Dr. Huiyu Dong obtained his B.Sc. and Master's degree from Department of Environmental Engineering, Tianjin University in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He then obtained his Ph.D. degree at Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2012. In 2012, he joined RCEES as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019. At RCEES, he continued his research into controlling water pollution with an emphasis on disinfection by-products, micro-pollutants and advanced treatment processes for safe supply of drinking water. He worked at the University of Barcelona and Swiss federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) with Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions in 2015. In 2018, he began research as a visiting scholar in Susan Richardson’s group, University of South Carolina. He has published more than 40 SCI research papers including Accounts Chem. Res., Environ. Sci. Technol., Water Res., Chem. Eng. J., and J. Hazard. Mater.

Research Areas

  • Disinfection of drinking water, wastewater and aquaria seawater
  • Advanced oxidation processes for the abatement of aqueous micro-pollutants


  • 2012     Ph.D.   Environmental Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

  • 2008     M.E.     Environmental Engineering, Tianjin University, China

  • 2006     B.S.     Environmental Engineering, Tianjin University, China


Work Experience

  • 01/2019-                  Associate Professor, Key Laboratory of Drinking Water Science and Technology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

  • 07/2012-01/2019     Assistant Professor, Key Laboratory of Drinking Water Science and Technology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

  • 03/2015-06/2015     Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemical, Swiss federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 07/2015-09/2015     Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

  • 09/2018-09/2019     Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA



[1]      Shule Duan, Pin Hou*, Xiangjuan Yuan, Zhimin Qiang, Huiyu Dong*. Homogeneous activation of bisulfite by transition metals for micro-pollutant degradation: Mn(VII) versus Cr(VI). Chemical Engineering Journal. 2020, accepted.

[2]      Yan Wang, Huiyu Dong*, Zhengdi Wu, Zhimin Qiang*. Organic amines enhance the formation of iodinated trihalomethanes during chlorination of iodide-containing waters. Environmental Science & Technology. 2020, accepted.

[3]      Lei Xu, Caroline Granger, Huiyu Dong*, Yuanxiang Mao, Shule Duan, Jin Li, Zhimin Qiang*. Occurrences of 29 pesticides in the Huangpu River, China: Highest ecological risk identified in Shanghai metropolitan area. Chemosphere. 2020, 251, 126411.

[4]      Yuanxiang Mao, Huiyu Dong*, Shaogang Liu, Liping Zhang, Zhimin Qiang*. Accelerated oxidation of iopamidol by ozone/peroxymonosulfate (O3/PMS) process: Kinetics, mechanism, and simultaneous reduction of iodinated disinfection by-product formation potential. Water Research. 2020, 173, 115615.

[5]      Mengkai Li, Mengdi Sun, Huiyu Dong, Jun Zhang, Yingjia Su, Zhimin Qiang*. Enhancement of micropollutant degradation in UV/H2O2 process via iron-containing coagulants. Water Research. 2020, 172, 115497.

[6]      Huiyu Dong, Amy A. Cuthbertson, Susan D. Richardson*. Effect-directed analysis (EDA): A promising tool for non-target identification of unknown disinfection by-products in drinking water. Environmental Science & Technology. 2020, 54, 3, 1290-1292.

[7]      Yan Wang, Huiyu Dong*, Zhendi Wu, Mengkai Li, Jin Li, Zhimin Qiang*. UV activated monochloramine promotes metribuzin degradation and disinfection by-products formation. Chemical Engineering Journal. 2020, 385, 123846.

[8]      Huiyu Dong, Shule Duan, Chao Liu, Xiangjuan Yuan, Zhimin Qiang*. Why does dissolved oxygen govern Mn(III) formation and micro-pollutant abatement in the permanganate/bisulfite process? Chemical Engineering Journal. 2020, accepted.

[9]      Hao Yu, Jin Li*, Huiyu Dong, Zhimin Qiang. Nitrogen removal performance of marine anammox bacteria treating nitrogen-rich saline wastewater under different inorganic carbon doses: High inorganic carbon tolerance and carbonate crystal formation. Bioresource Technology, 2019, 288, 121565.

[10]  Shuyan Yin, Jin Li*, Huiyu Dong, Zhimin Qiang. Enhanced nitrogen removal through marine anammox bacteria (MAB) treating nitrogen-rich saline wastewater with Fe(III) addition: Nitrogen loading shock and community structure. Bioresource Technology, 2019, 287, 121405.

[11]  Jin Li, Weiqiang Zhu, Huiyu Dong, Zhenlin Yang, Peiyu Zhang, Zhimin Qiang*. Impact of carrier on ammonia and organics removal from zero-discharge marine recirculating aquaculture system with sequencing batch biofilm reactor (SBBR). Environmental Science and Pollution Research International, 2019.

