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Faculty - LI Cong

  • LI Cong

    Associate Professor

    Institute of Municipal Engineering

    201 Water Conservancy Laboratory, Yuquan Campus


Research Interest

Projects Foundation
1.      Doctoral Fund of the Ministry of Education of China (No. 20110101120033)
2.      The Foundation of Key Laboratory of Yangtze River Water Environment, Ministry of Education (Tongji University) (No. YRWEF 201104)
3.      Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province (Y12E080085, Y15E080016).
4.      National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51208455, 5157080749)
5.      National Major Program on Pollution Control and Management of Water Body (Grant No. 2012ZX07403-003).


Feb. 2007-Aug. 2009       
- Postdoc in Tongji University
- Shanghai, China
- Micropollutants removal from water
Jan., 2003-Dec., 2006            
- Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- PhD in environment engineering
- Thesis Topic: “Mechanisms and Performance of Potassium Ferrate in Endocrine Disrupting Compounds”
Sept., 1999-March, 2002             
- Tongji University
- Master degree in Water and Wastewater Engineering
- Research focus coagulation process in water treatment
Sept., 1992-July, 1996       
- Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology

- Bachelor (Water and Wastewater Engineering)

Professional Employment

2015.8-now,   academic visitor, Georgia institute of technology, USA
2009.12-now,   municipal engineering institute, Zhejiang University                     
2006.12-2009.12   environment expert, Unilever China

