Name                    Yaohui Bai (Male)

Nation                  China

Place of Birth       Xinjiang, China

Current Position   Professor, Research Center for Eco-Environmental  Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Group website

Research Areas

Water pollution control

Environmental biotechnology

Aquatic Ecology


2005-2009          Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Peking University
                            Joint Ph.D. student at Princeton University (USA)
2003-2005          M.S. in Environmental Science, Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University
1994-1998          B.S. in Ecology, Sichuan University


Work Experience

2020.1-Present       Professor, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences

2013.01-2019.12    Associate Professor, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences

2013.11-2014.11    Visiting Scholar, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Switzerland

2011.8-2013.12      Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor at Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2009.10-2011.8     Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University

1998.7-2002.5       Assistant Engineer, Urumqi Environmental Protection Bureau, Xinjiang Province


1.        Chenchen Wang, Guannan Mao, Kailingli Liao, Weiwei Ben, Meng Qiao, Yaohui Bai*, Jiuhui Qu. (2021) Machine learning approach identifies water sample source based on microbial abundance. Water Research.199, 117185.

2.        Hui Lin, Qiaojuan Wang, Jie Zhou, Donglin Wang, Yujie Men, Yaohui Bai*, Jiuhui Qu. (2021) Recovery trajectories and community resilience of biofilms in receiving rivers after wastewater treatment plant upgrade, Environmental Research. 199, 111349.

3.        Donglin Wang, Yaohui Bai*, Jiuhui Qu. (2021) Phragmites root-inhabiting microbiome: a critical review on its composition and environmental application. Engineering. Accept.

4.        Chenchen Wang, Panpan Huang, Chunsheng Qiu, Jing Li, Shuailong Hu, Liping Sun, Yaohui Bai, Fu Gao, Chaocan Li, Nannan Liu, Dong Wang, Shaopo Wang. (2021) Occurrence, migration and health risk of phthalates in tap water, barreled water and bottled water in Tianjin, China, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 408, 124891.

5.        Yongjun Song, Jing Qi*, Le Deng, Yaohui Bai, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu. (2021) Selection of water source for water transfer based on algal growth potential to prevent algal blooms. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 103, 246-254.

6.        Jing Qi, Yongjun Song, Jinsong Liang, Yaohui Bai*, Chengzhi Hu, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu. (2021) Growth inhibition of Microcystis aeruginosa by sand-filter prevalent manganese-oxidizing bacterium. Separation and Purification Technology, 256, 117808.

7.        Guannan Mao, Jinsong Liang, Qiaojuan Wang, Chen Zhao, Yaohui Bai*, Ruiping Liu, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu. (2021) Epilithic biofilm as a reservoir for functional virulence factors in wastewater-dominant rivers after WWTP upgrade. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 101: 27-35.

8.        Francis J. Burdon, Yaohui Bai, Marta Reyes, Manu Tamminen, Philipp Staudacher, Simon Mangold , Heinz Singer, Katja Räsänen, Adriano Joss, Scott D. Tiegs, Jukka Jokela, Rik I. L. Eggen, Christian Stamm. (2020) Stream microbial communities and ecosystem functioning show complex responses to multiple stressors in wastewater. Global Change Biology. 00: 1-20.

9.        Rashmi Koju, Shiyu Miao, Jing Luo, Donglin Wang, Dev Raj Joshi, Yaohui Bai, Ruiping Liu, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu. Effects of 1-hydroxyethane-(1,1-bisphosphonic acid) on heterotrophic denitrification performance: Impact of denitrifying microbial communities variation. (2020) Chemical Engineering Journal. 402,126210.

10.    Xue Ning, Jinsong Liang, Yujie Men, Yangyang Chang, Yaohui Bai, Huijuan Liu, Aijie Wang, Tong Zhang, Jiuhui Qu. (2020) Siderophores provoke extracellular superoxide production by carbon-starving Arthrobacter strains when carbon sources recover. BioRxiv. 2020.03.20.000083.

11.    Wanchao Hu, Jinsong Liang, Feng Ju, Qiaojuan Wang, Ruiping Liu, Yaohui Bai*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu. (2020) Metagenomics unravels differential microbiome composition and metabolic potential in rapid sand filters purifying surface water versus groundwater. Environmental Science &Technology. 54(8):5197-5206.