[12]  Jun Hu, Chen Wang, Zhen Ye, Huiyu Dong, Mengkai Li, Zhimin Qiang*, Jianmeng Chen. Degradation of iodinated disinfection byproducts by VUV/UV process based on a mini-fluidic VUV/UV photoreaction system. Water Research, 2019, 158, 417−423.

[13]  Huiyu Dong, Zhimin Qiang, Susan D. Richardson*. Formation of iodinated disinfection byproducts (I-DBPs) in drinking water: Emerging concerns and current issues. Accounts of Chemical Research, 2019, 52, 896−905.

[14]  Lei Xu, Huiyu Dong*, Ke Xu, Jin Li, Zhimin Qiang*. Accelerated degradation of pesticide by permanganate oxidation: A comparison of organic and inorganic activations. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2019, 369, 1119–1128.

[15]  Shaogang Liu, Jue Wang, Wanting Huang, Xuecai Tan, Huiyu Dong, Bernard A. Goodman, Hanchun Du, Fuhou Lei, Kaisheng Diao. Adsorption of phenolic compounds from water by a novel ethylenediamine rosin-based resin: Interaction models and adsorption mechanisms. Chemosphere, 2019, 214, 821–829.

[16]  Yuanxiang Mao, Liping Zhang, Huiyu Dong. Formation of trihalomethanes in swimming pool waters using sodium dichloroisocyanurate as an alternative disinfectant. Water Science and Technology, 2018, 78, 1633–1641.

[17]  Jin Li*, Panqing Qi, Zhimin Qiang, Huiyu Dong, Dawen Gao, Dan Wang. Is anammox a promising treatment process for nitrogen removal from nitrogen-rich saline wastewater? Bioresource Technology, 2018, 270, 722–731.

[18]  Panqing Qi, Jin Li*, Huiyu Dong, Dan Wang, Yuntai Bo. Performance of anammox process treating nitrogen-rich saline wastewater: Kinetics and nitrite inhibition. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2018, 199, 493–502.

[19]  Ke Xu, Huiyu Dong, Mengkai Li, Zhimin Qiang*. Quinone group enhances the degradation of levofloxacin by aqueous permanganate: Kinetics and mechanism. Water Research, 2018, 143, 109–116.

[20]  Huiyu Dong, Zhimin Qiang*, Shaogang Liu, Jin Li, Jianwei Yu, Jiuhui Qu. Oxidation of iopamidol with ferrate (Fe(VI)): Kinetics and formation of toxic iodinated disinfection by-products. Water Research, 2018, 130, 200–207.

[21]  Huiyu Dong, Zhimin Qiang*, Junfeng Lian, Jin Li, Jianwei Yu, Jiuhui Qu. Deiodination of iopamidol in iron distribution pipe enhances formation of iodinated disinfection by-products during chloramination. Water Research, 2018, 129, 319–326.

[22]  Huiyu Dong, Zhimin Qiang*, Xiangjuan Yuan, Anjie Luo. Effects of bromide and iodide on the chlorination of diclofenac: Accelerated chlorination and enhanced formation of disinfection by-products. Separation and Purification Technology, 2018, 193, 415–420.

[23]  Jun Hu, Huiyu Dong, Qiang Xu, Wencui Ling, Jiuhui Qu, Zhimin Qiang*. Impacts of water quality on the corrosion of cast iron pipes for water distribution and proposed source water switch strategy. Water Research, 2018, 129, 428–435.

[24]   Jin Li*, Li Feng, Zhimin Qiang, Huiyu Dong, Dan Wang. Enhanced performance and kinetics of marine anammox bacteria (MAB) treating nitrogen-rich saline wastewater with Mn(II) and Ni(II) addition. Bioresource Technology, 2018, 249, 1085–1091.

[25]  Huiyu Dong, Zhimin Qiang*, Jun Hu, Jiuhui Qu. Degradation of chloramphenicol by UV/chlorine treatment: Kinetics, mechanism and enhanced formation of halonitromethanes. Water Research, 2017, 121, 178–185.

[26]  Huiyu Dong, Zhimin Qiang*, Junfeng Lian, Jiuhui Qu. Degradation of nitro-based pharmaceuticals by UV photolysis: Kinetics and simultaneous reduction on halonitromethanes formation potential. Water Research, 2017, 119, 83–90.

[27]  Huiyu Dong, Zhimin Qiang*, Junfeng Lian, Jiuhui Qu. Promoted oxidation of diclofenac with ferrate (Fe(VI)): Role of ABTS as the electron shuttle. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2017, 336, 65–70.

[28]  Huiyu Dong, Zhimin Qiang*, Jun Hu, Carme Sans. Accelerated oxidation of iopamidol in iron activated persulfate system: Roles of complexing agents. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2017, 316, 288–295.

[29]  Jun Hu, Huiyu Dong, Jiuhui Qu, Zhimin Qiang*. Enhanced degradation of iopamidol by peroxymonosulfate catalyzed by two pipe corrosion products (CuO and δ-MnO2). Water Research, 2017, 112, 1–8.