Selected Publication

1.      Li C., Li X.Z., Graham N., 2005. A study of the preparation and reactivity of potassium ferrate. Chemosphere 61, 537-543. (SCI,47 indexed
2.      Li C., Li X.Z., 2007. Degradation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Aqueous Solution by Interaction of Photo catalytic Oxidation and Ferrate (VI) Oxidation. Water Sci. Technol. Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse for Sustainability.55 (1-2), 217-223. (EI, Engineering village)
3.      Li Cong, Li X.Z., N. Graham, Gao N.Y., 2008. The Aqueous Degradation of Bisphenol A and Steroid Estrogens by Ferrate.Water Research. 42(1-2), 109-120. (SCI, 32 indexed).
4.      Xu F. F., Gao N.Y., Li Cong, 2008. the research of new disinfectant used in drinking water, Water& Wastewater Engineering, 34-39 (CNKI).
5.      Li.Cong, Gao Naiyun, Zhang kejia, 2009. The research of degradation of BPA by Fe(VI) and phtotocatalytic oxidation. Environment & Science, 30(3): 771-774. (CNKI)
6.      Li Cong, Gao Nai-yun, 2009. Modeling the aqueous reaction kinetics of estriol with ferrate. Frontiers of Chemical Engineering in China, Volume 3, Number 1 / March, 2009,p. 39-45 (SpringerLink)
7.      Yao J. J., Gao N. Y., Li Cong, etc. 2010. Mechanism and kinetics of parathion degradation under ultrasonic irradiation. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 175(1-3), 138-145. (SCI, 6 indexed)
8.      Li Cong, Gao Nai-yun, 2009. Modeling the aqueous reaction kinetics of estriol with ferrate. Frontiers of Chemical Engineering in China, Volume 3, Number 1 / March, 2009,p. 39-45 (SpringerLink)
9.      Chu Wenhai, Gao Naiyun, Li Cong, Cui Jing, 2009. Photochemical degradation of typical halogenated herbicide 2,4-D in drinking water with UV/H2O2/micro -aeration, Science in China series B:chemistry, 52(12):2351-2357 (SCI, 1 times indexed)
10. Ma Yan, Gao Naiyun, Li Cong, 2010. Removal of Tetracycline Hydrochloride from drinking water source by potassium ferrate, Journal of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, 32(4), 108-112. (EI, Engineering village)
11. Cong Li, Naiyun Gao, 2010. Bisphenol A removal by nanofiltration process. Advanced Materials Research Vol. 113-114, 1648-1652. (EI, Engineering village)
12. M.M. Ye, Y. L. Yang, T. Q. Zhang, Y. Shao, Cong Li*, 2011. Template-free hydrothermal synthesis of macroporous TiO2 micropheres on a large scale, Materials Letters, 65 (15-16), 2384-2387. (SCI)
13. Cong Li, Naiyun Gao, Wang Li, 2011. Photochemical degradation of typical herbicides simazine by UV/H2O2 in aqueous solution, Desalination and Water Treatment, 36, 203-209. (SCI).
14. Cong Li, Xiaohong Guan, 2011. Competitive adsorption of three different phosphate species on aluminum hydroxide, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 20 (8), 1936-1941(SCI)
15. Ma Yan, Gao Naiyun, Li Cong*, 2012.The degradation of tetracycline hydrochloride in aqueous solution by potassium ferrate, Environment Engineering Science 29(5): 357-362(SCI).
16. Li Cong, Y. Jeffrey Yang, Yu Jieze, Zhang Yuqiao, Miao Xinwei, Shao Weiyun, 2012. Second chlorine decay and trihalomethanes formation in a pilot-scale water distribution system, Water Environment Research, 84(8), 656-661 (SCI).
17. Cong Li *, Naiyun Gao, Li Wang, Yonggang Shen, 2012. Hydrogen peroxide-assisted low pressure UV photodegradation of atrazine in aqueous solution, International Journal of Environmental Studies, 69(4), 625-634. (EI, Engineering village)
18. Cong Li, Yiping Zhang, Naiyun Gao, Li Wang, 2012. Hydrogen peroxide-assisted low pressure UV photodegradation of prometryn in aqueous solution, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin,21(5), 1060-1065 (SCI).
19. Li Cong, Gao Naiyun, Li Wang,2012.S-triazine herbicides removal by granular activated carbon, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin,21(6B), 1613-1618. (SCI)
20. Kejia Zhang, Naiyun Gao, Yang Deng, Tuqiao Zhang, Cong Li, 2012. Aqueous chlorination of algal odorants: Reaction kinetics and formation of disinfection by-products, Separation and Purification Technology, 92, 93-99. (SCI)
21. Li Cong, Gao Naiyun, Guan Xiao-Hong, 2012. Removal of endocrine disrupting compounds by nanofiltration membranes, Harbin Gongye Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Harbin Institute of Technology, vol. 44, p. 71-75. (EI, Engineering village)
22. Guo Shiwen, Li Cong, Wang Zilong, Zhang Tuqiao, 2012. Effect of water supply pipe corrosion on chlorine decay, Water& Wastewater Engineering,38(5), 148-150. (CNKI)
23. Wang, X.H., Yu, T.C., Li, C. 2012. The adsorption of Sb(III) in aqueous by KMnO4-modified activated carbon. Journal of Zhejiang University (Engineering Science), 46(11), 2028-2034. (EI, Engineering village)
24. Tan, C.Q., Gao, N.Y., Chu, W.H., Li, C., Templeton M.R., 2012. Degradation of diuron by persulfate activated with ferrous ion. Separation and purification technology, 95, 44-48. (SCI)
25. Jieze Yu, Li Cong*, Zhang Tuqiao, Yang Dejun, 2013. Multi-objective optimization of water quality performance considering THM in water distribution systems. Journal of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, 6, 145-151. (EI, Engineering village)
26. Kejia Zhang,  Tsair Fuh Lin 2, Tuqiao Zhang 1, Cong Li1,*, Naiyun Gao3, 2013. Characterization of typical taste and odor compounds formed by Microcystis aeruginosa. Journal of Environment Science, 25(8), 1539-1548. (SCI)