12.    Qiaojuan Wang, Jinsong Liang, Chen Zhao, Yaohui Bai*, Ruiping Liu, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu. (2020) Wastewater treatment plant upgrade induces the receiving river retaining bioavailable nitrogen sources. Environmental Pollution. 263:114478.

13.    Rashmi Koju, Shiyu Miao, Bin Liang, Dev Raj Joshi, Yaohui Bai*, Ruiping Liu, Juihui Qu. (2020) Transcriptional and metabolic response against hydroxyethane-(1,1-bisphosphonic acid) on bacterial denitrification by a halophilic Pannonibacter sp. strain DN. Chemosphere, 252:126478.

14.    Jinsong Liang, Guannan Mao, Xiaole Yin, Liping Ma, Lei Liu, Yaohui Bai*, Tong Zhang, Jiuhui Qu. (2020) Identification and quantification of bacterial genomes carrying antibiotic resistance genes and virulence factor genes for aquatic microbiological risk assessment. Water Research. 168: 115160.

15.    Baiwen Ma,Wenjing Xue, Liping Ma, Yaohui Bai*, Ruiping Liu, Wei Chen, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu. (2020) Enhanced alleviation of ultrafiltration membrane fouling by regulating cake layer thickness with pre-coagulation during drinking water treatment. Journal of Membrane Science. 596: 117732

16.    Baiwen Ma, Siqi Wu, Bodong Wang, Zenglu Qi, Yaohui Bai *, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu, Ruijun Wu. (2020) Influence of floc dynamic protection layer on alleviating ultrafiltration membrane fouling induced by humic substances. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 90: 10-19.

17.    Shiyu Miao, Chao Jin, Ruiping Liu*, Yaohui Bai, Huachun Lan, Huijuan Liu, Chengzhi Hu, Jiuhui Qu. (2020) Carbon harvesting from organic liquid wastes for heterotrophic denitrification: Feasibility evaluation and cost and emergy optimization. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 160: 104782.

18.    Shiyu Miao, Chao Jin, Ruiping Liu*, Yaohui Bai, Huijuan Liu, Chengzhi Hu, Jiuhui Qu. (2020) Microbial community structures and functions of hypersaline heterotrophic denitrifying process: Lab-scale and pilot-scale studies. Bioresource Technology. 310: 123244.

19.    Meng Qiao, Lujing Fu, Zhuorong Li, Dongqing Liu, Yaohui Bai, Xu Zhao*. (2020) Distribution and ecological risk of substituted and parent polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in surface waters of the Bai, Chao, and Chaobai rivers in northern China. Environmental Pollution. 257:113600.

20.    Kun Li, Min Yang, Jianfeng Peng, Ruiping Liu, Tista Prasai Joshi, Yaohui Bai*, Huijuan Liu. (2019) Rapid control of black and odorous substances from heavily-polluted sediment by oxidation: Efficiency and effects. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering.13(6): 87.

21.    Min Yang, Hasaer B, Yaohui Bai*, Ruiping Liu, Chengzhi Hu, Jiuhui Qu. (2019) Using activated peroxymonosulfate by electrochemically generated FeII for conditioning and dewatering of anaerobically digested sludge. Chemical Engineering Journal. 391:123603.

22.    Xiaoqiang An, Ziming Shang, Yaohui Bai*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu. (2019) Synergetic photocatalytic pure water splitting and self-supplied oxygen activation by 2‑D WO3/TiO2 Heterostructures. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 7(24): 19902-19909.

23.    Baiwen Ma, Yanyan Ding, Bodong Wang, Zenglu Qi, Yaohui Bai*, Ruiping Liu, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu. (2019) Influence of sedimentation with pre-coagulation on ultrafiltration membrane fouling performance. Science of the Total Environment. 708: 134671.

24.    Kailingli Liao, Yaohui Bai*, Yang Huo, Zhiyu Jian,Wanchao Hu, Chen Zhao, Jiuhui Qu. (2019) Use of convertible flow cells to simulate the impacts of anthropogenic activities on river biofilm bacterial communities. Science of the Total Environment. 653:148-156.

25.    Yaohui Bai, Wanchao Hu, Zhiyu Jian, Weixiao Qi*, Yangyang Chang, Yang Huo, Kailingli Liao, Jiuhui Qu. (2019) Combining KMnO4 pre-oxidation and bioaugmented sand filtration to simultaneously treat cyanobacterial bloom lake water and released Mn(II). Separation and Purification Technology. 228:115765.