[30]  Shaogang Liu, Zhenlin Li, Huiyu Dong, Bernard A. Goodman, Zhimin Qiang*. Formation of iodo-trihalomethanes, iodo-acetic acids, and iodo-acetamides during chloramination of iodide-containing waters: Factors influencing formation and reaction pathways. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2017, 321, 28–36.

[31]  Weiqiang Zhu, Jin Li*, Huiyu Dong, Dan Wang, Peiyu Zhang. Effect of influent substrate ratio on anammox granular sludge: performance and kinetics. Biodegradation, 2017, 28, 437–452.

[32]  Jin Li*, Weiqiang Zhu, Huiyu Dong, Dan Wang. Performance and kinetics of ANAMMOX granular sludge with pH shock in a sequencing batch reactor. Biodegradation, 2017, 28, 245–259.

[33]  Weiqiang Zhu, Peiyu Zhang, Deshuang Yu, Huiyu Dong, Jin Li*. Nitrogen removal performance of anaerobic ammonia oxidation (ANAMMOX) in presence of organic matter. Biodegradation, 2017, 28, 159–170.

[34]  Weiqiang Zhu, Jin Li*, Huiyu Dong, Dan Wang, Peiyu Zhang. Nitrogen removal performance and operation strategy of anammox process under temperature shock. Biodegradation, 2017, 28, 261–274.

[35]  Weiqiang Zhu, Peiyu Zhang, Huiyu Dong, Jin Li*. Effect of carbon source on nitrogen removal in anaerobic ammonium oxidation (ANAMMOX) process. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 2017, 123, 497–504.

[36]  Huiyu Dong, Xiangjuan Yuan, Weidong Wang, Zhimin Qiang*. Occurrence and removal of antibiotics in ecological and conventional wastewater treatment processes: A field study. Journal of Environmental Management, 2016, 178, 11–19.

[37]  Huiyu Dong, Carme Sans*, Wentao Li, Zhimin Qiang*. Promoted discoloration of methyl orange in H2O2/Fe(III) Fenton system: Effects of gallic acid on iron cycling. Separation and Purification Technology, 2016, 171, 144–150.

[38]  Laura Suárez, Huiyu Dong, Cesar Pulgarin*, Rosendo Sanjines Zhimin Qiang, John Kiwi*. Innovative photo-Fenton catalysis by PE-FeOx films leading to methylene blue (MB) degradation: Kinetics, surface properties and mechanism. Applied Catalysis A: General, 2016, 519, 68–77.

[39]  Jun Hu, Zhimin Qiang*, Huiyu Dong, Jiuhui Qu. Enhanced formation of bromate and brominated disinfection byproducts during chlorination of bromide-containing waters under catalysis of copper corrosion products. Water Research, 2016, 98, 302–308.

[40]  Haiting Zhang, Huiyu Dong, Craig Adams, Zhimin Qiang*. Formation and speciation of disinfection byproducts during chlor(am)ination of aquarium seawater. Journal of Environmental Sciences-CHINA, 2015, 33, 116–124.

[41]  Zhimin Qiang*, Haiting Zhang, Huiyu Dong, Yanjun Jiang, Craig Adams, Gang Luan, Lei Wang. Formation of disinfection byproducts in a recirculating mariculture system: Emerging concerns. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 2015, 17, 471–477.

[42]  Zhimin Qiang*, Lu Wang, Huiyu Dong, Jiuhui Qu. Operation performance of an A/A/O process coupled with excess sludge ozonation and phosphorus recovery: Pilot-scale study. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2015, 268, 162–169.

[43]  Zhimin Qiang*, Huiyu Dong, Bing Zhu, Jiuhui Qu, Yafeng Nie. A comparison of various rural wastewater treatment processes for the removal of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Chemosphere, 2013, 92, 986–992.

[44]  Huiyu Dong, Zhimin Qiang*, Weidong Wang, Hui Jin. Evaluation of rural wastewater treatment processes in a county of eastern China. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 2012, 14, 1906–1913.

[45]  Zhimin Qiang*, Yanjun Jiang, Weiwei Ben, Craig Adams, Huiyu Dong. Monitoring free chlorine and free bromine in aquarium seawater treated by ozone. Analytical Methods, 2012, 4, 3646–3652.

[46]  Huiyu Dong, Zhimin Qiang*, Tinggang Li, Hui Jin, Weidong Chen. Effect of artificial aeration on the performance of vertical-flow constructed wetland treating heavily polluted river water. Journal of Environmental Sciences-CHINA, 2012, 24, 596–601.

[47]  Li Guo, Min Ji*, Huiyu Dong, Yanjie Wei. Screening and degradation performances of dominant strains in high-salinity landfill leachate. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2009, 84, 357–364.