27. Bayiermingda, Li Cong*, Zhang Yan, 2013. The review of NDMA removal in aqueous solution. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 316-317, 614-617. (EI, Engineering village, ISTP)
28. Wang, Zilong, Li Cong*, 2013. The development of bisphenol A removal methods. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 316-317, 610-613. (EI, Engineering village, ISTP)
29. Zhao, Taotao, Li Cong*, Yu Hongliang, Wang Zilong, Bayiermingda, Mao Xinwei, 2013. The effect of membrane treatment on chlorine decay and trihalomethanes formation in water distribution systems. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 316-317, 703-706. (EI, Engineering village, ISTP)
30. Jieze Yu, Cong Li*, Tuqiao Zhang, Xingwei Mao, 2013. Optimal analysis of improved water quality performance and rechlorinated cost. Journal of Zhejiang University (Engineering Science), 47(7), 1140-1147. (EI, Engineering village)
31. Ma, Y ; Gao, NY ; Chu, WH  ; Li, C (Li, Cong), 2013. Removal of phenol by powdered activated carbon adsorption. Frontiers of environmental science & engineering, 7(2), 158-165.  (SCI)
32. Zhang kejia, Gao Naiyun, Shao Yu, Li Cong*, Zhang Tuqiao, Yang Yulong, 2013. Lysis of microcystis aeruginosa with taste and odor compounds. Journal of Central South University (Science and Technology), 44(4), 1714-1718. (EI, Engineering village)
33. Zilong Wang, Cong Li*, Qingliang Ren, Qing Xu, Jiahan Liu, Xinwei Mao, 2014. Effect of different factors on the degradation of BPA in water distribution systems. Journal of Zhejiang University (Engineering Science), 48(7), 1180-1187. (EI, Engineering village)
34. X.C. Li, Cong Li*, Y.L. Yang, X.W. Mao, 2014. Performance evaluation of common household water filters in China. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 23(10), 1-6. (SCI)
35.  Cong Li, J.Z. Yu, T.Q. Zhang, X.W. Mao, Y.J. Hu, 2014. Multiobjective optimization of water quality and rechlorination cost in water distribution system. Urban Water Journal, accepted. (SCI)
36. Wan Wuyi, Huang Wenrui, Li, Cong, 2014. Sensitivity analysis for the resistance on the performance of a pressure vessel for water hammer protection. Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME, 136(1), 1969-2015. (SCI)
37. Zhao jingguo, Yang Yulong, Li, Cong*, 2014. The laboratory study of drinking water biofilms. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 535, 455-459. (EI, Engineering village, ISTP)
38. Cong Li, Li Wang, Yonggang Shen*, 2014. The removal of atrazine, simazine and prometryn by granular activated carbon in aqueous solution. Desalination and water treatment, 52, 3510-3516 (SCI).
39. Li, Xunchao, Li, Cong*, 2014. The development of household membrane filters for drinking water treatment. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 535, 446-450. (EI, Engineering village, ISTP)
40. Li, Xunchao, Li, Cong*, Li, Qingsong, 2014. The removal of typical endocrine disrupting compounds in drinking water process in South China. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 535, 464-469. (EI, Engineering village, ISTP)
41. He, Gui lin, Li, Cong*, Zhang, Tuqiao, 2014. Progress of the research of nitrogenous disinfection by-products haloacetonitriles (HANs) in drinking water. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 535, 374-382. (EI, Engineering village, ISTP)
42. T.C. Chao, X.H. Wang, Cong Li*, 2014. Removal of Antimony by FeCl3-modified granular-activated carbon in aqueous solution. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 140, 1-6.
43. X.Y. Li, Y.Huang, Cong Li*, J.M. Shen, Y. Deng, 2015. Degradation of pCNB by fenton like process using α-FeOOH. Chemical Engineering Journal, 260(15), 28-36. (SCI)
44. Cong Li, Zilong Wang, Y.Jeffrey Yang, Jingqing Liu, Xinwei Mao, Yan Zhang. Transformation of bisphenol A in water distribution systems: A pilot-scale study. Chemosphere, 125, 86-93. (SCI)
45. C. Liu, J. Wang, W. Chen, C.L. Dong, Cong. Li*, 2015. The removal of DON derived from algae cells by Cu-doped TiO2 under sunlight irradiation. Chemical Engineering Journal, 280(15), 588-596. (SCI)
46. Xunchao Li, Cong Li*, Mingda Bayier, Taotao Zhao, Tuqiao Zhang, Xinbo Chen, Xinwei Mao, 2015. Desalinated seawater into pilot-scale drinking water distribution system: chlorine decay and trihalomethanes formation. Desalination and water treatment, accepted. (SCI).
Patents granted:
1.      A fast Preparation method of potassium ferrate, ZL 2011 1 0097716.4 (granted)
2. A  biofilm sampler of water distribution system, ZL 2011 1 0130702(granted)
3. A  Water quality simulation test system with stationary pipe section,     ZL 2011 1 0130947.0(granted)
4. A  fast method for determining the chlorine demand in water, 201210198106.8
5.      A  removal method of Sb(IIII) in the water, Zl 2011 1 0150251.4(granted)
6.      A fast method for determining  the number of the  microcystis cell, 201210173713.9
7.      Water quality simulation test system of a circulation pipe networks, 201110131393.6
8.      Water quality simulation test system of a dual-water supply circulation networks, 201110131238.4

Professional Memberships

Desalination (2 articles reviewed)
Clean-Soil Air Water (2 articles reviewed)
Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy (1 article reviewed)
Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology (2 articles reviewed)
African Journal of Biotechnology (3 articles reviewed)
Chemosphere (2 articles reviewed)
Water research(2 articles reviewed)
Chemical engineering Journal( 3 articles reviewed)
Journal of Environment Science (10 articles reviewed)
IWA member