26.    Zhiyu Jian, Yaohui Bai*, Yangyang Chang, Jinsong Liang, Jiuhui Qu. (2019). Removal of micropollutants and cyanobacteria from drinking water using KMnO4 pre-oxidation coupled with bioaugmentation. Chemosphere. 215:1-7.

27.    Meng Qiao, Lujing Fu, Wei Cao, Yaohui Bai, Qiuxing Hua, Xu Zhao*. (2019) Occurrence and removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and their derivatives in an ecological wastewater treatment plant in South China and effluent impact to the receiving river. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 26: 5638–5644.

28.    Kailingli Liao†, Yaohui Bai, Yang Huo, Zhiyu Jian, Wanchao Hu, Chen Zhao, Jiuhui Qu. (2018) Integrating microbial biomass, composition and function to discern the level of anthropogenic activity in a river ecosystem. Environment International. 116: 147-155.

29.    Xiaoxi Niu, Renhua Sun, Zhaohui Liu, Yaohui Bai, Bing-Bing Xiao*. (2018). Length-heterogeneity polymerase chain reaction as a diagnostic tool for bacterial vaginosis. Chinese Medical Journal. 131(18): 2242-2243.

30.    Yaohui Bai*, Qiaojuan Wang, Kailingli Liao, Zhiyu Jian, Chen Zhao, Jiuhui Qu. (2018) Fungal community as a bioindicator to reflect anthropogenic activities in a river ecosystem. Frontiers in Microbiology. 9:3152.

31.    Xing Wang, Baiwen Ma, Yaohui Bai*, Huachun Lan, Huijuan Liu1, Jiuhui Qu. (2018) The effects ofhydrogen peroxide pre-oxidation on ultrafiltration membrane biofouling alleviation in drinking water treatment. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 73:117-126.

32.    Xing Wang, Baiwen Ma*, Yaohui Bai, Huachun Lan, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu. (2018) Comparison of the effects of aluminum and iron(III) salts on ultrafiltration membrane biofouling in drinking water treatment. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 63:96-104.

33.    Yangyang Chang, Yaohui Bai*, Yang Huo, Jiuhui Qu. (2018) Benzophenone-4 promotes the growth of a Pseudomonas sp. and biogenic oxidation of Mn(II). Environmental Science &Technology. 52(3):1262-1269.

34.    Meng Qiao, Yaohui Bai, Wei Cao, Yang Huo, Xu Zhao*, Dongqing Liu, Zhuorong Li. (2018) Impact of secondary effluent from wastewater treatment plants on urban rivers: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and derivatives. Chemosphere. 211: 185-191.

35.    Yang Huo, Yaohui Bai, Jiuhui Qu*. (2017) Unravelling riverine microbial communities under wastewater treatment plant effluent discharge in large urban areas. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 17(101): 6755-6764.

36.    Meng Qiao, Wei Cao, Bochuan Liu, Yaohui Bai, Weixiao Qi, Xu Zhao*, Jiuhui Qu. (2017) Impact of upgrading wastewater treatment plant on the removal of typical methyl, oxygenated, chlorinated and parent polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Science of Total Environment. 15:603-604

37.    Yaohui Bai*, Yang Huo, Kailingli Liao, Jiuhui Qu. (2017) Influence of microbial community diversity and function on pollutant removal in ecological wastewater treatment. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2017, 101(19): 7293-7302.

38.    Yangyang Chang, Yaohui Bai, Qinghua Ji, Yang Huo, Huijuan Liu, John C. Crittenden*, Jiuhui Qu*. Combined genotoxicity of chlorinated products from tyrosine and benzophenone-4. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2017, 322: 387-393.

39.    Jinsong Liang, Yaohui Bai*, Jiuhui Qu. (2017) Microbial interspecies interactions affect arsenic fate in the presence of MnII. Microbial Ecology, 2017, 74(4): 788-794.

40.    Jinsong Liang†, Yaohui Bai†, Yujie Men, Jiuhui Qu*. (2017) Microbe-microbe interactions trigger Mn(II)-oxidizing gene expression. The ISME Journal. 11:67-77.

