4. Lei, Yang*, Michel Saakes, Renata D. van der Weijden*, and Cees JN Buisman. “Electrochemically mediated calcium phosphate precipitation from phosphonates: Implications on phosphorus recovery from non-orthophosphate” Water Research, 169 (2020): 115206.

5. Lei, Yang*, Santosh Narsing, Michel Saakes, Renata D. van der Weijden*, and Cees JN Buisman. “Calcium carbonate packed electrochemical precipitation column: New concept of phosphate removal and recovery” Environmental Science & Technology, 53, no. 18 (2019): 10774-10780.

6. Lei, Yang, Bingnan Song, Michel Saakes, Renata D. van der Weijden*, and Cees JN Buisman. “Interaction of calcium, phosphorus and natural organic matter in electrochemical recovery of phosphate.” Water Research, 142 (2018): 10-17.

7. Lei, Yang, Jorrit Christiaan Remmers, Michel Saakes, Renata D. van der Weijden*, and Cees JN Buisman. “Is there a precipitation sequence in municipal wastewater induced by electrolysis?” Environmental Science & Technology, 52, no. 15 (2018): 8399-8407.

8. Lei, Yang, Bingnan Song, Renata D. van der Weijden*, Michel Saakes, and Cees JN Buisman. “Electrochemical induced calcium phosphate precipitation: importance of local pH.” Environmental Science & Technology, 51, no. 19 (2017): 11156-11164.

9. Lei, Yang, Chuh-Shun Chen, Yao-Jen Tu, Yao-Hui Huang*, and Hui Zhang*. “Heterogeneous degradation of organic pollutants by persulfate activated by CuO-Fe3O4: mechanism, stability, and effects of pH and bicarbonate ions.” Environmental Science & Technology 49, no. 11 (2015): 6838-6845. (ESI highly cited paper, citations>380)

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