41.    Yaohui Bai, William A. Jefferson, Jinsong Liang, Tingting Yang, Jiuhui Qu*. (2017) Antimony oxidation and adsorption by in-situ formed biogenic Mn oxide and Fe–Mn oxides. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 54:126-134.

42.    Liang Kuang, Ning Li, William A. Jefferson, Yaohui Bai, Qinghua Ji, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu *. (2017) Dual-functional ice/water interface allows high-yield formation of Al13 with low energy. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 5: 8513-8517.

43.    Yangyang Chang, Yaohui Bai*, Jiuhui Qu. (2016) Does KMnO4 preoxidation reduce the genotoxicity of disinfection by-products? Chemosphere, 163:73-80.

44.    Yaohui Bai, Yangyang Chang, Jinsong Liang, Chenchen, Jiuhui Qu*. (2016) Treatment of groundwater containing Mn(II), Fe(II), As(III) and Sb(III) by bioaugmented quartz-sand filters. Water Research, 106:126-134.

45.    Meng Qiao, Weixiao Qi*, Huijuan Liu, Yaohui Bai, Jiuhui Qu. (2016) Formation of oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons during aerobic activated sludge treatment and their removal process. Chemical Engineering Journal, 302: 50-57.

46.    Yaohui Bai, Tingting Yang, Jinsong Liang, Jiuhui Qu*. (2016) The role of biogenic Fe-Mn oxides formed in situ for arsenic oxidation and adsorption in aquatic ecosystems. Water Research, 98:119-127.

47.    Tianjiao Dai, Yan Zhang, Yushi Tang, Yaohui Bai, Yile Tao, Bei Huang, Donghui Wen*. (2016) Identifying the key taxonomic categories that characterize microbial community diversity using full-scale classification: a case study of microbial communities in the sediments of Hangzhou Bay. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 92(10): fiw150.

48.    Jinsong Liang, Yaohui Bai, Chengzhi Hu, Jiuhui Qu*. (2016) Cooperative Mn(II) oxidation between two bacterial strains in an aquatic environment. Water Research, 89:252-260.

49.    Jinming Luo, Xubiao Luo, John Crittenden*, Jiuhui Qu*, Yaohui Bai, Yue Peng, and Junhua Li. (2015) Removal of antimonite (Sb(III)) and antimonate (Sb(V)) from aqueous solution using carbon nanofibers that are decorated with zirconium oxide (ZrO2). Environmental Science &Technology. 49(18): 11115–11124.

50.    Lili Zhang, Chao Zhang, Chengzhi Hu*, Huijuan Liu, Yaohui Bai, Jiuhui Qu. (2015) Sulfur-based mixotrophic denitrification corresponding to different electron donors and microbial profiling in anoxic fluidized-bed membrane bioreactors. Water Research, 85:422-431.

51.    Yaohui Bai, Jinsong Liang, Ruipin Liu, Chengzhi Hu, Jiuhui Qu*. (2014) Metagenomic analysis reveals microbial diversity and function in the rhizosphere soil of a constructed wetland. Environmental Technology, 35(20): 2521-2527.

52.    Yaohui Bai, Weixiao Qi, Jinsong Liang, Jiuhui Qu*. (2014) Using high-throughput sequencing to assess the impacts of treated and untreated wastewater discharge on prokaryotic communities in an urban river. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98(4):1841-1851.

53.    Fan Yang, Baoyou Shi*, Yaohui Bai, Huifang Sun, Darren A. Lytle, Dongsheng Wang. (2014) Effect of sulfate on the transformation of corrosion scale composition and bacterial community in cast iron water distribution pipes. Water Research, 59(1):46-57.

54.    Huifang Sun, Baoyou Shi*, Yaohui Bai, Dongsheng Wang. (2014) Bacterial community of biofilms developed under different water supply conditions in a distribution system. Science of The Total Environment, 472(15):99-107.

55.    Huifang Sun, Baoyou Shi*, Darren A. Lytle, Yaohui Bai, Dongsheng Wang. (2014) Formation and release behavior of iron corrosion products under the influence of bacterial community in a simulated water distribution system. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 16 (3), 576 – 585.

56.    Jinming Luo, Yaohui Bai, Jinsong Liang, Jiuhui Qu*. (2014) Metagenomic approach reveals variation of microbes with arsenic and antimony metabolism genes from highly contaminated soil. PLoS ONE, 9(10):e108185. 

57.    Yaohui Bai, Ruiping Liu, Jinsong Liang, Jiuhui Qu*. (2013) Integrated metagenomic and physiochemical analyses to evaluate the potential role of microbes in the sand filter of a drinking water treatment system. PLoS ONE, 8(4): e61011.

58.    Yaohui Bai*, Qing Shi, Donghui Wen, Zongxun Li, William A. Jefferson, Chuanping Feng, Xiaoyan Tang. (2012) Bacterial communities in the sediments of Dianchi Lake, a partitioned eutrophic waterbody in China. PLoS ONE, 7(5): e37796.

59.    Yaohui Bai, Qinghua Sun, Renhua Sun, Donghui Wen*, Xiaoyan Tang. (2012) Comparison of denitrifier communities in the biofilms of bioaugmented and non-augmented zeolitebiological aerated filters. Environmental Technology, 33(17):1993-1998.

60.    Yaohui Bai, Qinghua Sun, Donghui Wen*, Xiaoyan Tang. (2012) Abundance of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea in industrial and domestic wastewater treatment systems. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 80(2):323-330.

61.    Donghui Wen*, Yaohui Bai*, Qing Shi, Zongxun Li, Qinghua Sun, Renhua Sun, Chuanping Feng, Xiaoyan Tang. (2012) Bacterial diversity in the polluted water of the Dianchi lakeshore in China. Annals of Microbiology, 62(2):715-723. (*通讯作者)

62.    Yaohui Bai, Qinghua Sun, Renhua Sun, Donghui Wen*, Xiaoyan Tang. (2011) Bioaugmentation and adsorption treatment of coking wastewater containing pyridine and quinoline using zeolite-biological aerated filters. Environmental Science &Technology. 45(5):1940-1948.

63.    Yaohui Bai, Qinghua Sun, Rui Xing, Donghui Wen*, Xiaoyan Tang. (2011) Analysis of denitrifier community in a bioaugmented sequencing batch reactor for the treatment of coking wastewater containing pyridine and quinoline. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 90(4): 1485-1492.

64.    Yaohui Bai, Qinghua Sun, Cui Zhao, Donghui Wen*, Xiaoyan Tang. (2010) Bioaugmentation treatment for coking wastewater containing pyridine and quinoline in a sequencing batch reactor. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 87(5):1943-1951.

65.    Yaohui Bai, Qinghua Sun,Rui Xing, Donghui Wen*, Xiaoyan Tang. (2010) Removal of pyridine and quinoline by bio-zeolite composed of mixed degrading bacteria and modified zeolite. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 181(1-3):916-922.

66.    Yaohui Bai, Qinghua Sun, Cui Zhao, Donghui Wen*, Xiaoyan Tang. (2010) Quinoline biodegradation and its nitrogen transformation pathway by a Pseudomonas sp. strain. Biodegradation, 21(3):335-344.

67.    Yaohui Bai, Qinghua Sun, Cui Zhao, Donghui Wen*, Xiaoyan Tang. (2009) Aerobic degradation of pyridine by a new bacterial strain, Shinella zoogloeoides BC026. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 36(11):1391-1400.

68.    Yaohui Bai, Qinghua Sun, Cui Zhao, Donghui Wen*, Xiaoyan Tang. (2009) Simultaneous biodegradation of pyridine and quinoline by two mixed bacterial strains. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 82(5): 963-973.

69.    Qinghua Sun, Yaohui Bai, Cui Zhao, Yana Xiao, Donghui Wen*, Xiaoyan Tang. (2009) Aerobic biodegradation characteristics and metabolic products of quinoline by a Pseudomonas strain. Bioresource Technology, 100(21):5030-5036.

70.    Yaohui Bai, Qinghua Sun, Cui Zhao, Donghui Wen*, Xiaoyan Tang. (2008) Microbial degradation and metabolic pathway of pyridine by a Paracoccus sp. strain BW001. Biodegradation, 19(6): 915-926.

71.    Yaohui Bai, Lu Li, Jin Yang, Donghui Wen*, Xiaoyan Tang. (2007) Removal of phenol from the refinery wastewater with biological activated bamboo charcoal. Biosystem Studies. 9(2):166-178.



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